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Etihad Airways named Business Airline of the Year at 2016 Business Travel Awards

Etihad Airways has been named Business Airline of the Year at the 2016 Business Travel Awards. The ceremony was held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. The Business Travel Awards recognise the extraordinary achievements of the most deserving organisations and ind...

Lawsuit over shot-down drone could set U.S. law

He calls himself the “Drone Slayer.” And William Merideth, who shot down a drone over his Hillview home last summer, says he’d “do it again, with a smile.” Dismissing criminal charges against him for firing a gun within city limits, a judge said Merideth was within h...


Photographer Snaps Once-in-a-Lifetime Picture of Plane Mid-Flight

German photographer Birk Mobius couldn’t have known back in 2014, as he pointed his camera around the small aerodrome he was visiting, that he was about to capture an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime moment. As he casually snapped some pictures of a Boeing 777 cargo plane on a tumultuous 30-minute flight from Frankfurt to Leipzig, the stormy weather positioned the airplane’s path s...

The Centennial Of Coast Guard Aviation Kicks Off With This Sweet Retro MH-60T Jayhawk

This year marks the 100th year of U.S. Coast Guard aviation, and much like the Navy did in 2011, this monumental anniversary will be marked by a series of retro paint schemes applied to some of their aircraft. The first in that series is this MH-60T Jayhawk painted just like HH-34 Seahorse, R-5 Dragonfly and HH-19 Chickasaw helicopters during the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Here is t...

Detachable cabin invented to save lives during plane crashes

A way of saving lives in plane crashes has been conceived, after an inventor released desings for a detachable cabin. The technology was invented by Tatarenko Vladimir Nikolaevich, who has been working on the project for the past three years.  It consists of a detachable cabin that could be ejected at any time during take off, mid-flight or landing and allow the passenger...

High waves hamper search for Marines missing in Hawaii helicopter crash

High waves expected for the next several days will hamper the search for 12 Marines missing at sea after two helicopters collided near the island of Oahu in Hawaii, U.S. Coast Guard officials said on Friday. Two Coast Guard cutters and several Coast Guard aircraft were searching, along with two U.S. Navy warships and local police and fire department helicopters, the Coast Guard said. A safet...

Rice Introduces Bill to Preserve Sites Related to Aviation History on Long Island

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice along with local aviation enthusiasts, introduced a legislation to preserve significant sites related to aviation history on Long Island at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Thursday. Under the Long Island Aviation History Act, the Secretary of the Interior will be conducting a special study to evaluate the national significance of Long Island’s aviation h...

How Boeing Used Airplane Aerodynamics To Build a Better Golf Club

​Callaway Golf asked the aviation giant to use its knowledge of air flow to take a swing at improving the driver.​ Here's a fact for the next time you need to win a bar bet: How fast does a professional golfer swing the club on a fairway drive? The answer, according to Callaway Golf, is a blistering 120 mph.  With golf club head speeds well into triple digits, aerodynamics is a...

Russian Knights Aerobatic Team Ready to Steal Bahrain Air Show

The Russian aerobatic team Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) on Wednesday completed preparations for a performance at the international air show in Bahrain, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service said in a statement. "On January 13, the Russian Knights aerobatic team finalized the flight program, which will be demonstrated at the Bahrain Internati...

Senate seeks probe of $40m loan to aviation industry

The Senate has mandated its committees on aviation and anti-corruption to commence investigation into alleged disbursement of 40 million dollars ($40m) loan for rehabilitation and development of infrastructure in the aviation industry. The mandate is part of a 15-point recommendation adopted while considering report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Aviation on the poor state of the aviation industry...

IATA to host seminar at Bahrain International Airshow

The Supreme Organising Committee for the Bahrain International Airshow is has announced that IATA has chosen the event to host a seminar regarding its new safety programme for smaller aircraft which will be held on the third day of the show (January 23, 2016). Based on its internationally recognised IOSA programme the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) programme will allow operators of smal...

AirMule 'drone ambulance' makes first untethered flight

An unmanned air ambulance has been filmed taking off, untethered, for the first time. The AirMule, developed by Tactical Robotics and long proposed as a means of extracting soldiers from a battlefield without risking further loss of life, has been in development for close to a decade. In theory the robotic craft would be able to take off and land vertically, in terrain where helicopters are...

Jazz Aviation LP Named One of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for a Fourth Year

Once again Jazz Aviation LP has earned a spot on Mediacorp Canada Inc.'s Canada's Top Employers for Young People listing, an annual survey of Canadian businesses. "Jazz is honoured to be recognized again as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People. We believe in our employees and the importance of creating a workplace where young people can grow and thrive," said Col...

New UAE based Helideck/Helipad consultancy opens

Following the recent introduction of a robust regulatory framework concerning helideck and helipads by the GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority) in the United Arab Emirates, a new locally based company Oryx Aviation Consulting (OAC) has been founded in order to assist major Oil and Gas, Government and Private clients achieve the approval or certification of their helicopter landing facilities, a...

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NBAA-BACE 2020

06/10/2020 - 08/10/2020
United States, Orlando

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27/10/2020 - 28/10/2020
Norway, Oslo

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We think greener, we fly greener - airBaltic CEO at Riga Aviation Forum

During the 2020 Riga Aviation Forum scientific conference, which took place on September 9 and was devoted to sustainability, I had the opportunity to address this important topic which is a...

Corona impact - aviation conferences will change

“Under the current circumstances, aviation conferences will change. We have seen that a large number of major conferences and conventions had to be cancelled. Disappointment is one thing, at wha...

Riga Airport maintains its strategic goal of becoming a Northern European Aviation Hub

Despite the crisis in the aviation sector caused by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Riga Airport maintains its strategic future goal to become a Northern European air traffic hub, the Chairpe...

MEBAA Show postponed to February 2021

The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association announced that the region’s leading business aviation platform, the MEBAA Show, will now take place from 22 February until 24 Feb...

Aircraft Interiors Middle East Launches Its First Virtual Session Hosted By PAX International

With airlines adding more flights as global travel slowly returns, the sanitization of aircraft cabins is playing a pivotal role in restricting the transmission of COVID19 to maintain safe travel and...

2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020 was successfully held

2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020 attracted nearly 200 delegates from governments, organizations, institutes, universities, industrial enterprises and media. And, the Congress 2020 hosted 19...

Fire fighting training at European Rotors

Forest fires are no longer privative issue of southern Europe. Climate change and the increasing awareness of the general public about the economic and social value of nature have brought forest fires...