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TAV have constructed the world's best airport

TAV Construction receives award for world's best airport project for the Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Airport Project. TAV has been awarded at the 3rd Global Construction Summit organized by ENR, for the privatisation of Madinah Airport, which has been announced as the world’s best airport.   Madinah Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Airport is also the first Leadership in Ene...

Gama Aviation receives EASA approval as ATO

Gama Aviation has received EASA approval to issue aircraft type ratings. This enables the company to carry out landins training programmes under the new interpretation of the EASA Part-FCL requirements regarding base training. Gama Aviation has established its own CAA Approved Training Organisation (ATO) which meets EASA requirements. The ATO initially covers seven types of aircraft includin...

JFI Jets begins on-demand Cuba service

JFI Jets has begun providing an on-demand charter service to Cuba from its aircraft bases throughout the United States. “Few private charter carriers have the necessary certifications to fly to Cuba presently and even fewer have the local knowledge and contacts on the ground that are key to executing a flawless trip.” David Rimmer, president of JFI Jets said: “Few priva...

Toray Composites Enters into Supply Agreement with Bell Helicopter

Toray Composites (America), Inc.has entered into a Supply Agreement with Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, to supply carbon fiber prepreg materials for Bell Helicopter programs.  Initially, TCA will supply materials for the Bell 525 Relentless program.  The Bell 525 Relentless is the world's first commercial fly-by-wire helicopter and is currently in flight test and ce...

MTS Brings Prominent Aerospace Scientists Together

MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, brought together members of the aerospace testing community last week at the Worldwide Aerospace Users' Group meeting in Wichita, KS. Held at the prestigious National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT), the two-day event provided a forum for attendees to learn about the latest tec...

Growth of Business Jet Market Forecast at 6.86% CAGR to 2020

Study of the Global Business Jets Market 2015 and Global Business Jet Market 2015-2019 are the latest aviation research reports that review the business jet industry with information on its players, current status and forecasts. Complete report on business jet market for 2015-2020 spread across 65 pages, talking about 6 major companies and supported with 9 charts and graphs is now available at&...

Electric Aircraft 2014-2024: Trends, Projects, Forecasts

Electric aircraft serve the need for reduced noise, air and ground pollution and reduced global warming. They provide freedom from foreign sources of oil. They make new things possible such as helicopters that can carry out a controlled landing after engineering failures thanks to electric backup and leisure aircraft getting all their "fuel" from solar cells on the hanger. They expand th...

Yuneec Announces Launch Of Tornado H920 At InterDrone 2015

 Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the launch of the Tornado H920 hexacopter and the CGO4 professional gimbal camera.  The Tornado H920, the first release from the highly-anticipated Tornado series, is an aerial photography and videography platform designed with the professional user in mind. The Tornado H920 aircraft features an ultra-lightw...

United Airlines Unveils New Premium Seat for 200+ Narrowbody Aircraft

United Airlines is introducing a new, comfortable, custom-designed seat for first-class cabins on more than 200 of the company's narrowbody aircraft. The seat will debut on an Airbus A319 next week, with retrofits on A319s, A320s and many Boeing 737s and 757s through 2016.    Developed with input from customers whom the airline invited to test seat prototypes, the custom seat...

Mozambique to restrict int'l air access to three airports

The Mozambican state-run airports and aeronautical infrastructure management firm Aeroportos de Moçambique (ADM) is planning to reduce the number of the country's international gateways from the current eight, to just three. Speaking in the capital, Maputo, the chairman of ADM, Emanuel Chaves, said the move would ensure maximum use is made of the newly refurbished airports of Ma...

Lufthansa pilots propose fresh talks with management

German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit has proposed fresh talks with Lufthansa management over early retirement benefits, a day after a court ruled a strike was unlawful because the union had overstepped its mandate. The union and management have been locked in a long-running battle that has resulted in 13 strikes over 18 months. The dispute began over Lufthansa's plans to scrap a sch...

Spirit Airlines, passenger traffic grows by 26.7% in August, 2015

Spirit Airlines reported its preliminary traffic results for August 2015. Traffic (revenue passenger miles) in August 2015 increased 26.7 percent versus August 2014 on a capacity (available seat miles) increase of 31.7 percent. Load factor for August 2015 was 86.2 percent, a decrease of 3.4 percentage points compared to August 2014. Contributing to this decrease was the shift of the Labor Day h...

Virgin America, passenger traffic grows by 4% in August, 2015

Virgin America Inc. reported its preliminary operational results for August 2015. The airline’s traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 1.5 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 4.0% higher from the same month in 2014. Load factor was 83.6 percent, a decrease of 2.0 points from August 2014. The number of onboard passengers increased 10.5 percen...

Air Canada buys back its shares for $36.7 million

Air Canada announced that since commencing its normal course issuer bid on May 29th, 2015, it has purchased, for cancellation, a total of 3,185,735 Class A variable voting shares and Class B voting shares (collectively the "Shares") at an average Share price of $11.53 for an aggregate consideration of $36.7 million. Since August 17th, 2015, the day Air Canada's quarterly internal...

Jet Aviation Singapore receives Part 145 CAAC approval

Jet Aviation Singapore has recently secured aircraft maintenance approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted Part 145 maintenance facility approval to Jet Aviation Singapore, expanding the company’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities to support Chinese operators of Bombardier and...

Aegean Airlines, passenger traffic grows by 30% in July-August, 2015

AEGEAN's international passenger traffic in July-August 2015 marked a 30% increase over the corresponding period of 2014. Overall, in two months, the company carried 3 million passengers on its domestic and international flights. AEGEAN’s significant expansion to new destinations, as well as targeted offers - mainly in the domestic network, where the closure of banks and the...

Malaysia Airlines and Air Lease sign agreement for 4 Airbus A350s

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) and Air Lease Corporation signed long-term lease agreements for four (4) new AirbusA350-900s. The transaction also includes a lease option for two additional A350-900s and two A330-900neo aircraft. Powered by two Rolls Royce Trent XWB-84 engines, the A350-900 aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus and will be delivered between the fourth quar...

Aeroflot confirms commitment to transport all Transaero passengers

Aeroflot Group is currently in the process of integrating OJSC Transaero Airlines. During the integration period, PJSC Aeroflot, with the support of the Federal Agency for Air Transport (RosAviation), will ensure that all obligations to ticketed Transaero passengers are met in full. Transaero continues to sell tickets, and all passengers with tickets will be transported to their destinations...

American Airlines Group Reports Record August Trafic, Capacity and Load Factor

American Airlines Group today reported August 2015 and year-to-date traffic results. American Airlines Group's total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were 21.0 billion, up 5.0 percent versus August 2014. Total capacity was 24.3 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 2.7 percent versus August 2014. Total passenger load factor was 86.5 percent, up 1.9 percentage points versus August...

Beijing Capital Airport Signs Sistership Agreement with Montreal Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) now has a sister airport in Montreal, Canada. Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited (BCIA) said Friday that PEK signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Montreal Airport on establishing sister airport partnership at the Beijing Global Sister Airport President Forum. Montreal Airport said PEK is the first sister airp...

Shenzhen Airport Passenger Traffic Up 9% in August

Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (SZX) registered a year-on-year growth of 9.3 percent in passenger volume in August 2015, the airport said on Wednesday. The number of passengers traveling through the airport amounted to 3.57 million in the past month, rising 9.3 percent from the same period a year earlier. Cargo traffic grew 1.1 percent to 84,200 tonnes. Aircraft takeoffs...