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A new Caribbean Airlift Alliance is in formation in the region

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert This was announced at last week’s Caribbean Aviation Meetup in the Bahamas. The announcement was made by Rob Ceravolo, CEO of Tropic Ocean Airways and Cdr. Bud Slabbaert, the Chairman of the Caribbean Aviation Meetup, during the debriefing session of the conference. Th...

Bell and Safran announce shared vision for on-demand mobility

New collaboration between Bell and Safran on the development of innovative hybrid electric propulsion systems for future air taxi and VTOL systems. Bell Helicopter announced at the Future of Transportation World Conference a newly formed collaboration with Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) on the...

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Connected aircraft to save aviation industry $15 billion per year and 21.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2035

London School of Economics predicts move towards connected aircraft will transform aviation airline operations and safety into a strategic asset  Connected aircraft could lead to 2.5% reduction in fuel burn per flight, equating to 21.3 million tonnes of CO2 annually Connectivity has the power to save airlines $11 billion each year by reducing the impact and likelihood of dela...

Cathay Pacific becomes second operator of the A350-1000 widebody

Increased capacity and highest levels of comfort for the airline’s longest flights Cathay Pacific Airways has become the second airline to operate the A350-1000, the world’s newest long range widebody airliner. The airline took delivery of the aircraft at a special event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 20 A350-1000s ordered by Cathay Pacific and will join the ca...

Prague Airport opened a new Centralized Security Checkpoint area in Terminal 2

Prague Airport brought new Centralized Security Checkpoint area in Terminal 2 into full operation. All passengers flying to Schengen Area countries will have to go through the new security checkpoint, which will significantly increase the airport’s handling capacity while improving passenger comfort. The new Centralized Security Checkpoint is the airport’s largest development proj...

Andy King from FLYT - ‘Best Start-Up’ at Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards

EBACE 2018 was the moment to discover some new companies and new people in business aviation. I would love to share one of them: Andy King from FLYT, awarded as "Best Start-Up" by Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards. Q. How you ended up in business aviation - was it a dream since childhood, was it by occasion, by your choice? A. As a child I was fascinated by aircraft, I...

Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service receive first H175s in public services configuration

Hong Kong based Government Flying Service (GFS) has received three H175s in public services configuration, becoming the world’s first operator of this new variant which enlarges the H175 mission capacity to search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical services, law enforcement, firefighting as well as land and maritime border control operations. In 2015, GFS became the launch customer of th...

TAG Aviation Receives EBAA’s Diamond Safety of Flight Award at EBACE 2018

TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd and TAG Aviation SA are pleased to announce that they have been honoured with the European Business AviationAssociation’s (EBAA) Diamond Safety of Flight Award at a special event held during the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE18) which took place in Geneva Switzerland last month. Diamond status is the highest safety award to be...

Norwegian’s father and son pilots fly the Dreamliner to New York ahead of Father's Day

Captain and 27-year old co-pilot son fly from London Gatwick to New York to mark Father’s Day Norwegian mark’s Father’s Day by operating a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from London to New York by a Captain and his co-pilot son. The flight is the first time the airline has had a father and son fly the 787 Dreamliner together from London Gatwick. Europe’s third...

Airbus jetliners: A standard-setting history

From industry disruptor to industry leader, Airbus has been at the forefront of aviation Born of an idea in the 1960s to create a viable European aviation partnership, Airbus pooled the resources, talents and expertise of its partner nations to form a consortium capable of successfully competing in the competitive global market for civil jetliners. Air travel was booming with more people wantin...

A-Group: A new business aviation apron is opened

At Moscow Sheremetyevo international airport, the A-Group company started service on its new apron, designed specifically for business aviation aircraft. The launch date was not chosen at random: on June 14 the main sporting event of the year – the FIFA 2018 World Cup – begins in Russia. The high demand for aircraft parking, primarily related to the beginning of the football tournam...

Bombardier’s Global 7500 Jets Begin Arriving in Montreal as On-Schedule Ramp-Up Continues and Program Surpasses 2,300 Flight Test Hours

First production aircraft entered Bombardier’s Global Completion Centre in May The industry-defining Global 7500 aircraft is on track to enter service in the second half of 2018, with certification fast approaching The Global 7500 aircraft will feature the industry’s best-appointed kitchen, four distinct living spaces and an advanced wing design that will ens...

Airbus inaugurates Hamburg’s fourth A320 Family production line

 New standard in digitalisation and automation, driving efficiency Key enabler in Airbus’ single-aisle ramp-up Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg A320 Family production line. Making use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial set-up, the innovative state-of-the-art line is a key enabler for ramping up the single aisle programme to 60 aircraft per month by...

ETIHAD REDUCES LOSSES IN 2017

  22%, US$ 432 million, improvement in core operating performance, driven by improved revenues and reduced costs 7.3% reduction in unit costs, despite US$ 337 million adverse effect from fuel prices 18.6 million passengers and 552,000 tonnes of cargo carried Business transformation programme well underway Etihad Airways improved its core operating performance by 22% in 2017,...

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A new Caribbean Airlift Alliance is in formation in the region

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert This was announced at last week’s Caribbean Aviation Meetup in the Bahamas. The announcement was made by Rob Ceravolo, CEO of Tropic Ocean Airways and Cdr. Bud Slabbaert...

Arrival of a new airline company on the French ground: Primera Air, the long-haul low-cost with ultra competitive prices

Having launched in London Stansted last April in the United Kingdom, airline company Primera Air, strengthens its presence in Europe with three new departing French connections from airport Paris Char...

RUAG earns approval for helicopters and propeller aircraft with Russian civil registration

RUAG Aviation is now also approved for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of civil helicopters and propeller aircraft registered in Russia. This is an extension to the existing approvals RUAG...

Delta Air Lines Becomes Launch Operator of ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin with New Order for 20 Bombardier CRJ900

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that Delta Air Lines, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (Delta Air Lines) has signed a firm purchase agreement for 20 CRJ900 aircraft – becoming the launch o...

AIR Convention bringing aviation industry giants to the Center of Europe

When looking to discover new ideas, networking or just landing a big business deal, industry conferences seem like the best bet, especially in aviation, where most deals are done face-to-face. That&rs...

ADVENTURE AVIATION CHOOSES ALSIM AL250 SIMULATOR

ALSIM is pleased to announce the sale of an AL250 simulator to Adventure Aviation in Alberta, Canada. The AL250 will include a real Garmin GTN 650. It will complement the schools fleet of Cessna 172&r...

Connected aircraft to save aviation industry $15 billion per year and 21.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2035

London School of Economics predicts move towards connected aircraft will transform aviation airline operations and safety into a strategic asset  Connected aircraft could lead to 2.5% reducti...

Jet Aviation receives EASA Part-145 approval for Bombardier Learjet 60 in Vienna

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna has recently received EASA Part-145 approval for the Bombardier Learjet 60 aircraft. The company began its first 120-month inspection on a Turk...

Air Partner Remarketing Market Update

Air Partner’s Russ Hubbard comments on the Remarketing division’s recent activity and the current market for aircraft sales and leasing Recent Remarketing activity The first half of...

Prague Airport opened a new Centralized Security Checkpoint area in Terminal 2

Prague Airport brought new Centralized Security Checkpoint area in Terminal 2 into full operation. All passengers flying to Schengen Area countries will have to go through the new security checkp...

Bombardier’s Global 7500 Jets Begin Arriving in Montreal as On-Schedule Ramp-Up Continues and Program Surpasses 2,300 Flight Test Hours

First production aircraft entered Bombardier’s Global Completion Centre in May The industry-defining Global 7500 aircraft is on track to enter service in the second half of 2018,...

airBaltic Receives Ninth CS300 Aircraft

The Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed the ninth Bombardier CS300jet, registered as YL-CSI, in Riga on June 17. By the end of 2018, airBalticplans to have a total of 14 CS300 aircr...

Andy King from FLYT - ‘Best Start-Up’ at Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards

EBACE 2018 was the moment to discover some new companies and new people in business aviation. I would love to share one of them: Andy King from FLYT, awarded as "Best Start-Up" by Sapphire P...

Expanded Heathrow would lead to lower fares and new UK and European routes

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, confirmed today at the Heathrow Connectivity Conference that the expansion of Heathrow Airport would allow the entry of low cost carriers to the airport at sca...

FAI Aviation Group chooses My Sky Business Aviation Platform

FAI, the largest air ambulance fleet operator in Europe, and My Sky, the tech company specializing in jet financial management start a collaboration aiming at making charter operation more efficient.&...

Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX to Jet Airways

Boeing and Jet Airways celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 737 MAX airplane. Jet Airways will be first Indian carrier to fly the new and improved 737 airplane, which delivers a double-d...

Airbus A330neo en route to function & reliability tests

Flying over European Airbus sites and visiting 15 cities worldwide to test aircraft readiness for airline operations The A330neo, Airbus’ newest widebody aircraft, has embarked on a worldwide...

FBO RIGA expands services portfolio with helicopters, catering, concierge and transfers

FBO RIGA, a holder of Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards as the best FBO in Europe, fuels business growth with the launch of new services under a single brand to meet the needs of business avia...

TAG Aviation Receives EBAA’s Diamond Safety of Flight Award at EBACE 2018

TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd and TAG Aviation SA are pleased to announce that they have been honoured with the European Business AviationAssociation’s (EBAA) Diamond Safety of Flight Award at a sp...

A-Group: A new business aviation apron is opened

At Moscow Sheremetyevo international airport, the A-Group company started service on its new apron, designed specifically for business aviation aircraft. The launch date was not chosen at random: o...

Bright prospects for pilots coming from The Big City of Istanbul

Innovative approaches are employed across aviation industry to solve the ever-increasing pilot shortage problem Major airlines such as Emirates and Qantas Airways have recently thrown their efforts...

Emirates touches down in Auckland via Bali

Emirates has launched a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via Bali, reflecting increased interest in the attractive Indonesian island destination and improving connectivity to New Zealand. T...

Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service receive first H175s in public services configuration

Hong Kong based Government Flying Service (GFS) has received three H175s in public services configuration, becoming the world’s first operator of this new variant which enlarges the H175 mission...

DC Aviation Group continues to grow its Aircraft Management fleet

Stuttgart headquartered DC Aviation Group (DCA), the German joint venture partner of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), continues to grow its aircraft management fleet with the addition of a Dassault Falc...

Cathay Pacific becomes second operator of the A350-1000 widebody

Increased capacity and highest levels of comfort for the airline’s longest flights Cathay Pacific Airways has become the second airline to operate the A350-1000, the world’s newest long...