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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...

Portuguese Aeronautical WEB Academy (AWA) got ALSIM AL250 FNPT II Flight Simulator

Alsim announced the sale of an AL250 flight simulator to AWA, a flight training school located near Lisbon Airport, with headquarters in Prior Velho, Portugal. The simulator is due to be delivered in April 2019. The AWA Board of Directors explained why they chose Alsim: “We were looking for a state-of-the-art simulator with excellent reliability. So we became interested in...

TAG Aviation Announces Creation of Maintenance Control Centre in Portugal

TAG Aviation is creating a Maintenance Control Centre (MCC) at Lisbon/Cascais (LPCS) Aerodrome from June 2018. This will enhance TAG Aviation's current Mobile Repair Team (MRT) operations, with maintenance services support now available from eight locations throughout Europe. The MCC will simplify the centralised handling of all AOGs and MRT requests, with one Customer Services contact numb...

BAA Training presents a dual profession programme

BAA Training, one of the largest aviation training centres in Northern Europe, launches a new training programme in cooperation with Atlantica, a private university with solid reputation in the educational industry in Portugal. The joint programme offers students an opportunity to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and acquire Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL (A) frozen)...

OMNI PORTUGUESE FLIGHT SCHOOL TRUSTS IN ALSIM AGAIN AND CHOOSES ALX’S FLIGHT SIMULATOR

Alsim is very pleased to announce the sale of an ALX SEP (Cessna 172) MEP (PA44) and Beech 200 to OMNI Aviation Group, one of the largest private Portuguese aviation groups, located in Portugal with branches in Brazil and Cape Verde. The OMNI Aviation Group offers expertise and know-how in almost every area of aviation: Commercial Aviation, Business Aviation, Maintenance, Training, Emergency M...

Cristiano Ronaldo to have airport named after him

Cristiano Ronaldo is to have an airport named after him on his native island of Madeira after Portugal's Euro 2016 success. The Real Madrid star already has a bronze statue, a museum and a hotel bearing his name in the island's capital city of Funchal, but will soon see the main airport rechristened the Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo airport. Local governor Miguel Albuquerque confirmed th...

TAP Portugal confirmed as launch operator for A330neo with Airspace by Airbus cabin

Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2016 – TAP Portugal has signed an agreement with Airbus to be the first operator of the new A330neo airliner and therefore also become the launching carrier to fly the Airspace by Airbus cabin brand in the A330neo. In 2015, the airline placed a large fleet renewal contract with Airbus which included an order for 14 A330-900neos. Passengers will soon be...