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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...

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...