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Learn How Space Weather Impacts Business Aviation at NBAA2015

For operators wondering how space weather may impact business aircraft operations, Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (FPAW) is hosting an education session on Nov. 18 at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) to explore this issue. "Space weather has the...

MSB Design Hi-Lo tables for G500 and G600 jets

MSB Design will supply Hi-Lo conference tables as line-fit option on the new Gulfstream G500 and G600. The tables have been designed especially for the new Gulfstreams. MSB Design will showcase these new tables at the NBAA conference in Las Vegas later this month. The new table has been design...


Acropolis Aviation gains EASA approval to offer upgraded WiFi

Acropolis Aviation has received EASA approval for its upgraded internet and IFE system on board its flagship Airbus ACJ319 aircraft. The system is a Rockwell Collins Skybox cabin solution. Acropolis has complemented Skybox with the introduction of Satcom Direct’s SkyTicket billing system.  This allows Acropolis to easily marry the charter booking up with its unique flight number...

Airbus sees Middle East as important market for its new ACJneo family

Airbus sees an important potential market for its new ACJneo Family in the Middle East, where private jets are well established as business tools for companies, billionaires and governments, helping them to be more productive and efficient. Airbus’ ACJneo Family initially comprises the ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo. The ACJ319neo will fly eight passengers 6,750nm/12,500 km – equivalent to...

Rockwell Collins signs first Jet ConneX service agreement with VistaJet

VistaJet is Rockwell Collins' first business aviation customer to adopt Inmarsat's Jet ConneX providing the fastest broadband connectivity available. Rockwell Collins is a value added reseller of the Jet ConneX service as part of its ARINCDirect offering. Jet ConneX is expected to be available globally in early 2016. It will support both voice and high-speed internet via Inmarsat's...

Goodbye to vintage Boeing Business Jet

During 50skyshades recent visit to Baku, in order to get to know the aviation industry of Azerbaijan republic, we had a chance to meet SW Business Aviation company (a part of Silk Way Group), to see by ourselves the infrastructure, discuss with the management their results of 2015 and future plans. Talking to General Director Boyukagha Guliyev, we found out that company is ready to say&n...

GainJet Adds Mission Flexibility with B737 Aux Tanks

Last month, Athens-based VIP charter operator GainJet Aviation increased its flexibility with a quick change auxiliary fuel tank system from Swiss company Long Range. GainJet (Stand 800) will install the system in its VIP Boeing 737-400, increasing its flight endurance by as much as three-and-a-half hours to a total of nine hours aloft. That brings city pairs such as Dubai-London and New York-Pari...

Honeywell Develops Apple Watch App for Cabin Control

Honeywell Aerospace is in the final stages of developing a native Apple Watch app that can control cabin systems in aircraft equipped with the company’s Ovation Select cabin management system. The watch software is expected to be available in the iTunes App Store next month and will be similar to the Ovation Select apps already available for Android and iOS devices, which can control cabin l...

ExecuJet Set for Expansion in Dubai and Jeddah

ExecuJet Middle East this month marks its 16th anniversary with plans to further expand its presence here in Dubai. The company, which is part of the Swiss-based ExecuJet Aviation group, also is announcing plans to expand its operations in Saudi Arabia with a new FBO in Jeddah. With a main base at Dubai International Airport, for the past two years ExecuJet has also operated a temporary base at...

Weston Aviation opens Cork FBO

Weston Aviation has opened up a new FBO in Cork, Ireland. It is the fifth FBO to be added to the company’s European network. The new Business Aviation Centre features hangar and office space capable of accommodating aircraft up to super mid-size jets. In charge of the operation as managing director Ireland is Helene Wall-Horan. Heading up the FBO team as station manager is Paul Daly, w...

Bizjet Leasing Group Expands Horizons With GE Acquisition

Business jet financing group Global Jet Capital last month agreed to purchase the aircraft lease and loan portfolio of GE Capital Corporate Aircraft in the Americas, representing approximately $2.5 billion of net assets. The deal, for which terms were not disclosed, is expected to close by year-end. As part of this transaction, the GE Capital Corporate Aircraft team will join the Gl...

Nexus to Expand Flight Support Network to China

Next month [December], flight support group Nexus is set to start fulfilling a major new contract to provide flight support for a large undisclosed Saudi Arabian operator at 15 airports around the country. The Jeddah-based group will dedicate around 200 staff to supporting the government-backed client’s flight operations. The arrangement adds to the fleet of some 170 aircraft for whi...

Satcom Direct Sets the Gold Standard for Connectivity

The Satcom Direct exhibit at the Dubai Airshow (Stand 1938) features a special gold-colored version of its Satcom Direct Router (SDR). The device manages multiple inflight cabin connectivity functions, including voice calls, text messages, emails and Internet access. For a limited time, and with a limited production run, customers will be able to order the special gold unit to install in their&nbs...

Avjet Routing celebrates 10th anniversary

Avjet Routing International Trip Planning is celebrating its 10th anniversary with new branding and sharpening its profile as an international trip planning company. Since it was founded in 2005 Avjet Routing has delivered the highest standard of service and a new level of expertise to its clients and the aviation world. "Over the last 10 years, Avjet Routing has remained strong throughout...

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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...

Special Davos event support by Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation elite team of service specialists, equipment and rapid response aircraft will be positionned at airports near Davos the week of January 20th.  Dassault Aviation makes globa...

Daher results 2019 - 68 turboprop aircraft from its TBM and Kodiak product lines

Daher announced business results of 2019 for its expanded turboprop-powered aircraft family, with the company logging sales of 48 TBMs in the TBM 910 and TBM 940 versions, along with 20...

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Youngest person reach South Pole

Action Aviation chairman and world record holder/explorer Captain Hamish Harding has returned from the South Pole with his son Giles Harding, 12, and Prince Ned Nwoko of Nigeria. The expedition m...

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...

Sustainability and Efficiency - meet Air BP at EBAA’s AirOps Europe 2020

If you are following sustainability and afficiency topic in business aviatyion, be sure to meet Air BP at the eco-friendly ‘Event Lounge’ in Brussels for AirOps 2020, joinin...

Full slate of Gulfstream customer-centric support events 2020

Gulfstream Aerospace Customer Support organization will host a comprehensive schedule of customer-focused events in 2020, including its biennial Operators & Suppliers Conference, two Customer...

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...

Blingbird Changes the Idea of Luxury in Destination Celebrations

 The travel industry has been showing steady and strong growth, which greatly impacts the global GDP, as per research by the World Travel and Tourism Council. Along with that, one can see a...

Toyota became lead investor to develop and produce Joby Aviation eVTOL aircraft

Toyota is exploring a new flight path for mobility through a new collaboration with Joby Aviation, an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric eVTOL aircraft to enabl...