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India first Boeing 787-9 for Vistara equipped by Recaro Aircraft Seating

First Indian airline with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, Vistara, got Recaro Aircraft Seating installedits PL3530 premium economy and CL3710 economy class seats. “Recaro is always looking to expand its footprint, and this is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with a new partner,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, C...

Erickson debuts composite main rotor blades

Erickson Incorporated announced FAA approval of its next-generation composite main rotor blades. After many years of manufacturing metal blades, Erickson has invested in the future of the S-64 rotorcraft by designing, certifying, and building composite main rotor blades that will bring many dramatic benefits. Erickson began the process of designing the new blades in 2008, working closely...

Story of confident partnership - ALSIM & Sevenair Academy

Alsim ALX chosen by Sevenair Academy. The ALSIM ALX provides single engine piston, twin engine piston up and twin jets (generic B737/A320). The device is designed and approved for ATPL, CPL/MCC  and APS MCC in compliance with all current regulatory standards. It has a proven track record for cost-effectiveness and helps save numerous aircraft hours. “Having operated an...

Acropolis Aviation ACJ 320neo returns to service after green completion by AMAC Aerospace

Acropolis Aviation G-KELT brand-new ACJ320neo aircraft touched down at Acropolis’ Farnborough Airport home on 27th February, the culmination of 13 months’ cabin outfitting by Basle, Switzerland based AMAC Aerospace.  Its distinctive, elegant cabin interior was overseen by designer Yves Pickardt from Alberto Pinto.  He congratulated the AMAC team,...

Big deal - BAA Training and L3Harris Technologies

BAA Training and L3Harris Technologies have signed a multimillion-dollar contract under which BAA Training will acquire nine RealitySeven full flight simulators. BAA Training becomes the first ever independent aviation training centre to make such a significantly sized order. Fulfilling its global expansion plan, BAA Training shall put into operation nine full flight simulators from...

Wheels Up acquires Gama Aviation

Without disclosing financial terms of the transaction, the essecntial is quiete clear - Wheels Up has acquired Gama Aviation LLC, becoming owned and managed fleet of over 300 planes. The transaction closed on March 2, 2020. Gama Aviation Signature has been the exclusive operator of the Wheels Up fleet of King Air 350i, Citation Excel/XLS and Citation X aircraft since...

Vietnam – Germany direct routes to be opened by Bamboo Airways

Munich Airport  and Bamboo Airways have signed the MoU to strengthen the cooperation, promoting the exploitation of Vietnam – Germany direct routes and widening the Airline’s network to Europe. The European market is determined as a key market which dominates the development roadmap of Bamboo Airways’ route network in particular, as well as...

Free Online Course for Girls ages 8-17 from WAI and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

In celebration of Women in Aviation International’s expanding Girls in Aviation Day, WAI and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are pleased to announce a new, self-paced Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) tailored to learners ages 8-17. The free course leverages Embry-Riddle expertise and instructional design to inspire the next generation of aviation professionals.     Stu...

GlobalAir annual Student Scholarship open for enrollment

The GlobalAir.com Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship is now accepting applications.After its initial launch in 2014, a total of 24 aviation students have been awarded the scholarship, many of whom are now making a positive impact on driving the industry forward. The Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship is awarded to four US Citizen-students enrolled in an accredited University/Col...

La Compagnie presents: two female pilots stories and advice

Would you agree that pilot still predominantly a male job? Imagine, cccording to the International Civil Aviation Organization, the proportion of female pilots worldwide in 2018 was only 3%.The feminization of the profession is now on the increase! Let us present two female pilots of La Compagnie. As March 8 approaches, the company celebrates the journey of two of its female talents. Special bonus...

ANA expands fleet placing an order for 20 New Boeing 787s

ANA HOLDINGS will expand its fleet with the mixed order of 20 new Boeing 787-10 and 787-9 aircraft, a move that leaves it well positioned for long term success as the airline increases its emphasis on sustainability. The decision was approved at the board meeting, and the order will include a firm order of 11 787-10 aircraft and nine 787-9 models (with four firm order and five optional). The...

New MTU Maintenance office opened in Dubai

MTU Maintenance has opened an office in close vicinity of Dubai International Airport (DXB). While MTU has always been present in the region, the company is proud to have made this move and be even closer to its customers. It is part of its global growth strategy and enables immediate proximity to the commercial engine maintenance and leasing scene in the region – and in turn, to meet t...

DC Aviation Group and Comlux to cooperate for line maintenance and warranty work

DC Aviation Group and Comlux have signed a cooperation agreement for line maintenance and warranty work. The Stuttgart maintenance center of DC Aviation will perform the line maintenance and warranty work for Comlux customers based in Europe and CIS. The line and base maintenance services for aircraft of the Airbus ACJ Family, Global Express 5000/6000 and Challenger 604/605 will be carried ou...

The world most popular widebody goes farther

Airbus’ new weight variant A330neo completed its first flight! More range and even better economics: these are the key attributes of Airbus’ increased maximum take-off weight A330neo variant. Benefitting from a maximum take-off weight increase to 251 tonnes, the A330neo offers a significant 650-nautical mile boost in range – or six tonnes more payload – when...

$550 Million Investment to American Airlines Tulsa Maintenance Base

American Airlines will invest $550 million in its largest Base Maintenance facility in Tulsa. It is  an integral part of operating the carrier’s fleet of nearly 1,000 mainline aircraft safely and reliably. Tech Ops – Tulsa is home to more than 5,500 team members — 600 of those positions were added in 2019 — and conducts nearly half of the...

New Aerobatics course from Patty Wagstaff & Sportys

 Sporty's has partnered with airshow legend Patty Wagstaff to introduce an all-new course that focuses on the art and sport of high-performance flying. Perfect for any pilot who has ever wondered what it's like to fly a loop or considered taking an upset recovery course, Intro to Aerobatics with Patty Wagstaff puts viewers in the cockpit for a thrilling l...

Mi-171A2 reaches record speed at the Baikal Mile festival

Russian Helicopters Mi-171A2 helicopter established a Russian record: it reached a maximum speed at a limited distance of 1.6 kilometers. During the “Baikal Mile” festival the civilian helicopter operated by the crew of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ) reached the speed of 268 kph at a minimum altitude of 20 meters. The U-UAZ crew set the r...

Welcome to the family - Aeroflot took delivery of its first A350-900

With the delivery of its first A350-900, Aeroflot joined A350 operators family and became the launch operator of the latest generation widebody aircraft in Eastern Europe and CIS. Aeroflot’s A350-900 features a distinctive new livery embracing its almost 100 year heritage. Aeroflot has a total of 22 A350-900 aircraft on order and operates an Airbus fleet of 126 aircraft (107 A320 F...

Economy Skynest to put economy travellers to sleep

The Economy Skynest is the result of three years of Air New Zealand research and development, with the input of more than 200 customers at its Hangar 22 innovation centre in Auckland. The airline has filed patent and trademark applications for the Economy Skynest which provides six full length lie-flat sleep pods.  Air New Zealand Chief Marketing and Cu...

Coronavirus and European airlines, what will happen

The actual situation with coronavirus raises so many questions regarding air travel. What will happen, how it will impact the usual operations, what will be done at the airport, how airlines will live the lack of travellers....Europe’s airlines are taking emergency action to protect their finances to counter the slump in air travel amid the global spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, but it i...

5G networks in aircraft maintenance

Lufthansa Technik is one of the first companies in Germany to use its own private wireless networks based on the latest standard 5G. In February, the first 5G private wireless networks have been put into operation for two innovation projects in the field of VIP completion and engine overhaul at Lufthansa Technik's Hamburg base. For testing the technology, Lufthansa Technik has set up two...