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New C-27J Spartan baseline configuration performs first flight

The new C-27J Spartan baseline configuration — characterized by a brand new avionics system, new cockpit control panels and LED aircraft lights — completed its first flight yesterday at Leonardo’s Aircraft Division Turin plant. Lucio Valerio Cioffi, Leonardo’s Aircraft Division Managing Director, said: “New operators will enjoy modern avionics a...

Groundbreaking partnership of Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre, new life for airplane structure material

First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products Partnership will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre today announced a partnership to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite material, which will be used by other companies to make products such as electronic a...

GULFSTREAM TO DEBUT CLASS-LEADING G500 AND G600 AT MEBAA SHOW 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 will make their first appearance at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) airshow Dec. 10-12 in Dubai. These all-new aircraft will join the Gulfstream fleet, including the super-midsize Gulfstream G280, the high-performing Gulfstream...

Russian Helicopters completes its Southeast Asian demo tour

Mi-171A2 and Ansat helicopters, manufactured by the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of State Corporation Rostec), completed a demonstration tour of the countries of Southeast Asia. Attendees of Airshow China in Zhuhai, China, as well as potential customers from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, familiarized themselves with the capabilities of both aircraft. Full-scale demonstrati...

New Direct Business-Class flight between NEW YORK and NICE by LA COMPAGNIE

Boutique airline expands service with seasonal flights between New York and Nice beginning May 2019 Four years after launching as an exclusively business-class boutique airline with unbeatable fares between New York and Paris, La Compagnie has announced the launch of a new seasonal route between New York and Nice with the first direct flight scheduled for Sunday, May 5, 2019. Tra...

Inmarsat crowned ‘World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider’ for second consecutive year

Highly-prestigious accolade, announced at World Travel Awards 2018, voted by leading travel and tourism executives worldwide in recognition of ’gold standard’ solutions  Inmarsat has been named ‘World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider’ for the second year in a row at the World Travel Awards. The prestigious accolade was announced at a gala cere...

Recaro Aircraft Seating opens dress cover production center in Poland

Recaro Aircraft Seating is now entering the era of dress cover production: on November 30, 2018, its new “cut2dress” dress cover production center is officially inaugurated in Świebodzin, Poland. In the future, Recaro will be setting its own quality standards in terms of workmanship. Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating says: “With c...

New passenger scanner uses space technology to speed up airport security

A super-sensitive passenger scanner that reveals hidden security threats is being trialled at Cardiff Airport in the UK.   The walk-through scanner, which uses space technology to image human body heat, is the result of a collaboration between Sequestim Ltd. and Cardiff University scientists. Computer learning allows the scanner to distinguish between threa...

Buta Airways replenished its fleet with another Embraer E-190

Azerbaijan's low-cost airline Buta Airways received another new Embraer E-190, which was delivered to the airline’s fleet directly from the manufacturer in Brazil. It is the eighth in the low-cost airline’s fleet and will allow add more flights to the most popular destinations in the airline’s flight schedule. “Adding new aircraft to the fleet will further expand...

Lockheed Martin and Airbus Sign Memorandum of Agreement on Aerial Refueling

Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities to meet the growing demand for aerial refueling for U.S. defense customers. The companies will seek to provide aerial-refueling services to address any identified capacity shortfall and to meet requirements for the next generation of tankers capable of operating in the challenging environments of future battles...

TAG Farnborough Airport News Update - MEBAA 2018

MEBAA Show 10-12 December 2018, Airshow Site, DWC, Dubai, Stand 481 TAG Farnborough Airport is Europe’s leading business aviation airport, a key gateway to London and the first business aviation airport in the world to be awarded carbon neutral status. The airport offers bespoke services as well as state-of-the-art facilities and continues to set new standards in the business aviation mar...

ACJ display points way to future of business aviation

Echoes trend toward more spacious cabins Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is exhibiting an ACJ319 at the MEBAA show[1], highlighting the comfort and space on offer, and echoing the trend towards larger cabins in new-generation business jets. Operated by Acropolis Aviation of the UK, which is upgrading to an ACJ320neo to benefit from improved fuel efficiency and range, the aircraft is offered for...

11 Med-Trans Bases Reaccredited By Leading Industry Commission

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has reaccredited eleven Med-Trans air medical transport bases in the United States. "This recognition is a result of the hard work and professionalism of every employee to become the best at their positions of tremendous responsibility in transporting and caring for patients," said Med-Trans Corporation President Rob...

Airports World Company to Showcase at MEBAA 2018

Aviation services company highlights a singular solution for the industry Airports World Company (AWC) will be attending the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show as an exhibitor in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this December. As a global aviation services company based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, AWC is taking this opportunity to interact with the regional...

Krimson gains one of first new Ethiopian CAA aviation licenses

Krimson, the Ethiopia-based aviation services company has attained one of the first new business aviation licenses being issued by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA).  The new permits have been created to establish a transparent regulatory framework to support fair processing of flight permits and ground handling services by operators or agents. The aim is to bolster local aviation...

The fuselage of MC-21-300 aircraft delivered to Zhukovsky

The fuselage of the MC-21-300 aircraft, designed for endurance tests, was delivered to the Ramenskoye airfield (the city of Zhukovsky) from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (part of the UAC). Specialists of the Corporation together with employees of enterprises participating in cooperation and TsAGI staff will assemble the MC-21-300 airframe and install the...

First Embraer E190-E2 For Air Astana Arrives In Kazakhstan

The first new generation Embraer E190-E2 for Air Astana arrived at Nursultan Nazarbayev International airport in Astana yesterday, following ferry flights from the manufacturer’s factory in São José dos Campos, Brazil. This is the first of five Embraer E190-E2 aircraft scheduled to be delivered to Air Astana following an order originally placed in August 2017. Air Astana curren...

Airbus celebrates opening of the world’s first Zephyr Solar High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite operating site

Wyndham, in Western Australia, is the world’s first operational launch site for solar-electric stratospheric UAV Marks the start of various Zephyr flight  campaigns to be undertaken from the site with different customers Launch site is a key milestone in bringing real operational capability with the Zephyr S, the world’s leading solar electric, stratospheric UAV Airbus...

ExecuJet becomes Approved Maintenance Organisation for Bermuda and Aruba in China

ExecuJet Haite is celebrating receiving approval from the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) and the Aruba Department of Civil Aviation (ADCA) to provide full maintenance services at its MRO facility at Tianjin Binhai Airport, China.  ExecuJet Haite is a full-service, state-of-the-art business jet maintenance facility that, along with the recent BCAA and ADCA approvals, boasts CAAC, E...

Ryanair Launches New Pilot Training Programme With Sky4U ATO

Ryanair announced a major new training partnership with ATO SKY4u to deliver a Ryanair Airline Pilot Standard (APS MCC) programme in Berlin and Vienna. The partnership will ensure Ryanair continues to attract highly trained professional pilots to support its continued growth across Europe. This new EASA approved enhanced MCC programme gives trainee pilots a structured path to achieve an ex...

Infare launches next-generation Pricing Intelligence Tool

Infare, the global market leader in pricing intelligence, is today launching Pharos, the next-generation business intelligence tool for airlines. Pharos delivers total market insight of competitive airfares, from real-time snapshots to classic demand curve analysis. The cloud-based intelligence solution lets airlines harness the full power of Infare’s fare data – the most compr...