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Airbus expands its aircraft deliveries using sustainable jet fuel blends

One of main problems all possible sides are discussing - how to minimize air transportation impact on environmental. Main manufacturers have confirmed their commitment to work on this cause during latest Paris International Air Show edition. Less talking, more actins - this is obviously one of the main points for Airbus. It is the manufacturer, which originated sustainable-fuelled jetliner...

Ambitious FedEx Fleet Modernization Strategy

As part of its ongoing fleet modernization strategy, FedEx Express has introduced a new Boeing 767F cargo jet into its European fleet. The newly introduced aircraft operates five times a week and connects FedEx hubs in Dublin, London Stansted, and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, one of the major FedEx hubs in Europe alongside Cologne and Liège. The new aircraft brings superior en...

Qatar Airways $1 billion order for 18 Gulfstream aircraft

Qatar Airways announced a significant order for 18 Gulfstream aircraft during a ceremony at the White House on 9 July 2019 that was witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar and U.S. President Donald Trump. The order worth over $1 billion is for 14 Gulfstream G650ER and four Gulfstream G500 and will add to Qatar Executive’s growing fleet th...

Firm Order for the Multi-Mission Airlift KC-390 for Portugal

The Portuguese Government announced today a firm order of five multi-mission airlifters Embraer KC-390 as part of the process to modernize Portuguese Air Force capacities to support national Armed Forces operations and increase readiness in missions of public interest. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2023. The KC-390 is designed to set new standards for efficiency and productivity in its c...

Hahn Air welcomes eight new airline partners

Hahn Air announced the integration of eight additional airlines into its global network of more than 350 air, rail and shuttle companies in the second quarter of 2019. The new additions bring the total number of new partners for this year up to 22. Six of the newly integrated partners are expanding their distribution reach by using the Hahn Air product HR-169 and thereby making their fligh...

World Circumnavigation Speed Record has been Beaten

Today, at 12:12:23 UTC the history was made - beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles!  Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and crew on board of Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft with record time of the mission of 46 hours, 39 minutes and 38 seconds! “Our mission, titled One More Orbi...

FACC increases sales, earnings below prior-year quarter

FACC AG started 2019 with a slight increase in revenues, but a decline in profits. Compared to the previous year, Group revenues increased moderately by 2.2 % to EUR 193.7 million in the first quarter. However, reported earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) amounted to EUR 7.4 million and were thus, as expected and already communicated, below the level of the first quarter of the previous year...

Strata Plus launched to expand facility for Boeing 787 Dreamliner assembly

The new production facility in Al Ain will replicate Boeing Salt Lake City 787 vertical fin assembly line for the vertical fin program  Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, is to expand its current manufacturing facilities to on board the assembly of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner vertical fins. T...

First order for Bombardier Global 5500 is secured

Bombardier announced the first order for a Global 5500 aircraft is secured.It will be operated from the West Coast of the United States. This transaction is valued at $46 million U.S., according to current list prices. “The Global 5500 aircraft offers the ultimate in performance, comfort, reliability and signature smooth ride,” said Peter Likoray,...

Visit the Heart of African Business Aviation

Are you ready for MEBAA Show Morocco? It's only a couple of month away! It's the ideal time to set your goals, to schedule all meeting and use all opportunities this show is offering! MEBAA Show Morocco is the ideal platform for business aviation as the country is the centre of the aerospace industry in Africa. The show is held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed...

Low-cost carriers accelerate their journey towards emulating e-commerce players

We all travel with one or another airlines, low-cost or usual one. Last 3 month there was a lot of information regarding low-cost carriers pricing details, most probably so passangers could be ready for massive holliday season. Let's see low-cost carrier trends from a little bit different angle. Low-cost carriers accelerate their journey towards emulating e-commerce players, says Infar...

First Azores Airlines A321LR delivered

Congratulations! First Azores Airlines A321LR delivered! Azores Airlines, the Azores archipelago-based carrier, became the latest operator of the long-range single-aisle aircraft after the delivery of its first of three A321LRs to be leased from Air Lease Corporation. ​ Powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines, the Azores Airlines’ A321LR comprises 190 seats in...

What's Up with Vertis Aviation App

Vertis Aviation App was launched back in May during EBACE. Almost two month of every day use gives a positive feedback - more than a hundred users have signed up, enjoying the easy to use interface to get charter quotes, empty leg alerts and seat only booking options.  Led by users from the U.S.A., where Vertis recently opened a new office in Boston, customers from Swit...

Garmin expands availability of the retrofit G1000 NXi integrated flight deck

Five more aircraft eligible for its G1000® NXi integrated flight deck upgrades are available! Aircraft currently equipped with a WAAS G1000 integrated flight deck that are now eligible for the G1000 NXi include the Cessna 172/182/206 and Beechcraft Bonanza and Baron. The G1000 NXi includes a wealth of features and capabilities such as wireless connectivity, SurfaceWatch™, map o...

Aerial Shows, Aviation Celebrities, Tech Talks Highlight Hartzell Propeller at EAA 2019

Hartzell Propeller's profile at the 2019 EAA AirVenture, to be held July 22-29 in Oshkosh, Wis., features multiple aviation celebrities, a number of exhilarating air show performances and technical presentations, in addition to the world's best propeller specialists. "Hartzell Propeller's strong lineup at the 2019 EAA AirVenture reflects our position as the world's leading...

Caribbean Aviation Meetup discoveries – Proximity Matters

I guess you can ask each and everyone of Caribbean Aviation Meetup participants if there is any speaker who is totally different from others, you will get the same answer - Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace. It’s just impossible to stay indifferent, not to listen and not to get involved in the discussion when Mr. Vanderpool is on stage.   To those who did not had the chan...

Azerbaijan's international airports served 2.4 million passengers in the first six months of 2019

Azerbaijani international airports’ passenger traffic hit 2.4 million people in the first half of 2019. Of these, 2 million accounted for the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, which is 73,000 passengers more than the same figure last year. The second busiest airport was Nakhchivan - 284 thousand passengers, the third - the airport of Ganja with a passenger flow of 70 thousand people fo...

Improved Unaccompanied Minor Service by airBaltic

A very important aspect of air travel, which we are not exposing enough - unaccompanied minor travel. How good service is offered by airlines, what has to be improved, are there any issues to be more than careful about? Do you know what is Unaccompanied Minor, can he travel alone on the airplane, what services are offered in this special case? Let's have a look at the definition...

Airbus A330 MRTT rating approval acquired by Sabena technics

European Military Aviation Requirements and  the DSAé granted leading French independent MRO provider Sabena technics the approval to perform base maintenance operations on the Airbus A330 MRTT. With this approval, the company is now able to deliver its quality, customized and cost effective airframe solutions to military operators in its dedicated maintenance facilit...

Rolls-Royce and GETEC to collaborate on decentralised energy solutions

Rolls-Royce and the energy provider GETEC signed a cooperation agreement at the beginning of July 2019 and will thus intensify their collaboration on the design concept, construction and operation of decentralised energy supply systems in Europe. Both companies see great potential in their close cooperation. Companies within the GETEC Group offer a wide range of energy-related services and system-...

New Association is born - The Air Charter Association

In 1949 the Baltic Air Charter Association was founded at London’s Baltic Exchange.  Throughout those 70 years the association has focussed heavily on representing the interests of professional organisations and individuals working in the air charter industry with regulatory authorities and Governments around the globe. With only two brand refreshes in those 70 years, the Counci...