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Embraer delivers first Legacy 450

Embraer has delivered the first of its new $15.25 million Legacy 450 private jets. The first aircraft, msn 55000020 / N456LG, was delivered to LMG, an Orlando Florida based provider of show technology for corporate meetings, trade shows, live broadcasts and specialty events. “The Legacy...

Spirit Aeronautics Teams with Manion Aviation

Manion Aviation has joined the Spirit Aeronautics sales team and now represents Spirit Aeronautics for MROservice sales on a variety of business aircraft. Manion Aviation provides front-end technical sales representation across North America, South America, Europe and Asia. “Spiri...


Garmin Pilot App Receives New Upgrades

Garmin has introduced the option to its Garmin Pilot app to file flight plans directly with Lockheed Martin Flight Services. The option is part of several improved flight-plan filing capabilities that Garmin has developed for Garmin Pilot. The new option increases flexibility and provides for instantaneous flight plan delivery with Garmin Pilot iOS and Android customers, Garmin said. Garmi...

MedAire Upgrades Annual Global Map with Safety Concerns

Global aviation medical and safety travel services provider MedAire has partnered with Control Risks, an international business risk consultancy, to upgrade its Health Risk Map, which the International SOS subsidiary has published for the past five years. For the first time, in the 2016 edition, the document, renamed the Travel Risk Map, displays both the medical and safety risk ratings...

Deer Jet wins world charter award

Chinese private jet operator and management company Deer Jet has won the ‘World’s Leading Private Jet Charter 2015’ at the World Travel Awards. The ceremony was held at ceremony held in El Jadida, Morocco on December 12, 2015. It’s the first time that a Chinese operator has won the award, although Deer Jet previously won the award for the best charter operator in the...

Crystal Launches New 'All Exclusive' Brand Campaign And Announces Private Charter Air Service

Aboard the newly christened Crystal Esprit, Crystal Cruises’ ultra-luxury yacht, CEO and President Edie Rodriguez unveiled to special guests and distinguished travel partners the line’s new brand campaign – All Exclusive™ – heralding the debut of the new Crystal as the company embarks on the most significant brand expansion in luxury travel and hospitality....

MyHandling.com launches new amazing features on its robust platform

MyHandling.com is a business success story, created from the ground up in 2008 at the Chambery Airport during a cold winter day. Pascal Meyer (33) an employee of the French Alps flagship Business Airport began sowing the seeds of development as he contemplated how to create a smoother handling management system. Since his initial design, 30 FBOs have implemented MyHandling.com&rs...

Acropolis considers engine and completion centre selection for ACJ320neo

Acropolis Aviation, launch customer for the Airbus ACJ320neo, intends to select the engine provider and interior outfitter for the new narrowbody in 2016, around two years ahead of its delivery as a green aircraft. “We want to be as prepared as we can so we are going to do the legwork early,” says Andy West, sales executive at the Farnborough-based VVIP charter provider....

NetJets' first Challenger 650 enters operational service

The Bombardier Challenger 650 has entered operational service with US fractional ownership provider NetJets. The delivery of the large-cabin business jet, serial number 6053 – which was added to the Federal Aviation Administration register on 14 December – marks the first of seven units destined for the operator before the end of 2015. It also marks the 1000th Challenger 600-series del...

Crew Irregularities Reported in Fatal Learjet Crash

The NTSB discovered several irregularities and crew-performance failures in its investigation of the fatal crash of a Mexican-registered Learjet 35A on Nov. 19, 2013, according to the recently published factual report. Both pilots, a physician, and a flight nurse died when the aircraft plunged into the Atlantic Ocean following a loss of control during an emergency return after takeo...

Jet Aviation adds Airbus ACJ318 for charter in U.S.

Jet Aviation Flight Services has added the first Airbus corporate jet certificated for U.S. Part 135 to its air carrier certificate. The Airbus ACJ318 has an ultra-wide cabin and can accommodate up to 18 passengers, providing freedom of movement and comfort for long-distance trips. With a range of up to 4,200 nautical miles (7,800 km), the ACJ318 is outfitted with a tasteful corporate VIP...

Uber Model for Flight-Sharing Struck Down by Federal Court

Private pilots can’t offer flight-sharing services to the public using an Internet model similar to those developed by Uber and Lyft, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling upholds a decision earlier this year by the Federal Aviation Administration that said the service offered by Boston-based  Flytenow violates flight regulations. The company’s website c...

The Company Behind the New Crop of Branded Private Jet Vacations

For time-strapped luxury travelers, a private jet vacation can ensure less time traveling and more time enjoying far-flung destinations. At an astronomical price, of course. “You can get many bucket list destinations in one seamless journey,” said Afrodite Pastroumas, director of product development at TCS World Travel. “You can hit Machu Picchu, Easter Island, Angkor Wat...

Appeals court: Airline pilots can’t ride share like Uber

Service offered by Boston-based Flytenow violates flight regulations, court rules Private pilots can’t offer flight-sharing services to the public using an internet model similar to those developed by Uber and Lyft, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling upholds a decision earlier this year by the Federal Aviation Administration that said the service offered by Boston-based F...

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French Navy search and rescue missions reinforced with four H160s

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Gulfstream to Expand in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand its operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with the construction of a service center at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The facility, which will complement...

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Four Cessna Pilot Centers names as 2020 Top Hawks by Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation named four Cessna Pilot Centers to its 2020 Top Hawk program that partners the world’s leading training aircraft with top pilot training programs around the country, promot...

For Eight consecutive years the World Most Delivered Light Jet is Embraer Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 51 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2019, making it the most delivered light jet of the year. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves...

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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...