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Next generation of Aviation Leaders - British Airways offers a paid internship programme

From summer 2020 British Airways will become the first UK airline to offer a paid internship programme to encourage more young people from a range of backgrounds to experience the aviation industry and develop sought-after workplace skills that will ensure they stand out in the ever-competitive grad...

HyDiag: Automated flight control actuator diagnostics procedure

Lufthansa Technik AG and Politecnico di Torino, the polytechnic university of Turin, Italy, recently developed an automated, non-invasive diagnostic procedure for the initial examination of primary hydraulic flight control actuators. The aim of the Hydraulic Diagnostics (HyDiag) project, which will...


MSB Aerospace precision engineered stowage solutions

New portfolio of precision engineered stowage solutions was showcased by MSB Aerospace during NBAA-BACE 2019. In addition to its well-established range of Hi-Lo pedestal tables and crystal, china and flatware inserts MSB’s new products add convenience and elegance, while reducing clutter and noise for an improved cabin experience. In response to the growing number of personal di...

Embraer and Azul Sign Repair Management Program to Support E190 and E195 fleet

Embraer has signed a multiyear Flight Hour Repair Management Program contract with Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras to provide materials support for the carrier’s fleet of first generation E-Jets of commercial aircraft E190 and E195. Through Embraer’s TechCare portfolio of solutions, the multi-year agreement covers more than 300 repairable part numbers and includes both ma...

Nortavia chooses an Alsim AL250

Alsim is very proud to announce the sale of an AL 250 to Nortavia, a pilot training and flight school in Maia, Portugal. The ATO is currently using Cessna 152, 172 and 172 G1000, as well as a Piper Seminole PA44, a Beechcraft F33A and a Tecnam P2006T. The Alsim AL250 is a generic and compact simulator for single & multi engine piston (SEP/MEP reconfigurable) PPL, CPL & IR training. The...

Turnkey 604XT Aircraft offered by Constant Aviation and Nextant Aerospace

A partnership between Constant Aviation and Nextant Aerospace was announced to offer 604XT upgraded, refurbished and customized aircraft directly to end-buyers. Under the partnership, Nextant Aerospace will acquire a Challenger 604 aircraft on behalf of the end-buyer, carry it through the upgrade/completion process and deliver the aircraft to the end-buyer in accordance with the buyer&rs...

C$50 million training contracts for CAE with five business jet operators worldwide

NBAA-BACE 2019 is more than successful for CAE - the signing of business aviation training contracts with five business aircraft operators worldwide valued at approximately C$50 million!​ "Over the next 10 years, our industry will need more than 50,000 new business jet pilots. This soaring demand requires fleet operators and training providers like CAE to work more closely together to acce...

Industry with interactive 3D technical manuals

What do you know about 3D technology? How it is used in aviation industry? Most probably the first answer will be - 3D printed aicraft parts. Guess what, Textron Aviation advances the industry with interactive 3D technical manuals! The industry’s first interactive, 3D full-color technical library unveiled today following the Cessna Citation Longitude’s entry into serv...

Honeywell Primus Elite & Ka-band upgrade on Bombardier Global Express completed by Flying Colours

Flying Colours Corp. completed a retrofit of the Honeywell Primus Elite™ flight-deck for a Bombardier Global Express, along with installation of the Honeywell JetWave™ Ka-band system in an unusual two phase project. The dual avionics upgrade successfully modernised the privately-owned Bombardier Global Express to enhance the crew’s situational awareness and add hig...

Renewed partnership: Liebherr-Aerospace and SR Technics

Liebherr-Aerospace and SR Technics renew their partnership with a five-year global service contract. The partners work hand in hand to support a fleet of more than 500 aircraft operated by airlines around the world, including Airbus A320 Family and A330/A340 Family aircraft as well as Embraer E-Jets. In the five-year global service agreement, Liebherr-Aerospace and SR Technics will provide serv...

AFI KLM E&M dedicated subsidiary for aircraft teardown business

Since 2016, AFI KLM E&M has been developing an aircraft teardown business to improve supplies of component and engine spares. Supporting maintenance activities Since 2018, for example, the Group finalized the purchase of two Boeing 777-200ERs. The aircrafts' GE90-94B engines were checked and returned to conformity, before being made available (via the Group's maintenance shops) a...

Long term component repair agreement - Czech Airlines Technics & VAS Aero Services

VAS Aero Services and Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a subsidiary company of Prague Airport and provider of aircraft repair and maintenance services, have announced a long-term component repair services agreement. CSAT serves a range of aviation customers from its state-of-the-art MRO facilities at Václav Havel Airport Prague in the Czech Republic. The company supports key air...

Global ATR42/72-600 Maintenance Agreement signed by Liebherr and ATR

Liebherr-Aerospace and ATR signed recently a ten-year agreement covering the supply of components, repairs and associated Pay-by-the-Hour services for the more than 300 ATR42/72-600 aircraft fleet. After two years of development, the new air management system developed and manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace, will enter into service next year on ATR’s 42/72 aircraft family. The regional ai...

A digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance cross-fleet solutions

Airbus and Delta Air Lines are forming a digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance and health-monitoring solutions for airline customers worldwide from 2020. To be accessed via a unified portal through the Skywise platform, the cross-fleet solutions will harness each member’s expertise in airframes, systems and engines. Delta Air Lines will be the first user of the enriched pred...

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FACC received CAAC Part-145 maintenance organization approval

CAAC has granted FACC approval as a maintenance organization according to Part-145. This CAAC certification represents a further milestone for the Austrian aerospace group in its latest "Aft...

Texas Turbine Awarded STC for Hartzell 5-Blade Props on CASA 212

Airplane modifier Texas Turbine Conversions has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA for Hartzell Propeller's high performance five-blade structural composite swept propeller...

Turkish Aerospace to display HÜRKUŞat Kuwait Aviation Show

Turkish Aerospace will participate in the Kuwait Aviation Show which will be held on 15-18 January 2020. Participating in the fair first time with the HÜRKUŞ Advanced Training Aircraft ...

Special Davos event support by Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation elite team of service specialists, equipment and rapid response aircraft will be positionned at airports near Davos the week of January 20th.  Dassault Aviation makes globa...