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Emirates elected Airline of the Year 2015 by Worldwide Travel Agencies

Emirates Airline has been announced as “Airline of the Year” at the APG - Network for Airline Distribution Services awards. For the third consecutive year, APG - the Network for Airline Distribution Services - has run the A.W.A.R.D. (the APG Worldwide Airline Reward for Distribution),...

Southwest Airlines Plans to Roll Out First New Employee Uniforms in 20 Years, Other Changes

Southwest Airlines is in the midst of rolling some changes, including uniforms for employees and a new inflight drinks menu for passengers, as it continues to grow. The company's last complete uniform redo was 20 years ago, Teresa Laraba, Southwest's senior vice president of cus...


Where to see the Vulcan bomber farewell tour

The world's last flying Vulcan bomber, XH558, will this weekend perform fly-pasts around the country giving large crowds a chance to say goodbye to the Cold War bomber. Hundreds of thousands are expected this weekend to try to catch a farewell glimpse of the world’s last flying Vulcan bomber as the majestic Cold War jet makes fly-pasts around the country in a farewell tour. The dis...

Etihad Airways host Dutch travel industry representatives to Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways is playing host to 250 leading travel industry representatives from The Netherlands. The delegation has arrived in Abu Dhabi for the ANVR (Algemene Nederlandse Vereniging van Reisondernemingen) Dutch Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators Conference 2015.  The event is sponsored by Etihad Airways, which has provided return transportation from Amsterdam to Abu Dha...

Heli-One Offers Super Puma Operators New Universal Avionics Solution

Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, Heli-One, recently completed installation of Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS) and MFD-640 Multi-Function Display on a CHC Helicopter Airbus Super Puma aircraft. With a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in hand, rotorcraft operators have a mission-ready flight deck solution. The UNS-1Fw MMMS provides the operator with cent...

First Syrian female pilot joins 99s at successful annual meeting

The Arabian section of the Ninety Nines female pilot organisation have completed their 4th annual meeting which took place in Jordan - an event which saw the group increase its numbers with its first member from Syria. . Held under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma Hamza who as the first Arab female aerobatic pilot and Jordan’s first female glider pilot is herself a member of the group,...

Collins debuts Pro Line Fusion at Helitech

Rockwell Collins displayed a Pro Line Fusion avionics system demonstrator for helicopter cockpits for the first time the Helitech International Helicopter Expo and Conference in London. The Helitech debut follows the system’s commercial launch earlier this year. Airbus Helicopters and Vector Aerospace will develop and market Pro Line Fusion as a cockpit upgrade. All Airbus Helicopters pla...

Helitech International 2015 - Diversity and Internationality

Diversity and internationality are the key themes of Helitech International 2015, which opens today at ExCeL London. Exhibitors from 23 countries will be displaying platforms, systems, components, equipment, materials and services that span a broad spectrum of the civil and parapublic rotorcraft sectors. Companies from Australia, New Zealand, Qatar, the UAE and South Africa join exhibitors from He...

Museum of Aviation Gets Fully-Restored P-51

After finally getting a B-17 bomber in its arsenal of attractions, the Museum of Aviation now has the plane that protected it. The museum staff has reassembled a fully restored P-51 Mustang fighter and rolled it into the Century of Flight Hangar. It will remain there on display for the time being but eventually will be in the Scott World War II Hangar along with the B-17, which is being restore...

inter airport Europe 2015 opens with exhibitor record

The 20th anniversary edition of inter airport Europe, International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services, was officially opened today at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. Until Friday, 9th October 2015, a total of 676 exhibitors from 44 countries will present a unique variety of the latest airport equipment on a total net exhibition space of 30,000 square metres. This re...

Biggin Hill gives figures for BGAD 2015

Biggin Hill is reporting that BGAD had over 700 visitors, 60 exhibitors and 20 aircraft and helicopters in the static display. The show highlighted the UK debut of the Cessna Citation Latitude; the launch of TBM dealer Flying Smart’s new sales base at Biggin Hill; Globeair’s promotion of its new collaboration with BACA and Zenith Aviation’s new charter fleet. Charter broker...

Jennifer Aniston is star of Emirates' latest product campaign

Emirates has unveiled its highly anticipated television commercial (TVC) featuring Hollywood actress, director and producer Jennifer Aniston. This marks the first time Emirates has collaborated with the international star in a global digital and TV campaign.  The Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress showcases her impeccable comedic timing in the global airline’s light-heart...

For GCC economy, ATC Global raises some key questions

John Swift, Director, NATS Middle East looks at the key issues that will be raised at today's ATC Global event in Dubai. The emergence of the Gulf, over the past decade, as the dominant hub in global aviation has been astounding. The natural geographic advantage of the region has been matched by unprecedented levels of investment in airport infrastructure, and the world’s newest fleet...

Chkalov State Flight Test Center turned 95

State Order of Lenin and Order of the Red Banner Flight Test Center named after V.P. Chkalov celebrated its 95th anniversary, press-service of Russian Ministry of Defense reports. Today the center possesses unique test facilities and equipment. Only here a new or upgraded aircraft as well as new weapons may be tested in full in terms of compliance with the performance specification. The...

Upcoming events

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

22/07/2019 - 29/07/2019
United States, Oshkosh

Airport Strategic Planning Masterclass 2019

30/07/2019 - 02/08/2019
Singapore, Singopore

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EAA launches New SkillScore Tracker - immediate feedback on piloting skills

The Experimental Aircraft Association, in cooperation with CloudAhoy, a leader in bringing technology to post-flight debriefing, is releasing at no charge to EAA members the first proficiency tracker...

Premier Summit Returns to London- 5th Aerotropolis World Summit

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Speed meets adventure at Daher’s EAA AirVenture exhibit

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Small, but so important nowadays - new, powerful USB charger for aircraft

If we ask you to name a small, always invisible but very important detail, device if you want, necessary in every aircraft cockpit? Second clue - a must be to keep working a tablet or mobile device......