Helicopters Bell opens new facility in Wichita

Textron Aviation company Bell has celebrated the opening of a new facility in Wichita, Kansas.

General Aviation Beechcraft introduces new King Air 360 turboprop

Beechcraft has officially introduced a new turboprop flagship aircraft, the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER.

Industry Embraer announces new Phenom 300MED

Aircraft manufacturer Embraer has announced a new version of the Phenom 300. The Phenom 300MED will be a Medevac solution for the aircraft series.

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Airports Scoot announces flights from Singapore to Berlin

Singapore Airlines long haul low cost subsidiary Scoot has announced a new connection from its hub Singapore Airport to Berlin-Tegel.

Industry CemAir orders two new Bombardier Q400

Bombardier and CemAir have announced a firm order for two new Q400 turboprop aircraft. The deal is valued at approximately US $66 million, based on list prices.

Airlines Several hundred American Airlines flights affected by crew shortage

American Airlines is trying to resolve a scheduling fault that gave too many pilots off in December.

Freight First Airbus A330-200P2F enters service

DHL Express has become the first operator to take delivery of the A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus.

Industry Airbus starts final assembly for the new A330-800

On Wednesday, November 29, Airbus has announced the final assembly for the new twin-engine long-haul aircraft.

Airlines Malaysia Airlines receives first A350-900

Airbus has delivered the first Airbus A350-900 to Malaysia Airlines Berhad. The airline which leases the A350XWB from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) is now the 17th airline to operate the new-generation wide-body aircraft.

Start-Ups FlyValan receives first ATR 72-500

The Romanian start-up FlyValan has received its first ATR 72-500. The start of commercial operations from its home base at Genoa, Italy, is planned for December 11, 2017.

Airlines Air France-KLM and Jet Airways extend cooperation

Air France-KLM and Jet Airways have signed a landmark ‘Enhanced Cooperation Agreement’ for the development of their operations between Europe and India.

General Aviation Textron Aviation announces new Cessna SkyCourier 408

Textron Aviation has unveiled the Cessna SkyCourier 408. The large-utility turboprop will enter service in 2020. As launch customer, FedEx Express has ordered 100 aircraft.

Industry Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce team up to build a hybrid-electric aircraft

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which should be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft.

Freight Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet to end cooperation by end of 2017

The cooperation agreement between Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet will expire at the end of 2017. As a consequence, the dedicated freighter service from Toronto to Mexico, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Bogota, Lima and Frankfurt will be terminated.

Airlines Darwin Airline files for insolvency

The Switzerland-based carrier Darwin Airline has filed for insolvency and for a moratorium, which is similar to the U.S-American chapter 11, on November 28, 2017.

Airports IAG’s subsidiary Level opens base at Paris Orly Airport

International Airlines Group has announced to open a second base of its long haul low cost subsidiary Level at Paris Orly Airport.

Start-Ups Powdair facing financial problems

Start-up airline Powdair has announced it is facing financial problems as the most important investor gave up for personal reasons. The carrier states that the management could be forced to postpone the start of operations if no new investor is found in the next days. If the virtual airline does not find an investor for at least 1 million pounds until the end of this week it will not commence operations. 

Airlines WestJet to introduce WestJet link

The Canadian airline WestJet has announced the launch of a new WestJet Link service, that will connect smaller airports with WestJet’s hub at the Calgary International Airport. WestJet Link will offer flights from Calgary to Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Cranbrook, Lloydminster and Prince George.

Start-Ups Young Malaysian start-up FlyGlobal plans to expand its fleet

The young Malaysian airline FlyGlobal, a Charter wet lease/ACMI operator, has announced plans to expand its existing fleet by up to ten Boeing 777-200ER by 2021. FlyGlobal’s CEO Shami Law stated the aircraft should be leased to different interested companies.

Airports Singapore Airport tests smart digital tower

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has announced a cooperation with the UK-based air traffic management provider NATS. This contract has a value of around seven million US dollar and includes the development of a prototype for a smart digital tower which should go into testing on Singapore’s Changi airport over a period of 22 months. CAAS plans to evaluate the operational feasibility before determining the suitability and robustness of such a smart digital tower for a busy airport like Changi Airport.

Industry Canadian North announces own MMRO hangar at Edmonton Airport

Canadian North has announced to open its own Manufacturing, Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MMRO) facility at Edmonton International Airport. The airline plans to opened the hangar in the first quarter of 2018.

Airlines Eurowings announces new USA connections from Düsseldorf

Eurowings has announced to open new routes from Düsseldorf to the US East Coast.

Airlines Darwin Airline ends regular flights

Lugano based Darwin Airline will end all regular flights from January, 1st 2018 and will focus on operations as ACMI-Provider.

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