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The Uber for Helicopters Would Really Like an Endless Summer

Making Blade more than a well-branded novelty is a challenge when it’s based on seasonal travel behaviors. — Jason Clampet “The under-34 crowd is a large part of our customer base, and I often ask them: How do you pay for this?” says Rob Wiesenthal, chief executive offi...

Gulfstream streams seamlessly into the Gulf

With a hefty order from Qatar Executive and strong interest in its new aircraft, Savannah-based Gulfstream is enjoying blue skies all the way in the Middle East. Could there be much better news for a business jet manufacturer in the Middle East? Qatar Executive, one of the largest operators in...


Carlyle looks to sell Landmark Aviation for $1.7 billion

Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP (CG.O) has been exploring a sale of aircraft leasing and maintenance company Landmark Aviation for as much as $1.7 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The business jet market is slowly recovering from a downturn sparked by the global financial crisis, helping valuations for companies offering services to that industry....

Cessna begins Latitude deliveries

Cessna has delivered the first Citation Latitude to its new owner. The aircraft received its FAA type certification on June 5. According to the FAA online database, the first aircraft was registered to BSAV LLC. The database shows the change date for MSN 680A-0007 / N275BS as being August 24. The aircraft will be operated by Aircraft Management Group, who will offer the aircraft for charter...

ABS Jets gains IS-BAO Audit Stage II certification

ABS Jets, a Prague based aircraft operator and maintenance provider, has achieved IS-BAO stage II certification. To gain the new certification level, ABS Jets had to demonstrate the compliance monitoring and SMS processes implemented by the company were in accordance with IS-BAO standards. “This is a great achievement for ABS Jets and further underlines our commitment to the very highe...

Aerotrans and Aviapages.com are enlarging the joint cooperation

The leader in the flight support services for business aviation has made placement in the new B2B platform Aviapages.com. From this very moment the business aviation industry members can plan their flights and choose the flight support services just in a few clicks. Furthermore, all the information about locations where Aerotrans provides its services is available in the directory “Airpor...

Pets on jets: caring for yourself and your furry friend

According to Euromonitor, the global spending on domestic animals will overstep the $100bn barrier for the first time in history this year, rising to $103.8bn from $98.3bn in 2014. People are so devoted to their pets that right now there are around 1 million dogs named as the primary beneficiaries in their owners' wills in the US alone. And while animal lovers opt to keep their furry friends c...

Satcom Direct first in business aviation to be Jet ConneX ready

Satcom Direct is the first business aviation communication provider to provision and validate its services over Inmarsat’s new Ka-band network. Expected to be available by the end of 2015, Jet ConneX will provide customers the fastest satellite data rates in business aviation, enhanced by Satcom Direct value added services. Jet ConneX is the business aviation version of Inmarsat’s G...

Meridian adds 605 to fleet

Meridian has added a second Bombardier Challenger 605 to its growing fleet of private business jets. This large cabin aircraft began service in 2012, seats up to nine passengers and is available for charter. “We are very excited about adding a second Challenger 605 to our charter fleet,” Meridian Vice President of Aviation Sales Mike Moore says. “...

XOJET Releases 2015 Mid-Year Update

XOJET, Inc., a leader in private jet charter services, announced today that it has surpassed projections in the first half of 2015, delivering 51 percent increase in EBITDA and 20 percent increase in retail charter business.  In addition, the company added 100 new Preferred Access clients, as well as continued to grow its portfolio of enterprise clients, representing Fortune 500 companie...

Dassault to display Falcon 7X at CIBAS

Dassault will display a Falcon 7X at the upcoming China International Business Aviation Show show in Beijing. Held at the Civil Aviation Authority of China’s flight inspection unit at Beijing Capital Airport, 2015 will be the forth year that the show has been running that CIBAS has been held. ccording to Asian Sky Group’s 2014 Greater China year end report, there were 26 Falcon 7...

Constant Aviation completes milestone 96-month inspection

Constant Aviation has completed their 30th 96-month inspection on the Embraer Legacy 600. “The 96-month inspection is one of the two most in-depth inspections on the Legacy 600. It averages approximately 3,300 man-hours and requires specialised tooling, equipment and knowledge of the airframe to complete successfully.” Jim Rady, Embraer program manager said: “The 96-mon...

Feel yourself a Jet Hunter.

Every year the number of applications and the "original" products for flight bookingin business aviation is growing. In fact it is logical - the Internet becomes a real helper in all areas of the business, making it easier and more mobile. But the project, which we were able to meet recently, "stands out" from this category standard. However, details of the Jet H...

Business growth for the Kimbrell Group

Kimbrell Group headquartered in Miami, Florida, is experiencing charter sales growth both domestically and internationally. The Group is adding to its aircraft management division with its long term partner, My Corporate Jet Inc and Kimbrell Group will now have another aircraft under its air charter operator marketing fleet. Representing the second private jet under aircraft operator marketi...

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To support business aviation in times of COVID-19 EBAA partners with Osprey Flight Solutions

 The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) announced today that it has partnered with risk analysis company Osprey Flight Solutions to provide operators with real-time updates on risk inf...