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To help prevent misfuelling, Air BP launches Airfield Automation digital technology in Africa

‚ÄčAir BP returned last week to the 4th Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition in Kigali, Rwanda as sponsor and exhibitor. The company reinforced its commitment to Africa and highlighted the rollout of its new Airfield Automation digital technology recently installed at nine locations across...

Dassault Aviation signed an agreement on the acquisition of the European MRO activities of the TAG Aviation Group

Dassault Aviation and TAG Aviation announced the acquisition of the European maintenance activities of TAG Aviation Group by Dassault. The integration of those activities will take place over the next few months, once all necessary authorizations have been received.  “The acquisitio...


Krimson debuts at Aviation Africa following successful African Union summit

Krimson Aviation, the Ethiopia-based trip planning and flight support company is making its debut exhibition appearance at this year’s Aviation Africa being held in Kigali, Rwanda. The annual meeting is the continent’s leading event for the African Aerospace and Defence industries which meet for a conference and 100-exhibitor strong exhibition. It provides Krimson with an excellent pla...

An illegal charter case and verdict was commented by BACA

The Air Charter Association (BACA) is pleased to note the verdicts of the jury in the case of Robert Murgatroyd, a private pilot who organised the illegal charter of a light aircraft to take three birdwatchers from Manchester City Airport to Barra, on the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.  The aircraft was almost 500lbs over the maximum take-off weight and subsequently clipped trees before crashing...

IS-BAH certification for Geneva Airpark

Congratulations -Geneva Airpark has received the IS-BAH* certification!  Geneva Airpark has just obtained the IS-BAH label which guarantees quality service and safe ground handling operations for business aviation. The IS-BAH standards, which were developed by IBAC* and NATA*, are based on compliance with good practices and as such enjoy international recognition. Geneva Airpark now figure...

HAI Heli-Expo 2019 stage is ready to welcome Airbus Helicopters mission-ready products

Airbus Helicopters is getting ready to showcase its products and services line at HAI Heli-Expo. On static display at booth C305, show-goers will have a chance to visit the best-selling H145 and to discover its exciting new features, the H125 in a law enforcement configuration, and also to take a moment to experience the cabin display of the increasingly popular ACH145, equ...

Deliveries Increase by Nearly 50% - Highest Level in Ten Years for Piper Aircraft

An increase of 48%  in aircraft deliveries for 2018 as well as a 38% increase in total aircraft billings was announced by Piper Aicraft. Piper's segment leading growth was distributed across both primary product lines, Trainer and M-Class aircraft. Global Piper trainer demand increased more than 50% YOY. Sales of the robust single engine Archer grew by nearly 50% YOY, while twin-engine...

First delivery in the Pacific region for Airbus Corporate Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters introduces to Australia and the Pacific region its premium private and business aviation helicopter brand Airbus Corporate Helicopters. Melbourne-based operator Microflite is the launch customer. Microflite is due to take delivery of an ACH135 in March. The aircraft will complement its existing fleet for luxury charters in Australia. “Microflite h...

New Rotortrade Office for Oceania

Get ready - Rotortrade is opening soon a new officein Australia, as its latest expansion to cover the Oceania market! With foundations in Singapore and Malaysia and established offices in Canada, France, Mexico and the United States, Rotortrade ANZ will focus on Oceania customers working hand in hand with local partners and OEMs.  Australia and New Zealand jointly represe...

Cessna Citation Latitude won the midsize segment in 2018

According to the annual shipment and billings report published by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Cessna Citation aircraft were the most-delivered business jets of 2018. Textron Aviation delivered 188 business jets – including 57 Cessna Citation Latitude aircraft – winning the midsize segment for the third consecutive year and outselling its closest com...

Dassault Falcon 900LX and Falcon 2000 Series Certified for 100 ft EFVS Operations

The Dassault Falcon 900LX, Falcon 2000LXS and Falcon 2000S have been certified by EASA and the FAA for an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) capability that greatly improves access to airports in bad weather, providing operational credit for poor visibility approaches down to 100 ft.  The new EFVS capability, provided through Dassault Aviation’s revolutionary FalconEye Combined...

New hub for business aviation in the Asia Pacific region

Subic Bay International Airport will be transformed into a hub for business aviation in the Asia Pacific region. Aviation Concepts Technical Services Inc. (ACTSI) – a business aviation services provider based in the Philippines – signed lease agreement with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). Under a 25-year partnership with the SBMA, ACTSI is committed to providing han...

The Embraer Phenom 300 is the world’s most delivered light business jet for the 7th year in a row

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 53 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2018, according to a report issued by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). This is the seventh consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves this mark, having accrued more than 490 deliveries since entering the market in December 2009.  “The Phenom 300’s continued success in the marke...

For Second Consecutive Year, The HondaJet is the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class

HondaJet was the most delivered aircraft in its class in 2018, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).  Last year, 37 HondaJets were delivered around the globe, marking the second consecutive year the HondaJet has been the most delivered very light jet. "We are proud that our customers continue to choose the HondaJet for its unrivaled perfor...

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Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet grounded by FAA

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Embraer Praetor 600 awarded Type Certification

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The sky is the limit for Business Aviation in Asia

The ABACE 2019 is almost behind, so organizers are already looking back, analyzing, thinking of the future edition. They said the growing show pointed to a continual increase in speed and...

According to Asian Sky Group, Sino Jet is fastest growing operator in China

During ABACE 2019 Asian Sky Group has released statistics, proving that Sino Jet is now the fastest growing operator in China. According to the report, there are 292 jets among the top te...

ExecuJet is growing in Asia Pacific and boosts heavy maintenance capabilities in China

Meeting ExecuJet team at ABACE you will find out about at least two important things. First of all - a record year in Asia Pacific. Let's see in In details: fleet additions - three...

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Successful first flight of ACJ319neo

On 24th April 2019,ACJ319neo, powered with New engine option, successfully completed a first flight lasting one hour and 55 min. It was the beginning of a short flight-test prog...

Welcome to the new Four Seasons Private Jet

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveils plans for an all-new Four Seasons Private Jet that will take flight in early 2021. A new A321LR aircraft, part of the new Airbus NEO famil...

Biz Jet Markets Are Giving Back 2018 Price Increases

The used business jet market is in flux as a result of political uncertainties, increased availability of good pre-owned inventory, and limited access to pre-buy inspection facilities due to a higher...

FAA approval for EASA MRO licence for FAI Technik

The maintenance division of Germany’s FAI Aviation Group, FAI Technik GmbH, received FAA approval for its EASA Part 145 licence. With the certificate in place, the company is fully aut...

Hartzell Presents Beech 1900 Series 4-Blade Props Through Top Prop

Hartzell Propeller has added legacy four-blade structural composite propellers for Beechcraft 1900C and 1900D turboprop aircraft to the company's Top Prop lineup. Hartzell's props we...

10 million flying hours achieved by Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine

The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine entered service back in 1987. So by now it has achieved an amazing, incredible milestone - 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights! The engine powe...

Embraer Praetor 600 awarded Type Certification

Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) grated Type Certificate to new Embraer Praetor 600 super-midsize business...