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JetClass Brings Excitement to Both Businesspeople and Tourists with New Winter Schedule

JetClass increases flight frequency of the top business route and establishes a new connection between two winter capitals Aviation innovator JetClass greets their second winter in service by increasing the frequency of their top-performing connection between Zurich and Luxembourg, and by pairing up Vienna and Strasbourg, two winter fairytale cities in the heart of Europe which had never had a...

ExecuJet celebrates strong Q4 in Europe with extended fleet

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is celebrating a strong conclusion to 2018 with the signing of four new aircraft in Europe.  The business aviation operator has engaged the management of a Bombardier Challenger 605 and an Embraer Phenom 300, both available for full charter services through ExecuJet. It has also signed an Embraer Legacy 600 and a Bombardier Global 6000, to be pr...

Bestfly enters rotary market with addition of two Leonardo AW139 helicopters in partnership with Héli-Union.

Bestfly, the Angola-based aviation services company has entered the rotary market with the addition of two Leonardo AW139 helicopters to its Luanda-based fleet in partnership with Héli-Union. The Bestfly/Héli-Union partnership is operating the machines for an undisclosed leading energy supplier with numerous on and off shore locations in Angola. They will be used predominantly for me...

LOT Won the Contest of the Business Flight from Vilnius to London

From the spring of the next year, LOT Polish Airlines will be flying passengers from Vilnius to one of the world's largest financial centres in London City, after winning the international public contest of Lithuanian Airports. The purpose of this unique contest was to remove the geographical barrier between the business communities of Lithuania and the United Kingdom, and help promote investm...

Silk Way Airlines expands fleet with another Boeing 747 freighter

Azerbaijan's national cargo carrier Silk Way has taken delivery of another Boeing 747-400 freighter. This is the 10th Boeing-747 aircraft, which will be operated by the Airline. With the additional aircraft the Airline will further grow its schedule network.  Over the past 10 years, Heydar Aliyev International Airport has become a major air cargo logistic center. Today, Azerbaija...

Airbus - Urban Air Mobility – the sky is yours

With the establishment of its new Urban Air Mobility unit, Airbus aims to lay the foundations for more efficient and sustainable city travel. To co-create an entire industry from scratch, it will develop cutting-edge technical solutions as well as engage a wide range of stakeholders to ensure maximum societal benefit.  Joerg Mueller recently experienced just how easy urban travel can be. A...

Etihad Airways Engineering to use Bigrep 3D printers in their Maintenance, Overhaul and Repair facility

Etihad Airways Engineering to install large-scale 3D printer Bigrep ONE to print parts and tooling, followed by a next generation Bigrep EDGE industrial 3D printer to develop, test and certify material for aircraft parts. Bigrep, the global leader in large-scale 3D printing, and Etihad Airways Engineering have announced today that the airline MRO will deploy a Bigrep ONE 3D printer in its Maint...

Pilatus Hands Over First PC-24 Air Ambulance

The very first PC-24 with medevac interior has been handed over to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS Western Operations). Pilatus presented the key to PC-24 serial number 105 to RFDS CEO Rebecca Tomkinson on 26 November 2018 in Stans. Configured for patient transport, this PC-24 was especially developed to meet the particular needs of the RFDS and has been equipped for medevac...

airBaltic Pilot Academy Opens Applications for Spring Group

Latvian airline airBaltictoday, on November 27, 2018, opened application process for the spring group of 2019 atairline’s newly established Pilot Academy. Students will become airBalticpilots upon successful completion of the full-time programme in about two years. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Having seen the highly motivated students of t...

MC-21 certification postponed again

Certification of the MC-21, Russia’s advanced narrow-body aircraft project, has been postponed again, with the debut of the first variant of the airliner, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engines, now scheduled for 2020, says Alexander Rubtsov, president of manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft company (SCAC), in an interview published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Russian government’s...

The Next Evolution: Unique Method to Reduce Aircraft Weight Developed at NUST MISIS

The use of bionic design and additive technologies can reduce aircraft weight by almost a ton Russian scientists and engineers from NUST MISIS have managed to find a way to reduce the weight of aircraft engine parts by 20%. According to experts, this weight reduction is fundamental for the aircraft, becoming a ton lighter. This weight reduction was made possible with the introduction...

REC Watches Timepiece Incorporating Aluminum From a 1944 Spitfire Aircraft

In the Spring of 1945 a Spitfire aircraft crashed on the Russian tundra during a dogfight. Her incredible story is captivated in the RJM mechanical timepiece. The RJM is the worlds' first timepiece that combines authentic salvaged Spitfire aircraft material with both the design of the aircraft itself and the watches worn by the pilots of the WW2 era – making the RJM utterly unique in des...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engine to Join MRO Operations for PW1100G-JM Aero Engines

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engine, Ltd. (MHIAEL), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Aichi Prefecture, will join maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations for the PW1100G-JM aero engines. MHIAEL has signed an agreement with International Aero Engines LLC (IAE LLC), the entity that developed the PW1100G-JM engines, through Japan Aero Engines Corporatio...

Airbus delivers first A330-900 to launch operator TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of the world’s first new generation widebody A330neo and, as the launch airline, will be the first to benefit from the aircraft’s unbeatable operating economics, increased range, and Airbus’ new Airspace cabin offering passengers the best in class comfort. The Portuguese carrier will take delivery of a further 20 A330-900s in the coming years....

Click Aviation Network to exhibit at MEBAA 2018

Click Aviation Network will be attending its second Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show from the 10th to 12th of December 2018. The company will present the Click Omega Platform and its expanding trip support services while continuing to build new connections with industry professionals. Click Aviation Network serves as a bridge for the aviation indust...

Routes Europe 2020 to be held in Bergen, Norway

At a press conference* held today in Bergen, Norway, senior decision makers from Routes and Avinor announced that the 15th European route development forum will be held in the city in 2020.  Having successfully bid to host the event, airport operator Avinor and their partners will be bringing Routes Europe to Norway for the first time. As the main stage for Europe’s leading airl...

Safety, Competitiveness, Infrastructure Key to Aviation’s Benefits in Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximize the positive social and economic power of aviation by working together to promote safe, sustainable and efficient air connectivity. “African aviation supports $55.8 billion of economic activity and 6.2 million jobs. To enable aviation to be an even bigger driver of prosperity across the continent, w...

Sea Lion takes next steps towards first delivery

The NH90 Sea Lion has recently achieved two important milestones ahead of the first delivery at the end of 2019. Completion of the German Navy Sea Lion qualification tests In the beginning of November, all ground and flight tests for the qualification of the new NH90 variant for the German Navy, the NH90 Sea Lion, were concluded. The formal closure of the qualification is expected in th...

JetWash takes up residence at London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill is announcing specialist aircraft cleaning company, JetWash, is opening an office in the airport’s new Terminal Hangar 2. JetWash, which offers a wide range of valet services for every type of executive jet, will be one of the first tenants to take up residence in the hangar’s 10,000 square foot office complex. Andy Patsalides, marketing manager at London Biggi...

First Ilyushin IL-96-400M assembly kicks off

Assembly of the first four-engine Ilyushin IL-96-400M wide-body passenger aircraft has begun at the Voronezh Aviation Plant (VASO) in southwest Russia.  Earlier in November, the factory reported it was taking delivery of some structural components and was starting subassembly of the new version’s wing and fuselage. The design documentation for the complete aircraft is currently also...

Lufthansa Technik develops assistance system for the identification of part numbers

Lufthansa Technik has developed the first digital assistance system for the identification of seat cover part numbers in the world. The new application is called Seat Cover Tool and is already being used for cabin maintenance work on the Lufthansa Airbus A380 fleet. Designed for both mobile and stationary use, it is compatible with all current PCs and iOS-based devices such as iPads and iPhones....