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FAS Pilot Academy chooses Alsim

ALSIM ALX simulator goes to FAS Pilot Academy, in Athens, Greece. Captain Fanourakis, Owner of FAS, explains his choice: “The main reason why we chose to cooperate with ALSIM is the confidence that comes with their teams. ALSIM is an organization which shares the same philosophy with FAS regarding the flight training requirements and covers all the training needs. FAS main target i...

Results of four weeks of resumed operations for airBaltic

During the first four weeks of resumed operations, airBaltic has carried over 27 000 passengers to and from the Baltic capitals. Each week the number of passengers carried continues to increase. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “It is our main aim to connect the Baltics to the world, and we are glad to resume flights to major European business hubs as well as popular le...

250th Cessna Citation M2 goes to Fast Rabbit Aviation, supporting dynamic customer operations

250th Cessna Citation M2 was delivered  to Fast Rabbit Aviation. To remind you, the first Citation M2 entered the market in December 2013 and quickly established a strong reputation among owners and operators. “The M2 is an ideal fit for operators in need of an agile aircraft with the power, range and speed to complete their mission with efficiency and comfort,” said Rob...

Dedicated Honeywell business unit: Unmanned Aerial Systems & Urban Air Mobility

Honeywell has formed a new business unit dedicated to the growing Unmanned Aerial Systems and Urban Air Mobility industries. The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) business unit will continue Honeywell's momentum and leadership in these emerging markets, utilizing Honeywell's technology, software, services and certification expertise to meet customers' needs in these markets. "...

Spartan College takes delivery of Piper Archers

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has taken delivery of 10 Piper Archers and 2 Piper Seminoles, with 10 additional Piper Archers expected to be delivered in Q4 2020. According to Beau Schrader, Spartan's Chief Pilot Officer, "Spartan's Flight location at Richard Lloyd Jones Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma has been re-energized by the brand new, technologically ad...

Prague Airport announces resumed routes to 55 destinations

A total of 17 airlines have already announced their intention to resume direct flights from Václav Havel Airport Prague. Specifically, 55 destinations have been listed, ten of which are already in operation. This week, direct flights to seven other destinations will be resumed, namely to Belgrade, Brussels, Budapest, Košice, Keflavik, Manchester and Munich. With regard to t...

Governments of Denmark and Sweden supports recapitalization of SAS

Swedish Government has put forward a proposal to the Swedish Parliament to support SAS AB (publ) (“SAS”) with up to SEK 5 billion as part of the company’s necessary Recapitalization Plan due to the negative effects of COVID-19. In addition, the Danish government has today communicated political unity for a recapitalization of SAS. The company estimates that the recapitalization w...

Zeusch Aviation Beechcraft B200 Super King Air joins The Netherlands registry

First Zeusch Aviation aircraft registration on The Netherlands registry - Beechcraft B200 Super King Air – PH-ZAZ – was already configured to support medevac and charter missions and now the aircraft is also equipped with a brand new AVCON removable mapping window, located in the aircraft belly, which enables aerial mapping capabilities.  The modifications...

Next steps for aviation amid COVID-19: a survival guide - Air Convention Digital Week

June 15th  – 19th, 2020 Monday - Friday, 2 PM (CET) Join the live stream for free! Next steps for aviation amid COVID-19: a survival guide  ·   The biggest digital aviation conference worldwide ·   Speakers from 10+ different aviation business fields ·   The only digital platform connecting aviators...

Vilnius Airport opened new VIP terminal & conference centre

As the aviation industry is gradually beginning to recover and various restrictions for organizing events are lifted, a new multifunctional building has been officially opened at Vilnius Airport – it houses the new VIP terminal and a conference centre. Situated at a unique location, the new building offers great views onto the northern apron of the airport. The first guests have al...

Passengers can fly with confidence - we are ready

Airlines and airports issue clear message as EC calls for lifting of all intra-EU travel restrictions from 15 June. ACI EUROPE , IATA and Airlines for Europe, representing Europe’s airports and airlines, today welcomed and amplified the European Commission’s call for the complete lifting on 15 June of remaining intra-EU travel restrictions (including quarantines), as well as...

easyJet will resume flights to hundreds of summer destinations

Airline launches biggest ever summer promotion. One million seats to top destinations across Europe on sale today from just £29.99. easyJet has announced it will resume flying to almost three quarters of its route network by August.  The airline is also launching its biggest ever summer sale* with over one million flights to holiday destinations across Europe on offer from only &po...

St-Barthélemy is once again open to non-essential travel and tourism

I guess you will agree if I say we all dream of real escape holiday, far far away, to a paradise island, in order to get out all the corona stress... Amazing news...Saint Barts is waiting for you! Pay attention to details in order to follow every recommendation! Whether you are visiting an island friend or local resident, returning to spend time ...

65 years since the first flight of iconic Cessna Skyhawk

Textron Aviation is honoring the 65th anniversary of the first flight of the most popular single-engine aircraft in aviation history Cessna Skyhawk. Since the aircraft first took to the sky, more than 45,000 Skyhawks have been delivered to customers around the world—more than any other aircraft in the industry and solidifying the Skyhawk as the aircraft of choice for pilot training....

Air France to serve close to 150 destinations this summer

As air traffic picks up, Air France is gradually reinforcing its flight schedule for summer 2020.By the end of June, the flight schedule will represent 20% of the capacity usually deployed over this period. Subject to the lifting of travel restrictions, the gradual increase in the number of frequencies and destinations will continue, reaching 35% of the flight schedule initially planned in Ju...

New Pratt & Whitney designated maintenance facilities on four continents

Pratt & Whitney has appointed five new Designated Maintenance Facilities in Europe, North America, South America and Asia to provide line maintenance for many of its engines operating around the world. The new DMFs are: Rijnmond Air Services B. V., Rotterdam, Netherlands (PT6A, PW500 engines) Alidaunia S.R.L., Foggia, Italy (PT6B, PT6C, PT6T, PW200, PW210 engines) ALE Service Ce...

Leonardo position in the airport logistics sector: new contract with Frankfurt Airport

Leonardo has strengthened its leadership position in the airport logistics sector, signing a contract to provide a baggage handling system (BHS) at Frankfurt Airport, the busiest hub in Germany and ranked fourth in Europe with about 70 million travellers passing through the airport in 2019. Leonardo will take on overall management of the project to create a new baggage sorting system at Termina...

Fast, affordable ultraviolet cleaning system for airplane cabins - Honeywell

New partnership: Honeywell and Dimer LLC, to bring an ultraviolet cleaning system to airlines that, when properly applied, significantly reduces certain viruses and bacteria on airplane cabin surfaces. The Honeywell UV Cabin System can treat an aircraft cabin in less than 10 minutes for just a few dollars per flight for midsize to large airline fleets. “This offering i...

First ever Type Certificate for an electric plane from EASA - Pipistrel Velis Electro

The Pipistrel Velis Electro is the world’s first fully electric aeroplane ever to receive type certification. The two-seater, intended primarily for pilot training, is a game-changing aircraft in terms of technological innovations and cost-efficiency. Its EASA certification paves the way for the future of environmentally sustainable, emission-free aviation. After years of intensive rese...

Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority approves Longtail Aviation first dedicated all-cargo aircraft

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority announced the addition of a B747-400F Freighter to Longtail Aviation’s fleet and the Bermuda Aircraft Registry following approval and issuance of Operations Specifications last Friday. Longtail Aviation, Bermuda’s only AOC holder added the Freighter to its VIP Charter Business as its first dedicated all-cargo aircraft. As Bermuda’s regulator,...

Cargo containers for Airbus and Boeing widebody passenger cabins

Colibri Aero together with J&C Aero, announced the development of cargo containers for widebody passenger cabins thus allowing cabin conversion between passenger and cargo operations within just 24 hours. The Cargo Containers come in five different sizes and are designed for widebody passenger cabins of Airbus A330, A340 and Boeing 767, 777. Each equipped with its own smoke detector,...