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Leonardo and Sloane Helicopters partnership sees stronger presence in UK and Irish VIP helicopter markets

Sloane Helicopters has ordered a GrandNew light twin A GrandNew and an AW169 aircraft ordered by two private customers at Sloane Six new and second hand helicopters sold in the last 12 months in UK and Ireland through the partnership between Leonardo and Sloane Helicopters Leonardo maintains its leading position in the global VIP market with a 50 percent share in the multiengine segment...

Airbus Corporate Jets and Pagani announce Infinito cabin

Airbus Corporate Jets and the Italian hypercar Atelier Pagani Automobili are announcing a new cabin design for the ACJ319neo, called Infinito, at the EBACE show. A key feature of the Infinito cabin is its sky ceiling, which can bring a live view of the sky above the aircraft into the cabin – or display other images. This creates even more of a feeling of airiness and space, truly liv...

Waves Technologies selects Cessna Grand Caravan EX to launch new UK-based air taxi service

Textron Aviation announced during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) it has secured an order from Waves Technologies Ltd for a Cessna Grand Caravan EX utility turboprop. The aircraft is expected to deliver in the coming months and will support the launch of Waves’ new on-demand, user-driven air taxi service for the U.K. Channel Islands....

EBACE2017 Showcases Energy and Strength of Business Aviation in Europe

As the final day of the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) wrapped up, organizers said the show was one of the most successful in recent memory, reinforcing its reputation as the industry’s most important event in Europe. EBACE is jointly hosted by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the European Business Aviation Association (EBA...

Piaggio Aerospace and Riviera Airport unveils plans to create a new strategic centre

At the opening day of EBACE 2017, Riviera Airport - historical airport with a strategic position in Villanova d’Albenga (Liguria region) and co-exhibiting with Piaggio Aerospace -unveils plans to create a strategic and exclusive centre of general & business aviation in the Northern Mediterranean.   The project consists of the creation of a new runway, the offer of new infrastructure...

M600 European Demo Tour a Huge Success

Piper Aircraft announced that the M600 demo tour, which began 6 weeks ago following Aero Friedrichshafen, has far exceeded the team's expectations.  The aircraft has proven its reliability and efficiency while completing 55 demo flights and nearly 100 hours.  The market's reaction has been nothing short of amazing, since the aircraft's European debut at Aero Friedrichshafen;...

Paula Kraft to open professional flight attendant training institute

Paula Kraft, an icon in the business aviation inflight catering industry with her Tastefully Yours catering base in Atlanta, GA, has been recommended as a subject matter expert by NBAA to the board of International Standard for Business Aircraft Handlers (IS-BAH)  for a three-year term. IS-BAH follows the long-established format and structure of the International Standard for Business Airc...

Emperor Aviation expands fleet with a new Bombardier Global 6000

Aircraft management company Emperor Aviation, which is a part of Aim of Emperor multi-diversified group of companies, takes delivery of a new ultra long-range business jet Bombardier Global 6000. Emperor Aviation experts have monitored all stages of jet production and delivery on Bombardier’s facilities in Canada and in the USA for over the year. The announcement was made during ЕВАСЕ&n...

Women in Corporate Aviation Awards New TAG Aviation Training Scholarship

At the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA-intl.org) awarded an inaugural TAG Global Training scholarship to Beth Walker. As the scholarship winner, Walker will receive a week's training at TAG Global Training in the UK and will earn her EASA Cabin Crew Attestation.  Debbie Elliott, Manager TAG Global Training said: "I am...

Airbus Launches ACH – Airbus Corporate Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has launched Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH), its high-end, bespoke brand, at EBACE 2017. The brand, which will be identified by the ACH logo, will build on the company’s leadership in the Private and Business Aviation market, offering a unique level of quality finish, craftsmanship and bespoke service matching the most demanding requirements. ACH provides an exclusi...

FlairJet Agrees to Manage Phenom 300 for Surf Air Europe

FlairJet Ltd. (FlairJet), the UK-based aircraft management company, who’s parent company is Flexjet Ltd, is pleased to announce a recently signed agreement to manage the first Phenom 300 aircraft on behalf of Surf Air Europe Ltd. The first Surf Air Phenom 300 will go into service next month. The aircraft will be maintained by the manufacturer, Embraer Executive Jets, and will be operated...

Hendell Aviation and Fly7 ‘SET’ on European expansion

Buoyed by EASA’s approval to allow single-engine turboprops to fly commercially in IFR conditions and at night, two leading Pilatus PC-12 operators,  Hendell Aviation of Finland and Fly7 of Switzerland, are at EBACE, Geneva this week to share their experience with operators and meet with European airports.  Top of the agenda is a potential UK base, which Hendell Aviation has ide...

Luxaviation Helicopters announces strategic partnership with Azur Hélicoptère

Luxaviation Helicopters and Azur Hélicoptère are announcing today a new partnership which will bring a seamless private helicopter and jet experience to clients visiting the South of France. Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group (EBACE booth number T70), will work together with Azur Hélicoptère to provide helicopter transfers to clients’ end de...

Air Hamburg Becomes Launch Customer for Embraer Legacy 650E

Embraer announced that Germany-based charter operator Air Hamburg is the launch customer for the new Legacy 650E. Air Hamburg will expand its Embraer business jet fleet with an additional order for three new Legacy 650E. The contract has a value of USD 77.7 million, based on current list prices, and will be included in the Company’s 2017 second-quarter backlog. The aircraft fleet delivery is...

Piper M600 Achieves EASA Certification

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced that it has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its top-of-the-line, single-engine turboprop, the M600. "This is the fifth certification the M600 has received in less than a year from aviation authorities around the world," said Piper Aircraft CEO, Simon Caldecott. "The European certification is a key...

TAG Aviation Receives Renewed Wyvern Wingman Status Today at EBACE 2017

TAG Aviation has today reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to safety with renewed accreditation to the Wyvern Wingman program for its operations in Switzerland as part of an award ceremony at EBACE this year. The UK-based operating Centre also renewed its accreditation to the Wyvern Wingman safety program last summer.  The Wyvern Wingman Standard is widely recognised as the industry&rsquo...

Embraer Selects Honeywell JetWave for Lineage 1000E High-Speed Data Connectivity

Embraer announced the selection of Honeywell’s JetWaveTM Ka-band technology to power the Lineage 1000E business jet’s high-speed data connectivity through Inmarsat’s Jet ConneXTM satellite service. The first Lineage 1000E with this new feature will be delivered in the first quarter of 2018. “Since entering the market, Embraer Executive Jets has been committed to ret...

Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX selected as linefit option by four major business jet manufacturers

Inmarsat (ISAT.L), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced a significant milestone for its Jet ConneX inflight broadband service, with four of the business aviation industry’s major private jet manufacturers now offering the next-generation solution to customers as a linefit option. Inmarsat achieved the power of four with the confirma...

Acropolis Aviation selects CFM LEAP-1A engine for new ACJ320neo

Acropolis Aviation announced at the European Business Aviation Exhibition and Convention (EBACE 2017) that its new Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft will be powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines. The seven-year-old VIP charter operator, based at Farnborough Airport, UK, with a complementary sales office in Florida, USA, became launch customer for the ACJ320neo when it signed an order wit...

TAG Aviation’s TFMS Becomes UK’s First Rolls-Royce Business Aviation Authorised Service Centre

TAG Aviation’s Farnborough Maintenance Services (TFMS) has been approved to become the first UK-based Rolls-Royce Authorised Service Centre to support BR710 engines installed on Bombardier Global Express* aircraft. TFMS recently successfully completed a second 120-Month Inspection on a Global Express and this approval is a logical addition to its already extensive suite of OEM (Original...

Jetex delivers FBO services at 15 locations within wider edeis airport network in France

Under a co-branding agreement with French airport developer Edeis, Jetex Flight Support will provide FBO services and ground handling support across 15 locations within the Edeis Airports network in France. This new partnership officially comes into play on June 1, 2017.  The 15 FBOs will join existing Jetex facilities based in France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Ukraine, amongst others, bringi...

ExecuJet and Luxaviation Group celebrate strength of international FBO network

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group (EBACE booth number T70), is celebrating a series of successful initiatives across its 25-strong FBO network over the past 12 months. Ettore Poggi, who was appointed to the new role of Group FBO Director on 1 November 2016 to oversee the development of ExecuJet’s and the Luxaviation Group’s growing FBO business, says: “We are extremely p...

Elit’Avia Continues to Strengthen its Position in Europe with San Marino AOC

Elit’Avia (EBACE booth F70), a fully-integrated provider of business aircraft charter, management and operation services, has announced that it has been awarded an aircraft operator certificate (AOC) from the Republic of San Marino Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) (EBACE booth W70).  As a microstate within Italy, San Marino is unique in several respects. Its CAA is governed by Internation...

NetJets unveils 360 product portfolio in Europe

NetJets Inc. unveiled its new 360-degree product portfolio at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva.  On a media flight from London Luton to Geneva, Seth Zlotkin & John Odegard, Managing Partners, QS Partners and Gilles Marzuoli, Executive Director, Executive Jet Management Europe reaffirmed the companies’ strong performance over the past...

Cessna Citation Longitude crosses the pond for European debut

Textron Aviation is displaying its new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude for the first time in Europe at this week’s 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE). The Longitude on display is the fourth aircraft to join the test program, and is the first flying test aircraft with a fully fitted interior. The aircraft is being used to evaluate systems related to the...

Air BP and RocketRoute launch a digital suite of business aviation services

Air BP and RocketRoute, the European based aviation services company, underlined their commitment to the business and general aviation market with the launch of a new and enhanced RocketRoute app that takes the service offering beyond fuel and flight planning.  The new RocketRoute app will enable pilots to connect directly with thousands of ground handlers, FBOs and aviation providers worldwi...

Pratt & Whitney Canada Leadership in Business Aviation

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) highlighted a number of achievements related to its turbofan engine families that demonstrate the company’s leadership in the business jet sector. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “Our PW300 engine family, with a power capability that ranges from 4,700 to 8,000 pounds thrust, has proven itself time and again...

AMAC wins a new completion project : An Airbus ACJ320neo for Acropolis Aviation

AMAC Aerospace is pleased to announce that a completion contract for a VVIP completion of an Airbus ACJ320neo has been awarded by Acropolis Aviation, to AMAC’s headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. This will be the first Airbus A320neo delivered by Airbus Corporate Jets for VVIP configuration. The launch customer for the ACJ320neo, Acropolis Aviation, is enhancing its bespoke aviation servi...

Embraer Executive Jets expands customer support in Europe

Embraer Executive Jets is expanding its customer support network in Europe. Today, during a press conference at the 17th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, the company announced the appointment of JF Service as its new authorized service center for Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets in Russia. The Moscow-based company will support Embraer&r...

Sky Valet wins Ibiza FBO tender and will soon inaugurate a fully refurbished state-of-the art FBO

Sky Valet announces at EBACE that it has been awarded the tender to manage the Ibiza Business Aviation Terminal for the nextfive years, in line with the process being followed by AENA to develop the FBO business model in Spain, which we are delighted to collaborate with.     The Business Aviation terminal is currently going through a complete refurbishment process, and VIP passengers...

Industry first: Vistajet abolishes positioning fees globally

VistaJet announced that it has abolished hourly ferry flight fees for new Program customers globally. Uniquely in the industry, the commitment applies no matter where in the world a customer is flying to or from. The move signals a significant commitment to VistaJet’s mission to be the first operator to offer a truly global service. Its customers now have complete freedom when booking,...

TAG Aviation Completes Second 120- Month Inspection on Global Express Aircraft

TAG Aviation Farnborough Maintenance Services (TFMS) has completed its second 120-month inspection on a Global Express* aircraft. The on time and on budget delivery of this significant project reinforces TFMS as one of the two TAG ‘Centres of Excellence’ for undertaking heavy base maintenance work on Bombardier. Since December 2016, TFMS has been hiring and training several typ...

Pilatus Presents Series Standard PC-24 at EBACE 2017 and Series Production is Underway

The third PC-24 prototype, which also represents the series standard, will be unveiled to the general public at this year's European Business Aviation Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, from 22 to 24 May 2017. At the Pilatus headquarters, PC-24 series production is underway and accelerating to ensure on-time delivery of the first customer aircraft after certification. A premiere at EBACE 2017: t...

AfBAA celebrates five years with launch of AfBAC EXPO and Access Africa

The African Business Aviation Association, AfBAA, today marks its fifth anniversary having launched on the 15th May at EBACE 2012. To celebrate the successful establishment of the dynamic organisation AfBAA will be launching AfBAC EXPO, Africa’s first dedicated Business Aviation Conference, Exhibition and Static Display, at the African Pavilion – Booth V70 – during this year&rsqu...

Flying Colours refurbishes first jet to incorporate INAIRVATION components.

Flying Colours Corp. the North America-headquartered refurbishment, completions and MRO specialist will attend this year’s European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition - Booth P106 – having just completed the world’s first executive jet refurbishment incorporating pre-engineered cabin components manufactured by Austria-based INAIRVATION.  The 2003 Bombardier Classic...

EBACE - it is not only work

Traditional business aviation exhibition EBACE in Geneva starts already less than in two weeks. Everyone who once participated knows - this event is one of the most important for companies operating on the business aviation market. A lot of meetings and negotiations, presentations and media events at PalEXPO during all three days of work. Often, you just don't have enou...

Piper Aircraft M600 on Display for First Time at EBACE

Piper Aircraft has announced plans to attend the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) and display its top-of-the line M600 aircraft.  Executives from Piper Aircraft will attend the event along with its European dealers and sales agents, to be held May 22-24 at Geneva's Palexpo and Geneva International Airport. "This year's EBACE convention is the i...

Bombardier Global 7000 Flight Test Program Ramps Up with Maiden Flight of Third Flight Test Vehicle

Third flight test vehicle will join two Global 7000 test aircraft already flying Global 7000 aircraft’s exceptionally smooth ride redefines the business aircraft experience Offering unparalleled comfort, the Global 7000 aircraft has four distinct living spaces and a dedicated crew rest area Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that a third Global 7...

Download the EBACE2017 Mobile App Before Heading to Geneva

The official EBACE mobile app allows attendees to prepare for the show, enhances their event experience in Geneva and serves as a useful reference all year long. The free mobile app – available for the iPad, iPhone and Android smartphones – includes the following: Full conference agenda with locations and descriptions of education sessions and key events An exhibitor dir...

Satcom Direct and Lufthansa Technik extend nicemedia® in-flight entertainment service to all platforms

The nicemedia® premium content service launched by SD at MEBAA 2016 for aircraft equipped with nice®HD cabin systems is now available for all IFE/CMS platforms. Together with Lufthansa Technik, SD has expanded the types of jets which can benefit from the nicemedia SmartBox system, which delivers Hollywood blockbuster movies and contemporary TV shows to the cabin. SD will be booking appoint...

Business Aircraft Financing: Europe’s Changing Landscape

Are you prepared for the opportunities and challenges ahead for business aircraft financing in Europe? As some banks leave the market and non-bank lenders fill the gap, aircraft financiers, attorneys and others involved in aircraft transactions can be ready to respond to changing landscape by hearing from experts at the International Aircraft Transactions Seminar, held on 21 May 2017, prior to the...

JETNET Demonstrating New Intelligence Features at EBACE 2017

JETNET, the world leader in aviation market intelligence, will demonstrate a series of new releases and features in their aircraft research service lineup at EBACE 2017 at the Geneva Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. Highlights this year include: Aerodex Elite, a new product that combines owner/operator data with the FAA’s Traffic Flow Management System in near real time; a mobile impleme...

Is Europe Turning the Corner in Business Aviation?

Presenting the state of the European business aviation industry at its annual press conference, Brandon Mitchener, the new CEO of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), said that the sector was showing promising signs of vigour after a few years of flat figures.   “We’ve now had six months of steady growth in traffic numbers and they’re the best since 2011,&rdq...

EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar

The EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar is less than a month away and will be held on 21 May (immediately prior to EBACE) in Geneva. The agenda for this year covers a variety of topics, from the impact of Brexit on the industry to an analysis of the U.S. business aviation market, making this a must attend event. Successful aircraft transactions require a team approach involving th...

FAI completes seven million euro carbon neutral hangar development at Nuremberg Airport

FAI Asset Management GmbH, a member of the Nuremberg, Germany-headquartered FAI Aviation Group, has today completed a brand new 4800 m2 carbon neutral maintenance hangar, known as Hangar 8, at Albrecht Dürer Airport (NUE) in Nuremberg, Germany. The new hangar represents an investment of €7m and has created at least 10 new local engineering jobs, plus a number of other support positions....

Piaggio Aerospace Avanti EVO at EBACE 2017

Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business and defence & security sectors, today announced it will participate with its Avanti EVO in the 17th edition of EBACE, the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition staged in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Palaexpo and Geneva International Airport between 22nd and 24th May, 2017. EBACE is the largest...

London Oxford Airport welcomes new tenant hullo Aircrew

London Oxford Airport is delighted to welcome a new tenant, hullo Aircrew, which recently moved in opposite the OxfordJet FBO. Run by CEO Keiron Blay and COO Steve Payne, both former Hangar8 and Gama Aviation executives, the business centres on a revolutionary new platform which aims to empower pilots and flight attendants by connecting them with operators (for flying work) through a native app, a...

London Oxford Airport welcomes Travion, its first flight management company

Travion Ltd has selected London Oxford Airport as its worldwide operations base. With its convenient location, comprehensive infrastructure and a ready supply of skilled staff, London Oxford Airport was chosen as an ideal location for this expanding Flight Management company. James Dillon-Godfray, head of business development for the airport said, “It’s an exciting time for Travion...

Vision Systems exhibits second-generation electronically dimmable window and latest smart interactive window

EBACE, 22-24 MAY 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND BOOTH Y118 Vision Systems, through its recently created division Smart Lite devoted to the design, production and sales of new dimmable solutions, will present the second-generation Electronically Dimmable Window, Nuance V2, and the latest version of its smart interactive window, Acti-Vision Window, adapted to business aviation. The other exhibited...

EBACE2017 Opens Next Month: Don’t Miss Europe’s Biggest Business Aviation Event

As the largest European show focused exclusively on business aviation, the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) promises to bring together all the latest aircraft and aviation equipment manufacturers, industry and government leaders and more. Simply put, if you use aviation for business, or are considering it, you’ll want to attend EBACE2017. Sponsored...

Jet Friends Club invites to the football tournament at Geneva!

Jet Friends Club (JFC) presents first international amateur mini football tournament – International Business Aviation Football Cup (IBAFC). The tournament will be held on 23rd of May at Geneva, on the second day of EBACE exhibition. JFC invites amateur teams, whichparticipants engaged in business aviation: air charter brokers and operators,&...

New Static Display Location Debuts at EBACE2017

A new location for the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) aircraft static display location will debut in May, as ongoing construction for the Geneva International Airport passenger terminal is moving into the final phase. Since the construction significantly impacts the traditional static location, attendees will take a 2-minute complimentary shuttle ride fr...

Brandon Mitchener Appointed EBAA CEO

Brandon Mitchener has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), effective 3 April 2017. A French and US citizen, Mitchener’s career as a journalist and public affairs professional spans more than 25 years in Europe, including the last 20 in Brussels.   Before joining EBAA, Mitchener headed corporate communications for Monsanto Co. i...

News from European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017)

The 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. Held Monday to Wednesday 22 to 24 May 2017 at Geneva’s magnificent Palexpo, the convention will bring together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of business aviation.

EBACE is jointly hosted each year by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the leading association for business aviation in Europe, and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the leading voice for the business aviation industry in the United States. Although EBACE is the only major European event focused solely on business aviation, attendees come from as far as Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North and South America.

The impressive exhibition takes place over the course of three days at the magnificent Palexpo, which is strategically located within 10 minutes of the center of Geneva, and is immediately adjacent to the EBACE Static Display of Aircraft at the Geneva International Airport, a railway station and a motorway.

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