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Waypoint Leasing signs purchase and leaseback agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A.

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A., a strategic partnership between Stirling Square Capital Partners and Omni Group. The aircraft are...

Bond begins new helicopter services from Aberdeen

Bond Offshore Helicopters, part of the Babcock Mission Critical Services business, has launched an entirely new service which will take passengers to offshore Oil and Gas facilities in the Northern North Sea from Aberdeen via new facilities at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland. Thanks to an agreement wi...


EvoLux Helicopter Charter Portal Moves To 'Next Level'

The online helicopter booking portal EvoLux now has 200 helicopters enrolled in the system in eight major metropolitan areas, among them New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami, and now founder Ray Leavitt says he is readying the company for the “next level” as he seeks an investment seed round of $5 to $10 million. Sikorsky Innovations selected EvoLux the winner of its second...

Zetta Jet Signs Deal for Five Bombardier Global 6000s

Los Angeles-based air charter firm Zetta Jet has signed a deal with Bombardier Business Aircraft for up to five Global 6000s worth a potential $318 million at list prices. The agreement, announced today, is a firm order for one Global 6000 and options for four more of the ultra-long-range jets. The airplane will operate out of the company's Asian hub in Singapore and will join Zetta Jet’...

Flexjet Outlines How Supersonic AS2s Will Be Integrated

Like its Gulfstream G650s that will enter service next year, Flexjet's supersonic Aerion AS2s—slated for delivery starting in 2023—will be part of the fractional provider’s Global Access program, Flexjet chairman and parent company Directional Aviation Capital principal Kenn Ricci told AIN. This means that Flexjet will not be selling shares in either of these long-r...

StandardAero LAX completes first Embraer Legacy 650 ADS-B Installation

StandardAero recently completed its first certified ADS-B solution for an Embraer Legacy 650 aircraft at the company's Los Angeles International Airport MRO facility. Along with the ADS-B installation, StandardAero also completed a full Wide Area Augmentation System GPS upgrade. Both upgrades were performed through Embraer Service Bulletins. "We continue to see an increasing nu...

Baron Aviation promises air charter bookings in 60 seconds

Even though airlines have gone from offline to online to sell tickets, charter business still largely is carried out offline. But the trend is set to change. On Monday Baron Aviation announced launch of BookMyCharters, a website that promises customers domestic charter bookings in sixty seconds. JetSetGo, an online charter aggregator, also announced second round of funding for...

Gulfstream STCs Gogo UCS 5000 in GIV/GV

Operators of GIVs and GVs can now have Gogo Business Aviation’s UCS 5000 Smart Cabin System installed by Gulfstream factory-owned service centers under an STC issued to Gulfstream Aerospace. The UCS 5000 is a “smart” router capable of managing multiple onboard networks, according to Gogo, and it also interfaces with Gogo Biz air-to-ground c...

ExecuJet Secures First Germany IS-BAH Approval

ExecuJet’s Berlin facility this week became the first FBO in Germany to achieve certification under the International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAH). A joint program between International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IBAC) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), IS-BAHincorporates a safety management system in all aspects of F...

Brazil’s Largest FBO Set To Open in February

World-Way Aviation will debut its new FBO at Brazil’s Sorocaba Airport in February, the company announced last week. The $15 million facility, one of six service providers at the airport, will offer a hangar with a clear span of 252 feet and nearly 100,000 sq ft of space—enough room for nine Embraer Lineage 1000s—and 1.5 acres of ramp area. The FBO's 30...

Wanfeng Aviation takes delivery of China's first Phenom 100

Embraer has delivered the first Phenom 100 to China, following the handover of an entry-level jet on 14 December, to Wanfeng Aviation. The six-seat Phenom 100E – the latest iteration of the ten-year-old twinjet – will be used by the Zhejiang-based company as corporate transport for its parent Wanfeng Auto Holding and for charter services in the country. “It’s a great...

Rectrix Aviation bans hoverboards

Rectrix Aviation has in the best interest of safety banned hoverboards or any lithium battery powered self-balancing personal transportation devices onboard its aircraft. Rectrix Aviation is the first private charter air carrier to prohibit these items. “The safety of our passengers and employees is always our top priority.” Rich Cawley, CEO of Rectrix Aviation said: “Th...

Global Jet Capital completes 90% purchase of GE fixed wing portfolio

Global Jet Capital has completed 90% of its acquisition of GE’s fixed wing aircraft financed portfolio. The company has so far assumed 276 aircraft based in the US and Canada, with the remaining 10% of accounts being in Brazil and Mexico. “Today’s announcement is a significant step in further cementing our position as a leader in business aviation finance in the Americas.&r...

Middle East customer orders Legacy 650

An undisclosed Middle East customer has ordered a new Legacy 650 large jet. The aircraft is scheduled to be received at the end of 2015 and will be managed by Titan Aviation Group, a global aviation specialty service provider headquartered in the United Arab Emirates. “The Legacy 650 has impressed customers because of its range, reliability and ample cabin and baggage space offering &n...

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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

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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...