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GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for Most nationalities on an aircraft

Emirates made history and created a Guinness world record as we welcomed 145 nationalities on Emirates flight EK2019 in celebration of the 48th UAE National Day and Year of Tolerance. With over 540 passengers celebrating a shared sense of place and pride to call the UAE their home, the one-of-a-kind flight, unprecedented in the industry, was an impactful initiative to showcase the UAE’s...

Welcome GOL Aerotech - World-Class Aircraft MRO Business Unit

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. launched of GOL Aerotech, a new business unit that provides aircraft maintenance, repairs, and aircraft and components overhauls (MRO). It extends GOL's expertise in aircraft maintenance to third-party airlines around the world for the first time and generates a new source of revenue for the company. GOL Aerotech is located at the Con...

Dassault Aviation invests Aeronautical Pyrotechnics

Dassault Aviation inaugurated its new pyrotechnic facilities at its Martignas-sur-Jalle site. The inauguration ceremony was led by Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, along with site director Pascal Nibaudeau, and was attended by the general secretary of the prefecture of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Gironde, Thierry Suquet; the president of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Alain Rousset...

BAA Training expands its Ab Initio school in Spain

BAA Training announced expanding its Ab Initio flight school. Currently operating in Lithuania and Spain, the Academy adds one more flight base in Spain and expands its training infrastructure. Providing Ab Initio training since 2009, and collaborating with major airlines for cadet training programs since 2016, BAA Training currently has over 310 students at its Ab Initio school. La...

Mi-171A2 helicopter certified in India and Colombia

Mi-171A2 helicopter was certified in India and Colombia. It allows Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) to start exporting the latest modification of the multirole civilian helicopter. The Civil Aviation Department of India confirmed that the standard design of Mi-171A2 complied with Indian civilian aviation requirements (CAR). The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviatio...

The 100th Airbus A220 aircraft produced - it is airBaltic'

A special ceremony in Mirabel, Canada was dedicated too the celebration - the 100th Airbus A220 aircraft produced! The aircraft, an A220-300, destined for Riga, Latvia-based airBaltic, features a brand new and comfortable cabin layout with 149 seats plus a modernised livery.The A220 Family is assembled at Airbus’ main Final Assembly Line in Mirabel and more recently, also...

Trends of Middle East Aircraft Interior Market

The aircraft interiors industry is growing at 5.87% CAGR and predicted to be worth USD$40.2 billion globally by 2025. A significant portion of this will come from the Middle East as airlines bring on new aircraft as well as retrofit existing fleets. With Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) returning to Dubai World Trade Centre 25-26 February 2020, interiors suppliers are looking to the event to...

First G650ER 4C inspection completed by Metrojet HK MRO

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited announce that its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) in Hong Kong has supported its first 4C maintenance check on a Gulfstream G650ER earlier this year.  By working closely with the flight crew, our team completed all scheduled maintenance within the approved 11-day downtime and budget. During the scheduled maintenance period, the aircraft was...

SAS first Airbus A350 XWB is flying home

With the delivery of its first A350-900, AS became the newest operator of this latest generation, highly efficient widebody aircraft. The airline has a total of eight A350-900 aircraft on order and operates an Airbus fleet of 68 aircraft (51 A320 Family, 17 A330 and A340 Family aircraft). In the coming years, as part of an extensive fleet modernisation, SAS will take delivery of 54 addit...

CDB Aviation delivered first of Three A330 to Onur Air

CDB Aviation delivered the first of three Airbus A330-343 aircraft to its new airline customer in Turkey, Onur Air. The remaining two aircraft are expected to deliver in the second quarter of 2020. “We are very pleased to have Onur Air join our growing European customer base,” said Peter Goodman, CDB Aviation Head of Commercial Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “These A3...

Star-Studded On-Board Safety Video Like Never Before

Qatar Airways has turned the pre-match team-talk into an entertaining safety video that will be shown on board flights before the end of the year. Featuring football legends past and present, the humorous video delivers important safety information with the help of personalities from the airline’s ongoing partnerships with AS Roma, FC Bayern Munich and FIFA. The film stars Brazilian footb...

BAA Training opted for an Alsim AL250

BAA Training has chosen Alsim to provide their Spanish base with an Alsim AL250 simulator. The Alsim AL250 is a generic and compact simulator for single & multi engine piston (SEP/MEP reconfigurable) PPL, CPL & IR training. The device meets all current regulatory standards and responds to training requirements of smaller and mid-sized ATOs, flight schools, and universities. With...

FACC Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade got STC approval by the FAA

FACC Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade received a Supplemental Type Certificate from FAA. The innovative solution providing a significant increase in baggage volume was developed by the EASA Part 21 J Design Organisation of FACC and will be made available to airlines as a retrofit for the A320 aircraft family. This FAA supplemental type certification will enable the Austrian aerospace...

Delivery of 100th ARJ 21 Landing Gear Strut - Liebherr LAMC Aviation

A major milestone achieved by Liebherr LAMC Aviation – the delivery of the 100th landing gear strut from Changsha for COMAC's twin-engined regional jet ARJ21 program. Since the first delivery ceremony for the ARJ21's landing gear struts took place in 2016, a lot has happened at Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. The successful joint venture is not only celebra...

The next level of China airlines and airports automation

Airlines and airports in China are moving to another level of passenger service. They are embracing artificial intelligence and automation to provide the hyper-personalized self-service experience their passengers are demanding. According to the SITA 2019 China IT Insights, shared today, China’s airlines and airports are using these technologies to expand mobile services and automating the j...

United Aircraft Corporation plans to manufacture six MC-21 planes in 2021

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to manufacture six MC-21 passenger planes in 2021 and twice as many in 2022, bringing the output to 72 aircraft by 2025, Valery Okulov, adviser to UAC’s director general, said on Tuesday. This reported by TASS. "It is planned to manufacture six MC-21 planes in 2021, twelve in 2022, and 25 in 2023. It is planned to bring the MC-21...

Successful launch of Inmarsat GX5 satellite

Do you ask yourself how it work, when you use modern inflight Wi-Fi capacity? Maybe because I am curious, I was wondering what is the mechanism, how comes we can be so connected nowadays while flying. Here are some details regarding the launch the successful launch of GX5, which will deliver increased capacity for airline and business aviation customers in Europe and Middle East.&nb...

Returnjet New Solutions include a Brokers App

Returnjet.com is responding very firmly to the current market trends by focusing on being the market leader in this sector and ensuring that brokers and operators have a free choice in this highly competitive market.  Returnjet is now the world’s largest platform as it has more operators registered on its site than any of its competitors; Returnjet.com now offers over 10,000 a...

Global air cargo center of excellence - Abu Dhabi Airports & Etihad Cargo

Abu Dhabi Airports and Etihad Cargo announced a major project to enhance Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) into a state-of-the-art global air cargo center of excellence. Abu Dhabi Airports and Etihad Cargo will implement a multi-phased cargo infrastructure development strategy, starting with the imminent upgrade of Etihad’s existing air cargo terminal facilities on the Sou...

Bombardier Receives First Shipment of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Montreal

Carbon emission, carbon offsetting, sustainable aviation fuel... we guess these are the notions used so much in every information concerning aviation industry... What are next steps leaders are taking? Bombardier announced that it received an inaugural shipment of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Montreal facilities, further reinforcing the company’s commitment to sustainable...

Inspiring Speakers Slated for WAI’s 31st Conference in 2020

Women in Aviation International members and conference attendees will no doubt be engaged, inspired and informed by the stellar roster of speakers scheduled for the 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 5-7, 2020, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  The 2020 roster of speakers includes: Stephanie Chung, JetSuite President Ste...