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Victor sees uptick in Alpine charter requests

Online charter specialist Victor has seen a 336% uptick in charter requests to the Alpine skiing region. The company’s data looks at all private jet requests to European airports that offer transfers to ski resorts. Destinations in France saw the most activity with Chambery, the nearest...

Bell Helicopter in Hover This Year, Growth Mode in 2017

Civil helicopter deliveries at Bell Helicopter Textron won’t really take off until next year, after the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X light single enters service late this year and the super-medium 525 Relentless is certified early next year. Thus, shipments this year will be mostly flat, jus...


Textron Aviation U.S. Centers Expand Capabilities

Textron Aviation has completed an expansion of its certifications to enable each of its U.S. company-owned service centers to support Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft. This marks another milestone toward the integration of all three brands under the Textron Aviation umbrella. The company had announced plans for the integrated service center network shortly after Textron acquired Be...

Cabot Aviation announces its first private jet sales mandate

Cabot Aviation, a division of Air Partner plc and a leading aircraft remarketing broker, is delighted to announce the award of its first exclusive private jet sales mandate since it announced the strategic expansion of its operations into the Private Jet sector at the end of 2015. A Bombardier Challenger 850 aircraft, serial number 8091 and registration number RA-67220, was awarded to Cabot sho...

ExecuJet acquires largest FBO at Munich International Airport

ExecuJet Aviation Group will offer handling and ground support services from its FBO at Munich International Airport following acquisition of the former European Business Aviation Services’ (EBAS International GmbH) facility. The Munich FBO is ExecuJet’s second handling facility in Germany after Berlin Schoenefeld, and will begin operation in February 2016.  This addition takes...

The largest in Russian capital "Heliport Moscow" summed up 2015

"Heliport Moscow" - a unique project of  "NDV» ("NDV - Real Estate") to create Europe's largest multipurpose helicopter complex, set up to have more than 200 helicopters based.This is an unprecedented Russian project, with total capitalization of about 300 million euros of private investment. "Heliport Moscow" is located ju...

Textron Aviation Poised for Growth in 2016

Textron Aviation will see “solid growth” this year as deliveries ramp up for the new Cessna Citation Latitude, Textron chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly told investors this morning during a quarterly conference call. Last year, the Wichita-based aircraft manufacturer shipped 166 Cessna Citations and 117 King Airs, up from 159 and 113, respectively, in 2014. With about 30 Lat...

U.S. Government Eases Certain Air Crew Limits in Cuba

The U.S. Treasury Department continues to relax travel restrictions to Cuba under a rule that will better facilitate temporary sojourns for aircraft crew members. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), along with the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), published another round of changes in Cuba restrictions in today...

Norwegian Operator Forms Weather Camera Network

Helicopter EMS operator Norsk Luftambulanse is installing a network of cameras in Norway to gather remote weather information, mainly about visibility, with the aim of dispatching easier and safer missions along a fog-free route and landings using GPS approaches. Each sensing unit comprises three cameras–looking in three different directions–a thermometer and an...

Airbus Helicopters’ second H160 prototype takes off

The H160’s second prototype took off today in Marignane, kicking off a busy 2016 for the H160 as it pursues its flight test program with two prototypes. The second prototype is the first H160 to fly with the Turbomeca Arrano engines. PT1 had accumulated more than 75 hours of flight testing by the end of 2015, allowing the aircraft to open the flight envelope and validating some of the helic...

G450/550 Production Cut as Gulfstream Moves to G500/600

Gulfstream Aerospace reduced G550 production rates in the fourth quarter of last year and will lower rates of theG450 this quarter, while G280 and G650 production will be increased slightly, Phebe Novakovic, chairman andCEO of parent company General Dynamics, announced today during an investor conference call. She called the move “part of the transitio...

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre delivers an elegant refurbished governmental ACJ319 with high technology systems onboard

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre, the innovative provider of customized nose-to-tail solutions toVIP and airline customers under Airbus standards, has delivered a refurbished Airbus ACJ319 for an undisclosed government, after a successful C-Check (10 years) and heavy work on the fuselage. This project presented a double challenge by requiring high-level communication and in-flight entertainment (I...

GlobeAir plans fleet growth as profits soar

GlobeAir, Europe’s largest operator of Cessna Citation Mustangs, plans to grow its fleet by nearly 50% in 2016 on the back of record profits during the previous 12 months and a rebound in the charter market for small business aircraft. Six Mustangs will be added to the line-up this year, lifting GlobeAir’s fleet to 20 aircraft. The expanded fleet will bring the Austrian ve...

Jet Aviation Zurich has another successful WEF

Jet Aviation Zurich has spent months preparing for the VIP customers that arrived in Zurich to attend the 46th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, held from 20-23 January 2016 in Davos, Switzerland. The company served the majority of aircraft and passengers attending WEF, handling 612 movements and 1,830 passengers while supporting fuel sales of 1.5 million litres. The annual event dr...

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Final FAA rule to facilitate the reintroduction of Civil Supersonic Flight

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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

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