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Number of Checked Passengers at Václav Havel Airport Prague Grew by Nearly 18% Last Year

In 2017, as per the Prague Airport 2017 operating results, Václav Havel Airport Prague handled a total of 15,415,001 passengers, which represents a 17.9% growth compared to 2016. The airport has thus confirmed its status of one of the fastest growing airports in its category of airports in Europe handling 10-25 million passengers a year. Václav Havel Airport Prague has experience...

FltCtrl launches Flock, a unique online business aviation directory

London-based aviation IT solutions company FltCtrl has launched Flock.aero, a new, community-based global online directory of airports, FBOs, ground handlers and providers which can be accessed by the business aviation industry free of charge. Feedback from 250 operators suggests many paid-for directories remain static, leading to an abundance of out of date information. Furthermore, it seems u...

AsBAA and Asian Sky Group announce marketing partnership

Hong Kong business aviation consulting firm Asian Sky Group (ASG) has been appointed as the official marketing partner of AsBAA, Asia’s non-profit representative association for business and general aviation. As partner, ASG will provide marketing services through Asian Sky Media — two-time winner of AsBAA’s ‘Best Media Outlet’ award — which will be available to...

Gulfstream announces extensive 2018 schedule of product support events

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will host a number of product support events in 2018, including its biennial weeklong Operators & Suppliers Conference, two Customer Advisory Board meetings, two flight operations forums and 11 operators forums. The events begin Jan. 23 in Zurich with a flight operations session that coincides with the World Economic Forum in nearby Davos, Switzerland. The flight...

Taking to the skies aboard the Eurofighter Typhoon

A pilot’s-eye view from the combat aircraft’s cockpit A brand-new video takes viewers into the cockpit of the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, providing a fly-along perspective with Spanish Air Force pilots operating from Morón Air Base southeast of Seville, Spain. With 360-degree high-resolution cameras mounted inside the cockpit canopies – using strong suction...

HNA General Aviation Set to Help Alleviate Poverty in China

Chinese General Aviation has received a new revamp after Chinese key political leaders announced new norms for socioeconomic development at the closing of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The new norms are aimed to alleviate poverty in China by promoting investment in neglected economic sectors and encouraging private businesses to shift efforts and prioritize in s...

SR Technics inaugurates new line station at Manchester Airport

SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Manchester Line Station. The new operations, which are part of a larger growth strategy in Line Maintenance, started already in November 2017 and are off to an excellent start, having received visits by several prospective customers. In addition, the station is fully EASA-approved. The station&rsquo...

Falcon Aviation and Leonardo Helicopters partner for new helicopter offshore and onshore contract for Kuwait Oil Company

Falcon Aviation, one of the UAE’s leading aviation companies specialising in business aviation services, charter and aircraft management, confirmed today (17th January 2018) at the Kuwait Aviation Show that three new Leonardo AW169 helicopters (signed for at the recent Dubai Airshow) will be deployed on a five-year contract with The Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).  The helicopters will p...

Passenger claim proves Vueling’s “technical issue” wrong

While aviation industry keeps expanding, its shortcomings are only getting worse – Eurocontrol 2017 data reveals increasing flight delays. Stuck in Barcelona waiting for her Vueling flight, Selin recounts herself and fellow stranded travellers to be stressed and anxious over their plans for the next day, while for some the accumulating tension was too hard to bear. Travelling from Barcel...

The Year 2017 Brought Lithuanian Airports a Record-Breaking Abundance of Passengers and Flights

A reconstruction of the runway of Vilnius Airport that lasted for 35 summer days did not impede the Lithuanian Airports to reach a new record in 2017. Last year, three airports of the country serviced more than 5.2 million passengers in total, whereas the number of flights exceeded 55 thousand. Kaunas Airport that temporarily performed the main function of the country’s airport gates especia...

Emirates signs agreement for up to 36 additional A380s

Commitment to grow its flagship A380 fleet Dubai-based Emirates Airline has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire up to 36 additional A380 aircraft. The agreement was signed this morning at the airline’s headquarters in Dubai by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers,...

Mont Blanc Hélicoptères becomes official air transporter for F1 Grand Prix de France

Today Mont Blanc Hélicopères, a part of HBG Helicopter Group, became official air transporter for Formula 1 Grand Prix de France which will take place 21 to 24 of Juin 2018 at Le Castellet. We had a quick interview on the phone with HBG Group Vice president Sales & Marketing Stéphane Woitok: Q. MBH becoming the official air transport operator for F1 Grand Prix de...

Airbus will maintain its commercial aircraft market leadership

Airbus benefits from the strengths of employees and a global industrial system Airbus will continue its commercial aircraft leadership in 2018 and beyond – building on the company’s record 718 jetliner deliveries in 2017 and 1,109 net orders logged during the past year. This was the key message from today’s 2017 year-in-review webcast, during which achievements of the past...

Russia and Brasilia want to promote exports of Russian helicopters

The Russian Federal Agency for Air Transport and Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency expressed mutual interest in signing in the near future a memorandum of understanding aimed at supporting exports of Russian helicopters, the Russian authority said in a statement. This reported by Sputnik. The memorandum was submitted by ANAC (Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency) to the Russian...

Gogo Business Aviation Now Offers 30 Digital Magazine Titles and Adds Bloomberg News

Gogo Business Aviation, the leading provider of broadband connectivity products and services for business aviation, is expanding its industry-leading wireless inflight entertainment (IFE) service, Gogo Vision, by introducing digital magazine content and a broader selection of business news. Gogo Business Aviation customers who are on theGogo AVANCE platform or who have Gogo Vision onb...

A Year of Incredible Growth for the Global Business Aviation Unicorn

VistaJet ideally positioned to seize even larger market share in 2018 Flew over 50,000 passengers in one year for the first time Investment from Rhône Capital values company’s equity at over $2.5bn – making VistaJet one of the only companies in the business aviation market to be valued in excess of $1bn and one of Europe’s most valuable “Unicorns” Doub...

Boeing, Adient Launch New Company to Design and Build Airplane Seats

Adient Aerospace will develop, manufacture and sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and leasing companies Boeing and Adient announced the formation of Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies. The seats will be available for installation on new airplanes and as retrofit c...

Embraer reaches 2017 delivery outlook

Embraer delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017, of which 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year of 97 to 102 commercial jets, 70 to 80 light business jets and 35 to 45 large business jets. In the last quarter of 2017, Embraer delivered 23 commercial jets and 50 executive jets (32 light and 18...

Gediminas Ziemelis: Despite paying $164 M, Bombardier continues to risk human lives

On 10 of January Polish national carrier LOT flight LO 3924 crash-landed at Warsaw’s Chopin airport when Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 nose gear did not lock. It was the ninth similar happening with the same type of aircraft. In 2008, Canadian aircraft manufacturer managed to quench similar scandal by agreeing to pay out $164 million settlement with SAS Airlines. Maybe this is the reason why over 1...

airBaltic Serves Over 3.5 Million Passengers In 2017

The Latvian airline airBaltic in 2017 has transported a total of 3 523 300 passengers or 22% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. It is the highest number of passengers carried in airline’s history. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “2017 was an outstanding year for airBaltic. We launched 13 new destinati...

Air BP expands into Iceland and starts supplying fuel at Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has further extended its reach in the Nordics and is now present at Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF/BIKF), Iceland’s largest airport. This marks the first location for Air BP in Iceland and comes in response to increased customer demand from both the business and commercial aviation sectors. Commenting on...