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Satcom Direct First in Business Aviation to Enable Inmarsat High Data Rate Service

Satcom Direct is the first Inmarsat SwiftBroadband (SBB) distribution partner to provision and enable the new SwiftBroadband high data rate (HDR) service with Honeywell avionics, nearly doubling in-flight data speeds available to business aviation. In its latest “first” for business a...

Stellar To Launch B2C Charter Platform at NBAA

After a year of quiet development, Stellar Labs of Palo Alto, Calif., will launch its air charter marketplace platform and app on November 16 at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas. Stellar aims to bring air charter the same ease of online business-to-commerce (B2C) seen in the hotel and airl...


Uncommanded Nosegear Steering a Factor in GIV Crash

Improper crew response to an off-center nosegear orientation was the primary factor in the July 2012 fatal runway excursion of a Gulfstream IV at Le Castellet Airport on the French Riviera, according to a final report released yesterday by the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA). Investigators blame the accident, in part, on lack of training...

Learjet 85 Axed; Bombardier Bizjet Deliveries Flat

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed today that it has canceled the Learjet 85 program, citing “lack of sales following the prolonged market weakness” and ending months of speculation that the midsize jet was doomed since being “paused” in mid-January. The Canadian OEM took a $1.2 billion writedown on the program during the third quarter, it said...

Northrop Grumman, net earnings increase by 9% in 3Q 2015

Northrop Grumman Corporation reported third quarter 2015 net earnings increased 9 percent to $516 million, or $2.75 per diluted share, from $473 million, or $2.26 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2014. Third quarter 2015 diluted earnings per share are based on 187.9 million weighted average shares outstanding compared with 209.2 million shares in the prior year period. The company repurch...

Bombardier updates Global 7000 and Challenger 650 progress

Bombardier gave updates on both of the business aircraft programs after announcing the cancellation of the Learjet 85 project. The company confirmed that the engines have been fitted on the first Global 7000 Flight Test Vehicle (FTV1). All structural components have been joined on FTV1, including the rear, centre and forward fuselage sections, the wing, the landing gear and vertical and horizon...

Jet Aviation cooperates with Kurz Aviation Service

Jet Aviation and Kurz Aviation Service are cooperating to provide a total network solution within Germany. The companies manage a combined total of seven FBOs in Germany. The seven FBOs include Berlin Tegel and Schönefeld, Dusseldorf and Munich (Jet Aviation) and Cologne, Egelsbach, Frankfurt and Stuttgart (Kurz Aviation Service). “Our decision to share resources will offer sign...

TAG Aviation Forms Alliance with Bromma Business Jet

Farnborough, UK-based TAG Aviation formed an alliance with Swedish operator Bromma Business Jet, under which TAG Aviation Europe is the exclusive air charter sales agent for Bromma’s two Dassault Falcon 7Xs. The arrangement brings to six the number of Falcon 7Xs available for charter in Europe. “We have already performed many long-range charters on thes...

Sun Aviation receives IS-BAH

Sun Aviation of Vero Beach Florida, has received its International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certification. The company is the second US based FBO to receive the certificate. “The receipt of the IS-BAH Certification represents nearly a year of hard work by the Sun Aviation team.” Pete Holman, director of Operations at Sun Jet Center said: “The rec...

Dierks Bentely to speak at NBAA: Getting drunk about planes

The business jet industry has an age problem. The average age of a business jet owner is over 60. In a recent CJI survey of 5000 consumers only pensioners were likely to be able to identify a business jet brand. But the NBAA deserves real credit for helping to change this. It has announced that Dierks Bentley, the award winning country singer and songwriter, is a speaker at this year’s NB...

Gulfstream G500 passes 100 flight hours

The Gulfstream G500 has flown more than 100 hours over 45 flights. The longest flight so far has lasted for 5 hours and 22 minutes. Since the aircraft’s first flight in May, the test aircraft has flown up to 38,500 feet/11,735 meters and reached a maximum airspeed of Mach 0.80. “It’s just really exciting to see how well this aircraft is performing. This plane has bee...

Why every aircraft owner needs to know about ADS-B Out

The New Avionics Regulations Affecting You: ADS-B Out In private aviation, a frequently requested avionics compliance is ADS-B Out. In short, ADS-B Out is a communication system that broadcasts where your aircraft is at all times. With it, aircraft can automatically communicate their location between other aircraft and with the air traffic control system. It should improve collision avoidance c...

Falcon Aviation to ferry 400 workers daily on Q400s

Falcon Aviation Services has launched one of the world’s biggest regular business-aviation services, ferrying 400 oil workers daily from its Al Bateen base in Abu Dhabi to two facilities on islands off the coast of the emirate. Falcon will use two Bombardier Q400 aircraft to transport employees from the refurbished Sheikh Zayed terminal at the city centre airport to Abu Dhabi Marine Opera...

Bleisure – a fancy name for something old in business aviation

Work travel is emerging as a lifestyle rather than necessity for some people. According to Global Business Travel Association, the number of U.S.-originated business trips alone will increase to 499.2 million in 2015. Meanwhile, despite the apparently rising workloads, a new survey by Pullman Hotels states 43% of international travellers always take their professional mobile devices with them even...

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Embraer Praetor 500 awarded Brazilian certification

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HondaJet became the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class for the First Half of 2019

Congratulations! HondaJet became the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class for the First Half of 2019, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). During th...

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...

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EHang Achieves one of the World's First Certificate of Unmanned Aircraft System Safety for AAVs

EHang, an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced that it has become one of the world's first company to achieve certificate of unmanned aircraft system (U...

Get ready to MEBAA Show Morocco!

Are you ready for the biggest business aviation event in Morocco? if not yet, take a look at what'up at MEBAA Show Morocco and book your ticket to attend! Let's meet 25-26 September at Marrakech Me...

1,000th Trainee Graduated by Falcon Practical Training Course

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A new way of how drones are used - HEISHA launches new pilot free VTOL fixed wing

HEISHA has recently launched the new unattended system. D.NEST F300, combined the auto-charging station C300 with VTOL fixed wing is available for sale. It's expected to revolutionize the way...

Metrojet completes Global 5000 60-month inspection

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited, a business aviation service provider with presence throughout Asia Pacific, announced that its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Facility (MRO) in Hong Kong has r...

Bell 407GXI earns IFR Certification

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