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Petroleum Air Services becomes first Authorized Bell Helicopter Customer Service in North Africa

Bell Helicopter announced  that, Petroleum Air Services has been appointed as the first Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility in North Africa. “Since 1982, we have been providing both fixed wing and helicopter transportation to the oil and gas and travel industries...

Dassault Falcon Sales Sluggish as BRIC Economies Lag

Last year's sluggish sales of Falcon business jets was largely due to the slowing economies in emerging countries, Dassault CEO Eric Trappier said yesterday during a press briefing in Paris. There were gross orders for 45 Falcons received last year, and NetJets canceled an order for 20...


Royal Jet BBJ Slightly Damaged in Abu Dhabi Tempest

A Royal Jet BBJ, registered as A6-DRF, on display at Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016 suffered what appears to be only superficial damage on Wednesday when two light aircraft were blown under it during a severe morning storm that brought the show to a halt for a second day. “Two light carbon-fiber craft were blown [by high winds] under the BBJ. I think they have been destroyed,...

UBS Bizjet Market Index Continues To Decline

Key business jet industry metrics are pointing to a further weakening of the market globally and suggest business conditions continue to head toward new post-recession lows, according to the latest UBS Business Jet Market Index, released today. UBS created the market index to track changes in market conditions based on surveys measuring customer interest, pricing, 12-month outl...

Abu Dhabi Air expo reopens as weather improves in UAE

Abu Dhabi Air Expo, being held at Al Bateen Executive Airport, reopened today at 10am after being forced to suspend activities on Wednesday because of extreme weather conditions in the city. Today is the final day of the air expo. The event was closed at around 11.25am on Wednesday when a thunderstorm hit, with strong winds blowing through the chalets, chairs, tables, and banners placed arou...

You Can Now Fly to New York on a Private Jet for $250 (Yes, Really)

Everyone knows the Golden Rule of air travel: Always arrive at least an hour or two before your flight. But what if I told you there's a way to cut that time down to just 15 minutes and never break a sweat? No security lines, no hidden fees, no penalties for missing your flights. It sounds like some sort of airline-food induced fever dream, but this is the reality of flying in a private jet....

Reiser selects Quantum3D's visual simulation platform for civil first responder helicopter training

Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of training and simulation solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced that it has been selected by Reiser Simulation and Training GMBH, a manufacturer of groundbreaking training technology, to provide image generators and synthetic visual databases for Reiser's civil Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) for 4t class helicopters. The planned...

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X moves forward with velocity

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced continued program performance and outstanding customer response for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.. Launched at HELI-EXPO 2014, the program has moved from a mockup to prototype in less than two years. Flight testing is underway and the company is making significant progress toward type certification. “The Bell 505 program is proceedin...

Era Helicopters to help develop EMS role for AW609

Finmeccanica Helicopter Division and Era Group Inc will jointly develop an Emergency Medical Service variant of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor. Era is a major customer of AgustaWestland helicopters, both as an operator and a lessor. Following the fatal October 2015 crash of the AW609 prototype, Finmeccanica say there is only one aircraft currently flying. Two more are in various stages of c...

Heavy Wind, Rain Wreaks Havoc at Abu Dhabi Bizav Expo

Heavy rains and windshear created havoc Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo, damaging at least one static display aircraft and multiple outdoor exhibits. “It was a very bad day for us and the whole of the UAE,” said Didier Mary of show organizer 4MEvents. “Luckily no one was injured. That was the most important thing.” This weather is not typical for this time of...

GI Aviation showcases PC-12 NG at Abu Dhabi Air Expo

GI Aviation is showcasing the Pilatus PC-12 NG aircraft at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo. The aircraft, serial number 1604, arrived in Abu Dhabi on 5 March 2016. The company hoping to get its AOC during the summer. Operations will begin shortly afterwards. A second PC-12 NG is on order and will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2016. GI Aviation has appointed Marios Belidis as general manage...

Ryanair to launch new private jet for hire

LOW-COST AIRLINE Ryanair has announced that it is set to launch its own private jet charter. The Boeing 737-700 plane will be available for corporate and group hire. Far from the bolt-upright economy seating you might associate with the budget airline’s services around Europe, this for-hire service will come with a touch of luxury. The plane contains 60 business class reclining leat...

JetSmarter Membership Program Expands 'Free' Empty Legs

Private aviation membership program JetSmarter is expanding its flight capacity through an agreement with charter operator Jet Edge International to buy all its empty-leg hours and make them available to JetSmarter members at no additional charge above their annual membership fee of $9,000. JetSmarter has agreed to pay up to $350 million over the next seven years to purchase up to 35,000 flig...

Privilege Style awards seven year power-by-the-hour contract for two B757s to AJW Aviation

AJW Aviation, the integrated aircraft support specialist, has signed a seven year PBH contract with Spanish non-scheduled airline, Privilege Style. The contract will cover the supply of spare parts for the airline’s fleet of two Boeing 757 aircraft.  Privilege Style is the first private flight operator in Spain to offer exclusive flights with medium capacity (200 seater aircra...

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Emperor Aviation - flying through the pandemic and working in a new normal - MACE2021

The final day of MACE 2021 was a good time to catch up with Razvan Stefan, CEO of Emperor Aviation malta Ltd,  aircraft management and charter company, member of the Board of Malta Business Aviat...

DC-Aviation Malta Managing Director Stanley Bugeja - pandemic, present and future - MACE 2021

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The development of first Europe test vertiport in Paris - Skyports

Skyports is developing Europe’s first test vertiport in France, as a significant step towards launching commercial Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) services in time for the 2024 Paris Olymp...

Flight test phase with landmark first flight - Beechcraft Denali

Beechcraft Denali, took to the skies for the first time. The milestone first flight is a major step for the clean-sheet design aircraft and begins the important flight test program that substantiates...

Volocopter & Kakao Mobility partner on urban air mobility study in South Korea

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility have inked a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on introducing UAM in South Korea. The study will identify a list of potential commercia...

Nine-Hotel-FIVE - the first Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty from Comlux purchased by FIVE

FIVE, the Dubai-based Group with verticals in Real Estate, Hospitality, Investments and Philanthropy is pleased to share the news of the successful purchase of the first ACJ TwoTwenty from the Comlux...

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Flying Colours Corp. inks sales and installation agreement with SmartSky

Flying Colours Corp. has signed an agreement with North Carolina-based SmartSky Networks to act as a sales and installation facility for SmartSky’s air-to-ground connectivity equipment. Sal...

Time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ExecuJet MRO Services

ExecuJet MRO Services is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, marking a major milestone for the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm, a pioneer of emerging markets and a company...

Skye Aviation orders additional Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800s

Skye Aviation, LLC has completed purchase deposits for two additional Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800 aircraft and paid option agreements for three additional eFlyer 800s.  “Skye Aviatio...

Transport Canada type certified Dassault Falcon 6X PW812D engine

Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier congratulated Pratt & Whitney Canada on approval by Transport Canada of the latest member of the company’s PW800 family of high-efficiency en...

Save client time and funds through digitalization - JETMS

MRO organizations have been embarking on a digitalization journey. As the industry shifts towards more digital operations, an increasing number of tools and systems are introduced to streamline the MR...

EHang 216 completed debut flight demo in Bali, Indonesia

EHang 216 completed its debut flight demonstration for aerial sightseeing in the world-famous tourism hotspot of Bali, Indonesia. This demonstration flight was conducted under EHang’s cooperatio...

Wingcopter receives Investment from Japan-based DRONE FUND

Wingcopter continues to fly high, announcing that it has received an investment from DRONE FUND. DRONE FUND is a Japan-based venture capital company specializing in drone- and air mobility-r...