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AMAC Aerospace new projects coming to Basel

AMAC Aerospace Basel starts 3 new projects: a substantial project on a Bombardier Global XRS, a Bombardier Global 6000 and another one on an Airbus ACJ318. The privately-owned Global XRS arrived at the end of February and is undergoing a 120-month inspection in Basel, Switzerland. Besides the maintenance check, AMAC Aerospace will carry out a partial cabin interior refurbishment and a...

Geneva Airpark adapted operations and procedures to COVID-19 crisis

Geneva Airpark has implemented full procedures and organization to manage the arrivals and departures of business jets and host and protect them in its hangar throughout the Covid-19 crisis at Geneva airport. Health: application of social distancing measures Geneva Airpark has adapted all its procedures to comply with social distancing measures so as to protect the health of its customers, t...

IATA Thanks Regulators for Flexibility, Urges Others to Follow Suit

The International Air Transport Association welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented challenge in coping with the business and ope...

Geneva Airpark increase in Daily formulas

Geneva Airpark underwent continued its momentum in 2019, with an increase in Daily formulas, very regular activity for aircraft movements and IS-BAH certified services for planes and crews. These new signs of satisfaction from customers demonstrate their interest in the personalized hosting options. 5,000 aircraft movements Geneva Airpark provided a daily average of 14 aircraft movement...

EBACE 2020 cancelled

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the decision to cancel the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2020 (EBACE2020), due to concerns related to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The event was scheduled to take place in Geneva from 26-28 May, 2020. Both business aviation groups...

The demand for private jets is skyrocketing due to coronavirus: LunaJets

The effects of Coronavirus are being felt across the travel industry—but as commercial aviation is hit hard, the private jet industry is booming with inquiries. As Coronavirus causes drops in flight bookings, many commercial airlines announced cuts in their flight schedule. Besides, clients are looking to avoid crowded airports, packed cabins of commercial flights or to evacuate affecte...

VA Footprints by Vertis Aviation pledges to offset carbon for all customers

A new carbon offset programme in business aviation cummunity: Vertis Aviation commits to offsetting 100% of carbon emissions generated by charter flights it arranges. The programme, named VA Footprints, ensures that customers on each charter flight, no matter its route or distance, will have the associated greenhouse gas emissions offset at no expense to them. Vertis will pay the full ca...

Production Organization Approval granted to Kopter Group

Kopter Group received today from FOCA the certificate granting the Production Organization Approval.This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Production Organization. It is attesting that Kopter has in place qualified personnel, the necessary methods, processes and procedures, as well as a reliable quality system. It is a major milestone for Kopter making it eligible to produce and ram...

Successful Conclusion pf PC-24 Rough Field Certification Campaign

Pilatus obtained certification for take-offs and landings on grass, wet earth and snow, making the PC-24 the world’s most flexible business jet ever. Pilatus has now obtained full rough field certification for the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet. Certification for operations on dry sand and gravel was delivered in 2018. A comprehensive post-certification test campaign was conducted throughout...

Geneva Airpark: guaranteed slots and business jet parking at GVA

Are you coming to an event, hold since more than 80 years already? The annual Geneva International Motor Show? The show which hosts thousands of visitors, passioned and enjoying ann event presenting newevest models of World Car industry. Be a part of the show to see to see by yourself future trends of the industry. A logical question may rise - aviation news and car industry, what is the connectio...

Bell has new independent representative in Switzerland - Centaurium Aviation

During HAI Heli-Expo 2020 Bell Textron announced an Independent Representative for Switzerland - Centaurium Aviation. “We are delighted to have Centaurium Aviation as a Bell IR for Switzerland. We thank Centaurium for being a loyal Bell customer,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Managing Director, Europe & Russia. “Bell is proud to work with Centaurium and support it...

Spanish Air Force bought PC-21 Training System Including 24 Aircraft

Already third European air force, this time The Spanish one, Ejército del Aire, opted for the Swiss-produced PC-21, the Next Generation Trainer. Pilatus has committed to delivering a total of 24 PC-21s to Spain. The single-engine turboprop trainer aircraft will replace the Casa C-101 jet trainers used since 1980. The Ministry of Defence was looking for a new, highly efficient trai...