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AMAC continues to deliver to MENA VVIP customers

AMAC Aerospace has delivered another Global Express within a short ground time after a base maintenance check at the AMAC facility in Basel, Switzerland. The undisclosed head of state customer from the MENA region was said to be very pleased about the on time delivery of his Global Express. A...

Sigari: Citation Market Rebounds in North America

Demand for light and midsize jets in North America is finally returning to levels seen prior tobefore the 2008 recession, JjetAviva CEO Cyrus Sigari told attendees of the Citation Jet Pilots Association’'s (CJP) 2015 convention held in September. For the moment, at leas...


GlobalAir.com sees trends from its 20-year data cache

Jeffrey Carrithers, CEO and founder of GlobalAir.com (Booth C13212), doesn’t claim to have invented the Internet. But his 20-year-old website certainly has held its place as a leader in providing key online components one needs for a modern business aviation flight department. “When I started Globalair.com we were working with 28K dial-up modems. We were right on...

Wyvern Expands Safety Audit Programs

A year on from its acquisition by flight support group Nexus, safety audit provider Wyvern is continuing to refine its programs to give charter operators and their customers a higher level of assurance. “The past year has been one of robust growth under our new ownership, with a lot of new opportunities coming our way, especially in the emerging regions like the Middle East, Africa and India...

Duncan touts Sexyjet paint project

Duncan Aviation is proving here in Las Vegas that watching paint dry is anything but dull. At its display area (Booth N4910) the aviation services provider is showcasing a time-lapse video of what it calls the most complex and costly paint scheme design and application the company has ever undertaken, recently performed on a Gulfstream V. Unique in both layout and materials, the desig...

AviationGlass opens window to new cabin glass solutions

AviationGlass & Technology (AG&T) is here at NBAA showcasing its patented AeroGlass lightweight, ultra-thin glass products. They are the first approved for use in aircraft cabins under EASA’s Part 21G requirements, according to the company. That distinction was earned when AG&T (Booth C10146) received in June an EASASTC for instal...

Bizav Group Worries About Ground Handling Monopoly at Delhi Airport

An award to two consortia to design, construct, finance, develop, operate and maintain FBOs at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport for 20 years and upgrade the present facility in phases is being called a monopolistic move by the general aviation industry. Airport management company Delhi International Airport Ltd. (Dial) would not comment about the award. Following two earlier...

Bombardier to deliver two Global 5000 aircraft to Middle Eastern customers

Bombardier has marked the upcoming delivery of two new entry-long range Global 5000 aircraft to be operated by longstanding partner and leading business aviation services organisation ExecuJet Middle East of Dubai. ExecuJet Middle East will manage the aircraft on behalf of two customers in the region.  “The business jet fleet in the Middle East has more than doubled in the past 10...

Middle East Business Jet Market Soaring

The middle east business aviation market is rapidly developing and the UAE is among the top three countries for fleet size of business aircraft. This was revealed by Gama Aviation, a global aviation services company, in its new research. It says that there are now 792 business aircraft in the Middle East, and between 2010 and 2014, 176 of these were delivered to the region. Gama Aviation'...

New Cockpit Visors Can be Dimmed Electronically

Vision Systems (Booth C12545) is introducing its new Opti-Visor, which is an electronically dimmable visor for the cockpit. Using three buttons on the visor’s polycarbonate surface, pilots can adjust light levels or can opt to have these managed automatically through corrections to the level of tint in the visor. The new equipment operates without any wiring and has an integrated batter...

Korea’s First FBO Set to Debut

With the opening of the Seoul-Gimpo Business Aviation Center just months away, members of the Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) and Avjet Asia are here at the NBAA show (Booth C13029) to provide information about the new facility and the services it will offer. KAC owns the facility, and Avjet Asia will assist in its management. The Seoul-Gimpo Business Aviation Center is S...

Daher Taps Exec Aero for Central Florida TBM Service

Daher (Booth C13307) recently appointed Orlando-based Exec Aero as its TBM service center for Central Florida. Exec Aero was created by a group of ex-employees of cargo/courier company Flight Express–one of the largest Part 135 carriers in the U.S., according to Daher. Exec Aero general manager Nathan Marler dates the company’s relationship with Daher back to 201...

Alireza Ittihadieh: “We need to wake up to the new dawn”

“Markets fuelled by delusion are always dysfunctional. It may not have felt like it but the peak of this cycle was in 2014. We are now heading into the downmarket. No one wants to admit this and it is a serious problem. Brokers, dealers and OEMs have a responsibility to tell the truth.” Alireza Ittihadieh, founder of Freestream Aircraft has never worried about standing out from the...

FLIGHT TEST: Legacy 450 wired for success

Embraer introduced its new mid-light and mid-size jets to the world at the 2007 NBAA convention and in 2008 christened them, respectively, the Legacy 450 and 500. The Legacy 450 is the 500’s little brother; sharing the same wing, engine hardware, empennage and cockpit. Their only major differences are the 450’s reduced cabin size and fuel capacity. The 450 is 1.06m (3ft 6in) shorter th...

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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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Flying Colours Corp. meets increased demand for ADS-B Out installations

North America-headquartered Flying Colours Corp. will be promoting its ADS – B Out expertise during NBAA- BACE 2019 – Booth C7215 - having performed nearly 50 ADS-B Out installat...

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...