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Norwegian is voted Europe Leading Low-Cost Airline 2020 for 6th consecutive year

Norwegian Air has been named Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2020 for the sixth consecutive year at the 27th annual World Travel Awards, one of the travel industry's most prestigious awards. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel industry and they are recognized globally as the ultimate...

Testia & Joramco launch a new version of the SMARTUE1

As Testia constantly strives to improve its digital solutions through automation, and as Joramco is always looking for opportunities to foster excellence and gain efficiency, the two players collaborated on inspection technologies introduction. Since their past agreement during MRO Europe 2019, the two partners have introduced inspection tools in order to bring operational benefits in terms of eff...

Urban Air Mobility Software Platform - Volocopter & Lufthansa Industry Solutions

Volocopter announced a cooperation with Lufthansa Industry Solutions. Together they are building Volocopter’s proprietary intelligent and integrated “Urban Air Mobility Software Platform” that will run on Microsoft Azure: VoloIQ. It offers complete digital visibility of the complex UAM ecosystem in real-time. Using artificial intelligence, VoloIQ will enable amongst...

Volotea launches 10 new routes and increases frequency of existing

The company has achieved a 90.1% seat load factor in the third quarter, thanks to its strategic shift to domestic traffic. Volotea has also announced very positive operational results, with high punctuality and client recommendation levels above 90%. Despite the pandemic context, Volotea has shown outstanding commercial and operational results, thanks to a domestic and flexible offer, an...

Special Lufthansa flight to BER opening

With the arrival of special flight LH2020 Lufthansa partakes in the opening of the new Berlin Capital Airport BER on 31.10. Lufthansa’s Airbus A320neo "Neubrandenburg" is scheduled to take off from Munich (MUC) at 12:50 p.m. and land at BER on schedule at 2 p.m. In addition to the Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Carsten Spohr, around 40 invited guests will...

Happy 30th Anniversary - RAF-AVIA

RAF-AVIA celebrated its 30th Anniversary in October, 2020 which we believe is a remarkable milestone in today’s aviation industry. They have come a long way from being the carrier for a single manufacturer and first non-governmental airline in the former Soviet Union to a well-established cargo airline operating all over Europe and beyond. They have lived through political and...

airBaltic Goes Green with Digitalized Passenger Lists

airBaltic has taken yet another step in order to decrease additional use of paper – now it has replaced paper passenger onboarding lists with a digitalized solution. The new system provides increased operational efficiency.​ Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Sustainability is an integral part of our business and each of us strives to make this world bett...

Best for Business Travellers in Europe & further distinction for its First Class product - SWISS

SWISS has earned a further top award – its 14th – from Business Traveller magazine. The latest such distinction for The Airline of Switzerland is another first place in the ‘Best Airline for Business Travellers in Europe’ category. The awards are based on a survey of over 3,000 individuals.  “We are very pleased to have earned this prestigi...

Kuwait Airways takes delivery of its first two A330neos

Kuwait Airways has received its first two A330neos. These aircraft are the first of eight A330neos ordered by the airline.   The carrier currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft comprising seven A320ceos, three A320neos and five A330ceos. This event also marks Airbus’ first A330-800 delivery. The new generation widebody aircraft is the latest addition to...

Rolls-Royce to accelerate future aerospace technologies with ATI Programme

A new project led by Rolls-Royce with support from the ATI Programme will make future aerospace servicing technologies a reality. Engineers will work on 20 technologies that will reduce disruption for airlines and lessen our environmental impact by repairing components rather than scrapping them. Other industries such as nuclear and off-shore renewables will also benefit from the project....

New chapter at BER: easyJet takes off with inaugural flight

As the largest airline based in Berlin-Brandenburg, easyJet today opens a new chapter with the opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport "Willy Brandt". The first easyJet aircraft, special flight EJU 3110, was the first to land on time at 2pm at the new airport. The fuel-efficient Airbus 320neo was ceremonially welcomed with a water salute and by representatives from politics, industry an...

Global Jet Capital completes securitization, raising $522M

Global Jet Capital announced the closing of its BJETS 2020-1 securitization, raising approximately $522 million. BJETS 2020-1 is Global Jet Capital’s fourth ABS offering, bringing total assets securitized to over $2.8 billion and bonds issued to over $2.3 billion.  The BJETS 2020-1 offering contained three tranches of notes: a $426.4 million Class A tranche, a $63.6 milli...

Several firsts for Kopter SH09 third prototype

Flight test activities have fully resumed at Mollis, Switzerland, having reassembled the third SH09 prototype (P3) after its return from Pozzallo. The flights at Mollis mainly concentrated on testing the new tail rotor and aerodynamic modifications for improved handling in the low speed envelope. Flights at altitude, in the local area, evaluated the handling characteristics at higher speeds and...

Exceeded expectations and better performance - Gulfstream G500 and G600

Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 have once again demonstrated additional range capabilities through real-time operations. The newly increased range for the G500 and G600 apply to both the high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90 and the long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85. The G500 now delivers 5,300 nautical miles/9,816 kilometers at Mach 0.85 and 4,500 nm/8,334 km at Mach 0.90. The G600...

airBaltic Will Fly to the New Berlin Brandenburg Airport

As of November 8, Latvian airline airBaltic will begin flights from Riga to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The last flight from Riga to Berlin Tegel Airport will take place on November 6. airBaltic first launched direct flights from Riga to Berlin back in 2002. At first, the airline flew to Berlin Tempelhof Airport, but moved its operations to Berlin Tegel later that year....

First New DA40 NG Delivered to Caribbean Island

Premier Aircraft Sales recently sold and delivered the first brand new Austro Engine jet-fuel powered Diamond DA40 NG to UFLYVI, based in St Thomas US Virgin Islands. UFLYVI is a growing flight school based in USVI with a diverse fleet. The most recent addition of the Diamond DA40 NG with its state of the art avionics, high safety rating, and efficient powerplant will be the most modern aircr...

30 New Upgrade Solutions - ATR expands services offer to Operators

ATR has released two new editions of its Upgrades Catalogues. They now offer 120 solutions – developed either internally or externally – to ATR operators wishing to upgrade their aircraft with state-of-the-art designs and capabilities. The creation of a catalogue of external changes – Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) and minor modifications developed and provided by...

New Bombardier Customer Support Service Centre in Melbourne

Bombardier announced the development of a new service centre at Essendon Fields Airport in Melbourne, Australia, building on its commitment to the Australian market and establishing the next key building block in its growing global customer support network. The new OEM-operated Melbourne Service Centre will employ some 50 people, including more than 40 highly skilled technicians and boost Bom...

€ 220 million EU commitment to safe COVID patient transport needs fast track

Safe transport of contagious patients is essential to in order to utilize hospital capacity during the second wave of Covid19. Today President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the European Commission are making € 220 million available to finance safe cross-border transfers of patients. - We experience that finance is at a critical point. Luxemburg Air Ambulance are crowd-funding Ep...

High maintenance season: Two Head of State aircraft and several awarded projects for AMAC Aerospace

AMAC Aerospace announced that two Head of State aircraft has been arrived in October in Basel, Switzerland. Furthermore, AMAC has been selected to carry out maintenance checks on several Airbus, Bombardier and Boeing aircraft and offers cabin disinfection services for any aircraft type. AMAC Aerospace were pleased to recently welcome a Head of State McDonnell Douglas MD-87 in its headquart...

Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology expands fleet with purchase of 32 new Piper Trainers

Piper Aircraft and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology announced the expansion of its aircraft fleet with the purchase of 32 new Piper trainers to meet the future demand for certified pilots in the United States. State and local officials joined Spartan College and Piper Aircraft leaders for the historic delivery of the 5000th Piper Archer at Spartan College's flight facility at...