04/03/2019

Bestfly, the Angola-based aviation services company, has achieved IS-BAO, International Standard for Business Aviation Operators, Stage 2. This is the first time an Angolan business aviation company has been awarded the status, which is designed to help flight departments and operators achieve a high level of safety and professionalism. It also makes Bestfly one of […]

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06/02/2019

The aviation industry’s transformative inflight internet provider, SmartSky Networks, announces the closing of a total of $104M in funding, including $75 million in debt commitments from funds managed by the Global Credit team at BlackRock and equity investments by private equity firms Tiger Infrastructure, WP Global, Platform Partners, and Meritage Investors. The funds will be […]

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05/12/2018

ExecuJet Haite is celebrating receiving approval from the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) and the Aruba Department of Civil Aviation (ADCA) to provide full maintenance services at its MRO facility at Tianjin Binhai Airport, China. ExecuJet Haite is a full-service, state-of-the-art business jet maintenance facility that, along with the recent BCAA and ADCA approvals, boasts […]

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06/02/2019

Boeing announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design, and unlock supersonic air travel for new markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boeing will provide engineering, manufacturing and flight […]

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11/01/2019

TAG Aviation today officially launched its first Fixed Base Operation (FBO) in Asia Pacific. Located in Macau, the new facility marks a major milestone for the company’s ambitions in expanding its business to meet the continuing growth in the Asia Pacific region. The facility represents the fourth FBO for TAG Aviation globally. The opening ceremony […]

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06/11/2018

MTU Aero Engines AG and China Southern Air Holding Company Limited have extended their joint venture contract for its joint engine MRO facility, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, by 20 years to 2051. “MTU Maintenance Zhuhai is the number one engine shop in China and the largest narrowbody engine shop in Asia,” says Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program […]

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04/03/2019

Garmin’s aviation team is opening the spring season at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo and NBAA Houston Regional Forum, showcasing its latest technology, products, services and features. HAI Heli-Expo — March 4-7, 2019 Presented this year on March 4-7 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, this annual event for the international […]

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05/02/2019

Alain Flourens, 61, currently Head of Engineering for Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Industry for Airbus Helicopters, following Christian Cornille’s  departure  from  Airbus.  Alain  will  be  replaced  in  his  current  position  by  Stefan Thomé,  47, currently  Head  of  New  Business  Models  &  Services  at  Airbus  Defence  and Space. These management changes are effective […]

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14/12/2018

Leonardo announced today that the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is set to introduce a fifth AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter into its fleet. The aircraft is expected to be delivered from Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility in Spring 2019 and will be used to perform a range of missions primarily including fire suppression, emergency medical service […]

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05/02/2019

Flying Colours Corp., the North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions business is celebrating thirty years of successful MRO and interiors operations. Launched as an aircraft painting business by current President, John Gillespie, the small start-up quickly developed into an aircraft sales business before evolving into a fully-fledged MRO and interiors business in 1989. Since […]

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11/01/2019

Hollingshead Aviation, Middle Tennessee’s premier general aviation Fixed Base Operator (FBO), announced a partnership with ICON Aircraft, makers of the amphibious light sport ICON A5 airplane. Hollingshead is the first ICON Service Partner in the region for the California-based airplane manufacturer. “We are excited to be part of ICON’s continued growth by becoming the first […]

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05/11/2018

From this November TAG  Aviation’s  Farnborough  Maintenance Services (TFMS) will be extending the hours of its Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing Services operations to run from 6am to 11pm,  7  days  a  week,  which  will  be  available  to  any  aircraft  landing  at  TAG Farnborough Airport. TAG Aviation Maintenance Services Detailing Teams are fully mobile with dedicated […]

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04/03/2019

StandardAero and Thales announced continued progress in their partnership focused on a new light helicopter autopilot system, with an in-depth market study and design definition now complete, and planning underway for the next phase of development. This advanced autopilot system is one element of StandardAero’s SAFECRAFT portfolio, comprised of various safety upgrade equipment specifically dedicated for […]

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04/02/2019

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has received Transport Canada validation of their model 480B helicopter on January 25, 2019. The 480B joins the other Enstrom models listed under FAA Type Certificate H1CE which have been approved for operation in Canada including the F-28A, 280, F-28C, F-28C-2, 280C, F-28F, 280F, and 280FX. “Enstrom has a long history in […]

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05/12/2018

Recognized for world-class innovation, precision and quality, Bell offers premium comfort coupled with safety, efficiency and outstanding customer service. The Bell 429 and Bell 505 helicopters combine sleek exterior lines and meticulously crafted bespoke interiors for the most comfortable in-flight experience. The Bell 505 and Bell 429 have become a staple for private transport around […]

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