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TAG Aviation Le Bourget becomes an authorised Rockwell Collins dealer

TAG Aviation’s Le Bourget Maintenance Service Centre has become a Rockwell Collins authorised business and regional systems (BRS) dealer. TAG Aviation Le Bourget is now authorised to promote and sell a wide range of the US manufacturer’s products including venue cabin management and e...

Cockpit Avionics: NextGen Upgrade Pace and STC Approvals Accelerating

The most restrictive ADS-B out mandate in the world takes effect in U.S. airspace after midnight on Dec. 31, 2019, and installation centers, STC developers and equipment manufacturers are scrambling to help aircraft owners and operators meet the deadline. The mandate means t...


Tempus Flies Newborn with Life-threatening Condition to Virginia

Tempus Jets partnered with World Pediatric Project to transport a newborn baby born with an incomplete esophagus from Belize to Virginia for life-saving surgery. If left untreated, the condition is fatal since the child cannot eat or swallow. World Pediatric Project, a nonprofit that provides diagnostic and surgical care to children in Central America and the Caribbean, contacted Tempus Je...

The ACA Group has another record year

The Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur (ACA) Group has had a record year for business aviation movements. A total of 46,000 movements were processed at Nice, Cannes and Saint-Tropez. Helicopter movements saw 2% growth during the year, rising to 54,000 total movements. Cannes Mandelieu Airport has also significantly improved its aircraft reception capacity by raising tonnage which...

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 market for maintenance training in 2015 and has pursued the GCAA approval in order to further establi...

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 crash at Moscow’s  Vnukovo Airport on October 21, 2014 when his plane’s wing hit a s...

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...

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ANAC and FAA certification of Synthetic Vision Guidance System for Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

Embraer announced that the Synthetic Vision Guidance System for the midsize Praetor 500 and super-midsize Praetor 600 business jets was awarded certification by both the civil aviation authority...

Prestigious Interior Design Award goes to Falcon 6X

Falcon 6X recently won the prestigious International Yacht & Aviation Award for interior design, underscoring the unique level of comfort and spaciousness offered by the ultra-widebody twin. The 6...

To accelerate business aviation green recovery, two working groups are launched

Furthering its commitment to help business aircraft operators and companies take substantial action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the EBAA has launched two working groups tasked with d...

Vertical Aerospace secures ATI funding for £2.3 million smart charger development project

Vertical Aerospace has received investment from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) to fund the development of a smart charger for their electric aircraft. The charger will increase Vertical...

Latvian aviation industry recovery – point of view with Minister of Transport Mr. Linkaits

There is a life in aviation post covid19, there are countries with aviation industry recovery story more than interesting, as an example in order to see how it is possible to manage to crisis, the pre...

250th Embraer business jet delivery milestone in Latin America

Embraer announced the delivery of a Phenom 100EV and a Phenom 300E to two separate Brazilian customers, marking the company’s 250th business jet delivery in Latin America. The Phenom 100EV...

Millennium club goes bigger with the rollout of Daher TBM 1000th airplane

The 1,000th TBM very fast turboprop aircraft has rolled out from Daher’s Tarbes, France final assembly line, with this milestone airplane – a top-of-the-line TBM 940 version – destin...

Corona impact - aviation conferences will change

“Under the current circumstances, aviation conferences will change. We have seen that a large number of major conferences and conventions had to be cancelled. Disappointment is one thing, at wha...

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EHang unveils Heavy-lift AAV for Short-to-Medium-Haul aerial logistics

EHang unveils the logistics version of its flagship product EHang 216 - the “EHang 216L”, for short-to-medium-haul air logistics in both urban and rural areas. The EHang 216L boasts a payl...

First ever five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter received by Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative f...

Significant milestone for Cessna SkyCourier program

The Cessna SkyCourier turboprop development program has achieved another significant milestone as the third and final flight test aircraft (P2) successfully completed its first flight on Monday,...

Air Service Basel Provides On-Site COVID-19 Testing

As of Monday 28th September, Air Service Basel will provide passengers with an option to be tested for COVID-19 upon advance request on arrival or departure. Air Service Basel have partnered with P...

Bombardier continues global customer service expansion

Bombardier announced that the company has entered into share purchase agreements with each of Lufthansa Technik AG and ExecuJet Aviation Group AG to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of...

ANAC and FAA certification of Synthetic Vision Guidance System for Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

Embraer announced that the Synthetic Vision Guidance System for the midsize Praetor 500 and super-midsize Praetor 600 business jets was awarded certification by both the civil aviation authority...

More facilities, sales growth, and different aircraft certifications expected - Tamarack Aerospace

Tamarack Aerospace announced a recent expansion of local operations. The company has tripled their existing office space in addition to acquiring a third hangar in their facility complex.  T...