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Show Observer selected as official daily publication for JetExpo 2015

Organizers of the 10th International business aviation exhibition JetExpo 2015, which will be held from 10 to 12 September 2015 in Center for Business Aviation Vnukovo-3, made their choice -  Show Observer JetExpo will be official daily publication of the exhibition. A team of lead...

The Uber for Helicopters Would Really Like an Endless Summer

Making Blade more than a well-branded novelty is a challenge when it’s based on seasonal travel behaviors. — Jason Clampet “The under-34 crowd is a large part of our customer base, and I often ask them: How do you pay for this?” says Rob Wiesenthal, chief executive offi...


Gulfstream streams seamlessly into the Gulf

With a hefty order from Qatar Executive and strong interest in its new aircraft, Savannah-based Gulfstream is enjoying blue skies all the way in the Middle East. Could there be much better news for a business jet manufacturer in the Middle East? Qatar Executive, one of the largest operators in the region, has agreed to buy up to 30 Gulfstream aircraft, including its new babies. The order i...

Carlyle looks to sell Landmark Aviation for $1.7 billion

Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP (CG.O) has been exploring a sale of aircraft leasing and maintenance company Landmark Aviation for as much as $1.7 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The business jet market is slowly recovering from a downturn sparked by the global financial crisis, helping valuations for companies offering services to that industry....

Cessna begins Latitude deliveries

Cessna has delivered the first Citation Latitude to its new owner. The aircraft received its FAA type certification on June 5. According to the FAA online database, the first aircraft was registered to BSAV LLC. The database shows the change date for MSN 680A-0007 / N275BS as being August 24. The aircraft will be operated by Aircraft Management Group, who will offer the aircraft for charter...

ABS Jets gains IS-BAO Audit Stage II certification

ABS Jets, a Prague based aircraft operator and maintenance provider, has achieved IS-BAO stage II certification. To gain the new certification level, ABS Jets had to demonstrate the compliance monitoring and SMS processes implemented by the company were in accordance with IS-BAO standards. “This is a great achievement for ABS Jets and further underlines our commitment to the very highe...

Aerotrans and Aviapages.com are enlarging the joint cooperation

The leader in the flight support services for business aviation has made placement in the new B2B platform Aviapages.com. From this very moment the business aviation industry members can plan their flights and choose the flight support services just in a few clicks. Furthermore, all the information about locations where Aerotrans provides its services is available in the directory “Airpor...

Pets on jets: caring for yourself and your furry friend

According to Euromonitor, the global spending on domestic animals will overstep the $100bn barrier for the first time in history this year, rising to $103.8bn from $98.3bn in 2014. People are so devoted to their pets that right now there are around 1 million dogs named as the primary beneficiaries in their owners' wills in the US alone. And while animal lovers opt to keep their furry friends c...

Satcom Direct first in business aviation to be Jet ConneX ready

Satcom Direct is the first business aviation communication provider to provision and validate its services over Inmarsat’s new Ka-band network. Expected to be available by the end of 2015, Jet ConneX will provide customers the fastest satellite data rates in business aviation, enhanced by Satcom Direct value added services. Jet ConneX is the business aviation version of Inmarsat’s G...

Meridian adds 605 to fleet

Meridian has added a second Bombardier Challenger 605 to its growing fleet of private business jets. This large cabin aircraft began service in 2012, seats up to nine passengers and is available for charter. “We are very excited about adding a second Challenger 605 to our charter fleet,” Meridian Vice President of Aviation Sales Mike Moore says. “...

XOJET Releases 2015 Mid-Year Update

XOJET, Inc., a leader in private jet charter services, announced today that it has surpassed projections in the first half of 2015, delivering 51 percent increase in EBITDA and 20 percent increase in retail charter business.  In addition, the company added 100 new Preferred Access clients, as well as continued to grow its portfolio of enterprise clients, representing Fortune 500 companie...

Dassault to display Falcon 7X at CIBAS

Dassault will display a Falcon 7X at the upcoming China International Business Aviation Show show in Beijing. Held at the Civil Aviation Authority of China’s flight inspection unit at Beijing Capital Airport, 2015 will be the forth year that the show has been running that CIBAS has been held. ccording to Asian Sky Group’s 2014 Greater China year end report, there were 26 Falcon 7...

Constant Aviation completes milestone 96-month inspection

Constant Aviation has completed their 30th 96-month inspection on the Embraer Legacy 600. “The 96-month inspection is one of the two most in-depth inspections on the Legacy 600. It averages approximately 3,300 man-hours and requires specialised tooling, equipment and knowledge of the airframe to complete successfully.” Jim Rady, Embraer program manager said: “The 96-mon...

Feel yourself a Jet Hunter.

Every year the number of applications and the "original" products for flight bookingin business aviation is growing. In fact it is logical - the Internet becomes a real helper in all areas of the business, making it easier and more mobile. But the project, which we were able to meet recently, "stands out" from this category standard. However, details of the Jet H...

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Piper Aircraft is now offering AeroMech RVSM on M500/M600 aircraft

Piper Aircraft is now offering Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) certification as a factory option on the Piper M500 and M600 turboprop aircraft. The RVSM STC was approved by AeroMech&rs...

Rolls-Royce Pearl family continues to grow

Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled the Pearl 10X, the third and most powerful member of its market-leading Pearl engine family for the business aviation market. The engine has been optimised to...

Industry largest cabin and most advanced technology on a business jet - Dassault Aviation Falcon 10X

Dassault Aviation announced an all-new Falcon jet that will deliver a level of comfort, versatility and technology unmatched by any purpose-built business jet.  Featuring a range of 7,500 nautica...

New AMAC Aerospace hangar meets high demand of MRO Services

The new hangar 5 at the headquarters of AMAC Aerospace in Basel, Switzerland, dedicated to mid-size jets, meets the high demand for MRO services. The Swiss MRO and Completion experts won several new m...

Flying Colours completes ten-year inspection on a Bombardier Global XRS for a European customer

Flying Colours Corp.has completed a 120-month heavy maintenance inspection for a Bombardier Global XRS aircraft. In addition to the airframe inspection and maintenance strip down, the aircraft un...

Another milestone for Pilatus - 1800th PC-12 aircraft delivered

After leading the turbine-powered business aircraft market in 2020, Pilatus passes another fleet milestone with the delivery of the 1800TH example of the versatile single-engine turboprop. At 82...

Second Falcon 6X made successful first flight

Dassault Aviation has flown a second Falcon 6X flight test aircraft, completing another important milestone in the development program for the new widebody, long-range twinjet.  Flight...

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Australian service centers now able to service and support all in-country Cessna, Beechcraft & Hawker turbine aircraft models

Great news - Textron Aviation Australian company-owned Premiair Aviation service centers can now service and support all in-country Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker turbine aircraft models...

Clay Lacy grows South Florida charter fleet at Palm Beach International Airport

A Bombardier Challenger 350 has joined Clay Lacy Aviation’s South Florida private jet charter fleet. Based at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI), this super-midsize Challenger 350 offers do...

Piper Aircraft is now offering AeroMech RVSM on M500/M600 aircraft

Piper Aircraft is now offering Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) certification as a factory option on the Piper M500 and M600 turboprop aircraft. The RVSM STC was approved by AeroMech&rs...

Constant Aviation invests in enhanced aircraft painting facility at Orlando Sanford Airport

Constant Aviation, one of the country’s largest maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses (MROs), today announced major improvements at its aircraft painting operation at Orlando Sanford...

Bombardier celebrates 15-years of its Querétaro site as it delivers the 100th Global 7500 aircraft rear fuselage

Bombardier celebrates the 15-year anniversary of its world-class manufacturing operations in Querétaro, Mexico. The achievement is further highlighted by the site’s recent completion...

Rolls-Royce Pearl family continues to grow

Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled the Pearl 10X, the third and most powerful member of its market-leading Pearl engine family for the business aviation market. The engine has been optimised to...

Liebherr on board new Dassault Falcon 10X business jet

Liebherr-Aerospace workshare in the new Falcon business jet covers the integrated air management system, supplied to Dassault and landing gear components supplied to Héroux-Devtek. On...