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The expansion of Bombardier customer support network in Europe -new London Biggin Hill Service Centre

The expansion of Bombardier customer support network in Europe - the construction of a new and larger facility nearing 250,000 square feet to replace existing London Biggin Hill service centre hangars. Scheduled to be operational by mid-2022, the new service centre will provide customers i...

Gulfstream G700 Cabin Mock-Up Departed For Worldwide Tour

Do you remember, the eve of NBAA-BACE 2019,  a new indutry flagship was introduced - Gulfstream G700. Today, the full-scale mock-up of the Gulfstream G700™ cabin, including the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck™, has departed Savannah for a worldwide tour that will g...


Wisk and New Zealand Government to Partner in World First Autonomous Air Taxi Trial

The New Zealand Government and Wisk, an Urban Air Mobility company, have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a passenger transport trial in Canterbury, New Zealand. Wisk's self-flying, all-electric air taxi, called Cora, is the aircraft selected for the trials. In October 2019, the New Zealand Government announced that it was establishing an industry-w...

Important traffic growth and new achievements - meet Milano Prime at Air Ops Europe

SEA Prime, SEA Group company and sole operator of Business&General Aviation infrastructures at the Linate and Malpensa airports with the brand Milano Prime, is present at AIR OPS strong of the positive results achieved in 2019.  In 2019, the opening of the new Milano Prime terminal at Malpensa generated an 85.5% increase in movements. This figure includes 5,300 move...

Charter Industry 2020 - Predictions by Air Partner

Air Partner released its predictions for where the industry is headed in 2020. Seeing a strong U.S. market with a well-performing charter division, the company has its finger on the pulse of anticipated changes in the category for the year ahead, and anticipates consistent growth by capitalizing on key market drivers and keeping its customers’ needs at the forefront. “This past year...

Trends in destinations for business jet maintenance

Time to time we are looking at different market trends, to see the development and what market demands. Do you think there are trends in destinations for business jet maintenance? Is it even possible. Obviously it is. Destination for jet maintenance mean a lot of factors each operator or owner has to analyze in order to choose the best. It means how long you need to wait to get to the mainten...

Russian Helicopters to present its civilian line at Defexpo 2020

Russian Helicopters will exhibit a line of its latest civilian helicopters at the Defexpo international exhibition to be held in the Indian city of Lucknow from February 5 to 9.The light multipurpose Ansat helicopter, as well as heavy Mi-171A2 and Mi-38, will be available to the show guests and participants for viewing at the Russian Helicopters stand. In addition, the holding company experts...

North Africa First VIP Terminal in Marrakech was inaugurated by Jetex

With African business aviation witnessing phenomenal growth, Jetex is assuming a more dominant role in the region. Jetex announced the opening of its latest VIP Terminal at Marrakech Menara Airport, introducing a new world-class facility in the Moroccan market. Since first establishing its presence in Morocco as a fixed-base operator (FBO) in 2016, the company has already broug...

Bell has new independent representative in Switzerland - Centaurium Aviation

During HAI Heli-Expo 2020 Bell Textron announced an Independent Representative for Switzerland - Centaurium Aviation. “We are delighted to have Centaurium Aviation as a Bell IR for Switzerland. We thank Centaurium for being a loyal Bell customer,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Managing Director, Europe & Russia. “Bell is proud to work with Centaurium and support it...

Two Bombardier Learjet 75 Liberty Aircraft for Dedicated Medevac Service in Poland

Two Bombardier Learjet 75 Liberty aircraft were sold to North Dakota-based Fargo Jet Center. The aircraft are to be converted to dedicated medevac configuration and delivered to air ambulance service provider Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe, based in Warsaw, Poland. Following an extensive international competitive tender, LPR selected the Learjet 75 Liberty aircraft, with FJC...

Heli-Expo 2020 resulted with 38 orders for Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters concluded Heli-Expo 2020 with 38 orders, as well as 20 retrofits for the new five-bladed H145. German air rescue and ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung placed an order for 15 H145s, making them the largest operator of the H145. Show highlights included the increased power of the H125 that will enable operators to lift up to an additional 190 kg (419 lbs), She...

Strata forecasts delivery of 40 shipsets in 2020 for the world’s first Super Versatile Jet

Strata Manufacturing celebrated the delivery of its first shipset of Flap Track Fairings for the PC-24, the twin-engine Super Versatile Jet produced by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd of Switzerland. The delivery of the first shipset of Flap Track Fairings comes within eight months following the agreement between the two companies and affirms Strata’s position as the major supplier...

The first single-pilot jet to reach Mach 0.80 - Embraer Phenom 300E

In the Embraer tradition of constantly striving to deliver even more value to customers, the Phenom 300E is now the first single-pilot jet to reach Mach 0.80, offering a quieter cabin and upgrades to its avionics that include predictive windshear and a runway overrun awareness and alerting system, Embraer exclusive intellectual property and the first technology of its kind to be developed and cert...

Airbus Helicopters for air ambulance services - latest updates

Different models of Airbus Helicopters are well know as reliable aircraft for EMS missions. This is a very important part of aviation business which is sometimes forgotten. Two great news from Heli Expo 2020 directly rlated to air ambulance services: Hungarian Air Ambulance becomes first helicopter operator to fully digitalise its support operation and Swedish air ambulance service...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Why emergency flights must be allowed to go ahead to help combat the COVID-19 crisis

By Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner plc There is no doubt that this is an extremely worrying and challenging time for everyone, with far-reaching health, economic and societal ramifications. Governm...

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...

Wingcopter and UPS Flight Forward to develop Versatile new drone fleet

UPS Flight Forward said it would collaborate with German drone-maker Wingcopter to develop the next generation of package delivery drones for a variety of use cases in the United States and internatio...