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Weltall avia new colors

As Bizavnews found out, "Weltal-avia" begins a large rebranding program, which includes a complete upgrade of the cabin exterior painting of aircraft, change of corporate identity (from booklets to the new website www.weltall. aero). The first business jet Hawker-700...

NBAA Convention Preview: NBAA 2015 Is Vegas’s Baby

Since 2011, the annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition has bounced between Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas because of the unique logistical requirements of the show, especially the need for a nearby airport that can safely accommodate almost 100 business jets on static displa...


Flying Colours gains STC for Challenger 604/605

Flying Colours achieved a Supplemental Type Certificate for ADS-B OUT for Bombardier Challenger 600-2B16 (604 and 605) airframes from the US-based FAA. The first aircraft to be fitted with the system, a Bombardier Challenger 605, was completed at their USA facility in late September. The STC will be submitted for validation by both Transport Canada and Europe’s EASA this year. Followin...

Duncan Aviation Signs a Five-Year Contract With the Egyptian Air Force

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce the company has entered into a five-year direct contract agreement with the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) for aircraft maintenance services. Duncan Aviation has been managing the maintenance and repair of the EAF fleet of Falcon 20 aircraft since 1999.  Duncan Aviation’s Manager of Government & Special Programs Dave Shipperbottom says the fact th...

Satcom Direct First in Business Aviation to Enable Inmarsat High Data Rate Service

Satcom Direct is the first Inmarsat SwiftBroadband (SBB) distribution partner to provision and enable the new SwiftBroadband high data rate (HDR) service with Honeywell avionics, nearly doubling in-flight data speeds available to business aviation. In its latest “first” for business aviation, Satcom Direct has made HDR service available to SwiftBroadband customers, providing a faste...

Stellar To Launch B2C Charter Platform at NBAA

After a year of quiet development, Stellar Labs of Palo Alto, Calif., will launch its air charter marketplace platform and app on November 16 at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas. Stellar aims to bring air charter the same ease of online business-to-commerce (B2C) seen in the hotel and airline industries. Several similar efforts have faltered since the rise and demise in 2009 of V...

Uncommanded Nosegear Steering a Factor in GIV Crash

Improper crew response to an off-center nosegear orientation was the primary factor in the July 2012 fatal runway excursion of a Gulfstream IV at Le Castellet Airport on the French Riviera, according to a final report released yesterday by the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA). Investigators blame the accident, in part, on lack of training...

Learjet 85 Axed; Bombardier Bizjet Deliveries Flat

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed today that it has canceled the Learjet 85 program, citing “lack of sales following the prolonged market weakness” and ending months of speculation that the midsize jet was doomed since being “paused” in mid-January. The Canadian OEM took a $1.2 billion writedown on the program during the third quarter, it said...

Northrop Grumman, net earnings increase by 9% in 3Q 2015

Northrop Grumman Corporation reported third quarter 2015 net earnings increased 9 percent to $516 million, or $2.75 per diluted share, from $473 million, or $2.26 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2014. Third quarter 2015 diluted earnings per share are based on 187.9 million weighted average shares outstanding compared with 209.2 million shares in the prior year period. The company repurch...

Bombardier updates Global 7000 and Challenger 650 progress

Bombardier gave updates on both of the business aircraft programs after announcing the cancellation of the Learjet 85 project. The company confirmed that the engines have been fitted on the first Global 7000 Flight Test Vehicle (FTV1). All structural components have been joined on FTV1, including the rear, centre and forward fuselage sections, the wing, the landing gear and vertical and horizon...

Jet Aviation cooperates with Kurz Aviation Service

Jet Aviation and Kurz Aviation Service are cooperating to provide a total network solution within Germany. The companies manage a combined total of seven FBOs in Germany. The seven FBOs include Berlin Tegel and Schönefeld, Dusseldorf and Munich (Jet Aviation) and Cologne, Egelsbach, Frankfurt and Stuttgart (Kurz Aviation Service). “Our decision to share resources will offer sign...

TAG Aviation Forms Alliance with Bromma Business Jet

Farnborough, UK-based TAG Aviation formed an alliance with Swedish operator Bromma Business Jet, under which TAG Aviation Europe is the exclusive air charter sales agent for Bromma’s two Dassault Falcon 7Xs. The arrangement brings to six the number of Falcon 7Xs available for charter in Europe. “We have already performed many long-range charters on thes...

Sun Aviation receives IS-BAH

Sun Aviation of Vero Beach Florida, has received its International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certification. The company is the second US based FBO to receive the certificate. “The receipt of the IS-BAH Certification represents nearly a year of hard work by the Sun Aviation team.” Pete Holman, director of Operations at Sun Jet Center said: “The rec...

Dierks Bentely to speak at NBAA: Getting drunk about planes

The business jet industry has an age problem. The average age of a business jet owner is over 60. In a recent CJI survey of 5000 consumers only pensioners were likely to be able to identify a business jet brand. But the NBAA deserves real credit for helping to change this. It has announced that Dierks Bentley, the award winning country singer and songwriter, is a speaker at this year’s NB...

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Surf Air Mobility signs definitive $1.42 Billion merger agreement with Southern Airways Corporation

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St.Louis expansion supports growing demand for new Gulfstream aircraft & refurbishments

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CAE set to break ground on new Savannah Business Aviation Training Centre dedicated to training on Gulfstream aircraft

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Joby confirms revolutionary low noise footprint following NASA testing

Joby Aviation announced that its full-size pre-production aircraft has successfully demonstrated its revolutionary low noise profile, following acoustic testing completed with NASA. Following ana...

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Busy May 2022 at AMAC Aerospace

Completed Maintenance and Cabin Interior Modifications on Airbus ACJ318 AMAC Aerospace re-delivered an Airbus ACJ318 to an existing customer. AMAC’s Airbus team performed a due maintenance an...

Skyports signs MOU with Jurong Port to develop maritime drone delivery infrastructure

Skyports and Jurong Port signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the development of ship-to-shore infrastructure at Jurong Port. The MOU is a significant milestone fo...

Flexjet is set to almost double its European fleet by the end of 2022

Flexjet is set to almost double its European fleet in the coming months, following a 180% annual uplift in flight activity in the region in the first four months of 2022. Continuing to reinforce...

Red Dot winner 2022 - Falcon 10X interior got another prestigious product design award

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VoltAero launches European fractional ownership for its Cassio electric-parallel hybrid aircraft at the EBACE show

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Surf Air Mobility signs definitive $1.42 Billion merger agreement with Southern Airways Corporation

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