Category: World

Russia to Enhance Aviation Security

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, is developing a new set of security measures to prevent “any illegal interference into airlines and airports activities within the country and abroad.” The statement was made following Russia’s confirmation Nov. 16 that an explosive device was responsible for the downing of a Metrojet Airbus A321 over Sinai on […]

Romania Hosts Airbus Production of New H215 Helicopter

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a ceremony held today by Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, and in the presence of Alexandru Nastase, Secretary of State, Airbus Helicopters set down the foundation stone of its new Romanian factory, established to assemble the latest helicopter to join the H Family of aircraft – the H215. The H215 is an evolution […]

Russia Long-Range Bombers and Navy Will Work With France

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia has deployed its fleet of strategic bombers to double the volume of airstrikes on Islamist targets in Syria, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced. Vladimir Putin has ordered a cruiser to coordinate operations with French naval forces in the Mediterranean. “We are conducting a mass airstrike campaign against Islamic State targets in Syria. We […]

European Parliament Urges Measures to Boost EU Aviation Sector

Reading Time: 2 minutes European Union (EU) lawmakers have called for a series of measures to improve the position of the EU air transport economy. The European Parliament in Brussels passed a resolution—428-149 (with 53 abstentions)—calling for a level playing field between airlines, while upholding high safety and social standards. The motion is intended to feed into the forthcoming […]

FlightSafety’s new Bell Helicopter interchangeable simulator

Reading Time: 2 minutes FlightSafety has announced the start of training using its new interchangeable Bell Helicopter 212/412EP simulator. The simulator was recently qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. It is located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. “We are pleased to further enhance and expand our Bell Helicopter training programs in Dallas,” […]

First KC-46 Pegasus Headed For Fuel Dock Testing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing officials are shifting their attention to a second round of fuel dock testing with the first KC-46 aerial refueler following successful initial airworthiness certification for the aircraft outfitted with its wing-mounted pods and centerline refueling boom. The team completed initial airworthiness testing for the first KC-46, also known as EMD-2, in the aircraft’s 20th […]

TRU Opens New Maintenance Training Facility

Reading Time: 2 minutes TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. company, today announced the opening of its new Aviation Maintenance Training Academy located on the Textron Aviation Mid-Continent campus in Wichita, Kansas. Courses currently offered include mechanical and avionics theory and practical for new production Beechcraft King Air 350i, 250, and C90GTx turboprops with the Pro Line Fusion® […]

Etihad and Air France-KLM Expand MRO Cooperation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Airways has expanded its cooperation with Air France-KLM through a component maintenance agreement for its Boeing 777 fleet. The precise value of the 10-year deal was not given, although Etihad said it was worth several hundred million dollars and would start February 2016. It will give Etihad and its equity partners access to a […]

Jetex Flight Support Expands into Toluca

Reading Time: 3 minutes Jetex Flight Support announced today that it has entered into an agreement with EOLO for EOLO’s FBO to become a co-branded facility. As part of the agreement, the FBO located in Toluca, Mexico will start operating as Jetex-EOLO this November, adding to Jetex’s worldwide network of FBOs. Toluca is the most important airport in Mexico […]

American Airlines Flight Deplaned After Two Suspicious Passengers

Reading Time: < 1 minute An American Airlines flight at Reagan National Airport was deplaned Sunday after members of the crew expressed concern about two passengers on board, according to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). Passengers on American Airlines flight 2124 to Boston were asked to leave the plane so MWAA police could sweep the aircraft with a K9 team. […]