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FlightSafety building a new Citation XLS+ simulator

FlightSafety International is building a new Citation XLS+ aircraft simulator. The level D simulator is expected to be operational at the Flightsafety learning centre in Columbus Ohio in April 2016. “Building a new Cessna Citation XLS+ simulator further enhances the benefits FlightSafety provides to owners and operators of Cessna aircraft around the world.” Steve Gross, vice...

Complimentary Attendance to ISTAT Europe

STAT Europe, the premier not-for-profit industry event for manufacturers, appraisers, financiers, lessors, airline personnel, fleet managers and remarketers, will be held 4-6 October at the Hilton Prague. As part of ISTAT’s Airline Focus Initiative, airline personnel are invited to attend ISTAT Europe for free. This means access to key aviation executives, information on th...

Emirates receives record delivery of 4 new wide-body aircraft in 1 day

Emirates celebrated the company record arrival of four new aircraft in one day, affirming its commitment to flying a modern, efficient and comfortable fleet. The bumper delivery included two Boeing 777-300ERs, one Boeing 777 Freighter and one A380 aircraft. Emirates is already the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 777 and the A380. The A380 aircraft delivered this week brings the tot...

Jet2.com announces significant investment in additional aircraft

The North’s leading leisure airline, Jet2.com, today announced the acquisition of 27 new aircraft from Boeing. The Next Generation 737-800s will be delivered over a two year period to 2018 and will be used to take package holiday and flight only customers to a range of exciting destinations across mainland Europe, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands, as well as a host of beautiful city...

WestJet reports August load factor of 84.6 per cent

WestJet today announced August 2015 traffic results with a load factor of 84.6 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 1.7 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 7.3 per cent over the same period. The airline flew a record 2.0 million guests in August, a year-over-year increase of 2.3 per cent or approximately 44,000 additional...

Call Sign Maiden-001: Cardiff Aviation’s First ACMI Aircraft Enters Service

The first aircraft for the new ACMI airline from Cardiff Aviation has now formally entered service. The Boeing 737-400 has also lived up to its call sign, transporting lucky Iron Maiden fans to Paris from Cardiff Airport for an exclusive listening party for the forthcoming new album, The Book of Souls – with Cardiff Aviation Chairman and Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson hand...

Mesa Airlines Exceeds $1 Million Paid in Employee Operational Performance Bonuses

Mesa Airlines, Inc. today announced it has exceeded $1 million paid in monthly incentive bonuses to employees since the inception of the program in May 2014. The monthly bonus program rewards Mesa employees for outstanding operational performance and top customer service scores from passengers. Since Mesa’s monthly employee incentive program began, the airline has also added 30 new E175 a...

World's First all-787 Fleet! Scoot retires last 777 from scheduled service

Scoot, Singapore’s great value budget carrier, became the first airline in the world to operate an all-Dreamliner fleet when its seventh 787 entered scheduled service today. Scoot’s last 777-200 retired in style with a pyjama party on its final flight on the Singapore-Taipei-Tokyo route. Scoot’s CEO, Campbell Wilson said, “Since deploying our first Dreamliner in...

Civil version of the latest Il-76MD-90A aircraft will be tested in 2015

Russian Ministry of Defense and Ilyushin Company will test the civil version of the latest Russian Il-76MD-90A military-transport aircraft, Ilyushin Company General Designer Nikolai Talikov told RIA Novosti at MAKS-2015 airshow. “We have planned it and the Ministry of Defense agreed to test Il-76MD-90A aircraft,” the General Designer said. The tests will be carried out this year....

Military testing of Il-112 aircraft will be started in 2019

Military tests of Il-112 light transport aircraft will be started in 2019; deliveries of the vehicle will be started the same year, TASS reports with reference to General Designer of Ilyushin Company, Nikolai Talikov. “Deliveries of production Il-112 transport aircraft may be started in 2019. Its military tests will also be started in 2019,” he said. Earlier Deputy Minister of De...

Venezuela took delivery of the first batch of Buk-M2E air defense systems on a wheeled chassis

Venezuela took delivery of the first batch of Buk-M2E air defense systems on a wheeled chassis, a source close to military attaché told TASS at MAKS-2015 airshow. “The first batch of Buk-M2E air defense systems on a wheeled chassis has already been delivered to Venezuela,” the source said. He added that the country placed one more order for the systems. He didn&rsqu...

Qatar Airways launches eighth route to Saudi Arabia

Qatar Airways has launched a new service to its eighth destination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with four flights a week to Abha. The inaugural flight landed at Abha International Airport yesterday. Qatar Airways flight QR1212, which landed at Abha international Airport at 15:40 yesterday was welcomed with a traditional water salute. The airport ceremony was hosted by Qatar Airways...

Safi Airways Chooses AFI KLM E&M For A320 Component Support

Safi Airways has confirmed its confidence in AFI KLM E&M by signing a component support contract covering their three A320-family aircraft. The agreement includes repairs and access to a spares pool. Cooperation developing This is the second contract that Safi Airways has signed with AFI KLM E&M. Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M SVP Commercial said: "Safi Airways has already show...

Astronics Corporation to supply passenger service units for Boeing 777X Aircraft

Astronics Corporation has been selected to supply the Passenger Service Units (PSU) on the new family of long-range Boeing 777X aircraft. The award is subject to the execution of a final purchase agreement. Mr. Peter J. Gundermann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astronics, commented, “We have had a long-standing relationship with Boeing on the 777 platform, and we are excited to pa...

Explore The World With The Qatar Airways End Of Summer Sale

Qatar Airways is offering customers in the United States an incredible promotion on Economy Class travel to exciting destinations around the world. Whether planning an adventure to Nepal or a getaway to Singapore, travelers will experience a new level of luxury onboard Qatar Airways with award-winning service and world-class hospitality. Now through September 13th,...

Consolidation gives power

On the eve of the 10th Business Aviation Exhibition Jet Expo 2015 in Moskow  Russian news agency BizavNews and European 50skyshades.com platform signed the strategic partnership agreement. In accordance to the agreements, the joint editorial team will be engaged in the formation of the information content on the Russian business aviation market for English-speaking audience. Th...

Aircraft Management Group - First in the World to Add the New Citation Latitude to their Charter Certificate

Aircraft Management Group, Inc., a provider of aircraft management and consulting services, as well as private aircraft charter through their AMG Jets division, is eager to announce the addition of a 2015 Citation Latitude to their charter certificate. This makes Aircraft Management Group, Inc. the first company in the world to have the Latitude available for charter. The aircraft will spend half...

Delta's Self-Check-In Technology and In-Flight Services Recognized as the Best in Latin America

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is being honored with two important customer service distinctions by Latin Trade's Best of Travel Annual Awards 2015: Best Food and Beverages on board Delta One and Best Self-Check-In for customers. Furthermore, Delta is the runner-up on three additional categories, Best In-Flight Technology, Best Airline App and Best Cargo Network. This is the second year in a...

Hawaiian Holdings Announces Investor Presentation Webcast

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) ("Company"), parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. ("Hawaiian"), announced today that it is scheduled to present at the Cowen and Company 8th Annual Global Transportation Conference on September 9, 2015.  The webcast is scheduled to begin at approximately 2:50pm Eastern Time. The call will be open to all inter...

Emirates launch route between Dubai and Orlando

Emirates launch new daily direct flights to Orlando, Florida, the most visited area within the United States, The National reports. This will be the airlines tenth route to the United States, with aims to encourage business and cultural exchanges between the two destinations.   Flying direct to Orlando will also act as a gateway to the Caribbean and central America for Emirate’...

Oman Air Inflight Services awarded ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate

Oman Air Inflight Services has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate by Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS and has been recognised by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Inflight services join a number of business units already holding ISO certification, including Supply Chain management and Oman Air’s First and Business Class...