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Bond hands over first upgraded EC135 T2 to UK NPAS

Bond Air Services has handed over to the UK’s National Police Air Service (NPAS) the first of an eventual seven upgraded Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2+ rotorcraft. Featuring a custom mission system including a L3 Wescam MX-10 electro-optical/infrared camera, upgraded communications...

NBAA: House Hearing Highlights Need for Action on UAS Regulations

 A hearing today before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's aviation subcommittee regarding the safe utilization of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) highlights the urgent need for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue federal regulations for the burge...


JFI Jets Expands with ACP Jets Acquisition

Charter and management firm JFI Jets is expanding its fleet and adding a repair station with the acquisition of a West Palm Beach, Fla.-based ACP Jets. ACP Jets provides charter, management, maintenance and aircraft acquisition and consulting services. In addition to a Part 145 repair station, the company operates two Hawker800XPs a Citation X and four Gulstream ...

Waypoint Leasing Signs Deals for Up To 38 More Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing today announced orders and commitments for up to 38 new rotorcraft at the Helitech show in London. In a deal agreed with Airbus Helicopters, the Ireland-based company signed to buy up to 20 H135singles over the next three years, making it the first lessor to offer the type in its portfolio. Firming up commitments made in earlier contracts, Waypoint also agreed to acquire 18 A...

European flight activity continues to decline in September

There were 4.3% fewer business aviation flights in September 2015, versus the same period in 2014. According to WINGX Advance’s September Business Aviation Monitor, there were significant drops in flight activity in key business aviation markets in western Europe. The steepest drop was in the UK, where an eight percent year-on-year drop was recorded, with similar declines also seen in...

ImagineAir plots expansion with new Platinum Membership initiative

US air taxi company ImagineAir is planning to double its Cirrus SR22 fleet over the next 12 months through the introduction of an ownership programme targeted at regular users of its on-demand service. The Lawrenceville, Georgia-headquartered company is already the largest commercial operator of the four-seat piston single, with 11 of the type in its lineup. It is hoping the new initiat...

Dassault Falcon prepares to break ground on Bordeaux MRO facility

Dassault will, on 16 October, break ground on a heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Bordeaux, Mérignac, southwest France, to serve its expanding fleet of Falcon high-end business jets. The 7,200m2 (77,500ft2) building will be located next to the airframer’s Falcon final assembly hangar, and will be able to accommodate up to six business jets at a time....

Norwegian Air Ambulance becomes launch customer for the newly improved H135

The Norwegian Air Ambulance (Norsk Luftambulanse AS) will be the first operator to purchase the technically improved H135. Three units have been ordered with the option for further helicopters in the future. The first delivery is planned for 2017. The Norwegian emergency medical services (EMS) operator will benefit from Airbus Helicopters’ enhancements to the versatile H135, which be...

Fatality-free 2015 U.S. Bizjet Accident Streak Ends

On August 16, one of the longest streaks without a fatal accident among U.S.-registered business jets came to an end. On that day, a Rockwell Sabreliner and a Cessna 172 collided in airspace near San Diego, killing all four aboard the jet and the sole-occupant pilot in the Skyhawk. Until this event, the January through mid-August time frame of this year witnessed no fatal crashes involving N-numbe...

Deliberate Descent Below DH Led To Learjet Fatal

The crash of a Learjet 35A on a second ILS approach in IMC to Runway 6 at Freeport International Airport, Bahamas, on Nov. 9, 2014, was caused by “the poor decision making of the crew in initiating and continuing a descent in IMC below the authorized altitude without visual contact with the runway environment,” according to a newly released final report fr...

MHS Aviation becomes first German G650 operator

MHS Aviation has taken delivery of Germany’s first Gulfstream G650. The aircraft, registered as D-AYSM (MSN 6146), arrived at Saarbrücken Airport on October 5. “We are proud to be the first operator in Germany to operate a new Gulfstream 650, an excellent aircraft with an outstanding performance and cutting edge technology.” Andreas Otto, CEO of MHS Aviatio...

FAA Takes More Cooperative Approach to Aviation Safety

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the agency’s new “compliance philosophy to enhance our ability to find safety problems before they result in an incident or accident, use the best tools to fix those problems and then monitor the situation to ensure that no new problems develop.” Outlining the new plan this morning at a Flight Safety Foundation event in Washin...

Sfera Jet with new Embraer Legacy 650

As Bizavnews found out,Russian provider of business aviation services  "Sfera Jet" received new Embraer Legacy 650 on October 3. The aircraft, tail number M-YKBO (2015 ) performed three day flight from Sao Jose dos Campos (Sao Jose Dos Campos) to Moscow "Domodedovo", through Recife, Sal Island (Sal Amilcar Cabral) and Geneva. First aircraft...

Jet Aviation St. Louis Gets STC for CL604 Fans 1/A

Jet Aviation St. Louis on Friday received FAA STC approval of a Rockwell Collins Fans 1/A solution for the Bombardier Challenger 604. The two companies said they teamed up to leverage their combined experience and expertise on the Challenger 604 airframe. The Fans 1/A upgrade package, which includes the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADC-C) and controller pilot d...

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Australia got new Textron Aviation parts facility

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The airspace of tomorrow - Business aviation joins forces with all EU aviation actors

The signatories call on the EU Institutions and Members States to take the necessary steps to implement the joint declaration adopted, outlining their shared commitment to improving Europe’s air...

Newcomer in Vertis Aviation mid-range charter fleet

Vertis Aviation has added a Dassault Falcon 900EX to its Vertis Charter Management Programme. The latest addition to the virtual roster of aircraft is managed and operated by a UK AOC holder and...

Qatar approval received for METROJET Hong Kong MRO

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