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Forecast Projects Demand for 13,000 Business Aircraft in Next Decade

A new business aviation forecast projects demand for nearly 13,000 new business jets and turboprops over the 10-year period from 2016 to 2025. It also projects aircraft retirements to total more than 5,500. The world's in-service fleet, meanwhile, is expected to grow from 31,000 aircraft ...

Special Report: Aircraft Acquisition Planning and Financing

One of the ultimate attractions of business aviation is the ability to take to the skies on a schedule that fits your company’s needs – be it through charter, fractional ownership, aircraft leasing or an outright business aircraft purchase. If outright ownership isn’t right for...


Ex-Im Backers Find Path Forward in House

Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) reauthorization legislation, long stalled in the U.S. House of Representative, received a boost last week when lawmakers turned to a little-used procedure called a discharge petition to bypass the committee to bring the bill to a floor vote. The maneuver is rarely used and even more rarely successful since it requires 218 signatures. But it was the same pr...

Mountain West Acquires Two New Locations

Mountain West Aviation, a service provider with locations at California’s Lake Tahoe Airport and Nevada’s Carson City Airport, has acquired El Aero Services, which operated FBOs and Part 145 repair stations at Carson City and at Elko Regional Airport, also in Nevada. The Carson City FBO includes an 8,300-sq-ft terminal and 15,000 sq ft of hangar space sized for aircra...

FSI Starts Latitude Training, Adds More Caravan Sims

FlightSafety International started training in the first FAA level-D Cessna Citation Latitude simulator at its Cessna Pilot Learning Center in Wichita. EASA qualification of the training device is planned for early next year. A second Citation Latitude simulator will also be installed next year at the company’s learning center in Columbus, Ohio. “Building tw...

OHS Aviation Services completes 15th full vip refurbishment on Bombardier Global Express

OHS Aviation Services, the interior refurbishment specialist, headquatered in Berlin Schönefeld SXF, has just completed its 15th full vip refurbishment on a Bombardier Global cabin for an undisclosed private customer. "We are proud to have successfully performed another high quality cabin refurbishment in-house in less than eight weeks, says the ceo of OHS, Ornulf Hilar...

India's Global Vectra first worldwide customer to take up HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour contract for H130

Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd. (GVHL) has signed a PBH contract for its H130 light helicopter, benefiting from Airbus Helicopters' redefined customer service offer called HCare which was introduced early this year. GVHL's H130 will be covered by the HCare Smart PBH service, which has been developed with careful consideration of the support required by operators of light helicopters. The HC...

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 company to be designated as holding official Halal status. The recognition was made formal by Mr Mataan...

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 drone believing that it has malfunctioned. The system joins a host of recently announced techn...

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...

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Milano Prime 2019 traffic growth numbers are more than impressive

Business&General Aviation traffic in Milan in December in the two airports managed by Milano Prime – Linate Prime and Malpensa Prime - registered an overall growth of 19.4%. The gr...

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...

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...

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Youngest person reach South Pole

Action Aviation chairman and world record holder/explorer Captain Hamish Harding has returned from the South Pole with his son Giles Harding, 12, and Prince Ned Nwoko of Nigeria. The expedition m...

Business Aviation sustainability initiatives at 2020 World Economic Forum

Two new carbon-reduction initiatives for Davos-bound flights at this year’s World Economic Forum, starting Jan. 21, 2020, in Davos, Switzerland. The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustaina...

Sustainability and Efficiency - meet Air BP at EBAA’s AirOps Europe 2020

If you are following sustainability and afficiency topic in business aviatyion, be sure to meet Air BP at the eco-friendly ‘Event Lounge’ in Brussels for AirOps 2020, joinin...

Full slate of Gulfstream customer-centric support events 2020

Gulfstream Aerospace Customer Support organization will host a comprehensive schedule of customer-focused events in 2020, including its biennial Operators & Suppliers Conference, two Customer...

Milano Prime 2019 traffic growth numbers are more than impressive

Business&General Aviation traffic in Milan in December in the two airports managed by Milano Prime – Linate Prime and Malpensa Prime - registered an overall growth of 19.4%. The gr...

Blingbird Changes the Idea of Luxury in Destination Celebrations

 The travel industry has been showing steady and strong growth, which greatly impacts the global GDP, as per research by the World Travel and Tourism Council. Along with that, one can see a...

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...