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airBaltic Crew Goes Green With iPads

The Latvian airline airBaltic has introduced Apple iPads to replace paper manuals and forms used by the cabin crew as a modernization investment, which will provide increased operational efficiency and will lead to considerable savings on paper consumption.​ Martin Sedlacky, Chief Operations Officer of airBaltic: “Back in 2014 we introduced iPads to pilots. It allowed the pilots to avoid...

Air Partner’s Tony Whitty comments on the wide-body aircraft sales and leasing market

Air Partner’s Remarketing division is currently seeing high levels of narrow-body activity in the aircraft sales and leasing market, but the wide-body sector is very different.  Tony Whitty, Managing Director at Air Partner, comments on what the team is currently seeing in the market, with further details on specific wide-body models below.  “Over the last few years we...

AviaAM Financial Leasing China concludes $500 million Aeroflot project

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, is delighted to announce that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has brought a $500 million-worth aircraft delivery project to a conclusion. Eight brand new aircraft were delivered to Aeroflot -Russian Airlines in total with...

Deer Jet Awarded as World’s “2017 Seven Stars Private Jet”

The Luxury Panel of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards (SSLHLA), made by high profile experts in the fields of luxury hospitality and lifestyle with 330 years of collective experience and knowledge, had selected Deer Jet as the most exceptional brand among nominees including Vista Jet and Qatar Executive. At the Gala Ceremony held in the Greek capital, Deer Jet received the...

Flying Colours Corp. makes a heavy maintenance hat-trick

Flying Colours Corp., the North American MRO business will be talking up its heavy maintenance skills at this year’s NBAA – booth N5908 – as work on three 120-month (8C) maintenance inspections for a trio of Bombardier Global aircraft continues at its Peterborough, ON. facility.  The Globals – two north American, one international - are being stripped righ...

Aeros Flight Training School acquires 2nd Alsim AL42 SIMULATOR

ALSIM is very pleased to announce the sale of a second AL42 FNPT II simulator to Aeros Flight Training for its Gloucester Academy. Aeros ordered their first AL42 last year for their Coventry Headquarters and following a successful trial they have decided to proceed with this second order. The new device will be delivered this winter. Aeros Managing Director Nicholas Dunn says: "We started...

University of South Wales Launches Aviation Engineering Education at Dubai South

The University of South Wales (USW) has announced that it will deliver degrees to aerospace engineering students as a key partner at the UAE's new Dubai South development.  Dubai South is a planned city of a million people around the new Al Maktoum International Airport. The airport will eventually be the world's largest, handling an estimated 220 million passengers and 1...

Russia exported the first Mi-28NE "Night Hunter" modern attack helicopter with newest defense system

The Russian Helicopters company exported the first Mi-28NE "Night Hunter" modern attack helicopter with an onboard defense system (ODS) protecting it from guided anti-aircraft missiles with infrared homing heads, the company's CEO Andrey Boginsky said Wednesday. "The delivery of the export batch of Night Hunters is an extremely significant event for&n...

Airbus Foundation and the Spanish Red Cross Association to promote the Flying Challenge project

More than 70 volunteers from Airbus and the Red Cross and hundreds of third-year students from five secondary schools in Madrid, Andalusia and Castile-La Mancha will be involved in the programme Airbus Foundation has signed a cooperation agreement with the Spanish Red Cross Association to promote the Flying Challenge project, a mentoring programme that aims to help...

ExecuJet’s Zürich FBO gains IS-BAH Stage II accreditation

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has seen its Zürich FBO gain the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage II accreditation, making it the first FBO facility in Switzerland to do so. The Zürich FBO is based at the ExecuJet Aviation Centre at Zürich International Airport and features a private hangar, private ramp, VIP lounge and separate pilot&...

Spike Aerospace to Fly the First SX-1 Demonstrator

Spike Aerospace will begin a series of test flights of its first SX-1.2 demonstrator aircraft by the end of the month. The SX-1.2 is a scaled, proof-of-concept aircraft that will help validate the aerodynamics of the S-512 Supersonic Jet. For Spike, this is the next phase of the company’s flagship Supersonic Jet program. “We’re very excited to be crossing this milestone and go...

Russia wants to supply the SSJ-100 and MC-21 aircraft to Algeria

Russia is interested in delivering its planes to Algeria: the Sukhoi Superject 100 (SSJ-100) and, over time, the MC-21. This issue was discussed within a working group, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters during the Russian-Algerian intergovernmental commission on trade economic and scientific technical cooperation. "Russia is interested in delivering Russian-made planes...

Boeing Sees Growing Demand for New Airplanes in Southeast Asia

20-year outlook projects 4,210 new airplanes needed, valued at $650 billion Boeing projects a demand for 4,210 new airplanes, valued at $650 billion, over the next 20 years in Southeast Asia.   The company presented its Southeast Asia Current Market Outlook (CMO) today during a briefing at Boeing's regional headquarters in Singapore. The annual report forecasts t...

Hong Kong Government Flying Service rescues 70 amid typhoons

Hong Kong Government Flying Service rescued 70 people during the recent tropical storms that struck Hong Kong and Macau, employing its Super Puma and Dauphin helicopters to bring them to safety.  Located at the northern edge of the South China Sea, Hong Kong’s landscape comprises an urban core of skyscrapers surrounded by lowland countryside, hills, and coastal industry. On 23 August...

Viking Series 400 Twin Otter Receives Float Certification in China

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, Canada is pleased to announce that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the operation of Viking Series 400 Twin Otters equipped with Wipline® 13000 straight and amphibious floats in China. Certification of the Series 400 Twin Otter on floats is a major milestone in developing the burgeoning seaplane market in China as it provides...

Boeing, Turkish Industry Establish Aerospace Initiative

Boeing and Turkish Airlines today announced the airline's intention to order 40 787-9 Dreamliners. The order will be reflected on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website once finalized. "The 787 Dreamliner is the most technologically advanced airplane in the world," said M. İlker Aycı, chairman of the board and the executive committee, Turkish Airlines. "Our i...

AIR OPS Europe Brings Together Ground Support Community

Europe’s premier event for business aviation flight operations professionals saw a significant rise in attendance and enthusiasm at its second annual edition this week. Feedback from attendees, exhibitors and organizers alike confirms AIR OPS Europe’s value to the business aviation industry. AIR OPS Europe 2017 drew some 40 exhibitors – up by 30% - and more than 350 attendees &nd...

Sepang Aircraft Engineering opens second hangar

Airbus maintenance facility in Malaysia also celebrates 10th anniversary  Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE) officially opened its second hangar today with a ceremony attended by Dato‘ Sri Ong Ka Chuan, Minister of International Trade and Industry II, Malaysia. The event also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre.  The...

Bombardier Continues to Expand Worldwide Parts Availability for Business Aircraft Customers

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed its continued expansion of worldwide parts availability for its growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. As part of the company’s commitment to operators in the United States, Latin America, and Asia, Bombardier Business Aircraft recently opened parts depots in Miami, Florida and Tianjin, China. Combined with its two-year warranty...

Gulfstream Marks Five-Year Anniversary Of G650 Type Certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently marked the five-year anniversary of the Gulfstream G650's type certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a look back at the aircraft's esteemed history. Announced in March 2008, the G650 had one of business aviation's most successful product launches, with more than 200 firm orders following the aircraft's intro...

Boeing, Japan Airlines Announce Order for Four 787-8 Dreamliners

Boeing and Japan Airlines (JAL) announced an order today for four 787-8 Dreamliners. The order, which was previously listed on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, attributed to an unidentified customer, is valued at more than $900 million at current list prices and will expand JAL's Dreamliner fleet to 49 airplanes. "This order for additional 787 Dreamliners...