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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...

Leonardo acquires Kopter to extend helicopter market leadership

Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG. This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector; leveraging innovation, new capabilities and engineering skills which have been developed by the young, agile Swiss Company. Kopter’s SH09, a new single engine helicopter, is a perfect fit f...

Welcome a fully-refurbished SWISS Airbus A340 fleet

SWISS concluded the cabin refurbishment programme for its Airbus A340 aircraft fleet in mid-January. All five fleet members have now been provided with a totally new cabin and a new inflight entertainment system. As a result, SWISS now offers its passengers internet connectivity on board throughout its long-haul fleet.  SWISS has newly equipped the cabins of its five Airbus A340 a...

New main rotor configuration for Kopter SH09

Kopter pursues its flight test campaign in Sicily with its 3rd prototype (P3) having now reached more than 100 flights and being now equipped with a modified main rotor head and the next generation of main rotor blades. Both were successfully tested at the end of last year on the company’s whirltower in Ennetmoos, Switzerland. These have now been installed on P3 in Pozzallo where Kopter...

Business Aviation sustainability initiatives at 2020 World Economic Forum

Two new carbon-reduction initiatives for Davos-bound flights at this year’s World Economic Forum, starting Jan. 21, 2020, in Davos, Switzerland. The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, in conjunction with the World Economic Forum and Zurich Airport, has secured agreements to make SAF available for aircraft departing the airport.  At an event held Jan. 20 at Z...

SCALE Aviation - new financing and liquidity player on aviation market

Credit Suisse established a new wholly-owned subsidiary, SCALE Aviation. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, SCALE will focus on supporting Credit Suisse’s clients in driving increased aviation investment and facilitating seamless execution of aviation transactional activity. Credit Suisse's establishment of SCALE is a complementary extension of our existing Global Markets Securitized...

Special Davos event support by Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation elite team of service specialists, equipment and rapid response aircraft will be positionned at airports near Davos the week of January 20th.  Dassault Aviation makes global product support organization comprehensive resources available to Falcon customers during special global events, this year including the Super Bowl in February in Miami and the Summer Olympics...

A diverse new decade of charter business is coming

We often have an opportunity to discuss the future development of business aviation industry with TOP executives. What is changing, how it will impact the industry, what trends are to be expected? Let's see deeper with Chief Operating Officer of Vertis Aviation, Catherine Buchanan .The company is predicting a decade of diversity as changing social attitudes, environmen...

The first fully authorized Cirrus Service Center for Vision Jet SF50 in Europe - Air Service Basel

Congratulations Air Service Basel! They just became the first Authorized Service Center for EASA and FAA registered Cirrus aircraft in Europe, to support the Cirrus Vision Jet SF50 for Maintenance and CAMO+services. The company began by achieving the EASA Part-145 Approval for Full Line & Base Maintenance, including the FAA Repair Station Approval at the end of 2019, s...

Rich on activity end of 2019 and positive outlook for 2020 - AMAC Aerospace

The end of 2019 was quite active for AMAC Aerospace - a successful re-delivery of a Boeing B737 and signing of new contracts for Airbus aircraft. AMAC Aerospace accomplished a project on a Boeing B737. The aircraft underwent a full cabin interior refurbishment and in addition a heavy base maintenance has been carried out by AMAC’s skilled technicians. AMAC could re-deliver the a...

1700th PC-12 delivered to Jetfly Aviation

Amazing quote from Pilatus - "Leadership is never self-appointed, Leadership Is Earned!"  This is exactly why PC-12 has clearly earned its leadership position in the segment and brilliant reputation: versatile, safe, reliable, proven. The worldwide PC-12 fleet has already clocked up over seven million hours in the air. A wide variety of branches &n...