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Airport surveillance with drones for improved airport safety

Future airports will be more and more automated and remotely controlled, and drones are expected to be integrated with daily operations. A newly granted project ASAS - Airport Surveillance for Airport Safety, led by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and to be conducted together with LFV (Luftfartsverket), Swedish Regional Airports (SRF), Örnsköldsvik Airport (OER) and FlyPulse will deve...

Global 7500 aircraft wing program to. be acquired by Bombardier from Triumph Group Inc.

A definitive agreement to acquire the Global 7500 wing program from Triumph Group Inc. was announced by Bombardier . This acquisition will allow to strengthen Bombardier’s position as a leading aerostructures manufacturer and secure the production ramp-up and long-term success of Bombardier’s flagship business jet. The acquired operations will be incorporate...

Baku-Geneva-Baku AZAL’s flight schedule updated

Starting from February 5, AZAL's J2-5009/J2-5010flights from Baku to Geneva will be carried out twice a week according to the updated flight schedule. Starting from this date, on Tuesdays, departure from Baku will be at 07:00 in the morning, while arrival in Geneva at 09:00 local time. Return flight from Geneva will be carried out at 10:00 in the morning, arrival in Baku...

Jet Aviation Zurich operations reinforced during World Economic Forum

Jet Aviation Zurich operations were reinforced during World Economic Forum in Davos from January 22 to 25, 2019.  Jet Aviation is handling the majority of head-of-state aircraft and passengers during the meeting, bringing in extra personnel from its other FBO locations and tripling its on-site VIP automobile fleet to help with ground transportation. Each year, leaders i...

For first time MIA surpassed 45 million passengers in 2018

 Miami International Airport passed the 45-million-passenger milestone for the first time ever in 2018, serving nearly one million more travelers than the previous year. The busiest U.S. airport for international freight also set a new record of 2.3 million tons of freight, adding 60,000 tons to the 2017 total. MIA served nearly 21.9 million international passengers for the year – up 40...

Etihad Airways to host major global cabin crew recruitment drive

Etihad Airways, the award winning national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is hosting a major recruitment drive globally, seeking individuals with outstanding hospitality experience to join the airline’s World Leading Cabin Crew.  The international recruitment days will take place in 19 different cities across Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa including the United Ki...

Flying Colours Corp. moves into fifth St. Louis hangar as customer demand grows

Flying Colours Corp., the North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions business has taken up residence in its fifth hangar at the Spirit of St. Louis airport. The existing building, which is ideally located adjacent to the KSUS runway, adds a much-needed 30, 000 square feet to the St. Louis footprint, and complements the expanded cabinetry and interiors workshop opened at the facil...

Facility Specific Maintenance Request Capability added by MRO Insider

Attention to all users! From now you areable to request quote directly from preferred facility using web based platform MRO Insider announced the growing website now allows aircraft owner/operators to submit aircraft maintenance requests to specific facilities on demand. Prior to this release, users sent requirements out to the MRO Insider network and all facilities matching the needs of t...

First Flight of Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle

Boeing NeXt program tests prototype to advance safety and technology of urban air mobility Electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle has design range of up to 50 miles Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company's urban air mobility efforts, utilized Boeing...

Strong sales increase in 2018 for Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters delivered 356 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 413 helicopters (net: 381) in 2018 (up from 350 gross orders in 2017), maintaining its lead in the civil & parapublic market while reinforcing its position in the military market thanks to key successes with international campaigns. The company also booked 148 orders for light twin-engine helicopters of the H135/...

Milestone flights over the South Pole made by Two Daher TBM very fast turboprop aircraft

The exceptional flights was performed this month by owner-pilots on two TBM aircraft that traversed Antarctica and overflew the magnetic South Pole. These achievements marked the first legs in earning the Polar Diamond Circumnavigator Diploma, recognized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (the world’s governing body for aeronautical and astronautical record...

ExpressJet Airlines Increases Pilot Sign-On Bonus to $22,000

Offers an additional $5,000 with eligible type rating  ExpressJet Airlines announced that it is increasing its pilot sign-on bonus to $22,000. Pilots with an eligible type rating will receive an additional $5,000. The increase makes ExpressJet pilots some of the most highly compensated among regional airline pilots. ExpressJet plans to hire more than 600 pilots in 2019 as it a...

Rosaviatsia has confirmed an increase in the height of the take-off and landing of the Ansat

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has confirmed an increase in the height of the take-off and landing of the Ansat helicopter to 3,500 meters. Approval of the main change is based on test results the helicopter passed in the summer of 2018 on Elbrus. The document authorizes the operation of Ansat in the high mountains. Previously, the height of the take-off and landing of the helic...

Weston Aviation FBO is now Open for Business at Gloucestershire Airport

Weston Aviation, the UK and Ireland based FBO and Business Aviation specialist have commenced operations and launched a new Business Aviation Centre and FBO at Gloucestershire Airport (EGBJ/GLO). The new facility and service officially opened its doors on the 7thJanuary 2019 and the FBO has already welcomed a number of visiting aircraft and crews.  Weston Aviation CEO and founder, Nick Wes...

New Austrian Airlines, take a look at new strategy - #DriveTo25

Austrian Airlines has managed the turnaround after a tough restructuring period and now operates profitably. The airline is also headed towards positive operating earnings in 2018 following strong passenger growth of more than one million customers, comprising a year-on-year rise of 8.5 percent. The solid demand by passengers and increasing competition in Vienna has led the red-white-red n...

Aviareto - One million registrations and half a trillion dollars of aircraft assets

Aviareto, the joint venture between SITA and the Irish Government, is celebrating its one millionth registration of aircraft assets. Aviareto holds the contract with the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to operate the International Registry of Mobile Assets, which is used to record the financial interest in airframes, aircraft engines and helicopters. Financia...

Dispatch & Flight Planning services will be presented by Flight Consulting Group at Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in the U.S.

Flight Consulting Group will exhibit at 2019 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2019) in San Antonio, Texas, from 29 January to 1 February. FCG participates in the event for the second year in a row and sees good potential in the North American market. SDC2019 is hosted by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). In 2019, NBAA expects over 580 exhibit booths and about 3,000 a...

Emirates introduces entertainment playlist syncing ahead of travel

Customers can browse over 4,000 channels of entertainment on the Emirates app, create personalised playlists and sync selection to seat once on board Emirates has introduced an innovative new function on its app to allow customers to create bespoke playlists ahead of their flight and sync it to their seats once on board. Customers can plan their trip more effectively, and maximise the...

IS-BAH stage II accreditation for ABS Jets Ground handling in Prague

The leading Czech business jet operator based in Prague and Bratislava has recently been awarded the second stage of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certificate. The company is the first and only holder of this certificate in the Czech Republic. IS-BAH is the global industry standard for handlers and operators around the world and meets the forthcoming SMS req...

Artificial Intelligence Partnership between Lufthansa Group and Hopper

The Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub have entered into a research alliance with Hopper focused on the subject of artificial intelligence. They have thus finalized their third technology-related investment within a year, following investments in the startups Fleet Logistics and cargo.one.  Founded in Montreal, Canada in 2007, Hopper operates one of the world's most innov...

New Website for Operators, Heliops, MROs, and CAMOs launched by WinAir

A new tailored online experience launched by WinAir aims to appeal to a variety of common user roles at each of these aviation industry subsets including Director of Maintenance, Inventory/Parts Manager, Chief Financial Officer, IT Admin/Manager, and Owner/CEO, focused on the unique business requirements of Operators, Heliops, MROs, and CAMOs. WinAir is delighted to showcase the latest edi...