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The first time for most powerful Rolls-Royce business aviation engine

February 14 became the first time for Rolls-Royce Pearl® 700 engines to power Gulfstream G700 to the skies. Gulfstream G700 used a 30/70 blend of sustainable aviation fuel for this first flight. After  2 hours and 32 minutes flight the aircraft and its engines...

First flight of Gulfstream G700 launched flight test program

The first flight of Gulfstream G700, made on February 14, officially launched the flight-test program. The 2 hours and 32 minutes flight was made at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on a 30/70 blend of sustainable aviation fuel. The G700 was introduced as the...


100th Installation of revolutionary Tamarack Active Winglets

Tamarack Aerospace celebrated the 100th installation of its revolutionary Active Winglet System at the Sandpoint, ID headquarters. The Tamarack team developed the first of its kind and only Active Winglet technology enabling aircraft to use much less fuel, fly farther with greater payloads and a more sustainable carbon footprint. The 100th installation milestone celebrates Tama...

Citation and CJ initial and recurrent training offering by AVIAA and LOFT

An another strategic partner for AVIAA membership: LOFT. For the past 15 years, LOFT has provided experienced flight instruction to Cessna Citation and CJ pilots through the entire training process. Its unique Part 142 simulator training program, based in Carlsbad, California, will now be offered to the growing number of AVIAA members operating Citation C Series business jets. ...

MEBAA initiated 1st Planning and Operation Committee

MEBAA has initiated to set up a Planning and Operation Committee (POC) in the Middle East & North Africa. The first POC, UAE chapter took place on February 10 in the Address Hotel, Dubai. This is the first POC meeting in the General & Business Aviation industry to be set up by MEBAA and will be replicated in the neighboring countries of the Middle East & North Africa region. The POC...

New Satys Singapore operations in the Bombardier Service Centre

Satys continues the development of its Aftermarket and VIP Painting Business Unit with the operation of two new paint hangars, based at the Bombardier Singapore Service Center, the largest private aircraft MRO in South East Asia. Bombardier’s line of business jets is the most comprehensive of any original equipment manufacturer, with three leading aircraft families. Its line of ...

Keeping the tiniest patients safe, further EAA investment in neonatal services

Once again I will tell - this is something we discuss so very rarely, that many people have not even an idea of what industry does on everyday basis - search and rescue service, medevac services. Despite it is quite emotional, I consider it is more than important to know what and how is done inorder to assure the best possible in case it's needed. The smaller the patient, the bigger the cha...

A personalized paint scheme for the 300th TBM 900-series

A personalized paint scheme for TBM owners? Yes, it is possible! Dr. Ian Blair Fries and his wife Susan Fries, received a TBM 940 version as the fourth TBM-family airplane they have acquired over the past 20 years. The special gold and white exterior design, created by Scheme Designers for the Fries, includes an extra personal touch added at the Daher Aircraft, Inc. s...

French Navy search and rescue missions reinforced with four H160s

Amazing result of a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines - the supply by DGA of four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions. The French Navy will start operating these helicopters in 2022 for a period of ten years. This interim fleet of H160s will enable the French Navy to ensure the continuity of these critical mission...

Asia Jet Partners Malaysia obtains Malaysian AOC

Following a successfully awarded 9M Malaysian commercial aircraft operating certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority Malaysia, Asia Jet Partners Malaysia becomes the country’s only commercially registered private jet operator. Asia Jet Malaysia is duly looking forward to moving into a new hangar facility, as outlined in the new Subang Ai...

A reason for flying on a private charter

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert One of the reasons why people prefer to fly on a private charter are the typical inconveniences of flying scheduled commercially. A good longtime friend of mine, Prissy, prefers to fly private. But, when her son is flying their Learjet and her daughter drives the Lamborghini, Prissy must fly scheduled. Prissy flew to Philadelphia and experienced that her lost luggage didn&...

ABACE 2020 Cancelled

The National Business Aviation Association announced the decision to cancel this year’s Asian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, given health concerns and other special challenges for event participants, which have arisen in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. ABACE 2020 was scheduled to take place in Shanghai from April 16-18. In remarking on the decision, NBAA Preside...

Successful Conclusion pf PC-24 Rough Field Certification Campaign

Pilatus obtained certification for take-offs and landings on grass, wet earth and snow, making the PC-24 the world’s most flexible business jet ever. Pilatus has now obtained full rough field certification for the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet. Certification for operations on dry sand and gravel was delivered in 2018. A comprehensive post-certification test campaign was conducted throughout...

Swissport opened Executive Aviation Terminal in Marrakech

The further expansion of Swissport Executive Aviation in Morocco continued with a dedicated VIP terminal at Marrakech Menara Airport, which opened on 1 February 2020. The new facility offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, that make arrivals, stopovers and departures convenient and hassle-free. Marrakech is Swissport’s second facility of this kind in Morocco, after the Casabl...

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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...