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Qatar Airways' corporate jet division obtains European safety authorisation

Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways' corporate jet division, is the first 'Business Aviation Operator' in the Middle East and one of first worldwide to be awarded the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) third-country operator (TCO) safety certificate. By 2016, all non-EU commercia...

Jetex Expands FBO Network in Mexico and Japan

Jetex Flight Support is expanding its presence in the Mexican market by announcing a partnership with local company Eolo to co-brand its FBO at Toluca International Airport. The facility is now being run jointly by the partners at what is Mexico’s main business aviation gateway....


Textron debuts Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize jet

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, is displaying 11 of its commercial business jet and turboprop aircraft at NBAA’s 2015 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, including the public debut of the Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet.­­­­­ “As evidenced by our extensive lineup at the show, no other aircraft manufacturer...

Elliott unveils Beechjet 400A refurbishment

Elliott Aviation is introducing its newly launched 400E refurbishment programme for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP at the show. The refurbishment includes a Garmin G5000 avionics suite with a Lumatech LED master warning panel, Gogo WiFi with Gogo Vision (On-Demand-Movies), an innovative exterior paint design and a completely redesigned, weight-saving interior. The interior includes a newly d...

FBO Software Provider Vessix Plans Expansion

FBO operations software provider Vessix is currently operating at five U.S. locations since its launch at last year’sNBAA show, but the Los Angeles company expects that number to increase significantly over the next few months. The cloud-based business platform automates the handling of many elements of FBO business management, including flight operations, ramp...

Apogee FBO in Montenegro

In August 2015, Apogee opened its newest FBO in Montenegro. Anna Borodata, regional manager at Apogee stressed that location of FBO has great potential for the development of business aviation industry due to the country’s geographical location as it is easy to dispatch supervisors to almost all Balkan countries. With the opening of this FBO, Apogee are planning to increase the number of...

Boeing Business Jets Announces Four New BBJ MAX 8 Orders

Boeing Business Jets today announced orders for four new BBJ MAX 8 airplanes at the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas. The first order to an undisclosed customer based in the Middle East is for three BBJ MAX 8s. The second order for an undisclosed customer in Asia is for one BBJ MAX 8. "2015 has been a really strong...

Comlux America Extends Its Service Capabilities on VIP Aircraft

Comlux The Aviation Group is pleased to announce that Comlux America LLC, its Completion and Service Center based in Indianapolis IN, has obtained the required top-of-the-line qualifications to offer complete maintenance and repair services to ACJ, BBJ and Bombardier Business Aircraft customers. Earlier this month, Comlux America was approved by Airbus Corporate Jets as an Authorized Service Ce...

VistaJet, bombardier challenger 350 sets world speed record

A Bombardier Challenger 350 aircraft, owned by VistaJet, a global leader in premium long-range private jet travel, set a world speed record in its class, flying from Napa Valley to the Cayman Islands – a distance of 2,774 miles (4,463 km) – in five hours and five minutes. he US-registered Challenger 350 aircraft, managed and operated by Priester Aviation**, departed Napa County Airp...

Five Things Not to Miss at NBAA2015

When planning a schedule for NBAA's 2015 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), Chris Strong, NBAA's senior vice president, conventions and membership, suggests the following five events are not to be missed. 1. The Largest Indoor Static Display to Date NBAA2015 will feature 15 aircraft and two mockups inside the convention center, enabling attendees to explore...

CenTex shows Halo Mod and Saddle Tanks

CenTex Aerospace (Booth N3323) is showcasing here in Las Vegas its Halo 250 commuter category conversion for King Air 200 series turboprops, and the latest addition to its line of fuel and baggage saddle tanks for King Air 200s and 350s. The Halo conversion increases payload by moving the airplane into commuter category and boosting mtow to 13,420 pounds. Safety features added in the...

MEBAA Expands Bizav Horizons Into North Africa

Despite security concerns and stagnant oil revenues, the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) remains optimistic about growth prospects for the region. Next year it will host the 10thMEBAA show in Dubai, where the group is headquartered, and it has just announced dates for the second edition of its new MEBAA Show Morocco, which will be staged from Sept....

Honeywell Forecasts 9,200 New Bizjet Deliveries Valued at US$270 Billion Through 2025

As a slow growth economic environment takes hold across many global markets, the business aviation industry is not immune to its impact. In its 24th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook released today, Honeywell Aerospace forecasts up to 9,200 new business jet deliveries worth US$270 billion from 2015 to 2025, with a 3 to 5 percent reduction over the value noted in the 2014 forecast. "W...

Milestones Reached in Beechjet/Hawker 400 G5000 Program

Garmin’s certification program for upgrading the Beechjet400A/Hawker 400XP to its G5000 integrated flight deck has completed several milestones toward achieving FAA approval in the first quarter of 2016. These include system architecture and installation details, High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF), lightning and reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) test...

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More ways of offsetting carbon emissions - VALCORA & Shell Aviation

If you look at the photo and you think it is not really aviation related - it's wrong. Here is why: VALCORA’s collaboration with Shell will contribute to The Cordillera Azul National Pa...

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Asia’s Leading Private Jet Charter award goes to Sino Jet

Sino Jet has announced its strategy for continued growth in Asia Pacific. The company, which has just been awarded two coveted World Travel Awards 2019, has also further expanded in the Greater Bay Ar...

First Germany registered Embraer Praetor delivered

The first Embraer Praetor registered in Germany is delivered!  “Aircraft acceptance is an important and critical part at the very beginning of the aircraft management process. The...

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UAS Boosts Ground Service Offering Across China

UAS International Trip Support (UAS) has expanded its capabilities in China and bolstered its client offering by becoming a domestic handling agent providing handling services across the country. With...