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Gogo Business Aviation 51,000 Five are announced

Here they are, highest dealer honors for 2018 from Gogo Business Aviation– the Gogo Business Aviation 51,000 Five! The award recognizes the highest-performing organizations in the company’s global dealer and distributor network, as chosen by the Gogo Business Aviation executive team. Recipients of the Gogo Business Aviation51,000 Fiveaward for 2018 are (in alphabetica...

Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance - benefits, perspective and development by HeliFlite Kurt Carlson

Beginning of March we reported the creation of Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance, meant to connect VIP helicopter charter operators and to open new opportunities, new destinations for clients, brokers and operators all arround the world. This time you have an opportunity to have an inside view from the CEO of HeliFlite Kurt Carlson.   As a New Jersey-based helicopte...

First flight of Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter, developed by Sikorsky and Boeing, achieved first flight at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Floridasite.  "DEFIANT is designed to fly at nearly twice the speed and has twice the range of conventional helicopters while retaining the very best, if not better low-speed and hover performance of conventional helicopt...

JetBlue - Fully Connected Core Experience on Airbus A320 Aircraft

Be ready! The Second and Final Phase of Airbus A320 Interior Cabin Restyling brings New Era of Comfort and Connectivity for JetBlue Customers The Most Legroom in Coach® Now Features the Widest, Most Comfortable A320 Seats, Larger Seatback TVs with Even More Entertainment, Expanded Gate-to-Gate High-Speed Internet on Nearly Every JetBlue Route—and More! JetBlue announced t...

Fourth Falcon 7X are joining Planet Nine Private Air fleet

Fourth ultra long-range Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft are joining Planet Nine Private Air fleet to its Part 135 certificate.   The aircraft, registration no. N996MS, is a low-time aircraft with less than 500 hours flown.  It is offered with the distinctive Planet Nine 14-seat luxury executive interior, with Wi-Fi and IFE from Swift Broadband.   “We...

First Sale To Customer for Gulfstream Reinforcing Commitment To Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel

The first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to a Gulfstream operator was announced on Friday. The customer, a U.S.-based multinational corporation, purchased 20,000 pounds of SAJF from Gulfstream's Long Beach, California, facility for its Gulfstream G550. "This sale is a direct result of our efforts to increase the visibility and availability of sustainable alte...

Frost & Sullivan Perspective on Boeing and the FAA Stand to Lose Big From the B737 Max Disaster

By Diogenis Papiomytis, Global Program Director – Commercial Aviation, Frost & Sullivan It is day four after the crash of Ethiopian flight ET302 that cost the life of 157 passengers and crew. In this period the world outside the US, Canada and a few exceptional cases has already grounded the B737 Max. Regulatory authorities are waiting for Boeing the Accident investigation te...

Magellan Jets Celebrates Another Year of Growth

Magellan Jets is celebrating another year of growth, averaging 30% growth over the last 11 years. 2018 saw the most renewals in history, with a renewal rate of 27%. Their membership program is the most popular, with a 92% retention rate; and the majority of members upgrading. It was also a record-breaking year for charter customers, which increased by 15% in 2018. Over a decade of success has also...

Immediate Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft called for by FlyersRights org

FlyersRights.org has called on the FAA to ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft after two fatal accidents in the past five months have claimed 346 lives.  Lion Air crashed in October 2018 after pilots were unable to override an automatic control system (MCAS or Maneuvering Character Augmentation System) that was not clearly disclosed by Boeing to airlines and pilots. Although it i...

2019 Top Safety Focus Areas named by NBAA

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has released its annual list of Top Safety Focus Areas, addressing the most pressing safety issues facing the broad array of business aviation operations. In order to determine those areas of greatest interest, the NBAA Safety Committee evaluated accident/incident statistics, operational safety data and robust hazard reporting information. ...

Kopter to establish new SH09 helicopter production facility in Lafayette

One of impressive results of Heli-Expo for Kopter Group is the announcement of the establishment of a new SH09 helicopter production facility in Lafayette, Louisiana. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Kopter Group’s CEO Andreas Löwenstein jointly announced that.  Kopter will lease a 84,700 sq. ft. facility from the Lafayette Airport Commission, which owns the sta...

Boeing to Offer Biofuel for Airlines to Fly New Airplanes Home

New initiative from Boeing - Biofuel to Fly New Airplanes Home. This program is meant to further spur the use of sustainable aviation fuels. It's quite simple - airlines and operators will have the option to power their new commercial jet with biofuel for the flight home. The use of sustainable aviation fuels cuts emissions up to 80 percent and support the industry’s drive to p...