Category Archives: World News

Dubai Airshow 2017 and business aviation – what happened this year

Dubai Airshow, which is held in every two years, can be safely attributed to the main aviation event in the Middle East. They are waiting for this event, they prepare for it, many billion contracts are actively working on it and they sign them. But at the same time, business aviation on Dubai Airshow has traditionally been represented quite poorly. This can be is explained. Dubai and Abu Dhabi usually organize MEBA and Abu-Dhabi Air Expo as special exhibitions, which just gather only manufacturers and companies that work in the business aviation market.

The Third International Aviation IT Forum of Russia and CIS – 2017 to take place in Moscow on 6-8 December 2017

The Third International Aviation IT Forum of Russia and CIS – 2017 will be held on 6-8 December 2017 in Moscow.

Emirates Flight Training Academy officially inaugurated

Emirates Flight Training Academy, the state of the art facility for training ab initio pilots was officially inaugurated today by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during the Dubai Airshow.

Plane crashes in Khabarovsk territory, Russia

A L-410 passenger plane crashed on Wednesday during a landing approach in the Khabarovsk territory, Russia, killing six people, emergency services reported to the TASS News Agency, Russia.

EASA to streamline flight time limitation (FTL) standards

The notice of the proposed EASA amendment will expand flight time limitations (FTL) rules for air taxi, airplane and helicopter emergency medical services (AEMS and HEMS) and for aircraft with one pilot in the planning and in the flights on request.

Supplies of aircraft and helicopters grow

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its third quarterly shipment and billing report for 2017 this week, indicating a continuing trend in general aviation sales. While the overall number of aircraft shipped increased slightly, total billings decreased. The number of airplanes delivered to date adds up to 1,532, an increase of 1.7 percent over 2016. However billings decreased by 2.8 percent, from $13.5 billion to $13.2 billion. 2017 has shown terrific numbers for the helicopter market, where total billings increased by 8.8 percent to $2.7 billion with 661 rotorcraft delivered compared to 614 at this time last year.

Emirates may order 36-38 Airbus A380 jets

Dubai’s Emirates may place an order at the Dubai Airshow for 36-38 Airbus A380 superjumbo jets, worth some $16 billion at list prices, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday.

Turkish Airlines announces 2017 Q3 financial results

Turkish Airlines, given the financial discipline and dynamic demand management applied since the beginning of 2017, with USD 939 million in 2017 Q3, posted record net profit of all 3rd quarters in company history. The 9-monthly operating net profit is recorded as USD 956 million.

AirBaltic to create school of pilots for all comers

The national Latvian carrier AirBaltic intends to seriously tackle the problem of training flight personnel. This autumn, the Academy of Pilots, created by this air company, will start to work, practically anyone can become an apprentice, according to the TASS News Agency, Russia.

SITA’s world-class tech solutions to bring Istanbul new airport to life

Istanbul New Airport, one of the world’s most ambitious airport projects, has appointed global IT provider SITA to bring the region’s most advanced airport to life. SITA will deliver a wide range of airport, passenger and baggage processing solutions to deliver a world-class experience, showcasing the future of air travel.