Category: General Aviation

World’s First 3D Airplane Set To Revolutionize The Aviation Industry

Reading Time: 1 minute There were mammoth jets on display at the Berlin Air show this year. And then, there was the mini-plane Thor, the world’s first 3D printed aircraft. Built by industry leader Airbus, Thor is a windowless plane, weighing just 21 kilos and is less than four metres long. Thor, short for Test Of High-Tech Objectives in […]

Bombardier Business Aircraft Launches New Cabin Management System

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier today elevated the cabin experience on board its Global family of aircraft with the introduction of a new cabin management system on Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft, redefining the in-flight experience for travelers. The new system will be available on new Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft as of Q3 2016 and as […]

Austrian Airlines Launches a Wet Lease Agreement With SunExpress

Reading Time: 1 minute Austrian Airlines is launching a wet lease agreement with SunExpress Deutschland. • Objective: cover peak capacity requirements The objective of this cooperation is to cover peak capacity requirements, above all in the particularly dense summer flight schedule. A Boeing 737-800 aircraft along with the cockpit and cabin crew of SunExpress Deutschland will be deployed in […]

G650ER Sets Sydney To Los Angeles Speed Record

Reading Time: 1 minute A Gulfstream G650ER has set a speed record on a recognized course between Sydney and Los Angeles. The aircraft departed Sydney Airport during the morning of March 11, and arrived at Los Angeles International Airport 12 hours and 40 minutes later at 01:15 March 12. During the 6,620nm / 12,260km flight the aircraft had an […]

Aero Specialties, Inc. Recognized For Export Excellence By The US Department Of Commerce

Reading Time: 1 minute AERO Specialties, Inc. was one of 123 nationwide companies and organizations to receive the President’s “E” Award for exporting excellence during a May 16 ceremony in Washington, D.C. “It is gratifying to have this award bestowed on us, as we have worked hard to build a global market for our aviation ground support equipment. Thanks […]

FAA Proposes Changes To GA Flight Training

Reading Time: 2 minutes The FAA has opened comments until Aug.10 for changes to GA flight training rules that would affect a broad spectrum of pilots, including those pursuing private and commercial certificates. Its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking includes a long-anticipated proposal to use glass-cockpit, fixed-gear aircraft for commercial flight training instead of traditional complex aircraft with retractable gear. […]

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo Enter Joint Business Agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Numerous benefits to customers from joint network between Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo. More direct connections, greater flexibility and time savings combined with service enhancements – these are just some of the benefits customers will enjoy thanks to the cooperation between the cargo division of Cathay Pacific Airways, the leading air cargo carrier in Asia, […]

The Transatlantic Market in Summer 2016

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Transatlantic market between North America and Europe is still the single largest intercontinental market in the world, and with dozens of airlines offering nonstop service on trans-Atlantic routes, it is also highly competitive. After 2012 and 2013 featured a tepid growth in the face of staunch capacity discipline for major U.S. airlines and financial […]

Brazil May Relax Regulation on Foreign Control of Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the wake of a continued downturn in Brazil’s economy, combined with the worst crisis the aviation industry has witnessed there in years, the Brazilian government could, under the leadership of the current Vice President, Michel Temer, relax the regulations surrounding controlling stakes in local airlines to allow greater foreign control. Current legislation restricts foreign […]

Allegiant Honors Entire Staff at Elementary School With Free Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Allegiant celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day today by giving away two round-trip tickets to every teacher and support staff member at Helen Herr Elementary School in Las Vegas. Allegiant worked with Clark County School District personnel to plan a surprise evacuation drill at the local elementary school, after which airline representatives surprised more than 70 unsuspecting […]