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FL Technics renews its GCAA Part 21 certificate

FL Technics has renewed its GCAA Part 21 (Design) certificate for yet another year. The news come after a series of rigorous checks and audits performed by the GCAA of the UAE, prolonging FL Technics’ certification in UAE for the fourth year since 2017. The Part21 certificate is of gre...

Skyservice Business Aviation received STC for Aviation Clean Air Purification Systems on Bombardier aircraft

Skyservice Business Aviation MRO division has recently received the supplemental type certificate from Transport Canada for the installation of ACA's purification system inside Bombardier's Challenger 300/350 and Global 5000/5500/6000/6500 Aircraft. ACA's innovative airborne and sur...


Piper Aircraft 2020 apprenticeship class begins training

Piper Aircraft announced its second group of apprentices has begun their two-year training program. The apprentices recently made their first step towards a career in manufacturing by attending their program orientation at Piper's global headquarters in Vero Beach, FL. The group of ten start work this week, will shadow skilled aircraft assembly workers and learn all aspects of fabric...

Elliott Aviation designated for TBM 940 upgrades/retrofits of Daher HomeSafe emergency autoland system in the U.S.

Daher has selected Elliott Aviation to install the HomeSafe™ emergency autoland system on TBM 940 very fast turboprop aircraft delivered in the U.S. market during 2019 and the first half of 2020.TBM 940s to be equipped by Elliott Aviation were supplied by Daher prior to last month’s certification of HomeSafe™. A portion of these aircraft were sold to include the autoland system u...

EASA approves Airbus maintenance Synchronous Distance Learning

To support Airbus customers and offer them the opportunity to optimise this period of travel restrictions, Airbus Training Services has set up and obtained EASA-approval for a “Synchronous Distance Learning” solution for theoretical certifying maintenance courses and non-certifying courses. Customers will be able to participate to local examination sessions where Airbus stations a...

Jet Flight Service performed 192-Month inspection on the Legacy 600

Jet Flight Service Riga based maintenance service center has recently achieved two milestones by completing 192-month/16-year inspection on the Embraer Legacy 600 this summer and at the same time 96-month inspection/8-year inspection of Gulfstream 450.  To perform the ultra-heavy maintenance checks requires lots of planning to reduce downtime especially in this difficult pandemic ti...

Preparing the way for return to global operations - Airbus Flight Training COVID taskforce

Airbus Flight Training dedicated COVID taskforce is proactively implementing measures to guide its customers and stakeholders through the crisis and to prepare them for the resumption of normal operations worldwide. To this end, the taskforce has recently rolled-out various measures throughout Airbus’s global training network, National Aviation Authorities and Airbus operators. As well...

DC Aviation Group - successful upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo SCS Elite

The DC Aviation Group has completed the successful upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo Elite Smart Cabin System. The aircraft was also equipped with an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband High Data Rate Service and a new satellite communication system. With the upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo Elite Smart Cabin System (SCS Elite), an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband High Data Rate Service and a new satel...

Focus on Chinese market: ALSIM cements its relationship with the CAFUC

Alsim is extremely pleased to announce the consolidation of its ongoing partnership with the CAFUC. Alsim has been awarded the recent tender for supply of 4 AL42 simulators sold to CAFUC (Civil Aviation Flight University of China), thus increasing the fleet of Alsims within the CAFUC to 9 simulators. Dedicated to PPL & IR training, this device, first developed in developed in 2005, is an...

Virtual classrooms: Magnetic MRO Training receives Part-147 Online Training Approval

Magnetic MRO Training has received Part-147 Online Training Approval from ECAA and is already performing its first Synchronous Distance Learning in Airbus A320 Type Training. Synchronous Distance Learning means that the theoretical part is done virtually; meanwhile, examination and Practical Training will be done on location at Part-147 approved facility.  As the COVID-19 pandemic has br...

Time to Apply for IADA Biz Aviation Scholarships

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications for the organization's Business Aviation Scholarships through Oct. 1. The scholarships, funded by the IADA Foundation, will be from $1,000 to $5,000. In the past year, the IADA Foundation, a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) public charitable organization, awarded a total of $32,000 in individual scholarships to eight co...

JF Service expands its Gulfstream portfolio in Riga

Jet Flight Service received EASA Part 145 certification covering almost all types of Gulfstream aircraft, including G450, G550 and G650, as it continues to expand its maintenance services in FBO RIGA based MRO station. The certification was carried out by the Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia. JF Service is already supporting a number of European and Russian operators of Gulfstre...

New Spain Pilot Training Centre welcomes Boeing 737 MAX 8 Full Flight Simulator

BAA Training is going forward with expansion in Spain. A global aviation training provider is establishing  a 5300-square-meter training center near Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport. Notably, the new facility will become a home to Boeing 737 NG, Airbus A320ceo/neo and a new type for the company – Boeing 737 MAX 8 full flight simulator. The COVID-19 c...

Pratt & Whitney and JetBlue sign long-term service agreement for 230 V2500 engines

JetBlue Airways and Pratt & Whitney announced that the airline has signed a 13-year EngineWise fixed-price agreement for 230 V2500 engines that power the airline's A320ceo family fleet.  "The V2500 engine has been the workhorse of the JetBlue fleet since the airline's inception," said Steve Priest, Chief Financial Officer at JetBlue. "This agreem...

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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...