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Air Partner’s Tony Whitty comments on the wide-body aircraft sales and leasing market

Air Partner’s Remarketing division is currently seeing high levels of narrow-body activity in the aircraft sales and leasing market, but the wide-body sector is very different.  Tony Whitty, Managing Director at Air Partner, comments on what the team is currently seeing in the market, with further details on specific wide-body models below.  “Over the last few years we...

AviaAM Financial Leasing China concludes $500 million Aeroflot project

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, is delighted to announce that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has brought a $500 million-worth aircraft delivery project to a conclusion. Eight brand new aircraft were delivered to Aeroflot -Russian Airlines in total with...

Deer Jet Awarded as World’s “2017 Seven Stars Private Jet”

The Luxury Panel of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards (SSLHLA), made by high profile experts in the fields of luxury hospitality and lifestyle with 330 years of collective experience and knowledge, had selected Deer Jet as the most exceptional brand among nominees including Vis...

Flying Colours Corp. makes a heavy maintenance hat-trick

Flying Colours Corp., the North American MRO business will be talking up its heavy maintenance skills at this year’s NBAA – booth N5908 – as work on three 120-month (8C) maintenance inspections for a trio of Bombardier Global aircraft continues at its Peterborough, ON. fa...

Aeros Flight Training School acquires 2nd Alsim AL42 SIMULATOR

ALSIM is very pleased to announce the sale of a second AL42 FNPT II simulator to Aeros Flight Training for its Gloucester Academy. Aeros ordered their first AL42 last year for their Coventry Headquarters and following a successful trial they have decided to proceed with this second order. The new de...

University of South Wales Launches Aviation Engineering Education at Dubai South

The University of South Wales (USW) has announced that it will deliver degrees to aerospace engineering students as a key partner at the UAE's new Dubai South development.  Dubai South is a planned city of a million people around the new Al Maktoum International Airport. The ai...

Russia exported the first Mi-28NE "Night Hunter" modern attack helicopter with newest defense system

The Russian Helicopters company exported the first Mi-28NE "Night Hunter" modern attack helicopter with an onboard defense system (ODS) protecting it from guided anti-aircraft missiles with infrared homing heads, the company's CEO Andrey Boginsky said Wednesday. "...

Airbus Foundation and the Spanish Red Cross Association to promote the Flying Challenge project

More than 70 volunteers from Airbus and the Red Cross and hundreds of third-year students from five secondary schools in Madrid, Andalusia and Castile-La Mancha will be involved in the programme Airbus Foundation has signed a cooperation agreement with the Spanish Red Cross Associa...

ExecuJet’s Zürich FBO gains IS-BAH Stage II accreditation

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has seen its Zürich FBO gain the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage II accreditation, making it the first FBO facility in Switzerland to do so. The Zürich FBO is based at the ExecuJet Aviation Centre at Züri...

Ryanair Announces Additional $300 Million Investment In Frankfurt

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, announced an additional three based aircraft to bring it to a total of 10 ($1billion) at Frankfurt Main airport. The Frankfurt summer 2018 schedule includes 38 (34 new) Frankfurt Main routes and 43 (1 new) Frankfurt Hahn routes which will deliver over 4.7m customers p.a. through Ryanair’s two Frankfurt airports next year. Ryanair’s Frankfurt S18...

Passenger traffic of Heydar Aliyev International Airport approaches its next record high

In January-August 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 2.7 million passengers, which is 29 percent more than the previous year. It is expected that by the end of 2017 the final passenger count will exceed the last year's figure of 3.5 million passengers, which will be another record high of the airport. During the reporting period, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 1.61 mi...

Air BP renews contract at Albert Picardie Airport

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, continues to strengthen its presence in France with the announcement today that it has renewed its contract to provide fuel operations at Albert Picardie Airport (BYF/LFAQ) for 15 years. The contract which is effective immediatel...

London Biggin Hill welcomes the Piaggio Avanti EVO

London Biggin Hill Airport, the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital, is to welcome Piaggio Aerospace's Avanti EVO for the first time, during a series of showcase events by ConnectJets commencing on September 11th. Gabriella Somerville, CEO of ConnectJets, says: “...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport switches to new technological solutions due to increase in passenger traffic

Passenger traffic of Azerbaijan’s main air harbor - Heydar Aliyev International Airport continues to increase steadily every year. Only for the first seven months of this year the Airport served 30 percent more passengers than the same period in 2016. Thus, the Airport achieves its main goal &...

Dnata commits to a greener future with its new recycling programme

Dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has ramped up its recycling programme for its fleet of 12,000 units of GSE (Ground Services Equipment) in both of its Dubai hubs (DXB and DWC). Since the launch of the recycling programme this year, over 80 units of GSE have bee...

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ExecuJet’s Zürich FBO gains IS-BAH Stage II accreditation

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has seen its Zürich FBO gain the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage II accreditation, making it the first FBO facility in Switzerland to do so. The Zürich FBO is based at the ExecuJet Aviation Centre at Zürich International Airport and features a private hangar, private ramp, VIP lounge and separate pilot&...

Spike Aerospace to Fly the First SX-1 Demonstrator

Spike Aerospace will begin a series of test flights of its first SX-1.2 demonstrator aircraft by the end of the month. The SX-1.2 is a scaled, proof-of-concept aircraft that will help validate the aerodynamics of the S-512 Supersonic Jet. For Spike, this is the next phase of the company’s flagship Supersonic Jet program. “We’re very excited to be crossing this milestone and go...

Viking Series 400 Twin Otter Receives Float Certification in China

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, Canada is pleased to announce that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the operation of Viking Series 400 Twin Otters equipped with Wipline® 13000 straight and amphibious floats in China. Certification of the Series 400 Twin Otter...

Gulfstream Marks Five-Year Anniversary Of G650 Type Certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently marked the five-year anniversary of the Gulfstream G650's type certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a look back at the aircraft's esteemed history. Announced in March 2008, the G650 had one of business aviation's...

Mont Blanc Hélicoptères settles in Strasbourg – Entzheim

As part of its development in France, the Mont Blanc Helicopters company, based in Annemasse (Haute-Savoie), has opened a base on the Strasbourg-Entzheim airport. Thanks to this strategic implantation, the company intends to operate private individuals flights but also flights for the instit...

Honeywell's New Connected Aircraft iPad App For Flight Planning Optimizes Routes And Improves Safety

Honeywell has released its latest flight planning application for the Connected Aircraft, GoDirect™ Flight Bag Pro, to business aviation pilots. Pilots can create and file flight plans for easy reference, calculate and compare aircraft cruise modes to increase performance, and access real...

Airbus Foundation and the Spanish Red Cross Association to promote the Flying Challenge project

More than 70 volunteers from Airbus and the Red Cross and hundreds of third-year students from five secondary schools in Madrid, Andalusia and Castile-La Mancha will be involved in the programme Airbus Foundation has signed a cooperation agreement with the Spanish Red Cross Association to promote the Flying Challenge project, a mentoring programme that aims to help...

Russia wants to supply the SSJ-100 and MC-21 aircraft to Algeria

Russia is interested in delivering its planes to Algeria: the Sukhoi Superject 100 (SSJ-100) and, over time, the MC-21. This issue was discussed within a working group, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters during the Russian-Algerian intergovernmental commission on trade economic and scientific technical cooperation. "Russia is interested in delivering Russian-made planes...

Boeing Sees Growing Demand for New Airplanes in Southeast Asia

20-year outlook projects 4,210 new airplanes needed, valued at $650 billion Boeing projects a demand for 4,210 new airplanes, valued at $650 billion, over the next 20 years in Southeast Asia.   The company presented its Southeast Asia Current Market Outlook (CMO) today duri...

Hong Kong Government Flying Service rescues 70 amid typhoons

Hong Kong Government Flying Service rescued 70 people during the recent tropical storms that struck Hong Kong and Macau, employing its Super Puma and Dauphin helicopters to bring them to safety.  Located at the northern edge of the South China Sea, Hong Kong’s landscape comprises an ur...

Boeing, Turkish Industry Establish Aerospace Initiative

Boeing and Turkish Airlines today announced the airline's intention to order 40 787-9 Dreamliners. The order will be reflected on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website once finalized. "The 787 Dreamliner is the most technologically advanced airplane in the world,"...

Bombardier Continues to Expand Worldwide Parts Availability for Business Aircraft Customers

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed its continued expansion of worldwide parts availability for its growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. As part of the company’s commitment to operators in the United States, Latin America, and Asia, Bombardier Business Aircraft rec...

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Air Cargo Community Frankfurt welcomes new members

On the occasion of their general meeting on 13th September 2017 at the IntercityHotel, the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt warmly welcomed their new members. As of now the freight forwarders a. hartrodt, AF Logistik, Bolloré and Hermes will support the work of the community. An additional member has also joined the group of airlines: BDA Logistics Innovation, specialized in time critical t...

Ryanair decision may cost them up to 53 million EUR in compensations

After messing up with planning pilots‘ holidays schedules, in the next 6 weeks Ryanair announced cancelling from 1680 to 2100 flights. The massive cancellations will affect around 400 thousand passengers. The grand plan was said to fight Ryanair’s low punctuality rate, but the day after, airline spokesman had to admit that it were staff holiday management mistakes what caused cancelati...

Ryanair Publishes List Of Flights To Be Cancelled Up To End Of October

Ryanair confirmed that it has published the full list of flight cancellations (now less than 50 per day) between Thurs 21st Sept. to Tues 31st Oct. next. These cancellations have been allocated where possible, to Ryanair’s bigger base airports, and routes with multiple daily frequencies so tha...

airBaltic Performs 14 324 Flights During Three Summer Months

In August 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 386 597 passengers or 21% more than in the same period of 2016. For already the third month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history. During the first eight months of 2017, airBaltic has tra...

Ryanair to cancel less than 2% of flights over next 6 weeks to improve punctuality

Ryanair announced that it would cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks (to the end of October) to improve its system-wide punctuality which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September through a combination of ATC capacity delays and strikes, weather disruptions and the i...

Norwegian launches the UK’s cheapest direct flights to Denver and Seattle from just £179

Norwegian is expanding its trailblazing long-haul network by launching the UK’s cheapest direct flights to Denver and Seattle from just £179 one way. On 16th September, the airline will commence the only direct service from London Gatwick to Denver and the following day, 17th Septembe...

Aeros Flight Training School acquires 2nd Alsim AL42 SIMULATOR

ALSIM is very pleased to announce the sale of a second AL42 FNPT II simulator to Aeros Flight Training for its Gloucester Academy. Aeros ordered their first AL42 last year for their Coventry Headquarters and following a successful trial they have decided to proceed with this second order. The new device will be delivered this winter. Aeros Managing Director Nicholas Dunn says: "We started...

University of South Wales Launches Aviation Engineering Education at Dubai South

The University of South Wales (USW) has announced that it will deliver degrees to aerospace engineering students as a key partner at the UAE's new Dubai South development.  Dubai South is a planned city of a million people around the new Al Maktoum International Airport. The airport will eventually be the world's largest, handling an estimated 220 million passengers and 1...

Sepang Aircraft Engineering opens second hangar

Airbus maintenance facility in Malaysia also celebrates 10th anniversary  Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE) officially opened its second hangar today with a ceremony attended by Dato‘ Sri Ong Ka Chuan, Minister of International Trade and Industry II, Malaysia. The event also celebrated...

Lockheed Martin Opens New Onsite Training Facility

Lockheed Martin celebrated the opening of a new onsite training facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s Pike County Operations site in Troy, Alabama.  The Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center is a $2 million project funded by Alabama Industrial Development Tr...

A new Alsim ALX simulator for Cyprus faculty of aviation, university of Kyrenia

Alsim is pleased to announce the sale of an ALX SEP-MEP flight simulator, to the University of Kyrenia, Faculty of Aviation and Space Sciences, based in Kyrenia, Cyprus. The ALX, Alsim’s state-of-the-art simulator, will provide the University the latest technological advances including Alsim&#...

Able Aerospace expands services to India market with DGCA approval

Able Aerospace Services has earned certification by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India to provide a wide spectrum of repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts support for rotor- and fixed-wing aircraft registered in India. For Able, this includes high-quality, cost-...

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EBAA Appoints Chief Operations Officer and Communications Director

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has created two new senior positions to help it expand horizons for business aviation in Europe. Robert Baltus has been appointed to the post of Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Eric Drosin has been named Communications Director, effective September 4. Robert Baltus' aviation experience spans nearly 20 years advising and supporting sen...

Inmarsat appoints Philip Balaam to head up Aviation business

Inmarsat announced that Philip Balaam, the company’s Chief Strategy Officer, has been appointed to lead the Aviation Business Unit (ABU),following the decision by Leo Mondale to retire after 13 years at Inmarsat. Leo will retire in early 2018 and Inmarsat has taken the decision to appoint Philip Balaam as President of ABU now in order to facilitate a smooth transitio...

BACA Chairman completes 50k trek for charity RedR

BACA Chairman Richard Mumford has just completed a 50 kilometre trek for the charity RedR.  Richard took part in TrekFest, a 50km trek through the tough terrain of the English Peak District. RedR is BACA’s chosen charity for 2017, the organisation saves thousands of lives each year with t...

Metrojet appoints Gary Dolski as Chief Executive Officer

Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com), a leading business aircraft services provider based in Hong Kong with presence in Asia, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Dolski as Chief Executive Officer effective from 1 September, 2017. Gary will assume full management responsibility of Metrojet,...

Embraer appoints CCO for Executive Jets business unit

Embraer announced that Stephen Friedrich has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer for the Company’s executive aviation business unit, effective immediately. Reporting to Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, Friedrich is responsible for the direct management of...

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....

APEX Expo 2017 – Long Beach USA

Airbus focusing on A320 Airspace and interiors upgrade solutions Visit Airbus at Long Beach Convention Center, Halls B/C Stand #629 – from Tues 26th to Thurs 28thSeptember; Debut of Airbus new A320 Family Airspace full-scale interior mock-up; Latest news on Airbus’ Passenger Experience (“Pax-Ex”) and future cabin concepts; Media Briefing at 9.15am...

New venue and date announced for the Eighth Annual European Business Aviation Safety Conference

Industry Leading European Safety Conference for the Business Aviation Community changes location to accommodate increased levels of interest EBASCON, the industry’s key European Business Aviation Safety Conference is proud to announce that the 2018 conference is to take place in Vienna from February 20 to 21, 2018. Previous conferences have been held in Munich, the move to a new venue...

Second edition of MEBAA Show Morocco closes on a high

After two days of business, networking and sales, the MEBAA Show Morocco ended on a high today at the Marrakech Menara Airport. Exhibitors at the event travelled from four continents to be part of the growing business aviation industry in the region.​ “During our second time exhibiting at t...

London Biggin Hill Airport sees record attendance at ACE’17

Attendance hit a record high at Air Charter Expo (ACE’17), hosted at London Biggin Hill Airport, with over 800 industry professionals enjoying a varied programme of meetings, presentations and talks from more than 80 exhibitors. Presented this year for the first time by BACA The Air Charter...

Russian Helicopters to participate in China Helicopter Expo – 2017

Russian Helicopter holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will showcase new helicopters for civil purposes at the international exhibition of the helicopter industry, China Helicopter Expo – 2017, which will be held from September 14 to 17 in Tianjin (China). The compa...

Morocco's business aviation airport project on track

Morocco’s business aviation project is on track to meet its goals of creating a new industry hub in North Africa, according to Zouhair El Aoufir, CEO of Office Nationale des Aeroports (ONDA). Speaking at the MEBAA Conference Morocco today, El Aoufir gave around 100 attendees an exclusive look...

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AviaAM Financial Leasing China concludes $500 million Aeroflot project

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, is delighted to announce that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has brought a $500 million-worth aircraft delivery project to a conclusion. Eight brand new aircraft were delivered to Aeroflot -Russian Airlines in total with...

BP announces $10 million investment and strategic partnership with leading on demand jet charter marketplace Victor

BP announced an initial investment and the creation of a strategic partnership between its BP Ventures and Air BP businesses with Victor, one of the world’s leading ‘on-demand’ marketplaces for private jet charters. As part of the partnership, BP Ventures has committed to investing $10 million in Victor. In addition, Air BP has entered into a commercial agreement to become the...

AviaAM Leasing arranges the delivery of Airbus A320 to Aeroflot by SkyCo International Financial Leasing

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, has announced that it had completed the arrangement of aircraft delivery to the largest airline in Russia – Aeroflot. The aircraft was acquired and leased to the carrier by SkyCo International Financial Leasing. On th...

CMIG Leasing further enhances cooperation with Airbus Helicopters in China

The two companies to strengthen civil helicopter general operations and expand to the public services segment in China CMIG Leasing (previously known as CMIFL) and Airbus Helicopters further strengthened their partnership through an agreement signed during China Helicopter Exposition 2017 by TANG...

Airbus Ventures makes investment in Japanese space communications start-up Infostellar

Space communications infrastructure innovator Is Airbus Ventures’ first move in Asia Airbus Ventures announced its lead investment in the $7.3 million Series A round for Infostellar, a Japanese developer of a cloud-based satellite antenna sharing platform. This financing funds the laun...

AviaAM Financial Leasing China hands over the 7th Airbus A320 to Aeroflot

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, announces that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has delivered the 7th brand new Airbus A320 family aircraft to Aeroflot &nd...