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European Rotors is on track for a successful show debut in November

The helicopter and VTOL world is coming to Cologne in November this year. The new show format EUROPEAN ROTORS is getting a very positive feedback and strong support from the market with many market leaders having already signed-up for the premiere. The organizers European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have set up a platform that combines a leadin...

First in-flight 100% sustainable aviation fuel emissions study on commercial passenger jet

A team of aerospace specialists has launched the world’s first in-flight emissions study using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a wide-body commercial passenger aircraft. Airbus, German research centre DLR, Rolls-Royce and SAF producer Neste have teamed up to start the pioneering ‘Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuels’ (ECLIF3) project looking into the effe...

SE Aeronautics to manufacture greenest widebody aircraft

SE Aeronautics announced the launch of their new widebody airliner concept, a 100% monocoque molded wide-body airliner that is a new generation of aircraft. The company's technological improvements turn the corner on efficiency, sustainability, safety, comfort and operating cost.  Aircraft manufacturers have been using the same aircraft design for the past 60 years, with few excep...

The agreement on the modernization and licensed production of IL-103 in Hungary concluded

The agreement on the modernization and licensed production of IL-103 in Hungary was concluded on March 17 between Ilyushin Aviation Complex (part of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) under Rostec State Corporation) and the Hungarian company Aviation Engineering Zrt The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Oleg Bocharo...

Av-DEC & GLOBALJET Services to provide aircraft theory, identification, treatment and prevention training courses

GLOBALJET Services, Inc. and Aviation Devices and Electronic Components, LLC (Av-DEC) are industry-leaders in both aviation training and aircraft corrosion- prevention solutions. Both companies have adapted to the current working environment by creating virtual training courses that directly mirror the experience of having hands-on training. Av-DEC and GLOBALJET Services have combined their comple...

A plan for recovery in 2021 and beyond - ATR

ATR is determined to emerge stronger from the COVID crisis by strengthening its global presence in the next decade and by continuing to offer the most sustainable and modern option for regional air travel. In 2020, ATR was quick to react to the circumstances by supporting its customers with rapid freight conversion solutions, sanitary tutorials as well as storage and maintenance instructions. T...

Bombardier Demonstration Aircraft Operations Team earns highest recognition by IBAC

The demonstration aircraft operations team of Bombardier has once again earned the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations Stage 3 accreditation for its ongoing commitment to the implementation of a robust safety culture. Stage 3 designation is the highest level of recognition issued by the International Business Aviation Council, and this year’s award marks th...

Centreline introduces Sustainable Aviation Fuel as part of Carbon Neutral Flight Strategy

Bristol based aviation business Centreline AV Limited, has partnered with Air bp to supply Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from its FBO at Bristol Airport. As the first non-network user and independent retailer of SAF in the UK, Centreline, a Pula Aviation Services Limited (PASL) business, has invested in the infrastructure to supply SAF as part of PASL’s commitment to reduce the enviro...

Electronic Flight Plans for pilots - introduced by airBaltic

airBaltic has recently introduced a new sustainability project, replacing pilot briefing packages with electronic operational flight plans that airBaltic pilots will be able to access on their iPads. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We introduced iPads for our pilots already back in 2014, saving vast amounts of printed paper each year...

Tisdall Aviation Group enhances their training with two new ALSIM AL250 simulator

The Tisdall Aviation Group, based in Australia, renews its confidence in ALSIM in acquiring two AL250 simulators. 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 cockpit instrumentation for each flight model at the simple flick of a switch. This dev...

Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy - EHang Partners & Giancarlo Zema Design Group

EHang partners with an Italian architecture firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group (GZDG) to extend its air mobility solutions in the EU. With EHang’s passenger-grade AAV technologies and air mobility solutions, GZDG has designed and will build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials, and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passen...

Development of new onboard patient transport units

Lufthansa Technik AG recently began the strategic further development of its proven patient transport unit PTE (German: Patiententransporteinheit) for the air transport of patients in intensive medical care. Based on an order placed by the German Armed Forces in 2020, an initial 26 PTE NG (New Generation) units will be produced over the next two years. The further development for the German Arm...

Sabena technics expands its partnership with Honeywell

Honeywell & Sabena technics strengthen their cooperation by extending the duration and scope of their component repair agreement on ATR 42 and 72 platforms. Thus making Sabena technics the sole licensee on this platform till end of December 2030. As a licensed Honeywell Authorized Service Centre and Global Channel Partner, Sabena technics has already been providing repair and upgrades for a...

Gulfstream APU repair facility recognized by Honeywell as Center Of Excellence

Gulfstream Aerospace auxiliary power unit repair facility has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by Honeywell Aerospace, the APU manufacturer.  “Gulfstream has been a longstanding partner with Honeywell and has established itself as an APU Repair and Overhaul Center of Excellence,” said Neil Hounjet, senior director, BGA Aftermarket Business, Honeywell Aerospace. “...

The completion manager is not enough - a private jet owner deserves more

A one-of-a-kind private jet that meets your needs and reflects your aspirations requires bespoke solutions. Camber Aviation Management’s experts have created a tailored package that delivers above and beyond standard completion management services - the Streamline Method™. Camber has built a bridge connecting private jet clients to a robust aircraft selection and outfitting process foc...

Grounded fleet size of China Eastern Airlines reduced to zero at Shanghai base

The grounded fleet size of China Eastern Airlines has fallen to zero at its Shanghai base, the carrier said in a note sent to the Global Times on March 12, 2021, another sign that the aviation market is recovering.  At present, China Eastern's average daily passenger flight volume has recovered to about 2,400. It is expected that there will be a surge in travel...

AW109 Trekker enters the Indonesian helicopter market

Leonardo delivered an AW109 Trekker light twin to FlyKomala of Indonesia, marking the entrance of the type into the country’s helicopter market. The aircraft will be used by the operator to carry out a range of missions including passenger transport, utility transport, disaster relief, and emergency support duties. FlyKomala will benefit from best in class performance and payload, large...

Business aviation market recovers - ExecuJet expands Middle East fleet

ExecuJet expands its Middle East activities, adding a Global 6000 and a Global 7500 to the regional fleet. The Global 6000, which joined the fleet in February 2021 for a Turkish client, is based at Istanbul’s Atta Turk International Airport. The new Global 7500, which joined the fleet in December 2020 to become the first Global 7500 in the Middle East and the third aircra...

SITA to recruit 55 software engineers in Ireland as it ramps up development of its airport portfolio

SITA is significantly expanding its Agile DevOps teams by over 55 people in Letterkenny, Ireland to develop the next generation of its highly successful SITA AT AIRPORTS portfolio. These new roles include software engineers, test engineers, UX designers, scrum masters and product owners. As the air transport industry begins its slow recovery from COVID-19, airports, airlines and government...

airBaltic resumes flights outside EU

airBaltic announces that starting from March 17 it plans to resume flights from Riga to Kyiv for those passengers that are travelling for essential reasons. airBaltic will resume additional flights outside the European Union starting from March 28.​ Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Now that flights from Latvia to countries outside the European Union...

WAI Concludes Successful First Virtual Conference

The 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire. during WAI’s first virtual conference on March 11-12, 2021."We made the decision last fall – for the safety of all our attendees during the pandemic – to take our annual gathering to an all-virtual platform with the goal of delivering the same content to include a wi...