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airBaltic Receives 14th Airbus A220-300, Completes Deliveries for 2018

Latvian airline airBaltic on December 1, 2018 in Rigawelcomed the last Airbus A220-300jet for the year, registered as YL-CSM. Currently airBaltic has a total of 14 Airbus A220-300aircraft on its fleet. Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 1 850 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300aircraft with every third airBalticpassenger f...

Avinode - Why are medium jets so hot right now?

We ‘Noders’ love talking. From meetings in boardrooms across the world through to huge industry conventions, we’re always out chatting to the people who make business aviation work. In fact, the only thing we like more than talking is listening. How else can we know exactly which services and products the bizav industry will need from us next?  Lately, as we travel around...

Boeing Delivers Its 2,000th Airplane to China

Delivery milestone reflects rapid growth in world's largest commercial aviation market More than half of all commercial jetliners flying in China are made by Boeing Boeing delivered its 2,000th airplane to a Chinese operator, a 737 MAX for Xiamen Airlines. The milestone and the pace at which it was reached reflect the accelerating growth in the world's largest commercial aviatio...

Safran shareholders meeting approves the merger of Zodiac Aerospace into Safran with 99.88% voting in favor

Safran's (Euronext Paris: SAF) shareholders were invited to consider mainly the plan to merge Zodiac Aerospace into Safran at a meeting on November 27, 2018. All the resolutions submitted to the shareholders' vote were approved. Following presentations by Safran of the merger plan and notably the reports of the merger appraisers concluding that the exchange ratio is fair, the shareholde...

DIOR and Qatar Duty Free Launch World Exclusive DIOR LES PARFUMS Podium at Hamad International Airport

Inspired by the love of perfume, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) and Parfums Christian Dior have launched a Dior Les Parfums Podium at Hamad International Airport (HIA), designed as a tribute to fragrance creation. The podium invites customers to enjoy an immersive and multisensorial experience, introducing them to Dior places of inspiration, creation & expertise. The launch of the podium was commemo...

Air Lease Corporation takes delivery of its first U.S.-manufactured A321 aircraft

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has taken delivery of its first U.S.-produced A321. The aircraft, delivered from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, will be leased to Denver-based Frontier Airlines and features Xavier the Mountain Goat on its vertical tail and Sharklets. The aircraft is also the first U.S.-made A321ceo to enter Frontier’s fleet. The airline has previously...

Celebration of the grand opening of new wide-body hangar in Basel by Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation celebrated the grand opening of its new wide-body hangar in Basel with approximately 100 guests and dignitaries. The new state-of-the-art 8,700 square-meter hangar provides increased capacity for wide- and narrow-body maintenance, completion and refurbishment projects across the site. It can accommodate up to two wide-body aircraft simultaneously. Designed to help meet in...

Boeing Delivers Fiji Airways' First 737 MAX Airplane

Carrier begins modernization of single-aisle airplane fleet with the first of five 737 MAXs Fiji Airways will be first airline in the Pacific Islands to fly the more fuel-efficient 737 Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first 737 MAX for Fiji Airways, which plans to use the fuel-efficient, longer-range version of the popular 737 jet to expand and modernize its single-aisle fleet. "We ar...

First non-stop air service between New Zealand and Chicago takes flight

Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight NZ26 between Auckland and Chicago departed around 5pm 30.11.18. and is scheduled to land at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport around 1.00pm local time. With a flight time of approximately 15 hours northbound and just over 16 hours southbound, the flight is Air New Zealand’s longest, taking over from Auckland-Houston which ha...

WAI Announces 2019 Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees

Women in Aviation International (WAI) has selected the 2019 inductees for its International Pioneer Hall of Fame. These women will be honored at the 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference during an induction ceremony and celebration dinner at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. Please note this year’s evening events will be business cas...

China Eastern Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse, becoming the latest operator of this efficient twin-engine widebody aircraft. The Shanghai-based carrier now operates an Airbus fleet of 356 aircraft, including 306 A320 Family aircraft and 50 A330 Family aircraft (figures at the end of October 2018). China Eastern is the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second largest...

ATR delivers 1,500th aircraft

Turboprop manufacturer ATR celebrates its 1,500th aircraft delivery with the entire ATR employee community. The ATR 72-600 was delivered to Japan Air Commuter at the end of October. This represents the latest in a year of milestones for the market-leading regional aircraft manufacturer, after the delivery of the 1,000th ATR 72 in July and the 500th ATR -600 Series in August. Since its first delive...

CDB Aviation and Evelop Airlines Sign Lease Agreement for One A330-300 Aircraft

CDB Aviation announced that the company entered into a lease agreement with Palma de Mallorca-based Evelop Airlines (“Evelop”), covering one Airbus A330-300 aircraft.  “We are pleased to welcome our new customer, Evelop Airlines, to CDB Aviation’s rapidly expanding European customer base,” said CDB Aviation Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Hannigan. &ldqu...

New SAE International Committees Established for Aircraft Hybrid/Electric Propulsion

SAE International is helping the aerospace industry take a big step to more sustainable and efficient future through the establishment of the SAE E-40 committee on Electrified Propulsion. Backed by a strong cross-section of the global aerospace industry and regulatory authorities and supported by the SAE Electric Aircraft Steering Group, the committee will address hybrid/electric propulsio...

BACA delivers essential training – EU261 (flight delay compensation) and TOMS

BACA members made their way to the Baltic Exchange in London on Tuesday 27thNovember for training presentations on two subjects that are often misunderstood and are of current importance to brokers and operators. The two topics were EU 261 regulation regarding compensation for European flight delays and TOMS (the Tour Operators Margin Scheme).   The session started with a presentation...

MEBAA - INNOVATIONS IN BUSINESS AVIATION ON SHOW

Innovation and technology are accelerating the pace of change across almost every sector of the global economy. The business aviation industry is benefitting from technological innovations as the landscape changes, and exhibitors at the MEBAA Show are leading the way.  In particular, business aviation trip support has seen a step change in the way both customers and businesses interact, wi...

Gogo AVANCE L5 Certified on a Full Complement of Gulfstream Airframes

Quality inflight connectivity has become one of the most important features for passengers traveling on a business jet today. Gogo Business Aviation’s (NASDAQ: GOGO) AVANCE L5system is delivering a 4G experience to hundreds of business jets, including a full complement of Gulfstream aircraft models. “We’re so pleased that Gulfstream has chosen to build on our partnership...

FAA approval for ExecuJet Malaysia

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has secured the official stamp of approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its MRO in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the facility receiving Part 145 approval. The approval recognises the MRO facility, based at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, as an authorised Repair Station – giving US-registered aircraft owners confidence that the...

Airlines go high tech: personal layouts of air travel in Asia

Almost every sector of global commerce is acquiring a more personalized focus and aviation industry is no exception. Gaining data about existing customer preferences to offer more tailor-made options is one of the top items on commercial aviation agenda now. Here, Asian aviation market is actively exploring the opportunities offered by personalization.  Individually recommended services, l...

BigBlank, the startup studio dedicated to creating the travel of tomorrow

BigBlank plans to launch its first startup by Q1 2019, thanks to unprecedented expertise and resources Created in June 2018, BigBlank, the startup studio dedicated to tomorrow’s travel and travellers, unveils its business operations. With a core team of 12 people - travel experts and entrepreneurs - BigBlank aims at launching startups that will redefine travel as we know it. A startup...

Airbus Helicopters expands presence in Japan

Riding on its growing business, Airbus Helicopters will be adding a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan. Construction will commence in June 2019, with the new facility expected to be operational in November 2019.  The company’s existing facility is capable of accommodating up to 25 medium-sized helicop...