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Rolls-Royce agrees accelerated Trent 1000 TEN inspection regime with EASA

As part of Rolls-Royce work to respond to earlier than anticipated High Pressure Turbine (HPT) blade deterioration identified in a small population of Trent 1000 TEN engines, it has been working closely with regulatory authorities to establish a plan for inspecting the remaining fleet. This accelerated inspection regime has now been agreed and will be formally communicated to customers t...

WAI Endowment Fund Will Increase Scholarships & Youth Outreach Programs

A generous $50,000 gift from The Boeing Company, in addition to several donations from individual WAI members, during the recent 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Long Beach, California, has helped the organization to reach its goal of $1 million in its Endowment Fund. The fund enables WAI to expand the 2020 scholarship program, which will be available online July 1, 201...

Dassault Large-Cabin Falcon Line is approaching ABACE 2019

Every business aviation professional should be ready for the final approach of Dassault Falcon Line for ABACE 2019! There are things to see, to learn, to find out and to participate in! Dassault Aviation will showcase its advanced Falcon 8X ultra-long-range trijet at ABACE, also featuring the 8X's popular Falcon 7X sibling. Today, China represent nearly 80% of the 50-p...

Record breaking shipment delivered by AirBridgeCargo Airlines

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has recently transported its record breaking 40-tonne shipment, showcasing advantages of its dedicated abc XL product. The 8-meter long single spare part with a weight of 37,500kg was trucked from the Belgian plant of Jan De Nul Group, a leading maritime construction company from Luxembourg, to Frankfurt, which was handled by the awarded forwarder Ziegler. After...

Latest newcomer to join the team - PhilJets became part of Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance

Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance is growing fast, this time PhilJets is the latest newcomer to join the team. The integration of Philippines-based helicopter charter operator will give members with VIP helicopter charter access in the Asia-Pacific region, to compliment Alliance’s existing global capabilities in the US, Europe and Africa. Chairman, PhilJe...

CharterPad platform travels to China for premier aviation event

The world of business aviation is getting ready for ABACE 2019, China premier aviation event in Shanghai next week. Looking forward to expand platform’s global reach, CharterPad will be attending ABACE 2019, giving the opportunity to meet thousands of business aviation professionals from around the world. CharterPad team is extremely proud of the tools and features we hav...

Navigation Solutions For Urban Air Mobility research and development by Honeywell And Volocopter

An agreement has been signed between Honeywell and Volocopter to jointly test and develop new navigation and automatic landing systems for Volocopter's vertical takeoff and landing aircraft as the emerging era of urban air mobility moves closer to delivering a new breed of cleaner, safer and smarter air vehicles. This agreement launches Honeywell's extensive autonomo...

Lufthansa Aviation Training extends simulator fleet and expands training centers

Great news, seven new full flight simulators will upgrade Lufthansa Aviation Training fleet until 2020. Training centers in Munich and Vienna will be expanded. This will be the largest investment in pilot training in company's history - a total of   EUR 89 million in pilot training equipment and in the infrastructure of its own training locations. ​ Currently, Luftha...

Farthest Business Jet Flight In History with Gulfstream G650ER

The Olympic motto is Citius—Altius—Fortius, translating from Latin "faster, higher, stronger." The intended meaning is that one's focus should be on bettering one's achievements. That's the case for the ultralong-range Gulfstream G650ER,  beating a recent competitor speed record while at the same time increasing the distance flow...

MTUPlus Intelligent Solutions launched by MTU Maintenance

MTU Maintenance launches its redefined services portfolio MTUPlus Intelligent Solutions at the MRO Americas in Atlanta, Georgia. The portfolio has been conceived to fulfil the exact and specific needs of operators, who increasingly require tailor-made solutions across the lifecycle in order to control and optimize cost, as well as those of asset owners and lessors, for whom residual...

New Chairman Nick Weston outlines his vision for BACA – The Air Charter Association

TheBACA Spring Lunch took place at Merchant Taylors Hall in London on April 3rd where a record number of guests saw past chairman Richard Mumford officially hand over the chain of office to new chair Nick Weston. The Spring Lunch has become so successful that to cope with the demand for tickets there was a secondary annex, with screens linked to the main hall. Richard Mumford summed up his thre...

TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award for Specialty Airline goes.... to La Compagnie

2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award for Specialty Airline, Europe went to La Compagnie! Based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings by TripAdvisor flyers,Travelers’ Choice award winners are determined using an algorithm and data submitted by travelers worldwide over a 12-month period. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice award...

Get ready to ACJ319 at ABACE show

Are you ready to ABACE? Airbus Corporate Jets will highlighte an ACJ319, demonstrating the benefits of the best business jet cabin in the sky. The aircraft, which  is being shown for the first time, is operated by EVA Airways and available for VVIP charter. It features a stylish Hermes-designed cabin, two spacious lounges, a conference/dining area, a private office/bedroom with e...

MPL training by BAA Training and Avion Express

BAA Training announces the launch of MPL training program by signing the partnership agreement with Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world.  According to the agreement, Avion Express pilots are to start MPL training this August and will be ready to operate as F/O in 18 months from then. The aim of the course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency nec...

HQ Aviation gains approval as RR300 Authorized Service Center

HQ Aviation, the very successful British helicopter training school and maintenance centre has expanded its list of approvals through its appointment as a Rolls-Royce RR300 Authorized Service Center.  Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce today at Heli-Expo 2019 officially confirmed HQ Aviation has joined the RR300 Service Center network, which offers global, approved maintenance support...

Starlux Airlines embraces next-gen connectivity with SITAONAIR

Starlux Airlines, is gearing up for its commercial launch by announcing its partnership with SITAONAIR to bring next-generation inflight connectivity (IFC) to its passengers.  SITAONAIR will deploy its award-winning Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal – powered by Link ONAIR over Inmarsat’s high-speed GX Aviation satellite network – aboard the airline’s A321neos and A350s....

Aloha came to Boston with Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian's newest nonstop route to Boston Logan International Airport pens a rainbow of possibilities to the Northeast region thawing out from another winter. It also gives Hawaii residents convenient access to more of the East Coast. In commemoration of the city of Boston's deep history and Hawaiian Airlines' 90th year of operation, the carrier numbered its&nb...

The Great Move of Turkish Airlines is largely concluded

Turkish Airline’s transition to its new home, Istanbul Airport, is set to be concluded on April 6 Saturday at 20:00, flag carrier airline is starting a new era at its new home, Istanbul Airport, which will be the new center of the global aviation sector. On the “Great Move” process which included saying farewell to Atatürk Airport, home to Turkish Airlines throughout...

ANA Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

With the addition of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner,All Nippon Airways became the first Asian airline to operate every Dreamliner airplane model Delivery bolsters the world’s largest in-service 787 fleet to 67 As a stretch of the popular 787-9, the 787-10 carries a total of 330 seats in a standard two-class configuration, adding about 40 more passengers, while setting new benchmarks for fu...

Mi-171 helicopter with the VK-2500-03 engines certified in China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a national type certificate for the Mi-171 helicopter with VK-2500-03 engines. The decision of the Chinese authorities gives Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) an opportunity to supply aircraft of this type to China. “China has about 20 civilian Mi-8/17 helicopters, and we had previously noted...

Brand Finance named Aeroflot Named World's Strongest Airline Brand for the Third Year Running

Brand Finance named Aeroflot Named World's Strongest Airline Brand for the Third Year Running! The award ceremony was held in early April 2019 at the Royal Automobile Club in London (UK), one of the oldest and most famous private members' clubs in the world. Among the winners were leading global brands such as Ferrari, Coca-Cola, Hilton and Shell. Brand Finance...