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First Heavy Maintenance Inspection on a Falcon 2000LXS by ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia

ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia has completed the country’s first C-Inspection on a Dassault Falcon 2000LXS, further reinforcing Malaysia’s status as an important centre for business aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) in Asia Pacific. The Falcon 2000 is a super mid-size business jet favored by many operators in Asia Pacific. It is the most popular Falcon type in the regi...

United Airlines orders 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft

United Airlines has placed an order for 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft, positioning the airline to grow its presence in the single-aisle market in alignment with its “United Next” initiative.  The new order complements existing orders from United for 50 A321XLR aircraft, bringing the total commitment from the airline to 120 A321 aircraft.  “Such a significant order from...

MC-21-310 flight-test aircraft arrived in Ulyanovsk to be painted

MC-21-310 flight-test aircraft equipped with the Russian PD-14 engines arrived form Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (part of UAC, Rostec State Corporation), to Ulyanovsk Vostochny airport.  The aircraft was operated by the crew of 1st class test pilot Vasily Sevastyanov, 1st class test pilot Andrey Voropayev, flight test engineer Anton Kuznetsov.  The pilot Va...

KORE enabled IoT technology powers drones to deliver Critical Medical Assets

KORE will showcase the innovative enablement of IoT connectivity that is making it possible for Australian drone-powered logistics company Swoop Aero to transport COVID-19 vaccines into isolated areas of the world. KORE representatives will be attending Mobile World Congress and showcasing the solution during a private presentation with the King of Spain and his senior dignitar...

Airport Dimensions and Swissport have completed a deal to acquire No1 Lounges business

Airport Dimensions, a global leader in travel and passenger experiences and market leaders in the US with its The Club brand, has reached an agreement with joint venture partner Swissport, owner of Aspire, a leading global lounge and global aviation services company, to acquire the No1 Lounges business through our joint venture SwissportALD. The acquisition will see Airport Dimensions an...

JET MS expand services to meet pre-owned aircraft demand

With a surge in demand for pre-owned planes, JET MS  announces a new range of services to embrace this rapidly growing market. In what has been described as a very active global pre-owned aircraft sales market, JET MS, the leading provider of base and line maintenance services for business aviation and regional aircraft, are ready to perform pre-purchase inspections – a necessary s...

SWISS presents its new Premium Economy Class

SWISS unveiled its new Premium Economy Class, which will supplement its existing Economy, Business and First classes of travel from the fourth quarter of this year. SWISS Premium Economy Class travellers will enjoy greater privacy and enhanced inflight comfort, a major contributor to which will be the newly developed fixed-backshell seat. Premium Economy customers will also be offered a wide range...

WebCargo by Freightos throughout the European region & Qatar Airways Cargo

The world’s largest cargo airline will provide forwarders in Europe with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo  Since the launch in February 2021, Qatar Airways Cargo has received a large number of eBookings via the platform Qatar Airways Cargo announces that WebCargo by Freightoswill be introduced across the European region* effective 30 June 2021. Forwarde...

airBaltic took delivery of its 27th Airbus A220-300

On June 27, 2021, Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed its 27th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABA, in Riga. This is the second out of seven planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2021. This aircraft is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, ...

Be ready - Embraer Eve electric vertical aircraft comes for Blade in Key Southern Florida and West Coast Markets

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Blade Air Mobility announced an arrangement for Eve to provide Blade up to 60,000 hours of flight time per year on its electrical vertical takeoff landing aircraft, also known in the market as EVA, beginning in 2026 for use in Southern Florida and West Coast markets, subject to certain considerations.      Backed by Em...

China Airlines and AFI KLM E&M sign major GE90 engine support contract

AFI KLM E&M and China Airlines have signed a formal agreement to support the GE90 engines powering the airline's fleet of Boeing 777F aircraft.It binds the two parties exclusively over the long term with (PBH) “Power By the Hour” support solutions. This contract covers PBH, such as MRO on engine and LRU, engineering support including spare engine support, transportation, On-Win...

Cathay Pacific Airways and HK Express select Airbus Flight Hour Services for A320 fleets

Cathay Pacific Airways and HK Express have signed contracts for Airbus’s Flight Hour Services (FHS) to provide support for their A320 Family fleets. These extend the service relationship with Cathay Pacific and welcome HK Express as a new FHS customer. The multi-year, maintenance-by-the-hour contracts cover integrated component services, including on-site stock, pool access, and repair se...

Gulfstream enhances G700 cabin environment with lower cabin altitude

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced a lower cabin altitude for the all-new Gulfstream G700, further advancing the already industry-leading Gulfstream Cabin Experience on the new business jet flagship.  Originally announced with a cabin altitude of 3,290 feet/1,003 meters when flying at 41,000 ft/12,497 m, the G700 cabin altitude at the same flight level has been improved to 2,916 ft/889 m...

Leonardo delivers HH-139B helicopter to the Italian Air Force

Italian Minister of Defence Lorenzo Guerini and Italian Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Alberto Rosso attended the acceptance ceremony of an Italian Air Force HH-139B helicopter during an official visit to Leonardo’s helicopter facility in Vergiate (Italy). Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo General Manager Lucio Valerio Cioffi, and Leonardo Helicopters’ MD Gian Piero Cutillo were...

Lufthansa strengthens its premium hub in Munich

Munich Airport is Europe's only 5-star hub for years and is popular among Lufthansa passengers, globally, not only as the gateway to Bavaria, but as a leading, premium airport offering an inspiring travel journey. Now as the global travel industry is returning to prior levels of activity, Lufthansa is strengthening its premium services from Munich Airport and will again offer First Class on...

Mi-8 made its first flight 60 years ago

60 years ago, on June 24, 1961, Mi-8 took off for the first time, ultimately becoming the most widely used twin-engine helicopter in aviation history. It is called the “helicopter with hundred professions” that can be seen all over the world: over 13,000 have been delivered to more than 80 countries. The development of Mi-8 by Mil Design Bureau began in the second half of the 1950s....

Skyworks Aeronautics announces the order of 100 eGyro electric aircraft

Skyworks Aeronautics announces the order of 100 eGyro electrically powered vertical take-off and landing aircraft from a consortium of Mint Air and Mobius.energy Corp with options for an additional 100 aircraft.  “A consortium led by Mint Air is committed to bringing safe, efficient, and cost-effective electric aircraft solutions to South Korea and we are absolutely...

Helvetic Airways took delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2

Helvetic Airways of Switzerland received the first of four new E195-E2 aircraft at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos. Helvetic will receive three further E195-E2s by the end of next month, July 2021.Helvetic ordered 12 E-Jet E2s in 2018 to support its fleet renewal initiative: 8 E190-E2s (already in service) and four E195-E2s (converted from the original E190-E2 or...

FACC takes off at largest tech fair in Europe

As one of the leading technology groups in the aerospace sector, FACC is continuously working on new, groundbreaking mobility concepts for airspace. The autonomous air taxi EHang 216, which was developed in cooperation with the Chinese enterprise EHang, recently made a lasting impression at VivaTech '21 in Paris. FACC's technology was also met with great enthusiasm by French President Emma...

ANRA Technologies partners with Hyundai UAM division to develop advanced air mobility technologies

The Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group announced a new partnership with ANRA Technologies – a leading international provider of end-to-end drone operations and traffic management solutions for unmanned system operators and airspace managers – to begin developing the operating environment for the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry. This is the first in a series of a...

Metrojet assists voluntary aeromedical organisation to deliver aircraft for life-saving missions

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited was delighted to provide flight operations and planning support to Pacific Mission Aviation (PMA)  in delivering two King Air 200 aircraft from the United States to Yap Island in Micronesia, where the non-governmental missionary organisation is based. PMA previously operated twin-engine piston aircraft within the Micronesian islands providing voluntary...