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Jung Sky moves towards establishing its own aircraft maintenance

Following its record-achieving Q3 and fleet expansion aspirations, Croatian business aviation operator Jung Sky looks to put another vital strategy into motion in 2021. The company boosted its team with significant managerial experience by hiring Davor Bujan as its technical director, thus steering...

Five awards at World Travel Awards 2020 went to Sino Jet

The Sino Jet Group has been presented with five accolades at the World Travel Awards 2020 including: World's Leading Private Jet Company 2020, World's Leading Travel Club 2020, Asia's Leading Travel Club 2020, and Asia's Leading Private Jet Charter 2020, and...


Drone Identification Service is launched n Switzerland

ANRA Technologies launched SmartSkiesTM DroneID in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and Swiss U-Space Implementation (SUSI) to remotely identify drones in Switzerland. Approved by the Swiss government, SmartSkies DroneIDTM provides appropriate levels of access to drone information based on user permissions with just a few clicks. SmartSkies DroneIDTM ena...

Continued expansion - SPARFELL San Marino received AOC

Congratulations SPARFELL San Marino on recently received its AOC from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of San Marino. The first SPARFELL San Marino AOC aircraft in management is a Bombardier Global 6000, carrying up to twelve passengers. Based in Africa, it is available for charter worldwide, further expanding SPARFELL’s charter aircraft solutions.   SPARFE...

AMAC Aerospace - new maintenance projects on Boeing, Bombardier, Gulfstream and Airbus

Several new maintenance project are starting at AMAC Aerospace. A privately-owned Gulfstream IV will undergo multiple C-checks and a minor update of the interior cabin. On a privately-owned Bombardier Global 6000, a Ka-band system will be installed. AMAC Aerospace recently welcomed a Gulfstream IV in Basel, Switzerland. The privately-owned aircraft will undergo multiple C-checks. Furthermo...

Welcome King Air 260 to Textron Aviation renowned turboprop lineup

The new era has come for Textron Aviation renowned Beechcraft King Air 200 series aircraft - please welcome with the Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring the latest technological advancements to the cockpit and improvements in the cabin, the King Air 260 reflects the company’s continued commitment to making substan...

Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet will be joining Luxaviation UK managed fleet

December 11 2020 will be special, as Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet will be joining Luxaviation UK managed fleet. This single-engine jet, based in Milan, will be the first Luxaviation UK aircraft on the Guernsey Registry. George Galanopoulos, the Managing Director of Luxaviation UK commented : “Business jet demand has certainly fluctuated in 2020 because o...

Two top-of-the-line aircraft joined TAG Aviation Asia fleet

TAG Aviation welcomes a new Gulfstream G600 and a new Bombardier Global 7500 to its Asia fleet in the fourth quarter of 2020. TAG Aviation is one of the few operators in the region managing the two newest aircraft models from Gulfstream and Bombardier. The arrival of these state-of-the-art jets confirms the confidence Owners have in TAG Aviation’s world renowned expertise in private and busi...

Flexjet, the Praetor fleet launch customer got delivery of first Praetor 600

Embraer has delivered the first jet in a fleet of Praetor 600s to Flexjet. The aircraft will be used for the company’s burgeoning operations in Europe. Flexjet is the Praetor fleet launch customer, having received the first-ever Praetor 500 less than a year ago, in December 2019. The deal, valued at up to $1.4 billion, was announced at NBAA-BACE 2019 and comprises a fleet of Praetor 600...

Six AW119Kx helicopters to strengthen security and rescue operations in Brazil

Polícia Rodoviária Federal of Brazil will introduce into service six AW119Kx single engine helicopters. The first aircraft is expected to be introduced in Brazil beginning next year, with the delivery of the remainder helicopters to the operator planned to be completed by mid-2021. The AW119Kxs will be operated by the Air Operations Division from its bases in the five Regio...

Metrojet ten-year advocacy of International aviation safety standards is recognized by IBAC

The Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited is the first and only local operator recognised by the International Business Aviation Council for its ten-year support and participation in International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations. Metrojet received its Stage 1 IS-BAO certificate in 2011 and Stage 2 in 2014. It has further affirmed its safety efforts achieving the first...

Malta Aviation Conference and Expo - looking back and forward

It has been just a few days now since we've lived 3 days Malta Aviation Conference and Expo, a virtual one, however we enjoyed it for 300%. We had a chance to ask while it is still so fresh, all emotions, thoughts and ideas of what needs and can be done, Stanley Bugeja, a co-Founder of MACE. Here is the very essential of our discussion: Q. Was it first time onli...

Is private aviation marketing missing something?

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert It didn’t happen just once that a five start resort in the Caribbean asked me for my advice on finding a private charter for a guest of theirs. I’m not a broker and don’t intend to become one. Sure, I have a network of many aviation service providers because of my event organizing activities and I am able to make proper recommendations and provide coordin...

New customer service centre - Rolls-Royce strenghthens Gulfstream on-site support

The latest Rolls-Royce customer support facility in Savannah is officially opened! The new 62,000 sqft (5,800 m²) Savannah Customer Service Centre is adjacent to the new Gulfstream Service Center East and is scheduled to be fully operational by end of this year. It will house an on-site customer support office, an on wing services repair facility, a powerplant completion c...

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The most advanced solution yet for Covid vaccine distributors – Tecnam Aircraft help anywhere in the World

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Preowned Aircraft Transactions spiked as 2020 ended - IADA

Following the abrupt pandemic-induced plunge in preowned aircraft sales in March 2020, members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) experienced a rising wave of transactions, highl...

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Volocopter launches campaign to bring Electric Air Taxi services to U.S. cities

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New Bombardier Challenger 350 joined Latitude 33 Aviation fleet

Bombardier and Latitude 33 Aviation announced the recent delivery of a brand-new Challenger 350 business jet, which will be available for charter out of the U.S. West Coast. California...

Meet Latvian made Tarragon aircraft - no less than 10 to export this year

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All Nippon Helicopter H160 completes first flight

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New helicopter flight data monitoring device certified by Bell

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EHang to provide UAM services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai China

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