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Welcome Nick Weston, new Chairman of BACA

Since 14th March 2019 BACA, The Air Charter Association, has a new Chairman. Our congratulations to Mr Nick Weston, a well knows CEO of Weston Aviation! Speaking about his appointment as Chairman, Weston said “I am delighted and honoured to be elected as the next Chairman of the Association. After being a member for nearly 25 years and having served both as Council Member a...

Inflight Shoppertainment with Air France launched by SKYdeals

New partnership for the French startup SKYdeals - Air France, launching  pilot of its technology of Inflight Shoppertainment on several lines of the medium and long-haul networks of the airline. Since January 2019, the e-commerce platform SKYdeals is available on long, medium and short-haul flights equipped with an Internet connection to travelers from all countries: North A...

Dubai Airshow to welcome Saudi strengths

Do you have Dubai Airshow in your agenda for this year? If the answer is positive, here are some updates regarding Saudi Arabia participants you will have the chance to meet during the show. SAMI, GACA and Many More to Exhibit at Dubai Airshow  Saudi Arabia continues to demonstrate its gr...

Full range of Airbus products and services will be highlighted at LIMA 2019

Airbus will be the largest international exhibitor at next week’s Langkawi International Maritime and Aviation Exhibition (LIMA) 2019 in Malaysia, with a major presence covering its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services. The air show will be h...

Three new special designation destinations for Qatar Executive

Do you love montains? Do you think to fly to one of of the airports near mountains? Than you should know that the operator you will choose to fly with has to be qualified to fly there. There are special designation destinations you can fly to, hey require additional certification, includin...

Top Honour at 2019 Aviation Week Network Laureate Awards goes .... to Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft

The 62nd Annual Aviation Week & Space Technology Laureate Awards selected Bombardier Global 7500 business jet in the Business Aviation category. "We are honoured the Global 7500 business jet has been recognized with this prestigious award,” said Michel Ouellette, Sen...

The third MC-21-300 aircraft joined the flight test program

On March 16, 2019, the maiden flight of the third MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member).  The duration of flight was 1 hour 30 minutes at an altitude of 3500 meters at a speed of up to 450 km / h. Th...

Women in Aviation International Cheers for 30 Years

The 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, on March 14-16, 2019.   This conference marked 30 years since WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian hosted 150 people fo...

E-Jets E2 Program Wins Aviation Week Commercial Aviation Grand Laureate

During Aviation Week 2019 Commercial Aviation event ceremony in Washington Embraer’s family of E-Jets E2s has received the Grand Laureate, as well as the Laureates Award in the commercial aircraft platform category. “Though it looks similar to Embraer’s origi...

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New $352 million Maintenance Complex Deepens United Airlines' Commitment to Los Angeles

More than 800 jobs will be created as United Airlines broke ground on a new $352 million Technical Operations Facility and recently completed nearly $600 million in renovations to its terminal at LAX This state-of-the-art Technical Operations Center (TOC) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will enable the airline to provide exceptional service for all of its aircraft flee...

Dassault Aviation signed an agreement on the acquisition of the European MRO activities of the TAG Aviation Group

Dassault Aviation and TAG Aviation announced the acquisition of the European maintenance activities of TAG Aviation Group by Dassault. The integration of those activities will take place over the next few months, once all necessary authorizations have been received.  “The acquisition of the maintenance activities of TAG AVIATION, a major MRO provider, will allow Dassault Aviation...

Welcome a newcomer Nasdaq Baltic First North bond market - Magnetic MRO

Baltic States investors, means 70 investors from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were subscribed for bonds of Magnetic MRO! As Magnetic MRO carried through a private placement of unsecured bonds and raised EUR 8 million to support the company’s growth plans, including financing a strateg...

Heligo receives its first Airbus H145 helicopter from Milestone Aviation

Heligo Charters Private Limited (HCPL), a Mumbai-based non-scheduled helicopter operator has taken delivery of its first H145 helicopter. The helicopter’s configuration will allow it to perform a variety of missions. The aircraft taken on lease from Milestone will start operations soon in t...

€25 million investment in the future of Airbus aerospace site in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen

Airbus is expanding its aerospace activities at its site in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen, near Munich. It has reached two new milestones, with Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder and Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, giving the green light for the modernisation of solar array production...

Successful 2018 for JetLoan Capital

"2018 was a success", announced Sam Harris, President of JetLoan Capital.  While continuing their funding of jet transactions, the new general aviation department thrived. JetLoan Capital experienced continued growth in 2018 with 70 closed transactions and over $100,000,0...

Dubai Airshow to welcome Saudi strengths

Do you have Dubai Airshow in your agenda for this year? If the answer is positive, here are some updates regarding Saudi Arabia participants you will have the chance to meet during the show. SAMI, GACA and Many More to Exhibit at Dubai Airshow  Saudi Arabia continues to demonstrate its growing strength in the aerospace industry with participation of its biggest players in the Dubai Airs...

Top Honour at 2019 Aviation Week Network Laureate Awards goes .... to Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft

The 62nd Annual Aviation Week & Space Technology Laureate Awards selected Bombardier Global 7500 business jet in the Business Aviation category. "We are honoured the Global 7500 business jet has been recognized with this prestigious award,” said Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Program Management and Engineering, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “These a...

Women in Aviation International Cheers for 30 Years

The 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, on March 14-16, 2019.   This conference marked 30 years since WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian hosted 150 people fo...

SSJ100 Debuts in Saudi Arabia

The “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company” presents the SSJ100 in Saudi Arabia. On 12-14 March 2019 in Riyadh at the Saudi Airshow the business version of the SSJ100 aircraft is on display. The cabin interior of the aircraft at display is designed for 19 passengers and is divided into severa...

Falcon Aviation to see charter opportunities and MRO/FBO customers at first Saudi International Airshow

To highlight its helicopter and business jet VIP air charter services, together with its MRO and FBO capabilities, Falcon Aviation is exhibiting at the new Saudi International Airshow. “We are very pleased to participate and showcase our various capabilities,” said Captain R...

Kopter to establish new SH09 helicopter production facility in Lafayette

One of impressive results of Heli-Expo for Kopter Group is the announcement of the establishment of a new SH09 helicopter production facility in Lafayette, Louisiana. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Kopter Group’s CEO Andreas Löwenstein jointly announced that.  K...

Three new special designation destinations for Qatar Executive

Do you love montains? Do you think to fly to one of of the airports near mountains? Than you should know that the operator you will choose to fly with has to be qualified to fly there. There are special designation destinations you can fly to, hey require additional certification, including full flight simulator training, to prepare the flight crew because of the mountainous environment...

The role of Digital Disruption in Business Aviation

On the opening day of Revolution.Aero Europe, CharterPad President Armando Antonini spoke on the topic of digital disruption and its effect on business aviation today. Armando began by addressing disruption as it applies to industries around the world today. “There is no definition for disruption in the dictionary... It’s belief that technology is changing the way that industries...

Magellan Jets Celebrates Another Year of Growth

Magellan Jets is celebrating another year of growth, averaging 30% growth over the last 11 years. 2018 saw the most renewals in history, with a renewal rate of 27%. Their membership program is the most popular, with a 92% retention rate; and the majority of members upgrading. It was also a record-br...

2019 Top Safety Focus Areas named by NBAA

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has released its annual list of Top Safety Focus Areas, addressing the most pressing safety issues facing the broad array of business aviation operations. In order to determine those areas of greatest interest, the NBAA Safety Committee evaluated acc...

Further development - New offices of Air Partner in Houston and Singapore

To further extention of its global reach, Air Partner opened two new offices in Houston, Texas, U.S., and Singapore, to serve the needs of its international customer base. Located in the Woodlands area of the city, the new Houston office opened its doors in mid-February, further solidifying...

New opportunity for TAG Aviation clients - Aircraft Acquisition Service

There are companies where you can ask almost every question, ask for so many different services, being always sure of the quality and attitude you will be treated with. As I once defined for myself this company - isle of stability. Stability in the constant development of offer, constant improv...

The third MC-21-300 aircraft joined the flight test program

On March 16, 2019, the maiden flight of the third MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member).  The duration of flight was 1 hour 30 minutes at an altitude of 3500 meters at a speed of up to 450 km / h. The plane was piloted by the crew of Andrey Voropayev and Roman Taskaev test pilots. According to the...

E-Jets E2 Program Wins Aviation Week Commercial Aviation Grand Laureate

During Aviation Week 2019 Commercial Aviation event ceremony in Washington Embraer’s family of E-Jets E2s has received the Grand Laureate, as well as the Laureates Award in the commercial aircraft platform category. “Though it looks similar to Embraer’s original E-Jet series, the manufacturer’s E2 airliner family is substantially a new design, with ma...

First Sale To Customer for Gulfstream Reinforcing Commitment To Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel

The first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to a Gulfstream operator was announced on Friday. The customer, a U.S.-based multinational corporation, purchased 20,000 pounds of SAJF from Gulfstream's Long Beach, California, facility for its Gulfstream G550. "This sa...

Malaysia HM Aerospace got 4th ALSIM FNPT II

The best business relationship is a long term cooperation, when sides knows and trusts each other, based on a success, proven already several times.  This is the case between HM Aerospace,  and ALSIM. Based on the beautiful island of Langkawi, Malaysia, HM Aerospace recently d...

World’s first shore-to-ship deliveries - Airbus’ Skyways drone trials

For the  first time, drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions, as Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific Offshore’s Anchor Ha...

Bombardier’s Challenger 350 Aircraft Outperforms Industry

What was the world’s most delivered super mid-size business jet? The answer, for a second consecutive year, is here - Bombardier Challenger 350. As detailed in the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s (GAMA) annual shipment and billings report published in...

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Cebu Pacific Announce Expansion Plans

The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific, this week announced plans to expand its route network from its hubs at Clark and Cebu.  Speaking Routes Asia in Cebu, Michael Ivan Shau, Chief Operations Officer of Cebu Pacific, said that due to increasing demand for more direct and seamless connections, the carrier will launch three new domestic routes from the Clark International Air...

New Premium Economy Class by SWISS

Get ready to a new Premium Economy Class by SWISS on its long-haul aircraft fleet from spring 2021, to further strengthen its position as a premium air carrier. In a first step here, the additional travel class will be available in a 24-seat section on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. In the medium term, the new travel product will be extended to the entire SWISS long-haul fleet. For Economy Cl...

Immediate Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft called for by FlyersRights org

FlyersRights.org has called on the FAA to ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft after two fatal accidents in the past five months have claimed 346 lives.  Lion Air crashed in October 2018 after pilots were unable to override an automatic control system (MCAS or Maneuvering Character...

Ryanair Board Passes Resolutions To Protect The Company's EU Airline Licences Post-Brexit

Ryanair Holdings PLC (the "Company") must take steps to ensure that, in the event of a no-deal or "hard" Brexit, the Company (and therefore its subsidiary EU airlines) will remain majority EU owned and controlled. This is necessary to ensure continued compliance with the airline...

Etihad Airways to Introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Rome And Frankfurt

​​​Attention! From 1 June 2019, Etihad Airways will introduce a new two-class Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the largest variant of the technologically advanced aircraft, on its scheduled daily morning service from Abu Dhabi ...

airBaltic to Recruit 50 Technicians in 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic continues its expansion and is looking to attract 50 technicians in 2019 for its maintenance facilities at Riga International Airport and Tallinn Airport. Andris Vaivads, SVP Technical Operations of airBaltic: “We are improving our maintenance capabi...

A new S7 Technics line station at Pulkovo Airport

S7 Technics has entered the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service market at St Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport, one of Russia’s largest aviation hubs. S7 Technics’ new line maintenance station at Pulkovo, which is within walking distance of the aircraft stands, offers an annual capacity of a minimum of 12,000 man-hours. It is licensed for maintenance and repa...

Happy Birthday ALSIM - celebration of 25th anniversary

There is always a beginning of a story, of a journey, of a company…. A decision to go, to make the road, to take a risk... In the huge majority of cases it’s far from easy, but, despite everything it’s worth it! Today, with a great pleasure, we have the possibility to wish a very Happy birthday to ALSIM! To look back on the way they did from zero till today, to send our bes...

An Airbus A220 Full-Flight Simulator from CAE for airBaltic Training

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has ordered an Airbus A220 Level D full flight simulator from global aviation training leader CAE. The new CAE 7000XR Series simulator is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Introduc...

Etihad Airways Engineering expands extensive in-house capabilities with A350 MRO services

Etihad Airways Engineering, the largest independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider in the Middle East, has announced the addition of Airbus A350 maintenance capabilities to its extensive inhouse portfolio. Etihad Airways Engineering is part o...

New contracts of Lufthansa Technik with major Russian carriers

Lufthansa Technik signed new contracts for comprehensive and long-term support with majo Russian carriers: Engine nacelle parts support for Aeroflot A320 fleet Total Component Support for Ural Airlines Component services for AirBridgeCargo Airlines Aeroflot – Russian A...

Metrojet New Maintenance Facility is set to deliver operational excellence throughout Asia Pacific

Congratulations! Metrojet Limited breaks ground of its New Maintenance Facvility in the Philippines! Hong Kong-based Metrojet commenced the building of its  regional expansion project - a state-of-the-art business aviation parking and maintenance facility in Clark, Pampanga, P...

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Aviation Legend Commits to Major Gift at Exploration of Flight

Clay Lacy has piloted aircraft for over 55,000 hours, possibly more than any other human being in history. Now his legendary achievements as a pilot in commercial, business, military, racing and test flights will inspire a new generation of aerospace leaders at Wings Over the Rockies' (Wings) Exploration of Flight Campus at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado. The "Clay Lacy...

New Head of Compliance and Safety at TAG Aviation UK

TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd has announced the appointment of Stuart Stevenson as Head of Compliance and Safety, to be based in Farnborough, UK. In this important role, Mr Stevenson will head up a team comprising Compliance, Safety and Flight data specialists and hold overall responsibility for overseeing TAG(UK) Ltd’s regulatory compliance, as well as ensuring the promotion and effectivemanagem...

New Executive Committee members appointed by Airbus Helicopters

Alain Flourens, 61, currently Head of Engineering for Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Industry for Airbus Helicopters, following Christian Cornille’s departure from Airbus. Alain will be replaced in his current position by Stefan Thomé, 47, currently H...

President Asia-Pacific, Airbus appointed - Jean-Marc Nasr

Based in Singapore, Jean-Marc Nasr will be responsible for Airbus’ overall strategy, industrial footprint and operations in the region, as well as for advancing the company’s “One Roof” policy to integrate its various business entities in key markets. The area led by Jean-Mar...

Soeren Stark - New Executive Board member for Technical Operations, Logistics & IT

On 1 January, Soeren Stark joined the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG with responsibility for Technical Operations, Logistics & IT. He was appointed to this position in September 2018 by the company's Supervisory Board. Stark, who has a degree in business engineering, will assume res...

Cirrus Aircraft CEO Dale Klapmeier to Step Down Next Year

Cirrus Aircraft announced Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and National Aviation Hall ofFame member Dale Klapmeier plans to step down from his current executive position within the first half of 2019 and transition into a senior advisory role. A newCEO is expected to be named within that timefram...

TAG Farnborough Airport’s Solar Schools Carbon Offsetting Programme Shines Bright

TAG Farnborough Airport is underscoring its ongoing commitment to sustainable development and carbon footprint reduction by supporting an exciting programme focused on solar energy.  In conjunction with Carbon Footprint Ltd, the airport is off-setting 2018 residual carbon emissions (over which it has direct control) through the support of renewable energy projects, both locally with...

Ontario International Airport continues to gain passengers in 2019

Nearly 400,000 air travelers moved through Southern California's Ontario International Airport (ONT) in January, 5.7% more than the same month a year ago. Cargo tonnage grew by the same percentage. The number of domestic travelers exceeded 369,000 in January, almost 2% more than January last year, while the number of international passengers more than doubled to nearly 27,000 from...

Fraport Traffic Figures - Starting the New Year on a Growth Path

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed nearly 4.7 million passengers in January 2019, thus starting the year with 2.3 percent traffic growth.  Without strike and weather-related flight cancellations, passenger traffic at FRA would have grown by about 4.3 percent. Aircraft movements climbed by...

Happy "Landing" of Corendon Boeing 747 in hotel garden

Get ready for 5D aviation experience! A Corendon Boeing 747  at Corendon Village Hotel for such experience for public! After a five-day mega transport from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Badhoevedorp, the Corendon Boeing 747 has arrived in the garden of the Corendon Village Hotel...

More Austrian Airlines Flights to Germany, Japan and the USA in Summer flight schedule 2019

Austrian Airlines will offer higher frequencies to Germany in the summer  Numerous vacation destinations in Greece, Italy and Spain in the flight offering  Long-haul: Launch of flight service to Montreal, Miami in the offering again  Austrian Airlines will once again off...

Sheremetyevo introduces WeChat Pay

Yandex.Checkout becomes a partner of Sheremetyevo Duty Free Heinemann to provide 54 duty-free and retail stores on the territory of the Sheremetyevo International Airport with WeChat Pay.  This service works as an e-wallet based on the Chinese WeChat messenger. Now, Chinese tourists will be...