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Gogo sells commercial aviation business to Intelsat for $400 million in cash

Gogo Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Commercial Aviation business to Intelsat S.A. for $400 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. The Gogo Board of Directors has approved the transaction. Intelsat expects to finance the transaction utilizing cash on hand and borrowings under its $1 billion debtor-in-possession cr...

Flying Colours completes trio of corporate shuttles for North American customer

Flying Colours Corp. has redelivered a third modified Bombardier Challenger 850 to an undisclosed Fortune 500 company. The aircraft was originally completed from green by Flying Colours in an executive VIP layout and returned to Flying Colours for reconfiguration as a 19-passenger corporate shuttle this spring. The latest aircraft in the trio of corporate shuttles perfectly showcases the...

Vilnius Airport environmental solutions

In the past years, Vilnius Airport has renewed its apron lighting system, installed solar panels and added hybrid vehicles to its fleet. Those are just a few environmentally focused solutions being implemented at all Lithuanian Airports, where sustainability is a core value. According to Kristina Greičiūtė, Environmental projects manager at Lithuanian Airports, implementing environmental soluti...

Lufthansa Cargo welcomes its eighth Boeing 777F aircraft in Frankfurt

A brand-new Boeing 777F landed at Frankfurt Airport on Monday, 31 August, at 7:26 local time. The cargo aircraft with registration D-ALFH was in flight for 9 hours and 24 minutes as LH8145 after its take-off from Everett Airport in Washington State, USA. It is the eighth aircraft of this type in Lufthansa Cargo's freighter fleet.  "The investments in our f...

MHS Aviation grows its fleet with a Bombardier Challenger 604

A fully refurbished Bombardier Challenger 604 joined the fleet of Munich based operator MHS Aviation last week, bringing the total fleet size to 19 aircraft complemented by one Agusta Westland 109.  With a stunning anthracite exterior and a state of the art interior finish, the 4th Challenger in MHS Aviation’s fleet embodies luxury travel complemented by 21st century flair. With a...

A Legacy of Trust - Sparfell Aviation Group new venture in the United States

Sparfell Aviation Group is expanding to the United States. They are opening a new branch in Washington DC, led by Brandt Boyle as the Vice President of Aircraft Trading of the group and his son J.P. Boyle as an Aircraft Sales Executive. SPARFELL is creating a bridge between the United States market and the European market to offer to its clients the best of both worlds: a global solution for every...

BOC Aviation limited signs Magnetic MRO as their CAMO service provider

Magnetic MRO has signed a Continuing Airworthiness Management contract with BOC Aviation (Ireland) Limited, one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing service provider. Since the agreement has been signed, the Lessor has already delivered B737NG aircraft to Magnetic MRO’s hangars in Tallinn, Estonia. Since the start of the global pandemic in the Q1 this year, a vast number of...

HondaJet Online Airshow Takes Off

For aviation enthusiasts and those who have missed the chance to visit the HondaJet at airshows, Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it will host an Online Airshow. Our Online Airshow 2020 includes a 360-degree interior tour experience, a walkaround tour to discover the HondaJet's unparalleled performance, comfort and innovative technologies, a virtual city-pair film, and a virtual pho...

First Public Safety Configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivered

First public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivered to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit.  “Bell is proud to deliver Alameda County Sheriff’s Office with one of the most technologically equipped short light single aircraft on the market today,” said Doug Schoen, managing director, North America. “With more than 250 Bell 505’s...

Two Top Swiss entrepreneurs on Pilatus Board of Directors

Yesterday extraordinary General Meeting saw shareholders elect two new well-known members to the Board of Directors – Hansueli Loosli and Lukas Gähwiler. Both have an outstanding track record, making them the ideal persons to continue building a sustainable and strategically successful future for the Swiss aircraft manufacturer. Hansueli Loosli, Chairman of the Board of Direct...

World First CIIE-themed airplane launched by China Eastern Airlines arrives in London

The first China International Import Expo (CIIE)-themed airplane departed from Shanghai and arrived at Heathrow Airport in London Thursday. The special CIIE-themed aircraft was jointly launched by China Eastern Airlines and China International Import Expo Bureau. Its maiden flight was completed on July 4, when the plane flew from Shanghai to Paris. London is the second destination of the a...

Aircraft Interiors Middle East Launches Its First Virtual Session Hosted By PAX International

With airlines adding more flights as global travel slowly returns, the sanitization of aircraft cabins is playing a pivotal role in restricting the transmission of COVID19 to maintain safe travel and rebuild passenger confidence. Our first Virtual Session will host a number of respected aviation industry figures from Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines and Aerofoam&nb...

Flight and holiday September sale - British Airways

British Airways launched its annual September Sale with deals to over 150 destinations across its global network. With travel dates in 2021 available, and the airline’s flexible booking policy offering no change fees or a voucher exchange for bookings made during the September Sale with travel before the end of August 2021, customers can book with absolute confidence that they can move...

The fifth anniversary of first delivery of Cessna Citation Latitude

It is time to celebrate - five years since the first customer took delivery of Cessna Citation Latitude! The world’s most-delivered midsize business jet for four consecutive years proved an immediate hit with customers due to its reliability, versatility and impressive 2,700-nautical mile range. With nearly 240 delivered to date, the Citation Latitude jet now comprises more than 40 perc...

Strong recovery in business aviation - Jet Maintenance Solutions

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, aviation’s future seemed bleak. While airlines are still not operating at full capacity, European business aviation companies saw a strong rebound in the month of July 2020. In the statistical data released by EBAA, some European airports have reported an increase in departures of business jet aircraft. Palma de Mallorca airport has seen a 17% i...

Pipistrel Virus SW 121 will be part of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft has partnered with Pipistrel to include our Virus SW 121 as one of the airplanes available in their new, long-awaited Flight Simulator, which will be released on August 18. The highly accurate model of Pipistrel Virus SW 121 will be one of the planes available to fly in the Premium Deluxe Edition. You will be able to fly in realistic weather and land on international airports. Take to...

Covid-19 for airBaltic -185 million consolidated loss in the first half of 2020

As a result of the Coronavirus crisis, revenue and the number of passengers carried by the Latvian airline airBaltic has significantly decreased, and according to airBaltic's unaudited consolidated financial results for the first six months of 2020, the group suffered loss of EUR 184.8 million. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “W...

Next Rolls-Royce step in sustainability drive with new low-emissions testing

Rolls-Royce has started its latest phase of testing on its low-emissions technology for its next generation of engines. An ALECSys (Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System) demonstrator engine – with technology that features in both the Advance3 and UltraFan®programmes - has resumed ground test runs in Derby UK. Reducing emissions from gas turbines is part of the wider Rolls-R...

Vertical Aerospace unveils designs for pioneering Flying Taxis

Vertical Aerospace announce the launch of our new aircraft, VA-1X. Capable of carrying up to five people (four passengers and a pilot), the VA-1X is set to be the world’s first certified winged all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and is on course to start commercial flights in 2024. Build will begin shortly, with manufacturing taking place in the UK. ...

No more rebooking fees - Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines flights

Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines are generally changing their ticket fare structure until the end of December. With immediate effect, all fares can be rebooked several times free of charge – including, for example, the lowest light fare without checked baggage. In response to the pandemic, Lufthansa Group Airlines had already made a one-off free of charge rebooking p...

Antonov Company completed JIG assembly of AN-178 airframe

ANTONOV COMPANY has completed jig assembly of the AN-178 airframe (series No. 006) intended for delivery under the contract between Spetstechnoexport Company and Ministry of Interior of Republic of Peru.  On August 21, the aircraft was presented to the Ukrainian mass media by Oleksandr Los, President of ANTONOV COMPANY. He told about the reached results on the AN-178 construction an...