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Latest newcomer to join the team - PhilJets became part of Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance

Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance is growing fast, this time PhilJets is the latest newcomer to join the team. The integration of Philippines-based helicopter charter operator will give members with VIP helicopter charter access in the Asia-Pacific region, to compliment Alliance’s existing global capabilities in the US, Europe and Africa. Chairman, PhilJe...

Metrojet New Maintenance Facility is set to deliver operational excellence throughout Asia Pacific

Congratulations! Metrojet Limited breaks ground of its New Maintenance Facvility in the Philippines! Hong Kong-based Metrojet commenced the building of its  regional expansion project - a state-of-the-art business aviation parking and maintenance facility in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines - planned to be operational in Q2 2020. The 26,000m2 facility has been desig...

AirTaxi.ph takes delivery of its first H130 for tourism charters in the Philippines

Philippines’ largest charter operator AirTaxi.ph welcomed its first single-engine H130 helicopter. Currently operating two H145 helicopters, the new H130 will be dedicated for commercial operations, including passenger transport and sightseeing services in the Southern islands of the Philippines, including Boracay, Cebu and Palawan. “We are excited to introduce the first H...

Philippine Coast Guard becomes Philippines’ first H145 operator for parapublic missions

Philippine Coast Guard has placed an order for one H145 helicopter, making it the first H145 parapublic operator in the Philippines. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is specially equipped with high frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light, and electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuatio...

PhilJets adds Airbus H130, H145, and Bell 407 helicopters to fleet

In line with its plans of holding a stronger position in the aviation industry in Asia, PhilJets Group has confirmed during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), taking place from April 11 to 13, 2017, the delivery of its latest Bell 407 GXP helicopter to its fleet this month. In addition, PhilJets also expects the arrival of two Airbus H130 and one H145 later this year,...

Malindo Air Inks New Interline Partnership With Qatar Airways

Malindo Air has teamed up with Qatar Airways to offer passengers seamless travel and greater connectivity when travelling between ASEAN and more than 100 destinations in Qatar Airways’ network. The enhanced connectivity is coupled with the convenience of a single reservation across both airlines’ networks – thanks to a new bilateral interline agreement that took effect...

MD Helicopters appoints Sapura Aero for South East Asia sales

MD Helicopters has appointed Kuala Lumpur-based the Sapura Aero sales house to cover the South East Asian countries of Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. It will be tasked with selling the company’s full range commercial helicopter products as well as the optional equipment and accessories to support them....

Philippine navy orders AW159 helicopters

Finmeccanica has been awarded a contract, valued at over 100 million euros, to supply the Philippine Navy with two AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters. The aircraft will be built and delivered from the Finmeccanica Helicopter Division’s Yeovil plant, in the United Kingdom, in 2018. The order includes training and multi-year support and adds to those by the United Kingdom and the Republic of Kor...

MASkargo And Silk Way Airlines Signs Into A Strategic Partnership

Keeping in line with their strategies to expand their network reach, MASkargo and Silk Way Airlines of Azerbaijan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that will strengthen their competitive edge within the aviation industry. The agreement paves the way for greater collaboration between the airlines on cargo space agreements, ground handling and line maintenance. Both airlines will have ac...

Cebu Pacific Gives You A Reason To Visit The Philippines Again!

The largest airline in the Philippines, Cebu Pacific Air , today launched an exclusive seat sale for Hong Kong travellers looking to visit the Philippines in 2016.The special fares start from just HKD398 for one-way flights from Hong Kong to Manila, Cebu, Kalibo , Clark and Iloilo. Quoted fares are exclusive of travel products such as baggage allowance and meals, and inclusive of air fare, country...

Philippine Airlines selects the A350 XWB for future long haul fleet

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the order of six A350-900s, with another six purchase options. The news was announced today at the Singapore Airshow by Jaime J. Bautista, President & COO of Philippine Airlines and Fabrice Brégier, President & CEO of Airbus. Philippine Airlines will configure its A350-900s with a premium thr...

AIRSHOW-Philippine Air nears deal to acquire Airbus A350s -sources

Philippine Airlines Inc (PAL) is close to announcing a deal to secure about half a dozen wide-body Airbus jets to serve U.S. and Europe long-haul flights, several people familiar with the matter said. The deal for Airbus A350-900 jets, likely to be announced at this week's Singapore Airshow, would be valued around $1.8 billion at list prices based on an outright purchase, though other deal...