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Special Report: Aircraft Acquisition Planning and Financing

One of the ultimate attractions of business aviation is the ability to take to the skies on a schedule that fits your company’s needs – be it through charter, fractional ownership, aircraft leasing or an outright business aircraft purchase. If outright ownership isn’t right for...

Ex-Im Backers Find Path Forward in House

Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) reauthorization legislation, long stalled in the U.S. House of Representative, received a boost last week when lawmakers turned to a little-used procedure called a discharge petition to bypass the committee to bring the bill to a floor vote. The maneuver is...


Mountain West Acquires Two New Locations

Mountain West Aviation, a service provider with locations at California’s Lake Tahoe Airport and Nevada’s Carson City Airport, has acquired El Aero Services, which operated FBOs and Part 145 repair stations at Carson City and at Elko Regional Airport, also in Nevada. The Carson City FBO includes an 8,300-sq-ft terminal and 15,000 sq ft of hangar space sized for aircra...

FSI Starts Latitude Training, Adds More Caravan Sims

FlightSafety International started training in the first FAA level-D Cessna Citation Latitude simulator at its Cessna Pilot Learning Center in Wichita. EASA qualification of the training device is planned for early next year. A second Citation Latitude simulator will also be installed next year at the company’s learning center in Columbus, Ohio. “Building tw...

OHS Aviation Services completes 15th full vip refurbishment on Bombardier Global Express

OHS Aviation Services, the interior refurbishment specialist, headquatered in Berlin Schönefeld SXF, has just completed its 15th full vip refurbishment on a Bombardier Global cabin for an undisclosed private customer. "We are proud to have successfully performed another high quality cabin refurbishment in-house in less than eight weeks, says the ceo of OHS, Ornulf Hilar...

India's Global Vectra first worldwide customer to take up HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour contract for H130

Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd. (GVHL) has signed a PBH contract for its H130 light helicopter, benefiting from Airbus Helicopters' redefined customer service offer called HCare which was introduced early this year. GVHL's H130 will be covered by the HCare Smart PBH service, which has been developed with careful consideration of the support required by operators of light helicopters. The HC...

On Air Dining Kitchen Achieves Official Halal Certification

On Air Dining, the elite culinary service that provides a fine dining experience in the air, has enhanced its offering to clients with the installation of a dedicated approved Halal kitchen at its London Stansted Airport, UK headquarters. It is one of the first kitchens run by an inflight dining company to be designated as holding official Halal status. The recognition was made formal by Mr Mataan...

You shall not pass - UK firms develop drone-freezing ray

Three British companies have created a device to deter drones from entering sensitive areas by freezing them in mid-flight. The Anti-UAV Defense System (Auds) works by covertly jamming a drone's signal, making it unresponsive. After this disruption, the operator is likely to retrieve the drone believing that it has malfunctioned. The system joins a host of recently announced techn...

Alto Aviation and Innovation Advantage Partner on A/V System

Alto Aviation of Sterling, Mass., added to its line of premium cabin entertainment systems for business aviation, having reached an agreement with Innovative Advantage to use the latter’s AVDS nodes as part of the Alto audio/video solution under a private label. AVDS video distribution systems support video switching to multiple monitors in either standard definition or h...

South Dakota FBO Unveils New Facility

Westjet Air Center, the only full-service FBO at South Dakota’s Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP), held the grand opening for its new facility. With a stone exterior and copper ceilings, the 5,000-sq-ft terminal included in the $1 million-plus project is designed to resemble a luxury home or hotel. The facility offers a flight-planning center, pilots’ lounge with a pair of sn...

Hadid Expands African Service Network

Flight management provider Hadid International Services has expanded its network in Africa with the establishment of a new office for full supervisory capabilities at Djibouti International Airport. The unsettled political situation in the region, which has driven gains in the number of flights landing in and overflying the small African nation, prompted its Civil Aviation Authority to designate H...

Ionization System Removes Pathogens from Cabin Air

Refinements to ionization techniques have allowed Aviation Clean Air (ACA) to develop a system that promises to remove harmful pathogens, allergens and unpleasant odors from aircraft of just about any size. The U.S.company already holds STCs to fit the system on Boeing Business Jets and the Gulfstream G550 and is now looking to offer it more widely to other corporate and privat...

Amac Expands Mx Footprint With New Hangar

Building on its reputation as a completions specialist, Switzerland-based Amac Aerospace is taking on a growing portfolio of maintenance work. The company expanded the scope of its work when it secured FAA repair station status in June and will open a fourth hangar at its Basel headquarters by year-end. So far this year, Amac’s maintenance team has been busy handling heavy...

Florida FBO Starts New Hangar Build

Stuart Jet Center, one of two FBOs at Florida’s Witham Field/Martin County Airport, has broken ground on a 24,000 sq ft hangar that, when completed in next year’s first quarter, will allow the Avfuel-branded service provider to shelter the latest ultra-long-range business jets. The $2 million project, wind-coded to meet Miami-Dade specifications for hurricane safety, will inclu...

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

The ultra-long range Falcon 10x, the latest of Dassault Aviation large-cabin business jet family,  recently won a coveted Red Dot award of distinction for interior design. The Red Dot Awards...

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

Surf Air Mobility has entered into a definitive agreement, subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval, which will result in a merger with Southern Airways Corporation, parent company o...

Discover uniquely versatile Pilatus PC-24 cabin

A business jet designed for flexible use must have an interior which can be reconfigured to suit different missions. And that is exactly what the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet offers. To demonstra...

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

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand completions operations at its St. Louis Downtown Airport facility. The expansion will increase production of custom cabinetry and exterior paint capacity for Gulfstrea...

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

CAE will soon break ground on a new business aviation training centre in Savannah, Georgia. Neighboring Gulfstream’s Headquarters in Savannah, this brand-new training centre is another mile...

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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Embraer installs Ka-Band in Flexjet Legacy 500 fleet in Europe

Embraer announced that Flexjet is the first Legacy 500 customer in the world to install Ka-Band, which provides fast, home-like connectivity, as an aftermarket modification on its European fleet...

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...

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...

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

The ultra-long range Falcon 10x, the latest of Dassault Aviation large-cabin business jet family,  recently won a coveted Red Dot award of distinction for interior design. The Red Dot Awards...

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

VoltAero is launching a fractional ownership program in Europe, opening new sustainable air mobility opportunities with its family of Cassio aircraft powered by the company’s unique electric-par...

VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project - Volocopter collaborates with Microsoft

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, a...