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Essential news for 01 Jun 2020

Aerobility launches the Armchair Airshow

Coming soon to your own living room - an airshow with a difference!  Scheduled for June 20th, the Armchair Airshow 2020 promises live pilot interviews, walk-throughs and never before seen air-display and in-cockpit footage. While final details of this exclusive online broadcast event are still under wraps, highlights will include footage from a number of aircraft including a Spitfir...

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Bell comprehensive program for new Commercial Aircraft Customers

Bell Textron announced a new comprehensive ownership program for purchasers of new Bell commercial aircraft, including the Bell 505, Bell 407GXi, Bell 429, and SUBARU Bell 412EPX. Bell will include a one-year subscription to Garmin® OnePak™ database bundles and the Garmin Pilot™ app as part of each new aircraft purchase. Database Concierge, the wireless transfer...

Newly created MHI RJ Aviation Group begins operations

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ) is launching as a newly created group of entities providing a holistic service and support solution for the global regional aircraft industry including the CRJ Series aircraft. The launch of MHIRJ coincides with the acquisition close of the CRJ Series Program from Bombardier Inc. by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ...

Gazprom Neft increases sales of aviation fuels in Q1 2020

Gazpromneft-Aero, operator of the Gazprom Neft aviation refuelling business, has delivered a 1.5% year-on-year increase in sales of aviation fuels in Q1 2020, with sales in the first three months of 2020 reaching 856,000 tonnes. Refuelling volumes for long-haul cargo aircraft on trans-Siberian routes from Asia to Russia and Europe increased in&n...

airBaltic connects again Riga and Paris

After receiving all of the necessary permissions, airBaltic plans to resume direct flights from Riga to Paris and from Paris to Riga on June 9, two days earlier than planned before.  Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Until the crisis began, we provided the best connectivity to and from all three Baltic capitals. We will continue this path by gradually adding n...

Etihad Airways launches health and hygiene programme championed by new wellness ambassadors

Etihad Airways has launched ‘Etihad Wellness’, an expanded and more comprehensive health and hygiene programme and customer guide. This builds on the stringent measures already put in place by the airline to deal with COVID-19. The programme will be championed by the introduction of specially trained Wellness Ambassadors, a first in the industry, who will provide essential travel healt...