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Flying Colours Corp Asia completes first cabin reconfiguration project

The Flying Colours Corp. Asia facility, based in Singapore, has completed its first cabin configuration change in a Bombardier Global demonstrating a sophisticated skill set that extends beyond traditional refurbishment. The project was completed at the Flying Colours Corp. PTE facility located within the Bombardier Singapore Service Centre at Seletar Airport before redelivery to the undisclosed p...

Liebherr-Aerospace puts a new machining center integrating a Liebherr robot into operation

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Liebherr’s center of excellence for air management systems, has put into operation at its production site in Campsas (France), a new high capacity five-axis machining center featuring a state-of-the-art rotary pallet loading system. Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH, Liebherr’s center of excellence for gear technology and automation systems, supplied the rob...

Wheels Up teams up with Porsche Cars North America

Wheels Up, the leading brand in private aviation, announced a new collaboration today with Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), offering Wheels Up Members and Porsche drivers access to the most sought-after transportation and lifestyle experiences. Two brands that are renowned in their space have joined together to create luxury lifestyle benefits both in the air and on the ground.  Wheels U...

Avfuel supplies Million Air BUR with SAF

To support companies and flight departments looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Avfuel Corporation has collaborated with Million Air Burbank (KBUR)—an Avfuel-branded FBO—to provide its customers with a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM. Avfuel’s first truckload of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) arrived at the FBO on June 24, enabling Million Ai...

CAE and Volocopter to create the global air taxi pilot workforce of tomorrow

CAE and Volocopter announced the signing of a strategic partnership, subject to definitive agreement, to develop, certify, and deploy an innovative pilot training program for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) operations. A first in the industry, this eVTOL pilot training program will develop the pilot workforce of the future and ensure safe introduction of eVTOL operations gl...

Pula Aviation acquires a shareholding in Pambele Aviation

Pula Aviation Services Ltd has acquired a shareholding in Johannesburg, South Africa based Air Charter Company, Pambele Aviation. Pambele Aviation provides fully managed air charter services throughout southern Africa including Botswana, RSA, Mozambique and Namibia. In announcing the transaction, Pula Aviation’s Managing Director, Nick Brown explained: “The Pula Group owns a...

MC-21-310 flight-test aircraft with PD-14 engines to continue flight tests

June 7, 2021 MC-21-310 flight-test aircraft after being painted at “Spektr-Avia” arrived from Ulyanovsk in Zhukovsky.  The aircraft was operated by the crew of 1st class test pilot Vasily Sevastyanov, 1st class test pilot Andrey Voropayev, flight test engineer Anton Kuznetsov.  According to Vasily Sevastyanov, the aircraft equipped with new Russian PD-14 engines per...

Riga Airport joins Net Zero 2050 initiative

On Tuesday, 6 July 2021, Riga Airport joined the Airport Council International (ACI) Europe initiative Net Zero 2050 thereby acknowledging its dedication to achieve complete reduction of CO2 emissions in the emission sources under direct control of the Airport until 2050. After joining the Initiative, Riga Airport has undertaken to achieve that the company does not cause CO2 emissions in its ba...

Deutsche Post DHL Group record quarterly earnings and once again corona bonus for employees

All divisions achieved a significant jump in earnings All divisions significantly exceeded the previous year's results. Network capacity utilization was constantly high in the second quarter 2021. B2C shipment volumes remained ahead of last year in all networks, while the recovery in the B2B businesses continued to gain momentum. At the same time the tight capacity situation both in Ocean a...

TAG Aviation unveils new corporate website, updated branding system

Over 50 years of history and heritage - TAG Aviation, has unveiled a new corporate website as part of its brand update. The refresh is in response to the consolidation of the Europe and Asia entities in 2020 and a renewal of its corporate vision under new leadership. The visual identity for TAG Aviation has acquired an elevated look and feel for the unified company that is refreshin...

AIRSHOW 2021 will be proceeding as planned

The organisers of AIRSHOW 2021 share Australia’s disappointment that the 2021 Formula One Australian Grand Prix has been cancelled through COVID related issues. We know the dedication and effort required to stage a world class event, particularly in these challenging times, and we commiserate with the Grand Prix organising team. However, the COVID challenges of international driver and te...

Certified pre-owned aircraft program by Bombardier is offering even more options to customers

Bombardier launched the Bombardier Certified Pre-owned aircraft program, offering customers a premium class of pre-owned products. Each available aircraft is meticulously selected, inspected and updated to adhere to Bombardier's highest quality and safety standards. For buyers seeking a “like-new” experience, every Bombardier Certified Pre-owned aircraft is backed by...

Safran and Global Turbine Asia renewed their contract to support Malaysian H225M engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and Global Turbine Asia (GTA) have renewed their contract to support Makila 2A of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Powering their H225M helicopters, over 30 Makila engines will continue to be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP). Since 2014, this agreement has proved its efficiency to satisfy RMAF’s requirements for optimum availability during...

Extensive list of new features for the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet

Based on customer feedback from over 50,000 hours of fleet operations, Pilatus has incorporated numerous new features into Super Versatile Jets which come off the production line from this year onward. As it is Pilatus‘ core philosophy to continuously improve and provide support over the life of the aircraft, many of these new features can be retrofitted in earlier serial number PC-24s. S...

Hartzell & RAF agreement highlights recreational flying at EAA 2021

Hartzell Propeller agreement with the Recreational Aviation Foundation, that provides special $1,000 discounts on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers sold to RAF members, will be featured at EAA AirVenture 2021. RAF is a national organization headquartered in Bozeman, Mont. and dedicated to preserving, improving and creating airstrips for recreational access. “Highlighting this e...

Volocopter secures production organisation approval

Volocopter has secured Production Organisation Approval (POA) in compliance with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA Part 21G). The company is acquiring its long-standing, trusted partner in innovation and production, DG Flugzeugbau, a global leader in composite aircraft production. Through this acquisition, Volocopter is now the first and only electric vertical take-off...

Dassault Falcon 6X test program - now three aircraft

A third Falcon 6Xrecently took flight and joined Dassault Aviation’s flight test campaign, moving the new long-range extra widebody twin a step closer to anticipated certification in 2022.​ Falcon 6X s/n 003 is fitted with a full interior and will be used for cabin design validation. The aircraft completed a two-hour maiden flight from Dassault’s Bordeaux-Mérignac final...

New Pipistrel Virus SW will be used for the Military University of Technology research

The Military University of Technology (MUT, orig.: Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jarosława Dąbrowskiego) in Warsaw, Poland ordered a brand new Pipistrel aircraft, which will be used for the university research. The handover of the aircraft to the Military University of Technology took place on June 18, 2021 at the airport in Milewo. It was attended, among others, by dean of the Faculty of Ci...

MTU expands its MRO network with a new site in Serbia

MTU Aero Engines AG started construction work on its new repair facility for MTU Maintenance Serbia. The commencement took place in the presence of Aleksandar Vučić, President of Serbia, and Thomas Jarzombek, Aerospace Coordinator of the German government. The ceremony was also attended by Germany's ambassador to Serbia, Thomas Schieb, and representatives from local authorities. MTU is Germ...

Safran Helicopter Engines introduce biofuel to its facilities

For the first time, Safran Helicopter Engines has run an Arrano engine using 38% of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Bordes plant in SW France. This biofuel was produced from used cooking oil. The ground run marks the first step of a strategy to deploy SAF in engine test cells at all Safran Helicopter Engines plants. By the end of the year, the manufacturer plans to use at least 10% SAF at a...

Riga Airport offers a wide range of destinations for safe travels during the summer season

As the coverage of vaccination increases and restrictions placed on travel due to Covid-19 decrease, Riga Airport offers to the passengers from the Baltic States a wide network of routes with more than 95 destinations for the summer season. This summer, flights from Riga are planned by a total of 12 airlines offering regular passenger flights, and two carriers providing charter flights. Alongsi...