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Republic of Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military helicopter trainer

Republic of Korea selected Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The new Bell 505 helicopters will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) to train their next generation of helicopter pilots. The contract, which was signed between the Republic of Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration and Bell, cal...

Discover uniquely versatile Pilatus PC-24 cabin

A business jet designed for flexible use must have an interior which can be reconfigured to suit different missions. And that is exactly what the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet offers. To demonstrate this flexibility, Pilatus has produced a video which presents the different configuration possibilities. Unlike other business jets, the PC-24 stands apart on account of its unrivalled flexibili...

Wizz Air intents to form a new airline in Malta

Wizz Air announces that based on the ‘Arrangement on Reallocation of Responsibility’ document signed today between the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate, it intends to file an application for its Maltese subsidiary to be granted an A...

FCG OPS launches a network of ground handling stations in Spain in cooperation with General Aviation Service

FCG OPS continues its strong growth in Europe by cooperating with General Aviation Service to launch a partner network of ground handling stations throughout Spain. Recognizing that its flight support and dispatch customers are frequently operating to this region FCG OPS has developed a ne...

VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project - Volocopter collaborates with Microsoft

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform Volo...

St.Louis expansion supports growing demand for new Gulfstream aircraft & refurbishments

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand completions operations at its St. Louis Downtown Airport facility. The expansion will increase production of custom cabinetry and exterior paint capacity for Gulfstream’s in-demand large-cabin aircraft.To support this expansion, Gulfstream St. Louis will grow i...

Desert Jet renews WYVERN Wingman certification

Desert Jet has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator by maintaining Wingman status through the Flight Leader Program. The WYVERN Wingman Standard, the first air charter audit standard in the aviation industry, provides a safety benchmark that allows air charter...

16 students graduate airBaltic Pilot Academy

On May 16, 2022, 16 students graduated from the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy, receiving a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport pilot program. In addition, already the 12th group of nine students began their profession...

VistaJet announces its VIP partnership with Frieze Art Fairs

Ahead of the upcoming 2022 edition of Frieze New York, VistaJet announces its new global partnership with Frieze Art Fairs. With over 80% of VistaJet’s Members sharing a passion for art, today marks the beginning of a series of incredible opportunities for VistaJet Members to connect...

What makes CARIBAVIA a different kind of conference?

As we are slowly approaching the event date June 14-16, we asked the conference chairman/coordinator Cdr. Bud Slabbaert to tell us how and what make the conference different: “When I organized my first Meetup conference years ago in London, I received a comment that it was not a conference but rather an un-conference. I considered that to be a potential compliment and further developed it...

AERO 2022 provides impetus for the sustainable development of aviation

AERO 2022 was a great success! General Aviation is optimistically tackling the challenges of the future and presented a wide range of solutions for even greater safety and sustainability at the four-day leading trade show in Friedrichshafen. The exhibiting companies and the international trade audience were thrilled to meet and exchange ideas in person again. The popularity of AERO 2022 sh...

JMB Aircraft expands VL3 flight functionality with JMB Connect - world first integrated app for Ultralight aircraft

 JMB Aircraft announced today that they will redefine the General Aviation market segment with the integration of the JMB Connect app in every VL3 aircraft, through a partnership with AVIATIZE, the Belgian aviation software company. The JMB Connect app is based on the Aviatize Companion app fro...

Start with great optimism - AERO 2022

Before the official opening of the 30th international aviation trade show AERO, the show’s highlights were presented. In General Aviation, the development of quiet and environmentally friendly electric and hybrid-electric aircraft is progressing ever more rapidly. With a comprehensive range of...

Hartzell AERO Friedrichshafen presence focuses on petroleum and ePowered flight

Hartzell Propeller will feature the latest iterations of props for petroleum, electric and hydrogen propelled aircraft at AERO Friedrichshafen to be held April 27-30 in Germany. Hartzell’s contingent of propeller specialists, including sales, engineering and executives will be at Exhibit Hall...

AERO 2022: drones at the service of society

The unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) segment is a very innovative and fast-growing branch of aviation. At AERO, exhibitors and operators will provide an insight into the range and performance of drones at the "UAS in government and public services" trade event in Hall A2 on April 27 and 28,...

FCG OPS launches a network of ground handling stations in Spain in cooperation with General Aviation Service

FCG OPS continues its strong growth in Europe by cooperating with General Aviation Service to launch a partner network of ground handling stations throughout Spain. Recognizing that its flight support and dispatch customers are frequently operating to this region FCG OPS has developed a new strategy that demonstrates company is proactively looking for new opportunities to enhance its ser...

Desert Jet renews WYVERN Wingman certification

Desert Jet has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator by maintaining Wingman status through the Flight Leader Program. The WYVERN Wingman Standard, the first air charter audit standard in the aviation industry, provides a safety benchmark that allows air charter customers to assess performance expectations against recognized industry best operating practices be...

VistaJet announces its VIP partnership with Frieze Art Fairs

Ahead of the upcoming 2022 edition of Frieze New York, VistaJet announces its new global partnership with Frieze Art Fairs. With over 80% of VistaJet’s Members sharing a passion for art, today marks the beginning of a series of incredible opportunities for VistaJet Members to connect...

Flight Simulator Trader successfully completes PC-12 Simulator relocation for Fly7

Flight Simulator Trader, a company based in Germany and specialised in professional flight simulation successfully carried out an assignment by Lausanne based company Fly7 Executive Aviation SA to relocate a PC-12 NG Flight Training Device formerly owned by and located at Pilatus aircraft factory in...

Europe highest number of flown hours with Phenom 100

The aircraft utilization services, performed by GEMINI WINGS have led to the most successful season with a Phenom 100 operation of Air Prague, a member of the GEMINI alliance fleet.  They reached the highest number of flown hours in March as well as in whole first quarter among all European Phe...

New luxury lifestyle partnership - GlobeAir and Jacob & Co UK

New partnership to provide exclusive world-class mutual travel lifestyle benefits - GlobeAir and Jacob & Co UK. This partnership brings together two companies that share a passion for performance, efficiency and quality timekeeping. The new GlobeAir alliance will be aided by its commit...

Republic of Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military helicopter trainer

Republic of Korea selected Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The new Bell 505 helicopters will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) to train their next generation of helicopter pilots. The contract, which was signed between the Republic of Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration and Bell, cal...

VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project - Volocopter collaborates with Microsoft

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter’s UAM services, and its subsequent transition to auton...

Daher & LIST will develop a welding technology for the assembly of aircraft substructures produced with thermoplastic composites

Daher has established a large partnership with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) to mature and optimize a welding technology that enables the assembly of primary aircraft substructures produced with thermoplastic composites. Signed at this month’s JEC World trade s...

More details about ZURI upcoming hybrid VTOL aircraft

ZURI shows the challenging road for the first time from the early stages of development until the official introduction of its upcoming hybrid VTOL aircraft earlier this year. This video shows critical moments in ZURI’s hybrid VTOL aircraft life. ZURI’s founder and CEO, Mr. Michal Ill...

Smart Lander - ATR and Safran develop a groundbreaking service to analyse hard landings

ATR and Safran Landing Systems have developed ‘Smart Lander’, an innovative landing gear diagnostics service that uses state-of-the-art knowledge in data analysis to optimise the manufacturer’s response times in the event of hard landings, and enable aircraft to be quickl...

Embraer opens 1,000 job vacancies in Brazil

Embraer announced the opening of a thousand job vacancies in Brazil with a focus on production rate recovering, Services and Support area growth, product development and new businesses. Applications and details about all career opportunities in the sectors of operations, engineering, and a...

VINCI Airports delivers new phase of works at Belgrade airport

VINCI Airports is delivering a new phase of modernization works at Belgrade airport, that aim to increase the airport’s efficiency and environmental performance, in accordance with its commitment towards its Grantor, the Serbian public authorities. The airport’s new pier (Pier C) is now open to service. With a surface area of 13.600m2, it provides 13 additional boarding gates, thus...

New General Aviation Terminal opened at Tirana Airport

A brand new General Aviation Terminal has been opened at Tirana Mother Teresa Airport (TIA/LATI) in Albania. The GAT is officially called “Private Terminal & Exclusive Club” and offers an exclusive lounge, VIP meeting room, cigar room, shopping area and waiting area. The use of the GAT is optional, passengers and crew can also pass through the Main Terminal. Tiran...

Bournemouth Airport launches official cargo operation, Cargo First

Bournemouth Airport is cementing itself as the fastest developing cargo airport in the UK, and the one of the country’s newest trade links, with the official launch of its dedicated cargo handling service, Cargo First.  From a standing start with almost no cargo in April 2020, Bournemo...

Riga Airport continues to develops digital services

Continuing the development of Riga Airport's digital services, in April the new Airport e-shop was launched, offering quick, convenient, and cost-effective purchase of services such as parking, RIX Fast Track security check and visit to the Primeclass Business Lounge. Th...

Lufthansa, Fraport and Munich Airport call for effective and fair EU climate policy

In its climate protection package, Fit for 55, the European Commission proposes three measures for aviation: introducing a kerosene tax, tightening emissions trading, and introducing an increasing blending mandate for sustainable aviation fuels. By 2050, aviation is to be CO2-neutral....

85 years of More Than Just Travel Dreams fulfilled by Prague Airport

Václav Havel Airport Prague celebrates its 85th birthday with a special programme for the public. Its rich history, which includes hundreds of thousands of landings, tens of millions of handled passengers, and historical twists and turns, will be reminisced through an interactive exhibition,...

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FACC records significant growth in Q1 2022

FACC AG closed the first quarter of 2022 as planned with a 7.9% increase in sales compared to the previous year. The reason for this positive development is the favorable order situation for short- and medium-haul aircraft as well as orders in the business jet segment. EBIT is positive at + 3 million EUR, which is also due to the measures to reduce costs and increase efficiency that have already t...

Bristow Group to acquire British International Helicopter Services

Bristow Group announced its plans to acquire British International Helicopter Services Limited, further enhancing its leading global Government Services business. Bristow will continue to build upon BIH's strong relationships established through a longstanding history of serving both military and civilian markets. Bristow expects to realize efficiencies by leveraging its scale to continue...

LCI commits to order up to 125 BETA Technologies eVTOL aircraft

LCI has signed an agreement with BETA Technologies, developer of a fully integrated electric aviation system, to acquire up to 125 of the company’s eVTOL aircraft. LCI’s commitment for BETA’s ALIA-250 eVTOL aircraft will enable the company to sustainably support...

Nordic Aviation Capital achieves confirmation of reorganization plan

Nordic Aviation Capital announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has confirmed the Company’s Plan of Reorganization, which should enable the Company to emerge from Chapter 11 before the end of May. The Plan was approved by the Court with the conse...

AviaAM Leasing acquires Boeing 737-800 for Passenger-to-Freighter conversion

AviaAM Leasing continues its Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion project, acquiring one more Boeing 737-800. Since the beginning of AviaAM Leasing’s Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion project in March 2021, when the first Boeing 737-800 was acquired, the company has been suc...

Pilatus ends 2021 financial year flying high

The 2021 financial year was extremely successful for Pilatus, but also challenging. Despite the difficult circumstances, a new production record of 152 aircraft deliveries was set. Sales of 1.3 billion Swiss francs, an operating result of 210 million and incoming orders worth 1.7 billion francs are...

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SWISS & SBB intensify their strategic partnership: Munich-Zurich Airport to be the first international ‘SWISS Air Rail’ route

The ‘Airtrain’ is going international: SWISS is expanding its collaboration with SBB Swiss Federal Railways on its intermodal transport service, which will in future be known as ‘SWISS Air Rail’. From July 2022 onwards, SWISS customers can take advantage of the first-ever international rail/air connection in the form of a new train service between Munich Hauptbahnhof and Zu...

Air Corsica and CCI of Corsica announce the resume of Corsica-London flights

This Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Calvi Sainte Catherine airport, Luc BERENI, Chairman of the Air Corsica Management Board and Pierre NEGRETTI, Chairman of the Balagne Commission of the CCI of Corsica, accompanied by elected officials from the CCI and representatives of the Calvi Tourist Office, gathered to celebrate the resumption of flights between Calvi and the United Kingdom. Air Corsica had ope...

Etihad Airways wins at the Business Traveller Awards 2022

Etihad Airways has been recognised as the airline with the ‘Best Cabin Crew’ as well as being awarded the ‘Best First Class’ at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2022. The airline’s Cabin Crew are renowned for their authentic and personal service inspi...

airBaltic starts recruitment of 120 pilots

In line with the gradual recovery of the aviation market, airBaltic announces that it has started recruitment of a total of 120 additional pilots, including graduates of the airBaltic Pilot Academy. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “While we continue t...

Saudia operates The World longest net-positive flight, powered by Carbonclick

SAUDIA operated the world’s longest net positive flight thanks to a partnership with Enviro-tech business CarbonClick and aviation consultancy SimpliFlying. On 12 May 2022, SAUDIA offset a total of 346 tonnes of carbon emissions, including radiative forcing impacts by a factor of two...

Aviation and tourism implications for the Caribbean

by Professor Gavin Eccles Aviation and Tourism are often referred to as being, ‘two-sides-of-the-same-coin’, meaning that they may differ in their vision, but one is not without the other.  Back in 2019, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, there were...

16 students graduate airBaltic Pilot Academy

On May 16, 2022, 16 students graduated from the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy, receiving a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport pilot program. In addition, already the 12th group of nine students began their professional pilot studies. Transport Minister Talis Linkaits, congratulating graduates and new students of...

Accidental human errors in aircraft exterior cleaning – one mistake can cause serious damage to aircraft

Aviation maintenance requires extreme precision, attention to detail, and a human touch to ensure a safe operating aircraft. However, according to an IATA study, 26% of airplane accidents were started off by human error in maintenance-related overlooks. But automatizing processes like aircraft exterior cleaning, an important part of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, could aid in cu...

CAE set to break ground on new Savannah Business Aviation Training Centre dedicated to training on Gulfstream aircraft

CAE will soon break ground on a new business aviation training centre in Savannah, Georgia. Neighboring Gulfstream’s Headquarters in Savannah, this brand-new training centre is another milestone in the expansion of CAE’s training network and will be its fifth business aviation train...

Ryanair announces winter maintenance agreement with Caerdav

Ryanair announced a new winter maintenance agreement with UK based MRO provider, Caerdav, which will see the airline undertake two lines of heavy maintenance with Caerdav at their modern MRO facility in Cardiff. Ryanair’s fleet will grow to over 600 aircraft over the coming years and this agre...

Airbus A320ceo/neo Full Flight Simulator is ready for training at BAA Training Spain

One more Full Flight Simulator (FFS) upgraded with the recent Airbus Std. 2.0, Airbus A320ceo/neo, has passed final acceptance tests and Initial Evaluation and is now declared “Ready For Training” (RFT) at BAA Training Spain in Barcelona. This Level-D full-scope flight compartment replic...

Pratt & Whitney signs extension agreement with Delta TechOps for maintenance services

Pratt & Whitney has signed an agreement with Delta TechOps (DTO) for maintenance services under which DTO will provide additional offload support for Pratt & Whitney mature commercial engines, including the PW2000 and the PW4000-94” engines. “With passenger air travel recoveri...

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A world first - H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco flies electric

On Tuesday 14 September 2021, H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco became the first Head of State to fly in an electric plane when he joined eco-explorer and pilot, Raphaël Domjan, for a flight out of Nice-Côte d’Azur airport onboard a Pipistrel Velis. The Monegasque monarch enjoyed a 30-minute CO2 emission and noise free flight over the Principality. On Tuesday 14 September 2021, H.S....

EY announced Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath of Jet It as an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021

Ernst & Young LLP that Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath, co-founders of Jet It and JetClub were named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southeast Award winners. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, e...

Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft Company President & CEO, will receive the 2021 AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced that Michimasa Fujino, lead HondaJet designer and President and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, will receive the 2021 Reed Aeronautics Award "for the invention of advanced aerodynamic and structural techniques.&quo...

Meet new Head of Flight Physics for Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace announces the appointment of Richard Alexander, formerly Chief Flight Dynamics Integrator on the Mitsubishi M100 Regional Jet and Head of Flight Sciences at Bombardier Aerospace, as Head of Flight Physics to help Vertical move towards their vision of electric fight for everyo...

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 experie...

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 ...