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Get ready for the brand new A330neo first flight

Airbus’ latest A330 version prepares for its initial take-off The new generation of Airbus’ popular A330 jetliner family is ready for its maiden flight this week. The A330neo features extensive technology transfers from the A350XWB, including new engines, wings, and systems as well as the signature Airspace cabin. These new features will provide significantly enhanced operating effi...

GE Aviation's H85-200 engine certified for L 410 NG

GE Aviation has received EASA type certification for its H85-200 engine on Aircraft Industries' L 410 NG commuter aircraft. The H85-200 turboprop engine, rated at 850 SHP, features an advanced reduction gearbox which lowers maximum propeller speed from 2,080 RMP to 1,950 RMP, resulting in external and internal noise reduction. The engine allows a maximal cruise speed increase up to 225 knot...

Jet Aviation develops STC to replace cockpit displays with DU-875 LCD units

Jet Aviation is updating obsolete cockpit displays with DU-875 LCD units in a partnership with Honeywell that allows displays to be replaced one at a time or all at once and includes a $40,000 trade-in credit through the end of the year.   “Jet Aviation has completed an EASA S...

airBaltic Carries 500 000 Passengers on Bombardier CS300

The Latvian airline airBaltic has carried over 500 000 passengers on the brand new CS300 aircraft and now every fourth passenger of airBaltic is flying CS300. In total airBaltic has flown to 40 destinations in the Baltics, Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East with the Bombardier CS300 aircra...

Al Bateen Executive Airport for Chaine des Rotisseurs

Executive gourmet by Gategourmet, hosted a Gala Dinner for the Chaine des Rotisseurs at Al Bateen Executive Airport – Abu Dhabi, a first and unusual event for an Airport. The Chaine des Rotisseurs founded in Paris, in the year 1248, is the most exclusive and gastronomic worldwide recognized...

Qantas Unveils First Dreamliner, Great Southern Land

Qantas has unveiled its first Boeing Dreamliner, the game-changing aircraft that will open up new routes and new levels of comfort for travellers. The latest addition to the Qantas fleet, the 787-9 Dreamliner features next generation seating in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class, with mo...

Leonardo firefighting helicopters to be deployed by prefectures&agencies of Tokyo, Shizuoka, Fukushima,Yamaguchi

Expanding presence in Japan includes first AW189 for a Japanese customer and the first firefighting configured AW169   • The AW189 and AW169, with two additional AW139s, will add to a fleet of 120 Leonardo helicopters operated in Japan also for government, medical emergency and first...

Textron Aviation inks order for 11 aircraft to support air ambulance missions in Norway

Textron Aviation has secured a fleet order from Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance for 11 aircraft, including the first medevac-configured Cessna Citation Latitude midsize jet and 10 Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprops.  The aircraft will support Babcock’s contract...

Air BP invests in fuel system upgrades at Land’s End Airport

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has completed a series of upgrades and enhancements to the fuel system at Land’s End Airport (LEQ/EGHC) in the UK. The investment at Land’s End Airport includes the introduction of a 50,000-litre capacity Jet A-1 t...

Get ready for the brand new A330neo first flight

Airbus’ latest A330 version prepares for its initial take-off The new generation of Airbus’ popular A330 jetliner family is ready for its maiden flight this week. The A330neo features extensive technology transfers from the A350XWB, including new engines, wings, and systems as well as the signature Airspace cabin. These new features will provide significantly enhanced operating effi...

GE Aviation's H85-200 engine certified for L 410 NG

GE Aviation has received EASA type certification for its H85-200 engine on Aircraft Industries' L 410 NG commuter aircraft. The H85-200 turboprop engine, rated at 850 SHP, features an advanced reduction gearbox which lowers maximum propeller speed from 2,080 RMP to 1,950 RMP, resulting in external and internal noise reduction. The engine allows a maximal cruise speed increase up to 225 knot...

Leonardo firefighting helicopters to be deployed by prefectures&agencies of Tokyo, Shizuoka, Fukushima,Yamaguchi

Expanding presence in Japan includes first AW189 for a Japanese customer and the first firefighting configured AW169   • The AW189 and AW169, with two additional AW139s, will add to a fleet of 120 Leonardo helicopters operated in Japan also for government, medical emergency and first...

Textron Aviation inks order for 11 aircraft to support air ambulance missions in Norway

Textron Aviation has secured a fleet order from Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance for 11 aircraft, including the first medevac-configured Cessna Citation Latitude midsize jet and 10 Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprops.  The aircraft will support Babcock’s contract...

Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership ·         Partnership brings together two complementary product lines, with 100-150 seat market segment expected to represent more than 6,000 new aircraft over the next 20...

Middle East carriers’ fleet size to more than double by 2036

Middle East passenger traffic to grow 5.9% annually until 2036 Middle East’s fleet demand valued at US$600 billion The fleet size of operators in the Middle East is forecast to more than double from 1,250 to 3,320 aircraft over the next two decades, according to the Airbus Global Market...

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Air BP invests in fuel system upgrades at Land’s End Airport

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has completed a series of upgrades and enhancements to the fuel system at Land’s End Airport (LEQ/EGHC) in the UK. The investment at Land’s End Airport includes the introduction of a 50,000-litre capacity Jet A-1 tank with a 110% concrete bund, a kerbside pump and associated filter units. This new equipment will...

JetClass launches private jet flights from just 290 euros

JetClass, a ground-breaking, non-subscription travel service that gives travellers the unique ability to book seats on private jets, has released a new schedule which offers seats from as little as 290 euros. In September alone, JetClass introduced seven additional European destinations, connecting Paris-Milan, Warsaw-Vienna, Berlin-Strasbourg, Hannover-Amsterdam, London-Chambery and others. The c...

Happy Design Studio and Air Livery complete a new livery design for a Boeing Business Jet.

This is the first collaboration for designer Didier Wolff of Happy Design Studio and the paint specialist Air Livery. As a missing piece to Happy Design Studio’s portfolio of aircraft livery designs, the new BBJ has just been completed at the Air Livery paint facilities in Norwich, Englan...

Inmarsat certified for Jet ConneX inflight Wi-Fi installations on Gulfstream G550 aircraft

Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced that its Jet ConneX business aviation inflight Wi-Fi service has received a Supplement Type Certificate (STC) for the popular Gulfstream G550 aircraft. The certificate, awarded by the Federal Aviatio...

Conklin & de Decker Ranks The Air Partner JetCard Programme No. 1

Conklin & de Decker independent aviation consultancy, has ranked Air Partner JetCard the most flexible membership programme in Europe. Conklin & de Decker evaluated the membership programmes of Air Partner, NetJets Europe and VistaJet before rating Air Partner’s the best in the busines...

Gulfstream simplifies aircraft ownership

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. launched Aircraft Ownership Service (AOS), a comprehensive and customizable suite of aircraft maintenance and flight operations services that aircraft owners, flight departments and management companies can tailor to meet their specific needs. AOS, which will initially be...

TAG Aviation’s Le Bourget Maintenance Service Centre wins Bombardier ASF Line Maintenance Excellence Award 2017

TAG Aviation’s Maintenance Services Centre at Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France, has received the Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF) Excellence Award for Line Maintenance for the third consecutive year. The Bombardier ASF Excellence Awards are presented annually to Bombardier Business Aircraft ASFs that deliver the best performance across a set of key criteria which include q...

German Haitec and SuperJet International sign agreement for maintenance support on the SSJ100

HAITEC Aircraft Maintenance Gmbh (HTC) and SuperJet International (SJI) signed a Service Agreement for first-class line and base maintenance on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft. This new cooperation follows HAITEC’s achievement of the EASA Part.145 approval for line and base maintenance on the SSJ100 regional jet from the German Federal Aviation Authority LBA (Luftfahrt-Bund...

Dassault Highlights Service Center Expansion, New Spares Facility

Dassault Aviation is embarking on an ambitious expansion of its global customer service network including new and expanded spare parts facilities and additional service centers, intended to further enhance the quality and timeliness of Falcon aftermarket support. This month, Dassault starts work...

Jet Aviation gains CAAC ratings for ACJ series, BBJ series and Gulfstream aircraft

Jet Aviation has extended its capabilities in Singapore with recent approvals received from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for the Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) series, the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) series and Gulfstream G650 and G650ER aircraft. The company has also added the G...

TAG Farnborough Airport announces winner of Flying Scholarship 2017

TAG Farnborough Airport has announced that 26-year-old Leo Tang has been awarded the TAG Flying Scholarship 2017 which will provide training towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). The TAG Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s “Aviation to Education” programme. ...

Helikorea acquires H19/AW109 FTD Level 5 entrol simulator

entrol has received an order from Helikorea for an H19 / AW109 FTD Level 5 simulator, which will become the first entrol simulator to be installed in South Korea. The FTD is equipped with a cylindrical visual system, a South Korean database with satellite imagery and entrol mission with SAR and E...

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Qantas Unveils First Dreamliner, Great Southern Land

Qantas has unveiled its first Boeing Dreamliner, the game-changing aircraft that will open up new routes and new levels of comfort for travellers. The latest addition to the Qantas fleet, the 787-9 Dreamliner features next generation seating in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class, with more space and a lower passenger count than most of its competitors. Other Dreamliner features incl...

Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots

Austrian Airlines is looking for about 100 new pilots. The Austrian national carrier is now making a special offer to airberlin pilots to move to Austria and work at the airline’s flight hub in Vienna. The offer targets pilots who have been actively employed at airberlin over the last six months and have undergone revalidation of their licenses within the last twelve months i.e. the opera...

Etihad Airways launches loungewear competition with Emirati fashion designers

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways launched a competition earlier this week to engage four young Emirati fashion designers to create new onboard loungewear.  With local designers on the rise, Etihad Airways has chosen to cultivate home grown talent and engage the artists...

Gulfstream exceeds G500 and G600 planned performance

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that its long-range Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 offer even better performance than originally promised. During rigorous flight testing, the all-new aircraft have exceeded expectations, regularly demonstrating capabilities beyond the...

Buta Airways starts flights to Europe

An agreement on opening of direct flights between Baku and Sophia has been reached in negotiations of Presidents of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Bulgaria Rumen Radev. From January 16, 2018 the flights will be operated by low-cost Airline Buta Airways. The capital of Bulgaria will become the f...

AW169 helicopter success in UK EMS market continues with selection by the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

Specialist Aviation Services selected by the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust to provide an AW169 in 2019  This selection will increase the UK-based AW169 EMS fleet to eight aircraft   Over 160 AW169s are on order and more than 40 in service worldwide​ Leonardo announced&...

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What should lessors realize to gain 20% ROI from mid-age aircraft?

The civil aviation market is expected to grow by 5% annually, creating the demand for around 40,000 aircraft in the next two decades, according to estimates of both Airbus and Boeing. This provides plenty of opportunities for lessors, but the aircraft leasing market is a highly competitive field, and high returns are not always possible. How to be successful in such a challenging market? AviaAM Le...

Air Partner delivers strong first half trading results

Air Partner plc (“Air Partner” or “Group“), the global aviation services group, today reports results for the six months to 31 July 2017.   July 2017 July 2016 Change (%) Gross Transaction Value £135.5m £112.9m 20.0...

Air Partner’s Tony Whitty comments on the wide-body aircraft sales and leasing market

Air Partner’s Remarketing division is currently seeing high levels of narrow-body activity in the aircraft sales and leasing market, but the wide-body sector is very different.  Tony Whitty, Managing Director at Air Partner, comments on what the team is currently seeing in the market,...

AviaAM Financial Leasing China concludes $500 million Aeroflot project

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, is delighted to announce that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has brought a $500 million-worth aircraft delivery project t...

BP announces $10 million investment and strategic partnership with leading on demand jet charter marketplace Victor

BP announced an initial investment and the creation of a strategic partnership between its BP Ventures and Air BP businesses with Victor, one of the world’s leading ‘on-demand’ marketplaces for private jet charters. As part of the partnership, BP Ventures has committed to invest...

AviaAM Leasing arranges the delivery of Airbus A320 to Aeroflot by SkyCo International Financial Leasing

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, has announced that it had completed the arrangement of aircraft delivery to the largest airline in Russia – Aeroflot. The aircraft was acquired and leased to the carrier by SkyCo International Financial Leasing. On th...

Embraer’s Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 Business Jets Awarded Speed Records by the NAA

Embraer was awarded certificates by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for speed records set by its Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets in a ceremony held yesterday during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2017 Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), in Las Vegas. The Phenom 300 light jet set new speed records on two flights over...

Cessna Citation Latitude popularity soars, reaches 100th delivery milestone

Textron Aviation announced at the National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) that it is in the process of delivering the 100th Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet. The milestone aircraft, which comes just 26 months after the first Latitude entered service, will be handed over to NetJets, Inc., this week at Textron Aviat...

Dassault business aviation customers offered additional data plans for Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX global Wi-Fi service

Expansion of popular programme allows Dassault Aviation customers to use their existing radomes to connect to Jet ConneX Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced today that additional data plans are now available for its Jet ConneX inflight...

TAG Aviation Asia Granted San Marino AOC

TAG Aviation San Marino, a subsidiary of TAG Aviation Asia, has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of San Marino (SM-CAA). TAG Asia is the first aviation company in Asia to receive an AOC from San Marino and has already opened a dedicated o...

Acropolis Aviation endorsed once again with Wyvern Wingman status at NBAA

Acropolis Aviation, the UK’s VVIP charter operator, based at Farnborough Airport, UK had cause for celebration today when its prestigious Wyvern Wingman accreditation was formally renewed, coinciding with NBAA-BACE.  The award follows its fourth successful audit. Wyvern Wingman Certifi...

Embraer Launches the New Phenom 300E Business Jet Featuring Revolutionary Interior Design

Embraer today unveiled the Phenom 300E light jet, its newest business aircraft, during a press conference at the 2017 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new aircraft is designated “E” for &ldqu...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 3 million passengers over nine months of 2017

In January-September 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 3.1 million passengers. This figure is close to statistics for the entire 2016.                                                                       ...

New CEO calls on the Government to set out airports vision to unlock spare capacity

London Stansted’s new CEO, Ken O’Toole, has called on the Government to put in place a national aviation strategy that not only supports airports to grow but ensures the spare capacity available today is used to generate the biggest positive impact for consumers and the economy. Speaking to a 500-strong audience of infrastructure experts at the London Infrastructure Summit, Ken O&rs...

Ryanair Announces Additional $300 Million Investment In Frankfurt

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, announced an additional three based aircraft to bring it to a total of 10 ($1billion) at Frankfurt Main airport. The Frankfurt summer 2018 schedule includes 38 (34 new) Frankfurt Main routes and 43 (1 new) Frankfurt Hahn routes which will deliver over 4.7m custo...

Passenger traffic of Heydar Aliyev International Airport approaches its next record high

In January-August 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 2.7 million passengers, which is 29 percent more than the previous year. It is expected that by the end of 2017 the final passenger count will exceed the last year's figure of 3.5 million passengers, which will be another re...

Air BP renews contract at Albert Picardie Airport

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, continues to strengthen its presence in France with the announcement today that it has renewed its contract to provide fuel operations at Albert Picardie Airport (BYF/LFAQ) for 15 years. The contract which is effective immediatel...

London Biggin Hill welcomes the Piaggio Avanti EVO

London Biggin Hill Airport, the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital, is to welcome Piaggio Aerospace's Avanti EVO for the first time, during a series of showcase events by ConnectJets commencing on September 11th. Gabriella Somerville, CEO of ConnectJets, says: “...

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Gulfstream appoints regional sales managers at strategic locations in United States and Latin America

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has appointed three regional sales managers (RSMs) at strategic locations in the United States and Latin America: Kirsten Krueger will serve the western United States, Pedro F. Ruiz Latin America and Florida, while Luiz Cezar Vieira Alves wil focus on the Brazilian market. The regional sales managers will work closely with regional vice presidents to cultivate lead...

EBAA Appoints Chief Operations Officer and Communications Director

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has created two new senior positions to help it expand horizons for business aviation in Europe. Robert Baltus has been appointed to the post of Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Eric Drosin has been named Communications Director, effective September 4. Robert Baltus' aviation experience spans nearly 20 years advising and supporting sen...

Inmarsat appoints Philip Balaam to head up Aviation business

Inmarsat announced that Philip Balaam, the company’s Chief Strategy Officer, has been appointed to lead the Aviation Business Unit (ABU),following the decision by Leo Mondale to retire after 13 years at Inmarsat. Leo will retire in early 2018 and Inmarsat has taken the...

BACA Chairman completes 50k trek for charity RedR

BACA Chairman Richard Mumford has just completed a 50 kilometre trek for the charity RedR.  Richard took part in TrekFest, a 50km trek through the tough terrain of the English Peak District. RedR is BACA’s chosen charity for 2017, the organisation saves thousands of lives each year with t...

Metrojet appoints Gary Dolski as Chief Executive Officer

Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com), a leading business aircraft services provider based in Hong Kong with presence in Asia, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Dolski as Chief Executive Officer effective from 1 September, 2017. Gary will assume full management responsibility of Metrojet,...

Embraer appoints CCO for Executive Jets business unit

Embraer announced that Stephen Friedrich has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer for the Company’s executive aviation business unit, effective immediately. Reporting to Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, Friedrich is responsible for the direct management of...