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Developing the Caribbean from within

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Economic recession, pandemic, and potential natural disasters may lead to gloom, despair, agony, deep dark depression and excessive misery. When it sounds like a hammer and feels like a hammer, it may actually be a hammer.  One single word describes the biggest hur...

Get closer to your dream – meet GM Training

Let us share with you a discovery we’ve just made – GMtraining, EASA Helicopter Training School based in Latvia. Professionals might immediately think about GM Helicopters, a company well known for worldwide operations. You are right, it is a “mother” company and great suppor...


First Embraer Phenom 300E with new Bossa Nova interior delivered to PALS co-founder

Embraer delivered the first Phenom 300E with the new Bossa Nova interior to Joe Howley, co-founder of Patient Airlift Services. Just two months after the first delivery of the new, enhanced Phenom 300E, this particular aircraft delivery is set apart by its compelling purpose and exclusive interior design package. PALS was established in 2010 by a group of pilots in the Northeast United States....

Jet Edge becomes the largest combined super-midsize and heavy jet point to point charter fleet in U.S.

Jet Edge International announces the expansion of the company's Point to Point charter fleet comprised of some of the world’s most elevated super-midsize and large cabin aircraft. The combined managed fleet includes late model Bombardier Challenger 300/350s and newly refurbished Large-Cabin Gulfstream GIV-SP/GV aircraft. As private jet charter demand patterns have continued to trend...

Premier Aircraft as Diamond exclusive dealer for 19 U.S. states and two U.S. territories

Diamond Aircraft has appointed Premier Aircraft Sales as the exclusive Dealer for territories in the Northeast, Southeast and Central U.S. This announcement makes Premier Aircraft Sales the largest seller of Diamond aircraft in the U.S. In the Southeast and Central U.S., Premier’s exclusive dealer territory includes: New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama...

Gulfstream doubles down on Cabin Air Purification

Gulfstream announced an additional enhancement to its signature Gulfstream Cabin Experience, further investing in customer health through plasma ionization. The air purification system, which complements Gulfstream’s already 100% fresh-air environment, has proven in lab tests to kill pathogens and allergens. Gulfstream plasma ionization system, which operates whenever the aircraft...

Wheels Up launches whole aircraft sales business

Wheels Up has launched Wheels Up Aircraft Sales, a new business unit that offers aircraft brokerage, acquisition, trade, and advisory services. With this strategic expansion, Wheels Up is now the only company in the industry that can offer a total private aviation solution for both corporate and personal travel including private jet membership, aircraft management and whole aircraft sales.&nb...

Second Cessna SkyCourier test article took flight

Congratulations Textron Aviation on the successful flight of its second Cessna SkyCourier  flight test article P1! The milestone flight for the high-wing, large utility aircraft comes just two-and-a-half months after the prototype Cessna SkyCourier first took to the skies on May 17. The P1 aircraft is the first conforming production flight test aircraft and is the first airframe con...

Skyservice Business Aviation received STC for Aviation Clean Air Purification Systems on Bombardier aircraft

Skyservice Business Aviation MRO division has recently received the supplemental type certificate from Transport Canada for the installation of ACA's purification system inside Bombardier's Challenger 300/350 and Global 5000/5500/6000/6500 Aircraft. ACA's innovative airborne and surface purification solutions improve air quality throughout the aircraft, eliminating pathogens like...

Elliott Aviation designated for TBM 940 upgrades/retrofits of Daher HomeSafe emergency autoland system in the U.S.

Daher has selected Elliott Aviation to install the HomeSafe™ emergency autoland system on TBM 940 very fast turboprop aircraft delivered in the U.S. market during 2019 and the first half of 2020.TBM 940s to be equipped by Elliott Aviation were supplied by Daher prior to last month’s certification of HomeSafe™. A portion of these aircraft were sold to include the autoland system u...

Jet Flight Service performed 192-Month inspection on the Legacy 600

Jet Flight Service Riga based maintenance service center has recently achieved two milestones by completing 192-month/16-year inspection on the Embraer Legacy 600 this summer and at the same time 96-month inspection/8-year inspection of Gulfstream 450.  To perform the ultra-heavy maintenance checks requires lots of planning to reduce downtime especially in this difficult pandemic ti...

STC for IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle System for Beechcraft King Air 300 series

Innovative Solutions & Support has been awarded FAA Supplemental Type Certification for its groundbreaking ThrustSense® Autothrottle system for the Beechcraft King Air 300 series turboprops equipped with the Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics.  The ThrustSense system will also be standard equipment on the newly announced King Air 360 upon entry into service.  IS&S’s paten...

Ansat flights started in Mexico

Flights of Ansat light multipurpose helicopter owned by the Mexican company Craft Avia Center started in Guadalajara.  Ansat helicopter has been supplied by Russian Helicopter Systems company for Craft Avia Center, a Mexican dealer of Russian Helicopters holding company. Ansat helicopters are expected to be used in Mexico for VIP transportation, firefighting and other needs. Their cockpi...

Two new certifications for TAG Aviation Malta

Just three years after receiving its Maltese AOC, TAG Aviation Malta has been rewarded for its commitment to safety with both its Wyvern Wingman certification and IS-BAO accreditation. These significant achievements confirm the company’s commitment to the very highest safety standards within the industry and illustrate its continued efforts to provide an unrivalled service in all a...

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Welcome King Air 260 to Textron Aviation renowned turboprop lineup

The new era has come for Textron Aviation renowned Beechcraft King Air 200 series aircraft - please welcome with the Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring the latest te...

Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet will be joining Luxaviation UK managed fleet

December 11 2020 will be special, as Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet will be joining Luxaviation UK managed fleet. This single-engine jet, based in Milan, will be the first Luxaviation...

Flexjet, the Praetor fleet launch customer got delivery of first Praetor 600

Embraer has delivered the first jet in a fleet of Praetor 600s to Flexjet. The aircraft will be used for the company’s burgeoning operations in Europe. Flexjet is the Praetor fleet launch c...

Malta Aviation Conference and Expo - looking back and forward

It has been just a few days now since we've lived 3 days Malta Aviation Conference and Expo, a virtual one, however we enjoyed it for 300%. We had a chance to ask while it is still so fr...

Is private aviation marketing missing something?

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert It didn’t happen just once that a five start resort in the Caribbean asked me for my advice on finding a private charter for a guest of theirs. I’m not a broker an...

New customer service centre - Rolls-Royce strenghthens Gulfstream on-site support

The latest Rolls-Royce customer support facility in Savannah is officially opened! The new 62,000 sqft (5,800 m²) Savannah Customer Service Centre is adjacent to the new Gulfs...

Europe first authorized Bell 505 dealership in Germany - Rheinland Air Service

Rheinland Air Service is officially appointed as the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales...

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AMAC Aerospace - new maintenance projects on Boeing, Bombardier, Gulfstream and Airbus

Several new maintenance project are starting at AMAC Aerospace. A privately-owned Gulfstream IV will undergo multiple C-checks and a minor update of the interior cabin. On a privately-owned Bombardier...

Continued expansion - SPARFELL San Marino received AOC

Congratulations SPARFELL San Marino on recently received its AOC from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of San Marino. The first SPARFELL San Marino AOC aircraft in managemen...

Six AW119Kx helicopters to strengthen security and rescue operations in Brazil

Polícia Rodoviária Federal of Brazil will introduce into service six AW119Kx single engine helicopters. The first aircraft is expected to be introduced in Brazil beginning next year...

Metrojet ten-year advocacy of International aviation safety standards is recognized by IBAC

The Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited is the first and only local operator recognised by the International Business Aviation Council for its ten-year support and participation in In...

Welcome King Air 260 to Textron Aviation renowned turboprop lineup

The new era has come for Textron Aviation renowned Beechcraft King Air 200 series aircraft - please welcome with the Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring the latest te...

Two top-of-the-line aircraft joined TAG Aviation Asia fleet

TAG Aviation welcomes a new Gulfstream G600 and a new Bombardier Global 7500 to its Asia fleet in the fourth quarter of 2020. TAG Aviation is one of the few operators in the region managing the two ne...

Flexjet, the Praetor fleet launch customer got delivery of first Praetor 600

Embraer has delivered the first jet in a fleet of Praetor 600s to Flexjet. The aircraft will be used for the company’s burgeoning operations in Europe. Flexjet is the Praetor fleet launch c...