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AirMap And Honeywell Develop Cost-Effective Tracking Solution For Drones

The development of a cost-effective drone tracking solution is announced by AirMap and Honeywell, to provide airspace safety authorities with situational awareness of manned and unmanned aircraft operations within an airspace system Together, the companies will develop a cost-effective hardware device to allow for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to maintain consistent communicati...

An Airbus A220 Full-Flight Simulator from CAE for airBaltic Training

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has ordered an Airbus A220 Level D full flight simulator from global aviation training leader CAE. The new CAE 7000XR Series simulator is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Introducing a single fleet type of up to 80 Airbus A220-300 aircraft also means that as an airline...

Immediate Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft called for by FlyersRights org

FlyersRights.org has called on the FAA to ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft after two fatal accidents in the past five months have claimed 346 lives.  Lion Air crashed in October 2018 after pilots were unable to override an automatic control system (MCAS or Maneuvering Character Augmentation System) that was not clearly disclosed by Boeing to airlines and pilots. Although it i...

Etihad Airways Engineering expands extensive in-house capabilities with A350 MRO services

Etihad Airways Engineering, the largest independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider in the Middle East, has announced the addition of Airbus A350 maintenance capabilities to its extensive inhouse portfolio. Etihad Airways Engineering is part of the Airbus MRO Alliance and has emerged as a centre of excellence for the Airbus A380, h...

J-Air to Lower Fuel Costs And Improve Fleet Performance with GoDirect™ Flight Efficiency

J-Air selected Honeywell GoDirect Flight Efficiency analytics software to help the airline access detailed analyses of flight data to improve flight efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and ultimately drive better decisions that can increase the airline's profitability and on-time performance. "Jet fuel accounts for a significant portion of an airline's operating expenses,...

Ryanair Board Passes Resolutions To Protect The Company's EU Airline Licences Post-Brexit

Ryanair Holdings PLC (the "Company") must take steps to ensure that, in the event of a no-deal or "hard" Brexit, the Company (and therefore its subsidiary EU airlines) will remain majority EU owned and controlled. This is necessary to ensure continued compliance with the airline ownership and control requirements of EU Regulation 1008/2008. The Board of Ryanair Holdings PLC...

Vietnam Airlines moves to Sheremetyevo airport

Attention! Starting from July 2, 2019 Vietnam Airlines is moving its Moscow operations to Sheremetyevo airport!  The decision was driven by the airline’s commitment to high customer satisfaction both in the air and on the ground as Vietnam Airlines continues to invest and meet customers’ expectations throughout every aspect of the business. Sheremetyevo Internatio...

2019 Top Safety Focus Areas named by NBAA

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has released its annual list of Top Safety Focus Areas, addressing the most pressing safety issues facing the broad array of business aviation operations. In order to determine those areas of greatest interest, the NBAA Safety Committee evaluated accident/incident statistics, operational safety data and robust hazard reporting information. ...

Azul Signs Non-Binding Agreement to Acquire Selected Assets of Avianca Brasil

Azul announces today that it has signed a non-binding agreement with Avianca Brasil to acquire certain assets of Avianca Brasil for the indicative purchase price of up to US$ 105 million. As provided by the Brazilian Bankruptcy and Judicial Reorganization Law, the assets will be transferred to a new entity free and clear of all debts and liabilities ("NewCo"). The proposed NewCo sol...

New Russian aircraft engine VK-800S will be certificated in 2020

Certification of the new Russian aircraft engine VK-800S will take place in 2020, press service of the Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM) told reporters. "Certification of an airplane with the VK-800S engine is planned in 2020," the press service said, citing Vitaly Loginov, the project lead designer. According to the developer, the top-priority task is to make engines of the...

Etihad Airways to Introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Rome And Frankfurt

​​​Attention! From 1 June 2019, Etihad Airways will introduce a new two-class Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the largest variant of the technologically advanced aircraft, on its scheduled daily morning service from Abu Dhabi to Rome, complementing the second overnight 777-300ER departure. On 1 July, the airline will in...

Falcon Aviation to see charter opportunities and MRO/FBO customers at first Saudi International Airshow

To highlight its helicopter and business jet VIP air charter services, together with its MRO and FBO capabilities, Falcon Aviation is exhibiting at the new Saudi International Airshow. “We are very pleased to participate and showcase our various capabilities,” said Captain Raman Oberoi, COO of Falcon Aviation.  “We are especially looking forward to meeting prosp...