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China, Grenada Sign MOU on Air Transport Cooperation

China and Grenada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on air transport cooperation on September 11, according to a statement on the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)'s website. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, visited the Chinese aviation regulator after he attended the 7th World Economic Forum, also known as the Summer Davos Forum, which was launched in Northea...

Beijing Capital Airport to Open 4th Runway in 2018

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is set to open its under-construction 4th runway in 2018 after its completion at the end of 2017, said Shi Boli, general manager of Beijing Capital International Airport Co., Ltd. (BCIA) at the fourth Beijing Global Friend Airport CEO Forum on Sep. 10. The fourth runway, designed as a short auxiliary runway for the east runway, will be mainl...

Bombardier Says CSeries Ready for Function and Reliability Tests

The first production CS100 aircraft will soon commence function and reliability testing, marking the start of the final flight testing phase, Bombardier said in a statement on Thursday. A Bombardier CS100 aircraft, which was painted in the livery of launch customer SWISS, Thursday made its Toronto debut to perform demonstration flight for employees and local stakeholders including Tor...

Bombardier at JetExpo 2015 with new Challenger 650

Bombardier as a part of Jet Expo 2015 presented to the public three business jets. Along with the Challenger 350 and Global 6000, Canadians have shown for the first time for Russian public new Challenger 650, the first deliveries of which are scheduled for late 2015. BizavNews talked to the Bombardier Business Aircraft Regional Vice President Sales Russia&CIS, Eastern an...

First Falcon 8X with "Russian" registration to appear 2017

Dassault Falcon gave some updates during the interview on 10th International Business Aviation Exhibition Jet Expo-2015, which started yesterday in Moscow, unveiled two business jet: Falcon 7X and the Falcon 2000 LXS, as well as a full-size mock-up of the newest Falcon 5X. BizavNews were able to talk with the head of Dassault Falcon Communication department Vadim Feldzer, who spoke about...

Listen to the kids – apparently Kanye was right about business travel as well

We all know the stereotype of a business traveller – a white-collar middle-aged manager with a small black briefcase rushing the streets of a megalopolis whilst negotiating the next make or break deal on his cell phone. However, this perception is actually changing and it’s changing extremely fast. The tech-savvy, Kanye-following millennials, often collectively referred to as the gener...

Jetstream Aviation receive renewal of approval from GCAA

Jetstream Aviation has received the renewal of its approval by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) after the completion of a recent audit. The GCAA completed the scheduled audit of Jetstream at the end of August, where they thoroughly examined the company’s training centres and facilities, procedures both administrative and organizational, personnel, training fleet and aids....

Qatar Airways announced 'most like airline on Facebook'

Qatar Airways has become the world's first to pass the 10-million-fan mark on Facebook, reaffirming its position as the world's most popular airline on the most popular social media network. The airline first became the most popular carrier ever on Facebook when it passed eight million fans in December 2014, and has held the title consistently since. Qatar Airways Group chief executi...

Etihad Airways and Ministry of Environment and Water host wildlife trafficking workshops

Etihad Airways and the Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW) this week hosted two days of workshops about the growing threat of illegal wildlife smuggling. The workshops, focused on potential trafficking through the airport environment, were attended by representatives from the airline, the Abu Dhabi Airports Company, and the General Administration of Customs.  Etihad Airways and MOE...

FL Technics completes equipment upgrade worth nearly EUR 6 million

FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is delighted to share that it has successfully finished a two-year long business development project. Over the period of project implementation the company invested almost EUR 6 million into high tech maintenance equipment and creating more than 200 new jobs in the company’s MRO ...

Triumph Group selected to provide MRO for Airbus

Triumph Group, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Triumph Aviation Services Asia, Ltd., has signed a five year contract with Airbus S.A.S. to provide inspection, test, repair and modification of Airbus Proprietary Parts (APP) for the A320 and A330/340 programs. For the duration of the long term contract, the company will provide maintenance and repair services of rudders, elevators,...

Estonian Air, passenger traffic grows by 16.4% in August, 2015

In August 2015, Estonia's national carrier Estonian Air carried 62,355 passengers, out of which 58,628 on regular flights; the number of passengers increased 16.4%, out of which 16.1% on regular flights compared to the same period last year, informs LETA. In the first eight months, Estonian Air carried altogether 404,109 passengers, out of which 388,808 on regular flights. The total number...

Sino-US signs contract for three more AW119KX helicopters

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that Sino-US Intercontinental signed a contract for three AW119Kx single engine helicopters, further expanding the presence of AgustaWestland helicopters in the Chinese civil market. The three helicopters are expected to be delivered within 2015. Sino-US Intercontinental acts as an official non-exclusive distributor for AgustaWestland civil helicopter...

Bell helicopter delivers first bell 407GXP in Brazil

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell 407GXP to Brazil. The aircraft is outfitted for corporate transport, which continues to be a popular market segment for the Bell 407GXP throughout Latin America. The aircraft was accepted at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Piney Flats, Tenn., by customer Masoud Jafari with Medalhao Persa based in Curi...

Loong Air Receives Its 9th A320 Airliner

Zhejiang Loong Airlines (GJ) took delivery of a brand new Airbus A320 airliner at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) on September 10, which is the Hangzhou-based carrier's ninth A320 aircraft. Equipped with sharklets and CFM-56 engines, the newly-received A320 aircraft -- Registration B-8146 -- is configured with 174 all economy seats (including prem...

Chengdu Airlines to Start First Int'l Service This Year

Southwest China's Chengdu Airlines (EU) is set to launch its first international service linking Chengdu with Lahore in Pakistan. The Chengdu-based carrier has actively cooperated with Sichuan Safety Supervision Bureau in expanding its business range toward international services, in order to adapt to China's "One Belt and One Road" initiative and strengthen Chengdu...

Airbus Group Invites Tsinghua Students Visiting China Helicopter Exposition

On the 2015 China Helicopter Exposition, Airbus Group Summer University project officially kick off in Tianjin launching a series of activities on industrial communication and interactive corporate culture, while Airbus Helicopters presenting its innovative civil aircraft and wide range of helicopter solutions. In the morning of September 10, as representatives of Summer University project...

Beijing Capital Helicopter Appointed Airbus Helicopters' Service Center in China

Beijing Capital Helicopter (BCH), a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines Group, has been appointed as Airbus Helicopters' service center in China. It will carry out maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work on the H125 and H135 - two of the most popular light helicopters operating in the country today. Already a customer of Airbus Helicopters owning a fleet of 4 H125 and 3 H135, t...

Etihad Airways introduces new baggage policy

Etihad Airways will introduce sweeping new baggage policy enhancements in conjunction with the launch of its new Fare Choices tariff structure, effective for tickets issued on or after 14 September 2015, providing more choice and clarity to its guests.   The new policy has been introduced to respond to individual customer needs with greater flexibility and to more closely align Etihad Air...

Emirates upgrades aircraft for St Petersburg route

Emirates is reinforcing its commitment to Russia by announcing the upgrade of the aircraft servicing the St Petersburg route to a Boeing 777-300ER, increasing capacity and offering an enhanced onboard experience. Six weekly EK175/176 flights, from Dubai to St Petersburg, will be operated with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER from 25 October 2015, instead of an Airbus 330-200. The up-gauge will be a...

Gulf Air in talks with Airbus Group on future fleet requirement

A meeting has been held between Bahrain's minister of transportation and telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Gulf Air's A/chief executive officer Maher Salman Al Musallam, chief strategy and marketing officer, Airbus Group, Marwan Lahoud and managing director Airbus Middle East, Fouad Attar, discussing the airline's future narrow and wide body fleet requirements - up to 50 airc...