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Essential news for 10 Jul 2019

Strata Plus launched to expand facility for Boeing 787 Dreamliner assembly

The new production facility in Al Ain will replicate Boeing Salt Lake City 787 vertical fin assembly line for the vertical fin program  Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, is to expand its current manufacturing facilities to on board the assembly of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner vertical fins. T...

First order for Bombardier Global 5500 is secured

Bombardier announced the first order for a Global 5500 aircraft is secured.It will be operated from the West Coast of the United States. This transaction is valued at $46 million U.S., according to current list prices. “The Global 5500 aircraft offers the ultimate in performance, comfort, reliability and signature smooth ride,” said Peter Likoray,...

Visit the Heart of African Business Aviation

Are you ready for MEBAA Show Morocco? It's only a couple of month away! It's the ideal time to set your goals, to schedule all meeting and use all opportunities this show is offering! MEBAA Show Morocco is the ideal platform for business aviation as the country is the centre of the aerospace industry in Africa. The show is held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed...

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Low-cost carriers accelerate their journey towards emulating e-commerce players

We all travel with one or another airlines, low-cost or usual one. Last 3 month there was a lot of information regarding low-cost carriers pricing details, most probably so passangers could be ready for massive holliday season. Let's see low-cost carrier trends from a little bit different angle. Low-cost carriers accelerate their journey towards emulating e-commerce players, says Infar...

First Azores Airlines A321LR delivered

Congratulations! First Azores Airlines A321LR delivered! Azores Airlines, the Azores archipelago-based carrier, became the latest operator of the long-range single-aisle aircraft after the delivery of its first of three A321LRs to be leased from Air Lease Corporation. ​ Powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines, the Azores Airlines’ A321LR comprises 190 seats in...

What's Up with Vertis Aviation App

Vertis Aviation App was launched back in May during EBACE. Almost two month of every day use gives a positive feedback - more than a hundred users have signed up, enjoying the easy to use interface to get charter quotes, empty leg alerts and seat only booking options.  Led by users from the U.S.A., where Vertis recently opened a new office in Boston, customers from Swit...

Garmin expands availability of the retrofit G1000 NXi integrated flight deck

Five more aircraft eligible for its G1000® NXi integrated flight deck upgrades are available! Aircraft currently equipped with a WAAS G1000 integrated flight deck that are now eligible for the G1000 NXi include the Cessna 172/182/206 and Beechcraft Bonanza and Baron. The G1000 NXi includes a wealth of features and capabilities such as wireless connectivity, SurfaceWatch™, map o...