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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...

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 clie...


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...

ExecuJet fixed as a new force

Switzerland-based ExecuJet has come a long way since it started out in South Africa in the 90s. Yet its heart is still in Africa, as Ettori Poggi told Ian Sheppard. When news broke unexpectedly last year that ExecuJet would be acquired by Luxaviation- CMI Group it put the Swiss company at the centre of the new wave of consolidation many had said was well overdue in business aviation. With...

Saudi Business Aviation Conference to be held on November 24

The Saudi Business Aviation Conference will be held in on November 24 -26 2015 in Maghwat Palace Conference Center based in Hail. Organised by the High Commission for the Development of Hail, with the support of the General Authority of Civil Aviation – Saudi Arabia, the conference will discuss couple of major topics in the field of private aviation and will provide an ideal platform to m...

Empire Aviation Group wins the 'Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year Award 2015'

Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group (EAG) was the winner of the 'Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year Award 2015' at the ninth annual Aviation Business Awards, held in Dubai, in October. Paras Dhamecha, executive director, Empire Aviation Group, said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious Aviation Business Award and especially to be recognised for aircraft manage...

Jet Aviation expands aircraft management services with insurance benefits analysis

Jet Aviation has introduced a new comparative analysis of insurance benefits service based on specific aircraft flight operation requirements. The service aims to clarify insurance options and help ensure maximum flight operation safety at competitive rates. In response to numerous client and industry requests for clarification of aircraft insurance schemes available to the market, Jet Aviation...

UBS Sees Sluggish Used Bizjet Demand

The worldwide inventory of used business aircraft rose by one percent in September, representing 11 percent of the installed base, according to the latest report by UBS, which noted that this total is still below the historical average of 13 percent. While young aircraft (0 to 10 years old) inventories rose by 2 percent, available very young aircraft (0 to 5 years old) dropped by two percent,...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim to showcase its facility and services at Dubai Airshow

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), has confirmed its participation for the second consecutive time at the 2015 Dubai Airshow. Visitors to the show can locate DCAF at stand 2119. Holger Ostheimer, general manager of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim said, “We are extremely pleased to be participating at the Dubai Airshow which is undoubtedly one of the world’s premier gathering of aviation professi...

Tough times in Canada

The last few months have been some of the toughest that Bombardier has ever faced. But they have not been the worst. In 1949 Bombardier was close to shutting down completely. The Quebec government decided that it would clear snow from rural roads. It meant customers no longer needed Bombardier’s seven-passenger B7 snowmobile to get around. Now the Quebec government is firmly on the com...

Textron adds dedicated European CJ3 support aircaft

Textron Aviation is basing a Citation CJ3 in Europe to help support clients in the region. The dedicated aircraft will be based at Dusseldorf, and will be used to transport parts and technicians to Citation, Hawker and King Air aircraft as needed. Dusseldorf was chosen because of its central location in Europe, with the company estimating that the CJ3 can reach most parts of Europe wwithin t...

Charterscanner, a business aviation startup, at Alpha program by Web Summit in Dublin.

Charterscanner, a business aviation startup, got selected for the Alpha program by Web Summit in Dublin. Today the most famous IT-tech event, the Web Summit will take place in Dublin. This year Web Summit has attracted 30,000 attendees from 134 countries, 1000 speakers, 1000 investors, 1200 media and 2100 startups. Charterscanner launched in 2013 and is leading since then the...

The wheel is already invented – Steering Partners

Meeting new companies, sometime you have a clear impression, people are trying to invent the wheel once again.  This time and this conversation, made us see very clear – it is already there for centuries, so no need to try to reinvent, when you can do something better. There is a brilliant saying – these are all familiar faces. Exactly that was our great surprise when we met tw...

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Milano Prime 2019 traffic growth numbers are more than impressive

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Cobham Titan will enable smaller aircraft to carry out Tactical Missions

The public safety aviation sector has seen a rise in the demand for smaller aircraft to carry out tactical missions, whilst maintaining the same levels of connectivity and capability. These emergency...

New main rotor configuration for Kopter SH09

Kopter pursues its flight test campaign in Sicily with its 3rd prototype (P3) having now reached more than 100 flights and being now equipped with a modified main rotor head and the next generation of...

Clay Lacy Aviation opens Dallas-Fort Worth office

Clay Lacy Aviation has opened an office at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW). Headed by Chris Broyhill, Senior Vice President, Part 91 Operations and Texas Regional Development, the...

Bombardier Learjet gets avionics upgrade

FAA has certified the latest update to the popular Garmin G5000 avionics suite aboard of Bombardier Learjet aircraft. The upgrade will be incorporated on new Learjet aircraft...

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...

Airbus customer-centric solutions at Heli-Expo 2020

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The highest ever number of total annual movements and new brand identity - Farnborough Airport

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