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SmartLynx focuses on growth in Germany - full charters for TUI Deutschland and Involatus

SmartLynx Airlines will be operating full charters for TUI Deutschland and Involatus. From summer 2021, it will fly to tourist destinations around the Mediterranean and Canary Islands for TUI Deutschland from Basel/ Mulhouse and Saarbrücken airports, as well as to Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Tenerife for Involatus from various German airports in autumn 2021, the airline announced. ...

Daher showcases its Kodiak and TBM turboprop aircraft families at the Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo

Daher is to highlight its aircraft product line during next week’s Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo at Lakeland Linder International Airport with a side-by-side presence of the Kodiak and TBM single-engine turboprop airplanes. For the company’s April 13-17 presence on booth #MD22, Daher will exhibit the sport and utility Kodiak 100 – whose Series III version was recently announ...

flypop signs multiple aircraft A330-300 lease deal with Avolon

flypop announced that is has signed a multiple aircraft A330-300 lease deal with Avolon, the world’s third largest aircraft lessor. Based in Ireland, Avolon provides lease and lease management services to airlines and airlines investors globally. The flypop team have been in discussions with a number of leasing companies over the past few months, however Avolon offered the most competit...

Sheltair partners with SUN ‘n FUN, pledges to fuel the future generation of aviation professionals

Sheltair proudly announces that it has agreed to an official partnership with SUN ‘n FUN, supporting the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) while becoming the official fuel provider for the world-famous airshow at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL) from April 13 - 18. In addition to an in-kind contribution, Sheltair will donate $0.10 per gallon on all uplifts during the...

Strategic initiative to transform the dream of urban mobility into a reality - Wheels Up and Bell Textron

Wheels Up announces an initiative with Bell Textron to lead the industry both in short- and long-term solutions with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). The collaboration between the industry leaders will set a new standard in addressing the growing demand for convenient intra-urban travel from/to city-centers and regional airport helipads.      The new initiative dem...

The development of Heavy Cargo Hybrid VTOL Drone for SF Express - Amazilia Aerospace & Pipistrel

SF Express, China’s leading integrated logistics provider, intends to expand its delivery network fleet through the deployment of large cargo unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. Together with its Munich based subsidiary, Amazilia Aerospace, SF Express has partnered with Pipistrel, a Slovenian aerospace company...

How to remain sustainable while performing the exterior cleaning process

Each year airlines begin new sustainability initiatives, experiment with biofuels, and offset their carbon emissions on selected flights; yet, sustainability should not only be a topic of discussion when an aircraft is in the air but also when it’s on the ground. In just one year, a Boeing 777, 787, Airbus A330, and A350, burn an extra 265,000 litres of fuel due to the 1% increase in dr...

Asia’ first H160 operator for oil and gas - Derazona

Airbus Helicopters has secured an H160 order from Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia, launching this new rotorcraft in the country’s oil and gas sector. The multi-mission H160 will play an important role in the expansion plans of the Indonesian operator for oil and gas, off-shore, utility and commercial passenger transportation. “This new order is a timely welcome as our company emba...

VistaJet is the customer for previously disclosed order for 10 Challenger 350 Aircraft

Bombardier confirmed that worldwide fleet operator VistaJet is the customer for a previously disclosed firm order for 10 Challenger 350 business jets. Bombardier announced the sale involving its best-selling Challenger platform on December 23. It was one of the largest biggest jet orders of 2020. VistaJet, a longtime Bombardier customer, has also taken delivery of its first...

Development of private air transport for COVID-19 vaccines - Embraer

As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine transportation increases around the world, Embraer has released technical information to assist customers on how its business jets can be optimized to transport these vaccines. Due to the pandemic, operators are considering the possibility of using Embraer aircraft to transport vaccines. Currently, there are over 1,400 Embraer business jets in operation in more t...

Philippines - next expansion of Daher Kodiak 100 aircraft international sales network - NeBeSci as its dealership

NeBeSci has been appointed as Daher’s Kodiak 100 dealership in the Philippines, providing an in-country sales presence for this multi-mission turboprop-powered utility aircraft at the southeast Asian archipelago. Based at Paranaque City near Manila, NeBeSci is a diversified trade and services corporation with a focus on aviation. The company’s top managers include pilots with d...

Rostec supplied the first Ansat helicopter and a medical version of Mi-17-1V

Kazan Helicopters of Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) supplied the first Ansat helicopter and multipurpose Mi-17-1V to the Republic of Turkmenistan. Both helicopters will be used in the new International Burn Center to provide medevac for the injured and seriously ill patients. A contract for supplying Ansat and Mi-17-1V helicopters was signed bet...

One week - 3 announced destinations from Riga by airBaltic - Heraklion, Santorini and Naples

airBaltic announced it plans to launch new scheduled flights between Riga and Heraklion, Santorini and Naples. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are optimistic about the upcoming summer season. If travel in general will be possible and the epidemiological situation will improve as the vaccination levels increase, demand for air travel will return....

Tigerair Taiwan took delivery of first Airbus A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

Pratt & Whitney and Tigerair Taiwan celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The airline placed the initial engine order in 2019 and has a mixed fleet of 15 purchased and leased aircraft. “We’re excited for Tigerair Taiwan to receive their first GTF-powered Airbus A320neo,” said Ric...

SmartLynx carries vaccines to support the fight against COVID

Some of the most valuable commodities on the planet at present are the vaccines being used in the fight against COVID-19. Ever since the first days of the pandemic, SmartLynx Airlines Cargo has been playing its part on the pandemic frontline by helping deliver life-saving medical goods, supplies, and equipment wherever they were needed around the world. Over one year later and SmartLynx is stil...

Hartzell Propeller & RAF agree to incentives for backcountry pilots

Hartzell Propeller has reached an agreement with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) to offer a special $1,000 discount on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers sold to RAF members. The RAF is a national organization headquartered in Bozeman, Mont., which is dedicated to preserving, improving and creating airstrips for recreational access. “Hartzell Propeller is making this offer...

TAG Aviation is now the number one San Marino aircraft operator

TAG Aviation has been officially recognized as the largest Aircraft Operator by the San Marino Aircraft Registry. This represents a great success story for TAG Aviation, bringing its fleet under this Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to 15. David R. Colindres, President, San Marino Aircraft Registry, comments: "Our two organizations have developed over the years a strategic partnership t...

Total begins producing sustainable aviation fuel in France

Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021.Total will also be able to produce SAF as from 2024 at its zero-crude Grandpuits platform, southeast of Paris. All of these sustainable aviation fue...

Certification test program in natural icing conditions successfully completed for MC-21-300 aircraft

PJSC Irkut Corporation (part of United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec) has successfully completed certification tests of the MC-21-300 airliner under natural icing conditions.  The aircraft attained normal performance even when covered with 8 cm thick layer of ice. This fully complies with Russian and European aviation standards: according to certification rules, performance charact...

The fastest connection to Venice - Pilatus PC-24

For the first time, a business jet lands on the grass runway of the airport closest to the world-famous Italian city of Venice- A premiere for Venice-Lido! The flight aboard a PC-24 provides the fastest connection ever to Venice and many other cities. The Venice-Lido city airport is located about three kilometres east of the city centre on the Lido di Venezia. The PC-24 landed safely...

UPS Flight Forward adds innovative new aircraft, enhancing capabilities and network sustainability

UPS together with its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary, plans to purchase electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft from Beta Technologies to augment its air service for select small and mid- size markets. These aircraft will take off and land on-property at UPS facilities in a whisper-quiet fashion, reducing time-in-transit, vehicle emissions, and operating cost. The BETA...