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The Bermuda Triangle: Whatever became of the myth

Seventy years after the disappearance of five planes in the Atlantic, Giles Milton investigates one of the world’s most enduring aviation mysteries The message picked up by the control tower was as bizarre as it was alarming. “Everything looks strange,” said the pilot. “It...

Iconic RV-6 Aircraft to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

Van’s Aircraft RV-6, part of the world’s most popular kit aircraft family, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016 with a “family gathering” of all RV aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. The 64th annual edition of EAA AirVenture, the “World’s Grea...


Masurel, Lemordant in the fray for top spot at Dubai games

The French duo of Olivier Masurel and Aude Lemordant were involved in a keen contest for top honours in the aerobatic competition at the end of the second day of the 2015 World Air Games (WAG) at the Skydive Dubai drop-zone. Masurel and Lemordant — the only female pilot in this category — are part of a select eight-member group of pilots who have been hand-picked to participate in t...

Etihad Airways named Air Transport World’s Airline of the Year 2016

Etihad Airways was last night named Airline of the Year 2016 by the prestigious US-based aviation industry publication Air Transport World (ATW). Etihad Airways was chosen for the top honour by ATW’s editorial board in a highly contested competition, with entries from more than 100 airlines around the world. The award recognises Etihad Airways’ clear vision; its successful organi...

Airservices undertakes business diagnostic and efficiency review

Airservices acting chief executive Jason Harfield says a review of the air traffic management provider’s processes will help put the organisation on the right path to meet the future aviation needs of the country. Harfield says a “business diagnostic and efficiency review”, which started in mid-November, would “look at everything we do, and how we do it”. &...

American University of Sharjah professor wins Airbus diversity award

Dr Fadi Aloul has been awarded the 2015 Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Airbus Diversity Award for his work in developing a course that introduces first-year students to engineering. Airbus engineering executive vice president and patron of the diversity award Charles Champion presented Dr Aloul with his award in Adelaide on Wednesday. Dr Aloul is a professor of computer science and...

Vega light rocket makes sixth successful launch

The European Space Agency’s Vega light rocket has made its sixth successful launch, from Kourou, French Guiana with a payload to test high-precision measurement technologies scientists hope will pave the way for the detection of so-far undiscovered gravitational waves. The 1h 45min flight VV06 put the Airbus Defence & Space-built LISA Pathfinder into an elliptic Earth orbit, from whic...

Boeing, Canadian Aviation Industry Launch Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Projec

Boeing, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada’s aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable aviation biofuel. Canada, which has extensive sustainably certified forests, has long used mill and forest residues to make wood pellets that are used to gener...

First medals won at the FAI World Air Games in Dubai

The FAI World Air Games, conducted under the rules of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), has commenced in Dubai. It is the premier international multi-discipline air sports event fielding the world’s top Air Sports athletes.  The multi-discipline event was organised by the Emirates Aerosports Federation under the patronage of the Crown Prince of...

Jetflite in Antarctica! First Falcon 7X landing on the sixth continent.

Last week a Falcon-7X of Finnish business aviation operator Jetflite fulfilled a unique commercial flight.  As the company told Bizavnews, on Sunday the business jet took off from Cape Town and made two legs flight to the southern corner of the world, Antarctica. The flight carried by a crew of three pilots and mechanics. The flight to Cape Town took 13.5...

Airbus pays homage to Jacques Rosay with the naming of its no. 1 A380

The no. 1 A380, which continues to serve as Airbus’ flight test aircraft, has been named after late company test pilot Jacques Rosay, who was the first to fly the 21st century flagship and also contributed to development and certification activities for the A318, A319, A330-200, A340-600, and A340-500 while with Airbus.  During a naming ceremony for A380 MSN 001 (Manufacturer&rs...

Dassault joins CleanSky

Dassault Aviation has joined the CleanSky program sponsored by the European Commission, in order to aid the improvement of the environmental impact of future generations of aircraft. Dassault stands as one of the pioneers of green aviation, and spends a large portion of its R&D budgets on reducing fuel consumption and improving its impact on the environment.    Officials fro...

Rutan's SkiGull completes first flight

Burt Rutan pledged to continue designing new aircraft after completing the first flight of the homebuilt SkiGull amphibian, his 47th design to fly. The first flight on 24 November from a runway in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, last 1.8h and checked-out the single-engined aircraft’s basic handling qualities, according to a Facebook page for a forthcoming documentary movie entitled, “Lo...

Etihad brings mobile product exhibition to ILTM in Cannes

Etihad Airways’ unique mobile product exhibition will welcome attendees of the International Luxury Travel Market at the steps of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, this week. Attracting 1,500 global luxury buyers, the ILTM event is a major showcase for the world’s finest travel experiences. Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways chief commercial officer, said: “Our cab...

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Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

At Dubai Airshow Boeing and Emirates have finalized a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, valued at $8.8 billion according to list prices. Emirates had previously...

12 A330neo and 20 A321XLR aircraft GECAS order

GECAS, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has signed a firm order for 12 highly efficient wide-body Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs. Th...

To increase Awareness and to build Relationships - meet Cathay Pacific

There are general wellknown things about Cathay Pacific Group: Everything starter back in 1946, today, it is a company with a long history of connecting Hong-Kong with the rest of the World. Cath...

50 A350XWB order for Emirates signed at Dubai Airshow 2019

Airbus and Emirates Airline have signed a purchase agreement for 50 A350-900s - Airbus’ newest generation widebody aircraft. The order was signed at Dubai Airshow 2019 by His Highness Sh...

Airbus - UAE passenger traffic growth, larger international fleet, customer service

UAE air passenger traffic is constantly growing, it means the fleet of aircraft serving this traffic will significantly grow as well. Logical question – how many of new technicians, pilots and m...

Horizon International Flight Academy to become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world

Thanks to the purchase agreement signed today, Horizon International Flight Academy to become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world. Bell Textron will deliver 12...

New level of predictive health management expertise to airlines - Honeywell and Lufthansa Technik

World-class Honeywell Forge analytics available on Lufthansa Technik's AVIATAR platform to drive better decision-making! The collaboration will create a comprehensive data analytics solution fo...

The stage is yours -Leonardo: technologies, innovations and training services

Dubai Airshow stage is waiting for the leading partner of Middle East in the aerospace, defence and security sectors - Leonardo. The company is bringing new technologies and systems and l...

Consistency, passion and positive attitude, that is what you need to succeed – meet Omar Hosari

I consider myself a very lucky person. I have the opportunity to exchange with TOP Managers of Aviation Industry globally. It is an amazing source of inspiration, of energy and motivation for me. Some...

Let's get to know each other better - De Havilland Aircraft Canada

We are curious to find out more, to get know better the company, people working there, motivation and future plans.  Two days before Dubai Airshow 2019 we had the opportunity to get know bet...

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Ten VRT500 will find new home in Scandinavia

Rostec will supply ten light VRT500helicopters to Scandinavian countries. A corresponding dealership agreement.was signed between VR-Technologies and Rotorcraft Nordic AB...

Strategic alliance between Sanad and Emirates

Sanad Aerotech has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Airline, through its leading aircraft engine MRO division, Emirates Engine Maintenance Centre. The signing...

Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

At Dubai Airshow Boeing and Emirates have finalized a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, valued at $8.8 billion according to list prices. Emirates had previously...

12 A330neo and 20 A321XLR aircraft GECAS order

GECAS, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has signed a firm order for 12 highly efficient wide-body Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs. Th...

To increase Awareness and to build Relationships - meet Cathay Pacific

There are general wellknown things about Cathay Pacific Group: Everything starter back in 1946, today, it is a company with a long history of connecting Hong-Kong with the rest of the World. Cath...

Sanad became Maintenance Center for LEAP Engines

Sanad Aerotech, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala, has signed a landmark agreement with GE Aviation to provide maintenance services to GE for the next-generation of narrow body and wide...

Focus on customer centricity: Etihad Cargo partners Cargo One

Etihad Cargo has augmented its digitalisation strategy by signing a landmark distribution agreement with cargo.one, the multi-airline e-booking platform. Finalised on the side...