18 February 2013

World's first A380 facility full open for business

Emirates and Dubai Airports announced the successful completion of the phased launch of Concourse A – the home of the A380 and the world’s first purpose-built facility for the aircraft at Dubai International. All 20 A380 capable contact gates and Emirates luxurious First Class and Business Class lounges, which comprise 29,000 m² of the facility, …

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Embraer Executive Jets flies second Legacy 500 prototype

In the wake of November’s highly successful maiden flight of the Legacy 500, the first, full fly-by-wire midsize business aircraft in the corporate aircraft industry, Embraer Executive Jets’ second Legacy 500 made its maiden flight, officially entering the flight test and certification program. The Legacy 500 has flown more than 44 hours in 23 flights …

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Airbus activates “Plan B” for the A350 XWB batteries

Airbus is confident that the lithium ion (Li-ion) main battery architecture it has been developing with Saft and qualifying for the A350 XWB aircraft is robust and safe. The A350 XWB flight test programme will continue as planned with the qualified Li-ion main batteries. However, to date, the root causes of the two recent industry …

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Hong Kong Aviation Capital delivers first A320 with Sharklets to Jetstar Japan

Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC) delivered a new A320, to Jetstar Japan on February 18th, as the second of four A320 aircraft that it will lease to the airline. This is the first aircraft in Jetstar Japan’s fleet, the first A320 aircraft in Japan as well as the first A320 in HKAC’s fleet equipped with …

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AMAC Aerospace achieves granted Russian Maintenance Organisation approval

AMAC Aerospace has been granted Maintenance Organisation Approval, MOA, by the Moscow-based State Civil Aviation Administration of Russia. The approval, which was awarded towards the end of last year, allows AMAC to carry out base and line maintenance work on all Russian-owned small to mid size/narrow body aircraft up to Boeing 737NG and Airbus Corporate …

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Gama appoints Jonathan Tregoiing as General Manager of Airops Software Limited

Gama Group, the global business aviation services provider, appointed Jonathan Tregoiing as General Manager of Airops Software Limited, with the task of implementing the development of a new range of software and services for the aviation industry. Jonathan joined Airops Software Limited (‘Airops Software’) in 1997 at a time when the company was converting its …

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