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Best Large Airport in North America for third year in a row -Toronto Pearson

Toronto Pearson has once again been named "Best Large Airport in North Americaserving more than 40 million passengers" by Airports Council International (ACI) World, the global trade representative of the world's airports. The win comes as part of ACI World's Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program, which recognizes airports across the globe that deliver the best customer expe...

Aero Locarno signed an agreement for the purchase of 5 Sonaca 200 aircraft

An accredited training organization (member of the Swiss Flight School Association, Swiss PSA), Aero Locarno has chosen the Sonaca 200 to complete and renew its fleet of training aircraft. Following a comparative study, Aero Locarno decided to choose Sonaca Aircraft's two-seater single-engine aircraft. “The Sonaca 200 clearly stands out from the crowd!” bluntly stated Stef...

Airbus set for strong presence at Wings India 2020

Airbus will highlight its class-leading products, technologies and services at India’s largest civil aviation show – Wings India. The biennial event will be held at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad from 12-15 March 2020. Airbus will exhibit at Stand 9 in Hall A. At Airbus’ stand, visitors will be able to experience a scale model of its single-aisle A220 aircraft, which is...

First Officer Tessa Naran - Faces of Norwegian

Name: Tessa Naran Position: First Officer, London Gatwick, LGW  How long have you been flying for Norwegian? I joined Norwegian in November 2018. Can you give us a brief overview of your journey into aviation?  My passion for aviation started with a dream of becoming an astronaut from a young age. This motivated me to complete a Master’s Degree in Phys...

S7 Technics to participate in the key industry convention: MRO Russia & CIS 2020

S7 Technics continues its active participation in the industry’s high-profile events calendar. In March 2020 the team of S7 Technics experts will be working at the MRO Russia & CIS forum. Specialists from S7 Technics, which will showcase its business at booth 240 located on the upper level of the exhibition hall, will be there to answer any inquiries of its existing and potential cu...

Gazprom Neft joins JIG for the development of aviation fuel-supply standards

Gazpromneft-Aero, operator of the Gazprom Neft aviation refuelling business, has become the first Russian company to join the Joint Inspection Group (JIG) — the world-leading organisation for aviation fuel-supply standards, specialising in developing standards throughout the entire logistics chain, from refinery to wing-tip. More than 40% of all aviati...

Covid-19 impacts Lufthansa Group Airlines - rebooking and flight programme reduce up to 50 per cent

Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of Covid-19 and the resulting drastic decline in bookings as well as numerous flight cancellations Lufthansa Group decided to reduce the flight capacity on offer even more than previously planned. Depending on the further development of demand, capacity is to be reduced by up to 50 per cent in the coming weeks. These capacity adjustments ap...

Guiness World Records plane pull for Sport Relief

The week of Sport Relief week fundraising events by British Airways took off by achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team (mixed), made up of colleagues and sporting celebrities.British Airways’ support for Sport Relief comes as part of the airline’s global charity partnership with Comic Relief, Flying Start,...

AERO postponed by Messe Friedrichshafen due to COVID-19

Due to current developments in regard to the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, Messe Friedrichshafen is taking a serious but necessary step: aviation show AERO will not be held in the planned period of April 1 to 4, 2020, but will be postponed to a date that has not yet been determined. "The current situation with the coronavirus has resulted in a nasty domino effect,” says Klaus Wellm...

Finnair and Neste partner to reduce CO2 footprint

Finnair have signed a new agreement which will gradually and considerably increase Finnair’s use of sustainable aviation fuel in its operations. The new partnership will be a key contributing factor in Finnair’s long-term target of carbon neutrality. Sustainable aviation fuels are a key part of the long-term solution for reducing the CO2 footprint of aviation, as they reduce the C...

Pratt & Whitney GTF Maintenance to be performed by Air India Engineering Services

Pratt & Whitney announced that Air India Engineering Services Limited will provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul services in support of Pratt & Whitney’s GTF™ engines and customers in India. AIESL will service PW1100G-JM engines at its facility in Mumbai. “With AIESL performing maintenance on our high-tech GTF engines, we are excited to strengthen...

Civil Aviation Authority of Norway granted an operational permit to EHang 216

Congratulations! The first operational permit for long term testing flight of EHang 216 in Europe is granted! EHang obtained operational permit for its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, the EHang 216, from the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway. Thus laying a solid foundation for future urban air mobility operations in other EU countries. After the assessment of test fl...

Create connections - Gillis Aerospace and Böllhoff Group

Gillis Aerospace has opened its capital to Böllhoff Group. With this cooperation, Böllhoff aims to further expand its presence in the aerospace market sector. “The Böllhoff Group has for nearly 70 years supplied proven products and reliability to fulfil the demands of the aerospace industry. This includes certifications as well as special material and surface coating know-how, alon...

Wingcopter secures further Investment from Corecam

Only three months after its initial funding, Corecam Capital Partners has increased its investment in Wingcopter in a second closing. In December, the multi-family office from Singapore participated in a seed round with several million euros in the German start-up, which develops and sells transport drones for humanitarian and civil applications.  The reason for the decision is the great c...

Two Blackshape Gabriél trainer aircraft delivered to Zelf Vliegen Flight Academy

Two new Blackshape Bk160 Gabriél trainer aircraft have been delivered from Italy to Zelf Vliegen Flight Academy in the Netherlands. The Gabriél is the first aircraft if this type to be used for the new Transavia Airline Pilot Program, that was started by Transavia in 2019. Zelf Vliegen Flight Academy at Lelystad Airport is the launching customer of the new Italian Blackshape Bk1...

Lufthansa Group at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport

The kickoff is scheduled for 31 October 2020: over the course of a week, the flight operations of the German capital will move from Tegel Airport to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). Lufthansa will bid Tegel farewell on 7 November: the last scheduled departure is flight LH1955 from Berlin to Munich. The BER premiere will then take place the next morning: at 6:30 a.m. on 8 November, flight...

The third fastest growing capital European airport - Riga Airport

Especially proud ( as a Latvian one) to congratulate Riga Airport - it has been recognized as the third fastest growing capital European airport by Airport Council International Air Traffic Report on airport performance last year. The report shows that Riga Airport, with a 10.5% passenger growth last year, was the third fastest growing airport among Europe's capital an...

Safran Landing Systems and Lufthansa Technik in A380 landing gear MRO expertise

Safran Landing Systems and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a long-term contract on A380 landing gear services. Safran Landing Systems and Lufthansa Technik will combine their respective areas of A380 landing gear MRO expertise. For Safran Landing Systems it will be their Singappore facility and for Lufthansa Technik the one in London, to deliver optimized solutions that cover all asp...

Acceptance flight, aircraft way to passengers - episode 2

Briefing before the flight I guess you will agree if I say that you feel better while flying, when you know that your pilot is an experienced one. When I met the captain of our flight, Martin HOELL, I knew everything will be just great. His amazing life in aviation, his 17 500 flight hours …. We were in best and safest hands ever. We got the test flight plan, and detailed explanat...

Southern Utah University selects Bell 505 to offer advanced pilot and technical training

Southern Utah University (SUU) purchaised a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to add to its existing fleet of helicopters for student training. Southern Utah University offers training in Rotor Wing Pilot or Fixed Wing Pilot components. These tracks share a common core of general education and general aviation core courses. SUU Aviation is a University flight training program in Cedar City, Utah wit...

4G cabin connectivity for new Bombardier Learjet fleet

Bombardier is bringing faster connectivity to its in-service Learjet fleet.  Bombardier is now offering customers the high-performance 4G in-cabin Wi-Fi system as a retrofit for in-service Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft. Customers can have the system installed at all Bombardier Service Centres and Authorized Service Facilitie...