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Call for reopening borders with testing and without quarantine - IATA AGM

The International Air Transport Association 76th Annual General Meeting unanimously resolved to urgently call on governments to re-open borders to travel. IATA is proposing systematic testing of international travelers which would permit the lifting of border restrictions and provide an alternative to current quarantine rul...

Aero Locarno signed for five additional Sonaca 200 Trainer Pro aircraft

Back In March 2020,  Swiss Aero Locarno has signed for 5 Sonaca 200 Trainer Pros. The Approved-Training-Organisation has just decided to double the initial order bringing the revised order to a total of 10 aircraft. The CEO of Aero Locarno,Stefano Buratti commented:  “Even though we are going through a difficult time in aviation, we are seeing a steady d...

TAG Maintenance Services appointed as Authorised Service Centre for PC-24

Pilatus has appointed TAG Maintenance Services to support the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet for comprehensive base and line maintenance in Geneva, Switzerland. TAG Maintenance Services also offers services for the PC-12 single-engine turboprop. With the addition of the PC-24, TAG Maintenance Services now provides its highly regarded maintenance services for all Pilatus general aviation ai...

Geneva Airpark is PART-145 line maintenance certified

Congratulations! Geneva Airpark has reached a new milestone in its development at Geneva airport by obtaining PART-145 certification that formalizes the expertise of Geneva Airpark's teams in providing and expanding its range of technical services within its 10,000 sq meters hangar. Geneva Airpark: a PART-145 certified maintenance organization! Geneva Airpark benefits from the Euro...

AMAC Aerospace sees continuous demand for onboard connectivity

AMAC Aerospace announced that a wide-body aircraft of an esteemed client has recently entered AMAC’s facility. The technicians of AMAC will install an onboard connectivity system on the aircraft. In addition, a Boeing BBJ737 will be equipped with a Ka-band antenna and will undergo a due maintenance. AMAC Aerospace recently opened its hangar doors for a wide-body aircraft of an esteemed cl...

Welcome a new synergy -Sparfell Aviation Group & Speedwings

Swiss-based SPARFELL recently acquired Speedwings’ air operator activities in Switzerland, Austria (AOC) and France (AOC). Since 1988, Speedwings is the operator of choice for the Swiss light and mid-size jet charter market, expanding its offer through a new French AOC in 2020.Beyond its aircraft trading and leasing activities in Geneva and Washington, SPARFELL returned to aircraft...

PC-12 NGX flight training device for Pilot Training is certified

An all-new Level 6 Flight Training Device for Pilatus’ PC-12 NGX has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) National Simulator Programme approval for training flight crews of Pilatus’ latest iteration of its popular single-engine turboprop. It is now in place and operational at the SIMCOM training facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Built by Frasca Internationa...

Bell 407 GXis Offer Luxury and Efficiency in Switzerland

The dynamic capabilities of the Bell 407 have earned it a reputation for reliability and versatility. And in Switzerland, the Bell 407 GXi, with its ability to quickly and efficiently access the picturesque terrain,  is hard at work thrilling global customers and serving communities. While there is an impressive range of Bell aircraft operating in the country, performing a variety o...

Air Service Basel Provides On-Site COVID-19 Testing

As of Monday 28th September, Air Service Basel will provide passengers with an option to be tested for COVID-19 upon advance request on arrival or departure. Air Service Basel have partnered with Prevomed, a corporate health management organization, who will be on-call for swab tests taken on-site at the ASB private terminal. The Prevomed doctor will need 1-hour advance notice of a pass...

New projects are keeping AMAC Aerospace busy as usual

Good news, AMAC Aerospace is busy as usual, despite corona crisis. Latest announcement -  a new signed contract for a ‘PPI’ on a Gulfstream G450. Furthermore, AMAC has been selected to carry out maintenance checks and refurbishment works on several Bombardier and Boeing aircraft. AMAC Aerospace signed a new contract for a Pre-Purchase Inspection (‘PPI’) on a Gu...

A perfect storm for the private jet industry - LunaJets

The industry enters a perfect storm The private jet market is facing unprecedented challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated an already fragile industry. The private jet charter market is down 33.8% in volume year-to-date and even lower in revenue, with Europedoing worse than America. All charter market segments are impacted but the most affected are the long trans-continental and...

Two Top Swiss entrepreneurs on Pilatus Board of Directors

Yesterday extraordinary General Meeting saw shareholders elect two new well-known members to the Board of Directors – Hansueli Loosli and Lukas Gähwiler. Both have an outstanding track record, making them the ideal persons to continue building a sustainable and strategically successful future for the Swiss aircraft manufacturer. Hansueli Loosli, Chairman of the Board of Direct...