Category: Europe

Russia Learns Stealth Warplanes Are Hard To Do

Reading Time: 5 minutes After confronting serious technical and economic difficulties, Russia has dramatically cut back its air force program to field its first radar-evading “stealth” fighter jet. By delaying large-scale acquisition of the Sukhoi T-50 fighter, the Kremlin is tacitly acknowledging a truth that the U.S. military learned decades ago — and that China might also learn in […]

Boeing To Provide C-17 Training To NATO

Reading Time: 1 minute The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program will soon train C-17 aircrews at Boeing’s C-17 International Training Centre (ITC) in the United Kingdom under a new $8 million contract. SAC is comprised of ten NATO countries and two NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The program will begin training its multinational aircrews early this year. Prior to […]

MAGnificent Receives Russian STC Validation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announced it has successfully validated their luxury interior for the Bell 429 with Russian authorities (IAC-AR). MAG developed and branded the MAGnificent for the Bell 429 under an EASA STC in 2015. Since, MAG has applied for various validations around the globe including Russia. Validations scheduled and applied for were determined […]

Need for New Aviation Datalink Tech in Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) has released a study analyzing the projected use and capacity of VHF Digital Link Mode 2 (VDL Mode 2) for data communications between aircraft and ground automation systems. According to the report’s main findings, VDL Mode 2 over a single frequency has already reached its […]

Wizz Air Sees Strong EX-YU Passenger Growth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Budget airline Wizz Air has recorded strong passenger growth on its three main markets in the former Yugoslavia – Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina – handling over 1.5 million travellers during 2015. It welcomed 795.000 passengers on its flight to and from Skopje and Ohrid, representing an overall increase of 36.8% on the year […]

A4E Call on European Commission to Address Airport Charges

Reading Time: 2 minutes The newly launched Airlines for Europe (A4E) is urging the European Commission to review its Airport Charges Directive in light of new data that shows charges at Europe’s top airports have increased 80% over the last 10 years. The data, compiled in a new Aviation Economics study, show that charges at the 21 largest European […]

ATR Achieves 2 Billion Dollars Turnover in 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes ATR achieved a new record turnover in 2015, increasing to 2 billion dollars (2014: 1.8 billion). During the year, the aircraft manufacturer also set a new record in terms of aircraft deliveries, with a total of 88 aircraft (2014: 83), an increase of 72% over the 51 deliveries made in 2010. Firm orders for 76 […]

Top Fighter Jets Fighting ISIS in Syria

Reading Time: 10 minutes ISIS originated about a decade ago as an Al Qaeda offshoot and it is now a state within a state, complete with a “capital” in Raqqa, Syria. The movement controls a huge territory around Syria and Iraq. In response to rapid territorial gains made by ISIS and internationally condemned brutality, reported human rights abuses and […]

New Airline Association “Airlines for Europe” (A4E)

Reading Time: 1 minute Five major European airline groups launched a new alliance aimed at promoting their interests when dealing with national and EU regulators, today (20 January) in Amsterdam Schiphol airport. Aviation companies employ almost 2 million people in the European Union and contribute 110 billion euros to the EU economy, according to the European Commission. But competitors […]

50 Fokker Aircraft Transactions in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace, announces that a total of 50 Fokker aircraft were sold to 10 existing Fokker operators and 3 new operators during 2015 by their respective aircraft owners. These comprise 5 Fokker 50s, 20 Fokker 70s and 25 Fokker 100s. ‘Low operating costs, comprehensive support and more flexible Rolls-Royce Tay […]