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Luxaviation launches industry-first signature scent

New inflight service concept, ‘Senses of Luxaviation’ Luxaviation Group, one of the largest private aircraft operators worldwide, is announcing the launch of ‘Cité Privée® for Luxaviation’, a signature scent exclusively created for use onboard its aircraft and at its ExecuJet-managed FBO facilities. A first for the private aviation industry, Luxaviat...

National flag carrier of Luxembourg chooses FL Technics for their Boeing 737NG

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, has just recently signed long-term contract with Luxair S.A., Société Luxembourgeoise de Navigation Aérienne, the regional flag carrier airline of Luxembourg for MRO services. The MRO services will be provided to their whole Boeing 737 NG fleet. First aircraft will be handled in t...

Luxembourg Defence orders two H145Ms

The Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has ordered two H145M multipurpose helicopters for defence and security missions. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will also provide a training and support package to its customer. The helicopters will be delivered before the end of 2019 and will enter into service beginning of 2020. With a maximum take-off weight of 3.7 tonnes, the H145M can...

Charlotte Pedersen - a woman in business aviation - the way to industry, point of view and vision for future

Each EBACE is a perfect opportunity to discuss with industry professionals, but sometimes due to over busy agenda best conversations are happening afterwards. This is exactly the case with this interview with Charlotte Pedersen, CEO of Luxaviation Helicopters. Q. Your way in aviation - was it a dream since you were a little girl, was it a coincidence? A. I ended up in aviation by pure...

FL Technics completes the first two C-checks for Luxemburg flag carrier Luxair

Recently, FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has completed the first two C-checks for the Luxemburg carrier Luxair. “I was impressed with the high professional standards and smooth communication with all FL Technics personnel involved in the process at various project stages,” said the representative of Luxair Martial...

Luxaviation Helicopters acquires Starspeed as first major business venture

Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, has today announced the acquisition of Starspeed, the global helicopter management, charter and training company. The deal, Luxaviation Helicopters' first acquisition since launching in February 2017, positions the company as the world's largest VIP and VVIP helicopter operator. Luxaviation Helicopters will incorporate Starspeed...

Cargolux grows market presence in Africa

Cargolux Airlines is set to introduce two new destinations in Africa, Douala in Cameroon and Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Services to Lubumbashi will begin on 15 September while Douala is served as of 3 October.  Flights to Lubumbashi leave Luxembourg every Friday evening, arriving in the DRC on Saturday mornings at 05:25. The return flight is routed via Johannesburg...

Cargolux Group flies profitably through volatile 2016

Cargolux Airlines has proved its qualities once more in the extremely volatile environment of the international air cargo industry. In a year dominated for the major part by worryingly low yields, fierce competition and overcapacity, the airline experienced a robust fourth quarter, one of the strongest in many years. The net profit for 2016 totaled US$ 5.5 million while scheduled freight tonne kil...

Cargolux 747-8F first to reach 1 million hours on the GEnx engine

Five and a half years after entry into service of its first GEnx-powered 747-‑8F, Cargolux, became the first operator worldwide to fly one million hours with this new engine type and remains GE’s GEnx fleet leader in total operating hours. With the first delivery of the 747-8F, Cargolux also became the launch customer of the GEnx engine that represents a giant leap forward in propulsion tech...

Luxaviation Helicopters launches as first global VIP helicopter management company

Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, has launched the first VIP helicopter management company. Present in key locations spanning the Group’s worldwide operations in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, Luxaviation Helicopters will manage VIP and VVIP helicopters for private and business clients. Luxaviation Helicopters will s...

SES and Satcom Global sign an agreement for global Ku-band network

SES S.A. announced that Satcom Global, a leading provider of global satellite communications services to the maritime and land sectors, will become a key partner for SES. The differentiated mobility solution will form a crucial part of Satcom Global’s new Ku-band VSAT service, Aura, providing seamless, reliable and high-speed connectivity to hundreds of maritime, offshore and land customers....

European Air Ambulance: 2016 in review

2016 was an award-winning year for European Air Ambulance, when commitment to patient care, ground-breaking innovation and ongoing investment led to global recognition at the highest level. Whether administering life-saving treatment to an infectious patient while minimising the risk of the spread of disease in transit; or putting a distressed child at ease on their journey home from a foreign...