Pegasus, Türkiye’s leading low-cost airline, has taken a significant step towards further enhancing its operational efficiency and environmental action by adopting SkyBreathe® 360° eco-flying platform to reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions from its flights. With this agreement, the airline will be able to monitor flight data, analyze various fuel-efficient procedures to implement, and identify […]
In a move set to bolster regional connectivity, TAAG Angola Airlines has announced a significant increase in flight frequencies to key African destinations. Effective December 11th, 2023, the airline will enhance its services, solidifying its commitment to facilitating seamless travel within the continent. Strengthening Links From its strategic hub in Luanda, Angola, TAAG Angola Airlines […]
There is hardly a more gripping moment than launching a spacecraft – everything has to go perfectly and there is no room for error. However, getting there can be just as demanding. The success of any Airbus space mission hinges on close collaboration with UK partners, from working with world leading academia on research and […]
A signed purchase agreement between Bell and Caverton Helicopters for a Bell 429, which will be put to use in offshore operations in Cameroon has been signed. This marks the first Bell 429 to operate in the oil and gas market in West Africa. Caverton Helicopters is a subsidiary of the Caverton Offshore Support […]
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has issued Virgin Atlantic with a permit to fly a world-first transatlantic 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight. According to UK CAA, “Virgin Atlantic plans to fly across the Atlantic from London Heathrow to New York JFK on 28 November 2023 to test and showcase the feasibility of flying on […]
Jetex is the first to offer SAF to customers in the United Arab Emirates. Following the success of SAF at selected locations in Europe, Jetex will now offer aircraft operators and private owners the possibility of significantly reducing emissions whenever they operate flights from its flagship private terminal in Dubai. As a safe and fully […]
British Airways has inaugurated its first flight from London Gatwick to Accra, landing at Kotoka International Airport in Ghana. The inaugural flight was celebrated with traditional West African dancers, drummers, and a VIP delegation, including the British High Commissioner to Ghana. The airline now offers three weekly flights between Accra and London Gatwick, with plans to add a fourth service in the future. The new route not only provides more travel options for passengers but also increases cargo capacity for Ghanaian exporters. Additionally, British Airways is introducing an exclusive Afrobeats playlist curated by DJ Cuppy for in-flight entertainment. The airline is committed to sustainability through its BA Better World program and aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Safety concerns loom large in offshore helicopter operations as a critical shortage of spare parts, notably main gearboxes (MGBs) for the Sikorsky S-92, puts the industry at risk. The aviation sub-committee of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) has issued a stark warning about the impending crisis. Currently, 31 S-92 helicopters are grounded, awaiting essential gearbox replacements, a number expected to double by the end of 2024.
– Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) is beginning the installation process of the U.S. Army’s new Improved Turbine Engine (ITEP) on its RAIDER X® aircraft designed for the Future Attack Reconnaissance (FARA) program. The U.S. Army and Sikorsky engineers reviewed the engine after its arrival at the company’s West Palm Beach facility and then transferred it to the engine integration test lab next to the RAIDER X assembly area on Oct 20.
Textron Aviation has celebrated a significant milestone with the delivery of the 100th Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprop aircraft to the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC), a loyal Textron Aviation customer. The King Air 360 is a part of the world’s most popular family of business turboprop aircraft and is known for its versatility, reliability, and advanced features. This delivery underscores its position in the aviation market. CBCC, a pioneer in global cancer care, is excited about the enhanced capabilities of the King Air 360 for expanding their cancer care delivery and research efforts. With nearly 7,800 Beechcraft King Air turboprops delivered since 1964, this aircraft family has a rich history and continues to serve various roles worldwide.