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Czech Airlines Technics is now certified to provide Line Maintenance for A320neo and B737 MAX aircraft

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group providing aircraft repair and maintenance services, has become the first entity in the Czech Republic certified by the Civil Aviation Authority to provide line maintenance for the new Airbus A320 NEO and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Only a few private companies in Europe are authorised and have staff trained to work on t...

ABS Jets was awarded the IS-BAO III certificate, confirming its position among the global leaders

ABS Jets, the leading European business jet operator, has received the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage III certification. The company is the first in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic to obtain the prestigious international certificate. Issued by IBAC (International Business Aviation Council), the IS-BAO III certificate confirms ABS Jets’ co...

Young aviators enjoyed an amazing camp with historical planes

Children from the Kamarad Tremosna Youth Centre in the Czech Republic have enjoyed an extraordinary experience. They have spent one week in a camp at the AeroClub Plasy airport, where they had a great opportunity to try out the lives of military pilots during World War II. They also flew on unique historical planes. A leading Czech business jet operator, ABS Jets, has been the proud partner of the...

Two brand new Gulfstreams added to the ABS Jets fleet

Leading Czech business jets operator ABS Jets expanded its fleet by Gulfstreams G650 and G550. Both aircraft flew directly from the manufacturer´s airfields to serve the clients and voyage through the world from Prague base. They joined two other G550s and a fleet of 7 Embraer Legacies 600. The aircraft belong to business jets with the longest range all over the world, both can fly reli...

Bell Helicopter Prague delivers first fully customized aircraft from new state-of-the-art facility

Bell Helicopter announced the completion of the first fully customized aircraft from its new European state-of-the-art Customization and Delivery Center located in Prague. The customer, Air Transport Europe of Slovakia, recently accepted three newly customized Bell 429 EMS configured aircraft at Bell Helicopter’s delivery center in Prague. The Bell Helicopter facility in Pr...

CEPA EXPO 2016-JAA workshops and presentations look to the Future of Business Aviation

The organisers of CEPA EXPO have created a program of forward looking and visionary presentations for the 2016 event. Featuring a series of educational workshops organised by the JAA Training Organisation, CEPA EXPO 2016 promises to deliver a highly educational series of workshop presentations enabling delegates to be fully informed on the latest regulations and the implications for the future. Th...

Czech cabinet approves investment deal with GE Aviation

The Czech government approved a deal with GE Aviation on Wednesday for an investment in a new turboprop engine plant that will cost an estimated 350 million euros ($384.76 million). "The Czech government today approved cooperation with GE Aviation," Industry Minister Jan Mladek said on Twitter. "Aviation engines will be developed, examined and produced in the Czech Republic."...

Czech Airlines Technics to Provide Aircraft Maintenance for China Eastern Airlines

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group, which provides aircraft maintenance services, entered into an Agreement with another Chinese air carrier, China Eastern Airlines. CSAT will thus provide line maintenance for aircraft servicing the new Prague – Shanghai route. Since September 2015, CSAT has been providing line maintenance fo...

UAV forces Czech airliner to abort takeoff

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), flying close to Prague’s Václav Havel International Airport, forced air traffic controllers to issue an “immediate stop” message to an airliner on its takeoff roll. The incident, involving a Boeing 737-800 of Czech carrier Travel Service, occurred May 6. The aircraft was operating on behalf of SmartWings, Travel Service’s schedule...

Bell Helicopter expands capabilities in Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company announced today that its Prague location officially opened a new paint facility and delivery center –providing full aircraft completion and delivery capabilities to its European customers. “Bell Helicopter’s continued investment in the region reinforces our commitment to our European customers to provide an in-region facility that offers...

ABS Jets cooperates with Honeywell on WIS application

ABS Jets, the Prague based business jet operator, works closely with Honeywell on further enhancements of an in-flight weather awareness application, known as "Weather Information Service" (WIS). ABS Jets and their crews collaborate with Honeywell on design and validation of new features appearing soon in future releases of WIS. The WIS application was first demonstrated at&...

Czech Airlines To Launch 11 New Destinations This Summer

This summer season, Czech Airlines will launch regular scheduled operations on routes to Malta, Birmingham, Helsinki, Pisa, Zagreb, Skopje, Odessa, Kaliningrad, Kazan and Ufa. A seasonal service connecting Riyadh and Prague, which will be operated by Czech Airlines from the beginning of July to the end of September, is a new addition to the timetable. Czech Airlines will also re-launch its seasona...