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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 availa...

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 A...


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...

Welcome to a real Helicopter city - SWHS

End of October 50skyshades had a great chance to visit a real helicopter city - Zabrat airport, home base for SilkWay Helicopter Services  ( SWHS). 20 minutes drive from Baku International airport and we entered the real helicopter world.  First person to guide us in this helicopter city was General director of SWHS Mr.Azer Sultanov, who told us about company's history, present li...

Jinggong Named Eclipse 550 Distributor for China

One Aviation named Jinggong (Beijing) General Aviation the exclusive distributor for the Eclipse 550 very light jet in China. Eleven-year-old Jinggong offers sales, training and service for each of the various general aviation aircraft brands - Cirrus Aircraft and Mahindra Airvan among them - it represents in the country. According to One Aviation CEO Alan Klapmeier, &l...

'Air Cocaine' Pilots Flee Dominican Republic

Pascal Fauret and Bruno Odos, the two French pilots of the cocaine-laden Falcon 50 who were arrested in the Dominican Republic in 2013 with their passengers, have fled and are now in France. TV reports suggest they were assisted by friends and used two boats and forged passports to escape from the country. They then took an Air Caraïbes scheduled flight from an island in the French&...

With Deliveries Up, Cessna Preps for Longitude's NBAA Debut

Third-quarter revenue at Textron Aviation rose $79 million, to $1.159 billion, from a year ago, thanks to more Cessna Citation shipments, while profits jumped by $45 million, to $107 million. The Textron subsidiary delivered 37 Citations and 29 King Airs during the quarter, compared with 33 Citations and 30 King Airs in the same period last year. Backlog as of September 30 was $1.4 billion, essent...

Analyst Predicts More Bizjet Shipments, Lower Values

A new business jet forecast released today by industry analyst Brian Foley predicts the delivery of 8,594 business jets worth $238 billion over the next decade. While the number of units is increasing, Foley expects the mix to contain less costly light and midsize jets and fewer more expensive large-cabin aircraft, meaning that values could decrease or remain flat at best. “Common se...

More States, Cities Affirm Value of Business Aviation

Governors in Alabama and West Virginia, and political leaders of 20 cities and counties, are the latest to announce or restate their support for business aviation. In Alabama, Gov. Robert Bentley declared October 2015 as "General Aviation Appreciation Month, noting, "The general aviation industry in Alabama contributes $800 million in first round impacts to the state’s econo...

French Helicopter Operators Consolidate Further

In a further consolidation move in the French helicopter operator industry, the HBG holding company has taken over the Loc'Héli group and is thus claiming the largest fleet in the country, with a combined 117 aircraft. HBG is adding three companies to its portfolio—Hélicoptères de France and HDF Maintenance in full ownership, as well as...

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