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Frankfurt Airport Serves More than 70.5 Million Passengers in 2019

Frankfurt Airport served more than 70.5 million passengers in 2019 – achieving a new all-time record by exceeding the 70-million mark for the first time in a calendar year. Compared to the previous year, this represents a passenger increase of 1.5 percent. Following a positive trend in the first half of 2019 (up 3.0 percent), passenger volumes largely stagnated in the second half of the year...

A diverse new decade of charter business is coming

We often have an opportunity to discuss the future development of business aviation industry with TOP executives. What is changing, how it will impact the industry, what trends are to be expected? Let's see deeper with Chief Operating Officer of Vertis Aviation, Catherine Buchanan .The company is predicting a decade of diversity as changing social attitudes, environmen...

Turkish Aerospace to display HÜRKUŞat Kuwait Aviation Show

Turkish Aerospace will participate in the Kuwait Aviation Show which will be held on 15-18 January 2020. Participating in the fair first time with the HÜRKUŞ Advanced Training Aircraft model, Turkish Aerospace is aimed to strength its cooperation in the Gulf Countries.  With producing indigenous products by domestic opportunities, ranked among “Top 100 Global Defense C...

France new strategic airborne intelligence programme - Thales & Dassault Aviation

French DGA awarded Thales and Dassault Aviation the contract to equip the French Army's future strategic intelligence aircraft with the CUGE universal electronic warfare capability. The contract covers the first two aircraft on the programme. CUGE will ultimately be deployed by three Falcon X aircraft, built by Dassault Aviation, to replace the two Transall C-160 Gabriel aircraft in servi...

New partnership - Etihad Airways and easyJet

Etihad Airways has become the most recent airline to partner with easyJet, one of the world’s largest airlines. This new partnership means customers can purchase tickets through the easyJet worldwide website connecting the two airlines’ networks and opening new and exciting possibilities for travel between Europe, Africa, the Azores and the UAE. The collaboration comes into e...

Exxaero expands and adds two Falcon 7X aircraft to its fleet

Exxaero has welcomed the first of two brand new Falcon 7X aircraft to its fleet. The business jet flew from the Dassault Aviation factory in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where it was welcomed on Saturday morning. At the beginning of February, the Eindhoven-based company expects delivery of the second aircraft of this very same type. With these two new additions to its...

Texas Turbine Awarded STC for Hartzell 5-Blade Props on CASA 212

Airplane modifier Texas Turbine Conversions has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA for Hartzell Propeller's high performance five-blade structural composite swept propellers for CASA 212 short takeoff and landing utility aircraft. "The modern five-blade props replace original equipment Hartzell four-blade aluminum propellers, providing weight savings and more ef...

Airbus BelugaXL entered service, adding 30% extra capacity to the fleet

The BelugaXL has entered into service! It means 30% extra transport capacity in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial aircraft programmes. The aircraft, which is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system, made its first operational flight on the 9 January. This is the first of six BelugaXL to begin work alongside the BelugaST predecessors, with the addi...

10th consecutive record-setting year for Munich Airport

Munich Airport continues to pile up records! In 2019 total traffic increased by 1.7 million, or 4 percent, to 47.9 million passengers. That was the largest increase posted by any German airport last year. For the Bavarian hub, this result represents the tenth consecutive record-setting year for total passenger traffic. The number of take-offs and landings was up by aro...

ANA Third FLYING HONU A380 expanding its Fleet for the Narita-Honolulu Route

ANA launching the third of its specially designed FLYING HONU Airbus A380s to offer both daily flights between Narita and Honolulu on these unique aircraft. ANA currently provides two flights daily on the Narita-Honolulu route, with 10 flights served by Airbus A380s and four operated by Boeing 777s. Starting on July 1*1, ANA will begin simultaneously operating its three Airbus A380s*2 to...

New Rolls-Royce facility to develop cleaner, quieter, more-efficient jet engines

A new Rolls-Royce facility which will develop jet engine technologies set to transform flight, reduce emissions and set new benchmarks for efficiency has opened in Bristol, UK. The composite technology hub will develop fan blades and fan cases which significantly reduce weight in a jet engine, lowering fuel consumption and emissions. The fan blades and fan cases being made at the facility are...

Celebrating Abu-Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020, Etihad Airways operates Eco-Flight to Brussels

Etihad Airways will mark Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 by operating a special ‘eco-flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, featuring a range of initiatives designed to illustrate the airline’s broad commitment to sustainable practices in the air and on the ground. Flight EY 57, departing at 2.20am on Monday 13 January, will be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft,...

Record passenger numbers in 2019 at London City Airport

Looking back at 2019, London City Airport announced that a total of 5,100,025 passengers flew in to and out of the airport.The figure is a year-on-year increase of 6.3 percent which has been driven by the launch of new routes combined with additional flights and larger aircraft with more seats on existing routes. Top 10 Routes Rank Route 2019...

Textron Aviation adds three company-owned Service Centers in APAC

To strengthen its Asia Pacific service offering, Textron Aviation acquired Premiair Aviation Maintenance, an Australian MRO service provider. Previously named an Authorized Service Facility, Premiair now joins the Textron Aviation company-owned global support network to service Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker products at service center locations strategically located throughout Australia. “...

2019 for Airbus - strong commercial aircraft performance

Airbus SE delivered 863 commercial aircraft to 99 customers in 2019, outpacing its previous output record set in 2018 by eight percent. In the 17th yearly production increase in a row, Airbus progressed on the transition to all NEO variants and by year end Airbus had delivered 173 wide-body aircraft, its highest number in a single year.  In 2019, deliveries compris...

How extreme weather increases demand for private jet charters

We hear it in the news on a yearly basis. Bad weather is hitting harder and more regularly than ever on every corner of the globe. Whether climate change is a natural process or man-made, or a mixture of both, the truth is this shifting ecosystem is making humans create news ways to cope with nature due to recurrent floods, forest fires, heavy snowfall, extreme low and high temperatures and hurric...

A record number of passengers carried by KLM in 2019

KLM welcomed a record number of 35.1 million passengers on board in 2019. This represents an increase of 2.7% in comparison with 2018. This level of growth generated a passenger load factor of 89.4% for the year as a whole, representing an increase of 0.3 percentage points compared to 2018. Growth was especially prominent for our destinations in Europe, in North, Central and South America and in A...

CAAC certification granted to Magnetic MRO

Magnetic MRO received the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) certification, proving the company has qualifications and meet local regulatory requirements for the maintenance, repair and overhaul organizations.  Obtaining this certification allows the company to expand its capabilities and provide maintenance service on Chinese registered aircraft and its engines. ...

Airbus - increased investment, expansion of aircraft manufacturing in the U.S.

As part of Airbus plan to produce 63 A320 Family aircraft per month in 2021, the company will expand its industrial footprint in the U.S. by increasing the production rate of A320 family aircraft at its Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile to seven per month by the beginning of next year. This increase, and continued recruiting for the A220 manufacturing team, will result in a further...

New record set by Azerbaijan airports in 2019

Azerbaijan’s international airports served record number of passengers. The total passenger traffic in 2019 hit 5.56 million people. Heydar Aliyev International Airport also set the record and served 4.73 million passengers last year. This is 7 percent higher than the same figure in 2018. Passenger traffic has also grown at the airports of Nakhchivan (64...

Great 2019 for Norwegian - higher unit revenue, better on-time performance and lower CO2-emissions

Norwegian’s traffic figures for 2019 show that the company is delivering on its strategy of moving from growth to profitability. The planned capacity reduction and optimization of the route network have had a positive impact on the figures. In 2019, the capacity, in terms of seat kilometer, was 1 percent higher than the previous year; a little over the previously announced zero growth. More...