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Jet Aviation develops STC to replace cockpit displays with DU-875 LCD units

Jet Aviation is updating obsolete cockpit displays with DU-875 LCD units in a partnership with Honeywell that allows displays to be replaced one at a time or all at once and includes a $40,000 trade-in credit through the end of the year.   “Jet Aviation has completed an EASA STC (supplemental type certificate) for this off-the-shelf, certified solution that provides the late...

PC-24 Super Versatile Jet: Certification Imminent

The PC-24 will be on display at this year’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest trade fair for business aircraft, to be held in Las Vegas, USA, in October. Pilatus expects to obtain the type certificate for its Super Versatile Jet in December 2017. The PC-24 development project has now entered its final phase, the most challenging test...

TAG Aviation Geneva Strengthens its Maintenance Service Capabilities

To meet the growing demand from TAG Aviation’s customers and to ensure the widest range of aircraft maintenance provisions, TAG Aviation Maintenance Services Centre in Geneva has recently expanded its on-site aircraft refurbishment proficiencies.  Aircraft Interior Cabin Wood Re-Varnishing Solution TAG Geneva’s Maintenance Services Centre has introduced an ‘off the sh...

Geneva to host global sustainable aviation summit

Over 300 delegates are meeting in Geneva this week for the ninth Global Sustainable Aviation Summit, organised by the Air Transport Action Group. The Summit brings together industry sustainability experts with governments and civil society to look at the role air transport can play in supporting economic growth and reducing environmental impacts. Michael Gill, ATAG Executive Director, says: &ld...

Air Service Basel Launches New Website as Part of New Digital Marketing Strategy

Air Service Basel, a private aviation handling and maintenance facility, recently launched a re-designed website as a part of the latest digital marketing strategy, including the addition of Laura Gambell in the newly created position of Marketing Communications Manager.​ “I think technology plays a big part in the future of business aviation. I’m glad we could invest in digital mar...

ExecuJet’s Zürich FBO gains IS-BAH Stage II accreditation

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has seen its Zürich FBO gain the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage II accreditation, making it the first FBO facility in Switzerland to do so. The Zürich FBO is based at the ExecuJet Aviation Centre at Zürich International Airport and features a private hangar, private ramp, VIP lounge and separate pilot&...

EBAA and TAG Aviation Announce Cabin Crew Scholarship Winner

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and TAG Aviation were delighted to present a TAG Aviation Scholarship for cabin crew training to Ms Sylvia Zachariou during this year’s 3  annual EBAA Flight Attendance Conference which took place in Brussels last week.   A long-standing member of the EBAA, TAG Aviation offered the Scholarship in celebration of its 10  anniv...

IATA: Record Passenger Load Factor in July 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for July showing strong but moderating demand growth. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.8%, compared to the same month last year, down from 7.7% year-over-year growth recorded in June. All regions reported solid or better growth in passenger volumes over the past year. Capacity (availabl...

RUAG fulfils Dornier 328 phase four and phase six inspection in four weeks

RUAG Aviation fulfilled the phase four and phase six heavy maintenance check on a Dornier 328 within the highly competitive turnaround time (TAT) of just four weeks. The vast Dornier 328 experience accumulated by RUAG at its Bern-Belp location was a deciding factor for ExecuJet South Africa which awarded the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) contract on behalf of its customer, the Botswa...

Pilatus Discontinues Production of the Legendary Pilatus Porter PC-6

It brought fame to the Pilatus name worldwide – the Pilatus Porter PC-6. This multi-role aircraft has been produced at Stans without interruption since 1959, currently in small numbers, i.e. ten machines per year at most. The PC-6 is one of the world's longest-running production stories in the aviation industry. That will come to an end in early 2019 when production will be ceased. Suppo...

SWISS says goodbye to last Avro RJ100

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) removed the final Avro RJ100 from flight operations today after over 15 years as part of its fleet. The last of a total of 21 aircraft took off from Geneva this morning and made its last official landing at Zurich airport. Immediately after landing in Zurich, the aircraft registered under HB-IYZ received the traditional water fountain salute by the airport...

My Sky wins gold and silver STEVIE® AWARDS in 2017 International Business Awards

Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Event on 21 October in Barcelona, Spain My Sky, the Swiss company specialized in business aviation financial control since 2015, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the “Startup of the Year - Business Services Industries” category and the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the “Tech Startup of the Year - Services”...