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Air Charter Service sees summer increase by DJs

Air Charter Service has reported a record number of charters for big name DJs chartering private jets over the summer months. “With DJs being in such high demand over the summer period, we find ourselves flying, sometimes groups of them.” Andy Christie, ACS’s group execut...

Gama Aviation completes ACJ319 delivery to China

Gama Aviation has delivered an Airbus ACJ319 to a undisclosed client in China. The company carried out a full acceptance programme on behalf of its client, before delivering the aircraft to its home airport. “Demand for business aviation in China continues to grow – esp...


Air BP Continues to Strengthen UK Presence as Gold Sponsor of BGAD 2015

Air BP returns to the 11th Business and General Aviation Day (BGAD) today, September 15th as a Gold Sponsor demonstrating its commitment to provide continued support to the UK General Aviation market. The sponsorship also supports a key Air BP location with London Biggin Hill having been an Air BP customer for over twenty years. The sponsorship complements a continued growth in UK activity for...

ExecuJet Champions Aircraft Maintenance Standards with FAA Certification in Dubai

ExecuJet Aviation Group has been awarded certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) having demonstrated regulatory compliance of its Dubai Repair Station under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145. The industry-leading certificate is awarded when a repair station complies with the safety standards necessary to inspect and maintain aircraft and aircraft parts, thus ensuring the...

Gulfstream G280 gets performance boost through software upgrade

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that an avionics software upgrade resulting in improved aircraft performance is now available for the Gulfstream G280. The new PlaneView280TM software, offered in conjunction with supplier Rockwell Collins, results in slower approach speeds, shorter landing distances and enhanced flight management system performance.  “The G280 was already a top-...

Global 7000 Aircraft Flight Test Vehicles Achieve Key Development Milestones

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that theGlobal 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program is making significant progress with the achievement of major development milestones. The engines have been mounted on the first Global 7000 flight test vehicle (FTV1), which includes all major structural components: rear, centre and forward fuselage sections, wing, landing gear...

DC Aviation expands Bombardier fleet

DC Aviation has added another Bombardier Challenger 300. The company now operates nine Bombardier business jets. The Challenger can accommodate up to eight passengers and has a range of about 3,100 nm. “We are very happy to be able to expand our fleet by the Challenger 300.” Michael Kuhn, CEO of DC Aviation said: “We are very happy to be able to expand our fleet...

Textron Aviation Citation Latitude debut in Russia

Textron Aviation Vice President Sales Europe Tom Perry believes that new Cessna Citation Latitude has quite good perspectives on Russian market. Last week during JetExpo 2015 we had a chance to talk to Mr.Perry. According to Mr. Perry, the company is very close to sign the first contract with a Russian client, promotion of the aircraft will continue after the exhibition as well. The...

Pilots Conduct Largest Picket in History of Buffett's NetJets

Any lingering doubts about the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots' (NJASAP) commitment to securing a contract that recognizes the world-class safety, security and service they provide to NetJets customers were put to rest Thursday. Approximately 800 pilots and members of their families gathered at seven picket sites across the country to send a message: Wages that barely keep pace w...

A successful debut in Russia. Legacy 500 gaining Russian orders

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has demonstrated duringin Jet Expo 2015 just three of its models - Legacy 650, Phenom 300 and Legacy 500. Exactly Legacy 500 got special attention of visitors. Debut of Legacy 500 was really successful. "We launched theLegacy 500 certification process in Russia and are looking forward to pass the first aircraft with the Ru...

Creative and stylish

Last week during International Business Aviation Exhibition Jet Expo 2015 NIKA GROUP surprized public by dedication to business aviation.  Companies operating in the business aviation field have now a unique opportunity to really surprise VVIP partners. NIKA GROUP produces watches and accessories made of precious metals (gold 585, silver 925), inlaid with precious, semi-precio...

Pilot’s drug use factor in fatal Premier I jet crash

The NTSB determined that “the pilot’s impairment from the use of illicit drugs” was a contributing factor in a fatal Premier 1 corporate jet accident near Atlanta, Georgia. On December 17, 2013, a Raytheon 390 Premier I jet was destroyed when it impacted terrain during a return to land at Atlanta-Fulton County Airport, GA (FTY). The pilot and passenger were kill...

NBAA Staff Travels to Montana to Advocate for Business Aviation

With Congress in recess this summer, and lawmakers meeting with constituents in their home districts, NBAA staffers took the opportunity to go around the country meeting with legislators to discuss issues of concern to Association Members, including the upcoming FAA reauthorization bill. For example, NBAA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Dick Doubrava and Northwest Regional Represen...

Illegal Charter is Resurgent in Tough Russian Market

Russia is seeing a rise in the number of so-called “gray charter” flights that do not meet all legal requirements, according to members of the country’s business aviation community. Speaking to AIN on condition of anonymity on the eve of this week’s JetExpo show in Moscow, Russian business aviation executives said that the rise in illegal charter flying marks a re...

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Daher delivers a Kodiak 100 to its first French customer

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Bell 505 helps owners to stay on the move

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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...

Terrafugia announces FAA Special Light-Sport Airworthiness Certificate

Terrafugia has reached a significant milestone by obtaining an FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate for its Transition® roadable aircraft. As a unique in...

To accelerate the deployment of electric aviation in France & Europe - Green Aerolease and Pipistrel Aircraft

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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...

Tamarack Aerospace is ready for Fly-Off between a flat-wing and active winglet CJ

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