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IATA: Passenger Demand Accelerates in June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017. This was up from 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. June capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.5%, and load factor rose 1.0 percentage poi...

IATA, CFM International Sign Pro-Competitive Agreement on Engine Maintenance

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with CFM International (CFM) that will lead to increased competition in the market for maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) on engines manufactured by CFM, a 50/50 partnership between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. “Airlines spend a tremendous amount of money on the maintenance a...

AMAC Aerospace awarded with new maintenance contracts

AMAC Aerospace proudly announces that a new maintenance contract on a head-of-state A320 aircraft has been awarded to the facility in Basel, Switzerland. Besides a C-Check, that will be performed on the narrow-body, AMAC will also upgrade the existing IFE (inflight entertainment system) with the improvement to stream HD content to the passengers’ personal electronic devices, such a mobile...

Leonardo-led consortium signs a 150 million Euro contract to upgrade the Baggage Handling Systems at Zurich Airport

The contract, which is worth approximately 120 million euros to Leonardo, is one of the largest in recent years in the European baggage handling field This important achievement has drawn on Leonardo’s exclusive cross-belt technology, which is also in use with other major logistics operators Airports in Europe and in the Gulf region, including Rome Fiumicino, Geneva, Paris Orly, Lyon,...

Handover of the First PC-21 to QinetiQ

Under the contract concluded with the British company QinetiQ in 2016, Pilatus is to provide two PC-21s to the “Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS)” based in Wiltshire, in the south of England. Operated by QinetiQ, ETPS functions as a training centre for flight test engineers and test pilots, and enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide. On 17 July, Markus Bucher, CEO of Pilatus...

Air Service Basel receives certification from Mexican Civil Aviation Authority

Swiss-based maintenance facility, Air Service Basel, has received authorisation from the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority to support small and mid-size business aircraft registered in Mexico including King Air, Textron and Falcon. The handling and maintenance facility located at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg announces new Maintenance Organisation Approval certificate from the Mexican Dire...

Kopter’s SH09 on duty for Law Enforcement at APSCON

The Airborne Public Safety Conference (APSCON) from 9 to 11 July in Louisville, KY, marks the site for the debut of Kopter’s SH09 multi-mission helicopter in an advanced public safety configuration engineered for Kopter by Metro Aviation in Shreveport, LA. Known primarily for their expertise in air-medical completions, Metro Aviation has expanded their proficiency in the design, productio...

IATA: Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth in May

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.1% compared to the same month in 2017, which was a slight pickup from 6.0% year-over-year growth for April 2018. Capacity climbed 5.9% and load factor rose 0.1 percentage point to 80.1%.  "May was another s...

Vertis Aviation to market Privajet’s first Bombardier Global 6000.

Vertis Aviation, the Switzerland-based, boutique long-range charter specialist, is working with executive aviation management company Privajet to market a privately owned, Sub-Saharan-based, Bombardier Global 6000 for international charter. The aircraft is the first Bombardier type to be registered on the Privajet Maltese AOC and heralds a new era for Privajet, as it executes a strategy to increas...

First Landing on an Unpaved Runway for the PC-24

The PC-24 made its first landing on an unpaved runway. The Super Versatile Jet is currently undergoing a programme of post-certification tests with special emphasis on unpaved runway operations. Pilatus plans on obtaining “Rough Field” certification in the fourth quarter of 2018. Woodbridge Airfield to the north east of London offers optimum test conditions: Pilatus spends two weeks...

RUAG earns approval for helicopters and propeller aircraft with Russian civil registration

RUAG Aviation is now also approved for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of civil helicopters and propeller aircraft registered in Russia. This is an extension to the existing approvals RUAG holds for business jets issued by the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) in 2016 and includes helicopters and propeller aircraft within the standard RUAG type ratings portfolio at...

FAI Aviation Group chooses My Sky Business Aviation Platform

FAI, the largest air ambulance fleet operator in Europe, and My Sky, the tech company specializing in jet financial management start a collaboration aiming at making charter operation more efficient.   My Sky, the Swiss tech company active since 2015 in the financial management of private jets, is entering a new milestone of its history by offering the first outsourced digitized accou...