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Designer of Soviet MiG jet fighters Mikoyan dies at 89

Vano Mikoyan, one of the developers of the MiG fighter jets for the Soviet and then Russian air force, has died at the age of 89, aircraft maker MiG said on Friday. Mikoyan is best-known for engineering the MiG-29 jet fighter, a warplane that entered service in the 1980s as the Soviet counte...

Boeing Names New Senior Leaders, Launches Integrated Services Business

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg today named Kevin G. McAllisterpresident and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, succeeding company Vice Chairman Ray Conner in that role. Muilenburg also appointed Stanley A. Deal president and CEO of Boeing Glo...


Richard Branson is bringing us the next supersonic passenger aircraft

On Tuesday, the founder of Virgin Group is joining forces with Boom— an aircraft production startup — to unveil the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, a prototype supersonic passenger airliner. The aircraft will reportedly provide 3.5-hour flights between New York and London for the "affordable" price of $5,000. Creating affordable supersonic flight has been on Branson&...

Wings of Business National Award - the essential to know from Mikhail Titov

Q.Mikhail ... how a TOP level professional in business aviation became a producer of Wings of Business National Award? Professionalism - is not abstract, but quite specific thing. When there are no work results, the professionalism becomes invisible. That is why, having a break in the continuous operational activities, I decided to organize an event, which is intended to become the main event o...

Jet Scout - let's get know each other better

Right after NBAA we had a great chance to talk to Stefano Costi, the Managing Director of Jet Scout, new innovative web booking platform. It is always better to get direct answers to direct questions to know each other better. Q.: Stefano! Your opinion regarding NBAA 2016, how was it this year ? A.: Like every year I felt a sort of optimism. However, the future will show if it was...

China's first female pilot of J-10 fighter jet dies in flying accident

The first Chinese woman to fly a ­J-10 fighter was remembered fondly on Sunday as a “golden peacock” after her death on Saturday in an air training accident. Yu Xu, 30, died when her double-seater J-10 crashed in Hebei province. Her co-pilot ejected in time. Yu’s classmates described her death as a “shock”, with some observers calling for higher training sta...

Luc Besson, Lexus Co-Pilot Design on ‘Valerian’ Spacecraft

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp and Lexus have unveiled their design for the car of the future, the Skyjet, which marks the start of an ongoing partnership between the companies. The 28th-century vehicle made its debut Thursday in the teaser trailer for the French director’s sci-fi epic “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” The look of the single-seat pursuit craft, which...

Trump will have to say goodbye to Trump Force One

When he was running for president, Donald Trump boasted he would swap out Air Force One with his private jet. But now that he has won the presidency, can he really continue to use his personal aircraft? A US official told CNN it would be "nearly functionally impossible" for President Trump to fly on anything other than the Air Force One, which is owned by the US military. AF1, t...

Gagey to be replaced soon as Air France chief: newspaper

Frederic Gagey stands to lose his job as boss of French carrier Air France in early November when its parent Air France-KLM unveils a new strategic plan to the board, daily La Tribune said on Friday. Under the "Trust Together" plan to be announced on Nov. 3, Jean-Marc Janaillac, chairman and chief executive of Air France-KLM, will take on the additional responsibility of Air Fran...

easyJet appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

easyJet has appointed Peter Duffy to the role of Chief Commercial Officer bringing together all the airline’s revenue generation under one person. The role includes Peter’s previous areas of responsibility which include marketing, customer strategy and digital activity. Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet, commented on the changes; “Peter has done a fantastic job ov...

French President François Hollande inaugurates Safran’s new R&D center near Paris

François Hollande, the President of France, today inaugurated Safran Electronics & Defense's new Research & Development center in Eragny-sur-Oise, in the Val d'Oise department north of Paris. This new facility is the leading research center in Europe for inertial navigation and tactical drones. Joining President Hollande at the inauguration ceremony were Ross McInnes, Cha...

Jen’s back! Emirates releases new advert with actress for its A380 service

Emirates airline has released a second advertisement for its Airbus A380 service featuring the Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston. The ad, published on Wednesday, was preceded by two teaser trailers. It features Aniston finding a child in her first-class cabin, then walking through the rest of the plane to find the boy’s parents in economy class. The spot was directe...

How to set up a Bizav operator in "only" 10 years?

GainJet CEO recipe.  Last month, GainJet celebrated its 10th anniversary in a chic resort of Athens, "Amaltheia the place". With over 300 guests joining the celebration, people gathered from all parts of the world including Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Especially for 50skyshades, we met Captain Ramsey Chaban, the company who transported the teams of Portugal, Engla...

Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev’s contract extended for 5 years

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has announced its CEO Alexander Mikheev’s contract extension until 2021. The decision was made on September 27, 2016 at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Russian Helicopters. “During the three years under Alexander Mikheev’s guidance, Russian Helicopters has shown constant growth of all key financial indicators.  In 2015,...

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Welcome TAG Aviation New Director of Flight Operations

Please, a warm welcome - Mr Pete Beilby just appointed as TAG Aviation Director of Flight Operations for the UK and Malta! Congratulations! Mr Beilby first reaction:  &ldqu...

Working on the right balance – Ringo Fan, APERTUS Aviation

I am still curious to discover new people, new companies. Still curious to find out the story, the way to the industry, the destiny if you want. Meeting with APERTUS Aviation was special for me, as...

Where a school project can bring you – a Take Off Ready experience

We are still asking industry people regarding their way to aviation Business. This time we had an opportunity to talk during EBACE with Per Marthinsson, the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Av...

Florent Series – I was meant to find my role in business aviation

One more extremely interesting meeting during EBACE 2019 – Florent Series, Vice president Sales & Marketing, Aircraft management & Charter of TAG Aviation Europe. The company I have t...

Keynote speakers at EBACE2019 -Aerospace Innovators and Policymakers

Each event is paying special attention to the choice of keynote speakers, as they are personalities, capable to inspire, to lead the industry. So, just some days before EBACE official start in Gene...

New partnership - Alsim and F1 pilot of the Sky Mélanie Astles

Great announcement from Alsim - new partnership - with the first female Red Bull Air Race winner and French aerobatics champion Mélanie Astles. Mélanie knows her way aroun...

Haute Couture in the Sky - Didier Wolff - Créateur on very large format

First, it was the meeting with an amazing livery design by Happy Design Studio, then I had the opportunity to meet the author - Didier Wolff. And then, more and more of his creation' discover...