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FAI partners with Atalanta Golden Yachts to provide private jet charter service

FAI rent-a-jet signed a MoU with Greece-based leading luxury yacht management company, Atalanta Golden Yachts to provide luxury VIP air charter services. Effective immediately, FAI will offer Atalanta Golden Yacht charter clients the opportunity to fly privately from an airport of their choice anywhere in the world directly to an airport closest to their chosen embarkation port in G...

The international call for applications for Leonardo Labs is opened

Leonardo has started its recruitment call for young talents for “Leonardo Labs”, the new research & development corporate laboratories focused on innovation in Leonardo's traditional sectors and the development of new long-term technologies.  In the current year, 68 positions, subdivided into six different areas of activities, are open.  All the details on the prof...

Reason to celebrate - the opening Volotea Naples base

Volotea, the low-cost airline connecting small and medium cities and Europe's capitals, opened its sixth Italian base today, in Naples. Following last October's announcement, the company has now based two Airbus A319s at the Campanian airport. The move will enable the airline to consolidate its presence in time for the summer season by focusing mainly on domestic flights, with several rout...

50 percent of the fleet back in the air: Lufthansa Group

Due to the significant changes in the booking wishes of their passengers, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group are switching from short-term to longer-term flight planning and are now completing their flight schedules by the end of October. The new summer timetable will be implemented in the booking systems today, 29 June, and is thus bookable. It is valid until 24 October, the end of the normal su...

European Commission Approves airBaltic Equity Increase of 250 Million Euro

The European Commission on July 3, 2020, under EU State aid rules, has approved the Latvian government's investment of €250 million into the equity of the Latvian airline airBaltic to contribute to overcome the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 and resume growth. The European Commission points out that EU Member States introduced various travel restrictions in the second qua...

What demands more maintenance, a parked aircraft or a flying one

In the middle of April, airlines around the globe had put 62% of worldwide aircraft fleet into storage, which brought new challenges of maintaining a record high number of stored aircraft. While it may seem that a parked aircraft requires minimal maintenance during its grounding period, the reality is far different. Challenges of parking the aircraft Sending an aircraft into a storage is a h...

First in the world to obtain Biosafety Trust certification- Fiumicino and Ciampino

Major international recognition for Fiumicino and Ciampino airports in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 and in preventing biological risk from pathogens. The two Rome airports managed by ADR are the first airports in the world to obtain the Biosafety Trust certification, issued by the certification body RINA SERVICES, relating to the correct application of the system for preventing infecti...

250 000 fuelling milestone with Air bp Airfield Automation technology

Air bp has passed a milestone of 250,000 fuellings using its Airfield Automation digital technology. The landmark fuelling took place in Adelaide, Australia, when the business supplied Jet A-1 (with fuel system icing inhibitor) to The Royal Flying Doctor Service. Since launching in May 2018, Airfield Automation has been rolled out to 145 Air bp network locations in 18 countries on four contin...

Game-Changing Piston Engine RED A03 Selected by PRO-Avia For Twin Engine Aircraft

RED Aircraft GmbH has just announced that its RED A03 Engine has been incorporated at the design stage of PRO-Avia’s new twin-engine aircraft. PRO-Avia is a Russian company engaged in the implementation, maintenance, and refinement of aviation equipment. RED Aircraft GmbH, on the other hand, is a noted provider of engine and powertrain development engineering services.  PRO-Avia has...

Strict hygiene rules - a must be for private aviation companies

As the need to transport workers, business people and repatriate citizens during coronavirus lockdown was still there, private charter companies took on a mission to help people move in a safest possible manner. During the month of March, many private charter companies were over flooded with requests to repatriate people to their home countries. Some operators said to have reached a 400% incr...

GA Telesis Engine Services opens Aircraft Engine Hospital Shop - SPAH

GA Telesis Engine Services OY - GATES, the engine heavy maintenance unit of global aviation integrator GA Telesis, LLC, announces the establishment of its dedicated Aircraft Engine Hospital Shop, focusing on specialized aircraft engine repairs requiring limited or targeted maintenance. The Special Procedures Aero-Engine Hospital - SPAH will be one of the few in the world with integr...

Contactless Travel initiative - London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill is introducing a ‘Contactless Travel’ initiative, highlighting the health benefits of private aviation to new and existing users. Contactless Travel ensures personal interactions and touch points are kept to a minimum and made at a safe distance during all stages of a passenger’s journey, providing reassurance during this uncertain time.  Sally Pow...

The 1600th Embraer E-Jet delivered to Helvetic Airways

Embraer celebrated the delivery of its 1,600thE-Jet, an E190-E2. Helvetic Airways of Switzerland received the milestone aircraft. Airlines and leasing companies from some 50 countries have added Embraer E-Jets to their fleets since the first-generation jets entered revenue service in 2004. The new, highly fuel-efficient second-generation E-Jets family, the E2s, started flying with airlines in...

INTEGRAL R - successful first public flight for new generation, twin-seater French aircraft

Designed and developed by AURA AERO, a young Toulouse-based company, the new INTEGRAL R aircraft successfully performed its first public flight today, departing from Toulouse-Francazal airport. The aircraft had already performed its maiden technical flight on June 22. The aircraft, registered F-WJMK, took off at 15:30 local time, for a one hour long flight, during which te...

Airbus Helicopters H160 receives EASA approval

Airbus Helicopters multi-role twin engine H160 has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), marking a new chapter for the programme. The company is expecting FAA certification to follow shortly prior to first delivery to an undisclosed US customer later this year.  “The successful completion of the H160 Type Certificate is...

First business jet with an Environmental Product Declaration - Bombardier Global 7500

Bombardier Aviation and the International EPD System, an environmental declaration program based in Sweden, announced a first in business aviation with the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration for Bombardier Global 7500. The Global 7500 aircraft EPD is third-party verified to the highest international ISO standards1. It discloses fully transparent environme...

Flights to London by airBaltic from all three Baltic States

After receiving all of the necessary permissions, airBaltic plans to resume direct flights from Riga to London on July 1 and from Tallinn to London on July 4. In addition, the airline will launch new direct flights from Vilnius to London on July 1. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “The safety and health of our passengers remains the highest priority. We have introduced...

Travel to and within the EU: the value of business aviation in the new normal

All professionals of the industry will agree, there is a real need to determine a "new normal" for business aviation and remove restrictions to travel to and within the European Union. The day before Europe prepares to reopen, EBAA urged governments in the EU and the EFTA Member States, and the United Kingdom, to lift travel restrictions in a carefully coordinated man...

Horizon International Flight Academy: more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet

Horizon International Flight Academy has logged more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet, mainly utilized to train military pilots. Horizon’s training academy is in the United Arab Emirates .“Crossing the 1,000-flight hour threshold in less than three months from its latest aircraft registration is a testament to Horizon and the Bell 505s ability to quickly meet mission requi...

China Express took delivery of Airbus A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines

China Express Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. This delivery brings the China Express total fleet to a milestone 50 aircraft, with 28 more A320neo aircraft on order.   “Today is a significant milestone for our airline, and for the evolution of our growing fleet,” said Mr. Li Zhi Liang, President of...

Centogene and MediCare collaborate with Lufthansa to offer customers fast PCR corona tests

Starting today, Lufthansa customers can decide if they want to be tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus before departing from or after arriving at Frankfurt airport. Lufthansa partner Centogene has opened a special facility, offering customers PCR (polymerase chain reaction) corona tests. These tests require only a throat swab and are certified by the relevant health authorities of Lufthansa&r...