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Air Charter Service sees summer increase by DJs

Air Charter Service has reported a record number of charters for big name DJs chartering private jets over the summer months. “With DJs being in such high demand over the summer period, we find ourselves flying, sometimes groups of them.” Andy Christie, ACS’s group execut...

Gama Aviation completes ACJ319 delivery to China

Gama Aviation has delivered an Airbus ACJ319 to a undisclosed client in China. The company carried out a full acceptance programme on behalf of its client, before delivering the aircraft to its home airport. “Demand for business aviation in China continues to grow – esp...


Air BP Continues to Strengthen UK Presence as Gold Sponsor of BGAD 2015

Air BP returns to the 11th Business and General Aviation Day (BGAD) today, September 15th as a Gold Sponsor demonstrating its commitment to provide continued support to the UK General Aviation market. The sponsorship also supports a key Air BP location with London Biggin Hill having been an Air BP customer for over twenty years. The sponsorship complements a continued growth in UK activity for...

ExecuJet Champions Aircraft Maintenance Standards with FAA Certification in Dubai

ExecuJet Aviation Group has been awarded certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) having demonstrated regulatory compliance of its Dubai Repair Station under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145. The industry-leading certificate is awarded when a repair station complies with the safety standards necessary to inspect and maintain aircraft and aircraft parts, thus ensuring the...

Gulfstream G280 gets performance boost through software upgrade

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that an avionics software upgrade resulting in improved aircraft performance is now available for the Gulfstream G280. The new PlaneView280TM software, offered in conjunction with supplier Rockwell Collins, results in slower approach speeds, shorter landing distances and enhanced flight management system performance.  “The G280 was already a top-...

Global 7000 Aircraft Flight Test Vehicles Achieve Key Development Milestones

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that theGlobal 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program is making significant progress with the achievement of major development milestones. The engines have been mounted on the first Global 7000 flight test vehicle (FTV1), which includes all major structural components: rear, centre and forward fuselage sections, wing, landing gear...

DC Aviation expands Bombardier fleet

DC Aviation has added another Bombardier Challenger 300. The company now operates nine Bombardier business jets. The Challenger can accommodate up to eight passengers and has a range of about 3,100 nm. “We are very happy to be able to expand our fleet by the Challenger 300.” Michael Kuhn, CEO of DC Aviation said: “We are very happy to be able to expand our fleet...

Textron Aviation Citation Latitude debut in Russia

Textron Aviation Vice President Sales Europe Tom Perry believes that new Cessna Citation Latitude has quite good perspectives on Russian market. Last week during JetExpo 2015 we had a chance to talk to Mr.Perry. According to Mr. Perry, the company is very close to sign the first contract with a Russian client, promotion of the aircraft will continue after the exhibition as well. The...

Pilots Conduct Largest Picket in History of Buffett's NetJets

Any lingering doubts about the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots' (NJASAP) commitment to securing a contract that recognizes the world-class safety, security and service they provide to NetJets customers were put to rest Thursday. Approximately 800 pilots and members of their families gathered at seven picket sites across the country to send a message: Wages that barely keep pace w...

A successful debut in Russia. Legacy 500 gaining Russian orders

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has demonstrated duringin Jet Expo 2015 just three of its models - Legacy 650, Phenom 300 and Legacy 500. Exactly Legacy 500 got special attention of visitors. Debut of Legacy 500 was really successful. "We launched theLegacy 500 certification process in Russia and are looking forward to pass the first aircraft with the Ru...

Creative and stylish

Last week during International Business Aviation Exhibition Jet Expo 2015 NIKA GROUP surprized public by dedication to business aviation.  Companies operating in the business aviation field have now a unique opportunity to really surprise VVIP partners. NIKA GROUP produces watches and accessories made of precious metals (gold 585, silver 925), inlaid with precious, semi-precio...

Pilot’s drug use factor in fatal Premier I jet crash

The NTSB determined that “the pilot’s impairment from the use of illicit drugs” was a contributing factor in a fatal Premier 1 corporate jet accident near Atlanta, Georgia. On December 17, 2013, a Raytheon 390 Premier I jet was destroyed when it impacted terrain during a return to land at Atlanta-Fulton County Airport, GA (FTY). The pilot and passenger were kill...

NBAA Staff Travels to Montana to Advocate for Business Aviation

With Congress in recess this summer, and lawmakers meeting with constituents in their home districts, NBAA staffers took the opportunity to go around the country meeting with legislators to discuss issues of concern to Association Members, including the upcoming FAA reauthorization bill. For example, NBAA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Dick Doubrava and Northwest Regional Represen...

Illegal Charter is Resurgent in Tough Russian Market

Russia is seeing a rise in the number of so-called “gray charter” flights that do not meet all legal requirements, according to members of the country’s business aviation community. Speaking to AIN on condition of anonymity on the eve of this week’s JetExpo show in Moscow, Russian business aviation executives said that the rise in illegal charter flying marks a re...

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Latvian aviation industry recovery – point of view with Minister of Transport Mr. Linkaits

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250th Embraer business jet delivery milestone in Latin America

Embraer announced the delivery of a Phenom 100EV and a Phenom 300E to two separate Brazilian customers, marking the company’s 250th business jet delivery in Latin America. The Phenom 100EV...

Millennium club goes bigger with the rollout of Daher TBM 1000th airplane

The 1,000th TBM very fast turboprop aircraft has rolled out from Daher’s Tarbes, France final assembly line, with this milestone airplane – a top-of-the-line TBM 940 version – destin...

Corona impact - aviation conferences will change

“Under the current circumstances, aviation conferences will change. We have seen that a large number of major conferences and conventions had to be cancelled. Disappointment is one thing, at wha...

New projects are keeping AMAC Aerospace busy as usual

Good news, AMAC Aerospace is busy as usual, despite corona crisis. Latest announcement -  a new signed contract for a ‘PPI’ on a Gulfstream G450. Furthermore, AMAC has been selec...

Gulfstream G700 earns International Yacht & Aviation Award for seat design

Congratulations! Gulfstream G700 earned a 2020 International Yacht & Aviation Award for the industry flagship’s all-new seat design. The Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 re...

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More facilities, sales growth, and different aircraft certifications expected - Tamarack Aerospace

Tamarack Aerospace announced a recent expansion of local operations. The company has tripled their existing office space in addition to acquiring a third hangar in their facility complex.  T...

ANAC and FAA certification of Synthetic Vision Guidance System for Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

Embraer announced that the Synthetic Vision Guidance System for the midsize Praetor 500 and super-midsize Praetor 600 business jets was awarded certification by both the civil aviation authority...

Airbus H175 to bolster Omni oil and gas operations in Brazil

Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil’s leading oil and gas transport company and part of OMNI Helicopters International group (OHI), becomes the first operator to introduce the H175 in Brazil. The aircraft h...

DC Aviation adapts successful Covid-19 testing strategy

Earlier this year DC Aviation introduced a pioneering programme of rapid Covid-19 pre-flight virus testing for all crew and flight support personnel. The measure was introduced to ensure that passenge...

Rostec starts assembling parts for the first Russian offshore helicopter Mi-171A3

Russian Helicopters started production of the first pre-production prototype of Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter. Flight tests of the state-of-the-art rotorcraft are to start on the summer of 2021. The fi...

Prestigious Interior Design Award goes to Falcon 6X

Falcon 6X recently won the prestigious International Yacht & Aviation Award for interior design, underscoring the unique level of comfort and spaciousness offered by the ultra-widebody twin. The 6...

Vertical Aerospace secures ATI funding for £2.3 million smart charger development project

Vertical Aerospace has received investment from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) to fund the development of a smart charger for their electric aircraft. The charger will increase Vertical...