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Duncan touts Sexyjet paint project

Duncan Aviation is proving here in Las Vegas that watching paint dry is anything but dull. At its display area (Booth N4910) the aviation services provider is showcasing a time-lapse video of what it calls the most complex and costly paint scheme design and application the company has ever unde...

AviationGlass opens window to new cabin glass solutions

AviationGlass & Technology (AG&T) is here at NBAA showcasing its patented AeroGlass lightweight, ultra-thin glass products. They are the first approved for use in aircraft cabins under EASA’s Part 21G requirements, according to the company. That distinction was...


Bizav Group Worries About Ground Handling Monopoly at Delhi Airport

An award to two consortia to design, construct, finance, develop, operate and maintain FBOs at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport for 20 years and upgrade the present facility in phases is being called a monopolistic move by the general aviation industry. Airport management company Delhi International Airport Ltd. (Dial) would not comment about the award. Following two earlier...

Bombardier to deliver two Global 5000 aircraft to Middle Eastern customers

Bombardier has marked the upcoming delivery of two new entry-long range Global 5000 aircraft to be operated by longstanding partner and leading business aviation services organisation ExecuJet Middle East of Dubai. ExecuJet Middle East will manage the aircraft on behalf of two customers in the region.  “The business jet fleet in the Middle East has more than doubled in the past 10...

Middle East Business Jet Market Soaring

The middle east business aviation market is rapidly developing and the UAE is among the top three countries for fleet size of business aircraft. This was revealed by Gama Aviation, a global aviation services company, in its new research. It says that there are now 792 business aircraft in the Middle East, and between 2010 and 2014, 176 of these were delivered to the region. Gama Aviation'...

New Cockpit Visors Can be Dimmed Electronically

Vision Systems (Booth C12545) is introducing its new Opti-Visor, which is an electronically dimmable visor for the cockpit. Using three buttons on the visor’s polycarbonate surface, pilots can adjust light levels or can opt to have these managed automatically through corrections to the level of tint in the visor. The new equipment operates without any wiring and has an integrated batter...

Korea’s First FBO Set to Debut

With the opening of the Seoul-Gimpo Business Aviation Center just months away, members of the Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) and Avjet Asia are here at the NBAA show (Booth C13029) to provide information about the new facility and the services it will offer. KAC owns the facility, and Avjet Asia will assist in its management. The Seoul-Gimpo Business Aviation Center is S...

Daher Taps Exec Aero for Central Florida TBM Service

Daher (Booth C13307) recently appointed Orlando-based Exec Aero as its TBM service center for Central Florida. Exec Aero was created by a group of ex-employees of cargo/courier company Flight Express–one of the largest Part 135 carriers in the U.S., according to Daher. Exec Aero general manager Nathan Marler dates the company’s relationship with Daher back to 201...

Alireza Ittihadieh: “We need to wake up to the new dawn”

“Markets fuelled by delusion are always dysfunctional. It may not have felt like it but the peak of this cycle was in 2014. We are now heading into the downmarket. No one wants to admit this and it is a serious problem. Brokers, dealers and OEMs have a responsibility to tell the truth.” Alireza Ittihadieh, founder of Freestream Aircraft has never worried about standing out from the...

FLIGHT TEST: Legacy 450 wired for success

Embraer introduced its new mid-light and mid-size jets to the world at the 2007 NBAA convention and in 2008 christened them, respectively, the Legacy 450 and 500. The Legacy 450 is the 500’s little brother; sharing the same wing, engine hardware, empennage and cockpit. Their only major differences are the 450’s reduced cabin size and fuel capacity. The 450 is 1.06m (3ft 6in) shorter th...

Embraer Engineering Center Rapid Prototypes New Aircraft Interiors

Embraer’s 75,000-sq-ft Engineering & Technology Center in Melbourne, Fla., which opened in September last year and is the first such facility for the company outside of Brazil, is now in full swing. The facility conducts engineering and development activities for both products and technology across Embraer’s business lines–airliners, executive aviation, defense and...

Albuquerque Is Open for [Aviation] Business

Aside from providing the setting for certain popular television shows, the state of New Mexico frequently struggles for recognition on the national stage. A popular feature in a regional tourism magazine never lacks for examples demonstrating that “One of Our Fifty [States] is Missing,” and many Americans would struggle to identify the fifth-largest U.S. state by land area on...

MedAire Celebrates 30th Anniversary

At the MedAire booth, convention visitors can see a demonstration of MedAire Trip Ready, the first app of its kind focused on the aviation industry, and meet MedLink doctors and security specialists. MedLink operates from Banner–University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Good Samaritan Hospital), where doctors are available to respond to calls from anywhere in the world, around the clo...

ANALYSIS: Business aviation is bouncing back

It’s show time again for the business aviation industry. The annual NBAA convention, the largest and longest-running event within this niche sector, is returning to the bright lights of Las Vegas – a fitting host for a market that is starting to emerge into the light following a miserable few years. “There is certainly a climate of optimism in the industry right now,” sa...

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Industry largest cabin and most advanced technology on a business jet - Dassault Aviation Falcon 10X

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Bermuda is putting customers first

Over the past year, the Bermuda Aircraft Registry, owned and managed by the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA), has implemented important changes to provide enhanced customer experiences. When th...

Expanding Volocopter coverage of the Urban Air Mobility Ecosystem - VoloConnect

During EBACE Connect Volocopter has unveiled its newest aircraft -  VoloConnect. This electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft is designed to connect suburbs to cities...

Water Salute ceremony for new Metrojet Engineering Clark hangar & maintenance facility

Metrojet Engineering Clark (MEC), the Philippines based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul station of Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited is delighted to announce the official “soft” openi...

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Airbus Corporate Jets has won an additional ACJ319neo order with an undisclosed customer, highlighting the market appeal for this aircraft that offers a unique flying experience with its spacious...

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Clay Lacy grows South Florida charter fleet at Palm Beach International Airport

A Bombardier Challenger 350 has joined Clay Lacy Aviation’s South Florida private jet charter fleet. Based at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI), this super-midsize Challenger 350 offers do...

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