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Getac helps Istanbul Airport to optimizes Aircraft Turnaround Times with Automated Refueling Solution

Getac announced its rugged solutions are being used by İGA Airport Fuel Services (İGA Havalimanı Akaryakıt Hizmetleri A.Ş.) to power the state-of-the-art automated aircraft refueling system at Istanbul Airport, the world's largest airport. Getac's F110 rugged tablet provides a comprehensive solution that allows the airport's fleet of 'hydrant dispenser' vehicles to remotely con...

New initiative to combat illegal charters at a vibrant ACE 2019 by TACA

ACE19 took place at London Biggin Hill Airport on 17th September and was the most successful of the ACE exhibitions so far. More than 1,100 delegates attended to see 20 aircraft on the static display and 70 exhibitor booths.  There was standing room only for panel discussions on The Future of Operating, The Future of Broking and the Keynote Session on Illegal Charters.  Spea...

IATA MRO SmartHub Launched as a solution to Costly Airline Parts Challenges

IATA announced the launch of IATA MRO SmartHub, an online tool that brings much needed transparency to the market for aircraft components and parts. It will enable subscribing airlines and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers to transparently list items to buy or sell on the new platform and will reduce over-payments by making the assessment of fair market value (FMV) more accurat...

A dream team to design new turboprop for European unmanned applications

A team of industry leaders is formed in order to design new  turboprop engine for European unmanned applications. Who had formed the team -  Safran Helicopter Engines, ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH (ZFL) and MT-Propeller.  This 100% European turboprop will be derivated of Safran's Ardiden 3 and use technologies matured through its Tech TP technological demonstrator, whic...

First Test Flight of Boeing MQ-25 Unmanned Aerial Refueler Completed

An unmanned aerial refueler? You think it is possible? The answer is positive! The first test flight of the MQ-25™ unmanned aerial refueler is successfully completed by Boeing and U.S. Navy. The MQ-25 test asset, known as T1, completed the autonomous two-hour flight under the direction of Boeing test pilots operating from a ground control station at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Ma...

Fifth Sterling Pilot Scholar are named by Air BP

Air BP has named its fifth Sterling Pilot Scholar as 18-year old Kristoff Ahlner from Shenfield in Essex.  The scholarship is valued at around £10,000 and aims to assist aspiring UK pilots like Kristoff achieve their Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL).  As the industry faces a global pilot shortage with 790,000 new civil aviation pilots needed to fly the world’s...

1,000th AW139 helicopter – a sales champion to the world market

Congratulations Leonardo! An achivement, a historic one - the delivery of 1,000th AW139 helicopter! The 1,000th machine of this model was delivered to Italy’s Guardia di Finanza during an official celebration. If you analyze the industry, it becomes clear that AW139 programme is the most important helicopter programme internationally in the last 15 years. The AW139&rsquo...

Third runway is operational at Sheremetyevo International Airport

On September 19th, 2019, the third runway was put into operation at Sheremetyevo International Airport. The official opening took place with the participation of the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on environmental issues, ecology and transport S.B. Ivanov, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation E.I. Dietrich, Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency A.V....

Flightpass offers ten one-way flights within Europe from or to Geneva

Meet the Flightpass, offering ten one-way flights within Europe from or to Geneva, in October. The new product has been jointly developed with the Lufthansa Innovation Hub.  In view of the success of its trial phase, SWISS is now permanently introducing its Flightpass product offering ten one-way flights on its Geneva-based European network. Customers can choose from a City Pass or a Disco...

Sichuan Airlines inaugural direct flight from Chengdu to Helsinki

At 5:39 am local time on September 16, 2019, Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8271, carrying 278 passengers, landed smoothly at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, marking the success of the airline's maiden non-stop flight from Chengdu, China to Helsinki, Finland. A ceremony for the maiden flight and a promotional event for the launch of the new service were then held by Sichua...

Emirates first on-board for biometric boarding

Emirates is pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP). Soon, customers flying from Dubai to any of Emirates’ 12 destinations in the U.S. will be able to choose facial recognition technology at the departure gates, reducing the time taken for identity checks to tw...

Original Order completed by airBaltic receiving its 20th Airbus A220-300

September 21, 2019 Riga, 20th Airbus A220-300 jet is received by airBaltic, registered as YL-AAT. By this the original Airbus A220-300 order of airBaltic if finalized. By the end of 2019, airBaltic plans to have a total of 22 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in its fleet of which two will be already from the additional order that was signed on May...

Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric solution at all Las Vegas international gates

Passengers traveling through Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport can look forward to a new streamlined journey with Collins Aerospace Systems’ SelfPass™ biometric solution. The solution, which is set to be installed at all of McCarran’s international gates, will be available for demonstration at the Annual Airports Council International-North America conference this week in Tampa,...

Leading Edge Aviation invests in an ALSIM AL42

ALSIM announced the delivery and installation of an AL42 simulator to Leading Edge Aviation, an aviation academy located in Oxford, United Kingdom. The ALSIM AL42 is an exact replica of the Diamond DA42, built using genuine aircraft parts and equipped with the latest real-world Garmin G1000 avionics suite. It comes with latest generation visual system, GFC 700 autopilot and PBN/LPV capabil...

Plans to Open SpaceJet Montreal Center

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced plans to establish their footprint in the Montreal region of Quebec, Canada. Having launched the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft earlier this year and opened a U.S. headquarters in Renton, Washington, the company seeks to prepare for the next phase of its global growth. "As a Japanese company with a global market, we are...

Take full advantage of Switzerland all year round

Taking care of an aircraft is a full time job, you can ask every professional of business aviation industry, they will confirm. Aicraft owners, aircraft operators, aicraft management comanies - every of them are looking for best solutions for jets, including sheltering solutions. This is an information you need to read and read once again if needed, because this is about new tailor-made shel...

First in 21 years - SAS New livery

Can you imagine? This is the first time in 21 years!   SAS has launched a brand new visual identity and revealed a new design for its aircraft exterior. The new livery is a modern take on classic Scandinavian design, and to highlight the future of SAS, the new Airbus A350 and A320neo, the market’s most modern and fuel-efficient aircraft, will be the first to feature the new...

Let's celebrate the development of business aviation - MEBAA Show Morocco

Less than a week to wait for MEBAA Show Morocco! Are you ready? Check if your registration is done! It will open 25 September at Marrakech Menara Airport, bringing together the leading names of business aviation at the centre of the industry in Africa. Hosted by the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) and the Morroccan Office National des Aeroports (ONDA),...

Three Airbus H135s ordered by Romanian Ministry of Interior for air medical services

Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services for air medical services and search and rescue (SAR) missions in the country, following a four-year framework agreement signed at the end of July 2019 that foresees the procurement of up to ten H135s.   “During 15 yea...

Take-off for the world’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa

Are you ready for the Oktoberfest in Munich? Because  Lufthansa’s Trachten crew is ready for takeoff! This year, the world’s largest crew in folk costume will take off in Lufthansa’s flagship Airbus A380 for the first time. A total of 21 Lufthansa flight attendants will be trading their uniforms for traditional Bavarian garb. The first Lufthansa ‘Trac...

UK Government Grant to ZeroAvia for the Development of Zero Emission Aviation

An important support to the development of  Zero Emission Aviation, a grant of £2.7m (US$3.3 million) grant from the UK Government to ZeroAvia! The UK Government grant is part of the ATI programme, supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Aerospace Technology Institute and Innovate UK, and will fund ZeroAvia's HyFlyer project to de...