50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Austria aviation news

Austro Engine AE300 celebrates one million flight hours

Austro Engine, a company of the Diamond Aircraft Group, is celebrating 1 million flight hours of the AE300 jet-fuel aviation engine. Since the start of serial production in 2008, more than 1,500 engines have been delivered into operation. Jürgen Heinrich, CEO Austro Engine and Managing Director Diamond Aircraft Austria: “Reaching the 1 Million flight hours mark provides factual evide...

Jet Aviation gains EASA approval to support Challenger 604/605/650 aircraft in Vienna

Jet Aviation has recently received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide line maintenance to Bombardier Challenger 604/605/650 aircraft from its maintenance facility in Vienna, Austria. Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna is ready to fully support Bombardier aircraft owners and operators in the region. The Vienna-based maintenance operatio...

Austrian Airlines Again Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots in 2017

· A total of 145 new pilots were hired in 2016 – All of them have completed their training · In 2017 Austrian Airlines is again looking on the marketplace to recruit pilots without any flight experience – Training will take place in the “European Flight Academy”, the Lufthansa Group flight school  · Interested persons can submit applications at w...

Jet Aviation expands Bombardier capabilities in Vienna with recent EASA approvals

Jet Aviation Vienna recently received approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide line maintenance to Bombardier Global 5000/6000, Global Express and Global Express XRS series aircraft; and base maintenance to the Challenger 350. As a key destination for business aviation traffic, Jet Aviation’s expanding maintenance capabilities in Vienna provide suppor...

Austrian airline to launch the world's shortest international flight

A contender for the world’s shortest international flight – covering just 13 miles and lasting as little as eight minutes – has been launched by an Austrian airline. People’s Viennaline, founded in 2010 but with just four destinations on its route map, has announced plans to link St. Gallen–Altenrhein Airport in Switzerland with Friedrichshafen Airport in Germ...

Austrian Airlines Introduces New Career Model for Pilots

Consensus reached between the company and Works Council to reform the collective agreement Career model leads to greater balance within the pilot groups Collective agreement signed today A new career model has been introduced for the approx. 1,000 pilots working for Austrian Airlines. The accord was signed today by the company, the Works Council for the flight crew, the trade union and the Au...

GlobeAir wins Austrian Export Award 2016

GlobeAir, the Austrian based leading air taxi operator in Europe with the world´s largest fleet of Citation Mustang jets, won the prestigious Export Award 2016 presented by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The annual ceremony, organized by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, which represents the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy, was hel...

GlobeAir enjoys strong growth as European private jet market downsizes

GlobeAir has revealed that it operated 1,066 revenue flights in the first quarter of this year, 6.4% higher than the same period in 2015. Across the year the company operated 5,849 revenue departures from European airports, 11.7% higher than in 2014. The company says its growth is largely down to more people who use private jets in Europe downsizing the size of aircraft they charter because...

Sixth Austrian Airlines Embraer OE-LWK Took Off

Another Embraer aicraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet with the registration number OE-LWK took off on its initial flight OS311 from Vienna to Stockholm this morning. The Embraer aircraft is the sixth out of a total of 17 Embraer jets which Austrian Airlines will integrate into its fleet by the end of 2017. In April 2016, an Embraer simulator from Swiss Aviation Training (SAT) was relocate...

Special EBACE for Tyrolean Jet Services

Austrian business operator Tyrolean Jet Services (TJS) is a permanent exibitor at EBACE since 2003. Over the years TJS planes were repeatedly presented on static display exhibition. Martin Lehner told that TJS team at EBACE 2016 was represented by 12 employees. This year the presentation was almost gastronomic - offering guests original prosciutto,parmesan  and drinks from the Emilia-Romag...

Jet Aviation Vienna appointed factory authorized service center for G550 aircraft

Jet Aviation Vienna was recently appointed an official Gulfstream Factory Authorized Service Center for the Gulfstream G550 model aircraft. To support customer demand in Vienna and the region, particularly Eastern Europe, Jet Aviation Vienna has been appointed an OEM-approved Gulfstream Factory Authorized Service Center for Gulfstream G550 aircraft. The company will continue to expand...

Avcon – growth through diversity

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” This quote is from the German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel and adorns the website of Austria’s largest private jet operator, Avcon Jet. Any company that quotes philosophy on its home page must be a serious player in the aviation business. The firm has 23 jets available for charter, eight of which it owns. Add...