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First Public Safety Configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivered

First public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivered to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit.  “Bell is proud to deliver Alameda County Sheriff’s Office with one of the most technologically equipped short light single aircraft on the market today,” said Doug Schoen, managing director, North America. “With more than 250 Bell 505’s...

Two Top Swiss entrepreneurs on Pilatus Board of Directors

Yesterday extraordinary General Meeting saw shareholders elect two new well-known members to the Board of Directors – Hansueli Loosli and Lukas Gähwiler. Both have an outstanding track record, making them the ideal persons to continue building a sustainable and strategically successful future for the Swiss aircraft manufacturer. Hansueli Loosli, Chairman of the Board of Direct...

World First CIIE-themed airplane launched by China Eastern Airlines arrives in London

The first China International Import Expo (CIIE)-themed airplane departed from Shanghai and arrived at Heathrow Airport in London Thursday. The special CIIE-themed aircraft was jointly launched by China Eastern Airlines and China International Import Expo Bureau. Its maiden flight was completed on July 4, when the plane flew from Shanghai to Paris. London is the second destination of the a...

Aircraft Interiors Middle East Launches Its First Virtual Session Hosted By PAX International

With airlines adding more flights as global travel slowly returns, the sanitization of aircraft cabins is playing a pivotal role in restricting the transmission of COVID19 to maintain safe travel and rebuild passenger confidence. Our first Virtual Session will host a number of respected aviation industry figures from Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines and Aerofoam&nb...

Flight and holiday September sale - British Airways

British Airways launched its annual September Sale with deals to over 150 destinations across its global network. With travel dates in 2021 available, and the airline’s flexible booking policy offering no change fees or a voucher exchange for bookings made during the September Sale with travel before the end of August 2021, customers can book with absolute confidence that they can move...

The fifth anniversary of first delivery of Cessna Citation Latitude

It is time to celebrate - five years since the first customer took delivery of Cessna Citation Latitude! The world’s most-delivered midsize business jet for four consecutive years proved an immediate hit with customers due to its reliability, versatility and impressive 2,700-nautical mile range. With nearly 240 delivered to date, the Citation Latitude jet now comprises more than 40 perc...

Strong recovery in business aviation - Jet Maintenance Solutions

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, aviation’s future seemed bleak. While airlines are still not operating at full capacity, European business aviation companies saw a strong rebound in the month of July 2020. In the statistical data released by EBAA, some European airports have reported an increase in departures of business jet aircraft. Palma de Mallorca airport has seen a 17% i...

Pipistrel Virus SW 121 will be part of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft has partnered with Pipistrel to include our Virus SW 121 as one of the airplanes available in their new, long-awaited Flight Simulator, which will be released on August 18. The highly accurate model of Pipistrel Virus SW 121 will be one of the planes available to fly in the Premium Deluxe Edition. You will be able to fly in realistic weather and land on international airports. Take to...

Covid-19 for airBaltic -185 million consolidated loss in the first half of 2020

As a result of the Coronavirus crisis, revenue and the number of passengers carried by the Latvian airline airBaltic has significantly decreased, and according to airBaltic's unaudited consolidated financial results for the first six months of 2020, the group suffered loss of EUR 184.8 million. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “W...

Next Rolls-Royce step in sustainability drive with new low-emissions testing

Rolls-Royce has started its latest phase of testing on its low-emissions technology for its next generation of engines. An ALECSys (Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System) demonstrator engine – with technology that features in both the Advance3 and UltraFan®programmes - has resumed ground test runs in Derby UK. Reducing emissions from gas turbines is part of the wider Rolls-R...

Vertical Aerospace unveils designs for pioneering Flying Taxis

Vertical Aerospace announce the launch of our new aircraft, VA-1X. Capable of carrying up to five people (four passengers and a pilot), the VA-1X is set to be the world’s first certified winged all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and is on course to start commercial flights in 2024. Build will begin shortly, with manufacturing taking place in the UK. ...

No more rebooking fees - Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines flights

Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines are generally changing their ticket fare structure until the end of December. With immediate effect, all fares can be rebooked several times free of charge – including, for example, the lowest light fare without checked baggage. In response to the pandemic, Lufthansa Group Airlines had already made a one-off free of charge rebooking p...

Antonov Company completed JIG assembly of AN-178 airframe

ANTONOV COMPANY has completed jig assembly of the AN-178 airframe (series No. 006) intended for delivery under the contract between Spetstechnoexport Company and Ministry of Interior of Republic of Peru.  On August 21, the aircraft was presented to the Ukrainian mass media by Oleksandr Los, President of ANTONOV COMPANY. He told about the reached results on the AN-178 construction an...

Bell Delivers 505 Jet Ranger X to Southern Utah University

Bell delivered of a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Southern Utah University for its existing fleet of helicopters used to conduct student training. “SUU has been a Bell customer for more than 20 years, and its Professional Pilot Aviation Program currently operates two Bell 206L4s for advanced flight training,” said Greg Maitlen, regional sales manager, Bell, North America...

Approval for new G5000 features and upgrades for the Citation Excel and Citation XLS

Garmin continues to make significant investments and add valuable enhancements to the G5000® integrated flight deck upgrade in the Citation Excel and Citation XLS. New software-enabled features1 include stabilized approach monitoring, steep approach certification and reactive windshear detection, as well as optional takeoff and landing data (TOLD) calculations. New hardware appr...

Russian Helicopters to deliver first Mi-26T2 to the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Russian Helicopters and the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations agreed on the delivery of the first heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter to the department's needs. The contract was signed during theInternational Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2020. Mi-26T2 is an upgraded version of the Mi-26T heavy transport helicopter. It has received modern avionics, enabling operations at any time of the...

Unique Aerial Firefighting Simulation solution for Europe - Euramec and GeoSim team up with Vulcan

Euramec team up with Australia’s GeoSim to deliver Vulcan, a unique aerial firefighting simulation solution. “Development of the GeoSim Vulcan Firefighting Simulation solution was already well under way before these devastating wildfires in Australia in 2019,” Charles Du Plessis, MD GeoSim explained. “Our country is a on the frontline of this annual battleground a...

STS Aviation Services grows C Check services team and expands Airbus tooling

STS Aviation Services grows its C check services team and expands its Airbus tooling as work ramps up inside of its base maintenance facility in Melbourne, Florida. “We are beginning to see more and more commercial aircraft come out of storage,” said Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “When that happens, a C Check is often required before an aircraft can retur...

Dominica prioritizes building its first International Airport this year

The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica announced last week that it has approved the 213 properties it needs to acquire in order to build the island's first international airport. The government had been saving US$5 million every month over the past few years from the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme specifically for the construction of the new air...

First Bombardier Global 7500 equipped with Dual Head-up Display delivered

Bombardier has delivered the first Global 7500 aircraft equipped with a dual head-up display. This first-in-class capability provides additional safety and redundancy to what is already the most advanced and pilot-friendly cockpit in business aviation. “The delivery of the first Global 7500 aircraft with a dual HUD showcases our outstanding commitment to safety,&rdqu...

More space for holiday travel: Delta extends middle seat blocks into January 2021

If you’re considering holiday travel this year, Delta is your choice for safer space. We’re extending one of our key health and safety protocols this winter holiday season by blocking the selection of middle seats and limiting the number of customers per flight through at least Jan. 6, 2021.  “Medical experts, including our own partners at Emory Healthcare, agree &ndas...