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The history of commercial flight – how global travel took off

Flying has become the transport of choice for business travellers and holidaymakers across the globe and is now considered one of the fastest, most convenient and safest forms of long-distance travel. But how did commercial flights go from being exclusively for the wealthy to the mainstream and affo...

Clay Lacy breaks ground on $20 Million, 11-acre FBO and MRO development at Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Clay Lacy Aviation has served the private aviation needs of the Northeast United States since 2016. Recently, it strengthened its commitment to the area and its economic future by celebrating the groundbreaking of its $20 million expansion at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) in Oxford, Connecticut. A...

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World first Airbus Helicopters ACH160 delivered to a Brazilian customer

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the world's first ACH160 to a customer in Brazil on the eve of the 17th edition of the Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition at Congonhas airport, São Paulo. The rotorcraft will notably be the first H160 to fly in Latin America. Jean-Luc Alfonsi, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters’ Brazilian customer centr...

Order for the first Bombardier Challenger 3500 based in Europe for charter operations with Air Corporate

First European Bombardier Challenger 3500 business jet just ordered by Italian-based operator, Air Corporate. This will be the first company to offer the aircraft for charter in Europe. Introduced in 2021, the new Challenger 3500 aircraft offers a unique blend of performance, advantageous operating costs, ultimate cabin experience and smo...

Deadline approaches for Business Aviation Scholarships from IADA

The International Aircraft Dealers Association is accepting applications through Sept. 1 from business aviation students for scholarships. Grants funded by the IADA Foundation will range from $1,000 to $5,000.  The IADA Foundation supports philanthropic programs that enhance the industry, including providing scholarships for college students studying for careers in business aviation. IA...

AMAC Aerospace - busy July - Pre-Purchase Inspection, AOG support and re-deliveries

A privately-owned Boeing B737 came to AMAC Aerospace in Basel, Switzerland to undergo a Pre-Purchase Inspection (‘PPI’). A 144-month check, Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives were included in the project and after the successful maintenance input, the BBJ has been transferred to the new customer. As the project was finished to the new client’s fullest satisfactio...

Emirates invites First Officers to let their careers take flight

Emirates is looking to recruit First Officers who meet the airline’s exceptional standards in safety, technical prowess and customer experience. Successful candidates can look forward to climbing new career heights with Emirates’ all wide-body fleet and ever-expanding global route network, and enjoy an excellent lifestyle in dynamic Dubai. For pilots, a future with Emirate...

GlobeAir adopts The Climate Jet Club Concept

The Climate Jet Club and GlobeAir are launching an innovative Jet Card Program. With private jet charters rising in demand across the globe and especially in Europe, Austrian-based operator of Cessna Citation Mustang business jets GlobeAir has decided to adopt the Climate Jet Card Concept to its Jet Card offering. GlobeAir is the leading European air taxi service and, as such, caters mainly t...

Etihad Airways scales up its cargo operations with Airbus new generation A350F freighter

Etihad Airways has firmed up its order with Airbus for seven new generation A350F freighters, following its earlier commitment announced at the Singapore Airshow. The freighters will upgrade Etihad’s freight capacity by deploying the most efficient cargo aircraft available in the market. This order of the A350F sees the national carrier of the UAE expanding its relationship with Airbus, a...

Busy summer - Luxaviation surpasses 1,000 charter enquiries per day

Summer period is a hyper busy time for Luxaviation - more than 1,000 enquiries to its charter office, based in the UK on several days in July 2022 from new and current clients. In June and July 2022, Luxaviation has been inundated with private charter requests to popular summer destinations including islands around the Mediterranean, mainland Greece, Portugal and Spain. In June and July,...

ST Engineering joins list of Skyports investors with USD 3.13M in final close of Series B

Skyports has completed the final close of its Series B capital raise with fresh investment from ST Engineering through its Corporate Venture Capital unit, ST Engineering Ventures. ST Engineering, which has over 45 years of experience in the aerospace industry, will join as the final investor in Skyports’ Series B funding round, following the first close in March this year. The...

Successful landing for DC Aviation Munich - interview with Michael Kuhn

When it comes to choose your business partner, service provider, what are most important things impacting the choice? Passion for quality – this is the very first description that comes to mind regarding Germany’s leading business aviation company .  A company with over 20 years of history and experience, today, DC Aviation offers a broadly diversified portfolio ranging...

Jetstar first A321 LR touches down in Australia

After a four year count down, Jetstar Airways first brand new, state-of-the-art Airbus A321LR NEO aircraft has touched down in Melbourne this morning, lifting the bar for low fares travel in Australia.The long-range, fuel-efficient aircraft, which has come directly from the Airbus production line in Hamburg Germany, will significantly enhance the inflight experience for customers, with a...

Dual HUD certified on Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X

FAA and EASA approved the use of Dassault advanced dual head-up display known as FalconEye, on the company’s Falcon 8X very long range trijet, adding to the aircraft’s industry-leading low visibility operations capability. The dual HUD configuration will ultimately permit an EFVS-to-land capability in near zero-zero conditions, pending new EASA regulations.   Dassault...

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After one of the biggest aviation industry crises, Lufthansa Technik AG's apprentice training program this year has returned in terms of numbers to roughly where it was in 2020: 186 young peo...

Sevenair Group announces the closing of 2021 fiscal year with substantial growth

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Wisk Aero continues global expansion launching Montreal Hub

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Embraer partners with VOAR to strengthen support for executive aviation

During LABACE 2022 Embraer announced a partnership with VOAR Aviation with the objective to offer unscheduled services to Embraer executive aviation customers at the Congonhas Airport in Sã...

Archer received $10 million pre-delivery payment from United Airlines for 100 eVTOL aircraft

Archer Aviation has received a $10 million pre-delivery payment from United Airlines for 100 of the company’s initial production eVTOL aircraft. The payment represents a watershed moment for the...

Second quarter sees increased executive jet activity - ACC Aviation

ACC Aviation, the global aviation services group, marked its 20th anniversary in June, having enjoyed a solid second quarter. The last three months have been dominated by busy executive jet chart...

Deutsche Aircraft and HEGGEMANN AG announce the production readiness of the Dornier 328 landing gear

Deutsche Aircraft and HEGGEMANN AG announced the production readiness stage of the new landing gear, which will be compatible with the whole Dornier 328 aircraft family. The landing gear is...

Clay Lacy breaks ground on $20 Million, 11-acre FBO and MRO development at Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Clay Lacy Aviation has served the private aviation needs of the Northeast United States since 2016. Recently, it strengthened its commitment to the area and its economic future by celebrating the grou...

The history of commercial flight – how global travel took off

Flying has become the transport of choice for business travellers and holidaymakers across the globe and is now considered one of the fastest, most convenient and safest forms of long-distance travel....

GrandView Aviation partners with Corporate Angel Network to provide free flights to cancer patients

GrandView Aviation partnered with Corporate Angel Network (CAN) to provide free flights to cancer patients (and family members and caregivers) who need to travel to and from treatment. Every week, Gra...

airBaltic doubles passenger numbers in July

During July 2022, Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 414 500 passengers or by 98% more than during the same period last year. In July 2022, airBaltic performed 3 670 flight...

Airbus - orders & deliveries - July 2022

Check out Airbus order and delivery summary at a glance in the table below (numbers valid at the end of July 2022). For a full listing including details on customers and regions, as...

BNE Careers Expo - 2,000 jobs going at Brisbane Airport precinct

Brisbane Airport Corporation is hosting the BNE Careers Expo next month to encourage up to 2,000 new employees to consider a career at the airport precinct.The airport ‘jobs...

World first Airbus Helicopters ACH160 delivered to a Brazilian customer

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the world's first ACH160 to a customer in Brazil on the eve of the 17th edition of the Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition at...

Order for the first Bombardier Challenger 3500 based in Europe for charter operations with Air Corporate

First European Bombardier Challenger 3500 business jet just ordered by Italian-based operator, Air Corporate. This will be the first company to offer the aircraft&nb...

Deadline approaches for Business Aviation Scholarships from IADA

The International Aircraft Dealers Association is accepting applications through Sept. 1 from business aviation students for scholarships. Grants funded by the IADA Foundation will range from $1,000 t...

Italian Air Force extends relationship with Boeing to continue tanker sustainment and training

Boeing and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness have signed an order for the company to continue providing full Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support to the Italian Air Force f...

SmartSky enterprise-grade ATG service wows participants at Global Aviation Technologies experience day

SmartSky Networks left no doubt it is the leader in air-to-ground connectivity at its July 29th experience day in Wichita, KS.  Demonstration flights using its patented beamforming technolog...

Vertical Aerospace & Hanwha Aerospace to collaborate on electric mechanical actuator

Vertical Aerospace and Hanwha Aerospace agreed to establish a joint development program for the design, testing, manufacture and supply of the electromechanical actuators for Vertical’s VX4...

Horizon Aircraft & Astro Aerospace - binding agreement for reprivatization

Horizon Aircraft Inc. has entered into a binding agreement with its parent company, Astro Aerospace Ltd and several of Astro’s key shareholders whereby Astro has agreed to sell 100% of...

Boeing to open Japan Research Center and expand sustainability partnerships

Boeing will strengthen its partnership with Japan by opening a new Boeing Research and Technology center. The facility will focus on sustainability and support a newly expanded cooperat...

Agility completes £763 Million acquisition of Menzies Aviation, creating world largest aviation services provider

 Agility has finalized its acquisition of UK-based John Menzies PLC and will combine the business with its National Aviation Services business to create a world leader in...

All In Aviation purchases the ALSIM SR FTD

The sale of ALSIM ALSR FTD was concluded on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. All In Aviation became the first independent flight school in America to acquire an ALSIM SR FTD....

Leonardo: SonAir orders two AW139 helicopters to strengthen energy industry support operations in Angola

SonAir, owned by the Angolan national petroleum company Sonangol, has placed an order for two Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The contract includes a comprehensive customer suppor...

Emirates invites First Officers to let their careers take flight

Emirates is looking to recruit First Officers who meet the airline’s exceptional standards in safety, technical prowess and customer experience. Successful candidates can look forward to cl...