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Etihad Airways and Chapman Freeborn announce airbus A380 and private jet collaboration

Etihad Airways has unveiled a new partnership with leading global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn, to complement its exclusive The Residence and First Apartment cabins, both available on the airline’s Airbus A380 fleet.  The agreement with Chapman Freeborn is to promote an...

SAS Receives New A330-300 Version with Longer Range

Scandinavian Airlines is the first European airline to receive the new A330-300 242-tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant. The aircraft was delivered to SAS during a ceremony held at Airbus in Toulouse, France. SAS has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power its new A330-300. Launc...


Air India Plans World's Longest Nonstop Commercial Flight

Air India could soon be operating the world's longest nonstop commercial flight. The airline is planning to link the it hotspots of India and U.S. -- Bengaluru and San Francisco (SFO) -- which are almost 14,000 km apart. At present the longest nonstop commercial flight is operated by Australian airliner Qantas between Dallas Fort Worth in the U.S. and Sydney which is a 13,730 km journey....

Immigration Staff Again on Strike at Australian Airports

Immigration and border force workers went on strike at Australian airports on Monday, creating chaos for thousands of international travelers and airlines. A dispute over pay and conditions between staff and the federal government has stretched back more than a year, but has now become more serious. The staff union has hit at the peak school holidays period, and for the next 1...

Exhausted Pilots Tell Cathay Pacific Their Growing Workloads Are a Threat to Flight Safety

Flight safety is under threat as exhausted aircrews cope with increasing workloads, senior Cathay Pacific pilots have warned in a letter to the airline's management that is seen by the Sunday Morning Post. Cathay responded by saying safety was its top priority. The carrier confirmed having received the letter, which it said "expressed some concerns". According to the...

The Icon A5 Is the Closest Thing to a Flying Car You Can Buy Today

It’s a $250,000 amphibious plane you can fold up and store in your garage. This past Tuesday a plane went down in New York’s Hudson River. The cops were called. Firefighters and emergency medical technicians arrived on the scene. But instead of a frantic group of passengers floating in a downed Airbus A320, like 2009’s Sully Sullenberger “Miracle on the Hudson&rdqu...

Supersonic Concorde may fly again by 2019

Club Concorde, a group of ambitious enthusiasts comprising former Concorde pilots, charterers and frequent fliers, is set to bring back the retired passenger jet which was decommissioned in 2003. Operated by the British Airways and Air France, Concorde flew for the last time on October 24 2003. While British Airways and Air France have no plans to resume Concorde flights, Club Concorde hope to...

Passengers bid for upgrades on Virgin America’s Vegas flights

Virgin America last week introduced a new upgrade option for its passengers. Marketed as “Bid. Boost. Fly Large”, a traveler can log in to an app – dubbed SeatBoost – and bid for upgrades on flights from San Francisco to Las Vegas or any flight departing Las Vegas. With SeatBoost, passengers participate in a live auction for the remaining first c...

Women in aviation take Hamburg by storm

There’s a quiet revolution going on in Hamburg, where women in aviation are grouping together to showcase their achievements, inspiring the next generation of young people, and networking within their industry. The group is called Hamburg Aviation WoMen, and its recent exhibition is the hottest ticket in town. “Women Boosting Aviation”, it’s called, and following it...

Malta Int'l Airshow to Kick Off Next Week

The 23rd edition of the Malta International Airshow, organized by the Malta Aviation Society, is to be held on Sep. 26 and 27. A total of 12 countries, including Swiss and Polish aerobatic teams and Royal Navy's Black Cats, together with NATO, will be represented at this year's airshow. The Armed Forces of Malta's newest AW139 and the King Air B200 MPA will also make it's fir...

Critical Alerts For Mobileye NV, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, JetBlue, American Airlines and Skyworks

InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for MBLY, AERI, JBLU, AAL and SWKS. To see what our analysts have discovered about a particular stock, read the InvestorsObserver's PriceWatch Alert by selecting the corresponding link. (Note: You may have to copy this link into your browser then press the [ENTER] key.) MBLY: http://www.investorsobserver.com/pr/91720150/MBLY &...

Moody’s downgrades France’s govt. bond ratings to Aa2

Moody’s on Friday downgraded France's government bond ratings by one notch to Aa2 from Aa1; the outlook on the ratings is stable, the international ratings agency said in a statement. Moody’s said the key interrelated drivers of the action were: "the continuing weakness in France's medium-term growth outlook, which Moody's expects will extend through the remainder o...

Y'all keep flying! Top 10 southeast US aerospace plants

As Airbus turns the crank to start A320 assembly at its new plant in Mobile, Alabama, we thought we’d take a look at where the plant stands in the pecking order of aerospace factories in one of the world’s fastest-growing aerospace regions – the southeast USA. Perhaps no surprise, leading our top 10 – based on expected annual delivery value at list prices in 2020 – is...

Dassault, FedEx discuss potential Falcon order

FedEx has commenced discussions with Dassault on a possible order for new Falcon business jets, a top Dassault executive said on 17 September. FedEx chief executive Fred Smith launched the express delivery service with a fleet of Falcon 20s in 1973. But the entire fleet was retired by 1985, replaced by larger Boeing 727s and Douglas DC-10s. In recent weeks, however, Smith has re-en...

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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

VINCI Airports has taken over the operation of Manaus airport, under a 30-year concession contract awarded by Brazilian civil aviation in April. The effective cooperation between VINCI Airports and In...

ZEVA successfully completes historic first test flight

ZEVA successfully achieved its first untethered, powered, controlled flight test for its full-scale ZEVA ZERO flying wing airframe utilizing its eight zero-emission electric motor-driven propellers. T...

Saudia encourages race fans worldwide to take their seat for the start of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

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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....