Category: GENERAL AVIATION

Russia Resumes Flights to Turkey

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia will resume charter flights to Turkey July 7 after a six-month break. Flights ceased in November 2015 following the downing by Turkish fighter jets of a Russian strike aircraft as it crossed into Turkish airspace while on a sortie against Islamic State forces in neighboring Syria. The incident led to Russia imposing sanctions on […]

Ryanair Bases and Pilots’ Homes in Germany Raided by Police

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Ryanair Pilot Group (RPG) can confirm that on 5 July German tax authorities carried out a number of coordinated raids in at least four Ryanair bases; Cologne, Neiderrhein, Baden-Baden and Berlin SXF. Ryanair Pilot Group (RPG) It has also emerged that a number of pilots flying for Ryanair had their homes raided as part […]

Alcoa Awarded Multi-year, $470 Million Contract with Embraer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lightweight metals leader Alcoa announced a long-term contract with Embraer – the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats – valued at approximately $470 million. Under the multiyear agreement, Alcoa will supply aluminum sheet and plate for Embraer’s new E2s, the second generation of its E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, a narrow-body mediumrange […]

Boeing Opens Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory in Missouri

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing opened a new research laboratory to test hardware and software that will make a new generation of autonomous air, sea and land vehicles work together more effectively as a team or unit. The lab will serve as the company’s leading location for collaborative autonomous technology development with academic institutions and research partners, including government […]

First Retrofitted LOT Boeing 737 Has Taken Off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Already on June 27th, modernised Boeing 737-400 had its first flight with passengers on board heading for London. Hence, the first LOT clients were able to check out how comfortable the new Boeing interior can be. Among other things, new leather seats were installed on the plane along with modern LED lighting with mood-lighting modes […]

Lightning Lands in the UK

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first of Britain’s new supersonic ‘stealth’ strike fighters has touched down in the UK for the first time.  The F-35B Lightning II jet was flown by RAF pilot Squadron Leader Hugh Nichols on its first transatlantic crossing, accompanied by two United States Marine Corps F-35B aircraft from their training base at Beaufort, South Carolina. […]

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 […]