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Jet Aviation buys Avjet

Jet Aviation has bought Avjet Corp’s aircraft management and charter services. “Avjet’s 37-years of experience in aircraft management and charter services and an impressive fleet of 45 aircraft makes it the perfect complement to Jet Aviation’s operations. This acquisition...

SmartJet to launch digital solution for FBOs and maintenance shops

SmartJet will shortly launch a dedicated solution for FBO’s and maintenance workshops. “In a world in which digital is at core of uses and business concerns, it seemed critical to offer to the business aviation market an innovative tool designed to simplify the lives of aircraft owner...


Jet Aviation’s Singapore Hub Proves a Strong Foundation in Asian Market

When Jet Aviation first established its Asia-Pacific headquarters at Singapore Seletar Airport back in 1996, it was far from clear how market prospects would unfold. Twenty years on, Jet Aviation president Robert Smith feels the company’s far-sighted investment has been more than vindicated with plenty more growth in private and corporate aviation anticipated in this part of the world....

TSO deal recognizes transatlantic safety standards

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) recently applauded the signing into force of the Technical Standard Orders (TSOs) agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Commission (EC). The agreement reflects the recognition and appreciation of the high safety standards of both the US and the EU. “Today’s exchange of signatures [&hellip...

Petroleum Air Services becomes first Authorized Bell Helicopter Customer Service in North Africa

Bell Helicopter announced  that, Petroleum Air Services has been appointed as the first Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility in North Africa. “Since 1982, we have been providing both fixed wing and helicopter transportation to the oil and gas and travel industries in Egypt,” said General Yehia Hussein, Chairman and Managing Director Petroleum Air Servi...

Dassault Falcon Sales Sluggish as BRIC Economies Lag

Last year's sluggish sales of Falcon business jets was largely due to the slowing economies in emerging countries, Dassault CEO Eric Trappier said yesterday during a press briefing in Paris. There were gross orders for 45 Falcons received last year, and NetJets canceled an order for 20, bringing the net total to 25. The order intake represented €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion...

Royal Jet BBJ Slightly Damaged in Abu Dhabi Tempest

A Royal Jet BBJ, registered as A6-DRF, on display at Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016 suffered what appears to be only superficial damage on Wednesday when two light aircraft were blown under it during a severe morning storm that brought the show to a halt for a second day. “Two light carbon-fiber craft were blown [by high winds] under the BBJ. I think they have been destroyed,...

UBS Bizjet Market Index Continues To Decline

Key business jet industry metrics are pointing to a further weakening of the market globally and suggest business conditions continue to head toward new post-recession lows, according to the latest UBS Business Jet Market Index, released today. UBS created the market index to track changes in market conditions based on surveys measuring customer interest, pricing, 12-month outl...

Abu Dhabi Air expo reopens as weather improves in UAE

Abu Dhabi Air Expo, being held at Al Bateen Executive Airport, reopened today at 10am after being forced to suspend activities on Wednesday because of extreme weather conditions in the city. Today is the final day of the air expo. The event was closed at around 11.25am on Wednesday when a thunderstorm hit, with strong winds blowing through the chalets, chairs, tables, and banners placed arou...

You Can Now Fly to New York on a Private Jet for $250 (Yes, Really)

Everyone knows the Golden Rule of air travel: Always arrive at least an hour or two before your flight. But what if I told you there's a way to cut that time down to just 15 minutes and never break a sweat? No security lines, no hidden fees, no penalties for missing your flights. It sounds like some sort of airline-food induced fever dream, but this is the reality of flying in a private jet....

Reiser selects Quantum3D's visual simulation platform for civil first responder helicopter training

Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of training and simulation solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced that it has been selected by Reiser Simulation and Training GMBH, a manufacturer of groundbreaking training technology, to provide image generators and synthetic visual databases for Reiser's civil Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) for 4t class helicopters. The planned...

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X moves forward with velocity

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced continued program performance and outstanding customer response for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.. Launched at HELI-EXPO 2014, the program has moved from a mockup to prototype in less than two years. Flight testing is underway and the company is making significant progress toward type certification. “The Bell 505 program is proceedin...

Era Helicopters to help develop EMS role for AW609

Finmeccanica Helicopter Division and Era Group Inc will jointly develop an Emergency Medical Service variant of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor. Era is a major customer of AgustaWestland helicopters, both as an operator and a lessor. Following the fatal October 2015 crash of the AW609 prototype, Finmeccanica say there is only one aircraft currently flying. Two more are in various stages of c...

Heavy Wind, Rain Wreaks Havoc at Abu Dhabi Bizav Expo

Heavy rains and windshear created havoc Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo, damaging at least one static display aircraft and multiple outdoor exhibits. “It was a very bad day for us and the whole of the UAE,” said Didier Mary of show organizer 4MEvents. “Luckily no one was injured. That was the most important thing.” This weather is not typical for this time of...

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Ansat flights started in Mexico

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Two new certifications for TAG Aviation Malta

Just three years after receiving its Maltese AOC, TAG Aviation Malta has been rewarded for its commitment to safety with both its Wyvern Wingman certification and IS-BAO accreditation. These sign...

Time to Apply for IADA Biz Aviation Scholarships

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications for the organization's Business Aviation Scholarships through Oct. 1. The scholarships, funded by the IADA Foundatio...

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