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Quiet Technology Aerospace Stage III hush kits in demand

Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) is seeing a “Rush to Hush” demand for its Stage III engine hush kit before the January 2016 deadline. Available slots for the 4th Quarter 2015 are fast selling out and QTA is now planning to extend production into 2016 to ensure every operator who want...

Oriens Aviation appointed as Pilatus distributor and service centre

Oriens Aviation has been appointed as a Pilatus distributor and authorised service centre in the UK. The company has ordered three PC-12s for delivery next year. Edwin Brenninkmeyer, Oriens Aviation CEO, says that he has already seen a great deal of interest in the PC-12. Although the order bo...


Bespoke Aviation appoints Marcus Krause

 Bespoke Aviation appoints of Marcus Krause as regional associate, EMEA. After spending a number of years in the cockpit, Marcus transitioned into several business development and account management roles in aviation. He also continues to fly today as a freelance business jet pilot on the Airbus A320. “As regional associate, Marcus will play a crucial role in developing new busi...

Russian Bizav Takes a Dive But Quite How Far Isn’t Clear

The exact scale of the Russian business aviation sector continues to be hard to gauge, but this didn’t stop Western aircraft manufacturers and service providers from flocking to the annual JetExpo show at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport in September. The three-day show drew 40 exhibitors, 24 aircraft and an estimated 7,000 visitors–a relatively strong showing given the discouraging stat...

Capital Handling is sceptical on business aviation passenger increase in Riga.

Capital Handling Board member Kristaps Lapsa is telling, that at the moment, Capital Handling offers biggest working complex, of such kind, in the Baltic countries, as well as wide range of services for business aviation operators and owners of private jets. Company representatives positively estimate introduction of new services and development of business aviation technical infrastructure in Rig...

ARGUS Releases August Business Aircraft Activity

ARGUS TRAQPak data is serial-number specific aircraft arrival and departure information on all IFR flights in the US (including Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada. The tables below reflect business aircraft activity data for August 1-31, 2015 vs. July 1-31, 2015 and August 1-31, 2015 vs. August 1-31, 2014 respectively.  TRAQPak sees a late summer slow-down in flight activity; August finishes up...

Jet24 Awards: meet the best charter flight brokers!

Legendary Jet24 Awards rocks Russian business aviation! On September, 11 popular gentlemen’s club “Rasputin” welcomed charter flight brokers for Jet24 Awards, hosted by Jet24 company. The shindig honored all charter brokers, who ‘ d come to visit  the 10th International Exhibition Jet Expo 2015 in Vnukovo 3. Crazy show, unexpected surprises and special gifts created th...

Mubadala completes 100% takeover of Piaggio

Mubadala has become the 100% owner of Piaggio Aerospace, the maker of the Avanti turboprop and more recently the unmanned P1 HammerHead (P1HH) reconnaissance platform. Piero Ferrari – head of the famous automotive manufacturer which bears his family name – sold his remaining 1.95% shareholding to the Abu Dhabi investment business. Ferrari had rescued the ailing Italian in 1998 and h...

NBAA Supports VA Flight Training, Voices Concerns About Benefit Caps

NBAA on Sept. 16 reaffirmed its support for post-9/11 GI Bill flight-training benefits, and expressed concern about the consequences to veterans and the aviation industry if discriminatory proposals to impose a severe cap or impose other restrictions on those benefits are adopted. NBAA submitted its comments in a joint written statement with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the G...

Despite Rosy Outlook, India's Bizav Growth Faces Hurdles

While a new 10-year business aircraft forecast from Research and Markets calls for the fleet in India to “grow three times and emerge as the third-largest aviation market by 2020,” in-country operators are dubious about this prediction coming to fruition. “I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but this is not going to happen until changes are made to the yet-to-be-announc...

Falcon Pilots Held Responsible for Passenger Luggage Content

The pilots of Dassault Falcon 50 F-GXMC–which in March 2013 was caught in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, just before takeoff for Saint-Tropez, France, with 1,500 pounds of cocaine on board (street value $26 million)–are crying foul. The case has since been known as “Air Cocaine,” and in August pilots Pascal Fauret and Bruno Odos received a 20-year jail sentenc...

Aeris Aviation names C2 Aviation as new service centre for Eclipse jets

One Aviation has named C2 Aviation based at The Cotswold Airport as a new Gold international service centre for Eclipse 500, Eclipse SE, and Eclipse 550 twin-engine jets. C2 Aviation is the fourth European Gold service centre for Aeris and the first in the UK. C2 Aviation will provide maintenance, inspections, parts and warranty support, as well as AOG services for Eclipse aircraft. &...

Zenith Aviation shows its newest business jet

Zenith Aviation, based at Biggin Hill Airport, showed its newest business aircraft on its AOC, a 2008 built Cessna Citation XLS (registered G-ZENT msn 560-5756) at the British General Aviation Day. The aircraft was added to its AOC last week and is expected to perform its first flight for Zenith Aviation this Friday. Stuart Mulholland, managing director of Zenith Aviation said that the compa...

Iran – the next big business jet market

Emad Sharghi, the founder and CEO of aircraft brokerage firm, Executive Aircraft Sales, likes living in different places. He and his wife have lived in the UK, the US and, for the last seven years, in the UAE. His children are heading to college soon, so he and his wife are considering moving again next year. “We each wrote down the top three places we would like to move on a piece of...

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Astronics Corporation announced that an amended Supplemental Type Certificate has been approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation for its Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Sys...

Cobham Titan will enable smaller aircraft to carry out Tactical Missions

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New main rotor configuration for Kopter SH09

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Clay Lacy Aviation opens Dallas-Fort Worth office

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