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Report Finds Funding Uncertainty Hampers FAA's Ops

The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee reiterated his call for reform of theU.S. FAA after a government watchdog found that funding uncertainty over the past eight years has hampered the agency’s ability to perform its mission. &l...

Have Simulator, Will Travel

You are sitting in the comforts of the spacious business jet cabin when all of a sudden there’s a bang and a vibration and a wisp of smoke wafts up from the floor. The pilot comes on the cabin intercom and announces that the aircraft has lost an engine, while the flight attendant begins prepar...


Traffic Slides Again in Europe

Business aviation traffic in Europe has begun to slide again, erasing the slight gains in activity in early summer, according to the latest WingX Business Aviation Monitor. In November, the 56,200 business aviation departures in Europe represented a decline of 2.5 percent from a year ago. Through the first 11 months of the year, business aviation activity is down 0.8 percent from the same per...

Apogee opens Tashkent FBO facilities

Apogee has opened a new office at Tashkent Yuzhny Airport. The company is now offering flight support services in the city. Apogee is able to offer services in all major airports in Uzbekistan, these services are all provided from the International Airport headquarters in Tashkent. The Tashkent headquarters is an very important location as it covers all of the CIS countries. “We foc...

EMS contract extension for Australian Helicopters in SA

Australian Helicopters has been awarded a three-year contract extension to continue operating South Australia’s State Rescue Helicopter Service (SRHS) shared by the state’s ambulance, police and fire services. “Australian Helicopters has successfully delivered a reliable rescue helicopter operation for the South Australian community for over 10 years and we are extremely pleas...

Bizav Groups Voice Opposition to Privatized U.S. ATC

Business aviation groups are stepping up their opposition to a proposal to create a user-funded independent organization to run the U.S. air traffic control system. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) intends to make such a proposal the centerpiece of his comprehensive FAAreauthorization bill that is expected to be released early...

Canada Developing Child-safety Measures for Aircraft

Transport Canada has responded to two recommendations from the country’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) to improve the safety of children traveling on commercial aircraft, including on-demand and air-taxi operations using business aircraft. The first recommendation requires operators to report on a routine basis the number of infants (under two years old) and young children (two to 1...

Etihad Airways in new partnership with Victor

Etihad Airways has announced a new partnership with Victor to complement and promote its exclusive The Residence and First Apartment cabins, both available on the airline's Airbus A380 fleet. The partnership also allows customers the ultimate convenience of chartering a seamless private aircraft connection to or from their international A380 flights.  Etihad Airways is the first sch...

Bestfly gains Angolan AOC

Bestfly based in Angola has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Angola Civil Aviation Authority. The certificate, which was issued in October 2015, enables Bestfly to offer third party charters out of Angola with its managed fleet of seven Angolan-registered aircraft – all of which have been inducted under the AOC. The AOC took two years to achieve and required Bestfl...

Santa Monica Obligated by Grant Assurances Until 2023

In a December 4 decision on a Part 16 complaint filed by pro-airport interests for the Santa Monica (Calif.) Airport (SMO), the FAA determined that the city of Santa Monica is obligated by grant assurances until August 27, 2023. Essentially, this means that the city must comply with statutory and regulatory obligations in its running of SMO, according to visiting professor at U...

TAG Farnborough opens expanded terminal facilities

TAG has opened expanded customer terminal facilities at the Farnborough Airport. The upgrades include additional lounge space for passengers as well as enhanced crew facilities, a gymnasium and second ‘snooze room’. The customer lounge and crew facilities refurbishment has cost £1 million. The new lounge space is accessed via a new spiral staircase in the terminal that lead...

GrabTaxi Takes to the Skies with GrabHELI

In an exclusive partnership with PhilJets, GrabTaxi adds GrabHeli to their growing product offerings. GrabHeli, which is in its beta stage, will be tested for three months. PhilJets, a startup in itself, is aligned with the goals of GrabTaxi in innovating and providing transport solutions to the country. “We are very happy to partner with GrabTaxi Philippines. In the 2 years th...

Business aviation for regions

Russia’s leading business aviation operators continues to sum up the current year and share their thoughts on the development of the segment in the future. Today our partners Bizav Week guests are TOP management of Weltal Avia,which is the largest operator in Siberia and the Far East, Andrey Kolomoets and Denis Menshov. Past 10 months have clearly shown that Russian domestic market...

Maverick Opens New Vegas Terminal

Heli-tour operator Maverick Helicopters recently unveiled its new $5 million Las Vegas terminal. The facility has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook McCarran International Airport’s runways, private space for VIPs and group events, a café with expanded food and beverage selections, a registration desk with double the capacity of the one in the previous terminal, a separate ph...

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TBM Owners and Pilots Association successful return to an in-person annual convention

 The TBM Owners and Pilots Association has wrapped up its highly successful 2021 Annual Convention, bringing together operators of Daher’s TBM very fast aircraft and the supplier community...

Popularity & certifications continue to grow - 50th Gulfstream G600 delivered

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Bombardier expands customer offerings at Dallas Service Centre

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New electric air taxi vertiport in London - Skyports and Brent Cross Town

Skyports has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brent Cross South Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Argent Related and Barnet Council, to develop a passenger air taxi verti...

New Bell 407GXi customer took delivery by undertaking transatlantic flight

Bell has delivered a Bell 407GXi with an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) kit to a Ukrainian corporate customer. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation around Ukraine. “Th...