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Court Curtails Ben Gurion Airport Strike

Aug. 30--The strike at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport has been substantially reduced in scope. The Labor Court has allowed the Airports Authority workers committee to hold a strike at the airport between 10:00 and 12:00 today as a demonstration of solidarity with the struggle of the Broadcasting Authority workers threatened with layoffs, but while it allowed office staff to strike for two full ho...

Presidential advance team missed the mark on Alaska aviation

Confusion over the potential airspace restrictions during the President’s upcoming visit has presented a case study in how little understood Alaska’s aviation environment remains to many in the Lower 48. With little information coming from official sources at first, rumors about what might happen reverberated through Alaska's aviation community, fueling worries over ho...

ARSA Playing Aviation Career Matchmaker through AeroJobs.org

Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) announced the launch of AeroJobs.org, a web-based recruitment tool that will help the aviation community find technically skilled applicants to keep the world safely in flight. The site is the product of a new partnership between ARSA and RealMatch, an online-recruiting services provider. Through TheJobNetwork™, North America&r...

Expansion Planned at Hillsboro Airport

Hillsboro Regional Airport will receive more than $700,000 through a Federal Aviation Administration grant toward an expansion project. The $734,604 grant is one of six totaling more than $1.3 million awarded to regional airports in North Dakota, the state's congressional delegation announced Friday. The grant is part of a $3 million project at the airport, located south of Hillsboro. Th...

Swedish equity fund EQT VI takes majority state in Danish lessor NAC

Swedish private equity fund EQT VI will take a majority stake in Denmark-based regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) as the latter aims to raise capital for further expansion. NAC said it would use the additional equity capital tocontinue expanding its fleet and provide flexible and innovative financing solutions for regional aircraft across the world. EQ...

Kazakhstan regional Qazaq Air launches operations

Kazakhstan-based regional carrier Qazaq Air launched its first domestic services on Aug. 28, according to several local media reports. Qazaq Air is a subsidiary of Samruk Kazyna, Kazakhstan’s Sovereign Wealth Fund. Qazaq Air offers a daily evening service from Almaty to Astana, as well as several weekly services from Almaty to Pavlodar and Shymkent, according to its website...

China's Biggest UAV Makes Maiden Flight

China's self-developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the CH-5, representing a world standard in size and weight, made its maiden flight in Gansu province, the Beijing Times reported on Monday. The country's biggest UAV, with a wingspan of 20 meters, has a maximum takeoff weight of 3 tons, maximum payload of around 900 kilograms and an endurance of more than 30 hours at low- and medium-a...

Robinson Introduces New R44 & R66 Autopilot and Aspen Primary Flight Display Package

The same Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) and autopilot that was FAA approved on the R66 earlier this year is now available on Robinson’s top selling R44. The R44 autopilot option has all of the same modes and functionality as the R66 including basic stability augmentation, heading hold, altitude hold, navigation signal tracking, and approach guidance...

Embraer’s Legacy 450 Receives FAA Certification

Embraer Executive Jets today announced that its new Legacy 450 business jet received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The approval comes a few weeks after the aircraft earned certification from Brazil’s civil aeronautics authority (ANAC).  “The FAA certification highlights our commitment to delivering innovative products that go beyond cus...

Boeing settles 401(k) lawsuit

Boeing reached a settlement Wednesday in a class-action lawsuit that alleges the company mishandled its 401(k) plan, allowing excessive fees. The provisional settlement in Spano v. Boeing, filed in 2006, was reached the same day it was set to go trial, and terms were not disclosed. A status conference is set for Sept. 24 to establish deadlines for approving the proposed settlement. St. Louis...

UK shortlists 15 new regional routes for government startup funding

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has short-listed 15 new routes from UK airports handling less than 5 million passengers a year that it believes qualify for government startup funding according to European Commission guidelines. The all-new domestic and regional routes are eligible to receive startup aid through the government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund and the DfT is inviting...

28% growth for Oman Airports

Oman Airports recorded astonishing growth at Muscat International in passenger numbers, reaching up to 28% at 863,636 of total passengers in the month of July 2015; comparing to 674,966 of total passengers for the same period last year July 2014. Muscat International Airport has managed to continue the inbound and outbound passenger growth each year, insuring an outstanding customer experience...

Inmarsat launches third Global Xpress satellite

Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat launched the third satellite in its Global Xpress program, Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3), on Aug. 28. The third Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on an International Launch Services Proton Breeze M launch vehicle and is now in orbit. Inmarsat said it will join the first t...

First MRJ test flight scheduled for latter half of October

The first Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) test flight is scheduled for the latter half of October, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced. Mitsubishi said in a statement released Monday that further details will be released near the end of September and the exact date of the first flight will be announced one day before. The first flight will take place at Nago...

ADEPT SWiPE from Acumen Aviation

Acumen Aviation has launched a new mobile application – SWiPE for the users ofADEPT – the smart and secured records management platform from Acumen Aviation. Through this intuitive app, users will be able to manage the records of all their assets in ADEPT on the go using their mobile devices. Some of the key features of the app are: Secure access to ADEPT s...

AEGEAN: First Half 2015 Financial Results

AEGEAN announces first half 2015 results with consolidated revenue at €403.6m, 4% higher versus 2014. Total number of passengers carried rose by 15% to 5m as the company invested in new fleet and more capacity, increasing frequencies on existing routes as well as adding new international destinations. International passenger traffic rose by 20%, with Athens base being the main driver...

Let us introduce - Mi-38

Mi-38 prototypes were presented during MAKS 2015 airshow. On the eve of certification of the helicopter, which is scheduled for 2015 at the Kazan Helicopter Production (KHP) started assembly of the first production batch. At the moment Mi-38 passes certification tests at the "Milya" Moscow helicopter factory. It involves the last two prototypes - the thir...

Japanese Operating Lease – another niche aircraft finance product to fade away?

On the 17th of August the Japanese Government announced that the world’s third largest economy had decreased by 1.6% in Q2 thus supporting the grim scenario that the annual growth of the economy would fail to reach 1% in 2015. Moreover, many experts have voiced their doubts whether the Japanese government will be able to revive the stagnating economy any time soon. As the Government seeks to...

Bahrain to host the fifth annual Arab Aviation and Media Summit

Event to be held in partnership with Bahrain’s Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunications and Bahrain Airport Company • Fifth annual event will debate the status of Arab Aviation & Tourism Dubai, UAE; August 31, 2015: The 2015 Arab Aviation and Media Summit (AAMS) will be held in Bahrain, it was announced today. The event, which is a joint industry initiative by...

Auckland via Tokyo! LOT and Air New Zealand offer the shortest flight times from Poland to New Zealand

Two Dreamliners, one transfer, and just a little longer than 25 hours of flight time!LOT and Air New Zealand offer now the shortest flight times on one ticket from Warsaw to Auckland, New Zealand. This is the advantage of LOT’s new destination: Tokyo. The route between Warsaw and Japan’s capital will be operated by LOT, and the route between Tokyo and Auckland will be operate...

Spairliners' Board names Sven-Uve Hueschler as new CEO, Benoît Crombois appointed new CFO

Spairliners GmbH, supplier of aircraft component support, announced today changes to its two Managing Directors. The Supervisory Board appointed the former CFO, Sven-Uve Hueschler as new CEO of Spairliners. At the same time, Benoît Crombois has joined the company’s management team as Chief Financial Officer. Both directors assumed their role on August 01, 2015. Sven-U...