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CEPA Expo, 14th-15th October, 2015, Prague

CEPA EXPO is the annual forum that focuses specifically on issues of aviation operations, growth and business development in Central and Eastern Europe. The first CEPA EXPO was held in 2010. Since then it has become an annual tradition and one of the most important events of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. Every year the convention welcomes more and more speakers, sponsors, partners and...

Australian Minchan Aviation to provide structure components for MQ-4C Triton UAS

Northrop Grumman Corporation has awarded a second Australian supplier contract to Mincham Aviation for the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) initial production lot. South Australia-based Mincham Aviation will manufacture aircraft structure components for the first low-rate production lot of four Triton air vehicles. This second supplier contract follows one awarded in...

Airbus delays delivery of 1st A380 to Russia's Transaero

European planemaker Airbus is delaying the delivery of Russian carrier Transaero Airline's first A380 superjumbo, an Airbus spokeswoman said as the recession-hit Russian economy dents travel demand in the region. Transaero is buying four A380s, initially slated for delivery from this year. A new schedule is under discussion as lower oil prices and sanctions over Russia’s ann...

Secretary of U.S. Air Force visits Bell Helicopter headquarters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, hosted the Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable Deborah Lee James  at the company’s global headquarters during her visit to Fort Worth. "Our partnerships with industry are as critical today as they've ever been," said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. "Getting to see firsthand the capabilities and advancemen...

ABS Jets gains IS-BAO Audit Stage II certification

ABS Jets, a Prague based aircraft operator and maintenance provider, has achieved IS-BAO stage II certification. To gain the new certification level, ABS Jets had to demonstrate the compliance monitoring and SMS processes implemented by the company were in accordance with IS-BAO standards. “This is a great achievement for ABS Jets and further underlines our commitment to the very highe...

Aerotrans and Aviapages.com are enlarging the joint cooperation

The leader in the flight support services for business aviation has made placement in the new B2B platform Aviapages.com. From this very moment the business aviation industry members can plan their flights and choose the flight support services just in a few clicks. Furthermore, all the information about locations where Aerotrans provides its services is available in the directory “Airpor...

LCCs face strict visibility regulations at Delhi

New entrant low-cost carriers (LCCs) to India, including SIA-backed Vistara and AirAsia India, are facing potential schedule disruptions at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi. Both airlines have been flagged as having likely takeoff and landing limitations imposed during low-visibility days at the Delhi hub this winter. Delhi—frequently a victim of severe smogs&...

Vietnam drops A380 order

The Vietnamese government has dropped all plans to confirm options on the four Airbus A380s it signed up for in 2009. Vietnamese flag carrier Vietnam Airlines cited "increased pressure of arranging capital for aircraft purchases" as a key factor, along with the slow progress on the planned Long Thanh International Airport at Ho Chi Minh City —the only Vietnamese airpor...

UAC to spend 19 billion rubles on development of Il-114 passenger aircraft

Development of Il-114 passenger aircraft will cost United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) 19 billion rubles, but there is a demand for the airliner, UAC President Yuri Slusar said. “Air carriers and the Ministry of Defense need Il-114 aircraft, UAC President Y.Slusar said at MAKS-2015 international airshow. – UAC is confident that this aircraft must be developed. Speaking of costs, works...

VSMPO-Avisma becomes one of the key Boeing suppliers in the network of 777Х program

Boeing and VSMPO-Avisma announced signing of an agreement for delivery of titan formed parts for a new composite wing of 777X aircraft at MAKS-2015. Production of the latest aircraft, which should become the world’s largest and most fuel-efficient twin-engine liner, will be started in 2017. «This agreement strengthens relations between Boeing and VSMPO established in 1997 in order t...

Production of the first Il-112V aircraft was started in Russia

Production of the first Il-112V military-transport aircraft was started by VoronezhAircraft Manufacturing Company (VASO), Ilyushin Company CEO, Nikolai Talikov, said. “The work is on schedule. VASO has already started production of the first Il-112V prototype. The production will be completed in 2016. The aircraft’s maiden flight is scheduled for June 2017,” Talikov said at MA...

Irkut Corporation demonstrates Yak-130 jet fitted with laser rangefinder at MAKS-2015 airshow for the first time ever

Irkut Corporation (part of United Aircraft Corporation) demonstrates Yak-130 operational trainer fitted with laser rangefinder at the static display of MAKS-2015 international airshow for the first time ever. The rangefinder is intended for visual identification of ground and surface targets by the crew, and measurement of slant distance to them, the corporation reported. “Yak-130 (tail n...

Rosneft and Viking Air signed a contract for delivery of 10 aircraft

RN-Aircraft (part of Rosneft Group) and Viking Air Limited (Canada) signed a contract for delivery of 10 aircraft, TASS reports with reference to a press release of the Russian Company. “One of Rosneft’s top-priority objectives is to ensure efficient and reliable provision of aviation services in hard-to-reach regions on behalf of the company. DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter multi-role...

Saudia Cargo Resumes Freighter Operations to JFK

Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. will start operating freighter flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport starting on September 4 in response to the size of the growing demand for shipping operations. The scheduled weekly freighter flight will run from Jeddah to New York City. Acting VP Commercial, Rainer Mueller, stressed that “this step will enhance the activity of air cargo operations t...

Norwegian increases its long-haul fleet and acquires two new Dreamliners

Norwegian has signed an agreement to acquire an additional two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, enabling the company to launch even more long-haul routes. Both aircraft are scheduled to enter service in summer 2017. The 787-9 is larger than the eight 787-8s that Norwegian currently operates on its long-haul routes. With this new agreement, the long-haul fleet will consist of 19 Dreamliners by 2018....

Qatar Airways Returns To Nagpur, India

DOHA, Qatar – Highlighting the importance of its ongoing expansion and commitment to the Indian market, Qatar Airways will be reinstating its non-stop flights to Nagpur, India, from Doha, starting 1st December 2015. The re-instated service will take the airline’s total weekly passenger flights from 95 to 102 across 13 key cities in India. Qatar Airways had previously served Nagpur from...

With Putin's Blessing, Boeing Boosts Russian Partnership

Russian President Vladimir Putin used his visit to this week’s MAKS airshow in Moscow to urge Western aerospace firms to expand their partnerships with Russian companies despite continuing economic sanctions against Russia imposed by the European Union, the U.S. and Canada. Commenting after an event on August 25 when Boeing appointed Russian titanium supplier VSMPO-A...

Finavia will introduce new technology in security check

Finavia Corporation will introduce new technology at itsairports to improve the security check process and increase air traffic safety. From the beginning of September, explosives trace detectors will be used in the security check process at Finavia airports to better detect objects and substances not to be carried aboard airplanes. Initially, the devices will be used at Helsinki and Ou...

Greece to sell its airports to Fraport in €1.2bn deal

The Greek government has rowed back on promises to halt the fire sales of the country's strategic assets by approving the sale of its airports to a German company. The €1.23bn deal represents a significant climbdown for Alexis Tsipras, who had denounced attempts by the troika to force various Greek governments to de-nationalise the country's ports, electricity networks an...

AAR reaches 60-year milestone in aviation

AAR announces it has reached a significant milestone – 60 years in the aviation industry. On this date in 1955, AAR’s founder Ira A. Eichner incorporated his start-up aircraft radio and equipment supply business in downtown Chicago. What began as a one-man operation is now an industry-leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines, OEMs and governments around the...

Pets on jets: caring for yourself and your furry friend

According to Euromonitor, the global spending on domestic animals will overstep the $100bn barrier for the first time in history this year, rising to $103.8bn from $98.3bn in 2014. People are so devoted to their pets that right now there are around 1 million dogs named as the primary beneficiaries in their owners' wills in the US alone. And while animal lovers opt to keep their furry friends c...