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AVINCO awarded a mandate by China Airlines to remarket one 747-400

AVINCO has been awarded an exclusive remarketing mandate to place a Boeing 747-400 on behalf of China Airlines. The 1997 vintage aircraft is currently operated by China Airlines and is available immediately. The aircraft (MSN28709) is powered by PW4056 engines, current configuration 70C/3...

Free Online EU Passenger Tax Calculator Available

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and an Austrian technology company have collaborated to offer a free online calculator that helps aircraft operators compute the various passenger-oriented taxes now being imposed in some European Union countries. The “PaxTax” tool...


Embraer Hands Over 300th Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets handed over the 300th Phenom 300 last Thursday to an undisclosed U.S. customer, just one year after achieving the same milestone for the smaller Phenom 100/100E. The commemorative Phenom 300 was assembled at and delivered from Embraer’s facility in Melbourne, Fla. Over the past two years, the Phenom 300 has been the most delivered business jet in the world an...

SW Business Aviation parts with vintage jet

As we found out, SW Business Aviation ( a part of Silk Way Group) is putting for sale Boeing Business Jet 727-200 (727-251 / WL). Aircraft produced in 1981 has an exclusive VIP-lounge, designed to carry 65 passengers. In 2014 business jet got it's cabin full renovation and in June 2015 passed the aircraft overhaul. The company also offers as the package with th...

Upgrade brings new capabilities to Falcon 900A and B Operators

Dassault Aviation has introduced a new avionics upgrade that will provide Falcon 900A and B operators with a range of important operational benefits, including an enhanced air traffic management capability and more reliable, cost-effective component offerings. Known as “Falcon Select II”, the upgrade will enable operators to take advantage of next-generation ATM features such as ADS...

ACS spreads wings to Miami

Air Charter Service (ACS) has opened its doors in Miami – its fifth office in North America. The firm already has a strong presence in the region, with offices in Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Toronto. ACS North America president, Richard Thompson, explains the need for the new office: “We have a really strong customer base in Florida and decided that now was the right time...

Two Events for Young Professionals Set for NBAA2015

Young aviation professionals looking to connect with others in the industry can take advantage of two events at the upcoming NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), designed specifically for those who are new to business aviation. The Young Professionals (YoPro) Networking Reception, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Innovation Zone at the Las...

ExecuJet Achieves New Global Code of Best Safety Practice in Zurich

ExecuJet Aviation Group has received accreditation by the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) for its fixed-based operation (FBO) in Zurich, becoming the first FBO in Switzerland and one of the first across Europe to hold this industry-leading certificate. The IS-BAH is a global code of best practices for business aviation ground handlers assessed through a safety man...

The Silk Road of SW Business Aviation

What do you know about Azerbaijan market of business aviation?  Taking in consideration that it is booming the same way as the country in general: new equipment is purchased, implemented infrastructure projects already realized and what is even more important the traffic is growing - we had a chance to find out much more personally in Baku getting the latest updates directly from&nb...

CareFlite to purchase its second Bell 429 helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced a purchase agreement with CareFlite for its second Bell 429. CareFlite, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation based in Dallas Fort Worth, provides air and ground ambulance service from its bases across North Texas. The aircraft will be outfitted to perform Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions throughout the region. This sale comes on...

Nautilus Aviation takes delivery of new H125

The versatility of Airbus Helicopters’ multi-mission workhorse, the H125 (formerly AS350 B3e), will be put to the test as the latest member of Nautilus Aviation’s expanding fleet in North Queensland. The company plans to use the versatile Squirrel for everything from luxury charters to popular helicopter tourism experiences like heli fishing and adrenaline tours, through to hea...

NBAA Resource Guides on Aircraft Callsign Application

NBAA established an online resource on requesting an International Civil Aviation Organization company and telephony designator (or callsign) from the FAA. Developed by NBAA’s Domestic Operations Committee, the resource provides guidance on the application process, which operations are eligible, the types of designators and what might or might not be acceptable...

Jetcraft Forecasts Moderate Bizjet Market Growth

A 10-year business jet market outlook released today by pre-owned aircraft broker Jetcraft reflects a marked recalibration of growth expectations once inflated by what has proved to be the industry’s unfounded belief that emerging markets would trigger a golden age of growth. According to Jetcraft’s analysts, 8,755 new aircraft worth $271.1 billion will be delivered between 2...

Long Island Republic Airport Gets Third FBO

New York-based business aircraft charter, management and maintenance firm Talon Air has ventured into aircraft handling, opening its first FBO at Long Island (N.Y.) Republic Airport this week. This makes it the third service provider on the field. The company has had a presence at the airport for the past 12 years and recently added a new 90,000-gallon fuel tank farm as it made the trans...

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Welcome King Air 260 to Textron Aviation renowned turboprop lineup

The new era has come for Textron Aviation renowned Beechcraft King Air 200 series aircraft - please welcome with the Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring the latest te...

Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet will be joining Luxaviation UK managed fleet

December 11 2020 will be special, as Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet will be joining Luxaviation UK managed fleet. This single-engine jet, based in Milan, will be the first Luxaviation...

Flexjet, the Praetor fleet launch customer got delivery of first Praetor 600

Embraer has delivered the first jet in a fleet of Praetor 600s to Flexjet. The aircraft will be used for the company’s burgeoning operations in Europe. Flexjet is the Praetor fleet launch c...

Malta Aviation Conference and Expo - looking back and forward

It has been just a few days now since we've lived 3 days Malta Aviation Conference and Expo, a virtual one, however we enjoyed it for 300%. We had a chance to ask while it is still so fr...

Is private aviation marketing missing something?

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert It didn’t happen just once that a five start resort in the Caribbean asked me for my advice on finding a private charter for a guest of theirs. I’m not a broker an...

New customer service centre - Rolls-Royce strenghthens Gulfstream on-site support

The latest Rolls-Royce customer support facility in Savannah is officially opened! The new 62,000 sqft (5,800 m²) Savannah Customer Service Centre is adjacent to the new Gulfs...

Europe first authorized Bell 505 dealership in Germany - Rheinland Air Service

Rheinland Air Service is officially appointed as the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales...

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AMAC Aerospace - new maintenance projects on Boeing, Bombardier, Gulfstream and Airbus

Several new maintenance project are starting at AMAC Aerospace. A privately-owned Gulfstream IV will undergo multiple C-checks and a minor update of the interior cabin. On a privately-owned Bombardier...

Continued expansion - SPARFELL San Marino received AOC

Congratulations SPARFELL San Marino on recently received its AOC from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of San Marino. The first SPARFELL San Marino AOC aircraft in managemen...

Six AW119Kx helicopters to strengthen security and rescue operations in Brazil

Polícia Rodoviária Federal of Brazil will introduce into service six AW119Kx single engine helicopters. The first aircraft is expected to be introduced in Brazil beginning next year...

Metrojet ten-year advocacy of International aviation safety standards is recognized by IBAC

The Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited is the first and only local operator recognised by the International Business Aviation Council for its ten-year support and participation in In...

Welcome King Air 260 to Textron Aviation renowned turboprop lineup

The new era has come for Textron Aviation renowned Beechcraft King Air 200 series aircraft - please welcome with the Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring the latest te...

Two top-of-the-line aircraft joined TAG Aviation Asia fleet

TAG Aviation welcomes a new Gulfstream G600 and a new Bombardier Global 7500 to its Asia fleet in the fourth quarter of 2020. TAG Aviation is one of the few operators in the region managing the two ne...

Flexjet, the Praetor fleet launch customer got delivery of first Praetor 600

Embraer has delivered the first jet in a fleet of Praetor 600s to Flexjet. The aircraft will be used for the company’s burgeoning operations in Europe. Flexjet is the Praetor fleet launch c...