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Qatar Executive Received Its First State-Of-The-Art Gulfstream G500 Jet

  Qatar Executive has received two of its brand-new Gulfstream G500 executive jets, which will provide passengers with a unique and refined flying experience. Entering service for the first time in early 2019, the G500 jet is the most technologically advanced aircraft in Qatar Executive’s fleet. The state-of-the-art jet sets a new industry benchmark by offering one of the qui...

First M-345 production aircraft performs its maiden flight

The first M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) production basic/advanced trainer aircraft successfully performed its maiden flight at Venegono Superiore airport (Varese, Italy) today with pilots Quirino Bucci and Giacomo Iannelli onboard.  Quirino Bucci, Aircraft Division’s Trainer Project Test Pilot, said: “The airplane performed excellently, perfectly meeti...

EASA Certification for Tecnam P2012 Traveller

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded full type certification to the Tecnam P2012 Traveller. The arrival into service of the next-generation 11 seat P2012 Traveller is much anticipated by many airlines, who have been demanding a replacement for the many hundreds of ‘heritage’ aeroplanes in the FAR23/CS23 category currently in service around the worldand is set to open m...

MERIDIAN VOTED AMONG TOP FBOs in 2018

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company, is pleased to announced that it again received top industry recognition in 2018. The company’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO) in Teterboro was again voted the top FBO in the Northeast by readers of Aviation International News(AIN) and by registered members of FltPlan.com in their 2018 FBO surveys. Readers of Professional Pilot (...

International Association of Aircraft Dealers Awards Scholarships to Future Business Aviation Leaders

The International Aircraft Dealers Association's Business Aviation Scholarship program has awarded $32,000 in individual scholarships to eight college students seeking professions within business aviation. Members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) dedicate donated funds every year to aid students in completing their academic goals in preparation for careers in busines...

Abu Dhabi International Airport rolls out ‘Super-Fi’ internet connectivity

Abu Dhabi Airports announced its airport-wide roll out of ‘Super-Fi’ that will increase internet upload and download speeds to a maximum of 200 mbps per user at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). The Super-Fi internet access, which is among the fastest airport Wi-Fi services in the world, has been installed and tested throughout all three terminals. It will now provide millions...

A New Campaign in the New York Center to Promote Incoming Tourism from the USA to the Czech Republic

As a result of marketing collaboration connected with incoming tourism, Prague Airport, CzechTourism, Prague City Tourism and the tourism hub for Central Bohemia have launched an advertising campaign in New York. The campaign aims to present Prague and Central Bohemia in the US as an attractive and safe destination and promote incoming tourism from the US.  The campaign to promote tourism...

Russian Helicopters can set up 3-4 warehouses in Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America

The Russian Helicopters is considering an opportunity of setting up 3 or 4 warehouses in different points of the world for support of its service centers and products overseas, CEO of the holding Andrei Boginsky told TASS on Thursday. "We have a development and aftersales service program. There is a task of setting up depots for service centers in specific regions. We are reviewing develop...

Emirates opens new lounge at Rome’s International Airport

Emirates’ premium and loyal customers travelling from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport can now look forward to greater levels of comfort and convenience, with the opening of the airline’s new lounge. All Emirates’ First Class and Business Class customers, as well as Skywards Platinum and Gold members, travelling on the airline’s two flights a day from Rom...

Severstal takes delivery of its first Superjet 100

Russian regional carrier Severstal Airlines, which is owned by steel and mining giant Severstal, has taken delivery of its first Superjet 100 and entry into service for its initial Russian regional jet is planned for early 2019. The aircraft, with registration number RA-89117, was delivered to the airline on December 26 and is currently at its Cherepovets home base airport. It features a conver...

Sale of Four Global 6000 Business Jets to Undisclosed Customer

Bombardier announced the sale of four Global 6000 business jets to an undisclosed customer. This transaction is valued at $310 million U.S., according to current list prices and including a contract for services. With its advanced wing design, the Global 6000 aircraft delivers a smooth ride for exceptional comfort, and boasts the widest cabin in its class. The sophist...

Sakhalin Energy signs AW189 contract for modern long range helicopter transport

Leonardo and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (“Sakhalin Energy”) signed a contract for the supply of three AW189 super medium twin engine commercial helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia supporting the Oil&Gas industry, with deliveries expected to start in the 1Q2020. The contract was signed...