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Lockheed Martin plans C-130J/LM-100J training center

Lockheed Martin  is meeting the increasing global demand for C-130J military and LM-100J commercial flight training with a new International Training Center (ITC) to be located at the corporation’s Marietta, Georgia site. Featuring academic classroom space and simul...

Vistara Signs V2500® Engine V-Services Agreement

Vistara, a TATA SIA JV and India's fastest growing full service carrier, has signed a V-Services agreement to maintain its fleet of 26 V2500® engines. The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders co...


Skymark Sheds A380 Training System

Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines, which is undergoing civil rehabilitation proceedings, has sold a flight simulator for the Airbus A380, the superjumbo jet at the root of its bankruptcy filing. The simulator's buyer and price were not revealed, but it appears to have been sold for several hundred million yen to a Middle Eastern airline. The sale is part of a move by Skymark, which has...

New International Training Center Will Respond to Global Pilot Demand

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is meeting the increasing global demand for C-130J military and LM-100J commercial flight training with a new International Training Center (ITC) to be located at the corporation's Marietta, Georgia, Aeronautics facility. Featuring academic classroom space and simulator facilities to support the full spectrum of aircrew training...

New entrol H01 FNPT II delivered to United Arab Emirates

Horizon International Flight Academy is now operating an H01 entrol simulator, based on the Bell 206 and certified as FNPT II. The H01 simulator was installed by entrol in June at Horizon's base in Al Ain (UAE). It will be used in their initial courses and additional training for the Bell 206. As Patrice Bredemus, Horizon's head of training, explains: "while we were researching the ma...

Saab Extends PEP Agreement With Loganair

The extended agreement comprises component repairs and maintenance services for Loganair’s Saab 340 fleet, within the framework of the existing PEP. The Scottish airline operates 15 Saab 340s and five Saab 2000s. Loganair has had a PEP agreement with Saab since 1999. The PEP is a ‘power by the hour’ programme that supports continuous flight operations...

Safety course from Avisa set for September 29

A course on Safety Management Systems in Aviation is being held in Abu Dhabi Sept 29-October 1. The three-day event is organized by Avisa Gulf. It is aimed at aviation professionals working in the operational safety or maintenance safety departments of an aircraft operator or aircraft maintenance company.  The course focuses on the ICAO & UAE GCAA requirements for safety management &a...

ABS Jets receives approval for base maintenance on Phenom 300

ABS Jets has announced that it has received approval from Embraer and the Czech Republic CAA to perform base maintenance on the Phenom 300. This means that ABS Jets is now approved to maintain all types of Embraer Phenom aircraft. The increased capability further underlines ABS Jets' status as an Embraer approved service centre and consolidates their commitment to offer the best and closest...

Inflight connectivity shows MRO benefits: Lufthansa Technik

The passenger benefits of inflight connectivity, particularly over broader bands like the Panasonic Avionics Ku-band system that Lufthansa brands as FlyNet, are plain. Yet the operational benefits are equally clear. Rather than just the ACARS or VHF narrowband pipes dribbling information back, the entire aircraft can be connected — “e-enabled”, as some call it — and can fee...

JetBlue Mechanics Choose iPad Mini 3 for Digital Aircraft Maintenance Toolbox

After putting iPad 4 into operation as an electronic flight bag in 2013, then iPad mini 3 for in-flight cabin services this year, U.S. airline JetBlue is turning to Apple's tablet platform to aid aircraft maintenance technicians. In its new role at JetBlue, iPad will serve as a portable digital toolbox to help mechanics operate on sensitive aircraft systems safely and efficiently,...

Learning to fly in bad weather

Garmin has started a Weather Radar Operations eLearning Course through the flyGarmin website. The course introduces pilots to basic and intermediate weather radar operations and goes beyond the pilot’s guide, ensuring pilots utilize the benefits provided by on-board weather radar. In addition to operational practices, this course will also cover radar interpretation and analytical...

EASA Proposes Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

All levels of pilots licensed by the European Aviation Safety Agency are affected by a Notice of Proposed Amendment released yesterday that would require aircraft loss of control prevention and recovery training. The main focus of the new training standards is for those who intend to pursue a career as an airline-transport-rated pilot. Nevertheless, upset prevention training is a...

Qatar Airways and Direct Maintenance extend partnership

Qatar Airways and Direct Maintenance have extended their decade long partnership in order to cover line support of the airline in Entebbe. The airline is operating A320 aircraft and A330 freighters to Uganda’s main hub near Kampala, where Direct Maintenance has a line station.   Direct Maintenance have been contracted to support the aircraft at that gateway.  

FlightSafety building a new Citation XLS+ simulator

FlightSafety International is building a new Citation XLS+ aircraft simulator. The level D simulator is expected to be operational at the Flightsafety learning centre in Columbus Ohio in April 2016. “Building a new Cessna Citation XLS+ simulator further enhances the benefits FlightSafety provides to owners and operators of Cessna aircraft around the world.” Steve Gross, vice...

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Professional Aviation chooses the Alsim ALX

Alsim ALX simulator has been selected by Professional Aviation, an ATO located in Ozzano dell'Emilia, nearby Bologna, in Italy. The ALSIM ALX provides single engine piston, twin engine p...

First in Middle East to secure Key European approval to train Boeing 777, 787 pilots - Etihad Aviation Training

Etihad Aviation Training has become the first aviation company in the Middle East to gain approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to train Boeing 777 and 787 pilots for European...

Leasing hometown Dublin welcomes MTU Maintenance new office

An announcement was made at Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference by MTU Maintenance - from now there is a new office opened in the heart of aviation leasing community birthplace Dub...