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First Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin edition helicopter delivered in the Philippines

Airbus has delivered a brand new ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter to an existing private customer who is already flying the H130 across the Philippine archipelago. This will also be the first ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter delivered in South East Asia. The helicopter, one of the most distinctive sights in the skies, will immediately enter service in the Philippines, and will be pr...

Philippine Navy Cessna 172 trainer fleet grows with addition of four new 172S Skyhawks

Textron Aviation delivered four new Cessna 172S Skyhawk flight trainer aircraft to the Philippine Navy. The Cessna 172S Skyhawk is the world’s leading flight trainer and the most-produced single-engine piston aircraft. It delivers an intuitive but sophisticated cockpit experience in a platform ideally suited for learning the skills needed to become a true pilot in command...

Airflite named as Diamond Aircraft sales agent for the Philippines

Diamond Aircraft announced Airflite Asia (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airflite Pty Ltd, as the sales agent for the Philippines. "Airflite is delighted to be appointed as the official Diamond Aircraft representative for the Philippines," said Joachim Hartmann Airflite’s VP Aircraft Sales for Asia. "We see the Philippines as being a very important market...

Philippine Airlines emerges from Chapter 11 reinvigorated for the future

Philippine Airlines Inc. has emerged from its voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings as a more efficient airline with a strengthened balance sheet, reaffirming its continuing role as the Philippines’ sole full-service airline with the largest international network. PAL successfully completed its financial restructuring within four months, in contrast to other airlines that remain in the Chapter 11...

Metrojet Engineering Clark welcomes first Bombardier Global 7500 hangar-parking jet

Metrojet Engineering Clark (MEC), the Philippines based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) station of Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com), has delightfully welcomed the first Bombardier Global 7500 to the new state-of-the-art MRO facility in Clark for hangar parking service.​ “The travel and quarantine restrictions continue to impact the flying activities in the A...

Philippines - next expansion of Daher Kodiak 100 aircraft international sales network - NeBeSci as its dealership

NeBeSci has been appointed as Daher’s Kodiak 100 dealership in the Philippines, providing an in-country sales presence for this multi-mission turboprop-powered utility aircraft at the southeast Asian archipelago. Based at Paranaque City near Manila, NeBeSci is a diversified trade and services corporation with a focus on aviation. The company’s top managers include pilots with d...

Philippine Coast Guard took delivery of second H145 for parapublic missions

Philippine Coast Guard welcomed its second H145 helicopter, just four months after the official commissioning of its first H145. With their two light-twin helicopters, the parapublic agency becomes the first coast guard organisation in the world to operate the multi-purpose H145. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is specially equipped with weather radar, bambi bucket, emergency flo...

Cebu Pacific Air adds ATR 72-600 training to a 15-year exclusive agreement with CAE-Cebu joint venture

CAE announced that Cebu Pacific Air (Cebu) added pilot training for ATR 72-600 to an exclusive 15-year training agreement with its joint venture, Philippine Academy for Aviation Training (PAAT). Under the terms of the agreement, CAE instructors will deliver initial and recurrent training to Cebu’s pilots on a brand-new CAE-built ATR 72-600 full-flight simulator (FFS). The device is depl...

Six new TECNAMs joined Pradera Verde Aviation fleet

Tecnam announced that newly set up Pradera Verde Aviation Group of Companies in the Philippines has chosen to equip their fleet with six new Tecnam aircraft — five P2008 JC MkII aircraft and one P2010. The Tecnam P2008 JC MkII is currently the most appreciated basic trainer on the aviation market. With its carbon-fibre fuselage, metal wings and stabilator, the two-seat P2008 JC has a va...

Aviation Concepts Technical Services achieves 4A/4C Check on Gulfstream Fleet

Philippines based Aviation Concepts Technical Services announced recently upgraded 4A/4C capability from Federal Aviation Administration following the preliminary 1A/1C approval received in the middle of March. With a strong and experienced Gulfstream team, the ACTSI MRO is now capable to provide maintenance services for Gulfstream G450, G550, G650 & G650ER. ACTSI added the...

FAA approval grated to Aviation Concepts Technical Services

Philippines based Aviation Concepts Technical Services, Inc. (ACTSI) is pleased to announce of recently received Repair Station Certificate approval from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) services.  With the recognition from the FAA, we are capable to provide 1A/1C checks for Gulfstream aircraft, including G450/G550/G650 &a...

Cebu Pacific signed for 16 A330neo

Cebu Pacific has signed a firm order with Airbus for 16 long-range A330neo aircraft. The order firms up the wide-body portion of a previously announced Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which also includes commitments for 10 A321XLR and five A320neo single-aisle aircraft. The A330neo ordered by Cebu Pacific is a higher-capacity version of the A330-900, with up to 460 seats in a single-class co...