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Skyservice Business Aviation received STC for Aviation Clean Air Purification Systems on Bombardier aircraft

Skyservice Business Aviation MRO division has recently received the supplemental type certificate from Transport Canada for the installation of ACA's purification system inside Bombardier's Challenger 300/350 and Global 5000/5500/6000/6500 Aircraft. ACA's innovative airborne and surface purification solutions improve air quality throughout the aircraft, eliminating pathogens like...

Piper Aircraft 2020 apprenticeship class begins training

Piper Aircraft announced its second group of apprentices has begun their two-year training program. The apprentices recently made their first step towards a career in manufacturing by attending their program orientation at Piper's global headquarters in Vero Beach, FL. The group of ten start work this week, will shadow skilled aircraft assembly workers and learn all aspects of fabric...

airBaltic resumes flights between Riga and Budapest

Starting on August 11 Latvian airline airBaltic will resume direct flights between Riga and Budapest in Hungary. The flights will be performed two times a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. ​ Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are glad to offer our passengers new traveling opportunities between Riga and Hungary. By continuing to monitor the situation...

Elliott Aviation designated for TBM 940 upgrades/retrofits of Daher HomeSafe emergency autoland system in the U.S.

Daher has selected Elliott Aviation to install the HomeSafe™ emergency autoland system on TBM 940 very fast turboprop aircraft delivered in the U.S. market during 2019 and the first half of 2020.TBM 940s to be equipped by Elliott Aviation were supplied by Daher prior to last month’s certification of HomeSafe™. A portion of these aircraft were sold to include the autoland system u...

New Bell manufacturing technology center unveiled

Bell  unveiled its new 140,000-square-foot Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Fort Worth, Texas. The MTC is an innovative proving ground where Bell will test and refine technologies and processes—demonstrating manufacturing readiness and ability to successfully build and support Future Vertical Lift(FVL) aircraft. The facility provides capabilities that span all of Bell&rsquo...

Riga Airport reaches 20% of last year volume in July

Preliminary data on Airport performance in the first seven months show that with the number of passengers and flights gradually increasing, the number of passengers served at Riga Airport in July reached 23% of last year's numbers. In July, the Airport served 187.4 thousand passengers, which is 132 thousand passengers more than a month before. However, in general, as compared to last year...

Austrian Airlines calls for comprehensive COVID-19 testing to replace general landing and entry bans

Last Friday the Austrian Federal Government allowed landing bans for flights from 18 countries to expire. These bans did not apply in other EU member states. Nevertheless, the many different travel regulations in the European Union make it more difficult for people to travel freely and for airlines to reliably plan flight schedules. At a press conference, Austrian Airlines CEO Alexis von Hoensbroe...

AviaAM Leasing racquired Boeing 747-400F nose-loader liveried and operational on behalf of Magma Aviation

AviaAM Leasing announced the purchase of a Boeing 747-400F nose-loader aircraft which has already started commercial operations on behalf of Magma Aviation. The aircraft – which is a part of the Magma Aviation fleet – has been recently painted in the Magma Aviation livery with the new addition of the Avia Solutions Group logo.The aircraft has already accomplished its first co...

Corona pandemic considerably impacted Lufthansa result

The collapse in demand for air travel due to the Corona pandemic led to an 80 percent drop in revenue for the Lufthansa Group in the second quarter to 1.9 billion euros (previous year: 9.6 billion euros). Most of the revenue (1.5 billion euros) was generated by Lufthansa Cargo and Lufthansa Technik. The Lufthansa Group Adjusted EBIT in the quarter under review amounted to minus 1.7 billion euro...

SAS Traffic figues for July 2020

SAS capacity was down by 76% and total number of passengers were 75% lower compared to same period last year. Number of passengers remains low due to limited demand in the light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. SAS continues to resume flights to its destinations as demand returns and travel restrictions are easing. Compared to June, the number of passengers increased by nearly 300 thousand but...

EASA approves Airbus maintenance Synchronous Distance Learning

To support Airbus customers and offer them the opportunity to optimise this period of travel restrictions, Airbus Training Services has set up and obtained EASA-approval for a “Synchronous Distance Learning” solution for theoretical certifying maintenance courses and non-certifying courses. Customers will be able to participate to local examination sessions where Airbus stations a...

Jet Flight Service performed 192-Month inspection on the Legacy 600

Jet Flight Service Riga based maintenance service center has recently achieved two milestones by completing 192-month/16-year inspection on the Embraer Legacy 600 this summer and at the same time 96-month inspection/8-year inspection of Gulfstream 450.  To perform the ultra-heavy maintenance checks requires lots of planning to reduce downtime especially in this difficult pandemic ti...

STC for IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle System for Beechcraft King Air 300 series

Innovative Solutions & Support has been awarded FAA Supplemental Type Certification for its groundbreaking ThrustSense® Autothrottle system for the Beechcraft King Air 300 series turboprops equipped with the Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics.  The ThrustSense system will also be standard equipment on the newly announced King Air 360 upon entry into service.  IS&S’s paten...

Airbus proposes MEDEVAC conversion of passenger aircraft

A multi-functional team composed of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters has proposed a solution to quickly convert passenger aircraft into a Medical-Evacuation (“MEDEVAC”) configuration to offer to customers worldwide. The French DGS (Direction Générale de la Santé) has actively supported Airbus by providing all the medical s...

Ansat flights started in Mexico

Flights of Ansat light multipurpose helicopter owned by the Mexican company Craft Avia Center started in Guadalajara.  Ansat helicopter has been supplied by Russian Helicopter Systems company for Craft Avia Center, a Mexican dealer of Russian Helicopters holding company. Ansat helicopters are expected to be used in Mexico for VIP transportation, firefighting and other needs. Their cockpi...

Ryanair restores 60% of scheduled flights in August

Ryanair announced it has restored over 60% of normal flight schedules from 1st August, following the successful resumption of its services at the end of June. Throughout July, Ryanair have flown 4.4 million customers to destinations across Europe, reuniting friends and family, allowing commuters to get back to work, as well as jetting tourists off for post-lockdown breaks to some of...

Bell celebrated grand opening of New Facility in Wichita

Bell Textron officially opened of the new Bell facility in Wichita, Kansas, where the company will support multiple Bell programs and business areas, including Engineering, Supply Chain, Professional Manufacturing and Corporate Services. Bell held an opening ceremony at the facility with employees and executive leadership to commemorate the occasion. The company also celebrated the great...

Airbus Orders & Deliveries July 2020

Airbus 2020 gross orders by July 31st totalled 369 aircraft with net orders, after cancellations, of 302 aircraft. The Company registered four new orders in July 2020. During the month, 49 deliveries were achieved from the A220 and A320 aircraft families. In July, Airbus delivered two A220-300 to Air Canada and Egypt Air and 47 A320neo Family aircraft including&...

Eurowings extends flight programme by 26 new holiday destinations

The longer the corona crisis lasts, the more people's longing for a holiday from the crisis grows. Eurowings is serving the reawakening desire to travel from its main German airports with 26 additional holiday destinations, which are now being added to the range of the largest German holiday airline. The large Eurowings locations in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cologne/Bonn and Berlin...

Lady Liberty is a guest at Munich Airport

United Airlines promoted the resumption of its flights to Newark Airport with the Statue of Liberty, the iconic symbol of New York. An ultramodern Dreamliner (Boeing 787-9) departs the Bavarian capital for the US every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:30 p.m. Thorsten Lettnin, Managing Director Sales for Continental Europe and India at United Airlines, remarked: “We are delighted to be re...

Preparing the way for return to global operations - Airbus Flight Training COVID taskforce

Airbus Flight Training dedicated COVID taskforce is proactively implementing measures to guide its customers and stakeholders through the crisis and to prepare them for the resumption of normal operations worldwide. To this end, the taskforce has recently rolled-out various measures throughout Airbus’s global training network, National Aviation Authorities and Airbus operators. As well...