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Best-Selling Pilatus PC-12 NG also Tops Customer Service Ranking for 17th Consecutive Year

Market demand remains strong for the Swiss single-engine turboprop, as the 1,600th PC-12 enters service and readers of Professional Pilot magazine rated its customer service tops in turboprops. Pilatus Aircraft Ltd expects to deliver 80 new PC-12 NGs in 2018, extending the distinction earnt by this multifunctional aircraft of scoring the highest annual sales volumes of all turbine-powered business...

EBASCON 2019: New venue and date announced for the Ninth Annual European Business Aviation Safety Conference

“Working safely for a rewarding Tomorrow” will be theme of the next European Safety Conference for the Business Aviation Community  EBASCON, the industry’s key European Business Aviation Safety Conference announced that the 2019 conference is to take place in Zurich (Switzerland) from February 26 to 27, 2019. The annual conference covers all aspects of flight safety and o...

EBAA calls for swift implementation of the New Performance-based Navigation Implementing Rule (PBN-IR)

The European Business Aviation Association is calling on the European Commission to provide the necessary additional regulatory and financial tools to help national and regional authorities implement Performance Based Navigation Rules (PBN-IR). EBAA’s Secretary General, Athar Husain Khan, issued the call while speaking at the Association’s event titled Business Aviation – Bo...

RUAG delivers new Dornier 228 to Aurigny Air Services

RUAG Aviation delivered a factory new Dornier 228 to Aurigny Air Services Ltd on 7 September. Aurigny, a returning customer, accepted delivery of their second new Dornier 228. RUAG is the type certificate (TC) holder and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228. Aurigny Air Services, a regional airline operating from the Channel Island of Guernsey, took delivery of the fact...

Nomad Aviation launches maintenance and hangarage services in Basel, Switzerland

Nomad Aviation has started to offer maintenance and hangarage services at its Basel, Switzerland facility at the beginning of August 2018. The company, branded as Nomad Technics AG, occupies a 7’400 m2 heated hangar together with 7’000 m2 ramp space at the international EuroAirport. Hangar and ramp can accommodate aircraft up to the size of the Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 737 ser...

Pilatus Hands Over the First PC-24 to Jetfly

Jetfly, a fractional ownership operator, took delivery of its first Super Versatile Jet during a handover ceremony on 17 September 2018. The PC-24 with serial number 111 is the first of four Super Versatile Jets destined for future operation at Jetfly. Cédric Lescop and Maxime Bouchard, directors of Jetfly, took delivery of the company’s first PC-24. Ignaz Gretener, VP General Avia...

IATA: Preparing for the new era of airline retailing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS), formerly part of the World Passenger Symposium (WPS), will focus on how changes in distribution and payment are paving the way for a new era of airline retailing.  “Initiatives like the New Distribution Capability are enabling airlines to become true internet retailers a...

AMAC Aerospace has received several new maintenance projects

AMAC Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has received several new maintenance projects, which will be carried out in Basel, Switzerland. A privately owned A318 arrived in August for a C-Check inspection and will undergo a landing gear overhaul at AMAC’s headquarters. An Airbus A330 entered the hangar doors in Basel for a C-Check inspection in conjunction with a cabin modification....

Jet Aviation gains EASA STC Approval for ADS-B Out compliance on B747 in Basel

Jet Aviation recently received EASA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for ADS-B Out compliance for the B747 series aircraft, some 2 years ahead of EASA and FAA 2020 mandates. With this approval, Jet Aviation’s MRO and Completions facility in Basel is authorized to configure and install ADS-B Out systems on B747 aircraft subject to specific equipment configurations. ADS-B...

IATA: Passenger Demand Accelerates in June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017. This was up from 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. June capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.5%, and load factor rose 1.0 percentage poi...

IATA, CFM International Sign Pro-Competitive Agreement on Engine Maintenance

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with CFM International (CFM) that will lead to increased competition in the market for maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) on engines manufactured by CFM, a 50/50 partnership between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. “Airlines spend a tremendous amount of money on the maintenance a...

AMAC Aerospace awarded with new maintenance contracts

AMAC Aerospace proudly announces that a new maintenance contract on a head-of-state A320 aircraft has been awarded to the facility in Basel, Switzerland. Besides a C-Check, that will be performed on the narrow-body, AMAC will also upgrade the existing IFE (inflight entertainment system) with the improvement to stream HD content to the passengers’ personal electronic devices, such a mobile...