Category: Aviation News

Academy 147 Receives GCAA CAR 147 Approval

Reading Time: 1 minute On December 8th 2015, Academy 147 Limited, a training organisation based in Malta received a GCAA CAR 147 Maintenance Training Organisation Approval. Academy 147 made its initial plunge into the Middle East’s rapidly growing market for maintenance training in 2015 and has pursued the GCAA approval in order to further establish its presence in the […]

Uber and Airbus Are Working Together on Helicopter Service

Reading Time: 1 minute Uber is partnering with Airbus. The on-demand ride service will be offering stylish, swift, and costly helicopter rides around Utah during the Sundance Film Festival this month, and none other than European aerospace giant Airbus will be providing the choppers. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Airbus CEO Tom Enders said “It’s a […]

EASA: Child Restraint Systems

Reading Time: 1 minute The safety of the youngest aircraft occupants is important to EASA. Babies under two years of age and small children are best protected when secured in a child restraint system appropriate for their weight and height in a dedicated seat. The use of child seats provides an equivalent level of safety to infants and children […]

100 UAS Set Guinness Record While Flying to Symphony Music

Reading Time: 1 minute The Intel Corporation together with Ars Electronica Futurelab made the Guinness Record-breaking drones flight. The video was released of 100 multicolored UAS “dancing ” to a live orchestra and creating patterns in the night sky. It took years to prepare for such a show. Ground crew used PCs powered by Intel hardware to control drones […]

Virgin Atlantic to Spend $4.3 Billion on 12 Airbus Jets

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. is set to announce a deal for 12 Airbus Group SE A350-1000 jets with a list price of $4.3 billion as Richard Branson’s flagship carrier renews its wide-body leisure fleet, according to people with knowledge of the plan. U.K.-based Virgin will probably buy nine of the twin-engine planes directly from Airbus […]

Rolls-Royce Introduces New SelectCare™ Service

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce has launched a new engine service, SelectCareTM, continuing its reputation for service innovation and expanding the customers’ choice of competitive, capable and flexible services across the engine lifecycle. SelectCare fits between Rolls-Royce’s fully comprehensive TotalCare® service, which maximises engine time on wing in addition to giving long-term cost certainty on a dollar-per-flying-hour basis, and […]

FAA Final Rule Changes Way Student Pilots Certificates Are Issued

Reading Time: 1 minute Under a new final rule adopted by the FAA, aviation medical examiners will no longer issue student pilot certificates. Instead, new pilots will go through a similar process as private pilots, receiving their hard plastic student pilot certificates in the mail. As expected, the FAA dropped an earlier proposal to require photos on pilot certificates. […]

Embraer’s Sucessful Growth in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brazilian manufacturer Embraer ended 2015 with firm orders from 13 customers for 185 commercial aviation jets, a 24.2% increase over 2014. In total, Embraer’s 2015 orders comprised 94 E175s, 40 E195-E2s, 21 E195s, 17 E190-E2s and 13 E190s. Cumulatively, Embraer’s major orders for the year came from SkyWest Airlines (52 E175s ordered, valued at approximately […]

2015 Set New Highs For Wizz Air

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, made great strides in calendar year 2015 and established itself as one of the best-performing ultra-low-cost carriers. Milestones for 2015 include a successful listing on the London Stock Exchange, a major brand refresh and livery update for its aircraft, a record aircraft order from […]

Etihad Extends Codeshare with Swiss Partner

Reading Time: 1 minute Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has approved plans by Swiss carrier Darwin Airline to extend its codeshare arrangement with Etihad Airways until the end of April 2022. Lugano-based Darwin, which operates as Etihad Regional and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad has a 33.3% stake, has a network of routes between secondary and tertiary points in […]