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Proposal for a more coordinated approach to travel restrictions in Europe

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, calls on Member States to urgently agree on harmonised travel restrictions and ensure swift implementation to help the sector survive this unprecedented crisis. The European Tourism Manifesto alliance applauds renewed efforts of the European Commission1 as well as the initiative from the German Pr...

A perfect storm for the private jet industry - LunaJets

The industry enters a perfect storm The private jet market is facing unprecedented challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated an already fragile industry. The private jet charter market is down 33.8% in volume year-to-date and even lower in revenue, with Europedoing worse than America. All charter market segments are impacted but the most affected are the long trans-continental and...

Renewed contract for Air bp at Cannes Mandelieu Airport

Air bp has renewed its contract with Cannes Mandelieu Airport (CQE/LFMD) in France, following six years of successful collaboration.  It will continue to be the sole supplier of Jet A-1 and Avgas at the airport. Cannes Mandelieu is the country’s second most important general aviation hub and one of Air bp’s 47 locations in France among its 390 strong European n...

Liebherr Air Management System selected for Aerion AS2 Supersonic Business Jet

Liebherr-Aerospace announced that the supersonic aircraft company Aerion Supersonic, based in Reno, Nevada (USA) and Melbourne, Florida (USA), has commissioned Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse (France), Liebherr’s center of excellence for air management systems, for the development of the integrated air management system for the AS2 supersonic business jet. Aerion and Liebherr fi...

When history has a future - Lufthansa Upcycling Collection 2.0

New Upcycling Collection by Lufthansa with exclusive lifestyle and design products from the oldest Airbus A320 A wall bar shelf made with the hull of an airplane or a bar in the cabin door creating a friendly atmosphere, does that remind you of anything? Last fall, the first Lufthansa Upcycling collection was launched, available exclusively at the Lufthansa WorldShop and sold out within a few w...

LOT restored capital connection with Vilnius-London route restart

LOT Polish Airlines has resumed its popular route between Vilnius (VNO) and London City Airport (LCY). The international airline returns to London's most central airport with twice-daily flights to and from the Lithuanian capital, starting on Monday 31st August 2020. The route resumes after suspension during travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Richard Hill, London Ci...

ASQS expands global presence with opening of Calgary Office

ASQS, the leading provider of high-class aviation safety and quality management software solutions, announced the opening of a new office in Calgary, Canada. This will accelerate growth and strengthen the company’s customer support and partnerships in North and Latin America.  In addition to the corporate headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and a subsidiary in Thailand, the new o...

Recruitment of the 2021 training year begins

Despite the crisis: 151 training positions in aeronautical and industrial occupations After more than 200 young people from the 2020 training year began their career at Lufthansa Technik at the beginning of August, the company is now already starting recruitment for next year's apprenticeships. Despite the continuing crisis in the aviation industry, Lufthansa Technik thus continues to focus...

airBaltic resumes flights to nine more destinations from Riga

airBaltic announces that as of today it resumes flights between Riga and nine additional destinations. In total, airBaltic now connects Riga with 35 destinations across Europe. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We welcome the decision of the Latvian government to ease the travel restrictions in place, while maintaining safety and health of the public as its top p...

Rare pearl of aviation history - Riga Air museum

Meet a unique, one of largest in Europe museum right at Riga International Airport. Riga Airmuseum is a treasure, a rare pearl where you can see by yourself the largest collection of Soviet aircraft outside of CIS. The exposition of this museum has been created for over 40 years. It exists completely independently since 1997. The founder and permanent director of the museum is Vi...

Mi-171A2 certified in South Korea

The South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) has validated the type certificate of Mi-171A2 helicopter, serially produced at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of the Rostec State Corporation). Validation of Mi-171A2 certificate confirms the compliance of design with local flight safety requirements and authorizes its use in...

Pipistrel begins to accept orders for Nuuva series of cargo eVTOL aircraft

Pipistrel is presenting the Nuuva V300 as the flagship model of the Nuuva series of unmanned air vehicles. This one‑of‑a‑kind aircraft embodies our vision to disrupt aerial cargo transportation by commercializing the use of electrical vertical take-off and landing vehicles. The highly customizable autonomous aircraft can carry up to 460 kg, is easy and economical to operate, and offers t...

Norwegian August 2020 traffic figures heavily influenced by travel restrictions and drop in demand

Norwegian traffic figures for August are heavily influenced by the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent travel restrictions and drop in demand. In August, capacity was 94% lower than last year, while the flights that were operated had a load factor of 62.1%. From July 1 Norwegian reopened 76 routes and put an additional 15 aircraft into service, throughout the summer frequencies and routes...

G-Shock unveils New GRAVITYMASTER for aviation professionals

Casio introduces an all-new model to its popular G-SHOCK Master of G collection of men's tactical watches, Designed with aviation professionals in mind, the GRAVITYMASTER, GRB200 boasts three colorways with a unique Carbon Core Guard construction, carbon-infused resin bezels and resin bands in black (GRB200-1A), orange (GRB200-1A9) or blue (GRB200-1A2) to provide elevated strength and durabili...

Erickson & Bell signed agreements to initiate transfer of type certificates for Bell 214st And B/B1 helicopters

Erickson and Bell announced the signed agreements to initiate the transfer of type certificates for the model 214 ST and B/B1 helicopters to Erickson Incorporated. The transfer will be processed through the FAA and is expected to be completed near the end of the year.  The agreements replace the previous license and product support agreement signed between the companies in 2015. As one of...

Dash 8-400 becomes first regional aircraft recertified to meet ICAO Most Stringent Noise Standards

De Havilland Canada announced that the Dash 8-400 turboprop aircraft has been recertified to meet the latest noise emission standards set by ICAO Chapter 14. The Dash 8-400 aircraft is the first propeller-driven aircraft, and also the first regional aircraft in the world, to achieve the certification.  ICAO Chapter 14, which is equivalent to FAA Stage 5 and is the most recent in...

Riga Airport to intensify the supervision of passenger surveying

Following the government's decision to expand air traffic to Latvia, in order to take care of safety and health of passengers and employees, Riga Airport in cooperation with the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) will step up its supervision of the incoming passenger surveying process. According to the current regulatory framework, every passenger is obliged to fill in a declaration before enterin...

Airlines and Airports agree conditions for European winter slots waiver

Facing the most difficult winter season in aviation’s history, airlines and airports have agreed to abide by a set of conditions together with slot coordinators under which an extension of the waiver of the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule could be applied for the entire 2020-2021 winter season. Continued uncertainty about a second wave of the pandemic and haphazard travel restrictions h...

Silver Air Boeing Business Jet is available for global charter now

The Boeing Business Jet managed by Silver Air is now available for charter and uniquely without restrictions by the jet’s owner. Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, this one-of-a-kind BBJ is a state-of-the-art aircraft with global reach, and an expansive 18-passenger configuration designed for personal and business travel. Featuring a custom interior and master bedroom with a large...

Airbus Canada transfers A220 material management services to Satair

Airbus Canada Limited Partnership has officially transferred the overall A220 material management services offer to Satair, as part of the programme integration into Airbus. Since July, Satair, an Airbus services company, has taken the lead on global material support and services for A220 operators, working in close coordination with the A220 programme team in Airbus Canada. The transfer repr...

Direct flights between Vilnius and Kyiv with airBaltic

airBaltic announces that it will launch new direct flights from Vilnius to Kyiv on October 6th. The new flights will be performed three times a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft.  Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are ready to provide additional connectivity from all three Baltic capitals. While following all of the restrictions and recommendations from offi...