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Flight Simulator Trader successfully completes PC-12 Simulator relocation for Fly7

Flight Simulator Trader, a company based in Germany and specialised in professional flight simulation successfully carried out an assignment by Lausanne based company Fly7 Executive Aviation SA to relocate a PC-12 NG Flight Training Device formerly owned by and located at Pilatus aircraft factory in Stans, Switzerland to their premises at Lausanne airport. FST carried out the process in a turnk...

Jet Aviation extends line maintenance services to FBO in Zurich

Jet Aviation announced it is now offering a line maintenance service through its new hangar facility in Zurich. The facility is authorized to perform line maintenance on a range of business aircraft, including Gulfstream series, with immediate effect. Situated at Jet Aviation’s Zurich North FBO, the facility will initially receive approval under an extension of the company’s Basel s...

SwissDrones granted European Drone Operator License by the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate

SwissDrones, a global manufacturer of long-range unmanned helicopter systems, has obtained their European drone operator license – the EASA Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) in accordance with European Regulation 947/2019, granted by the Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate. This is the first LUC issued by Transport Malta, and the sixth issued in Europe. The certificate allo...

How to make the most of a business jet stopover at LSGG during EBACE 2022

During EBACE 2022, our business aviation solutions and services will enable participants to make the most of their aircraft stopover. Our Geneva Airpark team, strengthened by the addition of new experienced professionals, is waiting to welcome its customers before, during and after EBACE. How can Geneva Airpark help make the most of a business jet stopover at Geneva Airport during EBACE 2022?...

Swiss Aviation Company purchases two Bell 505s

Bell Textron signed of a purchase agreement with Swiss aviation company Karen SA for two Bell 505s. As part of a strategic investment plan to modernize its fleet, Karen SA will use these aircraft for VIP and commercial flights as well as provide pilot training courses. “The Bell 505 is well suited for high-altitude environments, which makes it an ideal aircraft for transportatio...

Diamondo Earthrounding successfully completes Globe Circling Mission in Time for World Earth Day

Diamondo Earthrounding completed its globe circling mission arriving back at Zurich Airport in time for World Earth Day. The goal of the mission, that was comprised of 111 days enroute, 75 destinations in 35 countries on 5 continents, was to link initiatives accelerating sustainable aviation around the world. Tamarack was one of 16 key sustainable initiatives highlighted by the Earthrounding pilot...

Looking back on 2,000 successful flight hours with the 505 - Mountainflyers and Bell

Mountainflyers started its operations with the Bell 505 over two years ago, having taken delivery of its first 505 in March 2020. Today, it operates a fleet of three Bell 505s at three different locations, which between them have already accumulated a milestone 2,000 flight hours. Thanks to the aircraft’s impressive versatility, Mountainflyers’ utilization of the 505 is diverse -...

Pilatus ends 2021 financial year flying high

The 2021 financial year was extremely successful for Pilatus, but also challenging. Despite the difficult circumstances, a new production record of 152 aircraft deliveries was set. Sales of 1.3 billion Swiss francs, an operating result of 210 million and incoming orders worth 1.7 billion francs are a very good result. The Board of Directors also underwent a change and a reinforcement. Pilatus a...

Jet Aviation signed WEF Clean Skies for Tomorrow 2030 ambition statement

Jet Aviation has signed the World Economic Forum 2030 Ambition Statement, ‘Clean Skies for Tomorrow.’ Designed to gain state, industry and public support to help accelerate production and adoption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), Clean Skies for Tomorrow strives to see SAF constitute 10% of the global fuel supply by 2030. By signing WEF’s ‘Clean...

Busy March at AMAC Aerospace - McDonnell Douglas MD-80, Gulfstream G550 and Airbus

Pre-Purchase Inspections on McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and Gulfstream G550 Two aircraft have found new owners after Pre-Purchase Inspections at AMAC Aerospace in Basel, Switzerland. A McDonnell Douglas MD-80 arrived in February in Basel, to undergo a Pre-Purchase Inspection. In addition, AMAC’s maintenance team performed a 6-month check before re-delivering the MD-80 to its new owner...

Innovation, efficiency and more services for Geneva Airpark customers

Geneva Airpark is offering the following new services to its customers:  - A new option for quick parking and hangaring for business jets  - New, battery-operated eGPUs and a dry exterior cleaning process for aircraft which save time, cut costs and reflect our commitment to the environmental policy developed by Geneva Airpark. Now you can reserve covered storage at a momen...

Swiss air-rescue service Rega orders nine five-bladed H145s

The Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega has ordered nine five-bladed Airbus H145s to replace its current four-bladed versions. Rega’s new H145s will come equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation system that will enhance the mission capabilities and the safety of operations. “We are very grateful to open another chapter in the relationship between our two organisations with this order f...