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Spartan College takes delivery of Piper Archers

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has taken delivery of 10 Piper Archers and 2 Piper Seminoles, with 10 additional Piper Archers expected to be delivered in Q4 2020. According to Beau Schrader, Spartan's Chief Pilot Officer, "Spartan's Flight location at Richard Lloyd J...

New Pratt & Whitney designated maintenance facilities on four continents

Pratt & Whitney has appointed five new Designated Maintenance Facilities in Europe, North America, South America and Asia to provide line maintenance for many of its engines operating around the world. The new DMFs are: Rijnmond Air Services B. V., Rotterdam, Netherlands (PT6A, PW500...


Cargo containers for Airbus and Boeing widebody passenger cabins

Colibri Aero together with J&C Aero, announced the development of cargo containers for widebody passenger cabins thus allowing cabin conversion between passenger and cargo operations within just 24 hours. The Cargo Containers come in five different sizes and are designed for widebody passenger cabins of Airbus A330, A340 and Boeing 767, 777. Each equipped with its own smoke detector,...

GKN Aerospace obtains FAA certification for aero-engine parts repair facility in Malaysia

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued the base certification to GKN Aerospace’s Johor facility in Malaysia for the repair of CFM56 aero-engine parts.  The site will focus on servicing engine low pressure compressor (LPC) components for CFM56-5B, CFM56-7 and V2500. The facility will complement GKN Aerospace’s existing component repair facility in El Cajon, Californ...

Positive trends on Flight Training Market: 43 Airschool choose ALSIM AL250

43 Airschool, located in South Africa, is acquiring an ALSIM’s AL250 flight simulator, providing hope to the aviation training market despite of the coronavirus pandemic damaging the industry. The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable simulator certified as an EASA FNPT II. In addition, it offers both classic and glass co...

Free E-Learning course sponsored by NAS available on Academy.aero

National Aviation Services is sponsoring a free e-learning course titled “COVID-19: Defeating the Crisis and Evolving as a Leader” on the online training platform www.Academy.aero. The course, specially designed for aviation professionals, is the first ground handling industry course to be made public by NAS. NAS is offering this course completely free for up to 100...

ALSIM ALX for Europilot center in Belgium

It is with great pleasure that we announce EuroPilot Center (EPC), now part of the International Pilot Center Alliance (ICPA), has chosen Alsim to deliver an ALX Simulator at their soon-to-be upgraded, fully solar powered premises in Antwerp, Belgium. The device will be used during phase 6 of the future Integrated Airline Career Program, covering the EASA APS/MCC. During 2 to 3 weeks of inten...

Dramatic expansion & branding of newly created flight solutions group: GA Telesis

GA Telesis'Component Solutions Group has recently completed a five-year expansion and transformation becoming the global leader in integrated aviation aftermarket solutions including aircraft and engine teardown, parts sales, distribution, flight hour services, inventory leasing, APU management, and repair management.  With the business growing nearly 300% over the recent span,...

Eight day cargo conversion: Dassault Falcon Service of a Falcon 900B

Dassault Falcon Service recently completed the conversion of a Falcon 900B from passenger configuration to full cargo in record time. The conversion, involving a company-owned aircraft, took eight days from reception of the order toapproval by French Civil Aviation authorities, granted under a fast-track exemption. The project entailed stripping passenger seats and furnishings and installin...

Newly created MHI RJ Aviation Group begins operations

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ) is launching as a newly created group of entities providing a holistic service and support solution for the global regional aircraft industry including the CRJ Series aircraft. The launch of MHIRJ coincides with the acquisition close of the CRJ Series Program from Bombardier Inc. by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ...

New Diamond Aircraft service center in Texas

In a conscious effort to improve the service network, Diamond is actively recruiting service centers to serve new and existing Diamond Operators across the nation. The latest addition to the network is Premier Aircraft Texas at Meacham International Airport. Premier is familiar with the aviation business as the company operates a sales location at Fort Lauderdale, Florida and operated a sales...

Metrojet completed G650ER 4C inspection during Covid-19

The MRO station of Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited completed a 4C inspection on a Gulfstream G650ER in the midst of our battle against COVID-19 and working within all of the unprecedented aviation safety constrains and measures. “Although the COVID-19 pandemic has taken us all by surprise by its severity and resiliency, the Metrojet staff maintained their composure and c...

Air Service Basel closes maintenance department

In light of economic pressures and the recent global pandemic, the Basel-based FBO has announced that it will close its Maintenance department by latest August 1st 2020.  CEO Claudio Lasagni reports: “Business aviation has undoubtedly been facing challenges for a while now and the Corona pandemic has certainly not been in our favour. It’s with a heavy heart that w...

S7 Technics extended the scope of EASA Part-21 J certificate

S7 Technics Design Organisation Approval developing technical documentation for repairs and modifications of water and waste systems installed on aircraft. The scope of works during aircraft base maintenance visit includes repair of various systems, which is carried out in accordance with documentation of the aircraft manufacturing companies (AMM, SRM etc). However, there are som...

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Welcome new ALSIM production facility in Le Loroux-Bottereau, near Nantes

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New digital platform for pilots - Airside by CAE

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New projects are keeping AMAC Aerospace busy as usual

Good news, AMAC Aerospace is busy as usual, despite corona crisis. Latest announcement -  a new signed contract for a ‘PPI’ on a Gulfstream G450. Furthermore, AMAC has been selec...

Metrojet hangar resolves parking spaces issues in the region

The MRO station of Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited offers great support to our management clients by keeping their aircraft  well protected inside the hangar throughout these Covi...

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Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen and CASC agree on component support

China Aviation Supplies Co. Ltd. (CASC) and Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen recently signed a long-term Total Component Maintenance contract in Beijing. The contract extends a comprehensive component maint...

Welcome new ALSIM production facility in Le Loroux-Bottereau, near Nantes

ALSIM has opened a brand-new production site next to its historical factory, in Le Loroux-Bottereau, Nantes. To respond to growing demand of the market, the 26-year-experienced flight simulator m...

Road to success - BAA Training Vietnam turns one

Success usually comes to those who put big efforts, take initiatives and make bold decisions. These ingredients are also the secret of success behind BAA Training Vietnam, the first and only independe...

New digital platform for pilots - Airside by CAE

CAE announced the official launch of Airside, a new digital platform and online community for pilots. Airside provides career and training tools to support pilots during the COVID-19 pandemic, and thr...

Eighth group of airBaltic Pilot Academy students begin studies

The eighth group of students began their study process at the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy today, on September 21, 2020. The eighth group of 11 students will receive...