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New connections to Ljubljana -Lufthansa Group Airlines

Starting in mid-October, the Lufthansa Group Airlines will be connecting the Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt hubs with the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. From its hub in Frankfurt, Lufthansa will operate twice a day offering 14 weekly connections to Ljubljana starting in the winter schedule on 27 October. The Lufthansa hub in Munich will follow by offering daily connections beginning on 1 November.&...

Kopter is moving forward with SH09 Flight Test Program

The Kopter Flight Test crew has successfully performed a series of flight tests with the newly fitted and improved Main Gear Box (MGB) casing on SH09 Prototype 3 (P3). The flights performed with the retrofitted gearbox have already confirmed the expectations of Kopter engineers and crew: the new MGB runs more smoothly, is quieter and its enhanced capabilities to sustain flight loads enable the...

TRAC Series of Flight Training Aircraft unveiled by Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft announced TRAC Series, a purpose-built configuration of the best-selling SR Series line of aircraft developed specifically for flight training institutions. The TRAC Series is thoughtfully crafted with reliability, durability and economy in mind to meet the rigors of high-tempo flight operations, while providing industry-leading safety and performance for both the pilot t...

Norwegian reports increased passenger traffic and higher revenues in September

Norwegian carried more than 3.3 million passengers in September. The unit revenue increased for the sixth consecutive month and was up by six percent compared to the same month previous year. A total of 3,310,424 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in September. The total traffic (RPK) increased by two percent, the capacity growth (ASK) was one percent and the load factor increased by 1.1 pe...

XEOS Aircraft Engine Service Centre is open

XEOS, the new aircraft engine service centre located in Środa Śląska near Wrocław, is officially open. The company is a joint venture of Lufthansa Technik (51%) and GE Aviation (49%) and is a service centre for GEnx-2B and GE9X engines. It was built in a record time of 16 months. The first commercial engine was accepted for repair in April 2019. In 2019, a total of about 20 engines will h...

AZAL adopts modern technologies to reduce its harmful emissions

Azerbaijan Airlines signed a partnership with OpenAirlines to use its solution SkyBreathe.  Given the high priority of the issue of reducing harmful emissions for AZAL, this agreement is of a strategic importance for Azerbaijan’s national air carrier. SkyBreathe Fuel Efficiency is an innovative solution using Big Data Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning...

First in the Middle East - flydubai operates Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 Split Scimitar® Winglets

Dubai-based flydubai is the first operator in the Middle East of its latest Split Scimitar Winglet technology.  flydubai completed the first installation of the Split Scimitar Winglets on one of its Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft late last month at Joramco in Amman, Jordan.  flydubai intends to install the Split Scimitar Winglets on a majority of its Next-Generati...

Safran Efficient Cabin Open Space chosen by Air France for its Airbus A320 fleet

Air France is the first airline in the world to choose Safran Cabin's latest ECOS luggage compartments to equip its A320 and A321 single-aisle short and medium-haul aircraft. On its domestic and European network, Air France is continuing to improve its customers' travel experience by offering them more space to store their cabin luggage as from 2020.  The ECOS&nbs...

New Dimension with Cessna Citation Longitude

After the recent FAA certification of New Cessna flagship, Cessna Citation Longitude, the first deliveries of super-midsize business jet are announced, starting a new dimension in business travel. “The newly certified Citation Longitude brings unrivaled technology to the business travel market, for both the passenger and the pilot, offering our customers the most effic...

In-house FBO services at Cambridge Airport

Cambridge City Airport will begin offering in-house FBO services from October, as part of its plans to grow its executive charter business in line with recent announcements. This will include aircraft, passenger and baggage handling, refuelling, security, customs and immigration services. The airport will take over these services from ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, who have bee...

Boeing-Embraer Strategic Partnership Taking Shape

Boeing and Embraer continue to work closely together to establish their strategic partnership, positioning both companies to deliver greater value to airline customers and the flying public, and to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. Since receiving approval for the partnership from Embraer shareholders in February this year, the companies have undertaken diligent planning...

Airbus H225 helicopter selected by Air Greenland for search and rescue

Air Greenland has ordered two Airbus H225 heavy helicopters to support its bid to win its home country’s search and rescue (SAR) contract. Under the terms of a firm contract assisted by Airbus Helicopters, two H225s repurposed from the oil and gas industry will be delivered over the coming months to replace the ageing S-61 helicopter currently used for the service.  Airbus will pr...

Beriev Aircraft Company is working on amphibious aircraft with over 1,000 tonnes takeoff weight

The futuristic plane is being developed by the Beriev Aircraft Company, an aircraft manufacturer specialising in amphibious planes, and a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation. Russian designers are working on an amphibious aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of over 1,000 tonnes, well over twenty times that of the massive Beriev Be-200 series of amphibious aircraft, the press servic...

A three-digit million order from Bombardier with FACC

Congratulations FACC! A great extension of the customer portfolio! Bombardier Belfast has placed an order with FACC for the production of thrust reverser trans cowl components for the A320neo aircraft family. With this order, FACC has now extended its long-standing cooperation with Bombardier in the areas of Cabin Interiors and Aerostructures including engine nacelle components. ...

Let's bring the next generation of VTOL platforms to life

Airbus Helicopters and EASA have signed a joint Memorandum of Cooperation aiming to bring together their respective experiences and know-how to bring the next generation of VTOL platforms to life, along with the necessary regulatory framework to support them. “I am very pleased to be joining efforts with EASA to build a common framework for the next generation of vertical lift solutions o...

Kilimanjaro quest to raise funds for IBAC education program

There are some way to raise funds for a good cause, including for education program. The way chosen by Omar Hosari, UAS Co-Owner/Founder and CEO is just amazing! He commited to climb Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, this month is far more than a personal goal.   Setting out on October 5th from Tanzania, Mr. Hosari is pledging to donate one US dollar for ev...

Second phase of Iris air traffic modernisation programme with Inmarsat

Inmarsat signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for phase two of the ground-breaking Iris air traffic modernisation programme, which will include important flight trials across Europe to assess the service in a real operational environment. Iris is being developed to deliver powerful benefits to European aviation by enabling high bandwidth, cost-effective satellite-based da...

New CAE commercial aviation training centres in London Gatwick and Manchester

 CAE inaugurated two new CAE training centres in the United Kingdom -London Gatwick and Manchester. It will support the start of its  10 year exclusive pilot training agreement with easyJet, announced back in November 2018. A third training centre will be inaugurated in Milan, Italy, on October 10. CAE also recently expanded its Barcelona, Spain, training centre. These milestone...

Jetex is getting ready for NBAA-BACE 2019

Get ready to NBAA - BACE 2019, get ready to meet the JETEX team there, who will be joining a record number of aviation industry professionals!​ Already worldwide market leaders in the private aviation sector, Jetex will be making its presence known at the forward-thinking convention by taking the opportunity to make some industry-shaping announcements linked to its global expansion strateg...

Rolls-Royce completes acquisition of eAircraft business

Rolls-Royce has completed the acquisition of the electric and hybrid-electric aerospace propulsion activities of Siemens (formerly known as the eAircraft business), following a period of employee consultation.  The timely execution of the deal, announced in June this year, underlines the fit of these activities to our strategy to ‘champion electrification’ and will help acceler...

First FAA-Approved Drone Airline - UPS and Matternet drone delivery hospital operations in the U.S.

Matternet, a pioneer in drone delivery for medical applications, announced its drone delivery system is enabling the first FAA-approved drone airline. The full Part 135 Standard certification was granted to UPS allowing the company to operate as a drone airline using Matternet's drone technology to expand on-demand drone delivery operations to hospitals around the country. "We...