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The wheel is already invented – Steering Partners

Meeting new companies, sometime you have a clear impression, people are trying to invent the wheel once again.  This time and this conversation, made us see very clear – it is already there for centuries, so no need to try to reinvent, when you can do something better. There is a brill...

Helicopter services we talk less about

As with many innovations in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the concept of transporting the injured by aircraft has its origins in the military and the concept of using aircraft as ambulances is almost as old as powered flight itself. The first written record of the term "air ambulance&quo...


Falcon Aviation Services starts scheduled flights from Al Bateen Executive Airport

Falcon Aviation Services (Falcon), a corporate jet and helicopter service provider, is now offering offshore transportation to Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO), from its base at Al Bateen Executive Airport, the region’s only dedicated business aviation airport. Falcon will fly nearly 400 ADMA-OPCO’s staff daily, to and from Das Island and Zirku Island, the main in...

Tribunal: Flight Was Private, Pilots On Hook for Cargo

Bruno Odos and Pascal Fauret, the two convicted pilots who fled the Dominican Republic before an appeals trial in the so-called “Air Cocaine” case, have been taken into custody in France, where a judge is to hear them shortly. Meanwhile, more details are emerging about why the Dominican tribunal decided to consider the pilots' flight in a Falcon 50 as private. Odo...

Embraer Legacy Midsize Jet Assembly To Start in U.S. in June

Expansion of Embraer Executive Jets' assembly facility in Melbourne, Fla., to accommodate Legacy 450 and 500 production, in addition to the existing Phenom 100 and 300 lines, is well under way and on pace to be completed in the spring, according to facility managing director Phil Krull. The first U.S.-assembled Legacy 450 is expected to enter the initial build station in June, he noted....

NBAA’s CAM Program Reaches 300

NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program recently awarded certification to the 300th aviation professional. The milestone recipient, Latitude 33 Aviation captain Jason Herman, pursued the certification to supplement his experience as a pilot, flight instructor and dispatcher, NBAA said. “I've gained experience in several different areas within business aviation, an...

Pre-owned Update: November 2015

Any time I hear a financial news broadcast on CNBC tossing out biblical phrases along the lines of “the four horsemen of the apocalypse” or the term “death cross” to define the bearish environment on Wall Street, I think,This is not good for aircraft sales. In simple terms, the death cross refers to a time when the short-term moving average (such as the 50-day) br...

Skydive Dubai purchase Twin Otter Series 400 from Viking Air

Skydive Dubai has purchased a Twin Otter Series 400 from the aircraft manufacturer, Viking Air Limited, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft is scheduled to arrive in Dubai prior to the start of the World Air Games being hosted by Skydive Dubai on November 30th, 2015, and will be welcome addition to the company's existing fleet of legacy Twin Otters util...

Weltall avia new colors

As Bizavnews found out, "Weltal-avia" begins a large rebranding program, which includes a complete upgrade of the cabin exterior painting of aircraft, change of corporate identity (from booklets to the new website www.weltall. aero). The first business jet Hawker-700 (tail number RA-02804) has already received a new livery and new interior. New livery is...

NBAA Convention Preview: NBAA 2015 Is Vegas’s Baby

Since 2011, the annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition has bounced between Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas because of the unique logistical requirements of the show, especially the need for a nearby airport that can safely accommodate almost 100 business jets on static display. This year the show returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport fro...

Flying Colours gains STC for Challenger 604/605

Flying Colours achieved a Supplemental Type Certificate for ADS-B OUT for Bombardier Challenger 600-2B16 (604 and 605) airframes from the US-based FAA. The first aircraft to be fitted with the system, a Bombardier Challenger 605, was completed at their USA facility in late September. The STC will be submitted for validation by both Transport Canada and Europe’s EASA this year. Followin...

Duncan Aviation Signs a Five-Year Contract With the Egyptian Air Force

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce the company has entered into a five-year direct contract agreement with the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) for aircraft maintenance services. Duncan Aviation has been managing the maintenance and repair of the EAF fleet of Falcon 20 aircraft since 1999.  Duncan Aviation’s Manager of Government & Special Programs Dave Shipperbottom says the fact th...

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 aviation, Satcom Direct has made HDR service available to SwiftBroadband customers, providing a faste...

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 airline industries. Several similar efforts have faltered since the rise and demise in 2009 of V...

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Three Airbus H135s ordered by Romanian Ministry of Interior for air medical services

Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services for air medical services and search...

Take full advantage of Switzerland all year round

Taking care of an aircraft is a full time job, you can ask every professional of business aviation industry, they will confirm. Aicraft owners, aircraft operators, aicraft management comanies - eve...

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First of Three Global 6000 joined Luftwaffe Fleet

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50 years since the inaugural flight of the first Cessna Citation 500

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