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Exceeding growth expectations - flyadeal received initial trio of new A320neos

During an event held on September 15 at the King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah, the Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, H.E. Eng. Ibrahim Alomar, the CEO of flyadeal Mr. Con Korfiatis, flyadeal board members, dignitaries, partners, special guests and members of the media were present to mark the official introduction of the airline’s latest Airbus A320neo joining the fleet...

Safran expands its wheels and brakes repair network with a new facility in Grand Prairie, Texas

On September 15th, 2021 Safran Landing Systems inaugurated its new wheel and brake repair facility in Grand Prairie, in the presence of Cédric Goubet, CEO and Nicolas Potier, Executive VP Wheels and Brakes. The new repair shop has received its FAA certification on August 12th, 2021, and is fully operational to provide wheels & carbon brakes maintenance and logistics service...

RedTail Flight Academy & Wheels Up celebrated opening at New York Stewart International Airport

The RedTail Flight Academy celebrated the opening of its state-of-the-art flight academy at New York Stewart International Airport in partnership with Wheels Up. Honoring the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the RedTail Flight Academy will train seven minority youth from underserved communities to develop a pipeline of diverse aviators and future leaders in the industry. The alliance...

Legacy Flight Training Frasca M600/SLS simulator now FAA certified

Legacy Flight Training has received FAA certification for use of the new Frasca flight simulator for the Piper M600/SLS in their initial and recurrent training curriculum at their training facility on the Piper Aircraft campus in Vero Beach, Florida. Legacy Flight Training is an Authorized Piper Training Provider for the entire Piper family of products and the exclusive Authorized Piper Training P...

Leonardo contracts next stage of Tempest flight test aircraft Excalibur

Leonardo has placed the latest in a series of contracts with UK-based aviation services company 2Excel to commence the next stage of the Tempest flight test aircraft (FTA) programme. The programme will see the partners completely overhaul a commercial airliner, turning it into a flying laboratory for combat air technology. On-board, scientists and engineers will test futuristic sensors and communi...

RECARO Aircraft Seating tapped to outfit Qatar Airways with brand-new economy class seat

Recaro Aircraft Seating was tapped to equip Qatar Airways with the brand-new CL3810 economy class seat. Starting at the end of 2022, twenty shipsets of the CL3810 will be installed on the new A321neo fleet.“Partnering with Qatar Airways is always energizing because they expect nothing less than excellence in all aspects of their business,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO and S...

The 31st Airbus A220-300 reached home of airBaltic

On September 16, 2021 airBaltic welcomed its 31st Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABE, in Riga. This is the sixth out of seven planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2021. This aircraft is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic&nbs...

Luxaviation & Shell signed strategic collaboration

Luxaviation announced the signature of a strategic collaboration with Shell Aviation, a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants. Luxaviation and Shell, beyond their existing respective FBO and fuel supply networks, will join forces for an expansion plan, Co-investing in adding new FBO locations. The strategic collaboration aims at laying the foundations for a long-term coo...

Flying Colours Corp. completes 240 month Global Express heavy inspection

Flying Colours Corp. has completed another 240-month heavy inspection for a Bombardier Global aircraft. The maintenance team regularly conducts heavy inspections for Global and Challenger types and used this extensive experience to complete a rigorous inspection of the Global Express jet at the Flying Colours Corp. Peterborough ON, headquarters. In addition a landing gear overhaul, along with...

Spirit of Innovation completed the first flight

Rolls-Royce announced the completion of the first flight of all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft. At 14:56 (BST) the plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW (500+hp) electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards the plane’s world-record attempt and another milestone on the aviat...

Daher operational support contract for TBM has a 7 year renewal by the French Ministry for the Armed Forces

Daher announced that its full operational support contract for TBM 700 very fast turboprop aircraft operated under responsibility of the French Ministry for the Armed Forces is extended by seven years. This ministry is a Daher reference customer, using the company’s aircraft in liaison and training missions as well as for services covering aircraft and helicopter maintenance and logistics...

Alice all-electric aircraft charging stations - Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation

Eviation Aircraft announced a partnership with Clay Lacy Aviation to provide electric charging as part of its FBO network of services. The partnership is the first FBO agreement for Eviation that will allow for the charging of Alice, its all-electric aircraft, at all Clay Lacy Aviation FBOs in preparation for the plane's expected entry into service in 2024. For more than 50 years,...