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Bell Helicopter eyes Gulf deals

The US helicopter manufacturer Bell Helicopter expects to clinch a deal with the UAE military this year as it expands its military business outside the home ground. The Texas-based company that has as its major client the US government, has supplied Bell 412 and Bell 212 models to Abu Dhabi Aviat...

Bombardier says business jet sales set to rebound

Bombardier expects business-jet sales could rebound as soon as the second half, getting a boost from US demand as the economy gains traction. "We are confident that we are at the bottom or close to the bottom. Moving forward, it should be better," said the chief Executive Alain Bellemar...

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Gulfstream G650 and G650ER certified for China registration

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER have received type certificate validation from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The validation confirms the type certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration and is one of the last steps required for an aircraft to be registered in a particular country. The additional milestone marks the 26th ...

Textron Aviation bolsters sales network in India

Textron Aviation announced at Aero India 2017 it has appointed Jubilant Enpro Private Ltd., based in Noida, India, as its newest channel partner, serving as an authorized sales representative in the region for Cessna Citation business jets and Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan turboprop aircraft. “We consistently strive to expand our global capabilities and availability to our custom...

Cabot Aviation renamed Air Partner

Cabot Aviation, a division of Air Partner plc and a leading aircraft remarketing agent, will be renamed Air Partner with immediate effect. Air Partner acquired Cabot Aviation in May 2015 and the re-branding is a natural progression in the integration process, reflecting the success to date. Post acquisition, Cabot has been able to offer its clients the benefits of Air Partner’s PLC status...

A pioneer of modern helicopter technology: the BO105 celebrates its 50th birthday

This month marks 50 years since the BO105 embarked on its maiden flight, on 16 February 1967, in Ottobrunn near Munich. Conceived as a two-tonne-class light multi-purpose helicopter, cutting-edge technologies and materials led to the BO105 being the first helicopter to feature a rigid, hingeless rotor head made of titanium and glass-fibre-reinforced rotor blades. “The BO105 has made a nam...

TAG Aviation Receives ETOPS Approval for the Airbus ACJ A319

TAG Aviation has received approval for extended-range twin engine operations (ETOPS) from the UK CAA for the Airbus ACJ A319. The distinctive Airbus (G-OACJ) is a luxuriously appointed long-range business liner that offers passengers top of the range comfort with all the flexibility of a private jet experience. The ETOPS safety certification was granted to TAG Aviation by the UK CAA under Eu...

Gulfstream to showcase three aircraft at Avalon 2017

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will showcase three of its business jets at the Australian International Aerospace & Defense Exposition at Avalon Airport from Feb. 28-March 5 in Geelong, Victoria. The static display will include the company flagship Gulfstream G650ER, as well as the high-performing Gulfstream G550 and the class-leading Gulfstream G280. “With consistent growth over the...

Iconic London Biggin Hill Airport celebrates 100th anniversary

It was on 13th February 1917 that the War Office first established a military camp on the site at Biggin Hill in South London that is the origin of the airport. The Biggin Hill Spitfire flight was an opportunity for guests to remember with pride and gratitude ‘Churchill’s Few’ who flew with skill and courage from RAF Biggin Hill throughout the Battle of Bri...

70th Anniversary of NBAA

NBAA is marking its 70th anniversary. Founded Feb. 13, 1947, the association was formed by 19 companies that worked to ensure business aviation would have access to airports and airspace, while raising the bar on the industry’s safety and professionalism. “As we celebrate NBAA’s 70th anniversary, we should acknowledge the investment in business aviation made by our p...

ASL’s Legacy 450 approved to operate in London City airport

ASL has received the approval from the London Airport Authorities to perform commercial charter flights in and out of the famous airport of London City (LCY) with its Embraer Legacy 450, thereby becoming the first Legacy 450 (operator) in the world to obtain this approval (the stretched model Legacy 500 being already approved). The aircraft, serial number 55010003,...

Sabena Technics VIP cabin refurbishment of an A310

As an Approved Design and Production Organisation (Part 21J and 21G), Sabena technics has been selected to carry out the VIP cabin modification of an Airbus A310 aircraft belonging to the Saudi Arabian private aviation company, Al Atheer. The cabin refurbishment will be performed at the Group’s completion center in Bordeaux (France) starting the first quarter of 2017. The aircraft&rs...

Dassault Aviation to Present New Falcon 8X at Indian Airshow

Dassault Aviation will present its Falcon fleet of large cabin, long range business jets alongside its Rafale fighter jet at Aero India, India’s largest airshow. The eleventh edition of this leading event will open on February 14th at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore. The Dassault display will feature the ultra-long range Falcon 8X trijet, as well as the Falcon 2000LXS twin. Da...

Lufthansa Technik offers full range of A350 services for commercial and VIP operators

With Lufthansa ready to start scheduled A350 operations on February 10, 2017, Lufthansa Technik's support for the newest Airbus widebody is in full swing. Lufthansa Technik is not only licensed and ready to maintain the Airbus A350 in all aspects of the aircraft's life cycle, the company is also the first address for a unique VVIP cabin completion. Lufthansa Technik has been supporting...

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Gulfstream G650 and G650ER certified for China registration

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER have received type certificate validation from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The validation confirms the typ...

A pioneer of modern helicopter technology: the BO105 celebrates its 50th birthday

This month marks 50 years since the BO105 embarked on its maiden flight, on 16 February 1967, in Ottobrunn near Munich. Conceived as a two-tonne-class light multi-purpose helicopter, cutting-edge tech...

TAG Aviation Receives ETOPS Approval for the Airbus ACJ A319

TAG Aviation has received approval for extended-range twin engine operations (ETOPS) from the UK CAA for the Airbus ACJ A319. The distinctive Airbus (G-OACJ) is a luxuriously appointed long-range b...

Sabena Technics VIP cabin refurbishment of an A310

As an Approved Design and Production Organisation (Part 21J and 21G), Sabena technics has been selected to carry out the VIP cabin modification of an Airbus A310 aircraft belonging to the Saudi Arabia...

Dassault Aviation to Present New Falcon 8X at Indian Airshow

Dassault Aviation will present its Falcon fleet of large cabin, long range business jets alongside its Rafale fighter jet at Aero India, India’s largest airshow. The eleventh edition of this...

Voting for the ‘Wings of Business’ Award Nominees Heads into the Homestretch

The Organizing Committee of the ‘Wings of Business’, Russia’s National Award for the highest achievements in the field of business aviation, completed the online voting for the 2016...

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First Diamond Aircraft DA62 for Israel

FNA Aviation Ltd, leading general aviation services company in Israel, has accepted its first DA62 for the Israeli market. The fully equipped twin-engine 7-seater plane with a unique design will be av...

Cabot Aviation renamed Air Partner

Cabot Aviation, a division of Air Partner plc and a leading aircraft remarketing agent, will be renamed Air Partner with immediate effect. Air Partner acquired Cabot Aviation in May 2015 and the re...

A pioneer of modern helicopter technology: the BO105 celebrates its 50th birthday

This month marks 50 years since the BO105 embarked on its maiden flight, on 16 February 1967, in Ottobrunn near Munich. Conceived as a two-tonne-class light multi-purpose helicopter, cutting-edge tech...

Iconic London Biggin Hill Airport celebrates 100th anniversary

It was on 13th February 1917 that the War Office first established a military camp on the site at Biggin Hill in South London that is the origin of the airport. The Biggin Hill...

Gulfstream to showcase three aircraft at Avalon 2017

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will showcase three of its business jets at the Australian International Aerospace & Defense Exposition at Avalon Airport from Feb. 28-March 5 in Geelong, Victoria. The...

TAG Aviation Receives ETOPS Approval for the Airbus ACJ A319

TAG Aviation has received approval for extended-range twin engine operations (ETOPS) from the UK CAA for the Airbus ACJ A319. The distinctive Airbus (G-OACJ) is a luxuriously appointed long-range b...

Textron Aviation bolsters sales network in India

Textron Aviation announced at Aero India 2017 it has appointed Jubilant Enpro Private Ltd., based in Noida, India, as its newest channel partner, serving as an authorized sales representative in the r...