History Hour: Sikorsky, the man behind the name

Weekend Special | April 25, 2019
A hundred and thirty years ago, on May 25, a man whose name would become one of the most recognizables in the aircraft industry, was born in Kiev, Russian Empire at the time: Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky.
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In April 2019, OSM Aviation hit the news with the announcement of their transition to a fully electric fleet for training. Espen Høiby, CEO of OSM Aviation, gave AeroTime an in-depth explanation of the reasons behind this choice, and his vision for the future of electric aviation.
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Airbus has signed a research agreement with SAS Scandinavian Airlines to cooperate on hybrid and electric aircraft and infrastructure requirements.
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Defence
Boeing 737 MAX grounding
Speakers at this year’s AIR Convention Europe:
Paulo Mirpuri, President and CEO, Hifly
Since 2015, Mirpuri is leading Hifly thru its growth from one aircraft operation to become the global leader in widebody aircraft wet leasing in 2018, providing a global network of airline and government customers with efficient “ready to go” transportation solutions. Over the last 30 years, Paulo Mirpuri accumulated a wealth of expertise in the aviation industry, with top management positions in several airlines (AL, NetJets) and support service companies. In addition to his long business experience, Paulo Mirpuri is a qualified doctor graduated by the Medical School of the Lisbon University (UNL) and an Airbus qualified pilot.
Guido is a designer, in love with aviation.
 
As the Head of Passenger Experience Design for Lufthansa Group, he manages the overall experience design strategy and execution for Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines. Prior to his current role at Lufthansa Group, Guido was the Global CCO of the strategic design group Designit, as well as the founder of several design startups. He is an advisory board member as well as a frequent speaker at international events and conferences.

Together with airport team Pärgmäe managed to reach an important milestone of 3 million annual passengers as well as win the award of Best Small Airport in Europe 2018. Prior to airport he was Deputy Secretary General for Transport in Ministry of Economy And Communications, where aviation and tourism development issues were also part of his agenda. He has also worked as Head of Development in Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol – one of Estonians Startup Hubs, where new business ideas come to life and was a member Supervisory Board of Enterprise Estonia.
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Airbus A220: Major Improvements

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MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Airbus A220: Major Performance Improvement

Airbus A220: Major Performance Improvement

Airbus announced that the A220 Family aircraft, the newest addition to its single-aisle portfolio, will now be offering increased range starting from H2 2020.

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Airbus Celebrates Delivery of Its 12,000th Aircraft

Airbus Celebrates Delivery of Its 12,000th Aircraft

Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 12,000th aircraft ever in its 50-year history.

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First Airbus A330neo Reaches Delta Air Lines

First Airbus A330neo Reaches Delta Air Lines

Delta has finally received its long-awaited Airbus widebody aircraft. 

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MANUFACTURERS & MRO

FAA: No Timetable for Boeing MAX to Fly Again

FAA: No Timetable for Boeing MAX to Fly Again

The FAA and aviation regulators from 33 countries held a meeting to review software fix, pilot training changes and discuss possible date of Boeing 737 MAX return back to the sky.

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AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Ryanair: Confident in MAX but Deliveries Delayed

Ryanair: Confident in MAX but Deliveries Delayed

Ryanair announced it has delayed the delivery of the first five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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Air New Zealand to Decide in Favour of Boeing Aircraft?

Air New Zealand to Decide in Favour of Boeing Aircraft?

Air New Zealand has come closer to picking the aircraft to renew its widebody fleet.

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AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Ethiopian Airlines: Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Have a Problem

Ethiopian Airlines: Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Have a Problem

Ethiopian Airlines is convinced that its pilots followed all the procedures to prevent the fatal accident, whereas Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft have problems.

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MANUFACTURERS & MRO

SAS and Airbus to Research Hybrid and Electric Aircraft

SAS and Airbus to Research Hybrid and Electric Aircraft

SAS and Airbus have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. 

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS

Westjet Pilot Injured by Laser During Flight

Westjet Pilot Injured by Laser During Flight

The aircraft was hit by a green laser causing injuries to one of the pilots.

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Rejected Take-off due to Hydraulic Failure

Rejected Take-off due to Hydraulic Failure

The crew rejected take-off at low speed due to the failure of the #1 hydraulic system.

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No Boeing 737 MAX for the summer

Daily Newsletter | May 24, 2019
The main civil aviation regulators have met on May 23, 2019, to discuss the future of the Boeing 737 MAX. However, no time has been given for the aircraft to take back to the skies.
After a decade of suspension, British Airways is returning to Islamabad, Pakistan. The airline is launching the new route on June 2, 2019, just before Eid al-Fitr celebrations.
Boeing 737 MAX biggest clients are getting impatient with the prolonged grounding of the jets. More airlines are joining the growing list of operators demanding compensation of losses incurred due to it.
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FAA: Safety First

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REGULATIONS & SAFETY

FAA: No Timetable for Boeing MAX to Fly Again

FAA: No Timetable for Boeing MAX to Fly Again

The FAA and aviation regulators from 33 countries held a meeting to review software fix, pilot training changes and discuss possible date of Boeing 737 MAX return back to the sky.

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AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

First Airbus A330neo Reaches Delta Air Lines

First Airbus A330neo Reaches Delta Air Lines

It has finally happened. Delta has finally received its long-awaited Airbus widebody aircraft. The first one out of 35 five on the order list.

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AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

BOC Aviation Delivers 3 Boeing 737 NG to SpiceJet

BOC Aviation Delivers 3 Boeing 737 NG to SpiceJet

BOC Aviation, aircraft leasing company, announced that it has delivered three Boeing 737-800 NG planes to a major Indian airline, SpiceJet.

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WestJet pilot injured by laser beam while flying over Florida

Daily Newsletter | May 23, 2019
A WestJet pilot flying from Newfoundland to Florida had his eyes burned by green laser light in the evening of May 18, 2019.
Airbus has signed a research agreement with SAS Scandinavian Airlines to cooperate on hybrid and electric aircraft and infrastructure requirements.
Heated dispute between Southwest Airlines and its mechanics seems to be put behind, as union members “overwhelmingly” approve a new tentative agreement after seven years of negotiations.
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Pilot Injured by Laser During Flight

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Westjet Pilot Injured by Laser During Flight

Westjet Pilot Injured by Laser During Flight

A Westjet Boeing 737-800 was descending when the aircraft was hit by a green laser causing injuries to one of the pilots.

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SAS and Airbus to Research Hybrid and Electric Aircraft

SAS and Airbus to Research Hybrid and Electric Aircraft

SAS and Airbus have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. 

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Ukraine International Adds Second Embraer E195

Ukraine International Adds Second Embraer E195

Ukraine International enhanced its fleet with 2nd medium-haul Embraer-195. The plane received the registration number UR-EMF and became the 7th aircraft of the Embraer brand in the UIA fleet.

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Boeing 737 MAX: did bird strike affect the MCAS?

Daily Newsletter | May 22, 2019
The three main Chinese airlines, China Southern, China Eastern, and Air China, have sent a formal request to Boeing for compensation for the cost of grounding their 737 MAX and the postponements of deliveries.
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Six Russian military aircraft were intercepted off the coast of Alaska by NORAD fighter jets on May 20, 2019.
A new theory has emerged regarding the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX: a bird strike could have led to the MCAS software malfunction.
Three years after entering service, A220 Family aircraft (previously Bombardier C Series) will now be offering increased range starting from the second half of 2020, Airbus announced on May 21, 2019.
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Air New Zealand to Choose Boeing?

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Air New Zealand to Decide in Favour of Boeing Aircraft?

Air New Zealand to Decide in Favour of Boeing Aircraft?

Air New Zealand, an Auckland-based airline, has come closer to picking the aircraft to renew its widebody fleet. 

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MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Airbus A220: Major Performance Improvement

Airbus A220: Major Performance Improvement

Airbus announced that the A220 Family aircraft, the newest addition to its single-aisle portfolio, will now be offering increased range starting from H2 2020.

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GENERAL AVIATION

EC Signs Landmark Aviation Agreement with China

EC Signs Landmark Aviation Agreement with China

The European Commission signed an agreement on civil aviation safety and also a horizontal aviation agreement aimed at strengthening aviation cooperation on Monday May 20.

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Russian authorities decode Superjet 100 accident flight recorders

Daily Newsletter | May 21, 2019
The founder and chairman of Laudamotion, Niki Lauda passed away at the age of 70. After a brilliant career as a Formula 1 driver, during which he was crowned three times world champion, the Austrian made himself a name in the world of aviation.
By Gediminas Ziemelis
At the moment, only players who have a proven track record are able to keep a strong foothold in the industry, but the tides could soon be changing as countries like Japan set up tax regulations that encourage Japanese investors and equity sourced from Japan to fund projects through Japanese Operating Leases.
Russian authorities have finished decoding flight recorders of Aeroflot Superjet 100, which left forty-one people dead and eleven injured after crash landing in Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) on May 5, 2019.
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12,000th Aircraft Milestone

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Airbus Celebrates Delivery of Its 12,000th Aircraft

Airbus Celebrates Delivery of Its 12,000th Aircraft

Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 12,000th aircraft ever in its 50-year history. The aircraft was an A220-100, assembled in Mirabel, Canada and handed over to U.S.-based Delta Air Lines.

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18th Airbus A220-300 Joins airBaltic Fleet

18th Airbus A220-300 Joins airBaltic Fleet

This was the fourth Airbus A220-300 received this year and four more new aircraft will join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS

Aeroflot SSJ100: Rejected Take-off due to Hydraulic Failure

Aeroflot SSJ100: Rejected Take-off due to Hydraulic Failure

An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 was accelerating for take-off from Ulyanovsk’s runway 02 when the crew rejected take-off at low speed (about 40 knots) due to the failure of the #1 hydraulic system.

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