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FLYING Smart opens new base at Biggin Hill

FLYING Smart has opened a new base at Bigin Hill. The facility was inaugurated in conjunction with the BGAD event held on 15 September at Biggin Hill. The company also became a Daher TBM authorised distributor. “We congratulate David on the opening of FLYING Smart’s new headquarters, which will be the TBM sales and demonstration centre in the British Isles.” Nicola...

BBA Aviation Eyes Acquisition Of Landmark

British aircraft services company BBA Aviation is reported to be in talks to acquire US competitor Landmark Aviation, which could be valued at more than USD$2 billion including debt. BBA is participating in a sale process for Landmark Aviation, which is owned by private equity firm Carlyle and has attracted several bidders, including buyout firms. Landmark Aviation has been exploring a sale...

Helitech Organizers Expect Busy Show in London

The organizers of Helitech International, scheduled to take place at London’s Excel exhibition center from October 6 to 8, are expecting the show will draw as many exhibitors and visitors as in 2013, the last time it was held in London. Two years ago, before it made a continental incursion into Amsterdam last year, the event attracted a record 220 exhibitors and 5,600 visitors. This year for...

Google Urges Airlines to Reap Rewards From Mobile Disruption

, encouraged airlines to embrace mobile and the opportunities created by disruption, and the growth of mobile. "In the airline industry we think about disruption in a bad sense. My flight was disrupted and my bag was lost, [it's a] bad experience for our passengers. But there's also something to do [with disruption] to minimize the costs for our businesses," Friesen said. &quo...

Oriens Aviation appointed as Pilatus distributor and service centre

Oriens Aviation has been appointed as a Pilatus distributor and authorised service centre in the UK. The company has ordered three PC-12s for delivery next year. Edwin Brenninkmeyer, Oriens Aviation CEO, says that he has already seen a great deal of interest in the PC-12. Although the order book for the PC-24 jet is currently closed, Oriens say they would like to become the UK distributor fo...