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Lufthansa Group extends repatriation flight schedule until 3 May

Due to the continuing travel restrictions, Lufthansa decided to extend its repatriation flight schedule, which was originally scheduled to run until 19 April, until 3 May. This also means that all remaining flights of the original flight schedule between 25 April and 3 May will be cancelled. Flights which were planned to operate until 24 April were cancelled at an earlier date. As of today, 2...

Return to the Skies - London Biggin Hill recovery package for operators

London Biggin Hill Airport is launching a package of services to help operators maintain aircraft airworthiness and keep flight crew training current during the coronavirus crisis, so that flight operations can be ramped up quickly once travel restrictions are lifted. Branded ‘Return to the Skies’, the package applies to all business jets, whether based at London Biggin Hill Airport...

Business aviation in covid19 crisis - what comes after?

European Business Aviation Association, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, as well as national associations together urged European policy-makers and regulators to protect the continuity and survival of the Business Aviation sector in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In its&n...

Make Air Travel More Safe and Efficient - Tamarack Aerospace Supports CARES Act

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the aerospace industry, Tamarack is launching a temporary program with special pricing for its revolutionary Active Winglet technology for Cessna CitationJets. This ensures Tamarack employees and the supply chain stay stro...

New player on cargo transportation market - Avion Express

Originally established as a cargo and passenger airline back in 2005, Avion Express, leading ACMI operator with 15 years of experience, announced re-entering the airfreight market. This move comes as a response to a rapidly changing situation in the market. Although commercial passenger flights...

First EASA-certified commercial Cargo Seat Bags

Colibri Aero together with J&C Aero have developed universal Cargo Seat Bags for commercial and humanitarian cargo transportation inside Airbus A319/A320/A321 passenger cabins. The newly developed interior modification kit has already been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agenc...

Airbus to produce 3D-printed hospital visors

The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against Covid-19.  More than twenty 3D printers are working day and night. Hundreds of visors have already been produc...

Geneva Airpark adapted operations and procedures to COVID-19 crisis

Geneva Airpark has implemented full procedures and organization to manage the arrivals and departures of business jets and host and protect them in its hangar throughout the Covid-19 crisis at Geneva airport. Health: application of social distancing measures Geneva Airpark has adapted all its...

Europe leading airlines have self-help options to survive industry cash crunch

Europe’s largest airlines have important self-help options open to them to help stave off the liquidity crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic despite the spectre of mass bankruptcy hanging over the industry and calls for urgent government assistance. Scope Ratings says the longer-ter...

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Lufthansa Group extends repatriation flight schedule until 3 May

Due to the continuing travel restrictions, Lufthansa decided to extend its repatriation flight schedule, which was originally scheduled to run until 19 April, until 3 May. This also means that all remaining flights of the original flight schedule between 25 April and 3 May will be cancelled. Flights which were planned to operate until 24 April were cancelled at an earlier date. As of today, 2...

New player on cargo transportation market - Avion Express

Originally established as a cargo and passenger airline back in 2005, Avion Express, leading ACMI operator with 15 years of experience, announced re-entering the airfreight market. This move comes as a response to a rapidly changing situation in the market. Although commercial passenger flights were suspended around the world due to coronavirus pandemic, cargo-carrying flights are in huge dem...

Europe leading airlines have self-help options to survive industry cash crunch

Europe’s largest airlines have important self-help options open to them to help stave off the liquidity crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic despite the spectre of mass bankruptcy hanging over the industry and calls for urgent government assistance. Scope Ratings says the longer-ter...

Russia may send plane with medical equipment to US by day-end to assist COVID-19 fight

A Russian aircraft with medical equipment and protective equipment may fly to the United States before the end of the day to provide assistance to the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. "Today, technical coordination was conducted, and pre...

Lufthansa agrees on short-time work

Lufthansa has signed agreements with its works council and trade unions to introduce short-time working for cabin and ground staff in Frankfurt and Munich. This also applies to the management. An agreement with the pilots union “Vereinigung Cockpit” has not yet been reached.  The ex...

Aviation industry - will 2 years be enough to recover?

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has sent aviation industry into a nosedive. With project revenue losses for airlines in 2020 estimated to be around US$252 billion, for some the future of the industry may look bleak. The novel coronavirus has shaken up airlines’ schedules all around the glob...

Russia suspends air flights with other countries

Chairman of Russia’s Government Mikhail Mishustin on Thursday ordered the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) to cease regular and charter flights from Russian airports to foreign countries and backward starting March 27. "To ensure suspension of regular and charter air transportation from the Russian airports to the airports of other states and back starting from midnight, M...

Munich Airport in crisis mode

Due to the travel restrictions and the drastic reductions in available flights resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, Munich Airport is currently experiencing massive decreases in every area. The number of take-offs and landings declined steadily in March and this week had plummeted to less than 10 percent of the number counted in the corresponding week in 2019.  Meanwhile, passenger traffi...

Sheremetyevo temporarily closes passenger Terminal D

Sheremetyevo International Airport will temporarily close Terminal D for arrivals and departures beginning at 00:00 hours on April 1, 2020. The closure will last until further notice. Sheremetyevo has taken this measure because of the reduction in passenger traffic and the introd...

Aerospace Forces of Russia fly to help Italy to fight COVID-19

Aerospace Forces of Russia completed the creation of the necessary aviation group to deliver the forces and equipment of the Russian Ministry of Defense allocated to assist the Italian Republic in the fight against coronavirus. Nine Il-76 aircraft of the Russian military transport aviation are...

London Oxford Airport welcomes Embraer Profit Hunter

The evening of 16 March was special at London Oxford Airport. The airport welcomed the Embraer EMB-195 E2 ‘Profit Hunter’ Demonstrator. Showcasing its unique characteristics to land on shorter runways, it is the largest commercial airliner ever to land at Oxford Airport. ...

Best Large Airport in North America for third year in a row -Toronto Pearson

Toronto Pearson has once again been named "Best Large Airport in North Americaserving more than 40 million passengers" by Airports Council International (ACI) World, the global trade representative of the world's airports. The win comes as part of ACI World's Airport Service Q...

Airbus to produce 3D-printed hospital visors

The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against Covid-19.  More than twenty 3D printers are working day and night. Hundreds of visors have already been produced and dispatched to hospitals close to the Airbus facilities in Spain. Airbus leverages a patented...

Mobilization of French aerospace industry

In order to help healthcare personnel to fight against Covid-19, Dassault Aviation has so far issued 130,000 protective masks to French regional health agencies. The Company is currently continuing to supply several hundred thousand masks of various types to ensure the protection of its employees and to make donations to the regional health agencies on which our nine facilities in France depend...

Diamond Aircraft earns 2020 Aerokurier Innovation Award for best new aircraft

Diamond Aircraft is honored to have received the 2020 Aerokurier Innovation Award for our DA50 RG, as the best new aircraft. The Aerokurier Innovation Award is a coveted award for all general aviation manufacturers where readers vote for the best products in different categories. Liqun Zhang,...

Embraer resumes essential activities in Brazil

As the transportation sector plays an essential role in combatting COVID-19, Embraer will resume critical operations in order to meet the needs of customers, public services and the global population. Essential roles have been defined by Embraer's management team during the temporary plant sh...

Airbus realises new supplies to support Europe fight against COVID-19

Airbus has deployed a new air-bridge flight between Europe and China to deliver additional face mask supplies to France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom health systems in support of the COVID-19 crisis efforts.  The aircraft, an Airbus A330-200 undergoing conversion as Multi-Role Tanke...

Initial ground engine tests of Cessna SkyCourier

Textron Aviation announced it has successfully completed initial ground engine tests on the prototype Cessna SkyCourrier twin utility turboprop featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65SC engines. These ground engine tests verified the functionality of the fuel system and engines, as we...

ALSIM launches new AL40 flight training device

ALSIM announces the launch of their new AL40, an exact replica of a new Diamond DA40 NG. Developed specifically for flight training institutions, the high-fidelity simulator is built to Flight Training Device (FTD) Level 5 standards and contains the durable, reliable technology that ALSIM has become known for over the past 25 years.  The AL40 boasts an impressive list of genuine featu...

GDC Technics commences face mask production

GDC Technics announced it will begin voluntary production of N95 compliant face masks to be donated to local Fort Worth hospitals to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as part of its GDC Cares initiative.  The GDC Technics US operations is recognized by the Federal Government Department of Defense as an Essential Operation and continues to operate at full capacity in ord...

New Rolls-Royce MTU solutions distributor in China

Rolls-Royce is moving forward with its growth strategy in China, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. VPower Group, one of the world’s leading system integrators in the power generation sector, has become a new distributor for MTU products in China. The company has been integrating MTU en...

Leonardo extends its training services capabilities to rotorcraft UAS

Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximised mission effectiveness and safety. The Company has recently obtained an Authorized Training Organization Certif...

HAECO Group acquired Jet Engine Solutions

HAECO Group announced the acquisition of Jet Engine Solutions, an engine MRO based in Dallas, Texas, USA. JES specialises in quick-turn repairs and lease returns for commercial aircraft engines. Christopher Gibbs, HAECO Group Director, Components and Engine Services, said: “JES...

Alpes Aero goes for Alsim AL250

ATO Alpes Aero, based in Annecy, France, has chosen an ALSIM AL250 training device. Valentin Goy, Pilot at Alpes Aero, explains why they have chosen the Alsim AL250: “We were looking for a simulator capable of meeting the new IFR PBN training requirements. The high-performance AL250 respo...

Geneva Airpark adapted operations and procedures to COVID-19 crisis

Geneva Airpark has implemented full procedures and organization to manage the arrivals and departures of business jets and host and protect them in its hangar throughout the Covid-19 crisis at Geneva airport. Health: application of social distancing measures Geneva Airpark has adapted all its procedures to comply with social distancing measures so as to protect the health of its customers, t...

Temporary closure of London Heliport

The coronavirus pandemic is having a severe impact on commercial travel and the general aviation industry. The London Heliport in Battersea, South London has been working closely with all relevant authorities and will continue to follow the latest advice from Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  Accordingly, with immediate effect and no forward bookings, The...

The triple-certification of New Phenom 300E

New Phenom 300E was granted its Type Certificate by ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil), EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). The new Phenom 300E is the most enhanced version of the Phenom 300 series, which was the most delivere...

Global infrastructure to support governments and medical organizations: VistaJet

VistaJet is helping to ensure that those with critical travel requirements during this time of uncertainty are able to keep moving.Understanding the global community’s needs as the world works to respond to the evolving situation on COVID-19, VistaJet continues to identify new ways to be...

To support business aviation in times of COVID-19 EBAA partners with Osprey Flight Solutions

 The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) announced today that it has partnered with risk analysis company Osprey Flight Solutions to provide operators with real-time updates on risk information related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Business aviation operators are able to access the&n...

Online workshops and temporary option for remote auditing in wake of COVID-19

IBAC is introducing an online webinar alternative to its program workshops, as well as offering a new temporary option for remote auditing to its International Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and International Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) organizations as a result of COVID-19 limit...

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Avia Solutions Group has finalized the acquisition of Bluebird Nordic

On the 24th of January 2020, Avia Solutions Group signed an agreement with BB Holding EHF for the full acquisition of Bluebird Nordic, which entails a 100% stake ownership of the company’s shareholdings. On the 31st of March 2020, following the completion of all prerequisites and receipt of relevant clearances from competition authorities, the transaction was finalised. Gediminas Zie...

Actions to adapt to the current crisis: Safran

The Board of Directors of Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) under the Chairmanship of Ross McInnes, met on March 26, 2020 to consider an action plan prepared by Executive Management in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. CEO Philippe Petitcolin commented: "In this critical period, our attention is focused on taking care of our employees and monitoring our customers and suppl...

FACC confirms the results for FY 2019 and sets the course for the time after Corona

The previously reported results for the short fiscal year 2019 (1 March - 31 December) are unchanged after completion of the audit. New orders worth USD 800 million will help offset impending market corrections. The general economic situation resulting from the COVID 19 crisis cannot yet be assessed...

Fitch affirms Aeroflot's long-term credit rating

Fitch Ratings has affirmed PJSC Aeroflot’s long-term issuer default rating at “BB” as part of its annual review of the airline’s credit ratings. The outlook has changed from “stable” to “negative”. Fitch noted that the change in the outlook is due t...

Norwegian fulfils criteria for initial NOK 300 million in guarantee from the Norwegian Government

Reference is made to the press release by the Norwegian Government on 19 March 2020 regarding the financial measures to support the Norwegian airline industry and the subsequent stock exchange notice from Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (the “Company” or “Norwegian”). Norwegian...

In a difficult economic environment Lufthansa Group achieves adjusted EBIT of 2 billion euros

Corona crisis: Drastic cuts in Lufthansa Group flight operations / numerous special relief flights planned and carried out Due to entry restrictions in many countries and a collapse in demand, the Lufthansa Group was forced to make drastic cutbacks in its flight operations. Air Dolomiti conducted...

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New Aerobatics course from Patty Wagstaff & Sportys

 Sporty's has partnered with airshow legend Patty Wagstaff to introduce an all-new course that focuses on the art and sport of high-performance flying. Perfect for any pilot who has ever wondered what it's like to fly a loop or considered taking an upset recovery course, Intro to Aerobatics with Patty Wagstaff puts viewers in the cockpit for a thrilling l...

The Captain of Flight Level 470 - meet Ben Rosinger

It is a usual story nowadays - people are working together, creating and realizing new projects on a distance, using all the benefits of technology without meeting in real even once. Sometimes it is just great to step out of this traditionas scheme and really get know better your colleagues. For many people when you say aviation - first association will be pilot, captain. It is our pleasure to sha...

RUAG Aerostructures and Airbus agree on long-term cooperation

RUAG Aerostructures and Airbus have concluded an agreement to strengthen their long-term partnership. Over the coming six years, RUAG will be manufacturing and supplying the rear center section as well as the flooring and side shells of the central fuselage section for the Airbus A320 Fami...

Charles Wemaëre appointed Dassault Aviation Vice President, Worldwide Spares

Dassault Aviation has appointed Charles Wemaëre Vice President, Worldwide Spares, with responsibility for spare parts strategy and logistics efforts for the global Falcon fleet. He will report to Pierre Thielin, VP, Worldwide Customer Service, within Dassault’s Civil Aviation Departm...

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...

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...

ILA Berlin 2020 cancelled

ILA Berlin 2020 will not be taking place. This was agreed upon by the ILA, and Messe Berlin GmbH following an extraordinary meeting of the supervisory board of Messe Berlin GmbH. The ILA had been scheduled to take place from 13 to 17 May 2020 at Berlin ExpoCenter Airport. Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, on 12 March 2020 the head administrator of the district of Dahme-Spree...

Aerial Firefighting Awards 2020 Winners

Since the first Aerial Firefighting Conference organised by Tangent Link in Athens back in 2008, the event series has been steadily growing. More than a decade later, Aerial Firefighting North America 2020 enjoyed a rapidly increased interest. AFFNA20 attracted a global audience not only from North and South America, but also Europe, Asia and Australia. The event’s first day culmin...

Next AERO Friedrichshafen to take place in April 2021

Our world has been turned upside down. Nevertheless, it is still imperative for Messe Friedrichshafen to look to the future. Since the coronavirus forced us to postpone the AERO Friedrichshafen scheduled for April 1 to 4, 2020, we have considered many possible options for rescheduling the event to t...

EBACE 2020 cancelled

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the decision to cancel the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2020 (EBACE2020), due to concerns related to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The...

New and unique helicopter show in Cologne: EUROPEAN ROTORS

Eight months before its premiere, the new show format for the international rotorcraft community is on course for success. Numerous companies and institutions have already committed to participate in the first edition of EUROPEAN ROTORS. Some 300 exhibitors from all over the world are expected in ha...

Airbus set for strong presence at Wings India 2020

Airbus will highlight its class-leading products, technologies and services at India’s largest civil aviation show – Wings India. The biennial event will be held at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad from 12-15 March 2020. Airbus will exhibit at Stand 9 in Hall A. At Airbus’ s...