Magazine about Aviation, engineering and technology

Tag: Switzerland

Helvetic Airways Receives its First E190-E2 Jet

In ceremony held at its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Helvetic Airways officially received its first E190-E2 jet from Embraer. The airline has a contract for a firm order of 12 jets of this model, and purchase rights for a further 12 E190-E2, with conversion rights to the E195-E2, bringing the total potential order up to… Read More ›

Bell 429 celebrates over 330,000 hours of operation

More than 325 Bell 429 aircraft in operation configured for various mission sets. Footprint Continues to Grow with New International Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is excited to announce that the Bell 429 global fleet has exceeded 330,000 hours of operation. With 325 aircraft in operation configured for various mission sets, the Bell… Read More ›

Pilatus Maintains Cruising Altitude and Writes another Chapter in its Success Story

Financial 2017 was an extremely busy year for Pilatus, and an exceptionally successful one, too. With sales of 986 million Swiss francs, 115 aircraft deliveries, a full-time workforce of over 2000 and – the absolute highlight – certification of the PC-24 at the end of the year, Pilatus achieved the goals. As a whole, financial… Read More ›

Qatar Airways Celebrates The Inaugural E-Prix In Rome As Official Airline Partner

The award-winning airline and ABB FIA Formula E Championship joined forces once again in Rome to celebrate their exciting partnership Qatar Airways hosted activities for families and visitors of all ages at its stand in the Allianz E-Village The unique international sporting event attracted tourists and sport enthusiasts from all over the world After expanding… Read More ›

Third PC-24 Prototype Took Off on Maiden Flight Today!

The third and final PC-24 prototype, P03, which also represents the series aircraft standard, took off from Buochs airfield today at 9.45 to complete its maiden flight. The eye-catching blue Super Versatile Jet, registration HB-VSA, flew across Central Switzerland for 2 hours and 5 minutes. This flight marks another important milestone in the Pilatus PC-24… Read More ›

More flights to Sylt next summer with airberlin

New connection to Germany’s northernmost island from Zurich Next summer airberlin will once again provide a direct service for flight guests from various cities to the German island of Sylt. Germany’s second largest airline will expand the number of flights it offers to Sylt in order to give more holidaymakers fast and direct access to… Read More ›

Pictures of the day 1: Pilatus PC-24

The Super Versatile Jet A Class of its own. Source: Pilatus Every crystal found in the mountains of Switzerland is entirely unique. Just as unique is the PC-24, the only aircraft combining the versatility of a turboprop with the cabin size of a medium-light jet, and the performance of a light jet. It’s a plane… Read More ›

SWISS is Official Airline of the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz.

SWISS is further expanding its sports sponsorship and involvement. The carrier has been named Official Airline of next year’s FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has announced that it will be the Official Airline of the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, which will be held in St. Moritz, Southeast Switzerland,… Read More ›

Latvia’s airBaltic Increases its Firm C Series Order to 20 Bombardier CS300 Aircraft.

CS300 aircraft’s first operator airBaltic and Bombardier enter into a firm agreement to convert seven option aircraft to firm as Riga-based airline transitions to all-Bombardier fleet. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Latvian flag carrier Air Baltic Corporation AS (airBaltic) has converted its remaining seven option aircraft to firm. This latest order brings airBaltic’s total… Read More ›

Pilatus to Open PC-24 Order Book at EBACE 2014 and Announce Launch Customers

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd will sign and announce contracts with the first customers for its new business jet at the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) to be held in Geneva from 20 to 22 May 2014.  The Swiss aircraft manufacturer will attend the annual trade fair in Geneva, and will be present both in… Read More ›

SWISS to offer new summer Ibiza, Olbia and Palma de Mallorca services from Basel.

SWISS will be offering new seasonal services between EuroAirport Basel and the vacation destinations of Ibiza, Olbia and Palma de Mallorca in its 2014 summer schedules. From the beginning of June to the end of October SWISS will operate up to four weekly flights to Palma de Mallorca. Olbia will receive two weekly services from… Read More ›

SWISS highlights Canton Grisons customs and cuisine.

SWISS travellers will be experiencing some of the food specialities and customs of Switzerland’s Canton Grisons over the next three-and-a-half months. As part of its “SWISS Traditions” culinary concept, the airline will be offering Business Class guests food to mark the local “Chalandamarz” custom on European flights; and for the latest chapter of its award-winning… Read More ›

GULFSTREAM G150 FLEET LEADERS REACH 10,000 FLIGHT HOURS.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today celebrated a milestone for the fleet leaders of its mid-sized G150 aircraft. The two G150s, which are owned and operated by a U.S.-based multinational energy company, recently combined to surpass 10,000 flight hours. This achievement was accomplished without incident and took only five years. “We are very pleased that the G150… Read More ›

Swiss A340 Landing

SWISS serves Solothurn specialities aloft.

SWISS is offering its long-haul First and Business Class guests culinary creations by top Swiss chef Reto Lampart this autumn. Lampart is chef de cuisine at his own Lampart’s restaurant in Hägendorf, Canton Solothurn. The meals are accompanied by local cheeses and wines from the same region in Northwest Switzerland. Canton Solothurn in the northwest… Read More ›

Qatar Emiri Air Force selects PC-21 Training System.

The QEAF selected the PC-21 as their fixed wing basic and advanced training aircraft, after a thorough evaluation both in Switzerland and in Qatar. The PC-21 was deemed to be the very best aircraft and Training System of all options available on the market today. The PC-21 will support the training of their young aviators… Read More ›

Breitling DC-3 passengers observe Jetman in “Full flight”.

    Reminiscent of the famous superman scene, Yves “Jetman” Rossy has flown in close formation, with the Breitling Douglas DC-3, vintage aircraft. Giving the passengers onboard the unique experience to see the world’s first jet powered man in full flight.   As the guests boarded the 1940’s, twin propeller aircraft and took to their seats; Yves… Read More ›

RUAG Technology: Staff reduction at Mechanical Engineering in Altdorf cannot be excluded if competitiveness is to be retained.

In order to remain internationally competitive in future, to be profitable, and to continue to execute orders in Switzerland, the optimisation of cost structures to EU and euro levels is necessary in the area of precision manufacture of large components (Mechanical Engineering) by RUAG Technology in Altdorf. A staff reduction of around 40 employees can… Read More ›

Member of The Internet Defense League