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MedAire Celebrates 30th Anniversary

At the MedAire booth, convention visitors can see a demonstration of MedAire Trip Ready, the first app of its kind focused on the aviation industry, and meet MedLink doctors and security specialists. MedLink operates from Banner–University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Good Samaritan Hospit...

ANALYSIS: Business aviation is bouncing back

It’s show time again for the business aviation industry. The annual NBAA convention, the largest and longest-running event within this niche sector, is returning to the bright lights of Las Vegas – a fitting host for a market that is starting to emerge into the light following a miserabl...


ExecuJet Awarded Industry-Leading FAA Certificate in China

Following a successful audit by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ExecuJet Aviation Group is celebrating Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145 certification for its Repair Station at Tianjin Binhai Airport, China. 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 ensur...

Mercedes-Benz + Lufthansa = business jet

Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik AG are presenting their new VIP cabin design to initial customers at the Dubai Air Show. Driven by the large interest of the VIP market for a Mercedes-Benz Style VIP Cabin design in the recent months, the two companies are now presenting the first impressions of this unique conceptual floorplan. The two German companies have been working on the design o...

Report: Bizav Poised for 'Significant' Growth in Africa

The business jet market in Africa is lagging the GDP economic growth in the region, suggesting African business aviation is poised for “significant expansion,” according to a 2015 Africa Business Jet Fleet Report released yesterday by Hong Kong-based aircraft sales, charter and management firm Asian Sky Group. It said that realGDP growth in key African economie...

Gulfstream G280 versus G200 – a silent victory

The US Navy is called the Silent Service for two reasons. First few of its missions are reported. Second, when you are tracking an enemy submarine 800ft below the surface noise matters. It is literally a matter of life and death. Navies spend millions minimising the noise of propellers on submarines and in combat situations the 154 crew living on one of the US Navy’s Ohio Class Trident Subma...

Bombardier Centers Offer ACR Electronics Service

Bombardier Business Aircraft is now authorized to perform programming, annual inspections and battery replacement operations of ACR Electronics manufactured Artex equipment at its five North American service centers. The approval applies to all Bombardier Learjets, Challengers and Globals. More than 60 technicianshold the authorization. “We strive to be a total on...

Asia Jet wins best charter brokerage award for 2015 at AsBAA

Asia Jet won the “Best Charter Brokerage Award” 2015 at the inaugural Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) charity gala dinner and industry awards. The charity gala dinner and industry awards was held in aid of Orbis, the Flying Eye Hospital Charity. The event was hosted on the 6th November 2015 at Hullett House TST, Hong Kong. The awards nomination and selection process i...

Stellar Labs – reshaping business jet charter

Four seconds. The time it takes for six heartbeats. Roughly what it has taken you to read to here. In this time Stellar – a new digital marketplace for business jet charter – aims to calculate hundreds of precise and accurate quotes for a single charter request. To accomplish this, Stellar’s commercial operations systems have to work out which of the more than 5,000 airport...

Air Ambulance takes off in Kazakhstan

The Association of Medical Tourism of Kazakhstan introduced the first aircraft for scheduled and emergency transportation of critically ill patients, pregnant women and children. As noted in the Association, Bombardier Learjet 45, is good for both, domestic and  long-haul flights over distances of up to 3,000 kilometers. The aircraft has on board the latest equipmenton boa...

Jersey registers first business jet

The aircraft register of Jersey became active on November 2, with the registration of its first business jet. The first aircraft on the register is a Cessna Citation CJ4 (MSN 525C-0200 / ZJ-THC). The aircraft arrived on the Island on November 7 from Iceland, and will be based on the island. The aircraft is owned by Tower House Consultants, and is a replacement for 2000 build Citation II MSN...

Jet Aviation completes and delivers ACJ320 for European head of state

Jet Aviation Basel has outfitted and delivered an Airbus ACJ320 to an undisclosed European government. The handover of the head-of-state aircraft marks the Swisscompany’s third VIP airliner completion this year. Other projects include a Boeing Business Jet and twin-aisle A340-600. The ACJ320 is certificated for private use, and seats 57 passengers and five crew members. The narr...

Airbus ACJ319neo wins new customer

Airbus’ ACJ319neo has won another commitment, taking total sales of the new private jet family, which includes the ACJ320neo launched earlier this year, to six aircraft. Many of the sales are repeat orders from existing customers, highlighting the appeal of the family. This will be the first ACJneo Family aircraft to be operated by K5 Aviation of Germany, which already manages three ACJ31...

Aerion continues search for US assembly site

As top Aerion executives meet with Dubai air show attendees, the aspiring supersonic business jet manufacturer is continuing to search for a US assembly site for flight-test and production aircraft. The selected location will form the “new home of Aerion Corporation”, says the company. Its production system is taking shape ahead of a scheduled first flight date in 2021 and entry...

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A unique Medevac solution - Phenom 300MED - for the best-selling light jet in the market

Welcome a unique Medevac solution - Phenom 300MED , which is also available for retrofit, through a partnership with umlaut and Aerolite. Embraer and umlaut are jointly developing and certif...

Cirrus Aircraft launches VisionAir Ownership Program

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Double delivery for Jetfly - 5th PC-24 and 1st PC-12 NGX

Jetfly Aviation took new aircraft: a fifth PC 24 and an initial PC-12 NGX. These acquisitions further reinforce the partnership of many years between the Swiss aircraft manufacturer and Europe&rs...

EHang 216 obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada Civil Aviation

EHang 216 has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada. This is another milestone in regulatory...

Gulfstream G700 surpasses testing milestones, speed and altitude limits

Gulfstream G700 flight-test program is making progress with a number of accomplishments in testing and performance. The G700, introduced in October 2019, boasts the industry’s most spacious...

Embraer boosts Phenom maintenance to 800 flight hours

Embraer announced a revision to the Scheduled Maintenance Requirements (SMR) for the Phenom family of jets. The revision extends the intervals between stops from 600 flight hours and/or...

AlpinAirPlanes took delivery of first Velis Electro

On 16 July 2020 AlpinAirPlanes of Switzerland took delivery of the first of their 14 Velis Electro type-certified electric aeroplanes. At the same time, the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOC...

Delivery of first Bombardier Global 5500 to be based in the United States

Bombardier delivered the first Global 5500 aircraft to be based in the United States. This business jet, which will be available for charter, was recently delivered to longtime Bombardi...

Daher HomeSafe emergency autoland system is certified on the TBM 940

Daher HomeSafe is certified on its TBM 940, authorizing the availability of this emergency autoland system that would automatically bring the aircraft to a runway touchdown if the pilot becomes i...

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Two new certifications for TAG Aviation Malta

Just three years after receiving its Maltese AOC, TAG Aviation Malta has been rewarded for its commitment to safety with both its Wyvern Wingman certification and IS-BAO accreditation. These sign...

New Flagship of the best-selling turboprop family - Beechcraft King Air 360

Welcome the next generation of egendary King Air turboprop family - the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER.The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockp...

TAG Aviation FBO in Geneva and Sion acquired by Signature Flight Support

Signature Flight Support has acquired TAG Aviation FBO, SA and its two fixed base operator locations at Geneva (GVA) and Sion (SIR). The purchase represents Signature’s first foray int...

Time to Apply for IADA Biz Aviation Scholarships

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications for the organization's Business Aviation Scholarships through Oct. 1. The scholarships, funded by the IADA Foundatio...

DC Aviation Group - successful upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo SCS Elite

The DC Aviation Group has completed the successful upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo Elite Smart Cabin System. The aircraft was also equipped with an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband High Data Rate Servic...

Cirrus Aircraft launches VisionAir Ownership Program

Cirrus Aircraft announced VisionAir, a revolutionary ownership program for the Vision Jet. Designed as a completely turnkey program, VisionAir includes everything needed to own, operate and manage a V...

Double delivery for Jetfly - 5th PC-24 and 1st PC-12 NGX

Jetfly Aviation took new aircraft: a fifth PC 24 and an initial PC-12 NGX. These acquisitions further reinforce the partnership of many years between the Swiss aircraft manufacturer and Europe&rs...