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US EMS operator Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters to 14 aircraft

Life Link III, an EMS operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the country and delivery is anticipated to take place in the fourth quarter of 2021. This order marks the entry of the AW109...

Russian Helicopters delivers first batch of helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has delivered two Mi-8AMT helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan to be assembled on the territory of the customer. The delivery is based on a trilateral contract signed by Kazakhstan Engineering, Kazakhstan's Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 and Russian Helicopters for semi-knock-down...

Finnair defers three A350 deliveries as a part of its rebuild program

Finnair has concluded an agreement with Airbus that the deliveries of the remaining three committed A350-900 aircraft will be postponed, as anticipated in connection with the announcement of the Q3 results. The agreement is a part of Finnair’s comprehensive measures to ensure that the company can emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic as a strong airline. The aircraft were originally scheduled fo...

How Do You Know If Your Aviation Business Idea Is Likely To Work?

You may have thought of a great new idea for a potential aviation business. However, how do you know if it is likely to work out well for you or if you should shelve the idea before you have even begun?  Here are some sure-fire ways of knowing if your aviation business idea is likely to be a success.  Talk to People Talk to everyone around you about the business idea you have...

FACC delivers first entrance area for the new A320 Airspace cabin

FACC ranks among the world's leading suppliers of lightweight components and interiors for modern passenger aircraft. For more than 25 years, Airbus has ordered a major portion of the passenger cabin of its A320 family, today's most successful aircraft type, exclusively from FACC. With the first delivery of the complete entrance area of the A320 Airspace cabin, FACC is not only expanding i...

Duet - the perfect marriage of Embraer jet and Porsche car

Embraer and Porsche, have collaborated to create Duet, a limited-edition, limited-quantity Embraer Phenom 300E aircraft and Porsche 911 Turbo S car pairing. Both known for world-class engineering, performance, and design, Embraer and Porsche will produce just ten pairs of business jets and sports cars, providing a truly seamless experience from road to sky, for the first time in history. &ldquo...

Time to celebrate - Bombardier Aviation Apprenticeship Program

Bombardier announced that its apprenticeship training program in association with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Red Oak, Texas, has received official registration by the U.S. Department of Labor. With this important designation, Bombardier can expand its search for talented individuals from across the U.S. to maximize its talent pool and drive regional aerospace growth for the manufactur...

Engage in the Development of RIX Cargo City - Riga Airport calls on investors

Continuing the development of the air cargo segment, Riga Airport has announced an international tender to attract an investor for the construction of a new multi-functional cargo handling and logistics complex in the Airport territory. To create the complex, the Airport offers investors an opportunity to acquire building rights for 30 years to a plot of land in an area of 1.5 hectares in the...

Lufthansa Group reports Adjusted EBIT of minus EUR 1.3 billion in the third quarter

−   Liquidity of EUR 10.1 billion available, of which EUR 6.3 billion are unutilized stabilization measures  −   Ongoing strong performance at Lufthansa Cargo further supports Group  liquidity −   Hub strategy enables cash-positive flight operations, even in the current market environment     &mi...

PC-12 NGX flight training device for Pilot Training is certified

An all-new Level 6 Flight Training Device for Pilatus’ PC-12 NGX has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) National Simulator Programme approval for training flight crews of Pilatus’ latest iteration of its popular single-engine turboprop. It is now in place and operational at the SIMCOM training facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Built by Frasca Internationa...

Munich Airport remains the only 5-star Airport in Europe

In May 2015, Munich Airport was awarded 5-Star status for the first time following an extensive review by the London-based Skytrax Institute. Germany's second-largest airport was also the first European airport to be awarded this highest seal of quality. In a first re-certification, Munich Airport successfully maintained its 5-Star status in March 2017. Now the auditors from London have again...

Bell 407 GXis Offer Luxury and Efficiency in Switzerland

The dynamic capabilities of the Bell 407 have earned it a reputation for reliability and versatility. And in Switzerland, the Bell 407 GXi, with its ability to quickly and efficiently access the picturesque terrain,  is hard at work thrilling global customers and serving communities. While there is an impressive range of Bell aircraft operating in the country, performing a variety o...

Norwegian is voted Europe Leading Low-Cost Airline 2020 for 6th consecutive year

Norwegian Air has been named Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2020 for the sixth consecutive year at the 27th annual World Travel Awards, one of the travel industry's most prestigious awards. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel industry and they are recognized globally as the ultimate...

Testia & Joramco launch a new version of the SMARTUE1

As Testia constantly strives to improve its digital solutions through automation, and as Joramco is always looking for opportunities to foster excellence and gain efficiency, the two players collaborated on inspection technologies introduction. Since their past agreement during MRO Europe 2019, the two partners have introduced inspection tools in order to bring operational benefits in terms of eff...

Urban Air Mobility Software Platform - Volocopter & Lufthansa Industry Solutions

Volocopter announced a cooperation with Lufthansa Industry Solutions. Together they are building Volocopter’s proprietary intelligent and integrated “Urban Air Mobility Software Platform” that will run on Microsoft Azure: VoloIQ. It offers complete digital visibility of the complex UAM ecosystem in real-time. Using artificial intelligence, VoloIQ will enable amongst...

Volotea launches 10 new routes and increases frequency of existing

The company has achieved a 90.1% seat load factor in the third quarter, thanks to its strategic shift to domestic traffic. Volotea has also announced very positive operational results, with high punctuality and client recommendation levels above 90%. Despite the pandemic context, Volotea has shown outstanding commercial and operational results, thanks to a domestic and flexible offer, an...

Special Lufthansa flight to BER opening

With the arrival of special flight LH2020 Lufthansa partakes in the opening of the new Berlin Capital Airport BER on 31.10. Lufthansa’s Airbus A320neo "Neubrandenburg" is scheduled to take off from Munich (MUC) at 12:50 p.m. and land at BER on schedule at 2 p.m. In addition to the Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Carsten Spohr, around 40 invited guests will...

Happy 30th Anniversary - RAF-AVIA

RAF-AVIA celebrated its 30th Anniversary in October, 2020 which we believe is a remarkable milestone in today’s aviation industry. They have come a long way from being the carrier for a single manufacturer and first non-governmental airline in the former Soviet Union to a well-established cargo airline operating all over Europe and beyond. They have lived through political and...

airBaltic Goes Green with Digitalized Passenger Lists

airBaltic has taken yet another step in order to decrease additional use of paper – now it has replaced paper passenger onboarding lists with a digitalized solution. The new system provides increased operational efficiency.​ Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Sustainability is an integral part of our business and each of us strives to make this world bett...

Best for Business Travellers in Europe & further distinction for its First Class product - SWISS

SWISS has earned a further top award – its 14th – from Business Traveller magazine. The latest such distinction for The Airline of Switzerland is another first place in the ‘Best Airline for Business Travellers in Europe’ category. The awards are based on a survey of over 3,000 individuals.  “We are very pleased to have earned this prestigi...

Kuwait Airways takes delivery of its first two A330neos

Kuwait Airways has received its first two A330neos. These aircraft are the first of eight A330neos ordered by the airline.   The carrier currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft comprising seven A320ceos, three A320neos and five A330ceos. This event also marks Airbus’ first A330-800 delivery. The new generation widebody aircraft is the latest addition to...