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Swiss Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft powered by GTF engines

SWISS took the delivery of their first Airbus A320neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. Pratt & Whitney will also provide SWISS with engine maintenance through an EngineWise® Protect service agreement. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp.  “Thanks to their innovative GTF engines, the Airbus A320neo family aircraft wil...

Gulfstream to Expand in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand its operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with the construction of a service center at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The facility, which will complement Gulfstream’s presence at Dallas Love Field, is expected to open by the fall of 2021 and will create approximately 50 new jobs. To help meet the needs of its growing customer fleet, Gulfstrea...

Four Cessna Pilot Centers names as 2020 Top Hawks by Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation named four Cessna Pilot Centers to its 2020 Top Hawk program that partners the world’s leading training aircraft with top pilot training programs around the country, promoting general aviation and encouraging young people to pursue aviation as a career. The 2020 Top Hawk participants are Academy of Aviation, Atlas Aviation, JA Flight Services and Snohomish Flying Servic...

Temporary Changes of Check-in Procedure at Václav Havel Airport Prague

Prague Airport continues to implement projects designed to facilitate the airport’s modernization and capacity increases, such as the reconstruction of the baggage sorting area in Terminal 1, which will partially affect the passenger check-in process this year. From Sunday, 1 March 2020 until the end of August 2020, passengers on flights of 22 selected carriers will be checked in at Terminal...

Ansat supplies to China are ready to start

Russian Helicopters completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People's Republic of China. The validation of the type certificate by Chinese aviation authorities allows the company to commence the supplies of Ansat helicopters to China under a previously concluded contract. At Airshow China 2018 Russian Helicopters signed a contract for...

10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

Viking Air celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight of its Series 400 Twin Otter and recognizing a significant milestone in the company’s Twin Otter production program. Ten years ago, Viking’s first production Series 400 Twin Otter, Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 845, took its maiden flight in the skies above the company’s final aircraft as...

For Eight consecutive years the World Most Delivered Light Jet is Embraer Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 51 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2019, making it the most delivered light jet of the year. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves this mark, having accrued more than 530 deliveries since entering the market in December 2009. The information was released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). “To...

Low-Cost Carriers to boost Middle East aviation market

Low-Cost Carriers are driving growth in the Middle East aviation market, recording a 9.3% increase in seat capacity in 2019, according to CAPA Centre for Aviation. Indeed, LCC’s share of total seat capacity across the Middle East increased from 14.9% in 2018 to 16.5% in 2019, with a larger share of the region’s airline passengers now opting to fly with no-thrills airlines in more...

The first of nine TAROM ATR72-600 delivered

Congratulations TAROM!  The first of their nine  ATR 72-600 aircraftis delivered! With a brand new livery, this aircraft is the first of a leasing contract with leading regional aircraft lessor NAC, for nine ATR 72-600.TAROM has been very successful in its domestic market operations by using ATR aircraft – both ATR 42‑500 and ATR 72-500 – to compete with low co...

Six Diamond DA40 NG training aircraft for Nigerian College of Aviation Technology

As part of a re-fleeting program of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology that includes 20 Diamond airplanes over the upcoming years, the college will now receive the first batch of six DA40 NG. One DA42-VI was delivered in 2017. Under the patronage of Sen. Hadi Abubakar Sirika, Minister of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, NCAT accepted their six new airplanes at D...

Major upgrade of the Garmin Pilot app

New features are added within the Garmin Pilot™ app that incorporate professional IFR navigation tools found within Garmin avionics. Pilots can experience a near-seamless transition between Garmin avionics and the Garmin Pilot app when performing common functions, such as loading and activating instrument approach procedures, departures and arrivals within the Americas. Additional features s...

Moscow Aviation Institute participates in EU Initiative FUTPRINT50 to create a hybrid-electric aircraft

The EU funded initiative FUTPRINT50 kicked-off in January 2020 and runs until December 2022 with the aim to accelerate technologies required for the entry-into-service of a commercial hybrid-electric aircraft in a class of up to 50 seats by 2035/40. This reported by Moscow Aviation Institute press-service. FUTPRINT50 is a Future Propulsion and Integration: towards a hybrid-electric 50-seat...

First ALX in South America was officially inaugurated

The ATO Flying Pro, located in Quito, Ecuador, has officially launched its Alsim ALX simulator on January 22nd 2020. The flying school has presented its new device to local and national press, as well as governmental authorities. The ALSIM ALX provides single engine piston, twin engine piston up and twin jets (generic B737/A320). The device is designed and approved for ATPL, CPL/MCC in com...

World first inflight connectivity standard - Seamless Air Alliance

Seamless Air Alliance published the first-ever standard for inflight connectivity, thus achieving a new milestone in providing secure and hassle-free Internet in the skies. Seamless Release 1.0 establishes the world’s only Modular Platform Architecture for inflight connectivity. By using a modular structure based on open interfaces, the system enables rapid...

A320neo nacelle MRO license agreement

Collins Aerospace Systems and Lufthansa Technik announced a licensing agreement for nacelle MRO services on A320neo aircraft. Collins Aerospace, the original equipment manufacturer for the A320neo PW1100G nacelle, has more than 1,100 nacelles in service on this aircraft platform.  The agreement, which continues the collaboration between Collins Aerospace and Lufthansa Technik,...

New multi year partnership - FAI Aviation Group & McLaren Racing

Business aviation and Formula 1, sounds tempting? In that case, here you have more details regarding a fresh partnership just signed between FAI Aviation Group and McLaren Racing! FAI will provide private aviation services to the Formula 1 team as part of a multi-year partnership which will commence at the start of the 2020 season. The partnership aligns two internationally rec...

United Aircraft Corporation released Civil Aircraft Market Overview for ASEAN

The ASEAN countries would purchase more than fourteen thousand new commercial aircraft at a total value of 625 billion US dollars (in current catalog prices) till 2038. This is stated in the "Market Survey of Southeast Asia (ASEAN countries)", published by the Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation. The largest expected quantitative demand in an amount of 2.5 thousand units is f...

Surveillance ready King Air 350ERs start maritime patrol duties

Leonardo has revealed that two King Air 350ERs, equipped as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), have gone into service with an African Navy following their delivery by the Company, which acted as prime contractor and systems integrator for the aircraft. The MPAs, equipped with Leonardo’s ATOS mission system and full complement of sensors including its Seaspray E-scan surveillance radar, will be...

Daher winglets took flight with the new Gulfstream G700

We already wrote about the first flight of Gulfstream G700, which launched a flight test program. It was clear which engines powered the flight, let's fid out more about performance-enhancing winglets built by Daher. The essential benefit of winglets incorporated is the contribution to this twin-engine business jet fuel efficiency and ultralong-range.  The winglets &ndas...

One more acquisition of Avia Solutions Group - Aviator

The portfolio of Avia Solutions Group became larger, as an angreement is signed to acquire Aviator, a full-range aviation services provider for the Nordic region, from the investment fund Accent Equity 2008 L.P. “As the newest member of the ASG family, Aviator will further strengthen our presence in the European markets and expand the network of Avia Solution Group’s&nbs...

Wingcopter wins at NTT DATA Open Innovation Contest

Wingcopter has been awarded the Sustainable Development Goals Spotlight prize at this year’s Open Innovation Contest of the global business and IT solutions provider NTT DATA. The category was open to companies that use innovative technology to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Wingcopter was able to convince the jury of NTT DATA employees and exter...