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NBAA Responds to Appeals Court’s May 4 Order in SMO Petition Case

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May 12, 2017

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today responded to a May 4 order from the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, delivered in connection with recent actions taken by the association to challenge an agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the City of Santa Monica, which would restrict or ultimately prohibit… Read More ›

NBAA: Appropriations Bill Boosts Aviation Investment, Highlights ATC Privatization Concerns

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed congressional passage of annual appropriations legislation that increases funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and reaffirms concerns over privatization of air traffic control (ATC). Specifically, the budgeting legislation provides robust funding for the FAA’s operational, capital and research programs: $16.41 billion in budgetary resources, totaling $127… Read More ›

Beijing 999 signs agreement for the first H145 for medical rescue and SAR missions in China

The helicopter will be used to develop airborne mountain rescue services in the frame of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Donauworth, Germany, Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Center (Beijing 999), a subsidiary of Beijing Red Cross Foundation, signed an agreement today with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of one H145, the first of its… Read More ›

UOB And KrisFlyer Partnership Sets New Heights For Banking Solutions In Singapore

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and KrisFlyer1 today launched the KrisFlyer UOB Account, the first banking solution in Singapore to earn KrisFlyer miles when a customer saves or spends. The KrisFlyer UOB account provides an innovative way for customers who prefer to spend on a debit card or millennials in the early stages of their… Read More ›

JetBlue Expands Successful Port-au-Prince Service with Nonstop Orlando Flights

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced its intent to operate service between Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) later this year (a). JetBlue intends to launch this route, which currently does not have nonstop service, in December pending government approval. Seats are expected to go out for sale in the coming weeks…. Read More ›

MTU Yuchai Power established

MTU Yuchai Power Co. Ltd. is now in place – a joint venture between MTU Friedrichshafen and the Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Ltd. (GYMCL) whose mission it is to build large MTU-brand diesel engines in China. Recently instituted, MTU Yuchai Power Co. Ltd. has now been officially entered in the Chinese trade register. MTU Friedrichshafen,… Read More ›

Hawker Pacific Malaysia Appointed Falcon Authorized Service Center

Dassault Aviation has approved Hawker Pacific’s Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia facility as an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for Falcon 8X, Falcon 7X, Falcon 2000 EX Easy- and Falcon 900 EX EASy- series aircraft. Located at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, the 36,000 square-foot facility is equipped to provide line maintenance services for both… Read More ›

Etihad Airways crowns winner of ‘Taste the World’ at taste of Hong Kong

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and official airline partner of Taste of Hong Kong, crowned Eric Räty, from Café Gray Deluxe, winner of the Taste the World competition in Hong Kong on 18 March 2017. The Taste the World award is presented to the chef who best epitomises Etihad Airways’… Read More ›

Strike action by cabin crew: traffic forecast for Sunday 19 March 2017

Air France expects to operate more than 90% of its flights: 100% of its long-haul flights 90% of its medium-haul flights 85% of its domestic flights   38% of cabin crew intend to strike on 18 March Air France teams are mobilized to assist customers Following the call for strike action which has been confirmed… Read More ›

New South Korean carrier KAIR Airlines orders eight A320s

South Korean start-up carrier KAIR Airlines has announced that it has selected the A320 Family to launch its new low cost operation, with a firm order for eight A320ceo. The new airline will be based in Cheongju in central South Korea and will focus primarily on services to international destinations in North East Asia. “We… Read More ›

Gulfstream G550 selected to launch air rescue services in Beijing

Medevac Aircraft Will Be Outfitted For Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced its Gulfstream G550 aircraft has been selected to launch state-of-the-art medevac services in Beijing. The Gulfstream aircraft will be outfitted with top-of-the-line medevac equipment in support of the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center. “The G550’s tremendous performance,… Read More ›

CF34 engine leads the way in regional aviation

Engine fleet hits 7,000 deliveries in 2016 Each day, more than 750,000 passengers fly on a CF34-powered regional jet to a destination somewhere in the world. The CF34 engine, which helped spark the regional jet revolution in 1992, will mark its 7,000th delivery this year and continues to be the leading engine of choice on… Read More ›

TECH56 Swept Fan Blade Completes Full-Scale Testing

The swept wide chord fan blade being developed as part of CFM Project TECH56 has completed full-scale performance, cross wind, and acoustics testing on a modified CFM56-7 engine, as well as bird ingestion rig tests, with outstanding results.CFM Project TECH56 is a three-year technology acquisition program undertaken by CFM International (CFM) to serve as the… Read More ›

GE Engines Power First Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter Flight

The Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopter, built for the Canadian Air Forces, made its first flight at Agusta’s facility in Vergiate, Italy. The flight was flawless. The aircraft is powered by three GE T700/T6A1 turboshaft engines that each produce 2145 shaft horsepower (shp). The Cormorant, built to replace the retiring fleet of Labrador helicopters, flew… Read More ›

Boeing selects AW139-based MH-139 for 84-aircraft US Air Force tender

Moretti: “The outstanding superior technology and operational capabilities of our products, including the AW139, once again allow us to compete for significant market opportunities” As the prime contractor, Boeing will compete for the supply of up to 84 helicopters to perform critical security and transport missions offering the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW139 produced… Read More ›

Hong Kong Airlines Appoints Chief Marketing Officer Steps up Branding and Customer Experience Efforts

he internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, Hong Kong Airlines (the “Company”), announced the appointment of global branding expert Mr George Liu as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).  Heading up Hong Kong Airlines’ Branding and Customer Experience Department, Mr Liu’s role will be instrumental in leading the airline’s branding, marketing, communications, and customer experience in line with the overall… Read More ›

Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency extends five-year H225 performance-based logistics contract with Airbus Helicopters

  Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) has signed for ‘HCare Infinite’ for its H225 fleet over the next five years. This agreement covers maintenance, repair, parts supply and technical support for three H225 special transportation helicopters currently operated by the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). Airbus Helicopters in Japan has secured a contract… Read More ›

Falcon modification contract granted to Sabena technics by Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation selects Sabena technics as a partner for the modification of four Falcon 50 Ms aircraft belonging to the French Navy. The Falcon 50Ms aircraft carry out daily missions of surveillance and maritime rescue. After modification, the cabins will be equipped with a hatch which will allow a rescue boat (the SAR chain) to… Read More ›

Portugal – “the home of the great explorers and voyagers”

Today we share a video from Asian Air Safari, a Filipino documentary program featuring unique flying and travel adventures, presented by real-life pilot Captain Joy Roa, a beloved figure in the aviation industry with over 35 years of experience in any flying machine. This episode is about Portugal – “the home of the great explorers… Read More ›

Airbus Safran Launchers: 77th consecutive successful launch for Ariane 5

First successful launch of the year for Ariane 5 6 more Ariane 5 launches scheduled for 2017 Airbus Safran Launchers is now the major shareholder in Arianespace, and is  the industrial lead contractor for Ariane 5 and the future Ariane 6   For its first launch of the year, Ariane 5 successfully completed its mission from the European… Read More ›

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