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French Navy selected Falcon 2000 Albatros

During a visit to the Dassault Aviation plant in Seclin, in northern France, the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, today announced the upcoming notification of a contract for the "Albatros" Maritime Surveillance and Intervention Aircraft (AVSIMAR) program, which will be based on the Dassault Aviation Falcon2000LXS. In accordance with the multiyear military spending bil...

Forced to be more efficient than ever before - MRO providers

There is no denying that COVID-19 shook the aviation from the ground up. Many businesses dependant on aviation had to downsize or change their plans immensely to stay in the industry. MRO businesses are not different and are already seeing a chain of changes affecting both customers and providers. Commercial Airlines and Business Jet operators are the most important and profitable customers to...

Multiple Cobham communications systems chosen for Airbus H160

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity announced that Airbus Helicopters has selected four Cobham systems on the H160 Medium-Utility Helicopter:  ⮚     Digital Audio Communications System (DACS) for audio management and intercom functions. DACS is forward-fit on more civilian helicopters than any other digital audio system in the world. ⮚    ...

Triple delivery for Thrive Aviation by Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation and Thrive Aviation delivered three preowned Cessna Citation Sovereign+ business jets. With a newly opened corporate headquarters at Henderson Executive Airport, Thrive Aviation’s footprint in Las Vegas includes an expanded, private 21,000 square foot hangar at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.  "The delivery of these Citation business jet...

Norwegian initiates a reorganization plan with its daughter companies

Following the government of Norway’s decision to withhold further support from the airline, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has decided to initiate an examinership process in Ireland relating to its subsidiary Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI), its wholly-owned asset company Arctic Aviation Assets DAC (AAA) and some of AAA’s subsidiaries; Norwegian...

Collins Aerospace and Boom Supersonic signed strategic collaboration

Collins Aerospace Systems has signed a collaboration agreement with Boom Supersonic to advance nacelle technology on Boom’s forthcoming flagship supersonic airliner, Overture. Overture will be the world’s fastest airliner and is designed and committed to industry-leading standards of speed, safety, and sustainability. Collins Aerospace engineers will work in concert with...

Hillsboro Aero Academy and RotorSky Launch First-of-its-Kind FAA/EASA Joint Training for Helicopter Pilots

Hillsboro Aero Academy announced that it had received approval to conduct professional helicopter pilot training in accordance with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The approval comes through a partnership with Austria-based helicopter flight school RotorSky. HAA's helicopter school, Hillsboro Heli Academy, will effectively become the only flight school in th...

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld launch transatlantic COVID-19 testing trial

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld have launched an optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial on selected flights from the United States to London Heathrow, in a combined effort to scientifically demonstrate how COVID-19 testing can reopen international travel and remove the need for passengers to quarantine on arrival. The free tests will initially be offered to el...

25 Years of GE90 Engine Service -more than 2,800 deliveries, surpassed 100 million flight hours

On November 17, 1995, the GE90 entered service on the Boeing 777, powering a British Airways flight between London and Dubai. The GE90 engine has been among the most reliable in the industry with a world class dispatch reliability rate of 99.97 percent. In July, the engine family surpassed 100 million flight hours. “We are excited to celebrate another GE90 milestone and would like to...

Hungary signs contract for acquisition of Two Multi-Mission KC-390 Millennium Airlifters

The Hungarian Government and Embraer signed today a contract for the acquisition of two new generation multi-mission transport aircraft Embraer C-390 Millennium, in its air-to-air refueling (AAR) configuration, designated KC-390. Additionally, pilots and technicians training as well as other services and support are included in the contract as part of the process to strengthen the Hungarian Defenc...

Lufthansa Group to be first to implement Star Alliance Biometrics and usher in a touchless customer experience at airports

Star Alliance has completed development of an interoperable biometric identity and identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience for frequent flyer programme customers of Star Alliance member airlines. The Star Alliance Biometrics platform advances the vision of Star Alliance member airlines of delivering a seamless customer journey, while strengthening lo...

TAG Maintenance Services appointed as Authorised Service Centre for PC-24

Pilatus has appointed TAG Maintenance Services to support the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet for comprehensive base and line maintenance in Geneva, Switzerland. TAG Maintenance Services also offers services for the PC-12 single-engine turboprop. With the addition of the PC-24, TAG Maintenance Services now provides its highly regarded maintenance services for all Pilatus general aviation ai...

The first ENAC partner to provide flight training in Europe - BAA Training

Having passed the compliance audit, the BAA Training flight base in Lleida-Alguaire received official approval from ENAC to carry out flight training for ENAC’s students. The consent to audit the BAA Training’s Spanish flight base was given to ENAC by Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC). ENAC acts as an ATPL and MPL pilot training provider for such airlines as Air France, China E...

Beechcraft King Air 360 officially entered service with the first delivery

First delivery of Beechcraft King Air 360 marks its official entry into service! The event was commemorated in a special delivery to its launch customer – Stamoules Produce Company, Inc. The California-based business selected the flagship King Air 360 as its first-ever aircraft purchase due to its combination of outstanding performance capabilities, ease of operation and the enhanced pa...

MTU Maintenance signs exclusive contract with new customer Air Serbia

MTU Maintenance and new customer Air Serbia have signed an exclusive V2500 engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) contract. The six-year agreement covers MRO, engine trend monitoring and spare engine services for Air Serbia’s v-powered A319 and A320 aircraft fleet.  “We are delighted to have signed a contract with the world-renowned engine experts MTU Maintenance,&rd...

Geneva Airpark is PART-145 line maintenance certified

Congratulations! Geneva Airpark has reached a new milestone in its development at Geneva airport by obtaining PART-145 certification that formalizes the expertise of Geneva Airpark's teams in providing and expanding its range of technical services within its 10,000 sq meters hangar. Geneva Airpark: a PART-145 certified maintenance organization! Geneva Airpark benefits from the Euro...

Hong Kong second G650ER 4C inspection completed by Metrojet

Metrojet Limited is the only MRO in Hong Kong that has completed two Gulfstream G650ER 4C inspections. The first one was completed in May, while the second in October 2020, both during the Covid-19 pandemic.Fuel tank inspection, ram air turbine ground functional test, landing gear modification and shock servicing were carried out during the latest 4C inspection. The HK MRO team managed to acc...

100 years of serving Australia - Happy birthday QANTAS!

Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services - QANTAS today marks 100 years since it was founded in the Australian outback. On 16 November 1920, two veterans of the Australian Flying Corps, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local grazier Fergus McMaster, founded what would later become the national carrier. This happened just 17 years after the first powered flig...

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo ready to transport COVID-19 vaccines

Temperature controlled aircraft transport possible up to -80°C As of March this year, Air France KLM's cargo division is committed to maintaining its global air freight network as part of vital freight flows. During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare institutions and individuals could and can have access to medicines, medical equipment and personal protective equipment and other critical...

Bizav success story - Jung Sky Q3 most successful quarter yet & expansion plans

During July, August and September 2020, Zagreb-based business aviation operator Jung Sky achieved the most successful quarter in company history, overthrowing the previous record-holding quarter by 11.5% in revenue and 21% in passenger flights. Jung Sky will enter its 12th year in the business later this November. During Q3, Jung Sky crews performed flights to a total of 115 airport...

U.S. Department of Defense exercises options for 36 TH-73A helicopters

Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a 171 million USD modification to the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the US Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of an additional 36 TH-73A aircraft, with work expected to be completed...