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Essential news for 22 Feb 2021

First Brazilian Praetor 500 delivered

Embraer recently delivered the first Praetor 500 to an undisclosed customer in Brazil, marking the first delivery of the aircraft type in the country. The Praetor 500 is currently the farthest - and fastest - flying midsize business jet, with an intercontinental range of 3,340 nautical miles (6,186 km), with four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves “We are proud to deliver the first Pra...

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Magnetic Engines performs its first combustion chamber replacement on CFM56-7B engine

Magnetic Engines, a subsidiary of Magnetic MRO Total Technical Care provider for aircraft operators and lessors, has performed its firstcombustion chamber replacement on a CFM56-7B engine. Combustion chamber replacement is one of the new services added to the company’s capabilities list after the purchase of new tooling last year and one of the first projects since the new brand la...

Riga Airport expands its Covid-19 testing options

A permanent E. Gulbis Laboratory patient reception point has been opened at Riga Airport, offering travellers and employees of the Airport and companies working at the Airport an opportunity to take various types of Covid-19 tests, as well as perform other types of medical tests.  The patient point is located in the Airport’s check-in hall, to the right of the entrance, where th...

CharterSync sees rapid growth as UK air cargo operators grapple with EU permit process

CharterSync, the air cargo charter platform, has seen significant growth since 1st January as UK air cargo operators have struggled to cope with the challenge of securing post-Brexit UK-EU flight permits. CharterSync, which connects freight forwarders with cargo and executive jet operators, handled 183 flights and 750 tons of cargo across Europe in January 2021, a 33% increase on volumes...

First milestone in implementing carbon emissions reducing start-stop technology - Air bp

Air bp announced that all its fuel hydrant dispenser vehicles in Portugal now have stop-start technology. This is the first country in Air bp’s operated network to achieve the milestone and forms one element of the business’s carbon management plan. Effective immediately, Air bp will have start-stop technology installed on all its newly procured hydrant dispensers. The a...