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Man arrested after running across Madrid airport tarmac to catch flight

A man who jumped out of a disconnected jet bridge and ran across tarmac at an airport in Madrid caught his flight, but was arrested when it landed. He had a boarding pass and had cleared security, but had missed boarding for his flight to Gran Canaria. A video posted on Facebook showed him jumping from 10ft (3.5m) in the air, then shouldering two bags and running. The Associated Press new...

Eirtech Aviation ‘Passenger USB Power System’ Selected by Privilege Style

The Eirtech Aviation In-Seat Passenger Power System has been selected by Spanish operator, Privilege Style for installation on their B757 and B767 aircraft. The USB charging system allows passengers to charge their smartphones, tablets and other portable electronic devices device during flights. Eirtech Aviation developed the innovative power solution in response to the increasing use...

TAG Aviation Spain Obtains RNP1 Operations Approval

TAG Aviation Spain announced today that it has become the first Spanish operator to obtain approval to fly Required Navigation Performance (RNP1) flight paths. RNP regulatory approval has been awarded to TAG Aviation Spain by the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) which is a requirement for certain flight path destinations out of the country such as to Hong Kong and Singapore. As...

Spain's first A400M leaves paintshop

Spain’s first A400M tactical transport has been painted at Airbus Defence & Space’s San Pablo final assembly site in Seville, as the manufacturer conducts preparations for its debut flight within the coming weeks. The Europrop International TP400-D6-powered Atlas – serial number MSN44 – is the first of 27 on order for the Spanish air force, which has previously said...

The huge ghost airport where planes go to sleep

On a cold, dry plain in rural eastern Spain, 1,000 meters above sea level, a surreal scene greets drivers speeding along the Mudejar Highway inland from the Mediterranean sea. Line after line of enormous jumbo jets appear silhouetted against the horizon. It's not a mirage, but the site of the largest industrial airport in Europe.  Don't call it a junkyard Located outsi...

Ibiza booms nearly 450% as bookings increase to European destinations

The boost in corporate jet bookings to European destinations has been reflected in the latest internal figures from charter company Victor, released to Corporate Jet investor. The company recorded an increase in booking requests in the first two months of 2016 for select European destinations. It has seen requests in the first two months for flights in June and July for Ibiza up by 441%; Cann...

Privilege Style awards seven year power-by-the-hour contract for two B757s to AJW Aviation

AJW Aviation, the integrated aircraft support specialist, has signed a seven year PBH contract with Spanish non-scheduled airline, Privilege Style. The contract will cover the supply of spare parts for the airline’s fleet of two Boeing 757 aircraft.  Privilege Style is the first private flight operator in Spain to offer exclusive flights with medium capacity (200 seater aircra...

Iberia Takes Delivery of the “Buenos Aires”, its Second A330-200

Iberia has taken delivery of its second new Airbus A330-200, called “Buenos Aires” in honour of the first destination reached by Iberia when it first launched Spain-Latin America services just 70 years ago. Flying to Latin America since 1946 In 1946, Iberia became the first European airline to link Europe and Latin America with a flight from Madrid to the Argentine capital, stopp...

Airbus’ Getafe, Spain production facility delivers the first A350-1000 horizontal tail plane

Airbus has reached another A350 XWB programme milestone with start-up of A350-1000 horizontal tail plane deliveries from the company’s Getafe, Spain facility. The initial A350-1000 horizontal tail plane will be integrated on Airbus’ no. 1 flight test aircraft, which currently is going through its final assembly process in Toulouse, France, as per planning. Commenting on...

Sky Valet opens Malaga FBO

Sky Valet has opened a new FBO in Malaga, Spain. Sky Valet launched in 2015. It offers ground handling services to passengers, crew members and aircraft at Madrid, Barcelona, Girona, Valencia, La Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza airports. These FBOs are all coordinated from an operations centre in Madrid. Sky Valet is committed to the IS-BAH standa...

Vueling Airbus A-320 at Barcelona on Feb 6th 2016, commenced takeoff without clearance and rejected

A Vueling Airbus A320-200, registration EC-LVS (in the last couple of years, this aircraft has been involved in zero other incidents. The same airline, Vueling, has been featured in totally 34 incidents or accidents) performing flight VY-1005 from Barcelona,SP to Madrid,SP (Spain), was cleared to line up Barcelona's runway 07R full length and wait. An Ural Airlines Airbus A321-200, registra...

Aviophobia: Low-flying Swiss Air plane scares Palma, Majorca residents

A large commercial aircraft spent Monday morning circling low over the historic center of Spanish resort Palma, scaring crowds and leading to all sorts of social media speculation. In the end, the flight turned out to be just a peaceful training exercise. The Spanish airport operator Aena said that Swiss Air had asked for permission to conduct a training flight that would continue for several d...