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2023 shows strong growth for Geneva Airpark

The first indicators for 2023 promised a very positive year for Geneva Airpark. The final overall results have confirmed this growth trend, with figures clearly up, by more than 4.5%, 10% or even 56% depending on the activity, compared with 2022. Turnover 2023 vs 2022  ·      Global 2023: + 16% ·      Tota...

Jet Aviation MROs open for Mexican business

  The Federal Civil Aviation Agency of Mexico (AFAC) has authorized maintenance services in Basel, Geneva, and Zurich.The approval allows for the entire scope of line and base maintenance services on Gulfstream, Airbus, Boeing, Dassault, and Bombardier platforms, including full cabin refurbishments. Mexico is one of the largest business aviation markets in the Americas, and many operators...

EBACE 2024 Advanced Air Mobility showcase includes a ‘First’ on Event’ airport display

For the first time EBACE 2024 will showcase leading advanced air mobility companies both in the Palexpo exhibit hall and outdoors, with a model on the event’s aircraft display at Geneva Airport. At EBACE2024 attendees will have an opportunity for an up-close look at VoltAero Cassio 330 electric-hybrid certification transport vehicle as part of the event’s aircr...

SWISS and Climeworks set a shared course for a more sustainable future

SWISS and Lufthansa Group became first members of the airline sector to embark on a long-term strategic partnership with the Swiss-based Climeworks company. The partners intend to work together to promote the scaling up of Climeworks’ innovative technology for removing carbon dioxide from the air via a process known as direct air capture or DAC. As Climeworks’s firs...

Swiss Alps to be laser scanned by drones -Swiss-Austrian consortium partners for flight tests

A Swiss-Austrian consortium will test large-area laser scanning applications in the Swiss Alps, using innovative drones. The partners are Dufour Aerospace, RIEGL, BSF Swissphoto and the SLF, who will collaborate for a series of test flights over several months. There is growing interest among various private and public stakeholders in high-resolution, up-to-date and cost-effective data, parti...

Financial year 2023 a superlative one for Pilatus Aircraft

The 2023 financial year was marked by major successes for Pilatus. Thanks to high, unbroken demand, 148 aircraft were delivered despite the ongoing challenges of the operating environment. With total sales of 1.478 billion Swiss francs, operating income of 240 million Swiss francs and new orders worth 1.513 billion Swiss francs, Pilatus closed the past year with record results. Hansueli Loosli,...

Pilatus to take over the 230 employees and machinery of RUAG Aerostructures Schweiz AG

From second quarter of 2024, Pilatus will gradually take over RUAG Aerostructures Schweiz AG’s entire workforce of around 230 employees, as well as all its machinery. The takeover stands in line with the Swiss government's strategic goals for RUAG International. In the future, Pilatus will manufacture its own components at the Emmen site. RUAG Aerostructures Schweiz AG has produced...

Jet Aviation to provide Sustainable Aviation Fuel during World Economic Forum 2024

Jet Aviation has secured a supply of sustainable aviation fuel for visitors during the World Economic Forum 2024. This is the second time Jet Aviation has provided on-site SAF in Zurich for visitors to WEF in partnership with Zurich Airport. SAF has the potential to reduce aviation’s greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over its lifecycle. It is a fully compliant, drop-in Jet A/A-...

SWISS reliably transports more than half a million passengers over the Christmas and New Year period

Christmas and New Year holiday period is particularly popular for travel, and the trend is clearly reflected in SWISS’s passenger numbers. SWISS has transported a total of 546,961 travellers during this time. It can report broadly positive flight operations, too: the company and its employees were able to perform just under 99 per cent of its flights as scheduled – despite partially ad...

SWISS to serve new European destinations in Summer 2024

SWISS will be making further additions to its short-haul route network in its 2024 summer schedules. Service between Zurich and Bremen will be newly offered in summer, too. Oslo will be added to the Geneva-based network; and the existing Geneva destinations of Copenhagen and Stockholm will also be newly served in the summer timetable period.  SWISS will be offering travellers an even wider...

IATA rolls out new Timatic product to support contactless travel

IATA rolled out the next generation travel documentation and verification system which supports contactless travel and enhances the passenger experience. To achieve this,Timatic has undergone a complete redesign, setting a new benchmark in travel compliance solutions. Building on the success of its predecessor, Timatic AutoCheck offers a streamlined and interactive experience e...

Air Zermatt took delivery of its third Bell 429

Air Zermatt took delivery of its third Bell 429. With its 75-person medical personnel and flight crew, Air Zermatt provides transport, tourist flights, and rescue operations in the Swiss Alps and surrounding communities. Each year, Air Zermatt carries out around 2,000 rescue missions, the majority of which are with the Bell 429. In addition to the delivery of their Bell 429, Air Zermatt...