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Boeing Business Jets Announces Four New BBJ MAX 8 Orders

Boeing Business Jets today announced orders for four new BBJ MAX 8 airplanes at the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas. The first order to an undisclosed customer based in the Middle East is for three BBJ MAX 8s. The second order for an...

Comlux America Extends Its Service Capabilities on VIP Aircraft

Comlux The Aviation Group is pleased to announce that Comlux America LLC, its Completion and Service Center based in Indianapolis IN, has obtained the required top-of-the-line qualifications to offer complete maintenance and repair services to ACJ, BBJ and Bombardier Business Aircraft customers....


VistaJet, bombardier challenger 350 sets world speed record

A Bombardier Challenger 350 aircraft, owned by VistaJet, a global leader in premium long-range private jet travel, set a world speed record in its class, flying from Napa Valley to the Cayman Islands – a distance of 2,774 miles (4,463 km) – in five hours and five minutes. he US-registered Challenger 350 aircraft, managed and operated by Priester Aviation**, departed Napa County Airp...

Five Things Not to Miss at NBAA2015

When planning a schedule for NBAA's 2015 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), Chris Strong, NBAA's senior vice president, conventions and membership, suggests the following five events are not to be missed. 1. The Largest Indoor Static Display to Date NBAA2015 will feature 15 aircraft and two mockups inside the convention center, enabling attendees to explore...

CenTex shows Halo Mod and Saddle Tanks

CenTex Aerospace (Booth N3323) is showcasing here in Las Vegas its Halo 250 commuter category conversion for King Air 200 series turboprops, and the latest addition to its line of fuel and baggage saddle tanks for King Air 200s and 350s. The Halo conversion increases payload by moving the airplane into commuter category and boosting mtow to 13,420 pounds. Safety features added in the...

MEBAA Expands Bizav Horizons Into North Africa

Despite security concerns and stagnant oil revenues, the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) remains optimistic about growth prospects for the region. Next year it will host the 10thMEBAA show in Dubai, where the group is headquartered, and it has just announced dates for the second edition of its new MEBAA Show Morocco, which will be staged from Sept....

Honeywell Forecasts 9,200 New Bizjet Deliveries Valued at US$270 Billion Through 2025

As a slow growth economic environment takes hold across many global markets, the business aviation industry is not immune to its impact. In its 24th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook released today, Honeywell Aerospace forecasts up to 9,200 new business jet deliveries worth US$270 billion from 2015 to 2025, with a 3 to 5 percent reduction over the value noted in the 2014 forecast. "W...

Milestones Reached in Beechjet/Hawker 400 G5000 Program

Garmin’s certification program for upgrading the Beechjet400A/Hawker 400XP to its G5000 integrated flight deck has completed several milestones toward achieving FAA approval in the first quarter of 2016. These include system architecture and installation details, High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF), lightning and reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) test...

AMAC continues to deliver to MENA VVIP customers

AMAC Aerospace has delivered another Global Express within a short ground time after a base maintenance check at the AMAC facility in Basel, Switzerland. The undisclosed head of state customer from the MENA region was said to be very pleased about the on time delivery of his Global Express. A privately owned Airbus A319 from the region has been inducted for a heavy maintenance C- Check at t...

Sigari: Citation Market Rebounds in North America

Demand for light and midsize jets in North America is finally returning to levels seen prior tobefore the 2008 recession, JjetAviva CEO Cyrus Sigari told attendees of the Citation Jet Pilots Association’'s (CJP) 2015 convention held in September. For the moment, at least, that strength is enough to counter troubling signs on the international stage. “The...

GlobalAir.com sees trends from its 20-year data cache

Jeffrey Carrithers, CEO and founder of GlobalAir.com (Booth C13212), doesn’t claim to have invented the Internet. But his 20-year-old website certainly has held its place as a leader in providing key online components one needs for a modern business aviation flight department. “When I started Globalair.com we were working with 28K dial-up modems. We were right on...

Wyvern Expands Safety Audit Programs

A year on from its acquisition by flight support group Nexus, safety audit provider Wyvern is continuing to refine its programs to give charter operators and their customers a higher level of assurance. “The past year has been one of robust growth under our new ownership, with a lot of new opportunities coming our way, especially in the emerging regions like the Middle East, Africa and India...

Duncan touts Sexyjet paint project

Duncan Aviation is proving here in Las Vegas that watching paint dry is anything but dull. At its display area (Booth N4910) the aviation services provider is showcasing a time-lapse video of what it calls the most complex and costly paint scheme design and application the company has ever undertaken, recently performed on a Gulfstream V. Unique in both layout and materials, the desig...

AviationGlass opens window to new cabin glass solutions

AviationGlass & Technology (AG&T) is here at NBAA showcasing its patented AeroGlass lightweight, ultra-thin glass products. They are the first approved for use in aircraft cabins under EASA’s Part 21G requirements, according to the company. That distinction was earned when AG&T (Booth C10146) received in June an EASASTC for instal...

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Daher delivers a Kodiak 100 to its first French customer

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Meet Latvian made Tarragon aircraft - no less than 10 to export this year

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Volocopter launches campaign to bring Electric Air Taxi services to U.S. cities

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...