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Airbus creates the first electric airplane race with Air Race E

Airbus has announced a global partnership with Air Race E, the world’s first electric airplane race set to launch its inaugural series in 2020. Airbus is the Official Founding Partner of Air Race E. The competition aims to drive the development and adoption of cleaner, faster, and more technologically advanced electric engines that can be applied to urban air mobility vehicles and, eventu...

Diamond Aircraft needs more than 200 employees in Austria and Canada for increased production

Attention! Here is your job you were dreaming about!  After one year under the new management of the Diamond Aircraft Group, the company is on a very good way to achieve its goal to be the leading company in General Aviation in its class worldwide. After a huge staff increase in 2018, the company now is looking to employ even more people in 2019 as production is doubling. Liqun Zhang, C...

IADA Launches Sophisticated International Search Portal

The International Aircraft Dealers Association has launched a groundbreaking available aircraft search portal to make it much easier and quicker for buyers and sellers to make airplane deals. The new portal takes advantage of the strength of the organization, high quality of its brokers and the world-class aircraft they handle. "AircraftExchange.com is an exclusive...

Welcome Sky Prime Aviation Services, the Gold Sponsor of Saudi International Airshow

Saudi International Airshow aims to further connect the aviation and aerospace industries to Saudi Arabia. Sky Prime, the largest private aviation operator in the Middle East, has been named a gold sponsor.  Saudi International Airshow provides a platform for connecting professionals across all areas of the industry and promotes successful worldwide trade. Riyadh-based Sky Prime Aviat...

Marvel Studios' first female-lead Super Hero Captain Marvel takes to the skies with Alaska Airlines

Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel on March 8, International Women's Day, Alaska Airlines unveiled a special-edition plane today, featuring Marvel Studios' first female Super Hero lead. The Captain Marvel-themed plane was debuted today at Sea-Tac International Airport at a gate celebration for guests flying to Orange Count...

Boeing Partners with Aerion to Accelerate Supersonic Travel

Aerion's AS2 will be the first supersonic business jet to market Boeing to provide financial, engineering and industrial resources Being announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design,...

Increased Warranty for All Piper M600 Aircraft

Piper Aircraft announced the warranty for all M600 aircraft will be increased from five years / 1,000 flight hours to five years / 1,500 flight hours effective immediately.  Piper originally launched the M600 program with a five year / 1,000 hour warranty.  However, after three years of deliveries, nearly one-hundred aircraft in service and over 21,000 fleet hours, the data gathered...

Happy birthday - thirty years of business for Flying Colours Corp.

Flying Colours Corp. is celebrating thirty years of successful MRO and interiors operations. Launched as an aircraft painting business by current President, John Gillespie, the small start-up quickly developed into an aircraft sales business before evolving into a fully-fledged MRO and interiors business in 1989. Since inception the privately owned, family run company has grown the busines...

Red Bull Air Race Championship Selects Hartzell Propeller Again

Hartzell Propeller will be the 2019 propeller technical partner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for yet another year. It is the sixth year in a row that Hartzell Propeller will be supporting the world famous air race.    Hartzell will supply its three-blade structural composite propeller known as "The Claw," carbon fiber composite spinners and lightweight governo...

First to Receive Approval for Fully Autonomous Drone Flights in Europe is Skeyetech System by Azur Drones

This is an historic milestone for the civilian professional drone. For the first time, the Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGAC) which regulates drones uses in France, has approved a fully-automated drone with no pilot, paving the way to new applications  Azur Drones, European leader in surveillance UAVs, has just received the first and only DGAC approval for a fully...

Bonds in Nominal Value of EUR 8 Million issued by Magnetic MRO

Magnetic MRO issued bonds in total aggregate value of EUR 8 million. The company has submitted an application to Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange Listing & Supervisory Committee for listing the bonds on the multilateral trading facility First North. Capital raised with the bond issue will be used for acquiring a competitor operating in the same industry and further expanding Magnetic MRO&rsq...

Air Canada and Chorus Aviation Finalize Amended and Extended Capacity Purchase Agreement for Jazz Regional Flying

$97.26 million Air Canada equity investment in Chorus reinforces partnership  Capacity Purchase Agreement amended and extended by an additional 10 years ending December 31, 2035, securing Jazz's place in Air Canada's regional network for the next 17 years;  Simplification and modernization of the Jazz fleet, with growth through more, larger-gauge aircraft....

TAG Aviation SA Geneva Wyvern Wingman Operator Status renewed

TAG Aviation SA has formally renewed its prestigious WYVERN Wingman certification after once again successfully passing the rigorous safety audit conducted by WYVERN. To achieve Wingman status operators must actively show their commitment to leading safety practices and maintain a strong safety culture. They must also provide consistently up-to-date accurate safety data in the WY...

Seventh Global Express joined FAI fleet

Seventh  FAI rent-a-jet AG Bombardier Global Express, MSN 9016, joined the company’s 26-strong fleet. Following a 240-month inspection, the Global Express will undergo a complete interior refurbishment at the company’s growing MRO division, FAI Technik in Nuremberg. Further planned upgrades include the installation of a new cabin management system, KA-Band Ultra-High Speed...

Ryanair Reports Q3 Loss Of €20m (Excl Lauda)

Ryanair reported a Q3 net loss of €20m (excl. Lauda). Strong traffic growth (+8%) to 33m was offset by a 6% decline in ave. fares due to excess winter capacity in Europe. Stronger ancillary revenue growth (+26%) was offset by higher fuel, staff and EU261 costs. Q3 Results (IFRS)* Dec. 31, 2017 Dec. 31, 2018 % Change Guests 30.4m 32.7m +8%...

New Executive Committee members appointed by Airbus Helicopters

Alain Flourens, 61, currently Head of Engineering for Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Industry for Airbus Helicopters, following Christian Cornille’s departure from Airbus. Alain will be replaced in his current position by Stefan Thomé, 47, currently Head of New Business Models & Services at Airbus Defence and Space. These management ch...

Etihad Airways and Microsoft team up to launch region’s first AI academy

Etihad Airways announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to launch the first ever in-house AI Academy in the region, which will revolutionise the way the airline serves its customers by upskilling its workforce, optimising operations and creating alternate revenue streams.  As part of the AI Academy, all Etihad employees will be given access to an online training programme, and...

Sheremetyevo introduces WeChat Pay

Yandex.Checkout becomes a partner of Sheremetyevo Duty Free Heinemann to provide 54 duty-free and retail stores on the territory of the Sheremetyevo International Airport with WeChat Pay.  This service works as an e-wallet based on the Chinese WeChat messenger. Now, Chinese tourists will be able to pay for purchases in Sheremetyevo Duty Free Heinemann stores as quickly, conveniently, and s...

In Singapore, Chinese New Year Rhymes with Travel

Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, reveals that the Lunar New Year holiday has prompted more people to travel in 2019, than in previous years. With close to 1 million people travelling outside of the country between 2nd and 10th of February, Sabre data demonstrates that the number of airplane seats from Singapore over this festi...

Super Bowl visitors had Textron Aviation MSUS support

 Textron Aviation Inc.  did station three of its Mobile Service Unit (MSU) vehicles in Atlanta, Georgia, during this year’s Super Bowl, bringing factory-direct service and support for Citation, King Air and Hawker customers flying to the event. The MSUs will be located at Peachtree Dekalb Airport (PDK), Fulton County Airport (FTY) and Cobb County Airport (RYY). Super B...

30 years old by now, Record-Setting Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference More Forward-Looking Than Ever

As the 30th edition of the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2019) concluded, organizers said the event’s trademark upbeat vibe and forward-looking view were as much in evidence as ever.  2019 edition had the highest attendance count on record, with nearly 3,000 participants, representation from all 50 U.S. state...