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The Future of Private Jet Interiors: What Should We Expect?

What will the private jet of the future be like? Ian Dryburgh, CEO of Acumen Design Associates, a leading aviation and transport design company, that created ‘The Residence’ for Etihad and the first flat-bed in the sky for British Airways, believes that the potential for customizing...

Bombardier Mounts Engines on First Global 7000 Test Vehicle

Investors were rushing to pick up shares of Bombardier Inc. last week, as rumours swirled about a takeover offer for its transportation division and another report marked steady progress on its CSeries aircraft. Bombardier has now made several announcements regarding its long-range business jet prog...


Synagogue Pastor TB Joshua Secretly Purchases $60 Million G550

Pastor Temitope Joshua, the leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has joined Nigeria’s big league of miracle and prosperity priests who own private jets, reporters has learned authoritatively. Widely-known as TB Joshua, the church leader took possession of the nearly brand-new Gulfstream G550 aircraft in April 2015, a few months after a building collapse at the premises o...

Clay Lacy improves tower communication

Clay Lacy Aviation has received FAA STC approval for a FANS-1/A+ solution that enables Bombardier Challenger 601-3A/R owners to meet worldwide mandates for preferential routing in the North Atlantic Track region and other oceanic airspace. FANS-1/A+ improves communication between pilots and air traffic controllers by automatically transmitting position reports in text rather...

Rep. Dina Titus to Give Official Welcome to Las Vegas at NBAA2015

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced today that U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-1-NV) will speak at the Opening General Session of NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) to officially welcome attendees to Las Vegas, NV, where the show runs from Nov. 17 to 19. Titus represents Nevada’s 1st Congressional District, which includes McCarran Interna...

APIS Now Mandatory in Colombia

Before departing for Colombia, aircraft operators must now file an advanced passenger information system (APIS) manifest for all crew and passengers. The Colombian Department of Immigration (Migración Colombia) has been enforcing since April the mandatory submission of APIS following the passage of a law in January. The new regulation applies to all commercial, non-scheduled commerci...

Mubadala Takes Full Ownership of Piaggio Aerospace

Piaggio Aerospace announced today that Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Development Co. purchased the minority 1.95-percent share held by Piero Ferrari and it is now the Italian aircraft manufacturer’s 100-percent shareholder. Mubadala started with a 35-percent share in Piaggio Aero in April 2006, but in May last year this ballooned to 98 percent when India’s Tata Industries relinqui...

Air Charter Service sees summer increase by DJs

Air Charter Service has reported a record number of charters for big name DJs chartering private jets over the summer months. “With DJs being in such high demand over the summer period, we find ourselves flying, sometimes groups of them.” Andy Christie, ACS’s group executive jets director said: “With DJs being in such high demand over the summer period, we find ou...

Gama Aviation completes ACJ319 delivery to China

Gama Aviation has delivered an Airbus ACJ319 to a undisclosed client in China. The company carried out a full acceptance programme on behalf of its client, before delivering the aircraft to its home airport. “Demand for business aviation in China continues to grow – especially for aircraft capable of carrying out intercontinental journeys.” Marwan Khalek, C...

Air BP Continues to Strengthen UK Presence as Gold Sponsor of BGAD 2015

Air BP returns to the 11th Business and General Aviation Day (BGAD) today, September 15th as a Gold Sponsor demonstrating its commitment to provide continued support to the UK General Aviation market. The sponsorship also supports a key Air BP location with London Biggin Hill having been an Air BP customer for over twenty years. The sponsorship complements a continued growth in UK activity for...

ExecuJet Champions Aircraft Maintenance Standards with FAA Certification in Dubai

ExecuJet Aviation Group has been awarded certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) having demonstrated regulatory compliance of its Dubai Repair Station under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145. The industry-leading certificate is awarded when a repair station complies with the safety standards necessary to inspect and maintain aircraft and aircraft parts, thus ensuring the...

Gulfstream G280 gets performance boost through software upgrade

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that an avionics software upgrade resulting in improved aircraft performance is now available for the Gulfstream G280. The new PlaneView280TM software, offered in conjunction with supplier Rockwell Collins, results in slower approach speeds, shorter landing distances and enhanced flight management system performance.  “The G280 was already a top-...

Global 7000 Aircraft Flight Test Vehicles Achieve Key Development Milestones

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that theGlobal 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program is making significant progress with the achievement of major development milestones. The engines have been mounted on the first Global 7000 flight test vehicle (FTV1), which includes all major structural components: rear, centre and forward fuselage sections, wing, landing gear...

DC Aviation expands Bombardier fleet

DC Aviation has added another Bombardier Challenger 300. The company now operates nine Bombardier business jets. The Challenger can accommodate up to eight passengers and has a range of about 3,100 nm. “We are very happy to be able to expand our fleet by the Challenger 300.” Michael Kuhn, CEO of DC Aviation said: “We are very happy to be able to expand our fleet...

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Cobham Titan will enable smaller aircraft to carry out Tactical Missions

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Clay Lacy Aviation opens Dallas-Fort Worth office

Clay Lacy Aviation has opened an office at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW). Headed by Chris Broyhill, Senior Vice President, Part 91 Operations and Texas Regional Development, the...

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