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10 million flying hours achieved by Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine

The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine entered service back in 1987. So by now it has achieved an amazing, incredible milestone - 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights! The engine powers a range of Gulfstream’s highly successful large-cabin business aircraft, such as the Gulfstream GIV, GIV-SP, G300 and G400, and has established a reputation for outstanding dependability, eff...

Best Low-Cost Carrier in Europe at 2019 APEX Passenger Choice Awards™ goes to Norwegian

The APEX Passenger Choice Awards is one of the highest accolades in the industry as winners are directly voted by passengers on all aspects of the flight experience, ranging from seat comfort, cabin service, food and beverage, entertainment to Wi-Fi. So who is the winner of the ‘Best Low-Cost Carrier in Europe’? The prestigious 2019 Passenger Choice Awards™ goes to Norw...

Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet grounded by FAA

Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet grounded by FAA. Sad news. Why? What happened? On April 18 an FAA emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) on the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet was issued. All Cirrus SF50 single-engine jets grounded for an immediate replacement of the aircraft’s angle of attack (AoA) vane. "This emergency AD was prompted by Cirrus reporting three incidents on C...

Rolls-Royce Virtual Reality Training Tool global launch with Qatar Airways

The first in the industry! Qatar Airways engineers will receive Virtual Reality training for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Maintenance! Qatar Airways became the global launch partner of Rolls-Royce’s new Virtual Reality training tool. Qatar Airways is the first airline to trial the ground-breaking new technology as part of its engineering training plan. The new tool i...

easyJet expects record number of passengers for Easter getaway

easyJet will welcome 1.4 million passengers onto its flights over the Easter holidays (18 – 22 April) in what is set to be the busiest Easter getaway in the airline’s history. Numbers will peak on Good Friday when more than 280,000 passengers are expected to fly on 1,885 flights across the network, with customers travelling early to avoid the last minute Easter weeken...

Embraer Praetor 600 awarded Type Certification

Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) grated Type Certificate to new Embraer Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet! So get ready - The Most Disruptive and Technologically Advanced Aircraft to Enter the Super-Midsize Category! It was announced back in October 2018 at at NBAA-BACE and now Praetor 60...

First A330neo of Air Mauritius delivered

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in the southern hemisphere, and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A330neo and A350 XWB. Benefiting from the A330neo’s unbeatable operating economics and award-wi...

The sky is the limit for Business Aviation in Asia

The ABACE 2019 is almost behind, so organizers are already looking back, analyzing, thinking of the future edition. They said the growing show pointed to a continual increase in speed and altitude for the event, and the broader industry in Asia.  “The excitement and energy were even higher at ABACE this year than previous years,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bole...

Expanded Rolls-Royce services infrastructure for business aircraft

Warm welcome to the latest member of the ASC network for CorporateCare® customers - Bombardier’s Tianjin Service Centre! Its is a logical expansion of Rolls-Royce services infrastructure for business aircraft. The global Authorised Service Centres network forms an essential component of Rolls-Royce’s services portfolio for business aircraft and...

Manta Air chooses safe start with GMA ATR

New domestic carrier of the Republic of Maldives, Manta Air, has signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) with ATR. This five-year contract covers the Maldivian airline’s full fleet for the repair and overhaul of easily replaceable components (Line Replaceable Units), propeller maintenance and an on-site leased stock of spare parts. This long-term agreement also includes on-si...

First CRJ900 Aircraft delivered to Uganda Airlines

The first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018 is delivered. The new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for its upcoming debut, making it the first operator in Africa with this enhanced cabin experience. The CRJ900 delivery ceremony held today at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Qu&eacut...

Additional 35 MC-21 aircraft for Aeroflot will be equipped with Russian PD-14 engines

The 35 MC-21 Russian passenger jets, Aeroflot air carrier plans to lease in addition to 50 MC-21 jets it ordered earlier, will be equipped with the Russian PD-14 engines, Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Oleg Bocharov told journalists. This reported by TASS. "We are still working on all this (contract with Aeroflot - TASS.) These are 35 jets with PD-14 engines," he said. On Tuesd...