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VistaJet records 137% increase in u.s. flights in 2016

Travelers move away from traditional business aviation models in favor of access to global flight solution Global aviation brand VistaJet reports 2016 as its best year ever in North America. The company, which positions itself as an alternative to full or fractional aircraft ownership, now reports the U.S. as its number one growth market, citing a preference for a global flying solution with no...

VistaJet Receives Best Charter Operator 2016 Award From Asian Business Aviation Association

VistaJet has been presented with the Best Charter Operator 2016 Award from the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA). AsBAA is a non- profit trade association representing over 130 corporations, fellow trade associations, individuals & SME’s based in Asia and around the world from the General Aviation Industry. Its annual Icons of Aviation Awards ceremony both recognizes the...

CAE Aviation Swearingen SA227-AT Expediter Accident

A Swearingen SA227-AT Expediter, registered N577MX, was destroyed after impacting terrain during takeoff from Malta-Luqa Airport. All five crew members sustained fatal injuries. The aircraft took off from runway 13 and lost height in right hand turn and impacted terrain just past the airport perimeter fence and burst into flames.  The Expediter operated on a surveillance operation for the F...

VistaJet fleet reaches 70 aircraft

Arrival of three new aircraft cements company’s position as global leader One new Global 6000 and two new Challenger 350 business aircraft added to fleet New additions worth over $115million* Takes VistaJet’s total operating fleet to 70 aircraft VistaJet announced that it has taken receipt of three new aircraft, worth $115million*, taking its overall operating fleet to 7...

Base maintenance for easyJet

In the presence of his Excellency the Maltese Prime Minister Dr. Joseph Muscat low-cost carrier easyJet and Lufthansa Technik AG signed a substantial base maintenance contract in the Maltese capital Valletta. More than 100 of the airline’s A320 family will be serviced by Lufthansa Technik Malta during the next five years. Ian Davies, easyJet Director of Engineering, co...

Emperor Aviation strengthens its fleet by the new Gulfstream G650

Emperor Aviation company, the first Maltese operator active in the Russian business aviation market received the new long-range Gulfstream G650 into operation. Niche specialists carried out complete follow up of the building process of the aircraft at the plant in Savannah, USA which lasted more than a year. - Flagship Gulfstream G650 is a golden ratio in which the technology of the future and...

VistaJet: demand for business travel remains strong despite global economic uncertainties

VistaJet, the global leader in business aviation, today announced that despite global economic uncertainty, it has delivered continued growth over the past six months, and had its biggest ever quarter in the three months to June 2016. Global flight traffic was up 23% in the first six months of the year, highlighting that corporations, business leaders and entrepreneurs are actively pursuing new op...

Emperor Aviation - Forum

“The Baltics are, probably, the closest region to the CIS in the European business aviation market” The Baltics business aviation market has changed both in terms of the volume and, most importantly, of the quality over recent years. Such changes have been caused by investments, efficient policy of aviation regulators, and geographic location. All these factors make the Baltics rath...

I like to create from scratch - Founder of Emperor Aviation - Irakli Litanishvili

Each company leader of course is different, as a personality. We had the opportunity to discuss his way into aviation business with the Founder of  Emperor Aviation, Irakli Litanishvili. Q. Irakli! How did you come into business aviation in particular? I. To answer your question shortest way possible – I’m in aviation by occasion. To tell you how it happened, I need to...

VistaJet 7 answers at EBACE 2016

During EBACE 2016 we had amazing opportunity to talk with VistaJet Chief Commercial Officer Ian Moore. Here are most important of our discussion. Q.VistaJet - a perfect example of how a company can work equally well on different markets, while having great results. What's the secret? It is no secret: our unique business model.  We provide all the benefits of owning a personal j...

Emperor Aviation expands its business jet fleet

Emperor Aviation, the first Maltese operator active in the Russian business aviation market announces fleet expansion. The company received a long-range Global XRS business jet. The announcement was made during ЕВАСЕ 2016, the largest European business aviation exhibition which was taking place on May 24-May 26 in Geneva. - We highly appreciate the credit of trust given to us by o...

Bombardier Celebrates its 100th Aircraft Delivery into the VistaJet Fleet

VistaJet’s 100th Bombardier aircraft, an all-new Global 6000 business jet, has entered service VistaJet’s current fleet of more than 60 aircraft is comprised exclusively of mid- and long-range Bombardier business jets Bombardier Business Aircraft and VistaJet today celebrated an important milestone as the private jet company officially welcomed the 100th Bombardier...