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Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Sign Definitive Agreements to Strengthen Trans-Atlantic Partnership

Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Limited have today signed definitive agreements paving the way forward for their expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture: The Joint Venture Agreement signed between Air France-KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic sets out the governance as well as the commercial and operational terms of the expanded trans-Atlantic Joint Venture. Upon… Read More ›

Bid your way to a superior flying experience with ‘JetUpgrade’ from Jet Airways

Airline introduces yet another first in Indian Aviation for Economy and Première guests wishing to upgrade to Première and First Class Economy and Première guests of Jet Airways, India‘s premier international full service airline, can now experience the next level of the airline’s acclaimed in-flight service, following the launch of the carrier’s latest initiative –… Read More ›

RUAG first in Europe to complete 2020 FANS 1/A+ avionics compliance modification on Dassault Falcon

RUAG Aviation has successfully upgraded a Dassault Falcon F2000 to comply with the FANS 1/A+ requirements of the aviation regulatory mandates for 2020. The first modification of this kind completed in Europe, the FANS 1/A+ avionics upgrade was achieved ahead of the compliance deadline. The integration of the avionics upgrade was carried out at RUAG… Read More ›

ForeFlight Mobile to Feature Jeppesen Visual Flight Rules Data, Expands Presence in Europe

Data-driven Visual Flight Rules (VFR) charting information will be dynamically rendered on ForeFlight Mobile maps, enhancing situational awareness and flight safety Boeing [NYSE: BA], through its subsidiary Jeppesen, today announced with ForeFlight — an innovative provider of mobile and web aviation applications — that interactive Jeppesen European visual flight rules information will be available within… Read More ›

NBAA Welcomes Introduction of Long-Term House FAA Reauthorization Bill

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomes the introduction of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), House legislation authorizing funding and programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through 2023. “We welcome this bipartisan legislation,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “The fact that it’s a bipartisan bill increases its chances for… Read More ›

NBAA Congratulates Cirrus Aircraft on Collier Trophy for Vision Jet

Cirrus Aircraft has been named as the recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy, given annually by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for “designing, certifying and entering into service the Vision Jet ­– ­the world’s first single-engine general aviation personal jet aircraft with a whole airframe parachute system.” It was during NBAA’s 2016 Business… Read More ›

Foundation Congratulates CAST/ASIAS for Receiving Aviation Week Award.

Flight Safety Foundation on Friday extended its congratulations to the U.S. Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) and the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) initiative for receiving an Aviation Week Laureate Award in the commercial aviation safety category Thursday at the Aviation Week Laureates Award dinner in Washington. The Laureate Awards are presented annually… Read More ›

Pratt & Whitney’s GTF Engines Installed on Embraer E190-E2 Aircraft; One Step Closer to Entry Into Service

The E190-E2 program reached another milestone in mid-February when Pratt & Whitney’s PW1900G production engines were installed on the first production aircraft coming out of Embraer’s E2 final assembly line (FAL) in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil. The engines were shipped to the FAL in December as the program tracks entry into service… Read More ›

Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines Installed on the First A320neo Family Aircraft to be Delivered from the Airbus Mobile, Alabama Production Facility.

Airbus recently received Pratt & Whitney GTF engines for installation on the first A320neo family aircraft to be assembled and delivered out of its Mobile, Alabama production facility. The engines were installed on an A321neo aircraft as final assembly and delivery preparations continue. “We are thrilled that the first A320neo family aircraft to be delivered… Read More ›

Honeywell To Modernize 21 FAA Buildings, Boosting Operating Efficiency And Sustainability

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a facility infrastructure modernization project at 21 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-operated facilities across the United States. The project will create 95 related jobs over the course of the program and is expected to help the FAA reduce the energy use in those facilities by nearly 10 percent. The project will… Read More ›

Honeywell And Air Methods Sign Agreement For Sky Connect Tracker

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Air Methods, America‘s largest emergency air medical provider and helicopter operator, to provide its fleet with Honeywell’s Sky Connect Tracker III satellite communications and helicopter tracking system. This will give Air Methods helicopter operators and fleet managers a full suite of products in… Read More ›

Virgin America unleashes #tinydogstinyfares cyber monday deal

Travelers Can Fetch Up to 30% off Fares Nationwide* and $10 for Every Flight Booked Will Go to Support Animal Shelter Partners** Airline Launches Cross-Country ‘Operation Chihuahua’ Airlift to Fly Dozens of Tiny Dogs to New York – Where Adoptive Homes Await. Today, Virgin America unleashes one of its biggest deals of the year with… Read More ›

Boeing Names Pat Goggin President of Defense and Space Development Organization

Boeing [NYSE:BA] is promoting Pat Goggin to be president of its Defense, Space & Security Development organization, succeeding Jim O’Neill who will retire next year. Goggin currently is vice president of Airplane Programs Engineering for the company’s Commercial Airplanes unit, overseeing the engineering teams that support all the current 7-series passenger planes. Before that, he… Read More ›

Air New Zealand opens new international lounge at Nadi Airport

Air New Zealand has unveiled a new expanded lounge at Nadi International Airport in Fiji. The airline’s Chief Marketing and Customer Officer Mike Tod says the new look lounge was designed with feedback from customers in mind and offers a mix of spaces to meet a range of travellers’ needs. “Our new Nadi lounge is more than… Read More ›

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair fully support the new air traffic management system

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair fully support the implementation of the new Air Traffic Management System (ATMS) by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD), which the airlines believe is instrumental to strengthening Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s leading aviation hubs. The airlines are confident that the CAD will successfully enhance operational efficiency as a… Read More ›

Focus on Critical Safety Issues, Maintenance and Engineering Track Highlight IASS Agenda

Lithium batteries, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), automation and safety information protection are among the safety critical issues to be discussed at Flight Safety Foundation’s 69th annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS 2016) scheduled for Nov. 14–16 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “We are very excited about this year’s agenda and about the experts from across… Read More ›

Total ban on carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices

Following a joint directive from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Air New Zealand is placing a total ban on the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices from 5am (NZ time) Sunday 16 October 2016. These devices cannot be accepted for carriage either in person, in carry-on luggage, or… Read More ›

CAA statement on Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2 Airworthiness Directive.

The UK CAA’s existing restriction, prohibiting all commercial flying of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2, remains in place. Following the release today by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of proposals to allow the return to service of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that its… Read More ›

SAS upgrades its short and medium haul fleet and invests in next-generation onboard WiFi

SAS, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has been focused on bringing innovation to its passengers since 1946. With a passion and vision to ‘make life easier’ for Scandinavia’s frequent flyers, SAS is making investments of MSEK 500 across its entire short and medium haul fleet – from installing the fastest WiFi in Europe to completing… Read More ›

Hawker 400XPR achieves FAA certification; first full upgraded 400XPR inducted.

Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification on all 400XPR program elements. All components of the exclusive factory-approved, engineered and supported upgrade package are available for installation on Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP aircraft at Textron Aviation service centers worldwide…. Read More ›

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