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New Diamond Aircraft service center in Texas

In a conscious effort to improve the service network, Diamond is actively recruiting service centers to serve new and existing Diamond Operators across the nation. The latest addition to the network is Premier Aircraft Texas at Meacham International Airport. Premier is familiar with the aviation business as the company operates a sales location at Fort Lauderdale, Florida and operated a sales...

Strategic partnership between Qatar Airways and American Airlines begins

The first stage of the strategic partnership between Qatar Airways and American Airlines has begun with Qatar Airways placing its code on American Airlines’ domestic flights, strengthening connectivity and creating hundreds of new travel options for passengers. The codeshare will be rolled out in phases over the next few weeks and once completed, will see Qatar Airways’ code place...

Safety comes first at Hong Kong Airlines

To help travellers book with confidence and fly with assurance, Hong Kong Airlines has introduced the following to enhance our customer experience: Unlimited flexibility, no change fees Book with confidence with Hong Kong Airlines' Flexi Fare promotion, which offers unlimited flexibility and no change fees as long as the travel date is on or before 31 December 2020. Find o...

Luxaviation Group acquires VIP terminal at Paris-Le Bourget

First big news in post corona crisis business aviation - the acquisition of the prestigious Paris- Le Bourget VIP Terminal by Luxaviation Group from Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur (ACA) Group and handled by its Sky Valet France company. With this acquisition of the VIP Terminal FBO, Luxaviation Group demonstrates its leadership in business aviation notwithstandi...

Lufthansa Group significantly extends June timetable

The airlines in the Lufthansa Group are significantly expanding their services in the second half of June compared with the previous weeks. As in the first half of June, the focus will be on summer tourist destinations. The aim is to make as many destinations as possible accessible for holidaymakers and business travelers and thus expand the European and intercontinental network for holidaymakers...

Successful first flight of the World Largest All-Electric Aircraft

magniX and AeroTEC  announced the successful flight of an all-electric Cessna Grand Caravan 208B. The successful flight of the eCaravan, magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propulsion system, took place at the AeroTEC Flight Test Center at the Grant County International Airport (KMWH) in Moses Lake, Washington this morning. As the world's largest all-e...

Green tails, green tickets - new ticket types by airBaltic

In July 2020, Latvian airline airBaltic will introduce revised ticket types for its flights. Passengers will be able to select Green, Green Plus, Green Classic or Business class tickets tailored to better suit each traveller’s needs. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are continuing to revise our business model and adjust to the new reality, where...

Metrojet completed G650ER 4C inspection during Covid-19

The MRO station of Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited completed a 4C inspection on a Gulfstream G650ER in the midst of our battle against COVID-19 and working within all of the unprecedented aviation safety constrains and measures. “Although the COVID-19 pandemic has taken us all by surprise by its severity and resiliency, the Metrojet staff maintained their composure and c...

Safran reports on business developments of first months of 2020

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Safran met behind closed doors at the Company's head office, under the chairmanship of Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Annual General Meeting was broadcast live on Safran's website and relayed via conference call. Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Monique Cohen, Chair of the Appointments an...

telent and DGS installing world-class anti-drone system at major UK airport

telent, in collaboration with its technology partner Digital Global Systems (DGS), has agreed a three-year contract to install the DGS CLEARSKY™ Drone Threat Management system at Bristol Airport, marking the first UK deployment of the system. The DGS CLEARSKY™ Drone Threat Management system was developed by DGS in response to the rising threat of unauthorised drone usage at critical...

Business aviation insider - pioneering passenger and crew health standards: DC Aviation

We are keeping you informed regarding new measures commercial airlines are introducing in order to ensure maximum sanitary protection for passengers and crew. What is happening in business aviation in the area of hygiene and sanitary measures? DC Aviation has introduced a programme for rapid Covid-19 pre-flight virus testing for the crew and flight support personnel. The measure was i...

Air Service Basel closes maintenance department

In light of economic pressures and the recent global pandemic, the Basel-based FBO has announced that it will close its Maintenance department by latest August 1st 2020.  CEO Claudio Lasagni reports: “Business aviation has undoubtedly been facing challenges for a while now and the Corona pandemic has certainly not been in our favour. It’s with a heavy heart that w...

Airbus A400M achieves Automatic Low Level Flight certification

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has achieved a new decisive milestone after the certification of its Automatic Low Level Flight capability, offering a unique in its class capability for a military transport aircraft.    The certification campaign, performed in April above the Pyrenees and central France, involved operations down to 500ft, including transitions from low level...

Meet new player on general aviation arena -Tecnam P2010TDI

TECNAM announced the introduction of a new player into the General Aviation arena. With the Type Certificate expected by July, the P2010 TDI has been one of the most secret development programs ever! The announcement of the “P Twenty-Ten TDI” was live-streamed via Tecnam’s official YouTube channel today. Thousands of viewers have registered to participate in this exclus...

EHang obtained World First Commercial pilot operation approval of passenger-grade AAVs for Air Logistics Uses

EHang obtained the world’s first commercial pilot operation approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”) to use EHang 216 passenger-grade AAVs for air logistics purpose.  Thus, EHang became the world’s first AAV company approved by a national aviation authority to carry out commercial pilot operation for the category of 150 kg plus heavy-lift air l...

Pulselite bird strike prevention system STC expanded to include Bell 429 and Bell 505

Precise Flight has expanded its Supplemental Type Certificat from the FAA for the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System to include approvals for the Bell 429 and Bell 505 variations. The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternatively pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, thereby increasing visibility an...

Airline debt to balloon by 28% -heavy new debt levels will weigh down recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an analysis showing that the airline industry’s global debt could rise to $550 billion by year-end. That’s a $120 billion increase over debt levels at the start of 2020. - $67 billion of the new debt is composed of government loans ($50 billion), deferred taxes ($5 billion), and loan guarantees ($12 billion). - $52 billi...

S7 Technics extended the scope of EASA Part-21 J certificate

S7 Technics Design Organisation Approval developing technical documentation for repairs and modifications of water and waste systems installed on aircraft. The scope of works during aircraft base maintenance visit includes repair of various systems, which is carried out in accordance with documentation of the aircraft manufacturing companies (AMM, SRM etc). However, there are som...

Saudi International Airshow 2021 doubles in size

The 2021 edition will double in size, with more than 100,000 sqm surface exhibition space, two new exhibition halls in addition to the existing hall and a static display. Despite COVID-19 and several months of slow business, many requests for exhibiting have been received as Saudi International Airshow will be the 1st airshow of 2021. The world's top aerospace and aviation companies...

Air travel passenger preferences revealed by Honeywell survey

An informal Honeywell survey taken by more than 700 frequent business and personal air travel passengers indicates the types of guidelines and health-related equipment passengers may be looking for while flying during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.  The anonymous online survey showed that a majority of travelers (72%) were more concerned with the environment on an airplane than in a...

Congo Airways Converts Embraer E175 Order to E190-E2 Jets

Congo Airways have converted the firm order made in December 2019 for two E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for two more, into a firm order for two E190-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further two. The new deal has a total value of USD 256 million at current list prices with all purchase rights exercised, and will be included in Embraer’s second quarter backlog.  Desire Bantu,...