8th October 2019
  • 8th October 2019


Failed dreams – unfinished projects of Czech aviation industry (1)

by 8th October 2019 0

Czech Republic (and earlier Czechoslovakia) is the country with long aviation tradition, dating back to 1918, when the first aviation manufacturing company was established. Before the World War II, the Czechoslovak aviation industry was comparable to the level of the most advanced countries, as France, Germany or the Great Britain. This, exceptional for such...

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Breitling Jet Team – the end of the story

by 3rd October 2019 0

On 22nd September, the display performed at Festival Aérien Cervolix in France became the final conclusion of the 17-year-long activity of the Breitling Jet Team. As yet another consequence of Breitling´s exit from the aviation sponsorship, in July 2019 the Swiss watchmaker decided not to renew the sponsorship contract with Apache Aviation, the operator...

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XA41/XA42 aircraft family prohibited from performing aerobatics

by 26th September 2019 0

Effective on 26th September 2019, all aeroplanes belonging to the XA41 and XA42 family are prohibited from performing aerobatic manoeuvres, following the Emergency Airworthiness Directive of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  In the beginning of 2018, during a scheduled maintenance inspection of XA42 aerobatic aeroplane, the crack on one of the diagonal...

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Norilsk Avia buys ten new Mi-8AMT helicopters

by 13th September 2019 0

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of RostecState Corporation), Gazprombank Leasing and Norilsk Avia(part of Norilsk Nickel group) signed a contract to supply 10 multipurpose Mi-8AMT helicopters. The helicopters are to be built at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, which is part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company, the...

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New Russian VRT500 helicopters for Malaysia

by 8th September 2019 0

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, VR-Technologies — innovation design office of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) — signed dealership agreements on promotion and sales of the light multipurpose helicopter VRT500 with a Malaysian company Ludev Aviation. It is planned to start the supplies in 2023. The...

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LOT Polish Airlines has its “Retrojet”

by 2nd August 2019 0

In December 2018 LOT Polish Airlines celebrated its 90th anniversary. Apart from obvious official ceremonies that were held on this occasion, the management of the national carrier prepared a nice surprise for its passengers and aviation enthusiasts, introducing a beautiful retro livery on one of its Embraer ERJ-175 regional jet. Many airlines paint selected...

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The last flying season for the Breitling Jet Team

by 29th July 2019 0

Unfortunately, it seems that this year´s series of bad aviation-related news will continue… A few month ago, we´ve mentioned in our articles about the decision made by the new management of Breitling company, to discontinue their support of the aviation activities and directing their advertising to other channels. Because the watch-manufacturing company was connected...

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