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Alireza Ittihadieh: “We need to wake up to the new dawn”

“Markets fuelled by delusion are always dysfunctional. It may not have felt like it but the peak of this cycle was in 2014. We are now heading into the downmarket. No one wants to admit this and it is a serious problem. Brokers, dealers and OEMs have a responsibility to tell the truth.”...

FLIGHT TEST: Legacy 450 wired for success

Embraer introduced its new mid-light and mid-size jets to the world at the 2007 NBAA convention and in 2008 christened them, respectively, the Legacy 450 and 500. The Legacy 450 is the 500’s little brother; sharing the same wing, engine hardware, empennage and cockpit. Their only major differe...


Embraer Engineering Center Rapid Prototypes New Aircraft Interiors

Embraer’s 75,000-sq-ft Engineering & Technology Center in Melbourne, Fla., which opened in September last year and is the first such facility for the company outside of Brazil, is now in full swing. The facility conducts engineering and development activities for both products and technology across Embraer’s business lines–airliners, executive aviation, defense and...

Albuquerque Is Open for [Aviation] Business

Aside from providing the setting for certain popular television shows, the state of New Mexico frequently struggles for recognition on the national stage. A popular feature in a regional tourism magazine never lacks for examples demonstrating that “One of Our Fifty [States] is Missing,” and many Americans would struggle to identify the fifth-largest U.S. state by land area on...

MedAire Celebrates 30th Anniversary

At the MedAire booth, convention visitors can see a demonstration of MedAire Trip Ready, the first app of its kind focused on the aviation industry, and meet MedLink doctors and security specialists. MedLink operates from Banner–University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Good Samaritan Hospital), where doctors are available to respond to calls from anywhere in the world, around the clo...

ANALYSIS: Business aviation is bouncing back

It’s show time again for the business aviation industry. The annual NBAA convention, the largest and longest-running event within this niche sector, is returning to the bright lights of Las Vegas – a fitting host for a market that is starting to emerge into the light following a miserable few years. “There is certainly a climate of optimism in the industry right now,” sa...

ExecuJet Awarded Industry-Leading FAA Certificate in China

Following a successful audit by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ExecuJet Aviation Group is celebrating Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145 certification for its Repair Station at Tianjin Binhai Airport, China. 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 ensur...

Mercedes-Benz + Lufthansa = business jet

Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik AG are presenting their new VIP cabin design to initial customers at the Dubai Air Show. Driven by the large interest of the VIP market for a Mercedes-Benz Style VIP Cabin design in the recent months, the two companies are now presenting the first impressions of this unique conceptual floorplan. The two German companies have been working on the design o...

Report: Bizav Poised for 'Significant' Growth in Africa

The business jet market in Africa is lagging the GDP economic growth in the region, suggesting African business aviation is poised for “significant expansion,” according to a 2015 Africa Business Jet Fleet Report released yesterday by Hong Kong-based aircraft sales, charter and management firm Asian Sky Group. It said that realGDP growth in key African economie...

Gulfstream G280 versus G200 – a silent victory

The US Navy is called the Silent Service for two reasons. First few of its missions are reported. Second, when you are tracking an enemy submarine 800ft below the surface noise matters. It is literally a matter of life and death. Navies spend millions minimising the noise of propellers on submarines and in combat situations the 154 crew living on one of the US Navy’s Ohio Class Trident Subma...

Bombardier Centers Offer ACR Electronics Service

Bombardier Business Aircraft is now authorized to perform programming, annual inspections and battery replacement operations of ACR Electronics manufactured Artex equipment at its five North American service centers. The approval applies to all Bombardier Learjets, Challengers and Globals. More than 60 technicianshold the authorization. “We strive to be a total on...

Asia Jet wins best charter brokerage award for 2015 at AsBAA

Asia Jet won the “Best Charter Brokerage Award” 2015 at the inaugural Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) charity gala dinner and industry awards. The charity gala dinner and industry awards was held in aid of Orbis, the Flying Eye Hospital Charity. The event was hosted on the 6th November 2015 at Hullett House TST, Hong Kong. The awards nomination and selection process i...

Stellar Labs – reshaping business jet charter

Four seconds. The time it takes for six heartbeats. Roughly what it has taken you to read to here. In this time Stellar – a new digital marketplace for business jet charter – aims to calculate hundreds of precise and accurate quotes for a single charter request. To accomplish this, Stellar’s commercial operations systems have to work out which of the more than 5,000 airport...

Air Ambulance takes off in Kazakhstan

The Association of Medical Tourism of Kazakhstan introduced the first aircraft for scheduled and emergency transportation of critically ill patients, pregnant women and children. As noted in the Association, Bombardier Learjet 45, is good for both, domestic and  long-haul flights over distances of up to 3,000 kilometers. The aircraft has on board the latest equipmenton boa...

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Order for the first Bombardier Challenger 3500 based in Europe for charter operations with Air Corporate

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Deadline approaches for Business Aviation Scholarships from IADA

The International Aircraft Dealers Association is accepting applications through Sept. 1 from business aviation students for scholarships. Grants funded by the IADA Foundation will range from $1,000 t...

AMAC Aerospace - busy July - Pre-Purchase Inspection, AOG support and re-deliveries

A privately-owned Boeing B737 came to AMAC Aerospace in Basel, Switzerland to undergo a Pre-Purchase Inspection (‘PPI’). A 144-month check, Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directi...

GlobeAir adopts The Climate Jet Club Concept

The Climate Jet Club and GlobeAir are launching an innovative Jet Card Program. With private jet charters rising in demand across the globe and especially in Europe, Austrian-based operator of Ce...

Busy summer - Luxaviation surpasses 1,000 charter enquiries per day

Summer period is a hyper busy time for Luxaviation - more than 1,000 enquiries to its charter office, based in the UK on several days in July 2022 from new and current clients. In June and J...

Successful landing for DC Aviation Munich - interview with Michael Kuhn

When it comes to choose your business partner, service provider, what are most important things impacting the choice? Passion for quality – this is the very first description that comes to...

Dual HUD certified on Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X

FAA and EASA approved the use of Dassault advanced dual head-up display known as FalconEye, on the company’s Falcon 8X very long range trijet, adding to the aircraft’s industry-leadin...

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Embraer partners with VOAR to strengthen support for executive aviation

During LABACE 2022 Embraer announced a partnership with VOAR Aviation with the objective to offer unscheduled services to Embraer executive aviation customers at the Congonhas Airport in Sã...

Second quarter sees increased executive jet activity - ACC Aviation

ACC Aviation, the global aviation services group, marked its 20th anniversary in June, having enjoyed a solid second quarter. The last three months have been dominated by busy executive jet chart...

Clay Lacy breaks ground on $20 Million, 11-acre FBO and MRO development at Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Clay Lacy Aviation has served the private aviation needs of the Northeast United States since 2016. Recently, it strengthened its commitment to the area and its economic future by celebrating the grou...

GrandView Aviation partners with Corporate Angel Network to provide free flights to cancer patients

GrandView Aviation partnered with Corporate Angel Network (CAN) to provide free flights to cancer patients (and family members and caregivers) who need to travel to and from treatment. Every week, Gra...

World first Airbus Helicopters ACH160 delivered to a Brazilian customer

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the world's first ACH160 to a customer in Brazil on the eve of the 17th edition of the Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition at...

Order for the first Bombardier Challenger 3500 based in Europe for charter operations with Air Corporate

First European Bombardier Challenger 3500 business jet just ordered by Italian-based operator, Air Corporate. This will be the first company to offer the aircraft&nb...

Deadline approaches for Business Aviation Scholarships from IADA

The International Aircraft Dealers Association is accepting applications through Sept. 1 from business aviation students for scholarships. Grants funded by the IADA Foundation will range from $1,000 t...