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Gulfstream set to exhibit at CIBAS 2015

Gulfstream will display a G550 at the China International Business Aviation Show. The event will take place in September at Beijing International Airport. Gulfstream say that the G550 is the ideal aircraft for people who travel in China. “China has been a strong market for Gulfstream with more than 100 Gulfstream aircraft in the country. Beijing is especially important, because it is h...

Greenpoint starts second 787 VIP completion

Greenpoint Technologies has begun work on its second Boeing 787 VIP interior completion. The VIP 787 is at Greenpoint’s Moses Lake, Washington State widebody facility The Greenpoint designed interior completion will take roughly eighteen months to finish. Delivery of the completed aircraft is expected in early 2017. “The 787 is a fascinating aircraft to modify. The sophisticate...

Boeing, Vietnam Airlines Sign Exclusive Pilot Training Agreement

Boeing and Vietnam Airlines announced a five-year exclusive pilot-training agreement to support the Hanoi-based airline's 787 Dreamliners. Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide flight training for the airline's new 787 Dreamliner fleet at Boeing's Singapore training campus. Nearly 90 Vietnam Airlin...

Eyes on the Skies in India As Aviation Industry Soars

Enforcement of safety standards in India's aviation industry is not keeping pace with the rapid growth of the sector, experts warn. A number of pilots in India have been securing licences after barely flying because of fudged documents, while the regulator is ill-equipped to monitor safety of aircraft and personnel as airlines continue to expand and more carriers take to the skies in the co...

Duncan Aviation Drops AOG Fees for Parts & Exchange Orders

LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that the company will no longer charge AOG fees for aircraft parts and exchange orders, including parts shipped directly from Rockwell Collins or Honeywell. “Our customers know they can contact Duncan Aviation Parts and Rotables Sales and receive emergency parts and exchange services 24 hours a day, including after hours and on w...

Magnetic MRO Introduces High Pressure Compressor Blades Blend Repair Services for CFM56 Family Engines

Total Technical Care provider Magnetic MRO (www.magneticmro.com) based in Tallinn, Estonia launches High Pressure Compressor (HPC) Blades Boroblend Repair Service for CFM56-3, -5A,-5B and -7B Engines. With the addition of HPC Blend Repair Capability, Magnetic MRO will be able to assist in AOG situations caused by FOD and be a very cost-effective solution for aircraft owners and airlines. The af...

Iron Maiden frontman will sell planes.

The frontmen ofIron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson will sell private jets. Specialty shop will be opened in the Harrods, London. There will be six-seater business jets Eclipse 550 for sale. The approximate cost of each aircraft will be around 2.2 million pounds. They are exposed until the end of August. Potential buyers will be able to receive in-store consultation of upplier c...

Celebrity Pilots - do you know them - JOHN TRAVOLTA

Ever wonder who famous also carries a pilots license? Well you will be surprised. We decided in this post to list a few for you.  JOHN TRAVOLTA (Actor) PRIVATE PILOT 9/6/2005 (Last Update) AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND  AIRPLANE MULTIENGINE LAND  INSTRUMENT AIRPLANE  Type Ratings: P/B-707(SIC PRIVILEGES ONLY)  P/CE-500(VFR ONLY) P/G-1159 P/HS-125 P/LR...

Aviation pioneers - who are they? Alexander Graham Bell

Telephone, photophone, metal detector, hydrofoils, aeronautics..... Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922)was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his...

10th International Business Aviation Exhibition Jet Expo 2015 in Moscow

International Exhibition Jet Expo is one of the most important annual events in the sphere of business aviation in Russia and CIS countries, which gives a unique chance to meet representatives of the industry on a single platform to discuss the future development and new contracts. From year to year the leading companies of business aviation industry from aircraft manufacturers to service companie...

Dubai Airshow 2015 - are you ready?

Get ready! 79 days lefts till this amazing event! The record-breaking Dubai Airshow is one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world, connecting aerospace professionals across all areas of the industry to facilitate successful global trade.  WHAT TO EXPECT Dubai is continuing to grow and outpace traditional markets as it becomes an increasingly important global aerosp...

Gulf Air welcomes participants of the Northern Governorate's Summer Programme

Gulf Air has welcomed 50 youths participating in the Northern Governorate's summer programme, at the company's headquarters in Muharraq, providing them with a tour of the airline's headquarters, a site visit to Gulf Air's dedicated museum and an interactive discussion on the national carrier's history in Bahrain and the region. The Northern Governorate’s annual summer...

KLM switches six Boeing 787-9s to 787-10s

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has switched an order for six Boeing 787-9s to the larger 787-10 to better fit with its network plans. The Dutch carrier has 10 787s on order, which were originally destined to be 787-9s, with the first aircraft slated to arrive in October. However, in a brief statement issued Aug. 19, the carrier said: “KLM has changed its order for six Boeing 787-9&...

Turbulence in Air India As Woman Pilot Who Has Never Flown Is Made Safety Chief

Air India pilots are up in arms over the airline's decision to appoint its first woman pilot -- who joined AI in 1988 but could never fly an aircraft s a pilot as she failed to failing to clear company medical tests -- as the airline's chief of flight safety (CoFS).   The directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) had last month removed AI's previous CoFS after it was...

CAAC: Over 40% Complaints About Flight Delays and Cancellations in Jun. 2015

Passengers filed 270 complaints with the government in June 2015, more than 40% of which were about flight disruptions, according to the Air Transport Consumer Complaints Report for June released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Thursday. In June 2015, the Air Transportation Department of CAAC, CAAC regional administrations, CAAC Consumer Affairs Center and China Air Tran...

Etihad Airways celebrating Emirati Women in Aviation

Etihad Airways is to celebrate Emirati Women in Aviation by holding a special panel tom mark the first Emirati Women's Day which was declared earlier this year by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak to honour the role of women in the UAE.   Etihad Airways announced: “Panelists will be five ordinary Emirati women with extraordinary stories to tell. They will share their challenges...

FINRA probes Merrill over anti-money laundering compliance: source

Wall Street's self-regulatory body has been probing Bank of America Merrill Lynch over its failure to detect the activities of a former financial adviser, who pleaded guilty to helping a client cover up an insider-trading scheme and launder the proceeds, said a source familiar with the matter. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which has been in discussions with Merrill (B...

Dassault to Feature Falcon 2000LXS/Falcon 2000S and Falcon 7X at LABACE

(S​ão Paulo, Brazil, August 11, 2015) – Dassault will feature the top-of-the-line Falcon 7X and the new Falcon 2000LXS/Falcon 2000S twinjet at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) which will be held at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil from August 11-13.   “The long-range Falcon 7X is the most popular large cabin business jet in...

IndiGo firms up 250 A320neo aircraft – Airbus’ largest order by number

Boosting Airbus’ firm backlog for its leading Single Aisle well beyond 4000 aircraft 17 AUGUST 2015 PRESS RELEASE India’s largest domestic airline by market share, IndiGo celebrated their 9th birthday by firming up their last year’s commitment and ordering 250 A320neo Family aircraft. This historical aircraft purchase agreement was signed on the 69th Ind...

First A350-1000 wing goes into production

Next generation of Airbus’ all-new wide-body airliner takes shape The wings for the first Airbus A350-1000 have begun the process of assembly at Broughton, North Wales.    The A350-1000 wing has the same span of the A350-900 that is already in service, but 90% of the parts have been modified and the trailing edge has been extended to resize the wing for the additional pa...

Qatar Airways and Royal Air Maroc announce new code-share routes

Qatar Airways and Royal Air Maroc are set to further strengthen their recent business partnership with the launch of new code-share routes across Royal Air Maroc's extensive West African network, as well as on both airlines' routes between Qatar and Morocco from 20th August. Above: Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker (right) and Royal Air Maro...