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Nomad Technics completes first A-checks on an Airbus A319ACJ

Nomad Technics has performed its first A-checks on an Airbus A319ACJ. The work included combined A-checks - A1 (6months), A2 (12 months) and A4 (24 months) - as well as work required by service bulletins and due tasks within reduced maintenance ground time. In addition the ADS-B out system was installed before the mandate coming into effect on 7th June 2020 although the date for ADS-B installation...

Your safe holiday with Lufthansa

Following strict travel restrictions in recent months, numerous countries have relaxed entry and quarantine regulations. In fact, all countries that offer visitors the classic holiday experience, such as seaside retreats, country escapes and city breaks, are opening up for tourists. During the past few weeks, Lufthansa is continuously expanding its flight program and is now flying to nearly 100 de...

The first, The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue

Today sees the launch of a thrilling new book written by aviation journalist and editor Paul E Eden. The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue is the first ever official documented history of the enthralling and sometimes tragic tales of the legendary bravery of the RAF Search and Rescue community.  Available through Amazon and all good bookshops the book details...

All-new Diamond Aircraft 5 Seat DA50 RG with retractable gear

The award-winning all carbon fiber DA50 RG with retractable gear, an extra-large luxurious cabin and excellent payload, powered by a 300hp Continental CD-300 jet fuel engine, will please private pilots and air charter companies alike. With one of the widest, most comfortable cabins in its class, the DA50 RG spoils both pilots and passengers with everything known from the twin-engine DA62: gen...

Hi Air to increase Korean regional connectivity with two ATR 72 Aircraft

Two ATR 72-500 aircraft from ATR asset management portfolio were sold Hi Air. With this purchase, the South Korean start-up will increase its ATR fleet to four. The two additional aircraft will be delivered in August and October. Supported by the superior economics and versatility of the ATR 72, which burns 40% less fuel and emits 40% less CO2 than a comparable regional jet, the air...

Innovation in aircraft interior equipment - LAV4ALL by FACC

The international aerospace group FACC pursues a clear strategy: using innovations to sustainably advance and design the mobility of the future. To this end, the technology leader has introduced “LAV4ALL”, a 100 percent barrier-free aircraft lavatory for retrofitting which offers more internal space while outside dimensions remain unchanged, and has thus set another important milestone...

Smart pipe technology by Inmarsat delivers the complete connected aircraft for new Boeing 777X

Inmarsat and Boeing are delivering on the promise of digital aircraft transformation through innovative new ‘smart pipe’ technology. This new advance in communications technology provides fast and secure inflight broadband connectivity, from the cockpit to the cabin, allowing airlines to use multiple third-party applications at the same time onboard the new Boeing 777X aircraft....

Five new helicopters for Japan National Police Agency

Japan National Police Agency has ordered one new H225 and four H135 helicopters as part of its fleet modernisation programme. Currently operating 12 H135, four H155 and six AS365 helicopters, with one H215 and two H225 already on order, NPA deploys its growing fleet for missions including law enforcement, personnel and VIP transport, goods transportation, disaster relief, as well as...

Supersonic business jet can have flight range up to 8,000 km

The supersonic business jet (SBJ) under development can fly to the distance up to 8,000 km, Tupolev Company, an affiliate of the United Aircraft Corporation, said in its annual report. "SBJ is developed for the purpose of quick delivery of passengers at a supersonic speed up to Mach 2 to the distance up to 8,000 km, predominantly for business executives, high level government officials and...

Kopter SH09 helicopter test flights go ahead in Sicily

The flight test activities of the third prototype of the SH09 single-engine helicopter have restarted in Pozzallo, Sicily, in Italy last week. The Kopter flight test & prototype maintenance teams arrived in Pozzallo earlier this month to prepare P3 and perform all necessary technical checks to resume the flight tests that had been halted since the 10th of March due to the Covid-...

Austrian Airlines - a quadruple capacity from July

Following the successful restart, the ramp-up of Austrian Airlines’ flight operations continues to proceed according to plan. Starting in July, Austria's home carrier will fly to over 50 destinations. These include various European capitals and major cities, Greek holiday islands and long-haul destinations. City and holiday destinations are particularly in demand. In order to give pas...

The way to bring autonomous landing capabilities to Urban Air Mobility - Honeywell

Honeywell has begun in-flight testing of sensors that will guide urban air mobility vehicles to land without pilot intervention. Aircraft involved in the testing are outfitted with Honeywell sensors and include cameras that analyze visual markings resembling QR codes, which help guide the vehicle to a designated landing spot. This is a key first step for the future of flight as Honeywell adds...

Nick Weston on regional business aviation role to post corona bounce back

Regional business aviation airports preparing themselves now for a post Covid-19 fightback will be a significant factor in restarting not only the economy but also the business aviation industry. This is the key message that Nick Weston, CEO of Weston Aviation is keen to point out as the UK joins the majority of Europe in starting to relax lock-down measures and easing travel restrictions. The...

DHL Express to Build New Gateway at Munich Airport

DHL Express Germany and Munich Airport have concluded an agreement for the construction of a new cargo building at Munich Airport. The new building will be built on the site currently occupied by the car parks P 80 and P 80 West and will have a gross floor area of more than 8,000 square meters. For the first time, the partners signed the contract digitally, reflecting the current restric...

Agility, the key to navigating the path to recovery

SITA has made several changes to its executive management team responsible for SITA’s product portfolios. These appointments come at a crucial juncture as the air transport industry begins the difficult task of restarting operations after a lengthy shutdown due to the COVID-19 crisis. David Lavorel, previously CEO of SITA FOR AIRCRAFT, has been appointed to head SITA AT AIRPORTS AND...

Signature Flight Support Italy deal completed between SEA Prime and SFS UK

SEA Prime announces the sale of its 40% stake in Signature Flight Support Italy (SFS Italy) to the majority shareholder Signature Flight Support (SFS), who now owns 100% of the Company. Chiara Dorigotti, the CEO of SEA Prime commented: “We are glad to announce this deal with Signature Flight Support, which we see as the natural development of a successful 4-year partnership....

Pratt & Whitney new video to its PT6A engine rigging video series for Cessna Caravans

Pratt & Whitney has launched a new video as part of its engine rigging video series  for pilots, owners and maintainers of Cessna Caravan aircraft. The series now includes rigging videos for aircraft powered by either PT6A-114A or PT6A-140 engines. Rigging is the process of hooking up engines to an aircraft's body – an essential skill that requires precision and uniformity....

London City Airport: BA CityFlyer resumes operations

London City Airport has announced British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer will resume some routes from London City Airport to Ibiza, Florence, Málaga and Palma this summer. The airline will also be recommencing domestic flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin restoring important Anglo-Irish connections with the capital. The first flight at the airport since operations were suspended...

DHL Express Expands its MENA Aviation Fleet with Two Boeing 767-300Fs

DHL Express recently added two new Boeing 767-300Fs to its MENA air fleet, marking a further step in the Company’s efforts to enhance its regional aviation network and improve its air capability to better support the region’s logistical demands.  The technologically-advanced, energy-efficient planes, which are based out of the Company’s regional Aviation Headquarters in the...

KLM gradually rebuilds network

The number of flights shows considerable growth compared to April, when KLM's flight operations came to a virtual standstill as a result of the corona crisis. KLM operated 1,116 flights within Europe and 612 intercontinental flights in April. The recovery has therefore started cautiously, but the level of 2019 is far from being approached. In the months of July and August last year, KLM ope...

Etihad Airways partners with Medicus AI to launch COVID-19 risk assessment tool across digital platforms

Etihad Airways is partnering with Austrian-based healthcare technology company Medicus AI to launch a COVID-19 risk-assessment tool that will empower guests to make informed decisions about travelling. Powered by Medicus AI’s technology, the risk-assessment tool will guide Etihad’s guests in evaluating the probability of having contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus by respondin...