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Quest KODIAK Commits to Fly Courchevel 2019

Rugged, Versatile KODIAK Designed for Challenging Locations like Courchevel A new Quest KODIAK 100 Series II is joining this year’s Fly Courchevel, which runs March 30–31 at the Courchevel Altiport in the French Alps. The free annual event features exciting aerial aerobatics, demonstrations and exhibitions, along with food and fun. Serving the Courchevel ski resort, the Cour...

AZAL flights to Istanbul will be operated to the new Airport

Due to the closure of Ataturk Airport, starting from April 7, 2019, all AZAL flights to Istanbul will be operated to Istanbul New Airport. It should be noted, that within the summer schedule for 2019 (from March 31 to October 26), Azerbaijan Airlines will operate three flights per day on route Baku-Istanbul-Baku, and in the period from May 1 to October 6 will operate four flights per day. Ne...

Focused on Chinese market ALSIM sold 5 AL172 simulators to Civil Aviation Flight University of China

Alsim participated and has won a tender for 5 AL172 simulators issued by CAFUC (Civil Aviation Flight University of China).   The ALSIM AL172, developed in 2017 for PPL & IR training, is an exact replica of the Cessna 172 SP Skyhawk NAVIII. It features the G1000 NXI avionics suite and is equipped with ALSIM’s High Definition Visual System.   Mr Jean-Paul Monnin, co-founder...

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport to get airport technology upgrade from SITA

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in the world, has contracted global IT provider SITA to deliver a technology revamp that will allow the airport to better manage every aspect of its vast operation. SITA will upgrade its existing Airport Management Solution (AMS) –  a suite of integrated software applications desig...

Aerial Firefighting Europe Conference and Exhibition Opens in France

Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 is the latest event in the expanding conference and exhibition portfolio run by Tangent Link. It follows the recent highly successful SAR conference in Australia and takes place on 19-20 March 2019 at Nîmes in France. Tangent Link prides itself in having a strategic partnership to underpin each of its conferences, and this event is supported by Sécurit&...

Welcome Nick Weston, new Chairman of BACA

Since 14th March 2019 BACA, The Air Charter Association, has a new Chairman. Our congratulations to Mr Nick Weston, a well knows CEO of Weston Aviation! Speaking about his appointment as Chairman, Weston said “I am delighted and honoured to be elected as the next Chairman of the Association. After being a member for nearly 25 years and having served both as Council Member a...

Inflight Shoppertainment with Air France launched by SKYdeals

New partnership for the French startup SKYdeals - Air France, launching  pilot of its technology of Inflight Shoppertainment on several lines of the medium and long-haul networks of the airline. Since January 2019, the e-commerce platform SKYdeals is available on long, medium and short-haul flights equipped with an Internet connection to travelers from all countries: North A...

Dubai Airshow to welcome Saudi strengths

Do you have Dubai Airshow in your agenda for this year? If the answer is positive, here are some updates regarding Saudi Arabia participants you will have the chance to meet during the show. SAMI, GACA and Many More to Exhibit at Dubai Airshow  Saudi Arabia continues to demonstrate its growing strength in the aerospace industry with participation of its biggest players in the Dubai Airs...

Full range of Airbus products and services will be highlighted at LIMA 2019

Airbus will be the largest international exhibitor at next week’s Langkawi International Maritime and Aviation Exhibition (LIMA) 2019 in Malaysia, with a major presence covering its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services. The air show will be held on 26-30 March at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre in Langkawi, Kedah. Airbus...

Three new special designation destinations for Qatar Executive

Do you love montains? Do you think to fly to one of of the airports near mountains? Than you should know that the operator you will choose to fly with has to be qualified to fly there. There are special designation destinations you can fly to, hey require additional certification, including full flight simulator training, to prepare the flight crew because of the mountainous environment...

Top Honour at 2019 Aviation Week Network Laureate Awards goes .... to Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft

The 62nd Annual Aviation Week & Space Technology Laureate Awards selected Bombardier Global 7500 business jet in the Business Aviation category. "We are honoured the Global 7500 business jet has been recognized with this prestigious award,” said Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Program Management and Engineering, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “These a...

The third MC-21-300 aircraft joined the flight test program

On March 16, 2019, the maiden flight of the third MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member).  The duration of flight was 1 hour 30 minutes at an altitude of 3500 meters at a speed of up to 450 km / h. The plane was piloted by the crew of Andrey Voropayev and Roman Taskaev test pilots. According to the...

Women in Aviation International Cheers for 30 Years

The 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, on March 14-16, 2019.   This conference marked 30 years since WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian hosted 150 people for the first conference in Prescott, Arizona, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the n...

E-Jets E2 Program Wins Aviation Week Commercial Aviation Grand Laureate

During Aviation Week 2019 Commercial Aviation event ceremony in Washington Embraer’s family of E-Jets E2s has received the Grand Laureate, as well as the Laureates Award in the commercial aircraft platform category. “Though it looks similar to Embraer’s original E-Jet series, the manufacturer’s E2 airliner family is substantially a new design, with ma...

Cebu Pacific Announce Expansion Plans

The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific, this week announced plans to expand its route network from its hubs at Clark and Cebu.  Speaking Routes Asia in Cebu, Michael Ivan Shau, Chief Operations Officer of Cebu Pacific, said that due to increasing demand for more direct and seamless connections, the carrier will launch three new domestic routes from the Clark International Air...

First Sale To Customer for Gulfstream Reinforcing Commitment To Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel

The first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to a Gulfstream operator was announced on Friday. The customer, a U.S.-based multinational corporation, purchased 20,000 pounds of SAJF from Gulfstream's Long Beach, California, facility for its Gulfstream G550. "This sale is a direct result of our efforts to increase the visibility and availability of sustainable alte...

Malaysia HM Aerospace got 4th ALSIM FNPT II

The best business relationship is a long term cooperation, when sides knows and trusts each other, based on a success, proven already several times.  This is the case between HM Aerospace,  and ALSIM. Based on the beautiful island of Langkawi, Malaysia, HM Aerospace recently decided to go with ALSIM once again to supplement their mixed aircraft fleet with a simulator capable...

Egnatia Aviation fleet expansion with Diamond Aircraft

Greece based Egnatia Aviation is expanding its current Diamond fleet with another six Diamonds: five single DA40 NGs and one twin DA42-VI. The DA40 NG and the DA42-VI represent the newest versions of Diamond’s technology leading piston aircraft fleet, the first certified general aviation piston aircraft to combine modern technology airframes, avionics and power plants. The aircraft a...

World’s first shore-to-ship deliveries - Airbus’ Skyways drone trials

For the  first time, drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions, as Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific Offshore’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel ‘M/V Pacific Centurion’, 1.5km from the shoreline of Singapore&...

New Premium Economy Class by SWISS

Get ready to a new Premium Economy Class by SWISS on its long-haul aircraft fleet from spring 2021, to further strengthen its position as a premium air carrier. In a first step here, the additional travel class will be available in a 24-seat section on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. In the medium term, the new travel product will be extended to the entire SWISS long-haul fleet. For Economy Cl...

Bombardier’s Challenger 350 Aircraft Outperforms Industry

What was the world’s most delivered super mid-size business jet? The answer, for a second consecutive year, is here - Bombardier Challenger 350. As detailed in the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s (GAMA) annual shipment and billings report published in the first quarter of 2019, Bombardier also led deliveries in the super mid-size segment for a second...