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Next-gen Wi-Fi upgrade for All Nippon Airways fleet

All Nippon Airways has begun equipping selected Boeing B777-300ER aircraft with SITAONAIR’s state-of-the-art Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal, powered by GX Aviation. In partnership with JSAT MOBILE Communications Inc. (JSAT MOBILE), SITAONAIR has boosted ANA’s major upgrade for passengers, through the deployment of its Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal over Inmarsat’s ground-breaki...

Look at the First Fiji Airways A350 XWB rolled out of paint shop

Fiji Airways’ first A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse featuring the airline’s signature livery. The aircraft, an A350-900 leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprises, will be the first of its type to be operated by an airline in the South-Pacific region. The aircraft will now proceed to the final phase of the assembly process, with the installation of engines...

Azul First E195-E2 - a reason to celebrate for Embraer, Azul, AerCap and Pratt & Whitney

September 12 2019 a special ceremony at Embraer main facility in São José dos Campos was dedicated to the delivery of first E195-E2, the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft! This is the reason to celebrate for all companies who were working ot this succes - Embraer, Pratt & Whitney, AerCap and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras...

The new Sir Michael Marshall Award

Cambridge City Airport is sponsoring a new award category in memory of Sir Michael Marshall CBE DL, who passed away in July. The new Sir Michael Marshall Award for Diversity recognises effort to promote diversity and accessibility within the aviation industry. “Sir Michael was a guiding light in the aviation industry, with a passion for making careers in aviationaccessible for all, whi...

Need the fastest speeds available - choose LuxStream connectivity service for business aircraft

No need to discuss or explain why the speed of In-flight connectivity is so important, especialy in business aviation. United States customers will be the first lucky ones to have the acces to the fastest speeds available with the launch of LuxStream —the service that Collins Aerospace Systems proposes teaming SES. LuxStream is the only service that offers speeds up to 25 Mbps i...

The airspace of tomorrow - Business aviation joins forces with all EU aviation actors

The signatories call on the EU Institutions and Members States to take the necessary steps to implement the joint declaration adopted, outlining their shared commitment to improving Europe’s airspace.  European Business Aviation sector signed the joint declaration on the Future of the European Sky, renewing its commitment to the Single European Sky and improving the European airspace...

FACC ans Collins Aerospace extended the contract

Collins Aerospace Systems has awarded FACC a multi-year contract extension covering the supply of thrust reverser translating sleeves for nacelles on the Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 787 aircraft. The contract entails delivery of these nacelle components into the next decade. This contract extension is a major contribution to strengthening the market position of FACC as an international partner in t...

Sonaca 200 delivered to AYJET, order for 12 additional aircraft

Congratulations! First Sonaca 200 Trainer Pro delivered to AYJET last Saturday, September 7! This was the first of the six Sonaca 200 ordered by AYJET in August 2018. On delivery of the first aircraft, AYJET renewed its confidence in Sonaca Aircraft by signing a new order for the purchase of 12 additional Sonaca 200 Trainer Pro, which brings the order to a total of 18 Sonaca...

SWISS to create over 300 new jobs

SWISS will continue to create jobs in 2019 and 2020, and will be recruiting some 700 new personnel between now and the end of next March. The two further Boeing 777-300ERs which are set to join the SWISS aircraft fleet in early 2020 alone will generate over 300 additional work positions – the equivalent of a small to medium-sized enterprise for each of the long-haul jets. Young people embark...

First airline obtaining a full scope maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 type - airBaltic

Congratulations - airBaltic became the first airline obtaining a full scope maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 type!  Latvian airline airBaltic has successfully passed the audit for Base Maintenance Capability for Airbus A220-300 carried out by the civil aviation authority of Latvia – Civil Aviation Agency (CAA), and received the certificate provi...

Astronics Introduces New Retrofit In-Seat Passenger Power Solution

Astronics announced the release of a new in-seat power retrofit solution for airlines. Attaching quickly and directly to installed seat tubes, the EmPower Xpresse on-seat USB outlet housing solution delivers instant USB charging options for aircraft in a simple overnight maintenance turn. Offered by Astronics AES, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronics Corporation, the EmPower&re...

Five Canadian gateways in 2020 by Lufthansa Group with Ottawa as new addition

Great news!  Lufthansa Group begins flights to and from Ottawa, Canada – Frankfurt, Germany!  Ottawa joins the four other Lufthansa Group Canadian gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.  The new Ottawa route, beginning on May 16, 2020 and lasting until October 24, 2020, will be a summer se...

Welcome to aviation - Valsoft acquired Commsoft OASES

Valsoft announced the acquisition of Commsoft OASES, a leader in the aviation engineering and maintenance software market, based in Tiptree, UK. Founded as a software house in 1971, Communications Software (Airline Systems) Limited won its first airline contract in 1975 with industry innovator Laker Airways in the UK, leading to the launch of the predecessor to OASES (Open Aviation Strategic En...

Qatar approval received for METROJET Hong Kong MRO

Congratulations Metrojet Limited!  MRO Business in Hong Kong has received approval from the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) as an Approved Maintenance Organisation for Qatar-registered aircraft.  The approval covers Metrojet HK MRO’s full capability list of Gulfstream, Bombardier and Embraer aircraft types. “The QCAA approval received for our HK MR...

Happy birthday - 30 years of Meridian

This is the time to celebrate, to say happy birthday, congratulations on the achievement and the age you've reached! Meridian is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its jet charter business! “We officially entered the jet age in 1989 when the owner of one of the piston aircraft we managed acquired a jet,” said Ken Forester, Meridian’s CEO. “From ther...

Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A350 offers customers free access to Inmarsat’s connectivity solution for the next 30 days

Let's celebrate! What? Virgin Atlantic’s latest aircraft entering commercial service - Airbus A350! How? Offering customers free access to Inmarsat’s award-winning connectivity solution for the next 30 days! Browse the internet, check social media, instant message and more across devices! Inmarsat announced that its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadban...

Aircalin modernizes cabin connectivity with SITAONAIR

Aircalin, is taking significant steps to digitize its day-to-day cabin crew processes and strengthen its commercial offering to passengers by deploying SITAONAIR’s powerful cabin connectivity solutions. The connected CrewTab solution – which will be deployed across Aircalin’s A330neo and A320neo aircraft – is a powerful yet easy-to-use tablet interface for cabin crew. Cr...

Alpha Aviation Group choses ALSIM AL172 flight simulator

ALSIM has the pleasure to announce the AL172 flight simulator has been selected by Alpha Aviation Group, a leading provider of aviation training solutions based in Pampanga, Philippines. The AL172 is an exact replica of the Cessna 172 SP Skyhawk NAVIII. It features real Garmin G1000 NXI avionics and is equipped with the ALSIM High Definition Visual System (HDVS). The AL172, due to the HDVS, pro...

Rusada ENVISION selected by Lanmei Airlines

Cambodian low-cost carrier Lanmei Airlines has signed up for Rusada’s MRO and Flight Operations software, ENVISION. Lanmei Airlines commenced operations in September 2017 and has since seen a rapid expansion of its fleet and routes. It now serves the destinations of Bangkok, Hong Kong, Macau, Sihanoukville and Palau from its bases in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The airline’s fleet...

Newcomer in Vertis Aviation mid-range charter fleet

Vertis Aviation has added a Dassault Falcon 900EX to its Vertis Charter Management Programme. The latest addition to the virtual roster of aircraft is managed and operated by a UK AOC holder and is now exclusively marketed through Vertis. Based at London Farnborough Airport the Falcon 900EX is available for international charter immediately through any of the Vertis offices in Boston, Du...

Fourth ACJ320neo for Comlux

Comlux has placed a new order for an ACJ320neo, re-affirming its role as the largest single customer for the aircraft and taking its total orders for the type to four.  The deal means that Comlux has now ordered a total of 20 Airbus corporate jets. Cabin outfitting will be done by Comlux Completion in Indianapolis. “Airbus and Comlux have both made a business out of setting new s...