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Flight test phase with landmark first flight - Beechcraft Denali

Beechcraft Denali, took to the skies for the first time. The milestone first flight is a major step for the clean-sheet design aircraft and begins the important flight test program that substantiates the segment-leading performance expected of the Denali. “Today’s landmark flight is n...

Substantial saving on city pair flights - Route Card by Instajet

Product portfolio of Instajet got bigger with the Route Card. The goal is to provide business and leisure passengers with the best private jet flight prices across the most popular routes in Europe and beyond. The Route Card currently offers 25 city pair routes, with more to follow. A...


Volocopter & Kakao Mobility partner on urban air mobility study in South Korea

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility have inked a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on introducing UAM in South Korea. The study will identify a list of potential commercial routes, operational capabilities, and business models necessary for a UAM service operator in South Korea. The findings, to be released by February 2022, will lay the groundwork for possible future...

Nine-Hotel-FIVE - the first Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty from Comlux purchased by FIVE

FIVE, the Dubai-based Group with verticals in Real Estate, Hospitality, Investments and Philanthropy is pleased to share the news of the successful purchase of the first ACJ TwoTwenty from the Comlux Group in Switzerland. Starting January 2022, Comlux Completion in Indianapolis will build the interior of the VIP cabin selected by FIVE, among the multiple cabin arrangements and options that th...

Jetex and Eve to revolutionize the future of mobility

Jetex and Eve join forces to imagine a safe, accessible and green air mobility ecosystem, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding and announcing a partnership aimed at developing the Urban Air Mobility ecosystem. UAM will make air commuting more accessible and convenient for everyone. 100% electric, quiet and safe, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft...

A partnership to develop air taxi vertiports in Los Angeles - Skyports and LAZ Parking

Skyports and LAZ Parking, one of the largest parking companies in the United States, announced a partnership agreement to develop and deploy vertiports for electric air taxis in Los Angeles. Vertiports are dedicated sites that enable take-off, landing and recharging of the electric aircraft. Through the partnership, Skyports and LAZ will develop vertiports supporting passenger air t...

Launch customer announced for new Airbus In Flight Entertainment experience

Airbus Corporate Jets and Alpha Star Aviation have signed a Letter Of Agreement at Dubai air show for the new and unique In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) technology - “The ACJ Smart LiFi Monitor” in presence of Abdulnaser Al Kheraif CEO, and Ibrahim Al Yaheyan VP-Tech, Alpha Star Aviation and Benoit Defforge, ACJ President.  Developed with Latecoere, this new technology was design...

Volocopter crewed public test flight over South Korea Incheon Airport

Volocopter, conducted a crewed public test flight in front of hundreds of spectators at Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea. As part of the 2021 K-UAM Confex, the 5-minute flight trial covered approximately 3 kilometers and reached a maximum altitude of 50 meters and a maximum speed of 45 km/h. One week earlier, on 11 November, the air taxi company completed a public test flight at Gimpo...

A vegan helicopter interior - Airbus meets customer request

When a valued customer specified that his new helicopter must have an interior that was fully vegan, Airbus Corporate Helicopters’ (ACH) design team rose to the occasion. The resulting ACH145 has now been delivered to German construction entrepreneur Dr Urs Brunner who insisted on the requirement at the urging of his wife, ethical fashion pioneer Daniela Brunner. Its cabin is fitted...

Flapper Partners with magniX to Electrify Aviation in Latin America

magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution, and Flapper, Latin America’s leading on-demand air charter platform, today announced an agreement for Flapper to purchase up to 20 magni650 Electric Propulsion Units (EPUs) for the conversion of Cessna Caravans to electric aircraft, with an expected launch date of 2024.  Flapper currently uses Caravan aircraft f...

Dassault Aviation at Dubai Airshow 2021

Dassault Aviation is participating in Dubai Airshow 2021, from 14 to 18 November. The static display features a Rafale C combat aircraft and a Falcon 8X business jet (which flew from France with sustainable aviation fuel). The Rafale will take part in the flying display every day. It will be presented by the French Air and Space Force, which operates a detachment of Rafales at Al Dhafra Air Base i...

Demand for VIP commercial aircraft picks up in the Middle East

VIP Commercial airline specialist Global Jet, operator of 15 VIP Airbus and Boeing aircraft has seen the level of interest from the Middle East increase substantially over the past few months.  “We have received a number of qualified enquiries from a number of buyers’, states Hardy Sohanpal Head of Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions at Global Jet Monaco.  “This i...

Clean skies for tomorrow 2030 ambition statement signed by Gulfstream Aerospace

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has signed the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow 2030 Ambition Statement, building on the company’s commitment to sustainability leadership in aviation. Gulfstream is the first business aircraft manufacturer to sign the ambition statement and has long been a leader in the use of sustainable aviation fuel . Developed by the Clean Skies...

Relocation completed - ExecuJet MRO services Middle East new line maintenance facility at Dubai second airport

ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East has relocated to a new line maintenance premises at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) which is part of Dubai South; a new residential, commercial and logistics centre southwest of the city centre. Nick Weber, Regional VP Middle East at ExecuJet MRO Services, says: “More and more business jet activity is shifting to DWC, partly driven by...

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AutoFlight starts in Europe, targeting Prosperity I airtaxi certification by 2025

The continuity of global expansion of AutoFlight is marked with the establishment of its first location in Europe: a team led by former Airbus manager Mark R. Henning is now ramping up at Au...

Jetex & Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport joint venture to develop World First Pure Green FBO

Jetex and Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport announce the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement whereby both parties will work towards the development of a world-class executive aviation terminal and fi...

Successful year of expansion and continued investment - Gulfstream Customer Support

Gulfstream recognized the many accomplishments achieved by Gulfstream Customer Support in 2021, including facility and service expansions, increased investment in customers and continued success in su...

UTG PA sums up 2021 and announces plans for the future

Last year marked the appearance of a new player in the Russian business aviation market. In April 2021, UTG PA, a part of UTG Group, became the new operator of the Domodedovo Business Aviation Center....

Cirrus Aircraft reveals the 2022 G6 SR series

Cirrus Aircraft revealed the 2022 G6 SR Series featuring a refined aircraft design with reduced drag for increased fuel efficiency, Cirrus IQ™ mobile app updates and the free...

Eve & Falko partnership to develop global operator network with a potential order for 200 eVTOLs

Eve and Falko Regional Aircraft announced today a Letter of Intent which contemplates a potential order for 200 of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft and a commercial par...

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Jet Edge International to establish Teterboro Airport base with Signature Aviation

Signature Aviation and Jet Edge International have signed an agreement to occupy Signature’s East facility at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in New Jersey. The New York City area base will gr...

EHang received a pre-order for 50 Units of EH216 in Japan

EHang  announced that AirX Inc., a leading Japanese air mobility digital platform company, has placed a pre-order for 50 units of the EH216 AAV, marking the biggest pre-order EHang has received i...

Jet Aviation received IS-BAH Stage II safety registration certificates for The Netherlands

Jet Aviation has received IS-BAH Stage II Safety Registration for its Amsterdam and Rotterdam FBOs in The Netherlands. The company currently operates 27 IS-BAH-registered FBOs around the world. I...

Bristow Group to provide search and rescue helicopter services to Netherlands Coastguard

Bristow Group announced that the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has awarded Bristow their prestigious contract to provide search and rescue helicopter capacity to the Netherlands Coas...

30 years of crucial coverages for the aviation community - Avsurance

Avsurance - Avfuel Corporation in-house aviation insurance subsidiary—celebrated a banner 30th anniversary with its best year to date providing crucial coverages for the aviation commu...

Garmin Smart Glide now available for the G3X Touch flight display and G5 electronic flight instrument

Garmin Smart Glide technology, a revolutionary safety tool that helps pilots in loss of engine power emergencies by automating tasks to reduce pilot workload, is now available as a free1 sof...

Jetex & Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport joint venture to develop World First Pure Green FBO

Jetex and Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport announce the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement whereby both parties will work towards the development of a world-class executive aviation terminal and fi...