50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Events / Festivals news

Main aviation related events - exhibitions, congress, festivals

Latest Events / Festivals news

Congressman loses battle in war on shrinking airline seats

A congressional soldier fighting a war against shrinking airline seats lost a battle in the U.S. House Thursday. In a 26-33 vote, a House committee defeated legislation that would have mandated size standards for airline passenger seats. "I am disappointed," Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennesse...

Drone crashes into Empire State

The police report says drone crashed into the 4oth floor. And the man who crashed the drone into the famous building charged with crashing the drone. The man claims he asked an officer an officer told him it will be okay to fly there. There is no intel which drone was it, but Sean Nivin Riddle ...


Bombardier C Series Aircraft and Challenger 650 Business Jet Make Asia-Pacific Debut at Singapore Airshow 2016

Airshow’s static display will include a CS100 aircraft in the livery of first operator SWISS, an 86-seat Q400 turboprop from Thailand’s Nok Air and Challenger 650 and Global 6000 business jets. Bombardier announced today its upcoming presence at Asia’s biggest airshow – the Singapore Airshow 2016 – with an impressive line-up of commercial and business aircraft for...

The 4th 'Air Ambulance & Medical Evacuation' Conference will be held at the HeliRussia 2016

In spring this year the HeliRussia 2016 helicopter industry exhibition will open in Moscow. Alongside the launches and demonstrations of the latest developments in the helicopter industry, there will be organised discussion of topical issues for the industry. A regular forum of the exhibition since 2012 has been the international scientific and operational conference 'Air Ambulances & Medi...

Jet Aviation Hosts Bizav Industry Execs in Vienna

Movers and shakers in the business aviation industry in Europe and beyond congregated in Vienna’s Palais Coburg on Friday for an annual gathering hosted by Jet Aviation. The brainchild of Oliver Bergsch, Jet Aviation's vice president of MRO sales for Europe, Middle East and Asia, the invitation-only event attracts top-level executives to Austria. Jet Aviation president...

Shoreham crash pilot Andy Hill was involved in another air incident a year earlier

Pilot was reportedly deemed to be flying too low and too close to the crowd at Southport air show in 2014 - a year before Shoreham disaster killed 11. The pilot in the Shoreham Air Show crash that killed 11 people was involved in another aviation incident a year before the disaster, it has been claimed. Andy Hill, 51, was deemed to be flying too low and too close to the crowd at Southport, M...

5 helicopters evacuate victims of traffic accident on Skandinavia motorway

Three helicopters have taken off from Pulkovo airport to evacuate the injured in the traffic accident that happened at Saturday, January 30 in Vyborg District, Leningrad Region on the 158th km of the Skandinavia motorway. Two of the helicopters (K-32 and Mi-8) are provided by Emergencies Ministry Air Rescue Center of the Northwestern Regional Center and one Bell-244 by med evac aviati...

Jet Aviation St. Louis Upgrades Aircraft Paint Shop

Jet Aviation St. Louis recently upgraded the controls for climate, air quality and final finish at its paint shop. It also acquired devices that analyze paint color tint, inspect pearl and metallic paints, measure the smoothness of the paint finish and assess the level of paint gloss. “Our new computerized and automated climate-control system, painter decontamination chambers, and pa...

Model Airplane Designer Creates a Large Plane With a Single Circular Wing

Model airplane designer Peter Sripol from Flite Test created a Super Circle Plane, a large model craft with a single circular wing, for Flite Fest 2015. The unique creation was flown over a field of RC aircraft enthusiasts, many of whom used the Super Circle Plane’s circular wing as a target for their own craft. Photos via Flight Test

Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Reaches New Heights

Not even the looming threat of January’s winter storm Jonas was enough to dampen the enthusiasm for NBAA’s 27th annual Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference held in Tampa, Fla., as show organizers hailed the latest edition as the most successful in its history, surpassing the 25th-anniversary show in New Orleans. A slate of educational sessions–nearly 30 this year, d...

NASA transports its Mars crew capsule in the belly of a really weird cargo plane

NASA's Orion capsule — the spacecraft that could one day take humans to Mars — is going on an important flight today. Unfortunately it's not into space. Instead, the main structure of the vehicle is being transported from the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana, where the capsule was built, to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. That's where it will live until it goes on it...

The Age of Aerospace: Boeing sponsors TV series looking back at 100 years of high-flying history

This year marks the Boeing Co’s 100th anniversary, and the company is using the centennial as an opportunity not only to celebrate its own history, but the history of aerospace as well. That celebration takes the TV spotlight starting tonight, in the form of “The Age of Aerospace,” a five-part documentary series that’s airing on the Science Channel on Mondays. The series...

EASA ruling may lead to unregulated commercial UAV ops

New risk-mitigating unmanned air vehicle regulations proposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will only serve to create a “grey area" in which users of smaller systems can carry out unregulated aerial work, an industry expert claims. The most recent iteration of EASA’s revised UAV regulations – a technical opinion released on 18 December – offers what...

Aviation’s key stakeholders to converge at Singapore Airshow

The Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest and one of world’s most important aerospace and defence exhibition, is set to take-off next month with the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS) from Feb 14 to 15 once again leading the event, capturing critical conversation by global industry leaders on new ideas and emerging technologies that will provide new opportunities to furth...

Upcoming events

9th Annual Civil Avionics International Forum

12/08/2020 - 14/08/2020
China, Shanghai

The 2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020

13/08/2020 - 15/08/2020
China, Shanghai

Top of the week

The first, The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue

Today sees the launch of a thrilling new book written by aviation journalist and editor Paul E Eden. The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue is the first ever official docu...

Welcome the finalist in AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards - Wingcopter

Wingcopter has been named a finalist in the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). The Germany-based manufacturer of autonomous delivery drones was se...

Girls in Aviation Day 2020 available to all- now year round, online & free of charge

Women in Aviation International’s Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) will go on in 2020 – despite the global pandemic – and it will be bigger and more far-reaching than ever! WAI chapters...

The future of regional and global business aviation trends in 2020: return of MEBAA Show

The MEBAA Show, the Middle East’s leading business aviation platform, is set to return to Dubai, taking place on 08-10 December 2020 at DWC, Airshow Site. The event will showcase the latest tech...

Next steps for aviation amid COVID-19: a survival guide - Air Convention Digital Week

June 15th  – 19th, 2020 Monday - Friday, 2 PM (CET) Join the live stream for free! Next steps for aviation amid COVID-19: a survival guide  ·   The bi...

S7 Technics to participate in the key industry convention: MRO Russia & CIS 2020

S7 Technics continues its active participation in the industry’s high-profile events calendar. In March 2020 the team of S7 Technics experts will be working at the MRO Russia & CIS forum.&nb...

Celebrating 10 Years of Aviation Inspiration

The topic of crisis of the pilot shortage and aviation mechanic shortages is very mutch discussed. The logical question is - what should be done, what action will give immediate results, what act...