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New SWISS services to Osaka and Washington, D.C.

SWISS is to modify and expand its services in view of the coming delivery of two further Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which were purchased in 2018. Osaka (Japan) and Washington, D.C. (USA) will be added to the SWISS long-haul network, with non-stop service by Airbus A330/A340 aircraft, from March 2020. The Japanese capital of Tokyo will receive daily Boeing 777-300ER service from February 2020....

Swiss-made watches created using rocket metal from Apollo Mission AS-203

To commemorate the 50thanniversary of the Apollo Moon landings, time-piece manufacturer West One has launched a unique fundraising proposition to support development of a trio of Swiss-made watches created using rocket metal from Apollo Mission AS-203. The Eagle, Saturn and Orion watches are the culmination of years of effort by the West One founders since the discovery of what was clearly meta...

IS-BAH Stage 2 Certification for Cat Air Service FBO in Zurich

Cat Air Service, business aviation Fixed Base Operator (FBO) located at Zurich Airport, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the second stage IS-BAH (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling) from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). General Manager, Roger Büchner comments “this achievement not only demonstrates our high level of ground service...

Fasten your seatbelt - avisched takes off

Are you interested in a flight operations software that covers all operational and commercial tasks? To help you with the scheduling and dispatching of aircraft as well asstaff and crew management, even charter sales. Then a quite logical move would be to use avisched’s staff, wwhich combines over 30 years of experience in the aviation and information technology industry. a...

What's Up with Vertis Aviation App

Vertis Aviation App was launched back in May during EBACE. Almost two month of every day use gives a positive feedback - more than a hundred users have signed up, enjoying the easy to use interface to get charter quotes, empty leg alerts and seat only booking options.  Led by users from the U.S.A., where Vertis recently opened a new office in Boston, customers from Swit...

PC-24 Lands on Grass Runway in Goodwood for the Festival of Speed

A first in England at the legendary Festival of Speed: the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet landed on the grass runway at Goodwood Aerodrome and will be on display for the general public to admire throughout the Festival of Speed from 4 to 7 July 2019. The PC-24 is the first ever business jet to land at this field. Goodwood Aerodrome (EGHR/QUG) is located northeast of Chichester in the sou...

Sparfell Aviation Group acquires LaudaMotion Executive

An important acquisition in business aviation world -Swiss-based Sparfell Aviation Group acquires LaudaMotion Executive! From now Sparfell Aviation Group is now able to provide a one-stop solution for every need in private aviation. Headquartered in Vienna, LaudaMotion Executive holds an Austrian air operator’s certificate (AOC) and operates a fleet of 13 business jets primaril...

Higher and faster - Kopter’s SH09 third prototype flies in Sicily

P3 reaching an overall 100 flight test hours? Yes, with 34 flights in Sicily!  Flight envelope has been opened beyond 10,000 feet and at an airspeed of 135 knots. In March 2019, Kopter transferred its third prototype (P3) together with a team composed of 20 flight test engineers, pilots and mechanics to Sicily to set up an additional flight test base in Pozzallo. Pozzallo provides...

Three major refurbishments and two Ka Band, firsts in Basel, by Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation’s maintenance and refurbishment teams in Basel recently delivered three extensive refurbishments on a Boeing 747 and two Gulfstream GIVs, all of which included Ka Band installations. In addition, the company successfully implemented and delivered its first Ka Band installations on Gulfstream G550 and G650 aircraft. To maximize downtime during heavy maintenance on the wid...

Florent Series – I was meant to find my role in business aviation

One more extremely interesting meeting during EBACE 2019 – Florent Series, Vice president Sales & Marketing, Aircraft management & Charter of TAG Aviation Europe. The company I have the honor to know very good and consider as friends in the industry. Q. Florent, how you found yourself in business aviation? A. It was a complete game of destiny. I was quite successful as l...

10 years of elegant excellence in Geneva Airpark

It was back in 1996 when the story began. As many of success story or a good recipe it takes several very important ingredients: a visionary someone, able to develop and fight lot the project, a lot of institutions and decision makers to grand all permission needed… So, for a business aviation in full expansion in Geneva a Visionary project was born. Only in 2007 the Federal Departm...

Mecaer Aviation’s MAGnificent interior of Bell 429

Mecaer Aviation’s MAGnificent interior of Bell 429 was quite a star at EBACE 2019.The aircraft is building momentum in the region with 7 recent sales to corporate customers in Germany, Greece, the Ukraine and Russia.  “The Bell 429 continues to increase its footprint in Europe with about a quarter of the global fleet being operated right here on this continent,” said...