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Meridian completes renovation of Hayward Citation XLS

A Meridian Air Charter Citation XLS has been completely refurbished. This midsize business jet is currently based at Hayward Executive Airport in Hayward, CA, and is now available for charter. “The Citation XLS is the perfect midsize jet for our clients in the Northern California...

New base for Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation has opened a new base at Glasgow airport to support its contract with the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS). The base will house Scotland’s national specialist transport and retrieval service (SCOTSTAR) for critically ill NHS patients and will be the first time anywhere in the...


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/319Y and 9 galleys, and MTOW 872K. Avinco is based in Monaco, Dublin, Moscow, Dubai, Dal...

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 calculates the total passenger tax for the flight, and breaks down the cost for both departure and...

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...

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New, single-point-of-contact organization for European MRO Sales Network - Dassault

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Preowned Aircraft Transactions spiked as 2020 ended - IADA

Following the abrupt pandemic-induced plunge in preowned aircraft sales in March 2020, members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) experienced a rising wave of transactions, highl...

Bristol based Centreline acquires Capital Air Ambulance

Centreline AV Limited, a PASL business, has acquired the trading name and key assets of Capital Air Ambulance from the Rigby Group. The deal sees Centreline acquiring two King Air 200 series...

CARIBAVIA Vision - conclusions and the impact

As promised, we are back for Episode 3 of the interview with Cdr. Bud Slabbaert. Once again, we are discussing the full concept and vision for Caribbean Airlift.  Q. We've discussed alread...

Final FAA rule to facilitate the reintroduction of Civil Supersonic Flight

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration issued a final rule (PDF) to facilitate the safe development of civil supersonic aircraft. The ru...

Spectacular takeoff - since 2018 the 100th PC-24 delivered

Less than three years after the first delivery, the 100TH PC-24 has just been handed over to its new owner. The PC-24 is now present on every continent, flying innumerable missions every day: pro...

CARIBAVIA Vision for Caribbean Airlift - episode 2

We hope you enjoyed the first part of the interview with Cdr. Bud Slabbaert. For those who are joining us for the first time, we should remind, that we are discussing the full concept and vis...

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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...

New Bombardier Challenger 350 joined Latitude 33 Aviation fleet

Bombardier and Latitude 33 Aviation announced the recent delivery of a brand-new Challenger 350 business jet, which will be available for charter out of the U.S. West Coast. California...

Premier Air Charter secures four Citation X Jets

Premier Air Charter has recently acquired the leases of four Cessna Citation X aircraft, further positioning the company as an elite aviation provider in the southern California region. ...

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...

Preowned Aircraft Transactions spiked as 2020 ended - IADA

Following the abrupt pandemic-induced plunge in preowned aircraft sales in March 2020, members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) experienced a rising wave of transactions, highl...