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Moscow, Belgrade sign protocol on establishing center for servicing helicopters in Serbia

Serbian Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic and First Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Tecnhincal Cooperation Andrey Boitsov signed a protocol on establishing a regional center on servicing Russian-made helicopters in Serbia, the Serbian Defense Ministry’s press...

FlightySafety International adds Gulfstream G650 CPDLC to eLearning Courses

FlightSafety International has added Gulfstream G650 Controller Pilot Data Link Communication to its extensive series of eLearning courses and CPDLC iFlightDECK subscription-based application. The three-hour eLearning CPDLC scenario-based course is designed to familiarize pilots with CPDLC/ADS-C...


Opinion: The Aviation Trends Of Tomorrow

As industry technologies continue evolving, Graham Grose, IFS aerospace & defense center of excellence industry director, shares his forecast for future industry trends. The civil aviation sector is already a huge trend-setter in the adoption of additive manufacturing (3D Printing), contributing 12% to the industry’s global revenue in 2013, and all indications are that this...

Boeing, Engineers Reach Tentative Contract Deal

Boeing and its engineering union have reached a tentative agreement to extend the contracts of more than 20,000 workers. The union said workers would soon receive ballots to vote on the six-year extensions for engineers and technical workers. The agreements provide "market-leading wages, continued retirement benefit growth, a choice of comprehensive medical plans and enhanced job securi...

Rolls-Royce launches new SelectCare™ Service

Rolls-Royce has launched a new engine service, SelectCareTM, continuing its reputation for service innovation and expanding the customers’ choice of competitive, capable and flexible services across the engine lifecycle. SelectCare fits between Rolls-Royce’s fully comprehensive TotalCare® service, which maximises engine time on wing in addition to giving long-term cost certainty...

Ameco Completes Five Boeing 757-200 Conversions

Up to January 2016, Ameco has completed freighter conversion on five Boeing 757-200s in its Chengdu Branch, located in Shuangliu International Airport. The fifth freighter was finished in last December, and it was also the third aircraft from SF Airlines, a subsidiary of SF Express. The converted freighter shows a good performance in flight test. It is reported that China air express market wil...

Premier Aviation Completes Purchase of Discovery Air Technical Services

Premier Aviation Overhaul Centre Inc. (“Premier”) and Discovery Air Technical Services Inc. (“DATS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc. (TSXDA.A), announced that Premier has now completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of DATS on January 8, 2016. The parties previously announced Premier’s offer to purchaseDATS on June 2...

Honeywell forecasts growth in spares market

The overall air transport surplus parts market, currently estimated at between US $3 billion –US $4 billion a year, is set for annual average growth of around 5%-6%, according to Honeywell Aerospace Trading (HAT). In a White Paper just released, HAT predicts the highest growth will come from the Asia Pacific region, which is starting from a smaller volume base than the more mature North A...

Flight instructor blamed for Do-228 belly landing

Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council (ASC) has concluded that the incompetence of a flight instructor was the main cause behind a Daily Air Dornier Do-228 belly landing in December 2014. Registered B-55565, the aircraft took off from Taitung airport for a training mission at the nearby Green Island. The Council found that both the instructor pilot and the training captain did not...

Lufthansa Technik delivers second VVIP Boeing 747-8

The Lufthansa Technik completion center has finished the VVIP cabin conversion of the second Boeing 747-8 in Hamburg. The aircraft has now been delivered to an undisclosed customer. Another aircraft of this type is currently undergoing completion. In the past the company equipped fourteen aircraft of the predecessors to the current Boeing 747-8 and is the leading provider for this aircraft type...

Temasek Aviation Academy takes off under Singapore's SkillsFuture movement

The first two batches of trainees under the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) for the Aerospace Engineering Sector received their course completion certificates at the official launch of the Temasek Aviation Academy on Friday (Jan 8).  The 12-month programme targets fresh graduates from the polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education, and aims to offer them an accelerated...

Associated Air Center Completes FAA STC Certification for Installation of CPDLC/FANS System on BBJ

Associated Air Center , through its in-house Organization Designation Authorization delegation, has obtained a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of a Controller-Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) System — as part of the requirements for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) — on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) VIP ...

EASA Cautions On Organic Salt Deicing Fluid

As the Northern Hemisphere’s winter season sets in, Europe’s regulator is cautioning industry about the harmful effects of organic, salt-based, aircraft-deicing fluids. In a recent Safety Information Bulletin (SIB), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) notes that although the fluid is not prevalent—it knows of no European airports that use it for aircraft—oper...

ISAQ Aviation UK to launch Egyptian branch to train pilots

ISAQ Aviation UK intends to open a branch in Egypt for flight training, according to ISAQ Aviation Egypt Chairperson Ali Baiyoumi. The branch aims to train approximately 200 people annually through seven aviation companies in Europe and Asia contracting with ISAQ UK. According to Baiyoumi, the flight training costs $55,000 for each pilot and will range between eight months to two years and will...

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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...

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...

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 i...

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 ei...

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...