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New Nakanihon Air Service helicopter will be dedicated for EMS operations

Nakanihon Air Service took delivery of 20th H135 at an entry-into-service ceremony held at the operator’s hangar in Aichi Prefecture! This new light-twin helicopter will join Nakanihon Air Service’s growing fleet of H135s to support emergency medical service (EMS) missi...

I can count the stars during the flight

Have you thought about the emotional part of very important choice? For example, how people are choosing their future private jet? It is obvious there are a lot of factors: budget, operational costs, destinations to fly etc. But how important is the emotional, less rational perception of the aircraf...


High-altitude operation certified - BELL 505 Jet Ranger X

Type Certification expansion is announced following the completion of high-altitude performance testing in Nepal “The Bell 505 is the most advanced short light single helicopter in the world, and we are proud to bring more performance to our operator’s missions,” said LaShan Bonaparte, program director, Bell 505 and Bell 429. “High-altitude demonstrations are another tes...

EmbraerX presents Beacon, a business platform to streamline the aviation services ecosystem

The future of work, the sharing economy, and the ever-evolving digital environment have set the stage for a new business platform that will serve a diversified fleet of aircraft, designated Beacon, unveiled by EmbraerX. This innovative platform is designed to connect and synchronize industry resources, the aftermarket supply chain, and aviation services professionals in a more agile and efficient...

The inaugural transatlantic flight of La Compagnie’s first A321neo

Congratulations! The first single-aisle A321neo destined for La Compagnie, an exclusively business-class French airline operating scheduled transatlantic flights, will commence transatlantic services on 6 June from Paris Orly Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport. On lease from GECAS, La Compagnie’s A321neo is powered by CFM International LEAP 1A new generation engines and f...

Gulfstream design teams and Gulfstream G650ER earn accolades

Do you agree if we say that getting International Yacht & Aviation Awards for the third consecutive year is quite an achievement? Bravo! Congratulations!  Gulfstream got International Yacht & Aviation Awards for its interior and industrial design! “The consistent performance Gulfstream has had in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards is further proof...

Hahn Air Lines launches dedicated website for flight operations

The German scheduled and executive charter airline, Hahn Air Lines, today introduced a dedicated website, www.hahnair.aero, showcasing information about its scheduled routes as well as its business aviation operations. Until now, Hahn Air Lines flight operations content had been embedded in the website of the Hahn Air Group, www.hahnair.com, in the Hahn Air Lines section. Hahn Air...

New home of Sonaca Aircraft

Last week, Sonaca Aircraft took possession of its new premises. They are located at Namur airfield (EBNM) in Belgium, and include an assembly hall with an area of 2,000 m², offices and a showroom. The building has been designed to receive customers and visitors in optimum conditions. Because of these new facilities, Sonaca Aircraft is preparing to ramp up its pace and produce two planes per m...

Omni Handling eyes new FBO opportunities

Visitors of last EBACE had an opportunity to see a brief overview of each European country business aviation: number of movements, market trends. Actually, an amazing idea, we are sure numbers and trends have been memorized by industry professionals :) Let's have a closer look to Portugal. According to WingX data, business aviation movements in and out of Portugal have grown 22.2% in the fi...

Connectivity revolution network

One more discovery of EBACE 2019 I would like to tell you about: Click Aviation Network & CharterPad. We were writing about some of their news, so it was especially interesting to find out more from two Key persons – Mr. Aiham Bader, the Founder and CEO of Click Aviation Network and Armando Antonini, the President of CharterPad. Q. Mr. Bader, can you tell us a bit more about your...

Wheels Up strategic acquisition of Travel Management Company

Every industry is demanding. Business aviation is especially demanding: you have to analyse market tendences, demand, changes... To respond to increasing demand from members for high-quality light jets Wheels Up had to act. So an acquisition is announced, adding complementary aircraft to bolster Light Jet Offering and Charter Marketplace. Wheels Up announced the acquisition of Travel...

Sapphire Pegasus Awards honoring the elite of business aviation

The esteemed Sapphire Pegasus Awards are a unique series of international Aviation awards given to honor outstanding performances, efforts, and inputs by individuals, teams and aviation businesses that have distinguished themselves in the industry. Nominees in fifteen categories proofed outstanding development and achievements over the past. Luxaviation, PrivateFly, Jetex and all other winners...

Welcome TAG Aviation New Director of Flight Operations

Please, a warm welcome - Mr Pete Beilby just appointed as TAG Aviation Director of Flight Operations for the UK and Malta! Congratulations! Mr Beilby first reaction:  “I am thrilled to have beenappointed to the position of Director of Flight Operations for TAG (UK) Ltd and Malta and most of all I am excited to be moving into such a dynamic sector of aviation....

To provide bizav industry with better value propositions - SmartFly

New faces in business aviation industry, new companies. Here is the one, launching today with a promise to deliver better value propositions through aggregated buying power and a global network reach. SmartFly, a new global procurement agency for the business aviation industry. Some comments from SmartFly Managing Director, João Casimiro: “There has be...

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Six Pilatus PC-24s for Swedish Air Ambulance

Medical evacuation, more than important part of business aviation idustry. One very good news regarding the medevac. After a long period of intensive and very professionally conducted negotiations,...

Caribbean airlift - waking up in paradise?

By Ir. Damien Richardson When Adam woke up that first day in paradise, as his eyes, hears, nose, and all of his body senses began to be activated; that must have been an unbelievable experience.&nb...

Get ready to MEBAA Show Morocco!

Are you ready for the biggest business aviation event in Morocco? if not yet, take a look at what'up at MEBAA Show Morocco and book your ticket to attend! Let's meet 25-26 September at Marrakech Me...

1,000th Trainee Graduated by Falcon Practical Training Course

Great result, a milestone for the Dassault Training Academy - the 1,000th trainee graduated from its Falcon Practical Training course, underscoring the growing popularity of this advanc...

Looking back at LABACE 2019 - Dassault’s Falcon 8X and Falcon 2000LXS

Last week São Paulo hosted Latin America most important business aviation event - The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition. Let's have a look on Dassault Aviati...

ZeroAvia Emerges from Stealth with the Largest Zero-Emission Airplane Flying Today

We are back to a very important topic - sustainable aviation fuel, the reduction of emissions. A Silicon Valley startup develops hydrogen fuel cell powertrain to decarbonize aviation and reduce o...

Bell 407GXI earns IFR Certification

Bell Textron Inc. announced the FAA has issued an IFR STC for the Bell 407GXi. The certification is a requirement for the Navy Advanced Helicopter Training System competition, enab...

New Embraer Showroom for Business Jet Customization presented at LABACE

Do you feel yourself ready to be a designer of your future business jet? Because now it's more than possible with Embraer Showroom for Business Jet Customization! Embraer presentedTechCa...

Embraer Praetor 500 awarded Brazilian certification

Congratulations Embraer! During a ceremony at LABACEE new Praetor 500 midsize business jet was awarded its Type Certificate by Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority. If you remember, it wa...

HondaJet became the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class for the First Half of 2019

Congratulations! HondaJet became the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class for the First Half of 2019, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). During th...

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Two Bombardier Challenger 350 joined L.J. Aviation Grows Fleet

L.J. Aviation has expanded its fleet with its latest addition of two industry-leading Challenger 350 aircraft. The high-performing Challenger 350 business jets join the compan...

Impossible Aerospace Claims Electric Aviation First

Impossible Aerospace announced that its US-1 "flying battery" quadcopter became the first aircraft of its kind to cross the northern Nevada desert without recharging in repeat...

Six Pilatus PC-24s for Swedish Air Ambulance

Medical evacuation, more than important part of business aviation idustry. One very good news regarding the medevac. After a long period of intensive and very professionally conducted negotiations,...

Caribbean airlift - waking up in paradise?

By Ir. Damien Richardson When Adam woke up that first day in paradise, as his eyes, hears, nose, and all of his body senses began to be activated; that must have been an unbelievable experience.&nb...

VoloCity to become first commercial Volocopter aircraft

Volocopter presented the design for its newest air taxi model: VoloCity. This will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) by the German Urban Air Mobility develo...

Get ready to MEBAA Show Morocco!

Are you ready for the biggest business aviation event in Morocco? if not yet, take a look at what'up at MEBAA Show Morocco and book your ticket to attend! Let's meet 25-26 September at Marrakech Me...

A new way of how drones are used - HEISHA launches new pilot free VTOL fixed wing

HEISHA has recently launched the new unattended system. D.NEST F300, combined the auto-charging station C300 with VTOL fixed wing is available for sale. It's expected to revolutionize the way...