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MC-21-300 test aircraft arrived in Ulyanovsk for painting

On June 10, 2020 the MC-21-300 test aircraft (tail number 73056) flew from Ramenskoye airfield (Zhukovsky, Moscow region) to Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airfield for painting. The flight lasted about an hour and a half without remarks. The airplane was piloted by the crew of Hero of Russia, 1st class test-pilot Oleg Mutovin and 1st class test-pilot Vasily Sevastyanov. At Spektr-Avia's Ulyanovsk...

GKN Aerospace obtains FAA certification for aero-engine parts repair facility in Malaysia

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued the base certification to GKN Aerospace’s Johor facility in Malaysia for the repair of CFM56 aero-engine parts.  The site will focus on servicing engine low pressure compressor (LPC) components for CFM56-5B, CFM56-7 and V2500. The facility will complement GKN Aerospace’s existing component repair facility in El Cajon, Californ...

Meridian FBOs Receive IS-BAH Registration

Meridian has received recognition from the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) for its Hayward (HWD) and Teterboro (TEB) FBO facilities. The IS-BAH standard is based on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices in the preparation of handling business aircraft. The standard was designed to promote use of industry best practi...

ILA Berlin 2020 goes digital with RED Aircraft

RED Aircraft confirms its participation in the ongoing ILA Berlin 2020 digital aerospace exibition. This is a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a public airshow. It is held every even year at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport near Schönefeld. Owing to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, however, the exhibition has gone digital this year. With this, ILA now be...

200+ Medical Supply Flights to Europe - China Eastern Airlines

At 09:09 AM June 5 local time, a China Eastern Airlines (CEA) ”passenger to cargo “flight MU7263 took off from Jinan to Milan fully loaded with over 20 tons of supplies. This is CEA `s 22th flight transporting medical equipment directly from China to Italy.  CEA performed 300 cargo flights per week recently. As of May, CEA performed accumulatively 4,000 flights involved in huma...

Exxaero introduces AirCare to exceeds health and safety of passengers

Exxaero announces its latest partnership with air technology corporation Inscentives Europe. The collaboration between the two companies involves the continuous disinfection of cabin air in aircraft by using UVC plasma technic. With the introduction of this revolutionary technology on board of all its aircraft, Exxaero wants to minimize chances on the spread of the coronavirus even further and kee...

Positive trends on Flight Training Market: 43 Airschool choose ALSIM AL250

43 Airschool, located in South Africa, is acquiring an ALSIM’s AL250 flight simulator, providing hope to the aviation training market despite of the coronavirus pandemic damaging the industry. The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable simulator certified as an EASA FNPT II. In addition, it offers both classic and glass co...

Moscow Aviation Institute creates planes for small aviation

The importance of small aircraft development in Russia is difficult to overestimate. In 15 regions of the country, aviation remains the main component of the transport system, while more than 28,000 settlements do not have any ground transport links at all. In order to provide high-quality transport links in the Far North, Siberia, and the Far East new approaches are needed to develop and imple...

The heart of Rolls-Royce future innovation and growth - net zero carbon by 2050

Rolls-Royce joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in the run up to COP26 with a bold ambition to play a leading role in pioneering a resilient, inclusive, net zero carbon future. This will see Rolls-Royce become net zero carbon in its operations by 2030 and, more fundamentally, set an ambition to play a leading role in enabling the sectors in which we operate to reach net zero carbon by 20...

Cathay Pacific recapitalisation financing of USD5bn

Cathay Pacific announced a recapitalisation plan that will help it maintain its competitiveness and operations, while continuing its commitments to Hong Kong as an international aviation, financial and commercial hub. This three-part plan is designed to provide Cathay Pacific with sufficient funds to withstand the industry-wide downturn, and a stable financial platform from which it will be a...

Lilium welcomes Baillie Gifford as new investor

Lilium welcomed respected investment management partnership, Baillie Gifford, as a new investor. Known for their track record of investing in high-impact technology companies such as Amazon, Tesla, Airbnb, Spotify and SpaceX, the partnership has invested $35m in the company, extending the current funding round to more than $275m, and total investment to date to more than $375m. The news co...

Civil Air Patrol and Textron Aviation Special Missions continued collaboration

Textron Aviation signed a contract by the U.S. Civil Air Patrol for the sale of 17 Cessna piston engine aircraft. Using fiscal year 2020 funds, the CAP agreed to purchase 11 Skyhawk 172S, five Skylane 182T and one Turbo Stationair HD T206HD aircraft. The aircraft will join a fleet of nearly 550 Cessna aircraft currently owned and operated by the CAP. “From search and rescue, to disas...

Austrian Airlines Receives Financial Aid from the Federal Government and Lufthansa

EUR 150 million in state aid to cover coronavirus-related losses; ecological requirements imposed  EUR 150 million injection of equity capital by Lufthansa  EUR 300 million as bank loans to be repaid by 2026  Rescue package designed to ensure maintaining flight hub to CEE and long-haul flight connections  The Austrian Federal Government, Lufthansa and Austrian Air...

World first lie-flat airline seat for Economy Class to sleep and social distance

San Francisco startup Zephyr Aerospace is introducing a new social distancing-compliant airline seat and bed combo for premium economy passengers. For decades, lie-flat seating has been the indulgence of business and first-class travelers — the "select few" who can afford this luxury. Now a fresh innovation could bring the same concept to economy plus, and it couldn't...

Sofia Airport concession awarded to Meridiam and its partner Munich Airport

The Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria just upheld the decision of the Commission for Protection of Competition of 14 November 2019 confirming the selection of Meridiam and its partner Munich Airport as concessionaire for Sofia Airport, by the Ministry of Transport. The investment embedded in this 35-year long-term public-private partnership will contribute to Bulgaria ́s economic rebound...

Free E-Learning course sponsored by NAS available on Academy.aero

National Aviation Services is sponsoring a free e-learning course titled “COVID-19: Defeating the Crisis and Evolving as a Leader” on the online training platform www.Academy.aero. The course, specially designed for aviation professionals, is the first ground handling industry course to be made public by NAS. NAS is offering this course completely free for up to 100...

Rosaviatsiya suggests resuming flights from Russia to overseas since July 15

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) suggests resuming flights from Russia to overseas since July 15, a source in one of airlines told TASS on Sunday. "Yesterday, Rosaviatsiya held a meeting and decided to suggest resuming international flights from a number of Russian cities since July 15 to 15 countries," said a source familiar with a meeting on resuming flights with fore...

First ever Etihad Airways flight to Cuba

Etihad Airways has operated its first ever flight to Havana, Cuba. The goodwill flight, chartered by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, landed in the capital of the Caribbean island nation, carrying Cuban nationals returning home from the UAE. Havana is the latest addition to an expanding list of special charter flights to destinations not normally served on the airline’s globa...

GECAS delivers prototype for 777-300ERSF passenger-to-freighter conversion

GECAS has delivered 777-300ER MSN 32789 to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the prototype passenger-to-freighter conversion for the “Big Twin” program announced last October. Ferrying from Dubai, the aircraft arrived in Tel Aviv today where it will undergo an extensive conversion at IAI’s facility, including the addition of the Main Deck Cargo Door, freighter linin...

Virgin Atlantic plan to return to passenger flying

Virgin Atlantic has announced its plan to restart passenger flying, with services from London Heathrow to Orlando, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York JFK and Los Angeles set to resume from 20th and 21st July 2020. As countries around the world start to relax travel restrictions, Virgin Atlantic will resume some routes on 20th July, while steadily increasing passenger flying throu...

Bombardier Aviation cuts 2500 jobs

The corona crisis has direct impact on jobs at Bombardier Aviation: the announced workforce adjustment means 2500 aviation jobs will be cuted.The company tells, that when the pandemic first arose, it responded quickly, suspending manufacturing operations to support local government efforts to slow the spread of the virus and to protect the health and safety of employees, partners and customer...