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Wizz Air Opens 28th Base In Varna

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Bulgaria’s leading carrier, today celebrates the major milestone of opening its 28 base in Varna, Bulgaria. The airline has based one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at Varna Airport, starting six additional low-fare routes from its second Bulgarian base to Dortmund and Munich Memmingen in Germany, Eindhoven in The Neth...

S7 Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

First to operate the A320neo in Russia.  S7 Airlines, one of Russia’s leading carriers, member of Oneworld global airline alliance, has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo which is on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft is the first Airbus to feature the airline’s new livery and is also the first NEO to be operated in Russia. Powered by Pratt & Whitney engines,...

Dassault Delivers 2,500th Falcon Business Jet

Dassault Aviation recently delivered its 2,500th business jet, marking yet another landmark event in the storied saga of the Falcon line. The aircraft, a Falcon 900LX, was handed over at the Little Rock Completion Center to a longtime Falcon customer based in the United States. The delivery represents a significant milestone for both the company and the Dassault Falcon line which has lead th...

airBaltic’s Sixth CS300 Sets a New World Record

Today, on July 21, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has set a new world record as its newest CS300 turnaround for the first commercial flight took only 50 minutes after delivery from Canada. Martin Gauss, the Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “I am happy to announce that today we have welcomed our sixth CS300 aircraft in Riga and our fleet size is...

Russian Helicopters presents light multirole VRT500 helicopter at MAKS-2017 for first time

Russian Helicopters holding company, part of Rostec State Corporation, has presented the light multirole VRT500 helicopter developed by the VR-Technologies design bureau at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017. The VRT500 is a light single-engine helicopter with coaxial propellers and 1,600 kg of take-off weight. The aircraft will have the largest passenger and cargo c...

Zenith Aviation almost doubles hours flown in half year performance report

Biggin Hill based corporate jet operator, Zenith Aviation has reported a staggering year on year increase in the number of hours flown in both Q1 and Q2 of 2017 in comparison to the same period last year. Managing director of Zenith Aviation, Stuart Mulholland commented: “We saw a 37% increase in June compared to the previous year and our Jan-June period saw a huge 83% increase. This, add...

Buta Airways air tickets to Istanbul and St. Petersburg are now available

Air tickets for the period of winter flight schedule (from October 29 to March 29) are now available on the official website of low-cost airline Buta Airways. In the winter schedule, one can book air tickets for flights from Baku to Istanbul (Sabiha Gokcen Airport) and St. Petersburg, as well as from Ganja to Moscow (Vnukovo Airport). The current winter flight schedule is available on the follo...

Lockheed Martin to Build Full-Scale Prototype of NASA Cislunar Habitat

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center. This prototype will integrate evolving technologies to keep astronauts safe while onboard and operate the spacecraft autonomously when unoccupied. Under a public-private partnership, NASA ...

Spanish flight school One Air announces its ALX FNPT II upgrade

Alsim is happy to announce ALX FNPT II upgrade for One Air flight school (ATO-190) located in Malaga, Spain. The upgrade to FNPT II Medium Jet based on the A320 will allow the school to provide the best MCC and JOC training courses in Malaga. Agustín Cabanillas, One Air Head of Training, explains why the school upgrades their Alsim ALX: “After successfully obtaining...

easyJet Europe now operational after award of Austrian AOC and licence

New airline “easyJet Europe” now operational First Austrian-registered aircraft flying from Luton to Vienna this morning Thomas Haagensen appointed Managing Director of easyJet Europe Remaining EU27 based aircraft to be re-registered by March 2019 easyJet can confirm that it has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by Austro Control and an airline operating lice...

Garmin announces third-party autopilot support for the G5 electronic flight instrument

Garmin is pleased to announce the G5 electronic flight instrument will soon be compatible with a wide-range of third-party autopilots available on the market. Utilizing the new GAD 29B adapter, the G5 directional gyro (DG)/horizontal situation indicator (HSI) can interface with a variety of autopilots to provide heading and course error to drive the autopilot. With a compatible navigation source,...

Leonardo AW189 to support oil and gas operations in Russia from Sakhalin Island

The addition of this AW189 operated by Aviashelf expands the success of the type as the bestselling helicopter in its weight category and in the Oil&Gas market both in Russia and internationally The aircraft will be equipped with Full Ice Protection System for outstanding all weather operations Agreements for more than 150 AW189s, including orders and options, have been signed by custom...

Transformative ideas showcased at Airbus Bizlab Bengaluru

Season two successfully completed, call for applications for season three is now open Airbus BizLab announced the successful culmination of its second season through a flagship event in Bengaluru. At the event, the start-ups who were selected to work with different Airbus teams in India and across the world over the last six months showcased their concept models and ideas of transforming the ae...

Global expansion through business acquisition in aviation: the better way?

To increase geographical presence, decrease competition, accelerate expansion – just a few reasons why companies choose business acquisition as an inorganic mode of expansion. With yearly worth of worldwide mergers and acquisitions topping €41 billion it’s only natural that increasing number of deals has been recorded and anticipated in the aviation industry as well. With a vast e...

PRIMERA AIR announces three new bases in Europe to serve North American destinations

Primera Air announces the opening of 3 new bases in Europe: London (Stansted, STN), Paris (Charles de Gaulle, CDG) and Birmingham (BHX) for starting flights to New York (EWR airport) and Boston Logan (BOS airport) in April 2018. Two more transatlantic routes from the new bases will be announced by the end of summer 2017. “We are very proud to announce our new bases and routes to the US....

Russia's Defense Ministry may get new cutting-edge amphibious helicopter

Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostech corporation) are ready to design a new amphibious helicopter if the Russian Defense Ministry is interested in this rotorcraft, the company’s press service told TASS on Wednesday. "Considering the tasks faced by the Russian Defense Ministry, in our opinion, there is need for both upgraded Mi-14 helicopters and an advanced amphibious helicopter,...

GULFSTREAM DELIVERS 550TH G550

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it has delivered its 550th Gulfstream G550, solidifying the aircraft’s position as one of business aviation’s most popular jets. “This milestone delivery affirms the continued demand for the G550, one of the most dependable and sought-after aircraft in the world today,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G550...

Mi-28NE Helicopter to Take Part in MAKS-2017 Flight Program for 1st Time

The Mi-28NE Night Hunter modern attack helicopter will for the first time take part in the flight program of the 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS, which kicked off earlier in the day in Zhukovskiy, near to Moscow, the Russian Helicopters company said in a press release on Tuesday. The Mi-28NE is the export version of the ordinary Night Hunter and Mi-28UB helicopters, it was...

First PC-24 Series Aircraft Successfully Married and Now Standing on Own “Legs”

Final assembly work on our first PC-24 customer aircraft is proceeding at a swift pace: the fuselage and wings of the first series-built PC-24 were joined together at the head office site on 12 July 2017. Series production is being accelerated continuously to ensure that prompt deliveries of first customer aircraft can go ahead immediately after certification. This operation, referred to as a &...

Embraer flies first Legacy 500 assembled in Melbourne

Embraer announced the maiden flight of its first Legacy 500 midsize business jet assembled at its industrial facilities in Melbourne, Florida, just eight months after the first Legacy 450 mid-light jet assembled in Melbourne took flight. The aircraft performed as expected and all flight test procedures were successfully completed. “We are very pleased with yet another milestone for t...

Amine Bellamine appointed as Hahn Air’s new Director Global Account Management

Hahn Air is pleased to announce that Amine Bellamine has assumed the role of Director Global Account Management as of July 1st 2017. As such, he will support travel agents in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Mali, Monaco and Switzerland with sales and marketing activities, including trainings and presentations on the company’s ticketing services. He takes over from Christine Fluhr who will retir...