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GlobeAir to put Baltic Air Charter Association logo on its aircraft

GlobeAir will put the BACA logo on all of its Cessna Citation Mustang business jets. Bernhard Fragnier, CEO of GlobeAir, is a member of BACA and his aircraft will be the first jets to wear the BACA logo. The logo was first applied to a GlobeAir Mustang during the British General Aviation Day 2015...

The Caribbean: Aviation Dream Or Nightmare?

While it is many people’s dream holiday destination, the Caribbean region is viewed as a difficult challenge by many private aviation companies. Some charter brokers have even opted out of arranging flights there altogether. At PrivateFly we have chosen our Caribbean partners careful...


Business jet numbers to soar 88pc in Mena

The number of business jets in the region could grow from current 395 to 745 by 2023, marking an increase of 88.6 per cent, according to Market Forecast 2014- 2033 report published by the Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This forecast is in line with estimates of industry experts, as with the growth of the industry, there is a strong need for more private jets,” said Ross Kelly, manag...

Comlux America adds to its management team

Comlux America has added to its management team in Indianapolis. The company has appointed Philippe Karam as chief procurement officer. He started his career in aviation in 2005 with Airbus, with a focus on procurement, transport logistics and contracts administration. He joined Comlux in 2011 as VP Procurement for Fly Comlux division in Zurich. In 2013, Philippe moved to Hong Kong, as VP sales...

The Latest in Night Eyes: White Phosphor NVGs

White phosphor night-vision goggles (NVG) provide more detail and cause less eye strain than the traditional green phosphor now dominating the industry, advocates for their use claimed at the recent annual NightCon convention in Dallas. “Almost 25 years ago the Department of Defense (DOD) predicted the demise of light-amplifying night-vision goggles. That said, their vision was that&...

NATA Purchases Independent FBO Advocacy Group

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced late last week that it acquired the more-than 700 member Independent Fixed Base Operators Association (IFBOA), which was formed in 2006 to promote smallerFBOs, facilitate an interchange of information, establish uniform standards and negotiate improved pricing with vendors and suppliers. IFBOA will remain a separate entity desp...

Etihad Airways and Chapman Freeborn announce airbus A380 and private jet collaboration

Etihad Airways has unveiled a new partnership with leading global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn, to complement its exclusive The Residence and First Apartment cabins, both available on the airline’s Airbus A380 fleet.  The agreement with Chapman Freeborn is to promote and market the luxurious living spaces to its top-tier clientele, giving them the opportunity to recei...

Two Killed As Helicopter Crashes in South China

A private helicopter crashed in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday noon, killing two people onboard, local authorities said. At 10:59 a.m. on September 21, Liuzhou emergency center received an emergency call that a helicopter had crashed near Baiyun Mountain at Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County. The center dispatched an ambulance helicopter to the site and starte...

Garmin D2 Bravo Steps Up Garmin’s Watch Game

Less than two years after releasing its first pilot watch, the D2, Garmin has stepped up its commitment to the pilot community with the more capable D2 Bravo. The original D2 retails for $449 and has a 70 x 70-pixel monochrome, negative-mode LCD and 20 megabytes of memory. The $699 D2 Bravo is a much better looking wristwatch, with a transflective &l...

HAITEC Granted Gulfstream G650 Approval

Erfurt Airport, 18th of September, 2015. Following the Gulfstream G650 Line Maintenance approval received in June 2015, HAITEC Aircraft Maintenance was now granted the approval to perform Part-145 Base Maintenance on G650. “We strive to provide first-class service and prime quality as expected by clients trusting us with their exclusive VIP and business jets. With each approval we receive...

Gama Aviation adds a Learjet 75 to its fleet

Gama Aviation has taken on the management of its first Learjet 75, having overseen the delivery of the new aircraft from Bombardier. The aircraft has been added to the Gama Aviation fleet on behalf of one of the company’s US customers and is expected to be based in Central America. The new model joins the Learjet 45, 45XR and 60 aircraft, as well as aircraft from Bombardier’...

Quiet Technology Aerospace Stage III hush kits in demand

Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) is seeing a “Rush to Hush” demand for its Stage III engine hush kit before the January 2016 deadline. Available slots for the 4th Quarter 2015 are fast selling out and QTA is now planning to extend production into 2016 to ensure every operator who wants to keep their GII, GIIB or GIII aircraft in operation can do so. As of this date QTA has upgraded...

Oriens Aviation appointed as Pilatus distributor and service centre

Oriens Aviation has been appointed as a Pilatus distributor and authorised service centre in the UK. The company has ordered three PC-12s for delivery next year. Edwin Brenninkmeyer, Oriens Aviation CEO, says that he has already seen a great deal of interest in the PC-12. Although the order book for the PC-24 jet is currently closed, Oriens say they would like to become the UK distributor fo...

Bespoke Aviation appoints Marcus Krause

 Bespoke Aviation appoints of Marcus Krause as regional associate, EMEA. After spending a number of years in the cockpit, Marcus transitioned into several business development and account management roles in aviation. He also continues to fly today as a freelance business jet pilot on the Airbus A320. “As regional associate, Marcus will play a crucial role in developing new busi...

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