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CAAC, EASA, ICAO Technology Sharing 4th Civil Aviation Training Industry Forum 2018 was successfully held

The "13th Five-Year Plan" and the "Belt and Road" strategy of the country's layout have provided unprecedented opportunities for development and a good environment for the China civil aviation training industry. In the next 20 years, the demand for new civil aviation pilots, service technicians and flight attendants in the Asia-Pacific region is the highest in the worl...

New flights to Tashkent, Uzbekistan from London, Paris and Frankfurt for Summer 2019 by Air Astana

Air Astana, the Skytrax award-winning national carrier of Kazakhstan, is pleased to offer new through flights to Tashkent, Uzbekistan via its Astana hub from London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris CDG from the start of its summer schedule on 29th March 2019.  Tashkent flights originating from London Heathrow will run three times weekly; from Frankfurt four times per week and twice a...

Eclipse Group announces its world exclusive Ka-band Connectivity Bundle

The system, targeted at VIP and Government wide and narrow-body aircraft, comes with a complimentary connectivity system consultation. Eclipse Group is the only company in the world offering a cabin connectivity bundle specifically for VIP and Government wide-and narrow-body aircraft. The In...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 4 million passengers during eleven months of 2018

During eleven months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 4.1 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 9 percent.  National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 1 million 756,000 passengers, while national low-cost ai...

IS-BAH accreditation for ExecuJet’s Lagos FBO

ExecuJet FBO facility in Lagos, Nigeria, has achieved IS-BAH Stage I accreditation. The announcement was made at MEBAA, where Execujet, as a part of Luxaviation Group can be found at Chalet 598. The facility becomes ExecuJet’s eleventh FBO worldwide to be recognised with the accolade,...

Now, where was the turbulence?

A good flight is the one that is on time and has not been whipped around by turbulence. Here Swedish AVTECH comes into the picture with its advanced technology to predict invisible turbulence and bad weather. It’s the only weather service on the market based on the high definition weather data...

MJet becomes first ACJ customer for Skywise

MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will store, access, manage, and analyse selected Airbus data together with its own data and global benchmarks...

Daher TBM 930’s latest features in “The magic touch” video

The most recent features and functionality on the TBM 930 – the high-end model in Daher’s very fast turboprop aircraft family – are spotlighted in a new video: “TBM 930 - The Magic Touch,” available on the Daher TBM YouTube channel at: http://bit.ly/TheMagicTouchVi...

First ALSIM Simulator in Ireland: Atlantic Flight Training Academy selects ALSIM AL42 Device

Alsim is very pleased to announce the sale of an AL42 VI simulator to Atlantic Flight Training Academy, a flight school located in Cork, Ireland. This will be first Alsim simulator in the country. The device, an exact replica of the Diamond DA42, will be delivered during the firs...

MJet becomes first ACJ customer for Skywise

MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will store, access, manage, and analyse selected Airbus data together with its own data and global benchmarks without the need for additional infrastructure investments. This service will provide MJet new i...

Daher TBM 930’s latest features in “The magic touch” video

The most recent features and functionality on the TBM 930 – the high-end model in Daher’s very fast turboprop aircraft family – are spotlighted in a new video: “TBM 930 - The Magic Touch,” available on the Daher TBM YouTube channel at: http://bit.ly/TheMagicTouchVideo.  Enhancements available with the TBM 930 flight deck’s latest software version in...

Dassault Falcon 8X in the spotlight at MEBAA 2018

Ultra-long range Falcon 8X, new Falcon 6X driving Middle East sales. Dassault Aviation will highlight its ultra-long range Falcon 8X and new Falcon 6X ultra widebody twinjet at the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show and exhibition, which opens on December 10...

Lithuanian Air Force renews Dauphin HCare Infinite contract

Fleet of three AS365 N3+ has achieved 97% average availability over three years The Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its fleet of three Dauphin AS365 N3+ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters following achievement of 97% avera...

Longest-Range Business Jet Ever with BBJ 777X

Airplane can connect virtually any two cities in the world Boeing Business Jets also announces new order for its best-selling BBJ MAX  Boeing Business Jets today announced it is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than half way around the world wi...

The Embraer “Shark” E190-E2 Jet Completes World Tour

The Embraer E190-E2 jet with a shark livery completed its five-month global demonstration tour. With a kickoff at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK, in July of this year, the E190-E2 jet tour visited 39 countries, presenting the airplane to 120 airlines in 68 cities. The E190-E2 jet traveled more th...

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Metrojet appoints Captain Denzil White as Managing Director, aircraft Management and Charter

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited is very pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Denzil White, as Managing Director, Aircraft Management and Charter, with effect from 1 January 2019. Denzil will assume responsibility for the management and business development of Metrojet’s Aircraft Management, Charter and Flight Operations. “I am very excited about joining Gary Dolski and th...

Lilium makes a series of key hires from Airbus 
 and Audi

Lilium, the disruptive aviation startup developing a revolutionary on-demand air mobility service, has announced today a series of key appointments. Mirko Reuter, formerly Head of Automated Driving at Audi AG, is joining the team as Head of Autonomous Flight at Lilium. Jakob Waeschenbach, formerly Head Of Equipment Installation at Airbus, is joining the team as Head of Aircraft...

Avionica Names Anthony Rios Chief Operating Officer

 Avionica announced that vice president of sales Anthony Rios has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Rios is charged with driving strategic prioritization and accountability for Avionica, with a focus on operational excellence.  "Tony is a seasoned and trusted...

80 years since female crew honored for record nonstop cross-country mission

Eighty years ago, on November 2, 1938 the Soviet Union’s Central Executive Committee (abbreviated as TsIK in Russian - the country’s supreme legislative and governing body at that time) for the first time awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union to three women nominees. The coun...

Graham Williamson Leaves TAG Aviation to Embark Upon New Quest

Graham Williamson, President of the Aircraft Management and Charter Division for TAG Aviation Europe, has made the decision to leave his position, effective end of October. Mr Williamson has played a pivotal role in the development and success of TAG Aviation since he joined the organisation back...

Airbus Board of Directors Selects Guillaume Faury Future Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has selected Guillaume Faury as future Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Faury, 50, who currently serves as President Airbus Commercial Aircraft, will succeed Tom Enders, 59, who remains CEO until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) o...

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Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 4 million passengers during eleven months of 2018

During eleven months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 4.1 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 9 percent.  National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 1 million 756,000 passengers, while national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 411,000 passengers. 3.54 million passengers (86 percent of passen...

Now, where was the turbulence?

A good flight is the one that is on time and has not been whipped around by turbulence. Here Swedish AVTECH comes into the picture with its advanced technology to predict invisible turbulence and bad weather. It’s the only weather service on the market based on the high definition weather data from UK’s Met Office.  AVTECH was formerly a research institute and not an actual dev...

Norwegian reports strong passenger growth in November

Norwegian reported strong passenger growth as it carried almost 2.9 million passengers in November, an increase of 14 percent compared to the same month previous year.  Norwegian carried2,877,549 passengers in November, an increase of 357,329 passengers (14 percent) compared to the same...

New Direct Business-Class flight between NEW YORK and NICE by LA COMPAGNIE

Boutique airline expands service with seasonal flights between New York and Nice beginning May 2019 Four years after launching as an exclusively business-class boutique airline with unbeatable fares between New York and Paris, La Compagnie has announced the launch of a new seasonal rout...

Buta Airways replenished its fleet with another Embraer E-190

Azerbaijan's low-cost airline Buta Airways received another new Embraer E-190, which was delivered to the airline’s fleet directly from the manufacturer in Brazil. It is the eighth in the low-cost airline’s fleet and will allow add more flights to the most popular destinations in...

First Embraer E190-E2 For Air Astana Arrives In Kazakhstan

The first new generation Embraer E190-E2 for Air Astana arrived at Nursultan Nazarbayev International airport in Astana yesterday, following ferry flights from the manufacturer’s factory in São José dos Campos, Brazil. This is the first of five Embraer E190-E2 aircraft scheduled...

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IS-BAH accreditation for ExecuJet’s Lagos FBO

ExecuJet FBO facility in Lagos, Nigeria, has achieved IS-BAH Stage I accreditation. The announcement was made at MEBAA, where Execujet, as a part of Luxaviation Group can be found at Chalet 598. The facility becomes ExecuJet’s eleventh FBO worldwide to be recognised with the accolade, signifying the operator’s universal approach to outstanding safety management and service.&nbs...

ExecuJet looks forward to upturn in Middle East activity in 2019

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is exhibiting for the seventh time at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Show, from 10-12 December 2018, at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport (Chalet 598). Mike Berry, Exec. VP Aviation Services and VP Middle East, Luxaviation Group, says: “The Middle Eastern business aviation market has been slow for the pa...

Jetex becomes The Exclusive Dealer In The Middle East Region For Hi-Tech New HondaJet

Jetex is bringing the next-generation in advanced private jets to the Middle East after striking an agreement with Honda Aircraft Company to become the exclusive authorized dealer for the region. The deal means Jetex is now the manufacturer’s sole representative for the new HondaJet offerin...

Executive protection option for Planet Nine Private Air clients

Planet Nine Private Air (P9PA), the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator announced a newly ratified collaboration with T&M Protection Resources, LLC (‘T&M’) to provide personal protection for its international customers.  Planet Nine is offering the T&M...

First Global Program for Wine in the Air by VistaJet

VistaJet announced the launch of The VistaJet Wine Program, the most expansive and engaging experience of wine, designed to enhance the exploration of the world of wine on its aircraft and at world destinations. VistaJet Founder and Chairman, Thomas Flohr is an avid collector and invest...

SACAA Industry Awards 2018 for ExecuJet Africa

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is celebrating winning the Aviation Customer Services and the People Development Awards at the 2018 South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) Industry Awards. ExecuJet also came runner-up in the Aviation Support Services category. The awards recognise...

20 FBOs of Jet Aviation received IS-BAH™ Stage 2 Safety Registration at MEBAA

Jet Aviation received International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage 2 Safety Registration from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) for 20 of its FBOs across EMEA and the Americas. The company intends to achieve IS-BAH Standard registration for its new Hawker Pacific and KLM Jet Center FBOs in 2019. IBAC Program Director for IS-BAH, Terry Yeomans, pr...

Successful year of Falcon Aviation Highlighted at MEBAA 2018

New Dubai DWC facility shaping up to be Premier Business Jet MRO base Formal opening of DWC MRO hangar in Q1 2019 Formulates Turboprop Aircraft MRO at Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi  Falcon Aviation is excited to be returning to MEBAA 2018 this week (10th to 12th December) on Stand 593 at Dubai World Central, where it will be talking up a raft of new developments it has...

Air BP showcases its technical services capabilities and general aviation expertise at MEBAA 2018

Air BP returns to MEBAA as sponsor to showcase its technical services capabilities and general aviation expertise in the region. A new, dedicated general aviation fuel terminal at Al Maktoum International airport (DWC) is set to open in 2019 with Air BP taking a lead role in its design.&nbs...

BUSINESS AVIATION DESCENDING INTO DUBAI

MEBAA Show and MEBAA Conference Dubai  The opening of the eighth MEBAA Show at DWC, Airshow Site marks the culmination of two years of anticipation from the business aviation community. Featuring the MEBAA Conference Dubai, which takes place on days two and three of the show, the return of t...

GULFSTREAM TO DEBUT CLASS-LEADING G500 AND G600 AT MEBAA SHOW 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 will make their first appearance at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) airshow Dec. 10-12 in Dubai. These all-new aircraft will join the Gulf...

Inmarsat crowned ‘World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider’ for second consecutive year

Highly-prestigious accolade, announced at World Travel Awards 2018, voted by leading travel and tourism executives worldwide in recognition of ’gold standard’ solutions  Inmarsat has been named ‘World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider’ for the se...

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Safran shareholders meeting approves the merger of Zodiac Aerospace into Safran with 99.88% voting in favor

Safran's (Euronext Paris: SAF) shareholders were invited to consider mainly the plan to merge Zodiac Aerospace into Safran at a meeting on November 27, 2018. All the resolutions submitted to the shareholders' vote were approved. Following presentations by Safran of the merger plan and notably the reports of the merger appraisers concluding that the exchange ratio is fair, the shareholde...

CDB Aviation and Evelop Airlines Sign Lease Agreement for One A330-300 Aircraft

CDB Aviation announced that the company entered into a lease agreement with Palma de Mallorca-based Evelop Airlines (“Evelop”), covering one Airbus A330-300 aircraft.  “We are pleased to welcome our new customer, Evelop Airlines, to CDB Aviation’s rapidly expanding European customer base,” said CDB Aviation Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Hannigan. &ldqu...

BigBlank, the startup studio dedicated to creating the travel of tomorrow

BigBlank plans to launch its first startup by Q1 2019, thanks to unprecedented expertise and resources Created in June 2018, BigBlank, the startup studio dedicated to tomorrow’s travel and travellers, unveils its business operations. With a core team of 12 people - travel experts and entrep...

ExecuJet celebrates strong Q4 in Europe with extended fleet

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is celebrating a strong conclusion to 2018 with the signing of four new aircraft in Europe.  The business aviation operator has engaged the management of a Bombardier Challenger 605 and an Embraer Phenom 300, both available for full charter servic...

Airspace Technologies Raises $20 Million Series B Led by Scale Venture Partners

Airspace Technologies, the company that is digitizing air cargo and time-critical logistics, announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series B funding to expand globally and accelerate its next-generation delivery network and enterprise software platform. The round was led by ...

CDB Aviation Takes Delivery of Its 100th A320 Family Aircraft from Airbus

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced today the company took delivery of its 100th Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The A320neo aircraft, which will be operated by India’s low-cost carrier Go Ai...

DIOR and Qatar Duty Free Launch World Exclusive DIOR LES PARFUMS Podium at Hamad International Airport

Inspired by the love of perfume, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) and Parfums Christian Dior have launched a Dior Les Parfums Podium at Hamad International Airport (HIA), designed as a tribute to fragrance creation. The podium invites customers to enjoy an immersive and multisensorial experience, introducing them to Dior places of inspiration, creation & expertise. The launch of the podium was commemo...

First non-stop air service between New Zealand and Chicago takes flight

Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight NZ26 between Auckland and Chicago departed around 5pm 30.11.18. and is scheduled to land at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport around 1.00pm local time. With a flight time of approximately 15 hours northbound and just over 16 hours southbound, the flight is Air New Zealand’s longest, taking over from Auckland-Houston which ha...

LOT Won the Contest of the Business Flight from Vilnius to London

From the spring of the next year, LOT Polish Airlines will be flying passengers from Vilnius to one of the world's largest financial centres in London City, after winning the international public contest of Lithuanian Airports. The purpose of this unique contest was to remove the geographical ba...

JetWash takes up residence at London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill is announcing specialist aircraft cleaning company, JetWash, is opening an office in the airport’s new Terminal Hangar 2. JetWash, which offers a wide range of valet services for every type of executive jet, will be one of the first tenants to take up residence in the han...

IT investment in China's airports and airlines rises with cybersecurity the number one priority

Survey shows increased investment in IT to manage China’s fast-growing industry Airports in China are increasingly investing in technology to equip new airports and terminals and manage rising passenger numbers. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China show that as airlin...

New initiative of Lithuanian Airports opens additional opportunities for national business and tourism

Generating changes through joint efforts. This is what the new initiative introduced by Lithuanian Airports targets at. Blitz sessions is the name given to the project for attracting new airlines and routes when joint efforts of government institutions, municipality organisations, entrepreneurs asso...

Sukhoi Civil triples maintenance centre throughput at Zhukovsky

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co (SCAC), producer of Russia’s Superjet 100 regional jets has, in the space of a year, tripled the capacity of its maintenance operations at its Zhukovsky Centre (Moscow region). Since the beginning of this year, the facility has completed C-checks, service bulletins and customer requests on more than 20 of the aircraft, reveals Pavel Dyachenko, SCAC’s deput...

Russian Helicopters to certify a service center in Egypt in 2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is completing the creation of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center for Mi-8/17 helicopters based at the facilities of Helwan Factory for Developed Industries (HFDI) in Helwan (Egypt). The Holding Company is to certify the MRO center in Egypt in 2019. During the first stage, the center will be carrying out maintenanc...

Airbus ready to roll-out Pilot Cadet Training co-developed with ENAC

Airbus and the French Civil Aviation University, ENAC, have obtained EASA certification for a co-developed ab initio Pilot Cadet Training Programme that will be used by a worldwide network of partner flight schools, starting with the first customer Escuela de Aviacion Mexico (EAM) in Mexico city ear...

FL Technics opens a new warehouse in Asia

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair & overhaul services, has announced further expansion to Asia region by opening a new warehouse in Singapore. The operations started at the beginning of November 2018. "The decision to add a warehouse location in As...

ExecuJet becomes Approved Maintenance Organisation for Bermuda and Aruba in China

ExecuJet Haite is celebrating receiving approval from the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) and the Aruba Department of Civil Aviation (ADCA) to provide full maintenance services at its MRO facility at Tianjin Binhai Airport, China.  ExecuJet Haite is a full-service, state-of-the-art b...

Ryanair Launches New Pilot Training Programme With Sky4U ATO

Ryanair announced a major new training partnership with ATO SKY4u to deliver a Ryanair Airline Pilot Standard (APS MCC) programme in Berlin and Vienna. The partnership will ensure Ryanair continues to attract highly trained professional pilots to support its continued growth across Europe. T...