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Egypt Orders KA-52 Combat Helos, Considers MiG-35s

Egypt awarded Russian arms vendor Rosoboronexport a contract for 50 Kamov Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopters, according to Russian media reports. Details of the transaction remained scarce, but it is thought that some of the Egyptian helicopters are maritime version Ka-52K Katran, which was unveiled earlier this year. The Katran may equip the two Mistral class landing ships that were built...

President of Venezuela said that the country might purchase at least 12 Su fighters

Venezuela is going to purchase at least 12 new Sukhoi fighters for its armed forces, President of the country Nicolas Maduro said. He delivered a speech at Libertador air base (Aragua state), where he honored the memory of two pilots of Su-30 fighter, which crashed on September 17th 2015 near the border with Columbia, TASS reports. “I’ll talk to President Vladimir Putin in orde...

The passenger traffic of Moscow Air Cluster airports reached 53,4 million passengers over the first 8 months of 2015

In January-August 2015 the passenger traffic of Moscow Air Cluster (MAC) airports increased by 1,8% year-on-year and reached 53,4 million passengers, Rosaviatsiya reports. «Over the last 8 months the passenger traffic on domestic routes amounted to 26,8 million passengers (+16,1% year-on-year),” the agency noted. In August 2015 MAC airports serviced 9,2 million passengers (+3,3%...

Canada approves Bell 429 MAGnificentTM VVIP interior

Bell Helicopter announced Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) has approved Mecaer Aviation Group’s (MAG) luxury interior for the Bell 429. “We have a strong demand for the Bell 429 throughout North America, specifically in its corporate and VIP configuration, so we are pleased to see the VVIP interior approved for use throughout Canada,” said Anthony Moreland, vice presiden...

GE Aviation and Era signed two service agreements for the CT7 engines

GE Aviation and Era Group Inc. signed two engine service agreements for the CT7-2E1 and -8A turboshaft engines powering the new, twin-engine AgustaWestland AW189 and Sikorsky S-92 helicopters, respectively. These landmark agreements begin a new GE–Era partnership by servicing the newest additions to Era’s fleet, the first AW189s operating in North America and the S-92s, under the Maint...

Boeing Upbeat on Dubai Airshow

 Despite a huge backlog of orders and Gulf economies affected by the low price of oil, American aviation giant Boeing has high hopes for solid sales of commercial and military aircraft at the Dubai Airshow in November. That was the message from Boeing executives briefing a group of journalists from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon and the UK on a tour of Boeing facilities in the Unite...

Wings For Autism Lands At Portland International Airport To Help Families Practice Air Travel

As the Alaska Airlines jet "touched down" at Portland International Airport at the end of a simulated flight, Warner Huff exclaimed, "Maybe next time we come, we could go a little higher!" The 9-year-old Dallas girl was aboard the jet as part of the national Wings for Autism program, which held its first Portland event Saturday. Its goal: To give those with autism or other i...

Qatar Airways Holds Corporate Advisory Council

Qatar Airways recently hosted its 2nd annual Corporate Advisory Council at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City. The event focused on providing corporate partners with a forum to learn more about recent airline growth and to create an active dialogue on best practices. The Advisory Board, assembled from the airline’s major corporate partners, includes representatives from Deloitte, McKins...

Schiphol Group has placed an 11 year EUR 300 million Eurobond

Today Schiphol Group launched and priced a senior unsecured 300 million EUR bond offering due 5 October 2026 and with a coupon of 2.000%. The bond was issued by N.V. Luchthaven Schiphol on behalf of Schiphol Group. Schiphol Group is the owner of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, with 55 mm passengers the 5th busiest airport in Europe. The bonds will be listed on Euronext Amsterdam and we...

AirwaysNews High Flyer Interview: Rajan Goswami, Delta Air Lines

Ranjan Goswami was promoted to vice president, sales – west at Delta Air Lines in December 2014. In that position, he is responsible for Delta’s West Region, including Los Angeles, along with other strategic markets: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver and Phoenix. He also manages Delta’s marketing efforts and coor...

Aeromil Pacific launches demo tour of Citation Latitude

Aeromil Pacific is launching a demonstration tour of the new Citation Latitude. The aircraft will be showcased by Textron Aviation during its customer conference in Sydney on 8th and 9th October 2015. Aeromil Pacific is a Cessna authorised sales representative (ASR) for the Citation range of Business Jets and Caravan Turboprops, and the Cessna sales team authorised representative...

ExecuJet grows Middle East fleet by 20 percent

ExecuJet Middle East have added three large-cabin business jets the past three months. An additional two aircraft are scheduled to join the fleet by the end of December, growing the fleet by over 20 percent. New additions include a Bombardier Global 5000, a Dassault Falcon 2000, a Gulfstream G450 and two Bombardier Global 5000 Vision aircraft. “As we continue to receive positive...

Rockwell Collins predicts tough 2016 for business aviation

Rockwell Collins says that 2015 has been dominated by weak market conditions for business aviation, and that no real improvement is expected in 2016. The company says that an expected reduction of shipments in the mid-size and light jet sectors, as well as the production rate cut in the Global 5000 / 6000 line, has seen the company cut its expected revenues for the year. “… in b...

Air France-KLM boosts Asia-Europe cargo links

The Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLT) has approved an Air France-KLM 3X-weekly direct cargo service between Amsterdam and Busan, starting at the end of October. MOLT has also upgraded Gimhae International Airport’s certification to allow Korean cargo operators to perform up to seven reciprocal cargo flights between Busan and Amsterdam from the end of October....

Congress To Consider Six-month FAA Extension

With just two days left before the FAA’s current authorization expires, congressional leaders are considering approving a six-month extension to hash out an agreement on a more comprehensive multi-year bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) introduced the six-month measure, H.R.3614, on Friday; it would extend the FAA&rs...

Guernsey registers Challenger 601 as 2-SEXY

Guernsey has registered 1993-build Bombardier Challenger 601 msn 5125 as 2-SEXY. The aircraft is managed by Hangar8 on behalf of private owners, and is based at Oxford Kidlington Airport. Previous to being registered in Guernsey, the aircraft was on the Cayman Islands register as VP-CEI, and based in Moscow. “A unique 2-REG registration allows private business aircraft owners to create...

Tamarack Aerospace's Active Winglets Nearing Approval

First announced in 2013, Tamarack Aerospace Group's active winglet system is nearing European approval for use on straight-wing Cessna CJs, with FAA certification expected to follow. “We are currently on track to certify our active winglets on all CJ 525 models by the end of the year,” Tamarack COO Brian Cox told AIN. “Sometime in Octob...

Tigerair Launches Inaugural Flight to Quanzhou Today

Tigerair has marked a new milestone today as the only carrier to operate direct flights between Singapore and the coastal city of Quanzhou in China’s Fujian province. The airline made its inaugural flight to Quanzhou today, and will ply the two cities every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Lee Lik Hsin, Tigerair’s CEO, said, “Tigerair is constantly looking for opportunities...

CIT Executive Spotlight Examines Global Aviation Finance Trends

The global airline industry currently has access to an abundance of fragmented capital, but there may not be an equal abundance of market awareness to adapt to potential changes in market conditions. This fragmentation has served the industry well during a period of significant growth and profits; however, due to the cyclical nature of the global airline sector, this lack of market awareness is le...

Canadian Aviation Leaders FLYHT and Avmax Partner to Improve Aircraft Tracking

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.  and Avmax Group Inc. (“Avmax”) today announced an agreement for the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS™) 228 for the two airlines Avmax owns, as well as its current and future leased fleet, for a total fleet size of 146 aircraft over a seven-year term. Avmax operates two airlines, R1 Airlines (“R1”) and Ch...

flydubai receives its 50th aircraft

Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 28 September 2015: Dubai-based flydubai received its 50th aircraft. The delivery of the Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 completes the order the airline made at the Farnborough Air Show in 2008. Commenting on the completion of the order, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer, flydubai said: “In the six years since flydubai was launched we have built a networ...