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Congress To Consider Six-month FAA Extension

With just two days left before the FAA’s current authorization expires, congressional leaders are considering approving a six-month extension to hash out an agreement on a more comprehensive multi-year bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee chairman Bill Shuster...

Guernsey registers Challenger 601 as 2-SEXY

Guernsey has registered 1993-build Bombardier Challenger 601 msn 5125 as 2-SEXY. The aircraft is managed by Hangar8 on behalf of private owners, and is based at Oxford Kidlington Airport. Previous to being registered in Guernsey, the aircraft was on the Cayman Islands register as VP-CEI, and base...


$115 Million Capital Injection Boosts Wheels Up

A group of financial institutions led by T. Rowe Price this morning announced a $115 million capital injection for private flight membership program Wheels Up. The investment is backed by Fidelity Management and Research Company and NEA, and, according to a statement from the two-year old company, values it at $500 million. Wheels Up founder and CEO Kenny Dichter said that t...

Hagerty close $259 million transactions in nine months

Hagerty Jet Group has closed $259 million worth of transactions in the first nine months of the year. The Gulfstream specialist closed a deal on Gulfstream G550 msn 5361 in the middle of September to take the total value of deals over the $250 million mark. The company has now closed five G550s in nine months, which the company says is 18% of all G550s sold so far this year. “Our G5...

Empire Aviation Group awarded AOC

Empire Aviation San Marino has been awarded Air Operator Certificate by San Marino Civil Aviation Authority. The Empire Aviation Group subsidiary Empire Aviation San Marino has become the first Middle East company to earn the certificate for aircraft management and charter.   The certificate allows Empire Aviation’s aircraft to perform worldwide commercial air operations, regar...

APS Joins USAIG’s Performance Vector Safety Initiative

USAIG added Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) as a member of the Performance Vector safety initiative, which delivers forward-looking safety support to policyholders who insure turbine-powered aircraft or place multiple policies with USAIG. Eligible policyholders can choose from a range of safety-enhancing programs and services, such as APS’s upset prevention and recovery t...

Flexjet Seeks Europe Toehold to Compete With Buffett's NetJets

Flexjet, the biggest challenger to Warren Buffett’s NetJets luxury aviation unit, plans to expand to Europe next year, possibly through an acquisition. After increasing overseas flights by adding longer-range planes such as the Gulfstream G450, the Richardson, Texas-based company now seeks a European base to provide more global service, Chief Executive Officer Michael...

Tiny airline with tiny planes has big ambitions

Because not every airline can fly everywhere, and not every city can attract a major airline, there remains a gap in commercial airline service. One Part 135 operator, Boutique Air, is gearing up to further expand its eight-passenger Pilatus PC-12 operations under the FAA’s Essential Air Service (EAS) program. The airline was founded in 2007 by CEO Shawn Simpson, who had come from Google...

Cannes Mandelieu lifts weight restrictions

Cannes Mandelieu has lifted its weight restrictions, allowing larger heavier aircraft to use the airport. Effective October 1, the airport will be able to accept aircraft weighing up to 35 tonnes. With the weight restrictions lifted, the airport will be able to handle large, long range jets. Thierry Pollet, director of Cannes Mandelieu Airport said, “This victory is the result of di...

New partnership of Private Jet Services and Arise Air

Private Jet Services (PJS) has formed a new strategic partnership with Arise Air. Under the new agreement, all Arise Air employees will work from the PJS corporate headquarters in New Hampshire. Bryan Ellis, president of Arise Air, will act as the new director of Executive Aircraft Operations for PJS. In this role, Ellis will oversee all executive jet vendor relationships and sourcing f...

NetJets launches customer booking iPhone app

NetJets has launched a phone application that will allow its customers to book flights. The app, which is currently only available on the iPhone, also gives its customers the ability to check flight statuses and update personal flight preferences. “In the last year, we received about 20,000 bookings through our online customer portal” “We are constantly seeking new w...

Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 Gains Supermajority Support in Senate

U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), a member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus, announced recently that his Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR2) (S.571) has surpassed 60 cosponsors in the Senate, giving the measure a filibuster-proof, three-fifths supermajority, and boosting hopes that the legislation will become law this year or next. “I appreciate the significant bipartisan support for...

Meridian got Challenger 605

In September JSC  Meridian airlines has completed the procedure of certification for a new aircraft type - Challenger 605. The aircraft is included in the company's AOC with the tail number EI-TAT. The aircraft will be based in Bugulma Airport. As BizavNews were told, the aircraft is registered in Ireland Registry and is operated by Mer...

CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske to Speak at NBAA's 2015 Convention

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that R. Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will speak at the Opening General Session of NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), which runs from Nov. 17 to 19 in Las Vegas, NV. “We look forward to having Commissioner Kerlikowske join us at NBAA2015, and h...

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