06/06/2019

SmartSky Networks has initiated the final site completion phase of its next generation Air-to-Ground (ATG) network for business and commercial aviation, launching later in 2019.  SmartSky’s airborne network, which began its nationwide deployment a few years ago, incorporates many 5G wireless technologies that have been experienced during a large number of highly successful inflight demonstrations […]

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06/06/2019

Daher, the aircraft manufacturer and industrial equipment and services provider, is pressing ahead with implementation of its Succeed Together Strategic Plan for 2018-2022 structured around three priorities: greater added value; accelerated growth in North America; and establishing itself as the innovation and digital benchmark in all its business sectors. As part of achieving this ambition, […]

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06/06/2019

Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport as of 1 September 2019. The five-year contract complements Swissport’s existing business with the airline in Geneva and at Basel‘s EuroAirport. Swissport will service some 120 daily easyJet flights at the three Swiss airports combined. On a global level easyJet relies on Swissport’s ground services at 19 airports. […]

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06/06/2019

RUAG MRO International has completed a 96-month inspection on an Embraer Legacy 650. The customer chose to optimize the heavy maintenance inspection’s downtime to ensure ADS-B Out compliance and resolve Service Bulletins. RUAG’s Embraer Authorized Service Center at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen provided one-stop shop support and project management. The project was completed on schedule and to full […]

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06/06/2019

Planet Nine Private Air (“Planet Nine”), the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator and aircraft management company, announced the arrival of its fifth ultra long-range Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft onto its Part 135 certificate, just in advance of its first anniversary of operations.  The latest aircraft, registration no. N999PN, brokered by Freestream Aviation Limited […]

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05/06/2019

MTU Maintenance, the world’s leading provider of customized services for aero engines, inaugurated a new logistics center at its Ludwigsfelde site. The company has invested 11.5 million euros in the new building, which totals 6,500 square metres of operating space across two levels and can house 105 employees. The relocation of all relevant departments to […]

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05/06/2019

Wheels Up, the membership-based private aviation company, announced the acquisition of Travel Management Company (TMC), with an effective closing date of May 31, 2019. TMC, the largest wholesale-focused light jet operator in the U.S., operates an owned and leased fleet of Hawker 400XP aircraft in North America.  This strategic acquisition is in response to increasing […]

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05/06/2019

On April 24, 1982, the first-ever airplane powered by CFM56 engines, a Delta Air Lines DC-8-72 powered by the CFM56-2, took to the skies.  In the years after that, CFM International would go on to add seven additional engine models that, today, power more than 20 different commercial and military aircraft types for more than […]

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05/06/2019

This year marks a special anniversary for both Bell and Bell Independent Representative, National Airways Corporation (NAC). Thirty years ago, in 1989, they teamed up to offer helicopter solutions to go above and beyond flight in the southern part of Africa. One of the most prominent markets on the African continent is South Africa. With […]

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05/06/2019

Under the new ownership of Eagle Jet Solutions, Front Range Aviation at Great Falls International Airport announced it’s rebranding as Great Falls Jet Center. Eagle Jet is respected on the KGTF field as expert providers of aircraft management, aircraft sales and acquisitions, and aircraft storage services—the FBO will continue to offer these reputable services under […]

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04/06/2019

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Type Certification for performance information expansion at up to 22,500 feet density altitude, setting the bar for high altitude operations for aircraft in its class. “The Bell 505 is the most advanced short light single helicopter in the world, and we are proud to bring more […]

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04/06/2019

Omni Handling, Portugal’s leading executive aircraft handling company, is expanding in its local and regional markets, reflecting the strong growth in business aviation growth these past 12 months.  Already holding a 50%-plus market share in Lisbon, Cascais, Porto and Faro, the company has positioned itself in readiness with a revamped brand image and logo, together […]

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04/06/2019

SmartSky Networks has initiated the final site completion phase of its next generation Air-to-Ground (ATG) network for business and commercial aviation, launching later in 2019.  SmartSky’s airborne network, which began its nationwide deployment a few years ago, incorporates many 5G wireless technologies that have been experienced during a large number of highly successful inflight demonstrations […]

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04/06/2019

Garmin has incorporated new enhancements and features to the GTN 650/750 series touchscreen navigators. With the latest software update and a compatible ADS-B In receiver, pilots can now view new FIS-B weather products on the GTN. Also, when the GTN 650/750 is paired with a G3X Touch flight display in experimental/amateur-built aircraft, pilots now have […]

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