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Embraer released technical guidance for sanitization in commercial aircraft

Embraer has released technical guidance to apply UV-C lights for cockpit sanitization, as well as disinfectants and coatings for the cabin in the Company’s commercial aircraft. According to these specifications, the utilization of UV-C Lights in the Flight Deck region will eliminate the COVID-19 virus. The disinfectants, compatible with the aircraft materials, were developed based on extensi...

Lufthansa Technik to provide component support for MasAir

Five years of Total Component Support for MasAir's Boeing 767F fleet. Lufthansa Technik and the Mexican carrier MasAir Cargo Airline have signed a comprehensive Total Component Support contract covering repair and overhaul of components for MasAir's Boeing 767F fleet. The new contract governs supply for up to 14 aircraft over a period of five years. This is the first contrac...

First airline in the Middle East to trial the IATA Travel Pass - Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is proud to become the first airline in the Middle East to begin trials of the innovative new IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ mobile app, in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Qatar Ministry of Public Health, Primary Health Care Corporation and Hamad Medical Corporation, starting 11 March 2021. Passengers on the award-winning air...

ATR -600 FFS Simulator reopens for business at Seletar Aerospace Cluster

The ATR Eastern Support Facility has officially moved premises from Changi Business Park to Seletar Aerospace Park, where it will be located alongside the ATR Training Centre, on the Airbus campus, in the local aerospace cluster. The relocation also provided an opportunity to upgrade the ATR -600 simulator to the latest avionic standard 3.1, improving the visual system and qualify UPRT and full-st...

Riga Airport - COVID-19 crisis causes loss of 15.5 Million, turnover drops by half

Due to the significant decrease in the number of passengers and flights caused by the global pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, Riga Airport ended last year with a loss of 15.5 million euros, according to the company's unaudited interim report for 2020. Compared to 2019, the company's net turnover dropped by 54% last year.  In 2019, the net turnover of Riga Airport was almost...

Embraer announces 19 new orders of Ipanema agricultural aircraft

Embraer aviation division has sold 19 EMB-203 Ipanema single-seat aircraft in February, totaling 27 aircraft sold this year. This sales volume in the first two months of 2021 is already 8% higher than what was negotiated throughout 2020.The second consecutive month of high sales reflects the favorable performance of the Brazilian agribusiness and the technological innovations incorporated in the n...

Investment Firm 777 Partners Orders 24 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and private investment firm 777 Partners announced today an agreement to add 24 737-8s to the firm’s diverse aviation portfolio, with purchase rights for an additional 60 airplanes. The Miami-based company will place the single-aisle airplanes with its growing portfolio of low-cost carrier investments around the world. In addition to aircraft leasing, 777 Partners strategically inv...

Rolls-Royce and Tecnam join forces with Widerøe to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft ready for service in 2026

Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in 2026. The project expands on the successful research programme between Rolls-Royce and Widerøe on sustainable aviation and the existing partnership between Rolls-Royce...

NGOs and aviation sector call for long-haul emissions to be covered by EU Sustainable Aviation Fuels mandate

In a letter, sent to Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean, the coalition point out that long-haul operations are the primary source of the sector’s climate impact. According to recent Eurocontrol figures, just 6% of flights, those over 4000km in length, create half of aviation’s CO2 emissions. Eurocontrol concludes: “Increasing the supply o...

New Praetor 500 conversion delivered to AirSprint

First conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 jet delivered for AirSprint Private Aviation. The Canadian Fractional Ownership company has another Legacy 450 scheduled to convert to a Praetor 500 this year, in addition to the delivery of a brand-new Praetor 500, also in 2021. With these additions, AirSprint will have three Praetor 500s in their fleet, and a total of nine Embraer aircraft. ...

A takeoff in a pandemic - JetClub launches fractional ownership business aviation programme in Europe

JetClub, founded by Vishal Hiremath and Glenn Gonzales, former Honda and Gulfstream executives, has announced its plans to launch in mainland Europe in the spring of 2021. The company’s sister brand, Jet It, has been successfully operating in the US for the past two and half years and the Group now operates a fleet of eleven HondaJet aircraft, globally, making it the largest HondaJet op...

ROTORTRADE reports sustained 2020 results and pursues active global development

Rotortrade announced healthy results for 2020 reaching 27 bookings within the 12 month period only 3 less than 2019. “While slightly below our targets set pre-Covid, we are very satisfied with our results which show our resilience and most of all the adequacy of our business model. Having now 9 locations around the world has enabled us to stay agile and close to our customers...

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai and Sichuan Airlines sign narrowbody engine agreement

 MTU Maintenance and long-standing partner Sichuan Airlines have strengthened their existing relationship with an engine MRO contract for the airline’s V2500 and CFM56-5B engines. The agreement covers 259 engines including spares for a five-year period and services will be carried out at MTU Maintenance’s facilities in Zhuhai, Hannover and Vancouver. Sichuan Airlines operates...

Falcon 6X Maiden Flight dedicated to Olivier Dassault

Dassault Aviation Falcon 6X has successfully completed its first flight as planned in the first quarter of 2021, demonstrating the maturity of the program and opening the test campaign for certification. “Today’s flight is another milestone in Dassault history, made all the more satisfying by the remarkable efforts of the entire Dassault organization and its partners over the challe...

E-mobility on the rise at Munich Airport - Electric "elephant" de-ices aircraft

The fleet of de-icing vehicles at Munich Airport has now received particularly powerful and environmentally friendly support: Since the beginning of the week, the all-electric "Elephant e-BETA" from the Danish manufacturer Vestergaard has been in use at EFM, the company for de-icing and aircraft towing at Munich Airport.  According to the manufacturer, the "Elephant e-BETA&q...

Innovative King Air ground cooling aftermarket upgrade available for Beechcraft King Air 200 and 300 series

Federal Aviation Administration approved Supplemental Type Certificate for the new Beechcraft King Air Ground Cooling aftermarket upgrade for Beechcraft King Air 200 and 300 series turboprops. With King Air Ground Cooling installed, customers can provide flood cooling into the cabin before departure, enhancing passenger and crew comfort. Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker custo...

Safe travel is possible this summer

While the situation is not much different from a year ago, where nearly all travel and tourism has been suspended, today we hold the cards to turn the situation around. Vaccinations programmes are being rolled out, ensuring that the most vulnerable people are protected and alleviating the strain on our health systems. Tests are becoming increasingly performant and in sufficient capacity to be depl...

American Airlines builds on commitment to sustainable fuels with Kuehne+Nagel

American Airlines has reached an agreement in principle with Kuehne+Nagel to allocate a portion of the carbon reduction benefit the airline generates through its use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the logistics company, one of American’s leading cargo customers. The agreement in principle is believed to be the largest SAF collaboration between a freight logistics company and an air...

Czech Airlines Technics to provide base maintenance services to Air Corsica aircraft

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) has signed a new Base Maintenance Agreement with Air Corsica. Based on a successful tender, two Airbus A320 aircraft will undergo overhauls in the hangar located at Václav Havel Airport Prague during the first quarter of 2021. Last year, CSAT experienced teams completed over 70 base maintenance checks within its main division. “At the beginning of 202...

Vallair augments its aircraft maintenance capability with addition of purpose-built Châteauroux facility

Vallair, the multi-faceted aviation business dedicated to the support of aircraft operators and lessors, has signed an LoI (Letter of Intent) with The Centre-Val de Loire Region and The Châteauroux Centre Airport Establishment. The LoI will see Vallair awarded a ten- year lease for a state-of-the-art full-service aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul and cargo conversion hangar adjacent to i...

Annual GlobalAir.com student scholarship open for enrollment

The GlobalAir.com Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship is now open for applications from students pursuing an aviation degree from a College or University within the United States. After its initial launch in 2014, a total of 26 aviation students have been awarded the scholarship, many of whom are now making a positive impact in their local aviation communities. The Calvin L. Carrithers...