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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


  • Alaska Airlines offering 27 million seats from Seattle-Tacoma; growth rate slows in 2017 as it prepares to open second point in city 23 January 2018
    Alaska Airlines is certainly a carrier expecting to take more from Seattle, with the airline confirming its first flights from Paine Field to an initial eight cities. Not surprisingly, these sectors are all flown from Seattle-Tacoma, with 600 weekly departures being offered by Alaska Airlines, plus nearly 470 weekly competing services.   Alaska Airlines is the […]
  • VLM Airlines inaugurates Zurich service 23 January 2018
    VLM Airlines now offers 10 weekly flights between Antwerp and Zurich – Birmingham and Munich next.  VLM Airlines has added a second route from Antwerp (ANR) since it was brought back to life in October, with the carrier now offering a 10 times weekly service to Zurich (ZRH), adding to its existing London City link. Launched […]
  • ViaAir adds Tucson link from Austin 22 January 2018
    ViaAir launches its second route from Austin – third route to Oklahoma City to begin in March.  ViaAir has launched its second route from Austin (AUS), with the US regional operator starting a link to Tucson (TUS) on 18 January. Joining its existing service to Hayden/Steamboat Springs which began 13 December, the carrier will operate the […]
  • bmi regional boosts Bristol business links 22 January 2018
    bmi regional sets off for Sweden from its second biggest operation, starting a link to Gothenburg.  bmi regional added a twice-weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) service from Bristol (BRS) to Gothenburg (GOT) on 22 January. The 1,188-kilometre sector, operated by the carrier’s 49-seat ERJ 145s, becomes the regional airline’s ninth route from the UK airport. bmi […]
    Marc Watkins
  • Amaszonas Paraguay enters two Brazilian markets from Asuncion 22 January 2018
    Amaszonas Paraguay now links Asuncion to Sao Paulo Viracopos and Rio de Janeiro Galeao.  Amaszonas Paraguay, a subsidiary of Bolivian operator Amaszonas, has added two new Brazil markets to its route map this week, with the carrier launching flights from Asuncion (ASU) to Rio de Janeiro Galeao (GIG) and Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP). Both inaugurated on 17 January, flights to Galeao […]