Category: General Aviation

Russia to Begin Designing Advanced Aircraft Carrier in 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia will begin designing an advanced aircraft carrier for its Navy not until 2020, a source in the shipbuilding industry told TASS on Thursday. “This work is currently underway. The actual design work will start in 2020. According to the currently existing plans, the aircraft carrier will be created in the third decade of the […]

NARA Members Dominate Pre-Owned Market with 50% Share of Jets Sold

Reading Time: < 1 minute The National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) continues to set the aircraft sales pace by representing 50% of the pre-owned business jet transaction market worth $9.5 Billion in 2015 (per JETNET). NARA Broker and Dealer members represent just 5% of the more than 1000 aircraft brokers worldwide, but have continued to thrive with honesty, transparency and […]

Airbus Historic Sale to Iran Could Be in Trouble

Reading Time: < 1 minute In January, Airbus and Iran Air agreed to a landmark deal for 118 aircraft with a total value rising to as much as $25 billion.One of the most significant parts of the deal is an agreement for 12 A380 superjumbos worth upwards of $5.2 billion at list prices. However, this portion of the deal may […]

West Africa Emerging as Business Aviation Market

Reading Time: 4 minutes West Africa, particularly Nigeria, is emerging as business aviation growth market as the region continues to develop industries based on its natural resources, according to the Middle East’s only African-owned aviation company. Promise Uzoamaka, Chairman of Sharjah-headquartered Amaka, which focusses on sales, acquisitions and business aviation consulting, says he envisions higher demand for private aviation […]

Bombardier Creates $1bn C-Series Partnership with Québec

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier has entered into a definitive agreement for a $1 billion US investment by the Government of Québec in a newly created limited partnership. It will be called the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (the “CSALP”), to which the assets, liabilities and obligations of the C Series aircraft program will be transferred. “We are delighted to […]

The A350 XWB Embarks on Its First Demonstration Tour of China

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s newest airliner, the Airbus A350XWB, will make its first demo tour of China between June 25th and July 2nd. During the eight day trip, A350 XWB test aircraft MSN2 (Manufacturer serial number) will fly to Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (SHA), Guangzhou (CAN), Haikou (HAK) and Chengdu (CTU). The tour follows the A350’s endorsement by […]

FedEx to Buy 6 Boeing 767 Freighters Valued at $1.2 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute FedEx is buying six Boeing 767 freighters valued at $1.2 billion as the world’s biggest cargo airline continues to modernize its fleet. The six aircraft are scheduled for delivery in fiscal 2019 and 2020, according to a FedEx spokesman. They were among the options included in a 50-jet order that FedEx placed almost a year […]

Si2 Attempts First Emission-Free Solar Electric Transatlantic Flight

Reading Time: 3 minutes Si2 took off early Monday morning from JFK, NY, to attempt the crossing of the Atlantic and prove that an efficient energy future is possible. Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) took off early Monday morning from Kennedy Airport, New York, to attempt the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and prove that an efficient energy future is possible. […]

Emirates Reveals 360-Video Tour of A380 Flight Deck

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates, the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380, has released the world’s first 360-video tour of the A380 cockpit. Watch Captain Thomas Ziarno from New Zealand and First Officer Abdulrahman Mohamed Al Busaeedi from the United Arab Emirates give an immersive 360-view tour of the flight deck controls of an Emirates A380, the world’s […]

Wreckage of Missing EgyptAir Plane Found

Reading Time: < 1 minute Egyptian officials said they have identified pieces of the cabin of missing flight MS804. The plane’s crashed last month in the Mediterranean Sea, and investigators feared signals from its black boxes would expire soon. The Egyptian committee investigating the plane’s disappearance said on Wednesday it had spotted pieces of the plane cabin in several locations, […]