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Caribbean FBOs Respond to Rising Traffic

St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) has emerged as a key hub for Caribbean private aviation traffic, especially during the peak winter season. Unlike other nearby Leeward Islands–such as Anguilla, Dominica, Saba, St. Bart’s, St. Eustatius and Tortola–St...

Shah Rukh Khan wants to buy a private plane but cannot!

He is one of the highest-paid actors of Bollywood, but there are things that even Shah Rukh Khan can’t buy. SRK says he aspires to buy a plane, but is running low on funds as he has used them up to make films. “I want to buy a plane but I don’t have money. I put all my money i...


Jet Aviation St. Louis Upgrades Aircraft Paint Shop

Jet Aviation St. Louis recently upgraded the controls for climate, air quality and final finish at its paint shop. It also acquired devices that analyze paint color tint, inspect pearl and metallic paints, measure the smoothness of the paint finish and assess the level of paint gloss. “Our new computerized and automated climate-control system, painter decontamination chambers, and pa...

Embraer delivers the first Legacy 500 to China launch customer Jackie Chan

Embraer announced today that Jackie Chan, a world-renowned movie star, has become the first customer in China to take delivery of a Legacy 500. “The Legacy 500 features our best-to-date technologies and it incorporates designs that maximize passenger comfort and fuel efficiency,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “This new aircraft, alon...

Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Reaches New Heights

Not even the looming threat of January’s winter storm Jonas was enough to dampen the enthusiasm for NBAA’s 27th annual Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference held in Tampa, Fla., as show organizers hailed the latest edition as the most successful in its history, surpassing the 25th-anniversary show in New Orleans. A slate of educational sessions–nearly 30 this year, d...

European Bizav Operators Unprepared for EASA Part-NCC

Non-commercial operators of more than 6,000 business jets and turboprop twins based in Europe are largely unprepared for EASA's new Part-NCC (non-commercial complex) rules that will set higher safety standards this summer, attendees were told at a conference run by Aeropodium late last week at London Heathrow Airport. Beginning August 25, these operators will have to comply with a si...

Falcon 5X Production Still 'Frozen' as Engine Woes Drag

The production line for the Dassault Falcon 5X large-cabin business jet is still in “frozen” mode at the airframer's Bordeaux Mérignac factory, as engine manufacturer Snecma is still trying to sort out issues with its Silvercrest turbofan that will power the French twinjet. “Production is frozen as a precaution,” a Dassault spokesman told AIN late last&...

Comlux orders three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft

Comlux The Aviation Group has announced a firm order for three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft, becoming the largest customer for Airbus’ new corporate jet family. The order also consolidates Comlux’s leadership in Airbus corporate jet deals, with more to its credit than any other client. Deliveries of the aircraft begin at the end of 2018. Comlux has chosen CFM International&nb...

FAI's Hangar 8 project on track to break ground in June

FAI Asset Management GmbH has confirmed that it will be breaking ground for its third hangar at Albrecht Dürer Airport in Nuremberg in June of this year. The new hangar, which represents an investment of €6m, will increase FAI's hangar floor space by another 4,500m?, bringing the total size of the FAI facility to 13,500m?. Known as Hangar 8, the new building, accommodating a wingspan...

Hadid unveils new brand

Hadid, a specialized flight support company, has unveiled its new corporate identity and brand.  Hadid, one of the leading global flight support and service brands, has announced its new brand mark; the Hadid symbol. This new identity and branding correlates with Hadid's focus on change in management, evolution in corporate structure and business development plans. The new Hadid bra...

FBO Capital Handling Riga summed up year 2015

FBO Capital Handling Riga summed up the preliminary results of the past year, which, according to the company, showed a certain stability. However, against the backdrop of the economic situation in Europe, which stays today in a state of expectant, companies tend to express a cautious approach in the estimates. "Despite certain concern, the outflow in the tourism sector and overal...

Comlux extends vvip fleet with three new acquisitions and five new aircraft under management

Comlux The Aviation Group is pleased to announce major developments to its vvip fleet of aircraft, which consolidate its position as a key player in the ultra-large cabin/ultra-long range aircraft market. Comlux Transactions, the sales and acquisitions division of Comlux, has confirmed the purchase of three brand new Airbus ACJ320 neo, all equipped with CFM engines and with green deliveries sta...

JetSuite introduces private jet service to Cuba

JetSuite has introduced services to and from Havana in Cuba. Passengers can charter a six-passenger JetSuite Edition CJ3, or four-passenger Phenom 100, non-stop to Havana from any of the 16 Cuba gateway airports. “Our mission continues to revolve around making private air travel accessible to more people than ever before, and offering an unprecedented level of transparency.” A...

Cessna reports higher profits and deliveries

Textron Aviation’s Cessna business jet unit delivered 166 Citation aircraft during 2015, up by seven aircraft from the previous year. The company’s deliveries were boosted by the so called new aircraft effect, with the initial deliveries of the new Cessna Citation Latitude helping boost jet shipments. Cessna delivered 16 Citation Latitudes during the year, which helped offset sma...

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Cirrus Aircraft launches VisionAir Ownership Program

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Double delivery for Jetfly - 5th PC-24 and 1st PC-12 NGX

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EHang 216 obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada Civil Aviation

EHang 216 has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada. This is another milestone in regulatory...

Gulfstream G700 surpasses testing milestones, speed and altitude limits

Gulfstream G700 flight-test program is making progress with a number of accomplishments in testing and performance. The G700, introduced in October 2019, boasts the industry’s most spacious...

Embraer boosts Phenom maintenance to 800 flight hours

Embraer announced a revision to the Scheduled Maintenance Requirements (SMR) for the Phenom family of jets. The revision extends the intervals between stops from 600 flight hours and/or...

AlpinAirPlanes took delivery of first Velis Electro

On 16 July 2020 AlpinAirPlanes of Switzerland took delivery of the first of their 14 Velis Electro type-certified electric aeroplanes. At the same time, the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOC...

Delivery of first Bombardier Global 5500 to be based in the United States

Bombardier delivered the first Global 5500 aircraft to be based in the United States. This business jet, which will be available for charter, was recently delivered to longtime Bombardi...

Daher HomeSafe emergency autoland system is certified on the TBM 940

Daher HomeSafe is certified on its TBM 940, authorizing the availability of this emergency autoland system that would automatically bring the aircraft to a runway touchdown if the pilot becomes i...

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Two new certifications for TAG Aviation Malta

Just three years after receiving its Maltese AOC, TAG Aviation Malta has been rewarded for its commitment to safety with both its Wyvern Wingman certification and IS-BAO accreditation. These sign...

New Flagship of the best-selling turboprop family - Beechcraft King Air 360

Welcome the next generation of egendary King Air turboprop family - the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER.The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockp...

TAG Aviation FBO in Geneva and Sion acquired by Signature Flight Support

Signature Flight Support has acquired TAG Aviation FBO, SA and its two fixed base operator locations at Geneva (GVA) and Sion (SIR). The purchase represents Signature’s first foray int...

Time to Apply for IADA Biz Aviation Scholarships

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications for the organization's Business Aviation Scholarships through Oct. 1. The scholarships, funded by the IADA Foundatio...

DC Aviation Group - successful upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo SCS Elite

The DC Aviation Group has completed the successful upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo Elite Smart Cabin System. The aircraft was also equipped with an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband High Data Rate Servic...

Cirrus Aircraft launches VisionAir Ownership Program

Cirrus Aircraft announced VisionAir, a revolutionary ownership program for the Vision Jet. Designed as a completely turnkey program, VisionAir includes everything needed to own, operate and manage a V...

Double delivery for Jetfly - 5th PC-24 and 1st PC-12 NGX

Jetfly Aviation took new aircraft: a fifth PC 24 and an initial PC-12 NGX. These acquisitions further reinforce the partnership of many years between the Swiss aircraft manufacturer and Europe&rs...