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Mont-Blanc Helicopteres - special team in the mountains

Amazing number of colleagues and friends are already there or planning to go on skiing vacation. For us it is just one more reason to remind everyone about very special people. They can be almost invisible until the moment their help is needed. After an accident with a friend, I had...

TAG Farnborough Airport opens new terminal facilities for passengers and crew

The UK's only dedicated business aviation airport, TAG Farnborough Airport, has invested an additional £1 million to create more space for passengers and crew at its terminal building in order to meet growing demand. The UK's only dedicated business aviation airport, TAG Farnbor...


AMAC Aerospace opens fourth hangar at Euroairport in Basel

AMAC Aerospace AG has opened a fourth hangar at its facilities at EuroAirport in Basel after only 11 months construction time. The additional hangar area of 7,280 sqm and the additional apron area of 6,038 sqm will allow AMAC Aerospace to further expand its capacity for wide-body maintenance work. AMAC Aerospace Switzerland AG is offering narrow and wide-body vip completion and maintenance for...

Despite December Gains, Euro Bizav Flying Down in 2015

While business aircraft activity in Europe climbed 1.7 percent last month, to 51,563 departures, the gain wasn’t enough to push full-year results into positive territory, according to data released yesterday by WingX Advance. Overall, flying was down 0.6 percent in the region last year, equivalent to 4,866 fewer flights than in 2014. WingX said last month’s boost was the result...

Jota Aviation purchases Avro RJ85 from Falko

The Jota Group has purchased a second Avro RJ85 regional jet from Falko. The aircraft is an ex SN Brussels Airlines aircraft, and adds to Jota Aviation’s current BAe 146-200 and King Air turboprop fleet. The aircraft was delivered on Friday, 8th January. The RJ85, (G-CHFE, MSN E2294 will be re-registered G-JOTR) will be reconfigured into a 95-seat layout on completion of a C check with Av...

Saudia Private Aviation set for two German A319s

Saudia Private Aviation (SVA, Jeddah) is set to take delivery of two A319-100s on wet-lease from PrivatAir (Germany) (PTG, Dusseldorf). The aircraft - D-ASPA (cn 1598) and D-ASPB (cn 1625) - are currently at Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel where they are believed to be undergoing reconfiguration into a VIP lay-out. As previously reported, SPA has partnered Saudia (SV, Jeddah) in launching a VIP Jeddah...

Daher Delivers 55 TBM 900 Very Fast Turboprop Aircraft in 2015

Daher’s Airplane Business Unit delivered a total of 55 TBM 900s in 2015 – a 10 percent increase compared to 2014, and the second best year since the first TBM single-engine very fast turboprop aircraft was provided to a customer in 1991.  The 2015 geographic distribution reflected global economic trends last year, as TBM 900 deliveries were led by the United States – with...

ONE Aviation and Scheme Designers Enter Agreement for Concierge Design Services

Scheme Designers and ONE Aviation have entered into an agreement to provide concierge level design consultation for each customer buying a new Eclipse 550 aircraft. As part of this arrangement, Scheme Designers will design the factory standard paint scheme for the Eclipse 550 and will provide personal color selection consultations with each customer, at no extra charge to the customer.  &l...

Start-up digital disrupter, Airly, says it's found a big hole in the aviation industry

There's a new way to fly Australia's busiest air routes without standing in long lines to check in. A company called Airly is offering unlimited private flights between Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney for members who pay a monthly fee.  But aviation experts say the start-up is doomed to fail because it's never been a better time to fly regular commercial domestic jets around...

2016 Business Jet Delivery Tracker

The Corporate Jet Investor business jet deliveries tracker is not intended to track the delivery of each and every business jet delivered during the course of 2016. Instead the intention is to track the more interesting business jet deliveries during the year. Of course, our definition of what constitutes ‘interesting’ business jet deliveries might well be different from your own...

Global Jet Capital Adds GE Veteran Labrozzi to Team

Private aircraft finance provider Global Jet Capital today appointed industry veteran Dave Labrozzi as chief operating officer. Before retiring in 2014, Labrozzi spent 35 years with the GE group, of which 22 years were focused on the business aviation sector. For 15 years he served as president of GE Capital, Corporate Aircraft, which Global Jet Capital is in the process o...

Niki Lauda to return to aviation through Amira Air

Veteran Formula 1 driver and aviation pioneer Niki Lauda is set to return to the airline industry following his acquisition of Amira Air (Vienna) late last year. Lauda told Die Presse newspaper that he had acquired the Austrian VIP/business charter operator from former owner Ronny Pecik but did not disclose either the terms or the value of the deal. Founded in 2004, Amira Air currently opera...

Gulfstream Aerospace appoint regional vice president of new aircraft sales for Africa

Gulfstream Aerospace has promoted Nicolas Robinson to the position of regional vice president of new aircraft Sales for Africa. Robinson, previously the company’s director of Product Support Sales for Asia Pacific, reports to Trevor Esling, Gulfstream regional senior vice president, International Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Robinson is based at the Gulfstream sales and d...

Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen airport expects more flights due to cheaper oil

Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen private jet airport expects cheaper oil to give the sector a boost. The airport is anticipating a rise in flights of about 7 per cent this year, helped by the tumbling oil price. Cheaper aviation fuel makes business jets more profitable to operate. While the plunge in oil prices has taken its toll on regional economies, private jet operators hope to benefit from i...

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The first flight of Gulfstream G700, made on February 14, officially launched the flight-test program. The 2 hours and 32 minutes flight was made at Savannah/Hilton Head Inter...

French Navy search and rescue missions reinforced with four H160s

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New multi year partnership - FAI Aviation Group & McLaren Racing

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Surveillance ready King Air 350ERs start maritime patrol duties

Leonardo has revealed that two King Air 350ERs, equipped as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), have gone into service with an African Navy following their delivery by the Company, which acted as prime co...

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Wingcopter wins at NTT DATA Open Innovation Contest

Wingcopter has been awarded the Sustainable Development Goals Spotlight prize at this year’s Open Innovation Contest of the global business and IT solutions provider NTT DATA. The category...

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Citation and CJ initial and recurrent training offering by AVIAA and LOFT

An another strategic partner for AVIAA membership: LOFT. For the past 15 years, LOFT has provided experienced flight instruction to Cessna Citation and CJ pilots through the entire trai...

100th Installation of revolutionary Tamarack Active Winglets

Tamarack Aerospace celebrated the 100th installation of its revolutionary Active Winglet System at the Sandpoint, ID headquarters. The Tamarack team developed the first of its kind and only...