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ExecuJet Africa expands fleet and heads for AERO South Africa

Ahead of AERO South Africa, ExecuJet Africa is expanding charter fleet. The company will be exhibiting on Stand OD17 at the event from July 7-9 2022, where a hot topic will be the new Beechcraft King Air 260 being added to the fleet. Gavin Kiggen, Luxaviation Vice President, Africa, commented: “We’re really excited to be exhibiting with a stand and static display at t...

Airbus Corporate Jets delivered an ACJ319neo to a new private customer

Airbus Corporate Jets has delivered an ACJ319neo, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, to a new West European undisclosed private customer from the final assembly line in Hamburg. The aircraft will be managed by Jet Aviation and will be available for charter flights. Airbus Corporate Jets President, Benoit Defforge commented: “This demonstrates the value of the ACJ...

Munich hub among the five best transfer airports in the world according to ACI report

Munich Airport offers an excellent quality of connectivity and reaches 5th rank in the "Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2022" of the international airport association ACI referring to the selection of available destinations. The report is published annually and evaluates the scope and...

Vertical Aerospace and Molicel partner to power the VX4

Vertical Aerospace announced a strategic partnership with E-One Moli Energy Corp (Molicel) to supply high power cylindrical cells for Vertical’s VX4 eVTOL aircraft. Vertical has now secured the supply of market leading battery cells to develop the VX4 through to certification an...

BAA Training Vietnam starts long-term business partnership with Vietravel Airlines

BAA Training Vietnam enters the long-term business partnership with Vietravel Airlines by signing a Memorandum of Understanding for five-year comprehensive cooperation and Type Rating service agreement. The agreement outlines the provision of flight crew training and simulator leasing...

International Aircraft Dealers Association continues to grow its membership

The International Aircraft Dealers Association has grown in both size and effectiveness over the past 18 months. Now in its fourth year since rebranding as an international organization in 2018, IADA has reached new heights in overall membership. Spurred on by attractive programs and...

VAH announces new seven aircraft purchase agreement of ~ $300 Million

Voyager Aviation Holdings signed a purchase agreement with a fellow blue chip aircraft leasing firm for seven young and in-production aircraft, all of which are on long-term leases with strong credit quality airlines. The assets include two Airbus A321-200s, two Boeing 737-800s, two Air...

Bell - strong momentum for the 505 with purchase agreements for seven aircraft in Europe

Bell signed a purchase agreements for 7 Bell505 helicopters to European customers. This sale further validates the success of Bell 505 in Europe and around the wotld. Two of these Bell 505 purchase agreements were signed by JB Investments, the longest-operating distributor of light aircraft in Polan...

Daher begins TBM 960 US deliveries

Daher began TBM 960 customer deliveries to U.S. The aircraft the latest TBM version introduced to North America. To remind, it is the largest single market region for Daher very fast turboprop aircraft family – providing the benefits of digital power for enhanced sustainabi...

ExecuJet Africa expands fleet and heads for AERO South Africa

Ahead of AERO South Africa, ExecuJet Africa is expanding charter fleet. The company will be exhibiting on Stand OD17 at the event from July 7-9 2022, where a hot topic will be the new Beechcraft King Air 260 being added to the fleet. Gavin Kiggen, Luxaviation Vice President, Africa, commented: “We’re really excited to be exhibiting with a stand and static display at t...

Airbus Corporate Jets delivered an ACJ319neo to a new private customer

Airbus Corporate Jets has delivered an ACJ319neo, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, to a new West European undisclosed private customer from the final assembly line in Hamburg. The aircraft will be managed by Jet Aviation and will be available for charter flights. Airbus Corporate Jets President, Benoit Defforge commented: “This demonstrates the value of the ACJ...

International Aircraft Dealers Association continues to grow its membership

The International Aircraft Dealers Association has grown in both size and effectiveness over the past 18 months. Now in its fourth year since rebranding as an international organization in 2018, IADA has reached new heights in overall membership. Spurred on by attractive programs and...

Savback Helicopters became ‘Speeder’ Air Utility Vehicle distributor in Nordic countries

Savback Helicopters signed sales representation agreement with Mayman Aerospace. The deal, effective immediately, will see the Sweden-based company market and distribute the compact, high-speed, eight-turbine, heavy-lift vertical takeoff and landing (HSVTOL) aircraft, exclusively in the Nordic...

Signature Aviation acquired 14 TAC Air locations serving business and general aviation

Signature Aviation acquired TAC Air division of TAC – The Arnold Companies. Through the acquisition, 14 TAC Air locations will rebrand and join the Signature network. The acquisition marks Signature’s entry into 11 new markets within the heartland of the Uni...

DC Aviation opens New hangar at Munich Oberpfaffenhofen Airport

July 20, 2022 will be a big day for DC Aviation as the company will hold an opening celebration to present its new hangar at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport. The approximately 100 invited guests will experience 6,000 square meters of hangar space with a designer lounge, a state-of-the-art conference a...

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116th anniversary of Oleg Antonov birthday

February 7, 2022 was the 116th anniversary of birthday of Oleg Antonov, a great aircraft designer, talented scientist, founder of ANTONOV COMPANY.  His life was devoted to aviation. He designed 22 types of airplanes and 52 types of gliders, including the legendary AN-2, AN-22 and AN-124, made a great contribution into development of dozens of other aircraft, founded original desi...

A world first - H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco flies electric

On Tuesday 14 September 2021, H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco became the first Head of State to fly in an electric plane when he joined eco-explorer and pilot, Raphaël Domjan, for a flight out of Nice-Côte d’Azur airport onboard a Pipistrel Velis. The Monegasque monarch enjoyed a 30-minute CO2 emission and noise free flight over the Principality. On Tuesday 14 September 2021, H.S....

EY announced Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath of Jet It as an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021

Ernst & Young LLP that Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath, co-founders of Jet It and JetClub were named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southeast Award winners. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders...

Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft Company President & CEO, will receive the 2021 AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced that Michimasa Fujino, lead HondaJet designer and President and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, will receive the 2021 Reed Aeronautics Award "for the invention of advanced aerodynamic and structural techniques.&quo...

Meet new Head of Flight Physics for Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace announces the appointment of Richard Alexander, formerly Chief Flight Dynamics Integrator on the Mitsubishi M100 Regional Jet and Head of Flight Sciences at Bombardier Aerospace, as Head of Flight Physics to help Vertical move towards their vision of electric fight for everyo...

Jason Huang Joins ICON Aircraft as President

ICON Aircraft, maker of the revolutionary ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft, has named Jason Huang as President. In that role, Huang will oversee all business functions, with a particular focus on maintaining manufacturing excellence, product development and innovation, and providing an ownership experie...

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Etihad Airways ‘Sustainable 50’ A350 made inaugural flight to New York

Etihad Airways celebrated the arrival of its new Airbus A350-1000 in the United States following the inaugural commercial flight from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on 30 June. The aircraft, which accommodates 371 passengers, is one of five new Airbus A350s to join Etihad’s fleet this year. From now, all Etihad fligh...

airBaltic introduces sustainable technician uniforms

airBaltic has introduced new, modern high visibility uniforms for its technical staff supplied by their manufacturer FRISTADS, which is the first company to provide environmentally declared high-visibility uniforms. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, commented: “At airBaltic, we always seek ways how to reduce our impact on the environment. Production o...

JetBlue sharpens competitive edge with FLYR artificial intelligence partnership

JetBlue has partnered with FLYR Labs, the travel industry’s leading innovator in AI-driven forecasting and pricing, to elevate the airline’s revenue optimization capabilities with accurate, real-time decision intelligence and analytics. FLYR&r...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - the perfect solution for airlines of all sizes and types -Avtra

When you see a title - perfect solution, obviously, you want to know much more. This was our case coming to Saint-Maartin for CARIBAVIA 2022. I must confess - I always choose the best from the agenda.  Many years of dedication and hard work, understanding of what the critical business...

Reactivating Airbus A380 − Lufthansa first flights expected from summer 2023

In response to the steep rise in customer demand and the delayed delivery of ordered aircraft, Lufthansa is reactivating the Airbus A380 The airline expects to use the long-haul aircraft, which is popular with customers and crews, again from summer 2023. The company is currently assessing...

First Boeing 737-800 joins GetJet Airlines fleet

GetJet Airlines expands its fleet by adding a Boeing 737-800, featuring a single economy class cabin of 189 seats. The aircraft, bearing the Lithuanian registration LY-UNO, is the only Boeing 737 of its type to be operated by any carrier within the Baltic countries. Following the Introductio...

Riga Airport to acquire an advanced explosives detection system for screening hand luggage

Continuing the implementation of projects for the development of safe and environmentally friendly airport infrastructure, Riga Airport will use the savings from the EU Cohesion Fund to purchase a new explosives detection system for screening passengers' hand luggage. This is provided for in the amendments to the contract on the use of financial resources of the Cohesion Fund signed with the C...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - St.Barth airport - recovery breaks all the records

CARIBAVIA is an event like no other. This time we had the opportunity not only to discuss latest news of Saint-Barthélemy-Rémy-de-Haenen Airport with the Director Fabrice Danet, but to visit it and see the operation and the changes after the pandemic. Here are the most important points of our discussion: Q. Can you tell us how did the airport lived the pan...

Airbus and Linde to cooperate on hydrogen infrastructure for airports

Airbus and Linde have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work on the development of hydrogen infrastructure at airports worldwide.  The agreement follows a cooperation agreement signed in Singapore in February and covers collaboration on global supply chains for hydrogen, from p...

European centre of excellence for advanced air mobility created by Inmarsat and regional Government of Catalonia

World-first agreement between a company and a commercial airport, the regional Government of Catalonia has joined with Inmarsat Velaris Partner Network to transform Lleida-Alguaire Airport into a European centre of excellence for advancing Air Traffic Management and Uncrewed Traffic M...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - Saint-Barthélemy unplugged - endless trail

CARIBAVIA 2022 and The Collectivity of Saint-Barthélemy gave us an amazing opportunity to discover the island. Very small committee, we took the flight from the Grand Case St Martin Airport to the Saint-Barthélemy Remy de Haenen Airport. 7 minutes flight with St Barth Commuter Ces...

Global survey ranks Munich Airport among the world top ten airports

In passengers’ eyes, Munich Airport is still one of the best airports in the world even after two years of pandemic: At the annual “World Airport Awards” conferred by London-based aviation consultancy Skytrax, the Bavarian air transportation hub was awarded the title of “Best...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - personal travel security - session by Frederick Reitz

Personal Travel Security - I must confess, I was especially interested in this session during CARIBAVIA 2022. For me it means a lot, my personal travel security. Last two years of pandemic didn't really help to improve passenger’s behavior. So, the presentation by Frederick Reitz, CEO and Founder of SAFEsky was more than welcome. Plus, already before coming to the event...

CARIBAVIA - not a sit and listen, but result oriented event - interview with Cdr. Bud Slabbaert

This is not a "sit and listen" event.. This is really THE IMPORTANT THING to remember regarding CARIBAVIA! Two weeks until we will have the pleasure to come again all together for a very special and  event - The 6th annual CARIBAVIA Summit & Retreat. Once again, taking place at St.Maarten/St.Martin. There is still time to register, prepare your luggage and take...

Top Gun: Maverick F-14a Tomcat Decommissioned by MotoArt

What do you do when you find yourself with an F-14A Tomcat? This is the situation in which MotoArt found themselves earlier this year, when they located an F-14, one that had survived destruction by serving as a prop on various movies and television shows. "We were ecstatic," say...

Saudi Future Aviation Forum will turbo boost business deals and recovery

Global aviation leaders are gathering in Riyadh next week for the Future Aviation Forum, from May 9th to 11th. More than 50 business deals are set to be agreed at the Forum, turbocharging collaboration between governments, major corporations, international airlines, airport operators and intern...

What makes CARIBAVIA a different kind of conference?

As we are slowly approaching the event date June 14-16, we asked the conference chairman/coordinator Cdr. Bud Slabbaert to tell us how and what make the conference different: “When I organized my first Meetup conference years ago in London, I received a comment that it was not a conference...

AERO 2022 provides impetus for the sustainable development of aviation

AERO 2022 was a great success! General Aviation is optimistically tackling the challenges of the future and presented a wide range of solutions for even greater safety and sustainability at the four-day leading trade show in Friedrichshafen. The exhibiting companies and the international trade audie...

Bell - strong momentum for the 505 with purchase agreements for seven aircraft in Europe

Bell signed a purchase agreements for 7 Bell505 helicopters to European customers. This sale further validates the success of Bell 505 in Europe and around the wotld. Two of these Bell 505 purchase agreements were signed by JB Investments, the longest-operating distributor of light aircraft in Poland. The signing ceremony was held in May at a customer event in Prague with Magdalena Karska, board m...

Daher begins TBM 960 US deliveries

Daher began TBM 960 customer deliveries to U.S. The aircraft the latest TBM version introduced to North America. To remind, it is the largest single market region for Daher very fast turboprop aircraft family – providing the benefits of digital power for enhanced sustainability, a superior piloting experience and increased cabin comfort. The start-up of deliveries fo...

Daher completes acquisition of Stuart aerostructures production facility

Daher has marked a major expansion of its U.S. industrial presence by acquiring the metallic and composite aerostructures assembly facility in Stuart, Florida, reinforcing the company's position as a Tier 1 supplier for aircraft manufacturers in North America and beyond. The completion of thi...

ENAIRE and EHang to collaborate on U-Space and urban air mobility

EHang entered into a collaboration agreement with ENAIRE to promote research, development and innovation in the fields of U-Space and Urban Air Mobility in Spain and Europe. The parties seek to collaborate in national and international innovation initiatives on U-Space and the de...

New Airbus orders in China

On July 1 2022, Airbus confirmed orders with Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Shenzhen Airlines for a total of 292 A320 Family aircraft, demonstrating the positive recovery momentum and prosperous outlook for the Chinese aviation market. Once the relevant criteria are met, the...

Leonardo: PZL-Świdnik awarded a contract for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters for the Polish Armed Forces

PZL-Świdnik, the Polish company fully owned by Leonardo, has been awarded a contract by the Polish Ministry of Defence worth approximately EUR 1.76 billion for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters. The contract was announced today during an official ceremony held at PZL-Świdnik’s...

Aircalin signs contract for pilot training at AATC in Singapore

New Caledonia Aircalin has signed a contract with Airbus Asia Training Centre for the provision of flight crew training for its A320 and A330 pilots. Under the agreement, up to 35 pilots from Aircalin could undergo recurrent training on both aircraft types to maintain their skills and qualifications.   As part of the training package, the airline will also be able to undergo Airb...

The largest OEM business aviation maintenance facility in Asia Pacific - Bombardier

Bombardier opened newly transformed Singapore Service Centre, the largest OEM business aviation maintenance facility in Asia Pacific. A key jewel of the next major investments in Bombardier’s growing worldwide customer service footprint, the newly expanded facility features substantially enhanced service capabilities for its growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and&n...

BAA Training Vietnam launched a new in the market ATPL integrated with type rating program

BAA Training Vietnam has launched a first in the market EASA ATPL Integrated with Type Rating program to be held in both Europe and Vietnam. Vytautas Jankauskas, Managing Director of BAA Training Vietnam, commented: “BAA Training Vietnam, best-known for its simulator training and Typ...

Bristow signs long-term maintenance support agreements for its global AW139 helicopter fleet

Bristow Group signed long-term, favorable maintenance support agreements with Leonardo Helicopters for airframes and Pratt & Whitney for engines on the Company's global fleet of AW139 helicopters.The legacy Era AW139 fleet was previously covered by a limited power-by-the-hour ("PBH"...

Weathering the storm: how aircraft withstand tough weather conditions

Every day, aircraft encounter turbulence caused by inclement and unsettled weather. While no pilot will voluntarily fly through a storm, aircraft still need to be able to cope with unpredictable weather-related events.  Here, the experts at Artemis Aerospace look at how aircraft are engine...

An investment planned to bolster business jet aviation growth - Complete Aircraft Group finalises acquisition of Aerocare AS Ltd.

Complete Aircraft Group finalises the acquisition of MRO Part 145 provider, interiors and paint specialist Aerocare Aviation Services. This formally ratifies its September 2021 terms of agreement and cements CAG’s move into business aircraft support. The Aerocare Aviation Servic...

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CDB Aviation leases two A320neo aircraft to Aer Lingus

CDB Aviation has agreed to lease two Airbus A320neo aircraft to the Irish flag carrier, Aer Lingus, for delivery during this summer season. The transaction marks the introduction of the first A320neo variant in the airline’s growing fleet. The aircraft, which are fitted with 186 seats in an all-economy layout, will be delivered to Aer Lingus in July 2022 and will become part of the...

Wingcopter scores $42M, bringing on board new strategic investors to expand beyond medical drone deliveries

Wingcopter has raised $42 million from renowned financial and strategic investors. The new funding is part of a Series A extension round, tripling the company’s total equity raise to more than $60 million to date. Leading German retailer REWE Group as well as German investors Salvia and XAI technologies came on board as new shareholders. They were joined by Japanese conglomerate ITOCHU and p...

Qatar Airways Group announced record profit in its 25 year history of US$ 1.54 Billion

Qatar Airways Group celebrates its milestone 25th Anniversary year of operation with its strongest financial performance reflected in its published annual report for 2021/22, 200 per cent above its highest annual historical profit.  In the most difficult period ever in the global airline i...

Overair receives $145 million investment from Hanwha Group to develop all-electric VTOL aircraft

Overair, announced its most recent funding of $145 million from Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Aerospace, global leaders in ultra-precision communications and aircraft technologies. With this new investment, Overair remains on track to fly its all-electric experimental prototype in the second h...

Electra acquires Airflow to create a leader in Advanced Air Mobility

Electra.aero has acquired California-based Airflow.aero Inc. The transaction, which closed on June 2, creates a powerful addition to the rapidly emerging advanced air mobility (AAM) market.Both Electra and Airflow have been building blown-lift, ultra-short takeoff and l...

Zero-emission aircraft leasing - ZeroAvia & MONTE to jointly market hydrogen-electric aircraft to regional operators

ZeoAvia has signed an agreement with MONTE Aircraft Leasing, partners will offer aircraft leasing and financing solutions that enable operators to run zero-emission flights. Under the deal, MONTE will purchase up to 100 ZA600 powertrains to be installed on existing and new Cessna Caravan, DHC-6...