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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...

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.  Dunc...


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...

Uncommanded Nosegear Steering a Factor in GIV Crash

Improper crew response to an off-center nosegear orientation was the primary factor in the July 2012 fatal runway excursion of a Gulfstream IV at Le Castellet Airport on the French Riviera, according to a final report released yesterday by the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA). Investigators blame the accident, in part, on lack of training...

Learjet 85 Axed; Bombardier Bizjet Deliveries Flat

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed today that it has canceled the Learjet 85 program, citing “lack of sales following the prolonged market weakness” and ending months of speculation that the midsize jet was doomed since being “paused” in mid-January. The Canadian OEM took a $1.2 billion writedown on the program during the third quarter, it said...

Northrop Grumman, net earnings increase by 9% in 3Q 2015

Northrop Grumman Corporation reported third quarter 2015 net earnings increased 9 percent to $516 million, or $2.75 per diluted share, from $473 million, or $2.26 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2014. Third quarter 2015 diluted earnings per share are based on 187.9 million weighted average shares outstanding compared with 209.2 million shares in the prior year period. The company repurch...

Bombardier updates Global 7000 and Challenger 650 progress

Bombardier gave updates on both of the business aircraft programs after announcing the cancellation of the Learjet 85 project. The company confirmed that the engines have been fitted on the first Global 7000 Flight Test Vehicle (FTV1). All structural components have been joined on FTV1, including the rear, centre and forward fuselage sections, the wing, the landing gear and vertical and horizon...

Jet Aviation cooperates with Kurz Aviation Service

Jet Aviation and Kurz Aviation Service are cooperating to provide a total network solution within Germany. The companies manage a combined total of seven FBOs in Germany. The seven FBOs include Berlin Tegel and Schönefeld, Dusseldorf and Munich (Jet Aviation) and Cologne, Egelsbach, Frankfurt and Stuttgart (Kurz Aviation Service). “Our decision to share resources will offer sign...

TAG Aviation Forms Alliance with Bromma Business Jet

Farnborough, UK-based TAG Aviation formed an alliance with Swedish operator Bromma Business Jet, under which TAG Aviation Europe is the exclusive air charter sales agent for Bromma’s two Dassault Falcon 7Xs. The arrangement brings to six the number of Falcon 7Xs available for charter in Europe. “We have already performed many long-range charters on thes...

Sun Aviation receives IS-BAH

Sun Aviation of Vero Beach Florida, has received its International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certification. The company is the second US based FBO to receive the certificate. “The receipt of the IS-BAH Certification represents nearly a year of hard work by the Sun Aviation team.” Pete Holman, director of Operations at Sun Jet Center said: “The rec...

Dierks Bentely to speak at NBAA: Getting drunk about planes

The business jet industry has an age problem. The average age of a business jet owner is over 60. In a recent CJI survey of 5000 consumers only pensioners were likely to be able to identify a business jet brand. But the NBAA deserves real credit for helping to change this. It has announced that Dierks Bentley, the award winning country singer and songwriter, is a speaker at this year’s NB...

Gulfstream G500 passes 100 flight hours

The Gulfstream G500 has flown more than 100 hours over 45 flights. The longest flight so far has lasted for 5 hours and 22 minutes. Since the aircraft’s first flight in May, the test aircraft has flown up to 38,500 feet/11,735 meters and reached a maximum airspeed of Mach 0.80. “It’s just really exciting to see how well this aircraft is performing. This plane has bee...

Why every aircraft owner needs to know about ADS-B Out

The New Avionics Regulations Affecting You: ADS-B Out In private aviation, a frequently requested avionics compliance is ADS-B Out. In short, ADS-B Out is a communication system that broadcasts where your aircraft is at all times. With it, aircraft can automatically communicate their location between other aircraft and with the air traffic control system. It should improve collision avoidance c...

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Flying Colours Corp. meets increased demand for ADS-B Out installations

North America-headquartered Flying Colours Corp. will be promoting its ADS – B Out expertise during NBAA- BACE 2019 – Booth C7215 - having performed nearly 50 ADS-B Out installat...

Asia’s Leading Private Jet Charter award goes to Sino Jet

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First Germany registered Embraer Praetor delivered

The first Embraer Praetor registered in Germany is delivered!  “Aircraft acceptance is an important and critical part at the very beginning of the aircraft management process. The...

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New Jet Aviation Teterboro hangar and renovated FBO are open!

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