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40th anniversary of ATR - shaping the future of regional aviation

ATR marks its 40-year anniversary, celebrating key breakthroughs for regional aviation over the past four decades. The market-leading turboprop manufacturer will also use this milestone to look to the future, as it continues to incorporate innovative and sustainable technologies into its aircra...

Fully outfitted G700 and award-winning G600 connect US Hubs to Riyadh

The all-new Gulfstream G700 and award-winning Gulfstream G600 added more international city-pair speed records traveling between locations in the United States and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Gulfstream showcased the aircraft to customers and prospects in the region. On Oct. 23, the fully outfi...


MACE 2021 interview – Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo

Getting ready to visit Malta again flying for MACE 2021 - Malta aviation conference & expo, we wanted to find out more on how the island lived pandemic crisis and how the recovery goes on. Malta is a tourist destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, and architectural and historical monuments, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So how Malta's tourism industry...

Boeing to debut 777X, highlight sustainability, technology and partnerships at 2021 Dubai Airshow

Boeing will showcase its market-leading portfolio of commercial, defense and services products at the 2021 Dubai Airshow this month, including the international debut of its newest fuel-efficient widebody jet, the 777X, along with the company's growing autonomous capabilities such as the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. "Boeing is excited to participate fully in the Dubai Airshow, the f...

Further consolidation on 4 corners of the globe - Dassault Aviation MRO Network

With new major development in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai and new line service bases in several additional European cities, Dassault Aviation is leveraging recently acquired MRO capabilities to reorganize and consolidate its worldwide support network and bring Falcon expertise around the world.The company can now offer major inspections at a range of new locations, dispatch GoTeams to more remote place...

New Bombardier global manufacturing centre in Mississauga is on track

Bombardier provided further details on the construction of its new, state-of-the-art facility at the Toronto Pearson International Airport that will optimize final assembly operations for its family of Global business jets, including the industry flagship Global 7500 aircraft. In an event attended by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of the City of Mississauga, Deborah Flint, President and...

MAHEPA Panthera sets the final milestone on the road to greener aviation

MAHEPA consortium with the hybrid-electric variant of the Pipistrel Panthera aircraft has successfully completed the first phase of the flight test campaign. In mid-October 2021 the “MAHEPA Panthera”, integrated with the novel, SAF-capable, hybrid-electric powertrain developed during the project, took-off from Cerklje airport, in Slovenia, successfully demonstrating the possibility...

Mr Joseph Bugeja, Chairman & CEO of Transport Malta - pandemic crisis, industry recovery and vision for future

During MACE 2021 - Malta Aviation conference & Expo, we had an opportunity to interview Mr Joseph Bugeja, Chairman & CEO of Transport Malta. To discuss on pandemic crisis, aviation industry recovery and his vision for future development. We are glad to share with you the essencial: Q. Global crisis stopped everything, what was your first reaction facing corona crisis, without even knowi...

Repatriation flight - KlasJet flew lion cub and leopard from Russia to Tanzania

On October 26th a private plane took off from the Russian city of Chelyabinsk having filed a flight plan to its final destination, the Tanzanian city of Moshi, in Northern Tanzania, on the African east coast. The unusual passengers onboard this prestigious KlasJet private aircraft are a lion and a leopard who are being repatriated to more familiar territories following a long and complex rehabilit...

Cheers & tears - Qantas International flights take-off

Nearly 600 days after Australia closed its international borders, Qantas commercial passenger flights have taken to the skies to reconnect Australia to the rest of the world. QF12 from Los Angeles touched down in Sydney at 6.00am today with no border or quarantine restrictions for incoming passengers who are fully vaccinated. QF1 (Sydney to London via Darwin) will be the first Qantas Internat...

Get ready - Eve Urban Air Mobility simulation in Rio de Janeiro starts in November

Embraer Eve Air Mobility will begin an Urban Air Mobility simulation on November 8th, connecting Barra da Tijuca to the Tom Jobim International Airport – RIOgaleão. The initiative, which will use a helicopter, will be carried out in cooperation with strategic partners and government entities. The evaluation of the entire UAM ecosystem and the main concepts related to futu...

Stuttgart to become regional hub for Lilium planned German network

Stuttgart Airport is expected to become a hub for regional electric flights with zero operating emissions, following the agreement between Stuttgart Airport and Lilium. Stuttgart is joining the planned southern German network which already consists of the Munich and Nuremberg airports, as previously announced. The Munich-based Lilium has already dedicated part of the planned production o...

First A319neo flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

Airbus, Dassault Aviation, ONERA, the French Ministry of Transports and Safran have launched the first in-flight study of a single-aisle aircraft running on unblended sustainable aviation fuel. During the flight test over the Toulouse region on 28 October, one CFM LEAP-1A engine of an Airbus A319neo test aircraft operated on 100% SAF. Initial results from the ground and flight tests are expec...

ExecuJet Africa sees surge in aircraft sales & reopens sales division

ExecuJet Africa is recording great success following the reopening of its aircraft sales and acquisitions department this February. Vice President of Africa and Director of Aircraft Sales at ExecuJet, Gavin Kiggen, commented: “Client demand made reopening the division an easy decision, even in these challenging times, and our early results are very encouraging. We’ve alr...

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Skye Aviation orders additional Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800s

Skye Aviation, LLC has completed purchase deposits for two additional Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800 aircraft and paid option agreements for three additional eFlyer 800s.  “Skye Aviatio...

Transport Canada type certified Dassault Falcon 6X PW812D engine

Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier congratulated Pratt & Whitney Canada on approval by Transport Canada of the latest member of the company’s PW800 family of high-efficiency en...

New operator of A321neo - China Airlines- advanced high-comfort cabin and contactless protection

China Airlines (CAL) has become the latest operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft of the type, on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The aircraft operated...

Wingcopter receives Investment from Japan-based DRONE FUND

Wingcopter continues to fly high, announcing that it has received an investment from DRONE FUND. DRONE FUND is a Japan-based venture capital company specializing in drone- and air mobility-r...

Flying Colours Corp. inks sales and installation agreement with SmartSky

Flying Colours Corp. has signed an agreement with North Carolina-based SmartSky Networks to act as a sales and installation facility for SmartSky’s air-to-ground connectivity equipment. Sal...

UAC completed the construction of the MC-21-300 plane with Russian composite wing

Irkut Corporation (part of the United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec State Corporation) has completed the construction of the first MC-21-300 aircraft with a Russian-made polymer composite wing. ...

Time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ExecuJet MRO Services

ExecuJet MRO Services is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, marking a major milestone for the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm, a pioneer of emerging markets and a company...

Ascendance Flight Technologies unveils design of ATEA hybrid-electric aircraft

Ascendance Flight Technologies builds on the virtues of hybrid technology and distributed propulsion to develop sustainable air travel solutions. After three years of R&D, the French start-up comp...

Eurocontrol confirms the readiness of LGS and Riga Airport to apply the A-CDM procedures

Riga Airport, as the first and currently the only airport in the Baltic countries, started using the A-CDM procedures already this April, which allowed the airport to improve the quality of its servic...

New orders for Sonaca 200 by long-standing Sonaca Aircraft clients

As the year draws to a close, Sonaca Aircraft has received new orders from two long-standing clients: "Air Academy New CAG" (Belgium) and "Blackbushe Aviation" flying school and ae...

Vietnam Airlines began regular commercial direct flights to the United States

Vietnam Airlines announced the success of the first direct flight to the United States, fulfilling a key development milestone of the Vietnamese flag carrier. The inaugural flight, No.VN98,...

First Tecnam P2012 Sentinel SMP landed in Taiwan for Apex Flight Academy

The first of two new Tecnam P2012 SMP aircraft for Apex Flight Academy arrived at Taoyuan International Airport on November 16 afternoon, a milestone in the company’s quest to expand its horizon...

Pratt & Whitney and Embraer partner on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel flight demonstration program

Pratt & Whitney has signed a memorandum of understanding with Embraer to collaborate on studies of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Technical teams from the two companies will engage to defin...

SR Technics and Vietjet Air sign a MoU worth US$150 million

SR Technics and Vietjet Air announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding worth US$150 million involving providing MRO services on Vietjet’s CFM56-5B engine fleet, installed on the...

Etihad welcomed a group of first graduates aircraft mechanics to its workforce

Etihad welcomed its first graduates from the Aircraft Mechanics Development Programme, after successfully receiving the Category A in Aircraft Maintenance license, approved by the UAE General Civil Av...

Cebu Pacific receives first A330neo

Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of its first A330neo as it begins its widebody fleet modernisation programme. The aircraft is configured with 459 seats in single-class layout and will be operated b...

Daher lays the cornerstone for the Shap’In innovation center for composite aerostructures of the future

Daher new 1,600-square-meter Shap’In TechCenter will bring together the company’s full spectrum of aerostructures and composites expertise in a single facility to be located on D...

Metrojet Engineering Clark welcomes first Bombardier Global 7500 hangar-parking jet

Metrojet Engineering Clark (MEC), the Philippines based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) station of Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com), has delightfully welcomed the first...

30 years of repatriating mishandled baggage - WorldTracer

This year, SITA celebrates the 30th anniversary of WorldTracer, a solution that has established itself as an indispensable tool in helping over 200 million passengers trace their mishandled bags...

EHang 216 completed debut flight demo in Bali, Indonesia

EHang 216 completed its debut flight demonstration for aerial sightseeing in the world-famous tourism hotspot of Bali, Indonesia. This demonstration flight was conducted under EHang’s cooperatio...

Save client time and funds through digitalization - JETMS

MRO organizations have been embarking on a digitalization journey. As the industry shifts towards more digital operations, an increasing number of tools and systems are introduced to streamline the MR...

2021 Middle East Aviation Awards goes to FAI Technik for Project Pearl refurbishment

FAI Technik was honoured in the 2021 Middle East Aviation Awards when it scooped the Innovation in EngineeringCategory for its work on Project Pearl, a multi-million Euro refu...

PART 21 Subpart G approval & launch of final assembly of AURA AERO first series aircraft

AURA AERO has jusr received Subpart G approval for all of its industrial facilities, an approval mandatory for officially launching serial production of the INTEGRAL family. The PART 21 Subp...

Croatia and France finalize Rafale acquisition

At a ceremony attended by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Minister of the Croatian Republic Andrej Plenković, the French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly...

Leonardo: new helicopter service & logistics centre in Brazil achieves operational readiness

Leonardo has taken a further step forward to strengthen the level of quality services supporting helicopter operators in Brazil and Latin America with the operational readiness of its all-new Service...