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AFI KLM E&M and GMF collaborate in Component Solutions

AFI KLM E&M and Indonesian MRO Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) have sealed a new collaboration agreement as part of the SPA that links the two groups, this time for A330 component support. Under the terms of this agreement, AFI KLM E&M will provide repair and parts pooling services for Garuda Indonesia’s fleet of A330s (which currently numbers 24 aircraft), as well as solutions to...

First Air France A350 XWB delivered!

Congratulations Air France on the delivery of it's first A350-900! The airraft is considered as the world’s most efficient all new design wide-body aircraft. The first jet out of a total order of 28 was handed over to Anne Rigail, Air France Chief Executive Officer and Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer, by Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christia...

Qatar Airways to operate an A350-900 to Brussels

Qatar Airways will start operating an A350-900 Airbus from 27 October for flights from Brussels to Doha. Passengers will enjoy a unique travel experience thanks to this new generation aircraft which offers unrivalled comfort and is widely acclaimed for its spacious and quiet two-class cabin thanks to an outstanding noise isolation. Whether in Business or Economy Class, passengers will benefit f...

East meets West: VIP aircraft cabin concept "Nature's Touch"

‘Nature's Touch' is a business jet cabin interior concept that combines the cultures of East and West by using traditional Chinese elements and smart technology to create a convenient and comfortable travel experience. ‘Nature's Touch' got  a prestigious Red Dot award in the category "Design Concept". The unique cabin concept brings a bra...

Airbus’ FHS-TSP solution to maintain Vistara A320 fleet

Vistara has signed a long-term contract to partner with Airbus for their Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP). The contract will cover engineering and maintenance for 62 aircraft, including 23 existing ones. The FHS-TSP contract provides integrated and guaranteed services ranging from the supply and repair of components to the manufacturer’s unique Fleet Technica...

Safran lays cornerstone for new research lab near Paris

Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Safran, and Jean-Paul Alary, Chief Executive Officer of Safran Landing Systems, today welcomed Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile de France region (greater Paris area), to lay the cornerstone for Safran Landing Systems’ new test laboratory, “ExceLAB” (Laboratory of Excellence). Located in Vélizy, south of Paris, the...

The world’s largest superyacht and Airbus Helicopters

The world’s largest superyacht and Airbus Helicopters...  Pecfect match to to provide the on-board helicopter for the REV Ocean research and expedition vessel! The research expedition vessel, which is 600ft (183m) long, is the flagship of Norwegian businessman and philanthropist Kjell Inge Røkke’s not-for-profit oceanic research foundation, REV Ocean. It wil...

New Sonaca Aircraft new assembly site unveiled

Congratulations Sonaca Aircraft! New assembly like, offices and a showroom at the Namur aerodrome are open! The infrastructure includes a 2000 m² assembly hall, offices as well as a showroom. The aerodrome’s two parallel runways[1] favor movements and allow for testing and take-offs all year long. Production of the Sonaca 200 has taken off  The start of the activity o...

Vision Systems partners Airbus Helicopters to develop RACER

Vision Systems takes part in Clean Sky 2 European research programme in partnership with Airbus Helicopters, to develop Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft. Since its creation in 2005, Vision Systems has been producing different composite products for the aircraft industry using RTM and thermocompression processes (helicopter cyclic sticks, sun visor casings, window stiffeners,...

First ALSIM simulator in Slovenia

Alsim announced the sale of an AL 250 SEP MEP for the first time in Slovenia. Aviation Career Center, a Zero to ATPL training specialist, located in Ljubljana, Slovenia-EU, has chosen Alsim to purchase their new simulator.​ The Alsim AL250 is a generic and compact simulator for single & multi engine piston (SEP/MEP reconfigurable) PPL, CPL & IR training. The device meets all c...

Etihad Cargo amplifies North American footprint

Etihad Cargo has announced its winter schedule and network plan will come into effect on September 29, with new weekly freighter services marking an increased presence in the United States of America and other strategic global cargo markets. Leading Etihad Cargo’s annual refresh is the enhancement of its freighter services between Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Columbus, O...

Important boost for business aviation in MENA

The third edition of the MEBAA Show Morocco was opened today by HE Mr. Mohammed Sajid, Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Crafts and Social Economy, Morocco. Upon officially opening the event, the Minister toured some of the exhibitor stands with Ali Alnaqbi, Founding & Executive Chairman of the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) and Zouhair El Aoufir, CEO of...

Helicopter on top of the Andes? Yes! The new Airbus H145

The highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, culminating at 6,962 metres (22,840 feet)? Yes, Aconcagua it is quite possible for the latest version of the H145! This is the first time a twin-engine helicopter has landed at this altitude, confirming the performance and the extensive flight envelope of the new H145. The conditions for this mission were extreme, du...

FACC new product "Lip Seals" in Singapore

The Upper Austrian aerospace group FACC will not only be presenting its innovative services, but will also be showcasing its new "Lip Seals" for the first time at the MRO Asia-Pacific in Singapore. The polyurethane seals replace the silicone seals of the Embraer 170/175 and 190/195 aircraft families. Airlines benefit from lower maintenance costs due to longer replacement intervals. ...

Bombardier Global Jets family has two more certifications

Congratulations Bombardier Business Airraft! Two more certifications for Global jet family!  Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets, have been awarded Transport Canada Type Certification! The FAA and EASA certifications are expected to follow shortly! “Following their dramatic unveiling last year, these aircraft continue to surprise and surpass expectations. Th...

IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019 goes to TAG Farnborough Airport

The newly launched IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019 already found the lucky winner - TAG Farnborough Airport for the airport’s achievements in energy efficiency and carbon management. The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) is the largest professional body for environmental practitioners in the UK and worldwide, with nearly 15,000 members.&...

MTU Maintenance new office in Singapore is open

MTU Maintenance has opened an office in the heart of the aviation leasing hub Singapore. The new office is located in the Central Business District and its grand opening is being celebrated during the on-going MRO Asia. Luc Morvan has taken on the role of Chief Representative of MTU Maintenance’s activities in Singapore. He will be responsible for building up business in the Asia-Pacifi...

Two month after the opening of new terminal Milano Prime lands at the MEBAA Show Morocco 2019

SEA Prime, part of the SEA Group managing, under the brand of Milano Prime, the Business & General Aviation infrastructures of Linate and Malpensa, presents the new Business & General Aviation Terminal of Milano Malpensa international airport, officially inaugurated last 23 July. Milano Prime at Malpensa extends over a surface area of 1,400 m2 in a dedicated area of...

Airbus ACH160 on yacht for first time

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) will this week begin demonstrating the world’s most advanced medium helicopter – the ACH160 – to prospective customers at the Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s foremost super yacht event. The aircraft will form the centrepiece of a triumvirate of Airbus helicopters also including the market-leading ACH145 and the lighte...

Liebherr-Aerospace to Overhaul Landing Gear Systems for Fuji Dream Airlines

Liebherr-Aerospace has signed a long-term service agreement in Japan: The Original Equipment Manufacturer will cover the overhaul of the landing gear systems of the 10 Embraer E170 family aircraft from Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA). Fuji Dream Airlines, with its main bases in Shizuoka and Nagoya, is an independent regional Japanese carrier who started their operations in July 2009. Today they are o...

First Air Astana A321LR delivered

Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, Air Astana, has taken delivery of its first A321LR on lease from Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL). The A321LR will join Air Astana’s Airbus fleet of 18 Airbus aircraft (eight A320s, four A321s, three A320neo and three A321neo). Powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, Air Astana’s A321LR comprises 166 seats in a two-class configuration (16 B...