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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% sha...

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 submit...


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...

Comlux America Reinforces Its Management Team in Indianapolis and Programs

Comlux America is pleased to announce the reinforcement of its management team in Indianapolis IN. With the Wide Body hangar extension and the arrival this summer of its first wide body ACJ330 for completion, the company has decided to strengthen its organization in key functions of Procurement and Programs. On the Procurement side, Comlux America is appointing Philippe Karam as Chief Procureme...

The Future of Private Jet Interiors: What Should We Expect?

What will the private jet of the future be like? Ian Dryburgh, CEO of Acumen Design Associates, a leading aviation and transport design company, that created ‘The Residence’ for Etihad and the first flat-bed in the sky for British Airways, believes that the potential for customizing the luxury travel experience is more needed than ever. Last year, Forbes Magazine identified cus...

Bombardier Mounts Engines on First Global 7000 Test Vehicle

Investors were rushing to pick up shares of Bombardier Inc. last week, as rumours swirled about a takeover offer for its transportation division and another report marked steady progress on its CSeries aircraft. Bombardier has now made several announcements regarding its long-range business jet program. Bombardier Business Aircraft has mounted the engines on its first flight test vehicle for th...

Synagogue Pastor TB Joshua Secretly Purchases $60 Million G550

Pastor Temitope Joshua, the leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has joined Nigeria’s big league of miracle and prosperity priests who own private jets, reporters has learned authoritatively. Widely-known as TB Joshua, the church leader took possession of the nearly brand-new Gulfstream G550 aircraft in April 2015, a few months after a building collapse at the premises o...

Clay Lacy improves tower communication

Clay Lacy Aviation has received FAA STC approval for a FANS-1/A+ solution that enables Bombardier Challenger 601-3A/R owners to meet worldwide mandates for preferential routing in the North Atlantic Track region and other oceanic airspace. FANS-1/A+ improves communication between pilots and air traffic controllers by automatically transmitting position reports in text rather...

Rep. Dina Titus to Give Official Welcome to Las Vegas at NBAA2015

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced today that U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-1-NV) will speak at the Opening General Session of NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) to officially welcome attendees to Las Vegas, NV, where the show runs from Nov. 17 to 19. Titus represents Nevada’s 1st Congressional District, which includes McCarran Interna...

APIS Now Mandatory in Colombia

Before departing for Colombia, aircraft operators must now file an advanced passenger information system (APIS) manifest for all crew and passengers. The Colombian Department of Immigration (Migración Colombia) has been enforcing since April the mandatory submission of APIS following the passage of a law in January. The new regulation applies to all commercial, non-scheduled commerci...

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Busy year for German DRF Luftrettung with massive demand for safe corona transport

Last year DRF Luftrettung performed 662 coronavirus missions, with 330 patients transported by air. Their EpiShuttles play an important role in their comprehensive hygiene concept...

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Hartzell Awarded STC for Talon Prop on two-seat Extra 300L

Hartzell Propeller recently received a Supplemental Type Certificate for its specially designed three-blade high performance Talon prop for installation on Extra 300L two-seat aerobatic aircraft. The...

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