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Austrian airline to launch the world's shortest international flight

A contender for the world’s shortest international flight – covering just 13 miles and lasting as little as eight minutes – has been launched by an Austrian airline. People’s Viennaline, founded in 2010 but with just four destinations on its route map, has announced plans to link St. Gallen–Altenrhein Airport in Switzerland with Friedrichshafen Airport in Germ...

Austrian Airlines Introduces New Career Model for Pilots

Consensus reached between the company and Works Council to reform the collective agreement Career model leads to greater balance within the pilot groups Collective agreement signed today A new career model has been introduced for the approx. 1,000 pilots working for Austrian Airlines. The accord was signed today by the company, the Works Council for the flight crew, the trade union and the Au...

GlobeAir wins Austrian Export Award 2016

GlobeAir, the Austrian based leading air taxi operator in Europe with the world´s largest fleet of Citation Mustang jets, won the prestigious Export Award 2016 presented by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The annual ceremony, organized by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, which represents the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy, was hel...

GlobeAir enjoys strong growth as European private jet market downsizes

GlobeAir has revealed that it operated 1,066 revenue flights in the first quarter of this year, 6.4% higher than the same period in 2015. Across the year the company operated 5,849 revenue departures from European airports, 11.7% higher than in 2014. The company says its growth is largely down to more people who use private jets in Europe downsizing the size of aircraft they charter because...

Sixth Austrian Airlines Embraer OE-LWK Took Off

Another Embraer aicraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet with the registration number OE-LWK took off on its initial flight OS311 from Vienna to Stockholm this morning. The Embraer aircraft is the sixth out of a total of 17 Embraer jets which Austrian Airlines will integrate into its fleet by the end of 2017. In April 2016, an Embraer simulator from Swiss Aviation Training (SAT) was relocate...

Special EBACE for Tyrolean Jet Services

Austrian business operator Tyrolean Jet Services (TJS) is a permanent exibitor at EBACE since 2003. Over the years TJS planes were repeatedly presented on static display exhibition. Martin Lehner told that TJS team at EBACE 2016 was represented by 12 employees. This year the presentation was almost gastronomic - offering guests original prosciutto,parmesan  and drinks from the Emilia-Romag...

Jet Aviation Vienna appointed factory authorized service center for G550 aircraft

Jet Aviation Vienna was recently appointed an official Gulfstream Factory Authorized Service Center for the Gulfstream G550 model aircraft. To support customer demand in Vienna and the region, particularly Eastern Europe, Jet Aviation Vienna has been appointed an OEM-approved Gulfstream Factory Authorized Service Center for Gulfstream G550 aircraft. The company will continue to expand...

Avcon – growth through diversity

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” This quote is from the German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel and adorns the website of Austria’s largest private jet operator, Avcon Jet. Any company that quotes philosophy on its home page must be a serious player in the aviation business. The firm has 23 jets available for charter, eight of which it owns. Add...

Jet Aviation Hosts Bizav Industry Execs in Vienna

Movers and shakers in the business aviation industry in Europe and beyond congregated in Vienna’s Palais Coburg on Friday for an annual gathering hosted by Jet Aviation. The brainchild of Oliver Bergsch, Jet Aviation's vice president of MRO sales for Europe, Middle East and Asia, the invitation-only event attracts top-level executives to Austria. Jet Aviation president...

Tyrolean Jet Services - oldest in Europe and largest in Austria

Tyrolean Jet Services is on the market since 1978. In the beginning it was a Swarovski corporate flight department, which later became an independent business structure. For a charter flight there are many options to choose from: two ACJ319, one ACJ318 ER, Bombardier Global Express, Gulfstream G550, Cessna Citation VII and Beechcraft King Air 200GT. A few more aircraft are managed by the op...

Niki Lauda to return to aviation through Amira Air

Veteran Formula 1 driver and aviation pioneer Niki Lauda is set to return to the airline industry following his acquisition of Amira Air (Vienna) late last year. Lauda told Die Presse newspaper that he had acquired the Austrian VIP/business charter operator from former owner Ronny Pecik but did not disclose either the terms or the value of the deal. Founded in 2004, Amira Air currently opera...

First Austrian Airlines Embraer Jet Took Off for Inaugural Flight to Stuttgart

     Launch of medium-haul fleet renewal: almost new Embraer jets to replace the Fokker fleet · Embraer aircraft going to operate flights to Central and Eastern Europe e.g. Belgrade, Warsaw and Tirana, but also to Hamburg, Thessaloniki and on many more routes · 200 pilots, 600 flight attendants and about 80 technicians being trained for the fleet of 17 Embraer je...