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Russian Helicopters presents Mi-171A2 and Ansat in Cambodia

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has presented its Mi-171A2 and Ansat civil helicopters in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) during the South Asian Heli Tour. The delegation of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company demonstrated key competitive advantages of Mi-171A2 and Ansat rotorcraft and provided information to the guests of the event about the after-sales service...

Boeing, Jeju Air Announce Order for up to 50 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and Jeju Air announced the airline is ordering 40 737 MAX 8 airplanes with options for 10 additional jets. The deal, valued at up to $5.9 billion at list prices, is the largest order ever placed by a Korean low cost carrier and reflects rising demand for air travel in South Korea. "With Korea's growing commercial aviation market, we are excited to take the next st...

AsBAA signs new MOU with JBAA

AsBAA, Asia’s non-profit representative body for the business and general aviation industry (BA/GA) has announced that it has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Japan Business Aircraft Association (JBAA). The signing ceremony, which took place at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation Awards 2018 marks a new era of deepened cooperation between the two IBAC member associations. A...

Dubai Airshow in a Year

With one year to go until the event, the Dubai Airshow 2019 organisers have announced that they are anticipating the show to be bigger than ever. When it returns to DWC, Dubai Airshow site the show is predicted to boast 1300 exhibitors and attract up to 87,000 aerospace professionals across its five day run. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently forecast the Middle East wi...

Sensus MRO: Enterprise Resource Planning Solution to Revolutionize Aviation MRO

The world of aviation MRO is full of strict deadlines, vital decisions, and intense documentation. With a burden of accountability like that, MRO providers demand the very best tools to help make each step of their work as simple and straightforward as possible. To help those in the aviation MRO industry meet their profound needs, Locatory.com paired with some of the best base maintenance consulta...

ACJ320neo takes to the skies for the first time

Begins new era for Airbus corporate jets The first ACJ320neo successfully completed a two hour and 40 minute first flight from Hamburg on 16th November, getting its short test-programme off to a good start. The first ACJ320neo made a successful first flight from Hamburg on 16th November 2018 Derived from the popular A320neo airliner family, some 500 of which are in airline service, the corpo...

Qatar Airways Adds Ultra-modern A380 to Its Frankfurt Route

Qatar Airways is delighted to announce it will add the state-of-the-art Airbus A380 to one of its two daily services from Doha (DOH) to Frankfurt (FRA)  from 31 March 2019.  The move will increase the airline’s current daily capacity on the Doha to Frankfurt route by 23 per cent, as well as offer passengers the option to choose from First Class on board the A380 or its patented,...

easyJet celebrates 15% of new entrant pilots being female with its 20% by 2020 target firmly in sight

easyJet has announced that it has reached a key milestone in its ambition to attract 20% of new pilots joining the airline to be women by 2020, having achieved a new high of 15% of new entrants to the airline being female, over the past financial year. It comes at a time when only 5% of all pilots worldwide are female, according to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots. Of that...

Metrojet appoints Captain Denzil White as Managing Director, aircraft Management and Charter

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited is very pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Denzil White, as Managing Director, Aircraft Management and Charter, with effect from 1 January 2019. Denzil will assume responsibility for the management and business development of Metrojet’s Aircraft Management, Charter and Flight Operations. “I am very excited about joining Gary Dolski and th...

AZAL launches regular flights to Kuwait City

Starting December 22, 2018, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will launch regular flights on the route Baku-Kuwait-Baku.​ AZAL flights J2 -119/J2-120 will be operated twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays by Airbus A319 Aircrafts with economy-class and comfort-club configurations. Departures will be carried out in Terminal 1 of Heydar Aliyev International Airport. It should be noted that earl...

Special airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Participates in Parade

Latvian national carrier airBalticon November 18, 2018, for the first time ever took part in the parade in honour of Latvia’s centenarywith Airbus A220-300 that is decorated in the colours of the Latvian national flag and carries the name of Latvian capital Riga. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “It is a true honour for our airline to be a part of such a hist...

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Surprises Qatar Airways Passengers With Exclusive Inflight Performance

Qatar Airways passengers on board flight QR279 from Doha to St. Petersburg were treated to an exclusive surprise performance by members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, who were travelling to Russia for a unique concert in St. Petersburg, in celebration of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture. Members of the orchestra, equipped with trumpets, trombones, tubas and horns, delighted passenger...

Lockheed Martin Launches $30 Million STEM Scholarship Program

Lockheed Martin launched a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program for high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science.  Beginning in 2019, the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program will award a $10,000 annual scholarship to 200 recipients who demonstrate financial need and come from und...

Airspace Technologies Raises $20 Million Series B Led by Scale Venture Partners

Airspace Technologies, the company that is digitizing air cargo and time-critical logistics, announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series B funding to expand globally and accelerate its next-generation delivery network and enterprise software platform. The round was led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Qualcomm Ventures, Defy.vc,...

Crew assistant CIMON* successfully completes first tasks in space

Small talk with Alexander Gerst on board the ISS makes aerospace history @AirbusSpace @DLR_en @Space_Station @Astro_Alex #horizons #ISS #AI The astronaut assistant, CIMON* (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), developed and built by Airbus on behalf of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), has passed its first tests in space with flying colours. It worked together with German ESA astro...

Bahrain International Airshow closed on over US$5bn worth of deals

Minister for Transportation and Telecommunications and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee of the Bahrain International Airshow, His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, today declared the show a success with the final orders total confirmed at over US$5bn today. Held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and u...

Rolls-Royce wins Trent 7000 order from Delta Air Lines

Rolls-Royce has won an order from Delta Air Lines for Trent 7000 engines to power ten Airbus aircraft. The order also includes Rolls-Royce’s flagship TotalCare® long term service support.  The Trent 7000 is the latest member of the successful Rolls-Royce Trent engine family and the exclusive powerplant for the A330neo. Today’s announcement brings the total number of Delt...

Supersonic Commercial Travel Begins to Take Shape at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®

X-59 QueSST Demonstrator Manufacturing Begins Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® began manufacturing the first part for the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, marking a milestone to bring supersonic commercial travel over land one step closer to reality. "The start of manufacturing on the project marks a great leap forward for the X-59 and the future of quiet supersonic comme...

airBaltic Carries 18% More Passengers During Ten Months of 2018

The Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 3 553 386 or 18% more passengers during the first ten months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.In October 2018, 384 493 passengers or 21% more than last year travelled with airBaltic. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic:...

Pratt & Whitney Canada Delivers First PW127G Engines Destined for Canadian Fixed-Wing Search & Rescue Operations

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced that it recently started delivering PW127G engines to Airbus Defence and Space in support of Canada's Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement Project. The engines will be installed on specially configured Airbus C295 aircraft, which will be designated the CC-295 in Canada. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) is schedul...

Internationally recognized Central Flying Academy goes for an ALSIM ALX

Alsim has the pleasure to announce the sale of an ALX Medium Jet to Central Flying Academy, located at Rand Airport (FAGM) Germiston, South Africa. The device, which will support their PPL, CPL and IR offering, will be delivered in December. CFA had their eye on an ALX for a good while. They had been introduced to the ALSIM ALX at Oshkosh 2017 in the USA, by other flight training sc...