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F-16 display with a Maltese connection

Portuguese/Maltese operator HiFly were asked to join the FAP for a display from Beja Air Base as part of their 70th anniversary celebrations. The display with the massive Airbus A340 was planned in minute detail and had...

Maltese talent joins Dronamics

Dronamics, the Bulgarian company with satellite operations in London and Malta has just recruited two talented Maltese to join its ever expanding team. They are Dr Kenneth Chircop and Captain Julian Scicluna. Dr Kenneth...

Volunteer Reserve Force Pilots

During the past 48 hours the Armed Forces of Malta have issued a call for applications for the post of civilian pilots to enlist and serve within the Volunteer Reserve Force of the Armed Forces of Malta. The applicants...

FUTURA captain retires

Captain Alejandro Ballarin officially retired from line flying on 3rd September 2022. His name will forever be intertwined with that of Spanish charter carrier FUTURA where he spent almost 20 years . Though now defunct...

A tale of clipped wings

During the first half of 2018, there was a serious attempt by Air Malta to diversify its business and the setting up of the Air Malta Academy was seen as a possible revenue stream. While the whole idea was still in its...

The impounded Libyan jets

Earlier in the day (23/04/22) one of MAviO’s roving correspondents sent us a great picture of the two Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 sitting forlornly on Apron 3.. The aircraft can be seen huddled together on the...

Anton Cilia joins AirX

AirX apprentice Anton Cilia has made the big leap into the right-hand seat of the Boeing 737. He completed his type-rating course at Baltic Aviation Training before moving to Denmark where he did his base training with...

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