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Aircelle Electro-Luminescent Displays Make Bizjets Glow

Safran’s Aircelle division made a big impression on Paris Air Show visitors in June when it demonstrated its super-thin electroluminescent variable display lighting on an Airbus A380. For NBAA 2015 Aircelle (Booth N5317) has integrated the display onto a 370-microns-thin ma...

Business Aviation Insider: Cummins - Firing on All Cylinders

By analyzing travel data, engine maker Cummins fine-tunes its flight operation. Cummins uses three Gulfstreams and one Embraer regional jet to meet its wide-ranging air travel needs. Chris Raskob has landed on airstrips in Northern Canada where there are few roads. As the Director of Corporate...


Air Charter Service expands in Germany

Air Charter Service has continued to grow in Germany in 2015, the company has moved into new premises in Frankfurt. Caroline Werf, managing director ACS Germany said: “We are near the end of what is set to be our record year and we have almost doubled in size, in terms of staff, since January. This new office is nearer the centre of the city and will better serve most of our clients who a...

ExecuJet Mx network GE authorized

GE Aviation recently approved all of ExecuJet's repair facilities as authorized service centers (ASCs) for its CF34-3 engines, which power the Bombardier Challenger series of aircraft. The official announcement was made during last week’s NBAA convention in Las Vegas, NV. ExecuJet’s Middle East division already received authorization to perform line maintenance on...

NBAA Charities Awards 14 Scholarships During Convention 2015

The National Business Aviation Association is about much more than the business of aviation; it is also about the future of the worldwide general aviation industry. In the spirit of the future at last week's event NBAA Charities, the charitable giving arm of the organization, awarded 14 scholarships to people seeking professional training leading to careers in aviation. NBAA&...

G650ER adds another city pair record

The Gulfstream G650ER has added another city-pair record. The aircraft recently flew from Dubai, UAE to New York City in 13 hours and 10 minutes. The G650ER departed Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai on November 13 and flew 6,159 nautical miles/11,407 kilometers to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. The flight took 13 hours and 10 minutes at an average cruise speed in excess of Mach...

First Thailand Air Force SSJ 100 arrived in Zhukovsky

Delivery of two fully equipped aircraft is scheduled for September 2016. According to BizavNews, the first of two SSJ 100 VIP aircraft ordered by Thai Government arrived in Zhukovsky near Moscow to begin the customization. According to superjet.wikidot.com the aircraft with serial number 95093 got temporary Russian registration 97015. The second aircraft (95095) is getting ready for the firs...

FAI adds fifth Challenger to fleet

FAI Rent-a-Jet has announced a fifth Challenger 604 to its fleet of air ambulances, which are used for medevac missions worldwide, and often hired for private use in the Middle East. The new addition will increase the fleet to nine aircraft, and will be modified for air ambulance missions ready to join the fleet in December.   “We took the decision to add a fifth Challenger to...

Private Jet Charter and Jet Connections seal joint venture at Dubai Airshow 2015

Private Jet Charter (PJC), one of the world's largest independent private jet charter brokers, sealed a joint venture (JV) deal with Jet Connections, an international company specialising in private aircraft management, sales and acquisition, on the final day of the Dubai Airshow.  The new joint venture will offer aircraft management services to the region’s fleet...

Acropolis Aviation renews Wyvern Wingman status

Acropolis Aviation celebrated the renewal of its Wyvern Wingman status at the NBAA. This is the third time that the company has renewed its accreditation. “We are very pleased to have our prestigious Wyvern Wingman status renewed. “ Paul Travis, ground operations manager for Acropolis Aviation said: “We are very pleased to have our prestigious Wyvern Wingman status renewed....

Rheinland Air Service becomes a SyberJet service centre

Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) has become an authorised SyberJet customer service centre. This is SyberJet’s first authorised international service centre appointment. Headquartered at Mönchengladbach Airport near Düsseldorf, RAS becomes the first SyberJet international authorised service centre with initial service in Germany and the surrounding region. “As we beg...

Al Bateen expects 20 percent increase in movements during Grand Prix

Al Bateen Executive Airport will welcome race teams and fans from around the world ahead of the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The season’s final race is set to take place on November 29. Abu Dhabi Airports anticipates a 20 percent increase in aircraft movements this year at Al Bateen Executive Airport in the week leading up to the race, compared to the same period la...

Meridian Adds Gulfstream G200 Maintenance

Teterboro, N.J.-based Meridian Jet Center, an FBO and Part 145 certified repair station, received FAAauthorization for maintaining the Gulfstream G200 (formerly the IAI Galaxy). Gulfstream produced 250 G200s between 1999 and 2011. “Our highly trained technicians now have the ability to support our customers with a wider range of options,” said Jo...

Embraer Legacy 500 to gain steep approach approvals

Embraer's Legacy 500 is poised to receive approval fromLondon City airport and EASA for steep-approach operations, permitting the midsize business jet to perform approaches at descent angles of up to 5.5°. The eight-seat aircraft, which gained EASA certification a year ago, will be the sixth business jet in Embraer's lineup that is cleared to operate at airports with a ste...

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To accelerate business aviation green recovery, two working groups are launched

Furthering its commitment to help business aircraft operators and companies take substantial action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the EBAA has launched two working groups tasked with d...

Vertical Aerospace secures ATI funding for £2.3 million smart charger development project

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Latvian aviation industry recovery – point of view with Minister of Transport Mr. Linkaits

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250th Embraer business jet delivery milestone in Latin America

Embraer announced the delivery of a Phenom 100EV and a Phenom 300E to two separate Brazilian customers, marking the company’s 250th business jet delivery in Latin America. The Phenom 100EV...

Millennium club goes bigger with the rollout of Daher TBM 1000th airplane

The 1,000th TBM very fast turboprop aircraft has rolled out from Daher’s Tarbes, France final assembly line, with this milestone airplane – a top-of-the-line TBM 940 version – destin...

Corona impact - aviation conferences will change

“Under the current circumstances, aviation conferences will change. We have seen that a large number of major conferences and conventions had to be cancelled. Disappointment is one thing, at wha...

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EHang unveils Heavy-lift AAV for Short-to-Medium-Haul aerial logistics

EHang unveils the logistics version of its flagship product EHang 216 - the “EHang 216L”, for short-to-medium-haul air logistics in both urban and rural areas. The EHang 216L boasts a payl...

First ever five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter received by Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative f...

Significant milestone for Cessna SkyCourier program

The Cessna SkyCourier turboprop development program has achieved another significant milestone as the third and final flight test aircraft (P2) successfully completed its first flight on Monday,...

Air Service Basel Provides On-Site COVID-19 Testing

As of Monday 28th September, Air Service Basel will provide passengers with an option to be tested for COVID-19 upon advance request on arrival or departure. Air Service Basel have partnered with P...

Bombardier continues global customer service expansion

Bombardier announced that the company has entered into share purchase agreements with each of Lufthansa Technik AG and ExecuJet Aviation Group AG to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of...

ANAC and FAA certification of Synthetic Vision Guidance System for Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

Embraer announced that the Synthetic Vision Guidance System for the midsize Praetor 500 and super-midsize Praetor 600 business jets was awarded certification by both the civil aviation authority...

More facilities, sales growth, and different aircraft certifications expected - Tamarack Aerospace

Tamarack Aerospace announced a recent expansion of local operations. The company has tripled their existing office space in addition to acquiring a third hangar in their facility complex.  T...