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Jet Aviation Zurich has another successful WEF

Jet Aviation Zurich has spent months preparing for the VIP customers that arrived in Zurich to attend the 46th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, held from 20-23 January 2016 in Davos, Switzerland. The company served the majority of aircraft and passengers attending WEF, handling 612 move...

Air Charter Service starts taking European Championship bookings

Air Charter Service has started booking aircraft for this summer’s European football championship being held in France. The company has already booked more than twenty aircraft through its London office. The championship kicks off on 10th June 2016. “As soon as the draw was announc...


Minister unveils first Bombardier Challenger jets for AMSA

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has unveiled the first batch of Bombardier Challenger CL 604 twin-jets which will replace Aerorescue Dorniers for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) operations. On Wednesday, Truss inspected the first of four Bombardier Challenger CL 604, which was currently being fitted for sea...

Swiss Aviation Consulting expands into Asia

Swiss Aviation Consulting is setting up an affiliate in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Swiss AeroConsultant (Asia) Sdn. Bhd. was officially incorporated in December 2015. The company selected Malaysia for its central location in the Southeast Asian market and for the availability of qualified staff who, in addition to English and the local Bahasa, speaks the languages of Swiss Aviation Consulting&rsq...

ExecuJet reports record traffic at Dubendorf FBO

ExecuJet Aviation Group is celebrating another successful World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting at Davos-Klosters last week. ExecuJet saw record traffic and fuelling at Dübendorf Airport, the military airport just 5nm north of Zürich secured for overflow traffic. “The World Economic Forum is one of the busiest times of the year for business jets tra Basil Gamper, FBO m...

Cirrus SF50 Jet Certification Moves to the Right

Duluth, Minn.-based Cirrus Aircraft hoped to have FAA approval for SF50 Vision single-engine personal jet in hand late last year, but now it looks like it will gain certification this spring, the company told AIN late last week. This delay is partially due to testing of its emergency recovery parachute during the fourth quarter, a process that took longer than ex...

Helo Cockpit Research Study Uses Eye-tracking Tech

Global offshore helicopter association HeliOffshore has commissioned industry expert Jarvis Bagshaw Ltd. to conduct a research study in Aberdeen that uses eye-tracking technology to understand how pilots monitor flight instruments. Twenty-six pilots participated in the first phase of observational study, which seeks to improve pilot performance in the cockpit. Optimizing the training and t...

Global air ambulance demand spurs profits at FAI

Soaring global demand for air ambulance services in 2015 helped German business aircraft services provider FAI rent-a-jet to record profitability. The Nuremberg-based company – one of Europe’s largest business aircraft operators – saw revenues climb nearly 9% to €80 million ($87 million) last year. Air ambulance services accounted for €41.7 million – up fro...

Textron Aviation Acquires Able Engineering

Textron Aviation has expanded its component repair capabilities with the acquisition of Mesa, Ariz.-based Able Engineering & Components Service and Able Aerospace. Founded in 1982, Able provides component repairs, exchanges and replacement parts for both fixed-wing and commercial rotorcraft. The company has developed more than 2,800 proprietary FAA-approved component repairs. It...

Bizjet Market Conditions Deteriorating, Analyst Finds

A continued weakening of the large-cabin market is leading the business aircraft market to new post-recession lows, according to the latest UBS Business Jet Market Index. UBS created the market index to track changes in market conditions based on surveys measuring customer interest, pricing, 12-month outlook, inventory and willingness to increase inventory. The most rec...

Tamarack Aerospace Receives Approval for CJ Winglets

Tamarack Aerospace Group has secured European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certification (STC) for its Atlas active winglet system for the CitationJet Model CE525 series. The STC covers the original CJ as well as the CJ1 and CJ1+. EASA approval for the M2 is expected in March with U.S. approval anticipated to follow this summer. The approvals culminate a three-year program th...

Private jets research from Gama Aviation

New research from Gama Aviation reveals that the three main airports servicing the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos see a significant spike in private jet activity in January as delegates fly in. In January 2015, there were around 896 business aviation flights at Zurich airport, and the corresponding figures for St. Gallen-Altenrhein and Samedan airports were 288 and 205 respectively. The...

K5 Aviation orders Airbus ACJ319neo

K5 Aviation GmbH of Germany has firmed up a previously announced commitment for an Airbus ACJ319neo, adding to the growing number of orders for the world’s newest private jet family, which includes the ACJ320neo launched in 2015. The ACJ319neo will be operated by K5 Aviation, which will be the first to fly the new type. K5 Aviation already manages three ACJ319s that are offered for VVIP c...

Comlux America launches new VIP Service Center in the Middle East with Texel Air

Comlux The Aviation Group is pleased to announce the signing of a cooperation agreement with Texel Air, in order to provide its Middle East customers with dedicated MRO line Maintenance and cabin upgrades & refurbishments on their VIP aircraft. While Texel Air will provide hangar, maintenance and certification services through its 3,200 m2 facility at Bahrain Internation...

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