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Moscow got two medical EC145

Airbus Helicopters Vostok fulfill the contract with the Department of Health of Moscow for the supply of two EC145 helicopters. They are equipped with everything necessary for safe transport of the victims, including medical equipment and intensive care neonatal incubator. All equipment is certified in Russia. The helicopters will be operated from Moscow Aviation Center (IAC), which alread...

Man Born on Turkish Airlines Plane Becomes Turkish Airlines Flight Attendant

You have to love it when life comes full circle. That has been the case for Erkan Geldi. In 1990, Geldi's mother went into labor unexpectedly on a Turkish Airlines flight from Izmir, Turkey to Frankfurt. It just so happened to be his mother's first flight ever - talk about an in-flight surprise! Geldi's mother named him in honor of the pilot of that plane. Fast for...

Irish Court Grounds Congolese Plane over Debt Row

An Irish court has grounded a plane owned by Democratic Republic of Congo's new national airline after plaintiffs sought its seizure to recuperate an outstanding debt from the government, Congo's prime minister and local media said. Congo's government recently purchased two used Airbus A320s for the launch of Congo Airways, expected before the end of this year. The firs...

Russian Air Force Looks Forward To First Il-76MD-90 Deliveries

The Russian air force is preparing to take delivery of the first two Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A airlifters by the end of the year. The Russian defense ministry placed an order for 39 of the new version of the twinjet in October 2012, worth 140 billion rubles (then $4.5 billion), with deliveries to complete by 2020. Nearly 1,000 original Il-76s were produced at the Tashkent Aviation Production Associatio...

DHL: Continued Investment in Americas Hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is Key for Future Growth in Region

DHL, the world’s leading global express and logistics company, is continuing to invest in its Americas hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to ensure that it will have the capacity needed to meet the demands of future growth generated by international shipping and global trade. In the last seven years, DHL Express has expanded its operations at&nbs...

Boeing Delivers Nok Air's First Direct-Purchased Next-Generation 737-800

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Nok Air today celebrated the airline’s first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800. The delivery marks the first of seven Next-Generation 737-800s the airline has on order with Boeing. “We are pleased to welcome additional 737-800 airplanes into our fleet as we continue to expand our regional and international route network,” said Piya Yodmani, Deputy&...

Aergo Capital finances two new B737-900ER for Sriwijaya Air

DUBLIN : Aergo Capital today announced the financing of two new Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) aircraft for Jakarta based Sriwijaya Air by sale and lease back. This is the first all-new airplane delivery for Sriwijaya Air, Indonesia’s third largest carrier. “We are thrilled to conclude this transaction with Sriwijaya Air and Boeing” said Fred Browne, Chief Exe...

Hong Kong Aviation Capital closes new $725 million 5 year warehouse facility

Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC) announces the completion of a new $725 million secured limited-recourse warehouse facility. The facility provides HKAC significant flexibility with 100% blind capacity to finance its future aircraft deliveries or refinance existing aircraft. The facility was oversubscribed and is priced competitively at a margin of 2.00%. The facility was structured b...

Terry Vais to Succeed Alex Marren as ExpressJet Chief Operating Officer; Brad Sheehan Named Senior Vice President Operations

SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) announced today the selection of Terry Vais as Chief Operating Officer of ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., effective Sept. 9, 2015. He will succeed Alex Marren, who has accepted a promotion as Executive Vice President at Hertz Corporation. As Chief Operating Officer, Vais will oversee ExpressJet’s operations and activities, including Flight Operations, In-Fli...

Air Astana Re-Launches Astana To Dubai Service

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s Skytrax award winning flag carrier will re-launch services between Astana and Dubai on 25th October 2015 . The non-stop flight will be operated four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays using an Airbus A320. The service to Dubai offers greater convenience to passengers located in the capital, Astana, as well as from cities including Kostanay, Pavlod...

How Lufthansa Technik prepares aircraft for entry into service

FRANKFURT: Dean Raineri is a man at Lufthansa Technik with a long title. “Project Director, New Aircraft and Infrastructure Development Aircraft Maintenance” means that he’s the man with overall responsibility for making sure new planes enter into service successfully, resolving any teething problems, and ensuring that they go on to provide safe and reliable operations. F...

Aer Lingus Regional enjoys 81% load factor for July

 July load factor 81%, compared to 78% in July 2014 § Kerry Dublin route up 24% for July, representing 17th consecutive month of growth § Donegal Dublin route up 7% for July, representing 6th consecutive month of growth Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has recorded an 81% passenger load factor for the month of July, according to figures released today. This is up f...

Azul Becomes First Carrier in the Americas to Adopt AIRCOM FlightTracker

Azul activated its AIRCOM® FlightTracker system earlier this month, making the Brazilian low-cost carrier the first airline in the Americas to use this SITA OnAir system. Azul can now track flights in real time on all of its routes. Since it launched in 2008, Azul has used SITA OnAir AIRCOM® technology, which made adding FlightTracker a simple software upgr...

American Airlines To End U.S.-Israel Flights That Came With US Airways Merger

American’s Philly-Tel Aviv flights faced competition from El Al and United from JFK. — Dennis Schaal American Airlines Inc. plans to halt flights between the U.S. and Israel early next year after determining the route was losing money. The service between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv was a legacy of US Airways Group Inc., which combined with American in December 2013 to form the...

Dubai celebrates the end of the World

Dubai World Central, the 145 square kilometre master-planned city with Al Maktoum International at its core, has been rebranded 'Dubai South'. Revealing the name change, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “The name is iconic, and will become instantly recognizable for years to come. Dubai South is the emirate’s flagship urban...

GAA to offer new IAEA training programmes in Bahrain

Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) has signed an MOU with International Aero Engine Association (IAEA), USA, to offer Aircraft Life Cycle Management for Investor Programme and Aircraft Engine MRO Engineering and Management Programme at its training facility in Bahrain. The courses are focused towards Banks, Airlines, Aircraft Leasing and Maintenance Organizations.  Dr. Hooman Rezaei, president o...

Celebrity Pilots - do you know them - Tom Cruise

THOMAS CRUISE (Actor) COMMERCIAL PILOT 04/03/1998  AIRPLANE MULTIENGINE LAND  INSTRUMENT AIRPLANE  PRIVATE PRIVILEGES AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND  Tom Cruise became a top-tier movie star after playing Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun (1986), which helped fuel his love for flying. He got his private pilot’s license in 1994, and has s...

Celebrity Pilots - do you know them - Harrison Ford

HARRISON FORD (Actor) PRIVATE PILOT 05/06/2005 (Last Update) AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE SEA AIRPLANE MULTIENGINE LAND INSTRUMENT AIRPLANE ROTORCRAFT-HELICOPTER Type Ratings: P/CE-525 Long before he was the pilot of the Millennium Falcon, Harrison Ford had an interest in flying. In the ‘60s he took aviation classes at the Wild Rose...

Celebrity Pilots - do you know them - Morgan Freeman

MORGAN FREEMAN (Actor) PRIVATE PILOT 03/02/2005 AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND  AIRPLANE MULTIENGINE LAND  INSTRUMENT AIRPLANE Actor Morgan Freeman, best-known for his stoic, smooth-talking characters in The Shawshank Redemption and Million Dollar Baby, has said that he wanted to fly a plane since he was a kid sitting in English class, daydreaming about being a fight...

Celebrity Pilots - do you know them - Angelina Jolie

Let's find out who are they, celebrity pilots! ANGELINA JOLIE  STUDENT PILOT 06/23/2004 PRIVATE PILOT (FOREIGN BASED) 07/29/2005 AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND Limits: ISSUED ON BASIS OF AND VALID ONLY WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY UNITED KINGDOM PILOT LICENSE NUMBER(S) UK/PP433873A/A. ALL LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS ON THE UNITED KINGDOM PILOT LICENSE APPLY The famous actres...

China syndrome: how the slowdown could spread to the Brics and beyond

umbling share prices. A sell-off in commodity markets. Capital flight from some of the world’s riskier countries. Hints of a looming currency war.Financial markets ended last week in panic mode as fears emerged that the world was about to enter the next phase of the crisis that began eight years ago in August 2007. Back then, the problems began in the developed world – in Ameri...