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Gulfstream to Expand in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand its operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with the construction of a service center at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The facility, which will complement Gulfstream’s presence at Dallas Love Field, is expected to open by the fall of 2021 and will create approximately 50 new jobs. To help meet the needs of its growing customer fleet, Gulfstrea...

Four Cessna Pilot Centers names as 2020 Top Hawks by Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation named four Cessna Pilot Centers to its 2020 Top Hawk program that partners the world’s leading training aircraft with top pilot training programs around the country, promoting general aviation and encouraging young people to pursue aviation as a career. The 2020 Top Hawk participants are Academy of Aviation, Atlas Aviation, JA Flight Services and Snohomish Flying Servic...

Temporary Changes of Check-in Procedure at Václav Havel Airport Prague

Prague Airport continues to implement projects designed to facilitate the airport’s modernization and capacity increases, such as the reconstruction of the baggage sorting area in Terminal 1, which will partially affect the passenger check-in process this year. From Sunday, 1 March 2020 until...

Ansat supplies to China are ready to start

Russian Helicopters completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People's Republic of China. The validation of the type certificate by Chinese aviation authorities allows the company to commence the supplies of Ansat helicopters to China under...

10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

Viking Air celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight of its Series 400 Twin Otter and recognizing a significant milestone in the company’s Twin Otter production program. Ten years ago, Viking’s first production Series 400 Twin Otter, Manufacturer’s Seri...

For Eight consecutive years the World Most Delivered Light Jet is Embraer Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 51 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2019, making it the most delivered light jet of the year. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves this mark, having accrued more than 530 deliveries since entering the market in December 2009. The i...

Low-Cost Carriers to boost Middle East aviation market

Low-Cost Carriers are driving growth in the Middle East aviation market, recording a 9.3% increase in seat capacity in 2019, according to CAPA Centre for Aviation. Indeed, LCC’s share of total seat capacity across the Middle East increased from 14.9% in 2018 to 16.5% in 2019, with a large...

The first of nine TAROM ATR72-600 delivered

Congratulations TAROM!  The first of their nine  ATR 72-600 aircraftis delivered! With a brand new livery, this aircraft is the first of a leasing contract with leading regional aircraft lessor NAC, for nine ATR 72-600.TAROM has been very successful in its domestic market op...

Six Diamond DA40 NG training aircraft for Nigerian College of Aviation Technology

As part of a re-fleeting program of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology that includes 20 Diamond airplanes over the upcoming years, the college will now receive the first batch of six DA40 NG. One DA42-VI was delivered in 2017. Under the patronage of Sen. Hadi Abubakar Sirika,...

Around the World Challenge: Munich Airport and Generali Munich Marathon

​Relay teams comprised of four runners have the challenge of running a total of 41.195 kilometers: Every year, the relay teams that participate in the Munich Marathon train hard to cross the finish line. In 2020, with Munich Airport as the lead sponsor, the Munich Marathon is taking it a step further. In the "Around the World Challenge", we invite everyone to put together a team, lace up...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport meets high international standards of aviation security

A comprehensive audit of the level of compliance of aviation security measures applied in organizing of passenger and cargo flights to the United States took place at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.The audit was conducted in accordance with the interstate agreement between Azerbaijan and the USA.  As part of the audit, the auditors of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration we...

Flying Scholarship for 2020 launched by Farnborough Airport

The Farnborough Airport Flying Scholarship 2020 is officially launched! Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, Farnborough Airport grants one person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals to gain flying experience and ultimately ac...

Munich Airport recognized for successful efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

The international climate protection organization CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) has again recognized Munich Airport (FMG) for its highly effective climate protection efforts. For the third consecutive year, Munich Airport has achieved "Leadership Level" and earned an "A-" ratin...

YYC Calgary International Airport - High-tech, low-carbon concrete project

A major new installation at YYC Calgary International Airport! The new deicing pad, the East Deicing Apron, was built with CarbonCure Technologies' reduced-carbon concrete in August and September of 2019. The first airplanes started using the facility just weeks ago. New deicing p...

The highest ever number of total annual movements and new brand identity - Farnborough Airport

Surpassing its own record of 2018, Farnborough Airport set a new one, reaching the highest ever number of total annual movements! For the full year 2019, Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 5.3%. For December 2019, the airport recorded an 11.6% ...

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Low-Cost Carriers to boost Middle East aviation market

Low-Cost Carriers are driving growth in the Middle East aviation market, recording a 9.3% increase in seat capacity in 2019, according to CAPA Centre for Aviation. Indeed, LCC’s share of total seat capacity across the Middle East increased from 14.9% in 2018 to 16.5% in 2019, with a larger share of the region’s airline passengers now opting to fly with no-thrills airlines in more...

World first inflight connectivity standard - Seamless Air Alliance

Seamless Air Alliance published the first-ever standard for inflight connectivity, thus achieving a new milestone in providing secure and hassle-free Internet in the skies. Seamless Release 1.0 establishes the world’s only Modular Platform Architecture for inflight connectivity. By using a modular structure based on open interfaces, the system enables rapid...

15 global stations across four continents - Etihad Cargo & dnata

Etihad Cargo has bolstered its global handling partnershipagreements with dnata, one of the world’s largest air service providers. The new agreements align the two UAE-based companies until 2023, with dnata providing warehou...

An innovative subscription-based travel solution - TravelPass by Etihad Airways

An innovative travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers which will launch later this year new partnership between Etihad Airwyas and Norwegian technology developer Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass. The new TravelPass technology provides a subscription-based tr...

Green Africa signed an MoU for 50 Airbus A220s

An MoU was signed by Green Africa Airways for 50 A220-300 aircraft, one of the major orders to be placed globally for the A220 programme and the largest ever from the African continent. Babawande Afolabi, Founder & CEO of Green Africa Airways said: “Together with Airbus, we...

Mobile booking boom for airBaltic

airBaltic saw an increase of mobile bookings by 84%  in 2019, compared to the year before. Already 21% of all bookings on airBaltic website were done on a mobile device.Jolanta Rema, VP e-Commerce of airBaltic: “Customer habits are changing, and we see that each year t...

Six Diamond DA40 NG training aircraft for Nigerian College of Aviation Technology

As part of a re-fleeting program of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology that includes 20 Diamond airplanes over the upcoming years, the college will now receive the first batch of six DA40 NG. One DA42-VI was delivered in 2017. Under the patronage of Sen. Hadi Abubakar Sirika, Minister of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, NCAT accepted their six new airplanes at D...

First ALX in South America was officially inaugurated

The ATO Flying Pro, located in Quito, Ecuador, has officially launched its Alsim ALX simulator on January 22nd 2020. The flying school has presented its new device to local and national press, as well as governmental authorities. The ALSIM ALX provides single engine piston, twin engine piston up and twin jets (generic B737/A320). The device is designed and approved for ATPL, CPL/MCC in com...

A320neo nacelle MRO license agreement

Collins Aerospace Systems and Lufthansa Technik announced a licensing agreement for nacelle MRO services on A320neo aircraft. Collins Aerospace, the original equipment manufacturer for the A320neo PW1100G nacelle, has more than 1,100 nacelles in service on this aircraft platform. &nbs...

NH90 HFTS pilot training centre adapts latest helicopter standard

The good cooperation conducted since 2004 between the German forces and the Helicopter Flight Training Services consortium for NH90 aircrew training will continue until 2028, thanks to the recent signing of the contract to modernize the four Full Mission Simulators on three sites. This contract comp...

Redefining MRO Operations: Collins Aerospace Systems Singapore Innovation Hub

A step forward in digitally transforming MRO operations: Collins Aerospace Systems opens its Singapore Innovation Hub, a new 10,000 square foot facility unveiled today at 39 Changi N Crescent, Singapore 499638. The Innovation Hub is expected to add more than 40 new jobs from disc...

Citation and CJ initial and recurrent training offering by AVIAA and LOFT

An another strategic partner for AVIAA membership: LOFT. For the past 15 years, LOFT has provided experienced flight instruction to Cessna Citation and CJ pilots through the entire training process. Its unique Part 142 simulator training program, based in Carlsbad, California, will no...

New multi year partnership - FAI Aviation Group & McLaren Racing

Business aviation and Formula 1, sounds tempting? In that case, here you have more details regarding a fresh partnership just signed between FAI Aviation Group and McLaren Racing! FAI will provide private aviation services to the Formula 1 team as part of a multi-year partnership which will commence at the start of the 2020 season. The partnership aligns two internationally rec...

Oddballs are leading entrepreneurs

Many executives and managers are like chicken picking around for worms in a chicken coop. However, fat worms are found by the early birds. And those early birds don’t pick around in a corral with a fence around it and a roof over it. If you are looking for fresh fat worms, look beyond the fences of the industry or the limitations of knowledge.Opportunity recognition is an important part...

100th Installation of revolutionary Tamarack Active Winglets

Tamarack Aerospace celebrated the 100th installation of its revolutionary Active Winglet System at the Sandpoint, ID headquarters. The Tamarack team developed the first of its kind and only Active Winglet technology enabling aircraft to use much less fuel, fly farther with greater payloads...

MEBAA initiated 1st Planning and Operation Committee

MEBAA has initiated to set up a Planning and Operation Committee (POC) in the Middle East & North Africa. The first POC, UAE chapter took place on February 10 in the Address Hotel, Dubai. This is the first POC meeting in the General & Business Aviation industry to be set up by MEBAA and will...

Keeping the tiniest patients safe, further EAA investment in neonatal services

Once again I will tell - this is something we discuss so very rarely, that many people have not even an idea of what industry does on everyday basis - search and rescue service, medevac services. Despite it is quite emotional, I consider it is more than important to know what and how is done inorder...

Asia Jet Partners Malaysia obtains Malaysian AOC

Following a successfully awarded 9M Malaysian commercial aircraft operating certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority Malaysia, Asia Jet Partners Malaysia becomes the country’s only commercially registered private jet operator. Asia Jet Malaysia...

Ansat supplies to China are ready to start

Russian Helicopters completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People's Republic of China. The validation of the type certificate by Chinese aviation authorities allows the company to commence the supplies of Ansat helicopters to China under a previously concluded contract. At Airshow China 2018 Russian Helicopters signed a contract for...

10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

Viking Air celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight of its Series 400 Twin Otter and recognizing a significant milestone in the company’s Twin Otter production program. Ten years ago, Viking’s first production Series 400 Twin Otter, Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 845, took its maiden flight in the skies above the company’s final aircraft as...

The first of nine TAROM ATR72-600 delivered

Congratulations TAROM!  The first of their nine  ATR 72-600 aircraftis delivered! With a brand new livery, this aircraft is the first of a leasing contract with leading regional aircraft lessor NAC, for nine ATR 72-600.TAROM has been very successful in its domestic market op...

Major upgrade of the Garmin Pilot app

New features are added within the Garmin Pilot™ app that incorporate professional IFR navigation tools found within Garmin avionics. Pilots can experience a near-seamless transition between Garmin avionics and the Garmin Pilot app when performing common functions, such as loading and activatin...

Moscow Aviation Institute participates in EU Initiative FUTPRINT50 to create a hybrid-electric aircraft

The EU funded initiative FUTPRINT50 kicked-off in January 2020 and runs until December 2022 with the aim to accelerate technologies required for the entry-into-service of a commercial hybrid-electric aircraft in a class of up to 50 seats by 2035/40. This reported by Moscow Aviation Institute pr...

United Aircraft Corporation released Civil Aircraft Market Overview for ASEAN

The ASEAN countries would purchase more than fourteen thousand new commercial aircraft at a total value of 625 billion US dollars (in current catalog prices) till 2038. This is stated in the "Market Survey of Southeast Asia (ASEAN countries)", published by the Russia’s United Aircraf...

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RUAG Aerostructures and Airbus agree on long-term cooperation

RUAG Aerostructures and Airbus have concluded an agreement to strengthen their long-term partnership. Over the coming six years, RUAG will be manufacturing and supplying the rear center section as well as the flooring and side shells of the central fuselage section for the Airbus A320 Family. Dirk Prehn, EVP RUAG Aerostructures is delighted: “The renewal of this long-term partnersh...

Charles Wemaëre appointed Dassault Aviation Vice President, Worldwide Spares

Dassault Aviation has appointed Charles Wemaëre Vice President, Worldwide Spares, with responsibility for spare parts strategy and logistics efforts for the global Falcon fleet. He will report to Pierre Thielin, VP, Worldwide Customer Service, within Dassault’s Civil Aviation Department. Wemaëre previously served as Deputy Manager to Serge Elias, the former VP Worldwide Spares...

New Minister of Aviation appointed in St.Tosia - vision of future development

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert The almost true stories and almost believable stories of St.Tosia are written by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert who claims that it is what he has experienced while residing on St.Tosia and monitoring what else is going on in the Caribbean.  Today it was officially announced that...

Embraer KC-390 Millennium airlifter successfully concludes airdrop testing campaign

The KC-390 Millennium new generation multi-mission medium airlifter has successfully concluded the testing campaign for gravity airdrop and extraction drop of heavy loads by the use of the Container Delivery System (CDS) and Low Velocity Air Drop (LVAD), respectively. The KC-390 Millennium has a...

Innovations, tomorrow aircraft, development - meet Mike Ingram from Honeywell Aerospace

As we've states already several times, big events is the best place to meet aviation professionals and to discuss the future of the industry. We had such opportunity during Dubai Airshow, exchanging with Mike Ingram, Vice President and General Manager, Cockpit Systems, Honeywell Aerospace....

Tim Fagan joins Aerion Supersonic as chief of interior design

Aerion announced that Tim Fagan has joined Aerion as the company's chief of industrial design and will lead the team for the interior design of the AS2 supersonic business jet.  Tim is a leading expert in aviation industrial design and an innovator in aircraft interior d...

Get ready for many debuts at AERO 2020

On April 1 of this year, the 28th AERO will be lifting off with a total of 700 exhibitors from 38 countries and a range of products and services that is even more extensive than in previous years. Ultralight aircraft, motor gliders, touring planes, helicopters, and business jets will be on display in Friedrichshafen. In addition, civil drones and electric flying taxis are playing an increasingly g...

Innovative aircraft interiors comes to the Middle East with AIME

Aircraft Interiors Middle East is all set to converge leading airlines and the entire aircraft interiors industry for two days. Spanning sectors from seating materials and flooring to cabin lighting, and logistic support solutions, exhibitors are travelling from around the globe to be part of the region’s booming market. n addition, new to AIME this year will be the market’s...

De Havilland Canada and Viking Air Limited cancelled the participation at Singapore Airshow 2020

In light of the increased alert level announced today by the Singapore Government and Ministry of Health due to incidents of Coronavirus in Singapore, Longview Aviation has elected to cancel the participation of its subsidiary companies, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada and Viking Air&...

ST Engineering unveils enabling Technologies and Innovations at Singapore Airshow 2020

Be ready to discover 100 of its latest innovations and technology know-how from ST Engineering that enables cities to meet demands of a transforming landscape at the Singapore Airshow 2020. The display, featuring frontier technologies such as digitisation, artificial intelligence, dat...

Technology and innovation take centerstage at Singapore Airshow 2020

The biennial Singapore Airshow returns to the Changi Exhibition Centre from 11 – 16 February 2020, with an expected 45,000 trade attendees and over 930 participating companies from more than 45 countries/ regions. In view of the evolving 2019 novel CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, Singapo...

ABACE 2020 Cancelled

The National Business Aviation Association announced the decision to cancel this year’s Asian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, given health concerns and other special challenges for event participants, which have arisen in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. ABACE 2020 was...

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Norwegian achieves cost-reduction target

Norwegian reported its full year and fourth quarter 2019 results. Year on year, unit revenue increased in nine consecutive months, driven by maturing routes and the optimization of Norwegian's global route network. The punctuality has improved considerably during the past six quarters, and in the fourth quarter 2019 it was up 3.1 percentage points to 82.6 percent. Figures were negatively im...

New financial products from Russian Helicopters at Singapore Airshow 2020

Russian Helicopters and its partners presented financial products for foreign customers of Russian-made helicopter equipment at Singapore Airshow 2020. A specialized multimedia presentation at the company's stand demonstrates opportunities for receiving financial support for helicopter technology purchases. The multimedia stand both allows show participants to learn about the l...

Magnetic Leasing first contract landing gear lease - Ryanair

Magnetic Leasing has signed a deal with Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, for a landing gear lease. The agreement covers an 8 month lease period during which the landing gear will be used on different aircraft based on the carrier’s demand.  Magnetic L...

SCALE Aviation - new financing and liquidity player on aviation market

Credit Suisse established a new wholly-owned subsidiary, SCALE Aviation. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, SCALE will focus on supporting Credit Suisse’s clients in driving increased aviation investment and facilitating seamless execution of aviation transactional activity. Credit Suisse&...

Toyota became lead investor to develop and produce Joby Aviation eVTOL aircraft

Toyota is exploring a new flight path for mobility through a new collaboration with Joby Aviation, an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric eVTOL aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services. The collaboration reflec...

The most advanced transportation method to healthcare raises strategic investment

A strategic investment was announced by Matternet, a pioneer in drone delivery for medical applications. The round of funding will provide Matternet with access to a broad set of opportunities in the U.S. healthcare logistics market and accelerate existing partnerships in key internat...