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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018



Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018



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Embraer’s E190 jet receives South African CAA type certification

Embraer’s E190 jet has received type certification from South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Airlink, southern Africa’s largest privately owned regional airline, recently took delivery of its first E190 which will soon go into service.

Airlink’s E190 made its public debut in South Africa at the Adrenaline air show at Wonderboom National Airport in Pretoria, South Africa, held earlier this month.

Already a significant Embraer customer, Airlink recently decided to add a further 11 ERJ 140s to its fleet and will soon operate 30 Embraer Regional Jets of all three types – ERJ 135, ERJ 140 and the ERJ 145 – the delivery of which will be completed by mid-2018.

Reinaldo Krugner, vice president for Africa, Latin America and Portugal, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, “This certification opens new opportunities for the aircraft, which has already attained significant success in other regions of the world.”

June 16, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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