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Switzerland orders Hermes 900 UAV

Switzerland has signed a production contract for the Elbit Systems Hermes 900 unmanned air vehicle following selection of the type in June 2014. Worth $200 million, the contract award from the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) comes two months after the nation's parliament approved the purchase of six Hermes 900 UAVs – a vital precursor o...

AMAC continues to deliver to MENA VVIP customers

AMAC Aerospace has delivered another Global Express within a short ground time after a base maintenance check at the AMAC facility in Basel, Switzerland. The undisclosed head of state customer from the MENA region was said to be very pleased about the on time delivery of his Global Express. A privately owned Airbus A319 from the region has been inducted for a heavy maintenance C- Check at t...

ExecuJet Awarded Industry-Leading FAA Certificate in China

Following a successful audit by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ExecuJet Aviation Group is celebrating Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145 certification for its Repair Station at Tianjin Binhai Airport, China. The industry-leading certificate is awarded when a repair station complies with the safety standards necessary to inspect and maintain aircraft and aircraft parts, thus ensur...

Jet Aviation completes and delivers ACJ320 for European head of state

Jet Aviation Basel has outfitted and delivered an Airbus ACJ320 to an undisclosed European government. The handover of the head-of-state aircraft marks the Swisscompany’s third VIP airliner completion this year. Other projects include a Boeing Business Jet and twin-aisle A340-600. The ACJ320 is certificated for private use, and seats 57 passengers and five crew members. The narr...

ExecuJet Celebrates Its Sweet 16 in the Middle East at Dubai Air Show

ExecuJet Middle East, part of the ExecuJet Aviation Group, is celebrating 16 years in the region coupled with 10 years MRO operations, as the company continues to increase its presence in the UAE. The Swiss-headquartered organisation is a Bombardier authorised service facility, which has been awarded Best Overall Maintenance Facility two years in a row and best International Maintenance Facilit...

ExecuJet fixed as a new force

Switzerland-based ExecuJet has come a long way since it started out in South Africa in the 90s. Yet its heart is still in Africa, as Ettori Poggi told Ian Sheppard. When news broke unexpectedly last year that ExecuJet would be acquired by Luxaviation- CMI Group it put the Swiss company at the centre of the new wave of consolidation many had said was well overdue in business aviation. With...

Jet Aviation expands aircraft management services with insurance benefits analysis

Jet Aviation has introduced a new comparative analysis of insurance benefits service based on specific aircraft flight operation requirements. The service aims to clarify insurance options and help ensure maximum flight operation safety at competitive rates. In response to numerous client and industry requests for clarification of aircraft insurance schemes available to the market, Jet Aviation...

The wheel is already invented – Steering Partners

Meeting new companies, sometime you have a clear impression, people are trying to invent the wheel once again.  This time and this conversation, made us see very clear – it is already there for centuries, so no need to try to reinvent, when you can do something better. There is a brilliant saying – these are all familiar faces. Exactly that was our great surprise when we met tw...

SWISS posts CHF 187 million EBIT for the third-quarter period

SWISS achieved earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of CHF 401 million for the first nine months of 2015, a 59% increase on the same period last year. The company posted an EBIT of CHF 187 million for the third-quarter period, a 36% year-on-year improvement. The substantially-improvedEBIT results are attributable in particular to low oil prices and the...

ExecuJet Zurich FBO gains IS-BAH certificate

ExecuJet Aviation Group Zurich FBO has gained the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH), becoming the first FBO in Switzerland to hold this certificate. “We are delighted our Zurich FBO has passed the IS-BAH audit, which not only shows the quality of our support services but also our commitment to using the most comprehensive assessments available across the boa...

ExecuJet Achieves New Global Code of Best Safety Practice in Zurich

ExecuJet Aviation Group has received accreditation by the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) for its fixed-based operation (FBO) in Zurich, becoming the first FBO in Switzerland and one of the first across Europe to hold this industry-leading certificate. The IS-BAH is a global code of best practices for business aviation ground handlers assessed through a safety man...

Air Europa awards SR Technics major cabin refurbishment contract

October 14, 2015 – Zurich, Switzerland: SR Technics, one of the world’s leading providers of technical solutions to airlines, announced today that it had secured an order from Air Europa Lineas Aéreas S.A.U., Spain’s leading privately owned airline, to upgrade 12 of its Airbus A330 cabin interiors. The work will be carried out by SR Technics’ Zurich-based Center o...