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Weather, Training Factors in Brazil Campaign Crash

Weather that sharply deteriorated from VFR to IFR conditions surprised a possibly tired crew that lacked specific training for the Citation 560 XLS+, leading to spatial disorientation. That was the conclusion of Brazil's Cenipa in its final report on the Aug. 13, 2014 cr...

New Aircraft Towing System Makes U.S. Debut

Starting this month, North American FBOs, airports and others with an interest in aircraft ground handling will have a new option when it comes to moving aircraft with the debut of the TugMaxxe line of remote-operated tug vehicles (ROTV). The system, developed in Germany by TNA Aviati...


Two new accreditations for London Oxford Airport

London Oxford Airport has been awarded two new accreditations. Its OxfordJet FBO has become one of the first FBO’s in the UK to receive the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH). The airport’s OxfordJet FBO passed the highly stringent audit in December following an external assessment by an IBAC-accredited (International Business Aviation Council) auditor, w...

Private jet flights to Davos soar by a third

The number of private business flights landing at the three airports nearest to Davos was 35pc higher last January – and could rise even more this year. The number of private jets landing in east Switzerland's main airports is expected to jump by a third this month as world leaders, executives and entrepreneurs descend on Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Last January, 1,3...

Daniel Christe appointed CEO of TAG Aviation Europe

Daniel Christe has been appointed chief executive officer of TAG Aviation Europe. He has replaced Christof Späth, who has stepped down from the role due to personal circumstances. “I am very enthusiastic to take the lead of TAG Aviation Europe which enjoys an unrivaled reputation in the business aviation industry.” Daniel Christe said: “I am very enthusiastic to take t...

Stonebriar delivers $9.8m debt financing

Stonebriar Commercial Finance (SCF) has provided a $9.8m, 60 month term loan refinancing for a 15 year old Bombardier Global Express business jet. The borrower is a leading aviation company that provides a wide array of turnkey aviation solutions to an extensive and diverse client base of corporations, governments, and individuals throughout the world. Michael Amalfitano, EVP, senior managin...

Coming soon: 8 brand new private jets worth waiting for

Hold it! If you are about to looking at new private jets with the intention to buy, it may be worth waiting for one of the newest models coming on to the market in the next few years. Despite a tough market, aircraft manufacturers have invested in new private jets and have upgraded existing ones to give prospective buyers plenty of options. Corporate Jet Investor has rounded-up of list of new p...

Gerald Tobias Flies West

Gerald Tobias, the former president and CEO of Sikorsky Aircraft who helped develop the Black Hawk military helicopter and launched the S-76 executive helicopter, died on November 14 in Huntington Beach, Calif. He was 89. Born July 6, 1926, Tobias served in the U.S. Marines from 1943 to 1944 and trained on the Boeing Stearman. Following his service, Tobias remained invo...

JetNet iQ: As U.S. Leads, Midsize Bizjet Market To Rise

JetNet iQ is still predicting that 744 new business jets will be delivered this year—up from its estimate of 710 last year—but the business aviation data firm is adjusting its 10-year outlook to “reflect recent industry and market developments, especially in the large cabin market.” Thus, it now expects lower delivery volumes and a higher share of aircraft to be delivered t...

Oriens Aviation to attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016

Oriens Aviation, the UK distributor for Pilatus will attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed from 23 – 26 June 2016. Edwin Brenninkmeyer, CEO of Oriens Aviation, confirmed that the exhibition will be one of the first chances for people to see the superior new version of the PC-12 NG that will offer a quieter cabin and a greater range, with no increase in fuel burn or operating cost during a...

Tyrolean Jet Services - oldest in Europe and largest in Austria

Tyrolean Jet Services is on the market since 1978. In the beginning it was a Swarovski corporate flight department, which later became an independent business structure. For a charter flight there are many options to choose from: two ACJ319, one ACJ318 ER, Bombardier Global Express, Gulfstream G550, Cessna Citation VII and Beechcraft King Air 200GT. A few more aircraft are managed by the op...

TAG Aviation Le Bourget becomes an authorised Rockwell Collins dealer

TAG Aviation’s Le Bourget Maintenance Service Centre has become a Rockwell Collins authorised business and regional systems (BRS) dealer. TAG Aviation Le Bourget is now authorised to promote and sell a wide range of the US manufacturer’s products including venue cabin management and entertainment solution, an interactive Airshow moving map and Tailwind airborne satellite TV. &ldq...

Cockpit Avionics: NextGen Upgrade Pace and STC Approvals Accelerating

The most restrictive ADS-B out mandate in the world takes effect in U.S. airspace after midnight on Dec. 31, 2019, and installation centers, STC developers and equipment manufacturers are scrambling to help aircraft owners and operators meet the deadline. The mandate means that any aircraft inadequately equipped to be flown in U.S. airspace where a transponder is...

Tempus Flies Newborn with Life-threatening Condition to Virginia

Tempus Jets partnered with World Pediatric Project to transport a newborn baby born with an incomplete esophagus from Belize to Virginia for life-saving surgery. If left untreated, the condition is fatal since the child cannot eat or swallow. World Pediatric Project, a nonprofit that provides diagnostic and surgical care to children in Central America and the Caribbean, contacted Tempus Je...

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New Flagship of the best-selling turboprop family - Beechcraft King Air 360

Welcome the next generation of egendary King Air turboprop family - the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER.The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockp...

TAG Aviation FBO in Geneva and Sion acquired by Signature Flight Support

Signature Flight Support has acquired TAG Aviation FBO, SA and its two fixed base operator locations at Geneva (GVA) and Sion (SIR). The purchase represents Signature’s first foray int...

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Jet Flight Service performed 192-Month inspection on the Legacy 600

Jet Flight Service Riga based maintenance service center has recently achieved two milestones by completing 192-month/16-year inspection on the Embraer Legacy 600 this summer and at the same...

Ansat flights started in Mexico

Flights of Ansat light multipurpose helicopter owned by the Mexican company Craft Avia Center started in Guadalajara.  Ansat helicopter has been supplied by Russian Helicopter Systems compan...

STC for IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle System for Beechcraft King Air 300 series

Innovative Solutions & Support has been awarded FAA Supplemental Type Certification for its groundbreaking ThrustSense® Autothrottle system for the Beechcraft King Air 300 series turboprops eq...

Two new certifications for TAG Aviation Malta

Just three years after receiving its Maltese AOC, TAG Aviation Malta has been rewarded for its commitment to safety with both its Wyvern Wingman certification and IS-BAO accreditation. These sign...

Time to Apply for IADA Biz Aviation Scholarships

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications for the organization's Business Aviation Scholarships through Oct. 1. The scholarships, funded by the IADA Foundatio...

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DC Aviation Group - successful upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo SCS Elite

The DC Aviation Group has completed the successful upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo Elite Smart Cabin System. The aircraft was also equipped with an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband High Data Rate Servic...