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Metrojet hangar resolves parking spaces issues in the region

The MRO station of Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited offers great support to our management clients by keeping their aircraft  well protected inside the hangar throughout these Covid-19 pandemic times. Due to the travel and quarantine restrictions being imposed by various governments, many aircraft have been grounded, waiting for the airspace to open again. In Hong Kong and...

Urgent Rescue Plan for UK Air Transport Needed

IATA outlined the need for an urgent rescue plan for UK aviation, in the face of an imminent unemployment catastrophe. The United Kingdom is experiencing an unprecedented air transport crisis which threatens to put more than 820,000 people out of work across the entire UK economy, and further damage the recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown. The damage has been exacerbated by government poli...

KLM and TU Delft present successful first flight Flying-V

The scale model of the Flying-V - the energy-efficient aircraft of the future - has flown for the first time. A year and a half ago TU Delft and KLM announced the start of the design of the Flying-V during IATA 2019 and after extensive wind tunnel tests and ground tests it was finally ready. The first successful test flight is a fact. Last month a team of researchers, engineers and a drone pilo...

Vietnam Airlines to resume scheduled international flights

From September 18, 2020, Vietnam Airlines will resume one-way flights from Vietnam to Japan to serve the increasing needs of passengers wishing to work, study and stay in Japan. These are the first flights in Vietnam Airlines’ recovery plan. Vietnam Airlines and the competent authorities will continue to apply the most stringent pandemic prevention and control measures.   Accord...

EASA Certification granted to Diamond Aircraft DA50 RG

Diamond Aircraft announced EASA certification for its exciting new DA50 RG single engine piston with retractable gear. This achievement marks a significant milestone in Diamond’s history as well as for the General Aviation community and paves the way for initial EASA customer deliveries in Q1/2021. General Aviation’s new first class piston single impresses with retractab...

Icelandair becomes easyJet Worldwide partner

easyJet announced Icelandair is set to become a new airline partner in its unique connections service, Worldwide by easyJet. The partnership with Icelandair is expected to be live in the coming weeks including at its major European airports Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol, with the service due to go live at other airports in the coming months. From then easyJet cus...

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant carried out modernization of production equipment for stamping and machining

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has successfully implemented an investment project for creating modern, high-performance stamping and machining production. The production facility no. 64 went through a major overhaul during the process. The project was aimed at developing new stamping technologies, the introduction of seam...

Hermes 900 Maritime Search and Rescue Flights for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Elbit Systems Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) recently successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The demonstration were run by the MCA and were designed to test the capabilities of using a UAS to enhance Search and Rescue (SaR) capabilities and the use of long-range unmanned capabilities in civilian airspace. ...

Bell Announces New Miami, FL Facility Opening

To maintain great products that serve as valuable assets for businesses, emergency medical services and personal travel across the globe, Bell partners with customers in every corner of the world. Expanding our global footprint and making sure our services are easily available to our diverse customers requires the aid of maintenance facilities and partners. This week marks another significant afte...

New financing initiative for aspiring pilots in collaboration with financial institutions around the world

CAE announced the launch of a new financing initiative for aspiring pilots in collaboration with financial institutions around the world.  With this initiative, CAE is connecting aspiring pilots with banking partners that offer specific financing solutions for pilot training, making the profession more accessible to those who wish to pursue their dream of flying for a living. ...

Riga Airport maintains its strategic goal of becoming a Northern European Aviation Hub

Despite the crisis in the aviation sector caused by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Riga Airport maintains its strategic future goal to become a Northern European air traffic hub, the Chairperson of the Airport Board Laila Odiņa emphasized at Riga Aviation Forum on Thursday. "This crisis has given us some extra time to prepare for new challenges. By investing in the development of...

We think greener, we fly greener - airBaltic CEO at Riga Aviation Forum

During the 2020 Riga Aviation Forum scientific conference, which took place on September 9 and was devoted to sustainability, I had the opportunity to address this important topic which is a crucial part of our business.  The aviation industry has been working hard towards more sustainable operations and with common efforts has demonstrated great results. We in aviation industr...

New Lufthansa Technik repair station for Mobile Engine Services in Dublin

Lufthansa Technik will expand the worldwide network of specialized repair stations for its innovative Mobile Engine Services with a fifth location. Located in the major center of the EMEA aircraft leasing community and close to the company's airline customers in the British Isles, the new facility in Dublin will commence operations in early October. This doubles the number of European rep...

To meet new COVID-19 requirements Mumbai Airport introduces mobile-enabled kiosks

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has introduced nearly 50 of SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks, becoming one of the first airports in India to deliver a completely contactless way for passengers to check-in for their flight. The technology allows passengers to use their mobile device to interact with kiosks. This significantly reduces the need to touch surfaces i...

Airbus joined by European partners to demonstrate reduced emission fello’fly operations

Airbus has signed agreements with two airline customers: Frenchbee and SAS Scandinavian Airlines, as well as three Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP); France’s DSNA (Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne), the UK’s NATS and EUROCONTROL to demonstrate the operational feasibility of Airbus’ demonstrator project, fello’fly, for reducing aviation emi...

The Power behind the Celera 500L, Otto Aviation secret bullet plane

Otto Aviation has recently unveiled its new bullet-shaped plane the Celera 500L, a six-passenger aircraft capable of flying at the speed of a jet with eight times lower fuel consumption. The aviation industry is currently abuzz with this launch, with many experts claiming that the Celera 500L has the potential to revolutionize private aviation. In addition to its’ many brilliant de...

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-171 to China

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding has supplied a Mi-171 helicopter with VK-2500-03 engines to a Chinese civil aviation company. In 2019, the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a national type certificate for Mi-171 with the new power plant. The decision of the Chinese aviation authorities expanded the capabilities of Russian Helicopters to meet the...

Spilve Airport - history, present and future

There are some unique airport buildings around the world. This is one of them. Old Riga International airport - Spilves Lidosta. Spilves lidosta is a former civilian and military airport in Latvia located 5 km north of Riga's city centre. Since 1920s to 1980s it was the first International airport of Riga. I had the chance to visit it several times. This time was a new discovery, I h...

Nakanihon Air reinforces utility capabilities with new H215 order

Nakanihon Air has ordered one H215 heavy helicopter to shore up its capabilities for utility and aerial work. “We are looking forward to receiving Airbus’ mission-proven H215 to support our wide-ranging activities in Japan,” said Taku Shibata, President of Nakanihon Air. “We believe the H215 offers the enhanced precision and stability we require, which will not on...

Cebu Pacific Air adds ATR 72-600 training to a 15-year exclusive agreement with CAE-Cebu joint venture

CAE announced that Cebu Pacific Air (Cebu) added pilot training for ATR 72-600 to an exclusive 15-year training agreement with its joint venture, Philippine Academy for Aviation Training (PAAT). Under the terms of the agreement, CAE instructors will deliver initial and recurrent training to Cebu’s pilots on a brand-new CAE-built ATR 72-600 full-flight simulator (FFS). The device is depl...

How contactless payment & services technologies are changing airlines

Over the last couple years, contactless payment and services technologies have been playing increasingly larger roles in modern airlines all over the world. In 2019, WeChat Pay partnered with Yandex.Checkout to provide contactless payments for the more than 50 retail stores located inside Russia’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. This was a significant development in digital pay...