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16 March 2017 – BRP-Rotax constantly aims for improvement in order to provide our end customers not only with high quality products but also with the best quality of service. Therefore, the new easy-to-use engine registration system is an essential step on this journey.

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BAA Training adds ATR 72-600 to its Type Training capabilities

9 February 2017 – BAA Training, European standard aviation training center with more than 20 years of experience, has expanded its Type Training capabilities by adding ATR 72-600 aircraft type. BAA Training becomes one of only few flight academies offering both ground courses and practical training on ATR72-600...

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The Breitling Jet Team conquers America

20 January 2017 – The world’s largest civilian professional aerobatic display team flying on jets has completed the two-year tour of the United States and Canada that marked its first incursion into American territory. In the course of this “Breitling Jet Team American Tour”, the pilots of the seven L-39C Albatros thrilled crowds with their stunning performances, flying less than three meters apart at speeds of around 700 km/h. After taking part in 30 airshows, giving 70 public demonstrations, touching down in 35 American states and covering about 46,300 kilometers, the ambassador of the independent Swiss watch brand Breitling bid farewell to the New World on October 21st to 23rd at the first Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow, in California.

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The Breitling DC-3 circles the globe

20 January 2017 – From March to September 2017, the Breitling DC-3 will be doing a grand world tour in several stages, an amazing accomplishment for this legendary plane that will be celebrating its 77th birthday. The crew will not be alone in flying from one continent to the other, since a 500-piece Navitimer limited edition will also be onboard throughout the journey.

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ExecuJet Africa launches helicopter charter from Cape Town

13 December 2016 – ExecuJet Africa is announcing the arrival of its first charter helicopter, a VIP configured Bell 407 helicopter, available for charter from today, 12 December 2016, from...

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IAI's TaxiBot®, in Final Stages of Certification for the Airbus 320

13 December 2016 – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is continuing to progress with its TaxiBot, the semi-robotic pilot-controlled vehicle for dispatch towing. Certification tests on an Airbus 320neo were completed successfully at Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France on December 8th, 2016.

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Boeing, Iran Air Announce Agreement for 80 Airplanes

11 December 2016 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Iran Air announced an agreement today for 80 aircraft that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s, valued at $16.6 billion at list prices. Based on its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Iran Air announced in June, the contract was reached within the terms of the U.S. Government license issued to Boeing in September.

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Boeing Begins Final Assembly on First 787-10 Dreamliner

11 December 2016 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program. The first 787-10 will cycle through Boeing South Carolina's Final Assembly facility as all major sections are joined, interior and exterior components completed, power turned on and production tests begin.

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Turbine Conversions, LTD. Selects PT6A-21 Engines for Cessna 206 Conversion

10 December 2016 – Turbine Conversions, Ltd. and Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) have signed a long-term contract for the sale of PT6A-21 engines to power the recently announced Cessna 206 turbine conversion. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

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Garmin introduces VIRB Ultra 30 aviation in-cockpit bundle

10 December 2016 – Garmin is pleased to announce an aviation-specific addition to the VIRB Ultra 30 action camera family, offering several new accessories tailored to capturing rich, high definition footage in-flight. VIRB Ultra 30 is a waterproof action camera with the power to shoot stunning Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps.

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IAI's TaxiBot®, the Semi-Robotic Pilot-Controlled Vehicle for Dispatch Towing Completed Certification for the Boeing 737 Family

3 November 2016 – The Boeing 737 NG has been officially certified for TaxiBot® dispatch towing. The Supplement Type Certificate (STC) was issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI). This milestone completes certification for the Boeing 737 family, thus...

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Maltese jet operator entrusts Jet MS with Bombardier Challenger 850 base maintenance

2 November, 2016 – Jet Maintenance Solutions (Jet MS), a global provider of tailor-made MRO services for business and regional aviation, is pleased to announce the...

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5 July, 2016 – The Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Fang Liu is on an official visit to South Africa. This is the first official visit by a top ICAO representative since South Africa became a member of the world’s civil aviation administration body in 1944. Dr. Liu earlier met with the Minister...

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May 25, 2016 – Ethiopian is delighted to celebrate its 70 years of dedicated and highly successful air transport services to, from and within the continent of Africa.

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Airbus Helicopters Foundation supports Ecuador after the earthquake disaster

May 25, 2016 – Airbus Helicopters Foundation has been providing support to on-going humanitarian relief efforts following the earthquake that hit the Manabi and Esmeraldas regions in Ecuador on 16 April 2016.

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January 21, 2016 – Etihad Airways has been named Business Airline of the Year at the 2016 Business Travel Awards. The ceremony was held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane.

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January 12, 2016 – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today opened the doors to a new world-class medical facility in Abu Dhabi for its employees.

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Dube TradePort's internship programme opens employment opportunities for graduates

17 September, 2015 - Dube TradePort Corporation is playing a major role in empowering the youth of KwaZulu-Natal by giving graduates the necessary skills and experience to enter the market. The comprehensive internship programme offers graduates a rich understanding of their chosen professions...

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Australian CASA boss Mark Skidmore to hold meetings on regulation problems

15 September, 2015 - CASA chief Mark Skidmore says there is a need for more consultation with the industry over the implementation of new regulations. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is poised to launch an online tool and hold a series of meetings in an attempt to avoid the problems that have dogged the implementation...

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Human factors and aviation safety pulls aviation heads and academics together

9 September, 2015 - Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS), in partnership with the University of Witwatersrand, the University of Pretoria, Rhodes University and the Ergonomic Society of South Africa will, from Monday, 7th to 11th September, host the second African Symposium on Human Factors and Aviation...

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12 August, 2015 - The upgraded facility measures an impressive 1,044 m² with seating for 134 guests and boasts stylish design elements inspired by the airline’s new branding and image.

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Officials Host Grand Opening Ceremony of the Bell Helicopter Training Academy

6 August, 2015 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday announcing its newly opened Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) in Fort Worth, Texas. U.S. Congressman Joe Barton, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price joined Bell Helicopter’s president and CEO John Garrison to commemorate the occasion and have a first-hand look at the state-of-the-art facility.

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flydubai announces flights to Eritrea’s capital, Asmara

5 August, 2015 - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates August 5, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Dubai-based flydubai has announced the addition of Eritrea to its African network. Direct flights between Dubai and the capital city of Asmara will commence on 25 October 2015 with 4 flights a week. The flights will mark the start of the first direct link between Eritrea and the UAE. Asmara is the second African destination added to the flydubai network this year after Hargeisa, which began in June.

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July 23, 2015 - Qantas recently announced a new team of wine experts and mixologists from the Rockpool Restaurant Group who will select wine, Champagne, spirits and other beverages for Qantas domestic and international flights and lounges. The new team, named The Qantas Rockpool Sommeliers, features 16 highly...

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June 12, 2015 - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has put the State of Queensland within easier reach of more international visitors and will give Queenslanders more convenient access to its extensive global network ...

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Boeing Starts Assembly of First 737 MAX

RENTON, Wash., June 2, 2015 - Boeing (NYSE: BA) employees in Renton, Wash., have started building the first 737 MAX on schedule. Last week, employees started to assemble the wings for the first 737 MAX flight test airplane. Wings are the first 737 components to be assembled in the Renton production process.

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Solar Impulse plane starts six-day Pacific Ocean

June 1, 2015 - The Solar Impulse 2 plane took off early on Sunday for a six-day, six-night flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

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MANGO launches new app

May 20, 2015 - Low cost airline Mango this week launched its third app, this time for all devices operating Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system. In celebration of the app...

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Mango’s top performing area

May 6, 2015 - The Eastern Cape has become one of low cost airline Mango’s fastest growing network areas; Since its first daily frequency between Johannesburg...

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Purchase of Lafayette Aviation

May 2, 2015 - Purdue University President Mitch Daniels recentlyannounced plans to create a 980-acre Purdue Research Park Aerospace District in West Lafayette housing public...

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Solar Impulse took off yesterday

March 30, 2015 - The solar aircraft departed from the Mandalay International Airport this morning at 3:36 am local time attempting the most challenging flight since having started...

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Airbus Helicopters in Dubai

March 23, 2015 - Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to address the needs and requirements of International, Governmental and non-Governmental Organizations...

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FlySafair best on time performer

March 21, 2015 - FlySafair’s commitment to efficiency and customer service has resulted in the airline achieving an On Time Performance (OTP) of 96.80% in February and an overall...

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Day in the life of a paramedic

March 17, 2015 - KZN Emergency Medical Services have a dedicated team of paramedics who are flight paramedics on the services air ambulance. The lifesaving service is...

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Airbus to re-name helicopters

March 16, 2015 - Airbus Helicopters announced new names for its fleet of production aircraft this morning, with an "H" replacing the "EC" designation for the majority...

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Avoiding unavoidable losses

March 11, 2015 - Recently the Indian MRO association has addressed the government demanding to place the spare parts import for the aftermarket sector under the 'deemed exports'...

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Solar aircraft starts flight

March 9, 2015 - A solar-powered airplane lifted off on its historic round-the-world journey on Monday morning at the crack of dawn from Abu Dhabi, taking off at a speed...

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Bell Announces Sale of 10 Bell 505's

March 6, 2015 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced today that SECO International in Japan, has entered into a letter of intent to order 10 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters.

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Boeing named Eco Company of the Year

Feb. 26, 2015 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] was named “Eco-Company of the Year” by Air Transport World (ATW) at the trade publication’s 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards.

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Boeing Intensify Tech Development

Feb. 25, 2015 - Boeing today is implementing a plan to renew its focus on the company’s engineers worldwide by dedicating the first two of new Engineering Career ...

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SAA cuts direct
flights from India

Feb. 13, 2015 - SAA will be redirecting its flights to all Indian destinations via Abu Dhabi with effect from April 1, the airline has announced. The airline will service destinations in India through...

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SpaceX attempts to land rocket at sea

Feb. 11, 2015 - SpaceX is taking another stab Tuesday at launching an observatory into deep space and landing the booster that carries it up.

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Etihad wins 2015 Airline of the Year

Feb. 5, 2015 - Etihad Airways has been presented with the 2015 Airline of the Year award by leading IFEC and cabin technology magazine Inflight, published by HMG Aerospace.

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New hand luggage regulations will not
impact Mango’s check-in baggage policy

Jan. 29, 2015 - Low cost airline Mango reassures Guests travelling on the airline that the new hand baggage regulations, due to be implemented from Monday 2 February, will not impact its current check-in baggage policy.

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Jan. 30, 2015 - Acsa is implementing new hand luggage restrictions, that will come into effect at all airports across South Africa and impacts all airlines and travellers from Monday 2 February.

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London Biggin Hill Airport enhances its appeal to US clientele with dedicated London Heli Shuttle

February 4, 2015 – London Biggin Hill Airport (BHAL), the only dedicated international business aviation airport in Greater London, returns to Schedulers and Dispatchers in San Jose, California this week (3rd to 6th February) Booth No 1717 to promote its London Heli Shuttle offering...

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UAS Places Managers to Provide Local Flight & Ground Support in 9 Key Locations in Africa

As part of its continuing expansion in Africa, leading international trip support provider, UAS, has recruited a number of industry experts to provide flight...

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What stands nearly ten meters tall, weighs a tonne, has the body of a legendary armoured vehicle and is on a mission to raise awareness of Africa’s endangered wildlife?

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Buy an IFD540 get an AXP340 FREE

Avidyne is pleased to
announce their October Show Special: Customers who purchase an IFD540 between now and October 31 will be eligible to trade in their old transponder and receive an AXP340...

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Sikorsky S92 Helicopter Marks a Decade of Trusted Service and Performance

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that September marks the 10-year anniversary of delivery of the first production S-92® helicopter.

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Air travellers on all Etihad Airways flights to the United States from this week will be able to experience the benefits of arriving in the US having precleared US Customs and Border Protection at Abu Dhabi Airport.

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March 2017


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Thales signs an MOU with Azerbaijan for airspace modernisation

22 March 2017 – During the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo 2017 in Florida, U.S.A., the Rotax Flying and Safety Club (RFSC) and BRP-Rotax are offering information sessions conducted by experienced RFSC instructors at the 2017 Sun ‘n Fun free of charge. These special workshops are addressed to those who would like to learn more about Rotax aircraft engines in general and about the Rotax 912 iS Sport aircraft engine...

April 2017 Magazine

22 March 2017 – Welcome to the latest issue from Global Aviator. Read about the latest technology and aircraft in the magazine. There are book reviews and information on avionics as well. Keep up-to-date with developments in the corporate and business aviation fields, space and technology industries as well as travel and airline news. Global Aviator has something in it for everyone. Check out this month's magazine in the link below.

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