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Civil Aviation Authority of Norway granted an operational permit to EHang 216

Congratulations! The first operational permit for long term testing flight of EHang 216 in Europe is granted! EHang obtained operational permit for its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, the EHang 216, from the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway. Thus laying a solid foundation for f...

Southern Utah University selects Bell 505 to offer advanced pilot and technical training

Southern Utah University (SUU) purchaised a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to add to its existing fleet of helicopters for student training. Southern Utah University offers training in Rotor Wing Pilot or Fixed Wing Pilot components. These tracks share a common core of general education and general...


4G cabin connectivity for new Bombardier Learjet fleet

Bombardier is bringing faster connectivity to its in-service Learjet fleet.  Bombardier is now offering customers the high-performance 4G in-cabin Wi-Fi system as a retrofit for in-service Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft. Customers can have the system installed at all Bombardier Service Centres and Authorized Service Facilitie...

Acropolis Aviation ACJ 320neo returns to service after green completion by AMAC Aerospace

Acropolis Aviation G-KELT brand-new ACJ320neo aircraft touched down at Acropolis’ Farnborough Airport home on 27th February, the culmination of 13 months’ cabin outfitting by Basle, Switzerland based AMAC Aerospace.  Its distinctive, elegant cabin interior was overseen by designer Yves Pickardt from Alberto Pinto.  He congratulated the AMAC team,...

Wheels Up acquires Gama Aviation

Without disclosing financial terms of the transaction, the essecntial is quiete clear - Wheels Up has acquired Gama Aviation LLC, becoming owned and managed fleet of over 300 planes. The transaction closed on March 2, 2020. Gama Aviation Signature has been the exclusive operator of the Wheels Up fleet of King Air 350i, Citation Excel/XLS and Citation X aircraft since...

GlobalAir annual Student Scholarship open for enrollment

The GlobalAir.com Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship is now accepting applications.After its initial launch in 2014, a total of 24 aviation students have been awarded the scholarship, many of whom are now making a positive impact on driving the industry forward. The Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship is awarded to four US Citizen-students enrolled in an accredited University/Col...

DC Aviation Group and Comlux to cooperate for line maintenance and warranty work

DC Aviation Group and Comlux have signed a cooperation agreement for line maintenance and warranty work. The Stuttgart maintenance center of DC Aviation will perform the line maintenance and warranty work for Comlux customers based in Europe and CIS. The line and base maintenance services for aircraft of the Airbus ACJ Family, Global Express 5000/6000 and Challenger 604/605 will be carried ou...

World Most Delivered Super Mid-size Business Jet - Bombardier Challenger 350

For the sixth consecutive y ear Bombardier Challenger 350 is world’s most delivered business jet in the super mid-size segment. In 2019, 56 deliveries and a 44-per-cent share of the super mid-size segment. “The Challenger 350 aircraft offers customers the complete package – superior comfort, performance, reliability and value, all in a sing...

2019 was a record year for Cirrus Aircraft

A record year of growth and expansionfor Cirrus Aircraft, marked by the award-winning Vision Jet™ becoming the world’s best-selling jet in general aviation. Deliveries of the Vision Jet surpassed 80 aircraft in 2019, representing a 29% increase over the prior year, while consistent growth in SR Series deliveries resulted in a combined total of 465 aircraft shipments in 2019. With 384 a...

VA Footprints by Vertis Aviation pledges to offset carbon for all customers

A new carbon offset programme in business aviation cummunity: Vertis Aviation commits to offsetting 100% of carbon emissions generated by charter flights it arranges. The programme, named VA Footprints, ensures that customers on each charter flight, no matter its route or distance, will have the associated greenhouse gas emissions offset at no expense to them. Vertis will pay the full ca...

Rolls-Royce BR725 engine tops one million flying hours

The performance of the BR725 enabled the Gulfstream G650ER™ and its sister aircraft G650 to revolutionise the business aviation market, flying faster and further than any other ultra-long-range corporate aircraft before. Since entry into service in 2012, the aircraft has achieved more than 100 city pair records, among those the farthest fastest flight in business aviation history from S...

First serial produced Mi-38 delivered to a client

Russian Helicopters delivered the first serial produced Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin to its client, Gazprombank Leasing company. The helicopter, built by Kazan Helicopters, will be operated by Russian Helicopter Systems (RHS). The delivery ceremony for the first serial Mi-38 was held at the Kazan Helicopters facility. The ceremony was attended by the President of the Republic...

Are cars finally taking off to the sky

Would you agree that flying car era starts? How many of such flying car concepts you can name? Almost every manufacturer is working on such concept, changing completely the vision of urban air mobility. Can you imagine taking your car into the sky? Will we fly through highways in the sky? One thing is certain, mobility will change and PAL-V is recognized as one of the key players. Since 20...

New KlasJet Boeing 737-VIP to the Middle East market

Be ready, KlasJet is preparing a newly refurbished Boeing 737-VIP LY-JMS aircraft from Saudi Arabia. Just like other KlasJet aircraft, the jet stands out with elegant design and will be used for group transportation, sports teams, show business crews, diplomatic envoys and corporate travellers. KlasJet operates the largest Boeing 737-VIP fleet in Europe and is one of the most d...

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Temporary closure of London Heliport

The coronavirus pandemic is having a severe impact on commercial travel and the general aviation industry. The London Heliport in Battersea, South London has been working closely with all relevan...

Online workshops and temporary option for remote auditing in wake of COVID-19

IBAC is introducing an online webinar alternative to its program workshops, as well as offering a new temporary option for remote auditing to its International Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BA...

Initial ground engine tests of Cessna SkyCourier

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Global infrastructure to support governments and medical organizations: VistaJet

VistaJet is helping to ensure that those with critical travel requirements during this time of uncertainty are able to keep moving.Understanding the global community’s needs as the world wo...

Critical Covid-19 demands - FAI works around the clock

FAI has been working around the clock to help evacuate those in need following unprecedented demand from the spread of coronavirus. This includes both medical evacuations of infected patients and repa...

The triple-certification of New Phenom 300E

New Phenom 300E was granted its Type Certificate by ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil), EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Th...

To support business aviation in times of COVID-19 EBAA partners with Osprey Flight Solutions

 The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) announced today that it has partnered with risk analysis company Osprey Flight Solutions to provide operators with real-time updates on risk inf...