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TMAP joins Joby and SKT in partnership to bring air taxi service to South Korea

Joby Aviation confirmed that TMAP, South Korea largest mobility platform, will join Joby’s partnership with SK Telecom to bring aerial ridesharing services to Korea. As Korea largest mobility platform, TMAP holds an unprecedented amount of transportation and mapping data gathered over the last 20 years. This data will inform the partners’ design of optimal air taxi route...

FACC records significant growth in Q1 2022

FACC AG closed the first quarter of 2022 as planned with a 7.9% increase in sales compared to the previous year. The reason for this positive development is the favorable order situation for short- and medium-haul aircraft as well as orders in the business jet segment. EBIT is positive at + 3 million EUR, which is also due to the measures to reduce costs and increase efficiency that have already t...

Avfuel expands SAF availability at KMRY

Avfuel Corporation now provides a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM to Del Monte Aviation (KMRY). The announcement comes a little more than a year after the fuel supplier announced it would do the same for Monterey Jet Center—Del Monte Aviation’s sister FBO on the airport field and Avfuel’s first consistently-supplied SAF location.  &ldqu...

Five careers in aviation that do not require a pilot licence

A career in aviation is a dream for many aircraft and aerospace enthusiasts. While becoming a pilot is high on the agenda for most people, the aviation industry has a plethora of potential employment positions to choose from that offer interesting and exciting careers. Here, we round up a few of the lesser-known roles and explain what makes them great long-term career opportunities. Aircraft...

Qantas selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power Airbus A220 and A320neo

Pratt & Whitney announced that Qantas Airways has confirmed selection for Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 40 Airbus A220 and A320neo family aircraft, including A321XLR, which the airline will operate on domestic and short-haul international routes. Leaders from Airbus, Qantas and Pratt & Whitney gathered in Sydney, Australia, to celebrate the milestone with A220 air...

VIP Completions unveils ultimate private jet refurbishment in customized Boeing 767 VIP

VIP Completions announced company's most recent project: The comprehensive interior and exterior renovation of a Boeing 767 VIP. The impressive private jet, which seats 33 and sleeps 17, features premium luxury brands and state-of-the-art technology.  The aircraft is owned by client, entrepreneur, businessman, attorney and philanthropist, John H. Ruiz. Mr. Ruiz is the Founder...

Sevenair announces ACMI contract with STP Airways

Sevenair the portuguese airline specialized in regional flights signed a wet- lease contract STP Airways to operate flights between the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. STP Airways is the national airline of the country. This operation will start next Wednesday, May 4th and will last for at least August. For the operation a Bae Jetstream 32 aircraft with capacity up to 19 passengers wa...

airBaltic opens Tampere base

airBaltic has opened a new base in Tampere, Finland. airBaltic will connect Tampere with seven direct flights in addition to continued operations to Riga, Latvia. The opening of the new base took place during a special event in Tampere. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “As of today we call Tampere one of our bases. The opening of the new base provide...

Aeromexico and AFI KLM E&M form a long-term partnership based on trust

Aeromexico and AFI KLM E&M formalized the extension of two maintenance agreements, one dedicated to the component support of the Boeing 737 NG and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and the other dedicated to the APU support of Aeromexico's Boeing 787 aircraft. This double extension illustrates the solidity and richness of the cooperation established between the two groups, both members of the Skytea...

The first platform worldwide to offer electric flights to its users - Wingly

This is a revolutionary milestone. As of now, flights aboard 100% electric aircraft are bookable in the United Kingdom via the Wingly platform. It's open to any Wingly user who wants to experience a 30 minutes fully electric flight on the Pipistrel Velis Electro Aircraft. Starting from the Damyns Hall Aerodrome users will receive a full briefing and an introduction to the a...

First in freighter business: Airbus A350F available with flight deck and crew rest humidifier

Flight deck is the most dry section in an aircraft with almost no (read: close to zero) moisture content in the air. It is in fact World’s most dehydrating working environment.  All of our organs, including our brains, need water to function properly. If you’re dehydrated, your body isn’t running well — and that can lead to stress. Already a modest dehydration, i...

Qantas confirms Project Sunrise aircraft order of future Airbus fleet for non-stop flights to Australia

Qantas Group has confirmed that it will order 12 A350-1000s, 20 A220s and 20 A321XLRs. The news was announced at a ceremony in Sydney attended by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, Christian Scherer. The A350-1000 was selected by Qantas following an evaluation known as Project Sunrise and will enable the carrier to operate the world...

What makes CARIBAVIA a different kind of conference?

As we are slowly approaching the event date June 14-16, we asked the conference chairman/coordinator Cdr. Bud Slabbaert to tell us how and what make the conference different: “When I organized my first Meetup conference years ago in London, I received a comment that it was not a conference but rather an un-conference. I considered that to be a potential compliment and further developed it...

Lilium progresses towards EASA Design Organization Approval with successful second audit

Lilium  has successfully completed the second Design Organization Approval audit by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. DOA is a fundamental requirement for all commercial aircraft manufacturers and enables achievement of type certification of an aircraft. The completion of the audit demonstrates that Lilium is following the rigorous design processes agreed with EASA and represents...

An ALSIM ALSR20 simulator for Cirrus South Africa

ALSIM announce its second sale at AERO Friedrichshafen 2022, an ALSIM ALSR20 simulator to Cirrus South Africa, based in Lanseria, South Africa. The ALSR20 is the brand-new simulator manufactured by ALSIM and is the exact replica of the Cirrus SR20 aircraft. This Flight Training Device (FTD) Level 5 is specifically designed for PPL and IR training needs. The device reproduces the Cirrus SR20 s...

Bristow Group to acquire British International Helicopter Services

Bristow Group announced its plans to acquire British International Helicopter Services Limited, further enhancing its leading global Government Services business. Bristow will continue to build upon BIH's strong relationships established through a longstanding history of serving both military and civilian markets. Bristow expects to realize efficiencies by leveraging its scale to continue...

Platoon Aviation took delivery of fourth Pilatus PC-24

The ceremonial handover of the fourth Super Versatile Jet to Platoon Aviation, the German charter operator, took place at AERO Friedrichshafen, Germany’s leading show for general aviation. The versatile PC-24 stands out for many reasons, not least of which is its unique paint scheme. The ceremonial handover of the keys to the brand-new PC-24 serial number 266 took place in the presence of...

AERO 2022 provides impetus for the sustainable development of aviation

AERO 2022 was a great success! General Aviation is optimistically tackling the challenges of the future and presented a wide range of solutions for even greater safety and sustainability at the four-day leading trade show in Friedrichshafen. The exhibiting companies and the international trade audience were thrilled to meet and exchange ideas in person again. The popularity of AERO 2022 sh...

Swiss Flight Services have introduced the P2012 Special Mission Sentinel

At the end of AERO 22 Tecnam delivered the first P2012 Special Mission Sentinel to Swiss Flight Services, one of the major aerial survey operators in Europe. The Sentinel, based on the proven P2012 Traveller aircraft series, provides higher class payload, wide range of sensors, and cabin for one or two crew and up to 5 operators when both hatches are operational. These capabilities, coup...

airBaltic wet leases one Ukraine International Airlines aircraft

airBaltic has agreed to wet lease one Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. Aircraft and its crew will perform flights within airBaltic network short term starting from May 1, 2022. Martin Gauss, airBaltic Chief Executive Officer: “Ukraine International Airlines has been a reliable long-term partner of airBaltic. It is...

Pratt & Whitney and Wizz Air celebrated delivery of 1,000th GTF-powered Airbus A320neo

Pratt & Whitney announced that 1,000 Airbus A320neo family aircraft powered by GTF engines have now been delivered to airlines around the world. The 1,000th aircraft was an A321neo delivered to Wizz Air in Budapest, Hungary. The airline has selected GTF engines to power 276 A320neo family aircraft, of which 54 have now been delivered. Pratt & Whitney also powers the airline&rsquo...