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Beechcraft King Air 360 officially entered service with the first delivery

First delivery of Beechcraft King Air 360 marks its official entry into service! The event was commemorated in a special delivery to its launch customer – Stamoules Produce Company, Inc. The California-based business selected the flagship King Air 360 as its first-ever aircraft purchase d...

Geneva Airpark is PART-145 line maintenance certified

Congratulations! Geneva Airpark has reached a new milestone in its development at Geneva airport by obtaining PART-145 certification that formalizes the expertise of Geneva Airpark's teams in providing and expanding its range of technical services within its 10,000 sq meters hangar. Genev...


Hong Kong second G650ER 4C inspection completed by Metrojet

Metrojet Limited is the only MRO in Hong Kong that has completed two Gulfstream G650ER 4C inspections. The first one was completed in May, while the second in October 2020, both during the Covid-19 pandemic.Fuel tank inspection, ram air turbine ground functional test, landing gear modification and shock servicing were carried out during the latest 4C inspection. The HK MRO team managed to acc...

Bizav success story - Jung Sky Q3 most successful quarter yet & expansion plans

During July, August and September 2020, Zagreb-based business aviation operator Jung Sky achieved the most successful quarter in company history, overthrowing the previous record-holding quarter by 11.5% in revenue and 21% in passenger flights. Jung Sky will enter its 12th year in the business later this November. During Q3, Jung Sky crews performed flights to a total of 115 airport...

One Million Jet Card - GlobeAir for extreme travel flexibility and comfort

Do you want to feel like One in a Million? In case of positive answer - this information is exactly for you. GlobeAir is introducing an exclusive private jet card dedicated to one smart traveller or company. The One Million Jet Card is an exclusive private jet card which is tailor-made for one private jet traveller or company. The owner will benefit from the best travelling conditions wh...

AMAC Aerospace sees continuous demand for onboard connectivity

AMAC Aerospace announced that a wide-body aircraft of an esteemed client has recently entered AMAC’s facility. The technicians of AMAC will install an onboard connectivity system on the aircraft. In addition, a Boeing BBJ737 will be equipped with a Ka-band antenna and will undergo a due maintenance. AMAC Aerospace recently opened its hangar doors for a wide-body aircraft of an esteemed cl...

Debut of EHang 216 AAV in Seoul, obtaining a special certificate of airworthiness from Korea

EHang 216 two-seater passenger-grade AAV had completed its maiden flight in Korea. The flight took place on November 11 at the “Open the Urban Sky” UAM Seoul Demo event in the center of Seoul. A series of trail flights of EHang 216 will then follow in several Korean cities. It is Korea's first time to launch a flight of an autonomous "air taxi" over a densely populated do...

Welcome a new synergy -Sparfell Aviation Group & Speedwings

Swiss-based SPARFELL recently acquired Speedwings’ air operator activities in Switzerland, Austria (AOC) and France (AOC). Since 1988, Speedwings is the operator of choice for the Swiss light and mid-size jet charter market, expanding its offer through a new French AOC in 2020.Beyond its aircraft trading and leasing activities in Geneva and Washington, SPARFELL returned to aircraft...

ITIJ named Air Ambulance Company of Year - congratulations FAI

The Air Ambulance Division of FAI rent-a-jet AG has won the prestigious 2020 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal Air Ambulance Company of the Year Award. The winners were revealed virtually at the ITIJ Awards ceremony on 5th November. The company overcame stiff competition from fellow finalists, Air Ambulance Worldwide and Jet Rescue. This marks the second award win for F...

New full-electric cars for business aviation flights: Milano Prime and BMW renew their partnership

SEA Prime and BMW continue and consolidate the historic partnership by increasing the offer of services for customers of the leading airport in business aviation in Italy and among the first in Europe. Milano Linate Prime's fleet of vehicles dedicated to business aviation flights is enriched with two new BMW i3s. BMW Group's first fully electric model, BMW i3 represents...

Brand Ambassador Program - Piper Aircraft & UND Aerospace

A new brand ambassador program is launched by Piper Aircraft and the University of North Dakota . The platform is designed to increase awareness of the programs offered by UND Aerospace as well as showcase the Piper training product line in use at one of the largest collegiate flight schools in the world. The collaborative initiative is expected to create a community of like-minded aviat...

US EMS operator Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters to 14 aircraft

Life Link III, an EMS operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the country and delivery is anticipated to take place in the fourth quarter of 2021. This order marks the entry of the AW109...

Russian Helicopters delivers first batch of helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has delivered two Mi-8AMT helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan to be assembled on the territory of the customer. The delivery is based on a trilateral contract signed by Kazakhstan Engineering, Kazakhstan's Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 and Russian Helicopters for semi-knock-down...

Duet - the perfect marriage of Embraer jet and Porsche car

Embraer and Porsche, have collaborated to create Duet, a limited-edition, limited-quantity Embraer Phenom 300E aircraft and Porsche 911 Turbo S car pairing. Both known for world-class engineering, performance, and design, Embraer and Porsche will produce just ten pairs of business jets and sports cars, providing a truly seamless experience from road to sky, for the first time in history. &ldquo...

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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...

The first step toward future UAM operations - EHang 216 Korean Flight Tour

EHang technology platform company announced that its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, EHang 216 has completed its maiden flights in three Korean locations - Seoul, Daegu, and Jeju Island. This flight t...

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...

Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a European client

The first Ansat helicopter was delivered by Russian Helicopters to a European client .The operator of the rotorcraft, which is equipped for medical operations, is the Ministry of Interi...

PNG LNG adds H145 for Papua New Guinea operations

ExxonMobil has signed a contract for two Airbus H145 helicopters to support the PNG LNG Project* in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The new H145 model with a five-blade, bearingless main rotor pr...

New HondaJet Elite flight training center in Farnborough

Honda Aircraft Company has established the second HondaJet flight training center with FlightSafety International in Farnborough, Hampshire, in the United Kingdom. Due to increased demand fo...

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