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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 f...

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. E...


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...

Embraer Engineering Center Rapid Prototypes New Aircraft Interiors

Embraer’s 75,000-sq-ft Engineering & Technology Center in Melbourne, Fla., which opened in September last year and is the first such facility for the company outside of Brazil, is now in full swing. The facility conducts engineering and development activities for both products and technology across Embraer’s business lines–airliners, executive aviation, defense and...

Albuquerque Is Open for [Aviation] Business

Aside from providing the setting for certain popular television shows, the state of New Mexico frequently struggles for recognition on the national stage. A popular feature in a regional tourism magazine never lacks for examples demonstrating that “One of Our Fifty [States] is Missing,” and many Americans would struggle to identify the fifth-largest U.S. state by land area on...

MedAire Celebrates 30th Anniversary

At the MedAire booth, convention visitors can see a demonstration of MedAire Trip Ready, the first app of its kind focused on the aviation industry, and meet MedLink doctors and security specialists. MedLink operates from Banner–University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Good Samaritan Hospital), where doctors are available to respond to calls from anywhere in the world, around the clo...

ANALYSIS: Business aviation is bouncing back

It’s show time again for the business aviation industry. The annual NBAA convention, the largest and longest-running event within this niche sector, is returning to the bright lights of Las Vegas – a fitting host for a market that is starting to emerge into the light following a miserable few years. “There is certainly a climate of optimism in the industry right now,” sa...

ExecuJet Awarded Industry-Leading FAA Certificate in China

Following a successful audit by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ExecuJet Aviation Group is celebrating Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145 certification for its Repair Station at Tianjin Binhai Airport, China. The industry-leading certificate is awarded when a repair station complies with the safety standards necessary to inspect and maintain aircraft and aircraft parts, thus ensur...

Mercedes-Benz + Lufthansa = business jet

Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik AG are presenting their new VIP cabin design to initial customers at the Dubai Air Show. Driven by the large interest of the VIP market for a Mercedes-Benz Style VIP Cabin design in the recent months, the two companies are now presenting the first impressions of this unique conceptual floorplan. The two German companies have been working on the design o...

Report: Bizav Poised for 'Significant' Growth in Africa

The business jet market in Africa is lagging the GDP economic growth in the region, suggesting African business aviation is poised for “significant expansion,” according to a 2015 Africa Business Jet Fleet Report released yesterday by Hong Kong-based aircraft sales, charter and management firm Asian Sky Group. It said that realGDP growth in key African economie...

Gulfstream G280 versus G200 – a silent victory

The US Navy is called the Silent Service for two reasons. First few of its missions are reported. Second, when you are tracking an enemy submarine 800ft below the surface noise matters. It is literally a matter of life and death. Navies spend millions minimising the noise of propellers on submarines and in combat situations the 154 crew living on one of the US Navy’s Ohio Class Trident Subma...

Bombardier Centers Offer ACR Electronics Service

Bombardier Business Aircraft is now authorized to perform programming, annual inspections and battery replacement operations of ACR Electronics manufactured Artex equipment at its five North American service centers. The approval applies to all Bombardier Learjets, Challengers and Globals. More than 60 technicianshold the authorization. “We strive to be a total on...

Asia Jet wins best charter brokerage award for 2015 at AsBAA

Asia Jet won the “Best Charter Brokerage Award” 2015 at the inaugural Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) charity gala dinner and industry awards. The charity gala dinner and industry awards was held in aid of Orbis, the Flying Eye Hospital Charity. The event was hosted on the 6th November 2015 at Hullett House TST, Hong Kong. The awards nomination and selection process i...

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Important agreement: Hawaii Life Flight & Kona Community Hospital

Kona Community Hospital and Hawaii Life Flight have renewed their five-year preferred provider agreement. The agreement confirms the hospital will call Hawaii Life Flight first for all air medical pat...

First flight of SyberJet successfully completed

SyberJet Aircraft has successfully completed first flight of its SJ30i aircraft featuring SyberVisionTM, an all-new cockpit based around the Honeywell Epic 2.0 avionics suite, new ergonomic enhancemen...

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