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CAE to train over 700 new pilots for Southwest Airlines’ Destination 225° program

CAE announced the launch of a cadet pilot training program where CAE will train more than 700 new professional pilots over the next 10 years for Southwest Airlines’ Destination 225° program at CAE’s aviation academy in Phoenix, Arizona.  “Destination 225° will support Southwest Airlines by developing world-class pilots who are ready to fly ‘The Southwest Way...

Headspace and Virgin Atlantic Aids Passengers, Pilots, Crew and Staff In Managing Jet Lag and Travel Stress

Travel, stress and jet lag... Sounds familiar? Doesn't matter if you are a passenger or crew member. This is something important and companies are still looking for best solutions in order to minimize the impact of these factors. Headspace and Virgin Atlantic announced the launch of Sleep by Headspace offered on-board to the airline’s passengers, pilots, crew and staff as th...

OXIS Energy to Develop Proof-of-Concept Advanced, Lightweight Lithium Sulfur Cells for BYE AEROSPACE

The OXIS Energy Lithium-Sulfur battery cell technology offers significant benefits to aviation and as a result, it is collaborating with Bye Aerospace of Denver, Colorado to produce a common Li-S advanced battery cell for the high voltage battery pack system to be considered for Bye's future electric aircraft. These cells will achieve the higher energy density required for such...

Air Seychelles gets Africa’s First A320neo from CDB Aviation

CDB Aviation delivered Airbus A320neo to Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles.  While being the first A320neo family aircraft type to be delivered to an African airline, the aircraft is also the first unit equipped with CFM’s new generation LEAP-1A engines to be operated on the continent.   “We congratulate the Air Seychelles team...

New B4UFLY App to Provide Airspace Safety Awareness to Drone Fliers

Kittyhawk and FAA introduced a new version of B4UFLY, the free mobile app that lets drone operators check the status of airspace prior to flight. Available now for iOS and Android, the app determines what airspace restrictions are in effect at any location in the United States, in real-time. B4UFLY is a key tool in the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the Natio...

Russia and Turkey have discussed deliveries of SSJ 100 and MC-21 and joint production of helicopters

Russia and Turkey have discussed deliveries of Russian SSJ 100 and MC-21 civil aircraft and joint production of helicopters, Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak said on Friday after a session of the Russia-Turkish intergovernmental commission. This reported by TASS. "As for the industrial sector, we discussed deliveries of helicopters and the establishment of a joint venture for the...

Bartolini Air - Ryanair Mentored Programme

Bartolini Air and Ryanair, have formed a new partnership to deliver a comprehensive mentored pilot training program.​ This new training partnership is a wonderful achievement for Bartolini Air, according to another of their partners, Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam, whose diverse range of models make up Bartolini Air’s fleet.  There are currently thirteen Tecnams, including...

IS-BAH Stage 2 Certification for Cat Air Service FBO in Zurich

Cat Air Service, business aviation Fixed Base Operator (FBO) located at Zurich Airport, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the second stage IS-BAH (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling) from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). General Manager, Roger Büchner comments “this achievement not only demonstrates our high level of ground service...

60 A220 aircraft goes.... to Air France-KLM

The Air France–KLM Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 60 A220-300 aircraft to modernise its fleet. By acquiring the industry’s most efficient and technologically advanced single-aisle aircraft, the airline will benefit from a significant reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions. These A220s are intended to be operated by Air France.  “The acquis...

Embraer 2Q19 deliveries - 26 Commercial and 25 Executive Jets

Embraer delivered a total of 51 jets in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19), of which 26 were commercial aircraft and 25 were executive jets (19 light and 6 large). As of June 30th, the firm order backlog totaled USD 16.9 billion compared to USD 16.0 billion at the end of 1Q19. Embraer’s 2Q19 backlog increase is largely due to continued market demand, mainly for the new family of Praetor...

Vietnam - Brand new aviation training centre is ready to open

BAA Training Vietnam – a European standard aviation training provider announces the completion of the construction of a brand new modern aviation training centre in Ho Chi Minh city.  3000-square-meter, strategically located 18km from the airport training facility is designed to accommodate 4 full flight simulators and fulfil the need of the professional aviation training in the re...

Air France RFID technology to ensure better baggage tracking

Think about your air travel experience, now your baggage, was it always perfect? Air France and  Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport will offer new baggage tracking feature!  Air France is one of the very first airlines in the world to have decided, in collaboration with Paris Aéroport, to implement the use of RFID technology. For Air France in 2020, this represents about 8 mill...

Krimson bolsters business - meet the team

We all know how important is the team if you are looking for long term successful business development.​ Krimson has bolstered its operation by adding five new members to its team. Edomgenet Sentayehu has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and is controlling the financial status of the company. Helina Teshome and Nadia Getachew have come on board as Flight Operations Officers....

First A350-1000 delivered to British Airways

Congratulations British Airways! Its first A350-1000  delivered, making it the first operator of the larger A350-1000 in International Airlines Group (IAG). In total, BA has ordered 18 A350-1000s. Iberia, which is also part of IAG, already operates five of the smaller A350-900s. BA’s A350 XWB with its modern and comfortable Airspace cabin will usher in new levels of comfort with the...

Chinese Certification received for DA62

Congratulations! Diamond Aircraft received validation of type certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China for the Diamond DA62 twin! “We are very proud to have Chinese certification for our DA62. This is another huge milestone for our company,” said Liqun (Frank) Zhang, CEO of Diamond Aircraft Austria. “We are seeing a great potential for the aircraft in Chi...

EAA Air Venture - Is it Over Already?

By Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board First of all, let's talk about the numbers that I can talk about already. We had a rough start to the week, but when you look at the number of people camping and the people coming in through the gate, we believe we're on track for a record year. Airport airplane counts are down from the prior year, which is really attributed to airpla...

Etihad Airways to serve London Heathrow with fourth year-round daily service

Etihad Airways is to boost its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow by adding a fourth year-round daily service between the two capitals, launching on 27 October 2019. The new service introduces a convenient mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from London Heathrow and follows the introduction of additional seasonal services this summer. The airline will intro...

First Aer Lingus A321LR delivered

Ireland’s national carrier Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its first of eight A321LR aircraft, becoming the first airline in International Airlines Group (IAG) to operate the type. The aircraft on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC: NYSE: AL) is powered by Leap CFM engines and configured in a two class layout with 16 business and 168 economy seats. The Dublin based carrier will deploy...

Next Generation Space Suit system prototype for future missions

Collins Aerospace Systems and ILC Dover unveilled a Next Generation Space Suit system prototype designed for future missions. The unveiling took place at a United Technologies event on Capitol Hill featuring the company’s past, present and future contributions to manned space exploration as part of a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission.  Drawin...

Vahana mark at 2019 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

From 22 to 28 July Airbus Urban Mobility’s eVTOL demonstrator vehicle was on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, underscoring the critical role that electric flight will play in the future of aviation. The Vahana Alpha Two eVTOL demonstrator—fresh from a week-long stint at the Paris Air Show in mid-June—is now set to capture the imagination of event goers at...

SITA technology will transform passenger experience at new Buenos Aires Ezeiza Terminal

When the new departures terminal opens at Buenos Aires’ main airport in October, passengers will be able to check in and drop off their baggage in record time, without having to queue for an agent. This is thanks to technology from SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry, which will ensure the easiest possible passenger journey at Buenos Aires Ezeiza International ...