50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

World aviation news

In hurry? Daily essential in 1 min

Boeing Helena Site Expands to Support 777X Airplane Production

New 90,000 square-foot facility to begin machining parts for Boeing’s newest family of twin-aisle aircraft. Over the past seven years, Boeing has built a strong presence in Montana, and last year spent nearly $12 million with 58 suppliers and vendors in the state, supporting 470 direct and indirect jobs. Boeing employees and community members today commemorated the 90,000 square-foot...

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group awarded Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group announced that it has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Marshall designs and manufactures the auxiliary fuel tank system for the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, which is a military derivative of the Boeing 737-800 platform and to date has delivered more than 500 tank sets to support the Boeing P-8 programme. The Performance Excellence Awards re...

Garmin receives EASA approval for new GTN 650/750 features

Garmin is pleased to announce an expanded feature set, an enhanced user interface and additional wireless connectivity solutions for its popular GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators. New GTN enhancements include pinch-to-zoom and Flight Stream 510 integration, which supports wireless Database Concierg...

Vilnius Airport reopens after reconstruction

Vilnius Airport runway reconstruction has been successfully completed, as scheduled, on August 17th, 23:59 p.m. The renovated runway was opened yesterday during the official ceremony with invited guests that took place on the same runway. Today, after a break of 35 days, most of the flights are comi...

Airbus successfully tests Dispenser Structure for GRACE-FO satellites

Airbus successfully tests the dispenser structure that will hold the twin satellites GRACE-FO (GRACE = Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, FO= Follow-On) during their launch. Once the satellites are integrated in place, the assembly to the launcher or fit check test is carried out. This test is...

Strong July Bolsters Business Aviation Traffic Figures in Europe

European business aviation traffic figures continued to climb in July, with 5.7% growth compared to a year earlier, and furthering a positive trend that began in late 2016.   “We are pleased to report that business aviation movements in Europe in July once again demonstrated robust year...

airBaltic Carries Record Number of Passengers for Second Month in a Row

In July 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 393 312 passengers or 21% more than in the same period of 2016. For the second month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history. During the first seven months of 2017, airBaltic has transported...

AviaAM Leasing acquires and sells Airbus A321-211

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, announced having acquired one Airbus A321 aircraft which was then subsequently delivered to one of its customers under the lease to purchase agreement. AviaAM Leasing acquired one Airbus A321-211 aircraft from the largest Ru...

HondaJet ranks as most-delivered jet in its category during first half of 2017

Honda Aircraft Company today announced that the HondaJet was the most-delivered jet in its category for the first half of 2017, as reported by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Honda Aircraft delivered 24 aircraft to customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and countries in&...

Airlines news Featured by AirBaltic

airBaltic Carries Record Number of Passengers for Second Month in a Row

In July 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 393 312 passengers or 21% more than in the same period of 2016. For the second month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history. During the first seven months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 1 958 774 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Mid...

SWISS says goodbye to last Avro RJ100

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) removed the final Avro RJ100 from flight operations today after over 15 years as part of its fleet. The last of a total of 21 aircraft took off from Geneva this morning and made its last official landing at Zurich airport. Immediately after landing in Zurich, the aircraft registered under HB-IYZ received the traditional water fountain salute by the airport...

Lufthansa and German Government to support restructuring of airberlin

In order to continue with its restructuring, airberlin has filed a provisional insolvency proceeding in self-administration at the local court of Berlin-Charlottenburg today. Lufthansa is supporting the restructuring efforts of the airline jointly with the German Government. This also ensures tha...

airBaltic Announces First Five New Destinations for Summer 2018

The Latvian airline airBaltic announces its first destinations for the summer season of 2018, starting on March 27, 2018. Next summer airBaltic will have more than five new destinations added to its route map. Wolfgang Reuss, Senior Vice President Network Management of airBaltic: “So far 20...

Emirates A380 Colombo flight marks a milestone

An Emirates  A380 superjumbo landed at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Katunayake on Monday, helping Sri Lanka and the airport to achieve an aviation milestone. Sri Lanka’s minister of transport and aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva was at the airport to greet Abdul H...

Impact of weather conditions on flights and how airlines use it to cover up

If you have just been told that your flight has been delayed or cancelled, we can almost guarantee that it is because one of these reasons – airline negligence, technical issue or weather conditions. Even though there is a common misconception that the latter is the most popular cause of fligh...

Textron Aviation and TAM celebrate 35 years of delivering class-leading aircraft and support at LABACE 2017

Textron Aviation and longtime channel partner TAM Aviacão Executive are marking 35 years of successfully delivering world class aircraft and support solutions to customers in the region during the 2017 Latin American Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (LABACE) at the Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Throughout the three-day event, Textron Aviation and TAM are showcasing th...

My Sky wins gold and silver STEVIE® AWARDS in 2017 International Business Awards

Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Event on 21 October in Barcelona, Spain My Sky, the Swiss company specialized in business aviation financial control since 2015, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the “Startup of the Year - Business Services Industries” category and the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the “Tech Startup of the Year - Services”...

Piaggio Aerospace participates with Avanti EVO at Air Charter Expo 2017 in London

Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business and defense and security sectors, announced it will participate with its Avanti EVO in the Air Charter Expo 2017 held at the London Biggin Hill Airport, on September 12, 2017. Organized by BACA (the Air Charter Associa...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017: A good year for Daher at the world’s leading aviation event

Daher recognized the TBM community’s strong presence at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, with the participation of 60 TBM very fast turboprop airplanes – once again representing the largest number of turbine-powered aircraft at the annual fly-in.   Several TBMs made long...

Young aviators enjoyed an amazing camp with historical planes

Children from the Kamarad Tremosna Youth Centre in the Czech Republic have enjoyed an extraordinary experience. They have spent one week in a camp at the AeroClub Plasy airport, where they had a great opportunity to try out the lives of military pilots during World War II. They also flew on unique h...

Early birds to catch the worm as The Montecasino confirmed as AfBAC EXPO

As awareness grows about AfBAC EXPO, Africa’s first ever dedicated business aviation conference, expo and static display, the event organisers are pleased to confirm that the Italian inspired ballroom at the Montecasino property, in Johannesburg’s upmarket Sandton area, has been selected...

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group awarded Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group announced that it has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Marshall designs and manufactures the auxiliary fuel tank system for the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, which is a military derivative of the Boeing 737-800 platform and to date has delivered more than 500 tank sets to support the Boeing P-8 programme. The Performance Excellence Awards re...

Airbus successfully tests Dispenser Structure for GRACE-FO satellites

Airbus successfully tests the dispenser structure that will hold the twin satellites GRACE-FO (GRACE = Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, FO= Follow-On) during their launch. Once the satellites are integrated in place, the assembly to the launcher or fit check test is carried out. This test is used to demonstrate the mechanical and electrical compatibility between the satellites, the dispens...

CC-130J Super Hercules delivers IRB Commitments for Canada

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the Aircraft Capability - Tactical (ACP-T) Acquisition Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) commitments valued at $1.4 billion associated with Canada's purchase of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules aircraft in 2007.  Lockheed Martin co...

First U.S.-built A320 Takes Flight

The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time. The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley . The flight lasted approximately four hours, during which tests were performed on systems, engines and str...

Australia's Chief of Air Force Completes First Flight in the AIR 5428 PC-21

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft. The occasion was celebrated at a media event hosted by Australian Minister for Defence Senator th...

Hundreds of Orders for MC-21 Passenger Plane, Russia's Response to Boeing

Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov confirmed in an interview to Sputnik Monday that orders for 175 of Russia's new MC-21 passenger airplanes have been made so far. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in July the number of the solid orders for the M...

Finance news Featured by MySky

GA Telesis Announces Launch of $500 Million GAIN 2 Fund

GA Telesis, LLC (“GA Telesis”) and Wafra Capital Partners Inc. (“WCP Inc.”) jointly announced today that GA Telesis has raised a new $500 million investment vehicle from institutional and private clients advised by WCP Inc. to establish a second aviation investment vehicle focused on aircraft and engine investment opportunities. This capital raise constitutes the second rou...

Piper's Deliveries and Revenue Continue Upward Trend in Q2 2017

Piper Aircraft Inc. announced its aircraft sales and delivery results for the second quarter of 2017, ending June 30. The company continued to grow its new aircraft deliveries and revenue with sales of turbine, M-Class products leading the company's performance success. Additionally, Piper trainer sales growth is being led by the proven Archer platform with sales backlog into Q3 2018....

Lockheed Martin Invests $350 Million in State-of-the-Art Satellite Production Facility

Preliminary construction is underway on a new, $350 million Lockheed Martin facility that will produce next-generation satellites. The new facility, located on the company's Waterton Canyon campus near Denver, is the latest step in an ongoing transformation, infused with innovation to provi...

Leonardo: first half 2017 progress confirms growing orders and profitability

New Orders at EUR 5.1 billion, higher than 1H2016 net of the EUR 8 billion EFA Kuwait contract booked in the second quarter 2016 Stable revenues and solidly improving profitability with ROS at 9.0% Lower Group Net Debt at EUR 3.6 billion, also thanks to receipt of the second installment of th...

Half-year results 2017: MTU Aero Engines raises forecast

MTU Aero Engines AG generated revenues of €2,548.0 million in the first six months of 2017, up 11% on the previous year (1-6/16: €2,299.2 million). The group’s operating profit increased by 26% from €254.1 million to €320.8 million, resulting in an EBIT margin of 12.6% (1-6...

Airbus reports Half-Year (H1) 2017 results

 Revenues €29bn; EBIT Adjusted €1.1bn; EBIT (reported) €1.8bn; EPS (reported) €1.94 Commercial aircraft environment healthy, robust backlog supports ramp-up plans H1 financials reflect delivery pattern mainly impacted by engine issues 2017 guidance maintained A...

Storm Aviation introduces Airbus A320neo Leap-1A differences training

UK-based Storm Aviation, one of the leading line maintenance and technical training service providers in Europe, has announced the launch of Airbus A320neo Leap-1A differences training courses. This brand-new training will start at London airports on the 11th of September, 2017. The highly anticipated NEO Leap-1A theory and practical training is a 4-day long course to be provided at London Gatw...

ATR and Stobart Air renew their Global Maintenance Agreement

After ten years of cooperation, ATR, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer, and the Irish regional airline Stobart Air announce the extension of their Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA). This new six-year contract covers the repair, overhaul and pooling services of Line Replaceable Units, along with Propellers’ availability and maintenance.   The entire ATR fleet of Stobar...

Pratt & Whitney Canada expands global service network appointing ABA in Brazil as first designated maintenance facility

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced at Congresso Sindag Mercosul 2017 that it has appointed Brazil-based ABA Manutencao de Ltda. (ABA) as its first Designated Maintenance Facility (DMF) under the company's new global network expansion model. The new DMF will serve the agricultur...

Mac Interiors Announces Facility Expansion

MAC Interiors, a UK-based aircraft interior production and engineering company with more than 50 years of heritage, is pleased to announce its facility and capability expansions. After Magnetic MRO, Estonian headquartered Total Technical Care provider, had completed the acquisition of MAC In...

Flying Colours first to install combined Rockwell Collins FANS 1/A and ADS-B Out Solution on Canadian registered aircraft.

Flying Colours Corp. has redelivered the first Canadian registered aircraft to have the Rockwell Collins network’s Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A upgrade installed in combination with Flying Colours ADS-B solution.  The FANS 1/A system, which is available through Rockwell Co...

Air BP’s Sterling Pilot Scholarship gains momentum as third awardee is announced

Air BP has awarded this year’s Sterling Pilot Scholarship to 17 year old Hertfordshire student, Robert Norris, who becomes the third awardee since the scholarship was launched in 2015. The scholarship, which is valued at around £10,000, aims to assist aspiring UK pilots with little or no...

M3 smart motorway provides faster link to TAG Farnborough Airport

Following three years construction work and a GBP174m investment, the new four-lane M3 smart motorway between Farnborough jJunction 4a) and the M25 interchange (junction 2) has now opened bringing an immediate benefit to clients of TAG Farnborough Airport, Europe's leading business aviation airport. This substantially enhances one of the key trunk roads linking the airport to both central Lond...

London Biggin Hill Airport ready to welcome ACE '17 next month

London Biggin Hill Airport, the capital's premier business aviation airport, is gearing up to host 2017's Air Charter Expo on 12th September 2017. Dubbed ACE '17, the event is the UK's only conference and exhibition dedicated to the air charter industry. Organised for the first time by BACA the Air Charter Association, the event brings key networking opportunities to the best of...

US F-18 closes Bahrain Airport after "uncomfortable" landing

An American Navy F-18 crashed on the runway at Bahrain's Muharraq International Airport Saturday.   The fighter had taken off from USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier on duty in the Gulf and suffered an engine malfunction and diverted to Bahrain. Initially it has attempted to land at...

Bombardier C Series Aircraft Completes First Commercial Flight into London City Airport

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated another important milestone for the C Series aircraft program with the first revenue flight into London City Airport, a Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) CS100 jetliner from Zurich. “We are proud to see the C Series aircraft in SWISS livery landi...

HNA Group Completes Acquisition of Majority Stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

HNA Group announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of an 82.5% equity interest in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The transaction is valued at €15.1 million. HNA Group issued the following statement regarding the closing of the trans...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 2 million passengers over seven months of 2017

In January-August 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served about 2.2 million passengers, which is 30 percent more than the previous years. During this period Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 1.25 million passengers, 329,000 of which were carried on domestic flights. 85 percent of pas...

Business aviation news Featured by Steering Partners

Strong July Bolsters Business Aviation Traffic Figures in Europe

European business aviation traffic figures continued to climb in July, with 5.7% growth compared to a year earlier, and furthering a positive trend that began in late 2016.   “We are pleased to report that business aviation movements in Europe in July once again demonstrated robust year-on-year growth, continuing the sector’s uninterrupted rise in traffic figures for the ninth m...

HondaJet ranks as most-delivered jet in its category during first half of 2017

Honda Aircraft Company today announced that the HondaJet was the most-delivered jet in its category for the first half of 2017, as reported by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Honda Aircraft delivered 24 aircraft to customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and countries in Europe during the first six months of 2017. The company is steadily ramping up production...

Global Jet makes brand new Legacy 450 available for charter in Europe

Following sizeable development costs of $750 million, Embraer recently launched the brand new Legacy 450 and international operator, Global Jet has just been appointed by a discerning owner to manage and operate one of the few examples of this type that are available for charter in Europe. Equipp...

Business Aircraft Operators Should Start Planning for 2018 Winter Games

Due to the anticipated high-demand on ground services during the 2018 Winter Games, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. recommends that general aviation operators attending this event should begin planning for parking, airport services and crew accommodation immediately.  The Winter Games will...

VIP aircraft world test flight demonstrates seamless connectivity of Inmarsat Global Xpress

Inmarsat has successfully completed its Global Xpress ‘Around the World’ test flight on a Gulfstream IV aircraft from 5-11 June 2017. The exercise covered more than 25,000 miles and demonstrated the ability of Global Xpress to deliver seamless, worldwide coverage across multiple spot bea...

Deer Jet completes IS-BAH accreditation for Sanya and Haikou FBO

The first FBO network of China adds up new benchmark for the region’s industry Deer Jet had worked with the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and successfully completed the IS-BAH (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling) accreditation for its Sanya and Haikou...

Personalities news Featured by WEB EMBASSY

TAG Geneva’s FBO Lounges Showcase Summer Art Exhibition by Swiss Street Artist Joule Champod

An exclusive contemporary street art exhibition entitled The Caps Collection’ by the inspirationally talented Swiss graffiti artist Joule Champod will be on display throughout August and September at TAG Aviation’s state-of-the-art FBO lounges located at Geneva International Airport. ‘The Caps Collection’ pays homage to Joule Champod’s spray caps, which for an arti...

Airbus appoints LUO Gang to lead new innovation centre in China

Luo Gang has been appointed CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China. A location will be announced at a later date With a degree in electrical engineering from Tianjin University and an MBA from the London Business School, Gang spent nearly three years establishing Uber China’s business before it was acquired by Didi Chuxing in 2016. His experience in London with U...

Meet Anny Divya, world’s youngest woman commander to fly Boeing 777

There are stories that remind us that we should never give up on our dreams. There are stories that prove that if our willpower is strong, then no matter how bumpy the road is, the heart can always achieve what it desires. One such encouraging story is of Anny Divya, world’s youngest woman com...

Airbus welcomes The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Hamburg Finkenwerder

As part of their first official tour of Germany, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Finkenwerder Airbus site with their two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Klaus Richter, Chairman of the Board of Airbus in Germany, welcomed the British Royal Family, who were accompanied by First Ma...

Amine Bellamine appointed as Hahn Air’s new Director Global Account Management

Hahn Air is pleased to announce that Amine Bellamine has assumed the role of Director Global Account Management as of July 1st 2017. As such, he will support travel agents in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Mali, Monaco and Switzerland with sales and marketing activities, including trainings and presen...

Mark Ozenick Appointed President of Dassault Aircraft Services

Aviation industry veteran Mark Ozenick has been appointed as President of Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS), Dassault Falcon Jet’s company-owned service center network. Ozenick will oversee DAS operations in North, South and Central America and will be responsible for elevating the DAS brand an...