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Deliberate Descent Below DH Led To Learjet Fatal

The crash of a Learjet 35A on a second ILS approach in IMC to Runway 6 at Freeport International Airport, Bahamas, on Nov. 9, 2014, was caused by “the poor decision making of the crew in initiating and continuing a descent in IMC below the authorized altitude with...

MHS Aviation becomes first German G650 operator

MHS Aviation has taken delivery of Germany’s first Gulfstream G650. The aircraft, registered as D-AYSM (MSN 6146), arrived at Saarbrücken Airport on October 5. “We are proud to be the first operator in Germany to operate a new Gulfstream 650, an excellent aircraft with...


FAA Takes More Cooperative Approach to Aviation Safety

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the agency’s new “compliance philosophy to enhance our ability to find safety problems before they result in an incident or accident, use the best tools to fix those problems and then monitor the situation to ensure that no new problems develop.” Outlining the new plan this morning at a Flight Safety Foundation event in Washin...

Sfera Jet with new Embraer Legacy 650

As Bizavnews found out,Russian provider of business aviation services  "Sfera Jet" received new Embraer Legacy 650 on October 3. The aircraft, tail number M-YKBO (2015 ) performed three day flight from Sao Jose dos Campos (Sao Jose Dos Campos) to Moscow "Domodedovo", through Recife, Sal Island (Sal Amilcar Cabral) and Geneva. First aircraft...

Jet Aviation St. Louis Gets STC for CL604 Fans 1/A

Jet Aviation St. Louis on Friday received FAA STC approval of a Rockwell Collins Fans 1/A solution for the Bombardier Challenger 604. The two companies said they teamed up to leverage their combined experience and expertise on the Challenger 604 airframe. The Fans 1/A upgrade package, which includes the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADC-C) and controller pilot d...

Global Jet Capital Buying GE Capital's Bizjet Portfolio

Business jet financing firm Global Jet Capital announced an agreement today to purchase the aircraft lease and loan portfolio of GE Capital Corporate Aircraft in the Americas, representing approximately $2.5 billion of net assets. Terms were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close by year-end. As part of this transaction, the GECapital Corporate Aircraft team will join the Glob...

Air Partner transports 90 tonnes of aid to the Central African Republic

Air Partner has successfully delivered 90 tonnes of food to the Central African Republic as part of the United Nations MINUSCA Project. Air Partner delivered the aid on behalf of Ecolog International in supports of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) project.   “We are delighted that we were able to le...

China MoT acquires 8 S-76D™ helicopters for rescue operations

The China Ministry of Transport (MOT) today accepted delivery of its final two S-76D™ helicopters in a ceremony at Sikorsky Aircraft’s commercial helicopter center. The MOT’s helicopter fleet, which is the foundation of China's airborne search and rescue (SAR) maritime operations, now totals 16 S-76® helicopters, eight of which are S-76D aircraft.  In December 201...

Airfix Aviation is becoming history

In less than a month Finnish business operator Airfix Aviation lost some key clients. Owners of aircraft, after Airfix Aviation got on the US sanctions list, choosed different, safer management companies. So in September at least 6 aircraft were withdrawn of the operator's certificate: Bombardier Global XRS / 5000, Dassault Falcon 7X / 2000EX / 900EX EASy / 900LX (OH-TNF, OH-MAL, OH-...

AvWeek releases 2016 business aviation forecast

Aviation Week has released its business aviation forecast for the years between 2016 and 2025. The forecast takes into account the company’s downwardly adjusted delivery forecasts. The company says that the western built business jet fleet will jump from 31,000 in service aircraft in 2016, to almost 38,000 in 2025. Aviation Week is expecting the yearly rise, which includes new deliveries,...

Gulfstream G-IVSP transactions double in first nine months of 2015

The total amount of Gulfstream G-IVSP transactions doubled in the first three quarters of year, according to The Hagerty Group’s first Gulfstream market report. The company says that there were 11 Gulfstream G-IVSP transactions in the first nine months of 2014, versus the 26 transactions during the same period in 2015. According to Hagerty, Gulfstream IVSP sale prices have also fallen,...

Greenpoint Aerospace delivers refurbished Challengers

Greenpoint Aerospace has delivered four Challenger 600 series interior refurbishments with exterior paint, over a three month period. “The Challenger 600 series is a popular model for a quick interior refresh with new paint.” Trey Bryson, vice president and general manager of Greenpoint said: “The Challenger 600 series is a popular model for a quick interior refresh wit...

Air Methods Offers Patient Logistics Services

Getting patient information to a higher level of care might be just as important as getting the patient there quickly in an air ambulance. That’s one of the factors driving the success of Air Methods’ Omaha patient logistics call center services. The nation’s largest air medical provider established the center in 2002 with launch customer University of Kansas Medical Center at th...

Officials hope to attract business aviation to Oakland County International Airport

Officials are trying to bring more business to the county through the runways of Oakland Country International Airport in Waterford Township. An estimated $300 million in business aircraft lined the runways as officials attempted to lure new clients to the state’s second-busiest airport at an expo — believed be the first of its kind in the state — on Sept. 25. Oak...

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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...

Innovations, tomorrow aircraft, development - meet Mike Ingram from Honeywell Aerospace

As we've states already several times, big events is the best place to meet aviation professionals and to discuss the future of the industry. We had such opportunity during Dubai Airshow, exchangi...

Faces of business aviation - meet Doug Stevens, Medical Director of FAI Air Ambulance

  During an unique event "Faces of Business Aviation", organized by European Business Aviation Association and hosted by Marian-Jean Marinescu, we had an opportunity to assist a...

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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...

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...

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...

FAI Technik completes ADS-B and FANS installations on Bombardier Challenger 604s

FAI Technik has completed two FANS installations on two Bombardier Challenger 604s (D-AFAA and D-AFAG) during October/November.  It has also just commenced a further installation, sched...

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...

EHang Debuts In-City Demo Flight for Commercial Sightseeing Operations

EHang announced its strategic partnership with property developer Heli Chuangxin Real Estate to build out an urban air mobility demonstration project in Guangzhou. This is a major miles...

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Orders AW139 helicopters to enhance capability and responsiveness

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue signed a contract for four AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a range of missions—primarily fire suppression, emerg...