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Brazil’s LABACE 2016 Show Set To Open in São Paulo

The 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) is set to open on Tuesday at São Paulo Conghonhas Airport. The three-day event is organized by Brazilian business aviation group ABAG, which believes that the industry is now set to resume a growth trend that has been interrupted by the country’s economic troubles. Brazilian companies...

Serbian students complete first phase of engineering training in the UAE

A group of students from Belgrade in Serbia have completed the first phase of their engineering training in the United Arab Emirates and will now commence the next stage of their practical learning with Etihad Airways Engineering. The students are from one of several batches of engineering trainees who have undertaken their training in the UAE. Italian and Seychellois graduates are also moving...

CargoLogicAir signs B747-400 maintenance contract with Volga-Dnepr Gulf

CargoLogicAir, the new British cargo airline, has signed an agreement with Volga-Dnepr Gulf to perform C-check maintenance on its Boeing 747-400 freighter. The London Stansted-based cargo airline, a partner of Volga-Dnepr Group, has been performing charter services and servicing an ACMI ...

Aeroflot Expands Fleet with Two New Airbus A321s

Aeroflot has taken delivery of two new A321s equipped with aerodynamic wing-tips known as Sharklets. All A321 aircraft are named in honour of outstanding Russian people who contributed a lot to artistic, cultural and scientific development. VP-BAX bears the name of Sviatoslav Richter, a p...

Bell Helicopter to feature trio of aircraft at LABACE 2016

Bell Helicopter announced its joint participation with sister company Textron Aviation at the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) held August 30 through September 1 at Aeroporto de Congonhas at São Paulo, Brazil. Leadership from Bell Helicopter a...

Stratajet offers Embraer Legacy 500 for charter through Centreline partnership

Now customers of Stratajet can charter the only UK registered Embraer Legacy 500.  Flights on the Legacy 500 can booked thanks to Stratajet’s partnership with Centreline. The addition of the Legacy 500 expands the availability of the aircraft management and charter company’s fleet to nine airc...

TAG Aviation’s B757 makes a rare visit during Farnborough International Airshow

TAG Aviation’s luxury B757 made a rare visit during this year’s Farnborough International Airshow (FIAS), with the distinctive high-gloss ‘black pearl’ touching down on the tarmac, following a number of very successful international private charters over the summer. The besp...

Airlander 10: Longest aircraft damaged during flight

The world's longest aircraft - the Airlander 10 - has been damaged after nosediving on landing during its second test flight. The 302ft (92m) long aircraft - which is part plane and part airship - was damaged during the flight from Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire. The £25m craft...

Rejuvenated Qantas Eyes More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Qantas Airways Ltd. could potentially more than quadruple its fleet of Boeing Co. Dreamliners as long as the first few aircraft generate a profit, Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said. Australia’s largest carrier is due to receive the first of its eight Dreamliners at the end of 2017, an...

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TAG Aviation’s B757 makes a rare visit during Farnborough International Airshow

TAG Aviation’s luxury B757 made a rare visit during this year’s Farnborough International Airshow (FIAS), with the distinctive high-gloss ‘black pearl’ touching down on the tarmac, following a number of very successful international private charters over the summer. The bespoke B757 recently completed one eight day private charter and four pre-season private charters for s...

Gogo Business Aviation Now Enabling Open Router Environment

Gogo Business Aviation, a leader in connected airplanes, has embarked on an initiative to enable operators, dealers and installers to equip their aircraft with approved routers from third-party manufacturers that best suit their individual needs and preferences on the Gogo Biz network. The move is part of a larger initiative to provide a more open ecosystem, enabling a wider array of router option...

Emperor Aviation strengthens its fleet by the new Gulfstream G650

Emperor Aviation company, the first Maltese operator active in the Russian business aviation market received the new long-range Gulfstream G650 into operation. Niche specialists carried out complete follow up of the building process of the aircraft at the plant in Savannah, USA which lasted more tha...

Customers engage Erickson for estimated $18 million two-year contract in Malaysia

Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected to provide timber harvesting aerial services to Asiatic Heli-Logging SDN BHD and Hormat Jadi SDN BHD in Sabah, Malaysia, beginning September 2016 for an annual $9 million a year total combined contract value....

Antonov transports Bristow's S-92s from New Iberia to Norway

On August 15, 2016, an Antonov 124, one of the largest aircraft in the world, arrived at Bristow's New Iberia base to transport two Sikorsky S-92s to Norway. In preparation of the aircraft movement, Bristow’s maintenance crew in Galliano completed the Bristow Continuous Airworthiness Ma...

VistaJet: demand for business travel remains strong despite global economic uncertainties

VistaJet, the global leader in business aviation, today announced that despite global economic uncertainty, it has delivered continued growth over the past six months, and had its biggest ever quarter in the three months to June 2016. Global flight traffic was up 23% in the first six months of the y...

Bell Helicopter to feature trio of aircraft at LABACE 2016

Bell Helicopter announced its joint participation with sister company Textron Aviation at the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) held August 30 through September 1 at Aeroporto de Congonhas at São Paulo, Brazil. Leadership from Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available in chalet 5112 to discuss their state-of-the-art product lineu...

Airlander 10: Longest aircraft damaged during flight

The world's longest aircraft - the Airlander 10 - has been damaged after nosediving on landing during its second test flight. The 302ft (92m) long aircraft - which is part plane and part airship - was damaged during the flight from Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire. The £25m craft sustained damage to its cockpit when it hit the ground at about 11:00 BST. HAV, the developer, sa...

Chapman Freeborn and Volga-Dnepr deliver logistics support for Solar Impulse 2’s historic round-the-world trip

Solar Impulse 2’s historic mission to become the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the globe and to showcase that clean technologies can achieve the impossible was successfully achieved with the logistics support of Chapman Freeborn and Volga-Dnepr Airlines. The Solar Impulse 2 (Si2)...

Employees of Ground Handler Firm Threaten Fast-unto-Death

At least 1,800 employees of Cambata Aviation Private Limited (CAPL), the country’s oldest private ground handler, have threatened a fast-unto-death on Monday at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai, demanding payment of pending salaries and policy clearance. This co...

Bombardier gets ready for JetExpo

Bombardier once again will take an active part in Jet Expo 2016 Moscow exhibition, which will start on September 8 in Moscow  at „Vnukovo-3” airport . This year, two business jet will be presented to Russian clients: Challenger 650 and Global 6000. "We see Russia as a ke...

CNN Announces 'CNN Air' Dedicated Drone Unit

Cable television news organization CNN has launched CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN Air), its first dedicated drone unit. CNN Air will employ two full-time unmanned aircraft systems operators “to fully integrate aerial imagery and reporting across all&n...

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Rejuvenated Qantas Eyes More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Qantas Airways Ltd. could potentially more than quadruple its fleet of Boeing Co. Dreamliners as long as the first few aircraft generate a profit, Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said. Australia’s largest carrier is due to receive the first of its eight Dreamliners at the end of 2017, and hasoptions and purchase rightso buy another 45 of the long-range, fuel-efficient aircraft....

Airlines get freedom to operate flights between US and Mexico

Most restrictions on flights between the United States and Mexico will lift on Sunday, a change expected to bring more options and possibly lower prices for travellers. American, Delta and Southwest have already announced that they will offer new flights across the border later this year. United is watching the demand for flights and will respond accordingly, a spokesman said. The US and Mex...

British Airways Takes Off With China Eastern Airlines

British Airways is set to gain access to the domestic Chinese market as it launches a new partnership with Shanghai-based carrier, China Eastern Airlines. With its gleaming skyscrapers and ancient temples China is more accessible than ever before as the British carrier will start selling flights to...

Wizz Air Opens Its Sibiu Base

Wizz Air and Romania’s largest airline today celebrates the major milestone of opening its seventh Romanian base in Sibiu and starting four new routes from Sibiu to Nuremberg, Madrid, Milan Bergamo and Munich Memmingen. With the four new flights starting over the weekend, WIZZ, de...

Qatar Airways bird strike at Istanbul causes engine fire

A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s main airport Thursday after an engine caught fire, the airline said, blaming a “bird strike” for the blaze. Video footage showed flames spitting out of the left engine of the Airb...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo welcomes A350 capacity boost

Virgin Atlantic’s new US$4.4 billion order for 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft will mark the arrival of the most capable cargo aircraft in its fleet. The airline, which announced the order at last month’s Farnborough International Airshow 2016 in the UK, says the investment demonstrates...

Russian Helicopters holding plans to establish service center in Iran

The Russian Helicopters holding is intensively working up a question to establish an authorized technical maintenance center in Iran with the Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC), according to the holding's Deputy Director General, Alexander Shcherbinin. "The Russian Helicopters company is discussing the potential supply of Ka-226T and Ansat light utility helicopter...

Rolls-Royce wins $1.5bn Trent 700 order from China Eastern Airlines

Rolls-Royce has won a $1.5bn order from China Eastern Airlines for Trent 700 engines to power 15 Airbus A330 aircraft. The order also includes long-term TotalCare® engine support services. The aircraft are in addition to the 51 Trent 700 powered A330s that China Eastern Airlines already operates. The Trent 700 delivers the best fuel burn, emissions and noise performance, resulting in mar...

Airbus Helicopters delivers the first H175 to be operated in the Americas

The new 7-ton class helicopter has now arrived in Mexico, where it has joined the fleet of Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, a company specialized in air transport services for the energy industry in the Gulf of Mexico. This makes Transportes Aéreos Pegaso the first company to operate this ne...

Moscow, Tehran negotiating supply of Ansat, Ka-226T helicopters to Iran

The Russian Helicopters holding (subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation) is in negotiations with the Iranian colleagues on the supply of the light helicopters Ansat and Kamov Ka-226T for Iran’s Health Ministry, Deputy Director General of the holding Alexander Shcherbinin said on Tuesday. &q...

Cessna Citation Longitude moves closer to first flight with ground engine tests

Cessna Aircraft Company announced it has completed initial ground engine tests on the Citation Longitude’s Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines, paving the way for first flight of the prototype aircraft in the coming weeks. The test verified the functionality of the engine start,...

Piper receives EASA approval of M500

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced it has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), for the Piper M500, clearing the way for the innovative aircraft to enter into service on the European register. “EASA certification is an important milestone allowing us to kick off a maj...

CargoLogicAir signs B747-400 maintenance contract with Volga-Dnepr Gulf

CargoLogicAir, the new British cargo airline, has signed an agreement with Volga-Dnepr Gulf to perform C-check maintenance on its Boeing 747-400 freighter. The London Stansted-based cargo airline, a partner of Volga-Dnepr Group, has been performing charter services and servicing an ACMI contract since being awarded its Air Operator Certificate by the UK Civil Aviation Authority at the...

Boeing offers sneak peak of new T-X trainer

After photos leaked of Northrop Grumman and BAE System’s new T-X trainer offering, Boeing and Saab revealed their own T-X sneak peak this week. A few shadowy glimpses of the trainer appeared over four videos posted on Boeing’s new T-X website over the weekend. The clean sheet design has two engine inlets, a high mounted wing and a conventional, vertical tail. That design marks a dep...

Jet Aviation installs its first advanced aviation dishwasher in Basel

Jet Aviation recently installed its first cutting-edge in-flight dishwasher (ADW 600) that was developed in-house at its Basel facility to support all aircraft types. The ADW 600 was successfully installed in Basel on a VVIP Airbus 330-200ER. The Aviation DishWasher (ADW 600) was installed by Jet...

Lufthansa Technik: Component services for China Airlines' new Airbus A350 fleet

Lufthansa Technik and Taiwan based airline China Airlines have comprehensively expanded their partnership by entering into a new  long term agreement for component services (Total Component Support, TCS®) for China Airlines Airbus A350 fleet. According to the contract, the Hamb...

GKN aims to fly high in China's growing aerospace industry

Engineering group GKN is hoping to leverage its recent acquisition of Fokker to build a foothold in China’s burgeoning aerospace sector. The country is forecast to be the fastest growing aviation market in the world over the next 20 years, and China’s nascent aerospace industry could...

AAR Extends Reach in Middle East with flydubai PBH Contract

AAR , a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and integrated supply chain solutions worldwide, has signed a long-term, multimillion-dollar contract to provide power-by-the-hour (PBH) component inventory management and repair services to Dubai-based flydubai. The agreement represents a signif...

Fitch: Commercial Aircraft Delivery Outlook Intact Despite Order Slowdown

Fitch Rating’s large commercial aircraft (LCA) delivery outlook for 2016 and 2017 is intact despite some weakness in parts of the widebody aircraft market, delivery deferrals across most regions of the airline industry, and a likely decline in new orders in 2016 compared to 2015. While Fitch is more cautious than at the beginning of the year, the record order backlog combined with other s...

Profit up at Etihad Indian partner Jet

India airline Jet Airways, a member of the Etihad Airways partnership, reported a surge in operating profit in the first quarter of the 2016-17 financial year, but warned intense competition in the air travel market would continue into the second half. The operating profit leapt by 124 per cent to US$33 million in the three months to June end for India’s second-largest carrier, boosted by...

Lufthansa Cargo takes over time:matters Group

Lufthansa Cargo took over complete ownership of the time:matters Group, experts in global sameday delivery and time-critical international spare part logistics. The cargo airline, which spun off time:matters as a subsidiary in 2002, had already held a 49 per cent share. The majority 51 per cent shar...

Ilyushin Finance Co has reduced the number of ordered CS300 from 32 to 20 aircrafts

The leasing company "Ilyushin Finance Co". (IFC) has reduced the number of ordered Bombardier CS300 from 32 to 20 aircrafts. The delivery is expected in late 2018. The parties explain this adjustments differently. According to Bombardier's opinion Russian customers consider new mark...

Oman Air Agrees Sale And Leaseback Arrangement With Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

As Oman Air continues its ambitious fleet and network expansion plan, the airline has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd for the sale and leaseback of two new B737-800 aircraft. The first of the two aircraft was delivered on 25th July and the second is expec...

Flexjet Buys UK-based FlairJet in Euro Expansion Bid

Flexjet Ltd., the UK subsidiary of U.S. based Flexjet, today announced the acquisition of aircraft charter management firm FlairJet from Marshall Aerospace to expand the fractional provider’s footprint into Europe, using a fleet of eight Nextant 400XTis, as well as Flairjet’s existing fl...

Delta and Virgin Atlantic to fully co-locate at Heathrow Terminal 3

Delta Air Lines will operate exclusively from London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3, effective September 14, 2016. Delta and Virgin Atlantic will now operate from the same terminal making it easier for customers to manage their travel plans including any last-minute flight changes. Delta will transfer its Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights from Term...

Air India successfully introduces Ahmedabad to Newark via London flight

Air India commenced the first ever flight between Ahmedabad to Newark via London. The Flight AI 171 took off from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport 22.08.16 at 05:00 hrs. The flight is receiving immense response from the passengers and not only the inaugural flight but all bookings till September,16 are sold out. The first passenger to check in was handed the boarding pass by Chief...

Ryanair launches Liverpool-Bari route

Ryanair announced a new route from Liverpool to Bari, with a twice weekly service beginning in March 2017, the first route of Ryanair’s Liverpool summer 2017 schedule, which will be launched in full soon. Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce a new...

Kalashnikov gunmaker opens store at Moscow's largest airport

Kalashnikov Group incorporated in the State Corporation Rostec has opened its first branded shop to sell non-licensed products. Starting today, the goods are available to be purchased in Sheremetyevo Airport, 3nd floor, Aeroexpress Terminal. The branded Kalashnikov store with the t...

easyJet announces new ski route to Sweden from London Gatwick

easyJet, Europe’s leading and Gatwick’s largest airline, has announced a new route from London Gatwick to Åre Östersund Airport, Sweden which will commence on 11 December 2016 and is expected to be especially popular with skiers and snowboarders. The new route will be easyJ...

Etihad Airways bridges Abu Dhabi with Venice

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will expand its services to Italy with a daily flight to Venice Marco Polo Airport. The new service will begin from 30 October 2016 and be served by an Airbus A319, offering 16 seats in Business and 90 in Economy. Together with Ali...

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Her story: Aga Tone, female pilot with Norway's Nor Aviation

On May 30, 2016, Norwegian aerial work and passenger transport provider Nor Aviation received its third H125 in Marignane, France. On the occasion of the delivery, female flight operations manager and pilot Aga Tone sat down to chat with Airbus Helicopters about her experience as a woman in the helicopter world. What led you to become a helicopter pilot? My father was an avionics technic...

Volga-Dnepr Group reports changes in the management team

Executive President of AirBridgeCargo Airlines LLC resigns after three years of work in accordance with mutual agreements. Denis V. Ilyin started his management career in AirBridgeCargo Airlines LLC as Director of Operations. From 2006 till 2008 he worked as General Director of the Airline and later rejoined AirBridgeCargo team in 2013 to hold the position of Executive Presi...

Air Partner appoints Seth Rotman as Director of Business Development in the US

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Seth Rotman as Director of Business Development in the US. Seth will also work with the Private Jets arm of Cabot Aviation, Air Partner’s global aircraft remarketing division. Seth will be based in Fort...

Cristiano Ronaldo to have airport named after him

Cristiano Ronaldo is to have an airport named after him on his native island of Madeira after Portugal's Euro 2016 success. The Real Madrid star already has a bronze statue, a museum and a hotel bearing his name in the island's capital city of Funchal, but will soon see the main airport r...

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X signed for operation in Bolivia

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Mr. Rodrigo Gutíerrez for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The aircraft will be used for personal corporate transport. The agreement was signed in Bolivia by Mr. Gutíerrez who ow...

Global Jet Capital announces appointment of Matthias Müller as sales director for Europe

Global Jet Capital, a provider of financing solutions for large-cabin, long-range business jets, has announced the appointment of Matthias Müller as Sales Director for Europe. Müller, who officially commenced his role on 1st July, has more than 25 years’ experience in the business...