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30th anniversary of cooperation - Riga Airport & Finnair

30 March 2022, marks 30 years since the Finnish airline Finnair resumed regular flights from Riga to Helsinki. The first resumed flight to Riga in 1992 was opened by the then Speaker of the Finnish Parliament; the airline's management was also on board, and among the passengers was als...

Adding unique last-mile travel offerings - Wheels Up partners with Tropic Ocean Airways

Wheel Up Experience announced a new strategic partnership and minority investment in Tropic Ocean Airways, the world’s largest amphibious airline and leading provider of last-mile private charter and scheduled service in Florida, the Northeastern United States, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and b...


VistaJet now owns 10% of the world Bombardier Global 7500 fleet

VistaJet and Bombardier celebrated together a milestone delivery of the industry flagship Global 7500 aircraft. The celebration took place at Bombardier Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre in Montréal on March 29. It marks Bombardier’s 100th delivery of the ultra-long-range smooth-flying jet, and VistaJet’s 10th, making it the largest o...

MOU on Sustainable Aviation Fuel testing and research - Pratt & Whitney and Air bp

Pratt & Whitney signed a memorandum of understanding with Air bp regarding various workstreams with respect to the application of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blends at up to 100 percent in Pratt & Whitney engine testing and research. The agreement reflects Pratt & Whitney’s commitment to supporting the aviation industry’s ambitious goal of reaching net zero CO2&nbs...

Zero emissions air travel in Turkey - Gözen Holding orders 100 VX4 aircraft from Avolon

Avolon announces that Gözen Holding has committed to purchase or lease up to 50 VX4 eVTOL aircraft from Avolon, with the option to purchase or lease up to 50 additional aircraft. As a result of this announcement, Avolon has now placed its entire 500 VX4 eVTOL aircraft orderbook, with the orderbook being oversubscribed by 50 options. As part of the agreement, Avolon, through...

Focus on high-tech future - CAE celebrates 75th anniversary

CAE is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a focus on its high-technology vision for the future. Founded by Ken Patrick in 1947, the company has grown from 18 employees refurbishing radios in a hangar in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, to a global team of more than 13,000 in over 35 countries delivering innovative training and operations-support solutions for the civil aviation, defenc...

First A380 powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel takes to the skies

Airbus has performed a first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Airbus A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France at 08h43 on Friday 25 March. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on 100% SAF.  27 tonnes of unblended SAF were provided by Total Energies for this flight. The SAF produced in...

Luxaviation expansion - UK first Global 6500 alongside an Embraer Legacy 500 in France

Luxaviation is expanding: a new Bombardier Global 6500 for UK fleet and an Embraer Legacy 500 for French fleet. The Global 6500 (G-IFMI) will be the first of its kind to be based in the UK and will operate from Farnborough Airport. Available for charter, the aircraft has capacity for up to 13 passengers and can fly at speeds of 0.9 Mach. It has a maximum range of 6,600 nautical miles (12,223k...

flynas Board approves increasing new orders up to 250 aircraft to become the largest low-cost airline in MENA

The Board of Directors of flynas, the Saudi air carrier and the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, ratified the company's strategic plan and approved raising the volume of its orders to 250 aircraft. After reviewing the financial results for the year 2021, the Board praised the company's remarkable success in quickly recovering from the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Flexjet got record 23rd consecutive FAA Diamond Award for excellence in aircraft maintenance

Flexjet has received the 2021 Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance Technician Training for a record 23rd consecutive year, more than any other private jet travel provider in history. Since 1991, the FAA Diamond Award, the highest in its category, has recognized aviation companies and maintenance specialists with highly effectiv...

AERO 2022 - much more than Just a trade show

AERO is not only a meeting place for the industry, where visitors can see new products and innovations live, it is also an important information and discussion platform for the entire industry with its extensive conference and lecture program. The top-class lectures, presentations and discussions at the AERO Conferences are worth a visit to the trade show in Friedrichshafen alone. Each day of...

UK Consortium completes Urban Air Mobility concept of operations for the Civil Aviation Authority

Eve UAM announced the completion of the Concept of Operations for airspace integration of Urban Air Mobility in the UK. Led by Eve, the UK Air Mobility Consortium consists of global companies with expertise that span the aviation industry, including NATS, Heathrow Airport, London City Airport, Skyports, Atech, Volocopter, and Vertical Aerospace, and developed the project in partners...

Volocopter performs the first crewed eVTOL flight in France

On March 21, 2022 Volocopter completes a double pioneering victory by becoming the first eVTOL developer performing crewed and remotely piloted test flights in France. The crewed flights were part of a week-long test campaign dedicated to Urban Air Mobility. The goal? To give Volocopter and its partners – Groupe ADP and RATP Group – key ideas to launch the UAM in time for the Olympic a...

AllianceJet continues its expansion and welcomes the Boeing 737-800 to its fleet

AllianceJet, part of the Alliance Aviation Group of companies, is expanding its fleet with the Boeing 737-800, the company’s third aircraft after the Bombardier Global 6000 and Bombardier Challenger 605. Leading the next generation of mid-sized aircraft, Boeing 737-800’s innovative design delivers superior reliability, exceptional performance, and unparalleled comfort, meeting All...

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More than one in three people in the world experience anxiety about flying

It is believed that between 33 % and 40 % of all people experience some form of anxiety related to flying. Most of them feel anxious during the flight and leading up to it, but can manage th...

Norwegian launches scheduled flights from Riga to Trondheim, Norway

As of Wednesday, 1 June, the Norwegian airline will start regular flights up to three times a week on the route Riga – Trondheim. Flights are planned throughout the summer season, prov...

ATR accelerates Performance Based Navigation globally

ATR continues to drive the implementation of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and the use of on-board and satellite technology around the world to provide flight safety and operational benefits...

New Academy College Learning Institute course certifies charter flight coordinators

Academy College Learning Institute launched the Charter Flight Coordinator Course — a two-week, 40-hour intensive online course designed for members of the charter industry, speci...

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines announce order for five 777 Freighters

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines today announced further expansion of its all-Boeing freighter fleet with an order for five 777 Freighters. The order is currently unidentified on Boeing's o...

Daher highlights its vision for a more sustainable future of aviation

Daher research, development and production activities that will contribute to an increasingly sustainable aviation industry were outlined by the company during EBACE 2022.  Chief Executive O...

Top Gun: Maverick F-14a Tomcat Decommissioned by MotoArt

What do you do when you find yourself with an F-14A Tomcat? This is the situation in which MotoArt found themselves earlier this year, when they located an F-14, one that had survived destruction...

Thompson launches next generation VantageXL

Following the huge continuing success of the VantageXL platform, Thompson Aero Seating launches a new and enhanced 2022 design VantageXL. With impressive personal living space, a fully flat horiz...

DC Aviation is the new sponsor of DTM Team, SSR Performance

DC Aviation is new sponsor of the Munich DTM team, SSR Performance. During the 2022 DTM season, the DC Aviation logo will adorn the green and black Porsche 911 GT3 R of racecar driver Dennis Olse...

Continued expansion - Luxaviation adds Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 aircraft to its charter fleet

EBACE2022 was the perfect place to make an announcement - Luxaviation adds of the Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 aircraft, the first of the most recent model in Europe, to better serve our clients.The C...

Flying Colours Corp. sees resurgence in regional jet conversions as new customer signs for corporate shuttle

Flying Colours Corp.confirmed the signing of an agreement for a CRJ 200* regional airliner conversion. The new client, a charter operator customer, anticipates using the aircraft to satisfy risin...

Embraer Energia initiative engages climate tech disrupters on sustainable flight

Embraer has completed its first ‘Start-Up Day’ aimed at encouraging start-up organisations and new entrants with the most innovative technologies, to join its Energia sustainable flight in...

AURA AERO and AELIS join forces to act on the decarbonization of aviation

Both convinced of the climate emergency and the need to act, AURA AERO and AELIS announce their long-term collaboration on ERA, AURA AERO’s hybrid-electric regional aircraft. AELIS will pro...

Jet Aviation signs completion contract for Boeing Business Jet MAX 9

Jet Aviation has signed a completion contract for a BBJ MAX 9. This follows the signing of two BBJ MAX 8 aircraft earlier this year. The aircraft is for an undisclosed VVIP customer and is schedu...

World fastest L-band inflight connectivity service for business aviation - SwiftJet

Inmarsat and Honeywell are setting a new benchmark in satellite communications with the launch of SwiftJet, their latest inflight connectivity service for the business aviation industry. It will...

DRONAMICS partners with FlightSafety International on an advanced training programme

DRONAMICS, the leading middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator, today announced it is partnering with FlightSafety International on an advanced training programme for its remote pilots and engi...

Zero Time Since Overhaul - Pratt & Whitney Canada launches a P&WCSMART flat-rate exchange for PW615F-A engines powering Cessna Mustang jets

Pratt & Whitney Canada has officially expanded the portfolio of its popular P&WCSMART™ maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions with the launch of a new offering for it...

Jetstar unveils new livery for its Airbus NEO fleet as delivery countdown for first aircraft begins

In celebration of its 18th birthday today, Jetstar has unveiled the new livery for its world-class fleet of Airbus NEOs as the airline prepares to embark on a new era of flying. The first of...

Pratt & Whitney Canada launches carbon offset service to general aviation customers by signing up JetFly

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced that European fractional owner JetFly has signed up its entire fleet of PT6A and PT6 E-Series™ engine-powered Pilatus aircraft that are enrolled in the Eagle...

Ready for kick-off - Falcon 6X round-the-globe proving campaign

Before any important information from manufacturer - we had the pleasure to discover Falcon6X today in Geneva at EBACE2022. Even knowing it is quite subjective... This is an amazing plane, a result of...

Special charter flights from Dubai to Doha ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar - DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

With just under six months to go before kick-off to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim has announced it is offering special charter flights from Dubai to fans to head to Doha and support...

VoltAero brings its Cassio electric-parallel hybrid aircraft to the Netherlands for sustainable aviation demo flights with the country Power Up initiative

VoltAero Cassio electric-hybrid aircraft is to perform demonstration flights across selected routes in the Netherlands beginning June 13 to promote highly sustainable regional aviation throughout...

Another complex Bombardier Global Express refit project completed by FAI Technik

Nuremberg, Germany-based MRO, FAI Technik GmbH, part of the FAI Aviation Group and subsidiary of German special mission operator, FAI rent-a-jet has completed another outstanding Bombardier Globa...

UAS adds flexible global flight planning platform PPS to technology offering

Global trip support and aviation technology solutions provider, UAS International Trip Support has teamed up with global provider of advanced aviation software and ADS-B network, AIR SU...

Leonardo VIP/corporate helicopter fleet set to grow in Europe with new orders announced at EBACE 2022

Leonardo leadership in the VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced at EBACE 2022, including three AW109 GrandNew light twin, one AW109 Trekker and...