50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

World aviation news

In hurry? Daily essential in 1 min

Pulselite bird strike prevention system STC expanded to include Bell 429 and Bell 505

Precise Flight has expanded its Supplemental Type Certificat from the FAA for the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System to include approvals for the Bell 429 and Bell 505 variations. The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternatively pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, thereby increasing visibility an...

Airline debt to balloon by 28% -heavy new debt levels will weigh down recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an analysis showing that the airline industry’s global debt could rise to $550 billion by year-end. That’s a $120 billion increase over debt levels at the start of 2020. - $67 billion of the new debt is composed of government loans ($50 billion), deferred taxes ($5 billion), and loan guarantees ($12 billion). - $52 billi...

S7 Technics extended the scope of EASA Part-21 J certificate

S7 Technics Design Organisation Approval developing technical documentation for repairs and modifications of water and waste systems installed on aircraft. The scope of works during aircraft base maintenance visit includes repair of various systems, which is carried out in accordance...

Saudi International Airshow 2021 doubles in size

The 2021 edition will double in size, with more than 100,000 sqm surface exhibition space, two new exhibition halls in addition to the existing hall and a static display. Despite COVID-19 and several months of slow business, many requests for exhibiting have been received as Saudi International A...

Air travel passenger preferences revealed by Honeywell survey

An informal Honeywell survey taken by more than 700 frequent business and personal air travel passengers indicates the types of guidelines and health-related equipment passengers may be looking for while flying during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.  The anonymous online survey showed...

Congo Airways Converts Embraer E175 Order to E190-E2 Jets

Congo Airways have converted the firm order made in December 2019 for two E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for two more, into a firm order for two E190-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further two. The new deal has a total value of USD 256 million at current list prices with all purchase right...

Finnair boosts reliability of regional fleet with ATR Global Maintenance Agreement

ATR and one of its long-standing customers, the Finnish airline Finnair, signed a 10-year Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA). Through this package, Finnair and Nordic Regional Airlines (NoRRA) – who operates Finnair’s regional ATR traffic – will benefit from a customised support fr...

Delivery trial for NHS in Scotland to support UK COVID-19 response: Thales, Skyports and Wingcopter

The trial is backed by Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) – the integrated partnership of NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council directed by the local Integration Joint Board –  and aims to prove the feasibility of delivering urgent medical cargo, such...

A network of 59 destinations from June until August: Brussels Airlines

Last week Brussels Airlines announced that it will restart its commercial flights from its hub at Brussels Airport on 15 June. Based on market demand and ongoing travel restrictions, the airline will offer an adapted and downsized summer schedule, which will consist of approximately 30% of Brussels...

Airlines news Featured by AirBaltic

Finnair boosts reliability of regional fleet with ATR Global Maintenance Agreement

ATR and one of its long-standing customers, the Finnish airline Finnair, signed a 10-year Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA). Through this package, Finnair and Nordic Regional Airlines (NoRRA) – who operates Finnair’s regional ATR traffic – will benefit from a customised support from ATR, which will help the airline better anticipate maintenance costs while enhancing the dispatch...

A network of 59 destinations from June until August: Brussels Airlines

Last week Brussels Airlines announced that it will restart its commercial flights from its hub at Brussels Airport on 15 June. Based on market demand and ongoing travel restrictions, the airline will offer an adapted and downsized summer schedule, which will consist of approximately 30% of Brussels Airlines' originally planned summer schedule in Europe and 40% of the long-haul summer prog...

Ryanair welcomed EU Guidelines for return to healthy flying

Ryanair welcomed new EU guidelines to ensure that Europe’s citizens can return to flying within the European Union in the coming weeks in a manner that best protects their health and the health of airline crew. These effective guidelines now allow Europe’s tourism industry to restar...

New IFRS for airlines with provisions for virus impact

By Gediminas Ziemelis In the last 10 years, the world faced two viruses with great amount of deaths, panic of consumers and impact on airline businesses and global economy. In 2009, 575 000 people died from swine flu pandemic, and from 2019 until now, 330 000 people died from COVID-19 (...

LATAM Group to resume operations with lower fares, more commercial flexibility, increased sanitary measures

LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates, Latin America’s leading airline group with one of the largest route networks in the world, announced today it will gradually increase its international and domestic operations during June and July, offering passengers more flexible options, lower fares...

More destinations with airBaltic: Amsterdam, Vienna, Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Paris

Great news - more destinations to be served by airBaltic: direct flights from Riga to Amsterdam on May 25, Hamburg on June 1, Vienna on June 8 and Dusseldorf on June 9 and direct flights from Tallinn to Paris on June 1, Vienna on June 2 and Berlin on June 4! Martin Gauss, CEO of&nbs...

Finance news Featured by MySky

Wingcopter - one of the winners of German Government €24 million COVID-19 hackathon

Wingcopter, developer of autonomous delivery drones for humanitarian and commercial applications, has been named one of nine winners of the #SmartDevelopmentHack. Through this global hackathon, the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) solicited innovative digital solutions to tackle the challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak in low- and middle-income countries...

Norwegian: recapitalization finalized and state aid secured

Norwegian confirms that the restructuring is completed and that the state loan guarantee of in total NOK 3 billion has been approved. The company has now converted NOK 12.7 billion of debt to equity and laid a solid foundation for the future, although the next months will remain challenging. “I want to thank everyone who has supported the company during this unprecedented crisis that has...

Pilatus is prepared for turbulent 2020

Pilatus reported another very successful business year in 2019, exceeding the one billion mark yet again with turnover of approximately 1.1 billion Swiss francs. Operating income totalled 153 million Swiss francs, incoming orders amounted to 1.1 billion Swiss francs. Pilatus staff enjoyed a share in...

Government investment in airBaltic will return multiple times for Latvia - Martin Gauss

On May 11, the CEO of airBaltic Martin Gauss presented and shared the experience on how airBaltic is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, how the new business strategy looks and what the future holds for Baltic economies.  Preparedness and fast adaption to the situation. ...

Strong Q1 for FACC to start a challenging fiscal year 2020

FACC AG started into the 2020 fiscal year with its best Q1 result to date. The measures of the cost reduction program totaling 50 million euros are beginning to take full effect. This has created a good starting position for the corona crisis. The effects of the COVID 19 pandemic will noticeably inf...

Mergers and acquisitions in the post covid19 aerospace world

As businesses cope with the human and financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic and survival becomes top priority, deal making is expected to slow significantly across industries. Last year was another banner year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the aerospace and defense industry, but the...

airBaltic back in the sky: restarts flights from Riga to Helsinki, Munich and Berlin

After receiving a special permission from the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia, airBaltic will resume direct flights from Riga to Helsinki and Munich on May 25, 2020, and from Riga to Berlin on June 1, 2020. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We provide the best connectivity to and from the Baltics. Now we return with a clear target to maintain our posit...

Getting ready for safe travel - Munich Airport

With an extensive package of measures to protect against infection, Munich Airport is preparing for a rebound in air traffic and increasing passenger figures. This will ensure travel remains safe at Munich Airport. Masks must be worn in Munich Airport terminal buildings effective immediately Extensive hygiene measures in terminal buildings Airport CEO Jost Lammers: "We offer the hig...

NET calls on member states to avoid quarantine measures at national level and make information on travel and tourism services available

The Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism (NET) calls on Member States to follow the coordinated approach proposed by the European Commission to restore freedom of movement. NET however believes that this renders quarantine measures at national level redundant. NET also calls on Member...

New beginning - airBaltic starts several routes from Riga and Tallinn

Great news, airBaltic green tails are back to the skies! After a decision from the Government of Latvia to enable international passenger traffic between Baltic states and receiving all of the necessary permissions, on May 18 airBaltic will resume daily direct flights from Riga to Tal...

Vilnius Airport implements necessary safety measures and is ready to resume passenger flights

Vilnius Airport saw the first post-pandemic passenger flight on May 13th. Lufthansa performed the first renewed flight between Frankfurt am Main and Vilnius. Lithuania’s largest airport is fully ready to resume passenger flights. The airport has implemented necessary health safety measure...

9 destinations, including connections between UK and Australia - Emirates

Emirates has announced its plan to operate scheduled flight services from 21 May to nine destinations: London Heathrow Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.* The airline will also offer connections in Dubai for customers travelling between the UK and Australia....

Air travel passenger preferences revealed by Honeywell survey

An informal Honeywell survey taken by more than 700 frequent business and personal air travel passengers indicates the types of guidelines and health-related equipment passengers may be looking for while flying during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.  The anonymous online survey showed that a majority of travelers (72%) were more concerned with the environment on an airplane than in a...

Congo Airways Converts Embraer E175 Order to E190-E2 Jets

Congo Airways have converted the firm order made in December 2019 for two E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for two more, into a firm order for two E190-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further two. The new deal has a total value of USD 256 million at current list prices with all purchase rights exercised, and will be included in Embraer’s second quarter backlog.  Desire Bantu,...

Delivery trial for NHS in Scotland to support UK COVID-19 response: Thales, Skyports and Wingcopter

The trial is backed by Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) – the integrated partnership of NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council directed by the local Integration Joint Board –  and aims to prove the feasibility of delivering urgent medical cargo, such...

The airframe for the first IL-96-400M airliner is at the final assembly stage

The works upon building up the long-haul widebody IL-96-400M aircraft are carried on at the final assembly shop on VASO aviation plant in Voronezh. The new aircraft is developed as a modification of the mass-produced IL-96-300 with a fuselage 9.35m longer than its predecessor with the additions f...

ANTONOV COMPANY started general assembly of the AN-178 fuselage for Peru

ANTONOV COMPANY has started the general assembly of the fuselage of the AN-178 transport intended for delivery to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Peru. Recently, the fuselage nose part was installed into the assembly jig, where the floor, transverse frames and side panels of...

Meet ZALA Aero new multipurpose VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle

ZALA Aero has developed a new multipurpose VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle ZALA 421-16EV. The new unmanned VTOL ZALA 421-16EV HD features a unique adaptive system for using the aerodynamic properties of UAV in all flight modes. The new unmanned system combines the latest scientific and t...

Business aviation insider - Geneva Airpark the only gateway to western Switzerland

Geneva Airport: the only gateway to western Switzerland According to a decision from the Federal Office of Public Health, Geneva Airport is one of the only 3 Swiss airports, along with Basel and Zurich, with official authorization to receive passengers from abroad. How can Geneva Airpark help you meet your challenges? We are currently leaving nothing to chance to actively continue service...

Meet Arctic On-Demand - all-new Alaska specific cargo and passenger air charter solutions provider

Arctic On-Demand, a new Alaska-specific air charter offering, connects cargo and passengers to even the most remote Alaskan locations while delivering pricing visibility across a network of asset-based air cargo and passenger carriers. Arctic On-Demand will facilitate shipments for a variety of industries, from mining and oil to everyday goods, including groceries and medical supplies, to location...

Expansion of Talon Air ultra long-range fleet

Talon Air expands of its ultra long range fleet with the addition of a Gulfstream G550 and a Gulfstream GV.  Talon now operates 13 heavy jets, including ten Gulfstreams. James Chitty, Talon CEO, commented: "Fleet growth is always an exciting time for the Talon team, and...

New merging - Dominvs Aviation and Azzura Charters

The business after corona crisis is going on and here is one of first mernig we've hear about - Dominvs Aviation and Azzura Charters. This is a result of new appointment inside Dominvs Aviation. Melanie Blackman appointed as Head of Charter Services tomanage day to day c...

Investment in expanding global fleet - AirMed International

AirMed International has added a medically configured Hawker 800XP aircraft to its Birmingham, Ala. base. The dedicated medical transport aircraft joins two other AirMed owned and operated Hawker jets based at Birmingham International Airport. "The addition of this dedicated medically equi...

Business aviation insider - Croatia island connection by air

As we informed before, Croatia was one of the first countries to reopen hotels after corona crisis. Obviously, you can find a lot of information regarding tourism opportunities in this country.  Tourism dominates the Croatian service sector and accounts for up to 20% of Croatian GDP.A...

AIRSHOW 2021 - new dates announced

Last week, AMDA Foundation Limited announced that, due to the effects of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition (AIRSHOW 2021) would be deferred from its original February dates to November 2021. The new dates for AVALON 2021 have now been determined.  TRADE VISITORS ONLY: Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 November unt...

After corona crisis - Caribbean Aviation MeetUp set to be back

I must confess, I was hoping that Caribbean Aviation MeeUp will take pplace, by a miracle if you want in between of all corona crisis.... Now it is clear we all will have to wait until 2021 to live a solution oriented event, an amazing ambience I've rarely seen anywhere alse. As the CARIBAVIA conference had to be cancelled, CARIBAVIA-TV will be the new additional platform for communicatio...

Safety, Innovation and Training - EUROPEAN ROTORS skilling the rotorcraft community

With the rotary wing sector gathering at EUROPEAN ROTORS (November 10 – 12, 2020 in Cologne, Germany), the aim of this high-level industry event is to set a new standard of networking, discussing and developing the skills of the rotorcraft community incorporating the challenges the industry is...

Optimized dates for AERO 2021

Next year AERO will be delayed by a week and take place from Apr. 21 to 24, 2021. Originally, the organizers had been targeting Apr. 14 to 17. "An event being postponed for internal reasons has opened up the possibility of pushing back the AERO 2021 in order to avoid overlapping with the A...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020 is canceled

The continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers of the world’s largest fly-in convention, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020, to cancel this year’s event at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The 68th annual Experimental Aircraft Assoc...

Helicopters fights corona – exchange of experience on a global level as part of the new EUROPEAN ROTORS trade fair

Helicopters play an outstanding role in the current health crisis due to their special flight characteristics. They are not only important for the transfer of infectious and ventilated patients from hospital to hospital, but they also secure relevant infrastructure through monitoring flights. T...

MTU Maintenance and Aerologic extend exclusive GE90-110B contract

MTU Maintenance and Aerologic GmbH have renewed their exclusive GE90-110B contract by a further twelve years. The contract encompasses multiple aspects of MTU Maintenance’s PERFORMPlus offering, including engine trend monitoring, fleet management and on-site support as well as spare engine provision.  Aerologic is a 50/50 joint venture between DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo bas...

Bell Training Academy continues to complete customer training in challenging environment

Even with limited travel options, the Bell Training Academy remains open and training customers. Barring any travel restrictions by the U.S. State Department on entry into the country, our pilots and instructors continue to offer hands-on flight and maintenance courses that enrich our customers knowledge of flight. To adapt to the current environment, our dedicated team has taken numerous proactiv...

S7 Technics launch complex aircraft engine redelivery service

In the current situation with the worldwide spread of the virus, passenger traffic has significantly decreased and many airlines are have to return aircraft or leased engines. This often requires work on their long-term conservation, for the purpose of further storage. Kirill Khilevich, sales Dir...

First Lufthansa Technik agreement for technical and engineering support on an Airbus A380

Lufthansa Technik's new technical and engineering services for temporary operational changes from passenger to cargo aircraft have met with great interest in the aviation market. So far, the cabin modification experts of the company have received enquiries from more than 40 airlines. More than 1...

Collaboration on training opportunities: Centennial College and Diamond Aircraft

Centennial College and Diamond Aircraft Industries of London, Ontario have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on activities of mutual benefit, including program development, student work placements and research and innovation projects. As Ontario’s first public college, Cen...

Rolls-Royce opens its Digital Academy for free training

Rolls-Royce is publishing, for free, its world-class digital skills training programme to help people and businesses around the world prepare for a potentially digital-centric recovery from COVID-19. Bringing together its trusted training partners and platforms, the first suite of courses inclu...

Personalities news Featured by WEB EMBASSY

Martin Gauss on situation in aviation industry, airBaltic present and future

I am born Latvian. Despite possible critics, for me it is a special feeling, a proud, to see green tail of airBaltic aicraft arround the Europe. The actual situation in aviation industry is more than complicated for giants, it is quite evident that it is even more difficult for smaller companies.  I had the opportunity to discuss the present and the future of Latvian airline with Martin Gauss...

Thales appoints a new Executive Vice President, Land & Air Systems

Christophe Salomon is appointed Executive Vice President, Thales, Land and Air Systems. He will be part of the Thales Executive Committee. He succeeds Alex Cresswell, who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Thales in the UK. Christophe, a graduate engineer of the Ecole Polytechnique and Sup’ Aero, joins Thales from EDF where he held the position of Chief Informa...

La Compagnie presents: two female pilots stories and advice

Would you agree that pilot still predominantly a male job? Imagine, cccording to the International Civil Aviation Organization, the proportion of female pilots worldwide in 2018 was only 3%.The feminization of the profession is now on the increase! Let us present two female pilots of La Compagnie. A...

New Aerobatics course from Patty Wagstaff & Sportys

 Sporty's has partnered with airshow legend Patty Wagstaff to introduce an all-new course that focuses on the art and sport of high-performance flying. Perfect for any pilot who has ever wondered what it's like to fly a loop or considered taking an upset recovery course, ...

The Captain of Flight Level 470 - meet Ben Rosinger

It is a usual story nowadays - people are working together, creating and realizing new projects on a distance, using all the benefits of technology without meeting in real even once. Sometimes it is just great to step out of this traditionas scheme and really get know better your colleagues. For man...

RUAG Aerostructures and Airbus agree on long-term cooperation

RUAG Aerostructures and Airbus have concluded an agreement to strengthen their long-term partnership. Over the coming six years, RUAG will be manufacturing and supplying the rear center section as well as the flooring and side shells of the central fuselage section for the Airbus A320 Fami...