Balloon Federation, FAA Announce New Commercial Hot-Air Balloon Safety Program

After a July 2016 balloon accident in Lockhart, TX that caused 16 fatalities, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took proactive steps to increase the safety of hot-air balloon tourism. As the result of a year-long FAA “Call to Action” with the commercial hot-air balloon industry, the Balloon Federation of America (BFA) has developed an “Envelope […]

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Philippine Airlines signs SITAONAIR to launch next-generation high-speed connected Pax Ex

International carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has selected SITAONAIR to make its global high-speed connected passenger experience ambitions a reality over GX Aviation. SITAONAIR is to deliver the upgrade of PAL’s existing B777 Swift Broadband fleet to GX Aviation, powered by Honeywell’s JetWave SATCOM terminal, together with line-fitting PAL’s new Airbus A350s and A321s. Once complete, […]

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Stemme S12 Gains U.S. Certification

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Stemme Twin Voyager S12 powered glider. The official type certificate was issued on August 16, 2017. The Stemme S12 had already been certified the previous summer to the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Now it has successfully passed the FAA validation process of the […]

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jetAVIVA Acquires Jet Quest, Becomes One of The Largest Dealers of Pre-Flown Jets and Turboprops

jetAVIVA announced today the acquisition of Cessna Citation-focused aircraft sales firm Jet Quest. As a result of the transaction, jetAVIVA assumes the role as one of the largest dealer/brokers of pre-flown turbine aircraft in the world as ranked by independent research firm JetNet. The acquisition of Jet Quest follows jetAVIVA’s acquisition of Kansas Aircraft Corporation […]

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American Airlines Celebrates National Aviation Day with Plane-Spotting ‘Aviation Geeks’

On Aug. 18, the eve of National Aviation Day, American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) opened its doors to self-described “airline geeks,” enthusiasts who prefer morning jet fuel in lieu of coffee to get their blood moving. Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of American Airlines said American was delighted to host more than 170 AirlineGeeks.com winners around the […]

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