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Russian helicopter pilots entered Guinness World Records

A very special event took place on November 21, 2015 in "Heliport Istra", which is a part of the group of companies "Heliport Russia". Champion pilots rewarding by Guinness World Records. The historic flight took place on June 6, 2015. On this day, 25 Robinson helicopters...

The Air Elite Network continues global growth

World Fuel Services has announced that six new locations have signed with the Air Elite Network since EBACE 2015. The Air Elite Network has now 49 Diamond Service FBOs. The Air Elite Network is working towards opening up 150 worldwide locations. The new members since EBACE 2015 in Geneva are S...


Japan Touts Steps to Welcome Business Aviation

Japan's Civil Aviation Bureau (CAB; Booth C12349) is taking steps to make all of the country's airports more welcoming to business aviation. "We have to admit it was not so user friendly," said Hayato Yamaguchi, a CAB deputy director. "Many business jet users complained that Japan was closed, an inaccessible country for them." That began changing in 2010 when th...

EASA certifies the Eclipse 550

EASA has issued a type certificate for the Eclipse 550 business jet. The announcement was made during the NBAA conference in Las Vegas. “This is a significant event for ONE Aviation and the global future of the Eclipse.” Alan Klapmeier, CEO of ONE Aviation said: “This is a significant event for ONE Aviation and the global future of the Eclipse. The Eclipse perfectly fits th...

Does flying private mean you’re also flying above all threats?

The recent shocking events in Egypt and, previously, Ukraine involving commercial jets flying over active conflict zones have received considerable media attention and prompted yet another heated discussion regarding airline routes. Meanwhile, few business travelers are aware of the fact that some of the fastest-growing business travel routes stretch in very close proximity or even directly over t...

Citation X+ debut in Russia

November 17  "Center of Business Aviation" Vnukovo-3, which is  becoming a platform for showcasing of world's aircraft manufacturers latest models , Cessna Aircraft and Eastunion (Cessna Citation’ official sales representative for Russia and CIS countries) presented  Cessna Citation X +  to Russian customers.  From Moskow the aircraft flew to Kazakhstan...

Million Air to Operate Beijing FBO

Million Air has joined forces with Capital Jet Company (CJET) and Epic Aviation in Beijing to operate CJET/Million Air, "the first and only premium FBO facility at Beijing Capital International Airport [ZBAA]." Million Air says it will train personnel and oversee operational and safety standards and bring its award-winning customer service to the operation and "the entire fa...

How Far Off Is the Supersonic Business Airplane?

Aerion announced its first firm order for its AS2 at NBAA”s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) on Nov. 17, bringing the supersonic business jet closer to reality. Now, some experts think the supersonic age is set to take off. “This time, what we have is real. I believe we will see a supersonic business jet by 2023,” said Oscar Garcia, chairman of Inte...

Embraer Legacy 500 breaks speed records

Flying transoceanic, the Embraer Legacy 500 has set two speed records, the Brazilian manufacturer announced on 18 November. The midsize jet flew from Burbank, California to Kahului, Maui with five passengers in 6h. The segment – one of the world’s longest between two points over water – covered 2,165nm (4,010km) with an average ground speed of 680km/h (367kt). The east...

World Fuel’s Ascent Brand Debuts in Canada

World Fuel Services (WFS) has begun the expansion of its Ascent-branded FBO network into the Canadian market with the addition of Million Air Vancouver as its first location north of the border. The branding will give the Million Air facility access to WFS’s various customer support initiatives, as well as to the FlyBuys Rewards loyalty program. “The addition of...

Al Bateen to expect more private jets for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

As motor racing fans from all over the world arrive in Abu Dhabi at the end of the month, the emirate is preparing for an uptick in private jets ahead of the capital’s Formula One race. Al Bateen Executive Airport, which caters to private jets, expects a 20 per cent increase in aviation traffic compared to the same period last year, which had 200 aircraft movements. “We are very...

Crystal Luxury Air To Take To The Skies With A Boeing 777

Crystal Cruises, the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line, is once again pioneering new fronts in the luxury travel industry with the purchase of a Boeing Business Jet B777-200LR, offering an array of global itineraries for its expanded brand extension Crystal Luxury Air. The announcement comes on the heels of Crystal’s groundbreaking news in July of an extensive brand expansion, wh...

UAVs find their place in business aviation

Small unmanned aircraft are finding a place for themselves within the general aviation community, even though pilots and UAS operators often butt heads over safety and regulatory concerns. Commercial drone flights are becoming more commonplace, with the FAA granting 2,256 Section 333 exemptions to small UAS operators in the past year as it formulates new regulations. A panel of aviation lead...

Flexjet is first fleet customer for Aerion

Fractional jet supplier Flexjet has signed a firm order for 20 Aerion AS2 supersonic jets, providing a critical boost for the 12-year-old the high-speed aircraft development project. “Today, we are proud to be at the forefront of the next revolution in business jets, supersonic travel,” says Flexjet chairman Kenn Ricci. “We are pleased to be the first fleet purchaser of the...

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250th Embraer business jet delivery milestone in Latin America

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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...

New projects are keeping AMAC Aerospace busy as usual

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Gulfstream G700 earns International Yacht & Aviation Award for seat design

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Airbus H175 to bolster Omni oil and gas operations in Brazil

Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil’s leading oil and gas transport company and part of OMNI Helicopters International group (OHI), becomes the first operator to introduce the H175 in Brazil. The aircraft h...

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DC Aviation adapts successful Covid-19 testing strategy

Earlier this year DC Aviation introduced a pioneering programme of rapid Covid-19 pre-flight virus testing for all crew and flight support personnel. The measure was introduced to ensure that passenge...

Rostec starts assembling parts for the first Russian offshore helicopter Mi-171A3

Russian Helicopters started production of the first pre-production prototype of Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter. Flight tests of the state-of-the-art rotorcraft are to start on the summer of 2021. The fi...

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

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

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IS-BAH Stage 2 certification for TAG Macau FBO

Just a little over one year after opening its doors, TAG Aviation Macau’s Fixed Base Operation has been awarded for its commitment to safety and quality ground handling by the International...