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Acropolis considers engine and completion centre selection for ACJ320neo

Acropolis Aviation, launch customer for the Airbus ACJ320neo, intends to select the engine provider and interior outfitter for the new narrowbody in 2016, around two years ahead of its delivery as a green aircraft. “We want to be as prepared as we can so we are going to do the leg...

NetJets' first Challenger 650 enters operational service

The Bombardier Challenger 650 has entered operational service with US fractional ownership provider NetJets. The delivery of the large-cabin business jet, serial number 6053 – which was added to the Federal Aviation Administration register on 14 December – marks the first of seven units...


Crew Irregularities Reported in Fatal Learjet Crash

The NTSB discovered several irregularities and crew-performance failures in its investigation of the fatal crash of a Mexican-registered Learjet 35A on Nov. 19, 2013, according to the recently published factual report. Both pilots, a physician, and a flight nurse died when the aircraft plunged into the Atlantic Ocean following a loss of control during an emergency return after takeo...

Jet Aviation adds Airbus ACJ318 for charter in U.S.

Jet Aviation Flight Services has added the first Airbus corporate jet certificated for U.S. Part 135 to its air carrier certificate. The Airbus ACJ318 has an ultra-wide cabin and can accommodate up to 18 passengers, providing freedom of movement and comfort for long-distance trips. With a range of up to 4,200 nautical miles (7,800 km), the ACJ318 is outfitted with a tasteful corporate VIP...

Uber Model for Flight-Sharing Struck Down by Federal Court

Private pilots can’t offer flight-sharing services to the public using an Internet model similar to those developed by Uber and Lyft, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling upholds a decision earlier this year by the Federal Aviation Administration that said the service offered by Boston-based  Flytenow violates flight regulations. The company’s website c...

The Company Behind the New Crop of Branded Private Jet Vacations

For time-strapped luxury travelers, a private jet vacation can ensure less time traveling and more time enjoying far-flung destinations. At an astronomical price, of course. “You can get many bucket list destinations in one seamless journey,” said Afrodite Pastroumas, director of product development at TCS World Travel. “You can hit Machu Picchu, Easter Island, Angkor Wat...

Appeals court: Airline pilots can’t ride share like Uber

Service offered by Boston-based Flytenow violates flight regulations, court rules Private pilots can’t offer flight-sharing services to the public using an internet model similar to those developed by Uber and Lyft, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling upholds a decision earlier this year by the Federal Aviation Administration that said the service offered by Boston-based F...

Victor private jet travel report 2015 reveals UK growth and European recovery

Global on-demand private jet charter service Victor has released its first-ever industry report, The Victor Private Jet Travel Report 2015, which identifies new industry trends and forecasts for key British, European and Russian/Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) business aviation markets. The report reveals new growth trends in business aviation, with signs of recovery despite challenges...

Omnibus Bill Includes Tax Break Extensions, FAA Funding

The U.S. House and Senate are set to begin consideration of a sweeping government-wide funding and tax package that would provide nearly $16.3 billion for the FAA in fiscal 2016 and renew key tax breaks such as the research and development credit and bonus depreciation. Lawmakers unveiled the package late on December 15, shortly before the deadline of the most rece...

Avinode Marketplace to list Etihad Airways' The Residence

Avinode has welcomed its first private aviation space on a commercial airline, Etihad Airways' The Residence to the Avinode Marketplace. The Residence, available on the A380 fleet, will be sold through Chapman Freeborn and listed on the Avinode Marketplace for an initial six-month period.   The listing will show scheduled flights where The Residence is available, as a potential e...

Midsize is the minimum for mammoth Moscow market

There are dozens of business aviation hotspots across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and for our ‘Touch &Go’ series EBAN drops in on some of the most frequented destinations. Our purpose is two fold: why do operators base themselves at these locations? And why do clients repeatedly choose to fly to and from them? Moscow is the subject of this month’s discussion. Wh...

Aviapages.com and Flight Consulting Group are enlarging the joined cooperation

B2B online platform for business aviation, Aviapages.com and Latvian Business Aviation Holding  Flight Consulting Group are joining their knowledge, expertise and technologies in order to provide the industry with new and even more convenient solutions. Flight Consulting Group (FCG) and Aviapages.com have signed the agreement, which will allow the both companies’ clients to...

EASA Certifies Turbomeca Engine in Bell 505

Turbomeca has received EASA type certification for its Arrius 2R engine with fadec that powers the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Officially launched at the 2013 Paris Air Show alongside the Bell 505, the Arrius 2R has followed a brisk development schedule. Since the first ground run in April 2014, the engine has logged more than 2,500 ground test hours. The flight test campaign started in November 201...

Flexjet, Flight Options Pilots Agree To Unionize

Pilots at Flexjet and Flight Options have narrowly voted in favor of representation by the International Local Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). Polls closed on the election yesterday following a three-week voting period. A little more than 51 percent of the 644 pilots who voted (330) voted for representation. Approval is decided by a simple majority of the votes. A total of 663 pilots were eligible...

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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

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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...

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...

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

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...