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Jet Aviation completes and delivers ACJ320 for European head of state

Jet Aviation Basel has outfitted and delivered an Airbus ACJ320 to an undisclosed European government. The handover of the head-of-state aircraft marks the Swisscompany’s third VIP airliner completion this year. Other projects include a Boeing Business Jet and twin-aisle A340-600....

Airbus ACJ319neo wins new customer

Airbus’ ACJ319neo has won another commitment, taking total sales of the new private jet family, which includes the ACJ320neo launched earlier this year, to six aircraft. Many of the sales are repeat orders from existing customers, highlighting the appeal of the family. This will be the firs...


Aerion continues search for US assembly site

As top Aerion executives meet with Dubai air show attendees, the aspiring supersonic business jet manufacturer is continuing to search for a US assembly site for flight-test and production aircraft. The selected location will form the “new home of Aerion Corporation”, says the company. Its production system is taking shape ahead of a scheduled first flight date in 2021 and entry...

Hong Kong Set to Become Asian Base for Online and Mobile Booking Service for Chartered Planes

A London-based start-up described as the Uber for private jets is looking to open its regional headquarters in Hong Kong. The service is an online and mobile booking system called Victor that aims to get more bums on seats of privately chartered planes. Its target market is not for your average Joe Blow, but nor is it just for the super-rich, according to founder and chief executive Clive Ja...

U.S. Bank Brings ‘Cardless’ Payment App to Genav

U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation is rolling out a new app that enables pilots to order and pay for fueling services directly through their phones. MSA Pay, which U.S. Bank believes is the first complete order-through-payment “cardless” mobile app for fueling in the general aviation marketplace, is designed to save its customers time by eliminating receipt and invoice tracking. In the w...

Business Aviation: A Snapshot At Year’s End

Each year, NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition is where we view business aviation’s products and services all in one place.The event also is an opportunity to network with peers, learn new skills at education sessions, and reflect on the state of the industry as we move toward a new year. During NBAA2015 – which will be held Nov. 17 to 19 in Las Vegas, NV &nda...

DC Aviation Al-Futtain sign GHA with HADID

DC Aviation Al-Futtain, the result of a partnership between Al-Futtain group and DC Aviation, has signed ground handling agreements (GHA) with flight support companies including HADID and World Fuel l Colt / Spire Flight Solutions. As part of the GHA, DC Aviation Al-Futtain will provide ground support, 24 hours on site customs and immigration, conference rooms, business services, passenger and...

Research Identifies US$647 Million of Mid to Large Sized Private Jets for Sale in Middel East

New research from Global Jet Capital, a provider of financing solutions for large-cabin, long-range private jets, reveals there are around 62 aircraft of this size for sale in the Middle East, with a combined value of around US$646.9 million. Some 19 of these aircraft are registered in Saudi Arabia, and 18 are in the United Arab Emirates. The remainder is spread out across the Middle East....

ExecuJet Celebrates Its Sweet 16 in the Middle East at Dubai Air Show

ExecuJet Middle East, part of the ExecuJet Aviation Group, is celebrating 16 years in the region coupled with 10 years MRO operations, as the company continues to increase its presence in the UAE. The Swiss-headquartered organisation is a Bombardier authorised service facility, which has been awarded Best Overall Maintenance Facility two years in a row and best International Maintenance Facilit...

Neo news is good news for Airbus Corporate Jets

Airbus has debuted the Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ319 at the Dubai Airshow this week, which is for sale via Switzerland's 28 East Group. The interior is split into four compartments and features dining space for 12, a relaxed lounge and an aft shower. The airframer is upbeat about regional prospects for the VIP variant of its latest ‘neo’ airliner types. Initially available in A...

DUBAI: Embraer Executive Jets closes on 1,000th delivery

Embraer Executive Jets is closing in on its 1,000th aircraft delivery, with the milestone set to be achieved in around 11 years since the division’s launch. The Brazilian manufacturer has so far handed over 930 examples of its business aircraft since it arrived on the market in 2005 with the Phenom 100 and 300 light jets. “Next year we will be celebrating 1,000 planes in 11 years...

Latitude calls at BGAD, Biggin Hill

Cessna’s new Citation Latitude business jet is making its Dubai Airshow debut this week in a region where the company’s similar Citation Sovereign has proven popular. Textron Aviation’s new twinjet received FAA certification this summer and European (EASA) certification is expected by the end of the year. “With one of the most comfortable and spacious cabins available in...

ANALYSIS: Focus turns to infrastructure in Gulf business aviation

Business aviation in the Gulf is on a new trajectory. At the turn of the decade, the emphasis was very much on the charter market with a flurry of ambitious start-ups and management companies setting up shop alongside early adopters such as Boeing Business Jet operator Royal Jet in Abu Dhabi, and Swiss-based maintenance and management companies ExecuJet and Jet Aviation in Dubai. Five years on, th...

Clay Lacy Aviation Adds To Its VNY Apron

As the first phase of a $10 million development plan, Clay Lacy Aviation has opened an additional 2.5 acres of ramp space at its Van Nuys (Calif.) Airport FBO, providing more space for overnight parking and aircraft positioning and reducing the need for towing. The upgrade project, which will encompass six acres in total, is aimed at creating the Los Angeles area’s best and most secure priva...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...