50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Business aviation news

Latest Business Aviation news - companies, regulations and trends

Latest Business aviation news

DUBAI: Embraer Executive Jets closes on 1,000th delivery

Embraer Executive Jets is closing in on its 1,000th aircraft delivery, with the milestone set to be achieved in around 11 years since the division’s launch. The Brazilian manufacturer has so far handed over 930 examples of its business aircraft since it arrived on the market in 2005 with th...

Latitude calls at BGAD, Biggin Hill

Cessna’s new Citation Latitude business jet is making its Dubai Airshow debut this week in a region where the company’s similar Citation Sovereign has proven popular. Textron Aviation’s new twinjet received FAA certification this summer and European (EASA) certification is expected...


ANALYSIS: Focus turns to infrastructure in Gulf business aviation

Business aviation in the Gulf is on a new trajectory. At the turn of the decade, the emphasis was very much on the charter market with a flurry of ambitious start-ups and management companies setting up shop alongside early adopters such as Boeing Business Jet operator Royal Jet in Abu Dhabi, and Swiss-based maintenance and management companies ExecuJet and Jet Aviation in Dubai. Five years on, th...

Clay Lacy Aviation Adds To Its VNY Apron

As the first phase of a $10 million development plan, Clay Lacy Aviation has opened an additional 2.5 acres of ramp space at its Van Nuys (Calif.) Airport FBO, providing more space for overnight parking and aircraft positioning and reducing the need for towing. The upgrade project, which will encompass six acres in total, is aimed at creating the Los Angeles area’s best and most secure priva...

Incorrect Nav Frequency Setting Led To Citation CFIT

Investigators concluded that the most likely scenario leading to the fatal controlled flight into terrain of a Citation 500 while on an ILS approach at night to Spain’s Santiago Airport on Aug. 2, 2012, is that the crew inadvertently set the VOR frequency instead of the localizer frequency into their radios, according to a recently issued final report. Consequently, the aircraft made an unst...

Air Methods To Acquire Tri-State Flight for $222M

Air Methods announced its intention November 5 to acquire air medical provider Tri-State Care Flight for $222.5 million. Tri-State was founded in 2002 and operates a mixed fleet of 19 EMS helicopters, including AgustaWestland AW109Es and AW119s, and Eurocopter AS 350 models, and four fixed-wing aircraft, including Beechcraft King Air B200s, from bases in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico....

NBAA Honors Czech Operator ABS For Safety Record

NBAA has given two of its safety awards to European aircraft charter and management company ABS Jets. The first award went to the Czech Republic-based operator in recognition of 11 years without an accident, involving 26,937 flight hours. Vladimir Sip, one of ABS’s most experience maintenance staff received the Technician Safety Award in recognition of his role in supporting the accident-fre...

Learn How Space Weather Impacts Business Aviation at NBAA2015

For operators wondering how space weather may impact business aircraft operations, Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (FPAW) is hosting an education session on Nov. 18 at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) to explore this issue. "Space weather has the potential to impact business aviation in several areas, including the radiation environment, radio...

MSB Design Hi-Lo tables for G500 and G600 jets

MSB Design will supply Hi-Lo conference tables as line-fit option on the new Gulfstream G500 and G600. The tables have been designed especially for the new Gulfstreams. MSB Design will showcase these new tables at the NBAA conference in Las Vegas later this month. The new table has been designed to withstand 600lbs of load in the deployed position and to survive 1400lbs of weight while being...

Acropolis Aviation gains EASA approval to offer upgraded WiFi

Acropolis Aviation has received EASA approval for its upgraded internet and IFE system on board its flagship Airbus ACJ319 aircraft. The system is a Rockwell Collins Skybox cabin solution. Acropolis has complemented Skybox with the introduction of Satcom Direct’s SkyTicket billing system.  This allows Acropolis to easily marry the charter booking up with its unique flight number...

Airbus sees Middle East as important market for its new ACJneo family

Airbus sees an important potential market for its new ACJneo Family in the Middle East, where private jets are well established as business tools for companies, billionaires and governments, helping them to be more productive and efficient. Airbus’ ACJneo Family initially comprises the ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo. The ACJ319neo will fly eight passengers 6,750nm/12,500 km – equivalent to...

Rockwell Collins signs first Jet ConneX service agreement with VistaJet

VistaJet is Rockwell Collins' first business aviation customer to adopt Inmarsat's Jet ConneX providing the fastest broadband connectivity available. Rockwell Collins is a value added reseller of the Jet ConneX service as part of its ARINCDirect offering. Jet ConneX is expected to be available globally in early 2016. It will support both voice and high-speed internet via Inmarsat's...

Goodbye to vintage Boeing Business Jet

During 50skyshades recent visit to Baku, in order to get to know the aviation industry of Azerbaijan republic, we had a chance to meet SW Business Aviation company (a part of Silk Way Group), to see by ourselves the infrastructure, discuss with the management their results of 2015 and future plans. Talking to General Director Boyukagha Guliyev, we found out that company is ready to say&n...

GainJet Adds Mission Flexibility with B737 Aux Tanks

Last month, Athens-based VIP charter operator GainJet Aviation increased its flexibility with a quick change auxiliary fuel tank system from Swiss company Long Range. GainJet (Stand 800) will install the system in its VIP Boeing 737-400, increasing its flight endurance by as much as three-and-a-half hours to a total of nine hours aloft. That brings city pairs such as Dubai-London and New York-Pari...

Upcoming events

6th ORAT World Summit 2019

Running now
Singapore, Singapore

VIETNAM INTERNATIONAL AVIATION EXPO 2019

Running now
Vietnam, Tan Son Nhat Pavillon Convention Center

Essential news

The stage is yours -Leonardo: technologies, innovations and training services

Dubai Airshow stage is waiting for the leading partner of Middle East in the aerospace, defence and security sectors - Leonardo. The company is bringing new technologies and systems and l...

Consistency, passion and positive attitude, that is what you need to succeed – meet Omar Hosari

I consider myself a very lucky person. I have the opportunity to exchange with TOP Managers of Aviation Industry globally. It is an amazing source of inspiration, of energy and motivation for me. Some...

Dassault Falcon 8X, 900LX trijets at Dubai Airshow 2019

Only Two days left till Dubai Airshow, so get ready! What you can expect from Dassault Aviation? Here are some details: an ultra-long range large cabin Falcon 8X flagship and super versatile 900L...

Air Partner Opens Office in Dubai

Great news - looking to it looks to extend its offering to the Middle East and grow market share in the region, Air Partner opens its new office in Dubai! The office, whi...

Top of the week

Ten VRT500 will find new home in Scandinavia

Rostec will supply ten light VRT500helicopters to Scandinavian countries. A corresponding dealership agreement.was signed between VR-Technologies and Rotorcraft Nordic AB...

Additional 12 cubic feet of storage space for Beechcraft King Air 350

Textron announced a utility nose option for the Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop, delivering additional capability to the highly versatile platform. The new FAA-certified modification enables an...

UAS honours the ‘best in business aviation’

Coinciding with this year’s Dubai Air Show, global aviation solutions company UAS International Trip Support is once again honouring the best in business aviation at its annual Outstanding Suppl...

Falcon Aviation to Expand Support to Legacy 600/650 and Lineage in Dubai

One more announcement live from Dubai Airshow. Embraer approved Falcon Aviation’s newest facility located at Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), Dubai’s new airport, as an Em...

Pratt & Whitney Canada engines to power Russian Helicopters VRT500

Live from Dubai Airshow, it just become clear which engines will power VRT500 -  Pratt & Whitney PW207V! VR-Technologies and Pratt & Whitney have signed a cont...

Airbus Helicopters delivers first H145M to Luxembourg

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of two H145M multipurpose helicopters for defence and security missions to the Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Together with the helicopters, Ai...

Abu Dhabi Aviation & Leonardo sign contracts for five helicopters

On the Day Two od Dubai Airshow Abu Dhabi Aviation and Leonardo announced  the signing of contracts for 5 helicopters including three intermediate AW139s and two light-intermediate...