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To achieve China's highest Safety Standards Sino Jet employs Data Analytics

First Chinese operator to manage comprehensive data analytics to support IS-BAO III In 2018, Sino Jet Ltd. was the first operator in mainland China to reach IS-BAO stage III, the internationally recognised safety standard from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). The company’s President in Beijing, Ms. Chris Wu, has since shared that Sino Jet leverages data analytics to...

Beast from the East – Part Two?

Hundreds of thousands of passengers likely to be affected by flight disruption but many are unaware of flight rights Bott and Co, the UK’s leading flight delay compensation law firm, forecasts thousands of flight delays and cancellations this winter but fears many passengers are still in the fog about their rights.    According to the law firm, more than 700,000 passengers ha...

First time user of London Oxford Airport for North American users

London Oxford Airport (OXF-EGTK) is participating at the NBAA’s Schedulers and Dispatchers event in San Antonio, TX this week (29th January to 1st February) and is highlighting a ‘first time user’ offer to North American-originating pilots and corporate flight departments.   New arrivals from the US and Canada can claim 25% off their landing fees fro...

Russian government to allocate $24.2 mln worth of subsidies for MC-21 airliner project

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on allocation of 1.6 bln rubles ($24.24 mln) worth of subsidies for the MC-21 airliner project. "I have signed a governmental decree to allocate subsidies for production and support of MC-21 airliner for the first time. Almost 1.6 bln rubles will be spent on that in 2019," he said at a meeting with deputy prime ministers on Mo...

World Economic Forum 2019 was a success for Luxaviation

Each year World Economic Forum in Davos is a very important event for business aviation actors in the region. High profile clients from all around the world are coming and there is no right to any mistake. Operation must be assured on the highest quality level, clients should be happy with proposed variety of services.  Just after the closing of 2019 edition Luxaviation Group had a look at...

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA strengthens its balance sheet through a fully underwritten rights issue of NOK 3 billion

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“Norwegian” or the “Company”) is strengthening its balance sheet through a fully underwritten rights issue of NOK 3 billion in order to increase its financial flexibility and create headroom to the covenants of its outstanding bonds compared with the Company’s business plan. The Company is changing its strategic focus from growth to profi...

Are Standing Airline Seats the Future of Increasing Seating Capacity?

  G. Ziemelis Since the dawn of commercial aircraft seating has been mostly unchanged. Even up until today regardless of which airline or aircraft one flies in the seats all look and feel familiar. But in the pursuit of cheaper fares and cutting costs this might soon change.  Increasing capacity, reducing comfort At the yearly Aircraft Interiors Expo, innovations in luxury in...

SEA Prime gets ready for the new Milano Malpensa Prime Terminal opening

SEA Prime at SDC 2019 – Booth #1900 gets ready for the new Milano Malpensa Prime Terminal opening SEA Prime, a SEA Group company, which with the Milano Prime brand is the sole manager of the Business and General Aviation infrastructures of Linate and Malpensa, closed 2018 posting a growth of 2.5% and a total of 26,000 movements. It was a year filled with successes, confirming th...

Metrojet Engineering Clark receives Qatar approval

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com), a business aviation service provider based in Hong Kong with presence throughout Asia Pacific, is pleased to announce that its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) in The Philippines – Metrojet Engineering Clark – has recently received approval from the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) as an Approved Maintenance...

Tashkent is closer with Flydubai

flydubai becomes the first UAE-based airline to operate direct flights to Uzbekistan With the launch of five flights a week to Tashkent, flydubai will offer 33 weekly flights to seven points in Central Asia   The new destination will operate as a codeshare route with Emirates with a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft  Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to Tashken...

A330neo certified by EASA for “beyond 180 minutes” ETOPS

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the A330-900 for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) “beyond 180 minutes” diversion time. This significant achievement means that operators of the A330neo, which is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, will benefit from the most efficient, reliable and direct long-range routings. The approval, which inc...

Flying Scholarship 2019 launched by TAG Farnborough Airport

 TAG Farnborough Airport has today launched the TAG Flying Scholarship 2019.  Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, TAG Farnborough Airport grants one person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals who might otherwise not have the necessary resources to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their Private Pi...

Signature Flight Support Partners with FlightAware

The strategic partnership will enhance service to aircraft operators by better connecting them with Signature Fixed Based Operator (FBO) facilities. Signature Flight Support is deploying FlightAware's FBO Toolbox across their FBO network. The move will establish even better communications between aircraft operators and FBOs by enabling a new level of coordination and service to the flight s...

Delivery of inaugural shipset for World's First Super Versatile Jet by Strata Manufacturing

Strata Manufacturing has delivered its first shipset of belly fairings for the PC-24, a twin-engine business jet produced by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd of Switzerland. The delivery of the first shipset follows the two companies’ landmark agreement signed during Abu Dhabi Global Aerospace Summit in April 2018. The long-term agreement between the two companies aims to position Strata as the...

Airbus and Thailand’s CATC to work on pilot, maintenance training

Airbus and Thailand’s CATC to work on pilot, maintenance training  Airbus and Thailand’s Civil Aviation Training Center (CATC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on projects to develop and implement maintenance training and pilot training courses in the country.  Under the agreement, Airbus and the CATC will identify ways in which they can...

Convolus to be acquired by AVIAA, merges fleets

AVIAA is adding over 150 new aircraft to their membership with the announcement on 28th January it has reached an agreement with Europe’s smart purchasing business Convolus to merge their operations.   The move will see AVIAA widen its footprint in Europe with the establishment of an office in Munich, Germany, complementing its existing bases in the UK and US...

TBM’s customer support expands with a new Daher operational base in the greater Paris region

Daher announced the opening of a new TBM customer support base serving the Île-de-France geographic region surrounding Paris, and which is strategically situated in a technology cluster zone that has earned the designation as “Europe’s Silicon Valley.” Located at the popular Toussus-le-Noble aerodrome southwest of Paris, this operation includes a workshop and offices in...

The First Commercial Operator of the Ultra-Modern Gulfstream G500 Jet Worldwide - Qatar Executive

Qatar Executive’s brand-new jet receives Operations Specification approval from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority DQatar Executive announced that it is officially the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 jet, which embarked on its inaugural flight on Monday 14 January. The private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group received two brand-new Gulfstre...

25,000 mission for patients in need flew by East Anglian Air Ambulance

In every day life the majority of us doen't think about this kind of services. I had an opportunity to look over similar services in France and Switzerland. As well as helped to see the opportinuty to create such service in country where it doesn't exist. As EAAA says, it is something they do not really celebrates, as every mission mean there is someone who needs help, sometimes it is life...

Honeywell And Pipistrel Collaborate On Aircraft Technologies For Urban Air Mobility

Honeywell and Pipistrel have signed a memorandum of understanding that will bring both companies together to explore and develop solutions for the urban air mobility market. The companies will integrate Honeywell avionics, navigation, flight control systems, connectivity and other beneficial products and services onto a future Pipistrel Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) air vehicl...

Cathay Pacific becomes easyJet Worldwide partner

easyJet customers will be able to connect seamlessly between easyJet flights across its European network flying into London Gatwick Airport and onwards on Cathay Pacific flights, initially between London Gatwick and Hong Kong once it is live on Worldwide in the coming weeks. Worldwide by easyJet has been consistently growing in popularity. Chicago is currently the most popular longhaul des...