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Airbus and THAI sign agreement to proceed with joint venture MRO

State-of-the art facility to be developed at U-Tapao International Airport Airbus and Thai Airways International (THAI) have signed an agreement to establish a new joint venture maintenance and overhaul (MRO) facility at U-Tapao International Airport near Bangkok. The accord was signed today at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse by Usanee Sangsingkeo, Acting President, THAI; and Eric Schulz, Ch...

Bombardier Global 7500 Aircraft Mock-up Continues Successful Worldwide Tour with Stop in Olbia, Italy

The Global 7500 full-scale mock-up continues its worldwide tour in Europe after successful stops in Dubai, Singapore and Shanghai Mock-up offers guests a rare opportunity to experience the unparalleled comfort and spaciousness of this unique business jet Recently renamed after exceeding performance expectations, the Global 7500 aircraft is the largest and longest range b...

Airbus Helicopters delivers first H145s to Rega

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of a total of six H145 helicopters to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. These will replace Rega’s existing fleet of EC145 helicopters, which will be phased out by mid-2019. The first H145 helicopter is expected to be deployed at the Bern base in October....

AAG and London Biggin Hill bring US and UK closer together with New York Heli Shuttle

London Biggin Hill and Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the premier executive helicopter company, are announcing the launch of the New York Heli Shuttle, establishing even closer links between the US and UK business capitals.  Industry-leading AAG, which has been operating for more than 25 y...

First Landing on an Unpaved Runway for the PC-24

The PC-24 made its first landing on an unpaved runway. The Super Versatile Jet is currently undergoing a programme of post-certification tests with special emphasis on unpaved runway operations. Pilatus plans on obtaining “Rough Field” certification in the fourth quarter of 2018. Wood...

ADVENTURE AVIATION CHOOSES ALSIM AL250 SIMULATOR

ALSIM is pleased to announce the sale of an AL250 simulator to Adventure Aviation in Alberta, Canada. The AL250 will include a real Garmin GTN 650. It will complement the schools fleet of Cessna 172’s, including a 172S Nav III, as well as a Piper twin.   “We chose the AL250 for it...

RUAG earns approval for helicopters and propeller aircraft with Russian civil registration

RUAG Aviation is now also approved for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of civil helicopters and propeller aircraft registered in Russia. This is an extension to the existing approvals RUAG holds for business jets issued by the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) in 201...

Delta Air Lines Becomes Launch Operator of ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin with New Order for 20 Bombardier CRJ900

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that Delta Air Lines, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (Delta Air Lines) has signed a firm purchase agreement for 20 CRJ900 aircraft – becoming the launch operator of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for CRJ Series regional jets. Based on the list price...

AIR Convention bringing aviation industry giants to the Center of Europe

When looking to discover new ideas, networking or just landing a big business deal, industry conferences seem like the best bet, especially in aviation, where most deals are done face-to-face. That’s where AIR Convention 2018 comes in. The international Aviation Industry Review conference, exh...

AIR Convention bringing aviation industry giants to the Center of Europe

When looking to discover new ideas, networking or just landing a big business deal, industry conferences seem like the best bet, especially in aviation, where most deals are done face-to-face. That’s where AIR Convention 2018 comes in. The international Aviation Industry Review conference, exhibition and awards, taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania on September 26-27th 2018, is specifically de...

A new Caribbean Airlift Alliance is in formation in the region

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert This was announced at last week’s Caribbean Aviation Meetup in the Bahamas. The announcement was made by Rob Ceravolo, CEO of Tropic Ocean Airways and Cdr. Bud Slabbaert, the Chairman of the Caribbean Aviation Meetup, during the debriefing session of the conference. The attendees of the session unanimously agreed and offered their active support. The third person in...

TAG Aviation Receives EBAA’s Diamond Safety of Flight Award at EBACE 2018

TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd and TAG Aviation SA are pleased to announce that they have been honoured with the European Business AviationAssociation’s (EBAA) Diamond Safety of Flight Award at a special event held during the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE18) wh...

CANSO-2020 Global ATM Summit will be held in Baku for the first time

The capital of Azerbaijan has been chosen as a host city of the GlobalATM Summitof CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization) in 2020.  The candidacy of Baku was unanimously chosen at a meeting of the Executive Committee (consists of the leaders of the FAA (USA), air naviga...

Euramec at 2018 Farnborough International Airshow

CEO to outline international expansion into India, North America following successful CAFUC bid for 6 Sims to China’s top aviation university Visit Euramec at Farnborough International Airshow 2018, Hall 1 1395 Euramec, the European flight simulation manufacturer, will present its new ra...

AsBAA Deepens Cooperation with Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore at Annual Safety Day

AsBAA, the Asian region’s non-profit representative association for business aviation held a Safety Day in which it hosted the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and industry experts to speak on topics affecting safety in the business and general aviation industry in Asia (BA/GA)....

ADVENTURE AVIATION CHOOSES ALSIM AL250 SIMULATOR

ALSIM is pleased to announce the sale of an AL250 simulator to Adventure Aviation in Alberta, Canada. The AL250 will include a real Garmin GTN 650. It will complement the schools fleet of Cessna 172’s, including a 172S Nav III, as well as a Piper twin.   “We chose the AL250 for its versatility and reputation. We recognized the need for quality, advanced training to meet the...

RUAG earns approval for helicopters and propeller aircraft with Russian civil registration

RUAG Aviation is now also approved for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of civil helicopters and propeller aircraft registered in Russia. This is an extension to the existing approvals RUAG holds for business jets issued by the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) in 2016 and includes helicopters and propeller aircraft within the standard RUAG type ratings portfolio at...

Jet Aviation receives EASA Part-145 approval for Bombardier Learjet 60 in Vienna

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna has recently received EASA Part-145 approval for the Bombardier Learjet 60 aircraft. The company began its first 120-month inspection on a Turkish-based Learjet 60 earlier this month. With this approval, Jet Aviation’s maintenanc...

Gulfstream deepens technical expertise with enhanced employee Training LAB

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it recently enhanced its On-the-Job Training (OJT) Laboratory with two additional aircraft structures: an all-new Gulfstream G600 fuselage, main entry door and wing and an industry-leading Gulfstream G650 fuselage, door, interior and wing...

RUAG accomplishes first overhaul of PW206 engine

For the first time, RUAG Aviation has overhauled a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206 engine. The maintenance of the engine that is used in the Airbus H135 and H135M helicopters was carried out in the engine maintenance shop in Stans. The fact that the PW206 engines can now be maintained in-house...

Airbus inaugurates the Space Academy in Toulouse

This new facility trains customers on the company’s spacecraft and systems Airbus has opened the company’s Space Academy in Toulouse, France to help train customers in the operation of satellites and space systems that are acquired from the company. When a spacecraft or system is p...

Airbus Helicopters delivers first H145s to Rega

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of a total of six H145 helicopters to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. These will replace Rega’s existing fleet of EC145 helicopters, which will be phased out by mid-2019. The first H145 helicopter is expected to be deployed at the Bern base in October. Over a period of 15 years, the six EC145s have proven themselves to be reliable and versatile r...

First Landing on an Unpaved Runway for the PC-24

The PC-24 made its first landing on an unpaved runway. The Super Versatile Jet is currently undergoing a programme of post-certification tests with special emphasis on unpaved runway operations. Pilatus plans on obtaining “Rough Field” certification in the fourth quarter of 2018. Woodbridge Airfield to the north east of London offers optimum test conditions: Pilatus spends two weeks...

Delta Air Lines Becomes Launch Operator of ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin with New Order for 20 Bombardier CRJ900

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that Delta Air Lines, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (Delta Air Lines) has signed a firm purchase agreement for 20 CRJ900 aircraft – becoming the launch operator of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for CRJ Series regional jets. Based on the list price...

Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX to Jet Airways

Boeing and Jet Airways celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 737 MAX airplane. Jet Airways will be first Indian carrier to fly the new and improved 737 airplane, which delivers a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and improved passenger comfort. "The new 737 MAX is a cr...

Bell and Safran announce shared vision for on-demand mobility

New collaboration between Bell and Safran on the development of innovative hybrid electric propulsion systems for future air taxi and VTOL systems. Bell Helicopter announced at the Future of Transportation World Conference a newly formed collaboration with Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) on the...

Cathay Pacific becomes second operator of the A350-1000 widebody

Increased capacity and highest levels of comfort for the airline’s longest flights Cathay Pacific Airways has become the second airline to operate the A350-1000, the world’s newest long range widebody airliner. The airline took delivery of the aircraft at a special event in Toulouse,...

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Air Partner Remarketing Market Update

Air Partner’s Russ Hubbard comments on the Remarketing division’s recent activity and the current market for aircraft sales and leasing Recent Remarketing activity The first half of 2018 has continued to be busy for Air Partner Remarketing in terms of both remarketing and ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance). The conclusion of one long-term contract involving the success...

ETIHAD REDUCES LOSSES IN 2017

  22%, US$ 432 million, improvement in core operating performance, driven by improved revenues and reduced costs 7.3% reduction in unit costs, despite US$ 337 million adverse effect from fuel prices 18.6 million passengers and 552,000 tonnes of cargo carried Business transformation programme well underway Etihad Airways improved its core operating performance by 22% in 2017,...

Sino Jet Launches new Guangzhou Operation Following Government’s 88 billion Investment into Greater Bay Area, China

On 14th June 2018, Sino Jet Ltd., a leading business and general aviation (BA/GA) operator, part of the Sino Jet Group, held a VIP launch event to signify the opening of its new Guangzhou base. This is the newest office to be opened by the growing operator and adds to its existing bases in Beij...

London-Gatwick takes investment to over £3 billion with new five-year plan

£1.11 billion to be spent to support airline growth and enhance the airport experience for passengers Gatwick continues to explore how it can make best use of all its existing infrastructure Providing additional capacity, improving resilience and harnessing technology are all key parts...

Airbus, Bombardier and Investissement Québec agree C Series Partnership closing effective July 1, 2018

 Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, effective July 1, 2018 ·         All regulatory approvals required for the closing of the transaction have been obtained ·    &nbs...

First Boeing 777-300ER joins AviaAM Financial Leasing China fleet

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in commercial aircraft acquisition, leasing and sales, has announced that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has added a brand new Boeing 77...

Expanded Heathrow would lead to lower fares and new UK and European routes

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, confirmed today at the Heathrow Connectivity Conference that the expansion of Heathrow Airport would allow the entry of low cost carriers to the airport at scale for the first time. Passengers would benefit from the increased competition to legacy carriers and would enjoy fares around 30% lower on routes to existing UK and European destinations.  Th...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 1.5 million passengers during the first five months

During the first five months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 1.56 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 11 percent.  National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 631,000 passengers, while national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 176,000 passengers. 1.34 mln. passengers (86% of passenger traffi...

Emirates celebrates inaugural flight to London Stansted

Travellers now have a choice of 10 Emirates flights a day to 3 airports in London Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN). The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down just before 1400hrs local UK time yesterday, and marked Lond...

Air BP renews contract at UK’s Blackbushe Airport

Air BP has renewed its contract at Blackbushe Airport in Surrey to supply Jet A-1 and Avgas The contract renewal reinforces Air BP’s commitment to general aviation in the UK Air BP customers will benefit from continued safe and efficient aviation fuel operations and the ability to use t...

A warm welcome to Laudamotion! Laudamotion starts up in Berlin

Laudamotion is opening its base in Berlin Tegel Airport. The airline company, which has emerged from the daughter company of Airberlin NIKI, will offer numerous European travel destinations. Moreover, the airline has stationed four planes at Tegel. "We are happy to now offer flight connectio...

Sino Jet Announces Collaboration with Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Air Ground Services Ltd. at EBACE2018

On 30th May 2018 Sino Jet Ltd., a leading business and general aviation (BA/GA) operator and part of the Sino Jet Group, announced a new strategic collaboration with Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. The news was announced at a signing ceremony at the European Business Aviation Conference and...

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Bright prospects for pilots coming from The Big City of Istanbul

Innovative approaches are employed across aviation industry to solve the ever-increasing pilot shortage problem Major airlines such as Emirates and Qantas Airways have recently thrown their efforts into hiring new pilots but struggled to use their jets in compliance with their business plans due to the barriers training providers set. Problems with training centers and more obvious current issu...

airBaltic Receives Ninth CS300 Aircraft

The Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed the ninth Bombardier CS300jet, registered as YL-CSI, in Riga on June 17. By the end of 2018, airBalticplans to have a total of 14 CS300 aircraft on its fleet.  Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 1 160 000 passengers on the brand new Bombardier CS300aircraft with every fourth airBalticpassenger flying on th...

Norwegian’s father and son pilots fly the Dreamliner to New York ahead of Father's Day

Captain and 27-year old co-pilot son fly from London Gatwick to New York to mark Father’s Day Norwegian mark’s Father’s Day by operating a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from London to New York by a Captain and his co-pilot son. The flight is the first time the airline has ha...

Emirates touches down in Auckland via Bali

Emirates has launched a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via Bali, reflecting increased interest in the attractive Indonesian island destination and improving connectivity to New Zealand. The new service offers global travellers a total of three daily services to New Zealand, complementin...

airBaltic and TAP Air Portugal to Start Codeshare Flights

The Latvian airline airBalticand the national airline of Portugal TAP Air Portugalhas concluded a cooperation agreement, known as codeshare agreement. This partnership will enable airBalticpassengers more and diversified options to travel within the vast network of TAP...

Cobalt Air agrees interline agreement with Etihad Airways

Cyprus’ largest airline to interline on Abu Dhabi services Opens up 100-plus route connections to the East from Cyprus Cobalt Air, Cyprus’ largest airline, is pleased to announce it has entered into an interline agreement with global carrier Etihad Airways.  The deal will help...

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FAI Aviation Group chooses My Sky Business Aviation Platform

FAI, the largest air ambulance fleet operator in Europe, and My Sky, the tech company specializing in jet financial management start a collaboration aiming at making charter operation more efficient.   My Sky, the Swiss tech company active since 2015 in the financial management of private jets, is entering a new milestone of its history by offering the first outsourced digitized accou...

FBO RIGA expands services portfolio with helicopters, catering, concierge and transfers

FBO RIGA, a holder of Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards as the best FBO in Europe, fuels business growth with the launch of new services under a single brand to meet the needs of business aviation customers. The new business areas cover helicopter charters in partnership with GM Helicopters, finest catering for business aviation in cooperation with Resto-Rātors, world-class concierge se...

Andy King from FLYT - ‘Best Start-Up’ at Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards

EBACE 2018 was the moment to discover some new companies and new people in business aviation. I would love to share one of them: Andy King from FLYT, awarded as "Best Start-Up" by Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards. Q. How you ended up in business aviation - was it a dream si...

DC Aviation Group continues to grow its Aircraft Management fleet

Stuttgart headquartered DC Aviation Group (DCA), the German joint venture partner of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), continues to grow its aircraft management fleet with the addition of a Dassault Falcon 7X.  The new aircraft is also available for charter flights for DC Aviation Al-Futtaim cl...

Rock Seven and Blue Sky Network partner to deliver asset tracking at sea, on land and in air

Rock Seven, a communications technology and services developer renowned for the dependability and user-friendliness of its Iridium-based satellite tracking systems, has struck a partnership with industry-leading Blue Sky Network, a provider of mission-critical, satellite-based fleet management, trac...

A-Group: A new business aviation apron is opened

At Moscow Sheremetyevo international airport, the A-Group company started service on its new apron, designed specifically for business aviation aircraft. The launch date was not chosen at random: on June 14 the main sporting event of the year – the FIFA 2018 World Cup – begins in Russ...

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G. Ziemelis: Real Benefits to Aviation from a Virtual Source

From video games to aviation, and even video games about aviation, virtual reality has a strong foothold in society; and thanks to rapidly developing technologies virtual reality is earning an invaluable place in the very real field of aviation. More effective training for pilots and mechanics In the purest sense, virtual reality is already implemented effectively in flight training through...

Gediminas Ziemelis: The Future of Aviation Exists on the Blockchain

Aviation has always been on the leading edge of innovation. Recently, however a new technology has been leading digital innovation – Blockchain. While still a new concept, Blockchain is already disrupting the Fintech industry and with its secure operating principles, so here’s why Blockchain is already on target to improve the Aviation industry as well.  At its core blockchain...

Nick Weston of Weston Aviation becomes BACA Deputy Chairman

At the 455th meeting of the BACA Council on February 15th Nick Weston of Weston Aviation was elected to the position of BACA Deputy Chairman. He will share the role with Volker Meissner of ARGUS International during a transition period as BACA moves forward to its next stage of development...

Bruno Even est nommé CEO d’Airbus Helicopters

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 April 2018. He will report to Airbus CEO Tom Enders and join the company’s Executive Committee. Bruno Even comes to Airbus from Safran where he was...

TAG Aviation expands presence in Europe with appointment of new business development director for French region

TAG Aviation Europe has announced the appointment of Victoire Totah as business development director for the French region. In this new role, Ms Totah will be responsible for the development and growth of aircraft management and charter opportunities within France, Monaco and Benelux and the ongo...

Air Partner’s Predictions for Commercial Jet Market in 2018

By Clive Chalmers, Trading Director at Air Partner In the below comments, Clive Chalmers, Trading Director of the global aviation services group Air Partner, looks at some of the key drivers of 2017 and focuses on the ones he believes are likely to shape the Commercial Jet broking industry in 201...