Daily Archives: 17.08.2018

Bell 525 tested by heat and cold

The U.S. manufacturer Bell Helicopter reported that tests of the super-middle Bell 525 helicopter have been completed at high temperatures, up to + 50°C at altitudes of 4,270 m. Previously, there were tests at low temperatures, -39°C. At the beginning of summer, the fourth prototype of the Bell 525 helicopter joined the test program.

Secondary market of business jets reaches the pre-crisis level

Consulting company JETNET published a report on the state of the secondary market of business aircraft and helicopters in June and for the first half of 2018. The main world trends in all market segments were analyzed from June 2017 to June 2018. In June, in all segments, the share of the fleet in the secondary market declined. June 2018 showed the lowest level (9.1%) of business jets put up for sale in relation to the fleet in operation since the beginning of the big recession.

Turkmenistan Airlines: queues, lack of air tickets and protection

In the summer season, Turkmenistan again has problems with air tickets. If the local airline ticket can still be bought after standing in queues during 2-3 hours, but, as regards international flights, there are no available for sale air tickets until the end of October 2018. Particularly, this regards to such air destinations, as Moscow, Kazan, St. Petersburg, Minsk, Ankara and Istanbul. ANT sources say that if there are connections or money, the coveted air ticket can be bought even for the next week.

Only one air company repeatedly participates in tender for domestic flights in Georgia

Only one air company, Ak Air Georgia, took part in the tender for subsidizing domestic flights announced by the Georgian Airports Association.

Uzbek government OKs import of drones to develop country’s tourism potential

Geoinnovation center under the State Committee of Uzbekistan for Land Resources, Geodesy, Cartography and State Cadastre will import and use drones, the committee said in a statement on August 17, 2018.

Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authorities

Four planes were forced to make emergency landings in Chile and Peru on Thursday due to bomb threats issued to the Chilean Civil Aviation Authority, it said in a statement, Reuters reported.

Chinese Xiamen Boeing airline crash-lands at Manila Airport

China’s airlines 737-800 Boeing crash landed at Manila Airport, Sputnik reported citing AirLive. The media specified that the emergency evacuation was underway.