50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Switzerland aviation news

Meeting the expectations of business aviation in Geneva

After 15 years of preparations, the hangar, private ramp and 7-storey Geneva Airpark building, covering 20,000 sq m in the southern area of Geneva airport, became operational in 2009. This whole infrastructure responded to the airport authorities’ desire to develop optimal conditions for hosting business jets in Switzerland. By hosting the Bombardier Line Maintenance Station in Switze...

The Climate Jet Club paves the way to NET 0 private aviation flights

The Geneva-based Climate Jet Club (CJC) initiative which proposes private aviation users an innovative carbon Jet Card is now proposing customers more than just offsetting solutions: now, CJC Flyers can invest in carbon removal, the most effective way to bring back carbon levels to pre-industrial levels and thus reverse the dangerously rapid increase in temperatures on Earth. CJC Members now ha...

Sophie Mabire - leading Geneva Airpark to meet expectations of business aviation

One simple question - do you think there are a lot of women in aviation, in corporate aviation? What is the first idea, first similarity if we say women and aviation? I guess the majority will tell flight attendant. Some will think about female pilots. There are some women moving forward corporate aviation, giving their best on TOP managing positions. Sophie Mabire, General Manager of Geneva Ai...

Busy June 2021 at AMAC Aerospace

AMAC Aerospace re-delivered an Airbus ACJ319 to its principal. The privately-owned aircraft of a long-term customer arrived in March 2021 for a 72-month check and a major cabin refurbishment was also included in the ground-time of this project. The scope of work included warranty work on behalf of the OEM, was successfully finished on time and on budget. The aircraft has now been released and can...

Pilatus is further strengthening the Board of Directors

Hansueli Loosli was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Pilatus Annual General Meeting. In addition, the Annual General Meeting elected two further notable members: Martin P. Furrer and Mario Rossi. Oscar J. Schwenk, the longstanding Chairman of the Board of Directors, has decided not to stand for re-election to the office of Chairman of the Board of Directors this year...

Jet Aviation redelivers World’s first VVIP-outfitted BBJ 737 MAX

Jet Aviation has redelivered the first-ever VVIP cabin interior completed on a BBJ 737-8 to an undisclosed customer. The completion was designed, crafted and engineered entirely at Jet Aviation’s completions center in Basel. It is the company’s third redelivery this year. The redelivery of the first BBJ MAX aircraft worldwide draws on the full extent of Jet Aviation’s comple...

DALaviation is the first European customer for Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2

Geneva-based private jet charter company DALaviation Switzerland as the first Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 customer in Europe. The largest Citation jet in the light jet segment, the Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 will support DALaviation Switzerland as the company continues to increase its customer base throughout Europe by delivering an elevated passenger experience. The Citation CJ4 Ge...

Helvetic Airways migrated to AeroCRS

Swiss-based, Helvetic Airways, migrated to AeroCRS from their custom-made system which was in use by the airline for several years. Helvetic Airways will use the full suite of services by AeroCRS which include AeroCRS PSS, AeroCRS Network and AeroCRS Analytics. Established in 2003, Helvetic Airways offers flights to European destinations in the short and medium-haul sectors and operat...

New AMAC Aerospace hangar meets high demand of MRO Services

The new hangar 5 at the headquarters of AMAC Aerospace in Basel, Switzerland, dedicated to mid-size jets, meets the high demand for MRO services. The Swiss MRO and Completion experts won several new maintenance projects. Maintenance projects  In March, AMAC Aerospace opened its hangar doors to welcome a Boeing B737-NG. The long-term customer sent the narrow-body aircraft for a maintenan...

SPARFELL welcomes a new Challenger 300 to its fleet

If we say that since February 2020 air travel is not like it was before, whould you agree? Post pandemic air travel is still a challenge. So for many corporate and private travellers business aviation is the solutions they are choosing. Speed, safety, reliability and quality of services.  Demonstrating SPARFELL dynamism, the aviation group welcomes the 5th aircraft in 2021, a Challeng...

Geneva Airpark became 10th Bombardier Line Maintenance station in the world

Geneva Airpark is pleased to announce that its business aviation infrastructure at Geneva Airport is now hosting a new Bombardier Line Maintenance Station. This most recent addition further complements the tip-to-tail maintenance services provided by Bombardier’s rapidly growing Services and Support network in Europe and worldwide. Geneva Airpark: even more services for business avia...

Pilatus Year 2020 - despite pandemic Top Results

Corona also placed great demands on Pilatus, causing turbulence for the company : Pilatus managed to maintain turnover at 1.1 billion Swiss francs nevertheless, almost the same level as in 2019, and operating income was even slightly better at 155 million Swiss francs. 129 aircraft were delivered in total and the order book is well filled at 1.7 billion Swiss francs. What a year! There cannot b...