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Welcome entry-into-service - the 200th Gulfstream G280

Business aviation today? Easy answer, it is still an amazing industry to discover. Please welcome an entry-into-service of brand new 200th super-midsize Gulfstream G280. “This is a tremendous milestone in the history of Gulfstream,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Every Gulfstream model is distinctive and unique in its own way, and the G280 is no diff...

Long term cooperation and a dozen of reconfigured Falcon 2000LXS - Flying Colours

Flying Colours Corp. has delivered a reconfigured Falcon 2000LXS. The work was performed for a long-time customer and represents the twelfth aircraft project the Canadian owner has entrusted to Flying Colours in twenty years. A thirteenth project is already in the pipeline. The full scope of work included significant cabin layout modification, cabinetry refinishing, metal re-plating, and a new, ha...

Delivery on schedule - the first, new, enhanced Embraer Phenom 300E

First enhanced Embraer Phenom 300E longest-ranged single-pilot business jet, capable of reaching Mach 0.80 was delivered to Texas law firm Dunham & Jones, Attorneys at Law, P.C. The firm, which also owns a Phenom 100EV, took delivery of the enhanced Phenom 300E last week during a ceremony at Embraer’s Global Customer Center in Melbourne, Florida.  “This milestone del...

Kodiak Care maintenance package for new Kodiak 100 turboprop aircraft

Purchasers of Model Year 2020 versions of the Kodiak 100 aircraft will benefit from free scheduled maintenance during the first two years of ownership with the Kodiak Care Maintenance program announced today by Daher. This incentive marks the latest step in Daher’s alignment of the support coverage and customer experience for both members of its turboprop-powered general aviation airplan...

Airbus concludes ATTOL with fully autonomous flight tests

Following an extensive two-year flight test programme, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. In completing this project, Airbus has achieved autonomous taxiing, take-off and landing of a commercial aircraft through fully automatic vision-based flight tests using on-board image recognition technology - a world-first in aviation. In total,...

Third C-390 Millennium delivered to the Brazilian Air Force

Embraer delivered the third multi-mission medium airlift C-390 Millennium in the series to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft will be operated by First Troop Transport Group (1st GGT). Similar to the first two units delivered in 2019 and the additional 25 which will be delivered to the FAB, this third unit is prepared to perform aerial refueling missions, with the KC-390 Millennium design...

AviationManuals develops manuals for bizav flight departments

AviationManuals has launched a customized General Maintenance Manual developed specifically for Part 91 flight operations. The company's General Maintenance Manual (GMM) is delivered with ARCdocs software and iPad app, and addresses procedures for maintenance leadership and shop floor personnel. Several flight departments have already incorporated the new offering into their operatio...

ATR and REX signed an MoU on fleet modernisation

ATR and Australia Regional Express have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in studying optimised solutions for the replacement and modernisation of its fleet. The agreement has the potential to see REX complement and expand its existing broad domestic route network with a mix of ATR 42 and 72-600 aircraft. The airline and airframer will also seek to work together to ex...

Updates: new and completed projects by AMAC Aerospace

June 2020 is quite positive and reach on new project announcements for AMAC Aerospace. Let's see in more details: maintenance projects on two Airbus ACJ320, new contract on a Boeing B747, new projects on Bombardier Global 6000 and Airbus ACJ319 and completed project on a Bombardier Global XRS.  The arrival of an Airbus ACJ320. The privately-owned aircraft arrived by the end of June and...

Riga Airport to reconstruct part of the runway and build new rapid exit taxiway

Using the state aid, which enables Riga Airport to implement the most important infrastructure development projects, large-scale construction works were started at the Airport in June - reconstruction of the runway surface and construction of  a second rapid exit taxiway. The change of the asphalt pavement of the aerodrome infrastructure will be performed in a total length of 5.7 kilomet...

The new normal: Magnetic MRO conducted its first virtual aircraft inspection

Magnetic MRO announced the recent successful completion of their first virtual inspection on the aircraft as part of the pre-lease preparation. As the company’s representatives states, this inspection signify industry’s resilience and ability to adapt to the changed norms in the aviation industry. Since the global COVID-19 hit the globe and paralyzed air traffic, aviation indus...

SAS reopens more routes in July

As demand and interest in travel in Europe increases, SAS reopens seven new routes from Copenhagen.  Last week, SAS launched its traffic programme for July. Following the presentation of updated travel advice in Denmark on Thursday, SAS has seen a rise in demand and interest for travel in Europe. As demand slowly increases once again, SAS is increasing the frequency of flights on many rout...

MC-21-300 prototype will continue testing after painting

On June 25, 2020, the MC-21-300 test aircraft, painted at Spektr-Avia, Ulyanovsk, returned to Ramenskoye airfield (Zhukovsky, Moscow region), where it will continue its flights under the certification test program. The aircraft is equipped with a passenger cabin with a maximum capacity of 211 economy class seats. The salon features increased width of seats and minimum aisle width. The maximum d...

De Havilland Canada delivers first Dash 8-400 to TAAG Angola Airlines

De Havilland Canada delivered the first of six Dash 8-400 aircraft to TAAG, the state-owned, national airline of Angola. The order was disclosed on June 18, 2019 during a ceremonial signing event at the Paris Air Show that was attended by the Honorable Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu, Minister of Transportation, Angola, David Curtis, Chairman, Longview Aviation Capital and Todd Young, Chief Oper...

GKN Aerospace continues Jet engine Biofuel testing

MV (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) has contracted GKN Aerospace Sweden to continue biofuel testing of the RM12 engine. The biofuel for this test is an ATJ (alcohol to jet)-SKA developed and manufactured by Swedish Biofuels AB. The test is part of a bilateral Biojet-project collaboration between FMV and USAF/NAVAIR, which started in October 2013 and will be completed in the fall of 2020....

Increasing flight connections - Munich Airport Terminal 1 back in operation

Areas C, D, and E set to resume operations from July 8 Passenger numbers now up to 10,000 a day and rising More and more long-haul routes also being reactivated Terminal 1 at Munich Airport, where passenger operations were temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus crisis, is set to open its doors to passengers again very soon. Terminal areas C, D, and E will resume operations initia...

ALSIM AL250 for Harford Air Services

Harford Air services based at Harford County Airport in Churchville, Maryland, USA, has acquired an ALSIM AL250 simulator.The ALSIM AL250 is a generic and compact simulator for single & multi engine piston training (PPL, IR and CPL) with both analogue and glass flight decks. Harford Air’s AL250 has a real Garmin GTN650 and is FAA certified AATD. With more than 60 installed worldwide...

First Praetor 500 conversion completed - Embraer Services & Support

Embraer Services & Support completed the first conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 for an undisclosed customer. The conversion was performed at the Embraer Executive Jets Service Center at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The full process to convert a Legacy 450 (2,900 nautical miles range) into a Praetor 500 ...

Václav Havel Airport Prague: now available - testing for presence of COVID-19

Passengers and visitors can now be tested for the presence of the virus causing COVID-19 directly at Václav Havel Airport Prague. Testing is performed by an accredited GHC Genetics laboratory. The new service will facilitate safe travelling and also reduce the spread of the disease. Both passengers and the general public can use the testing directly at the airport. Prague Airport has s...

Welcome - Entry-into-service - spacious, long-range Global 5500

The entry-into-service...  The innovative, long-range Global 5500 business jet,... The aircraft was recently delivered to an undisclosed customer. This high-value aircraft represents the gateway into Bombardier’s flagship large-cabin Global family, offering world-renowned performance, comfort and the smoothest ride.Last year, Bombardier announced that the G...

Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a support contract with the NATO Helicopter Management Agency to support 276 NH90 engines owned by Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) in Germany and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency. The RTM322 engines will be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package under NAHEMA management. This NH90...