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Air Medical Group Holdings buys Air Medical Resource Group

22APR2017
Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) has announced its acquisition of Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG), adding to its current list of six air medical companies: Air Evac Lifeteam, AirMed International (MEJ, Birmingham, AL), AirMedCare Network, Lifeguard Ambulance Service, Med-Trans Air Medical Transport, and Reach Medical Holdings.

"AMGH is delighted to add AMRG's unique and widespread rotor and fixed-wing operations and markets such as Alaska and Hawaii, enabling us to partner to provide ...

Red Wings in regional development plan with Sukhoi Superjets

21APR2017

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Nordavia denies claims of defaulting on debt

21APR2017

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AirAsia buys 50% stake in travel-planning startup Touristly

21APR2017
AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has announced that it is to take a 50% stake in start-up travel planning site Touristly in a deal worth MYR11.5 million (USD2.6 million). Of that, MYR5 million (USD1.1 million) will be in the form of a convertible loan to the start-up for working capital and development.

Under the deal, Touristly will have access to AirAsia's 60 million passengers through advertising space in its printed material, online, and inside aircraft cabins. For its part, AirAsia will ...

VietJet approved for foreign ownership increase

21APR2017
VietJetAir (VJ, Hanoi) has received approval from its shareholders to increase foreign ownership in the airline, reports Bloomberg.

"I just want to create more investment opportunities to those who want to invest in VietJet and create better liquidity in the market," CEO Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo is reported as saying.

The decision to increase foreign shareholding from 30 to 49% will still require the approval of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

The low-cost carrier told shareholders at ...

Cobham secures OZ Minerals FIFO contract; to start in 3Q17

21APR2017
Cobham Aviation Services Australia (NJS, Adelaide) has been awarded a two-year contract by Australian mining company, OZ Minerals, to provide Fly-In, Fly-Out (FIFO) services between Adelaide, Port Augusta, and its Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in northern South Australia.

The contract is currently operated by Alliance Airlines (QQ, Brisbane Int'l) although it is scheduled to end on August 11 of this year.

The charter specialist said in a press release that the OZ Minerals' contract, ...

Tepid response to Nepal Airlines management RFP

21APR2017
The Nepali government has confirmed that a Request For Proposals (RFP) concerning the provision of strategic management services to Nepal Airlines (RA, Kathmandu) has garnered only a single response.

Last month, the RFP was sent out to specific airlines in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia via each country's Kathmandu embassy.

However, according to the Kathmandu Post, the joint-secretary of the Nepali Ministry of Tourism, Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane, said ...

Norwegian UK to go longhaul from late 3Q17

21APR2017
Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) has announced its Norwegian UK (DI, London Gatwick) unit will make its intercontinental debut during the third quarter of the year.

According to the longhaul budget specialist, the UK-based carrier unit will start 4x weekly London Gatwick-Singapore Changi flights using B787-9 equipment effective September 28.

“Our transatlantic flights have shown the huge demand for affordable long-haul travel, so we are delighted to expand into new markets and offer our ...

Bolivia's Amaszonas eyes Argentine, Brazilian units

21APR2017

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Sweden's Novair shifts to a wet-leased fleet

21APR2017
Novair (N9, Stockholm Arlanda) has transitioned its operations to an entirely wet-leased fleet. Skyliner Aviation reports the Swedish charter specialist's last dry-leased aircraft, A321-200 SE-RDO (msn 2216), was returned to lessor Macquarie AirFinance on April 19.

As it stands, Novair's fleet now consists of one A321-200 wet-leased from SmartLynx Airlines and one A320-200 damp-leased from Titan Airways. It will resume long-term dry-lease operations with the arrival of two A321neo from ...

Moldova's FlyOne leasing a Turkish A320

21APR2017
FlyOne (5F, Chisinau) has wet-leased an A320-200 from Turkish ACMI/charter operator Freebird Airlines (FH, Istanbul Atatürk) Skyliner Aviation has reported.

Positioned to Chisinau last week, TC-FHB (msn 3025) has since been deployed into service on flights to Moscow Domodedovo, Verona, Paris CDG, and Rome Fiumicino.

A budget carrier, FlyOne's summer fleet currently consists of one A320-200 wet-leased from Atlantis European Airways (TD, Yerevan) and one A319-100 (due shortly).

Canada's Wasaya Airways to add maiden Q100P2F in mid-2Q17

21APR2017
Wasaya Airways (WSG, Pickle Lake) will take delivery of the world's first Dash 8-100 P2F-converted freighter next month after it has completed all regulatory approvals with Transport Canada.

During an unveiling ceremony on April 20, the carrier confirmed C-GANF (msn 42) is one of two aircraft of the type it would be acquiring from Voyageur Aviation Corp.

“The addition of the Dash 8-100PF is an innovative game changer and an essential strategic advantage for Wasaya in our new business ...

Emirates to scale back US capacity over waning demand

21APR2017
Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) has announced that owing to a recent decline in demand for travel to the United States, it will be reducing frequencies to five of the twelve US cities it currently serves.

The Dubai-based carrier said in a statement issued Thursday, April 20, that recent actions taken by the US government relating to the issuance of entry visas, heightened security vetting, and restrictions on electronic devices in aircraft cabins, have had a direct impact on consumer interest and ...

China Southern set to end B737 Classic operations

21APR2017

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Zenith Shipping to venture into aviation niche

21APR2017

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Bristow Nigeria adds maiden ERJ-145

21APR2017

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Moldova's Air Stork adds maiden Airbus capacity

21APR2017

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Neuquen, Tucumán to see maiden int'l flights in late 3Q17

21APR2017

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Spain's Air Horizont focuses on Italy charter flights

21APR2017

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Camair-Co acquires two B737-700s

21APR2017

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Mozambique charges LAM execs over Embraer corruption

21APR2017

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Dominican Republic's Sky High eyes US, Puerto Rico flights

20APR2017
Sky High Aviation Services (Santo Domingo Las Américas) has announced plans to begin scheduled passenger charter flights to the United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

In its application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for exemption authority as well as a Foreign Air Carrier Permit (FACP), the Dominican carrier said it plans to operate the flights 3x weekly using its sole Beech 1900D, HI1007 (cn UE206).

As such, it is seeking DOT authority to engage in charter ...

MAG Aerospace acquires Discovery Air Fire Services

20APR2017
Air charter and surveillance specialist MAG Aerospace has announced its acquisition of Discovery Air Fire Services (Dryden) (DAFS). The acquisition will allow MAG to add aerial forest fire management and environmental monitoring to its list of offerings.

Virginia-based MAG Aerospace offers a diverse range of services including manned and unmanned aerial surveying; aviation training, maintenance, and logistics; and chartering of its fleet of Beech (twin turboprop) King Air 200s throughout the ...

France and China pen new BASA, increase flights

20APR2017
The civil aviation authorities of France and China have agreed to a new bilateral air services agreement (BASA), opening the way for more flights operated by more carriers between the two countries. France's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) signed the deal on March 31.

Le Figaro reports that that the new agreement will see flights between the two countries more than double from 50 per week (each) to 126 over the next three ...

Russia court reduces VIM's debt to M-Bank

20APR2017

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