Embraer Executive Jets delivered 63 Phenom 300 light jets in 2016, the highest volume of any business jet model for the year, according to a report made by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). This is the fourth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves this mark, and it has accumulated 266 deliveries since 2013. “We...Read more
When the no. 1 A320 performed its maiden flight 30 years ago today, few could have predicted how this single-aisle jetliner would transform the air transport industry – and Airbus itself. The A320’s initial liftoff, performed from France’s Toulouse-Blagnac Airport adjacent to Airbus headquarters, opened new standards with the...Read more
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has sold the last Gulfstream G150, marking the end of the mid-size aircraft's more than 10-year production run. The final G150 will be delivered to a customer in mid-2017. “The G150 has had a distinguished history, spanning more than a decade,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, “and it remains...Read more
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named Matthew Murphy regional vice president of Sales for Mexico and Central America. He reports to Fabio Rebello, regional senior vice president, International Sales, Florida and Latin America. Murphy is responsible for aircraft sales to new and existing customers in Mexico and Central America. He will...Read more
Cessna Aircraft Company announced that it has recently delivered the 5,000th Citation light business jet, a Citation M2, to Helitrip Charter LLP, which is leasing the aircraft to Catreus Ltd., an established charter operator based in the U.K. This milestone demonstrates Textron Aviation’s leadership in the light jet segment. To celebrate...Read more
Airbus welcomes the climate agreement reached by governments at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, October 5th. The agreement puts in place the world’s first Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). This represents a key pillar in the aviation industry's climate action...Read more
When Airbus’ Beluga XL oversize cargo airlifter enters service, it will have the same visual appeal as its well-loved predecessor – the A300-600ST Super Transporter, more commonly known as the Beluga ST – thanks to the design of its nose and main cargo door. The whale-like face that earned the original Beluga its nickname is iconic –...Read more
Russian Helicopters has announced its CEO Alexander Mikheev’s contract extension until 2021. The decision was made on September 27, 2016 at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Russian Helicopters. “During the three years under Alexander Mikheev’s guidance, Russian Helicopters has shown constant growth of all key financial...Read more
Last week Menzies Aviation took part in the Edinburgh Airport (EDI) Annual Safety Week for the 6th consecutive year, choosing to highlight the issue of the ‘Cost of Accidents’. As part of the event, the EDI team collaborated with Jet2 for the event, as part of the “One team, One goal” partnership. The team staged an aircraft...Read more
MRO provider FL Technics announced that its Jakarta-based subsidiary – PT. Avia Technics Dirgantara (FL Technics Indonesia) – has been certified by Indonesia's DGCA as a Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organization. In the upcoming several weeks, the company’s MRO base in Jakarta is to pass audits by Indonesian and Thai airlines. The newly...Read more
Russian Helicopters has conducted a technical examination of the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC). The audit has resulted in a certificate for a temporary authorization of IHSRC as the only Mi- series aircraft and components repair enterprise in Iran. Russian experts carried out technical examination of the Iranian...Read more
Solar Impulse 2 Solar Impulse 2’s historic mission to become the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the globe and to showcase that clean technologies can achieve the impossible was successfully achieved with the logistics support of Chapman Freeborn and Volga-Dnepr Airlines. The Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) project chose Chapman...Read more
Bombardier celebrated its 40th year of operations in Tucson, Arizona. Occupying almost 1 million square feet (92,900 square metres) of total hangar space, the Tucson Air Centre is the largest of Bombardier’s nine Aircraft Service Centres and services both Bombardier commercial and business aircraft, and employs over 900 engineers, technicians...Read more
FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, continues the diversification of its base maintenance client portfolio by signing a new deal with an airline from the MENA region – Express Air Cargo. Under the agreement, FL Technics shall provide redelivery checks on two of the carrier’s Boeing...Read more
With start-up companies increasingly driving innovation in various research and technology domains worldwide, Airbus has launched multiple initiatives – including a team called “start-up 2 partner” – to tap into this productive business dynamic. Embedded within Airbus as part of the company’s Innovation department, the “start-up 2...Read more
2016 weren’t easy for airlines around the globe that continue to struggle with ways of finding pilots to fill cockpit seats. 2017 is expected to be an even more pressing year, as Boeing, Airbus and other manufacturers keep accelerating their production, while the already small pool of qualified FOs and PICs grows at a significantly slower pace....
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