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Morocco planning new business aviation hub airport

Morocco's Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA) and Director General D'Aviation Civile (DGAC) are working jointly on plans to develop Ben Slimane Airport (GMMB/GMD) into the country's main dedicated business aviation hub. This will include a new FBO – while an invitation has...

MEBAA Show Morocco 2015: SHOW BUSINESS - Day Two

With a report on yesterday's developments on the first day of the MEBAA Show Morocco 2015, our SHOW BUSINESS team consider the opportunities created by the joint plans of Morocco’s Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA) and Director General D’Aviation Civile (DGAC), to develop B...


Business aviation world comes to Casablanca

MEBAA Show Morocco Inaugurated by Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics MEBAA Show Morocco launched in Casablanca today, hosting the biggest names in business aviation from around the region at Mohammed V International airport. The show was inaugurated by H.E. Mohamed Najib Boulif, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, H.E. Aziz Rebbah, in Morocco, wi...

Business aviation show debuts in Morocco

MEBAA Show Morocco, the first business aviation show in North Africa, opens today with African companies such as Air Ocean Maroc, AfricAir and Waga Engineering & Distribution exhibiting alongside key business aviation players such as Bombardier and Gulfstream. The two-day event features a static display area, around 50 exhibitors and 25 aircraft and is being held under the high patronage of...

Taking a Ride on a Corporate Plane

Why would a company buy a multimillion-dollar airplane? To get more than that in results. The question is "how?" According to one study, the use of business aircraft can increase the time available to business travelers by at least 40 percent. That doesn't sound like much until you realise that 40 percent can: -- Add two weeks to your company's business calendar. -- Add ano...

The Leather Institute gains FAA certificate

The Leather Institute has been awarded the Federal Aviation Authority Air Agency certificate. The FAA certification allows the company to offer return to service for work done at their repair station and work done in the field with the D100 designation. The company has been refurbishing leather interiors for 15 years and has worked with many OEMs as well fractional and charter companies....

Embraer expands European sales team

Embraer Executive Jets has appointed Atlas Air Service as an authorised sales representative (ASR) in Europe. The deal with the Germany-based company comprises marketing and sales for Embraer’s entire business jet portfolio in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “I would like to welcome Atlas Air Service and its 45 years of expertise in aviation that will support our sales team f...

Samantha Wishart-Mizsei promoted at Landmark Aviation Luton

Samantha Wishart-Mizsei has been promoted to general manager of Landmark Aviation’s FBO facility at London-Luton Airport. She was formerly the location’s assistant general manager. Cy Farmer, vice president of Landmark Aviation said: “Samantha has been a dedicated member of our leadership team in Luton, and I’m happy to announce her promotion to General Manager. Her indu...

Wheels Up takes delivery of pink King Air for breast cancer awareness

Wheels Up has taken delivery of a pink King Air 350i. The aircraft will fly for a year in the pink version of the Wheels Up scheme as a way to increase awareness of breast cancer. heels Up’s Kenny Dichter hopes that pink King Air will not only raise awareness, but also help raise funds for Dubin Breast Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Starting in October, Wheels Up...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim reveal website makeover

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has launched a new website with improved functionality, design and navigation. “This new website design was developed to better connect with our existing and potential customers by offering them an improved user experience where they can easily view all our services and offerings,” commented Holger Ostheimer, General Manager of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim....

Royal Jet sees clearer as GCAA approves EVS

Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet is the first charter operator in the UAE to receive regulatory approval from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to use enhanced visual system technology in its two recently delivered Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft. The technology has also been given the go-ahead to be fitted in the two new Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) aircraft that are due to arrive green...

Embraer’s Legacy 450 Receives FAA Certification

Embraer Executive Jets today announced that its new Legacy 450 business jet received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The approval comes a few weeks after the aircraft earned certification from Brazil’s civil aeronautics authority (ANAC).  “The FAA certification highlights our commitment to delivering innovative products that go beyond cus...

Let us introduce - Mi-38

Mi-38 prototypes were presented during MAKS 2015 airshow. On the eve of certification of the helicopter, which is scheduled for 2015 at the Kazan Helicopter Production (KHP) started assembly of the first production batch. At the moment Mi-38 passes certification tests at the "Milya" Moscow helicopter factory. It involves the last two prototypes - the thir...

Gulfstream delivers a G280 to Taiwan

Gulfstream has delivered a G280 to a Taiwanese customer for the first time. 280 MSN 2073 / B-66666 arrived in Taiwan on August 30, having completed its delivery flight from Gulfstream’s Savannah manufacturing facility. The aircraft flew to Anchorage, and then onto Sendai Japan. Following a nightstop at Sendai, the aircraft flew on to Taipei. The Gulfstream G280 will be privately ope...

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Take full advantage of Switzerland all year round

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Three Airbus H135s ordered by Romanian Ministry of Interior for air medical services

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First of Three Global 6000 joined Luftwaffe Fleet

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