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Double digits for UAE business aviation growth

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, Chairman and CEO of MEBAA, confirmed that the UAE's business and private aviation sector is achieving positive growth rates of 8-9%, higher than the global growth rate which is estimated of 4-6%. Mr. Ali Alnaqbi points out that the UAE is leading the private and business aviation in the Middle East and North Africa. “The number of aircraft registered in the UAE...

Future with Bell - STEP for Students

Future of aviation? Where from you have high qualified professionals to assure the next generation of aviators? Each manufacturer has to act today in order to have these professionals of tommorow on board. Bell launched its new high school Student Training Employment Program (STEP). The students and schools were selected through Bell’s partnership with Project Lead the Way, a non-profit t...

Australia got new Textron Aviation parts facility

New Textron Aviation aircraft parts warehouse is opened in Australia!  This allows to assure the support of business jets, turboprops and piston aircraft fleet. The parts warehouse will be co-located at Essendon Fields Airport with Premiair Aviation Maintenance Pty Ltd, a Textron Aviation Authorized Service Facility. “With Premiair established as our new ASF for Austra...

Airspace Connected Experience: Pioneering Internet of Things in the aircraft cabin

Did you think about how fast the flying passenger connected experience is changing: improving, offering more opportunities and better services? Airbus A350-900 Flight Lab aircraft started in-flight trials of Internet of Things connected cabin technologies, as declared by manufacturer - to be shortly revealed to customers.Airbus becomes the first aircraft manufactur...

Gulfstream East Campus at Savannah is now open

A ribbon was cuted during the opening ceremony at new Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. MRO facility at company headquarters in Savannah. The Gulfstream East Campus, opened to accommodate fleet growth, has been operational since Sept. 11. The 202,000-square-foot/18,766-square-meter building located on the east side of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport was built w...

Norwegian Air Named Four-Star Low-Cost Airline by APEX for Two Consecutive Years

For a second year in a row, Norwegian Air has been named a 2020 Four-Star Low-Cost Airline by The Airline Passenger Experience (APEX), the highest honor in the category of low-cost carriers! The renowned Official Airline Ratings™ was the first airline rating program based solely on certified passenger feedback and Norwegian was one of ten low-cost airlines worldwide to receive t...

Next-gen Wi-Fi upgrade for All Nippon Airways fleet

All Nippon Airways has begun equipping selected Boeing B777-300ER aircraft with SITAONAIR’s state-of-the-art Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal, powered by GX Aviation. In partnership with JSAT MOBILE Communications Inc. (JSAT MOBILE), SITAONAIR has boosted ANA’s major upgrade for passengers, through the deployment of its Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal over Inmarsat’s ground-breaki...

Look at the First Fiji Airways A350 XWB rolled out of paint shop

Fiji Airways’ first A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse featuring the airline’s signature livery. The aircraft, an A350-900 leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprises, will be the first of its type to be operated by an airline in the South-Pacific region. The aircraft will now proceed to the final phase of the assembly process, with the installation of engines...

Azul First E195-E2 - a reason to celebrate for Embraer, Azul, AerCap and Pratt & Whitney

September 12 2019 a special ceremony at Embraer main facility in São José dos Campos was dedicated to the delivery of first E195-E2, the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft! This is the reason to celebrate for all companies who were working ot this succes - Embraer, Pratt & Whitney, AerCap and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras...

The new Sir Michael Marshall Award

Cambridge City Airport is sponsoring a new award category in memory of Sir Michael Marshall CBE DL, who passed away in July. The new Sir Michael Marshall Award for Diversity recognises effort to promote diversity and accessibility within the aviation industry. “Sir Michael was a guiding light in the aviation industry, with a passion for making careers in aviationaccessible for all, whi...

Need the fastest speeds available - choose LuxStream connectivity service for business aircraft

No need to discuss or explain why the speed of In-flight connectivity is so important, especialy in business aviation. United States customers will be the first lucky ones to have the acces to the fastest speeds available with the launch of LuxStream —the service that Collins Aerospace Systems proposes teaming SES. LuxStream is the only service that offers speeds up to 25 Mbps i...

The airspace of tomorrow - Business aviation joins forces with all EU aviation actors

The signatories call on the EU Institutions and Members States to take the necessary steps to implement the joint declaration adopted, outlining their shared commitment to improving Europe’s airspace.  European Business Aviation sector signed the joint declaration on the Future of the European Sky, renewing its commitment to the Single European Sky and improving the European airspace...

FACC ans Collins Aerospace extended the contract

Collins Aerospace Systems has awarded FACC a multi-year contract extension covering the supply of thrust reverser translating sleeves for nacelles on the Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 787 aircraft. The contract entails delivery of these nacelle components into the next decade. This contract extension is a major contribution to strengthening the market position of FACC as an international partner in t...

Sonaca 200 delivered to AYJET, order for 12 additional aircraft

Congratulations! First Sonaca 200 Trainer Pro delivered to AYJET last Saturday, September 7! This was the first of the six Sonaca 200 ordered by AYJET in August 2018. On delivery of the first aircraft, AYJET renewed its confidence in Sonaca Aircraft by signing a new order for the purchase of 12 additional Sonaca 200 Trainer Pro, which brings the order to a total of 18 Sonaca...

SWISS to create over 300 new jobs

SWISS will continue to create jobs in 2019 and 2020, and will be recruiting some 700 new personnel between now and the end of next March. The two further Boeing 777-300ERs which are set to join the SWISS aircraft fleet in early 2020 alone will generate over 300 additional work positions – the equivalent of a small to medium-sized enterprise for each of the long-haul jets. Young people embark...

First airline obtaining a full scope maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 type - airBaltic

Congratulations - airBaltic became the first airline obtaining a full scope maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 type!  Latvian airline airBaltic has successfully passed the audit for Base Maintenance Capability for Airbus A220-300 carried out by the civil aviation authority of Latvia – Civil Aviation Agency (CAA), and received the certificate provi...

Astronics Introduces New Retrofit In-Seat Passenger Power Solution

Astronics announced the release of a new in-seat power retrofit solution for airlines. Attaching quickly and directly to installed seat tubes, the EmPower Xpresse on-seat USB outlet housing solution delivers instant USB charging options for aircraft in a simple overnight maintenance turn. Offered by Astronics AES, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronics Corporation, the EmPower&re...

Five Canadian gateways in 2020 by Lufthansa Group with Ottawa as new addition

Great news!  Lufthansa Group begins flights to and from Ottawa, Canada – Frankfurt, Germany!  Ottawa joins the four other Lufthansa Group Canadian gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.  The new Ottawa route, beginning on May 16, 2020 and lasting until October 24, 2020, will be a summer se...

Welcome to aviation - Valsoft acquired Commsoft OASES

Valsoft announced the acquisition of Commsoft OASES, a leader in the aviation engineering and maintenance software market, based in Tiptree, UK. Founded as a software house in 1971, Communications Software (Airline Systems) Limited won its first airline contract in 1975 with industry innovator Laker Airways in the UK, leading to the launch of the predecessor to OASES (Open Aviation Strategic En...

Qatar approval received for METROJET Hong Kong MRO

Congratulations Metrojet Limited!  MRO Business in Hong Kong has received approval from the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) as an Approved Maintenance Organisation for Qatar-registered aircraft.  The approval covers Metrojet HK MRO’s full capability list of Gulfstream, Bombardier and Embraer aircraft types. “The QCAA approval received for our HK MR...

Happy birthday - 30 years of Meridian

This is the time to celebrate, to say happy birthday, congratulations on the achievement and the age you've reached! Meridian is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its jet charter business! “We officially entered the jet age in 1989 when the owner of one of the piston aircraft we managed acquired a jet,” said Ken Forester, Meridian’s CEO. “From ther...