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Updating the future – General Aviation Services Spain interview EBACE 2023

Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Granada, Gerona, Ibiza and Alicante, sound tempting and call for some vacation. 40 exciting years of experience, FBO services in Spain and nearly one hundred highly qualified professionals, this is a brief description of who are General Aviation Services. To have a better picture of how business aviation is doing in Spain, we...

Lufthansa & Airbus mark delivery of 600th Lufthansa aircraft at Airbus Hamburg-Finkenwerder site

The delivery to Lufthansa of its first Airbus A300B2 on February 9, 1976 laid the foundation for a strong partnership within European civil aviation that has now extended almost 50 years. With more than ten different Airbus aircraft types supplied since then to almost every air operator in the Lufthansa Group, today saw the 600th such aircraft – an Airbus A321neo – handed over to Lufth...

Airhub Airlines wet leases Airbus A330-300 to Garuda Indonesia for hajj operations

Airhub Airlines signed a wet lease agreement with Garuda Indonesia, the renowned national flag carrier of Indonesia. The Maltese carrier will be deploying its Airbus A330-300 aircraft bearing the registration 9H-LEON between Syamsudin Noor International Airport [BDJ], King Abdulaziz International Airport [JED], as well as Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport [MED] within the Kingdom...

No cost or headaches, just flying together - Gemini Wings interview EBACE 2023

Company with the idea to create a network of small European aircraft operators and individual owners - Gemini wings - recently joined European Business Aviation Association as new member and were one of first time exhibitors at EBACE2023. The goal is clear – rival largest charter providers in terms of communication, planning and pricing to deliver top notch support for flights. At the end of...

LunaJets sees a hard landing after the golden age

After two years of post-pandemic unsustainable growth, the business aviation market is experiencing a major step back. LunaJets’ CEO Eymeric Segard, commented: “Our industry is highly cyclical and exposed to macro swings, we are not surprised by this slowdown in Europe. We had largely anticipated this situation but nonetheless remain very concerned by this new marke...

For the second consecutive year DC Aviation offsets 1.5 million liters of Jet A1 fuel sales at Malta International Airport

For the second consecutive year DC Aviation has successfully offset the sale of 1.5 million liters of Jet A1 fuel at its FBO located at Malta International Airport. This significant achievement has been made possible with the invaluable support of AZZERA. DC Aviation remains fully committed to promoting a more sustainable aviation industry through affirmative action....

Natilus selects ZeroAvia ZA600 hydrogen-electric engines for zero-emission propulsion

Natilus and ZeroAvia announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop hydrogen-electric engines for the Natilus Kona cargo aircraft. ZeroAvia ZA600 will be the sole hydrogen-electric propulsion source offered for the novel Kona short-haul feeder UAV, with the partnership focused on delivering zero-emission and lower cost operations. The Natilus Kona, with its revolutionary...

GAMA released First Quarter 2023 aircraft shipments and billings report

General Aviation Manufacturers Association published the First Quarter 2023 General Aviation Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report. The aircraft manufacturing industry’s results for the first three months of 2023 when compared to the same period in 2022, point to increasing aircraft unit deliveries across most aircraft segments while the overall value of the aircraft shipments was slig...

airBaltic receives its 42nd Airbus A220-300 aircraft

On May 27, 2023 airBaltic welcomed its 42nd Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABP, in Riga. This was the third Airbus A220-300 delivery for airBaltic in 2023. It is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options and purchase rights for the same aircra...

Catalyzing sustainable action - Azzera interview EBACE 2023

EBACE 2023 was opened for only 30 minutes, when we had a quick interview with Puja Mahajan, Co-Founder, Azzera, first time exhibitor of this edition. As we’ve informed recently, Azzera came to EBACE to present its platform -Azzera Celeste. A tool that allows aircraft operators to take action against emissions by providing access to voluntary and compliance carbon credit trading, sustainable...

Six Lilium Pioneer Edition jets to boost sustainable high-speed network of ASL Group

Lilium has signed an agreement with Benelux-based business jet operator ASL Group for the delivery of six Lilium Pioneer Edition Jets. The agreement, which includes deposit payments to Lilium, converts an earlier MoU between the two companies. ASL Group intends to manage and operate the aircraft for its customers as part of a sustainable, high-speed network connecting major hubs across Belgiu...

Bombardier presented Certified Pre-Owned aircraft program at EBACE 2023

At last week EBACE 2023 Bombardier presented for the first time its Certified Pre-Owned aircraft program. Launched in mid-2021, Bombardier is the first OEM to introduce a refurbishment and upgrade offering for business jets – a premium class of pre-owned Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft, that are selected, inspected and updated featuri...