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Airbus: Orders and Deliveries May 2020

Airbus 2020 gross orders by May 31st totalled 365 aircraft and net orders stood at 299 aircraft. The Company registered zero cancellations in May and no new order. During the month, 24 deliveries were achieved from the A220, A320 and A350 XWB aircraft families. Business in May brings the overall total orders logged by Airbus since its creation to 20,407 commercial aircraft, which includ...

Accelerated opening of popular summer destinations by airBaltic

After receiving all of the necessary permissions, airBaltic plans to resume direct flights from Riga to nine popular summer leisure destinations between June 15 and July 7. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Many European countries will again open their borders for tourists. People are resuming to plan their summer vacations or just a short break after a long time of n...

RED Aircraft moves forward its RED A03 Piston Engine towards STC Business

RED Aircraft GmbH is now focusing heavily on creating more STC partnership opportunities for the users of its cutting edge aviation piston engine RED A03. The most powerful piston engine on the market, RED A03 operates with aviation kerosene up to an operating altitude of FL500. The company is currently working on increasing the number of airframe types that use RED A03. Official sources reve...

Drone delivery to be available for remote areas in Korea

A service that delivers packages to islands and mountainous regions using drones is now becoming a reality. Package delivery from Incheon to nearby islands is currently conducted using 10 passenger ship routes. However, PABLO AIR, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, plans to use its unmanned aerial vehicles to enable a higher-efficiency logistics service and bridge the gap in services...

Montenegro Air Force Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 505s

Montenegro Air Force has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s. These new aircraft will be used to train the Montenegrin military pilots. The agreement also provides that Bell will provide training for three pilots in France and eight technicians at its Bell Training Academy in Fort Worth, TX. The helicopters will be delivered out of our Bell-owned service center in Pra...

ALSIM ALX for Europilot center in Belgium

It is with great pleasure that we announce EuroPilot Center (EPC), now part of the International Pilot Center Alliance (ICPA), has chosen Alsim to deliver an ALX Simulator at their soon-to-be upgraded, fully solar powered premises in Antwerp, Belgium. The device will be used during phase 6 of the future Integrated Airline Career Program, covering the EASA APS/MCC. During 2 to 3 weeks of inten...

Pegasus Airlines relaunches domestic flights

Following the temporary suspension of flights on 28 March 2020 as part of the restrictions to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, Pegasus Airlines relaunched domestic flights on 1 June 2020 and as of today, 4 June 2020, will be operating 39 domestic routes to 27 destinations in Turkey.   From 4 June, Pegasus Airlines will be flying from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen to Antalya, Ankara, Iz...

London City Airport: flights to resume shortly

London City Airport plans to restart commercial operations from the end of June. With more details to be announced alongside airline partners shortly, it is expected that domestic services to key UK cities and regions will begin first.  International flights are expected to follow in early July, although the exact timing may depend on the proposed quarantine of passengers arriving into t...

Special transfer flights connecting key cities on Etihad Airways global network

Effective 10 June, Etihad Airways will link 20 cities in Europe, Asia and Australia via Abu Dhabi. The new transfer services will make it possible for those travelling on the airline’s current network of special flights to connect easily through the UAE capital onwards to key global destinations. Etihad recently launched links from Melbourne and Sydney to London Heathrow, allowing di...

Qantas and Jetstar increase their domestic and regional flying

As travel restrictions start to ease across the country, Qantas and Jetstar will increase their domestic and regional flying for June and July. The additional services will see capacity increase from 5 per cent of pre-Coronavirus levels, to 15 per cent by the end of June. This equates to more than 300 more return flights per week. Additional flights will likely operate during July depending...

Dramatic expansion & branding of newly created flight solutions group: GA Telesis

GA Telesis'Component Solutions Group has recently completed a five-year expansion and transformation becoming the global leader in integrated aviation aftermarket solutions including aircraft and engine teardown, parts sales, distribution, flight hour services, inventory leasing, APU management, and repair management.  With the business growing nearly 300% over the recent span,...

Welcome the finalist in AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards - Wingcopter

Wingcopter has been named a finalist in the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). The Germany-based manufacturer of autonomous delivery drones was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants as one of six finalists for the Humanitarian category, sponsored by DJI. Winners will be announced during the keynote session on Thursday, Oct. 8 at AUVSI...

GKN Aerospace thermoplastic components flight tested on Bell V-280 Valor

GKN Aerospace delivered a pair of thermoplastic composite, induction-welded Ruddervators and two compression-moulded Access Panels manufactured from reused thermoplastic waste material to Bell in June 2019. The newly installed components have now flown more than 12 hours on V-280 test flights, including during the recently completed autonomous flight testing.   The Bell test pilots we...

Helitrans accepts first helicopters under e-delivery process

Helitrans of Norway has become the first customer to take delivery of new Airbus helicopters using the e-Delivery process devised to enable deliveries while ensuring compliance with COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. Trondheim-based Helitrans formally accepted the latest two H125s into its fleet following a series of actions that allowed all the requirements of the normal process to be me...

Eight day cargo conversion: Dassault Falcon Service of a Falcon 900B

Dassault Falcon Service recently completed the conversion of a Falcon 900B from passenger configuration to full cargo in record time. The conversion, involving a company-owned aircraft, took eight days from reception of the order toapproval by French Civil Aviation authorities, granted under a fast-track exemption. The project entailed stripping passenger seats and furnishings and installin...

Improvement of passengers comfort and protection - meet Safran innovations

The post-Covid-19 travel environment, there are so many questions, airlines, manufacturers, institutions, passengers. Sanitary measure, empty middle seat... Commercial aviation is changing and there is a place for innovations. Safran Seats is proud to offer a new portfolio of devices to fit the post-Covid-19 travel environment such as Interspace, Travel Safe by Safran Seats and C...

Commercial aircraft market to focus on innovative digital solutions and leasing

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Post-pandemic Growth Opportunity Analysis of the Global Commercial Aircraft Market, presents updates to the 2020 outlook and growth opportunities for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the supply chain, and aftermarket suppliers. Under the conservative forecast scenario, the market is estimated to witness a dramatic drop in revenues, reachin...

Airbus A400M completes full Paratrooper Simultaneous Dispatch certification

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully achieved certification of the simultaneous paratrooper dispatch capability and completed the full industrial development of the type’s paratrooping deployment capacity, with a maximum dispatch of 116 paratroopers using both side doors (58 + 58). The certification fight test, completed in May 2020 in coordination with the French Ar...

Wizz Air operations in Belgrade restarted

Wizz Air has reopened its Belgrade base on 1 June 2020 with routes to some of the most popular destinations in Europe: Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Hanover, Memmingen/Munich West, Dortmund (Germany), Malmo, Stockholm Skavsta, Gothenburg Landvetter (Sweden), Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (Switzerland), Eindhoven (Nederlands), and London Luton (UK). To help passengers and crew travel safely an...

Epic Aircraft began E1000 deliveries

Epic Aircraft has completed delivery of its first two E1000 all composite, single-engine turboprop aircraft, following the successful conclusion of its FAA Type Certification program last year. “Completing these deliveries is a tremendous milestone for our company and our customers. The E1000 is a remarkable aircraft and seeing the enthusiasm of our owners as they take delivery is...

Bell comprehensive program for new Commercial Aircraft Customers

Bell Textron announced a new comprehensive ownership program for purchasers of new Bell commercial aircraft, including the Bell 505, Bell 407GXi, Bell 429, and SUBARU Bell 412EPX. Bell will include a one-year subscription to Garmin® OnePak™ database bundles and the Garmin Pilot™ app as part of each new aircraft purchase. Database Concierge, the wireless transfer...