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NATA Responds to Department of Labor Overtime Proposal

Washington, DC, September 3, 2015 –The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) responded to the Department of Labor proposal to increase the salary threshold at which eligible workers qualify for overtime pay concluding it would negatively impact the aviation bu...

European Bizav Flying Hits Light Turbulence in August

Business aviation activity in Europe stumbled last month, falling 1.5 percent from a year ago to 72,182 flight departures, while flight hours declined by 3.4 percent, according to data released today by WingX Advance. Year-to-date, business aircraft flying in the region is down by 1 percent....


"Must see" from Satcom Direct on JetExpo 2015

The leader in the field of satellite communications services for business aviation, Satcom Direct, will demonstrate the latest achivements during the 10th Business Aviation Exhibition JetExpo 2015 in Moskow. Top news - Satcom Direct Router (SDR).It is loaded with services that compress and cache data, so that you have maximum bandwidth for the transmission of information,with no&...

Wheels Up fleet will grow to 55 aircraft by the end of the year

Wheels Up will grow its fleet to 55 aircraft by the end of 2015. The company’s fleet currently has 45 aircraft: 35 King Air 350is and 10 Citation Excel / XLSs. Wheels Up say that they will add five new King Air 350is, and five Cessna Citation XLS+s before the end of the year. heels Up originally placed an order for 105 King Air’s in 2013. The aircraft orders were firmed up in...

JFI Jets adds two business jets to charter fleet

JFI Jets has added two business jets to its charter fleet. The Gulfstream IV-SP (GIV-SP) and Gulfstream 200 (G200) will operate out of Wilmington, Delaware and are immediately available for charter. “JFI Jets continues to exceed the highest standards for private aircraft charters with a flawless safety record, unparalleled customer service and an expanding fleet to meet our discerning c...

FlightSafety building a new Citation XLS+ simulator

FlightSafety International is building a new Citation XLS+ aircraft simulator. The level D simulator is expected to be operational at the Flightsafety learning centre in Columbus Ohio in April 2016. “Building a new Cessna Citation XLS+ simulator further enhances the benefits FlightSafety provides to owners and operators of Cessna aircraft around the world.” Steve Gross, vice...

Consolidation gives power

On the eve of the 10th Business Aviation Exhibition Jet Expo 2015 in Moskow  Russian news agency BizavNews and European 50skyshades.com platform signed the strategic partnership agreement. In accordance to the agreements, the joint editorial team will be engaged in the formation of the information content on the Russian business aviation market for English-speaking audience. Th...

Aircraft Management Group - First in the World to Add the New Citation Latitude to their Charter Certificate

Aircraft Management Group, Inc., a provider of aircraft management and consulting services, as well as private aircraft charter through their AMG Jets division, is eager to announce the addition of a 2015 Citation Latitude to their charter certificate. This makes Aircraft Management Group, Inc. the first company in the world to have the Latitude available for charter. The aircraft will spend half...

College Senior Develops FBO Fuel-order Software

There’s an old joke about being sure to hire someone who’s young, while he still knows everything. But here, the laughs might be on those who dismiss this college senior who says he has a better idea. John Hill went to work as a janitor at a local FBO at Leesburg (Va.) Executive Airport while still in high school four years ago. In the time since then, he’s clim...

MEBAA Embraces North Africa with Morocco Show

As the two-day MEBAA Show Morocco opened in Casablanca yesterday, event organizer Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) billed the northwest African country as “the new destination for business aviation.” MEBAA chairman Ali Alnaqbi opened the show alongside H.E. Mohamed Najib Boulif, minister delegate to the Moroccan Ministe...

Stratajet Set to Launch Online Charter Booking Engine

Online charter booking engine Stratajet is set to roll out its service to private aviation consumers on September 28. The UK-based company, which claims to offer the only real-time online booking engine for charter flights, has established a database of up to 500 available aircraft for which its software will generate live pricing information. In a project called Operation Long Reach,...

The future of Transaero VIP "Imperial"

News about "Aeroflot" buying "Transaero" scattered all over the Russia in just minutes. Experts are giving estimates, the passengers are worried, the number of reposts in socil media is growing. Aerocredo, as a company operating in the market of VIP transportation, is thinking about the essential matter - business aviation. The aircraft fleet of the company...

Morocco planning new business aviation hub airport

Morocco's Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA) and Director General D'Aviation Civile (DGAC) are working jointly on plans to develop Ben Slimane Airport (GMMB/GMD) into the country's main dedicated business aviation hub. This will include a new FBO – while an invitation has also been issued for FBOs at six of the country's main airports. Ben Slimane is ideally locat...

MEBAA Show Morocco 2015: SHOW BUSINESS - Day Two

With a report on yesterday's developments on the first day of the MEBAA Show Morocco 2015, our SHOW BUSINESS team consider the opportunities created by the joint plans of Morocco’s Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA) and Director General D’Aviation Civile (DGAC), to develop Ben Slimane Airport into Morocco’s main dedicated business aviation hub – incorporating a...

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New main rotor configuration for Kopter SH09

Kopter pursues its flight test campaign in Sicily with its 3rd prototype (P3) having now reached more than 100 flights and being now equipped with a modified main rotor head and the next generation of...

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...

Bombardier Learjet gets avionics upgrade

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Sustainability and Efficiency - meet Air BP at EBAA’s AirOps Europe 2020

If you are following sustainability and afficiency topic in business aviatyion, be sure to meet Air BP at the eco-friendly ‘Event Lounge’ in Brussels for AirOps 2020, joinin...

Youngest person reach South Pole

Action Aviation chairman and world record holder/explorer Captain Hamish Harding has returned from the South Pole with his son Giles Harding, 12, and Prince Ned Nwoko of Nigeria. The expedition m...

Business Aviation sustainability initiatives at 2020 World Economic Forum

Two new carbon-reduction initiatives for Davos-bound flights at this year’s World Economic Forum, starting Jan. 21, 2020, in Davos, Switzerland. The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustaina...

The highest ever number of total annual movements and new brand identity - Farnborough Airport

Surpassing its own record of 2018, Farnborough Airport set a new one, reaching the highest ever number of total annual movements! For the full year 2019, Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-ye...