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Cessna Drops Citation CJ2+ from Product Lineup

The Cessna Citation CJ2+ is no longer in production, as the Citation M2—an upgraded CJ1 with Garmin G3000 avionics—and CJ3+ “have proven to be a great fit for our customers in this space,” a Textron Aviation spokeswoman confirmed. The CJ2+ (Model 525A) has been built on the s...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim expands at Dubai South

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim is expanding its operations at Al Maktoum International Airport following the recent announcement at the Dubai Airshow from its joint venture partner – Al-Futtaim, to lease additional land from Dubai South. The new plot will increase the operational potential of DCAF...


Embraer delivers Legacy 500 to Middle East Airlines

Embraer has delivered a Legacy 500 to Lebanon-based airline Middle East Airlines. Legacy 500 msn 55000037 / OD-CXJ was delivered to Beirut via stops in Recife Brazil, and Tenerife, Spain on December 31 using flight number MEA500. The order was originally announced during 2015s EBACE show in Geneva, Switzerland. The aircraft will be operated by Cedar Executive, a new division of Middle Eas...

Paramount Business Jets Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Establishing New Scholarship Opportunity

Worldwide aircraft charter provider Paramount Business Jets (PBJ) recently marked 10 years of assisting clients across the United States and around the globe with their charter aircraft needs by establishing a new scholarship opportunity for college students considering careers in aviation and aerospace. Founded July 1, 2005 in Manhattan, New York and now headquartered in Leesburg, Virginia, Pa...

Special missions Gulfstream 550s for the RAAF?

L-3 Communications will modify an unspecified number of Gulfstream G550 aircraft for Australia under a US$93.6 million foreign military sales deal announced by the US Department of Defense on December 28. “L-3 Communications Mission Integration, Greenville, Texas, has been awarded a $93,632,287 firm fixed-price undefinitised contract action task order (1648) for Australia Government...

Torqued: Higher Ed Needs To Address Looming Pilot and Mechanic Shortage

by John Goglia I don’t know how much more dire the predictions about pilot and mechanic shortages need to get before action is taken. Reading Boeing’s annual pilot and maintenance technician forecasts tells me the alarm bells are ringing, but no one seems to be listening. And Boeing’s 2015 forecasts once again predict an unprecedented demand for personnel to fly and maintain t...

NetJets pilots agree contract improvements

The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) has ratified a tentative agreement reached in October with NetJets over contract improvements. The referendum saw 75.43% of the 96% eligible members voting in favor of the referendum. “The unflinching resolve and dedication of the NJASAP Membership has brought us to today – the ratification of a contract that sets the bar...

JetSmarter partners with Jet Linx to increase US flights

JetSmarter and Jet Linx have formed a $150 million, five-year partnership. Jet Linx will offer JetSmarter customers extensive flight options with a fleet of 54 business jets across the US, at no cost for members, in cities including, Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Washington D.C. and many more. With this joint venture, JetSmarter’s flight...

Victor reports on European business jet trends

A new report from online charter specialist Victor has revealed some key trends on business jet movements in Europe. The report, in conjunction with German based aviation consultancy WINGX Advance, looks at all business aircraft flights in Europe for the first six months of 2015. Victor then mixed in some of its own booking data to complete the overall picture. The company found that busines...

TAG Aviation adds G650 to UK AOC

TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd has added a Gulfstream G650 business jet to its UK AOC. Following the successful completion of the AOC proving flight, TAG Aviation UK has now received full UK CAA approval to operate this ultra-long aircraft commercially. The granting of the AOC for the G650 type aircraft is the culmination of several months of dedicated planning and reaffirms the ability of TAG A...

Challenger arrival heralds new era for Australian SAR

The first of four Bombardier Challenger 604 special missions jets which Cobham Aviation will operate under a 12-year contract to provide search and rescue aircraft for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has arrived in Australia. The aircraft, currently registered to Canada’s Field Aviation as C-FIDT, arrived into Adelaide around midday on Wednesday after d...

Your mission - our solutions

In the beginning there was a telephone by Alexander Bell, which was revolutionary, then phone became common and by the end of last century radiophones emerged, as well as ISDN system, advanced satellite units and a variety of mobile phones, followed by IP-phones and high speed internet. Throughout its whole history mankind is fighting to stay connected. In aviation, especially its business jets se...

PJC, Jet Connections Form New Dubai Charter Venture

Eying an increasing business jet market in the Middle East and Africa, business aviation services companies Private Jet Charter (PJC) and Jet Connections are teaming to establish a firm specializing in private aircraft management, sales and acquisition in the regions. The new company, X Jets, has opened its headquarters in Dubai with a “soft launch,” and will begin full operations earl...

Jet Aviation Basel supports Pro Line 21 upgrades

Jet Aviation Basel recently installed two Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Avionic upgrades: one on a Dassault Falcon 2000; the other on a Dassault Falcon 2000EX. The company has also developed a Pro Line 21 support kit to reduce expected downtime of such installations to six weeks. “With our Pro Line 21 support kit, we demonstrate our engineering and manufacturing capabilities and our abi...

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A unique Medevac solution - Phenom 300MED - for the best-selling light jet in the market

Welcome a unique Medevac solution - Phenom 300MED , which is also available for retrofit, through a partnership with umlaut and Aerolite. Embraer and umlaut are jointly developing and certif...

Cirrus Aircraft launches VisionAir Ownership Program

Cirrus Aircraft announced VisionAir, a revolutionary ownership program for the Vision Jet. Designed as a completely turnkey program, VisionAir includes everything needed to own, operate and manage a V...

Double delivery for Jetfly - 5th PC-24 and 1st PC-12 NGX

Jetfly Aviation took new aircraft: a fifth PC 24 and an initial PC-12 NGX. These acquisitions further reinforce the partnership of many years between the Swiss aircraft manufacturer and Europe&rs...

EHang 216 obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada Civil Aviation

EHang 216 has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada. This is another milestone in regulatory...

Gulfstream G700 surpasses testing milestones, speed and altitude limits

Gulfstream G700 flight-test program is making progress with a number of accomplishments in testing and performance. The G700, introduced in October 2019, boasts the industry’s most spacious...

Embraer boosts Phenom maintenance to 800 flight hours

Embraer announced a revision to the Scheduled Maintenance Requirements (SMR) for the Phenom family of jets. The revision extends the intervals between stops from 600 flight hours and/or...

AlpinAirPlanes took delivery of first Velis Electro

On 16 July 2020 AlpinAirPlanes of Switzerland took delivery of the first of their 14 Velis Electro type-certified electric aeroplanes. At the same time, the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOC...

Delivery of first Bombardier Global 5500 to be based in the United States

Bombardier delivered the first Global 5500 aircraft to be based in the United States. This business jet, which will be available for charter, was recently delivered to longtime Bombardi...

Daher HomeSafe emergency autoland system is certified on the TBM 940

Daher HomeSafe is certified on its TBM 940, authorizing the availability of this emergency autoland system that would automatically bring the aircraft to a runway touchdown if the pilot becomes i...

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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...

New Flagship of the best-selling turboprop family - Beechcraft King Air 360

Welcome the next generation of egendary King Air turboprop family - the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER.The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockp...

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

Signature Flight Support has acquired TAG Aviation FBO, SA and its two fixed base operator locations at Geneva (GVA) and Sion (SIR). The purchase represents Signature’s first foray int...

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...

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...

Cirrus Aircraft launches VisionAir Ownership Program

Cirrus Aircraft announced VisionAir, a revolutionary ownership program for the Vision Jet. Designed as a completely turnkey program, VisionAir includes everything needed to own, operate and manage a V...

Double delivery for Jetfly - 5th PC-24 and 1st PC-12 NGX

Jetfly Aviation took new aircraft: a fifth PC 24 and an initial PC-12 NGX. These acquisitions further reinforce the partnership of many years between the Swiss aircraft manufacturer and Europe&rs...