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Five Questions for New NBAA International Ops Committee Chair Craig Hanlon

Craig Hanlon, chief pilot of Dupont Aviation and the new chairman of NBAA’s International Operations Committee, recently outlined his priorities for the committee during his two-year term as chair, and spoke about international business aviation trends. What have you identified as priorities for the committee for the next two years? The International Operations Committee’s to...

SWISS Makes An Entrance With AIM Altitude

The welcoming entrance to the new SWISS B777-300 ER, engineered and manufactured by AIM Altitude, is already a recognisable image, despite the fact that the first of the nine new aircraft is not due to be delivered until January 2016. The composite, backlit panels are controlled by AIM Altitude Autonomous-Lighting-Dimmer (ALD) and are among the first airline applications of the new Sabic Lexan...

Stein's Aircraft Services Joins Shell FBO Network

Eastern Aviation Fuels is pleased to announce the addition of Stein’s Aircraft Services of Kenosha, Wisconsin to the Shell FBO network. Stein’s Aircraft Services recently opened its doors at the Kenosha Regional Airport. The airport is located about halfway between Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL. Stein’s Aircraft Services is a multi-service aviation company that is not only a f...

Hexcel Prepares for More Composites in Commercial Aircraft

Carbon fiber supplier Hexcel Composites is preparing for a predicted increase in composites demand, as current programs see production accelerate and as future commercial aircraft require more parts made of the material. Plans call for Hexcel’s new $174 million factory in Péage-de-Roussillon, France, to begin supplying material to Airbus and Safran early in 2018. The company m...

Boeing Proposes New Life, Lethality for F-15C Fighter

Boeing is proposing an “F-15 2040C” series of upgrades that would extend the life of the fourth-generation F-15C air superiority fighter to complement the fifth-generation F-22 Raptor. The 2040 version would double to 16 the number of air-to-air missiles the fighter carries, extend its range and improve its lethality and survivability with upgraded electronics. An F-15 2040C wo...

Source Selection 'Soon' for America’s New Stealthy Bomber

The long and stealthy shadow of the U.S. Air Force Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) program hung over last week’s AFA Conference. Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) Dr. William Laplante said, “Everything is going well, and source selection will be soon.” But he declined to repeat a briefing on the almost-entirely-classified program th...

Global Sustainable Aviation Summit to take off in Geneva

 Experts from the aviation industry, governments and environmental groups are in Geneva next week for a series of meetings on sustainable aviation development. The headline event is the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit, hosted by the industry-wide body, the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), from 29-30 September. Climate change, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, sustainable alternative...

SIERRA INDUSTRIES introduces re-designed entry step

Cessna Citation modification firm Sierra Industries is proud to introduce version 2.0 of the Citation cabin step. Designed with significant improvements in functionality and appearance over the original factory step, the “SkyStep” improves safety and utility at a highly competitive price. Manufactured at Sierra’s PMA-approved manufacturing facility in Uvalde, TX, the SkyStep is a...

StandardAero SIGNS NEW MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT

StandardAero recently signed a multi-year contract with Air KBZ, a top regional and the largest private airline in Myanmar, to perform customized maintenance, repair and overhaul services for PW127M turboprop engines on the airline’s fleet of ATR72-600 regional aircraft. The new contract covers services for both hot section inspections and overhauls with not to exceed guarantees for all t...

GlobeAir to put Baltic Air Charter Association logo on its aircraft

GlobeAir will put the BACA logo on all of its Cessna Citation Mustang business jets. Bernhard Fragnier, CEO of GlobeAir, is a member of BACA and his aircraft will be the first jets to wear the BACA logo. The logo was first applied to a GlobeAir Mustang during the British General Aviation Day 2015 held at Biggin Hill. “I am delighted to be the first operator to display to BACA logo on...

FLYING Smart’s New UK Base Supports its Role as a Daher TBM Authorized Distributor

Daher today congratulated FLYING Smart on the opening of its new operations base at London-Biggin Hill Airport in the United Kingdom, which will serve the company’s role as a recently-appointed authorized distributor for Daher’s TBM family of very fast turboprop aircraft. The facility’s inauguration was held in conjunction with the Business and General Aviation Day (BGAD) even...

Airports blame airlines for aviation-funding standstill

Airports are blaming airlines' opposition to a proposal increasing the amount of money passengers can be charged to help pay for facility improvements for a standoff in Congress that is threatening federal aviation funding.  Airport groups in Washington have been pushing Congress to nearly double the cap on the fee that is added to every plane ticket, which is known as the Passenger Fa...

Vistara welcomes seventh Airbus A-320 in its existing fleet of six aircraft

Having successfully transformed the flying experience in India with its existing fleet of six aircraft, Vistara took delivery of its seventh Airbus A-320 today. The steady and measured fleet expansion plan underlines Vistara’s commitment to domestic market as in a short span the airline has grown its fleet to seven taking the count to nine by December 2015. The new aircraft will enable Vista...

ST Engineering’s Aerospace Arm Completes Incorporation Of New Companies For Aircraft Leasing

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today updated that further to its announcement made on 31 August 2015, the incorporation of the following new companies has been completed.  Company name: Keystone Leasing (UK) Limited Paid-up capital: US$3.00 Country of incorporation: UK  Company name: Keystone 1 Limited Paid-up capital: US$1.00 Country of incorp...

IATA: Passenger Traffic in Venezuela Falls 8.5% While Rest of Region Grows

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that passenger traffic in Venezuela fell 8.5% in 2014 compared to a year earlier, in sharp contrast to other key economies in the region which reported growth. This decline outpaced the 3.0% GDP contraction in Venezuela during the same period, reflecting the growing impact of draconian government policies on airlines, including...

Premier Aviation Overhaul Center Signs Long-Term Heavy Maintenance Contract with Atlas Air

Premier Aviation Overhaul Center and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW) are pleased to announce the two (2) year extension of their Agreement for the provision of airframe heavy maintenance on Atlas Air, Inc.‘s fleet of B767-200/300 and B747-400 aircraft. Coming into effect on January 1, 2016 the contract extends the successful relationship the two companies have maintained, si...

Magnetic MRO Establishes Office in London, UK

Total Technical Care MRO organization Magnetic MRO (www.magneticmro.com) establishes sales and engineering office in London, United Kingdom. The new office, located in Kensington, will be operational from October 1st, 2015, hosting Magnetic MRO sales and engineering teams in one centralized London location. ‘Magnetic MRO is growing rapidly togeth...

ExpressJet Airlines announces JetBlue University Gateway Program partnership

ExpressJet Airlines ("ExpressJet") is excited to announce a partnership with JetBlue Airways ("JetBlue") through the JetBlue University Gateway Program ("Gateway") to offer qualified students and current pilots a clear pathway to a career at JetBlue. The partnership expands on an earlier agreement with JetBlue to create three distinct pathways from an Aviation Accr...

Tony Tyler: Asia's aviation infrastructure challenge

By 2034, 7.3 billion airline passengers globally are expected to take to the skies. That is more than double the 3.5 billion passengers that will travel by air in 2015. Building the infrastructure to meet this growing demand for people and businesses to connect by air is a global challenge. But the pressure is most intense in the fast growing Asia-Pacific region, where airports and skies will n...

The Caribbean: Aviation Dream Or Nightmare?

While it is many people’s dream holiday destination, the Caribbean region is viewed as a difficult challenge by many private aviation companies. Some charter brokers have even opted out of arranging flights there altogether. At PrivateFly we have chosen our Caribbean partners carefully to maximize customer service but this has been a challenging task. Private aviation in...

Air traffic controllers making major errors remain on job, including at IAH

At airports and flight control centers around the country, air traffic controllers who have made major errors have been allowed to stay on the job, without loss of rank or pay, Channel 2 Investigates has found. Some of those mistakes have been highlighted in federal probes as contributing factors in catastrophic commercial and general aviation accidents. "So you can make an error that c...