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International Airline Association Calls for Immediate Solutions to Electronics Ban

 APEX ( Airline Passenger Experience Association ), a four-decade old international airline trade association, called for immediate government-approved security solutions for the airline electronics ban announced this week by the United States and United Kingdom. IATA calculation...

A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign in Latin America

With the objective of conducting a ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign to check aircraft and engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions, the A350-1000 MSN071 test aircraft flew first to Bolivia before completing its tour in Colombia and then returning to Toulouse, Fr...

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Gulfstream G500 on schedule for certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s G500 flight-test program continues to make significant progress toward the aircraft's anticipated 2017 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The five G500 test aircraft, including a fully outfitted production aircraft, have surpassed 2,600 flying hours and accumulated more than 600 flights. "Development testing is complete; company...

Garmin announces EASA certification for all-in-one ADS-B transponders

Garmin is pleased to announce it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders in fixed-wing general aviation aircraft and helicopters. The GTX 345/335 include Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The GTX 345/335 are compatible with a wide variety of current and legacy...

TAG Aviation Receives Renewal of IS-BAO Stage 3

TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd. has demonstrated its commitment to safety by successfully renewing International Standard Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 certification, the highest level of achievement to be awarded by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).  The UK-based operating Centre also renewed its accreditation to the Wyvern Wingman safety program last summer.  ...

Malaysia Airlines signs with Airbus for A350 XWB flight training

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has signed an agreement with the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) in Singapore to provide A350 XWB training to the carrier’s flight crew. The contract will cover complete courses for flight crew transition to the new A350 XWB, as well as regular recurrent training services.  The agreement was signed today at the Langkawi International Maritime and...

Pilatus PC-12 NG is world's best-selling turboprop business aircraft in 2016

Delivery of 91 PC-12 NG single engine turboprops in 2016 make it officially the top-selling turbine-powered business aircraft in the world. With 91 aircraft delivered to customers around the world in 2016, the PC-12 NG outpaced sales of all other individual models of turbine-powered business aircraft. In mid-2017, Pilatus will deliver the 1,500th PC-12. At this year’s “Annual I...

Momentum builds in Cessna Citation Longitude program

Textron Aviation announced that the third aircraft in the Cessna Citation Longitude flight test program recently completed its first flight. Test pilots Corey Eckhart and UJ Pesonen, along with flight test engineer Mike Bradfield, successfully tested various systems throughout the one-hour and 40-minute flight. The aircraft will be used in the program for avionics and systems development...

Patrouille de France 2017 North American Tour

The Patrouille de France performs precision formation aerobatics using Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jets. Their aircraft will sport special paint schemes during the 2017 season to commemorate their tour, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I in France. Thanks to Yam Wanders we can share with you exclusive photos from Salon de Province!...

First HondaJet in France

As we found out, first HondaJet's business jet in France delivered to a client last week. The owner of the new aircraft is a private customer, whose name is not disclosed by the manufacturer. E.A.T.I.S. Flight Academy, based at Strasbourg Airport and specializing in training pilots, will be taking care of aicraft management. The new HondaJet will receive French registration numb...

New HCare Fleet features reduce customers’ operational workload

Airbus and its long-time partner, Rusada, recently launched a new electronic ordering feature designed to reduce customer workload when ordering helicopter parts. The new interface between Airbus Helicopters’ e-ordering software and Envision, Rusada’s maintenance information system, now permits customers to input their orders just once into Envision. The interface communicates dir...

Embraer Legacy 450 sets speed records between California and Hawaii with AirSprint

Embraer’s Legacy 450 mid-light business jet set speed records on its recent flights between California and Hawaii, according to the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The Hawaii trip was a first for both the aircraft and the passengers from Calgary-based AirSprint, which operates Canada’s largest fractional aircraft fleet and was the Canadian launch customer for the Legacy 450. The...

Airbus’ first fully owned training facility in Asia

Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers. The ground-breaking for the Airbus India Training Centre was performed by P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Hon’ble Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Tom Enders, CEO, Airbus in the presence of Jayant Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of...

CAE launches year of celebrations for 70th anniversary

- Starting with 18 employees in a vacant hangar in the suburbs of Montreal, CAE is now an 8,000-people strong global company focused on training - Unique public company with over $5 billion equity market capitalization Founded on Saint Patrick's Day in 1947, CAE is launching today a year of celebrations with its 8,000 employees worldwide to commemorate its 70th anniversary. CAE...

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Russian Helicopters at LIMA 2017 in Malaysia

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Leonardo expands its presence in the Philippines with new commercial helicopter deliveries

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Hawker Pacific Malaysia Appointed Falcon Authorized Service Center

 Dassault Aviation has approved Hawker Pacific’s Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia facility as an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for Falcon 8X, Falcon 7X, Falcon 2000 EX Easy- and Falcon 900 EX EASy-...

Third plane bought under sanctions deal arrives in Iran

An Airbus A330 airliner arrived in Tehran on Saturday, the third of 200 Western-built passenger aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year. The...

International Airline Association Calls for Immediate Solutions to Electronics Ban

 APEX ( Airline Passenger Experience Association ), a four-decade old international airline trade association, called for immediate government-approved security solutions for the airline electron...

Prince William’s air ambulance nearly hit by drone narrowly averting disaster

Prince William’s air ambulance came within seconds of catastrophic mid air-collision with a drone. The helicopter, which the Prince flies regularly but was not on board at the time, came with...

Brandon Mitchener Appointed EBAA CEO

Brandon Mitchener has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), effective 3 April 2017. A French and US citizen, Mitchener’s career as a journa...

airBaltic Adds New Summer Routes

This weekend the Latvian airline airBaltic, will switch to the summer flight schedule and start offering popular destinations, thus linking the Baltic region with attractive summer vacation spots....

Marenco Swisshelicopter SKYe SH09 order book hits 101 units at Heli Expo

Following its participation at the 2017 Heli Expo, Marenco Swisshelicopter has reached a new commercial milestone with the 101st engagement signed in Dallas for the SKYe SH09 helicopter. With this...

Gulfstream G500 on schedule for certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s G500 flight-test program continues to make significant progress toward the aircraft's anticipated 2017 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)....

Momentum builds in Cessna Citation Longitude program

Textron Aviation announced that the third aircraft in the Cessna Citation Longitude flight test program recently completed its first flight. Test pilots Corey Eckhart and UJ Pesonen, along w...

Investor To Join TP Aerospace

We are happy to announce that 20 March 2017 we embarked on a new partnership with the Danish private equity fund CataCap who has acquired a majority stake in our company. The two founders...

HAITEC Opens New Line Maintenance Station in FRA

As of March 2017, HAITEC now offers Line Maintenance support at Germany’s largest airport in Frankfurt/Main. The planning and opening of new Line Maintenance stations is a key eleme...

Dutch scientist proposes circular runways for airport efficiency

While airport terminal architecture has a solid history of style and innovation, rarely is a proposal put forth to utterly redesign the runway. But that’s precisely the aim of Henk Hes...

A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign in Latin America

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Finnair Issues EUR 200 Million Bond

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FlightSafety Now Offers the Only Factory-Authorized Gulfstream G650 Training

FlightSafety International announces the start of the only factory-authorized Gulfstream G650™ training program located close to operators in Europe, the Middle East, and surrounding regions....

Fly To London From New York In 3 Hours: Flights Will Speed Up With World's Fastest Passenger Jet

A Colorado startup was one step closer toward its ambitious goal of building supersonic passenger jets capable of crossing the Atlantic in slightly more than three hours after securing $33 million in...

Embraer Flies Fourth E190-E2 Prototype and Advances in the Certification Campaign

Embraer performed last Friday afternoon, at the São José dos Campos facility, the maiden flight of the E190-E2 fourth prototype, which was completed in two hours. This aircraft will be u...

China's C919 passenger jet moves closer to maiden flight

China's C919 passenger jet, the symbol of its lofty aviation ambitions, has passed a major technical assessment, and has moved closer to its first flight, the official Xinhua news agency...

Bombardier Business Aircraft Service Centres Earn FAA Diamond Awards

Bombardier bolstered its overall service and support by hiring close to 200 technicians and project managers within the last four months In 2016, Bombardier’s network supported over 9,000 m...

The European Union and South Asia strengthen ties in civil aviation

The European Union (EU) and South Asian states celebrated the launch of a new project today to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Age...

Jetex Appointed as Handling Partner for Breitling DC-3 World Tour in the UAE

Jetex is proud to be the handling partner of Swiss luxury watchmaker and aviation chronograph specialist, Breitling, during the UAE leg of the Breitling DC-3 World Tour. The flagship Jetex FBO Termina...

AAR Signs Landing Gear Contract with IndiGo, a Low-Cost Airline in India

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