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On Air Dining Kitchen Achieves Official Halal Certification

On Air Dining, the elite culinary service that provides a fine dining experience in the air, has enhanced its offering to clients with the installation of a dedicated approved Halal kitchen at its London Stansted Airport, UK headquarters. It is one of the first kitchens run by an inflight dining com...

You shall not pass - UK firms develop drone-freezing ray

Three British companies have created a device to deter drones from entering sensitive areas by freezing them in mid-flight. The Anti-UAV Defense System (Auds) works by covertly jamming a drone's signal, making it unresponsive. After this disruption, the operator is likely to retrieve the...


Alto Aviation and Innovation Advantage Partner on A/V System

Alto Aviation of Sterling, Mass., added to its line of premium cabin entertainment systems for business aviation, having reached an agreement with Innovative Advantage to use the latter’s AVDS nodes as part of the Alto audio/video solution under a private label. AVDS video distribution systems support video switching to multiple monitors in either standard definition or h...

South Dakota FBO Unveils New Facility

Westjet Air Center, the only full-service FBO at South Dakota’s Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP), held the grand opening for its new facility. With a stone exterior and copper ceilings, the 5,000-sq-ft terminal included in the $1 million-plus project is designed to resemble a luxury home or hotel. The facility offers a flight-planning center, pilots’ lounge with a pair of sn...

Hadid Expands African Service Network

Flight management provider Hadid International Services has expanded its network in Africa with the establishment of a new office for full supervisory capabilities at Djibouti International Airport. The unsettled political situation in the region, which has driven gains in the number of flights landing in and overflying the small African nation, prompted its Civil Aviation Authority to designate H...

Ionization System Removes Pathogens from Cabin Air

Refinements to ionization techniques have allowed Aviation Clean Air (ACA) to develop a system that promises to remove harmful pathogens, allergens and unpleasant odors from aircraft of just about any size. The U.S.company already holds STCs to fit the system on Boeing Business Jets and the Gulfstream G550 and is now looking to offer it more widely to other corporate and privat...

Amac Expands Mx Footprint With New Hangar

Building on its reputation as a completions specialist, Switzerland-based Amac Aerospace is taking on a growing portfolio of maintenance work. The company expanded the scope of its work when it secured FAA repair station status in June and will open a fourth hangar at its Basel headquarters by year-end. So far this year, Amac’s maintenance team has been busy handling heavy...

Florida FBO Starts New Hangar Build

Stuart Jet Center, one of two FBOs at Florida’s Witham Field/Martin County Airport, has broken ground on a 24,000 sq ft hangar that, when completed in next year’s first quarter, will allow the Avfuel-branded service provider to shelter the latest ultra-long-range business jets. The $2 million project, wind-coded to meet Miami-Dade specifications for hurricane safety, will inclu...

Dassault Falcon 900B by Mark Huber

Big cabin, great short-runway performance and long legs. This has been the winning formula for Dassault’s Falcon 900 series for nearly 30 years through multiple upgraded iterations, the latest of which is the $43.3 million 900LX. The Falcon 900’s trijet design lets you get into and out of airports you wouldn’t dare try to use in a comparable twinjet, especially on hot days. Its i...

EASA approved Gama Aviation landing trainings for 7 types of aircraft

Gama Aviation announced Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Approved Training Organisation (ATO) approval to conduct the landing training required for the issue of aircraft type ratings. This enables Gama to carry out training programmes under the new interpretation of the EASA Part-FCL training requirements for base training. The ATO initially covers seven types of aircraft including Challenge...

JetSmarter strengthens offering in Europe with GlobeAir

JetSmarter, the world's premier mobile app for chartering private jets, today announces the acquisition of 15,000 hours of flight inventory, valued at $50 million over five years, from Europe'sleading private jet company GlobeAir, to boost its footprint in Western Europe.   Following the completion of a $20 million series B funding round earlier t...

Equiom appoints new Managing Director

Equiom has appointed Aidan Davin their new Managing Director. Davin has served as Equiom’s Group Client Services Director for the past two years but steps into his new role on 1st October 2015. Davin said: “I am looking forward to taking up the position of Managing Director at Equiom (Isle of Man) Limited. Paul has done a fabulous job and leaves the business in great shape....

Bond hands over first upgraded EC135 T2 to UK NPAS

Bond Air Services has handed over to the UK’s National Police Air Service (NPAS) the first of an eventual seven upgraded Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2+ rotorcraft. Featuring a custom mission system including a L3 Wescam MX-10 electro-optical/infrared camera, upgraded communications suite, and new digital mapping featuring augmented reality, the modification work has been performed...

NBAA: House Hearing Highlights Need for Action on UAS Regulations

 A hearing today before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's aviation subcommittee regarding the safe utilization of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) highlights the urgent need for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue federal regulations for the burgeoning industry, said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "It is clear that lawmakers share our...

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Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K now EASA certified

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA Type Certification for its Aneto-1K engine, as fitted to the Leonardo AW189K. Intended for super-medium and heavy helicopters, the Aneto family produce...

Gulfstream Van Nuys officially opened

Gulfstream has officially opened its second company-owned MRO facility in Southern California. The new service center at Van Nuys Airport has customer resources that include sustainable avia...

HondaJet Elite deliveries to China has begun

Honda Aircraft Company has begun deliveries of the HondaJet Elite to China. This first HondaJet Elite was delivered by Honda Aircraft Company at its world headquarters in Greensboro, NC...

Air BP Airfield Automation went live in Brazil’s São Paulo state

Brazil is known as South America’s most influential aviation market, with one of the biggest business aviation fleets in the world, a large proportion of which are based in São Paulo.&nbs...

2020: The year for MENA Business Aviation

We are getting close to the end of 2019, a perfect time to look back at what was accomplished this year, as well as great time to put all the important things in your agenda 2020 to be sure to attend...

Aston Martin and Airbus prepare to take to the skies

Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters revealed a new partnership that brings together the best of automotive and aeronautical design. For the past 12 months designers fr...

400th Gulfstream G650 aircraft delivered

Congratulations Gulfstream Aerospace on the delivery milestone - the 400th Gulfstream G650! The record-breaking, ultralong-range extended-range Gulfstream G650ER will be based in the U.S.&nb...

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Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K now EASA certified

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA Type Certification for its Aneto-1K engine, as fitted to the Leonardo AW189K. Intended for super-medium and heavy helicopters, the Aneto family produce...

Gulfstream Van Nuys officially opened

Gulfstream has officially opened its second company-owned MRO facility in Southern California. The new service center at Van Nuys Airport has customer resources that include sustainable avia...

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...

HondaJet Elite deliveries to China has begun

Honda Aircraft Company has begun deliveries of the HondaJet Elite to China. This first HondaJet Elite was delivered by Honda Aircraft Company at its world headquarters in Greensboro, NC...

The final design features of its SH09 helicopter will be presented at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Kopter continues to expand the performance and flight envelope of the SH09 Prototype 3, while simultaneously increasing flight test activities in the flight test center located at Pozzallo, Sicily. P3...