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SWISS: Two-persons-in-the-cockpit rule to be abolished

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to abolish its present two-persons-in-the-cockpit rule, with effect from 1 May. The action follows an extensive safety and security review which has concluded that the rule, which was introduced as a precautionary measure in 2015, does not enhance flight safety. SWISS also meets all the requirements demanded by the European Aviation Safety Agency...

NEW marketplace for air chartering

A new online marketplace for air charter market «VIPcharter.online» is introduced by the «ONLINE SERVICE» company. The service is intended for aviation professionals such as charter brokers and air operators and its primary function is the information exchange and communication between market players. Possibilities of the service allow to get relevant information regarding...

Jambojet Selects Q400 for Fleet Renewal and Expansion

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft confirms that Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) has converted an option on one Q400 aircraft to a firm order. The Moscow-based leasing company, now with two Q400 on firm order, has successfully concluded a leasing agreement with Jambojet Limited (Jambojet) of Kenya for both a...

Pilatus Reports Successful Business Year 2016

With sales revenue of 821 million Swiss francs, performance in financial 2016 was better than expected. Operating earnings totalled 89 million Swiss francs after deduction of Research and Development investment of 101 million Swiss francs. 56 additional jobs were created across the Group as a whole....

FAI completes seven million euro carbon neutral hangar development at Nuremberg Airport

FAI Asset Management GmbH, a member of the Nuremberg, Germany-headquartered FAI Aviation Group, has today completed a brand new 4800 m2 carbon neutral maintenance hangar, known as Hangar 8, at Albrecht Dürer Airport (NUE) in Nuremberg, Germany. The new hangar represents an investment of €7...

United Airlines to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats after dragging incident

United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier’s efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger. The offer came after rival Delta outlined plans to offer up to $9,...

China Southern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWBs

China Southern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900s, becoming the latest customer for the aircraft.  China Southern Airlines now operates one of the largest Airbus fleet in the world with more than 300 Airbus aircraft in service, comprising the A320 Family, t...

New Avinor Oslo Airport officially open

The new Oslo Airport was officially opened, courtesy of Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen. Norway’s main airport opened within budget and on time. The increased capacity is at approx. 32 million passengers annually. Representatives from the government, Norwegian a...

airBaltic Launches Riga – Kazan

The Latvian airline airBaltic on April 26, 2017 launched a new route between Riga and Kazan in Russia. The new route offers a convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia, as well to Riga and beyond to destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the CIS. Wolfgang...

Jambojet Selects Q400 for Fleet Renewal and Expansion

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft confirms that Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) has converted an option on one Q400 aircraft to a firm order. The Moscow-based leasing company, now with two Q400 on firm order, has successfully concluded a leasing agreement with Jambojet Limited (Jambojet) of Kenya for both aircraft. “This agreement for these next generation turboprops signifies a key development i...

China Southern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWBs

China Southern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900s, becoming the latest customer for the aircraft.  China Southern Airlines now operates one of the largest Airbus fleet in the world with more than 300 Airbus aircraft in service, comprising the A320 Family, the A330 Family and five A380s.  Tan Wangeng, President of China Southern Airlines said: &ldq...

Flight Calibration Services Ltd buys fourth DA62

At AERO Friedrichshafen 2017 Diamond Aircraft and Flight Calibration Services Ltd (FCSL), a UK based flight inspection service provider and flight inspection system manufacturer, signed a firm order for a fourth DA62. This order for a fourth Diamond DA62 in less than two years reflects the strong...

Embraer Enters Innovation Partnership with Uber Elevate Network

Embraer announced an agreement with Uber to explore the concept of an ecosystem—dubbed Uber Elevate Network—that will allow the potential development and deployment of small electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) for short urban commutes. The announcement was made i...

WOW air takes delivery of its first A320neo

WOW air the low-fare airline based in Iceland has taken delivery of its first A320neo on lease from  Air Lease Corporation. WOW air is an all Airbus operator with 12 aircraft in its fleet to date. WOW air selected the A320neo for its low operating costs and excellent fuel efficiency. The air...

Rolls-Royce Wins $300M Order From Lion Group

Rolls-Royce has won a $300m order from Lion Group for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power three new Airbus A330 aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s flagship engine service, TotalCare®. The Lion Group already operates three of the aircraft, all powered by the Trent 700 engine. Edw...

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United Airlines to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats after dragging incident

United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier’s efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger. The offer came after rival Delta outlined plans to offer up to $9,950 in such cases. United also said it would take actions to reduce overbooking flights and impro...

IATA: Global Standards, Cooperation and Data Key to Keeping Aviation Safe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effective use of data. “Safety is the top priority for all involved in aviation—and aviation is the safest form of long-distance travel. Last year there were over 40 million safe flights. Th...

World's First Charter Flights on CS300 launched

The Latvian airline airBaltic and Tez Tour Latvija have jointly launched the world's first charter flights with Bombardier CS300 aircraft. For the summer season, charter flights will connect Riga with Antalya (Turkey), Heraklion (Greece), Burgas (Bulgaria) and Rimini (Italy). airBaltic will fly...

Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight

Austrian operates largest Embraer 195 fleet in Europe and second largest worldwide  Embraer Jets fly to more than 60 airports in Europe  Yesterday evening, another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 375 from Vienna to Amsterdam. The Embraer featuring the registrat...

Emirates to offer a taste of private yacht living

Flyers who enjoy the onboard luxury of a private yacht will soon be able to feel right at home on Emirates A380 flights. The airline will debut its new A380 Onboard Lounge at the Infinite Possibilities stand in its home-base of Dubai at the 2017 edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) that run...

airBaltic Passengers Up + 12%

In March 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 224 921 passengers or +12% more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. During the first three months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 588 768 passengers....

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FAI completes seven million euro carbon neutral hangar development at Nuremberg Airport

FAI Asset Management GmbH, a member of the Nuremberg, Germany-headquartered FAI Aviation Group, has today completed a brand new 4800 m2 carbon neutral maintenance hangar, known as Hangar 8, at Albrecht Dürer Airport (NUE) in Nuremberg, Germany. The new hangar represents an investment of €7m and has created at least 10 new local engineering jobs, plus a number of other support positions....

Deer Jet launches Hong Kong-Tahiti "Dream Journey"

Deer Jet announced the launching of bespoke journeys on board the customized BBJ 787 VVIP Dream Jet, operated by BAS Guernsey Limited. The maiden journey will take VVIP guests across the South Pacific Ocean from Hong Kong to Tahiti. With 22 years of expertise, Deer Jet started as the first private jet company in China and has rapidly evolved into the largest business...

Capital AviaNeft introduces a Refund Programm during Formula-1 races in Sochi

Shortly before Formula-1 new race season Capital AviaNeft company and Aviapages.com website, which provides B2B solutions for business aviation, announce a new loyalty ”Refund Program”. This promotional campaign will operate on the principles of a rebate program, which allows to return a...

Air Partner and Camper & Nicholsons International announce strategic partnership

Air Partner plc (“Air Partner”), the global aviation services group, and Camper & Nicholsons International (“Camper & Nicholsons”), the global leader in all luxury yachting activities, today announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership, effective immed...

Vision Systems exhibits second-generation electronically dimmable window and latest smart interactive window

EBACE, 22-24 MAY 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND BOOTH Y118 Vision Systems, through its recently created division Smart Lite devoted to the design, production and sales of new dimmable solutions, will present the second-generation Electronically Dimmable Window, Nuance V2, and the latest version of...

Pazos FBO in Puerto Rico rebranded as Jet Aviation San Juan

 Jet Aviation and the San Juan-based Pazos FBO, located at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico, recently signed an FBO management agreement. The FBO will be managed by Jet Aviation and rebranded as Jet Aviation San Juan. “This enables us to con...

Dubai HeliConference 2017 concludes on successful note

Dubai HeliConference, the Middle East’s only dedicated conference for the helicopter industry, concludes today (Tuesday, April 18, 2017), following an overwhelming response from the helicopter segment of the aviation sector. The pioneering event successfully positioned itself as an interactive platform where government and private sector entities from the global helicopter segment brainstorm...

Dassault’s Falcon 8X at ABACE 2017

This year, the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) once again featured the newest business jet in the ultra-long range class:  Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 8X. The 8X appeared alongside the popular 4,000 nm/7,410 km Falcon 2000LX/EX.   A state-of-the-art Falcon 2000LX Medevac aircraft operated by the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center (999...

Airbus names finalists for “Fly Your Ideas 2017” student competition

Airbus has shortlisted the five finalist student teams competing in the fifth edition of the Fly Your Ideas challenge. The radical concepts selected cover a wide range of innovations going from an alternative to satellite imagery, to improved aircraft taxiing, clever ways of boarding, new areas for...

ABACE 2017 Highlights Enthusiasm for Business Aviation

As the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) concluded its third and final day, organizers reported that the sixth edition of the event was perhaps the strongest to date. ABACE took place April 11–13, 2017, at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. The event...

Jet Friends Club invites to the football tournament at Geneva!

Jet Friends Club (JFC) presents first international amateur mini football tournament – International Business Aviation Football Cup (IBAFC). The tournament will be held on 23rd of May at Geneva, on the second day of EBACE exhibition. JFC invite...

Amber Aviation Officially Launches at ABACE Shanghai

Amber Aviation, which has ambitions to become Asia’s leader in bespoke business jet management services, today announced its official launch at the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai. The company, founded by China business aviation pioneer Mr. Chang Q...

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Air Partner delivers strong full-year profits and good strategic progress

Air Partner plc (Air Partner or Group), the global aviation services group, today reports results for the year ended 31 January 2017.   January 2017 January 2016 Change (%) Gross transaction value (£m) 215.8 210.8 2.4 Gross profit (£m)...

Cargolux Group flies profitably through volatile 2016

Cargolux Airlines has proved its qualities once more in the extremely volatile environment of the international air cargo industry. In a year dominated for the major part by worryingly low yields, fierce competition and overcapacity, the airline experienced a robust fourth quarter, one of the strongest in many years. The net profit for 2016 totaled US$ 5.5 million while scheduled freight tonne kil...

IAG Invests in two Hangar 51 start-ups

Following its highly successful Hangar 51 accelerator programme, International Airlines Group (IAG) is to invest in two start-ups: Esplorio and Vchain. More than 450 start-ups applied to join Hangar 51. Following a pitch day, five companies were selected to spend 10 weeks working in IAG’s h...

Textron Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

Textron reported first quarter 2017 income from continuing operations of $0.37 per share or $0.46 per share of adjusted income from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release, compared to $0.55 per s...

Honeywell profit beats; shares hit record high

Honeywell International Inc said on Friday its commercial aviation after-sales business was benefiting from robust air travel, while its energy division was getting a lift from stable oil prices, sending shares to a record high. The diversified U.S. manufacturer's shares rose a...

ST Engineering’s Aerospace Arm Secures New Contracts Worth about S$1.11b in 1Q2017

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced that its aerospace arm, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace), secured new contracts worth about S$1.11b in the first quarter (1Q) of 2017 for services ranging from line and heavy airframe maintenance to component repair...

airBaltic Launches Riga – Kazan

The Latvian airline airBaltic on April 26, 2017 launched a new route between Riga and Kazan in Russia. The new route offers a convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia, as well to Riga and beyond to destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the CIS. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are happy to add Kazan, Russia to our rout...

London Oxford Airport welcomes new tenant hullo Aircrew

London Oxford Airport is delighted to welcome a new tenant, hullo Aircrew, which recently moved in opposite the OxfordJet FBO. Run by CEO Keiron Blay and COO Steve Payne, both former Hangar8 and Gama Aviation executives, the business centres on a revolutionary new platform which aims to empower pilots and flight attendants by connecting them with operators (for flying work) through a native app, a...

London Oxford Airport welcomes Travion, its first flight management company

Travion Ltd has selected London Oxford Airport as its worldwide operations base. With its convenient location, comprehensive infrastructure and a ready supply of skilled staff, London Oxford Airport was chosen as an ideal location for this expanding Flight Management company. James Dillon-Godfray...

Norwegian to launch new low-cost flights to Seattle and Denver

- London Gatwick’s only direct flights to Seattle and Denver starting from September with fares from £199 - Seattle and Denver routes return to Gatwick after more than 10 years Norwegian is continuing its transatlantic expansion by launching two new routes from London Gatwick to Seat...

airBaltic Launches Vilnius – Paris

On March 26, the Latvian airline airBaltic launched flights on Vilnius – Paris route. The route offers more convenient travel options for travellers from Lithuania and France.   Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to return to Vilnius &nda...

Dutch scientist proposes circular runways for airport efficiency

While airport terminal architecture has a solid history of style and innovation, rarely is a proposal put forth to utterly redesign the runway. But that’s precisely the aim of Henk Hesselink, a Dutch scientist working with the Netherlands Aerospace Centre. Dubbed the “endles...

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Prince William’s air ambulance nearly hit by drone narrowly averting disaster

Prince William’s air ambulance came within seconds of catastrophic mid air-collision with a drone. The helicopter, which the Prince flies regularly but was not on board at the time, came within half a second of hitting the remote controlled-device as it flew over a McDonald’s near Enfleld An official report stated that a collision had only been ‘narrowly avoided’ with...

Brandon Mitchener Appointed EBAA CEO

Brandon Mitchener has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), effective 3 April 2017. A French and US citizen, Mitchener’s career as a journalist and public affairs professional spans more than 25 years in Europe, including the last 20 in Brussels.   Before joining EBAA, Mitchener headed corporate communications for Monsanto Co. i...

BBGA honours Biggin Hill Airport's Andrew Walters with industry award for outstanding services

The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) has honoured Andrew Walters, owner and chairman of London Biggin Hill Airport as the 2017 recipient of its prestigious annual Michael Wheatley Award  for Outstanding Services to the general aviation industry.  The award was prese...

Jet Aviation appoints new managing director for its MRO and FBO facility in Vienna

Jet Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Hakan Tin as managing director of its Vienna operation, effective March 1, 2017. Tin has served as Sales Director in Vienna since September 2015.  In his new role with the company, Tin is responsible for overseeing the company&rsquo...

Airbus Names Mikail Houari President for Africa and Middle East

Airbus has appointed Mikail Houari, 50, as President for Africa and the Middle East region. Mikail, who previously served as Deputy President for Africa and the Middle East, brings to the position more than 25 years of experience within the industry at a global level. In his new role, he will lea...

Embraer appoints a new CEO for Executive Jets business unit

Embraer announced the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit. Amalfitano will succeed Marco Tulio Pellegrini, who will assume another leadership position to be announced soon. The change will become effective as of march 1st 2017...

Magnetic MRO To Open 2 New Outstations

Magnetic MRO, Estonia-headquartered Total Technical Care Partner, is proud to announce its 2 new Line Maintenance outstations. As a part of its market expansion strategy, the company expanded its network of line stations by adding Zagreb (ZAG) and Tirana (TIA) International Airports to its operational map. The company will be providing Line Maintenance services for Bombardier type of aircr...

Lufthansa Technik presents "AVIATAR"

At MRO Americas 2017 Lufthansa Technik is presenting AVIATAR, the initial product of its newly created division Digital Fleet Solutions for the first time. AVIATAR is an innovative and holistic platform that offers an extensive variety of digital products and services for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) by combining multiple apps, web-based, and in one place. Lufthansa Technik's n...

RUAG streamlines TPE331 engine shop

Brand new workstations – organised according to lean management principles – together with new processes, ensure that Honeywell TPE331 engine customers benefit from faster turnaround times and improved efficiency at RUAG Aviation. The engine shop in Stans, Switzerland, has reopen...

Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight

Airbus Helicopters celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight today during a conference at the museum of aviation in St Victoret, near the company headquarters. Fifty years after its maiden flight on 7 April 1967, the Gazelle is still being operated by nearly 100 custome...

Frasca International sells Airbus H125 helicopter flight simulator to Aero Asahi Corporation

Frasca International has sold a Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Airbus H125 AStar (350B3) single-engine helicopter to Aero Asahi Corporation (AAC), Japan’s leading civil helicopter company. The new Frasca Level 5 FTD will be used by Aero Asahi for H125 pilot training as well as...

StandardAero's European service centre receives EASA and FAA certifications for HTF7000 engine MRO services

StandardAero's European Service Center (ESC), located in Tilburg, the Netherlands, has received EASA and FAA certifications for Honeywell HTF7000 turbofan MRO services and is now authorized to support business aviation operators within the EMEA region. In March of 2016, StandardAero was autho...