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Omnibus Bill Includes Tax Break Extensions, FAA Funding

The U.S. House and Senate are set to begin consideration of a sweeping government-wide funding and tax package that would provide nearly $16.3 billion for the FAA in fiscal 2016 and renew key tax breaks such as the research and development credit and bonus depreciation. L...

Avinode Marketplace to list Etihad Airways' The Residence

Avinode has welcomed its first private aviation space on a commercial airline, Etihad Airways' The Residence to the Avinode Marketplace. The Residence, available on the A380 fleet, will be sold through Chapman Freeborn and listed on the Avinode Marketplace for an initial six-month period....


Midsize is the minimum for mammoth Moscow market

There are dozens of business aviation hotspots across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and for our ‘Touch &Go’ series EBAN drops in on some of the most frequented destinations. Our purpose is two fold: why do operators base themselves at these locations? And why do clients repeatedly choose to fly to and from them? Moscow is the subject of this month’s discussion. Wh...

Aviapages.com and Flight Consulting Group are enlarging the joined cooperation

B2B online platform for business aviation, Aviapages.com and Latvian Business Aviation Holding  Flight Consulting Group are joining their knowledge, expertise and technologies in order to provide the industry with new and even more convenient solutions. Flight Consulting Group (FCG) and Aviapages.com have signed the agreement, which will allow the both companies’ clients to...

EASA Certifies Turbomeca Engine in Bell 505

Turbomeca has received EASA type certification for its Arrius 2R engine with fadec that powers the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Officially launched at the 2013 Paris Air Show alongside the Bell 505, the Arrius 2R has followed a brisk development schedule. Since the first ground run in April 2014, the engine has logged more than 2,500 ground test hours. The flight test campaign started in November 201...

Flexjet, Flight Options Pilots Agree To Unionize

Pilots at Flexjet and Flight Options have narrowly voted in favor of representation by the International Local Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). Polls closed on the election yesterday following a three-week voting period. A little more than 51 percent of the 644 pilots who voted (330) voted for representation. Approval is decided by a simple majority of the votes. A total of 663 pilots were eligible...

Landmark Aviation earns ARGUS CHEQ Platinium rating

Landmark Aviation’s Milwaukee charter certificate has obtained the Charter Evaluation and Qualification (CHEQ) Platinum Rating from ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS). This achievement means that Landmark’s entire charter operation, encompassing four Part 135 certificates, have now earned a Platinum rating. “Achieving the prestigious ARGUS Platinum rating is another means fo...

Waypoint Leasing signs purchase and leaseback agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A.

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A., a strategic partnership between Stirling Square Capital Partners and Omni Group. The aircraft are operating for Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil's largest helicopter service operator to the offshore indu...

Bond begins new helicopter services from Aberdeen

Bond Offshore Helicopters, part of the Babcock Mission Critical Services business, has launched an entirely new service which will take passengers to offshore Oil and Gas facilities in the Northern North Sea from Aberdeen via new facilities at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland. Thanks to an agreement with partners at LoganAir, Bond can now transport hundreds of passengers a week from Aberdeen Airport...

EvoLux Helicopter Charter Portal Moves To 'Next Level'

The online helicopter booking portal EvoLux now has 200 helicopters enrolled in the system in eight major metropolitan areas, among them New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami, and now founder Ray Leavitt says he is readying the company for the “next level” as he seeks an investment seed round of $5 to $10 million. Sikorsky Innovations selected EvoLux the winner of its second...

Zetta Jet Signs Deal for Five Bombardier Global 6000s

Los Angeles-based air charter firm Zetta Jet has signed a deal with Bombardier Business Aircraft for up to five Global 6000s worth a potential $318 million at list prices. The agreement, announced today, is a firm order for one Global 6000 and options for four more of the ultra-long-range jets. The airplane will operate out of the company's Asian hub in Singapore and will join Zetta Jet’...

Flexjet Outlines How Supersonic AS2s Will Be Integrated

Like its Gulfstream G650s that will enter service next year, Flexjet's supersonic Aerion AS2s—slated for delivery starting in 2023—will be part of the fractional provider’s Global Access program, Flexjet chairman and parent company Directional Aviation Capital principal Kenn Ricci told AIN. This means that Flexjet will not be selling shares in either of these long-r...

StandardAero LAX completes first Embraer Legacy 650 ADS-B Installation

StandardAero recently completed its first certified ADS-B solution for an Embraer Legacy 650 aircraft at the company's Los Angeles International Airport MRO facility. Along with the ADS-B installation, StandardAero also completed a full Wide Area Augmentation System GPS upgrade. Both upgrades were performed through Embraer Service Bulletins. "We continue to see an increasing nu...

Baron Aviation promises air charter bookings in 60 seconds

Even though airlines have gone from offline to online to sell tickets, charter business still largely is carried out offline. But the trend is set to change. On Monday Baron Aviation announced launch of BookMyCharters, a website that promises customers domestic charter bookings in sixty seconds. JetSetGo, an online charter aggregator, also announced second round of funding for...

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10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

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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...

New multi year partnership - FAI Aviation Group & McLaren Racing

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Daher winglets took flight with the new Gulfstream G700

We already wrote about the first flight of Gulfstream G700, which launched a flight test program. It was clear which engines powered the flight, let's fid out more about performance-enhancing wing...

Oddballs are leading entrepreneurs

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The first time for most powerful Rolls-Royce business aviation engine

February 14 became the first time for Rolls-Royce Pearl® 700 engines to power Gulfstream G700 to the skies. Gulfstream G700 used a 30/70 blend of sustainable aviation fuel...

First flight of Gulfstream G700 launched flight test program

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

Amazing result of a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines - the supply by DGA of four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions.&n...

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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...

10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

Viking Air celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight of its Series 400 Twin Otter and recognizing a significant milestone in the company’s Twin Otter production program.&...

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...

Oddballs are leading entrepreneurs

Many executives and managers are like chicken picking around for worms in a chicken coop. However, fat worms are found by the early birds. And those early birds don’t pick around in a corral wit...

New multi year partnership - FAI Aviation Group & McLaren Racing

Business aviation and Formula 1, sounds tempting? In that case, here you have more details regarding a fresh partnership just signed between FAI Aviation Group and McLaren Racing! FAI w...

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...