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ANALYSIS: Focus turns to infrastructure in Gulf business aviation

Business aviation in the Gulf is on a new trajectory. At the turn of the decade, the emphasis was very much on the charter market with a flurry of ambitious start-ups and management companies setting up shop alongside early adopters such as Boeing Business Jet operator Royal Jet in Abu Dhabi, and Sw...

Clay Lacy Aviation Adds To Its VNY Apron

As the first phase of a $10 million development plan, Clay Lacy Aviation has opened an additional 2.5 acres of ramp space at its Van Nuys (Calif.) Airport FBO, providing more space for overnight parking and aircraft positioning and reducing the need for towing. The upgrade project, which will encomp...


Incorrect Nav Frequency Setting Led To Citation CFIT

Investigators concluded that the most likely scenario leading to the fatal controlled flight into terrain of a Citation 500 while on an ILS approach at night to Spain’s Santiago Airport on Aug. 2, 2012, is that the crew inadvertently set the VOR frequency instead of the localizer frequency into their radios, according to a recently issued final report. Consequently, the aircraft made an unst...

Air Methods To Acquire Tri-State Flight for $222M

Air Methods announced its intention November 5 to acquire air medical provider Tri-State Care Flight for $222.5 million. Tri-State was founded in 2002 and operates a mixed fleet of 19 EMS helicopters, including AgustaWestland AW109Es and AW119s, and Eurocopter AS 350 models, and four fixed-wing aircraft, including Beechcraft King Air B200s, from bases in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico....

NBAA Honors Czech Operator ABS For Safety Record

NBAA has given two of its safety awards to European aircraft charter and management company ABS Jets. The first award went to the Czech Republic-based operator in recognition of 11 years without an accident, involving 26,937 flight hours. Vladimir Sip, one of ABS’s most experience maintenance staff received the Technician Safety Award in recognition of his role in supporting the accident-fre...

Learn How Space Weather Impacts Business Aviation at NBAA2015

For operators wondering how space weather may impact business aircraft operations, Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (FPAW) is hosting an education session on Nov. 18 at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) to explore this issue. "Space weather has the potential to impact business aviation in several areas, including the radiation environment, radio...

MSB Design Hi-Lo tables for G500 and G600 jets

MSB Design will supply Hi-Lo conference tables as line-fit option on the new Gulfstream G500 and G600. The tables have been designed especially for the new Gulfstreams. MSB Design will showcase these new tables at the NBAA conference in Las Vegas later this month. The new table has been designed to withstand 600lbs of load in the deployed position and to survive 1400lbs of weight while being...

Acropolis Aviation gains EASA approval to offer upgraded WiFi

Acropolis Aviation has received EASA approval for its upgraded internet and IFE system on board its flagship Airbus ACJ319 aircraft. The system is a Rockwell Collins Skybox cabin solution. Acropolis has complemented Skybox with the introduction of Satcom Direct’s SkyTicket billing system.  This allows Acropolis to easily marry the charter booking up with its unique flight number...

Airbus sees Middle East as important market for its new ACJneo family

Airbus sees an important potential market for its new ACJneo Family in the Middle East, where private jets are well established as business tools for companies, billionaires and governments, helping them to be more productive and efficient. Airbus’ ACJneo Family initially comprises the ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo. The ACJ319neo will fly eight passengers 6,750nm/12,500 km – equivalent to...

Rockwell Collins signs first Jet ConneX service agreement with VistaJet

VistaJet is Rockwell Collins' first business aviation customer to adopt Inmarsat's Jet ConneX providing the fastest broadband connectivity available. Rockwell Collins is a value added reseller of the Jet ConneX service as part of its ARINCDirect offering. Jet ConneX is expected to be available globally in early 2016. It will support both voice and high-speed internet via Inmarsat's...

Goodbye to vintage Boeing Business Jet

During 50skyshades recent visit to Baku, in order to get to know the aviation industry of Azerbaijan republic, we had a chance to meet SW Business Aviation company (a part of Silk Way Group), to see by ourselves the infrastructure, discuss with the management their results of 2015 and future plans. Talking to General Director Boyukagha Guliyev, we found out that company is ready to say&n...

GainJet Adds Mission Flexibility with B737 Aux Tanks

Last month, Athens-based VIP charter operator GainJet Aviation increased its flexibility with a quick change auxiliary fuel tank system from Swiss company Long Range. GainJet (Stand 800) will install the system in its VIP Boeing 737-400, increasing its flight endurance by as much as three-and-a-half hours to a total of nine hours aloft. That brings city pairs such as Dubai-London and New York-Pari...

Honeywell Develops Apple Watch App for Cabin Control

Honeywell Aerospace is in the final stages of developing a native Apple Watch app that can control cabin systems in aircraft equipped with the company’s Ovation Select cabin management system. The watch software is expected to be available in the iTunes App Store next month and will be similar to the Ovation Select apps already available for Android and iOS devices, which can control cabin l...

ExecuJet Set for Expansion in Dubai and Jeddah

ExecuJet Middle East this month marks its 16th anniversary with plans to further expand its presence here in Dubai. The company, which is part of the Swiss-based ExecuJet Aviation group, also is announcing plans to expand its operations in Saudi Arabia with a new FBO in Jeddah. With a main base at Dubai International Airport, for the past two years ExecuJet has also operated a temporary base at...

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LABACE Debut for Embraer Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 Business Jets

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Leading Business Jet Industry in Product Support -Dassault Aviation

 The multi-year effort to establish a level of customer service second to none in the business jet sector of Dassault Aviation are finally awarded with top position in two of the business av...

First Gulfstream G600 Delivered!

It just happened! All-new business jet is delivered and entered service following FAA certification! The first Gulfstream G600 business jet was delivered to a U.S. customer at the...

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Gualter Helicopteros appointed as Kopter Group distributor for Brazil

Kopter Group started the active promotionof SH09 in Brazil with the appointment of Gualter Helicopteros as its representative & distributor. The partnership between the two companies...

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Cambridge Airport - new director, plans for growth

Since last month Cambridge Airport has new Director - Kevan Craske. He has full responsibility for airport operations, air traffic services and fire and security, having been in post on...