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Additional Garmin GFC 500 autopilot certifications - now includes Beechcraft 35 and Cirrus SR20

Garmin has received Federal Aviation Administration STC for the GFC 500 autopilot in additional aircraft to include Beechcraft 35 models C-G and select Cirrus SR20 models. The GFC 500 autopilot is intended for light piston aircraft while delivering superior in-flight characteristics,...

Comlux took delivery of first ever ACJ TwoTwenty for cabin completion

The first ACJ TwoTwenty, launched just over a year ago, was successfully delivered to Comlux from the Airbus A220 Final Assembly Line in Mirabel, Canada. The all-new business jet will be joining the Comlux’s  facilities in Indianapolis, USA, for the VVIP cabin completion in the coming day...


Gogo completes construction of 5G network testbed

Gogo Business Aviation completed construction of its seven-tower 5G testbed by Dec. 31, 2021, on schedule, and on budget. "These seven sites will serve as a testbed for our 150-tower nationwide network," said Mike Rupert, vice president of network operations for Gogo Business Aviation. "The testbed includes sites in both remote and populated locations in order to vali...

VINCI Airports took over the operation of Annecy Mont-Blanc Airport

On the 1st of January 2022 VINCI Airports took over operations at Annecy Mont Blanc Airport, following the signing of the public service delegation agreement with the Haute-Savoie Departmental Council last July. VINCI Airports will now manage and operate the airport for 15 years, extending its network to 12 airports in France. VINCI Airports will support the business and leisure aviation a...

Atlas Air Service AG expands internationally by acquiring 100 % shares in AAL AG

At the turn of the year 2021/2022, Atlas Air Service AG acquired 100 percent of the shares in business aviation service provider AAL AG (formerly Altenrhein Aviation Ltd.). AAL AG, based in Altenrhein, in eastern Switzerland, on Lake Constance, is a business aviation maintenance company. AAL AG is an authorized service center for aircraft manufactured by Embraer Executive Jets, Gulfstream Aer...

Jet It and Jetclub thrive - 13 new aircraft added in 2021

Jet It soars into 2022 with several outstanding achievements under its belt, exceling throughout 2021 at the top of a thriving industry. Jet It marked a significant milestone: serving as Honda's largest aircraft buyer and operator in the world. Honda recently announced the delivery of its 200th HondaJet and a fleet total of just over 98,000 flight hours....

What will be top private jet trends and destinations for 2022

The year 2022 is ready for take-off. We are glad to share some inside information regarding expectations for next year  - Ryan DeBruyne, Director of Charter Sales for Fort Lauderdale-based air charter solutions company Mercury Jets. This outlook is based on company quoting and bookings trends. Business and leisure private jet travel An historic year is coming to an end. I...

EHang launches 5G intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center

EHang announced that it has partnered with Guangzhou Development District Communications Investment Group Co., LTD (“GDDCI”) to jointly launch the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center at the Innovation Park in Huangpu District, Guangzhou, China. This new Experience Center is especially designed and developed as a new operation spot with all necessary infrastructures for E...

Jetex triumphs at World Travel Awards

Jetex has received three prestigious recognitions at the World Travel Awards Grand Final:  • World’s Leading Private Jet Experience;  • World’s Leading FBO Brand; and  • World’s Leading Private Jet Terminal for Jetex Paris.  Jetex triumphed at the 28th annual World Travel Awards. Established in 1993, World Travel Awards acknowle...

Jet Aviation redelivers its first Boeing 787 VVIP completion

Jet Aviation announced the on-time redelivery of its first VVIP cabin interior on a Boeing 787-8 aircraft to an undisclosed customer. The aircraft is notable for its low weight and low cabin acoustic values. The Boeing 787 was delivered green to Jet Aviation’s Completions Center in Basel in October 2019 and was recently redelivered to the customer on schedule. The cabin interior was...

AMAC Aerospace has acquired Gamit Ltd

AMAC Aerospace Switzerland has acquired Gamit Ltd, a UK company supplying professional and technical support to local and international Maintenance Repair Organizations, airlines, private and corporate aircraft owners. Bernd Schramm, Chief Operating Officer AMAC Aerospace Switzerland, said: “We are excited to incorporate Gamit Limited into the ‘AMAC Aerospace Gro...

Continued expansion of SPARFELL charter fleet

2021 is getting to a close, and it has been a busy year for SPARFELL, with 14 aircraft joining the fleet. Just over the last few weeks - and continuing into Q1 2022 - several aircraft have joined the SPARFELL charter fleet. Namely, a Cessna CJ2+, one Challengers 350, two Falcon 7X and an ACJ319 will be available for charter flights for SPARFELL's clients. With the Challenger 350 joining the...

Fifth anniversary Dassault Falcon Service Mérignac marked by an expansion to handle additional Falcon models

Dassault Falcon Service Mérignac celebrates its fifth year in operation. DFS Mérignac opened in 2016 to serve large-cabin, long-range Falcon 7X and 8X trijets. The 7,500 sq meter, six-bay facility has been operating at maximum capacity for most of that time and has completed 35 of the 53 Falcon 7X C-checks accomplished by DFS over that period. The C-check is the most exte...

Archer took to the skies with first hover flight of Maker aircraft

Maker - Archer Aviation eVTOL demonstrator aircraft completed its first successful hover flight. The flight marks the completion of the company’s first full and complete systems test and validation of every hardware and software component working as intended to move the aircraft into the air. The flight test was completed at 10:30 am PT on 16 December and also resulted in the...

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UTG PA sums up 2021 and announces plans for the future

Last year marked the appearance of a new player in the Russian business aviation market. In April 2021, UTG PA, a part of UTG Group, became the new operator of the Domodedovo Business Aviation Center....

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Bristow Group to provide search and rescue helicopter services to Netherlands Coastguard

Bristow Group announced that the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has awarded Bristow their prestigious contract to provide search and rescue helicopter capacity to the Netherlands Coas...

Jet Aviation received IS-BAH Stage II safety registration certificates for The Netherlands

Jet Aviation has received IS-BAH Stage II Safety Registration for its Amsterdam and Rotterdam FBOs in The Netherlands. The company currently operates 27 IS-BAH-registered FBOs around the world. I...

30 years of crucial coverages for the aviation community - Avsurance

Avsurance - Avfuel Corporation in-house aviation insurance subsidiary—celebrated a banner 30th anniversary with its best year to date providing crucial coverages for the aviation commu...

Garmin Smart Glide now available for the G3X Touch flight display and G5 electronic flight instrument

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