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Ural Airlines Receives First of Three A320neo Aircraft from CDB Aviation

CDB Aviation announced the delivery of an Airbus A320neo aircraft to its new customer in Russia, Yekaterinburg-based Ural Airlines.  The aircraft is part of the lease agreement for a fleet of three A320neos, with two further jets slated for arrival through the end of 2019. The delivery also marks the introduction of the first CFM International LEAP-1А-powered A320neo to be operat...

Recently Certified Aircraft Will Join Gulfstream G650ER And Gulfstream G280 at LABACE

Just one week left till the annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo. So industry professionals are curious to discover what will be showcased on the static display this year. here are latest updates from Gulfsteam Aerospace - newly certified, award-winning Gulfstream G600TM; the high-speed, ultralong-range Gulfstream G650ERTM; and...

We are Siberia. S7 Airlines returns to its old name to preserve Siberian forests.

S7 Airlines, Russia’s largest private airline, is temporarily returning its historical name, Siberia Airlines, and is launching an initiative to make up for the loss of forests inflicted by the wildfires in Siberia. The forest fires in the Siberian region have already spread over more than 3 million hectares (11,500 square miles). We&...

World's Fastest King Air to be created by Blackhawk Picks P&WC and Hartzell

Blackhawk Aerospace has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to transform the Beechcraft King Air 300 into the fastest King Air in the world. Coupled with Blackhawk's conversion to factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-67A engines replacing stock PT6A-60A engines on 12,500-pound and 14,000-pound gross weight models of...

Airbus Helicopters opens completion and delivery centre in Malaysia

Airbus is extending further its extensive footprint in Malaysia with the opening of a new regional helicopter completion and delivery centre (CDC) at its Subang facility.  The new CDC will see Airbus’ new helicopters for customers in the Southeast Asia region being completed in, and delivered from this centre of excellence, consolidating Malaysia’s role as Airbus’ regiona...

Push for change - Finnair flies its first biofuel flights from San Francisco to Helsinki

Finnair announced that it will fly the first biofuel flights backed by its “Push for change” carbon decreasing initiative this week. On both August 5th and 7th, the Finnair flight departing San Francisco Airport bound for Helsinki, Finland, will be flown with a biofuel mix of 12 percent, reducing the total C02 emissions for the two flights by approximately 32 tons. “The lau...

First two ATR 72-600s for Angola Bestfly signed

Nuno Pereira, CEO and Founder of Bestfly, the Angola-based aviation services company, signed for the company’s first two ATR 72-600 regional aircraft at a ceremony held at Toulouse Francazal Airport, France, at ATR headquarters, on Friday 2nd August. The twin-engine, turbo-prop regional airliners, which have been leased from ACIA Aero Capital group, represent a first of this t...

U.S. production of A220 aircraft has begun

It is official! Airbus has begun manufacturing the A220 in the U.S.! The first team of A220 production workers began work at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama-based production facility following their recent return from on-the-job training in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, where the A220 programme and primary final assembly line are located. “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production i...

Busiest ever month for London City Airport

Summer time, travel time, airports are welcoming more and more passengers dreaming of their holidays. This July became a  record, a busiest-ever month for London City Airport. Strong growth on leisure routes including Mykonos, Skiathos and Florence helped a lot on this.  A total of 490,819 passengers chose London’s most central airport, 4% up (+19,300) compared...

ACE steps up the pace

With just over six weeks to go, Air Charter Expo 2019 is set to become the most successful edition of this one-day air charter exhibition so far. With the show now almost booked to capacity, a dazzling array of aircraft on the static display, registrations significantly higher to date compared with the same stage in 2018 and a full day of training and presentations, everything is in place for...

New SWISS services to Osaka and Washington, D.C.

SWISS is to modify and expand its services in view of the coming delivery of two further Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which were purchased in 2018. Osaka (Japan) and Washington, D.C. (USA) will be added to the SWISS long-haul network, with non-stop service by Airbus A330/A340 aircraft, from March 2020. The Japanese capital of Tokyo will receive daily Boeing 777-300ER service from February 2020....

New Milestone in Aircraft Interior and Seats Business with STC

ST Engineering’s Aerospace sector has reached a new milestone in its aircraft interior business by successfully attaining a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for a cabin interior modification and refurbishment programme that involves the installation of its in-house designed economy class seat, SPACElite I. The programme was carried out on an...

Etihad Guest and Booking.com form rewards partnership

Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, has signed a frequent flyer programme agreement with Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel platforms, which enables Etihad Guest customers to earn Etihad Guest Miles when booking accommodation through Booking.com on a special co-branded version of the website.  Depending on the accommodation booked,...

Swiss-made watches created using rocket metal from Apollo Mission AS-203

To commemorate the 50thanniversary of the Apollo Moon landings, time-piece manufacturer West One has launched a unique fundraising proposition to support development of a trio of Swiss-made watches created using rocket metal from Apollo Mission AS-203. The Eagle, Saturn and Orion watches are the culmination of years of effort by the West One founders since the discovery of what was clearly meta...

Emirates Skywards rolls out new partnership and special offers this summer

Members of Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, can use travel and shopping spends from their summer holiday this year to earn more Skywards Miles that can get them closer to their next dream getaway. Miles earned through Emirates Skywards special offers can be redeemed for flights on Emirates, flydubai and other partner airlines or can be used to acc...

€53M Worth Contract - establishment of BAA Training China

Avia Solutions Group and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) signed a Joint Venture agreement, which marks the start of establishment of new entity BAA Training China. Being a part of Avia Solutions Group, BAA Training together with HNCA will operate a commercial aircraft aviation-training center in Zhengzhou city, Henan province (China) in order to become a pr...

MTU Maintenance signs CF6-80C2 and GE90-110B contracts with Atlas Air Worldwide subsidiaries

MTU Maintenance and long-term partner Atlas Air, Inc. recently signed a seven-year extension of their CF6-80C2 contract. The contract builds on over 15 years collaboration between the two companies and includes maintenance, repair and overhaul coverage of over 200 engines powering Atlas Air’s B747 and B767 fleets, as well as engine trend monitoring. It incorporates numerous element...

Pulselite Bird Strike Prevention System Becomes Standard Equipment on the Bell 407GXi

Precise Flight has announced that Bell has selected its patented Pulselite System® as standard equipment for the Bell 407GXi. The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, thereby increasing its visibility and reflecting the speed and directional movement of the aircr...

CF34-10A Powered ARJ21 Successfully Completed Genghis Khan Airlines' First Flight

With the successful arrival of Flight 9D5671 in Ulanhot, Mongolia, Genghis Khan Airlines' successfully launched its first flight today on a COMAC ARJ21, powered by CF34-10A engine. As the second operator of CF34-10A-powered ARJ21 aircraft and the first airline with a 100% China-made jet fleet, Genghis Khan Airlines has received two ARJ21 aircraft and plans to have a fleet of 25 aircraft in fiv...

Evaluation of Caribbean airlift dilemmas and possible solutions requested

The Chairman of the SER (Social Economic Council) of St.Maarten, ir. Damien Richardson is taking the private initiative to request that CESALC (The Economic and Social Councils Network for Latin America and the Caribbean) evaluates the nature of airlift in the Caribbean and propose relevant scenarios, policies, and regulations that can help with the fluidity of movement of people regionally and in...

Demonstration tour across Asia - welcome Airbus A220

Six Asian destinations to showcase the Airbus A220-300 flight test aircraft, as part of a demonstration tour across the region. After a stopover at Seoul’s Incheon Airport the aircraft heads to Yangon (Myanmar), the first location of the demonstration tour. The aircraft will then visit Hanoi (Vietnam), Bangkok (Thailand) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) before heading north to Nagoy...