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Air France may cut 5,000 more jobs in new restructuring

Air France will cut a further 5,000 jobs if a second phase of its cost-cutting plan goes ahead, on top of an already announced plan to cut 2,900 jobs.  Air France, having failed to secure pilots' agreement for a plan to increase working hours for the same pay, had to come up with a more...

SNC's updated Dream Chaser to resume flight tests

Sierra Nevada Corporation is preparing its full-scale Dream Chaser engineering test vehicle for the second round of atmospheric free-flight flight testing, and the reusable spacecraft is scheduled for delivery to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Test Centre in California by early 2016. The company h...


Qantas’s Joyce named airline CEO of the year

Aviation consulting house CAPA – Centre For Aviation has recognised Qantas and its chief executive Alan Joyce for the airline’s recent revival. Qantas received the airline turnaround of the year award, while Joyce was named airline chief executive of the year, at the World Aviation Summit held in Helsinki. CAPA executive chairman Peter Harbison described Qantas’s retur...

Are Airline Passengers Ready to Climb into Flying Bunk Beds?

Airlines and aircraft manufacturers keep coming up with wackier ideas for squeezing more people into airplanes. Remember the saddle-seat? And the hexagon sardine scheme? The latest zany proposal is outlined in a patent filed in Europe by aircraft manufacturer Airbus to offer passengers a flying version of bunk beds. Passengers would climb stairs or a ladder to reach the upper le...

A Conversation with Media Mogul Bob Pittman

The man who gave us MTV and now heads the largest radio-station company in the U.S. doesn’t like to waste a minute. That’s one of many reasons why he loves business jets. Bob Pittman’s resume testifies to his obsession with productivity. Perhaps best known for having led the team that founded MTV, he has also been CEO of AOL, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Re...

European flight activity continues to decline in September

There were 4.3% fewer business aviation flights in September 2015, versus the same period in 2014. According to WINGX Advance’s September Business Aviation Monitor, there were significant drops in flight activity in key business aviation markets in western Europe. The steepest drop was in the UK, where an eight percent year-on-year drop was recorded, with similar declines also seen in...

Dassault Falcon prepares to break ground on Bordeaux MRO facility

Dassault will, on 16 October, break ground on a heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Bordeaux, Mérignac, southwest France, to serve its expanding fleet of Falcon high-end business jets. The 7,200m2 (77,500ft2) building will be located next to the airframer’s Falcon final assembly hangar, and will be able to accommodate up to six business jets at a time....

AirAsia shares gain eight percent after report it may be taken private

Shares of AirAsia Bhd rose to their highest in nearly two weeks after Reuters reported that the founders of Asia's largest budget airline are sounding out investors to take the company private. The stock rose as much as 8 percent in early trade to hit 1.35 ringgit per share, its highest since Sept 25, and outperforming the 0.05 percent rise in the benchmark index. Reuters had exclusively...

Airbus, Bombardier End Talks over CSeries Jet Investment

Airbus on Tuesday called off talks with Bombardier over propping up the troubled CSeries jet, leaving the Canadian plane maker facing dwindling options to keep its dream of competing in the aerospace big league alive. The latest blow to Bombardier, which has been trying to shore up its shrinking cash reserves for months, came after Reuters reported that Bombardier had made an offer to Airb...

FAA proposes $1.9 million civil penalty against UAS operator

FAA has proposed a $1.9 million civil penalty against Chicago-based SkyPan International for allegedly conducting “65 unauthorized commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights over various locations in New York City and Chicago between March 21, 2012 and Dec. 15, 2014. The flights involved aerial photography. Of those, 43 flew in the highly restricted New York Class B ai...

Air France Violence A National Embarrassment - Ministers

Violent acts by workers at Air France's headquarters are a national embarrassment that reinforces the very image the country wants to shake off, French political leaders said. "This image hurts our country," said Prime Minister Manuel Valls, as pictures of senior Air France officials with their shirts ripped and torn off adorned newspaper front pages around the world. Valls was...

Boeing CEO Comment on Pacific Trade Agreement Progress

 Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing president and CEO, today commented on the progress being made on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a large free-trade agreement that would support U.S. export growth in some of the world’s fast-growing markets. “Free-trade agreements create new opportunities for American companies and their workers. I thank the United States Trade Representati...

OPINION: Unmanned aviation still a work in progress

Unmanned aircraft are the future of aviation, or so we are led to believe – not least because of their endurance, and the access they offer to some areas that cannot be reached by manned flight. It is generally accepted that they will complement the work currently carried out by manned aircraft, as well as facilitate moves into new markets. But this is easier said than done. Associated...

Cessna approaching 2,500 Caravan delivery milestone

Cessna is preparing to deliver the 2,500th Caravan this quarter, to an Alaskan charter operator which was its original launch customer for the single-engined turboprop – Bering Air. The Caravan EX rolled-off Cessna’s Wichita production line in Kansas in late September, a little over 30 years after the first iteration of the high-wing utility aircraft entered service with Bering...

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The ultra-long range Falcon 10x, the latest of Dassault Aviation large-cabin business jet family,  recently won a coveted Red Dot award of distinction for interior design. The Red Dot Awards...

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Garmin delivers 750th integrated flight deck upgrade for King Air aircraft

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Surf Air Mobility signs definitive $1.42 Billion merger agreement with Southern Airways Corporation

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VoltAero launches European fractional ownership for its Cassio electric-parallel hybrid aircraft at the EBACE show

VoltAero is launching a fractional ownership program in Europe, opening new sustainable air mobility opportunities with its family of Cassio aircraft powered by the company’s unique electric-par...

Air France-KLM and CMA CGM join forces and sign a major long-term strategic partnership in global air cargo

Air France-KLM Group and the CMA CGM Group announced that they have signed a long-term strategic partnership in the air cargo market1. This exclusive partnership wil...

The Registry of Aruba launches sustainability communication 4Ward celebrating imperfect action towards meaningful change

The Registry of Aruba (TROA), has launched a new, digital sustainability publication, 4Ward. The initiative celebrates sustainability in aviation and encourages stakeholders across the industry t...

Republic of Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military helicopter trainer

Republic of Korea selected Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The new Bell 505 helicopters will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of K...

Wizz Air intents to form a new airline in Malta

Wizz Air announces that based on the ‘Arrangement on Reallocation of Responsibility’ document signed today between the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the Malta Civil A...

16 students graduate airBaltic Pilot Academy

On May 16, 2022, 16 students graduated from the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy, receiving a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport...

Discover uniquely versatile Pilatus PC-24 cabin

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VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project - Volocopter collaborates with Microsoft

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Amid year of record sales Embraer delivers 1500th Ipanema aircraft

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SWISS & SBB intensify their strategic partnership: Munich-Zurich Airport to be the first international ‘SWISS Air Rail’ route

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Desert Jet renews WYVERN Wingman certification

Desert Jet has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator by maintaining Wingman status through the Flight Leader Program. The WYVERN Wingman Standard, the first air c...

St.Louis expansion supports growing demand for new Gulfstream aircraft & refurbishments

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand completions operations at its St. Louis Downtown Airport facility. The expansion will increase production of custom cabinetry and exterior paint capacity for Gulfstrea...

Next generation - ATR EVO family to be even more economical and sustainable

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Smart Lander - ATR and Safran develop a groundbreaking service to analyse hard landings

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Piston single, turboprop aircraft values still gaining altitude despite continued growth in inventory levels

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DA62 MPP North America demonstration tour - Diamond Aircraft & Air Bear

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Embraer opens 1,000 job vacancies in Brazil

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VistaJet announces its VIP partnership with Frieze Art Fairs

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Daher & LIST will develop a welding technology for the assembly of aircraft substructures produced with thermoplastic composites

Daher has established a large partnership with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) to mature and optimize a welding technology that enables the assembly of primary aircraft subst...