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Russia starts drone surveillance missions in Syria

Russia has begun aerial surveillance missions over war-torn Syria, U.S. officials said, signaling the start of Moscow’smilitary operations in Syrian airspace. The U.S. officials, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, could not say how many drone aircraft were involved in the...

Ramenskoye airport to start receiving passengers in March 2016

The first stage of the development of the fourth Moscow airport, conducted by Ramport Aero, is approaching its completion. Ramenskoye airport is expected to start receiving passengers in March 2016, informed Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobyov. Currently the construction of the first passenger...


The ARK at JFK: Keeping Animal Cargo Afloat

A brand new, $48 million cargo hangar project is underway at John F. Kennedy Airport’s long-empty building 78. The ARK at JFK is the first privately owned, full-service animal terminal in the United States. The ARK, a subsidiary of private equity firm Racebrook Capital, will serve as a hub for all animal cargo, quarantine and transportation needs going in and out of JFK. A number of diffe...

Qantas Captain Bryan Welch ends record run on the 747

Until July 1, Captain Bryan Welch held the title of the longest-serving Boeing 747 pilot in commercial aviation. During a four-decade long career, Welch flew every model of the Boeing 747 Qantas operated, from the 747-200 and 747-300 Classics to the 747-400 and 747-400ER still in service today. That run came to an end of a dark winter’s morning in July when Welch said farewell to...

Etihad Airways Launches Chinese Version of Mobile Site

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is pleased to officially launch Chinese version of its popular mobile site (m.etihad.com/zh/). Smartphone users can now experience Etihad's mobile site in Arabic, English, Italian, German, French, Chinese and Japanese. The new Chinese version makes Etihad's mobile site more accessible to China's more than 1.2 bil...

IATA to Deliver Specialized Aviation Security Training in Sherbrooke

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an agreement has been signed with Centre en sûreté Alerte to provide a three-year schedule of aviation security training at its newly established Airpole training facility in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The IATA courses will be delivered in English and in French for aviation security professionals in a unique combination of class...

Iran Plans Airbus, Boeing Purchases Under Finance Deals

Iran plans to buy Airbus and Boeing passenger planes through long-term payment agreements once a nuclear accord with world powers is implemented, the transport minister said. Iran desperately wants to upgrade its ageing fleet, which has been hamstrung by nuclear-related and other sanctions, making even spare parts precariously difficult to source. To purchase new planes, "our negotiatio...

FAA Gives Over US$6.4 Million to Four Texas Airports to Address Runway Safety Risks

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than US$6.4 million in Airport Improvement Program funds to four small airports in Texas -- in Dallas, Conroe, Galveston and Waco -- to address runway safety risks. The funding is part of a runway safety program the FAA launched in June to identify airport risks that might contribute to a "runway incursion" and develop str...

German Women "Living in Cyprus Airport for a Year"

A German mother and daughter who were deported from Israel after their visas expired have been living in Cyprus's Larnaca Airport for more than a year. In a case reminiscent of the film The Terminal, the two women have making use of the terminal's shopping, restaurant, WiFi and bathroom facilities ever since they arrived in August 2014 The two women, who have not been named...

PIPER ANNOUNCES M-CLASS LINKAGE PROGRAM

Piper has announced the M-Class Linkage Program, allowing potential and preexisting Mirage and Meridian owners opportunity to apply a financial credit toward a factory-new M500 or M600 aircraft. “With this incentive initiative, customers have the ability to take advantage of stepping up into a more advanced aircraft with additional options and capabilities as their pilot skillset increase...

Honeywell Powers Embraer Legacy 450 Through Certification

A number of Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) products have been certified as part of Embraer’s newest mid-light executive jet, the Legacy 450. Offering better speed, range and field performance than expected, the aircraft recently received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency. Honeywell provides the main propulsion engines,...

Airbus Prepares “Short Airfield Package” Modification For A320Neo

Airbus Prepares “Short Airfield Package” Modification For A320NeoA team at Airbus’ facility in Filton, UK, has designed, built and tested a performance-enhancing component as an option for the A320neo. The innovation, referred to as “SHARP” (SHort AiRfield Package), aims to increase wing lift at low speeds and thus enhance take-off and landing performance for operatio...

Lufthansa Technik installs split scimitar winglets on a BBJ

Lufthansa Technik AG is the first MRO provider in Europe to install split scimitar winglets on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ). With this modification, the aircraft is the third BBJ in the world to be equipped with these new, aerodynamically optimized winglets from Aviation Partners Boeing. The modification took place over a period of ten days. Among other things, the specialist...

Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat Partner to Deliver European Aviation Network

Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat today announced a strategic partnership bringing unprecedented passenger connectivity to Europe’s aviation industry and its customers. A new innovative, combined LTE-based ground network and satellite network delivers travelers in Europe the advantage of in-flight high-speed Internet access when in the air. Airlines will benefit from a cost efficient and future-...

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SEVENAIR ACADEMY - year 2021 in review and first inauguration of 2022

SEVENAIR ACADEMY comes to review the activity of the past year, as usual. 2021 was still a year full of challenges, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed by the...

Jetex & Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport joint venture to develop World First Pure Green FBO

Jetex and Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport announce the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement whereby both parties will work towards the development of a world-class executive aviation terminal and fi...

VINCI Airports takes over the operation of Manaus International Airport

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ZEVA successfully completes historic first test flight

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30 years of crucial coverages for the aviation community - Avsurance

Avsurance - Avfuel Corporation in-house aviation insurance subsidiary—celebrated a banner 30th anniversary with its best year to date providing crucial coverages for the aviation commu...

The U.S. Department of Transportation approved Norse Atlantic Airways application for transatlantic flights

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) approved Norse Atlantic Airways’ application for the operation of flights between Norway/The European Union and the United States. &nb...

Garmin Smart Glide now available for the G3X Touch flight display and G5 electronic flight instrument

Garmin Smart Glide technology, a revolutionary safety tool that helps pilots in loss of engine power emergencies by automating tasks to reduce pilot workload, is now available as a free1 sof...

Right Rudder Aviation announced as new Pipistrel Aircraft U.S. distributor

Pipistrel is focused on continuous improvement. Constantly innovating throughout all aspects of our operations and shaping the future of aviation by developing and delivering cutting ed...

Riga Airport handled 2.35 million passengers in 2021

Operational data on Airport performance show that the number of passengers handled at Riga Airport in 2021 exceeded 2.35 million, which is an increase of 17% as compared to 2020; in comparison to 2019...

Swissport acquires Aruba Aviation Ground Services in latest expansion in the Dutch Caribbean

At the beginning of this year, Swissport has finalized the acquisition of AGS Aviation Ground Services in Aruba and assumes the Dutch Caribbean company’s ground handling operations at Queen Beat...

Software Specialization Program - Embraer in partnership with UFPE

Embraer announced a partnership with the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) to create a Software Specialization Program, a rapidly expanding professional area in Brazil and worldwide. The in...

Avfuel now supplying ACI Jet SNA with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Avfuel Corporation is proud to add ACI Jet (KSNA) to its list of branded FBOs now providing sustainable aviation fuel. The fuel supplier will provide the FBO with a consistent supply of Neste MY...

First Japan dealer for Bell 505 - SECO International

SECO International has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505 helicopter and has been appointed as the first Japan dealer for the Bell 505. This sale follows the letter of intent that SECO Interna...

Happy birthday - Wizz Air Abu Dhabi one-year anniversary launching 3 new routes

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is celebrating its one-year anniversary on 15th January and looking forward to future growth, the joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings plc, is...

Highlights from 2021 and predictions for the MRO in 2022 - JETMS

In the best traditions of the aviation industry, there can be no planning for the future without a period of retrospection. JETMS has used the end of the year as a time to assess its past perform...

Savback Helicopters to distribute Dufour Aerospace eVTOL aircraft in Scandinavia

Sweden based Savback Helicopters will exclusively represent Dufour Aerospace's 8-seater Aero3 tilt-wing aircraft in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. Savback has identified the de...

Rostec to create a VR simulator for aircraft technicians training

The United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec State Corporation will create a VR simulator designed for the training of technical personnel. This equipment will boost maintenance efficiency of Su-57 and S...

Czech Airlines Technics to provide its services to Eurowings and Bees Airline

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) has expanded its customer portfolio. Eurowings, German air carrier, that launched operations of its base at Václav Havel Airport Prague last November, now uses CS...

An extended E-Jet component support contract between Austrian Airlines and Spairliners

Spairliners, an independent component aftermarket service provider specialized in E-Jet aircraft family, and Austrian Airlines sign a flight hour agreement to extend the component support for Austrian...

Jet Edge International received further investment from KKR

Jet Edge International has raised an additional $75 million of funding from credit funds and accounts managed by KKR. The new funding expands KKR’s total credit and equity investments in Je...

Extreme temperatures and frozen rain: climate change impact on de-icing

For years now, there has been an ongoing conversation about the impact that the aviation industry has on our environment. Yet recently, more and more businesses have been opening up about the other si...

COVID-19 crisis shifts the focus of IT spend to automation, sustainability, and digital health

While IT budgets have stayed largely flat in 2021, airport and airline CIOs are betting on technology to support their recovery from COVID-19, with a significant increase in spending on digitalization...

First year to curb private jet travel impact on climate change - 4AIR

4AIR announced that since launching in January 2021, it has helped private jet owners, operators and passengers voluntarily offset or reduce more than 1 million metric tons of CO2 through the use...

UTG PA sums up 2021 and announces plans for the future

Last year marked the appearance of a new player in the Russian business aviation market. In April 2021, UTG PA, a part of UTG Group, became the new operator of the Domodedovo Business Aviation Center....