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We are living interesting times for the business aviation industry - meet David McCown

Events are an amazing place to met people, to find out more about them, to discuss the industry and latest trends. Amazing when there is the "good energy" you share and the same vision of how things goes. We had this chance talking to David McCown, President of Air Partner US subsidiary. We won't even hide the fact that his flying experience in France had a special charm for us...

WZ16 French-Chinese helicopter engine strengthened

Safran and Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) have signed a memorandum of agreement to strengthen their industrial cooperation on the WZ16 French-Chinese helicopter engine. This agreement was signed in Beijing by Alexandre Ziegler, Safran Senior Executive Vice President, International and Public Affairs, and AECC Chairman Cao Jianguo, during French President Emmanuel Macron's State Visit...

Plus Istanbul Flight Academy chose Alsim AL250

Alsim announced the sale of an AL 250 to Istanbul Flight Academy, a flight school located in Istanbul, Turkey. The ATO is a Zero to ATPL training specialist. The Alsim AL250 is a generic and compact simulator for single & multi engine piston (SEP/MEP reconfigurable) PPL, CPL & IR training. The device meets all current regulatory standards and responds to training requirements...

The endurance of future Bye Aerospace eAircraft to be increased

A 12-month collaborative programme, announced in late July  is began by OXIS Energy and Bye Aerospace. The programme seeks to achieve a 50% to 100% increase in flight time from a single charge on future Bye Aerospace eAircraft. An innovative Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) battery technology, developed by OXIS,offers significant benefits to aviation markets. Compared to existing Li-ion bat...

The aviation is forever changed - Garmin Autoland System

“Today, aviation is forever changed as we introduce one of the industry’s most significant innovations – the first Autoland system for general aviation aircraft,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin president and CEO. “The unveiling of Autoland demonstrates Garmin’s deep commitment to develop advanced technologies that enhance aviation safety and save lives.” In...

Airbus Charter Service launched with Volotea

Do you now what is Airbus Charter Service? Here is the answer -  a service between Toulouse International Airport and Airbus’ Finkenwerder sites,to commute between both Airbus sites. Volotea has been selected by Airbus to operate the Airbus Charter Service or the next five years. Volotea serves this route from Monday to Friday. Volotea operates this route with two de...

Vertis Charter Management Programme added Bombardier Global 5000

Vertis Charter Management Programme added Bombardier Global 5000. It will be marketed exclusively for charter through the international Vertis network of offices spanning the North Americas, Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The privately owned and operated Global 5000 is based at London Luton Airport, and available for charter immediately offering long-range comfort, an extremely spaciou...

Getting ready for the "Big Game" - Air Partner Ultra-Premium packages

“The annual Big Game is among the most popular events for private jet travel in the world, and with this year’s game marking the culmination of the 100th season anniversary of the NFL, we expect it to be one of the busiest yet,” said David McCown, president of Air Partner U.S. “Air Partner has collaborated with Flag in the Sand to bring our JetCard clien...

MTU Aero Engines develops and operates a unique engine assembly system

With the geared turbofan (GTF), Pratt & Whitney and MTU Aero  Engines are building the most eco-efficient propulsion system currently available in the marketplace. MTU not only contributes key turbine and compressor technologies to this highly advanced family of engines, the company is also responsible for final assembly of one third of the PW1100G-JM geared turbofans that power the...

World’s First Airbus A220-300 C Check performed by airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic has successfully completed its first scheduled C check on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Two months ago, airBaltic became the first airline entitled to provide a full scope of maintenance for Airbus A220-300 aircraft type. Andris Vaivads, SVP Technical Operations of airBaltic: “After carrying more than 400 000 passe...

Cargo Control Centre launched by Etihad Cargo

Another step forward into its data-driven digitalization journey is taken by Etihad Cargo with the launch of its state-of-the-art Cargo Control Centre (CCC) at its head office in Abu Dhabi! Launching a year after Etihad Cargo embarked on a far-reaching digital transformation strategy, the CCC today becomes the “nerve centre” for real-time monitoring, tracking and active...

MEBAA leadership position to be confirmed at Dubai Airshow 2019

Two leading aviation shows in the region: Dubai Airshow and MEBAA Show. The fact that both these shows occur in Dubai, UAE, makes it more unique due to the strategic location and the buzzing market, attracting millions and trading in billions of dollars in the course.These shows attract the best in the industry, large and small, with the experts networking across the board.  As an ass...

Holidays are coming - Three newcomers to Clay Lacy Aviation fleet

Thinking about busy holiday season Clay Lacy Aviation has some important additions to its fleet - Gulfstream G650ER, Falcon 7X and Pilatus PC-24. All that is left to clients - make their choice of the aircraf. A 16-passenger, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650ER, a 16-passenger, long-range and fuel-efficient Dassault Falcon 7X tri-jet and the East Coast’s first Pil...

Welcome to the New Cambridge Jet Centre

Welcome to the New Cambridge Jet Centre! Since last Friday, 1 of November, you can enjoy in-house FBO services to its executive business charter customers! Investment has included redesigning and rebranding the existing centre on Newmarket Road, to offer up- to-the minute facilities and bring it in line with its eye-catching new pink and blue colour scheme, introduced this summer as p...

ClearVisionTM launched with Aurigny First ATR 72-600

First of three ATR 72-600 aircraft was delivered to Aurigny. By replacing its fleet of three ATR 72-500 aircraft with the -600 Series, Aurigny will optimise its operations by acquiring the most efficient regional aircraft. An ATR 72-600 burns up to 40% less fuel and emits 40% less CO2 compared to a regional jet. The Guernsey-based airline will also further benefit from -600 Series’ lates...

OpenAirlines to present its innovative eco-flying solution SkyBreathe in China

Every professional in the industry as well as the majority of people all around the globa are aware of the meaning of climate change, the carbon emission role in it and related issues to be solved ASAP.  The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) forecasts that if no action taken, aviation emissions could grow by 300-700% by 2050. China's civil aviation faces complex c...

FST sells HOP! ATR42/72 Full Flight Simulator to South America

Flight Simulator Trader acquired a Flight Safety ATR42/72-500 Full Flight Simulator from HOP!-Training, France to develop of its training portfolio for South American and overseas operators of ATR aircraft. Flight Simulator Trader was acting as general contractor on behalf of HOP!-Training as former operator of the device and the new owner. FST sourced the Full Flight Simulator, evaluated, u...

Cebu Pacific signed for 16 A330neo

Cebu Pacific has signed a firm order with Airbus for 16 long-range A330neo aircraft. The order firms up the wide-body portion of a previously announced Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which also includes commitments for 10 A321XLR and five A320neo single-aisle aircraft. The A330neo ordered by Cebu Pacific is a higher-capacity version of the A330-900, with up to 460 seats in a single-class co...

Liebherr-Aerospace to supply components to Rolls-Royce Pearl 700

Liebherr-Aerospace will contribute to the next-generation business jet engine Rolls-Royce  Pearl 700! The comany has been selected to supply the pneumatic component package the Pearl 700: Both the pneumatic valves and the actuation devices that control pneumatic power around the engine have been designed, are manufactured and serviced by&n...

Up to 165 Aircraft to be featured at Dubai Airshow

When the Dubai Airshow opens 17 November 2019, trade attendees can expect to see up to 165 aircraft on display from the entire aerospace industry. In particular, the static display will include the latest civil, business and military aircraft plus a selection of helicopters from industry leaders and new players. Emirates Airline will be showcasing its ultra long range Boeing 777-300, A380-800 a...

What to expect from La Compagnie in 2020: plans and news

Second La Compagnie A321neo was received end of September, marking the airline’s position as the youngest and most innovative fleet with two new long-haul aircraft from Airbus. The new A321neo is equipped with 76 business-class seats that recline in full-flat bed position, a state-of-the-art entertainment system, and free unlimited Wi-Fi connection for all passengers supplied...