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The aviation is forever changed - Garmin Autoland System

“Today, aviation is forever changed as we introduce one of the industry’s most significant innovations – the first Autoland system for general aviation aircraft,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin president and CEO. “The unveiling of Autoland demonstrates Garmin’s deep commitment to develop advanced technologies that enhance aviation safety and save lives.” In...

Getting ready for the "Big Game" - Air Partner Ultra-Premium packages

“The annual Big Game is among the most popular events for private jet travel in the world, and with this year’s game marking the culmination of the 100th season anniversary of the NFL, we expect it to be one of the busiest yet,” said David McCown, president of Air Partner U.S. “Air Partner has collaborated with Flag in the Sand to bring our JetCard clien...

Holidays are coming - Three newcomers to Clay Lacy Aviation fleet

Thinking about busy holiday season Clay Lacy Aviation has some important additions to its fleet - Gulfstream G650ER, Falcon 7X and Pilatus PC-24. All that is left to clients - make their choice of the aircraf. A 16-passenger, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650ER, a 16-passenger, long-range and fuel-efficient Dassault Falcon 7X tri-jet and the East Coast’s first Pil...

VIP helicopter charter company debuts at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

A debut of Luxaviation Helicopters ... sounds strange? However it is true - this is the first time for the company at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Charlotte Pedersen, CEO, Luxaviation Helicopters, says: “Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show provides an excellent opportunity for us to discuss with new and existing customers how we can support them in combining their yacht ex...

The start of a new era for the human spaceflight industry

Virgin Galactic and Social Capital Hedosophia, a public investment vehicle, announced the completion of their previously announced business combination. The resulting company is named Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. and its common stock, units and warrants are expected to commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “SPCE”, ”SPCE.U” a...

Expanded in-flight connectivity options for Citation business jets

Textron Aviation has received supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for Gogo AVANCE L5 connectivity system upgrade for its Cessna Citation X+, Citation Sovereign+ and Citation Latitude business jets. Aircraft equipped with Gogo AVANCE L5 will experience faster inflight connectivity speeds and an enhanced network to support on-the-go business needs. This STC expands the company’s Appro...

An expansion of Urban Air Mobility opportunities in New York

We guess so many people are aware of issues with NewYork traffic... Many of them are  looking for Urban Air Mobility solutions in order to improve the situation and offer to visitors and eople living in better experience. Here is one announecemnt, capable to make a lot of happy peole:Sheltair and BLADE announced an alliance to expand Urban Air Mobility opportunities for the New...

Turnkey 604XT Aircraft offered by Constant Aviation and Nextant Aerospace

A partnership between Constant Aviation and Nextant Aerospace was announced to offer 604XT upgraded, refurbished and customized aircraft directly to end-buyers. Under the partnership, Nextant Aerospace will acquire a Challenger 604 aircraft on behalf of the end-buyer, carry it through the upgrade/completion process and deliver the aircraft to the end-buyer in accordance with the buyer&rs...

New Industry Flagship Introduction is a Success - Gulfstream G700

On the eve of NBAA-BACE 2019 a new indutry flagship was introduced - Gulfstream G700! Two days and so many great news: announcement of launch customer, announcement of first North American customer... Let's have a closer look to this amazing aircraft! Gulfstream President Mark Burns said: “The Gulfstream G700 takes the very best elements from our most innovative pro...

Two BBJ 787-9 Dreamliner to One VIP Customer

Boeing announced a VIP customer, has requested to be unidentified, to be behind the purchase of two ultra-long range 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes.The order, placed in August, has a list price value of $564 million.  The BBJ 787-9, a business jet version of the technologically-advanced 787-9 Dreamliner, is sought after by customers who place a premium on the jet’s globe-spanni...

A view to sustainability - Jet Aviation’ new Van Nuys FBO and hangar facility

As the latest step in the company’s commitment to expand its footprint in the United States Jet Aviation’s new Van Nuys FBO and hangar facility on track for opening. It is expected to be operational already in Q4 2019!  10,000 sq. ft. FBO terminal and 43,000 sq. ft. hangar was built with a view to sustainability. The Van Nuys facility is the first Jet Aviation si...

Better Than Ever: Pilatus PC-12 NGX revealed

An easy question - World’s Best Turboprop? The answer is quite obvious - industry’s most advanced and versatile single-engine turboprop – the PC-12 NGX. The brand-new PC-12 NGX incorporates an improved engine, smarter avionics and a completely redesigned cabin with larger windows, making this third generation of the PC-12 airframe the most advanced single-engine turb...