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Czech Airlines And Airbus Sign Purchase Agreement For Seven Airbus A320 Neo Aircraft

Czech Airlines and AIRBUS S.A.S. signed a new agreement based on which Czech Airlines will acquire seven new Airbus A320neo aircraft from the manufacturer. The aircraft will be added to the Czech Airlines’ fleet around 2021. The new agreement replaces the original contractual relation of the parties and settles all commitments of Czech Airlines thereto. In turns, the new Airbus...

The Black Sheep Tour 2016 - welcome on board!

For everyone working in Business Aviation EBACE is an annual big event you just can't miss. This year  there is one more reason, why  the event will be special - The Black Sheep Tour 2016. Who were imagining to be a WWII pilot...Now you have a unique opportunity to live this experience on board of DOUGLAS DC3 (1940) and some other warbirds such as YAK11, TBM Avenger, Nor...

GE To Build Engine for Textron T-prop in Czech Republic

GE Aviation will build the advanced turboprop engine for Textron Aviation’s new turboprop single at a development, test and engine production headquarters planned in the Czech Republic. Dubbed the GE Turboprop Center of Excellence, the facility is expected to open in 2020 to develop and manufacture new turboprop engines in the 1,000- to 2,000-shp range, including the 1,300-shp powerplant for...

Improved Performance L410 Continues World Tour

Czech manufacturer Aircraft Industries (AI) is here in Dubai (Stand 1947) to show its prototype L410NG commuter aircraft, which first flew in late July. Since then, the test-flying team it has been busy with certification flights, as well as a whistle-stop series of airshow appearances and marketing promotions. Last month [October], for example, AI joined engine provider GE Aviation in exhibiti...

NBAA Honors Czech Operator ABS For Safety Record

NBAA has given two of its safety awards to European aircraft charter and management company ABS Jets. The first award went to the Czech Republic-based operator in recognition of 11 years without an accident, involving 26,937 flight hours. Vladimir Sip, one of ABS’s most experience maintenance staff received the Technician Safety Award in recognition of his role in supporting the accident-fre...

Europe's Disappearing National Airlines

Signs in the Vaclav Havel Airport here include a new language: Korean. It's not about an influx of Korean-speaking passengers. Korean has become the language of survival for struggling Czech Airlines. Korean Air, which flies only four times a week to Prague, bought a 44% stake in the Czech Republic's flag carrier, which hasn't earned a profit in more than a decade, for less than US$...