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Tyrolean Jet Services received G650

The operator added Gulfstream G550 and Bombardier Global Express As BizavNews found out, a Austrian leading business aviation operator Tyrolean Jet Services began operating a new aircraft Gulfstream G650 (OE-IYE). Business Jet will be operated exclusively in the interests of the owner and wi...

Pre-owned Gulfstream Market Holds Steady, Report Notes

The pre-owned market for in-production large-cabin Gulftreams is holding steady, though prices on early modelG650s are likely to dip below $60 million over the next 12 months, according to an inaugural Gulfstream quarterly market update report from Hagerty Jet Group. The Savannah, Ga.-based aircraft...


JetLease Capital completes CJ2 loan

JetLease Capital has arranged and completed a $2 million loan for a Cessna Citation CJ2 business jet. The jet will be based in the Midwest United States. The transaction was structured as a 7 year term loan, 15 year amortisation, 80% LTV. The client is a high net worth individual/entrepreneur engaged in the real estate industry. JetLease Capital is based at the West Palm Beach Flor...

AltiJet to launch France's first TBM 900 charter service

French business aircraft start-up AltiJet is preparing to launch charter services early next year with the country's first commercially-operated Daher TBM 900. The Strasbourg-based company took delivery of the single-engined turboprop on 7 October and has applied to the French civil aviation authority, the DGAC, for an air operator’s certificate (AOC). “We hope to begin flyin...

GlobeAir signs empty leg deal with JetSmarter

The world’s largest Cessna Citation Mustang operator –Austrian air taxi company GlobeAir – has sold 15,000 empty legs to mobile application-based charter provider JetSmarter in a deal valued at up to $50 million over five years. The agreement will help fund GlobeAir’s ambitious expansion plans – which include adding up to eight more entry-level Mustangs to its...

Argus: North American Bizav Flying Surges in September

Business aviation flight activity last month in North America climbed by 3 percent versus a year ago, according to data released today by aviation services group Argus International. This more than quadrupled the company’s forecast for 0.7-percent growth, prompting its data researchers to dub it the “September surge.” Argus is predicting a 2.7-percent increase in flying this mont...

Pilot Report: Citation M2

Since entering service in 2013, the $4.5 million Citation M2 has garnered a significant share of the light jet market and even of Textron Aviation’s own smaller jet series. The M2 is the newest member of the CitationJet (525) series, and 12 were delivered in 2013, even though certification was not awarded until late that year; during its first full year of production last...

Tankering Benefits Tangible and Achievable

Although jet-fuel prices are lower because of the dramatic drop in the price of oil, operators of airplanes that can carry large loads of fuel, especially the increasingly popular ultra-long-range Globals and Gulfstreams, may benefit from tankering low-cost fuel instead of carrying just the amount of fuel and reserves needed for a particular flight. For many business jet owners, it is precisely th...

Forecast Projects Demand for 13,000 Business Aircraft in Next Decade

A new business aviation forecast projects demand for nearly 13,000 new business jets and turboprops over the 10-year period from 2016 to 2025. It also projects aircraft retirements to total more than 5,500. The world's in-service fleet, meanwhile, is expected to grow from 31,000 aircraft in 2016 to nearly 38,000 in 2025. That's according to Aviation Week Network's second annual...

Special Report: Aircraft Acquisition Planning and Financing

One of the ultimate attractions of business aviation is the ability to take to the skies on a schedule that fits your company’s needs – be it through charter, fractional ownership, aircraft leasing or an outright business aircraft purchase. If outright ownership isn’t right for your company’s needs, charter, fractional ownership and, to a lesser degree, aircraft leasing...

Ex-Im Backers Find Path Forward in House

Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) reauthorization legislation, long stalled in the U.S. House of Representative, received a boost last week when lawmakers turned to a little-used procedure called a discharge petition to bypass the committee to bring the bill to a floor vote. The maneuver is rarely used and even more rarely successful since it requires 218 signatures. But it was the same pr...

Mountain West Acquires Two New Locations

Mountain West Aviation, a service provider with locations at California’s Lake Tahoe Airport and Nevada’s Carson City Airport, has acquired El Aero Services, which operated FBOs and Part 145 repair stations at Carson City and at Elko Regional Airport, also in Nevada. The Carson City FBO includes an 8,300-sq-ft terminal and 15,000 sq ft of hangar space sized for aircra...

FSI Starts Latitude Training, Adds More Caravan Sims

FlightSafety International started training in the first FAA level-D Cessna Citation Latitude simulator at its Cessna Pilot Learning Center in Wichita. EASA qualification of the training device is planned for early next year. A second Citation Latitude simulator will also be installed next year at the company’s learning center in Columbus, Ohio. “Building tw...

OHS Aviation Services completes 15th full vip refurbishment on Bombardier Global Express

OHS Aviation Services, the interior refurbishment specialist, headquatered in Berlin Schönefeld SXF, has just completed its 15th full vip refurbishment on a Bombardier Global cabin for an undisclosed private customer. "We are proud to have successfully performed another high quality cabin refurbishment in-house in less than eight weeks, says the ceo of OHS, Ornulf Hilar...

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400th Gulfstream G650 aircraft delivered

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German Armed Forces SAR received first H145 from Airbus Helicopters

Several months before the agreed deadline, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information T...

Embraer Phenom Owners Turn to Clay Lacy for Mandatory 10-Year Inspections

Clay Lacy Aviation is performing 10-year inspections for Embraer Phenom aircraft at the company’s Embraer Authorized Service Centers at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) and McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCR...

The Air Charter Association looks back on what is done in 2019

The Air Charter Association is holding its final Council meeting of 2019 on December 11th. This will be a time to reflect on the major steps forward the Association has made this year; the year of its...

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