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Kopter is moving forward with SH09 Flight Test Program

The Kopter Flight Test crew has successfully performed a series of flight tests with the newly fitted and improved Main Gear Box (MGB) casing on SH09 Prototype 3 (P3). The flights performed with the retrofitted gearbox have already confirmed the expectations of Kopter engineers and crew: the new MGB runs more smoothly, is quieter and its enhanced capabilities to sustain flight loads enable the...

Flightpass offers ten one-way flights within Europe from or to Geneva

Meet the Flightpass, offering ten one-way flights within Europe from or to Geneva, in October. The new product has been jointly developed with the Lufthansa Innovation Hub.  In view of the success of its trial phase, SWISS is now permanently introducing its Flightpass product offering ten one-way flights on its Geneva-based European network. Customers can choose from a City Pass or a Disco...

Take full advantage of Switzerland all year round

Taking care of an aircraft is a full time job, you can ask every professional of business aviation industry, they will confirm. Aicraft owners, aircraft operators, aicraft management comanies - every of them are looking for best solutions for jets, including sheltering solutions. This is an information you need to read and read once again if needed, because this is about new tailor-made shel...

Female touch in business aviation – three major points from Sophie Mabire

There are several must be in every business, one of them – constant quality of services. If we are talking about business aviation, this is a basic pillar of every company, who’s looking to growth it’s business and stay in industry for a really long time.  One of such places, such companies, we are lucky to know personally – Geneva Airpark. Each visit is a pleasure...

SWISS to create over 300 new jobs

SWISS will continue to create jobs in 2019 and 2020, and will be recruiting some 700 new personnel between now and the end of next March. The two further Boeing 777-300ERs which are set to join the SWISS aircraft fleet in early 2020 alone will generate over 300 additional work positions – the equivalent of a small to medium-sized enterprise for each of the long-haul jets. Young people embark...

Newcomer in Vertis Aviation mid-range charter fleet

Vertis Aviation has added a Dassault Falcon 900EX to its Vertis Charter Management Programme. The latest addition to the virtual roster of aircraft is managed and operated by a UK AOC holder and is now exclusively marketed through Vertis. Based at London Farnborough Airport the Falcon 900EX is available for international charter immediately through any of the Vertis offices in Boston, Du...

South America First PC-24 Super Versatile Jet

 First South America First PC-24 Super Versatile Jet was delivered to the lucky Chilean customer Ignacio del Rio!  The Super Versatile Jet flies under Chilean registry. It was the 40th PC-24 delivered since the new business jet was certified in December 2017. Ignacio del Rio, already a Pilatus owner flying a PC-12 NG, will keep both aircraft and operate them out of his...

Six Pilatus PC-24s for Swedish Air Ambulance

Medical evacuation, more than important part of business aviation idustry. One very good news regarding the medevac. After a long period of intensive and very professionally conducted negotiations, the “Kommunalförbundet Svenskt Ambulansflyg” (KSA) has opted for six Pilatus PC-24s in a fully equipped air ambulance configuration. These PC-24s will provide aeromedical care across...

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...