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The study association Amsterdam Aviation Association (SVAAA) is an association with full jurisdiction for students following the education Aviation studies, at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam (HVA). This applies as well for students who are registered at a respective study given at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) where the focus is mainly on aviation itself.

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RSS Aviation Telegraph

  • Is there a future for jet engines? 7 November 2016
    Jet engines have been powering all the larger commercial aircraft since the introduction of the Comet back in 1949. Since then the engine industry has been busy improving the efficiency of the engines in order to make them more fuel efficient, less polluting and more silent than predecessors. With the development of the Solar Impulse, […]
    Michiel Jacobi
  • All-you-can-fly airlines, a concept for success? 1 November 2016
    Over the last few years, a new airline concept has gained popularity: the all-you-can-fly airline. These companies provide a completely different experience for its passengers than the regular airlines. One of these new start-ups is JetEight. Aviation Telegraph interviewed the founder of JetEight, Ruben Portz. The general idea for this concept is simple: the airline […]
    Quint Koops
  • Increasing amount of pilots under influence? 25 September 2016
    Recently there have been a few cases of pilots having a drink before or even mid-flight. BBC mentioned that on the 28th of August two pilots were arrested just before taking off with 141 passengers on board. Both have been removed from service and their flying duties. Also, in April this year, abc7NY mentioned that […]
    Ying de Jong
  • Drones – when do their uses get out­weighed by mis­use? 15 March 2016
    A few years ago, if the word “Drone” was men­tioned, one thought of the Mil­i­tary use of un­manned air­craft in con­flict zones such as Afghanistan. Now, with the in­tro­duc­tion of drones avail­able to any­one, there was a flurry of en­tre­pre­neurs who showed off their uses as a new means of get­ting cheap aer­ial pho­tog­ra­phy and films. Look […]
    Andrew Sassoli-⁠Walker
  • Is there a fu­ture for hy­brid elec­tric air­craft en­gines? 14 March 2016
    On Feb­ru­ary 9, 2016, elec­tri­cally pow­ered air travel took a ma­jor step for­ward with the power-up of the world’s most pow­er­ful hy­brid elec­tric pow­er­train for avi­a­tion. The pro­ject is HYP­STAIR and led by Pip­istrel in Slove­nia.The hy­brid-elec­tric pow­er­trains are ex­pected to ex­tend the range of all-elec­tric air­craft while be­ing en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly and quiet. Global emis­sion con­cerns have been at […]
    Angela Sells

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RSS FlightGlobal

  • Pilatus registers first customer-owned PC-24 as certification looms 17 November 2017
    The first Pilatus PC-24 destined for launch customer PlaneSense has been registered in Switzerland by the Stans-based airframer, as certification and service entry of the superlight business jet draw near.
  • Embraer shrinks cabin altitude for Legacy 450 and 500 17 November 2017
    Embraer has reduced the cabin altitude for its Legacy 450 and 500 business jets by 200ft (60m), as part of a continuing focus on delivering customer value across its product line.
  • ANALYSIS: Why A330 tanker sales boomed 17 November 2017
    At the start of this century, the then-EADS began exploring the potential for its A330 widebody to deliver air-to-air refuelling (AAR) services for military operators. In doing so the European company replicated its strategy for the airliner market, by going head to head for international sales with Boeing, which held a virtual monopoly in the […]
  • Era says its H225 helicopters are worth just $4 million each 17 November 2017
    US offshore helicopter operator Era Group has booked a $117 million write-down in its latest financial quarter, primarily based on a reappraisal of its Airbus Helicopters H225s, which values the 11t-class rotorcraft at just $4 million each.
  • ​ANALYSIS: How do you replace a first-generation A330? 17 November 2017
    Richard Evans, senior consultant at Flight Ascend Consultancy, considers the possible successors to the Airbus s ubiquitous twinjet

RSS anna.aero

  • Korean Air’s capacity remains static in 2017; Los Angeles is largest route for A380s, while Asia Pacific dominates international connections 17 November 2017
    Korean Air will operate more than 34.5 million two-way seats on non-stop routes over the course of the calendar year, but the carrier’s domestic and international capacity growth remained flat in 2017. We take a look at the South Korean airline’s capacity growth trends over the past 10 years, along with its A380 route network […]
    Nick Preston
  • Thai Airways waltzes into Vienna 16 November 2017
    Thai Airways launches a non-stop link between Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and the Austrian capital. Thai Airways began services from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Vienna (VIE) on 16 November. Flightradar24.com data shows that the inaugural flight landed into the Austrian capital at 06:51 local time, some nine minutes ahead of its scheduled 07:00 arrival slot. The 8,446-kilometre route […]
    Nick Preston
  • Southwest Airlines now handling over 17 million passengers from Baltimore/Washington; only 3.7% of traffic flies on non-US routes 16 November 2017
    Baltimore/Washington is Southwest Airlines’ second largest hub, and in 2016 the carrier handled over 17 million passengers from the US East Coast airport. anna.aero takes a closer look at how traffic has developed with the carrier in recent years, and analyses the performance of its international routes.  Baltimore/Washington is Southwest Airlines’ second largest hub operation […]
  • Samoa Airways relaunches operations 16 November 2017
    Samoa Airways starts life with Auckland and Sydney flights. Samoa Airways has commenced operations this week, relaunching flights from Apia (APW) to Auckland (AKL) and Sydney (SYD) on 14 and 16 November respectively. Formerly known as Polynesian Airlines, the airline was founded in 1959 and had previously operated flights to both of the restarted destinations […]
    Marc Watkins
  • Jetstar Airways adds Adelaide to Hobart link 16 November 2017
    Jetstar Airways launches its 11th route from South Australia airport. Jetstar Airways commenced a new route between Adelaide (ADL) and Hobart (HBA) on 14 November. This direct service will operate between the two cities three times weekly, flown by the LCC’s 180-seat A320 fleet. “The route was Adelaide’s largest unserved domestic market prior to the […]
    Marc Watkins