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World’s first shore-to-ship deliveries - Airbus’ Skyways drone trials

For the  first time, drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions, as Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific Offshore’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel ‘M/V Pacific Centurion’, 1.5km from the shoreline of Singapore&...

New Premium Economy Class by SWISS

Get ready to a new Premium Economy Class by SWISS on its long-haul aircraft fleet from spring 2021, to further strengthen its position as a premium air carrier. In a first step here, the additional travel class will be available in a 24-seat section on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. In the medium term, the new travel product will be extended to the entire SWISS long-haul fleet. For Economy Cl...

Bombardier’s Challenger 350 Aircraft Outperforms Industry

What was the world’s most delivered super mid-size business jet? The answer, for a second consecutive year, is here - Bombardier Challenger 350. As detailed in the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s (GAMA) annual shipment and billings report published in the first quarter of 2019, Bombardier also led deliveries in the super mid-size segment for a second...

The role of Digital Disruption in Business Aviation

On the opening day of Revolution.Aero Europe, CharterPad President Armando Antonini spoke on the topic of digital disruption and its effect on business aviation today. Armando began by addressing disruption as it applies to industries around the world today. “There is no definition for disruption in the dictionary... It’s belief that technology is changing the way that industries...

A new S7 Technics line station at Pulkovo Airport

S7 Technics has entered the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service market at St Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport, one of Russia’s largest aviation hubs. S7 Technics’ new line maintenance station at Pulkovo, which is within walking distance of the aircraft stands, offers an annual capacity of a minimum of 12,000 man-hours. It is licensed for maintenance and repa...

20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft ordered by Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group, the biggest Airbus operator, has signed an order for 20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board. This latest agreement brings Lufthansa Group’s total orders for the A350 XWB to 45 with 12 aircraft already in operation around the world. “The A350 meets all our expectations. The aircraft is extremely reliab...

Frost & Sullivan Perspective on Boeing and the FAA Stand to Lose Big From the B737 Max Disaster

By Diogenis Papiomytis, Global Program Director – Commercial Aviation, Frost & Sullivan It is day four after the crash of Ethiopian flight ET302 that cost the life of 157 passengers and crew. In this period the world outside the US, Canada and a few exceptional cases has already grounded the B737 Max. Regulatory authorities are waiting for Boeing the Accident investigation te...

Magellan Jets Celebrates Another Year of Growth

Magellan Jets is celebrating another year of growth, averaging 30% growth over the last 11 years. 2018 saw the most renewals in history, with a renewal rate of 27%. Their membership program is the most popular, with a 92% retention rate; and the majority of members upgrading. It was also a record-breaking year for charter customers, which increased by 15% in 2018. Over a decade of success has also...

SSJ100 Debuts in Saudi Arabia

The “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company” presents the SSJ100 in Saudi Arabia. On 12-14 March 2019 in Riyadh at the Saudi Airshow the business version of the SSJ100 aircraft is on display. The cabin interior of the aircraft at display is designed for 19 passengers and is divided into several zones. The first and second section, intended for business meetings, are equipped with comfortable...

Breakthrough Smart Window and New Electronically Dimmable Windows from Vision Systems

Vision Systems will demonstrate again its expertise in shading systems with a dimmable window with transparent touch panel, and a shade with a dimmable dust panel. At the forefront of innovation, the company will also present a new concept of smart window. Lastly, In-Flight Entertainment solutions will be exhibited with a focus on regional aviation. Vision Systems' dimmable s...

New York-Paris speed record with a TBM 930 is set

Congratulations for two TBM pilot-owners – Dierk Reuter and Phil Bozek -  a new world speed record between New York and Paris aboard a TBM very fast turboprop aircraft is set! Flying the TBM 930 owned by Reuter, they crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 8 hours and 38 minutes with an average speed of 364 kts., taking off from Westchester County Airport (KHPN) north of New York Cit...

Happy Birthday ALSIM - celebration of 25th anniversary

There is always a beginning of a story, of a journey, of a company…. A decision to go, to make the road, to take a risk... In the huge majority of cases it’s far from easy, but, despite everything it’s worth it! Today, with a great pleasure, we have the possibility to wish a very Happy birthday to ALSIM! To look back on the way they did from zero till today, to send our bes...