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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...

28 new apprentices start their training at SWISS

Twenty-eight young people commence their four-year SWISS apprenticeships in aircraft maintenance today. Three of them are female. Twenty-five future polymechanics - three of them women - and three future automation engineers begin their four-year apprenticeships at SWISS today. Polymechanics with a specialism in aircraft maintenance are responsible for checking, servicing and repairing aircraft...

TAG Aviation FBO in Geneva and Sion acquired by Signature Flight Support

Signature Flight Support has acquired TAG Aviation FBO, SA and its two fixed base operator locations at Geneva (GVA) and Sion (SIR). The purchase represents Signature’s first foray into the Swiss private aviation market.  Tracing its roots back to 1966, TAG Aviation’s on-airport presence has been a fixture of the Geneva Airport for over five decades. Featuring three priv...

AlpinAirPlanes took delivery of first Velis Electro

On 16 July 2020 AlpinAirPlanes of Switzerland took delivery of the first of their 14 Velis Electro type-certified electric aeroplanes. At the same time, the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA/BAZL) granted operations, licences and maintenance approval of electric aircraft in standard category for the first time ever. Ivo Boscarol, founder and CEO of Pipistrel: “We congratul...

Successful Maiden Flight of Swedish Medevac PC-24 completed

The first of six PC-24s for the Swedish Air Ambulance Organisation took off from Buochs Airport for its maiden flight on 22 July 2020. Sporting the national colours of Sweden – blue and yellow – the Super Versatile Jet will cut a dash across Swedish skies. Less than a year after the agreement between the Kommunalförbundet Svenskt Ambulansflyg (KSA) and Pilatus was signed, the m...

Daily Optimal special summer 2020 program by Geneva Airpark

Geneva Airpark launches "Daily Optimal", a summer program for 2020. Exclusive and tailor-made offers on daily, short and mid-length stays all summer long, maximum health prevention procedures, aircraft interiors disinfected: Geneva Airpark is fully committed to resuming business aviation at Geneva Airport with its new "Daily Optimal" offer. "Daily Optimal", a...

Updates: new and completed projects by AMAC Aerospace

June 2020 is quite positive and reach on new project announcements for AMAC Aerospace. Let's see in more details: maintenance projects on two Airbus ACJ320, new contract on a Boeing B747, new projects on Bombardier Global 6000 and Airbus ACJ319 and completed project on a Bombardier Global XRS.  The arrival of an Airbus ACJ320. The privately-owned aircraft arrived by the end of June and...

Air Service Basel closes maintenance department

In light of economic pressures and the recent global pandemic, the Basel-based FBO has announced that it will close its Maintenance department by latest August 1st 2020.  CEO Claudio Lasagni reports: “Business aviation has undoubtedly been facing challenges for a while now and the Corona pandemic has certainly not been in our favour. It’s with a heavy heart that w...

Business aviation insider - Geneva Airpark the only gateway to western Switzerland

Geneva Airport: the only gateway to western Switzerland According to a decision from the Federal Office of Public Health, Geneva Airport is one of the only 3 Swiss airports, along with Basel and Zurich, with official authorization to receive passengers from abroad. How can Geneva Airpark help you meet your challenges? We are currently leaving nothing to chance to actively continue service...

Pilatus is prepared for turbulent 2020

Pilatus reported another very successful business year in 2019, exceeding the one billion mark yet again with turnover of approximately 1.1 billion Swiss francs. Operating income totalled 153 million Swiss francs, incoming orders amounted to 1.1 billion Swiss francs. Pilatus staff enjoyed a share in this success with a generous bonus payout – even in the current difficult economic climate....