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airBaltic Crew Goes Green With iPads

The Latvian airline airBaltic has introduced Apple iPads to replace paper manuals and forms used by the cabin crew as a modernization investment, which will provide increased operational efficiency and will lead to considerable savings on paper consumption.​ Martin Sedlacky, Chief Operations Officer of airBaltic: “Back in 2014 we introduced iPads to pilots. It allowed the pilots to avoid...

Air Partner’s Tony Whitty comments on the wide-body aircraft sales and leasing market

Air Partner’s Remarketing division is currently seeing high levels of narrow-body activity in the aircraft sales and leasing market, but the wide-body sector is very different.  Tony Whitty, Managing Director at Air Partner, comments on what the team is currently seeing in the market, with further details on specific wide-body models below.  “Over the last few years we...

AviaAM Financial Leasing China concludes $500 million Aeroflot project

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, is delighted to announce that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has brought a $500 million-worth aircraft delivery project to a conclusion. Eight brand new aircraft were delivered to Aeroflot -Russian Airlines in total with...

Deer Jet Awarded as World’s “2017 Seven Stars Private Jet”

The Luxury Panel of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards (SSLHLA), made by high profile experts in the fields of luxury hospitality and lifestyle with 330 years of collective experience and knowledge, had selected Deer Jet as the most exceptional brand among nominees including Vista Jet and Qatar Executive. At the Gala Ceremony held in the Greek capital, Deer Jet received the...

Flying Colours Corp. makes a heavy maintenance hat-trick

Flying Colours Corp., the North American MRO business will be talking up its heavy maintenance skills at this year’s NBAA – booth N5908 – as work on three 120-month (8C) maintenance inspections for a trio of Bombardier Global aircraft continues at its Peterborough, ON. facility.  The Globals – two north American, one international - are being stripped righ...

Aeros Flight Training School acquires 2nd Alsim AL42 SIMULATOR

ALSIM is very pleased to announce the sale of a second AL42 FNPT II simulator to Aeros Flight Training for its Gloucester Academy. Aeros ordered their first AL42 last year for their Coventry Headquarters and following a successful trial they have decided to proceed with this second order. The new device will be delivered this winter. Aeros Managing Director Nicholas Dunn says: "We started...

University of South Wales Launches Aviation Engineering Education at Dubai South

The University of South Wales (USW) has announced that it will deliver degrees to aerospace engineering students as a key partner at the UAE's new Dubai South development.  Dubai South is a planned city of a million people around the new Al Maktoum International Airport. The airport will eventually be the world's largest, handling an estimated 220 million passengers and 1...

Russia exported the first Mi-28NE "Night Hunter" modern attack helicopter with newest defense system

The Russian Helicopters company exported the first Mi-28NE "Night Hunter" modern attack helicopter with an onboard defense system (ODS) protecting it from guided anti-aircraft missiles with infrared homing heads, the company's CEO Andrey Boginsky said Wednesday. "The delivery of the export batch of Night Hunters is an extremely significant event for&n...

Airbus Foundation and the Spanish Red Cross Association to promote the Flying Challenge project

More than 70 volunteers from Airbus and the Red Cross and hundreds of third-year students from five secondary schools in Madrid, Andalusia and Castile-La Mancha will be involved in the programme Airbus Foundation has signed a cooperation agreement with the Spanish Red Cross Association to promote the Flying Challenge project, a mentoring programme that aims to help...

ExecuJet’s Zürich FBO gains IS-BAH Stage II accreditation

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has seen its Zürich FBO gain the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage II accreditation, making it the first FBO facility in Switzerland to do so. The Zürich FBO is based at the ExecuJet Aviation Centre at Zürich International Airport and features a private hangar, private ramp, VIP lounge and separate pilot&...

Spike Aerospace to Fly the First SX-1 Demonstrator

Spike Aerospace will begin a series of test flights of its first SX-1.2 demonstrator aircraft by the end of the month. The SX-1.2 is a scaled, proof-of-concept aircraft that will help validate the aerodynamics of the S-512 Supersonic Jet. For Spike, this is the next phase of the company’s flagship Supersonic Jet program. “We’re very excited to be crossing this milestone and go...

Russia wants to supply the SSJ-100 and MC-21 aircraft to Algeria

Russia is interested in delivering its planes to Algeria: the Sukhoi Superject 100 (SSJ-100) and, over time, the MC-21. This issue was discussed within a working group, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters during the Russian-Algerian intergovernmental commission on trade economic and scientific technical cooperation. "Russia is interested in delivering Russian-made planes...