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SWISS to name 20 aircraft after Swiss tourist areas and resorts

SWISS will conclude its 20th anniversary celebrations with a very special action: twenty of its advanced Airbus A220-100 and A220-300 aircraft are to be named after Swiss tourist areas and resorts, to help publicize far and wide the sheer variety of Switzerland’s tourist landscape. To this end, SWISS and Switzerland Tourism co-ran a competition last December inviting Swiss tou...

Mission sustainability - Swiss Helicopter exclusively climate-neutral from 2023

The Swiss helicopter company and flight school Swiss Helicopter is consistently implementing its sustainability strategy and will offer all passenger flights exclusively climate-neutral from 2023.  In view of the global climate challenges, the aviation industry in particular has a duty to reduce or offset its emissions. Swiss Helicopter  accepts this responsibility and has therefore...

Departure for the anniversary year – 75 years of Zurich Airport

Since the maiden flight 75 years ago, Zurich Airport has developed into Switzerland's most important transport hub. In the anniversary year 2023, Zurich Airport looks back on its long history and looks ahead to future projects. The festivities include a big airport festival from September 1-3, an anniversary exhibition and many other highlights. On June 14, 1948, a Swissair Douglas DC-4 was...

Geneva Airpark - looking back at 2022 - movements are up, compared with before the health crisis in 2019

Early January is the perfect moment to look back at numbers and trends of the last year, as well as set goals and objectives for new one. The results for Geneva Airpark from January to the end of November, 2022, are very encouraging. The projections for a full year of operation also show a significant rise in activity on the previous three years. Movements in 2022 Geneva Airpark reg...

Jet Aviation engineering team innovates new aircraft antenna system

Jet Aviation engineering team has been busy finding new and innovative solutions to the complexities of aircraft KA Band Satcom System. The initial project began in 2016, as the sales team were thinking ahead of new ways to benefit the maintenance of aircraft, and ultimately the customer. The KA Band Satcom System is used for connectivity within the aircraft, including activities that re...

Swiss WorldCargo celebrates the 1st SAF-compensated cargo shipment

Recently, the 1st SAF-compensated cargo shipment departed from Barcelona, heading to Zurich, with Narita as the final destination. The flight represents an important milestone for Swiss WorldCargo, as it brings the division a significant step closer to SAF leverage and, thus, to a greener future in aviation.Swiss WorldCargo’s 1st SAF-compensated cargo shipment left Barcelona, heading to Zuri...

SWISS to recruit new pilots from 2023

SWISS is to resume the recruitment and training of new pilots from 2023 onwards. The training will be provided by the European Flight Academy, which is operated by Lufthansa Aviation Training. SWISS student pilots can also take advantage of financial training support. SWISS will resume the recruitment and training of new pilots next year, after such activities were suspended in view of t...

Daher delivers the first TBM 960 very efficient turboprop aircraft to a Swiss-based customer

Daher announced the initial delivery of a Swiss-registered TBM 960 very efficient turboprop aircraft, which was received by Paolo Buzzi – who has explored the world in his previously-owned TBM 930. This top-of-the-line TBM 960 increases the number of TBMs based in Switzerland to 12, which is an impressive number for a country with only 8.7 million inhabitants. Daher’s TBM area sales re...

World longest urban drone delivery route connecting hospitals and laboratories in Zurich

Matternet has begun test operations on a five-kilometer beyond-visual-line-of-sight route over the city of Zurich, Switzerland. This route is the world’s longest drone delivery route over a major city and will be used to transport diagnostic samples between the Triemli and Waid Hospitals – both a part of Stadspital Zürich, a municipal central hospital owned by the city of Zur...

Rega orders 12 additional five-bladed H145s for its mountain bases

Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega has ordered a second batch of 12 five-bladed H145 helicopters to be operated from its mountain bases. They will replace the current fleet of AW109SP helicopters. This new order follows an initial contract for nine H145s, announced in March this year. By 2026, Rega will operate an all-Airbus fleet consisting of 21 five-bladed H145s. Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus He...

Jet Aviation extends Boeing 777 maintenance capabilities in Basel

Jet Aviation announces a work scopre extension of its ecisting Boeing 777 capabilities in Basel.The facility holds maintenance approval for over 50 aircraft types. Jet Aviation Basel is now approved for heavy maintenance on the Boeing 777 up to and including 15-year checks. The work scope extension required the company to invest in additional specialized tools and training for the Boeing 777...

Transforming passenger experience & optimizing operations - SITA at Geneva Airport

Passengers traveling from Geneva Airport can now breeze through self-service touchpoints at check-in, bag drop, and security thanks to digital passenger processing technology from SITA. The new touchpoints are helping to reduce wait times and provide more flexibility to passengers increasingly seeking digital travel solutions.  Passengers and staff will also soon further benefit from boost...