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A masterpiece by Hans Erni in St.Petersburg

A masterpiece by Hans Erni flew to the northern capital - PC-12 NG presented in "Pulkovo-3" Nesterov Aviation (authorized center of the Swiss aircraft manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft Sales turboprop PC-12 in Russia) began a demonstration tour of the popular turboprop Pilatu...

FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center at Riga International Airport - Opening NOW!

FBO RIGA to increase the number of aircraft handled by 35% with the launch of a new business aviation center With the launch of a new state-of-art FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center at Riga International Airport the number of aircraft handled by the company is planned to increase by 35%, said Roma...


African Union members join AfBAA Symposium for first time

As the momentum builds for this year's African Business Aviation Association's (AfBAA) annual symposium to be held in Addis Ababa, at the Sheraton Addis, 24 to 25 September, the organisers are pleased to announce the attendance of African Union representatives for the first time. The African Union's commissioner for infrastructure and energy, H.E. Dr Elham Ibrahim (Mrs.) will be in att...

ABS Jets receives approval for base maintenance on Phenom 300

ABS Jets has announced that it has received approval from Embraer and the Czech Republic CAA to perform base maintenance on the Phenom 300. This means that ABS Jets is now approved to maintain all types of Embraer Phenom aircraft. The increased capability further underlines ABS Jets' status as an Embraer approved service centre and consolidates their commitment to offer the best and closest...

NTSB details Learjet’s emergency landing after collision with deer

The NTSB released details of an accident in which a Learjet 35A corporate jet collided with a deed on takeoff from Grosse Ile Municipal Airport, Michigan, USA. On June 22, 2015, a Learjet 35A, registered N640BA, planned to perform a corporate flight from Grosse Ile Municipal Airport, Michigan to Chicago-Midway Airport, Illinois. There were two passengers and t...

ExecuJet comes top in Business Traveller Africa awards

ExecuJet Aviation Group is celebrating victory as 'Best Private Aviation Operator' in the fourth annual Business Traveller Africa Conference & Awards, held this week in Johannesburg, South Africa. ExecuJet was one of five businesses nominated in the private aviation category and emerged triumphant through a survey of 1,700 travel agents and 500 corporate travel buyers in South Afric...

PrivatAir unit acquires 30% stake in Saudia Private Aviation

PrivatAir Saudi Arabia, the Saudi subsidiary of PrivatAir (Switzerland) (PV, Geneva), has acquired a 30% stake in Saudia Private Aviation (SVA, Jeddah). The value of the transaction, which closed in July, was not disclosed. Saudi Private Aviation is the the VIP charter subsidiary of Saudia (SV, Jeddah) offering a fleet of private jets for ad-hoc char...

Learning to fly in bad weather

Garmin has started a Weather Radar Operations eLearning Course through the flyGarmin website. The course introduces pilots to basic and intermediate weather radar operations and goes beyond the pilot’s guide, ensuring pilots utilize the benefits provided by on-board weather radar. In addition to operational practices, this course will also cover radar interpretation and analytical...

NATA Responds to Department of Labor Overtime Proposal

Washington, DC, September 3, 2015 –The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) responded to the Department of Labor proposal to increase the salary threshold at which eligible workers qualify for overtime pay concluding it would negatively impact the aviation business sector.  In addition, NATA saw no need to modify the current duties test suggesting any...

European Bizav Flying Hits Light Turbulence in August

Business aviation activity in Europe stumbled last month, falling 1.5 percent from a year ago to 72,182 flight departures, while flight hours declined by 3.4 percent, according to data released today by WingX Advance. Year-to-date, business aircraft flying in the region is down by 1 percent. “Growth has once again stuttered in the European market,” said WingX managing director...

"Must see" from Satcom Direct on JetExpo 2015

The leader in the field of satellite communications services for business aviation, Satcom Direct, will demonstrate the latest achivements during the 10th Business Aviation Exhibition JetExpo 2015 in Moskow. Top news - Satcom Direct Router (SDR).It is loaded with services that compress and cache data, so that you have maximum bandwidth for the transmission of information,with no&...

Wheels Up fleet will grow to 55 aircraft by the end of the year

Wheels Up will grow its fleet to 55 aircraft by the end of 2015. The company’s fleet currently has 45 aircraft: 35 King Air 350is and 10 Citation Excel / XLSs. Wheels Up say that they will add five new King Air 350is, and five Cessna Citation XLS+s before the end of the year. heels Up originally placed an order for 105 King Air’s in 2013. The aircraft orders were firmed up in...

JFI Jets adds two business jets to charter fleet

JFI Jets has added two business jets to its charter fleet. The Gulfstream IV-SP (GIV-SP) and Gulfstream 200 (G200) will operate out of Wilmington, Delaware and are immediately available for charter. “JFI Jets continues to exceed the highest standards for private aircraft charters with a flawless safety record, unparalleled customer service and an expanding fleet to meet our discerning c...

FlightSafety building a new Citation XLS+ simulator

FlightSafety International is building a new Citation XLS+ aircraft simulator. The level D simulator is expected to be operational at the Flightsafety learning centre in Columbus Ohio in April 2016. “Building a new Cessna Citation XLS+ simulator further enhances the benefits FlightSafety provides to owners and operators of Cessna aircraft around the world.” Steve Gross, vice...

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Welcome King Air 260 to Textron Aviation renowned turboprop lineup

The new era has come for Textron Aviation renowned Beechcraft King Air 200 series aircraft - please welcome with the Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring the latest te...

Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet will be joining Luxaviation UK managed fleet

December 11 2020 will be special, as Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet will be joining Luxaviation UK managed fleet. This single-engine jet, based in Milan, will be the first Luxaviation...

Flexjet, the Praetor fleet launch customer got delivery of first Praetor 600

Embraer has delivered the first jet in a fleet of Praetor 600s to Flexjet. The aircraft will be used for the company’s burgeoning operations in Europe. Flexjet is the Praetor fleet launch c...

Malta Aviation Conference and Expo - looking back and forward

It has been just a few days now since we've lived 3 days Malta Aviation Conference and Expo, a virtual one, however we enjoyed it for 300%. We had a chance to ask while it is still so fr...

Is private aviation marketing missing something?

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert It didn’t happen just once that a five start resort in the Caribbean asked me for my advice on finding a private charter for a guest of theirs. I’m not a broker an...

New customer service centre - Rolls-Royce strenghthens Gulfstream on-site support

The latest Rolls-Royce customer support facility in Savannah is officially opened! The new 62,000 sqft (5,800 m²) Savannah Customer Service Centre is adjacent to the new Gulfs...

Europe first authorized Bell 505 dealership in Germany - Rheinland Air Service

Rheinland Air Service is officially appointed as the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales...

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AMAC Aerospace - new maintenance projects on Boeing, Bombardier, Gulfstream and Airbus

Several new maintenance project are starting at AMAC Aerospace. A privately-owned Gulfstream IV will undergo multiple C-checks and a minor update of the interior cabin. On a privately-owned Bombardier...

Continued expansion - SPARFELL San Marino received AOC

Congratulations SPARFELL San Marino on recently received its AOC from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of San Marino. The first SPARFELL San Marino AOC aircraft in managemen...

Six AW119Kx helicopters to strengthen security and rescue operations in Brazil

Polícia Rodoviária Federal of Brazil will introduce into service six AW119Kx single engine helicopters. The first aircraft is expected to be introduced in Brazil beginning next year...

Metrojet ten-year advocacy of International aviation safety standards is recognized by IBAC

The Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited is the first and only local operator recognised by the International Business Aviation Council for its ten-year support and participation in In...

Welcome King Air 260 to Textron Aviation renowned turboprop lineup

The new era has come for Textron Aviation renowned Beechcraft King Air 200 series aircraft - please welcome with the Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring the latest te...

Two top-of-the-line aircraft joined TAG Aviation Asia fleet

TAG Aviation welcomes a new Gulfstream G600 and a new Bombardier Global 7500 to its Asia fleet in the fourth quarter of 2020. TAG Aviation is one of the few operators in the region managing the two ne...

Flexjet, the Praetor fleet launch customer got delivery of first Praetor 600

Embraer has delivered the first jet in a fleet of Praetor 600s to Flexjet. The aircraft will be used for the company’s burgeoning operations in Europe. Flexjet is the Praetor fleet launch c...