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Etihad launches new brand platform: ‘Choose Well’

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched a new brand platform: ‘Choose Well’. The airline’s new customer proposition is an invitation for all to make choices about how they travel and to journey on their own terms. It is also a validation that Etihad’s customers, partners, guests and employees are at the heart of every good choice it makes. The launch i...

MENA Aerospace Announces Strategic Collaboration Agreement with ARMI

Partnership enhances MENA Aerospace’s position as one stop shop for growing needs of GCC aviation ecosystem ARMI participates with MENA Aerospace at BIAS 2018 on stand E06 MENA Aerospace, the GCC-owned entity based at Bahrain International Airport (BIA), and a provider of comprehensive quality niche aviation and aerospace services, is set to grow its already significant offerings in th...

TAG Aviation Asia Wins Best Management Company Award at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation Award Ceremony 2018

TAG Aviation Asia has once again been recognised bythe Asian Business Aviation Community (AsBAA) as ‘Best Aircraft Management Company’ for the Greater Asia and Asia Pacific Region. The AsBAA Icons of Aviation Awards, which are presented annually, were launched in 2015 and recognise ou...

Guardian Flight Strengthens Its Rural Air Medical Outreach in Alaska, Hawaii, Utah

Guardian Flight has recently strengthened the reach and focus of its air medical transport footprints in Alaska, Hawaii, and Utah with additional dedicated and medically equipped fixed wing aircraft. Guardian Flight Alaska added a Super King Air B200 at Deadhorse Airport to serve the North Slop...

Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited has selected Airbus’ H145, in response to New Zealand’s Health Ministry’s call to enhance its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) industry. Due to be delivered in the second half of 2019, the two helicopters...

Flynas becomes first Saudi carrier to receive the A320neo

Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has begun taking delivery of its first of 80 A320neo Family aircraft. This follows an agreement signed in January 2017, with deliveries scheduled to take place from 2018 to 2026. Flynas is the first operator in Saudi Arabia to acquire the A320n...

Singapore Component Solutions and Liebherr sign MRO cooperation agreement

Joint venture between Sabena technics and AFI KLM E&M finalize a partnership agreement with aerospace OEM around heat exchanger maintenance and overhaul. Singapore Component Solutions (SCS), a joint venture between Sabena technics & AFI KLM E&M dedicated to component support for ATR a...

Airbus Helicopters Delivers Upgraded Night Vision to NPAS’ UK Police Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of seven upgraded National Police Air Service (NPAS) H135 helicopters, under a £1.5 million contract signed in December 2017 to equip and standardise the UK police helicopter fleet’s Night Vision (NVIS) capability. Under the new configuration, a...

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...

Biggest ever Air Display at the Bahrain International Airshow

Reaffirming the Kingdom of Bahrain’s position as a key strategic location in the Gulf, the aircraft on display at the upcoming  Bahrain International Airshow being held November 14-16 looks set to be one of the best in the Middle East featuring three fast-jet aerobatic teams. The Russian Knights will be joined by the UAE’s Al Fursan display team, and – making their debut...

MENA Aerospace Participates at Bahrain International Airshow 2018 with New Partner Frequentis

Frequentis to pursue defence information and communications opportunities with MENA Aerospace in Bahrain. Strategic partners InterTec and  IJM also attending, with further new agreements set to be announced during event. MENA Aerospace will be participating in the Bahrain International Airshow 2018 (BIAS 2018) at Sakhir Airbase on November 14th– 17that exhibition stand E06 an...

Air Partner to exhibit at Logitrans Turkey in November 2018 following recent success in region

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, will be exhibiting at Logitrans Turkey, the international transport logistics exhibition, for the first time from 14 to 16 November, following on from its recent successes in the region.  The exhibition will be held at the Istanbul Expo Centre...

Gulfstream to showcase G650ER and Medevac aircraft at Airshow China

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will demonstrate its leading position in aircraft performance, technology and flexibility at the upcoming Airshow China in Zhuhai with a display of its flagship G650ER and a G550 modified by Gulfstream for medevac and airlift missions. Making its Air...

Dubai HeliShow 2018 to attract strong international participation

The Dubai HeliShow will be held from November 6 to 8, 2018, at the E2 Royal Pavilion, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South. Set to be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event will pr...

Airbus to highlight innovative products and services at China Airshow 2018

Airbus will be participating in the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai from 6th to 11th November, presenting a broad portfolio of innovative products and services that meet the aerospace industry’s requirements for today and tomorrow. The Airbus stand will be...

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Etihad Airways celebrates 15 years by commemorating its first commercial flight and with human mosaic

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today marked 15 years since its inaugural commercial flight to Beirut on 12 November 2003.  In a fitting tribute to the first flight, guests travelling on flight EY535 to the Lebanese capital enjoyed a cake-cutting ceremony at the departure gate this morning. The airline also presented each guest with a limited-edition cabin crew scarf an...

Passenger Traffic Growth Slows in September

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.5% compared to the same month in 2017. This was a slowdown from the 6.4% growth recorded in August year-over-year. Capacity climbed 5.8% and load factor slipped for the first time in eight months, down 0.3 percent...

Qatar Airways Becomes First Airline to Launch GlobalBeacon

Qatar Airways is proud to be the launch customer of GlobalBeacon, a key product solution created by FlightAware®and Aireon that provides the airline with global, real-time flight tracking. In September 2016, Qatar Airways announced that it would be the first airline to adopt this innovative t...

President of AZAL met with Commander of United States Transportation Command

Delegation headed by the Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, General Stephen Lyons, arrived in Baku for a working visit. During the visit, the guests got acquainted with Baku Cargo Terminal located at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Total Terminal building area is 25,000 m2and is t...

Norwegian highlights the cheapest transatlantic premium seats with new fare calendar

Norwegian launches a brand-new feature on its website that gives customers easier access to its cheapest Premium fares on long-haul flights. The new Premium Fare Calendar gives holidaymakers and business travellers an easier way to choose the most affordable dates to travel in Norwegian&rs...

Euramec and Skylegs to provide online flight operations platform for China aerospace

Euramec Hangzhou R&D Center to deliver 2019 China-centric solution  Euramec, the European provider of advanced flight simulation solutions, announced today at its Hangzhou R&D Center to roll out China’s first international certified online flight operations platform for the gro...

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Guardian Flight Strengthens Its Rural Air Medical Outreach in Alaska, Hawaii, Utah

Guardian Flight has recently strengthened the reach and focus of its air medical transport footprints in Alaska, Hawaii, and Utah with additional dedicated and medically equipped fixed wing aircraft. Guardian Flight Alaska added a Super King Air B200 at Deadhorse Airport to serve the North Slope oil industry and Native Alaska communities including Prudhoe Bay, Utqiaġvik and Kuparuk. ...

Satcom Direct to showcase SD Xperience connectivity solution on multi-leg international flight

Following on from the SD Xperience launch at NBAA, Satcom Direct is taking its Gulfstream GIV on a circumnavigation of the globe to showcase the power of the new connectivity offering to the international business aviation community. A team of SD executives, including Chief Operating Officer Chris Moore, will spend just under ten days flying the aircraft into leading business aviation destina...

Airshare to Add Gogo AVANCE L3 to Fleet of Embraer Phenom 100s

Gogo Business Aviation’s latest connectivity solution for light jets – Gogo AVANCE L3 – has been selected by Airshare for installation across its entire fleet of Embraer Phenom 100 aircraft. “We’re thrilled to partner with Airshare to bring connectivity and inflight...

Oriens Aviation and London Biggin Hill Airport welcome Jetfly’s new Pilatus PC-24

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Centre and sales distributor for the PC-12, and London Biggin Hill Airport were pleased to welcome Jetfly’s Pilatus PC-24 (LX-PCA) on 18thOctober, as part of the fractional operator’s European tour. The Luxembourg-based op...

TAG Farnborough Maintenance Services to Extend Aircraft Cleaning and Line Maintenance Operations at Farnborough Airport

TAG Aviation’s Farnborough MaintenanceServices (TFMS) is pleased to announce that from this November it will be extending the hours of its Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing Services operations to run from 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week, which will be available to any aircraft landing at TAG Farnboro...

Vertis Aviation adds second BBJ to elite portfolio of long-range aircraft.

Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation, the boutique long-range charter specialist, has added a second Boeing Business Jet to its growing portfolio of large-jets available for international charter. The latest addition to the roster, operated by Bermuda-headquartered Longtail Aviation, will be exclusivel...

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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 leader who consistently delivers results for Avionica," said Raul D. Segredo, president of Avio...

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 country’s highest decoration went to air pilots Valentina Grizodubova, 27, the commander of the An...

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...

Kevin Reiterer flying high - Diamond Aircraft as new sponsor of the jet ski ace

The Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft is the new sponsor of multiple Jetski World Champion Kevin Reiterer. Headquartered in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, the aircraft manufacturer is one of the leading companies in the market of light aircraft made out of glas and carbon fibre. With the...

Christian Scherer appointed Airbus Chief Commercial Officer

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Christian Scherer, 56, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), replacing Eric Schulz, who has decided to leave the company for personal reasons. Christian Scherer will start his new assignment with immediate effect. He will report to Airbus Chief Executiv...

Rolls-Royce Introduces New Engine Change Service

Rolls-Royce introduced a new Trent XWB Engine Change Service, with Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (“HAECO Hong Kong”) as its launch partner. The service enables Rolls-Royce customers to access its OEM expertise and supplier network, with Rolls-Royce acting as a one-stop shop to organise labour, parts and/or tooling for any Trent XWB engine change event. Offered on...

TOP 5 EUROPEAN RANKING ACADEMY EGNATIA AVIATION INVEST €2M IN 6 BRAND-NEW ALSIM SIMULATORS

Alsim is delighted to announce their client, Egnatia Aviation, based in Greece, renewed their confidence in Alsim with an unprecedented order of 6 simulators: 4 AL250s and 2 cutting-edge Airliners. The first AL250 will be installed in October, followed by 3 AL250s and the first Airliner in 2019. The final Airliner will complete their simulator fleet in 2020. Internationally-...

Garuda selects GX Aviation inflight broadband with Mahata, Inmarsat, Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Systems

Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT), an Indonesian wireless technology provider, today announced an agreement to provide Indonesian national airline Garuda with high-speed inflight broadband, in partnership with Inmarsat, Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Systems. Under the agreement, Garuda Indonesia will...

Leonardo: the opening of a new AW101 & NH90 helicopter transmission MRO & test facility

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, under agreements with Leonardo, has opened a new AW101 and NH90 helicopter transmission Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) and multipurpose test facility in Norway  The new facility expands the availability of MRO and test services for the growing n...

airBaltic Pilot Academy Receives Diamond Flight Simulator

airBaltic Pilot Academy has received Diamond Aircraft DSIM flight training simulator which was ordered earlier this year and now supplements the training aircraft used by the academy. The simulator will be based in airBalticTrainingfacilities in Riga. Pauls Calitis, SVP F...

MSB Aerospace completes first CCF insert order for L3 ISR Systems.

MSB Aerospace has completed and delivered its first set of crystal, china and flatware inserts for Waco, Texas-based L3 Integrated Aerospace Systems. The ninety-piece collection of custom-made inserts is the largest yet sourced from MSB’s state-of-the-art production facility in Savannah and is...

Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited has selected Airbus’ H145, in response to New Zealand’s Health Ministry’s call to enhance its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) industry. Due to be delivered in the second half of 2019, the two helicopters will become the first HEMS-configured H145s to enter New Zealand, and will bolster the country&rsquo...

Flynas becomes first Saudi carrier to receive the A320neo

Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has begun taking delivery of its first of 80 A320neo Family aircraft. This follows an agreement signed in January 2017, with deliveries scheduled to take place from 2018 to 2026. Flynas is the first operator in Saudi Arabia to acquire the A320neo and currently operates a fleet of 30 A320ceos. The A320neo, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, will...

Airbus Helicopters Delivers Upgraded Night Vision to NPAS’ UK Police Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of seven upgraded National Police Air Service (NPAS) H135 helicopters, under a £1.5 million contract signed in December 2017 to equip and standardise the UK police helicopter fleet’s Night Vision (NVIS) capability. Under the new configuration, a...

Leonardo awarded contract for 22 of the new AW169M helicopter variant by Italy's Guardia di Finanza

Contract for 22 AW169Ms in dedicated configuration with support and training package valued at 280 million euro with deliveries between summer 2019 and 2024.  Complements a fleet of 14 AW139s to perform patrol and reconnaissance, law enforcement, rescue and homeland security missions ...

Russia and Kazakhstan plan joint venture to produce the Il-103 light multipurpose aircraft

Russia and Kazakhstan plan to set up a joint venture to produce the Il-103 light multipurpose aircraft, Chief Executive Officer of IL Alexei Rogozin told reporters on Friday. "The joint venture is planned to be organized in 2019 and first serial products are scheduled for supply in 2022,&quo...

ATR sees demand for over 1,000 new turboprops in China over the next 20 years valued at over US$ 25.6 Billion

ATR has published its new Chinese Market Forecast at the Zhuhai Airshow where it estimates a total market for 1,100 turboprop aircraft in the next 20 years. These aircraft will be required to serve China’s rapidly developing Regional Aviation and General Aviation segments. ATR foresees that in...

Airport you don’t want to leave: Changi adds Aviation Industry Award to its list

Even rushing passengers do not mind getting lost, if it is among petal clouds, dancing raindrops, flower gardens... Or, generally speaking − in Singapore Changi Airport. Known as a destination in its own right, Changi is recognized in Aviation Industry Awards 2018 as the No.1 airport in the world, and here is why: Sleek innovation. In late 2017, Changi opened the Terminal 4, which (potent...

Air BP invests in new fuelling infrastructure to supply Bergen Airport, Norway

Air BP has invested in upgrades to its fuel infrastructure at Dolvik terminal in Norway.  The newly upgraded terminal, which has the capacity to store eight million litres of aviation fuel, will deliver Jet A-1 via pipeline to Norway’s second largest airport, Bergen. The investment will result in a more efficient, lower carbon fuel supply for customers. Air BP, the inte...

DXB welcomed 7.2m customers in September

Dubai International (DXB) saw 7.2 million customers pass through its doors in September as traffic at the world’s busiest international hub rose to 67.5 million for the year.   Traffic was down slightly (-0.2%) in September versus last year due to the fact that Eid Al Adha holidays, a p...

airBaltic to Launch Flights from Riga to Lviv

Latvian airline airBalticwill launch a new direct service from Riga to Lviv, Ukraine, on April 1, 2019. The new summer seasonal flights will offer convenient connections between the two cities. It will be already the third airBalticdestination in Ukraine in addition to Kiev and Odessa....

Turkish Airlines embarks on a new journey from Istanbul New Airport

Turkish Airlines welcomes a new era of Turkish Aviation with the opening of Istanbul New Airport. The world’s largest international hub will be home to Turkey’s national flag carrier and establishes Istanbul’s place as the centre of the globe for aviation and travel. The smart airp...

Istanbul's new airport opens, Turkish Airlines moving by end of year

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened one of the world’s largest airports on Monday, declaring completion of the first phase of construction a symbol of Turkey’s strength and resilience. The new airport, located some 20 miles outside Istanbul on the coast of the Black Sea, wil...

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Bristow Group To Combine With Columbia Helicopters In A $560 Million Transaction

Bristow Group Inc., the leading provider of global industrial aviation services, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with privately-held Columbia Helicopters, Inc. ("Columbia") for $560 million. Columbia will be designated as an unrestricted subsidiary under the Columbia name and air operating certificate (AOC).  Bristow ex...

CAE to acquire Bombardier Business Aircraft Training for US$645 million to expand its position in business aviation training

CAE has agreed to acquire Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) business for an enterprise value of US$645 million, expanding its ability to address the training market for customers operating Bombardier business jets, which at more than 4,800 aircraft, is one of the largest and most valuable in-service fleets of business aircraft in the world. The acquisition will also serve to expa...

Aircraft to Aid Carrier to Meet Demand from India's Fast-Growing Commercial Aviation Market

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), today announced that the company signed an agreement with India’s low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd (“SpiceJet”) for the long-term lease of three Boeing 7...

Air Partner Freight continues strong growth trajectory in H1 2018

H1 2018 highlights: Gross profit up 36.4% to £1.5m (H1 2017: £1.1m) Strong demand from Automotive and Aerospace clients Continued investment in regional teams Following on from a record 2017, the Freight team at Air Partner has enjoyed a busy and fruitful first half of the...

First Lessor to Provide Aircraft to Vietnam’s Start-up Carrier

CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC (“CDB Aviation”), a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced the signing of a lease agreement for three new Airbus A320-200neo aircraft with Vietnam’s new start-up ca...

NAC is pleased to announce that it has committed to lease two ATR 72-600s to Manta Air, the new domestic airline in the Maldives

NAC has committed to lease two ATR 72-600s to Manta Air, the new domestic airline in the Maldives. The first aircraft will be introduced in November 2018, with the second planned to join Manta Air’s fleetbefore the end of the year. The aircraft will ensure improved connectivity between th...