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Piper Aircraft is now offering AeroMech RVSM on M500/M600 aircraft

Piper Aircraft is now offering Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) certification as a factory option on the Piper M500 and M600 turboprop aircraft. The RVSM STC was approved by AeroMech’s (www.aeromechinc.com) FAA STC ODA and previously only available post-production from selected avionics facilities. With this announcement, M500/M600 customers will now be able to operate in...

Alaska Air Group orders 9 new E175 aircraft for operation with Horizon Air

Embraer has agreed the sale of nine new E175 jets to Alaska Air Group and its subsidiary Horizon Air. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively with Alaska Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA). The value of the contract, which will be included in Embraer’s second-quarter backlog, is USD 449.1 million, based on current list prices. “We have navigated through the...

CAE to accelerate the design and development of Jaunt Air Mobility eVTOL aircraft

CAE announced that it has been selected by Jaunt Air Mobility to lead the design and development of the Jaunt Aircraft Systems Integration Lab (JASIL) for the the company's new all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the Journey aircraft. Leveraging CAE's 70+ years...

Airbus resumes work on modernised A320 Family FAL in Toulouse

New facility will provide A321 industrial capability to support market recovery and demand. Airbus has resumed work on the modernisation of its A320 Family industrial capabilities in Toulouse. This will provide Airbus with increased flexibility throughout its global industrial production system t...

Modernized Ka-32A11M to be presented at MAKS

Russian Helicopters will present a modernized Ka-32A11M fire-fighting helicopter at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, held in Zhukovsky near Moscow in July. Ka-32 modernization program includes a glass cockpit with an avionics system, more powerful VK-2500PS-02 engines and a...

Helvetic Airways migrated to AeroCRS

Swiss-based, Helvetic Airways, migrated to AeroCRS from their custom-made system which was in use by the airline for several years. Helvetic Airways will use the full suite of services by AeroCRS which include AeroCRS PSS, AeroCRS Network and AeroCRS Analytics. Established in 2003, Helvetic...

Jamaica Defence Force receives milestone Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to support public safety and future pilot training

Bell Textron announced the 300th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery to the Jamaica Defence Force. The first Bell 505 was delivered in 2017, and today there are 300 aircraft in operation across six continents, with customers logging more than 70,000 global fleet hours.  “The Bell 505 i...

To capture strong demand for dedicated freighter aircraft ST Engineering and Temasek to set up JV

ST Engineering announced that its wholly-owned aviation asset management unit has entered into an agreement with Temasek to set up a 50-50 joint venture  for freighter aircraft leasing. The JV will address the growing demand for freighter aircraft as e-commerce and air cargo volumes e...

Clay Lacy grows South Florida charter fleet at Palm Beach International Airport

A Bombardier Challenger 350 has joined Clay Lacy Aviation’s South Florida private jet charter fleet. Based at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI), this super-midsize Challenger 350 offers domestic Wi-Fi, Gogo Vision catalog of the latest movies and TV shows and satellite phone. With a nons...

A super midsize jet complements Desert Jet charter fleet

Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, announced the Citation Sovereign is available for immediate private jet charter. The super midsize jet fully complements Desert Jet’s charter fleet of managed business jets and offers clients a wide selection of charter aircraft available to meet their travel needs. The Citatio...

Sino Jet named the largest fleet in Asia Pacific for the second time

Sino Jet has once again been recognized as Asia’s largest business jet operator by Asian Sky Group’s recently released 2020 Annual Fleet Report. Sino Jet is the top operator with the biggest fleet in Asia for the second time in a row, with a fleet of 47 business jets. Despite a dramatic drop in aviation activities caused by the pandemic, Sino Jet grew its fleet size steadily and contin...

25% increase in private and business jet activity in Q1 - DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

In further signs of an economic recovery in Dubai, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), the leading business aviation company with its own FBO and hangar facility, has recorded a 25% increase in private and business jet activity in the first quarter of this year.  From its fully integrated facilit...

SPARFELL welcomes a new Challenger 300 to its fleet

If we say that since February 2020 air travel is not like it was before, whould you agree? Post pandemic air travel is still a challenge. So for many corporate and private travellers business aviation is the solutions they are choosing. Speed, safety, reliability and quality of services.  De...

Business Aviation first Unlimited Streaming and Data Wi-Fi plan - Gogo

To better accommodate the rising demand for data onboard business aircraft, Gogo is announcing the first unlimited streaming and data plan in business aviation – Gogo Biz 4G Limitless. “Our customers’ hunger for data continues to grow, but they also want predictability...

Avfuel sign an agreement to supply and integrate SAF to Textron Aviation sustainability initiatives

As a leader in the supply of sustainable aviation fuel for business aviation, Avfuel Corporation announces an agreement with Textron Aviation to supply and integrate SAF into its sustainability initiatives. The two companies have agreed that Avfuel will supply Textron Aviation with Neste M...

Alaska Air Group orders 9 new E175 aircraft for operation with Horizon Air

Embraer has agreed the sale of nine new E175 jets to Alaska Air Group and its subsidiary Horizon Air. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively with Alaska Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA). The value of the contract, which will be included in Embraer’s second-quarter backlog, is USD 449.1 million, based on current list prices. “We have navigated through the...

CAE to accelerate the design and development of Jaunt Air Mobility eVTOL aircraft

CAE announced that it has been selected by Jaunt Air Mobility to lead the design and development of the Jaunt Aircraft Systems Integration Lab (JASIL) for the the company's new all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the Journey aircraft. Leveraging CAE's 70+ years of experience in high-fidelity simulation, CAE will work hand-in-hand with Jaunt to bring best-in-cl...

Airbus resumes work on modernised A320 Family FAL in Toulouse

New facility will provide A321 industrial capability to support market recovery and demand. Airbus has resumed work on the modernisation of its A320 Family industrial capabilities in Toulouse. This will provide Airbus with increased flexibility throughout its global industrial production system t...

Modernized Ka-32A11M to be presented at MAKS

Russian Helicopters will present a modernized Ka-32A11M fire-fighting helicopter at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, held in Zhukovsky near Moscow in July. Ka-32 modernization program includes a glass cockpit with an avionics system, more powerful VK-2500PS-02 engines and a...

Jamaica Defence Force receives milestone Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to support public safety and future pilot training

Bell Textron announced the 300th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery to the Jamaica Defence Force. The first Bell 505 was delivered in 2017, and today there are 300 aircraft in operation across six continents, with customers logging more than 70,000 global fleet hours.  “The Bell 505 i...

Bombardier celebrates 15-years of its Querétaro site as it delivers the 100th Global 7500 aircraft rear fuselage

Bombardier celebrates the 15-year anniversary of its world-class manufacturing operations in Querétaro, Mexico. The achievement is further highlighted by the site’s recent completion of the 100th rear fuselage for the industry flagshipGlobal 7500 business jet, unders...

Messe Friedrichshafen cancels AERO 2021 - new edition scheduled from April 27 to 30, 2022

AERO, the Global Show for General Aviation, will not take place this year. Messe Friedrichshafen has now taken a decision in view of the travel restrictions in Europe due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The organizers are now turning their focus to the upcoming trade shows. Messe Friedrichshafen has canceled AERO, the Global trade show for General Aviation, for this year. In view of the travel and ev...

European Rotors is on track for a successful show debut in November

The helicopter and VTOL world is coming to Cologne in November this year. The new show format EUROPEAN ROTORS is getting a very positive feedback and strong support from the market with many market leaders having already signed-up for the premiere. The organizers European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have set up a platform that combines a leadin...

WAI Concludes Successful First Virtual Conference

The 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire. during WAI’s first virtual conference on March 11-12, 2021."We made the decision last fall – for the safety of all our attendees during the pandemic – to take our annu...

Air Race E expands with New Electric Race Classes

Following the success of its first race class, Air Race E, the electric air race, has announced it is launching two new distinct race classes: one an airplane and the other a VTOL . The move to amplify its operations and create more races is the direct result of high levels of interest and demand fr...

Digital transformation, artificial intelligence and touchless technology - aviation in post COVID-19 era

Dubai Airshow 2021 will serve as a platform to showcase the role of cutting edge technologies in bolstering the recovery of the aviation, aerospace and defence industries following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on those sectors. The impact of the pandemic has accelerated the use of new te...

To inform & inspire - an online dialogue EBACE Connect

The European Business Aviation Association and National Business Aviation Association announced the launch of “EBACE Connect” – a new, virtual programming series that will gather business aviation’s most compelling and authoritative voices to engage the industry in...

First airport in Europe with integrated PayPal QR code directly at point-of-sale

Munich Airport is the first airport in Europe to introduce PayPal QR Code - a mobile and cash free payment system - in all stores and businesses of the Eurotrade retail subsidiary. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich Airport operates 41 shops from duty-free, news, watches and jewelry to high-quality fashion labels. Starting immediately, customers can shop without touching cash or card readers wi...

Munich Airport becomes Gateway for the Baltics

Since the beginning of May, AirBaltic connects the Estonian capital Tallinn with Munich. The airline now offers flights from Munich to all three Baltic capitals (Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn). Following the recent move from Terminal 1 to the awarded Terminal 2, AirBaltic offers passengers quick connections via Munich to many destinations within the global Lufthansa/Star Alliance network. Currently...

Japan Airlines opens direct flights from Sheremetyevo to Haneda Airport

Japan Airlines began operating regular flights on 23 April on the Tokyo - Moscow - Tokyo route from Sheremetyevo International Airport to Haneda Airport, reviving a historic route opened in 1967. An official event was held at Sheremetyevo to commemorate this signif...

Clermont Ferrand Airport take off with Air bp sustainable aviation fuel

Air bp has supplied sustainable aviation fuel to Clermont Ferrand Auvergne Airport (CFE) in France, marking its first ongoing supply of the fuel in the country. The first fuelling took place on 19 April when Air bp customer, the airline company Michelin Air Services, uplifted the SAF. Michelin...

One week - 3 announced destinations from Riga by airBaltic - Heraklion, Santorini and Naples

airBaltic announced it plans to launch new scheduled flights between Riga and Heraklion, Santorini and Naples. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are optimistic about the upcoming summer season. If travel in general will be possible and the epidemiol...

First in the Baltics employing A-CDM procedures - Riga Airport

Riga Airport becomes the first and so far only airport in the Baltic States to join more then 30 European airports employing A-CDM (Airport Collaborative Decision Making) procedures which allow for significantly improving service quality and safety for airspace users and passengers.  The int...

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Flexjet and Sentient Jet parent company acquires Halo Aviation

Flexjet and Sentient Jet got a new sister company,Halo Aviation, a leading provider of helicopter transportation services in the United Kingdom. The transaction follows the acquisition earlier this year of Associated Aircraft Group, the premier provider of executive Sikorsky helicopter service in the Northeastern United States. These moves position Flexjet, Sentient Jet and their sister...

FACC on track with revenues and EBIT in the first quarter of 2021

Following the severe slump brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in the previous year, the aviation market is visibly stabilizing in 2021. FACC AG realigned itself early on in 2020, implementing a far-reaching cost reduction and efficiency enhancement program, and is pursuing long-term sustainable growth with its corporate strategy FACC 2030. Its performance in the first quarter of 2021 is right on...

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Orders 15 Boeing 737 MAX Jets

Boeing and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise announced the aircraft lessor is growing its 737 MAX portfolio with an order for 15 737-8 jets. DAE had been investing in the 737 MAX by buying jets from existing customers and leasing them back to the carriers. The new order is DAE's first direct 737 MAX pu...

Boeing forecasts sufficient capital for aviation finance

Boeing projects global and diversified funding will continue to flow into the aircraft financing sector as the aviation sector navigates the global pandemic and vaccine deployment continues to accelerate. "Financiers and investors understand the industry's resilience and the long-...

flypop signs multiple aircraft A330-300 lease deal with Avolon

flypop announced that is has signed a multiple aircraft A330-300 lease deal with Avolon, the world’s third largest aircraft lessor. Based in Ireland, Avolon provides lease and lease management services to airlines and airlines investors globally. The flypop team have been in discussions w...

CDB Aviation and SAS expand relationship with new transaction for 4 Airbus aircraft

CDB Aviation announced a new sales and leaseback transaction for a fleet of four Airbus aircraft with its existing customer, Scandinavia’s flagship airline, SAS. The agreement incorporates three A320neo and one A350-900 aircraft. The carrier already took delivery of the A350, with th...

ALSIM to enter the military market in Poland

Alsim is thrilled to announce the successful FNPT II qualification of the AL40/42 simulator by Polish Civil Aviation Authority, allowing to credit maximum training hours for PBN and IR trainings. Prior to this qualification, ALSIM won the tender, published by the Academic Aviation Training Center (AATC) of the Military University of Aviation (MUA), located in Deblin, eastern Poland, for the sup...

Australian service centers now able to service and support all in-country Cessna, Beechcraft & Hawker turbine aircraft models

Great news - Textron Aviation Australian company-owned Premiair Aviation service centers can now service and support all in-country Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker turbine aircraft models. These additional service approvals enable Premiair to provide owners and operators throughout Australia access to enhanced convenience and quality customer support at its three locations. Textr...

Constant Aviation invests in enhanced aircraft painting facility at Orlando Sanford Airport

Constant Aviation, one of the country’s largest maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses (MROs), today announced major improvements at its aircraft painting operation at Orlando Sanford International Airport (ICAO: KSFB) which will expand its capabilities and require hiring additional...

New AMAC Aerospace hangar meets high demand of MRO Services

The new hangar 5 at the headquarters of AMAC Aerospace in Basel, Switzerland, dedicated to mid-size jets, meets the high demand for MRO services. The Swiss MRO and Completion experts won several new maintenance projects. Maintenance projects  In March, AMAC Aerospace opened its hangar doo...

Flying Colours completes ten-year inspection on a Bombardier Global XRS for a European customer

Flying Colours Corp.has completed a 120-month heavy maintenance inspection for a Bombardier Global XRS aircraft. In addition to the airframe inspection and maintenance strip down, the aircraft underwent additional upgrades including the equipping of Ka-band connectivity and ADS-B Out installati...

ALSIM to strengthen its presence in Turkey

ALSIM is strengthening its presence in Turkey. Bluewings Aviation, a DGCA approved General Aviation Company located in Çorlu, Turkey, has recently bought an ALSIM AL250 simulator. The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configur...

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Around Half of airBaltic employees are vaccinated, New flights to Pisa, Valencia and Kos

airBaltic informs that during three days of vaccination 410 employees of the company have used the opportunity to receive their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine next to more employees who have already received their vaccination against Covid-19 elsewhere. airBaltic is one of the first companies in Latvia to implement state-provided vaccination at the workplace, carried out by Klī...

Why aircraft need to be washed regularly

Aircraft exterior washing is often overlooked by the airlines, causing them to miss out on the benefits of a clean airplane. Corrosion, paint damage, and people’s perception of the airline’s success can be detrimental to the carrier’s operations. A clean aircraft projects a picture of efficiency, safety, and success; here’s why. A clean aircraft is an airline’s bus...

Embraer and Breeze Airways signed pool program agreement

Embraer has signed a long-term Pool Program Agreement with the U.S. carrier Breeze Airways to support a wide range of repairable components for the airline’s E190s and E195s fleet. The agreement includes full repair coverage for components and parts, as well as access to a large stock of compo...

Continued Lufthansa Group fleet modernization and purchases ten long-haul aircraft

Lufthansa Group is accelerating the modernization of its fleet. New, highly cost and fuel-efficient aircraft are replacing older types on short, medium and long-haul routes. As a result, the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG decided to buy ten long-haul aircraft: five Airbus A350-900s and fiv...

more booking flexibility than ever before - easyJet and easyJet holidays enhance Protection Promise

easyJet and easyJet holidays have launched even more flexible policies as part of their ‘Protection Promise’ to provide customers with more confidence to book a trip this summer, knowing that if their plans change, so can their booking. With international travel set to relaunch...

Airbus A321 freighter – synergy between costs and convenience

Probably one of the longest ongoing rivalries in the aviation market is the one between two aircraft manufacturing giants - Airbus and Boeing. For years the companies had been head to head, trying to outsmart the other and take over the lucrative market. And while for many years world’s oldest...

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Meet new Head of Flight Physics for Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace announces the appointment of Richard Alexander, formerly Chief Flight Dynamics Integrator on the Mitsubishi M100 Regional Jet and Head of Flight Sciences at Bombardier Aerospace, as Head of Flight Physics to help Vertical move towards their vision of electric fight for everyone. Richard will play a key role in ensuring that the Flight Physics aspects, including noise, perfo...

Jason Huang Joins ICON Aircraft as President

ICON Aircraft, maker of the revolutionary ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft, has named Jason Huang as President. In that role, Huang will oversee all business functions, with a particular focus on maintaining manufacturing excellence, product development and innovation, and providing an ownership experience that is second to none. Huang has more than 30 years of engineering and management experience...

Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia on restart of national aviation industry

If we say Latvia, what will be you first association? If you are aviation professional or related to aviation industry, we bet the first thing you will say - airBaltic, Riga. 50skyshades was closely monitoring how Latvian national airline lived the corona crisis, as well as latest updates from ...

Meet Vertical Aerospace new Chief Engineer - Tim Williams

  Vertical Aerospace has appointed Tim Williams to the role of Chief Engineer to help drive Vertical towards its vision of electric flight for everyone. Tim, formerly a Chief Engineer at Rolls-Royce, will be responsible for leading the development of the new eVTOL aircraf...

Martin Gauss on situation in aviation industry, airBaltic present and future

I am born Latvian. Despite possible critics, for me it is a special feeling, a proud, to see green tail of airBaltic aicraft arround the Europe. The actual situation in aviation industry is more than complicated for giants, it is quite evident that it is even more difficult for smaller companies. &n...

Thales appoints a new Executive Vice President, Land & Air Systems

Christophe Salomon is appointed Executive Vice President, Thales, Land and Air Systems. He will be part of the Thales Executive Committee. He succeeds Alex Cresswell, who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Thales in the UK. Christophe, a graduate engineer of the Ecole...