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Bell Helicopter eyes Gulf deals

The US helicopter manufacturer Bell Helicopter expects to clinch a deal with the UAE military this year as it expands its military business outside the home ground. The Texas-based company that has as its major client the US government, has supplied Bell 412 and Bell 212 models to Abu Dhabi Aviat...

Air Partner charters last minute flight to Florida for German orchestra so the show can go on

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, recently came to the rescue of orchestra travel management company Luxreisen, when a snow storm in New York led to the cancellation of German orchestra Bamberg Symphony’s scheduled flight to Daytona, Florida. Within a few short hours of the i...

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Iconic London Biggin Hill Airport celebrates 100th anniversary

It was on 13th February 1917 that the War Office first established a military camp on the site at Biggin Hill in South London that is the origin of the airport. The Biggin Hill Spitfire flight was an opportunity for guests to remember with pride and gratitude ‘Churchill’s Few’ who flew with skill and courage from RAF Biggin Hill throughout the Battle of Bri...

70th Anniversary of NBAA

NBAA is marking its 70th anniversary. Founded Feb. 13, 1947, the association was formed by 19 companies that worked to ensure business aviation would have access to airports and airspace, while raising the bar on the industry’s safety and professionalism. “As we celebrate NBAA’s 70th anniversary, we should acknowledge the investment in business aviation made by our p...

Dubai to launch driverless flying cars by this summer

Dubai skies are set to be abuzz with driverless flying cars within months, the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Monday, in what will mark another world’s first for the city. The RTA, in collaboration with the Chinese firm Ehang, has carried out the first test run of an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) capable of carrying a human, the Ehang 184, and the autho...

Dassault Aviation to Present New Falcon 8X at Indian Airshow

Dassault Aviation will present its Falcon fleet of large cabin, long range business jets alongside its Rafale fighter jet at Aero India, India’s largest airshow. The eleventh edition of this leading event will open on February 14th at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore. The Dassault display will feature the ultra-long range Falcon 8X trijet, as well as the Falcon 2000LXS twin. Da...

Azur Drones has a leading position on the civilian drones market

After raising two initial amounts for a total fund of €4.5 million in 2016, Azur Drones, a pioneer in the civilian drone sector, has raised an additional €2 million to accelerate its growth and confirm its leading position on the civilian drones market. Azur Drones is also confirming its desire to consolidate the market by conducting its first external growth operation with the acqui...

Aviation leaders call for satellite-based technologies to tackle capacity crunch

Key aviation stakeholders gathered on 9 February at the European Parliament to discuss ways to tackle the airspace and airport capacity crunch in Europe, at the occasion of EBAA’s annual debate, sponsored by MEP MJ Marinescu (EPP, RO).   Panellists, from the European Parliament (Ines Ayala-Sender S&D, SP), European Commission (Paul Flament, Head of Unit for Galileo/EGNOS Programme...

Voting for the ‘Wings of Business’ Award Nominees Heads into the Homestretch

The Organizing Committee of the ‘Wings of Business’, Russia’s National Award for the highest achievements in the field of business aviation, completed the online voting for the 2016 Award nominees and launched the second stage of voting – the public voting by RUBAA members. Over 60 companies from Russia, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, the USA, Czech Re...

London Oxford Airport launches 'Try and Fly' offers at Schedulers & Dispatchers

London Oxford Airport, one of the UK's busiest business aviation hubs, returns to Schedulers & Dispatchers in Fort Worth, TX, USA this week with a trio of tempting offers for first time visitors as it joins its long-standing fuel supplier Air BP on Booth 500. For visitors traveling to or from North America direct to OXF/EGTK, the airport is offering:- • "Try and Fly" d...

Transfer of A380 MSN4 to the Le Bourget aerospace museum

As part of its contribution to preserving aviation heritage, Airbus will be transferring four of its test aircraft to museums: the Museum of Air and Space in Paris-Le Bourget and Aeroscopia in Toulouse. These aircraft comprise: A320 MSN1, recently withdrawn from the test aircraft fleet; A340-600 MSN360; A380 MSN2 and A380 MSN4. These aircraft will benefit from heritage preservation measures and...

Uber hires NASA aircraft engineer to help develop flying cars at Uber Elevate

Uber is making moves to expand the scope of its flying car experiment – the company just hired NASA engineer Mark Moore, who worked at the federal agency as an advanced aircraft engineer and basically kickstarted the current interest in vertical take-off and landing craft for short-haul urban flight with a 2010 paper on the feasibility of the helicopter-like vehicles. Moore will act as Direc...

European Commission adopts proposal for aviation emissions trading system

The European Commission (EC) has made a proposal for the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) prolonging the existing temporary limited scope of the scheme that applies to flights within the European Economic Area (EEA) only. No new requirements will therefore be introduced for flights into and out of the EEA until 2021 when ICAO’s global scheme (CORSIA) will be int...

Rietumu Banka is the General Sponsor of the ‘Wings of Business’ Award

Rietumu Banka, one of the largest banks in the Baltics States, specialized in corporate banking and affluent individuals, announced its sponsorship of the ‘Wings of Business’ Awards, Russia’s national award in the field of business aviation. Within a decade business aviation worked its way up becoming one of the strong industries in Russia. Rietumu Banka recognizes the potenti...

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Dassault Aviation to Present New Falcon 8X at Indian Airshow

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ORACLE TEAM USA have unveiled their new yacht developed in collaboration with Airbus that will race the America’s Cup in June 2017. The American AC Class catamaran embeds many innovations as the...

Iconic London Biggin Hill Airport celebrates 100th anniversary

It was on 13th February 1917 that the War Office first established a military camp on the site at Biggin Hill in South London that is the origin of the airport. The Biggin Hill...

Bell Helicopter eyes Gulf deals

The US helicopter manufacturer Bell Helicopter expects to clinch a deal with the UAE military this year as it expands its military business outside the home ground. The Texas-based company that has...

70th Anniversary of NBAA

NBAA is marking its 70th anniversary. Founded Feb. 13, 1947, the association was formed by 19 companies that worked to ensure business aviation would have access to airports and airspace, while r...

Air Partner charters last minute flight to Florida for German orchestra so the show can go on

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, recently came to the rescue of orchestra travel management company Luxreisen, when a snow storm in New York led to the cancellation of German orchestra...

Dubai to launch driverless flying cars by this summer

Dubai skies are set to be abuzz with driverless flying cars within months, the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Monday, in what will mark another world’s first fo...