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Dassault launches new business jet with termination of Silvercrest contract and 5X programme

Dassault Aviation initiates the termination process of the Silvercrest contract leading to the end of the Falcon 5X program and announces the launch of a new Falcon program with an entry into service in 2022. The delivery of compliant Silvercrest engines was originally planned for the end of 2013 in accordance with the Falcon 5X flight test schedule. Safran met recurrent technical issues dur...

Czech Airlines Technics and Faculty of Transportation science of CTU cooperation

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group providing aircraft repair and maintenance services, and the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) signed a Memorandum of Co-operation in the field of aviation. The organizations are to work together on projects, share professional knowledge and promote the interconnectio...

Bombardier to Provide Component Management Support for Philippine Airlines’ Q400 Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that Air Philippines Corporation, operator of Philippine Airlines affiliate airline PAL Express, has signed an eight-year Smart Parts agreement to provide component management for the airline’s 12 new, dual-class Q400 aircraft. “We selected Bom...

Airbus Helicopters continues industrial transformation with Paris-Le Bourget blades site

On 1 December 2017, Airbus Helicopters celebrated the inauguration of its Paris-Le Bourget site, where  helicopter blades are now being produced for the Airbus range. The blade-specific specialisation is part of the manufacturer’s industrial strategy. Covering an area of 18 hectares an...

New Singapore Airlines A380 takes to the skies

First aircraft delivered with carrier’s latest cabin products and innovations  Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the first of five new A380 aircraft scheduled to join the carrier’s fleet over the coming year, at a special ceremony hosted by Airbus in Toulouse. The aircraft...

Bell Helicopter's Mirabel facility celebrates completion of 5,000th aircraft

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced that the company's Canadian facility located in Mirabel has completed its 5,000th aircraft.  The aircraft, a Bell 407GXP, will be owned by China's Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd. (SHC), which had signed a purchase agreement for 100 Bell...

Falcon Aviation celebrates first year at Dubai South FBO with IS-BAH Accreditation

Falcon Aviation is celebrating the completion of its first anniversary at its FBO in the VIP Terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai South) with the news that it has been awarded International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certification.  The accreditation was...

Zhukovsky International Airport can become a "bridge" between China and Russia

Zhukovsky International Airport and Pegas Fly airline announce the launch of a large-scale program to support Chinese tourism in the Russian Federation and the launch of a flight on the route Jinan (PRC) - Zhukovsky. The first flight of the new direction arrived at the airport on December 11 at 14:2...

H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery

Signature livery a nod to A350XWB paint scheme Marignane, France, The third H160 prototype has received a fresh coat of paint and now features a striking “carbon” livery designed as a nod to the Airbus A350 XWB MSN2 flight-test aircraft. Both aircraft are produced using advanced...

Czech Airlines Technics and Faculty of Transportation science of CTU cooperation

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group providing aircraft repair and maintenance services, and the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) signed a Memorandum of Co-operation in the field of aviation. The organizations are to work together on projects, share professional knowledge and promote the interconnectio...

Aero-Dienst completes 120-month Global XRS check for Global Jet

Aero-Dienst, Nuremberg, completed the most comprehensive maintenance event on a Global Express XRS to the customer’s satisfaction. The workscope of the 120-month inspection included the dismantling of the complete VIP cabin, extensive structure and system inspections and the major overhaul of the landing gears. Before the partial painting finalized the works’ proceeding all applica...

airBalticTraining Pilot Academy Opens Application Process

The Latvian airline airBaltic today, on December 11, 2017, opens application process for candidates to the airline’s newly established Pilot Academy at airBalticTraining. Persons selected will be the first class of students of the professional airline pilot training programme and will become a...

Embraer Selects Authorized Service Center for Executive Jets in Argentina

Embraer announced the selection of Aero Baires as its first authorized service center for Executive Jets in Argentina. Based at Aeródromo de San Fernando, in Buenos Aires, the center was certified by the local aeronautical authority, ANAC (Administración Nacional de Aviación Civ...

ATR 72-600 Flight Simulator in Paris Receives EASA Certification

ATR, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer, has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) based at ATR’s Paris Training Center. The brand new FFS was manufactured by TRU Simulation + Training and is conv...

First AL42 Level 5 simulator sale in China and a new partnership begins with AXAVIATION

Alsim is very pleased to announce the sale of its first AL42 FNPT II in China to AXAviation, located at Wuhu Aviation Industrial Park, Anhui Province. This AL42 VI simulates the Diamond DA42 -VI with the Austro engine and a GFC 700 digital autopilot and will be level 5 certified....

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Falcon Aviation celebrates first year at Dubai South FBO with IS-BAH Accreditation

Falcon Aviation is celebrating the completion of its first anniversary at its FBO in the VIP Terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai South) with the news that it has been awarded International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certification.  The accreditation was received by the company on 30th November following a third-party audit by IBAC, the Internation...

Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Announces Certification of CorePower® System on Pilatus PC-24

Astronics Corporation, a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, announced today that its CorePower® System, provided by its wholly owned subsidiary Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES), was recently certified by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd on the new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet platform. Kellsey Justus, Vice Presid...

For Third Consecutive Year Deer Jet wins as “World’s Leading Private Jet Charter”

The World Travel Awards (WTA), the travel industry’s leading awards programme, reunited hundreds of leaders representing the best of the world’s hospitality for a glamorous night at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay. And for third year on a row, Deer Jet has been selected as the &ldqu...

Jet Aviation secures Malta AOC and expands aircraft management and charter operation in EMEA and Asia

Jet Aviation is pleased to announce that it has secured its air operator’s certificate (AOC) for Malta, thereby launching its new flight operation. The Malta location joins the company’s other regional AOC operations in Zurich and Cologne. A Boeing BBJ 737-700 is already operati...

Bombardier’s Newest Challenger Jet Models Surpass Significant Delivery Milestones

Challenger 350 aircraft surpass 200 deliveries, as the Challenger 650 business jet marks 50th delivery Category-defining Challenger 300 series aircraft now count more than 650 deliveries overall, making it the most delivered aircraft of last decade;&...

FAI remains on schedule to harmonise Learjet fleet by mid-2018

FAI rent-a-jet AG, Germany´s largest business jet operator, has bid farewell to its penultimate Learjet 55 aircraft (D-CAAE), which will now continue life as an air ambulance jet in the USA. The Learjet 55 has already been replaced by a Learjet 60 aircraft (D-CFAL) recently acquired by FAI...

Airbus Helicopters continues industrial transformation with Paris-Le Bourget blades site

On 1 December 2017, Airbus Helicopters celebrated the inauguration of its Paris-Le Bourget site, where  helicopter blades are now being produced for the Airbus range. The blade-specific specialisation is part of the manufacturer’s industrial strategy. Covering an area of 18 hectares and with a total investment of more than 100 M€, the new Paris-Le Bourget site was conceived as a...

New Singapore Airlines A380 takes to the skies

First aircraft delivered with carrier’s latest cabin products and innovations  Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the first of five new A380 aircraft scheduled to join the carrier’s fleet over the coming year, at a special ceremony hosted by Airbus in Toulouse. The aircraft delivered today is the first in the airline’s fleet to feature its recently launched on-board...

Bell Helicopter's Mirabel facility celebrates completion of 5,000th aircraft

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced that the company's Canadian facility located in Mirabel has completed its 5,000th aircraft.  The aircraft, a Bell 407GXP, will be owned by China's Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd. (SHC), which had signed a purchase agreement for 100 Bell...

H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery

Signature livery a nod to A350XWB paint scheme Marignane, France, The third H160 prototype has received a fresh coat of paint and now features a striking “carbon” livery designed as a nod to the Airbus A350 XWB MSN2 flight-test aircraft. Both aircraft are produced using advanced...

Ten AS565 MBe Panther helicopters in service in Mexico

On 6 December, the Mexican Navy received two final AS565 MBe Panther helicopters, completing the order of ten purchased in November 2014. Below, an overview of the qualities of this model, which has become an essential part of the Mexican Navy. Versatile, safe and efficient. That’s how the...

The ATR 72-600 tours West Africa

From December 11 to 14, an ATR 72-600 in the colours of Air Sénégal will embark on a demonstration tour in three West African countries. The best-selling regional aircraft in the below-90-seats category will touch down in Bamako (Mali), Accra (Ghana) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) to c...

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Air Astana destined to become one of the largest Airbus A320neo Family operators in Central Asia and CIS

Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, is destined to become one of the largest A320neo Family operators in Central Asia and CIS over the next three years. The airline became the first operator of this type in the region in 2016 and the fleet will grow to 17 aircraft by 2020. Air Astana will then operate 6 A320neo, 7 A321neo and 4 A321neo LR types. All aircraft will be acquired on operating l...

SITAONAIR and DECEA working together to extend ATS datalink services in Brazil

Further enhancing aviation safety and efficiency in Brazil’s airspace, air navigation service provider, the Department of Airspace Control (DECEA), is working with SITAONAIR to expand ATS datalink services for main airports in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.  Following previous successful datalink installations, DECEA is expanding ATS datalink services&n...

airBaltic Flies to 5 Football Destinations in Russia

The Latvian airline airBaltic is going to serve five destinations in Russia next summer, offering travellers from across Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East convenient connections via Riga to the majority of football cities in Russia. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: &l...

airBaltic Celebrates One Year Anniversary of CS300 Operations

The Latvian airline airBaltic marks the one year anniversary since the first CS300 aircraft registered as YL-CSA arrived from Montreal-Mirabel in Riga. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “The introduction of CS300 has shaped the future of airBaltic. We see that more passeng...

AviationCV.com: Bali Volcano - flight cancelations disastrous for airlines

Hundreds of flights have been canceled and Bali international airport was shut down due to Volcano eruption in Bali. So far over 400 flights were cancelled stranding 59 000 travelers since the Bali's Ngurah Rai airport - also known as Denpasar International airport - closure on Monday because of...

SKYCOP urges Monarch Airlines to cover passenger compensations with slot deal money

After the biggest UK airline collapse in years just a month ago, the administrator of the bankrupt Monarch Airlines has struck a deal with IAG over slots at Gatwick airport, valued by experts at over €68 million. The sale has sparked an outrage among the passengers left stranded or without holi...

Dassault Aviation bolsters partnership with Daher with construction of new logistics platform near Paris-CDG airport

A longstanding industrial and supply-chain partner to Dassault Aviation, Daher is expanding its third-party logistics (3PL) services to the aircraft manufacturer for spare parts for civil aviation aircraft. The contract between Dassault Aviation and Daher provides for the construction of a Daher logistics platform with HQE environmental certification in the Aerolians Paris business park. This c...

Servicing at Bombardier's second London Biggin Hill hangar takes off

Servicing at Bombardier Business Aircraft’s new hangar at London Biggin Hill Airport officially begins on a Global 6000. The new hangar and the addition of more than 70 technicians has doubled Bombardier’s capacity at its well-established Biggin Hill service centre, providing customers in the region with extended maintenance support. The move is expected to see the total number...

Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel From Summer 2018

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, confirmed that it has applied for slots to base 9 aircraft at Berlin Tegel in addition to the 9 Ryanair aircraft based at Berlin Schonefeld. Ryanair believes that the validity of Easyjet’s so-called “slot purchase” is questionable and looks fo...

airberlin insolvency becomes apparent: Passenger numbers at Tegel fall significantly

With a decrease of 11.9 % compared to October 2016, passenger numbers at Berlin Tegel have fallen significantly. Despite slight growth at Schönefeld (+ 3.3 %), the total number of passengers at both Berlin airports has fallen by 6.2 % compared to the same month of the previous year. As a result...

Primera Air Announces Three New Destinations from London Stansted

Following the recent announcement of direct flights to New York, Boston and Toronto from London Stansted Airport, Primera Air is adding three more leisure destinations – Mallorca, Alicante and Malaga to its offering. Primera Air is an established and well-known leisure carrier in Scandinavi...

London Airports Set to Profit from Boom in Private Jet Travel

Several airports in the London area are looking to cash in as more travellers opt to fly privately. Figures released in a recent report show that there were almost 80,000 private jet departures from the UK in August and many of these flew out of London airports. The private jet charter industry h...

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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...

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Rolls-Royce obtains final approval for acquisition of ITP

Rolls-Royce has obtained the approval of all the relevant authorities for the acquisition of the outstanding 53.1% shareholding in Industria de Turbo Propulsores SA (“ITP”) owned by SENER Grupo de Ingeniería SA (“SENER”). Approval from the authorities in Spain paves the way for Rolls-Royce to conclude the acquisition, which was originally announced on 11 July 2016....

GECAS Takes Delivery of Its 394th – and Last – Next-Generation 737

Culminating a 20-year history of new orders for the type, GECAS has received its 394th and final skyline order of Boeing’s Next Generation 737. Just over a month prior to Boeing delivering its first 737 MAX to GECAS in January, the lessor took delivery of its final skyline NG order last week. With an initial order placed in 1996, GECAS’ NG orderbook accounts for roughly one of...

Boeing Forecasts Stable Growth and Funding Diversification for Aircraft Financing in 2018

Approximately $139 billion in new aircraft funding needed in 2018, up $17 billion from 2017 Innovations in aircraft finance bolster customer choices in a healthy financing market Boeing anticipates diverse markets and participants will continue the upward trend in availability of efficien...

VistaJet achieves highest third quarter revenue in its history

Record results as company continues to gain market share across all markets Program Membership flights up 38% year-over-year Record number of Program Membership hours flown, up 32% year-over-year 25% of Program Membership growth from North American market EBITDA grew 24% year-over-year...

Irelandia Aviation launches AerDrone International

Irelandia Aviation (Irelandia), the investment group behind several low cost airline carriers, has today (26 November 2017) announced the establishment of a new division, AerDrone International, a platform dedicated to commercial drone leasing. AerDrone International will be based in Dublin which...

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...

Global Jet Capital: African business aviation market set for growth

160 new aircraft set to be delivered to continent by 2025 To coincide with Africa’s first African business aviation conference and exhibition (AfBAC), which runs from 29th November to 1st December in Johannesburg, South Africa, new analysis of industry data by Global Jet Capital, a global leader in financial solutions for private aircraft, reveals that the continent’s business jet...

EBASCON 2018: High-Ranking Speakers to Present and Share Insights at Premier Business Aviation Conference

EBASCON, the industry’s key European Business Aviation Safety Conference, offers unparalleled insights into the developments within the industry. The conference will take place in Vienna from February 20 to 21, 2018 and feature a host of business speakers and visionaries, sharing their views and strategies on how to develop a safety culture in the business aviation sector. Like in the pas...

Dubai to host Airport Show in May 2018

The18th edition of Airport Show will be held in Dubai from May 7-9, 2018. The event will feature two new co-located events, Air Traffic Control Forum, Airport Security Middle East, in addition to CAPA-Centre of Aviation Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF) and Women in Aviation. “The Midd...

Dubai Airshow 2017: Airbus ‘makes it fly’ with 510 aircraft orders and commitments

Impressive numbers announced at the biennial aerospace industry event The Airbus product line of commercial jetliners, military airlifters and helicopters reached new heights at this week’s Dubai Airshow with transactions and business announcements for 510 aircraft. Validating the compan...

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 demonstrati...

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-y...