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Handover of the first Airbus A350 to the German Federal Government's Special Air Mission Wing

Lufthansa Technik handed over the first of three new Airbus A350-900s to the German Armed Forces. During a small ceremony in Hamburg, conducted according to current pandemic rules, Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer took a first look at the future flagship of the Federal Ministry of Defence's (BMVg) Special Air Mission Wing. On the way to the final operational readiness of the airc...

Gulfstream opens joint facility with Jet Aviation at Palm Beach

Gulfstream Aerospace officially opened new company-owned service center at Palm Beach International Airport. The facility, shared with Jet Aviation, will have a hangar for each company and shared office space. “Gulfstream has had a presence in Palm Beach for almost 20 years with the capability to accommodate all Gulfstream models,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfst...

Lufthansa Group restricts exceptions from compulsory masks

Flying without mask only with a medical certificate and negative Covid-19 test  The airlines of the Lufthansa Group are restricting the exceptions from the obligation to wear a mask on board their flights. From 1 September 2020, an exemption from the obligation to wear a mask during the flight for medical reasons will only be possible if a medical certificate is presented on a form provide...

Double world first attempt for the SolarStratos team on Tuesday in Payerne

Raphaël Domjan and the SolarStratos solar airplane prototype team will attempt to achieve two spectacular world premieres tomorrow, Tuesday 25 August. See you in Payerne from 7am! Raphaël Domjan and the SolarStratos team will try to make two world premieres on Tuesday morning in Payerne. Exclusively charged with solar energy, the experimental aircraft will take off from the airfield w...

Leonardo strengthens helicopter support services in South Africa

Leonardo is strengthening the level of support and maintenance services offered to its customer base in South Africa with a new service centre following the recent acquisition of Precision Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd. This is located at Wonderboom Airport – Pretoria and comprises 2275 m2 of floor space, 450 m2 of workshop and store, and an equivalent amount of office space. The site had b...

Aspen Flight Academy welcomes two new DA40 NG

Aspen Flight Academy, a 501c3 Not-For-Profit flight school based at KASE, recently took delivery of two brand new Austro Engine jet-fuel powered DA40 NG aircraft. Aspen Flight Academy and Diamond Aircraft Industries have launched a joint effort to provide Aspen High School students access to the latest state-of-the-art flight training technology as part of the Every Student Flies (ESF) program....

airBaltic Club Integrates PINS Loyalty Program

airBaltic travel loyalty program, branded as the airBaltic Club, is in the process of fully integrating the PINS program under one brand therefore providing even more attractive offers to the customers. Māris Rudens, Managing Director of SIA Loyalty Services: “The joint loyalty program airBaltic Club is set for a change to become larger and more reward...

EHang joins international project to develop Air Ambulance

EHang announced that it has been selected to join Ambular, an international project endeavoring to develop a flying ambulance for medical emergency use.  Supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”), the project also seeks to inspire the global aviation community to unleash the potential of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft. The&...

Lufthansa Group signs EASA Charter

Air transport is one of the sectors most affected by the corona pandemic. This makes it even more important to strengthen confidence in flying as a safe form of travel. This is why the Lufthansa Group has signed up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) charter for safe flying under pandemic conditions. In doing so, it has committed itself to the strictest infection protection standar...

easyJet holidays launches in high street travel stores and independent travel agents

easyJet holidays has started its roll out to the independent travel trade with a soft launch with a handful of initial partners. The move, which will then see all 3000 trade partners on board by early September, means customers can book with an independent travel agent not just online via the easyJet holidays website.  The full roll out will see the on-boarding of over 3000 partners across...

Fire fighting training at European Rotors

Forest fires are no longer privative issue of southern Europe. Climate change and the increasing awareness of the general public about the economic and social value of nature have brought forest fires to headlines in all the continent. In 2019, forest fires caused the burning of an area of 174.924 hectares in Europe, and the number of fires that were mapped by EU authorities was 1197. This is why...

TAG Aviation Holding announced the sale of its remaining investments

TAG Aviation Holding announced the sale of TAG Aviation SA and the company’s 51% share of TAG Aviation Asia to its joint venture partner in Asia, Young Brothers Aviation Ltd. and another private investor.  The sale of the two charter/management businesses follows the recent divestiture of TAG Farnborough Airport and TAG’s various maintenance and FBO businesses earlier this year.&n...

air-omatherapy at 30,000 feet by Alaska Airlines

 Alaska Airlines announced a partnership with leading personal care brand EO, extending Alaska's Next-Level Care commitment to health and safety and taking self-care to new heights. Starting Aug. 21, guests on all Alaska flights will be offered a complimentary, single-use EO hand sanitizing wipe, which is 99.9% effective against common germs, scented with pur...

THC expands its services and purchases 10 Airbus H125 helicopters

The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters to purchase 10 H125 helicopters. The deal comes as part of THC’s commitment to further expand its fleet and introduce new services that fulfill market demand and support the development of the Kingdom’s wi...

A220-300 delivery schedule revised by airBaltic and Airbus to complete firm order in 2024

Latvian airline airBaltic and Airbus have signed an agreement on a revised Airbus A220-300 delivery schedule for the remaining 28 jets airBaltic has on order. It will complete the firm order of 50 Airbus A220-300 jets by early 2024.​ Martin Gaussnd Airbus, CEO of airBaltic: “The recent crisis enabled us to push forward our decision to...

First of 16 advanced law enforcement H125 helicopters delivered U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of 16 new H125 helicopters uniquely configured for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO). AMO collaborated with AHI as part of a long-term fleet upgrade initiative, and the resulting configuration has led to one of the most advanced, high-tech law enforcement helicopters ever developed. “Our mission is to...

Piper Meridian Receives G1000 NXi Upgrade Certification

Piper Aircraft announced that Garmin International has achieved certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for the G1000 NXi upgrade for G1000 equipped Meridian aircraft. The G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade is available immediately for these aircraft through select Garmin dealers and features several new enhancements such as SurfaceWatch, visual approaches, geographi...

As industry moves to accelerate use of lower-carbon alternative, find sustainable aviation fuel guide

The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition) today released a new informational guide detailing how industry leaders can incorporate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into their operations and accelerate the adoption of low-carbon fuels, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The new guide, titled, Fueling the Future, serves as an educational a...

Daher TBM 930 spreads its wings in the Microsoft Flight Simulator latest version

The TBM 930 member of Daher’s turboprop aircraft family will be logging virtual flight time with aviation enthusiasts around the globe through the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator video game, which was released yesterday. As a result of the software company’s partnership with Daher, the TBM 930 is available in all Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 versions: the Standard, Deluxe and...

Expanded services for international customers by Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft announced expanded services for international owners of Cirrus aircraft to further enhance the customer experience, including the availability of international finance options through Cirrus Finance™ and the launch of an EASA-approved Vision Jet™ Training program in Europe. Cirrus Finance Expands Internationally Renowned in the industry for competitive rates and e...

Boeing 777 Freighter joined Volga-Dnepr Group

A Boeing 777 Freighter joined the Volga-Dnepr Group fleet of 22 Boeing freighters today, departing Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The fuel efficient twin-engine freighter will begin operations with AirBridgeCargo, a subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr. AirBridgeCargo will operate the airplane via a sale-leaseback agreement with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE). “We are delighted...