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Russia’s leading business aviation operators continues to sum up the current year and share their thoughts on the development of the segment in the future. Today our partners Bizav Week guests are TOP management of Weltal Avia,which is the largest operator in Siberia and the Far East, And...

Maverick Opens New Vegas Terminal

Heli-tour operator Maverick Helicopters recently unveiled its new $5 million Las Vegas terminal. The facility has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook McCarran International Airport’s runways, private space for VIPs and group events, a café with expanded food and beverage selecti...


Sundance Stresses Safety

Since being purchased by Air Methods in December 2012, Las Vegas-based heli-tour operator Sundance Helicopters has focused sharply on safety programs and fleet renewal. This year Sundance became the nation’s first heli-tour Tops (tour operators program of safety) member to implement the FAA’s aviation safety action program (ASAP) and maintenance safety action program (MSAP). Th...

Honeywell Demonstrates ‘Mind Control’

This month’s long-anticipated release of the most recent chapter in the Star Wars saga will no doubt captivate audiences with scenes of futuristic spacecraft skirmishing in a sub-orbital dogfight, their pilots’ hands firmly on the controls, as they have been since the very first aerial combat. Yet researchers at Honeywell are working on something even diehard science fiction...

SAFO Addresses Pilot Flying and Pilot Monitoring Roles

A new FAA Safety Alert for Operators ( SAFO 15011) encourages operators using two-pilot crews to ensure that one crewmember is designated as the pilot flying (PF) and one crewmember is designated the pilot monitor (PM). The SAFO was issued after the FAA determined that operators’ manuals “do not always clearly define the roles and associated tasks of...

12 Years After First Flight, HondaJet Cert within Grasp

Twelve years after the Honda Motor Co. announced the first flight of its experimental compact business jet, the HondaJet, the since formed Honda Aircraft is on the cusp of certification and entry-into-service of the first of what is anticipated will be a family of HondaJet aircraft.  Honda announced the first flight of the experimental HondaJet on Dec. 13, 2003. The prototype aircraft flew...

Microflite Helicopter Services welcomes its 14th Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft

Microflite Helicopter Services has again placed its trust in the performance, versatility and safety credentials of Airbus Helicopters’ family of civil aircraft, welcoming helicopter No. 14 to an all-star fleet. The latest addition, an H125 (formerly AS350 B3e), is destined to help safeguard thousands of lives, providing enhanced capability to the company’s front-line emergency...

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega orders three AW169 helicopters

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has placed an order for three AW169 light intermediate twin-engine and one GrandNew light twin-engine helicopters which will join the current fleet of a GrandNew and nine single-pilot configured Da Vinci helicopters. The aircraft will perform emergency medical service and search and rescue missions (EMS/SAR) all over Switzerland, from the lowlands to the high mountains of the...

Executive AirShare adds more Phenom jets

Executive AirShare will take delivery of their latest Phenom 300 on December 16. This addition will make the 22nd Phenom in Executive AirShare’s fractional fleet. EAS has a firm order for five Phenom 300s, with one received in early September and now this one in December. Three more will follow from Embraer’s Melbourne, Florida facility. “These orders highlight our inv...

Bombardier and Globalparts enhance parts support for Learjet

planning, stocking and distribution of aircraft parts for Learjet 20, Learjet 30, and Learjet 50 series aircraft. “We are extremely pleased to collaborate with GlobalParts.aero in this venture.” Bill Molloy, vice president of Parts Services, Bombardier Business Aircraft said: “We are extremely pleased to collaborate with GlobalParts.aero in this venture. This agreement will...

Three Years On, Gulfstream G650 Fleet Nears 150

Since entering service three years ago this month, Gulfstream Aerospace’s flagship G650 fleet is nearing the 150 aircraft milestone. Some 145 of the ultra-long-range business jets—105 G650s and 40 G650ERs—are currently flying, according to the Savannah, Ga.-based aircraft manufacturer. To date, the G650 fleet has logged more than 78,000 hours...

TAG Aviation receives HUD/EVS operational approval

TAG Aviation (UK) has been granted approval to use less restrictive instrument approach minimums, in line with EASA regulations. The approvals only apply on aircraft fitted with HUD/EVS technology. Enhanced vision systems (EVS) incorporate sensing technology to improve a pilot’s ability to detect objects – such as runway lights or terrain – that may otherwise not be visible. T...

Jet Partners launches direct VIP flights to Grenoble

Russian company JET PARTNERS launches the weekly VIP direct flights to Grenoble. As noted in the company, VIP-direct flights toski resorts for New Year's holiday (Courchevel, Meribel, Val de Zir, Megeve)  is an affordable alternative to private jets and business class tickets that are no longer for sale. Boeing Business Jet (BBJ1), designed to carry 56 passengers (mono business class) wil...

Jetflite in Antarctica! First Falcon 7X landing on the sixth continent.

Last week a Falcon-7X of Finnish business aviation operator Jetflite fulfilled a unique commercial flight.  As the company told Bizavnews, on Sunday the business jet took off from Cape Town and made two legs flight to the southern corner of the world, Antarctica. The flight carried by a crew of three pilots and mechanics. The flight to Cape Town took 13.5...

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French Navy search and rescue missions reinforced with four H160s

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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...