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UpperTwo came to Estonia

Russian company UpperTwo opened an office in Tallinn. As commented in UpperTwo, Tallinn, as well as Riga, is moving forward, offering more interesting opportunities to solve financial problems of airlines and aircraft owners.  The geographical location of Estonian capital is...

Caribbean FBOs Respond to Rising Traffic

St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) has emerged as a key hub for Caribbean private aviation traffic, especially during the peak winter season. Unlike other nearby Leeward Islands–such as Anguilla, Dominica, Saba, St. Bart’s, St. Eustatius and Tortola–St...


Shah Rukh Khan wants to buy a private plane but cannot!

He is one of the highest-paid actors of Bollywood, but there are things that even Shah Rukh Khan can’t buy. SRK says he aspires to buy a plane, but is running low on funds as he has used them up to make films. “I want to buy a plane but I don’t have money. I put all my money in my films. I would really like to travel in a private plane because I can do a lot more work. One d...

Jet Aviation St. Louis Upgrades Aircraft Paint Shop

Jet Aviation St. Louis recently upgraded the controls for climate, air quality and final finish at its paint shop. It also acquired devices that analyze paint color tint, inspect pearl and metallic paints, measure the smoothness of the paint finish and assess the level of paint gloss. “Our new computerized and automated climate-control system, painter decontamination chambers, and pa...

Embraer delivers the first Legacy 500 to China launch customer Jackie Chan

Embraer announced today that Jackie Chan, a world-renowned movie star, has become the first customer in China to take delivery of a Legacy 500. “The Legacy 500 features our best-to-date technologies and it incorporates designs that maximize passenger comfort and fuel efficiency,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “This new aircraft, alon...

Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Reaches New Heights

Not even the looming threat of January’s winter storm Jonas was enough to dampen the enthusiasm for NBAA’s 27th annual Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference held in Tampa, Fla., as show organizers hailed the latest edition as the most successful in its history, surpassing the 25th-anniversary show in New Orleans. A slate of educational sessions–nearly 30 this year, d...

European Bizav Operators Unprepared for EASA Part-NCC

Non-commercial operators of more than 6,000 business jets and turboprop twins based in Europe are largely unprepared for EASA's new Part-NCC (non-commercial complex) rules that will set higher safety standards this summer, attendees were told at a conference run by Aeropodium late last week at London Heathrow Airport. Beginning August 25, these operators will have to comply with a si...

Falcon 5X Production Still 'Frozen' as Engine Woes Drag

The production line for the Dassault Falcon 5X large-cabin business jet is still in “frozen” mode at the airframer's Bordeaux Mérignac factory, as engine manufacturer Snecma is still trying to sort out issues with its Silvercrest turbofan that will power the French twinjet. “Production is frozen as a precaution,” a Dassault spokesman told AIN late last&...

Comlux orders three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft

Comlux The Aviation Group has announced a firm order for three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft, becoming the largest customer for Airbus’ new corporate jet family. The order also consolidates Comlux’s leadership in Airbus corporate jet deals, with more to its credit than any other client. Deliveries of the aircraft begin at the end of 2018. Comlux has chosen CFM International&nb...

FAI's Hangar 8 project on track to break ground in June

FAI Asset Management GmbH has confirmed that it will be breaking ground for its third hangar at Albrecht Dürer Airport in Nuremberg in June of this year. The new hangar, which represents an investment of €6m, will increase FAI's hangar floor space by another 4,500m?, bringing the total size of the FAI facility to 13,500m?. Known as Hangar 8, the new building, accommodating a wingspan...

Hadid unveils new brand

Hadid, a specialized flight support company, has unveiled its new corporate identity and brand.  Hadid, one of the leading global flight support and service brands, has announced its new brand mark; the Hadid symbol. This new identity and branding correlates with Hadid's focus on change in management, evolution in corporate structure and business development plans. The new Hadid bra...

FBO Capital Handling Riga summed up year 2015

FBO Capital Handling Riga summed up the preliminary results of the past year, which, according to the company, showed a certain stability. However, against the backdrop of the economic situation in Europe, which stays today in a state of expectant, companies tend to express a cautious approach in the estimates. "Despite certain concern, the outflow in the tourism sector and overal...

Comlux extends vvip fleet with three new acquisitions and five new aircraft under management

Comlux The Aviation Group is pleased to announce major developments to its vvip fleet of aircraft, which consolidate its position as a key player in the ultra-large cabin/ultra-long range aircraft market. Comlux Transactions, the sales and acquisitions division of Comlux, has confirmed the purchase of three brand new Airbus ACJ320 neo, all equipped with CFM engines and with green deliveries sta...

JetSuite introduces private jet service to Cuba

JetSuite has introduced services to and from Havana in Cuba. Passengers can charter a six-passenger JetSuite Edition CJ3, or four-passenger Phenom 100, non-stop to Havana from any of the 16 Cuba gateway airports. “Our mission continues to revolve around making private air travel accessible to more people than ever before, and offering an unprecedented level of transparency.” A...

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New, single-point-of-contact organization for European MRO Sales Network - Dassault

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Tecnam Aircraft  partnered with ultra-freezer manufacturer DESMON to repurpose their P2012 airplane for COVID vaccine transportation. The aircraft platform named P2012 TRAVELCARE was...

Preowned Aircraft Transactions spiked as 2020 ended - IADA

Following the abrupt pandemic-induced plunge in preowned aircraft sales in March 2020, members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) experienced a rising wave of transactions, highl...

Bristol based Centreline acquires Capital Air Ambulance

Centreline AV Limited, a PASL business, has acquired the trading name and key assets of Capital Air Ambulance from the Rigby Group. The deal sees Centreline acquiring two King Air 200 series...

CARIBAVIA Vision - conclusions and the impact

As promised, we are back for Episode 3 of the interview with Cdr. Bud Slabbaert. Once again, we are discussing the full concept and vision for Caribbean Airlift.  Q. We've discussed alread...

Final FAA rule to facilitate the reintroduction of Civil Supersonic Flight

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration issued a final rule (PDF) to facilitate the safe development of civil supersonic aircraft. The ru...

Spectacular takeoff - since 2018 the 100th PC-24 delivered

Less than three years after the first delivery, the 100TH PC-24 has just been handed over to its new owner. The PC-24 is now present on every continent, flying innumerable missions every day: pro...

CARIBAVIA Vision for Caribbean Airlift - episode 2

We hope you enjoyed the first part of the interview with Cdr. Bud Slabbaert. For those who are joining us for the first time, we should remind, that we are discussing the full concept and vis...

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New helicopter flight data monitoring device certified by Bell

Bell announced the Supplemental Type Certificate for the Installation of QuantiFLY, a new aircraft communication unit (ACU) powered by Truth Data, offering a true low-cost, lightweight, and...

All Nippon Helicopter H160 completes first flight

All Nippon Helicopter H160 has performed its first flight test, a 95-minute flight at the Marseille Provence Airport. This successful maiden flight paves the way for the aircraft’s entry in...

New Bombardier Challenger 350 joined Latitude 33 Aviation fleet

Bombardier and Latitude 33 Aviation announced the recent delivery of a brand-new Challenger 350 business jet, which will be available for charter out of the U.S. West Coast. California...

Premier Air Charter secures four Citation X Jets

Premier Air Charter has recently acquired the leases of four Cessna Citation X aircraft, further positioning the company as an elite aviation provider in the southern California region. ...

EHang to provide UAM services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai China

EHang announced strategic partnerships with Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Pan-Tourism Development Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Huafa Sports Operations Management Co., Ltd. and Flying World (Zhuhai) Technology Co., Ltd. to...

New, single-point-of-contact organization for European MRO Sales Network - Dassault

The new sales organization, headed by Thierry Salaün, brings together the MRO sales operations of Dassault’s wholly owned Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) affiliate with those of&nbs...

Preowned Aircraft Transactions spiked as 2020 ended - IADA

Following the abrupt pandemic-induced plunge in preowned aircraft sales in March 2020, members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) experienced a rising wave of transactions, highl...