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ATR 72-600 is selected by TAROM to renew its regional fleet

TAROM,  the Romanian national air carrier, has to renew its regional fleet, to provide increased seat capacity, to low operating costs and improve environmental performance. The choice of partners for this operation was quite obvious - ATR the market leader of regional aicraft and NAC, as number one regional aircraft lessor. So TAROM will introduce nine new ATR 72-600 aircra...

Aviation History – CIDNA – East Arrow

Looking back to the beginning of 20 century, how fast was the air travel in your opinion? How interesting were destinations maps, what service packages existed? Visiting Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu Airport,thanks to Valentin Iordache, the spokesperson of Bucharest Airports, we had a chance to find out about early years of aviation history. In 1920, the airport headquartered the first aviat...

Piper Appoints Dealer for Bulgaria and Romania

Piper Aircraft, Inc. and OK Aviation Sales announced today that they have expanded OK Aviation's territory to include Bulgaria and Romania. OK Aviation has been a Piper Dealer for nearly 20 years providing sales and product support to the country of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and the Slovak Republic. "For many years OK Aviation has been a proud and highly satisfied dealer of Piper pr...

Airbus Helicopters and IAR deepen strategic partnership on H215M with 15-year agreement

Agreement signed in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis Airbus Helicopters and IAR, Romania’s leading aerospace company, have decided to extend their exclusive cooperation on the H215M multirole helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defe...

5th anniversary for Total Fly

Total Fly is celebrating this September its 5th year of air charter broker activity.  “We want to say thanks to all the clients, operators and partners that decided to work with us in these years” says Davide Strinna, President and CEO of the company. “During these years we've been very satisfied with the management of several commercial charter operations for different...

New Airbus helicopter plant in Romania tightens European defence unity

Airbus opened a new plant to produce the H215 helicopter in Romania on Tuesday, a €50 million (Dh206.1m) investment which the French president François Hollande said fits into efforts to promote European defence cooperation. Speaking at a ceremony with the Romanian prime minister Dacian Ciolos in the factory in the town of Ghimbav, Mr Hollande said: "We must cooperate this way...

Wizz Air Opens Its Sibiu Base

Wizz Air and Romania’s largest airline today celebrates the major milestone of opening its seventh Romanian base in Sibiu and starting four new routes from Sibiu to Nuremberg, Madrid, Milan Bergamo and Munich Memmingen. With the four new flights starting over the weekend, WIZZ, deploying a robust Airbus A320 aircraft to the newest WIZZ base represents a further €9...

Blue Air - the biggest Romanian carrier

We are proud to present to you our operational figures for the first six months of 2016, a milestone year for Blue Air’s development. The airline has had an excellent start of 2016, having become a full member of IATA (International Air Transport Association), shortly after receiving the IOSA (IATAOperational Safety Audit) certification for the highest safety standards. This May, Blue Air recei...

EBRD: Aerospace company Sonaca spreads its wings in Romania

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting Romania’s fast-growing manufacturing sector with a US$ 8.5 million loan to Sonaca as the aerospace company expands its operations in Romania. With the EBRD funding, the firm will build a plant in north-western Romania to produce wing components for leading aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Embraer. The new p...

Ryanair Aims for Major Expansion in Romania

Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair plans to substantially increase its presence in Romania, with the creation of up to five bases in the Eastern European nation over the next few years, according to CEO Michael O'Leary. The move is a clear challenge to Hungary-based Wizz Air, which is the major LCC in Central and Eastern Europe. Currently, Ryanair flies only to a single Roman...

Blue Air links Iasi to four European capitals

Blue Air commenced services from Iasi (IAS) on 25 October to four European capitals including a domestic link to the Romanian capital, Bucharest (OTP). Services to London Luton (LTN), Paris Beauvais (BVA) and Rome Fiumicino (FCO) were also launched. All four routes will be operated by the carrier’s 737-400s and 737-500s according to OAG...

Aerostar To Achieve Record Heavy Maintenance Visits In 2015

Aerostar S.A., the leading Romanian aerospace company announced today at the MRO Europe exhibition that it will achieve a record number of heavy maintenance visits in 2015. So far this year the company has completed 48 heavy checks on, predominantly Boeing 737 (Classic and Next Generation) and Airbus A320 families, and has contracted for a further 17 aircraft to bring the total for th...