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Five Additional Global 7500 Aircraft for HK Bellawings Jet Limited

Successful debut of Bombardier Global 7500 at EBACE 2019! HK Bellawings Jet Limited has signed a LOI for five new Global 7500 and has also exercised options for two Global 7500 , as part of the initial agreement signed in May last year.  “The Global 7500 aircraft continues to demonstrate its unrivalled performance and smooth ride, all the while d...

Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance with first air ambulance Cessna Citation Latitude

We are happy to talk about very important part of business aviation, which still gots not enough of attention - medical avacuation. Once again, we could sound like a teacher, but... Business aviation is far from only selfies of show business stars flying jets... Its is also medical evacuation, organ's transport for transplantation, humanitarian flights... This time,  we had an...

Sustainability in business aviation by Luxaviation Group

Despite the fact that you won't find usual Luxaviation Group stand at EBACE 2019, we will have a pleasure to share their latest news with you. If we might use this term, the announcement is very "tendance". As a very special business aviation community attention is focused on the qu...

Dassault Falcon 6X Design has been freezed

Dassault has freezed Dassault and begun manufacturing major parts as the program tracks to assembly of the first aircraft by early 2020. Dassault Aviation has completed the Critical Design Review for its new Falcon 6X, freezing the detailed design of the new ultra widebody twin...

Lufthansa Technik SkyRetreat concept for the Airbus A220

Amazing thing to discover: Lufthansa Technik AG is ready to offer cabin completions for Airbus' smallest commercial aircraft family, the A220. The company has already developed a first VIP cabin interior concept, parts of which will be showcased for the first time on thi...

MY TAG APP for Charter Clients is officially launched

Congratulation TAG Aviation!  MY TAG APP for Charter Clients is officially launched! MY TAG app is specifically designed to enhance every flight booking experience for charter clients. From initial request through to confirming departure and online payment, its versatile platform helps...

New Boeing Business Jet Services Bundle with Metrojet

Congratulations! New Boeing Business Jet Services Bundle is launched!  BBJ services signed the first multiyear agreement for this service with Hong Kong-based business jet operator Metrojet. The new services bundle provides essential digital aviation tools for BBJ flight and maintena...

Cessna Denali engine tests exceeding expectations

Textron Aviation, an amazing variety of choice, all depends on what you are looking for, there is always an answer that fits client's demand.  Getting to know latest news, you need to take your time to decide what with you will start to tell about ... Let's talk abour Cessna Denal...

Gulfstream offers aircraft line maintenance at TAG Farnborough Airport

Let us present latest announcements, made by Gulfstream Aerospace at EBACE. The first one - the aircraft line maintenance from a hangar on-site at TAG Farnborough Airport. Gulfstream’s service center at London Luton Airport remains fully operational for scheduled and unschedu...

Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance with first air ambulance Cessna Citation Latitude

We are happy to talk about very important part of business aviation, which still gots not enough of attention - medical avacuation. Once again, we could sound like a teacher, but... Business aviation is far from only selfies of show business stars flying jets... Its is also medical evacuation, organ's transport for transplantation, humanitarian flights... This time,  we had an...

Sustainability in business aviation by Luxaviation Group

Despite the fact that you won't find usual Luxaviation Group stand at EBACE 2019, we will have a pleasure to share their latest news with you. If we might use this term, the announcement is very "tendance". As a very special business aviation community attention is focused on the question of sustainability. The group itself defines its future development as sustainable. So let&...

MY TAG APP for Charter Clients is officially launched

Congratulation TAG Aviation!  MY TAG APP for Charter Clients is officially launched! MY TAG app is specifically designed to enhance every flight booking experience for charter clients. From initial request through to confirming departure and online payment, its versatile platform helps...

Third Gogo Business Aviation 2Ku System added by K5-Aviation

News marathon from EBACE is starting! Stay tuned to latest announcements and industry news! Gogo announces it will install a third 2Ku system on an Airbus A319 business jet operated by K5-Aviation, a leading operator of ACJ aircraft. The installation will be the first to be done on an Airbus...

VALCORA launches conservation portfolio to raise sustainability awareness

We are continue to talk about sustainability, about sustainable jet fuel. EU Sustainable Energy Week, recent event at Farnborough, where the global coalition of business aviation organizations behind the sustainable alternative jet fuel initiative joined forces to take the next important s...

Historic Milestone of The Bermuda Aircraft Registry

Another Historic Miloestone we just have to mention - 900th aircraft in Bermuda Aircraft Registry ! Bermuda is home to the oldest and largest offshore Aircraft Registry. This registration marks the most aircraft to ever be registered to an offshore aircraft registry at one time.&nb...

Airlines news Featured by AirBaltic

The Start of Codeshare between airBaltic and SAS

A codeshare agreement is signed between airBaltic and SAS, offering convenient connections between Latvia, Scandinavia and beyond.  Annelie Nässéen, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing at SAS: “We see great benefit in this code-share partnership agreement on a number of routes, providing better connections to and from Scandinavia with reciprocal...

To Save Fuel and Reduce Their CO2 Emissions SmartLynx Airlines Implements OpenAirlines' Software SkyBreathe

SmartLynx Airlines, ACMI operator and charter service provider based in Latvia, announced the successful implementation of OpenAirlines' SkyBreathe® eco-flying solution to pursue their commitment to sustainable development.  SkyBreathe® Fuel Efficiency is an innovative solution using Big Data Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning to automatically a...

Expanded global partnership between EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines

With the inaugural EL AL flight between Tel Aviv and San Francisco, EL AL and Alaska Airlines signed an expanded global partnership allowing their members to more easily connect and earn miles. EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines expanded their commercial relationship to include a reciproca...

JetBlue first NHL-themed livery dedicated to the Boston Bruins

To remind those who are not aware of the fact, JetBlue is the Official Airline of the Boston Bruins. Now this partnership is taken to  new heights with “Bear Force One” and the airline's first NHL-themed livery and its third dedicated to a Boston professional spor...

To enhance maintenance performance, Etihad Airways adopts new Boeing Toolbox Mobile Library

Etihad Airways has introduced Boeing’s Toolbox Mobile Library, an iPad mobile application, to enable its Technical Operations team to improve the efficiency of its maintenance engineers and technicians.  With Toolbox Mobile Library,&nbs...

Flying to Kos or Menorca? Take airBaltic!

Latvian airlineairBaltic last weekend launched two more leisure destinations to the Mediterranean islands of Kos (Greece) and Menorca (Spain). Altogether, airBaltic have launched five new routes from Riga for this summer season.  Martin Gauss, CEOof airBaltic: &l...

Meet Award-Winning Gulfstream fleet at EBACE

Business aviation industry is getting ready for important event - European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition or simply EBACE. Geneva will be the capital of business aviation from 21 to 23 May. Palexpo will be the place, where newest aircraft, technologies will be showcased. Where professionals will discuss important improvements to be done, development and the future of indus...

Latest updates from Click Aviation Network at EBACE

During EBACE there is an amazing opportunity to meet the Click Aviation Network team, excited to showcase the latest additions to international locations. Over the years, Click has experienced exponential growth as we continually expand on a global scale to serve our members with greater variety, speed and efficiency. EBACE serves as the ideal opportunity to reconnect with our cu...

Get ready for 7th Maximising Non-Aeronautical Revenue Summit

Leading 7th Maximising Non-Aeronautical Revenue Summit takes place This June 2019 in Singapore! With an average of 44% of global airports’ revenues deriving from the non-aeronautical sector and its increasing profitability, airports regardless of size have attempted to increa...

Infare predicts a strong rise in pricing intelligence solutions and airfare data consumption

Infare is forecasting a strong rise in pricing intelligence solutions and airfare data consumption over the next few years, propelled by the NDC adoption and availability of game-changing insights and AI-based analysis.  The company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Harald Eisenaecher,...

Debut of ANKA-AKSUNGUR and Multirole Heavy Combat Helicopter

Turkish Aerospace will exhibit ANKA-AKSUNGUR and Multirole Heavy Combat Helicopter for the first time at International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) 2019 between April 30 and May 3.​ Turkish Aerospace, which extended its product range and made a great impression in the international market, es...

Fox New Mobile Experience Debuts at the World Aviation Training Conference & Tradeshow

Britannica Knowledge Systems will be hosting self-service demos of the Fox Training Management System at WATS in Booth 614. Presenting a new mobile user experience, Britannica will invite attendees to pick up a mobile device from its demo table and experience how easy it is to manage training with F...

Dassault Falcon 6X Design has been freezed

Dassault has freezed Dassault and begun manufacturing major parts as the program tracks to assembly of the first aircraft by early 2020. Dassault Aviation has completed the Critical Design Review for its new Falcon 6X, freezing the detailed design of the new ultra widebody twinjet, and begun manufacturing major parts as the program tracks to assembly of the first aircraft by...

Cessna Denali engine tests exceeding expectations

Textron Aviation, an amazing variety of choice, all depends on what you are looking for, there is always an answer that fits client's demand.  Getting to know latest news, you need to take your time to decide what with you will start to tell about ... Let's talk abour Cessna Denali, which is nearing thecompletion of the prototype as well as the first two flight and three gr...

Honda Aircraft Company Greensboro Production Facility gets bigger

Great news announced during Honda Aircraft Company press conference at EBACE - plans to expand its global headquarters in Greensboro, NC by investing an additional $15.5 million in a new 82,000-square-foot facility on its 133+ acre campus in Greensboro. This will bring the company&rsq...

Type Certification hat-trick for Embraer Praetor 600

Congratulation to Embraer! Amazing Type Certificate Hat-trick! ​ “Now certified by the key aviation safety agencies of the world, the Praetor 600 has proven to be the most disruptive and technologically advanced super-midsize business jet to enter the market, paving the way to...

Time to book your PC-24 Super Versatile Jet - Order Book Reopens Now

Sometimes it is more than important to use the window of opportunity. This might be exactly the case. If you were thinking to become the owner of Pilatus PC-24, pay attention -  Order Book Reopens Now ! Pilatus has already handed over 30 PC-24s since the first customer delivery in Febru...

New Cirrus Aircraft Facility in the Dallas Metroplex Area

A new facility Cirrus Aircraft at the McKinney National Airport (KTKI) in McKinney, Texas is announced! It will provide a world-class customer experience for Cirrus aircraft owners in the Dallas Metroplex Area. Factory Service operations will be offered to customers beginning in August 2019,...

Finance news Featured by MySky

ASX launching SeedInvest capital raise campaign for full-scale eVTOL development, testing, and certification

Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX), an aviation technology start-up, is re-imagining personal air transportation with the mission to offer urban commuters a cleaner, faster and affordable transportation alternative in support of Uber Technologies Urban Air Mobility program, UberAir. From its headquarters at the historic Detroit City Airport, the ASX team is developing an elec...

Profitable growth of MTU Aero Engines in the first quarter of 2019

MTU Aero Engines reported increased revenues and earnings as well as that business prospects remain positive. In the first quarter of 2019, MTU Aero Engines AG saw its revenues  increase by 11 % from € 1,016.4 million to € 1,131.2 million. The group’s operating profit grew by 7 % to € 187.6 million (1-3/2018: € 175.1 million), resulting in an adjus...

CDB Aviation Closes $525 Million Unsecured Credit Facility

Company’s First Unsecured Syndicated Term Loan Facility  CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced the closing of a $525 million unsecured credit facility, which marks the company’...

Biz Jet Markets Are Giving Back 2018 Price Increases

The used business jet market is in flux as a result of political uncertainties, increased availability of good pre-owned inventory, and limited access to pre-buy inspection facilities due to a higher demand for ADS-B conversions and retrofits, said Mente Group President and CEO Brian Proctor. &qu...

First of Two Wamos Air A330-200s delivered by CDB Aviation

The delivery of the first of two Airbus A330-200 aircraft to Spain’s third-leading, long-haul airline Wamos Air was announced by CDB Aviation.  The second aircraft is slated for delivery in June 2019. “We look forward to our collaboration with our new European customer Wamos...

Azul Signs Non-Binding Agreement to Acquire Selected Assets of Avianca Brasil

Azul announces today that it has signed a non-binding agreement with Avianca Brasil to acquire certain assets of Avianca Brasil for the indicative purchase price of up to US$ 105 million. As provided by the Brazilian Bankruptcy and Judicial Reorganization Law, the assets will be transferred to...

Personalities news Featured by WEB EMBASSY

New partnership - Alsim and F1 pilot of the Sky Mélanie Astles

Great announcement from Alsim - new partnership - with the first female Red Bull Air Race winner and French aerobatics champion Mélanie Astles. Mélanie knows her way around those pylons very well. However, together with Melanie, we at Alsim believe we can help in her training to win those few extra seconds required to stand out in this highly skilled, competitive sport...

Deeper knowledge - Charlotte Pedersen on Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance

We've already wrote about the Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance. As we are curious to find out much more and in details, we had to ask Charlotte Pedersen to reveal us some "inside information". So let's find out together..... Q.       Recently launched Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance – in your opinion, most important...

Aviation is in my blood - Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi

Are you sure, that if you have the opportunity to talk with an important person, you know exactly what you would ask? When I had the appointment for the interview with the Chairman of MEBAA Mr. Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, I realized that I have so many questions and in the same time I've read a lot...

Haute Couture in the Sky - Didier Wolff - Créateur on very large format

First, it was the meeting with an amazing livery design by Happy Design Studio, then I had the opportunity to meet the author - Didier Wolff. And then, more and more of his creation' discoveries. To me, he’s an exceptional Créateur Haute Couture, as we say in French… Des...

Welcome New Managing Director of TAG Aviation Maintenance Services Centre Farnborough

We say Welcome to a New Managing Director of TAG Aviation Maintenance Services Centre Farnborough - Thierry Barré! Thierry Barré, who joins TAG’s Maintenance Services Centre with immediate effect, was previously Technical Director of a Business Jet MRO (Maintenance, Repair...

Way to the industry, role of data, development going forward - meet Jonathan Hardy from ADARA

Events are made to meet colleagues, new interesting people related to the industry and to make discoveries. Yes, I would say exactly that - discoveries. Just because when you have an opportunity to discuss and ask probably silly questions which help you deeper understand the issue, it's ver...

New Boeing Business Jet Services Bundle with Metrojet

Congratulations! New Boeing Business Jet Services Bundle is launched!  BBJ services signed the first multiyear agreement for this service with Hong Kong-based business jet operator Metrojet. The new services bundle provides essential digital aviation tools for BBJ flight and maintenance crews which includes 24/7 technical support, onboard performance tools and maintenance planning...

Gulfstream offers aircraft line maintenance at TAG Farnborough Airport

Let us present latest announcements, made by Gulfstream Aerospace at EBACE. The first one - the aircraft line maintenance from a hangar on-site at TAG Farnborough Airport. Gulfstream’s service center at London Luton Airport remains fully operational for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Meanwhile, construction of the company’s new 220,060-square-foot/20,444-sq...

AMAC Aerospace Hangar Number Five

This year EBACE started with the announcement and presentation of several news from AMAC. First one - Innovative cabin concept in cooperation with Italian Design studio Pininfarina. Ment for Airbus A350-900 to innovate the onboard experience. The inspiration comes from the electric Pininfarina d...

A German-Polish success story: Ten years of MTU Aero Engines Polska

Ten years ago, the first 200 employees at MTU Aero Engines Polska started producing their first engine components. Today, the site in the Polish Aviation Valley near Rzeszów has about 900 employees – and is indispensable in the production network of Germany's leading engine manufact...

Establishment of New Line Maintenance Station in Dubai - agreement signed between Bombardier and JETEX

An important agreement to be celebrated at EBACE in Geneva! The agreement with JETEX for the establishment of a new Line Maintenance Station in Dubai, further is signed between Bombardier and JETEX, complementing the tip-to-tail maintenance services provided by Bombardier&rsqu...

Cougar Soars Back to Engage Worldwide Pilot Shortage and Innovation Needs

Cougar Aircraft Corp. has acquired the assets of the GA-7-Cougar light twin prop executive aircraft, designed and formerly produced by Grumman Gulfstream Aviation renown for military and corporate jets. Cougar now owns the FAA Type Certificate, production fixtures, and technology needed to buil...

Viability of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels by Global Business Aviation Coalition

Climate change, alternative jet fuel, CO2 emission... There is a lot of discussions of what and how to d in order to get better for the safety of our planet. The most important thing is to really do! TAG Farnborough Airport became the place, where the global coalition of business aviation organizations behind the sustainable alternative jet fuel initiative joined forces to take the next im...

Latest updates from TAG Farnborough Airport

Fuelling the Future: TAG Farnborough Airport hosts Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel Initiative  Underlining the airport’s commitment to responsible and sustainable development, TAG Farnborough Airport is hosting “Fuelling the Future”, a Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel initiative event taking place on 18th May 2019. TAG Farnborough Airport became the first business...

New heliports in London, benefits of helicopters & VTOL aircraft

Robert Walters, London Biggin Hill Airport business development director, has given evidence at City Hall regarding the emerging London Plan Policy for Aviation, particularly Policy T8, point J, which seeks to stop the building of new heliports in the capital and aims to take steps to reduce th...

Whats'Up in London Oxford Airport

All industry professionals are aware of different airport ratings, best in the region, best in the country, best i the city... Especially for important business aviation airports it's a "must be" to be among the TOP winners. No need to explain strategic London's place in busin...

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport unveils Star Alliance refurbished Lounge

Welcome to a freshly refurbished Lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport!  It's officially completed by Star Alliance! The 980 square metre facility offers seating for more than 220 guests and features stylish elements inspired by Parisian design and architecture. The lounge...

SITA implements communication and passenger processing systems at Ramon Airport

SITA played a key role in supporting the smooth opening of Ramon Airport, Israel’s newest airport, which began operations early this year. SITA provided key communications systems as well as the airport’s common-use check-in and boarding gates. All SITA's systems were tested...