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Academy 147 receives GCAA CAR 147 approval

On December 8th 2015, Academy 147 Limited, a training organisation based in Malta received CAR 147 maintenance training organisation approval from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the United Arab Emirates. Academy 147 made its initial plunge into the Middle East's rapidly growing m...

Investigators drop charges against suspect in Total CEO plane crash case

The Investigative Committee of Russia dropped charges against one of the suspects in the Total CEO plane crash case, traffic control trainee Svetlana Krivsun, her lawyer told RAPSI on Thursday. Investigators have not commented this information yet. Christophe de Margerie died in a plane c...


Used Aircraft Report: Bombardier Global Express

Bombardier threw down the gauntlet in front of Gulfstream when it announced the Global Express in December 1993, officially launching the battle between Montreal and Savannah for King of the Heavy-Iron class. With the aircraft’s super lean 46,500-lb. BOW, 41,500 lb. of fuel and 91,000-lb. MTOW, Bombardier officials boasted that the clean-sheet flagship would fly faster, farther and more effi...

Citation Longitude To Be Built Alongside King Airs

Textron Aviation’s new Cessna Citation Longitude will be built at the former Beechcraft campus—Wichita Beech Field—in the same plant that produces King Airs, Barons and Bonanzas, company executives told AIN. The move to build the first Citation on what is now referred to as “East Campus” in Wichita comes as Textron Aviation further integrates Cessna Aircraft...

Embraer delivers 33 commercial and 45 business jets during Q4 of 2015

Embraer has delivered 33 commercial and 45 business jets, 25 of which are light jets and 20 are large, during the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15). The company ended the full year with 101 aircraft delivered to the commercial airline market and 120 to the executive aviation market, totalling 82 light and 38 large business jets. The total of 221 aircraft for both markets represents the highest volu...

FlightySafety International adds Gulfstream G650 CPDLC to eLearning Courses

FlightSafety International has added Gulfstream G650 Controller Pilot Data Link Communication to its extensive series of eLearning courses and CPDLC iFlightDECK subscription-based application. The three-hour eLearning CPDLC scenario-based course is designed to familiarize pilots with CPDLC/ADS-C operations in normal and abnormal situations. The course will take them through a flight planning ph...

Bombardier and TAG Aeronautics reach agreement to end sales representative and distribution relationship in 21 countries

As a result of a change in Bombardier's strategic approach to aircraft sales, Bombardier and TAG Aeronautics have amicably elected to end their contractual agreements. This concludes nearly 40 years in which TAG Aeronautics served as Bombardier's exclusive sales representative and distributor for new Challenger and Global series aircraft in 21 Middle Eastern and north African countries. Wi...

PhilJets starts the year with Airbus Helicopters H130 order

PhilJets Group has placed an order with Airbus Helicopters for one brand new H130 light helicopter, scheduled for delivery in June 2016. PhilJets through its parents company, Starline Global Industries, already placed an order for an H130 last year and is renewing its confidence in this helicopter type to boost the expansion of its operations in the Philippines. “As a fast growing aviat...

Mont-Blanc Helicopteres - special team in the mountains

Amazing number of colleagues and friends are already there or planning to go on skiing vacation. For us it is just one more reason to remind everyone about very special people. They can be almost invisible until the moment their help is needed. After an accident with a friend, I had to find out all in detail due to professional curiosity. MBH Avoriaz, about 20 years of service....

TAG Farnborough Airport opens new terminal facilities for passengers and crew

The UK's only dedicated business aviation airport, TAG Farnborough Airport, has invested an additional £1 million to create more space for passengers and crew at its terminal building in order to meet growing demand. The UK's only dedicated business aviation airport, TAG Farnborough Airport, has invested an additional £1 million to create more space for passengers and cr...

AMAC Aerospace opens fourth hangar at Euroairport in Basel

AMAC Aerospace AG has opened a fourth hangar at its facilities at EuroAirport in Basel after only 11 months construction time. The additional hangar area of 7,280 sqm and the additional apron area of 6,038 sqm will allow AMAC Aerospace to further expand its capacity for wide-body maintenance work. AMAC Aerospace Switzerland AG is offering narrow and wide-body vip completion and maintenance for...

Despite December Gains, Euro Bizav Flying Down in 2015

While business aircraft activity in Europe climbed 1.7 percent last month, to 51,563 departures, the gain wasn’t enough to push full-year results into positive territory, according to data released yesterday by WingX Advance. Overall, flying was down 0.6 percent in the region last year, equivalent to 4,866 fewer flights than in 2014. WingX said last month’s boost was the result...

Jota Aviation purchases Avro RJ85 from Falko

The Jota Group has purchased a second Avro RJ85 regional jet from Falko. The aircraft is an ex SN Brussels Airlines aircraft, and adds to Jota Aviation’s current BAe 146-200 and King Air turboprop fleet. The aircraft was delivered on Friday, 8th January. The RJ85, (G-CHFE, MSN E2294 will be re-registered G-JOTR) will be reconfigured into a 95-seat layout on completion of a C check with Av...

Saudia Private Aviation set for two German A319s

Saudia Private Aviation (SVA, Jeddah) is set to take delivery of two A319-100s on wet-lease from PrivatAir (Germany) (PTG, Dusseldorf). The aircraft - D-ASPA (cn 1598) and D-ASPB (cn 1625) - are currently at Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel where they are believed to be undergoing reconfiguration into a VIP lay-out. As previously reported, SPA has partnered Saudia (SV, Jeddah) in launching a VIP Jeddah...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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...