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VAH announces new seven aircraft purchase agreement of ~ $300 Million

Voyager Aviation Holdings signed a purchase agreement with a fellow blue chip aircraft leasing firm for seven young and in-production aircraft, all of which are on long-term leases with strong credit quality airlines. The assets include two Airbus A321-200s, two Boeing 737-800s, two Airbus A320-200 and one Boeing 787-8. The average age is ~8 years with an average remaining lease term...

Bell - strong momentum for the 505 with purchase agreements for seven aircraft in Europe

Bell signed a purchase agreements for 7 Bell505 helicopters to European customers. This sale further validates the success of Bell 505 in Europe and around the wotld. Two of these Bell 505 purchase agreements were signed by JB Investments, the longest-operating distributor of light aircraft in Poland. The signing ceremony was held in May at a customer event in Prague with Magdalena Karska, board m...

Daher begins TBM 960 US deliveries

Daher began TBM 960 customer deliveries to U.S. The aircraft the latest TBM version introduced to North America. To remind, it is the largest single market region for Daher very fast turboprop aircraft family – providing the benefits of digital power for enhanced sustainability, a superior piloting experience and increased cabin comfort. The start-up of deliveries fo...

Savback Helicopters became ‘Speeder’ Air Utility Vehicle distributor in Nordic countries

Savback Helicopters signed sales representation agreement with Mayman Aerospace. The deal, effective immediately, will see the Sweden-based company market and distribute the compact, high-speed, eight-turbine, heavy-lift vertical takeoff and landing (HSVTOL) aircraft, exclusively in the Nordic countries. Savback will be targeting defence, forestry, oil and gas, and civil applications...

Signature Aviation acquired 14 TAC Air locations serving business and general aviation

Signature Aviation acquired TAC Air division of TAC – The Arnold Companies. Through the acquisition, 14 TAC Air locations will rebrand and join the Signature network. The acquisition marks Signature’s entry into 11 new markets within the heartland of the United States including Salt Lake City, Utah; Lexington, Ky.; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Knoxville, Tenn. Signa...

SmartLynx Airlines helps tackle aviation industry crisis in Europe

SmartLynx Airlines provides Aircraft-Crew-Maintenance-Insurance services to help several European airlines deal with a resource crisis caused by the rising passenger numbers, lack of spare parts, and labour shortages. The company currently operates a fleet of 44 aircraft, which is expected to increase to 60 by the end of the summer, making SmartLynx Airlines the operator of the largest aircraft fl...

DC Aviation opens New hangar at Munich Oberpfaffenhofen Airport

July 20, 2022 will be a big day for DC Aviation as the company will hold an opening celebration to present its new hangar at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport. The approximately 100 invited guests will experience 6,000 square meters of hangar space with a designer lounge, a state-of-the-art conference area, and a separate crew lounge at the gates of Munich. At the newly established site, the busine...

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation was the very first operator to receive the new five-bladed H145 at the end of 2020. In close collaboration with Airbus, the Foundation uses it for various research projects all aimed at improving Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Norway. For more than 40 years, the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation has been working on providing new and innov...

Riga Airport to acquire an advanced explosives detection system for screening hand luggage

Continuing the implementation of projects for the development of safe and environmentally friendly airport infrastructure, Riga Airport will use the savings from the EU Cohesion Fund to purchase a new explosives detection system for screening passengers' hand luggage. This is provided for in the amendments to the contract on the use of financial resources of the Cohesion Fund signed with the C...

Garmin got EASA approval for the GFC 600H flight control system for AS350 helicopters

EASA approved theGarmin GFC 600H for AS350 helicopters, providing a cost-effective flight control solution that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. The GFC 600H provides a number of helicopter-tailored safety features, including attitude hold with speed stability, the innovative hover assist mode, Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection, dedicate...

Daher completes acquisition of Stuart aerostructures production facility

Daher has marked a major expansion of its U.S. industrial presence by acquiring the metallic and composite aerostructures assembly facility in Stuart, Florida, reinforcing the company's position as a Tier 1 supplier for aircraft manufacturers in North America and beyond. The completion of this acquisition is bringing Stuart's approximately 400 employees into Daher's Industry Di...

Etihad Airways ‘Sustainable 50’ A350 made inaugural flight to New York

Etihad Airways celebrated the arrival of its new Airbus A350-1000 in the United States following the inaugural commercial flight from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on 30 June. The aircraft, which accommodates 371 passengers, is one of five new Airbus A350s to join Etihad’s fleet this year. From now, all Etihad fligh...

airBaltic introduces sustainable technician uniforms

airBaltic has introduced new, modern high visibility uniforms for its technical staff supplied by their manufacturer FRISTADS, which is the first company to provide environmentally declared high-visibility uniforms. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, commented: “At airBaltic, we always seek ways how to reduce our impact on the environment. Production o...

Aircalin signs contract for pilot training at AATC in Singapore

New Caledonia Aircalin has signed a contract with Airbus Asia Training Centre for the provision of flight crew training for its A320 and A330 pilots. Under the agreement, up to 35 pilots from Aircalin could undergo recurrent training on both aircraft types to maintain their skills and qualifications.   As part of the training package, the airline will also be able to undergo Airb...

ENAIRE and EHang to collaborate on U-Space and urban air mobility

EHang entered into a collaboration agreement with ENAIRE to promote research, development and innovation in the fields of U-Space and Urban Air Mobility in Spain and Europe. The parties seek to collaborate in national and international innovation initiatives on U-Space and the development of AAV operations for the execution of activities of common interest in U-Space and Urban...

The largest OEM business aviation maintenance facility in Asia Pacific - Bombardier

Bombardier opened newly transformed Singapore Service Centre, the largest OEM business aviation maintenance facility in Asia Pacific. A key jewel of the next major investments in Bombardier’s growing worldwide customer service footprint, the newly expanded facility features substantially enhanced service capabilities for its growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and&n...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - Enjoy your flight - St.Barth Commuter

It is a fact, over last 25 years St. Barth Commuter became a force in the development of the economy of the island. Since the beginning of the operations in 1995, St Barth Commuter transported more than 500,000 passengers. The company operated up to 5 aircraft, including Britten-Norman islanders (retired in 2014) and Cessna 208B Grand-Caravans. In addition of the scheduled flight...

The leading FBO in Singapore and entire Asia Pacific - Jetex & Bombardier

Business aviation in Asia Pacific region is witnessing a phenomenal growth. Two leading actors of the industry -  Jetex and Bombardier - celebrated the opening of the leading private jet facilities in Singapore and Asia. Jetex and Bombardier officially inaugurated their newest FBO facility at Singapore’s Seletar International Airport, introducing a new world-class fa...

New Airbus orders in China

On July 1 2022, Airbus confirmed orders with Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Shenzhen Airlines for a total of 292 A320 Family aircraft, demonstrating the positive recovery momentum and prosperous outlook for the Chinese aviation market. Once the relevant criteria are met, these orders will enter the backlog. “These new orders demonstrate the strong confidence in Ai...

Leonardo: PZL-Świdnik awarded a contract for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters for the Polish Armed Forces

PZL-Świdnik, the Polish company fully owned by Leonardo, has been awarded a contract by the Polish Ministry of Defence worth approximately EUR 1.76 billion for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters. The contract was announced today during an official ceremony held at PZL-Świdnik’s facility today, in the presence of representatives of the Polish Government.  In addition, t...

Textron Aviation delivered a special mission Cessna Citation Longitude in support of JCAB flight inspection mission

Textron Aviation delivered a special mission Cessna Citation Longitude jet fitted with flight inspection calibration equipment to be operated by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.  The aircraft will conduct flight validation and flight inspection operations to ensure the integrity of the airways that constitute the national airspace of Japan.  Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Missi...