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New International Training Center Will Respond to Global Pilot Demand

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is meeting the increasing global demand for C-130J military and LM-100J commercial flight training with a new International Training Center (ITC) to be located at the corporation's Marietta, Georgia, Aeronautics facility. Featurin...

New entrol H01 FNPT II delivered to United Arab Emirates

Horizon International Flight Academy is now operating an H01 entrol simulator, based on the Bell 206 and certified as FNPT II. The H01 simulator was installed by entrol in June at Horizon's base in Al Ain (UAE). It will be used in their initial courses and additional training for the Bell 206. A...


Saab Extends PEP Agreement With Loganair

The extended agreement comprises component repairs and maintenance services for Loganair’s Saab 340 fleet, within the framework of the existing PEP. The Scottish airline operates 15 Saab 340s and five Saab 2000s. Loganair has had a PEP agreement with Saab since 1999. The PEP is a ‘power by the hour’ programme that supports continuous flight operations...

Safety course from Avisa set for September 29

A course on Safety Management Systems in Aviation is being held in Abu Dhabi Sept 29-October 1. The three-day event is organized by Avisa Gulf. It is aimed at aviation professionals working in the operational safety or maintenance safety departments of an aircraft operator or aircraft maintenance company.  The course focuses on the ICAO & UAE GCAA requirements for safety management &a...

ABS Jets receives approval for base maintenance on Phenom 300

ABS Jets has announced that it has received approval from Embraer and the Czech Republic CAA to perform base maintenance on the Phenom 300. This means that ABS Jets is now approved to maintain all types of Embraer Phenom aircraft. The increased capability further underlines ABS Jets' status as an Embraer approved service centre and consolidates their commitment to offer the best and closest...

Inflight connectivity shows MRO benefits: Lufthansa Technik

The passenger benefits of inflight connectivity, particularly over broader bands like the Panasonic Avionics Ku-band system that Lufthansa brands as FlyNet, are plain. Yet the operational benefits are equally clear. Rather than just the ACARS or VHF narrowband pipes dribbling information back, the entire aircraft can be connected — “e-enabled”, as some call it — and can fee...

JetBlue Mechanics Choose iPad Mini 3 for Digital Aircraft Maintenance Toolbox

After putting iPad 4 into operation as an electronic flight bag in 2013, then iPad mini 3 for in-flight cabin services this year, U.S. airline JetBlue is turning to Apple's tablet platform to aid aircraft maintenance technicians. In its new role at JetBlue, iPad will serve as a portable digital toolbox to help mechanics operate on sensitive aircraft systems safely and efficiently,...

Learning to fly in bad weather

Garmin has started a Weather Radar Operations eLearning Course through the flyGarmin website. The course introduces pilots to basic and intermediate weather radar operations and goes beyond the pilot’s guide, ensuring pilots utilize the benefits provided by on-board weather radar. In addition to operational practices, this course will also cover radar interpretation and analytical...

EASA Proposes Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

All levels of pilots licensed by the European Aviation Safety Agency are affected by a Notice of Proposed Amendment released yesterday that would require aircraft loss of control prevention and recovery training. The main focus of the new training standards is for those who intend to pursue a career as an airline-transport-rated pilot. Nevertheless, upset prevention training is a...

Qatar Airways and Direct Maintenance extend partnership

Qatar Airways and Direct Maintenance have extended their decade long partnership in order to cover line support of the airline in Entebbe. The airline is operating A320 aircraft and A330 freighters to Uganda’s main hub near Kampala, where Direct Maintenance has a line station.   Direct Maintenance have been contracted to support the aircraft at that gateway.  

FlightSafety building a new Citation XLS+ simulator

FlightSafety International is building a new Citation XLS+ aircraft simulator. The level D simulator is expected to be operational at the Flightsafety learning centre in Columbus Ohio in April 2016. “Building a new Cessna Citation XLS+ simulator further enhances the benefits FlightSafety provides to owners and operators of Cessna aircraft around the world.” Steve Gross, vice...

Safi Airways Chooses AFI KLM E&M For A320 Component Support

Safi Airways has confirmed its confidence in AFI KLM E&M by signing a component support contract covering their three A320-family aircraft. The agreement includes repairs and access to a spares pool. Cooperation developing This is the second contract that Safi Airways has signed with AFI KLM E&M. Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M SVP Commercial said: "Safi Airways has already show...

Astronics Corporation to supply passenger service units for Boeing 777X Aircraft

Astronics Corporation has been selected to supply the Passenger Service Units (PSU) on the new family of long-range Boeing 777X aircraft. The award is subject to the execution of a final purchase agreement. Mr. Peter J. Gundermann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astronics, commented, “We have had a long-standing relationship with Boeing on the 777 platform, and we are excited to pa...

Air Alliance named as new Pilatus PC-6 sales and service centre for Germany

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd has appointed Air Alliance GmbH as Authorized Pilatus Sales and Service Centre for the PC-6. Air Alliance GmbH will be responsible for all future sales and maintenance activities in connection with the legendary Pilatus Porter PC-6 in Germany and Austria. Pilatus has opted to reinforce its business relationship with Air Alliance GmbH at Siegerland Airport in Germany. Alr...

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Multi-year service agreement -Embraer & Australia-based Alliance Airlines

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Legacy Flight Training Frasca M600/SLS simulator now FAA certified

Legacy Flight Training has received FAA certification for use of the new Frasca flight simulator for the Piper M600/SLS in their initial and recurrent training curriculum at their training facility on...

RedTail Flight Academy & Wheels Up celebrated opening at New York Stewart International Airport

The RedTail Flight Academy celebrated the opening of its state-of-the-art flight academy at New York Stewart International Airport in partnership with Wheels Up. Honoring the legacy of...

Graduation time - six students got commercial pilot license at airBaltic Pilot Academy

Six students graduated from the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy, receiving a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport pilot program.&n...

CAE & BETA Technologies strategic partnership for pilot and maintenance training program

CAE announced that BETA Technologies selected CAE as its partner of choice to design and develop its pilot and maintenance technician training program for the ALIA eVTOL aircraft. CAE will levera...

Flying Colours Corp. completes 240 month Global Express heavy inspection

Flying Colours Corp. has completed another 240-month heavy inspection for a Bombardier Global aircraft. The maintenance team regularly conducts heavy inspections for Global and Challenger types a...