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Flying Colours completes trio of corporate shuttles for North American customer

Flying Colours Corp. has redelivered a third modified Bombardier Challenger 850 to an undisclosed Fortune 500 company. The aircraft was originally completed from green by Flying Colours in an executive VIP layout and returned to Flying Colours for reconfiguration as a 19-passenger corporate shu...

BOC Aviation limited signs Magnetic MRO as their CAMO service provider

Magnetic MRO has signed a Continuing Airworthiness Management contract with BOC Aviation (Ireland) Limited, one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing service provider. Since the agreement has been signed, the Lessor has already delivered B737NG aircraft to Magnetic MRO’s hangars i...


Strong recovery in business aviation - Jet Maintenance Solutions

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, aviation’s future seemed bleak. While airlines are still not operating at full capacity, European business aviation companies saw a strong rebound in the month of July 2020. In the statistical data released by EBAA, some European airports have reported an increase in departures of business jet aircraft. Palma de Mallorca airport has seen a 17% i...

Pipistrel Virus SW 121 will be part of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft has partnered with Pipistrel to include our Virus SW 121 as one of the airplanes available in their new, long-awaited Flight Simulator, which will be released on August 18. The highly accurate model of Pipistrel Virus SW 121 will be one of the planes available to fly in the Premium Deluxe Edition. You will be able to fly in realistic weather and land on international airports. Take to...

Bell Delivers 505 Jet Ranger X to Southern Utah University

Bell delivered of a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Southern Utah University for its existing fleet of helicopters used to conduct student training. “SUU has been a Bell customer for more than 20 years, and its Professional Pilot Aviation Program currently operates two Bell 206L4s for advanced flight training,” said Greg Maitlen, regional sales manager, Bell, North America...

Unique Aerial Firefighting Simulation solution for Europe - Euramec and GeoSim team up with Vulcan

Euramec team up with Australia’s GeoSim to deliver Vulcan, a unique aerial firefighting simulation solution. “Development of the GeoSim Vulcan Firefighting Simulation solution was already well under way before these devastating wildfires in Australia in 2019,” Charles Du Plessis, MD GeoSim explained. “Our country is a on the frontline of this annual battleground a...

STS Aviation Services grows C Check services team and expands Airbus tooling

STS Aviation Services grows its C check services team and expands its Airbus tooling as work ramps up inside of its base maintenance facility in Melbourne, Florida. “We are beginning to see more and more commercial aircraft come out of storage,” said Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “When that happens, a C Check is often required before an aircraft can retur...

Handover of the first Airbus A350 to the German Federal Government's Special Air Mission Wing

Lufthansa Technik handed over the first of three new Airbus A350-900s to the German Armed Forces. During a small ceremony in Hamburg, conducted according to current pandemic rules, Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer took a first look at the future flagship of the Federal Ministry of Defence's (BMVg) Special Air Mission Wing. On the way to the final operational readiness of the airc...

Gulfstream opens joint facility with Jet Aviation at Palm Beach

Gulfstream Aerospace officially opened new company-owned service center at Palm Beach International Airport. The facility, shared with Jet Aviation, will have a hangar for each company and shared office space. “Gulfstream has had a presence in Palm Beach for almost 20 years with the capability to accommodate all Gulfstream models,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfst...

Aspen Flight Academy welcomes two new DA40 NG

Aspen Flight Academy, a 501c3 Not-For-Profit flight school based at KASE, recently took delivery of two brand new Austro Engine jet-fuel powered DA40 NG aircraft. Aspen Flight Academy and Diamond Aircraft Industries have launched a joint effort to provide Aspen High School students access to the latest state-of-the-art flight training technology as part of the Every Student Flies (ESF) program....

Constant Aviation Pro Line Fusion upgrade on Bombardier Challenger 604s validated by Transport Canada

A significant international milestone for Constant Aviation popular Bombardier Challenger 604 flight deck upgrade.  Transport Canada Civil Aviation has validated the supplemental type certificate  for the flight deck upgrade, which replaces the Challenger 604’s factory installed CRT displays with a package of high-resolution Pro Line Fusion touchscreens from Collins...

Norwegian extended cooperation with Lufthansa Technik

Five more years of Total Base Maintenance Support (TBS®) for the Boeing 737NG! Norwegian Air Shuttle and Lufthansa Technik have extended their cooperation for the overhaul of the carrier's 90-aircraft Boeing 737NG fleet by another five years. The services are performed at Lufthansa Technik's location in Budapest, Hungary, within the framework of a Total Base Maintenance Suppo...

Get closer to your dream – meet GM Training

Let us share with you a discovery we’ve just made – GMtraining, EASA Helicopter Training School based in Latvia. Professionals might immediately think about GM Helicopters, a company well known for worldwide operations. You are right, it is a “mother” company and great support for GM Training School. Even corona crisis is not able to stop future pilots from dreaming. Wha...

28 new apprentices start their training at SWISS

Twenty-eight young people commence their four-year SWISS apprenticeships in aircraft maintenance today. Three of them are female. Twenty-five future polymechanics - three of them women - and three future automation engineers begin their four-year apprenticeships at SWISS today. Polymechanics with a specialism in aircraft maintenance are responsible for checking, servicing and repairing aircraft...

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French success story - ALSIM & the milestone of 100th ALX simulator

Cogratulations ALSIM, time to celebrate the milestone of its 100th ALX simulator sale!  It was in 2008 that we presented a new and innovative training concept that combined various aircraft types...

New customer service centre - Rolls-Royce strenghthens Gulfstream on-site support

The latest Rolls-Royce customer support facility in Savannah is officially opened! The new 62,000 sqft (5,800 m²) Savannah Customer Service Centre is adjacent to the new Gulfs...

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French success story - ALSIM & the milestone of 100th ALX simulator

Cogratulations ALSIM, time to celebrate the milestone of its 100th ALX simulator sale!  It was in 2008 that we presented a new and innovative training concept that combined various aircraft types...

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai completes expansion and celebrates 3,000 shop visits

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airlines Company Limited, has completed its facility expansion to increase existing capacity by 50 percent to 450 sh...

New customer service centre - Rolls-Royce strenghthens Gulfstream on-site support

The latest Rolls-Royce customer support facility in Savannah is officially opened! The new 62,000 sqft (5,800 m²) Savannah Customer Service Centre is adjacent to the new Gulfs...

CAE to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc

CAE concluded a conditional agreement with Textron to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc. for a cash consideration of approximately US$40 million, excluding post-closing adjus...

Aero Locarno signed for five additional Sonaca 200 Trainer Pro aircraft

Back In March 2020,  Swiss Aero Locarno has signed for 5 Sonaca 200 Trainer Pros. The Approved-Training-Organisation has just decided to double the initial order bringing the revis...

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai to establish additional facility in Jinwan district

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airline Company limited, announces plans to establish a second facility in the neighboring Jinwan district. The faci...

CDB Aviation brings next generation A330 P2F Freighter to market

CDB Aviation entered a new partnership with Germany-based EFW GmbH to conduct the Passenger-to-Freighter conversion of two Airbus A330-300 aircraft in 2021, which will be available for...