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Milestone in Swiss Economic History: Pilatus Obtains PC-24 Type Certificates

On 7 December 2017 Pilatus obtained type certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US-American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the first ever Swiss business jet. Certification of the Super Versatile Jet prepares the ground for initial customer deliveries, which will see the PC-24 business jet take off from Central Switzerland for its entry on the global market....

Jet Aviation receives AsBAA’s Icons of Aviation Asia Award for Best MRO

Jet Aviation has been awarded the 2017 Icons of Aviation (IOA) Asia Award for Best MRO (Singapore / Hong Kong). The annual Icons of Aviation Asia Awards are hosted by the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) to recognize aviation’s best in the region, while promoting corporate social responsibility in aviation.  The AsBAA Icons of Aviation (IOA) awards commend the best wi...

IATA DGR for Electronic Flight Bags Takes Off

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Emirates Airline is the launch customer for the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Electronic Flight Bags (eFB). This important innovation brings the IATA DGR into the cockpit where flight crew make important pre- and in-flight safety decisions. “For almost 60 years IATA’s DGR has been...

Jet Aviation holds groundbreaking ceremony for new wide-body hangar in Basel

Jet Aviation hosted an official groundbreaking for its new wide-body hangar project in Basel earlier this afternoon. The event also acknowledged the support of all the many contributors to the project. Jet Aviation’s new 8,700 square-meter, state-of-the-art hangar is scheduled to go operational at the end of 2018. After two years of planning, negotiations and preparation, Jet Aviation was...

My Sky named the Company of the Year (Aviation) by The ACQ5 Global Awards 2017

My Sky’s CEO and Cofounder Kirill Kim recognized as the Gamechanger of the Year on the International list  My Sky, the Swiss company specialized in business aviation financial control since 2015, was recognized as the Company of the Year (Aviation) by ACQ5 Global Awards 2017, with its Cofounder and CEO Kirill Kim being named the Gamechanger of the Year, both award...

RUAG’ Marco Michel second on the podium!

Marco Michel – former apprentice and now a polymechanics EFZ at RUAG Aviation – won silver in his vocational category at the WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi. RUAG is proud of the successful young talent. The SwissSkills team won 11 gold medals, six silver and three bronze medals at the WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, finishing as the by far highest-placed European natio...

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&...