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ExecuJet Set for Expansion in Dubai and Jeddah

ExecuJet Middle East this month marks its 16th anniversary with plans to further expand its presence here in Dubai. The company, which is part of the Swiss-based ExecuJet Aviation group, also is announcing plans to expand its operations in Saudi Arabia with a new FBO in Jeddah. With a main base a...

Weston Aviation opens Cork FBO

Weston Aviation has opened up a new FBO in Cork, Ireland. It is the fifth FBO to be added to the company’s European network. The new Business Aviation Centre features hangar and office space capable of accommodating aircraft up to super mid-size jets. In charge of the operation as managi...


Bizjet Leasing Group Expands Horizons With GE Acquisition

Business jet financing group Global Jet Capital last month agreed to purchase the aircraft lease and loan portfolio of GE Capital Corporate Aircraft in the Americas, representing approximately $2.5 billion of net assets. The deal, for which terms were not disclosed, is expected to close by year-end. As part of this transaction, the GE Capital Corporate Aircraft team will join the Gl...

Nexus to Expand Flight Support Network to China

Next month [December], flight support group Nexus is set to start fulfilling a major new contract to provide flight support for a large undisclosed Saudi Arabian operator at 15 airports around the country. The Jeddah-based group will dedicate around 200 staff to supporting the government-backed client’s flight operations. The arrangement adds to the fleet of some 170 aircraft for whi...

Satcom Direct Sets the Gold Standard for Connectivity

The Satcom Direct exhibit at the Dubai Airshow (Stand 1938) features a special gold-colored version of its Satcom Direct Router (SDR). The device manages multiple inflight cabin connectivity functions, including voice calls, text messages, emails and Internet access. For a limited time, and with a limited production run, customers will be able to order the special gold unit to install in their&nbs...

Avjet Routing celebrates 10th anniversary

Avjet Routing International Trip Planning is celebrating its 10th anniversary with new branding and sharpening its profile as an international trip planning company. Since it was founded in 2005 Avjet Routing has delivered the highest standard of service and a new level of expertise to its clients and the aviation world. "Over the last 10 years, Avjet Routing has remained strong throughout...

ExecuJet fixed as a new force

Switzerland-based ExecuJet has come a long way since it started out in South Africa in the 90s. Yet its heart is still in Africa, as Ettori Poggi told Ian Sheppard. When news broke unexpectedly last year that ExecuJet would be acquired by Luxaviation- CMI Group it put the Swiss company at the centre of the new wave of consolidation many had said was well overdue in business aviation. With...

Saudi Business Aviation Conference to be held on November 24

The Saudi Business Aviation Conference will be held in on November 24 -26 2015 in Maghwat Palace Conference Center based in Hail. Organised by the High Commission for the Development of Hail, with the support of the General Authority of Civil Aviation – Saudi Arabia, the conference will discuss couple of major topics in the field of private aviation and will provide an ideal platform to m...

Empire Aviation Group wins the 'Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year Award 2015'

Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group (EAG) was the winner of the 'Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year Award 2015' at the ninth annual Aviation Business Awards, held in Dubai, in October. Paras Dhamecha, executive director, Empire Aviation Group, said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious Aviation Business Award and especially to be recognised for aircraft manage...

Jet Aviation expands aircraft management services with insurance benefits analysis

Jet Aviation has introduced a new comparative analysis of insurance benefits service based on specific aircraft flight operation requirements. The service aims to clarify insurance options and help ensure maximum flight operation safety at competitive rates. In response to numerous client and industry requests for clarification of aircraft insurance schemes available to the market, Jet Aviation...

UBS Sees Sluggish Used Bizjet Demand

The worldwide inventory of used business aircraft rose by one percent in September, representing 11 percent of the installed base, according to the latest report by UBS, which noted that this total is still below the historical average of 13 percent. While young aircraft (0 to 10 years old) inventories rose by 2 percent, available very young aircraft (0 to 5 years old) dropped by two percent,...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim to showcase its facility and services at Dubai Airshow

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), has confirmed its participation for the second consecutive time at the 2015 Dubai Airshow. Visitors to the show can locate DCAF at stand 2119. Holger Ostheimer, general manager of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim said, “We are extremely pleased to be participating at the Dubai Airshow which is undoubtedly one of the world’s premier gathering of aviation professi...

Tough times in Canada

The last few months have been some of the toughest that Bombardier has ever faced. But they have not been the worst. In 1949 Bombardier was close to shutting down completely. The Quebec government decided that it would clear snow from rural roads. It meant customers no longer needed Bombardier’s seven-passenger B7 snowmobile to get around. Now the Quebec government is firmly on the com...

Textron adds dedicated European CJ3 support aircaft

Textron Aviation is basing a Citation CJ3 in Europe to help support clients in the region. The dedicated aircraft will be based at Dusseldorf, and will be used to transport parts and technicians to Citation, Hawker and King Air aircraft as needed. Dusseldorf was chosen because of its central location in Europe, with the company estimating that the CJ3 can reach most parts of Europe wwithin t...

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Daher delivers a Kodiak 100 to its first French customer

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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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

We must confess - it is a discovery for us- Tarragon aircraft. So we are willing to share it with you. And obviously the first - the story - where it comes from and how this project started....