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UAS Boosts Ground Service Offering Across China

UAS International Trip Support (UAS) has expanded its capabilities in China and bolstered its client offering by becoming a domestic handling agent providing handling services across the country. With the new UAS China network of dedicated local agents in position, foreign operators will now have easier access to all categories of business airports in the region. Dedicated UAS China agents are...

Lufthansa Aviation Training increases Diamond DA42-VI training fleet at Rostock Airport

Lufthansa Aviation Training invests in a further expansion of pilot schools under the European Flight Academy brand. Since Friday, 27 September 2019, two additional Diamond DA42-VI aircraft complement the flight training fleet at Rostock-Laage. In April 2018, five new efficient and state-of-the-art DA42-VI aircraft were added to the fleet, replacing ten-year-old Piper PA-44. Within the...

ATR launches STOL ATR 42-600S aircraft

 ATR has received authorisation from its board of directors for the launch of the ATR 42-600S! With the ‘S’ representing STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing), this new version of the ATR 42-600 offers take-off and landing capabilities on runways as short as 800m with 40 passengers on board in standard flight conditions (*). This makes the ATR 42-600S the best performing...

Farther Again - 8,225 nautical miles with Bombardier Global 7500

To fly farther, a challenge for all aeronautical manufacturers... This time 8,225 nautical miles with Bombardier Global 7500 - longest non-stop city pair in business aviation history flown by a purpose-built aircraft – Sydney, Australia to Detroit, Michigan.  “Since entry-into-service, the Global 7500 aircraft continues to go above and beyond expectatio...

Detect cyber threats - Thales and Airbus sign joint agreement

Airbus CyberSecurity and Thales have signed a partnership agreement to offer a unique solution against cyber attacks.  The solution will combine the file analysis system Orion Malware from Airbus CyberSecurity with Thales’s intrusion detection system Cybels Sensor, which obtained Security Visa from the French national cybersecurity agency (ANSSI) in April 2019. This cooperation...

Second phase of Etihad Cargo digitalization strategy

Etihad Cargo has marked the first year of its ambitious digitalization program, which went live with iCargo in October 2018, by reiterating its commitment to enhancing customer experiences with a pipeline of further programs and initiatives. Etihad Cargo implemented a full overhaul of its booking processes and platforms 12 months ago with the successful migration of Its front-end syst...

Boeing To Invest In Human Spaceflight Pioneer Virgin Galactic

Boeing will invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic, a vertically integrated human spaceflight company. The companies will work together to broaden commercial space access and transform global travel technologies. “Boeing’s strategic investment facilitates our effort to drive the commercialization of space and broaden consumer access to safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible...

First autonomous aircraft test in Brazil by Embraer and Ufes

A scientific and technological cooperation between Embraer and the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Ufes) made it possible for a prototype to perform the taxiing operation on its own, moving along a previously established path without human interference. The sensor and image navigation set led the autonomous systems technology demonstration aircraft through the runway, taxi a...

RED Aircraft Brings Lucrative Opportunities to the US Agricultural Sector

RED Aircraft has taken steps that will help drive down costs for agricultural aircraft operators. The engine manufacturer is to introduce its high-performance engine to the US agricultural sector benefiting users with lower running costs while at the same time reducing their ecological footprint   The company’s RED A03 engine opens up lucrative opportunities for agricultura...

Silk Way will organize annual Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku

The traditional two-days Caspian Air Cargo Summit 2019 opened October 8-9 at Fairmont Baku Flame Towers Hotel. The summit is organized by Azerbaijan's national cargo carrier Silk Way and Swedish company Euroavia International. This international forum will bring together 200 top managers and top executives from leading global companies to discuss current trends and the future o...

New Jet Aviation Teterboro hangar and renovated FBO are open!

New Jet Aviation Teterboro 40,000 sq. ft. hangar and completely renovated FBO are open!  The company held a pre-opening celebration at the hangar in August 2019 and has now received its final operating approval. Built to meet growing demand for long-range business jets, the new hangar can accommodate most large aircraft. The construction is part of Jet Aviation’s efforts t...

20,000 Attendees during Girls in Aviation Day 2019

With 118 individual events presented worldwide, Women in Aviation International’s October 5 Girls in Aviation Day 2019 reached approximately 20,000 attendees. Truly an international event, Girls in Aviation Day was celebrated not just in the United States but in 17 other countries in Canada and Australia as well as countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Girls were introduced to the career an...

More than 500,000 Flight Hours for Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet

The V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, and Boeing has topped the 500,000 flight hour milestone. More than 375 Ospreys logged the hours, including the U.S. Air Force CV-22 and the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22. “The V-22 provides unmatched capability for the U.S. Marines and U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command,” said U.S. Ma...

Alaska Airlines' newest painted Pixar-themed aircraft

In collaboration with the Disneyland Resort, Alaska Airlines showcased its latest special-edition aircraft livery today that offers a whimsical tribute to Pixar Pier, a reimagined land at Disney California Adventure Park. A trio of familiar Pixar characters span both sides of the aircraft: Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie of Toy Story fame. For more added fun, one of the Aliens from t...

Daher congratulates the TBM Owners and Pilots Association on its successful 2019 annual convention

The TBM Owners and Pilots Association’s (TBMOPA) 2019 convention brought together TBM owners and their Daher-built very fast turboprop aircraft from around the world, underscoring this annual gathering’s importance as one of the largest such meetings for a turbine aircraft type. Converging at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Denver, Colorado were 102 aircraft representing...

To bring professionals together in order to move for the next step of industry - Mr. Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi

MEBAA Conference Morocco and MEBAA Show Morocco became an opportunity for 50skyshades to see in real time in real life the amazing work of MEBAA, the step by step development of Morocco business aviation market. The chance to meet interesting people, to discuss with passionnate industry leaders. Certainly, it gives a lot of new information and leads to discover more and more aspects of f...

Hahn Air achieves IATA Level 3 NDC certification

Hahn Air, was granted NDC Certification Level 3 status under the NDC (New Distribution Capability) Certification Program provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  This status recognizes that Hahn Air uses Offer and Order management messages whose schemas are compliant with the standard NDC message schema, version 17.2.  “We are very proud to announ...

Air Antwerp successfully go-live with AeroCRS

AeroCRS welcomes Air Antwerp into family, a new scheduled joint-venture carrier between CityJet and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines that started commercial flights on the 9th of September. Air Antwerp operates currently 16 regular flights weekly ​using a turboprop Fokker F-50​ from its Antwerp base to London City, right in the heart of the capital, saving precious time to its passe...

Looking forward an incredible event - Organising Committee Members Discuss 2019 Edition

The leadership team of the Dubai Airshow 2019 expect the show will be bigger, better and busier than previous editions, when discussing their plans and predictions for the event ahead of it opening on 17 November 2019 at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site.  All of the leaders agree that the new features at the event and technologies shaping the industry will be a key talking point. “The Dubai A...

Caribbean Aviation Education Forum

An aviation Education Forum is planned to be held during the Caribbean Aviation Meetup, June 16-18 on St.Maarten. Representatives of 4 educational institutions in the USA committed to join the CARIBAVIA conference with presentations or workshops. A block of time for a Forum will be set aside for academic and education experts to explore the needs and opportunities for aviation related educational...

PAL-V partners with ASL Group for the Future of Air Mobility

The partnership was marked by the signature of a contract between the two companies by their respective CEO's during a ceremony held at the ASL premises in Antwerp, Belgium on August 27, 2019. For this special occasion, the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer edition was presented in front of the ASL Hangar.  Through this partnership, ASL will become the official and exclusive dealer of PAL-V in...