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Latin America and Caribbean’s in-service fleet to more than double by 2036

Region’s economy predicted to grow above world’s average in the next two decades From 2017-2036 Latin America and the Caribbean will need 2,677 new passenger and freighter aircraft to meet rising demand, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). Valued at US$352 billion, this demand accounts for 2,084 single-aisle and 593 twin-aisle and very large aircraft. This i...

Embraer KC-390 arrives in the United States for a series of flight trials

The new Embraer KC-390 multi-mission military transport and tanker jet will start a series of flight trials in the United States as part of its flight test campaign for certification. The aircraft left Brazil last Saturday and today arrived at Embraer´s facility in Jacksonville, Florida. For the next two to three weeks, the aircraft will be performing tests in the avionics systems, measu...

Garmin® celebrates a milestone in aviation, delivers one-millionth certified product

Garmin International, Inc. celebrated the delivery of the one-millionth certified avionics product from its manufacturing facility in Olathe, Kansas. The milestone product was a GTX™ 3000 DO-260B compliant Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) transponder, which enables ADS-B Out transmissions and fea...

The PAZ satellite heads towards its launch base

Spain’s first radar satellite will be shipped next month to Vandenberg/USA ready for launch on 30 January 2018 The high resolution radar, Earth observation PAZ satellite, intended primarily to address civilian surveillance needs and to cover many different applications including defence and...

VistaJet partners with Christie's for global tour of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

the sale will be the most significant philanthropic auction ever presented VistaJet, the first and only global private aviation company, announces today its worldwide sponsorship of the exhibition and tour of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, the most significant auction entirel...

The A350-1000 is certified for airline service

With Type Certification achieved, the A350-1000 is ready for first delivery Delivery of the first A350-1000 – the longest-fuselage version of Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner – is planned before year-end following the aircraft’s Type Certification by the European and U.S. airwort...

Jet Aviation holds groundbreaking ceremony for new wide-body hangar in Basel

Jet Aviation hosted an official groundbreaking for its new wide-body hangar project in Basel earlier this afternoon. The event also acknowledged the support of all the many contributors to the project. Jet Aviation’s new 8,700 square-meter, state-of-the-art hangar is scheduled to go operationa...

Is the current investment climate in aviation favourable for new IPOs?

Being shocked by a number of bankruptcies, for around 7 years the global aviation industry had been subject to diminished enthusiasm from investors. However, since 2016, record-low aviation fuel prices have led to more green on the airlines’ balance sheets, growing cash flows in the market and...

South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.  The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and two H225....

Latin America and Caribbean’s in-service fleet to more than double by 2036

Region’s economy predicted to grow above world’s average in the next two decades From 2017-2036 Latin America and the Caribbean will need 2,677 new passenger and freighter aircraft to meet rising demand, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). Valued at US$352 billion, this demand accounts for 2,084 single-aisle and 593 twin-aisle and very large aircraft. This i...

Embraer KC-390 arrives in the United States for a series of flight trials

The new Embraer KC-390 multi-mission military transport and tanker jet will start a series of flight trials in the United States as part of its flight test campaign for certification. The aircraft left Brazil last Saturday and today arrived at Embraer´s facility in Jacksonville, Florida. For the next two to three weeks, the aircraft will be performing tests in the avionics systems, measu...

Garmin® celebrates a milestone in aviation, delivers one-millionth certified product

Garmin International, Inc. celebrated the delivery of the one-millionth certified avionics product from its manufacturing facility in Olathe, Kansas. The milestone product was a GTX™ 3000 DO-260B compliant Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) transponder, which enables ADS-B Out transmissions and fea...

The PAZ satellite heads towards its launch base

Spain’s first radar satellite will be shipped next month to Vandenberg/USA ready for launch on 30 January 2018 The high resolution radar, Earth observation PAZ satellite, intended primarily to address civilian surveillance needs and to cover many different applications including defence and...

The A350-1000 is certified for airline service

With Type Certification achieved, the A350-1000 is ready for first delivery Delivery of the first A350-1000 – the longest-fuselage version of Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner – is planned before year-end following the aircraft’s Type Certification by the European and U.S. airwort...

South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.  The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and two H225....

Personalities news Featured by WEB EMBASSY

Dave Edwards appointed as BACA CEO

BACA - The Air Charter Association makes a series of appointments to drive the ambitious development of the Association Dave Edwards has been appointed to the role of BACA CEO. The part-time appointment is part of BACA’s strategy to drive the Association forward. In addition to Edwards’ appointment, Madeleine Puzey has been promoted to the role of Business and Events Manager and a n...

Mikhail Vasilenko topped the rating of top-managers of transport companies

Managers of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport took leading positions in the 18-th annual TOP-1000 Russian Managers rating compiled by the Association of Russian Managers and the Kommersant Publishing House. The General Director of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport topped the rating of top-managers of transport companies. Anna Zakharenkova, the Director of Public Relations Department of J...

Gulfstream appoints regional sales managers at strategic locations in United States and Latin America

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has appointed three regional sales managers (RSMs) at strategic locations in the United States and Latin America: Kirsten Krueger will serve the western United States, Pedro F. Ruiz Latin America and Florida, while Luiz Cezar Vieira Alves wil focus on the Brazilian mark...

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 Septembe...

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...

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...

Business aviation news Featured by Steering Partners

Air Partner announces further JetCard enhancements

Exceptional new food offering Limited edition cards More exclusive events JetCard heralded as leading jet membership   Recently recognised as the most flexible private jet membership available*, Air Partner’s JetCard team continues to enhance its exceptional product offering with the introduction of new gourmet menus across 34 airports in Europe with further expansion p...

African Business Aviation Association becomes 15th IBAC Member

The African Business Aviation Association has further strengthened its position on the global business aviation landscape with the announcement that it has been voted on to the International Business Aviation Council. The vote, which took place on the 17 November, confirmed AfBAA as the organisation’s 15th member. The result was delivered to AfBAA’s executive committee by Kurt Edw...

Stratajet lands top five spot in Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

Stratajet has been ranked amongst the UK's leading technology companies in the prestigious Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50. Stratajet announced that it ranked fifth in the 2017 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50. The list, ranking the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK, is based on...

My Sky named the Company of the Year (Aviation) by The ACQ5 Global Awards 2017

My Sky’s CEO and Cofounder Kirill Kim recognized as the Gamechanger of the Year on the International list  My Sky, the Swiss company specialized in business aviation financial control since 2015, was recognized as the Company of the Year (Aviation) by ACQ5 Global Awards...

TAG Aviation Asia wins AsBAA Icons of Aviation 'Best Management Company & Operator' Award

TAG Aviation Asia has once again been recognised by the Asian Business Aviation Community (AsBAA), receiving this year’s award for ‘Best Aircraft Management Company and Operator’ for the Greater Asia and Asia Pacific Region.  The AsBAA Icons of Aviation Awards, which are pr...

Falcon Aviation launches three month charter enticement at Dubai Airshow

Coinciding with the Dubai Airshow this week Falcon Aviation (Booth 1284) is offering a 5% discount on a selection of long haul charter flights if booked for travel from the end of November to the end of February.  The offer covers popular destinations such as Paris, London, Seychelles and Maldi...

Airlines news Featured by AirBaltic

airBaltic Serves over 3 Million Passengers During Ten Months of 2017

During the first ten months of 2017 the Latvian airline airBaltic has transported a total of 3 007 034 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In October 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 319 018 passengers or 26% more than in the same period of 2016. For already the fifth month in a row it has been the biggest number of carried passengers...

flydubai commits to US$ 27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Third aircraft order in airline’s 8-year history Dubai-based flydubai (www.flydubai.com) announced a commitment to a US$27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to support the growth of its fleet. This is the third aircraft order placed by the airline with Boeing in its eight-year history and follows orders placed in 2008 and 2013. This new aircraft order will support its continue...

AZAL and Boeing signed agreement on purchase of new modern aircrafts

CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Boeing Corporation have today agreed to purchase five B787-8 Dreamliner and two B747-8F (or B777F) aircrafts. The agreement was signed by Jahangir Askerov, President of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines and Kevin McAllister, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boei...

Emirates unveils brand new cabins for its Boeing 777 fleet

Game-changing, fully enclosed private suites in First Class inspired by Mercedes-Benz Completely refreshed look, meticulous design details, new seats and materials feature in multi-million dollar upgrade across all cabins Emirates has unveiled completely refreshed interiors for its Boeing 777...

Autumn holidays: 50 % less delays and double trouble with flight compensations

Falling outdoor temperatures in autumn is no awaited guest, however, it largely loosens traffic to beloved holiday destinations, opening doors for a sweet escape without any stress. According to Eurostat, every autumn air passenger traffic drops by around 25 %, at the same time lowering number of de...

SmartLynx starts cooperation with Wataniya Airways

In October 2017 SmartLynx Airlines Ltd. signed ACMI wet lease agreement with Kuwait National Airways K.S.C T/A Wataniya Airways. According to it SmartLynx leases to Wataniya Airways aircraft A320, MSN 1823 with Latvian Registration Mark YL-LCP. Aircraft will operate from the base in Kuwait A...

Falcon Aviation expands its commitment to the H160

Falcon Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have signed a new MoU at the Dubai airshow expanding their commitment to the H160 adding three additional helicopters to the original Letter Of Intent (LOI) signed in May 2016. "We took the decision to increase our request following a flight demonstration where we got the opportunity to test the H160’s excellent passenger flight experience first...

Rockwell Collins’ Stage™ content service to feature premium Arabic content from OSN

Rockwell Collins has signed an exclusive agreement with Orbit Showtime Network (OSN), the leading entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa, for premium Arabic TV series on its Stage™ wireless streaming and content management service for business aircraft. The multi-year agreement provides Rockwell Collins with 3,000 hours of high-definition (HD) content, including...

Airbus displays comprehensive range of weapons for armed C295

Airbus Defence and Space is showcasing its new C295 Armed ISR (Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance) version at the Dubai Airshow. A C295 is exhibited on static display flanked by a wide range of weapons which have been selected to be integrated onto this versatile platform. The company...

Leonardo exhibits at Dubai Airshow promoting a wide range of aerospace, security and remotely piloted technologies

Longstanding presence in UAE and region, meeting a range of transport, security and defence requirements with products, services and partnerships  Leonardo will exhibit and highlight a variety of leading solutions including the AW609 SAR and the M-346 Fighter Attack aircraft, remotely pilo...

Dassault to Showcase Falcon 8X, 900LX trijets at Dubai Air Show 2017

Ultra-Long Range Falcon 8X Marks First Year in Middle East Service Dassault Aviation will highlight its new ultra-long range Falcon 8X business jet at this year’s edition of the Dubai Air Show, which opens on November 12 at Dubai World Central. The exhibit will also feature a new moderni...

The world gears up for Dubai Airshow

Over 1200 Exhibitors Coming from Around the Globe The Dubai Airshow 2017 is expected to be its biggest edition yet when it opens its doors at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site on Sunday. With predictions of 72500 trade visitors expected across its five-day run and over 1200 exhibitors representing the enti...

TRU to bring new training technology to Emirate's world-class training academy in Dubai

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced that it has signed a letter of commitment to provide six Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs), based upon TRU’s new ODYSSEY™ 7 hybrid full flight simulator, to Emirates Flight Training Academy, an unprecedented and newly launched pilot training center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Supporting the center...

Jet Aviation gains EN9110 certification and other maintenance approvals in Dubai

Jet Aviation is pleased to announce that its maintenance facility in Dubai has been awarded EN9110 certification following an independent audit. The company has also gained EASA, FAA and GCCA approvals for the Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) family, as well as EASA approval for the Bombardier Global BD700 series.  In recognition of the development, implementation and continuous improvement...

FL Technics launches new line station at Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) in Moscow

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced opening a brand new line maintenance station at Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) in Moscow, Russia. The newly established line station will be capable of handling A320FAM and B737N...

Jet MS approved by Nigerian authorities

Jet Maintenance Solutions (Jet MS), a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions for business and regional aviation, has recently announced being recognized by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. From autumn 2017 and onwards, Jet MS has been officially appro...

Lufthansa Technik develops cabin concept for Airbus A330 MRTT

Experts from the Lufthansa Technik VIP & Special Mission Aircraft division have developed a cabin concept for the Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport aircraft (MRTT). Four different configurations - "State", "Governor", "Rescue" and "Trooper" - as well...

Airbus develops world’s first Mixed Reality Trainer for A350 XWB

Airbus and JAL cooperate and explore benefits of mixed reality technologies for mechanics and crew training for aircraft operations  Airbus, in cooperation with Japan Airlines (JAL) and JAL Engineering (JALEC), has developed a prototype application supporting new training solutions, taking a...

Changi Airport Terminal 4 starts operations

Changi Airport’s Terminal 4 (T4) opens today by welcoming passengers of Cathay Pacific and Korean Air. Cathay Pacific flight CX659 from Hong Kong was the first flight to arrive at the new terminal at 0540 hours. Its passengers were warmly welcomed with orchids and goodie bags as they stepped into the terminal. Passengers departing on the first departure flight CX650, bound for Hong Kong at 0...

Buta Airways changes terminal of departure flights from Baku

Starting from October 29, 2017, all departure flights of low-cost Buta Airways from Baku will be carried out through the North entrance of Terminal 2 of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Buta Airways plans to carry out arrival flights to Terminal 1 as before. Terminal 2 meets all international requirements on the operation of civil airports. The terminal has cafes and restaurants, Dut...

140,000 sq. ft. Biggin Hill Airport development set for completion by Christmas

London Biggin Hill Airport is announcing that work on its 60,000 sq. ft hangar, 10,000 sq. ft office block and 70,000 sq. ft additional ramp space is on track for completion in time for Christmas,with spaces in the development now available to rent ahead of the December opening. At a combined are...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 3 million passengers over nine months of 2017

In January-September 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 3.1 million passengers. This figure is close to statistics for the entire 2016.                                          &nbs...

New CEO calls on the Government to set out airports vision to unlock spare capacity

London Stansted’s new CEO, Ken O’Toole, has called on the Government to put in place a national aviation strategy that not only supports airports to grow but ensures the spare capacity available today is used to generate the biggest positive impact for consumers and the economy. Speak...

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 custo...

Finance news Featured by MySky

Zetta Jet Receives Commitment for $8.5 Million Post-Petition Financing from Scout Aviation II, LLC

Zetta Jet, a global leader in private international, business and luxury air travel, announced today that its existing lessor Scout Aviation II, LLC ("Scout Aviation") has committed to provide up to $8.5 million in post-petition financing. The financing, subject to Bankruptcy Court approval, will enable the Company to satisfy customary obligations associated with the daily oper...

IFRS 16 calls for new rules in aviation finance game

Starting January, 2019, the currently effective International Accounting Standard (IAS) 17 is to be replaced by the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 16. And although on paper the legislators declare “only minor changes from the current standards”, in reality some sectors, such as aviation, might have to adapt to completely new game rules.  The new standard int...

Wizz Air Reports Record Results In H1 F18 With Net Profit Up 25%, Revenues Up 25%, Passengers Up 25%

Wizz Air Holdings Plc ("Wizz Air" or "the Company"), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe ("CEE"), today issues unaudited results for the six months to 30 September 2017 ("first half" or "H1") for the Company as a whole, and sep...

Airbus Completes Sale of Vector Aerospace to StandardAero

StandardAero Aviation Holdings, Inc. (“StandardAero”) and Airbus SE (“Airbus”) today announced that they have finalized the acquisition by StandardAero of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS (“Vector”) from Airbus. Vector is a global aerospace maintenance, repair and...

Boeing HorizonX Invests in Advanced Materials Producer Gamma Alloys

Applications could reduce weight and cost of materials Represents first Boeing HorizonX investment in advanced materials technology Boeing announced its investment in Valencia, Calif.-based Gamma Alloys, a leader in aluminum alloys focused on developing advanced metal-matrix composit...

Airbus reports Nine-Month (9m) 2017 results

Revenues €43bn; EBIT Adjusted €1.8bn; EBIT (reported) €2.3bn; EPS (reported) €2.39 Commercial aircraft market healthy, robust backlog supports ramp-up plans Engine delays impact 9m results, focus on fourth quarter deliveries and ramp-up 2017 guidance confirmed Airbus...