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Three Major Parts of C919 Delivered in Jiangxi

COMAC and Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry completed the delivery of the forward fuselage and the mid and aft fuselage sections of C919 (serial number 10102) in Nanchang on Aug. 31-Sep. 2, according a notice released on the official website of the aviation watchdog. It is the first time that three major parts were delivered simultaneously since Hongdu Aviation Industry Group took the role of th...

Collapse Unlikely, but Russian Economy Due for Long Slump

Natalia Orlova, chief of market analytics with Alfa-Bank, believes Russia’s current consumer-spending-based economic model has reached its limits, regardless of the political conflict with the West. Even though the geopolitics matter, she said, the economy works in its own ways, and the overall health of the business aviation sector, worldwide, is deeply affected by its ups and downs. Speaki...

Bell Helicopter Accessories approved for use in Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced today its Aeronautical Accessories brand has received four new approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The products can be applied to multiple Bell Helicopter models including the Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429.  The products include: •    Bell 407, High Frequency (HF) Antenna Kit  • &...

Lufthansa Technik: Dr. Jens Krueger - Head of Corporate Communications & Political Affairs

On 1 October, Dr. Jens Krueger (43) will become Head of the Corporate Communications & Political Affairs at Lufthansa Technik AG in  Hamburg. He succeeds Bernd Habbel, who retired on June 30. The trained journalist who studied economic history previously held a similar position with marine electronics specialists Atlas  Elektronik, the German Aerospace Industries Assoc...

Fly to Croatia with airberlin in summer 2016

airberlin is expanding its route network to include Croatia and will operate four new services to the popular holiday destination next summer. airberlin is therefore responding to the increased demand for holidays on the Croatian Adriatic coast. From mid-May 2016 airberlin will operate weekly flights from Berlin-Tegel and Düsseldorf to Split and Dubrovnik. From late June there will be a se...

Virgin America Reports August 2015 Operational Results

Virgin America Inc.today 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 1...

Finnair Uses IBM Industry Expertise, Cloud and Services to Drive Digital Transformation, Support Expansion

IBM today announced a five-and-half-year services agreement to help Finnair, Finland's largest airline, provide its customers with new, digital services such as mobile on-flight services. The agreement will continue Finnair's work to use IT to further its business strategy, transforming the airline's current technology infrastructure into a flexible, hybrid cloud platform....

MIT Group purchases seven H130s from Airbus Helicopters

HEMS999, an air ambulance operator under the MIT Group, signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters, for an order of seven H130 light helicopters. Scheduled for delivery starting towards the end of 2015, HEMS999 will be providing these rotorcraft for emergency medical services and rescues for road and highway accidents across the Shandong province. “Shandong is one of the mos...

CMIFL is to acquire 100 Airbus helicopters

CM International Financial Leasing Corp., Ltd. (CMIFL) is to acquire 100 Airbus Helicopters Ecureuil-series rotorcraft over five years, with the initial order of 10 units to be delivered in 2016. CMIFL plans to offer these light single-engine helicopters to operators complete with financing solutions, paving the way for easier and faster development of China’s burgeoning general...

Lockheed Martin plans C-130J/LM-100J training center

Lockheed Martin  is meeting the increasing global demand for C-130J military and LM-100J commercial flight training with a new International Training Center (ITC) to be located at the corporation’s Marietta, Georgia site. Featuring academic classroom space and simulator facilities to support the full spectrum of aircrew training, the center will support training n...

Aerosource Inc. announces acquisition of Aerojet General ‘Turbo Products Division’

Aerosource Inc. announced  the acquisition of the Aerojet General ‘Turbo Products Division’ (TPD) based in Redmond, WA. TPD is the manufacturer of Air Driven Generators, Ram Air Turbines, Target Towing Systems, Ice Detectors, and Air Inlet Controllers used on various commercial and military aircraft including the DC-10, MD-10, MD-11, F4 and F/A-18....

TriFan 600 Takes Off as Crowdfunding Soars to $4 Million

In just two weeks, equity crowdfunders have reserved shares for more than $4 million viastartengine.com/startup/xti to support development of an airplane with the speed, range, and comfort of a business jet and the ability to take off and land like a helicopter. XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) is pioneering the first use of crowdfunding for commercial airplane development, and at...

Dassault to Highlight New Models, AOG Support Service at Jet Expo 2015

Dassault Aviation will present its expanding line of large-cabin long range Falcon business jets at Jet Expo Moscow 2015, which opens on September 10 at the Vnukovo 3 Business Aviation Complex.   The exhibit will feature the very popular Falcon 7X, the ultra versatile Falcon 2000LXS and a cabin mockup of the all-new Falcon 5X very large body twinjet, due to begin flying...

Vistara Signs V2500® Engine V-Services Agreement

Vistara, a TATA SIA JV and India's fastest growing full service carrier, has signed a V-Services agreement to maintain its fleet of 26 V2500® engines. The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney (NYSE: UTX), Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Ja...

Swedish Steward Cheers Sky High Sex Couple

A cabin crew member stunned passengers arriving in Stockholm by making an announcement to ironically congratulate a couple caught "reproducing" in a bathroom during a flight from Paris. Travellers on Norwegian's evening flight from France to the Swedish capital were left giggling after a member of the company's cabin crew offered a special message to two passengers, who had ap...

Rwanda Airline to Open New Int'l Flights to Europe, Asia in 2016

Rwanda's flag carrier, RwandAir Express, plans to open several international flight routes to Europe and Asia including China and India by next year, an official statement said Tuesday. The announcement came after RwandAir concluded an aircraft purchase agreement worth US$160 million with the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank), it said. Two new Airbus...

Woman Dies on Flight from China to Los Angeles

A woman died while on a Delta Airlines flight from Shanghai, China to Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon. Delta Airlines flight 186 arrived at Los Angeles International Airport shortly after 6:00 p.m. The woman appeared to have an unknown medical condition, according to airline officials. One of the passengers on board was a doctor and attempted to assist the woman. She died b...

Airshow - AVIC Secures Orders for 13 AC311As at China Helicopter Expo

AVIC announced it secured orders for 13 AC311A helicopters from three launch customers on the opening day of the China Helicopter Exposition 2015 held in Tianjin. AVIC Helicopter Co. promoted its AC311A -- the latest version of the AC311 helicopter -- at a press conference on Wednesday. The AC311A is a light utility helicopter jointly developed by AVIC Helicopter and Changhe Aircraft Industry G...

Austrian Airlines Returns to Shanghai

Austrian Airlines will relaunch flights to Shanghai next year, nine years after it suspended the service. The national carrier will commence the new direct service from Vienna to Shanghai's Pudong International Airport on April 4, 2016, initially with five weekly flights. The frequency will then be increased to daily on May 1, with the addition of new Tuesday and Saturday departur...

31 New Aircraft Delivered to China in August

In August 2015, 16 Chinese carriers including Air China (CA) and China Eastern Airlines (MU) have taken delivery of 31 new passenger and cargo aircraft totally, including 15 Boeing 737s, three 777s, 10 Airbus A320s, two A330s and one CRJ900, according to aviation database website xmyzl.com. Among the 31 new aircraft delivered in August, four were delivered to China Eastern, China Sout...

Helicopter trump

"A Group" summed up first results of "Leningrad" helipad in Pulkovo, which was opened July 24, 2015. In these six weeks more than 100 passengers already were using helicopter transfer service. "Leningrad" helipad is located in "Pulkovo-2" very close tothe "A'Group" Business Aviation Terminal A-Group, what makes it easy to arrange t...