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Hahn Air welcomes 15 new partners in the first half of 2021

Hahn Air announces the addition of 15 new partners in the first half of 2021. The airlines trust the leading ticketing and distribution specialist to expand their indirect sales to secondary markets and increase their ticket sales with up to 100,000 travel agencies in more than 190 markets. They also benefit from being part of the largest network of interline partners in the world.  &ldquo...

Exceeded in-flight connectivity - Inmarsat Jet ConneX available on large-cabin Gulfstream

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has surpassed 500 installations of the Inmarsat Jet ConneX in-flight connectivity platform on large-cabin aircraft. The robust Wi-Fi solution is available on new aircraft and can be retrofitted on qualifying existing aircraft. “Gulfstream owners expect a seamless transition from life on the ground to life on their aircraft, making connectivity essen...

BAA Training secures €31 million financing for its global expansion

BAA Training announced it will be getting financing for its global expansion provided by UK Export Finance (UKEF) and US Apple Bank for Savings. Two companies belonging to Avia Solutions Group (ASG) - BAA Training and ASG Asset Management - were involved in signing the historic agreements with the leading financial institutions.   The €31 million worth deal is one of the most signi...

Australia F135 engine Heavy Maintenance Facility achieves initial depot capability for fan & power modules

TAE Aerospace announced today it has successfully achieved Initial Depot Capability (IDC) requirements for the repair of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine fan and power modules, which power all three variants of the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. With this achievement, TAE Aerospace’s F135 Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) facility, or depot, in Aust...

Accelerating electrified commercial travel - Surf Air Mobility orders up to 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX

Textron Aviation and Surf Air Mobility Inc., signed a purchase agreement for up to 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX single-engine turboprop aircraft, with an initial fleet order of 100 aircraft and an option for 50 more. The order, which is subject to Surf Air Mobility obtaining financing, is part of an exclusive relationship between the two companies supporting Surf Air Mobility&rs...

ALSIM delivered its first flight simulator to Russian S7 Aero

ALSIM announced its first sale in Russia. An ALSIM AL172 simulator has been delivered to S7 Aero and will be used for private pilots trainings at S7 Training. The AL172 is an exact replica of the Cessna 172 SP Skyhawk NAVIII. It features real Garmin G1000 NXI avionics and is equipped with the latest ALSIM VFR Visual System (VFRVS). The AL172, due to the unique ALSIM’s visual system mat...

Malaysia Airports, Skyports, and Volocopter to conduct feasibility study for vertiport deployment

Malaysia Airports announced that it has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding with Skyports, the world-leading designer and operator of vertiport infrastructure for electric air taxis, and Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility. As a first step, the parties will combine their distinct aerospace and aviation expertise to conduct a feasibility study examining suitable vert...

FACC: Awards for sustainability which makes its mark

FACC has ranked among the international technology leaders in the aerospace industry for more than 30 years. With innovative products and technologies, the company is making flying quieter, safer, faster, more efficient and more sustainable. In recognition of this uncompromising commitment to climate and environmental protection, FACC has now received the GreenTech Award 2020/2021. Moreover, the l...

Sino Jet expands footprint in fast growing business jets market in China

Sino Jet seizes market opportunities in the business aviation despite aviation downturn caused by the global pandemic. Ms Jenny Lau, Group President of Sino Jet Group, shared market insights and her company’s upcoming strategic expansion with industry leaders and professionals in a meeting at the Corporate Jet Investor Global 2021.  “With a population of over 1.4 billion,...

Safety first: the crucial importance of staying up to date with MRO safety improvements

Now more than ever, safety is on everyone’s minds. JET MS – a family member of the Avia Solutions Group, the largest aviation, and aerospace company in Central and Eastern Europe – highlights the crucial importance of staying up to date with MRO safety news and trends. Like in many other aviation-related industries, safety in MRO is a number one priority. Only technically soun...

Bell begins manufacturing UH-1Y for first international operator

Bell Textron Inc.has restarted UH-1Y Venom helicopter production for the first international operator. Crestview Aerospace has completed manufacturing the first of eight cabins at the Crestview Florida facility. The aircraft will complete final assembly at the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center. The helicopters are part of the 2020 U.S. Department of Defense contract awarded to Bell for the p...

Rheinland Air Service orders Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800s

Bye Aerospace announced that Rheinland Air Service GmbH, a leading European provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, has completed purchase deposit agreements for five all-electric eFlyer 800 aircraft. RAS will act as an MRO support to eFlyer800 aircraft in Central Europe with its service and support facilities in Germany. Furthermore, RAS will be a designated reseller of eFlyer800 a...

Daher heads to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021

Daher Aircraft Division is coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year with a strong presence of the company’s turboprop-powered aircraft product line, bringing its enhanced Kodiak 100 Series III for its first public appearance, and displaying the top-of-the-line TBM 940 equipped with the HomeSafe™ emergency autoland system. During the July 26-August 1 fly-in at Oshkosh’s...

Rostec to present Mi-171A3, Ka-32A11M and Ansat-M

JSC Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is gearing up to present several brand new civil helicopters at the MAKS-2021 air show. Visitors to the International Aviation and Space Salon will be able to get their first view of the Mi-171A3, the Ka-32A11M, and the Ansat-M. The new Mi-171A3 is the first Russian helicopter designed for offshore operations and servicing off...

Component support for Smartavia latest aircraft

The Russian airline Smartavia is continuing its trustful partnership with Lufthansa Technik through a multi-year agreement covering extensive component services (Total Component Support – TCS®). This new contract governs supply for Smartavia's latest fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft over a period of six years. Service has started in M...

flyadeal receives all new Airbus A320neo

flyadeal, the low-cost Jeddah-based airline owned by Saudi Arabian Airlines, has taken delivery of a brand new A320neo, the first out of 30 to be delivered in the next 3 years. The aircraft is the first out of 65 A320neo family aircraft ordered by Saudi Arabian Airline at the Paris Airshow 2019, and will join flyadeal’s all Airbus fleet. Powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, the A320neo will...

Embraer and CommutAir announced Pool Program agreement

Embraer has signed a long-term Pool Program agreement with CommutAir, a United Express carrier, to support the airline’s ERJ 145 jet fleet. This new contract includes full repair coverage for components and parts, as well as access to a large stock of components at Embraer’s distribution center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Currently, the Pool Program supports more than 50 airlines worl...

Another Nine PC-21 for French Air Force

In 2017 the Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace purchased 17 PC-21s and has successfully trained its future military pilots on the world’s most modern training system since then. The Air Force has now ordered a further nine PC-21s to reinforce its training programme with additional Pilatus training aircraft. The Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace, one of the world&rsquo...

Cessna Citation Longitude is now EASA certified

Textron Aviation flagship Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet achieved certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), clearing the way for customer deliveries to begin in the region. “In the second half of last year we saw a substantial increase in super-midsize flight activity across Europe as individuals relied on these products as a transpor...

Air Race 1 roars into action at San Angelo for high-octane Halloween meeting in Texas

Air Race 1 has announced tickets are on sale for the highly-anticipated Halloween meeting at San Angelo, Texas this Autumn. Fans have a chance to witness the international air racing championship up close with live crowds welcomed to the aviation extravaganza at Mathis Field, San Angelo Regional Airport on October 30/31. The fastest show in the skies will see top air racing teams...

Pratt & Whitney Canada advances sustainable hybrid-electric propulsion technology

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced plans to advance its hybrid-electric propulsion technology and flight demonstrator program as part of a $163M CAD investment, supported by the governments of Canada and Quebec. "Pratt & Whitney Canada is proud to be a leader toward ever more sustainable aircraft propulsion technologies and be an integral part of Canada&...