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OGMA is the first authorized heavy maintenance center for E-Jets E2 aircraft in Europe, Middle East, and Africa

OGMA reached a historic milestone by becoming the first Authorized Maintenance Center certified by the Portuguese aeronautical authority to carry out commercial aircraft heavy maintenance for the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The announcement was made during the global Embraer Operators Conference, which is being held in Lisbon. Therefore, OGMA ex...

SEVENAIR ACADEMY acquires L3Harris assets in Portugal

Sevenair Academy, the largest and oldest aviation academy in Portugal and an international reference for the industry has acquired L3Harris pilot training assets in Portugal after na international closed tender. Alexandre Alves, Sevenair Chief Commercial Officer, commented:“We learned in May that L3Harris was moving out of Portugal closing its activity and being Portugal our main bas...

Embraer engages OGMA for the maintenance and modernization of A-29 Super Tucano

Embraer announced the beginning of the engagement process for OGMA S.A., the Company’s subsidiary in Portugal, to perform support and maintenance for the A-29 Super Tucano, as well as future modifications to the aircraft to meet the requirements of current and future customers in the region. Thus, OGMA will be the first company in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to have these capabi...

Sevenair announces ACMI contract with STP Airways

Sevenair the portuguese airline specialized in regional flights signed a wet- lease contract STP Airways to operate flights between the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. STP Airways is the national airline of the country. This operation will start next Wednesday, May 4th and will last for at least August. For the operation a Bae Jetstream 32 aircraft with capacity up to 19 passengers wa...

SEVENAIR ACADEMY - year 2021 in review and first inauguration of 2022

SEVENAIR ACADEMY comes to review the activity of the past year, as usual. 2021 was still a year full of challenges, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed by the government and ANAC (Portuguese aviation authority). Nevertheless, thanks to the efforts of all the teams, SEVENAIR ACADEMY maintained numbers similar to 2020, offsetting some declines...

OGMA strengthens collaboration with Pratt & Whitney on GTF engine maintenance

OGMA signed a new contract with Pratt & Whitney that reinforces the collaboration between the two companies, which began a year ago. This agreement, signed in the presence of the Prime Minister, António Costa, ensures that Portugal will provide maintenance for the PW1900G engine that currently powers the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft.  In November of 2020, OGMA was...

To boost tourism & economy - easyJet new seasonal base at Faro airport

easyJet officially opened its seasonal base at Faro International Airport. Operating since 1 June, this is the airline’s third operating base in Portugal, added to those in Lisbon, operating since 2012, and Porto, since 2015. The launch event was attended by Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of State for Economy and Digital Transition, Pedro Nuno Santos, Min...

Sevenair Academy launches a promotion campaign for its pilot courses

Aviation has been one of the most affected industries by the pandemic but fortunately we are receiving signs everydat of a comeback as vaccionation spreads and people get back to “normal”. Analysts predict a complete recovery starting in 2022 as flights get back to pre-pandemic numbers as they predict a scarcity of professionals building from 2025 onwards. It’s absolute...

First milestone in implementing carbon emissions reducing start-stop technology - Air bp

Air bp announced that all its fuel hydrant dispenser vehicles in Portugal now have stop-start technology. This is the first country in Air bp’s operated network to achieve the milestone and forms one element of the business’s carbon management plan. Effective immediately, Air bp will have start-stop technology installed on all its newly procured hydrant dispensers. The a...

To meet cargo demands during covid19 crisis Hi Fly converts A380

Hi Fly has created extra cargo capacity by temporarily removing economy seats of some of its aircraft, including the iconic A380 “Save the Coral Reefs”, to meet the high cargo demands during covid-19 crisis. The A380, with its large extra wide cabin and three deck can offer the largest volume for cargo transportation amongst all the passenger aircraft used for cargo, aproximatel...

Omni Handling eyes new FBO opportunities

Visitors of last EBACE had an opportunity to see a brief overview of each European country business aviation: number of movements, market trends. Actually, an amazing idea, we are sure numbers and trends have been memorized by industry professionals :) Let's have a closer look to Portugal. According to WingX data, business aviation movements in and out of Portugal have grown 22.2% in the fi...

TAP Air Portugal first A321LR is delivered

TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of its first of twelve A321LRs on order, becoming the first airline to operate a combined A330neo and A321LR fleet. The A321LR is the world’s most flexible and capable large single-aisle aircraft. Powered by CFM engines, TAP’s A321LR is configured with 171 seats (16 full flat Business, 48 Eco Premium and 107 Ecomomy seats). The combination of...