Category: General Aviation

IATA: Aviation Could Be Worth $88b to Singapore Economy in 20 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes The number of air travellers and aviation-related jobs in Singapore could more than double in 20 years, according to a new study by a global airline body. This would increase the industry’s contribution to Singapore’s gross domestic product by the same quantum to an estimated US$65 billion (S$88 billion) in 2035, said the International Air […]

FAA: Military Testing Might Interfere With Planes’ GPS

Reading Time: 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration has warned pilots flying on the West Coast of potential GPS outages. In a recent Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), the agency alerts pilots to upcoming “GPS Interference Testing,” which will reportedly be conducted by the US military this month. As a result, GPS signals in the southwestern US could be blocked […]

Austrian National Football Team Took Off for France

Reading Time: 1 minute Today, at 1:05 pm the special Austrian Airlines flight number OS2651 took off from Vienna Airport heading for the UEFA EURO 2016 being held in France. The red-white-red national carrier deployed an Airbus A320 to fly Head Coach Marcel Koller and the Austrian National Football Team together with team trainers, support staff and representatives of […]

Sukhoi Superjet Becomes Official Aircraft of Russian Olympic Team

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) have signed a partnership agreement. SCAC has received the status of an official supplier of the Russian Olympic Committee and the Russian Olympic Team. This partnership will enable SCAC to support the Olympic Movement and implement innovative joint projects. The partnership agreement was signed […]

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. […]