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Gulfstream G650 joined ABS Jets fleet

ABS Jets has added another business jet designed for long haul flights— a brand new Gulfstream G650—the very first under Czech registration. With 11 heavy jet and ultra-long-range aircraft in its fleet they are the largest Czech business jet operator. With a capacity of up to 19 passengers, the aircraft delivers maximum performance and luxury travel at the same time. High...

H160 air medical cabin concept by Metro Aviation unveiled in North America

Specific H160 cabin concept design with needs of North American air medical operations in mind debuted at HEli-Expo 2019 with cabin-mock up on the Airbus Helicopters booth completed by Metro Aviation. “At Metro Aviation, we spend a large amount of time pouring over designs to ensure any configuration that leaves our facility is one that exceeds expectations and eases the burden...

World’s Longest Range Business Jet Flight in History - Bombardier Global 7500

Do you think a 8,152 nm flight is possible? Do you think it. is even. possible? Is it the longest mission ever flown? The answer is yes, to all these questions.  Highest speed over longest distance in business aviation history ? again, the answer is Bombardier Global 7500.   Amazing flight connecting Singapore to Tucson, AZ, with an aircraft providing industry’s l...

Honeywell Forecasts 4,000 New Civil Helicopter Deliveries Over Next Five Years

In its 21st annual "Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook," Honeywell forecasts 4,000 new civilian-use helicopters will be delivered from 2019 to 2023, marginally lower than the 4,200 cited in the five-year forecast from 2018.  "Despite positive impacts of U.S. tax reform on new helicopter purchase plans in North America, an inconsistent economic outlook for...

Discover new Airbus Helicopters H145 at Heli-Expo 2019

What's new from Airbus Helicopters at Heli-Expo 2019? See by yourself, a new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter in Atlanta! Visible on the Airbus booth at the show, this latest upgrade brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplic...

Saudi International Airshow welcomes AMMROC

With less than two weeks until the start of the inaugural Saudi International Airshow,  organisers have announced that AMMROC, has joined the growing line up of sponsors for the new event.  Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Centre (AMMROC) is a leading provider of military aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services across the South...

Rolls-Royce won't participate in engine competition for new midsize airplane platform

Rolls-Royce took a decision - to withdraw from the current competition to power Boeing’s proposed middle of the market – or New Midsize Airplane (NMA) – platform. While we believe the platform complements Boeing’s existing product range, we are unable to commit to the proposed timetable to ensure we have a sufficiently mature product which supports Boeing’s ambit...

First business aviation company in Angola achieved IS-BAO Stage 2 is Bestfly

Bestfly, the Angola-based aviation services company, has achieved IS-BAO, International Standard for Business Aviation Operators, Stage 2. This is the first time an Angolan business aviation company has been awarded the status, which is designed to help flight departments and operators achieve a high level of safety and professionalism. It also makes Bestfly one of the very few companies in Africa...

SaxonAir facility to get to the next level in terms of conferencing and events with Catering Manager onboard

John Freeman joined SaxonAir, to take a newly developed role as catering manager at the local business aviation firm. The recruit comes on the back of some significant brands using the facility to host a variety of events across the back end of last year.  CEO Alex Durand said ‘Following on from the success of these events and a growing appetite from the local business community...

Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance - new initiative for a world-class standard luxury rotorcraft travel

First ever global helicopter charter alliance is launched to provide clients with a world-class standard in luxury rotorcraft travel. Such announcement was made by Luxaviation Helicopters. So welcome - Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance! What such alliance will change for operators, clients, brokers? First of all - is it set up to connect VIP helicopter charter op...

CharterPad to Unveil New Branding at Revolution.Aero

When the CharterPad team voyages across the Atlantic for Revolution.Aero Europe next week, we will be arriving with a new image following the company’s first rebranding since it was founded in 2011. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, CharterPad is a dynamic charter platform designed by the charter professional, for the charter professional. This modern platform supports charter activ...

Initial flight tests in Switzerland successfully complete for Kopter’s SH09 third prototype (P3)

Following its first flight on 22 November 2018, Kopter’s SH09 third prototype (P3) completed more than 50 hours of testing at the company facility in Mollis, Switzerland, where it has been produced and it is currently supported. The aircraft climbed up to 5,000 ft and reached a speed of 126 kts, while  performing a series of maneuvers such as turns, autorotations and short field take...