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NBAA's 2015 Show in Las Vegas Is Strongest Since Downturn

The National Business Aviation Association’s Convention & Exhibition last week was the strongest edition of the annual show since the economic downturn. The November 17 to 19 event in Las Vegas attracted some 1,100 exhibitors and better than 27,000 attendees, marking the highest...

Formula 1 Cars land in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 cars have started to arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in preparation of this weekend's race. Many flights of the eight scheduled flights have landed from Brazil, where the previous race had been held. The Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take place nex...


Emirates signs ATP deal

Emirates and the ATP have elevated their partnership announcing Emirates as the Premier Partner of the ATP World Tour from 2016. The five-year agreement represents the biggest sponsorship deal in the history of the ATP.  As Official Airline and Premier Partner of the ATP World Tour, Emirates will benefit from global marketing rights delivering a presence via the Tour’s iconic net...

Qatar Airways reveals customer experience trends at future travel experience

Qatar Airways highlighted the importance of its passenger-centric approach to customer experience at the recently concluded Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Expo 2015. Held in Singapore, FTE Asia Expo 2015 was the biggest FTE show in its 10-year history, attracting more than 1,000 senior travel industry figures from the region and beyond. The Expo provided a unique platform for airlines and...

NBAA's 2015 Convention Demonstrates Vitality of Show and Industry

The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) 2015 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) closed today in Las Vegas, NV, and the event organizers report that the show was once again a resounding success for attendees and exhibitors alike. “This year’s show was enormously successful,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “In addition...

EASA certifies the Eclipse 550

EASA has issued a type certificate for the Eclipse 550 business jet. The announcement was made during the NBAA conference in Las Vegas. “This is a significant event for ONE Aviation and the global future of the Eclipse.” Alan Klapmeier, CEO of ONE Aviation said: “This is a significant event for ONE Aviation and the global future of the Eclipse. The Eclipse perfectly fits th...

Embraer Executive Jets Taps MGM Jackpot with $200M Order

Embraer came up a winner at the new aircraft sales casino at NBAA 2015 in Las Vegas yesterday, inking a deal worth more than $200 million for letters of intent covering three Lineage 1000E large cabin and three midsize Legacy 500 business jets. The prospective buyer is MGM Resorts International, which plans to use the aircraft to fly its customers. The new Lineage has a...

King Air C90 deliveries up next for Nextant after G90XT green light

Nextant Aerospace announced at the show that it has secured US certification for the G90XT twin-engined turboprop, and will begin deliveries of the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 next year. The programme was launched by Nextant two years ago in partnership with engine manufacturer GE Aviation, with the G90XT having made its first flight in January 2015. The upgraded aircraft features GE...

Embraer Legacy 500 breaks speed records

Flying transoceanic, the Embraer Legacy 500 has set two speed records, the Brazilian manufacturer announced on 18 November. The midsize jet flew from Burbank, California to Kahului, Maui with five passengers in 6h. The segment – one of the world’s longest between two points over water – covered 2,165nm (4,010km) with an average ground speed of 680km/h (367kt). The east...

World Fuel’s Ascent Brand Debuts in Canada

World Fuel Services (WFS) has begun the expansion of its Ascent-branded FBO network into the Canadian market with the addition of Million Air Vancouver as its first location north of the border. The branding will give the Million Air facility access to WFS’s various customer support initiatives, as well as to the FlyBuys Rewards loyalty program. “The addition of...

Is the Valkyrie set to ride again?

A San Francisco-based start-up has relaunched a decade-old concept for a five-passenger, piston-powered aircraft called the CO50 Valkyrie and Valkyrie-X. The formal launch on 12 November re-energises Cobalt founder David Loury’s pursuit of the sleek aircraft design featuring distinctive V-style vertical stabilisers and an aft-mounted pusher propeller. “Ten years ago, I had a...

Daher introduces support for Part 135 TBM operators

Daher is introducing a specific support package for Part 135 operators in response to what it says is a growth in TBM commercial charter flights. The package includes an extended version of its TBM Care Program to cover these companies’ higher aircraft use rates; continuing airworthiness monitoring; a dedicated maintenance hotline; and a suite of training courses. “As TBM charter...

UAVs find their place in business aviation

Small unmanned aircraft are finding a place for themselves within the general aviation community, even though pilots and UAS operators often butt heads over safety and regulatory concerns. Commercial drone flights are becoming more commonplace, with the FAA granting 2,256 Section 333 exemptions to small UAS operators in the past year as it formulates new regulations. A panel of aviation lead...

Flexjet is first fleet customer for Aerion

Fractional jet supplier Flexjet has signed a firm order for 20 Aerion AS2 supersonic jets, providing a critical boost for the 12-year-old the high-speed aircraft development project. “Today, we are proud to be at the forefront of the next revolution in business jets, supersonic travel,” says Flexjet chairman Kenn Ricci. “We are pleased to be the first fleet purchaser of the...

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Pleasure to meet - new look of Cambridge City Airport

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