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Philippine Airlines and Bombardier Finalize Order for up to 12 Q400 Aircraft

Order confirms airline as launch customer of two-class, 86-seat Q400 aircraft   Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that it has finalized a firm purchase agreement with Philippine Airlines, Inc., flag carrier of the Philippines, consistent with the Letter of Intent announced on October 14, 2016. The purchase agreement includes a firm order for five Q400 aircraft and purchas...

Boeing Begins Final Assembly on First 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program. The first 787-10 will cycle through Boeing South Carolina's Final Assembly facility as all major sections are joined, interior and exterior components completed, power turned on and production tests begin. "As we e...

Research from Global Jet Capital identifies $939 million of mid to large sized private jets for sale in Middle East

New research from Global Jet Capital, a global provider of financing solutions for corporate aircraft, reveals there are around 73 aircraft of this size for sale in the Middle East, with a combined value of around $939 million. Some 26 of these aircraft are registered in the United Arab Emirate...

Centreline Air Charter and Bristol Flying Centre Group renamed as Centreline and undergo total rebrand

Bristol Flying Centre Ltd, the parent of Centreline Air Charter, has undergone a total brand review and today unveiled its new identity and website. The company, now all named Centreline, has rebranded to support its growth and continuing evolution as a European leading full service private jet mana...

Jet Aviation introduces new logo and branding to commemorate its 50th anniversary

Jet Aviation unveils a new corporate logo and branding initiative as part of the company’s 50th jubilee anniversary celebrations next year. The new corporate logo retains the color elements of the company’s current mark, while introducing a more modern design. The branding initiativ...

TAG Aviation Farnborough Maintenance Services Expands its Business Aircraft Interiors Offering

 TAG Farnborough Maintenance Services (TFMS) in conjunction with Zodiac VIP Business Aircraft Interiors (ZBAI) is now able to provide improved business aircraft interiors capabilities.  Services range from smart repairs to discreet cabinet refurbishments and minor interior modifications. &...

Honeywell launches new suite of services to help business jet operators manage modern in cabin experience

Honeywell unveiled GoDirect Cabin Connectivity, a suite of services and mobile applications that helps business jet owners and operators more easily manage and control their satellite communications services and usage. By providing operators with the tools needed to manage an aircraft’s connec...

ADGM moves to bring in aviation finance industry

Abu Dhabi Global Market has launched two initiatives to accelerate growth at the UAE’s newest free zone. It has adapted its rule book to encourage the aviation finance industry to set up on ADGM’s Al Maryah Island base; and it is to host a global summit on financial technology in supp...

Russian Navy about to receive its first eight upgraded Ka-27M helicopters

Russia’s Naval Aviation will receive the first eight upgraded Kamov Ka-27M (NATO reporting name: Helix) shipborne helicopters, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman for the Navy Igor Dygalo said. "The Naval Aviation is planned to receive the first eight upgraded Ka-27M helicopters in Decembe...

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Jet Aviation introduces new logo and branding to commemorate its 50th anniversary

Jet Aviation unveils a new corporate logo and branding initiative as part of the company’s 50th jubilee anniversary celebrations next year. The new corporate logo retains the color elements of the company’s current mark, while introducing a more modern design. The branding initiative also features a stand-alone emblem that replaces the deer-head symbol. Amongst other celebratory...

Gama Aviation unveils architectural concepts for Sharjah business aviation facility

Gama Aviation Plc, the global aviation services group, has released the architectural concept for its proposed business aviation facility in Sharjah. The facility, the first purpose built location of its type in Sharjah, will replace its existing facility and is a cornerstone to the company's continued expansion in the region. Once completed, mid-2018, the facility will comprise o...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim adds fifth aircraft to managed fleet

Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) continues to grow its managed fleet with the addition of a new Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft. DCAF will operate the new aircraft on behalf of the private owner. With the addition of the new aircraft, DCAF has increased its fleet under management to five inc...

Rising Demand in B2C Space is Key Driver for BizAv in Middle East, says Avinode

Positive growth in the Middle East region is being driven by long-haul, leisure travellers and an increased interest in B2C business aviation technology, according to Avinode, the world’s leading online marketplace for buying and selling air charter (MEBAA stand number 635). “It is cl...

Deer Jet and UAS conclude Share Acquisition Agreement

Global leading business aviation company Deer Jet has concluded the acquisition of major shares of UAS International Trip Support (UAS). Deer Jet has become the major shareholder of the global flight support solutions provider. The agreement was completed ahead of MEBAA Show 2016 on Monday, Decem...

COMLUX DEVELOPS NEW AUXILIARY CENTER TANK SYSTEM FOR AIRBUS A321

Comlux has launched a new Forward Auxiliary Center Tank System for the Airbus A321.  The new system will allow VIP operators to realize a range increase of up to 500nm (25 pax) while commercial operators can expect up to 300nm (160 pax). In collaboration with Airbus specialists, Comlux Engin...

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Rockwell Collins now providing automated check-in for Falcon Aviation’s business jets and helicopters in Abu Dhabi

Falcon Aviation has implemented Rockwell Collins’ ARINC LocalCheckSM Local Departure Control System (L-DCS) to automate the check-in process for the company’s fleet of helicopters and corporate jets. Falcon Aviation provides a host of aviation services, including private jet and helicopter charter, aircraft management and aircraft maintenance and support, to customers throughout the...

Rockwell Collins to provide sand and dust storm forecast for business aviation operators

New forecasts will be integrated into ARINCDirect flight planning tools Increases safety for operators in Southern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa ​Rockwell Collins is integrating regional sand and dust storm forecast information into the company’s ARINCDirect flight planning tools, enabling business aviation operators in those areas to improve safety and on-time performan...

airberlin marks milestone to refocus its business with sale of NIKI

airberlin announced the sale of its share in NIKI to Etihad for a total consideration of 300 million euros. The divestment marks an important milestone in the implementation of the company’s restructuring plan announced in September. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals...

Boeing Business Jets, GKN Aerospace Introduce Skyview Panoramic Window

Boeing Business Jets announced it will work with GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business to develop, produce, offer and support the Skyview Panoramic Window, the largest window available on any passenger jet offered today. The window will be available as a feature on the BBJ, BBJ 2, and a...

Etihad Aviation Group Board Approves Joint Venture To Create Major European Leisure Airline Group

The Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) Board has approved plans to create a new European leisure airline group in a joint venture with TUI AG, with a fleet of around 60 aircraft, offering 15 million seats capacity per year, focused on point-to-point flying to connect key European tourist markets....

Pilot suffers heart attack at Glasgow airport as he prepares to take off with 128 aboard

The pilot of a plane carrying 128 people suffered a heart attack as he taxied to the runway at Glasgow airport. The captain of the KLM aircraft became unwell as he was about to leave for Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He was resuscitated by the crew with the help of a passenger. Firefight...

ADGM moves to bring in aviation finance industry

Abu Dhabi Global Market has launched two initiatives to accelerate growth at the UAE’s newest free zone. It has adapted its rule book to encourage the aviation finance industry to set up on ADGM’s Al Maryah Island base; and it is to host a global summit on financial technology in support of its ambition to be a regional hub for the booming fintech industry. Ahmed Al Sayegh, the c...

Bombardier Announces Closing of its New Issuance of Senior Notes due 2021

Bombardier Inc. announced that it has successfully closed its offering of US$1.4 billion aggregate principal amount of new Senior Notes due December 1, 2021 which carry a coupon of 8.750% per annum and were sold at 99.001% of par (the “Notes”). Bombardier intends to use the net proceeds of this offering of Notes, together with cash on hand, to finance the redemption of all of i...

Air BP and BP Ventures announce investment of $30 million in biojet producer, Fulcrum

BP announced the creation of a strategic partnership between its BP Ventures and Air BP businesses with Fulcrum BioEnergy, a pioneer in the development and production of low-carbon jet fuel, in which BP will invest $30 million. As an equity investor, BP has secured a 10 year offtake agreemen...

Fitch upgrades Russian Helicopters to 'BB+'

On October 26, 2016, Fitch Ratings upgraded Russian Helicopters JSC's (RH) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'BB+' from 'BB' and affirmed the Short-Term IDR at 'B'. The Outlook on the Long-Term IDR is Stable, the rating agency informed. The upgrade reflects Fitc...

SilverArrow Acquires Majority Share of PrivatAir in Switzerland

SilverArrow Capital Group announced that it has acquired the majority share (51%) of PrivatAir, SA. PrivatAir is an international premium airline and leading business aviation group with headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland and operating offices in Duesseldorf, Germany and Lisbon, Portugal. PrivatA...

MTU Aero Engines slightly raises earnings forecast following nine-month results

In the first nine months of 2016, MTU Aero Engines AG saw its revenues increase by 4% to €3,401.3 million (1-9/2015: €3,257.0 million). The group’s operating profit increased by 18% to €393.8 million (1-9/2015: €333.1 million), improving the EBIT margin...

Boeing Begins Final Assembly on First 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program. The first 787-10 will cycle through Boeing South Carolina's Final Assembly facility as all major sections are joined, interior and exterior components completed, power turned on and production tests begin. "As we e...

Honeywell launches new suite of services to help business jet operators manage modern in cabin experience

Honeywell unveiled GoDirect Cabin Connectivity, a suite of services and mobile applications that helps business jet owners and operators more easily manage and control their satellite communications services and usage. By providing operators with the tools needed to manage an aircraft’s connectivity network via an online portal or mobile device, Honeywell has limited the need for third-party...

Russian Navy about to receive its first eight upgraded Ka-27M helicopters

Russia’s Naval Aviation will receive the first eight upgraded Kamov Ka-27M (NATO reporting name: Helix) shipborne helicopters, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman for the Navy Igor Dygalo said. "The Naval Aviation is planned to receive the first eight upgraded Ka-27M helicopters in Decembe...

Boeing Forecasts Increased Demand for Airline Pilots, Technicians in Asia-Pacific

Boeing unveiled its 2016 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook for the Asia-Pacific region, projecting that more than 500,000 new pilots and technicians will be needed to support the expanding demand for new airplane deliveries over the next two decades. The outlook, a leading industry forec...

German federal police to receive three H215 helicopters

The German federal police (Bundespolizei) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of three H215 multi-role rotorcraft via the purchasing administration of the German Federal Ministry of Interior . The aircraft will be tasked with a number of challenging roles, among them marit...

HONEYWELL’S ‘FLYING TECHNOLOGY LAB’ LANDS IN DUBAI FOR MEBAA

Global aerospace leader’s 757 test bed aircraft comes to UAE to present the latest Honeywell technologies at regional Business Aviation event  In support of its commitment to supporting aerospace innovation across the Middle East, Honeywell, will bring its industry-leading test bed air...

Gatwick Airport appoints new chief operating officer

Gatwick Airport has revealed that Chris Woodroofe will become Chief Operating Officer driving Gatwick’s future growth and performance through infrastructure, technology and efficiency improvements. Currently Head of Passenger Operations, Chris has spent more than ten years at Gatwick and has a breadth of knowledge of the airport gained in a number of key roles including Head of Engine...

DXB passenger numbers exceed 6.4m in October

October’s passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport rose 2.7 per cent over the same month the previous year, to reach 6.4 million, according to a statement from the airport. During the year to date, passenger numbers at DXB have risen 6.8 per cent to 69.3 million compared to 64.9 million recorded during the first ten months of 2015. The highest rise in incoming passengers was fr...

Vladivostok International Airport acquired by a consortium

The consortium comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Singapore’s Changi Airports International (CAI) and Russia’s Basic Element, has signed the agreement to acquire shares in Vladivostok International Airport in Russia’s Far East from Sheremetyevo International Airp...

Abu Dhabi Airports all geared up for F1 fans deluge

As the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix approaches, Abu Dhabi Airports (ADA) is ready for one of the busiest periods of its year. Extra passenger and aircraft traffic are expected at Abu Dhabi International Airport between today and Monday and preparations have been made to ensure al...

German airport sale back on with three suitors preferred

Bidders are to be invited for talks on the sale of the Frankfurt-Hahn regional airport – a potential deal that was restarted from scratch after its planned sale to a Chinese company was scrapped last year. Rhineland-Palatinate state’s interior minister, Roger Lewentz, said on Monday t...

Leonardo C-27J lands in Ottawa ahead of possible FWSAR announcement

One of the bidders for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fixed-wing search and rescue (FWSAR) replacement aircraft could receive an early Christmas present.  Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, told the Canadian Aerospace Summit on Wednesday that the government is...

Virgin Galactic spaceship makes successful first glide flight

Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship has made a successful first glide flight, a key step after a deadly crash of its predecessor two years ago, the spaceflight company, in which Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments has a 37.8 per cent stake, said on Saturday. The new SpaceShipTwo, dubbed VSS Unity, was hoisted aloft by carrier airplane WhiteKnightTwo VMS Eve from the Mojave Air & Space Por...

Russian amphibious aircraft stop wildfires from developing to Haifa

Be-200 amphibious aircraft of the Russian emergencies ministry have protected Haifa from new wildfires, the ministry’s press service told TASS on Sunday. "For one day, Be-200 have been extinguishing wildfires near Haifa and Jerusalem," the press service said. "In the joint effort with the Israeli ground fire grouping, they managed protecting Haiva, which has suffered wildfi...

Iran backtracks on Russian fighter purchase reports

Iran's Defense Ministry said it plans to modernize the air force fleet but denied reports earlier on Saturday that it wanted to buy Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter planes, news agencies reported. Several agencies quoted Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan as saying "the purchase of t...

Facebook drone under investigation after 'structural failure'

Facebook's drive to digitally connect the whole world may have hit a road bump. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is reportedly investigating a June accident involving one of Facebook's massive drones.  Known as Aquila, the unmanned aircraft is part of Internet....

Drone Usage in Agriculture Could Be a $32 Billion Market

Agriculture could be one of the biggest drone markets. You might be familiar with the idea of drones delivering consumer packages or monitoring security areas, but did you know that drones were first used commercially in Japan for agricultural purposes? In fact, agricultural efficiency is poised...

Pioneers of the Russian Business Aviation Market Getting the Wings of Business Award

The Organizing Committee of the Wings of Business National Award in the field of business aviation has announced candidates for the Award 2016 in the special nominations ‘The Company – Legend’ and ‘The Person –Legend’. The nominees for this prestigious Award were...

Heli-One Poland receives EASA approval for Leonardo AW139 base maintenance

Heli-One announced that its Rzeszow, Poland facility has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval to provide base maintenance service for Leonardo AW139 aircraft. Heli-One Poland’s facility, which opened in 2014, provides base maintenance support for Airbus AS332, H225 and H135 aircraft. Additionally, Heli-One offers component repairs, including AW139 exhaust ducts. The Rz...

Jet Aviation gains ACJ Service Center Network authorization for its Dubai facility

Jet Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of its maintenance hub in Dubai to the Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) Service Center Network (SCN). The agreement with Airbus was signed at MEBAA 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Airbus appointed Jet Aviation’s MRO hub in Basel, Switzerland, as part of the ACJ SCN in May this year. To enhance support services for ACJ customers...

Lufthansa Technik and DC Aviation Group perform first A-Check in Dubai

Based on a cooperation agreement from May 2016, Lufthansa Technik and DC Aviation Group have recently performed the first A-check for a narrow-body aircraft at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World Central Airport) in Dubai. The services were provided for an Airbus A319 of an undisclosed...

Lufthansa Technik and GE have chosen Poland as the location for their new investment

-XEOS, a joint venture of GE Aviation and Lufthansa Technik, will build a state-of-the-art aircraft engine service centre.  -Valued at apx. EUR250 mln. the investment will boost the economic development of the region and create about 500 jobs. -The location of the new investment w...

FL Technics officially opens its MRO centre in Jakarta, welcomes first customers

FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced the official opening of its MRO hangar at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia. FL Technics Indonesia has also reached cooperation agreements with ten Asian airlines....

Lufthansa Technik re-delivers second completed BBJ to Royal Jet

Cabin Interior designed by New York based Edése Doret The completion specialists in the Lufthansa Technik VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services division have re-delivered the second Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) to Royal Jet, the leading VVIP charter operator in the Middle East. Like...

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Richard Branson is bringing us the next supersonic passenger aircraft

On Tuesday, the founder of Virgin Group is joining forces with Boom— an aircraft production startup — to unveil the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, a prototype supersonic passenger airliner. The aircraft will reportedly provide 3.5-hour flights between New York and London for the "affordable" price of $5,000. Creating affordable supersonic flight has been on Branson&...

Wings of Business National Award - the essential to know from Mikhail Titov

Q.Mikhail ... how a TOP level professional in business aviation became a producer of Wings of Business National Award? Professionalism - is not abstract, but quite specific thing. When there are no work results, the professionalism becomes invisible. That is why, having a break in the continuous operational activities, I decided to organize an event, which is intended to become the main event o...

China's first female pilot of J-10 fighter jet dies in flying accident

The first Chinese woman to fly a ­J-10 fighter was remembered fondly on Sunday as a “golden peacock” after her death on Saturday in an air training accident. Yu Xu, 30, died when her double-seater J-10 crashed in Hebei province. Her co-pilot ejected in time. Yu’s classmat...

Trump will have to say goodbye to Trump Force One

When he was running for president, Donald Trump boasted he would swap out Air Force One with his private jet. But now that he has won the presidency, can he really continue to use his personal aircraft? A US official told CNN it would be "nearly functionally impossible" for President...

Jen’s back! Emirates releases new advert with actress for its A380 service

Emirates airline has released a second advertisement for its Airbus A380 service featuring the Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston. The ad, published on Wednesday, was preceded by two teaser trailers. It features Aniston finding a child in her first-class cabin, then walking through...

How to set up a Bizav operator in "only" 10 years?

GainJet CEO recipe.  Last month, GainJet celebrated its 10th anniversary in a chic resort of Athens, "Amaltheia the place". With over 300 guests joining the celebration, people gathered from all parts of the world including Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Especially for...