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Latin America air travel set to double in next 20 years

Region’s growing middle class driving demand for air travel Latin American air travel is expected to double in the next two decades thanks to anticipated growth of the region’s middle class from 350 million people to 520 million by 2037, and evolving airline business models making tra...

New Aircraft Maintenance Season with New Hangar by Czech Airlines Technics

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of Prague Airport Group, has officially launched another season of aircraft maintenance and repairs with new hangar for line maintenance on Prague Airport’s premises. Thanks to the construction of a space opposite the existing Hangar F, t...

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Fleet in Russia & CIS to double by 2037

Traffic growth in the region will generate demand for over 1200 new aircraft According to Airbus’ Global Market Forecast, unveiled at the Wings of the Future conference in Moscow, Russia & CIS’s airlines will need some 1220 new aircraft* valued at US$175 billion in the upcoming 20 years (2018-2037). This means that the passenger fleet in the region will almost double from 857 ai...

Russian Helicopters presents Mi-171A2 and Ansat in Cambodia

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has presented its Mi-171A2 and Ansat civil helicopters in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) during the South Asian Heli Tour. The delegation of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company demonstrated key competitive advantages of Mi-171A2 and Ansat rotorcraft and provided information to the guests of the event about the after-sales service...

Boeing, Jeju Air Announce Order for up to 50 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and Jeju Air announced the airline is ordering 40 737 MAX 8 airplanes with options for 10 additional jets. The deal, valued at up to $5.9 billion at list prices, is the largest order ever placed by a Korean low cost carrier and reflects rising demand for air travel in South Korea. "With Korea's growing commercial aviation market, we are excited to take the next st...

ACJ320neo takes to the skies for the first time

Begins new era for Airbus corporate jets The first ACJ320neo successfully completed a two hour and 40 minute first flight from Hamburg on 16th November, getting its short test-programme off to a good start. The first ACJ320neo made a successful first flight from Hamburg on 16th November 2018 Derived from the popular A320neo airliner family, some 500 of which are in airline service, the corpo...

Special airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Participates in Parade

Latvian national carrier airBalticon November 18, 2018, for the first time ever took part in the parade in honour of Latvia’s centenarywith Airbus A220-300 that is decorated in the colours of the Latvian national flag and carries the name of Latvian capital Riga. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “It is a true honour for our airline to be a part of such a hist...

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Surprises Qatar Airways Passengers With Exclusive Inflight Performance

Qatar Airways passengers on board flight QR279 from Doha to St. Petersburg were treated to an exclusive surprise performance by members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, who were travelling to Russia for a unique concert in St. Petersburg, in celebration of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture. Members of the orchestra, equipped with trumpets, trombones, tubas and horns, delighted passenger...

Crew assistant CIMON* successfully completes first tasks in space

Small talk with Alexander Gerst on board the ISS makes aerospace history @AirbusSpace @DLR_en @Space_Station @Astro_Alex #horizons #ISS #AI The astronaut assistant, CIMON* (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), developed and built by Airbus on behalf of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), has passed its first tests in space with flying colours. It worked together with German ESA astro...

Supersonic Commercial Travel Begins to Take Shape at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®

X-59 QueSST Demonstrator Manufacturing Begins Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® began manufacturing the first part for the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, marking a milestone to bring supersonic commercial travel over land one step closer to reality. "The start of manufacturing on the project marks a great leap forward for the X-59 and the future of quiet supersonic comme...

ATR estimates a market of 100 regional turboprop aircraft for Japan up to 2025

ATR presented a product and market update in Tokyo at the occasion of the visit of its new CEO, Stefano Bortoli. Considering market and social-economic trends and developments, ATR estimates a need for around 100 turboprop aircraft up till 2025 to upgrade the existing fleet and especially open up new routes to respond to the need of the continuous tourism development within Japan as well as the fu...

Luxaviation Group will not be Exhibiting at EBACE 2019

PATRICK HANSEN Chief Executive Officer Luxaviation Group I truly appreciate much of the work that EBAA is doing in defending business aviation’s interests with the European Union and local institutions. This is why the Luxaviation Group is supporting your association with many of our resources. However, as the CEO of Luxaviation Group, one of the largest business aviation groups global...

TAG Aviation Asia Wins Best Management Company Award at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation Award Ceremony 2018

TAG Aviation Asia has once again been recognised bythe Asian Business Aviation Community (AsBAA) as ‘Best Aircraft Management Company’ for the Greater Asia and Asia Pacific Region. The AsBAA Icons of Aviation Awards, which are presented annually, were launched in 2015 and recognise outstanding achievement across 13 key categories within business aviation. “We are proud and...

Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited has selected Airbus’ H145, in response to New Zealand’s Health Ministry’s call to enhance its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) industry. Due to be delivered in the second half of 2019, the two helicopters will become the first HEMS-configured H145s to enter New Zealand, and will bolster the country&rsquo...

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Latin America air travel set to double in next 20 years

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Fleet in Russia & CIS to double by 2037

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Boeing, Jeju Air Announce Order for up to 50 737 MAX Airplanes

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New initiative of Lithuanian Airports opens additional opportunities for national business and tourism

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airBaltic Carries 18% More Passengers During Ten Months of 2018

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Airspace Technologies Raises $20 Million Series B Led by Scale Venture Partners

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Emirates Flight Training Academy participates for the first time in Bahrain International Airshow 2018

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Crew assistant CIMON* successfully completes first tasks in space

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Supersonic Commercial Travel Begins to Take Shape at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®

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AZAL launches regular flights to Kuwait City

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Metrojet appoints Captain Denzil White as Managing Director, aircraft Management and Charter

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited is very pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Denzil White, as Managing Director, Aircraft Management and Charter, with effect from 1 January 2019. Denzil wil...

Rolls-Royce wins Trent 7000 order from Delta Air Lines

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ACJ320neo takes to the skies for the first time

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easyJet celebrates 15% of new entrant pilots being female with its 20% by 2020 target firmly in sight

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