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ExecuJet Awarded Industry-Leading FAA Certificate in China

Following a successful audit by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ExecuJet Aviation Group is celebrating Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145 certification for its Repair Station at Tianjin Binhai Airport, China. The industry-leading certificate is awarded when a repair station complies...

Mercedes-Benz + Lufthansa = business jet

Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik AG are presenting their new VIP cabin design to initial customers at the Dubai Air Show. Driven by the large interest of the VIP market for a Mercedes-Benz Style VIP Cabin design in the recent months, the two companies are now presenting the first impression...


Report: Bizav Poised for 'Significant' Growth in Africa

The business jet market in Africa is lagging the GDP economic growth in the region, suggesting African business aviation is poised for “significant expansion,” according to a 2015 Africa Business Jet Fleet Report released yesterday by Hong Kong-based aircraft sales, charter and management firm Asian Sky Group. It said that realGDP growth in key African economie...

Gulfstream G280 versus G200 – a silent victory

The US Navy is called the Silent Service for two reasons. First few of its missions are reported. Second, when you are tracking an enemy submarine 800ft below the surface noise matters. It is literally a matter of life and death. Navies spend millions minimising the noise of propellers on submarines and in combat situations the 154 crew living on one of the US Navy’s Ohio Class Trident Subma...

Bombardier Centers Offer ACR Electronics Service

Bombardier Business Aircraft is now authorized to perform programming, annual inspections and battery replacement operations of ACR Electronics manufactured Artex equipment at its five North American service centers. The approval applies to all Bombardier Learjets, Challengers and Globals. More than 60 technicianshold the authorization. “We strive to be a total on...

Asia Jet wins best charter brokerage award for 2015 at AsBAA

Asia Jet won the “Best Charter Brokerage Award” 2015 at the inaugural Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) charity gala dinner and industry awards. The charity gala dinner and industry awards was held in aid of Orbis, the Flying Eye Hospital Charity. The event was hosted on the 6th November 2015 at Hullett House TST, Hong Kong. The awards nomination and selection process i...

Stellar Labs – reshaping business jet charter

Four seconds. The time it takes for six heartbeats. Roughly what it has taken you to read to here. In this time Stellar – a new digital marketplace for business jet charter – aims to calculate hundreds of precise and accurate quotes for a single charter request. To accomplish this, Stellar’s commercial operations systems have to work out which of the more than 5,000 airport...

Air Ambulance takes off in Kazakhstan

The Association of Medical Tourism of Kazakhstan introduced the first aircraft for scheduled and emergency transportation of critically ill patients, pregnant women and children. As noted in the Association, Bombardier Learjet 45, is good for both, domestic and  long-haul flights over distances of up to 3,000 kilometers. The aircraft has on board the latest equipmenton boa...

Jersey registers first business jet

The aircraft register of Jersey became active on November 2, with the registration of its first business jet. The first aircraft on the register is a Cessna Citation CJ4 (MSN 525C-0200 / ZJ-THC). The aircraft arrived on the Island on November 7 from Iceland, and will be based on the island. The aircraft is owned by Tower House Consultants, and is a replacement for 2000 build Citation II MSN...

Jet Aviation completes and delivers ACJ320 for European head of state

Jet Aviation Basel has outfitted and delivered an Airbus ACJ320 to an undisclosed European government. The handover of the head-of-state aircraft marks the Swisscompany’s third VIP airliner completion this year. Other projects include a Boeing Business Jet and twin-aisle A340-600. The ACJ320 is certificated for private use, and seats 57 passengers and five crew members. The narr...

Airbus ACJ319neo wins new customer

Airbus’ ACJ319neo has won another commitment, taking total sales of the new private jet family, which includes the ACJ320neo launched earlier this year, to six aircraft. Many of the sales are repeat orders from existing customers, highlighting the appeal of the family. This will be the first ACJneo Family aircraft to be operated by K5 Aviation of Germany, which already manages three ACJ31...

Aerion continues search for US assembly site

As top Aerion executives meet with Dubai air show attendees, the aspiring supersonic business jet manufacturer is continuing to search for a US assembly site for flight-test and production aircraft. The selected location will form the “new home of Aerion Corporation”, says the company. Its production system is taking shape ahead of a scheduled first flight date in 2021 and entry...

Hong Kong Set to Become Asian Base for Online and Mobile Booking Service for Chartered Planes

A London-based start-up described as the Uber for private jets is looking to open its regional headquarters in Hong Kong. The service is an online and mobile booking system called Victor that aims to get more bums on seats of privately chartered planes. Its target market is not for your average Joe Blow, but nor is it just for the super-rich, according to founder and chief executive Clive Ja...

U.S. Bank Brings ‘Cardless’ Payment App to Genav

U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation is rolling out a new app that enables pilots to order and pay for fueling services directly through their phones. MSA Pay, which U.S. Bank believes is the first complete order-through-payment “cardless” mobile app for fueling in the general aviation marketplace, is designed to save its customers time by eliminating receipt and invoice tracking. In the w...

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Airbus customer-centric solutions at Heli-Expo 2020

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Bombardier Learjet gets avionics upgrade

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Business Aviation sustainability initiatives at 2020 World Economic Forum

Two new carbon-reduction initiatives for Davos-bound flights at this year’s World Economic Forum, starting Jan. 21, 2020, in Davos, Switzerland. The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustaina...

Milano Prime 2019 traffic growth numbers are more than impressive

Business&General Aviation traffic in Milan in December in the two airports managed by Milano Prime – Linate Prime and Malpensa Prime - registered an overall growth of 19.4%. The gr...

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Airbus Helicopters H125 got more power and enhanced aerial work capabilities

A major performance increase on the H125 announced by Airbus Helicopters by making full use of the available power of Safran Helicopter Engines’ Arriel 2D. The aircraft’s ex...

Leonardo acquires Kopter to extend helicopter market leadership

Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG. This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sec...

Join to celebrate - 400th Blueberry Aviation Helicopter Transaction

The benchmark of 400 helicopter transactions is reached by Blueberry Aviation for a moved asset value totalling 1 billion USD and 150 commercial aircraft transactions for a total asset value of 3...

New technological enhancements available for Full Bell Commercial Aircraft Portfolio

New equipment enhancements announced across Bell Textron current in-production commercial aircraft! Susan Griffin, executive vice president, Commercial Business said: “Bell is com...

Universal Avionics Introduces Latest Developments in ‘Fly by Sight’ Flight Deck Concept

Universal Avionics is debuting its latest developments in the ‘Fly by Sight’ flight deck concept to the helicopter market during HAI HELI-EXPO 2020. The company’s ‘Fly by...

Canadian approval received for Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems Bell 407 Helicopters

Astronics Corporation announced that an amended Supplemental Type Certificate has been approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation for its Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Sys...

Cobham Titan will enable smaller aircraft to carry out Tactical Missions

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