Europe

October 7, 2008 - 1:56pm

DAO Aviation, located at Roskilde Airport near Copenhagen, Denmark, has been designated as a Honeywell authorized TPE331 major level service center. The company can service TPE331-1 through -14 series engines. The fleet has accumulated more than 70 million hours of service and consists of more than 12,700 engines delivered.

October 7, 2008 - 5:44am

Alenia Aeronautica officially launched the technical activities associated with the so-called Green Regional Aircraft today in Caserta, Italy, where representatives from some 25 program partners met to plan methodologies and procedures, times, deadlines and the project’s budget.

July 31, 2008 - 7:47am

Flight-planning and ground-handling specialist group Feras has opened a new operations center at Prague in the Czech Republic. Feras specializes in supporting operations in the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as eastern and central Europe. Its main headquarters is in Moscow. The new operation is led by Olga Lomteva, who has been the company’s Moscow operations manager for the past seven years.

July 12, 2008 - 7:45am

Leaders of Europe’s aerospace industry met with the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) at its Frankfurt headquarters on July 10 to express their “deep concern regarding the impact on their industry of the rapid and extreme fluctuation of the U.S. dollar compared to the euro,” according to the AeroSpace and Defense Industries Association of Europe (ASD).

July 12, 2008 - 6:05am

Leaders of Europe’s aerospace industry met with the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) at its Frankfurt headquarters on July 10 to express their “deep concern regarding the impact on their industry of the rapid and extreme fluctuation of the U.S. dollar compared to the euro,” according to the AeroSpace and Defense Industries Association of Europe (ASD).

June 11, 2008 - 11:36am

At its inaugural staging in April, the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) did more than enough to seize a space for itself in the world’s crowded airshow calendar.

June 2, 2008 - 7:08am

Value Added Tax (VAT) and import duties for aircraft currently stand at zero percent in Denmark. This allows international operators to avoid tax by basing their aircraft in Denmark. However, zero-rated VAT is in contradiction with European law and pressure is mounting on Danish legislators to adjust their taxes upward.

May 23, 2008 - 7:42am

French regional airline Air Bretagne has gone into financial observation after filing for bankruptcy. The company’s operations are being overseen by a court-appointed administrator until liquidation has been finalized. The administrator must report back by the end of this month.

May 22, 2008 - 12:09am

International handling company Feras (Booth No. 1187), which has more than 100 of its own locations and operations in 23 countries, is seeing rapid growth in areas that a few years ago rarely ever saw business aircraft traffic. The growth is a combination of U.S. travelers seeking new business opportunities and aircraft operators now based in those countries, said Otto Wright, director of sales and marketing.

May 20, 2008 - 8:24am

During today’s EBACE opening session, European Commission director for air transport Daniel Calleja pledged more “proportionate” rules for business aviation in the future, acknowledging that this segment of air transport has “too often been neglected in the past.” According to Calleja, “The EC this year is launching key initiatives to make aviation more efficient, safer and environmentally sustainable.” He recognized the importance of general

 
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