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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 sa...

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....


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...

Millennials in Business Aviation Seek Job Transparency, New Challenges

“The baby boomers, who’ve been the backbone of our business aviation industry, are retiring,” said Sheryl Barden, president and CEO of Aviation Personnel International. “Now, we’ve got a new generation coming in, with all-new energy and new ways of solving problems: millennials.” With competition for aviation talent growing more competitive, business avia...

Qatar Airways' corporate jet division obtains European safety authorisation

Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways' corporate jet division, is the first 'Business Aviation Operator' in the Middle East and one of first worldwide to be awarded the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) third-country operator (TCO) safety certificate. By 2016, all non-EU commercial operators wishing to fly to the EU will be required to hold the authorisation certifying their com...

Jetex Expands FBO Network in Mexico and Japan

Jetex Flight Support is expanding its presence in the Mexican market by announcing a partnership with local company Eolo to co-brand its FBO at Toluca International Airport. The facility is now being run jointly by the partners at what is Mexico’s main business aviation gateway. In addition to its Dubai headquarters, Jetex already has a network of FBOs in Paris, Shanno...

Textron debuts Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize jet

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, is displaying 11 of its commercial business jet and turboprop aircraft at NBAA’s 2015 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, including the public debut of the Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet.­­­­­ “As evidenced by our extensive lineup at the show, no other aircraft manufacturer...

Elliott unveils Beechjet 400A refurbishment

Elliott Aviation is introducing its newly launched 400E refurbishment programme for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP at the show. The refurbishment includes a Garmin G5000 avionics suite with a Lumatech LED master warning panel, Gogo WiFi with Gogo Vision (On-Demand-Movies), an innovative exterior paint design and a completely redesigned, weight-saving interior. The interior includes a newly d...

FBO Software Provider Vessix Plans Expansion

FBO operations software provider Vessix is currently operating at five U.S. locations since its launch at last year’sNBAA show, but the Los Angeles company expects that number to increase significantly over the next few months. The cloud-based business platform automates the handling of many elements of FBO business management, including flight operations, ramp...

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Volocopter announced that the FAA has positively accepted their application for concurrent Type Certificate validation on 22 December 2020. This sets the basis for Volocopter to bring their...

New Honda Aircraft Company wing production facility

Honda Aircraft Company has begun operations at its newly opened Wing Production and Service Parts Facility, located at the company’s world headquarters at the Piedmont Triad International Airpor...

New helicopter flight data monitoring device certified by Bell

Bell announced the Supplemental Type Certificate for the Installation of QuantiFLY, a new aircraft communication unit (ACU) powered by Truth Data, offering a true low-cost, lightweight, and...

All Nippon Helicopter H160 completes first flight

All Nippon Helicopter H160 has performed its first flight test, a 95-minute flight at the Marseille Provence Airport. This successful maiden flight paves the way for the aircraft’s entry in...

EHang to provide UAM services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai China

EHang announced strategic partnerships with Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Pan-Tourism Development Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Huafa Sports Operations Management Co., Ltd. and Flying World (Zhuhai) Technology Co., Ltd. to...

New, single-point-of-contact organization for European MRO Sales Network - Dassault

The new sales organization, headed by Thierry Salaün, brings together the MRO sales operations of Dassault’s wholly owned Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) affiliate with those of&nbs...

The most advanced solution yet for Covid vaccine distributors – Tecnam Aircraft help anywhere in the World

Tecnam Aircraft  partnered with ultra-freezer manufacturer DESMON to repurpose their P2012 airplane for COVID vaccine transportation. The aircraft platform named P2012 TRAVELCARE was...

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Europe tests the future of urban air mobility -ANRA Technologies joined AMU-LED project

ANRA Technologies announced its participation in AMU-LED, a Horizon 2020 project of European Union framed in the SESAR Joint Undertaking, which aims to demonstrate the safe integration of cargo a...

Daher delivers a Kodiak 100 to its first French customer

Daher announced the delivery of a Kodiak 100 turboprop utility aircraft to the Héli-Béarn company. This aerial work operator based at Pau-Pyrénées airport (Pyré...

EHang Joins European Union AMU-LED project to demonstrate Urban Air Mobility

EHang announced membership in the Air Mobility Urban - Large Experimental Demonstration project, one of the largest European demonstrations of Urban Air Mobility.  The AMU-LED proj...

World’s First Industry Supplier with a GADSS Compliant ELT

Orolia recently organized a series of flight tests to demonstrate and qualify capabilities of the GADSS global aircraft safety program’s end-to-end Emergency Locator Transmitter Distress Trackin...

Skyports partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company Swoop Aero

Skyports, partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company, Swoop Aero, to provide UK-wide drone delivery service. In a UK-first, Skyports has chosen to leverage Swoop Aero’s...

Bell 505 helps owners to stay on the move

In terms of private travel, Bell 505 owners have found that the helicopter is a versatile and reliable way to help private aircraft operators stay on the move. It offers a swift and safe means to...