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The development of future Joint Light Helicopter is brought forward

 The launch of the Joint Light Helicopter programme has been brought forward to 2021! The announcement was made by The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly. Airbus Helicopters' H160 was selected for the HIL programme back in 2017 and it was initially scheduled for launch in 2022 by the current military budget law. Launching the programme earlier wil...

For Future Growth, Air New Zealand Selects Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing and Air New Zealand announced the airline plans to add the largest 787 Dreamliner model to its world-class fleet with a commitment to buy eight 787-10 airplanes valued at $2.7 billion at list prices.  The carrier, known for its global network and long-range operations, says the 787-10 complements its current 787-9 and 777 fleet by offering more seats and greate...

IS-BAH Accreditation for TAG Aviation Macau Ground Handling Operations

Safety and quality of services, a must be in business aviation. We are happy to express our congratulations to TAG Aviation Macau for IS-BAH Accreditation for Ground Handling Operations! They had received Stage 1 certificate of registration from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) for their unwavering commitment to safety and quality ground handling. The IS-BA...

19th Airbus A220-300 of airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic on May 25, 2019 in Rigawelcomed its 19thAirbus A220-300jet, registered as YL-AAS. This was the fifth Airbus A220-300received this year and three more new aircraft will join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.  Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 2 600 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300aircraft with ...

Global Jet Aviation FBO expansion

Jet Aviation makes a lot of efforts in order to improve its global FBO network - now at 35 locations. The company is investing heavily to ensure its facilities are designed and equipped to meet all the business-aviation needs of its global customer base. Jet Aviation’s FBO business in EMEA and APAC saw significant growth in 2018. First the company acquired the Hawker P...

Swift Air Joins iAero Group

 iAero Group, a leading integrated aviation platform business headquartered at Miami International Airport, completed the acquisition of Swift Air, the leading independent airline charter business in the United States. Swift Air now joins engine MRO AeroThrust and airframe MRO AeroTech under the iAero Group integrated aviation platform family. Swift Air will now have access...

First H125s with digital logcards delivered to Norway's Helitrans

First two Airbus H125 helicopters with digital logcards were delivered to Norwegian helicopter operator Helitrans. It means that Helitrans is now the first H125 operator, able to manage the maintenance history of its aircraft components digitally. Again what it means: better data quality, time savings, and simpler processes, thereby reinforcing flight safety. These helicopters ar...

Pininfarina and AMAC Aerospace invitation to a new flight experience with Airbus A350-900

Last week we had an opportunity to discover in details an amazing future travel experience. We were invited by Pininfarina, AMAC Aerospace and Airbus to discover an innovative cabin concept. In fact, we would say even more - to discover a completelu new onboard experience, an architectural interior design what embrasses you with confort, serenity and security. EBACE is the place where you s...

Business family growth - more benefits for clients

Last week EBACE was more than rich on announcements and events in business aviation industry. Let us tell you about the helicopter one! We gave you already a lot of information regarding Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance, from many angles, many points of view. As we see it, the business family of Charter Alliance is growing, giving even more benefits for clients. Let's welcome the la...

AL42 Upgrade for AYJET in Turkey

Long-term Alsim customer AYJET Anatolian Stars Flight School recently decided to task ALSIM with an upgrade of their existing Alsim simulator to the newest EASA standards. The ATO based in Istanbul, Turkey, operates a fleet of single and multi-engine aircraft by Austrian manufacturer Diamond Aircraft, as well as three simulators, one of them being an Alsim AL200-DA42 bought 10 years ago. To make t...

First highly efficient A330neo delivered to Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines took delivery of its first A330-900, one of 35 A330neos the Atlanta, Georgia-based airline has on order. With new fuel-efficient engines, aerodynamic improvements and the advanced Airspace by Airbus cabin, the A330-900 will give Delta a premier long-haul, wide-body aircraft with exceptionally low operating costs. Delta was the launch customer for the A330-900, ordering 25 in Nov...

Global Expansion of Qatar Executive announced at EBACE

10 years of Qatar Executive success were celebrated at EBACE with the announcement of plans to open new offices in Shanghai, China; Moscow, Russia and London, United Kingdom later this year, as well as receiving two new additional certifications.  Qatar Executive’s expansion to Shanghai, Moscow and London in 2019 will further enable it to offer its bespoke and personal service t...