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Jetex debuts Rolls Royce Phantom FBO shuttle service

Jetex officially announces the newest fleet of airport shuttle vehicles for its DWC (Dubai World Central) based Fixed Base Operator (FBO). The previous Rolls Royce Ghost fleet will be upgraded to Three Black Rolls Royce Phantoms, making Jetex the first company to provide an exclusively Rolls Royce P...

Daher's TBM 900 comes to the Singapore Airshow

Daher is showcasing its TBM 900 at the Singapore Airshow, bringing this very fast turboprop aircraft to one of Asia’s largest aerospace industry events. Displayed at the biennial air show is a TBM 900 owned by John Giddens. Its presence underscores the TBM 900’s popularity as the fast...


Neymar's 'private jet to be SEIZED' as Brazilian court orders £33m worth of Barca star's assets to be frozen

Neymar is currently under investigation in Brazil over alleged tax evasion during the last two years of his Santos career between 2011 and 2013. A Brazilian court has ordered the seizure of £33million worth of Neymar's possessions, according to reports. Spanish outlet Marca claim the Barcelona star will have his luxury yacht and private jet reclaimed, as well as numerous properties...

Large-cabin business jet squeeze hits values

Throughout 2015, the large-cabin, long-range business jet segment showed some serious signs of weakness in light of slowing demand from an emerging markets slowdown and reduced orders from oil-producing countries, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend consultancy. This also triggered a slump in the residual values of many established models in this niche sector, it says. In its latest ViewPo...

Two-year wait for $65m Gulfstream personal jet as demand flies

Gulfstream Aerospace says it’s unable to keep up with demand from the rich. Pay $65 million for the G650 or G650ER personal jets, and your wait to board them could be as long as two years, Scott Neal, Gulfstream’s senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, said in a Bloomberg TV interview Tuesday at the Singapore Air Show. The G650ER “has taken market shar...

Luxaviation Pushes Global Bizav Consolidation

A flurry of acquisition activity over the past two years has seen Luxaviation  more than triple in size to become one of the world’s leading business aviation services groups. Now, the Luxembourg-based group is preparing for further expansion with two or three more acquisitions planned during 2016, and the company also has expanded its presence in the Asia Pacific region. Luxavi...

Rockwell Collins delivers weather radar to KAI for Korean Utility Helicopter program

Rockwell Collins has delivered its first RTA-4100 MultiScanTM Weather Radar to KAI for the medevac variant of the Korean Utility Helicopter. This is the first selection of the new RTA-4100 Weather Radar with enhanced surface search modes in the Asia-Pacific region. “Our RTA-4100 MultiScan Weather Radar will provide enhanced safety and mission capability during the highly adverse weat...

Jet Aviation Singapore celebrates 20 years of exceptional service

Officially launched at Singapore Airshow in 1996, Jet Aviation Singapore is proud to observe its 20th anniversary of providing quality services at this year’s Airshow. Jet Aviation Singapore was established at Seletar Airport as an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for Gulfstream aircraft in 1996, gaining Bombardier Service Center authorization the following year. Coupled with the...

Legacy 500 Makes Singapore Debut

Claudio Camelier, v-p sales for Middle East and Asia Pacific (not including China) for Embraer Executive Jets (EEJ), told AIN last week that the region accounts for 10 percent of its fleet now. At the Singapore Airshow, the highlight for the Brazilian company will be the debut of its Legacy 500 here; it also has a Phenom 100, a Phenom 300 and a Legacy here on the static display....

Dassault to Feature Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000LXS at Singapore Airshow

 Dassault Aviation will present the top of the line Falcon 7X trijet and the Falcon 2000LXS twin at the Singapore Airshow, the largest aerospace and defence exhibition in the Asia Pacific region. The six day event, which opens on February 16th, will take place at Singapore’s Changi Airport and will coincide with Dassault Aviation’s 100th anniversary. In addition to the Falco...

TAG Aviation Geneva adds second Gulfstream G200

TAG Aviation has added a second Gulfstream G200 (HB-IUV) to its Geneva based charter fleet. “We are delighted to have this Geneva-based second Gulfstream G200 join our charter fleet. The aircraft is immediately available and can be fully dedicated to charter without the need for the owner’s prior release.” said Andrew Hodgson, director of charter Europe, TAG Aviation, “I...

Bizjet Broker Sees Market Boost from South East Asia

Despite challenges in the Chinese economy, Asia-Pacific will account for 12 percent of worldwide business aircraft deliveries through 2024 with South East Asia helping bolster the market, according to the Jetcraft brokerage group. In its recent 10-year Market Outlook, Jetcraft (Stand U63) predicted a global market for 8,755 business aircraft valued at $271.1 billion through 2024. Nort...

Sky Valet opens Malaga FBO

Sky Valet has opened a new FBO in Malaga, Spain. Sky Valet launched in 2015. It offers ground handling services to passengers, crew members and aircraft at Madrid, Barcelona, Girona, Valencia, La Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza airports. These FBOs are all coordinated from an operations centre in Madrid. Sky Valet is committed to the IS-BAH standa...

Dubai business jet operator sees growth in slowing regional economy

DC Aviation Al Futtaim to increase fleet by two in 2016. Dubai-based business jet operator DC Aviation Al Futtaim believes it can cut its losses to break even this year against a backdrop of a softening regional economy. The operator plans to add two aircraft in 2016, increasing its managed fleet to six, General Manager Holger Ostheimer told Gulf News by phone this week. Ostheimer...

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Corona impact - aviation conferences will change

“Under the current circumstances, aviation conferences will change. We have seen that a large number of major conferences and conventions had to be cancelled. Disappointment is one thing, at wha...

New projects are keeping AMAC Aerospace busy as usual

Good news, AMAC Aerospace is busy as usual, despite corona crisis. Latest announcement -  a new signed contract for a ‘PPI’ on a Gulfstream G450. Furthermore, AMAC has been selec...

Gulfstream G700 earns International Yacht & Aviation Award for seat design

Congratulations! Gulfstream G700 earned a 2020 International Yacht & Aviation Award for the industry flagship’s all-new seat design. The Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 re...

Be the First to fly with an Electric Air Taxi

At Greentech Festival in Berlin Volocopter announced that the world's first public sale for electrical air taxi flight reservations has started. Effective immediately, Volocopter fans wo...

Welcome the roll-out of New Tecnam P2012 SENTINEL SMP

TECNAM is constantly challenging the status quo regarding technology and design. Sleek, modern and seductive, the P2012 Traveller has been the reference platform to develop the P2012 Sentine...

In preparation for flight trials Ampaire flies second hybrid-electric prototype

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Extended contract for low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel - Gulfstream

Gulfstream Aerospace has extended its contract with World Fuel Services to continue providing the business-jet manufacturer with a steady supply of sustainable aviation fuel produced by World Ene...

Metrojet hangar resolves parking spaces issues in the region

The MRO station of Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited offers great support to our management clients by keeping their aircraft  well protected inside the hangar throughout these Covi...

EASA Certification granted to Diamond Aircraft DA50 RG

Diamond Aircraft announced EASA certification for its exciting new DA50 RG single engine piston with retractable gear. This achievement marks a significant milestone in Diamond’s histo...

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250th Embraer business jet delivery milestone in Latin America

Embraer announced the delivery of a Phenom 100EV and a Phenom 300E to two separate Brazilian customers, marking the company’s 250th business jet delivery in Latin America. The Phenom 100EV...

IS-BAH Stage 2 certification for TAG Macau FBO

Just a little over one year after opening its doors, TAG Aviation Macau’s Fixed Base Operation has been awarded for its commitment to safety and quality ground handling by the International...

Millennium club goes bigger with the rollout of Daher TBM 1000th airplane

The 1,000th TBM very fast turboprop aircraft has rolled out from Daher’s Tarbes, France final assembly line, with this milestone airplane – a top-of-the-line TBM 940 version – destin...

Relaunched Diamond DA20-C1 with new instrument panel

The high demand for single engine training aircraft has led to the return to production of the Diamond DA20-C1, powered by a 125HP Continental IO-240 engine and equipped with new state-of-the-art G500...

First operator to use the new H145 for Offshore Wind operations - HTM-Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters have signed a contract for the purchase of two additional H145 helicopters. HTM will be the first operator to use the new five-bladed H145 in the Offshore Wind s...

Rosaviatsiya certified electronic documentation for Ansat helicopters

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) granted the Russian Helicopters holding the approval to make a major change to the Ansat helicopter type certificate. The event took place d...

The flight testing in Pozzallo successfully completed - SH09 is back home

Since the resumption of the test flight activities in June in Pozzallo, Sicily, our third prototype (P3) has completed 40 flights, allowing testing of multiple aerodynamic modifications and configurat...