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Despite December Gains, Euro Bizav Flying Down in 2015

While business aircraft activity in Europe climbed 1.7 percent last month, to 51,563 departures, the gain wasn’t enough to push full-year results into positive territory, according to data released yesterday by WingX Advance. Overall, flying was down 0.6 percent in the region last year, equiva...

Jota Aviation purchases Avro RJ85 from Falko

The Jota Group has purchased a second Avro RJ85 regional jet from Falko. The aircraft is an ex SN Brussels Airlines aircraft, and adds to Jota Aviation’s current BAe 146-200 and King Air turboprop fleet. The aircraft was delivered on Friday, 8th January. The RJ85, (G-CHFE, MSN E2294 will be...


Saudia Private Aviation set for two German A319s

Saudia Private Aviation (SVA, Jeddah) is set to take delivery of two A319-100s on wet-lease from PrivatAir (Germany) (PTG, Dusseldorf). The aircraft - D-ASPA (cn 1598) and D-ASPB (cn 1625) - are currently at Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel where they are believed to be undergoing reconfiguration into a VIP lay-out. As previously reported, SPA has partnered Saudia (SV, Jeddah) in launching a VIP Jeddah...

Daher Delivers 55 TBM 900 Very Fast Turboprop Aircraft in 2015

Daher’s Airplane Business Unit delivered a total of 55 TBM 900s in 2015 – a 10 percent increase compared to 2014, and the second best year since the first TBM single-engine very fast turboprop aircraft was provided to a customer in 1991.  The 2015 geographic distribution reflected global economic trends last year, as TBM 900 deliveries were led by the United States – with...

ONE Aviation and Scheme Designers Enter Agreement for Concierge Design Services

Scheme Designers and ONE Aviation have entered into an agreement to provide concierge level design consultation for each customer buying a new Eclipse 550 aircraft. As part of this arrangement, Scheme Designers will design the factory standard paint scheme for the Eclipse 550 and will provide personal color selection consultations with each customer, at no extra charge to the customer.  &l...

Start-up digital disrupter, Airly, says it's found a big hole in the aviation industry

There's a new way to fly Australia's busiest air routes without standing in long lines to check in. A company called Airly is offering unlimited private flights between Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney for members who pay a monthly fee.  But aviation experts say the start-up is doomed to fail because it's never been a better time to fly regular commercial domestic jets around...

2016 Business Jet Delivery Tracker

The Corporate Jet Investor business jet deliveries tracker is not intended to track the delivery of each and every business jet delivered during the course of 2016. Instead the intention is to track the more interesting business jet deliveries during the year. Of course, our definition of what constitutes ‘interesting’ business jet deliveries might well be different from your own...

Global Jet Capital Adds GE Veteran Labrozzi to Team

Private aircraft finance provider Global Jet Capital today appointed industry veteran Dave Labrozzi as chief operating officer. Before retiring in 2014, Labrozzi spent 35 years with the GE group, of which 22 years were focused on the business aviation sector. For 15 years he served as president of GE Capital, Corporate Aircraft, which Global Jet Capital is in the process o...

Niki Lauda to return to aviation through Amira Air

Veteran Formula 1 driver and aviation pioneer Niki Lauda is set to return to the airline industry following his acquisition of Amira Air (Vienna) late last year. Lauda told Die Presse newspaper that he had acquired the Austrian VIP/business charter operator from former owner Ronny Pecik but did not disclose either the terms or the value of the deal. Founded in 2004, Amira Air currently opera...

Gulfstream Aerospace appoint regional vice president of new aircraft sales for Africa

Gulfstream Aerospace has promoted Nicolas Robinson to the position of regional vice president of new aircraft Sales for Africa. Robinson, previously the company’s director of Product Support Sales for Asia Pacific, reports to Trevor Esling, Gulfstream regional senior vice president, International Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Robinson is based at the Gulfstream sales and d...

Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen airport expects more flights due to cheaper oil

Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen private jet airport expects cheaper oil to give the sector a boost. The airport is anticipating a rise in flights of about 7 per cent this year, helped by the tumbling oil price. Cheaper aviation fuel makes business jets more profitable to operate. While the plunge in oil prices has taken its toll on regional economies, private jet operators hope to benefit from i...

Falcon Aviation add AW169 and AW189 to its fleet

Abu Dhabi based Falcon Aviation is to fly the latest generation AW169 following the delivery of two AW189s in July 2015, reports European Business Air News. "We have established our position as a market leader in executive aviation services and offshore oil support in the Middle East," said COO Raman Oberoi. "I believe that we are setting the benchmark for the industry in terms o...

Abu Dhabi Air Expo announce plans to exhibit 150 business jets

Abu Dhabi Air Expo has said it will be displaying 150 business aircraft during the event which will take place on March 8-10, 2016 at Al Bateen Executive Airport, reports the Khaleej Times. The fourth show, which is held every other year, will put on static display 150 ultra light business jets and helicopters.  As part of Abu Dhabi Air Expo, Abu Dhabi Heli Expo will run in parallel, sh...

Gama Aviation conditionally acquires Aviation Beauport

Gama Aviation has announced that it will acquire Aviation Beauport of the Channel Islands. Once the acquisition is completed Gama Aviation will expand its geographic footprint and capture the growth potential of Jersey and the Channel Islands The conditional acquisition (subject to the approval of the Channel Islands Competition Authorities [CICRA]) of Aviation Beauport expands Gama Aviation...

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250th Embraer business jet delivery milestone in Latin America

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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

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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...

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Air Service Basel Provides On-Site COVID-19 Testing

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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,...

Bombardier continues global customer service expansion

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

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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...