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FLYING Smart opens new base at Biggin Hill

FLYING Smart has opened a new base at Bigin Hill. The facility was inaugurated in conjunction with the BGAD event held on 15 September at Biggin Hill. The company also became a Daher TBM authorised distributor. “We congratulate David on the opening of FLYING Smart’s new headqua...

Flexjet to Introduce the Legacy 450 to fleet

Flexjet will add an Embraer Legacy 450 midsized program to its current new-aircraft collection. “With the program being launched this month, Flexjet is offering a real-time solution to current and prospective owners in need of a more spacious, more capable and more technological...


FAI Rent-a-jet to build biggest GA hangar in Germany

FAI rent-a-jet will begin construction of Germany’s largest general aviation hangar in 2016. The hangar, due to be built alongside the company’s current facilities at Nuremberg Airport, will be able to house three Boeing Business Jets, or Airbus ACJ size aircraft at the same time. Construction of the new hangar will begin after winter, with FAI founder and CEO Siegfried Axtmann s...

Falcon 7X and Customer Support Services to be Highlighted at CIBAS 2015

Dassault Aviation will feature the top of the line Falcon 7X at the China International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) to be held at Beijing Capital Airport from September 24-26. With 35 units in service, China remains the second largest market, behind the United States, for the Falcon 7X. More than 250 7X have come off the assembly line since the airplane was introduced. “Demand for t...

BBA Aviation Eyes Acquisition Of Landmark

British aircraft services company BBA Aviation is reported to be in talks to acquire US competitor Landmark Aviation, which could be valued at more than USD$2 billion including debt. BBA is participating in a sale process for Landmark Aviation, which is owned by private equity firm Carlyle and has attracted several bidders, including buyout firms. Landmark Aviation has been exploring a sale...

UAC: orders placed by Kazan Helicopters with AeroComposit will not affect MS-21 project

An order for production of parts placed by Kazan Helicopters with Ulyanovsk-based AeroComposite enterprise will not hinder MS-21 project, President of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slusar told TASS at Aviation Expo China 2015. “We are pleased to see some kind of diversification of the order backlog. There are no risks; a synergistic effect connected with the fact that the enterpr...

Bizav Braces for Looming U.S. Government Shutdown

The aviation community is bracing for the prospect of another government shutdown as Congress remains deadlocked over Planned Parenthood funding. The U.S. government is funded through September 30, leaving Congress little time to clear appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016, which begins on October 1. House and Senate lawmakers have drafted a stopgap measure that would temporarily fund the...

FAA Asks Operators to Increase Safety Margins When Landing on Wet Runways

A recent FAA Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) emphasizes the need for flight crews to take a conservative approach when landing on water-slickened surfaces, going beyond the manufacturer's published landing distances and advisory data, and even the agency's own prior guidance on the matter. Last year, the FAA published Advisory Circular 91-79A, which offered information to assist p...

Five Questions for New NBAA International Ops Committee Chair Craig Hanlon

Craig Hanlon, chief pilot of Dupont Aviation and the new chairman of NBAA’s International Operations Committee, recently outlined his priorities for the committee during his two-year term as chair, and spoke about international business aviation trends. What have you identified as priorities for the committee for the next two years? The International Operations Committee’s to...

Stein's Aircraft Services Joins Shell FBO Network

Eastern Aviation Fuels is pleased to announce the addition of Stein’s Aircraft Services of Kenosha, Wisconsin to the Shell FBO network. Stein’s Aircraft Services recently opened its doors at the Kenosha Regional Airport. The airport is located about halfway between Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL. Stein’s Aircraft Services is a multi-service aviation company that is not only a f...

SIERRA INDUSTRIES introduces re-designed entry step

Cessna Citation modification firm Sierra Industries is proud to introduce version 2.0 of the Citation cabin step. Designed with significant improvements in functionality and appearance over the original factory step, the “SkyStep” improves safety and utility at a highly competitive price. Manufactured at Sierra’s PMA-approved manufacturing facility in Uvalde, TX, the SkyStep is a...

GlobeAir to put Baltic Air Charter Association logo on its aircraft

GlobeAir will put the BACA logo on all of its Cessna Citation Mustang business jets. Bernhard Fragnier, CEO of GlobeAir, is a member of BACA and his aircraft will be the first jets to wear the BACA logo. The logo was first applied to a GlobeAir Mustang during the British General Aviation Day 2015 held at Biggin Hill. “I am delighted to be the first operator to display to BACA logo on...

The Caribbean: Aviation Dream Or Nightmare?

While it is many people’s dream holiday destination, the Caribbean region is viewed as a difficult challenge by many private aviation companies. Some charter brokers have even opted out of arranging flights there altogether. At PrivateFly we have chosen our Caribbean partners carefully to maximize customer service but this has been a challenging task. Private aviation in...

Business jet numbers to soar 88pc in Mena

The number of business jets in the region could grow from current 395 to 745 by 2023, marking an increase of 88.6 per cent, according to Market Forecast 2014- 2033 report published by the Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This forecast is in line with estimates of industry experts, as with the growth of the industry, there is a strong need for more private jets,” said Ross Kelly, manag...

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300th aircraft with Jet ConneX... it is a milestone, an achievement, a reason to celebrate and to talk more about that revolutionary inflight broadband service. According to Inmarsat, own...

A Joint International Training by Gazpromneft-Aero and IATA

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