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Quiet Technology Aerospace Stage III hush kits in demand

Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) is seeing a “Rush to Hush” demand for its Stage III engine hush kit before the January 2016 deadline. Available slots for the 4th Quarter 2015 are fast selling out and QTA is now planning to extend production into 2016 to ensure every operator who want...

Oriens Aviation appointed as Pilatus distributor and service centre

Oriens Aviation has been appointed as a Pilatus distributor and authorised service centre in the UK. The company has ordered three PC-12s for delivery next year. Edwin Brenninkmeyer, Oriens Aviation CEO, says that he has already seen a great deal of interest in the PC-12. Although the order bo...


Bespoke Aviation appoints Marcus Krause

 Bespoke Aviation appoints of Marcus Krause as regional associate, EMEA. After spending a number of years in the cockpit, Marcus transitioned into several business development and account management roles in aviation. He also continues to fly today as a freelance business jet pilot on the Airbus A320. “As regional associate, Marcus will play a crucial role in developing new busi...

Russian Bizav Takes a Dive But Quite How Far Isn’t Clear

The exact scale of the Russian business aviation sector continues to be hard to gauge, but this didn’t stop Western aircraft manufacturers and service providers from flocking to the annual JetExpo show at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport in September. The three-day show drew 40 exhibitors, 24 aircraft and an estimated 7,000 visitors–a relatively strong showing given the discouraging stat...

Capital Handling is sceptical on business aviation passenger increase in Riga.

Capital Handling Board member Kristaps Lapsa is telling, that at the moment, Capital Handling offers biggest working complex, of such kind, in the Baltic countries, as well as wide range of services for business aviation operators and owners of private jets. Company representatives positively estimate introduction of new services and development of business aviation technical infrastructure in Rig...

ARGUS Releases August Business Aircraft Activity

ARGUS TRAQPak data is serial-number specific aircraft arrival and departure information on all IFR flights in the US (including Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada. The tables below reflect business aircraft activity data for August 1-31, 2015 vs. July 1-31, 2015 and August 1-31, 2015 vs. August 1-31, 2014 respectively.  TRAQPak sees a late summer slow-down in flight activity; August finishes up...

Jet24 Awards: meet the best charter flight brokers!

Legendary Jet24 Awards rocks Russian business aviation! On September, 11 popular gentlemen’s club “Rasputin” welcomed charter flight brokers for Jet24 Awards, hosted by Jet24 company. The shindig honored all charter brokers, who ‘ d come to visit  the 10th International Exhibition Jet Expo 2015 in Vnukovo 3. Crazy show, unexpected surprises and special gifts created th...

Mubadala completes 100% takeover of Piaggio

Mubadala has become the 100% owner of Piaggio Aerospace, the maker of the Avanti turboprop and more recently the unmanned P1 HammerHead (P1HH) reconnaissance platform. Piero Ferrari – head of the famous automotive manufacturer which bears his family name – sold his remaining 1.95% shareholding to the Abu Dhabi investment business. Ferrari had rescued the ailing Italian in 1998 and h...

NBAA Supports VA Flight Training, Voices Concerns About Benefit Caps

NBAA on Sept. 16 reaffirmed its support for post-9/11 GI Bill flight-training benefits, and expressed concern about the consequences to veterans and the aviation industry if discriminatory proposals to impose a severe cap or impose other restrictions on those benefits are adopted. NBAA submitted its comments in a joint written statement with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the G...

Despite Rosy Outlook, India's Bizav Growth Faces Hurdles

While a new 10-year business aircraft forecast from Research and Markets calls for the fleet in India to “grow three times and emerge as the third-largest aviation market by 2020,” in-country operators are dubious about this prediction coming to fruition. “I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but this is not going to happen until changes are made to the yet-to-be-announc...

Falcon Pilots Held Responsible for Passenger Luggage Content

The pilots of Dassault Falcon 50 F-GXMC–which in March 2013 was caught in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, just before takeoff for Saint-Tropez, France, with 1,500 pounds of cocaine on board (street value $26 million)–are crying foul. The case has since been known as “Air Cocaine,” and in August pilots Pascal Fauret and Bruno Odos received a 20-year jail sentenc...

Aeris Aviation names C2 Aviation as new service centre for Eclipse jets

One Aviation has named C2 Aviation based at The Cotswold Airport as a new Gold international service centre for Eclipse 500, Eclipse SE, and Eclipse 550 twin-engine jets. C2 Aviation is the fourth European Gold service centre for Aeris and the first in the UK. C2 Aviation will provide maintenance, inspections, parts and warranty support, as well as AOG services for Eclipse aircraft. &...

Zenith Aviation shows its newest business jet

Zenith Aviation, based at Biggin Hill Airport, showed its newest business aircraft on its AOC, a 2008 built Cessna Citation XLS (registered G-ZENT msn 560-5756) at the British General Aviation Day. The aircraft was added to its AOC last week and is expected to perform its first flight for Zenith Aviation this Friday. Stuart Mulholland, managing director of Zenith Aviation said that the compa...

Iran – the next big business jet market

Emad Sharghi, the founder and CEO of aircraft brokerage firm, Executive Aircraft Sales, likes living in different places. He and his wife have lived in the UK, the US and, for the last seven years, in the UAE. His children are heading to college soon, so he and his wife are considering moving again next year. “We each wrote down the top three places we would like to move on a piece of...

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Bell 505 helps owners to stay on the move

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Meet Latvian made Tarragon aircraft - no less than 10 to export this year

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Volocopter launches campaign to bring Electric Air Taxi services to U.S. cities

Volocopter announced that the FAA has positively accepted their application for concurrent Type Certificate validation on 22 December 2020. This sets the basis for Volocopter to bring their...

New Honda Aircraft Company wing production facility

Honda Aircraft Company has begun operations at its newly opened Wing Production and Service Parts Facility, located at the company’s world headquarters at the Piedmont Triad International Airpor...

New helicopter flight data monitoring device certified by Bell

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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...

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...

The most advanced solution yet for Covid vaccine distributors – Tecnam Aircraft help anywhere in the World

Tecnam Aircraft  partnered with ultra-freezer manufacturer DESMON to repurpose their P2012 airplane for COVID vaccine transportation. The aircraft platform named P2012 TRAVELCARE was...

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Europe tests the future of urban air mobility -ANRA Technologies joined AMU-LED project

ANRA Technologies announced its participation in AMU-LED, a Horizon 2020 project of European Union framed in the SESAR Joint Undertaking, which aims to demonstrate the safe integration of cargo a...

Daher delivers a Kodiak 100 to its first French customer

Daher announced the delivery of a Kodiak 100 turboprop utility aircraft to the Héli-Béarn company. This aerial work operator based at Pau-Pyrénées airport (Pyré...

EHang Joins European Union AMU-LED project to demonstrate Urban Air Mobility

EHang announced membership in the Air Mobility Urban - Large Experimental Demonstration project, one of the largest European demonstrations of Urban Air Mobility.  The AMU-LED proj...

World’s First Industry Supplier with a GADSS Compliant ELT

Orolia recently organized a series of flight tests to demonstrate and qualify capabilities of the GADSS global aircraft safety program’s end-to-end Emergency Locator Transmitter Distress Trackin...

Skyports partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company Swoop Aero

Skyports, partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company, Swoop Aero, to provide UK-wide drone delivery service. In a UK-first, Skyports has chosen to leverage Swoop Aero’s...

Bell 505 helps owners to stay on the move

In terms of private travel, Bell 505 owners have found that the helicopter is a versatile and reliable way to help private aircraft operators stay on the move. It offers a swift and safe means to...