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Analyst Predicts More Bizjet Shipments, Lower Values

A new business jet forecast released today by industry analyst Brian Foley predicts the delivery of 8,594 business jets worth $238 billion over the next decade. While the number of units is increasing, Foley expects the mix to contain less costly light and midsize jets and fewer more expensive large...

More States, Cities Affirm Value of Business Aviation

Governors in Alabama and West Virginia, and political leaders of 20 cities and counties, are the latest to announce or restate their support for business aviation. In Alabama, Gov. Robert Bentley declared October 2015 as "General Aviation Appreciation Month, noting, "The general avi...


French Helicopter Operators Consolidate Further

In a further consolidation move in the French helicopter operator industry, the HBG holding company has taken over the Loc'Héli group and is thus claiming the largest fleet in the country, with a combined 117 aircraft. HBG is adding three companies to its portfolio—Hélicoptères de France and HDF Maintenance in full ownership, as well as...

Glasgow Police EC135 Crew Didn't React To Fuel Warnings

In a final report released on October 23, UK AAIB investigators were puzzled by the pilot's reaction—or rather the lack of it—after he acknowledged low fuel warnings in his Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2+, which eventually crashed and killed 10 in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2013. Without flight recorders, investigators cannot understand why the police...

ExecuJet Zurich FBO gains IS-BAH certificate

ExecuJet Aviation Group Zurich FBO has gained the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH), becoming the first FBO in Switzerland to hold this certificate. “We are delighted our Zurich FBO has passed the IS-BAH audit, which not only shows the quality of our support services but also our commitment to using the most comprehensive assessments available across the boa...

Quest Kodiak 100 Substantially Damaged in Takeoff Crash

The sole-occupant pilot sustained minor injuries when his Quest Kodiak 100 stalled and crashed during a dayVMC takeoff at Sheridan County Airport, Sheridan, Wyo., on October 9 at about 12:30 p.m. MDT. Registered asN153RW, the single-engine turboprop was substantially damaged in the accident. According to the preliminary NTSB report, the pilot, who is also the...

Brazil Sentence Final for Legacy Midair Pilots

Brazil's Supreme Court recently upheld the conviction of U.S. pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino in the September 2006 midair over the Amazon that brought down a Gol Linhas Aéreas 737 with 154 people aboard. Under a legal cooperation treaty, the sentence of three years, one month and 10 days would be served in the U.S. Brazilian sentences of less th...

Jetcraft issues first Business Aviation forecast

New Jetcraft Business Aviation Forecast Predicts North American Market Share will continue to exceed Rest of World combined through 2024. The “10 Year Market Outlook” predicts Bombardier will lead the way in aircraft deliveries and revenue; Rolls-Royce’s dominance in engines being threatened by Pratt & Whitney Canada; and Honeywell achieving top market share for avionics....

Meridian completes renovation of Hayward Citation XLS

A Meridian Air Charter Citation XLS has been completely refurbished. This midsize business jet is currently based at Hayward Executive Airport in Hayward, CA, and is now available for charter. “The Citation XLS is the perfect midsize jet for our clients in the Northern California region because it can easily reach popular destinations like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Vancouver.&...

New base for Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation has opened a new base at Glasgow airport to support its contract with the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS). The base will house Scotland’s national specialist transport and retrieval service (SCOTSTAR) for critically ill NHS patients and will be the first time anywhere in the UK that all the country’s national retrieval services will operate from a single, central base...

AVINCO awarded a mandate by China Airlines to remarket one 747-400

AVINCO has been awarded an exclusive remarketing mandate to place a Boeing 747-400 on behalf of China Airlines. The 1997 vintage aircraft is currently operated by China Airlines and is available immediately. The aircraft (MSN28709) is powered by PW4056 engines, current configuration 70C/319Y and 9 galleys, and MTOW 872K. Avinco is based in Monaco, Dublin, Moscow, Dubai, Dal...

Free Online EU Passenger Tax Calculator Available

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and an Austrian technology company have collaborated to offer a free online calculator that helps aircraft operators compute the various passenger-oriented taxes now being imposed in some European Union countries. The “PaxTax” tool calculates the total passenger tax for the flight, and breaks down the cost for both departure and...

Embraer Hands Over 300th Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets handed over the 300th Phenom 300 last Thursday to an undisclosed U.S. customer, just one year after achieving the same milestone for the smaller Phenom 100/100E. The commemorative Phenom 300 was assembled at and delivered from Embraer’s facility in Melbourne, Fla. Over the past two years, the Phenom 300 has been the most delivered business jet in the world an...

SW Business Aviation parts with vintage jet

As we found out, SW Business Aviation ( a part of Silk Way Group) is putting for sale Boeing Business Jet 727-200 (727-251 / WL). Aircraft produced in 1981 has an exclusive VIP-lounge, designed to carry 65 passengers. In 2014 business jet got it's cabin full renovation and in June 2015 passed the aircraft overhaul. The company also offers as the package with th...

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Daher results 2019 - 68 turboprop aircraft from its TBM and Kodiak product lines

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EmbraerX and Elroy Air to Collaborate on Unmanned Air Cargo

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The City of the Future revealed by Bell

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The first fully authorized Cirrus Service Center for Vision Jet SF50 in Europe - Air Service Basel

Congratulations Air Service Basel! They just became the first Authorized Service Center for EASA and FAA registered Cirrus aircraft in Europe, to support the Cirrus Vision Jet SF50...

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Special Davos event support by Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation elite team of service specialists, equipment and rapid response aircraft will be positionned at airports near Davos the week of January 20th.  Dassault Aviation makes globa...

Toyota became lead investor to develop and produce Joby Aviation eVTOL aircraft

Toyota is exploring a new flight path for mobility through a new collaboration with Joby Aviation, an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric eVTOL aircraft to enabl...

Daher results 2019 - 68 turboprop aircraft from its TBM and Kodiak product lines

Daher announced business results of 2019 for its expanded turboprop-powered aircraft family, with the company logging sales of 48 TBMs in the TBM 910 and TBM 940 versions, along with 20...

The most advanced transportation method to healthcare raises strategic investment

A strategic investment was announced by Matternet, a pioneer in drone delivery for medical applications. The round of funding will provide Matternet with access to a broad set of opport...

A diverse new decade of charter business is coming

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Textron Aviation adds three company-owned Service Centers in APAC

To strengthen its Asia Pacific service offering, Textron Aviation acquired Premiair Aviation Maintenance, an Australian MRO service provider. Previously named an Authorized Service Facility, Premiair...

How extreme weather increases demand for private jet charters

We hear it in the news on a yearly basis. Bad weather is hitting harder and more regularly than ever on every corner of the globe. Whether climate change is a natural process or man-made, or a mixture...