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First Diamond Aircraft DA62 for Israel

FNA Aviation Ltd, leading general aviation services company in Israel, has accepted its first DA62 for the Israeli market. The fully equipped twin-engine 7-seater plane with a unique design will be available for air charter services. The company already operates two single-engine 4-seater DA40 and one twin-engine 4-seater DA42 for training and air taxi services. “We are happy to welcome t...

ORACLE TEAM USA and Airbus: warming up for the final race

ORACLE TEAM USA have unveiled their new yacht developed in collaboration with Airbus that will race the America’s Cup in June 2017. The American AC Class catamaran embeds many innovations as the result of a two year partnership between the two engineering design leaders where Airbus is Official Innovation Partner of ORACLE TEAM USA. “The new AC Class yacht really displays what a lea...

India, Russia Have Finalised Agreement To Produce Ka-226T Helicopters

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Russian defence firms have finalised the Joint Venture agreement to produce light weight multi-role 'Kamov 226T' helicopters in India. The document is awaiting formal registration with relevant bodies in the respective countries which is lik...

Executive travel: Smoothly conveyed to Florida on new Emirates service to Fort Lauderdale

Rosemary Behan  My journey on Emirates’ new 16-hour, 25-minute flight to Fort Lauderdale begins in Abu Dhabi at 11.30pm, when I’m picked up by the airline’s chauffeur service. The trip to Dubai International Airport is smooth, but unfortunately by the time I checked in...

Bell Helicopter eyes Gulf deals

The US helicopter manufacturer Bell Helicopter expects to clinch a deal with the UAE military this year as it expands its military business outside the home ground. The Texas-based company that has as its major client the US government, has supplied Bell 412 and Bell 212 models to Abu Dhabi Aviat...

Bombardier says business jet sales set to rebound

Bombardier expects business-jet sales could rebound as soon as the second half, getting a boost from US demand as the economy gains traction. "We are confident that we are at the bottom or close to the bottom. Moving forward, it should be better," said the chief Executive Alain Bellemar...

Boeing Debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. &ldquo...

LMI Aerospace Enters into Merger Agreement to be Acquired by Sonaca Group

LMI Aerospace Inc.has entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Sonaca Group, a global aerostructures company headquartered in Gosselies, Belgium. Under the agreement, LMI shareholders will receive $14 per share in an all-cash transaction. Sonaca’s offer represents a 52...

Boeing, Juneyao Airlines Finalize Order for Five 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing and Juneyao Airlines announced the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices. This new order, which also includes options for five more 787-9s, represents the Shanghai-based private airline's...

First Diamond Aircraft DA62 for Israel

FNA Aviation Ltd, leading general aviation services company in Israel, has accepted its first DA62 for the Israeli market. The fully equipped twin-engine 7-seater plane with a unique design will be available for air charter services. The company already operates two single-engine 4-seater DA40 and one twin-engine 4-seater DA42 for training and air taxi services. “We are happy to welcome t...

India, Russia Have Finalised Agreement To Produce Ka-226T Helicopters

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Russian defence firms have finalised the Joint Venture agreement to produce light weight multi-role 'Kamov 226T' helicopters in India. The document is awaiting formal registration with relevant bodies in the respective countries which is likely to take another "month or two", a top Russian defence executive was quoted as saying b...

Bell Helicopter eyes Gulf deals

The US helicopter manufacturer Bell Helicopter expects to clinch a deal with the UAE military this year as it expands its military business outside the home ground. The Texas-based company that has as its major client the US government, has supplied Bell 412 and Bell 212 models to Abu Dhabi Aviat...

Boeing Debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. &ldquo...

Boeing, Juneyao Airlines Finalize Order for Five 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing and Juneyao Airlines announced the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices. This new order, which also includes options for five more 787-9s, represents the Shanghai-based private airline's...

Gulfstream G650 and G650ER certified for China registration

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER have received type certificate validation from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The validation confirms the type certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration and is one of the last steps required fo...

Sabena Technics VIP cabin refurbishment of an A310

As an Approved Design and Production Organisation (Part 21J and 21G), Sabena technics has been selected to carry out the VIP cabin modification of an Airbus A310 aircraft belonging to the Saudi Arabian private aviation company, Al Atheer. The cabin refurbishment will be performed at the Group’s completion center in Bordeaux (France) starting the first quarter of 2017. The aircraft&rs...

Lufthansa Technik offers full range of A350 services for commercial and VIP operators

With Lufthansa ready to start scheduled A350 operations on February 10, 2017, Lufthansa Technik's support for the newest Airbus widebody is in full swing. Lufthansa Technik is not only licensed and ready to maintain the Airbus A350 in all aspects of the aircraft's life cycle, the company is also the first address for a unique VVIP cabin completion. Lufthansa Technik has been supporting...

Turbine Services & Solutions signs exclusive repair contract with MTU Maintenance

Turbine Services & Solutions Aerospace LLC (TS&S Aerospace), a specialized and leading maintenance, repair and overhaul provider for aircraft engines in the Middle East, and MTU Maintenance, the world’s largest independent aero engine services provider, signed a lon...

AAR Signs Landing Gear Overhaul Contract with SkyWest, Inc.

Global aerospace leader AAR has signed a three-year agreement to provide landing gear overhaul and exchange services for SkyWest, Inc.’s operating carriers. The agreement, which covers landing gear assemblies and sub-assemblies on its fleet of more than 400 Bombardier CRJ a...

StandardAero Signs PT6A/PW100 Engine MRO and Guaranteed LRU Exchange Partnership

StandardAero has signed a new, exclusive, two-year partnership agreement with Johannesburg, South Africa-based Solenta Aviation Workshop Ltd., to provide a guaranteed LRU, MRO and exchange program to support Solenta's PT6A/PW100 engine operations. As a strategic partner, the program is specif...

Lufthansa Technik completes cabin installation of first Lufthansa Airbus A350-900

Another milestone has been reached in advance of the first passenger flight of an Lufthansa A350-900: After more than 1,700 working hours in Lufthansa Technik’s maintenance hangar in Munich, the required cabin installations are complete and the Supplemental Type Certificate...

Air Partner charters last minute flight to Florida for German orchestra so the show can go on

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, recently came to the rescue of orchestra travel management company Luxreisen, when a snow storm in New York led to the cancellation of German orchestra Bamberg Symphony’s scheduled flight to Daytona, Florida. Within a few short hours of the initial enquiry coming into Air Partner’s German office, the team located a suitable Boeing 737...

70th Anniversary of NBAA

NBAA is marking its 70th anniversary. Founded Feb. 13, 1947, the association was formed by 19 companies that worked to ensure business aviation would have access to airports and airspace, while raising the bar on the industry’s safety and professionalism. “As we celebrate NBAA’s 70th anniversary, we should acknowledge the investment in business aviation made by our p...

Dubai to launch driverless flying cars by this summer

Dubai skies are set to be abuzz with driverless flying cars within months, the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Monday, in what will mark another world’s first for the city. The RTA, in collaboration with the Chinese firm Ehang, has carried out the first test...

Aviation leaders call for satellite-based technologies to tackle capacity crunch

Key aviation stakeholders gathered on 9 February at the European Parliament to discuss ways to tackle the airspace and airport capacity crunch in Europe, at the occasion of EBAA’s annual debate, sponsored by MEP MJ Marinescu (EPP, RO).   Panellists, from the European Parliament (Ines Ay...

Voting for the ‘Wings of Business’ Award Nominees Heads into the Homestretch

The Organizing Committee of the ‘Wings of Business’, Russia’s National Award for the highest achievements in the field of business aviation, completed the online voting for the 2016 Award nominees and launched the second stage of voting – the public voting by RUBAA members....

Uber hires NASA aircraft engineer to help develop flying cars at Uber Elevate

Uber is making moves to expand the scope of its flying car experiment – the company just hired NASA engineer Mark Moore, who worked at the federal agency as an advanced aircraft engineer and basically kickstarted the current interest in vertical take-off and landing craft for short-haul urban...

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Cabot Aviation renamed Air Partner

Cabot Aviation, a division of Air Partner plc and a leading aircraft remarketing agent, will be renamed Air Partner with immediate effect. Air Partner acquired Cabot Aviation in May 2015 and the re-branding is a natural progression in the integration process, reflecting the success to date. Post acquisition, Cabot has been able to offer its clients the benefits of Air Partner’s PLC status...

TAG Aviation Receives ETOPS Approval for the Airbus ACJ A319

TAG Aviation has received approval for extended-range twin engine operations (ETOPS) from the UK CAA for the Airbus ACJ A319. The distinctive Airbus (G-OACJ) is a luxuriously appointed long-range business liner that offers passengers top of the range comfort with all the flexibility of a private jet experience. The ETOPS safety certification was granted to TAG Aviation by the UK CAA under Eu...

ASL’s Legacy 450 approved to operate in London City airport

ASL has received the approval from the London Airport Authorities to perform commercial charter flights in and out of the famous airport of London City (LCY) with its Embraer Legacy 450, thereby becoming the first Legacy 450 (operator) in the world to obtain this approval (t...

Bizav Flying Off To a Good Start in 2017, Says Argus

Business aircraft flight activity in North America got off on the right foot this year, posting a 2 percent year-over-year increase last month, according to TraqPak data released today by Argus International. Its outlook for this month is somewhat pessimistic, predicting a 0.5 percent downturn from...

London Oxford Airport launches 'Try and Fly' offers at Schedulers & Dispatchers

London Oxford Airport, one of the UK's busiest business aviation hubs, returns to Schedulers & Dispatchers in Fort Worth, TX, USA this week with a trio of tempting offers for first time visitors as it joins its long-standing fuel supplier Air BP on Booth 500. For visitors traveling to or...

Air BP RocketRoute Fuel App Now Available on iPhone

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, returns to this year’s NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference (SDC2017), being held in Fort Worth, Texas, from 7th-10th February, with the news that its RocketRoute Fuel App is now available on iPhone. Delegates are inv...

Iconic London Biggin Hill Airport celebrates 100th anniversary

It was on 13th February 1917 that the War Office first established a military camp on the site at Biggin Hill in South London that is the origin of the airport. The Biggin Hill Spitfire flight was an opportunity for guests to remember with pride and gratitude ‘Churchill’s Few’ who flew with skill and courage from RAF Biggin Hill throughout the Battle of Bri...

Hamburg Airport reopens after toxin sickens 68 people

Germany’s Hamburg Airport terminals 1 and 2 were temporarily closed Sunday, Feb. 12 after passengers and staff complained of nausea at the central security checkpoint. According to an airport statement, “Around 130 emergency services personnel from the fire service and the German Red Cross provided assistance to some 68 people.” The airport said police and fire service repo...

Arctic airport’s reconstruction may cost 1.5 billion rubles

The reconstruction of the Khatanga airport, north of the Krasnoyarsk territory, may cost 1-1.5 billion rubles ($17-25 million), Krasnoyarsk’s Minister of Transport Sergei Yeremin told a meeting of the regional polar commission on Friday. "Investments in complete reconstruction of the a...

Muscat International Airport completion by end-2017: minister

Ahmad Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, affirmed on Sunday that 96 per cent of the new Muscat International Airport terminal is completed. Al Futaisi added that the terminal will be in operation by the end of this year. The new Muscat International Airport is expected to ha...

Passenger traffic at DWC surges 84.5 per cent in 2016

Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai’s second international hub, witnessed a strong surge in 2016, climbing 84.5 per cent according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. DWC welcomed a total of 850,633 passengers in 2016, up 84.5 per cent compa...

Take off with Air France on non-stop flights to Athens, Stockholm and Ibiza on departure from Marseille

To meet high demand during the summer, Air France will serve Athens, Stockholm and Ibiza with non-stop flights on departure from Marseille as from 24 July 2017. In this way, the Company’s customers will benefit from three new summer routes served up to 4 times weekly. These flights will be...

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AIR FRANCE presents a draft agreement to the pilot unions

Following two weeks of negotiations since December, Air France management this morning presented a draft agreement to the pilot unions, SNPL and SPAF. It is open for signature until 24 February. This period could be extended if the unions opt for a consultation with the pilots. This draft agreement should enable the creation of the “NewCo”, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air France. W...

Arabian Gulf airlines a target as Trump vows ‘phenomenal’ tax aid for US carriers

The US president Donald Trump assured US airline executives that his administration would help them to compete with foreign carriers that he said are subsidised by their governments, and promised infrastructure upgrades, lower regulation and tax relief. "We have obsolete airports and train systems and bad roads," Mr Trump said in a meeting on Thursday with the companies and airport le...

Lufthansa A350-900: the world’s most modern long-haul airplane makes an appearance at Frankfurt Airport

Tuesday, a very special guest made its debut at Frankfurt Airport. The world’s first Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 landed at the Rhine-Main airport at 11:34 a.m. Staff on board the plane with the special flight number LH350 were busy testing ground and cabin procedures. Because in three days, the...

airBaltic to Launch Riga – Kazan

The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Kazan, Russia on April 26, 2017. The new route will offer convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to open Kazan &nda...

Avinco awarded exclusive remarketing mandate from China Airlines to place 3x B747-400F

Avinco has been awarded an exclusive remarketing mandate to place three Freighter Boeing 747-400F on behalf of China Airlines. MSN 30760 and 30761 are 2000 vintage & MSN 30762 is 2001 vintage. All three aircraft were originally built as freighters with nose cargo door and are GE (CF...

KLM Returns to London City Airport for the first time in almost 8 years

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and London City Airport launched a new route between London City and Amsterdam, with the inaugural flight landing at 07:20 this morning. The first flight from Airport Amsterdam Schiphol received a festive welcome at London City Airport with the aircraft flying Dutch...

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Piper appoints veteran industry executive Drew McEwen to vice president, international and direct sales

Piper Aircraft Inc. has appointed General Aviation industry veteran, Drew McEwen, to Vice President International and Direct Sales, where he will lead Piper Aircraft’s global, and factory direct sales efforts focused on growing its trainer business and the international distribution network for the Company. Additionally, Drew will oversee the factory direct sales team for fleet, trainer, and...

JetLease Capital is pleased to announce the addition of Kenneth Parzygnat to their team!

Kenneth has successfully closed his second transaction since joining the JetLease Capital Team!   Kenneth has served in financial capacities for over 20 years assuming positions ranging from entrepreneur of his own startup distribution company to being the Chief Operating Officer of a well-respected consulting firm for institutional investors. He deals with firms in alternative finance prima...

TAG Aviation SA Appoints Vladimir Velebit as Manager of the Charter Services Department in Geneva

TAG Aviation SA has today announced the appointment of Vladimir Velebit as Manager of the Charter Department based in Geneva.  Mr Velebit will lead the ongoing development of TAG Geneva’s Charter department and undertake responsibility for managing the growing number of clients in this p...

Alsace's air gate - point of view of Catherine Trautmann

It is always a special honour to find out most important on development tendencies from people who have significant experience luggage. This time we had an amazing opportunity to meet Mrs Catherine Trautmann, former mayor of Strasbourg, who is now Vice-president of Eurometropole, In charge of econom...

airberlin Board appoints new CEO

airberlin has announced that Thomas Winkelmann (57) will become the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of airberlin group. Mr. Winkelmann will take over as CEO of Air Berlin PLC from 1 February, 2017, assuming full accountability for all group activities. He will succeed Stefan...

Dassault Aviation Appoints Damien Farret Director, Falcon Customer Relations and Field Service

Dassault Aviation has appointed Damien Farret, Director Customer Relations and Field Service. He replaces Eloi Dufour, who was named, Director Aircraft Delivery & Pre-Owned Management. In his new position, Farret will lead the entire front line customer support organization for Europe, Mid...

GE Aviation’s Five-Year Investment in U.S. Operations Exceeds $4 Billion

Buoyed by record production on a new-generation of jet engines, engine components and aircraft systems, GE Aviation investments reached $4.3 billion in its expanding U.S. operations during 2011-2016 with another $1.1 billion invested in its international sites. The U.S. investments include $214 million to establish five new plants in Ellisville, Mississippi; Auburn, Alabama; Asheville, North Ca...

Moody's: Continued robust demand for aircraft will support aircraft financing in 2017

New commercial aircraft funding requirements will continue to grow at a steady pace in 2017 on the back of robust expansion in the global aircraft fleet, Moody’s Investors Service says in a new report. Growth in the availability and trading of mid-life and older aircraft will further sustain the need for financing, and funding sources will remain abundant. More than 1,300 aircraft are sch...

Azur Drones has a leading position on the civilian drones market

After raising two initial amounts for a total fund of €4.5 million in 2016, Azur Drones, a pioneer in the civilian drone sector, has raised an additional €2 million to accelerate its growth and confirm its leading position on the civilian drones market. Azur Drones is also confirming i...

Ryanair Issues €750m Eurobond At 1.125% Fixed For 6.5 Years

Ryanair announced that it has issued a 6.5 year, €750m, Eurobond at a fixed coupon of 1.125%. Ryanair is rated BBB+ (stable) by both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings. These ratings reflect the ratings of Ryanair’s business model which as a long established track record of pro...

Spirit Aero's quarterly revenue hurt by lower deliveries to Boeing

Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly revenue on Wednesday as its biggest customer, Boeing Co, faces slowing demand for jetliners. Spirit's shares were down 4.59 percent to $57.30 in morning trading. Quarterly revenue was hurt by lowe...

JR Technologies and IATA Join Forces to Deliver Innovative Payment Solutions

JR Technologies has entered into an agreement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to design, develop, host, and operate the IATA Financial Gateway (IFG) payment solution - a turn-key information technology solution by IATA that will simplify the travel services suppliers shopping...