Business is booming at Perth Airport

More staff, more aircraft, more training… business is doing well at Perth Airport after ACS Aviation took over as the operator last November. In eight months since, the business has grown from thirteen permanent members of staff to twenty. The extra staff are in every department, including flying instructors, airport agents and administrative, engineering and operations staff. The three new aircraft …

Cirrus bright spot in General Aviation shipment lows

Cirrus Aircraft is one of the few winners in the latest set of figures of General Aviation aircraft shipments, released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Overall, shipments of all GA aircraft fell 3.9%, with piston-engine aircraft down by 4.9%. Cirrus reported shipments of 317 SR piston-engine aircraft, showing steady growth since the economic crisis of 2009. Cirrus’s …

New UK agent for Alpi Aviation

Italian light aircraft manufacturer Alpi Aviation has a new UK distributor in the UK. Alpi Aviation UK has been set up by the same team as Cavendish Aviation at Earls Colne Airfield, near Colchester, Essex. Steve Allen, owner and founder of Cavendish Aviation, will be managing director of the new business which will include a build centre for the kit …

Aviation engineering degree courses launched

AeroAcademy, the University of South Wales (USW) and the Aviation Skills Partnership have created a Professional Aviation Engineering Practice degree level course. The course is available as a three-year BSc (Hons) Degree or a two-year Foundation Degree with the course starting next September. Both courses are tailored to provide graduates with career opportunities in aerospace and are based on an …

Aviation Seminar, Aberdeen

Name of eventAviation Seminar Date1 June 2016 LocationAberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Exhibition Avenue, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8BL, United Kingdom PPR Required?Yes Event website Contact Organiser: Oil & Gas UK Tel: +4401224577460 Email: events@oilandgasuk.co.uk Following fatal and non-fatal accidents in recent years, oil and gas companies, regulators, helicopter operators and manufacturers have collectively worked hard to improve helicopter …

Europe’s light aviation prepares for AERO Friedrichshafen

VIDEO AERO Friedrichshafen is Europe’s leading exhibition for general aviation and this year’s event is shaping up to be one of the best yet. It’s staged at a purpose-built exhibition centre on the grounds of Friedrichshafen Airport, not far from Lake Constance – or, as it’s known locally, Bodensee. The organisers say 600 exhibitors from 38 countries will be at …

Sales of general aviation aircraft down in 2015

Sales of new general aviation aircraft were down across most types in 2015 according to figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today. Total worldwide general aviation aircraft shipments fell 4.6 percent, from 2,376 units in 2014 to 2,267 units in 2015. Billings for GA aircraft also dropped to $20.9 billion, down 4 percent from $21.8 billion in …

Aquila Aviation bought by Turkish manufacturer

German light aircraft maker Aquila Aviation has been bought by a Turkish automotive supplier specialising in plastic injection moulding. Aquila makes the A210/A211 two-seat aircraft. The company, based in Schönhagen, Brandenburg, had been in bankruptcy since August 2015. The Turkish company is BPlas, part of a family business led by managing director Celal Gökçen. It has six factories and 1,725 …

Garmin’s winter series of product webinars

If you’re thinking of upgrading your aircraft’s avionics over the winter, a good place to start the information gathering and planning process is one of Garmin’s aviation webinars being run over the next few weeks. The webinars (seminars on the web) range from Garmin Pilot tips and tricks, cost-effective autopilot upgrades to low-cost avionics solutions. The times quoted are US …

Safran unveils electric motor for hybrid and electric aircraft

French electronics and engine company Safran has revealed its first electric motor for future hybrid and electric aircraft. The ENGINeUS 45 motor has a continuous power of 45kW (60hp) and is on show at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which opened today in Orlando, Florida. It has built-in, dedicated control electronics with an energy efficiency of over 94%, …