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CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske to Speak at NBAA's 2015 Convention

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that R. Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will speak at the Opening General Session of NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), which runs from Nov. 17 to 19 in La...

Pope Francis Gets Presidential TFR Treatment

In preparation for the visit of Pope Francis to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City, the U.S.government erected a massive Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over the areas where he will be greeted by millions of people. The same as those used whenever President Obama travels or goe...


Two become one in African aviation show merger

Two established African aviation events are combining into a single dedicated show targeted at the business and commercial aviation communities. The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) – which hosts an annual regional symposium on the continent – has joined forces with Times Aerospace – publisher of African Aerospace and owner of the fledgling Aviation Afri...

ICAO launches new aircraft tracking website

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced the launch today of its new centralized online information area for aircraft tracking developments. The new aircraft tracking information area, available on the ICAO Public Website, provides a detailed timeline and all supporting reports and documentation relating to the call for and realization of the world’s first globa...

Bloomberg: Putin plans air strikes in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for unilateral air strikes against Islamic State in Syria if the United States rejects his proposal to join forces, Bloomberg reported citing two people familiar with the matter. Russia has increased its military presence inside Syria and its arms supplies to the Syrian army as it steps up support of longtime ally President Bashar al-Assad...

ACI and CANSO launch new initiative on reducing aviation noise

On behalf of airports and air traffic management, ACI (Airports Council International) and CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) have collaborated closely to launch a new initiative to help reduce noise from aviation. They have today published “Managing the Impacts of Aviation Noise”, a best practice guide for reducing aviation noise, especially for communities near a...

The 100 Years of Accident Investigation - What's Next , 14 October, 2015 London

The 100 Years of Accident Investigation - What's Next conference organized by AAIB will take place on 14 October, 2015 at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London, United Kingdom. Conference will be held in order to celebrate the centenary of the appointment of the UK’s first professional air safety investigator.  The main emphasis of the programme will be looking to the future,...

MRO Europe Conference & Exhibition 13-15 October 2015, London

Europe’s leading conference MRO Europe Conference & Exhibition will be held on 13-15 of October 2015, at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London, United Kingdom with key industry exhibitors and more than 5000 attendees from over than 80 countries. MRO Europe Conference & Exhibition will gather thousands of airlines, maintenance providers, OEMs, suppliers, and key regi...

AOPA Foundation Announces 2015 Giving Back Grant Recipients

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation  continues to act on its commitment to support the good work being done through general aviation (GA) by awarding grant funding to programs that plan to use general aviation to help critically ill children obtain medical services, prevent youth gang involvement, and allow low-income students to attend a week-long aviation...

Air Charter Service celebrates 25th anniversary

Air Charter Service (ACS) has celebrated its 25th anniversary, having been founded in the basement of chairman, Chris Leach, and his wife, Tina’s London home. Leach says he founded the company in 1990 having spotted an opportunity in the aircraft charter market. Before this he had worked Saturn Airways, Transamerica Airlines and freight forwarder, Savino Del Bene. He says when h...

Falcon 7X and Customer Support Services to be Highlighted at CIBAS 2015

Dassault Aviation will feature the top of the line Falcon 7X at the China International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) to be held at Beijing Capital Airport from September 24-26. With 35 units in service, China remains the second largest market, behind the United States, for the Falcon 7X. More than 250 7X have come off the assembly line since the airplane was introduced. “Demand for t...

Conference to Examine UAV Opportunities for Rotorcraft Businesses

The ever expanding role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) across a spectrum of operations raises crucially important questions for the rotorcraft sector. There might be situations where it is safer or more practical to deploy an unmanned platform, but how far can this go? What are the areas where the two sectors can work together to deliver greater effectiveness and what opportunities do these pr...

Website launched for Aviation Investment Summit.

UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has launched the official website for the Aviation Investment Summit. The summit will take place in November during the Dubai Airshow, and has been organised by the patronage of UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of GCAA, H.E Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri.   “Aviation Investment Summit website is the go-to source for investors and bu...

World Routes 2016 to Take Place in Chengdu, China

As another successful World Routes draws to a close on the African continent, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, has officially handed the event over to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, China for 2016. Speaking at the close of the 21st World Route Development Forum in Durban today, Mr Huang Ping, Minister of Chengdu Municipal Government, says: "Hostin...

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Piper Aircraft expands Brand Ambassador Program to include the L3Harris Flight Academy

Piper Aircraft announced the expansion of their Brand Ambassador program to include the L3Harris Flight Academy in Sanford, Florida. The L3Harris Flight Academy is Piper Aircraft’s fir...

Catching up with The Registry of Aruba - last years challenges, actualities and vision of the future

Sometimes transcription of meetings and discussions takes time. I think it's mainly due to the enthusiasm of all industry players to be able to meet in "real", after years of v...

Legendary utility aircraft now becomes the ultimate getaway vehicle - Daher unveils the Kodiak 900

The Kodiak 900 made its world debut at AirVenture Oshkosh today with Daher’s introduction of this larger, faster version of the robust and rugged Kodiak 100 – filling out the company&rsquo...

ATR at Farnborough International Airshow - new orders and updated 20-year market forecast

At Farnborough International Airshow 2022 ATR reaffirmed its leadership on the regional aviation market with the signature of new deals and Global Maintenance Agreements, and in the future,...

Real-World capability - Ampaire flew longest hybrid-electric mission ever

The Ampaire hybrid-electric EEL demonstrator aircraft completed a 1,880 statute mile mission from Los Angeles to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where it will be on display at EAA AirVenture’s most prominen...

Collaboration between Embraer and BAE Systems - LOI for up to 150 Eve eVTOLs

Eve announced a non-binding Letter of Intent with Embraer and BAE Systems to explore the potential order of up to 150 eVTOL vehicles with the aim of examining the aircraft application f...

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Flexjet is set to almost double its European fleet by the end of 2022

Flexjet is set to almost double its European fleet in the coming months, following a 180% annual uplift in flight activity in the region in the first four months of 2022. Continuing to reinforce...

Flying Colours Corp. sees resurgence in regional jet conversions as new customer signs for corporate shuttle

Flying Colours Corp.confirmed the signing of an agreement for a CRJ 200* regional airliner conversion. The new client, a charter operator customer, anticipates using the aircraft to satisfy risin...

MTU to present technologies of the future at Farnborough International Airshow 2022

Driven by visions of tomorrow - this is the motto of MTU Aero Engines. At this year Farnborough International Airshow, Germany’s leading engine manufacturer will be showcasing wha...

HAECO Cabin Solutions and Diehl Aviation unveil joint products developed for single-aisle cabin upgrades

HAECO Cabin Solutions in cooperation with Diehl Aviation announces three cabin upgrades designed to reduce weight, increase capacity, and improve passenger comfort.  Doug Rasmussen, Presi...

Cayman AOC and extend business aviation pilot training agreement - latest for TAG Aviation

Very productive EBACE 2022 for TAG Aviation with at least two big news: reception of Air Operator Certificate by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands and extension of busi...

Sustainable Aviation Fuel lands at Geneva Airport, helping outbound flights cut carbon emissions

For the first time in its history, Geneva Airport will have sustainable aviation fuel available and being used to lower carbon emissions for outbound flights. The supply comes as business av...

MTU showcases future engine technolgies at ILA 2022 in Berlin

Pioneering Aerospace - the theme of this year’s ILA in Berlin, and MTU Aero Engines has made this idea its own with “Driven by visions of tomorrow.” From June 22 to 26, 202...