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Vallair augments its aircraft maintenance capability with addition of purpose-built Châteauroux facility

Vallair, the multi-faceted aviation business dedicated to the support of aircraft operators and lessors, has signed an LoI (Letter of Intent) with The Centre-Val de Loire Region and The Châteauroux Centre Airport Establishment. The LoI will see Vallair awarded a ten- year lease for a state-of-t...

Annual GlobalAir.com student scholarship open for enrollment

The GlobalAir.com Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship is now open for applications from students pursuing an aviation degree from a College or University within the United States. After its initial launch in 2014, a total of 26 aviation students have been awarded the scholarship, many of wh...


Dassault Aviation trusts Sabena technics with ATL2 modernization

Sabena technics has welcomed a first ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft, as part of the program designed to modernize the aircraft’s combat system to standard 6. The contract for the upgraded (standard 6) ATL2 combat system was awarded to Dassault Aviation and Thales (co-contractors) by the defense procurement agency DGA in October 2013. The program covers a fleet of eighteen aircraft, eleven...

Coronavirus crisis - Lufthansa Technik revenue drop by 40%

The crisis in the aviation industry brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has hit Lufthansa Technik AG hard. In fiscal year 2020, revenue* plummeted by 43% year-on-year to €3,747 million (prior year: €6,572 million). Adjusted EBIT dropped well into the red to €-383 million (prior year: €463 million). In the second quarter of 2020, the pandemic led to a temporary suspension...

easyJet launches Virtual Pilot School Visits programme on International Women’s Day

easyJet has launched a virtual pilot school visits programme as part of its Amy Johnson Initiative to encourage more girls to become an airline pilot. Teachers, schools and parents can request a virtual visit from an easyJet pilot, who will join classrooms and assemblies via video link, providing young people across the UK with the opportunity to find out what the job of a pilot is really lik...

RUAG International completes sale of RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH to General Atomics Europe

RUAG International has transferred all shares in RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH to General Atomics Europe (GA-Europe). GA-Europe will take over the maintenance activities for private aircraft and military aircraft as well as the production and maintenance of the Dornier 228 aircraft at the Oberpfaffenhofen site as of 1 March 2021. With the transfer of ownership (contractual closing) from RUA...

An order for 100 Diamond Aircraft placed by Blue Line Aviation

Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. and Blue Line Aviation recently inked a firm order for 50 Diamond Aircraft, including single engine DA40 NG’s, twin engine DA42-VI’s and a Diamond Simulator, with an option for up to 50 additional aircraft. The order comes less than a year after Blue Line Aviation’s 8 year anniversary, which was celebrated with the delivery of a brand new DA...

Wizz Air became first customer of AVIATAR Technical Logbook solution

Wizz Air becomes the first customer of the Technical Logbook solution of AVIATAR. Through the newly introduced solution, Wizz Air will replace the manual and paper-based process of capturing technical issues during flight/on ground and implement the seemless digital pilot-to-maintenance collaboration application. AVIATAR's Technical Logbook offers prefilled text blocks and automated input m...

Pilot training program within ReNew framework - Lufthansa Group

The global aviation crisis caused by the pandemic continues to have serious consequences for employees working in the airline industry. As a result, pilot training has also been severely affected by the repercussions of the crisis, as the need for recruitment has decreased. Nevertheless, Lufthansa has decided to use the interruption caused by the crisis to fundamentally modernize the existing t...

Liebherr celebrates over twenty thousand repairs of aerospace components in China

The repair of a flow control valve for an Airbus A320 that belongs to a Chinese operator marks a milestone for Liebherr in China.  Over the past five years, the company has been investing in the development of a growing range of OEM maintenance services on air management systems (ATA Chapters 21 and 36) for various airlines operating Airbus single aisle and long range as well as Bombardier...

15 years of growth and accomplishments - Constant Aviation

This year is special for Constant Aviation as it is marking the 15th anniversary of its founding at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). What started as a single-hangar operation with just a handful of technicians has grown significantly. Today, Constant Aviation employs more than 450 people throughout the country. It operates 276,655 square feet of hangar space in Cleveland, O...

Helicopter MRO services - Covid-19 impact, attention to safety and flexibility

There‘s no denying that Covid-19 pandemic changed the aviation industry as a whole. According to IATA, in 2020 the aviation industry suffered a net loss of $118.5 billion. Aircraft were grounded, thousands of people found themselves unemployed, and the predictions for many areas of aviation industry were bleak.  However, while many aviation companies had to make big cuts, postpone or...

Welcome first ALSIM ALSR20 simulator in Germany

ALSIM is thrilled to announce the sale of an ALSR20 to IFR-Flugschule, based in Germany. Their ongoing cooperation with a Cirrus Training Center has led the ATO to choose the brand new ALSIM’s simulator. The ALSR20 is the latest device manufactured by ALSIM and is the exact replica of the Cirrus SR20 aircraft. This Flight Training Procedure Trainer (FNTP 2) is specifically designed for PP...

Hartzell received Voyager Prop STC for Cessna 180/182/185/206 aircraft fleet

Hartzell has expanded the eligibility of its popular three-blade aluminum Voyager props. The Voyager is now STC approved for the large fleet of Cessna 180/182/185/206 aircraft, powered by Continental 520 and 550 engines. The Voyager, which has been well received by bush pilots, was previously approved for Cessna's A185E/F Skywagon and AgCarryall aircraft. "Inspired by enthusiastic...

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4 additional firm orders for 737-800 freighter conversions - GA Telesis & Aeronautical Engineers

GA Telesis announced four additional firm orders for 737-800SF freighter conversions with Aeronautical Engineers. The contract was executed by GAT’s LIFT (Leasing, Investments, Finance & Tra...

Canada Training Solutions acquires ALSIM AL250 simulator

ALSIM announced the sale of an AL250 to Canada Training Solutions (CTS) based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This will be CTS’ first ALSIM simulator. Their AL250 can be reconfigured to repres...

Constant Aviation got FAA Safety Management System Certification

Constant Aviation announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has accepted its fully functional SMS as being in “Active Conformance” with the FAA’s Part 5 Voluntary...

FAA Certified Piper 100i on display for the first time at Sun-n-Fun

Piper Aircraft announced that for the first time a FAA certified Pilot 100i will be on display at Sun-n-Fun. The Pilot 100i received type certification from the Federal Aviation Adminis...