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Irkut will produce for testing two more MC-21 in 2018

The Irkut Corporation will produce two more MC-21 in 2018 to join the flight tests, there will be four in total, the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said. This reported by RNS agency. "We expect that in just the next year the third and fourth flight models will be produced that will join the flight tests in order to speed up the certification process", mini...

Czech Airlines Technics and GA Telesis to launch a joint service for ATR turboprop aircraft

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group providing aircraft maintenance services, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GA Telesis (GAT), a US-based key player within the aviation and aerospace industries, at the MRO Europe in London. Based on the agreement, the two companies are to form an integrated supply chain partnership and offer customers a c...

Daher salutes the humanitarian efforts of TBM owners and pilots in hurricane relief flights

Daher today recognized the TBM Owners and Pilots Association’s (TBMOPA) airlift of vital supplies to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Houston following the devastation caused by recent hurricanes.  Nine TBMOPA members brought their TBM aircraft to various locations in Florida for t...

First A330neo becomes airborne for its maiden flight

A330neo Family flight-test programme now underway; Three development aircraft will prepare both variants of the A330neo programme for certification The first A330neo took off this morning at Blagnac in Toulouse, France at 09.57 hrs local time, for its maiden flight taking place over south-...

MOMook to make 43 Air School training operations more efficient

MOMook, an intelligent business and training management software developer, and 43 Air School, the largest aviation training provider in South Africa, signed a contract on the use of MOMook software for management of pilot training processes. The new aviation training management system of MOMook...

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 Powers Airbus A330Neo First Test Flight

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, the latest member of the Trent family of engines, has successfully powered the new Airbus A330neo into the skies for its first test flight today. The aircraft took off from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, this morning, marking the beginning of a flight test pr...

A new training season begins for the Pilot Training Organisation at SmartLynx Airlines

The SmartLynx Airlines Pilot Training Organization, which provides type rating courses for Airbus A320 family aircraft, begins its new training season with plans to increase student enrollment by 80%. Around half of graduates are expected to be offered further job opportunities at SmartLynx Airlines...

ABS Jets was awarded the IS-BAO III certificate, confirming its position among the global leaders

ABS Jets, the leading European business jet operator, has received the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage III certification. The company is the first in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic to obtain the prestigious international certificate. Issued by IB...

Embraer Announces Delivery of the First E190-E2 in April of 2018

Embraer confirmed today April of 2018 as the delivery date of the first E190-E2 to Widerøe, the aircraft’s launch operator. The announcement was made at a press briefing in Athens, Greece, during the annual general meeting of the European Regional Airline Association (ERA – www.er...

Irkut will produce for testing two more MC-21 in 2018

The Irkut Corporation will produce two more MC-21 in 2018 to join the flight tests, there will be four in total, the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said. This reported by RNS agency. "We expect that in just the next year the third and fourth flight models will be produced that will join the flight tests in order to speed up the certification process", mini...

Daher salutes the humanitarian efforts of TBM owners and pilots in hurricane relief flights

Daher today recognized the TBM Owners and Pilots Association’s (TBMOPA) airlift of vital supplies to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Houston following the devastation caused by recent hurricanes.  Nine TBMOPA members brought their TBM aircraft to various locations in Florida for the pickup of relief supplies that ranged from food, water and chainsaws to generators, diapers and b...

First A330neo becomes airborne for its maiden flight

A330neo Family flight-test programme now underway; Three development aircraft will prepare both variants of the A330neo programme for certification The first A330neo took off this morning at Blagnac in Toulouse, France at 09.57 hrs local time, for its maiden flight taking place over south-...

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 Powers Airbus A330Neo First Test Flight

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, the latest member of the Trent family of engines, has successfully powered the new Airbus A330neo into the skies for its first test flight today. The aircraft took off from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, this morning, marking the beginning of a flight test pr...

Embraer Announces Delivery of the First E190-E2 in April of 2018

Embraer confirmed today April of 2018 as the delivery date of the first E190-E2 to Widerøe, the aircraft’s launch operator. The announcement was made at a press briefing in Athens, Greece, during the annual general meeting of the European Regional Airline Association (ERA – www.er...

Get ready for the brand new A330neo first flight

Airbus’ latest A330 version prepares for its initial take-off The new generation of Airbus’ popular A330 jetliner family is ready for its maiden flight this week. The A330neo features extensive technology transfers from the A350XWB, including new engines, wings, and systems as well as...

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.                                                                       ...

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. Speaking to a 500-strong audience of infrastructure experts at the London Infrastructure Summit, Ken O&rs...

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...

Passenger traffic of Heydar Aliyev International Airport approaches its next record high

In January-August 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 2.7 million passengers, which is 29 percent more than the previous year. It is expected that by the end of 2017 the final passenger count will exceed the last year's figure of 3.5 million passengers, which will be another re...

Air BP renews contract at Albert Picardie Airport

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, continues to strengthen its presence in France with the announcement today that it has renewed its contract to provide fuel operations at Albert Picardie Airport (BYF/LFAQ) for 15 years. The contract which is effective immediatel...

London Biggin Hill welcomes the Piaggio Avanti EVO

London Biggin Hill Airport, the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital, is to welcome Piaggio Aerospace's Avanti EVO for the first time, during a series of showcase events by ConnectJets commencing on September 11th. Gabriella Somerville, CEO of ConnectJets, says: “...

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Jet Aviation develops STC to replace cockpit displays with DU-875 LCD units

Jet Aviation is updating obsolete cockpit displays with DU-875 LCD units in a partnership with Honeywell that allows displays to be replaced one at a time or all at once and includes a $40,000 trade-in credit through the end of the year.   “Jet Aviation has completed an EASA STC (supplemental type certificate) for this off-the-shelf, certified solution that provides the late...

Air BP invests in fuel system upgrades at Land’s End Airport

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has completed a series of upgrades and enhancements to the fuel system at Land’s End Airport (LEQ/EGHC) in the UK. The investment at Land’s End Airport includes the introduction of a 50,000-litre capacity Jet A-1 tank with a 110% concrete bund, a kerbside pump and associated filter units. This new equipment will...

JetClass launches private jet flights from just 290 euros

JetClass, a ground-breaking, non-subscription travel service that gives travellers the unique ability to book seats on private jets, has released a new schedule which offers seats from as little as 290 euros. In September alone, JetClass introduced seven additional European destinations, connecting...

Happy Design Studio and Air Livery complete a new livery design for a Boeing Business Jet.

This is the first collaboration for designer Didier Wolff of Happy Design Studio and the paint specialist Air Livery. As a missing piece to Happy Design Studio’s portfolio of aircraft livery designs, the new BBJ has just been completed at the Air Livery paint facilities in Norwich, Englan...

Inmarsat certified for Jet ConneX inflight Wi-Fi installations on Gulfstream G550 aircraft

Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced that its Jet ConneX business aviation inflight Wi-Fi service has received a Supplement Type Certificate (STC) for the popular Gulfstream G550 aircraft. The certificate, awarded by the Federal Aviatio...

Conklin & de Decker Ranks The Air Partner JetCard Programme No. 1

Conklin & de Decker independent aviation consultancy, has ranked Air Partner JetCard the most flexible membership programme in Europe. Conklin & de Decker evaluated the membership programmes of Air Partner, NetJets Europe and VistaJet before rating Air Partner’s the best in the busines...

MOMook to make 43 Air School training operations more efficient

MOMook, an intelligent business and training management software developer, and 43 Air School, the largest aviation training provider in South Africa, signed a contract on the use of MOMook software for management of pilot training processes. The new aviation training management system of MOMook is tailored to improve training scheduling, document management and expiration tracking, student ev...

A new training season begins for the Pilot Training Organisation at SmartLynx Airlines

The SmartLynx Airlines Pilot Training Organization, which provides type rating courses for Airbus A320 family aircraft, begins its new training season with plans to increase student enrollment by 80%. Around half of graduates are expected to be offered further job opportunities at SmartLynx Airlines. The SmartLynx Airlines Approved Training Organization (ATO) is a leading approved airline pilot...

Bombardier Launches Smart Training Program for More Accessible Learning

For a fixed monthly payment, the Smart Training program provides technicians unlimited attendance to available technical training courses Bombardier offers aircraft operators a package of core and specialty technical training courses led by instructors with real-world experience Through compr...

TAG Aviation’s Le Bourget Maintenance Service Centre wins Bombardier ASF Line Maintenance Excellence Award 2017

TAG Aviation’s Maintenance Services Centre at Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France, has received the Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF) Excellence Award for Line Maintenance for the third consecutive year. The Bombardier ASF Excellence Awards are presented annually to Bombardier B...

German Haitec and SuperJet International sign agreement for maintenance support on the SSJ100

HAITEC Aircraft Maintenance Gmbh (HTC) and SuperJet International (SJI) signed a Service Agreement for first-class line and base maintenance on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft. This new cooperation follows HAITEC’s achievement of the EASA Part.145 approval for line and base m...

Dassault Highlights Service Center Expansion, New Spares Facility

Dassault Aviation is embarking on an ambitious expansion of its global customer service network including new and expanded spare parts facilities and additional service centers, intended to further enhance the quality and timeliness of Falcon aftermarket support. This month, Dassault starts work...

Embraer’s Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 Business Jets Awarded Speed Records by the NAA

Embraer was awarded certificates by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for speed records set by its Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets in a ceremony held yesterday during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2017 Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), in Las Vegas. The Phenom 300 light jet set new speed records on two flights over...

Cessna Citation Latitude popularity soars, reaches 100th delivery milestone

Textron Aviation announced at the National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) that it is in the process of delivering the 100th Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet. The milestone aircraft, which comes just 26 months after the first Latitude entered service, will be handed over to NetJets, Inc., this week at Textron Aviat...

Dassault business aviation customers offered additional data plans for Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX global Wi-Fi service

Expansion of popular programme allows Dassault Aviation customers to use their existing radomes to connect to Jet ConneX Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced today that additional data plans are now available for its Jet ConneX inflight...

TAG Aviation Asia Granted San Marino AOC

TAG Aviation San Marino, a subsidiary of TAG Aviation Asia, has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of San Marino (SM-CAA). TAG Asia is the first aviation company in Asia to receive an AOC from San Marino and has already opened a dedicated o...

Acropolis Aviation endorsed once again with Wyvern Wingman status at NBAA

Acropolis Aviation, the UK’s VVIP charter operator, based at Farnborough Airport, UK had cause for celebration today when its prestigious Wyvern Wingman accreditation was formally renewed, coinciding with NBAA-BACE.  The award follows its fourth successful audit. Wyvern Wingman Certifi...

Embraer Launches the New Phenom 300E Business Jet Featuring Revolutionary Interior Design

Embraer today unveiled the Phenom 300E light jet, its newest business aircraft, during a press conference at the 2017 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new aircraft is designated “E” for &ldqu...

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What should lessors realize to gain 20% ROI from mid-age aircraft?

The civil aviation market is expected to grow by 5% annually, creating the demand for around 40,000 aircraft in the next two decades, according to estimates of both Airbus and Boeing. This provides plenty of opportunities for lessors, but the aircraft leasing market is a highly competitive field, and high returns are not always possible. How to be successful in such a challenging market? AviaAM Le...

Air Partner delivers strong first half trading results

Air Partner plc (“Air Partner” or “Group“), the global aviation services group, today reports results for the six months to 31 July 2017.   July 2017 July 2016 Change (%) Gross Transaction Value £135.5m £112.9m 20.0...

Air Partner’s Tony Whitty comments on the wide-body aircraft sales and leasing market

Air Partner’s Remarketing division is currently seeing high levels of narrow-body activity in the aircraft sales and leasing market, but the wide-body sector is very different.  Tony Whitty, Managing Director at Air Partner, comments on what the team is currently seeing in the market,...

AviaAM Financial Leasing China concludes $500 million Aeroflot project

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, is delighted to announce that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has brought a $500 million-worth aircraft delivery project t...

BP announces $10 million investment and strategic partnership with leading on demand jet charter marketplace Victor

BP announced an initial investment and the creation of a strategic partnership between its BP Ventures and Air BP businesses with Victor, one of the world’s leading ‘on-demand’ marketplaces for private jet charters. As part of the partnership, BP Ventures has committed to invest...

AviaAM Leasing arranges the delivery of Airbus A320 to Aeroflot by SkyCo International Financial Leasing

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, has announced that it had completed the arrangement of aircraft delivery to the largest airline in Russia – Aeroflot. The aircraft was acquired and leased to the carrier by SkyCo International Financial Leasing. On th...

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Qantas Unveils First Dreamliner, Great Southern Land

Qantas has unveiled its first Boeing Dreamliner, the game-changing aircraft that will open up new routes and new levels of comfort for travellers. The latest addition to the Qantas fleet, the 787-9 Dreamliner features next generation seating in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class, with more space and a lower passenger count than most of its competitors. Other Dreamliner features incl...

Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots

Austrian Airlines is looking for about 100 new pilots. The Austrian national carrier is now making a special offer to airberlin pilots to move to Austria and work at the airline’s flight hub in Vienna. The offer targets pilots who have been actively employed at airberlin over the last six months and have undergone revalidation of their licenses within the last twelve months i.e. the opera...

Etihad Airways launches loungewear competition with Emirati fashion designers

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways launched a competition earlier this week to engage four young Emirati fashion designers to create new onboard loungewear.  With local designers on the rise, Etihad Airways has chosen to cultivate home grown talent and engage the artists...

Gulfstream exceeds G500 and G600 planned performance

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that its long-range Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 offer even better performance than originally promised. During rigorous flight testing, the all-new aircraft have exceeded expectations, regularly demonstrating capabilities beyond the...

Buta Airways starts flights to Europe

An agreement on opening of direct flights between Baku and Sophia has been reached in negotiations of Presidents of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Bulgaria Rumen Radev. From January 16, 2018 the flights will be operated by low-cost Airline Buta Airways. The capital of Bulgaria will become the f...

AW169 helicopter success in UK EMS market continues with selection by the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

Specialist Aviation Services selected by the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust to provide an AW169 in 2019  This selection will increase the UK-based AW169 EMS fleet to eight aircraft   Over 160 AW169s are on order and more than 40 in service worldwide​ Leonardo announced&...

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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 market. The regional sales managers will work closely with regional vice presidents to cultivate lead...

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 September 4. Robert Baltus' aviation experience spans nearly 20 years advising and supporting sen...

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...

Metrojet appoints Gary Dolski as Chief Executive Officer

Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com), a leading business aircraft services provider based in Hong Kong with presence in Asia, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Dolski as Chief Executive Officer effective from 1 September, 2017. Gary will assume full management responsibility of Metrojet,...

Embraer appoints CCO for Executive Jets business unit

Embraer announced that Stephen Friedrich has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer for the Company’s executive aviation business unit, effective immediately. Reporting to Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, Friedrich is responsible for the direct management of...