50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Business aviation news

Latest Business Aviation news - companies, regulations and trends

Latest Business aviation news

Five-blade Composite Propeller Certified on Piper M500/Meridian

Piper Meridian owners and buyers of the new Piper M500 have a new propeller option, a Hartzell five-blade composite propeller for which Hartzell has just received a supplemental type certificate. In addition to providing reduced noise and a better climb rate, the propeller’s new...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim signs two aircraft contracts

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has expanded its management fleet with two new business jets. DCAF will operate a Bombardier Challenger 604 and a Gulfstream G200 on behalf of the private owners. The company also manages a Bombardier Global XRS and another Challenger 604. “We are extremely...


First flight for new AW109 Trekker light twin

Finmeccania Helicopters has successfully performed the first flight of the AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker – a skid-equipped variant of its popular light twin. Flown from the manufacturer’s Cascina Costa facility in northern Italy on 2 March, the maiden sortie included an assessment of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207-powered Trekker’s handling and systems. Two prototypes...

Qatar Executive exhibiting its new Gulfstream G650ER at Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Qatar Executive is exhibiting at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo this week. Qatar Executive will be participating with an exclusive, dedicated chalet and will be showcasing its brand new Gulfstream G650ER on static display, giving visitors the opportunity to see the luxurious interior of the world’s fastest ultra-long range business jet, which is highly sought-after among the global travelling eli...

OPINION: Rotorcraft sector must go back to basics

"There doesn’t seem to be a strategy to expand the industry. We’ve been suckling too long on the oil and gas teat.” However provocative, that stray comment from one of the organising team at the HAI Heli-Expo show neatly captures the state of the rotorcraft sector. Hamstrung by a plunging oil price and allied to global economic uncertainty and shrinking government budgets...

Double-digit growth in flight traffic and record number of passengers in 2015

VistaJet, the global leader in business aviation, today announced its flight and passenger statistics for 2015. In the 2015 calendar year, both the number of passengers flying with VistaJet and its overall flight traffic increased in all of its core markets, making 2015 the company’s strongest year to date. Worldwide flight traffic increased more than 21 per cent year-on-year when compared t...

Jet Aviation St. Louis completes cabin upgrades

Jet Aviation St. Louis has completed 22 Global and Challenger cabin-management upgrades with the Rockwell Collins Venue system. “We developed this installation with Rockwell Collins and installed the first Venue system upgrade in a Global XRS to replace the Cabin Electronics System (CES) in 2014.” said Blake Hogge, senior manager, Avionics Sales at Jet Aviation St. Louis. “Sin...

Semi-private planes are the new first class

First class isn’t high enough for some flyers. “So many passengers get upgraded to first class [now] and usually you are sitting next to somebody horrible,” says Oren Alexander, 28, a Soho resident who works in real estate. Alexander is one of a growing number of wealthy — but not wealthy enough to own their own jet — New Yorkers booking seats on semiprivate pla...

Savvy travellers reveal how to fly in a private jet for free

Private jets are usually thought of as an exclusive means of transport for chief executives, high-paid athletes or A-list actors. But a travel blogger has revealed how he and his wife got a taste of the high life and had a jet all to themselves without having to pay a dime. By flying in the lap of luxury, Gilbert Ott, 29, and Laura Burns, 28, didn’t have to endure queues or annoying se...

Aviall Sees Growth in Worldwide Markets

Boeing-owned parts distributor and service provider Aviall is seeing strength in every segment, buoyed by improved efficiencies as a result of implementing a new SAP enterprise resource planning system two years ago. “The results of this investment were evident in record fourth quarter sales and shipments,” said Ed Dolanski, recently promoted to president of Global Services a...

RUAG Aviation conducts demo tour

RUAG Aviation is on a demo tour with the Dornier 228 in Latin America. The aircraft will visit ten countries in 56 days. The tour will cover over 40,000 kilometers, allowing potential customers to examine the aircraft. “During the tour we’re expecting important visits from local airlines, mining companies and representatives from various armed forces and governmental entities,&rdquo...

Avcon – growth through diversity

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” This quote is from the German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel and adorns the website of Austria’s largest private jet operator, Avcon Jet. Any company that quotes philosophy on its home page must be a serious player in the aviation business. The firm has 23 jets available for charter, eight of which it owns. Add...

MEBAA 2017 to take place in Marrakesh

Organisers of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) 2017 have announced a new location at Marrakesh Menara Airport, from 12-13 September. The 2015 edition saw 2033 visitors over its two-day run, viewing offerings from 57 exhibitors including the leading players in the business aviation market. It was during this show that discussions with the Moroccan government...

Embraer 2015 Results As Expected for Bizjet Division

Fourth quarter delivery numbers for Embraer's business jet division were mostly as expected in today's announced financial results, while deliveries of commercial jets (25 light and 20 large jets – 101 deliveries for all of 2015) surpassed its overall annual guidance for 2015. Embraer Executive Jets delivered 82 light jets and 38 large jets throughout 2015, meeting its projections fr...

Upcoming events

5th Aerodrome Safeguarding Summit 2020

Running now
Singapore, Singapore

Farnborough International Airshow 2020

20/07/2020 - 26/07/2020
United Kingdom, Farnborough

Essential news

Breakthrough cabin enhancements for Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

Welcome a series of breakthrough cabin enhancements for its Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets, consolidating the Praetor position as the best cabin environment among...

Airbus Helicopters H160 receives EASA approval

Airbus Helicopters multi-role twin engine H160 has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), marking a new chapter for the programme. The co...

First business jet with an Environmental Product Declaration - Bombardier Global 7500

Bombardier Aviation and the International EPD System, an environmental declaration program based in Sweden, announced a first in business aviation with the publication of the Environmental Produc...

Travel to and within the EU: the value of business aviation in the new normal

All professionals of the industry will agree, there is a real need to determine a "new normal" for business aviation and remove restrictions to travel to and within the European Union. ...

Welcome entry-into-service - the 200th Gulfstream G280

Business aviation today? Easy answer, it is still an amazing industry to discover. Please welcome an entry-into-service of brand new 200th super-midsize Gulfstream G280. “Thi...

Delivery on schedule - the first, new, enhanced Embraer Phenom 300E

First enhanced Embraer Phenom 300E longest-ranged single-pilot business jet, capable of reaching Mach 0.80 was delivered to Texas law firm Dunham & Jones, Attorneys at Law, P.C. The firm...

Kodiak Care maintenance package for new Kodiak 100 turboprop aircraft

Purchasers of Model Year 2020 versions of the Kodiak 100 aircraft will benefit from free scheduled maintenance during the first two years of ownership with the Kodiak Care Maintenance program announced...

Updates: new and completed projects by AMAC Aerospace

June 2020 is quite positive and reach on new project announcements for AMAC Aerospace. Let's see in more details: maintenance projects on two Airbus ACJ320, new contract on a Boeing B747, new proj...

Top of the week

AirMed designated an accredited service provider for International Assistance Group

AirMed International has joined the International Assistance Group (IAG) as an Accredited Service Provider. Paris-based IAG is the world's largest alliance of independent assistance companies...

Hartzell new pathfinder propeller will be option on CubCrafters New Nosewheel Cub

CubCrafters has chosen two of Hartzell Propeller's next generation carbon fiber structural composite propellers as the sole options for the airplane manufacturer's new nosewheel NXCub, which i...

Breakthrough cabin enhancements for Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

Welcome a series of breakthrough cabin enhancements for its Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets, consolidating the Praetor position as the best cabin environment among...

Future at Orlando Sanford Airport Location: Constant Aviation sets sights

In just three years since acquiring its Orlando Sanford International Airport facility,Constant Aviation has added nearly 35,000 square feet of hangar space and invested more than $2 million in p...

As tourism re-opens, Delta World Charter fuels up their Jets

As more travel restrictions ease around the world, countries are making plans to reopen their borders to tourists. The Seychelles, where tourism is one of the country's most important sectors...

Thinking outside the box - new normal in business aviation - Jetcraft

Post Covid in business aviation, what is going on and how companies are thinking and acting outside the box? Here is a fresh example - Jetcraft has set up a kiosk at Nice Airport this summer...

FAI partners with Atalanta Golden Yachts to provide private jet charter service

FAI rent-a-jet signed a MoU with Greece-based leading luxury yacht management company, Atalanta Golden Yachts to provide luxury VIP air charter services. Effective immediately, FAI will...