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Satena optimises fleet support with ATR GMA

ATR and SATENA signed of a Global Maintenance Agreement contract covering: onsite stock, Standard Exchange, Line Replaceable Unit repair and propeller blades. SATENA are an existing ATR operator but this is the first time they have chosen ATR’s GMA for their fleet support. Owned and managed by the Colombian Air Force, SATENA provides essential connectivity throughout the country, provid...

Colombia new Presidential helicopter will be Leonardo AW139

The Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter will be the new Presidential Transport helicopter in the Republic of Colombia. The aircraft, in a special VVIP configuration, is expected to be delivered in spring this year and will be operated by the Colombian Air Force.  The supply of this helicopter will make the Colombian Air Force the first military customer of the type in the co...

Columbia Helicopters signs five aircraft lease deal with US Forest Service

Columbia Helicopters has signed a deal with the US Forest Service to provide five aircraft under contract to assist in battling wildland fires. The helicopters provided will include two CH-47D Chinook helicopters that are equipped with newly certified internal tanks that will permit the aircraft to fight fires in urban areas. The company’s two tanked CH-47D helicopters will report to thei...

Malindo Air Continues Expansion To Colombo

Malindo Air, recent winners of Airline of the Year 2014 and Top Performing Airline 2015 awards, continues its expansion plans by launching daily services today from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo. The daily services to Sri Lanka mark the airline’s ninth country in its international network expansion.  Introductory fares for the new route from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo start at RM339 for Economy...

Small plane crashes in Bogota, 5 killed

Five people, including the pilot, were killed Sunday and six others were injured when a small plane crashed into a bakery in the Engativá neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia, fire officials and the national aviation agency said. The plane, a Beechcraft 60 G-Type flying from Bogotá's El Dorado Airport to the town of Guaymaral, "fell out of the sky" about 4:20 p.m....

Plane Used by Tom Cruise Movie Crew Crashes in Colombia

A small plane assigned to the crew of a movie starring Tom Cruise crashed in Colombia on Friday, killing two people, including a Los Angeles-based film pilot, and seriously injuring a third, the country's civilian aviation authority said. An official with the aviation agency, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter, said Cruise wa...