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Latvian aviation industry recovery – point of view with Minister of Transport Mr. Linkaits

There is a life in aviation post covid19, there are countries with aviation industry recovery story more than interesting, as an example in order to see how it is possible to manage to crisis, the present situation as well as impact the future development. Welcome to Latvia! We had an honor to meet...

Two Top Swiss entrepreneurs on Pilatus Board of Directors

Yesterday extraordinary General Meeting saw shareholders elect two new well-known members to the Board of Directors – Hansueli Loosli and Lukas Gähwiler. Both have an outstanding track record, making them the ideal persons to continue building a sustainable and strategically successf...


Jason Huang Joins ICON Aircraft as President

ICON Aircraft, maker of the revolutionary ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft, has named Jason Huang as President. In that role, Huang will oversee all business functions, with a particular focus on maintaining manufacturing excellence, product development and innovation, and providing an ownership experience that is second to none. Huang has more than 30 years of engineering and management experience...

Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia on restart of national aviation industry

If we say Latvia, what will be you first association? If you are aviation professional or related to aviation industry, we bet the first thing you will say - airBaltic, Riga. 50skyshades was closely monitoring how Latvian national airline lived the corona crisis, as well as latest updates from Riga International Airport. We had an opportunity to discuss with Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of T...

Government investment in airBaltic will return multiple times for Latvia - Martin Gauss

On May 11, the CEO of airBaltic Martin Gauss presented and shared the experience on how airBaltic is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, how the new business strategy looks and what the future holds for Baltic economies.  Preparedness and fast adaption to the situation.  airBaltic had a well-developed crisis plan for various economic and operational crisis of the...

Meet Vertical Aerospace new Chief Engineer - Tim Williams

  Vertical Aerospace has appointed Tim Williams to the role of Chief Engineer to help drive Vertical towards its vision of electric flight for everyone. Tim, formerly a Chief Engineer at Rolls-Royce, will be responsible for leading the development of the new eVTOL aircraft being developed by Vertical – this will be the third prototype built by Vertical as the...

Martin Gauss on situation in aviation industry, airBaltic present and future

I am born Latvian. Despite possible critics, for me it is a special feeling, a proud, to see green tail of airBaltic aicraft arround the Europe. The actual situation in aviation industry is more than complicated for giants, it is quite evident that it is even more difficult for smaller companies.  I had the opportunity to discuss the present and the future of Latvian airline with Martin Gauss...

Our sustainability and electrification - Paul Stein, Rolls-Royce Chief Technology Officer

When I look back to life pre-COVID 19, one of the world’s most important tasks was to find a way to live more sustainably, and the aerospace and power generation industries were at the forefront in addressing that challenge. And when I look forward to a post-COVID 19 world, when we can be with each other again, I truly believe that interest in sustainability will be stronger than ever. In...

Thales appoints a new Executive Vice President, Land & Air Systems

Christophe Salomon is appointed Executive Vice President, Thales, Land and Air Systems. He will be part of the Thales Executive Committee. He succeeds Alex Cresswell, who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Thales in the UK. Christophe, a graduate engineer of the Ecole Polytechnique and Sup’ Aero, joins Thales from EDF where he held the position of Chief Informa...

First Officer Tessa Naran - Faces of Norwegian

Name: Tessa Naran Position: First Officer, London Gatwick, LGW  How long have you been flying for Norwegian? I joined Norwegian in November 2018. Can you give us a brief overview of your journey into aviation?  My passion for aviation started with a dream of becoming an astronaut from a young age. This motivated me to complete a Master’s Degree in Phys...

La Compagnie presents: two female pilots stories and advice

Would you agree that pilot still predominantly a male job? Imagine, cccording to the International Civil Aviation Organization, the proportion of female pilots worldwide in 2018 was only 3%.The feminization of the profession is now on the increase! Let us present two female pilots of La Compagnie. As March 8 approaches, the company celebrates the journey of two of its female talents. Special bonus...

New Aerobatics course from Patty Wagstaff & Sportys

 Sporty's has partnered with airshow legend Patty Wagstaff to introduce an all-new course that focuses on the art and sport of high-performance flying. Perfect for any pilot who has ever wondered what it's like to fly a loop or considered taking an upset recovery course, Intro to Aerobatics with Patty Wagstaff puts viewers in the cockpit for a thrilling l...

Oddballs are leading entrepreneurs

Many executives and managers are like chicken picking around for worms in a chicken coop. However, fat worms are found by the early birds. And those early birds don’t pick around in a corral with a fence around it and a roof over it. If you are looking for fresh fat worms, look beyond the fences of the industry or the limitations of knowledge.Opportunity recognition is an important part...

The Captain of Flight Level 470 - meet Ben Rosinger

It is a usual story nowadays - people are working together, creating and realizing new projects on a distance, using all the benefits of technology without meeting in real even once. Sometimes it is just great to step out of this traditionas scheme and really get know better your colleagues. For many people when you say aviation - first association will be pilot, captain. It is our pleasure to sha...

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SolarStratos and Géraldine Fasnacht perform the first wingsuit jump from an electric and solar-powered aircraft

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DRONAMICS appoints three industry veterans as Directors of R&D and manufacturing

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Pilatus is further strengthening the Board of Directors

Hansueli Loosli was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Pilatus Annual General Meeting. In addition, the Annual General Meeting elected two further notable members: Martin P....

Paris Heliport – Issy-les-Moulineaux renamed in honor of General Valérie André

On March 8, 2022, on the occasion of International Women's Rights Day, the Paris Heliport – Issy-les-Moulineaux will be renamed “Héliport Paris – Issy-les-Moulineaux Val&e...

MACE 2021 interview – Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo

Getting ready to visit Malta again flying for MACE 2021 - Malta aviation conference & expo, we wanted to find out more on how the island lived pandemic crisis and how the recovery goes on. Malta i...

Mr Joseph Bugeja, Chairman & CEO of Transport Malta - pandemic crisis, industry recovery and vision for future

During MACE 2021 - Malta Aviation conference & Expo, we had an opportunity to interview Mr Joseph Bugeja, Chairman & CEO of Transport Malta. To discuss on pandemic crisis, aviation industry re...

116th anniversary of Oleg Antonov birthday

February 7, 2022 was the 116th anniversary of birthday of Oleg Antonov, a great aircraft designer, talented scientist, founder of ANTONOV COMPANY.  His life was devoted to aviation....