Tag Archives: Aviation

Raymonde De Laroche. Pic/YouTube

International Civil Aviation Day: List of firsts in civil aviation history

The civil aviation sector has grown by leaps and bounds since the past century. On International Civil Aviation Day, we look at some landmark moments and people that made this possible… The first commercial flight: The first-ever commercial flight took place on January 1, 1914 in the United States. Piloted by Tony Jannus was a Benoist XIV, two seater with a very small flight deck. Jannus was accompanied by his… Read Article →


Electric planes aim to transform aviation with cleaner fuel

Ultra-light, fast and cheap: more than a century after the Wright brothers flew the world’s first powered aircraft, a small Slovenian company now hopes to revolutionise the aviation industry with its award-winning electric planes. Pipistrel’s pioneering Taurus Electro is seen as a breath of fresh air in a sector responsible for 13 per cent of CO2 emissions from all transport sources. Launched in 2007, around 20 orders are now put… Read Article →


Singapore’s BOC Aviation orders 22 Boeing 737 jets

BY SIVA GOVINDASAMY- BOC Aviation Pte Ltd [BKCHNO.UL], the aircraft leasing arm of Bank of China Ltd (601988.SS), on Tuesday said it has signed an agreement to buy 22 Boeing Co (BA.N) 737 jets. The order is worth $2.27 billion at Boeing’s list prices, although customers typically receive a discount. The deal is equally split between 737-800 and 737 Max 8 aircraft, to be delivered over three years from 2018, BOC… Read Article →

A general view of the lobby outside of the Carlyle Group offices in Washington, May 3, 2012.

BBA Aviation proposes to buy Landmark Aviation for $2.07 billion

BY AASHIKA JAIN– British aircraft services company BBA Aviation Plc (BBA.L) said it proposed to buy U.S. competitor Landmark Aviation [LNDAV.UL] for $2.065 billion, a deal that would make the combined entity the biggest fixed-base operator in the world. The proposed deal would merge BBA Aviation’s Signature Flight Support business, which has the highest number of fixed base operations (FBO) in the United States, with Landmark’s, which has the third… Read Article →