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FAA Approves Pan Am International Flight to Conduct ATP-CTP Training on Boeing 737NG

Pan Am International Flight Academy announced today it has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training (ATP-CTP) on the B-737NG. The company was approved in early August to conduct ATP-CTP training on the Airbus 320. This additionalFAA approval makes Pan Am the only aviation training organization authorized...

Marana Aerospace Solutions Continues to Add Senior Talent to its MRO Platform

Marana Aerospace Solutions (http://www.maranaaerospace.com) today announced that Matt Eaton has joined the company as vice president of sales. Eaton, who has spent the last 16 years exclusively in the MRO airframe side of commercial aviation, will be responsible for leading the continued growth of sales and services at Marana. In his role, Eaton will leverage Marana’s growing cu...

Ryanair Announces New Senior Management Appointments

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (30 Sep) announced a number of new senior appointments to its Management team, as follows: John Tuite – Head of Finance. John joins Ryanair having previously been Head of Finance at Bank of Ireland Corporate. He has spent the past 21 years working for the Bank of Ireland Group, holding a range of senior roles. Eamonn Hackett – Group...

Luxair aircraft aborts takeoff at Saarbrucken airport and stops on belly; no injuries

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines announces that LG 9562 flight aborted its takeoff at the Sarrebrucken airport today at around 10 am. None of the 16 passengers and 4 crew personnel on board were injured. The aircraft, which was bound for Luxembourg, ended up on its belly on the runway. The details of this accident are being investigated. A hotline for families and friends of the passengers has...

New Rockwell Collins technology to provide safe transfer of data on Boeing 777X

Rockwell Collins has been selected by Boeing to provide the Avionics Gateway secure server on new 777X airplanes. The Avionics Gateway will feature the newest generation of Rockwell Collins’ proven Secure Server Router (SSR) that enables the safe transfer of data between the flight deck, cabin crew and airline operations on the ground. “Next-generation aircraft will offer incredible...

Astra Aviation signs ground handling agreement with National Aviation Services

Astra Aviation, the African flight support company, has signed a new Ground Handling Agreement with airport services provider, National Aviation Services (NAS), at Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Under the terms of the agreement (NAS), part of the Agility group, will provide the physical ground handling, whilst Astra, via its local company and offices, will handle and c...

Mass production of L-410 NG aircraft should be started in 2017

Certification tests of the new regional aircraft L-410 NG carried out in Kunovice (Czech Republic) will take around 1,5 years, TASS reports with reference to Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC), which owns the manufacturer of this aircraft - Aircraft Industries, a.s. “Testing of the aircraft, its systems and components will take around 1,5 years. The start of its mass p...

FL Technics Training introduces examination option to its Online Training™ platform

FL Technics Training, a global provider of aviation technical training services, is delighted to announce that its EASA-compliant Online Training™ platform has further expanded its functionality. From now on, having completed a training course, the company‘s corporate and individual customers will be able to take an online exam before actually receiving the certificate. The n...

BAE introduces in-flight entertainment with Hollywood streaming

For the first time, airline passengers will be able to enjoy movies fresh from theaters streamed to their personal devices on flights equipped with BAE Systems’ IntelliCabin® wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) solution. IntelliCabin is the first IFE solution in the commercial airline industry to secure approval from a major Hollywood studio for the streaming of early window...

Etihad Airways wins 'Airline of the Year' at UK awards

Etihad Airways has won the prestigious 'Airline of the Year' title at the Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) awards in the United Kingdom. Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial officer at Etihad Airways, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by the Travel Trade Gazette and UK travel trade, who have voted Etihad Airways as the ‘Airline of the Year’.  “Etih...

AAR names M.J.Sharp new CFO

AAR CORP. a leading global aftermarket solutions company that serves commercial aviation and government customers worldwide, today announced that Michael J. Sharp has been appointed to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective October 5, 2015. Mr. Sharp will replace John C. Fortson who is resigning and relocating to take a CFO position with a non-aviation company. Mr. Shar...

Emirates SkyCargo receives newest Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft

Emirates SkyCargo has welcomed the arrival of its newest Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft, bringing the total number of dedicated cargo aircraft in its fleet to 15, including two Boeing 747-400Fs and 13 Boeing 777Fs. Emirates’ newest 777F, which left the Boeing Manufacturing Facility in Everett, Washington, in September, flew its first mission to Hong Kong. The Asian metropolis is one of the...

Royal Australian Air Force Airbus A330 MRTT refuels F-35 fighter

An Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) of the Royal Australian Air Force has successfully refuelled a F-35A Joint Strike Fighter of the US Air Force. During a four-hour sortie from Edwards AFB, California, the tanker, known in RAAF service as the KC-30A, conducted 59 contacts including five “wet contacts” during which 19,600kg (43,200lb) of fuel were passed...

Qatar Airways to fly Doha-Sydney daily

Qatar Airways has today announced daily direct services from Doha to Sydney starting from 1st March 2016, the third Australian city in the Qatar Airways network.  Currently, the Doha-based carrier operates daily non-stop flights to Melbourne and Perth with a total of 14 services each week. Australia, with its stunning landscape of idyllic beaches and famous interior, along with its rich...

India orders 22 Apache and 15 Chinook helicopters

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions. India will receive 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Both are the newest mo...

Emirates wins at seven accolades at APEX Passenger Choice Awards

Emirates emerged as the biggest winner at the 2015 APEX Passenger Choice Awards held in Portland, Oregon, USA on Monday. The airline clinched seven awards, topping all the categories it was nominated in. The honours included Best Overall Passenger Experience and Best in Region: Middle East for the sixth consecutive year.  Emirates was also recognised for its on board product offering an...

Airbus flies second Leap-powered A320neo

Airbus has introduced the second CFM International Leap-powered A320neo into the type’s flight-test campaign. The aircraft performed its maiden flight on 29 September, operating from Hamburg to Toulouse, the airframer confirms. Its initial sortie came just over four months after the first Leap-1A aircraft joined the campaign. The second aircraft (D-AVVB) brings to four the...

Global project investigating aviation safety data collection

A global project is investigating how airlines, regulators and other aviation groups collect, analyse and share safety data. The project began in 2012, when Flight Safety Foundation signed a memorandum of cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to look at ways of enhancing aviation safety through the exchange of safety information. And while initial observations...

Airbus BizLab global network expands with accelerator in Hamburg

Airbus has inaugurated a second BizLab aerospace business accelerator as part of its strategy to establish a global network. Alexander Katzung, Innovation manager Airbus Corporate Innovation, will lead the accelerator in Hamburg. In parallel Airbus has opened a second round of applications for start-ups seeking support. Applicants can apply from September 28th to October 28th by register...

Air China takes delivery of its 50th A330

China’s flag carrier Air China has taken delivery of its 50th A330 in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, an A330-300 is the first 242 tonnes maximum take-off-weight (MTOW) version to be operated by a Chinese airline. The increased MTOW allows airlines to operate longer range at improved operating costs. Displaying a special livery to celebrate the “50th A330 for Air China&rdq...

Piper Delivers First M500 Into Poland

Piper Aircraft will deliver the company's first M-Class single-engine pressurized Piper M500 to Poland.  The aircraft has been retail sold by JB Investments to a customer in that region who will operate the aircraft in support of his business. JB Investments is Piper's dealer for new aircraft, serving the country of Poland. "The delivery of the first Piper M500 into Poland dem...