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Norwegian appreciates support from the Norwegian Government

Norwegian announced that the government of Norway has decided to support and contribute to the airline’s funding of new capital, pending certain conditions. This move significantly increases Norwegian’s chances of working through the crisis caused by the pandemic and to position itself as a key player within Norwegian and European aviation. “On behalf of everyone at Norwegian,...

Latest from Airbus - production rates updated and welcome to new customer

Airbus is updating its production rate planning for its A320 Family aircraft in response to the market environment. The new average production rates for the A320 Family will now lead to a gradual increase in production from the current rate of 40 per month to 43 in Q3 and 45 in Q4 2021. This latest production plan represents a slower ramp up than the previously anticipated 47 aircraft pe...

EHang Joins European Union AMU-LED project to demonstrate Urban Air Mobility

EHang announced membership in the Air Mobility Urban - Large Experimental Demonstration project, one of the largest European demonstrations of Urban Air Mobility.  The AMU-LED project was initiated by the European Union, and the consortium executing the project includes 17 promin...

Daher delivers a Kodiak 100 to its first French customer

Daher announced the delivery of a Kodiak 100 turboprop utility aircraft to the Héli-Béarn company. This aerial work operator based at Pau-Pyrénées airport (Pyrénées Atlantique) thus becomes the first French customer for this aircraft. Built in Sandp...

Bell 505 helps owners to stay on the move

In terms of private travel, Bell 505 owners have found that the helicopter is a versatile and reliable way to help private aircraft operators stay on the move. It offers a swift and safe means to reach essential business meetings in comfort. The outstanding visibility of the technology-laden co...

AERO 2021 to be held in the summer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Show for General Aviation will be unable to start as planned on April 21, 2021 on the exhibition grounds in Friedrichshafen. "Following the cancellation of the event last year, the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic coupled with the renewed lockdown...

Skyports partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company Swoop Aero

Skyports, partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company, Swoop Aero, to provide UK-wide drone delivery service. In a UK-first, Skyports has chosen to leverage Swoop Aero’s comprehensive aviation platform and 3D-printed electric drones to deliver a wide range of services...

Eve-led aviation consortium joins UK Civil Aviation Authority to develop UAM concept of operations

A consortium of urban air mobility and aviation companies has commenced work on a concept of operations for integrating air taxis and electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) into the UK’s airspace. The consortium, which is led by Eve, the first company to graduate from Embraer...

World’s First Industry Supplier with a GADSS Compliant ELT

Orolia recently organized a series of flight tests to demonstrate and qualify capabilities of the GADSS global aircraft safety program’s end-to-end Emergency Locator Transmitter Distress Tracking (ELT-DT) system, including Orolia’s Ultima-DT solution.  With these successful fligh...

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Exceptional capital strength positions Avolon for 2021

Exceptional Capital Strength Positions Avolon for 2021 Dómhnal Slattery, CEO Avolon, commented: “2020 was the most challenging year the commercial aviation industry has ever faced. The level of airline distress truly tested the resilience of the leasing sector business model. Through Avolon’s decisive actions to reduce our capital commitments, strengthen our liquidity an...

Lufthansa raised 500 million euros in aircraft financing in the second half of 2020

Since July 2020, Deutsche Lufthansa AG has raised a total of around 500 million euros by using aircrafts as security in eight financing transactions. This enabled the Group to secure additional funds on top of the 1.6 billion euros raised via a convertible bond and a corporate bond. The five Airbus A350s and three aircraft from the A320 family were used as securities for various financing instr...

DAE delivers first of 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to American Airlines

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. announced that it has delivered the first of 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to American Airlines as part of the Purchase and Leaseback agreement signed with American in the third quarter of this year. Delivery of the remaining aircraft is expected to be completed...

CAE to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc

CAE concluded a conditional agreement with Textron to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc. for a cash consideration of approximately US$40 million, excluding post-closing adjustments. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals.&...

CDB Aviation brings next generation A330 P2F Freighter to market

CDB Aviation entered a new partnership with Germany-based EFW GmbH to conduct the Passenger-to-Freighter conversion of two Airbus A330-300 aircraft in 2021, which will be available for lease to airline customers from early 2022. The A330-300 P2F conversion program marks CDB Aviat...

Norwegian third quarter results heavily impacted by COVID-19

Norwegian reported its third-quarter 2020 results. As anticipated, these were heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with a net loss of NOK 980 million. Norwegian carried approximately one million customers, a decrease of 91 percent compared to the same period last year showing a slight improveme...

EHang Joins European Union AMU-LED project to demonstrate Urban Air Mobility

EHang announced membership in the Air Mobility Urban - Large Experimental Demonstration project, one of the largest European demonstrations of Urban Air Mobility.  The AMU-LED project was initiated by the European Union, and the consortium executing the project includes 17 prominent companies and institutions globally, including EHang and industry giants such as Airbus and Boei...

Eve-led aviation consortium joins UK Civil Aviation Authority to develop UAM concept of operations

A consortium of urban air mobility and aviation companies has commenced work on a concept of operations for integrating air taxis and electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) into the UK’s airspace. The consortium, which is led by Eve, the first company to graduate from EmbraerX, will be working with the UK Civil Aviation Authority as part of its Future Air Mobility Regulator...

EASA certification for Curtiss-Wright & Honeywell 25-Hour cockpit recorder

Curtiss-Wright Corporation and Honeywell announced that their 25-hour Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) developed for the air transport market has received EASA Technical Standard Order certification. Based on Curtiss-Wright’s compact, lightweight Fortress CVR technology, the ne...

Shape the future of aviation - D328eco aircraft accelerates transition to zero emissions aircraft

A zero emissions aircraft, do you think it is possible? if the answer is "yes" - when? How many manufacturers in the world are working on this trend? The new purpose-driven German aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturer - Deutsche Aircraft, unveiled plans to develop the D328eco,...

BBAM adds up to 12 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters

Boeing and BBAM Limited Partnership announced the lessor is expanding its 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter fleet with six firm orders and six options. The agreement brings BBAM’s 737-800BCF orders and commitments to 15 and highlights the continued strength of the e-commerce and exp...

IL-114-300 continued Flight Test Program

Within the plan of the flight test program, the new flight of the Il-114-300 regional turboprop passenger aircraft took place. The developer of the aircraft is the Ilyushin Aviation Complex (the head enterprise of the Transport Aviation Division of the Public Joint Stock Company United Aircraft Corp...

Daher delivers a Kodiak 100 to its first French customer

Daher announced the delivery of a Kodiak 100 turboprop utility aircraft to the Héli-Béarn company. This aerial work operator based at Pau-Pyrénées airport (Pyrénées Atlantique) thus becomes the first French customer for this aircraft. Built in Sandpoint (Idaho, USA), the Kodiak is renowned for its robustness, high payload, and short take-off and l...

Bell 505 helps owners to stay on the move

In terms of private travel, Bell 505 owners have found that the helicopter is a versatile and reliable way to help private aircraft operators stay on the move. It offers a swift and safe means to reach essential business meetings in comfort. The outstanding visibility of the technology-laden cockpit is ideal for leisure activities away from crowds. Typically, UK operators use their aircraft f...

Skyports partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company Swoop Aero

Skyports, partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company, Swoop Aero, to provide UK-wide drone delivery service. In a UK-first, Skyports has chosen to leverage Swoop Aero’s comprehensive aviation platform and 3D-printed electric drones to deliver a wide range of services...

World’s First Industry Supplier with a GADSS Compliant ELT

Orolia recently organized a series of flight tests to demonstrate and qualify capabilities of the GADSS global aircraft safety program’s end-to-end Emergency Locator Transmitter Distress Tracking (ELT-DT) system, including Orolia’s Ultima-DT solution.  With these successful fligh...

New Bombardier Challenger 350 joined Latitude 33 Aviation fleet

Bombardier and Latitude 33 Aviation announced the recent delivery of a brand-new Challenger 350 business jet, which will be available for charter out of the U.S. West Coast. California based Latitude 33 Aviation will manage the Challenger 350 business jet out of Sa...

EHang to provide UAM services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai China

EHang announced strategic partnerships with Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Pan-Tourism Development Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Huafa Sports Operations Management Co., Ltd. and Flying World (Zhuhai) Technology Co., Ltd. to jointly initiate Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) operations for aerial sightseeing and other...

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European plan for Aviation Safety 2021-2025 published

EASA published the 10th edition of the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) covering 2021 - 2025. EPAS sets out the strategic priorities and enablers, and the main risks affecting the European aviation system, while also defining the necessary actions to mitigate the risks, with the paramount objective of further improving aviation safety. The Plan provides a coherent and transparen...

One of the first to trial IATA Travel Pass - Emirates

Emirates has partnered with the IATA to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information. IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel...

Air travel down 60 per cent, as airline industry losses top $370 billion: ICAO

The ICAO said, that as seating capacity fell by around 50 per cent last year, that left just 1.8 billion passengers taking flights through 2020, compared with around 4.5 billion in 2019.  That adds up to a staggering financial loss to the industry of around $370 billion, “w...

airBaltic passes IATA Operational Safety Audit

airBaltic has passed operational safety audit on the compliance with the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Operations Safety standards that was recently carried out by well-known and reliable Audit Organisation Aviation Quality Services. IATA member airlines...

Aviation sector and NGOs agree on sustainability of future fuels

Given that EU leaders have committed to achieving a net-zero-carbon economy by 2050, there is a growing focus on how to accelerate the transition towards climate-neutral aviation.As the European Union considers new policies to support sustainable aviation fuels,including via the ReFuelEU Aviati...

Norwegian to focus on a strong European network

Board of Directors of Norwegian Air has outlined a simplified business structure and dedicated short-haul route network. With this plan, Norwegian can build a robust and solid company that will attract investors and continue to serve new and existing customers. Norwegian has long been recogn...

Pipistrel hosted a seminar on certified electric aircraft maintenance for aircraft mechanics

As the first in the history of aviation, Pipistrel obtained the right to train mechanics for the maintenance of certified electrically powered airplanes. This means we can now train other organizations’ mechanics for the purpose of maintenance and repair of our Velis Electro (which is at the moment the only fully electric certified aircraft in the world). The 5-day maintenance course...

New, single-point-of-contact organization for European MRO Sales Network - Dassault

The new sales organization, headed by Thierry Salaün, brings together the MRO sales operations of Dassault’s wholly owned Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) affiliate with those of TAG Maintenance Services (TMS) and the Falcon segment of Execujet MRO Services, each acquired last year. This provides operators better access to the full capabilities of its expanded MRO...

MTU Maintenance signs exclusive contract with new airline Air Sial

MTU Maintenance and start-up airline from Pakistan, Air Sial, have signed an exclusive five-year contract for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Air Sial’s six V2500 engines. Beyond MRO, the agreement includes engine trend monitoring, on-site services and lease engine support as well...

AvAir Acquires HAECO A320 Rotable Pool

AvAir has acquired Airbus A320 rotable pool from HAECO ITM Limited, a member of the HAECO Group. The HAECO Group is one of the world's leading aircraft engineering and maintenance service providers. HAECO ITM provides services ranging from flexible inventory pooling options, Power-By-T...

ST Engineering appointed MRO Licensee for Honeywell Components in LEAP-Series engines

ST Engineering announced that it has entered into a 10-year agreement with Honeywell Aerospace that will see the Group appointed as the only licensed MRO service provider based in Asia Pacific for Honeywell components installed on the LEAP-series engines. Under the agreement, ST Engineering is...

A historical partnership - Etihad Aviation training and Israir Airlines

Etihad Aviation Training (EAT) has signed a contract with Israir Airlines to offer Full-Flight Simulator pilot training for Israir Airlines’ Airbus A320 pilots. As part of the agreement, Israir will dry lease EAT’s Full-Flight Simulators at the training facility located in Abu Dhabi....

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Jason Huang Joins ICON Aircraft as President

ICON Aircraft, maker of the revolutionary ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft, has named Jason Huang as President. In that role, Huang will oversee all business functions, with a particular focus on maintaining manufacturing excellence, product development and innovation, and providing an ownership experience that is second to none. Huang has more than 30 years of engineering and management experience...

Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia on restart of national aviation industry

If we say Latvia, what will be you first association? If you are aviation professional or related to aviation industry, we bet the first thing you will say - airBaltic, Riga. 50skyshades was closely monitoring how Latvian national airline lived the corona crisis, as well as latest updates from Riga International Airport. We had an opportunity to discuss with Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of T...

Meet Vertical Aerospace new Chief Engineer - Tim Williams

  Vertical Aerospace has appointed Tim Williams to the role of Chief Engineer to help drive Vertical towards its vision of electric flight for everyone. Tim, formerly a Chief Engineer at Rolls-Royce, will be responsible for leading the development of the new eVTOL aircraf...

Martin Gauss on situation in aviation industry, airBaltic present and future

I am born Latvian. Despite possible critics, for me it is a special feeling, a proud, to see green tail of airBaltic aicraft arround the Europe. The actual situation in aviation industry is more than complicated for giants, it is quite evident that it is even more difficult for smaller companies. &n...

Thales appoints a new Executive Vice President, Land & Air Systems

Christophe Salomon is appointed Executive Vice President, Thales, Land and Air Systems. He will be part of the Thales Executive Committee. He succeeds Alex Cresswell, who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Thales in the UK. Christophe, a graduate engineer of the Ecole...

La Compagnie presents: two female pilots stories and advice

Would you agree that pilot still predominantly a male job? Imagine, cccording to the International Civil Aviation Organization, the proportion of female pilots worldwide in 2018 was only 3%.The feminization of the profession is now on the increase! Let us present two female pilots of La Compagnie. A...

AERO ASIA will take place for the first time on 28-31 October 2021 in Zhuhai

Messe Friedrichshafen and Zhuhai Airshow Co.,Ltd cooperate on AERO ASIA to create a new and leading Business and General aviation show for China and Southeast Asia. The show will be supported by the Asian Business Aviation Association. With AERO ASIA Zhuhai, the province of Guangdong will get a second aviation show besides Airshow China.  AERO ASIA Zhuhai and Airshow China will take plac...

HAI addresses Pandemic Issues related to holding HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans

Helicopter Association International remains committed to supporting the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry by holding an in-person HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans March 22–25, with exhibits open March 23–25. “I want to be as transparent as possible in addressing the concerns of our industry,” says James Viola, president and CEO of HAI. “By partner...

CARIBAVIA Vision - conclusions and the impact

As promised, we are back for Episode 3 of the interview with Cdr. Bud Slabbaert. Once again, we are discussing the full concept and vision for Caribbean Airlift.  Q. We've discussed already some very important points of step-by-step development and now can you share with us your vision C...

CARIBAVIA Vision for Caribbean Airlift - episode 2

We hope you enjoyed the first part of the interview with Cdr. Bud Slabbaert. For those who are joining us for the first time, we should remind, that we are discussing the full concept and vision for Caribbean Airlift. In case you missed – just find the first part on the platform,...

An event, a vision, a future - the CARIBAVIA Vision for Caribbean Airlift

When visiting an aviation event, do you ask yourself a simple question - what is the background it this one, the history, the vision what is the result organisers see at the best result of the event? I must confess, I do, sometimes, the decision to attend or not is based on same of answers f...

AERO Friedrichshafen 2021 to take to the skies with a full program

After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the leading show for general aviation will take place next year from April 21 to 24, 2021, at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center. The show team at Lake Constance expects a large number of exhibitors. Important industry players such as Diamo...

Frankfurt Airport - passenger numbers fall to historic low due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 18.8 million passengers in 2020, representing a decrease of 73.4 percent compared to 2019. With the outbreak of the Covid-19 global pandemic, Frankfurt Airport started to experience a major decline in passenger traffic in mid-March 2020. Between April and June, traffic almost came to a complete standstill – with weekly passenger figures plummeting b...

Riga Airport closes the year with a drop of more than 74% in passenger numbers

Operational performance data show that Riga Airport handled only 2.01 million passengers in 2020 – 74.2% fewer than a year before. The majority or 57% of passengers handled in 2020 were carried by the national airline airBaltic, 16% by the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair and 9% by the Hungarian low-cost carrier WizzAir. Even during the pandemic, Riga...

Contactless Covid-19 testing point starts operating at Riga Airport

In order to provide passengers and employees of the companies working at the Airport with additional opportunities to take Covid-19 test conveniently, E.Gulbis Laboratory contactless Covid-19 testing point was opened at Riga Airport. At the mobile testing point of E.Gulbis Laboratory, which is...

Riga Airport joins Level 2 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation

Demonstrating the reduction of carbon emissions and confirming its readiness to work sustainably, Riga Airport has received the Level 2 certificate of the global Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme.  Certification for Level 2 “Reduction” of the ACA programme...

Tallinn airport has 12 international destinations open, another 2 routes to open within a week

Flights can be taken to the following destinations: Amsterdam (Air Baltic) Berlin (Air Baltic) Brussels (Air Baltic) Frankfurt (Lufthansa) Helsinki (Finnair ) Copenhagen (Air Baltic, SAS) Milan (Ryanair) Oslo (Air Baltic) Paphos (Ryanair) Riga (Air Baltic) Stockholm (A...

World First Electrically Powered Aircraft De-Icing Truck

Aéro Mag is proud to announce the commissioning of the world's first electrically powered aircraft de-icing truck. This truck will help reduce the company's environmental footprint by significantly reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Thanks to the performance of this Bet...