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Air Partner signs new oil and gas contract

Aviation services group Air Partner has signed a 10-week contract with a multi-national oil firm to charter flights to transport workers to and from the Netherlands twice a week from Aberdeen. Air Partner has also revealed that Baines Simmons, the aviation safety consultancy it acquired in August...

US Customs opens new facility at Fort Lauderdale Executive

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport has opened a new US Customs and Border Protection facility. The new facility has extended the airports opening hours from 8am to 12 midnight daily. The new US Customs facility is located at the end of Taxiway G at G7, with public access is on the East Perimete...


First Italian Air Force G550 CAEW leaves Savannah

The first of the Italian Air Force’s G550 Conformal Airborne Early Warning (CAEW) aircraft has left Gulfstream’s Savannah manufacturing facility. The aircraft departed on September 29 to Shannon, Ireland using its Gulfstream test registration N849GA. Following a night stop in Shannon, G550 CAEW (MSN 5429) flew on to Tel Aviv Israel, where the aircraft will be outfitted by Israeli Ai...

Gama Aviation Reports Strong Growth - Growing Focus in the United States

Gama Aviation, one of the world’s largest business aviation service providers, and with a growing presence in the Middle East, has announced its first interim results for the six months to 30 June 2015 (please see attached RNS), following the completion of the reverse takeover of Hangar8 plc on 5 January 2015.  It has seen strong growth in revenue and gross profit.  Gama Av...

MAGnificent Receives STC Validation in Canada

Mecaer Aviation Group's (MAG) luxury interior for the Bell 429 has received validation from Transport Canada Civil Aviation. MAG developed and branded the MAGnificent for the Bell 429 under an EASA STC in May. Since then, it has applied for various international validations. Customers can choose from four-, five- or six-seat layouts, with options for up to two cen...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim expands maintenance capabilities

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim has expanded its maintenance capabilities with the addition of two new aircraft types. The Al-Futtaim group company, which has been granted approval from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), can now provide maintenance at its hangar at Dubai World Central for the Bombardier Global 6000 and Global 5000 Vision Flight De...

NBAA2015 Coming Soon to Las Vegas: Have You Registered to Attend?

Whether business aviation is your vocation or your avocation, you won't want to miss the year's biggest industry event – NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), Nov. 17 to 19, in Las Vegas, NV. You’ll want to be one of the expected 26,000 attendees to see what’s new in business aviation products, technology and services; network with peers; an...

ExecuJet grows managed fleet by over 20% in the Middle East

ExecuJet is expanding its managed fleet in the Middle East with the addition of three large-cabin business jets over the past three months, with a further two scheduled through to the end of the December, growth of over 20%. New additions include a Bombardier Global 5000, a Dassault Falcon 2000, a Gulfstream G450 and two Bombardier Global 5000 Vision aircraft.  Mike Berry, ExecuJet&rsqu...

Astra Aviation signs ground handling agreement with National Aviation Services

Astra Aviation, the African flight support company, has signed a new Ground Handling Agreement with airport services provider, National Aviation Services (NAS), at Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Under the terms of the agreement (NAS), part of the Agility group, will provide the physical ground handling, whilst Astra, via its local company and offices, will handle and c...

Piper Delivers First M500 Into Poland

Piper Aircraft will deliver the company's first M-Class single-engine pressurized Piper M500 to Poland.  The aircraft has been retail sold by JB Investments to a customer in that region who will operate the aircraft in support of his business. JB Investments is Piper's dealer for new aircraft, serving the country of Poland. "The delivery of the first Piper M500 into Poland dem...

Corporate Eagle Grows Fractional Fleet with Falcon 2000

Corporate Eagle expanded its fractional fleet with the addition of the Dassault Falcon 2000. Corporate Eagle recently took delivery of the first of four pre-owned Falcon 2000s to be used for fractional operations. The Waterford, Mich.-based membership, fractional and managed aircraft operator invested close to $1 million in upgrades to the aircraft and said all four will be identical. ...

Atlantic’s Philly FBO Hosts Papal Goodbye

As Pope Francis wrapped up his historic first visit to the U.S. on Sunday, his farewell address before heading back to Rome and the Vatican took place in one of the hangars of Atlantic Aviation's Philadelphia International Airport facility. Among the 500 VIPs and volunteers present at the event were U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill; Pennsylvania Governo...

Flexjet takes its first Legacy 500 jet

Embraer Executive Jets has delivered the first Flexjets Legacy 500 jet. “It’s a great privilege to have been selected by Flexjet for the expansion of its world-class fleet.” Marco Tulio Pellegrini, president & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets said: “It’s a great privilege to have been selected by Flexjet for the expansion of its world-class fleet. T...

Bill Filed To Resolve Managed Aircraft Tax Controversy

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) last week introduced H.R. 3608 to clarify that aircraft management services are not commercial operations subject to the 7.5-percent air transportation tax. The bill is similar to legislation that the lawmaker introduced in 2014 in attempt to clear up the controversy surrounding a 2012 IRS Chief Counsel opinion that deemed management services as commerc...

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