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First A321LR order of two aircraft for Airbus Corporate Jets

Airbus Corporate Jets has won the first A321LR order for two aircraft from Lufthansa Technik, highlighting the market appeal and versatility of the A320neo Family. The aircraft will be multi-role capable and can be equipped for various types of missions, such as troop transport, different MedEvac role setups (medical evacuation) and will be operated by the German Air Force. Lufthansa Technik has n...

28 new apprentices start their training at SWISS

Twenty-eight young people commence their four-year SWISS apprenticeships in aircraft maintenance today. Three of them are female. Twenty-five future polymechanics - three of them women - and three future automation engineers begin their four-year apprenticeships at SWISS today. Polymechanics with a specialism in aircraft maintenance are responsible for checking, servicing and repairing aircraft...

Making passengers smart devices their inflight control center

The COVID-19 crisis has profoundly impacted the air transport industry and airline passenger experience. Passenger demand is making a gradual return, albeit cautiously amid inflight safety concerns, with a new set of post-COVID-19 measures in tow for airlines. While containing costs is a key focus for airlines in a sustainable recovery, carriers also face ongoing challenges in reinforcing hea...

Premier Aircraft as Diamond exclusive dealer for 19 U.S. states and two U.S. territories

Diamond Aircraft has appointed Premier Aircraft Sales as the exclusive Dealer for territories in the Northeast, Southeast and Central U.S. This announcement makes Premier Aircraft Sales the largest seller of Diamond aircraft in the U.S. In the Southeast and Central U.S., Premier’s exclusive dealer territory includes: New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama...

GA Telesis & Engine Services announce innovative new technologies RTIS and EIERRIS

GA Telesis Engine Services announced a significant upgrade to its Customer Support Services by introducing an innovative Remote Table Inspection Solution (RTIS) to its current and future customers. As a countermeasure to the global travel difficulties and social distancing resulting from the COVID-19 situation and as an alternative to an on-site Table Inspection of engine parts...

New heights of manufacturing - Bell

Bell has proven its engineering and design prowess with the development of its V-280 Valor and Bell 360 Invictus aircraft, both of which have been down selected for the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program – namely the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft programs respectively. There’s little doubt that these next-generat...

Gulfstream doubles down on Cabin Air Purification

Gulfstream announced an additional enhancement to its signature Gulfstream Cabin Experience, further investing in customer health through plasma ionization. The air purification system, which complements Gulfstream’s already 100% fresh-air environment, has proven in lab tests to kill pathogens and allergens. Gulfstream plasma ionization system, which operates whenever the aircraft...

Air France signed majority agreement for the development of Transavia France on the domestic network

The Air France-KLM group took an important step in its development, with the signing of an amendment to the group's “Air France-Transavia pilot agreement” allowing Transavia France to operate on domestic routes within France. This agreement has been concluded between Air France and Transavia France's management and the SNPL Air France-Transavia, the majority union of Ai...

Wheels Up launches whole aircraft sales business

Wheels Up has launched Wheels Up Aircraft Sales, a new business unit that offers aircraft brokerage, acquisition, trade, and advisory services. With this strategic expansion, Wheels Up is now the only company in the industry that can offer a total private aviation solution for both corporate and personal travel including private jet membership, aircraft management and whole aircraft sales.&nb...

Second Cessna SkyCourier test article took flight

Congratulations Textron Aviation on the successful flight of its second Cessna SkyCourier  flight test article P1! The milestone flight for the high-wing, large utility aircraft comes just two-and-a-half months after the prototype Cessna SkyCourier first took to the skies on May 17. The P1 aircraft is the first conforming production flight test aircraft and is the first airframe con...

FL Technics renews its GCAA Part 21 certificate

FL Technics has renewed its GCAA Part 21 (Design) certificate for yet another year. The news come after a series of rigorous checks and audits performed by the GCAA of the UAE, prolonging FL Technics’ certification in UAE for the fourth year since 2017. The Part21 certificate is of great importance for FL Technics, as the MRO provider aims to offer clients the widest possible service...

South Korea KT to develop in-flight VR service

South Korea largest telecommunications company, will develop virtual reality entertainment service for air passengers.KT signed an agreement with Jin Air, the only widebody low-cost carrier operation in South Korea, and HIST for the new VR service optimized for air safety, security and other special in-flight needs. The nation's top telecom company will provide its VR service pl...

Rolls-Royce gives updates on Trent XWB

Rolls-Royce has identified indications of wear in the Intermediate Pressure Compressor (IPC) of a small number of engines during routine examinations of the engines following four to five years of service. None of these engines have experienced any abnormal in-flight operation, however we are inspecting all other Trent XWB-84 engines of a similar service life as a precaution. Given th...

Skyservice Business Aviation received STC for Aviation Clean Air Purification Systems on Bombardier aircraft

Skyservice Business Aviation MRO division has recently received the supplemental type certificate from Transport Canada for the installation of ACA's purification system inside Bombardier's Challenger 300/350 and Global 5000/5500/6000/6500 Aircraft. ACA's innovative airborne and surface purification solutions improve air quality throughout the aircraft, eliminating pathogens like...

Piper Aircraft 2020 apprenticeship class begins training

Piper Aircraft announced its second group of apprentices has begun their two-year training program. The apprentices recently made their first step towards a career in manufacturing by attending their program orientation at Piper's global headquarters in Vero Beach, FL. The group of ten start work this week, will shadow skilled aircraft assembly workers and learn all aspects of fabric...

airBaltic resumes flights between Riga and Budapest

Starting on August 11 Latvian airline airBaltic will resume direct flights between Riga and Budapest in Hungary. The flights will be performed two times a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. ​ Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are glad to offer our passengers new traveling opportunities between Riga and Hungary. By continuing to monitor the situation...

Elliott Aviation designated for TBM 940 upgrades/retrofits of Daher HomeSafe emergency autoland system in the U.S.

Daher has selected Elliott Aviation to install the HomeSafe™ emergency autoland system on TBM 940 very fast turboprop aircraft delivered in the U.S. market during 2019 and the first half of 2020.TBM 940s to be equipped by Elliott Aviation were supplied by Daher prior to last month’s certification of HomeSafe™. A portion of these aircraft were sold to include the autoland system u...

New Bell manufacturing technology center unveiled

Bell  unveiled its new 140,000-square-foot Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Fort Worth, Texas. The MTC is an innovative proving ground where Bell will test and refine technologies and processes—demonstrating manufacturing readiness and ability to successfully build and support Future Vertical Lift(FVL) aircraft. The facility provides capabilities that span all of Bell&rsquo...

Riga Airport reaches 20% of last year volume in July

Preliminary data on Airport performance in the first seven months show that with the number of passengers and flights gradually increasing, the number of passengers served at Riga Airport in July reached 23% of last year's numbers. In July, the Airport served 187.4 thousand passengers, which is 132 thousand passengers more than a month before. However, in general, as compared to last year...

Austrian Airlines calls for comprehensive COVID-19 testing to replace general landing and entry bans

Last Friday the Austrian Federal Government allowed landing bans for flights from 18 countries to expire. These bans did not apply in other EU member states. Nevertheless, the many different travel regulations in the European Union make it more difficult for people to travel freely and for airlines to reliably plan flight schedules. At a press conference, Austrian Airlines CEO Alexis von Hoensbroe...

AviaAM Leasing racquired Boeing 747-400F nose-loader liveried and operational on behalf of Magma Aviation

AviaAM Leasing announced the purchase of a Boeing 747-400F nose-loader aircraft which has already started commercial operations on behalf of Magma Aviation. The aircraft – which is a part of the Magma Aviation fleet – has been recently painted in the Magma Aviation livery with the new addition of the Avia Solutions Group logo.The aircraft has already accomplished its first co...