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Embraer Signs an Agreement to Support Belavia’s Fleet

Embraer Services & Support and Belavia, Belarusian Airlines, the leading carrier of Belarus, have signed an agreement for the support of Belavia’s fleet of Embraer E-Jets. The deal will streamline Belavia’s fleet support and improve aircraft availability. In a multi-year deal, Embraer’s popular component support solution is being tailored to Belavia’s specific needs, offering customized… Read More ›

Private pilot fined after landing without permission

The pilot of a light aircraft was fined £3,600 after he landed at Coventry Airport without being given permission by air traffic control. David Harbottle was also ordered to pay £4,500 costs to the CAA. Another aeroplane had to pull off the runway just before Harbottle touched down. The 69-year-old, from Ottershaw Park in Surrey,… Read More ›

easyJet extends ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ to seven airports and adds new connections airline partners

easyJet will add Berlin Tegel, Amsterdam Schiphol,  Venice Marco Polo, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly, Edinburgh and Inverness to its ‘Worldwide by easyJet connections’ product New connecting airline partners have also been announced – Thomas Cook Airlines, Corsair, La Compagnie and Loganair 53 million easyJet customers will be able to connect to other airlines’… Read More ›

Thales at Defexpo 2018: All set to present high-tech solutions for land & naval defence

Thales is all set to participate in the upcoming 10th edition of Defexpo 2018—India’s premier biennial Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition—from 11-14 April 2018 in Chennai. Key Points Company to highlight its efforts in line with its strategy supporting ‘Make in India and export from India’ Please visit us at 3.2.2c, Hall3,… Read More ›

iTEC partners and EUROCONTROL to jointly develop interoperability capabilities essential for a Single European Sky

EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, through its Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC), and the Founding Members of the iTEC Collaboration, some of Europe’s largest ANSP’s, today (Wednesday 7March) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop components that will enable interoperability between their respective Air Traffic Management systems… Read More ›

Safran introduces Expert link, new remote assistance service

  At HAI Heli-Expo, Safran Helicopter Engines is launching Expert link, a new video assistance service, and announcing the first customers: Heli Austria, Rotortech Services Inc and Heligo. This new service allows the customer to connect, through a secure, live video feed, with Safran Helicopter Engines experts to facilitate technical diagnosis or guide them through… Read More ›

SpiceJet re-introduces services on Surat – Delhi route

To operate twin flights daily, effective from 26th March, 2017 SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, today announced the relaunch of twin daily direct flights on the Delhi – Surat – Delhi route effective from 26th March, 2017. The national capital would soon be connected with the diamond capital of India on the SpiceJet network,… Read More ›

Norwegian welcomes final approval from US Department of Transportation

Source: Norwegian Responding to news that the US Department of Transportation has approved Norwegian Air International‘s (NAI) application for a foreign carrier permit, a Norwegian spokesperson said: “We welcome the long overdue news that Norwegian Air International (NAI) has been awarded a foreign carrier permit by the US Department of Transportation.  “This approval finally makes it… Read More ›

Cathay Dragon Aviation Certificate Programme 2017 now open for applications

The Cathay Dragon Aviation Certificate Programme (CDACP), the newly renamed flagship initiative under the Cathay Dragon Youth Aviation Academy, offers young people an invaluable learning opportunity to explore the fascinating multi-faceted world of aviation over a period of nine months. Young people aged between 18 and 25 are now invited to apply for the 2017… Read More ›

Federal Aviation Administration Dedicates New Tucson Control Tower.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today joined federal and local officials in dedicating the new, environmentally friendly air traffic control tower at Tucson International Airport. The new tower is 252 feet tall – about double the height of the old tower, which served the airport for 58 years. It provides air traffic controllers with better airfield… Read More ›


Wing Joined To Fuselage On First G600 Flight-Test Article. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it recently joined the wing to the fuselage on the first Gulfstream G600 flight-test article, signifying steady progress in the G600 program. As production continues for the G600, the Gulfstream G500 flight-test program also achieved several milestones to include receiving the… Read More ›

Camera Drone Test Flight over the North Runway.

Lufthansa Aerial Services, Fraport AG and DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH run successful tests of drone technology at Frankfurt Airport In a test of remote-controlled camera drone technology at the beginning of December, Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS), Fraport AG and DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH successfully gathered initial operational experience for the potential use of drones at… Read More ›

Harmonisation of the national Rules for military Operational Air Traffic in the Single European Sky.

EUROCONTROL is publishing today a complete set of specifications for harmonized Rules applicable to the predominant type of military air traffic (Operational Air Traffic – OAT) flying under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) inside controlled airspace of the ECAC area. The document, referred to as EUROAT, is the result of a number of years of sustained effort… Read More ›

EASA publishes new rules for pilots flying in Instrument Meteorological Conditions.

The European Aviation Safety Agency today published a proposal to the European Commission containing rules on qualifications for flying in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). With this so-called Opinion, the Agency puts forward new and more accessible instrument ratings focussed on General Aviation pilots. The proposed changes are expected to increase safety with regard to the… Read More ›

PENS transitions successfully into operations for inter-centre coordination in Europe.

The Pan European Network Service (PENS) is now the operational network for the exchange of coordination messages between the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Centres of NATS in Swanwick (UK) and the Maastricht Upper Area Centre (MUAC) in the Netherlands. PENS allows ATC Centres to exchange flight information data securely and efficiently by using IP (Internet protocol)… Read More ›

Stakes High for Passengers and Business at Landmark ICAO Conference.

Seeking to deliver a strategic solution guiding global aviation’s response to the significant capacity challenges projected over the coming decades, over 1 191 government and industry participants arrived at the Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today for the beginning of a landmark air navigation conference.“Current industry projections are pointing to a doubling… Read More ›

Aviation Groups Unite to Achieve Instantaneous Global System Upgrade.

Culminating years of advance planning and worldwide coordination, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has successfully overseen the global real-time transition to a new aircraft flight plan, helping to usher in a new era in international air traffic management.   Working in close conjunction with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Civil Air… Read More ›

Airbus and Etihad Airways begin full RNP-AR implementation in Abu Dhabi Terminal Airspace.

Etihad Airways A330 performs first optimized RNP-AR approach in Abu Dhabi. Reducing fuel consumption by 100 to 200kg per approach with Continuous Descent Operations and shorter trajectories. An Airbus A330-200 from Etihad Airways has performed the first high precision and environmentally efficient RNP-AR (“Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required”) approach to Abu Dhabi International Airport…. Read More ›

ATCO Regulation’ marks a new era of harmonised air traffic controller licensing in Europe.

Today marks the entry into force of new European rules for the licensing and medical certification of Air Traffic Controllers (ATCO). Commission Regulation (EU) No 805 / 2011 creates uniform requirements and mandates the Europe-wide recognition of all air traffic controller licenses, associated ratings, language endorsements and medical certificates. Upon the request of the Council… Read More ›

Air France and Airbus undertake green commercial flight.

Flight CO2 emissions halved Air France and Airbus have completed the world’s greenest commercial flight by combining the latest fuel and air traffic management technologies. The flight from Toulouse-Blagnac to Paris-Orly using an Airbus A321 has been able to demonstrate the cutting in half of CO2 emitted compared to a regular flight. The (AF6129) commercial… Read More ›

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