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Deeper knowledge - Charlotte Pedersen on Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance

We've already wrote about the Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance. As we are curious to find out much more and in details, we had to ask Charlotte Pedersen to reveal us some "inside information". So let's find out together..... Q.      &nbs...

New heliports in London, benefits of helicopters & VTOL aircraft

Robert Walters, London Biggin Hill Airport business development director, has given evidence at City Hall regarding the emerging London Plan Policy for Aviation, particularly Policy T8, point J, which seeks to stop the building of new heliports in the capital and aims to take steps to reduce th...


Aviation is in my blood - Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi

Are you sure, that if you have the opportunity to talk with an important person, you know exactly what you would ask? When I had the appointment for the interview with the Chairman of MEBAA Mr. Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, I realized that I have so many questions and in the same time I've read a lot of what he had told already and it would be strange to ask something banal...So honestly, it wa...

Whats'Up in London Oxford Airport

All industry professionals are aware of different airport ratings, best in the region, best in the country, best i the city... Especially for important business aviation airports it's a "must be" to be among the TOP winners. No need to explain strategic London's place in business aviation. So, let's have a look Whats'Up in London Oxford Airport. Changes has been...

Meet the growing International Team of Flying Colours

Flying Colours Corp. are expanding, not just expanding, but coming to Europe! Attention, the expansion of its international team is announced: who and what's the role?  Paul Dunford to the newly created role of Managing Director, International Operations and naming Andrew Pearce as its first ever European Sales Manager. The new positions reflect the company’s commitment to&n...

An exceptionally successful 2018 of Pilatus Aircraft

Every business has to check up financial results in order to see how all strategic thinking is working for the best of company's profit.  This time, is the resume of year 2018 from Pilatus Aircraft. As the company says, 2018 was an exceptionally successful, but also a challenging one. At around 1.1 billion Swiss francs, sales revenue was brought back to the billion mark again....

New Helicopter Service from BLADE Now Includes All NYC Area Airports

One month ago BLADE launched helicopter flights Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport. Now, the expansion ot its service - including LaGuardia Airport  and Newark Liberty International Airport.At this moment, BLADE’s service is the largest Urban Air Mobility initiative in the United States and will further advance the company’s mission of enhancing the rea...

Five more Bombardier Learjet 75 Aircraft found their owner

Just to remind - The transaction, valued at approximately US$69 million dollars, allowed an undisclosed customer to become the owner of five Bombardier Learjet 75 aircraft. Just to remind - the first Learjet business aircraft entered service back in 1964, defining the industry of private flight. Since acquiring the Learjet Corporation in 1990, Bombardier h...

FAA Awards the First and Only STC for a King Air ThrustSense® Autothrottle

The first and only Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) received by Innovative Solutions & Support for its patented ThrustSense® Autothrottle for retrofit in the King Air.  ThrustSense, which provides FADEC like engine protection, is a full regime autothrottle, from takeoff to landing phases of flight, including go-around, that allows the pi...

Congratulations on 500 aircraft mark for 2-REG Aircraft Register

500th aircraft registered is an important milestone, so we have to congratulate The States of Guernsey Aircraft Registry (“2-REG”).  Such key milestone reached since  registry’s formation back in December 2013 clearly shows a rapid growth.  “Exceeding the 500 aircraft mark is clearly a great achievement for 2-REG,” said 2-REG Dire...

An extensive presence of Mente Europe at EBACE 2019

EBACE 2019 will have an extensive presence of Mente Europe. Mente Group President and CEO Brian Proctor commented: "Since our recent expansions in Europe, and with aircraft transactions uneven throughout the continent as a result of Brexit's uncertainty, we wanted to have a powerful presence for our initial exhibit at EBACE. Mente Europe's authorized representatives from Ger...

Latest updates from Click Aviation Network at EBACE

During EBACE there is an amazing opportunity to meet the Click Aviation Network team, excited to showcase the latest additions to international locations. Over the years, Click has experienced exponential growth as we continually expand on a global scale to serve our members with greater variety, speed and efficiency. EBACE serves as the ideal opportunity to reconnect with our cu...

Vertis Aviation reinforces business development in Africa

Vertis Aviation reinforces business development in Africa! Please welcome Leslie Hart joining the team!  Based in Johannesburg, and with a focus on Africa, Leslie is responsible for identifying new markets of opportunity, growing the charter market for aircraft currently within the Vertis portfolio, as well as strengthening the suite of marketed aircraft through the Vertis Charter M...

Jet Aviation to open New FBO in Scottsdale Airport by late 2020

Stakes of Scottsdale Jet Center were acquired by Jet Aviation. The intent is quite simple  - to build and operate new Jet Aviation FBO and the hangar by late 2020. The new facility is meant to complement existing facilities at Scottsdale Airport.​ With an expanding footprint in the US market, Scottsdale Jet Center allows Jet Aviation to continue its strategy of supporting custome...

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UAS delighted to receive fourth Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Award

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New Nakanihon Air Service helicopter will be dedicated for EMS operations

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The Bravo phase of expansion of its Satcom Direct Data Center

The Bravo phase of expansion of its Satcom Direct Data Center is completed! The second stage of a four-part expansion has doubled the existing footprint to 10,000 square feet at the Melbourne,...

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