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Kopter to establish new SH09 helicopter production facility in Lafayette

One of impressive results of Heli-Expo for Kopter Group is the announcement of the establishment of a new SH09 helicopter production facility in Lafayette, Louisiana. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Kopter Group’s CEO Andreas Löwenstein jointly announced that.  Kopter will lease a 84,700 sq. ft. facility from the Lafayette Airport Commission, which owns the sta...

airBaltic to Recruit 50 Technicians in 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic continues its expansion and is looking to attract 50 technicians in 2019 for its maintenance facilities at Riga International Airport and Tallinn Airport. Andris Vaivads, SVP Technical Operations of airBaltic: “We are improving our maintenance capabilities, and plan to perform C checks on the Airbus A220-300 by the end of the year ourselv...

Africa’s first A330neo received by Air Senegal

Air Senegal has taken delivery of its first A330-900 from Airbus’ production line in Toulouse. The carrier is the first African airline to fly Airbus’ new generation widebody aircraft featuring latest technology engines, new wings with enhanced aerodynamics and a curved wingtip design, drawing best practices from the A350 XWB. Fitted with a three-class cabin comprising 32 Business c...

New contracts of Lufthansa Technik with major Russian carriers

Lufthansa Technik signed new contracts for comprehensive and long-term support with majo Russian carriers: Engine nacelle parts support for Aeroflot A320 fleet Total Component Support for Ural Airlines Component services for AirBridgeCargo Airlines Aeroflot – Russian Airlines has entrusted Lufthansa Technik with Airframe Related Components (ARC®) services for its...

Leonardo looks back at Heli-Expo 2019

Right after the Heli-Expo 2019 Leonardo looks back at the results of this year attendance: some major achievements in market positioning, service delivery, program advancements and presence in US.A series of new deals were also announced by the world’s leading civil helicopter manufacturer in terms of value, with a 40% market share in 2018. New orders for two offshore AW139 intermedi...

Boeing to Offer Biofuel for Airlines to Fly New Airplanes Home

New initiative from Boeing - Biofuel to Fly New Airplanes Home. This program is meant to further spur the use of sustainable aviation fuels. It's quite simple - airlines and operators will have the option to power their new commercial jet with biofuel for the flight home. The use of sustainable aviation fuels cuts emissions up to 80 percent and support the industry’s drive to p...

Further development - New offices of Air Partner in Houston and Singapore

To further extention of its global reach, Air Partner opened two new offices in Houston, Texas, U.S., and Singapore, to serve the needs of its international customer base. Located in the Woodlands area of the city, the new Houston office opened its doors in mid-February, further solidifying Air Partner’s presence in key markets across the United States. The company currently has offi...

International Women's Day taken to New heights by Etihad Airways All-Female crew

Happy Women's Day! Etihad Airways made International Women’s Day this year with its first flight staffed by an all-female flight crew, highlighting the integral role played by its female staff members in technical, operational and leadership positions. More than 30 Etihad Airways women showcased their aviation skills and expertise during Etihad’s first ever all-femal...

Results of Heli-Expo 2019 for Airbus Helicopters - 43 orders

Airbus Helicopters announced results of Heli-Expo 2019 edition. The best is to see how many orders were signed - 43 this time, for the whole Airbus civil product range - H125, H130, H135, H145, H160, H175 and H225. Twenty-one helicopters of the 43 orders announced at the show were from longstanding Airbus Helicopters customer Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), which unveiled a contrac...

Daher TBM 940 unveiled

Welcome a new model from Daher - TBM 940!  With a smart ans stylish canib, it will bring more automation in the cockpit to ease handling of the very fast turboprop aicraft. Daher introduced the latest version of its single-engine very fast turboprop aircraft – the TBM 940 – which sets new standards with the integration of an automated throttle and automatic deicing system,...

First Wizz Air A321neo delivered

Wizz Air, the largest Central and Eastern European low cost carrier, has taken delivery of its first of 184 A321neo aircraft on order at an event in Hamburg, with József Váradi, CEO Wizz Air and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. The new generation aircraft is powered by two Pratt & Whitney GTF engines and features the widest single aisle cabin with 239 seats...

Metrojet New Maintenance Facility is set to deliver operational excellence throughout Asia Pacific

Congratulations! Metrojet Limited breaks ground of its New Maintenance Facvility in the Philippines! Hong Kong-based Metrojet commenced the building of its  regional expansion project - a state-of-the-art business aviation parking and maintenance facility in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines - planned to be operational in Q2 2020. The 26,000m2 facility has been desig...