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Major maintenance check on Challenger 850 aircraft completed by DC Aviation Group

Stuttgart headquartered DC Aviation Group (DCA), the German joint venture partner of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), has successfully completed a full 96-month major check on a Challenger 850 aircraft.  The comprehensive maintenance work which was carried out at DCA’s Maintenance Service Centre located at Stuttgart Airport, included a full cabin refurbishment, using choice wood,...

An exclusive representation deal with Deshons Hydraulique landed by FL Technics

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, a part of Avia Solutions Group, has just signed an exclusive representation agreement with French hydraulic solutions company Deshons Hydraulique.  FL Technics will now be a representative of a company that has a proven experience and expertise in a worldwide market of mobile hydraulic servicin...

New APU Joint Venture of Boeing and Safran name announced: Initium Aerospace

Welcome  Initium Aerospace! Boeing and Safran announced the name of their 50-50 joint-venture to design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units (APUs): Initium Aerospace. From its Latin roots, initium means ‘the beginning' or ‘to start.' This is what an APU is and does when it provides the power to start the main aircraft engines and systems on the ground. In...

New Head of Compliance and Safety at TAG Aviation UK

TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd has announced the appointment of Stuart Stevenson as Head of Compliance and Safety, to be based in Farnborough, UK. In this important role, Mr Stevenson will head up a team comprising Compliance, Safety and Flight data specialists and hold overall responsibility for overseeing TAG(UK) Ltd’s regulatory compliance, as well as ensuring the promotion and effectivemanagem...

Etihad Airways to deploy latest generation 787 Dreamliners on all its flights to China

Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily service from Abu Dhabi to Chengdu, effective 1 July 2019, replacing the Airbus A330-200 currently operating the route. Also from 1 July, the airlines’ daily service from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai will be upgraded from the 787-9 to the larger 787-10 Dreamliner. Once the changes t...

Kopter is ready for the expansion at Mollis airfield

Last november citizens of Glarus North voted positive at the municipal assembly last November, so Kopter Group (Kopter) can start its next expansion step. It has commissioned architect Dima & Partner based in Glarus with the design, planning and construction of a new > 20,000m2 building for its pre-assembly activities at the Mollis airfield. Dima & Partner emerged as the w...

Fraport Traffic Figures - Starting the New Year on a Growth Path

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed nearly 4.7 million passengers in January 2019, thus starting the year with 2.3 percent traffic growth.  Without strike and weather-related flight cancellations, passenger traffic at FRA would have grown by about 4.3 percent. Aircraft movements climbed by 2.3 percent to 37,676 takeoffs and landings in the reporting month.  Maximum takeoff weights (...

Diamond Airframe and Engine Hourly Cost Maintenance Program by Diamond Aircraft, Austro Engine and Piston Power™

Diamond Aircraft and Austro Engine are proud to announce their partnership with PistonPower™ to offer the Diamond Airframe and Engine Program on all new DA20, DA40 XLT, DA40NG, DA42-VI and DA62 aircraft, as well as in-service Diamond aircraft, through their Authorized Sales Representatives and Authorized Service Centers, worldwide. The Diamond Airframe and Engine Program is an h...

€25 million investment in the future of Airbus aerospace site in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen

Airbus is expanding its aerospace activities at its site in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen, near Munich. It has reached two new milestones, with Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder and Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, giving the green light for the modernisation of solar array production for satellites, and for the commissioning of expanded clean rooms for optical satellite instruments...

Why Flying taxis don’t fly yet?

Ever wondered how greatly the development of new flying routes would affect the city and make your life easier? Getting to work by air, enjoying spectacular views, avoiding traffic jams –just like in your favorite sci-fi movies. Masterfully presented imaginary flying cars projects in “Blade Runner”, “Fifth Element” and “Back to the Future” became an i...

Global 7500 Business Jet Certified by European Aviation Safety Agency

Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, validating the requirement for the aircraft’s operation in Europe. “We’ve transformed business aviation with the Global 7500 jet,” said Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Program Management and Engineering, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Wit...

A-100 AWACS aircraft makes first flight undergoing new stage of trials

A new Russian prospective A-100 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft made its first flight undergoing a new stage of prior test flights, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on Saturday. "The latest A-100 multifunctional Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft embarked on a program of prior test flights and made a maiden flight," the ministry said....

Uzbekistan Airways to get Boeing Landing Gear Services

Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways reached an agreement concerning services that will enable the airline to more efficiently and effectively maintain its 787-8 Dreamliner fleet through the Boeing Landing Gear Exchange program. The flag carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan will rely on Boeing to support its fleet with quick and reliable landing gear exchanges when and where...

Magnetic MRO EngineStands24 opens a new hub in Dubai

A subsidiary of a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, Magnetic MRO, EngineStands24, announced the launch of its new engine stands hub in Dubai, UAE in cooperation with an Emirati aviation company Chabok Aviation. The official launch of a new hub took place during the MRO Middle East Expo event, today on Monday, February 11th at 3pm (local time)....

Lufthansa Technik Middle East continues on growth path

Facility space doubled in the Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub, at Dubai South Lufthansa Technik Middle East is profiting from the steadily expanding aviation market in the Gulf region. To meet growing customer demands, the company has doubled the size of its facilitiy and added new services to its portfolio. In the second half of 2018 the facility has already been suc...

Large-scale presence of Airbus at Aero India

Will showcase four aircraft, including flying display by A330neo and demonstration flights by C295 Exhibits will demonstrate Airbus commitment to ‘Make in India’,‘and Startup India’  From flying and static displays of its best-in-class products to showcasing its cutting-edge aerospace services, Airbus has planned one of its biggest-ever participation at Aero...

The total of 181 jets delivered by Embraer in 2018

Embraer delivered a total of 181 jets in 2018, of which 90 were commercial aircraft and 91 were executive jets (64 light and 27 large). The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year of 85 to 95 for the commercial aviation market, while business aviation market deliveries were below the 105 to 125 outlook, as recently disclosed by Embraer during its recent meeting with investors and an...

Successful 2018 for JetLoan Capital

"2018 was a success", announced Sam Harris, President of JetLoan Capital.  While continuing their funding of jet transactions, the new general aviation department thrived. JetLoan Capital experienced continued growth in 2018 with 70 closed transactions and over $100,000,000 in funded loans. The aircraft finance company with 25 years of industry experience and over $2 bi...

Air Senegal first in Africa to sign for SITAONAIR’s high-speed IFC

Air Senegal has selected SITAONAIR to deploy its best-in-class high-speed inflight connectivity (IFC) on its new-generation A330neo fleet – making Air Senegal the first airline on the African continent to activate GX Aviation passenger connectivity onboard. With a growing demand for connectivity from Africa’s young population and a change in the overarching aviation landscape, Air S...

Boeing Forecasts Middle East Aviation Services Market at $745 Billion

Boeing projects the Middle East will require $745 billion in aviation services through 2037 to keep pace with growing passenger and freight traffic in the region, according to a new report released today at MRO Middle East in Dubai. The high value services market is largely driven by the demand for nearly 3,000 new commercial airplanes in the Middle East ...

Safran acquires ElectroMechanical Systems business from Collins Aerospace

Safran announced that it has finalized the acquisition of the ElectroMechanical Systems business from Collins Aerospace. This business primarily consists of actuators and pilot controls for aircraft and was previously a part of Rockwell Collins. These operations generated sales of USD 159 million in 2018, with 575 employees at four facilities in North America, mainly in Irvine, California...