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Business Aviation sustainability initiatives at 2020 World Economic Forum

Two new carbon-reduction initiatives for Davos-bound flights at this year’s World Economic Forum, starting Jan. 21, 2020, in Davos, Switzerland. The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, in conjunction with the World Economic Forum and Zurich Airport, has secured agreements to make SAF available for aircraft departing the airport.  At an event held Jan. 20 at Z...

Leasing hometown Dublin welcomes MTU Maintenance new office

An announcement was made at Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference by MTU Maintenance - from now there is a new office opened in the heart of aviation leasing community birthplace Dublin. Located in the Victorian quarter, the office is being run by leasing experts Eileen Guerin, Vice President Commercial Ireland, and Des Clarke, Vice President Technical and Strategy Ireland, on be...

Sustainability and Efficiency - meet Air BP at EBAA’s AirOps Europe 2020

If you are following sustainability and afficiency topic in business aviatyion, be sure to meet Air BP at the eco-friendly ‘Event Lounge’ in Brussels for AirOps 2020, joining international business aviation delegates on 4-5th February. Tom Parsons, Air BP’s ...

Enhancing aviation value for tomorrow - Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit

More than 300 aviation leaders from over 50 countries, including Transport Ministers and senior executives of civil aviation authorities, international organisations, airports, airlines, aircraft manufacturers and air navigation service providers, will meet in Singapore to discuss sustainable aviati...

Youngest person reach South Pole

Action Aviation chairman and world record holder/explorer Captain Hamish Harding has returned from the South Pole with his son Giles Harding, 12, and Prince Ned Nwoko of Nigeria. The expedition makes Giles Harding the youngest person to ever visit the South Pole and Prince Ned Nwoko the first N...

Magnetic Leasing first contract landing gear lease - Ryanair

Magnetic Leasing has signed a deal with Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, for a landing gear lease. The agreement covers an 8 month lease period during which the landing gear will be used on different aircraft based on the carrier’s demand.  Magnetic L...

Record set at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague: 17.8 Million Handled Passengers in 2019

Based on the latest operating results, Prague Airport handled a total of 17,804,900 passengers in 2019. That means that approximately one million more passengers passed through the airport than in 2018, which sets another historic record and a 6% year-on-year increase. Throughout the entir...

A climate-neutral aviation future - Lufthansa bolsters sustainability efforts

Lufthansa Group has reinforced its commitment to sustainability by stepping up its efforts aimed at making the future of aviation climate-neutral. The Group has been investing in climate-friendly planes and alternative fuels in addition to improving all aspects of flight operations through the adopt...

Blingbird Changes the Idea of Luxury in Destination Celebrations

 The travel industry has been showing steady and strong growth, which greatly impacts the global GDP, as per research by the World Travel and Tourism Council. Along with that, one can see a surge in the travel industry when it comes to destination celebrations. People are eager and keen to...

Youngest person reach South Pole

Action Aviation chairman and world record holder/explorer Captain Hamish Harding has returned from the South Pole with his son Giles Harding, 12, and Prince Ned Nwoko of Nigeria. The expedition makes Giles Harding the youngest person to ever visit the South Pole and Prince Ned Nwoko the first Nigerian to visit. The party set out from the coast of Antarctica on the Cape Town side of the c...

Blingbird Changes the Idea of Luxury in Destination Celebrations

 The travel industry has been showing steady and strong growth, which greatly impacts the global GDP, as per research by the World Travel and Tourism Council. Along with that, one can see a surge in the travel industry when it comes to destination celebrations. People are eager and keen to explore new places and they choose special occasions to embark on new adventures.  Here, tr...

Milano Prime 2019 traffic growth numbers are more than impressive

Business&General Aviation traffic in Milan in December in the two airports managed by Milano Prime – Linate Prime and Malpensa Prime - registered an overall growth of 19.4%. The growth was 16.8% in Linate and 34.8% in Malpensa. This result is particularly significant in compariso...

Special Davos event support by Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation elite team of service specialists, equipment and rapid response aircraft will be positionned at airports near Davos the week of January 20th.  Dassault Aviation makes global product support organization comprehensive resources available to Falcon customers during spe...

A diverse new decade of charter business is coming

We often have an opportunity to discuss the future development of business aviation industry with TOP executives. What is changing, how it will impact the industry, what trends are to be expected? Let's see deeper with Chief Operating Officer of Vertis Aviation, Catherine Buc...

Exxaero expands and adds two Falcon 7X aircraft to its fleet

Exxaero has welcomed the first of two brand new Falcon 7X aircraft to its fleet. The business jet flew from the Dassault Aviation factory in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where it was welcomed on Saturday morning. At the beginning of February, the Eindhoven-based company...

40 additional A321neo aircraft for CALC

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, a full value-chain aircraft solutions provider for global airlines, has reached an agreement with Airbus on its remaining backlog, and includes an additional order for 40 A321neo aircraft. It also includes a conversion of 15 of its existing A320neo backlog into A321neos. Together with a previous order for 11 A321neos, CALC’s total order for the...

Liebherr Aerospace Brasil partners PTI Technologies

Liebherr Aerospace Brasil entered a new partnership with PTI Technologies and signed a contract to become the supplier of hydraulic manifolds for Embraer’s latest aircraft. Liebherr Aerospace Brasil welcomed several PTI senior leaders to its facility in Guaratingueta (Brazil) in the fall of 2019 for the celebration of the first strategic collaboration between the two companies...

The first fully automatic vision-based take-off demonstrated by Airbus

Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The test crew comprising of two pilots, two flight test engineers and a test flight engineer took off initially at around 10h15 on 18 December and condu...

Daher results 2019 - 68 turboprop aircraft from its TBM and Kodiak product lines

Daher announced business results of 2019 for its expanded turboprop-powered aircraft family, with the company logging sales of 48 TBMs in the TBM 910 and TBM 940 versions, along with 20 Kodiak 100 Series II airplanes.  Deliveries of Kodiak utility aircraft were primary in North A...

Leonardo awarded contract for 32 TH-73A helicopters by U.S. Department of Defense

Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract valued at USD 176,472,608 for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, initial spares, support and dedicated equipment, and specific pilot and maintenance training services. This contract,...

France new strategic airborne intelligence programme - Thales & Dassault Aviation

French DGA awarded Thales and Dassault Aviation the contract to equip the French Army's future strategic intelligence aircraft with the CUGE universal electronic warfare capability. The contract covers the first two aircraft on the programme. CUGE will ultimately be deployed by three Falcon...

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New Minister of Aviation appointed in St.Tosia - vision of future development

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert The almost true stories and almost believable stories of St.Tosia are written by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert who claims that it is what he has experienced while residing on St.Tosia and monitoring what else is going on in the Caribbean.  Today it was officially announced that Dudley Didges will be St.Tosia’s new Minister of Civil and Other Aviation. The island doesn&r...

Embraer KC-390 Millennium airlifter successfully concludes airdrop testing campaign

The KC-390 Millennium new generation multi-mission medium airlifter has successfully concluded the testing campaign for gravity airdrop and extraction drop of heavy loads by the use of the Container Delivery System (CDS) and Low Velocity Air Drop (LVAD), respectively. The KC-390 Millennium has a fully automated Cargo Handling and Aerial Delivery System on the cargo compartment, were a loadmaste...

Innovations, tomorrow aircraft, development - meet Mike Ingram from Honeywell Aerospace

As we've states already several times, big events is the best place to meet aviation professionals and to discuss the future of the industry. We had such opportunity during Dubai Airshow, exchanging with Mike Ingram, Vice President and General Manager, Cockpit Systems, Honeywell Aerospace....

Tim Fagan joins Aerion Supersonic as chief of interior design

Aerion announced that Tim Fagan has joined Aerion as the company's chief of industrial design and will lead the team for the interior design of the AS2 supersonic business jet.  Tim is a leading expert in aviation industrial design and an innovator in aircraft interior d...

Faces of business aviation - meet Doug Stevens, Medical Director of FAI Air Ambulance

  During an unique event "Faces of Business Aviation", organized by European Business Aviation Association and hosted by Marian-Jean Marinescu, we had an opportunity to assist at some discoveries made by members of European Parliament. It is more than important to explain, wha...

Consistency, passion and positive attitude, that is what you need to succeed – meet Omar Hosari

I consider myself a very lucky person. I have the opportunity to exchange with TOP Managers of Aviation Industry globally. It is an amazing source of inspiration, of energy and motivation for me. Some discussions became special discoveries for me and I have to share it with the people that read us....

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New airBaltic Record – 5 Million Passengers in 2019

airBaltic in 2019 has carried 5 049 317 passengers or 22% more than the year before to its network. It is the highest number of passengers carried in airline’s history. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are reaching new heights and offering better connections to people travelling to and from the Baltics. In 2019, we continued our sustai...

Etihad targets zero net carbon emissions by 2050

Etihad Airways committed to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050 and halving of its 2019 net emission levels by 2035.The company’s ambitious environmental targets will be achieved through a mix of internal initiatives, collaboration with industry partners and adoption of a comprehensive program of relevant carbon offsets, to be developed with specific focus on the requi...

Etihad Cargo IATA CEIV certification opens membership to Cool Chain Association and Pharma.aero

On the back of its recent successes in obtaining IATA CEIV certifications for both its pharma and fresh products, Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has announced an extension of its cold chain global business partnerships by joining the exclusive Cool Chain Asso...

New partnership - Etihad Airways and easyJet

Etihad Airways has become the most recent airline to partner with easyJet, one of the world’s largest airlines. This new partnership means customers can purchase tickets through the easyJet worldwide website connecting the two airlines’ networks and opening new and exciting pos...

Celebrating Abu-Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020, Etihad Airways operates Eco-Flight to Brussels

Etihad Airways will mark Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 by operating a special ‘eco-flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, featuring a range of initiatives designed to illustrate the airline’s broad commitment to sustainable practices in the air and on the ground. Flight EY 5...

A record number of passengers carried by KLM in 2019

KLM welcomed a record number of 35.1 million passengers on board in 2019. This represents an increase of 2.7% in comparison with 2018. This level of growth generated a passenger load factor of 89.4% for the year as a whole, representing an increase of 0.3 percentage points compared to 2018. Growth w...

Sheremetyevo Airport Officially Opened Terminal С

Sheremetyevo International Airport's new passenger terminal - built and equipped in compliance with the highest global standards - was opened to the public. The official opening ceremony was attended by Aleksandr Yurchik, Transport Deputy Minister of Russia; Aleksandr Neradko, Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency; Igor Bryntsalov, Head of the Moscow Region Duma; Aleksandr Ponomarenko, Chai...

Frankfurt Airport Serves More than 70.5 Million Passengers in 2019

Frankfurt Airport served more than 70.5 million passengers in 2019 – achieving a new all-time record by exceeding the 70-million mark for the first time in a calendar year. Compared to the previous year, this represents a passenger increase of 1.5 percent. Following a positive trend in the first half of 2019 (up 3.0 percent), passenger volumes largely stagnated in the second half of the year...

10th consecutive record-setting year for Munich Airport

Munich Airport continues to pile up records! In 2019 total traffic increased by 1.7 million, or 4 percent, to 47.9 million passengers. That was the largest increase posted by any German airport last year. For the Bavarian hub, this result represents the tenth consecutive reco...

ANA Third FLYING HONU A380 expanding its Fleet for the Narita-Honolulu Route

ANA launching the third of its specially designed FLYING HONU Airbus A380s to offer both daily flights between Narita and Honolulu on these unique aircraft. ANA currently provides two flights daily on the Narita-Honolulu route, with 10 flights served by Airbus A380s and four operated by Bo...

Record passenger numbers in 2019 at London City Airport

Looking back at 2019, London City Airport announced that a total of 5,100,025 passengers flew in to and out of the airport.The figure is a year-on-year increase of 6.3 percent which has been driven by the launch of new routes combined with additional flights and larger...

New record set by Azerbaijan airports in 2019

Azerbaijan’s international airports served record number of passengers. The total passenger traffic in 2019 hit 5.56 million people. Heydar Aliyev International Airport also set the record and served 4.73 million passengers last year. This is 7 percent higher than ...

Finance news Featured by MySky

SCALE Aviation - new financing and liquidity player on aviation market

Credit Suisse established a new wholly-owned subsidiary, SCALE Aviation. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, SCALE will focus on supporting Credit Suisse’s clients in driving increased aviation investment and facilitating seamless execution of aviation transactional activity. Credit Suisse's establishment of SCALE is a complementary extension of our existing Global Markets Securitized...

Toyota became lead investor to develop and produce Joby Aviation eVTOL aircraft

Toyota is exploring a new flight path for mobility through a new collaboration with Joby Aviation, an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric eVTOL aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services. The collaboration reflects Toyota's recognition of the long-term potential of the urban air mobility market to meet the...

The most advanced transportation method to healthcare raises strategic investment

A strategic investment was announced by Matternet, a pioneer in drone delivery for medical applications. The round of funding will provide Matternet with access to a broad set of opportunities in the U.S. healthcare logistics market and accelerate existing partnerships in key internat...

Tailwind Adds Aerospace Welding Minneapolis and Aerospace Manufacturing to Portfolio

Tailwind Technologies has acquired Aerospace Welding Minneapolis and Aerospace Manufacturing, both headed by President Tom Heid, who will continue in that capacity for Tailwind. Tailwind Technologies is the parent company of Hartzell Propeller, Inc. and Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC. &q...

AviaAM Financial Leasing China Acquires Boeing 737-800 with Lease Attached

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in tailored aircraft leasing and trading services, announced that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has recently acquired one more Boeing 7...

TECT Aerospace acquired Triumph Nashville Operations

The sale of Triumph Group Nashville based structures assembly operations to TECT Aerospaceis completed, as it continues to execute on its multi-year transformation plan to reshape its portfolio. "In 2019, we made great progress in reshaping our portfolio, reducing costs so that we can...

Enhancing aviation value for tomorrow - Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit

More than 300 aviation leaders from over 50 countries, including Transport Ministers and senior executives of civil aviation authorities, international organisations, airports, airlines, aircraft manufacturers and air navigation service providers, will meet in Singapore to discuss sustainable aviation growth at the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS) on 9 and 10 February 2020.&nbs...

Full slate of Gulfstream customer-centric support events 2020

Gulfstream Aerospace Customer Support organization will host a comprehensive schedule of customer-focused events in 2020, including its biennial Operators & Suppliers Conference, two Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meetings, several operators forums and a flight operations forum. “These events provide us with numerous opportunities, in groups or individually, for customer input a...

Eight New Qatar Airways Destinations revealed at Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

Eight additional destinations to join the airline’s network in 2020: Nur-Sultan and Almaty, Kazakhstan; Cebu, Philippines; Accra, Ghana; Trabzon, Turkey; Luanda, Angola; Lyon, France and Siem Reap, Cambodia! Qatar Airways wowed the crowds at Kuwait Aviation Show, showcasing two of the...

Turkish Aerospace to display HÜRKUŞat Kuwait Aviation Show

Turkish Aerospace will participate in the Kuwait Aviation Show which will be held on 15-18 January 2020. Participating in the fair first time with the HÜRKUŞ Advanced Training Aircraft model, Turkish Aerospace is aimed to strength its cooperation in the Gulf Countries.  With p...

2020: The year for MENA Business Aviation

We are getting close to the end of 2019, a perfect time to look back at what was accomplished this year, as well as great time to put all the important things in your agenda 2020 to be sure to attend the necessary and mustbe!  According to Ali Alnaqbi, Founding & Executive Chairman of...

The final design features of its SH09 helicopter will be presented at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Kopter continues to expand the performance and flight envelope of the SH09 Prototype 3, while simultaneously increasing flight test activities in the flight test center located at Pozzallo, Sicily. P3 has now completed a full year of flight tests covering a wide range of adaptations and improvements...

FACC received CAAC Part-145 maintenance organization approval

CAAC has granted FACC approval as a maintenance organization according to Part-145. This CAAC certification represents a further milestone for the Austrian aerospace group in its latest "Aftermarket Services" business segment. It joins the long list of certifications the company already holds, which include the European EASA, the FAA of the United States and the Canadian TCCA. FACC...

Texas Turbine Awarded STC for Hartzell 5-Blade Props on CASA 212

Airplane modifier Texas Turbine Conversions has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA for Hartzell Propeller's high performance five-blade structural composite swept propellers for CASA 212 short takeoff and landing utility aircraft. "The modern five-blade props replace original equipment Hartzell four-blade aluminum propellers, providing weight savings and more ef...

Textron Aviation adds three company-owned Service Centers in APAC

To strengthen its Asia Pacific service offering, Textron Aviation acquired Premiair Aviation Maintenance, an Australian MRO service provider. Previously named an Authorized Service Facility, Premiair now joins the Textron Aviation company-owned global support network to service Beechcraft, Cessna an...

CAAC certification granted to Magnetic MRO

Magnetic MRO received the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) certification, proving the company has qualifications and meet local regulatory requirements for the maintenance, repair and overhaul organizations.  Obtaining this certification allows the company to expand its c...

Aerotech Academy for engineering studies - Leonardo and the "Federico II" University

Leonardo has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Naples "Federico II" to launch the Aerotech Academy, an advanced training course on leading engineering issues. The course will provide skills and operational competence that can be immediately used in advanced techn...

SAS entrusts new A320-NEO fleet Base Maintenance services to Magnetic MRO

Magnetic MRO and SAS has extended the Base Maintenance agreement for Base Maintenance service for the whole A320-NEO fleet. The original contract between two companies has been signed in December 2017 and recently has been prolonged until 2023 and consists of maintenance visits of 56 ...