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Pegasus Airlines to commence services to Baghdad

Pegasus Airlines is to start services from Istanbul Baghdad, Iraq, three times a week from September 1. Pegasus will operate the flights from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport.  The Turkish airline will also serve Erbil, in the northern Kurdistan region of Iraq, four times weekly from September 10.  

Fedex reaches tentative agreement with pilots

FedEx (FDX.N) pilots tentatively agreed with the package delivery company on an amended collective bargaining agreement, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said. Fedex and its pilots have been negotiating on employment conditions since 2011. FedEx management filed for a mediation process with the National Mediation Board in October 2014. The terms of the agreement are not being released...

Europe's Stoxx 600 Falls 13% From April High, Enters Correction

A three-day selloff culminated in Europe’s benchmark equity gauge falling 13 percent from its record. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index entered a correction, following the U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index on Thursday. Thirteen out of 18 western-European markets have lost 10 percent or more from their highs, with Germany’s DAX Index down 18 percent. The stock rout that began last week after C...

9th International Aircraft Repossession Summit

Thursday 5th November 2015 Dubai, UAE Following the previous success of the conference in London, Dublin, Miami, Dubai and India, the 9th summit will explore the latest developments in the field of aircraft repossession and recovery.  The event will provide the platform for high level debate, exchange of ideas and information as well as extensive networking opportunities for av...

Capital Assured Announces Strategic Partnership with Florida Lifestyle and Business Exhibition in Dubai

Real estate investment, management and development firm Capital Assured is to become the strategic partner for the Florida Dubai Link: Lifestyle and Business Exhibition in Dubai, September 6-7th 2015.    With a new direct daily flight between Dubai and Orlando offered by Emirates Airlines from September 1st, this is the perfe...

Pan Am International Flight Academy Approved by FAA to Provide ATP-CTP Training

Pan Am International Flight Academy announced today it has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), effective immediately, to conduct the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP), a new training requirement for pilots wishing to qualify for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot exam. Increased safety was the number one goal in the FAA changes made which incl...

Flight training for the modern age

FlightSafety International and West Virginia University Institute of Technology have launched an aviation management degree program partnership. The program enables students to receive college credit from West Virginia University Institute of Technology for courses completed at FlightSafety Academy. In addition, WVU Tech and FlightSafety Academy will develop an FAA-approved Bac...

FAA certify Second FlightSafety G280 simulator to Level D

FlightSafety’s second Gulfstream G280 simulator has been qualified to Level D status by the US FAA. Both simulators are located at FlightSafety’s learning centre in Dallas, Texas. “FlightSafety is pleased and proud to support the growing number of Gulfstream aircraft owners and operators around the world.” David Davenport, executive vice president at FlightSafety...

Gulfstream set to exhibit at CIBAS 2015

Gulfstream will display a G550 at the China International Business Aviation Show. The event will take place in September at Beijing International Airport. Gulfstream say that the G550 is the ideal aircraft for people who travel in China. “China has been a strong market for Gulfstream with more than 100 Gulfstream aircraft in the country. Beijing is especially important, because it is h...

Greenpoint starts second 787 VIP completion

Greenpoint Technologies has begun work on its second Boeing 787 VIP interior completion. The VIP 787 is at Greenpoint’s Moses Lake, Washington State widebody facility The Greenpoint designed interior completion will take roughly eighteen months to finish. Delivery of the completed aircraft is expected in early 2017. “The 787 is a fascinating aircraft to modify. The sophisticate...

Boeing, Vietnam Airlines Sign Exclusive Pilot Training Agreement

Boeing and Vietnam Airlines announced a five-year exclusive pilot-training agreement to support the Hanoi-based airline's 787 Dreamliners. Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide flight training for the airline's new 787 Dreamliner fleet at Boeing's Singapore training campus. Nearly 90 Vietnam Airlin...

Eyes on the Skies in India As Aviation Industry Soars

Enforcement of safety standards in India's aviation industry is not keeping pace with the rapid growth of the sector, experts warn. A number of pilots in India have been securing licences after barely flying because of fudged documents, while the regulator is ill-equipped to monitor safety of aircraft and personnel as airlines continue to expand and more carriers take to the skies in the co...

Duncan Aviation Drops AOG Fees for Parts & Exchange Orders

LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that the company will no longer charge AOG fees for aircraft parts and exchange orders, including parts shipped directly from Rockwell Collins or Honeywell. “Our customers know they can contact Duncan Aviation Parts and Rotables Sales and receive emergency parts and exchange services 24 hours a day, including after hours and on w...

Magnetic MRO Introduces High Pressure Compressor Blades Blend Repair Services for CFM56 Family Engines

Total Technical Care provider Magnetic MRO (www.magneticmro.com) based in Tallinn, Estonia launches High Pressure Compressor (HPC) Blades Boroblend Repair Service for CFM56-3, -5A,-5B and -7B Engines. With the addition of HPC Blend Repair Capability, Magnetic MRO will be able to assist in AOG situations caused by FOD and be a very cost-effective solution for aircraft owners and airlines. The af...

Iron Maiden frontman will sell planes.

The frontmen ofIron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson will sell private jets. Specialty shop will be opened in the Harrods, London. There will be six-seater business jets Eclipse 550 for sale. The approximate cost of each aircraft will be around 2.2 million pounds. They are exposed until the end of August. Potential buyers will be able to receive in-store consultation of upplier c...

Celebrity Pilots - do you know them - JOHN TRAVOLTA

Ever wonder who famous also carries a pilots license? Well you will be surprised. We decided in this post to list a few for you.  JOHN TRAVOLTA (Actor) PRIVATE PILOT 9/6/2005 (Last Update) AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND  AIRPLANE MULTIENGINE LAND  INSTRUMENT AIRPLANE  Type Ratings: P/B-707(SIC PRIVILEGES ONLY)  P/CE-500(VFR ONLY) P/G-1159 P/HS-125 P/LR...

Aviation pioneers - who are they? Alexander Graham Bell

Telephone, photophone, metal detector, hydrofoils, aeronautics..... Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922)was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his...

10th International Business Aviation Exhibition Jet Expo 2015 in Moscow

International Exhibition Jet Expo is one of the most important annual events in the sphere of business aviation in Russia and CIS countries, which gives a unique chance to meet representatives of the industry on a single platform to discuss the future development and new contracts. From year to year the leading companies of business aviation industry from aircraft manufacturers to service companie...

Dubai Airshow 2015 - are you ready?

Get ready! 79 days lefts till this amazing event! The record-breaking Dubai Airshow is one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world, connecting aerospace professionals across all areas of the industry to facilitate successful global trade.  WHAT TO EXPECT Dubai is continuing to grow and outpace traditional markets as it becomes an increasingly important global aerosp...

Gulf Air welcomes participants of the Northern Governorate's Summer Programme

Gulf Air has welcomed 50 youths participating in the Northern Governorate's summer programme, at the company's headquarters in Muharraq, providing them with a tour of the airline's headquarters, a site visit to Gulf Air's dedicated museum and an interactive discussion on the national carrier's history in Bahrain and the region. The Northern Governorate’s annual summer...

KLM switches six Boeing 787-9s to 787-10s

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has switched an order for six Boeing 787-9s to the larger 787-10 to better fit with its network plans. The Dutch carrier has 10 787s on order, which were originally destined to be 787-9s, with the first aircraft slated to arrive in October. However, in a brief statement issued Aug. 19, the carrier said: “KLM has changed its order for six Boeing 787-9&...