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Charter Report 2015

The improving U.S. economy, in contrast to challenging economic circumstances affecting the rest of the world, seems to be reflected in the charter business, and activity has never been better, according to companies AIN interviewed for this special report. Charter/management fir...

Survey: 40% of Bizjet Pax Plan To Fly More in Next Year

Nearly 52 percent of current business jet users plan to fly the same amount over the next 12 months, while nearly40  percent say they will fly a bit more (32 percent) or a lot more (7.9 percent), according to the just-released results of the Fifth Annual Readers' Choice Survey&nbs...


People in Aviation

Superior Aviation Group promoted Keith Chatten to CEO of Superior Air Parts. Most recently the company’s executive vice president and general manager, Chatten joined Superior as vice president of engineering in 2013 after a 15-year career with Continental Motors. James Elian was promoted to president and COO of fractional ownership provider&nbs...

TrueNorth Avionics to Give VIP Jets Communication Capabilities to Light Jets

TrueNorth Avionics today unveiled its aviation certified product to provide light-aircraft owners with communications capabilities previously reserved for long-range VIP jets. The company’s new Optelity Hot Spot product is an “N” wireless access point and integrated router powerful enough to host embedded applications.    Purpose-built for light-to-medium jet and...

Victor Announces Direct Flights With Exclusive Itineraries To Cuba From 19 U.S. Cities

Victor, the global on-demand private jet charter service that recently debuted in the U.S., has announced direct flights to Cuba will begin on October 5, 2015 from major U.S. cities along with curated itineraries that allow guests to experience the best the country has to offer. An exciting partnership between Victor and Cuba Educational Travel (CET), a premiere...

Air Partner signs new oil and gas contract

Aviation services group Air Partner has signed a 10-week contract with a multi-national oil firm to charter flights to transport workers to and from the Netherlands twice a week from Aberdeen. Air Partner has also revealed that Baines Simmons, the aviation safety consultancy it acquired in August this year, is to offer Air Partner’s oil and gas clients safety and airworthiness audits and...

US Customs opens new facility at Fort Lauderdale Executive

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport has opened a new US Customs and Border Protection facility. The new facility has extended the airports opening hours from 8am to 12 midnight daily. The new US Customs facility is located at the end of Taxiway G at G7, with public access is on the East Perimeter Road at the airport.

First Italian Air Force G550 CAEW leaves Savannah

The first of the Italian Air Force’s G550 Conformal Airborne Early Warning (CAEW) aircraft has left Gulfstream’s Savannah manufacturing facility. The aircraft departed on September 29 to Shannon, Ireland using its Gulfstream test registration N849GA. Following a night stop in Shannon, G550 CAEW (MSN 5429) flew on to Tel Aviv Israel, where the aircraft will be outfitted by Israeli Ai...

Gama Aviation Reports Strong Growth - Growing Focus in the United States

Gama Aviation, one of the world’s largest business aviation service providers, and with a growing presence in the Middle East, has announced its first interim results for the six months to 30 June 2015 (please see attached RNS), following the completion of the reverse takeover of Hangar8 plc on 5 January 2015.  It has seen strong growth in revenue and gross profit.  Gama Av...

MAGnificent Receives STC Validation in Canada

Mecaer Aviation Group's (MAG) luxury interior for the Bell 429 has received validation from Transport Canada Civil Aviation. MAG developed and branded the MAGnificent for the Bell 429 under an EASA STC in May. Since then, it has applied for various international validations. Customers can choose from four-, five- or six-seat layouts, with options for up to two cen...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim expands maintenance capabilities

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim has expanded its maintenance capabilities with the addition of two new aircraft types. The Al-Futtaim group company, which has been granted approval from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), can now provide maintenance at its hangar at Dubai World Central for the Bombardier Global 6000 and Global 5000 Vision Flight De...

NBAA2015 Coming Soon to Las Vegas: Have You Registered to Attend?

Whether business aviation is your vocation or your avocation, you won't want to miss the year's biggest industry event – NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), Nov. 17 to 19, in Las Vegas, NV. You’ll want to be one of the expected 26,000 attendees to see what’s new in business aviation products, technology and services; network with peers; an...

ExecuJet grows managed fleet by over 20% in the Middle East

ExecuJet is expanding its managed fleet in the Middle East with the addition of three large-cabin business jets over the past three months, with a further two scheduled through to the end of the December, growth of over 20%. New additions include a Bombardier Global 5000, a Dassault Falcon 2000, a Gulfstream G450 and two Bombardier Global 5000 Vision aircraft.  Mike Berry, ExecuJet&rsqu...

Astra Aviation signs ground handling agreement with National Aviation Services

Astra Aviation, the African flight support company, has signed a new Ground Handling Agreement with airport services provider, National Aviation Services (NAS), at Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Under the terms of the agreement (NAS), part of the Agility group, will provide the physical ground handling, whilst Astra, via its local company and offices, will handle and c...

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Asia’s Leading Private Jet Charter award goes to Sino Jet

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First Germany registered Embraer Praetor delivered

The first Embraer Praetor registered in Germany is delivered!  “Aircraft acceptance is an important and critical part at the very beginning of the aircraft management process. The...

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New Jet Aviation Teterboro hangar and renovated FBO are open!

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