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Why private jets ‘have to get away from the Hollywood image’

You could say that Thomas Flohr, founder, chairman and owner of the executive jets business VistaJet, has an affinity with his product. “I fly as much as 700 hours a year, so I know what our clients want. They want luxury and comfort, of course, because they have certain lifestyle expectati...

Female British aviator survives desert plane crash

British adventurer on a round-the-world journey has escaped without serious injury after her 1940s bi-plane crashed in the Arizona desert. Tracey Curtis-Taylor suffered only bruises to her thigh after the vintage Boeing Stearman aircraft turned upside down after hitting a bush during takeoff at W...


Former head of Google’s Project Ara on leaving to start Airbus’ new Silicon Valley lab

At this point in Silicon Valley’s history, it’s nearly impossible to walk down the street without tripping over some incubator or accelerator created by a major corporation hoping to magically capture a little bit of the region’s innovative pixie dust. Most of these efforts don’t amount to much more than sightseeing trips, however. And nobody knows that better than Paul...

Ryanair’s CEO Isn’t Afraid to Scare a Few People to Keep Britain in the EU

Ryanair Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary, emerging as one of the strongest business advocates of Britain staying in the European Union, said the anti-Brexit campaign should be ready to scare voters to secure victory in June 23’s referendum. Asked what he would do to bolster the “Remain” cause if the outcome of the poll is still in doubt 10 days b...

Etihad Airways CEO Hogan to Head Wider Group in Management Revamp

The parent company of Etihad Airways promoted the airline’s chief executive officer to lead the broader group, while giving his position to the chief commercial officer as part of a revamped management structure. James Hogan becomes president and CEO of Etihad Aviation Group, having led the airline since September 2006, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier said Sunday in a statement...

Fly Blue Crane, First Airline Founded By A Black Woman, Is Preparing For First International Takeoff

Fly Blue Crane, the first airline established by a black woman, is already spreading its wings and expanding onto bigger and better horizons. Launched by CEO Siza Mzimela in September 2015, the airline has been operating domestically in South Africa since its inception. However, Fly Blue Crane will be taking off for its first international flight on May 13 with service between Cape Town and Windho...

Clive Jackson - Founder Victor Aerospace

Tell us about your career I started out in corporate finance, running my own businesses around commercial property, debt financing and providing financial advice to ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWI). However in the early 1990s I saw the potential of the internet and moved on from finance to create Global Beach, one of the first UK digital agencies. Global Beach grew quickly. Clients i...

'El Chapo' Guzmán had more airplanes than the biggest airline in Mexico

Before he was recaptured in January, Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán ran the largest airborne operation in Mexico. Between 2006 and 2015, Mexican authorities seized 599 aircraft — 586 planes and 13 helicopters — that the cartel used to ship drugs throughout Mexico and Latin America, according to information from the Mexican defense ministry (...

Franky Zapata zooms past farthest hoverboard flight record

A couple of weeks go we revealed the Flyboard Air, jet-ski champion Frank Zapata's latest attempt to launch himself skyward. The Air ditches the jet ski, the hose and the tether of the original Flyboard in favor of a jet-powered board that's reportedly capable of a potential top ground speed of 150 km/h (93 mph). And now it has carried Zapata into the record books for the farthest flight b...

Bruce Whitman, chairman, president and CEO of FlightSafety International, receives the Médaille de l'Aéronautique from france

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Bruce Whitman has received the Médaille de l'Aéronautique from France. The medal was presented by Bertrand Lortholary, Consul Général of France, in New York on April 26, 2016. “It is a great honor and privilege to receive the Médaille de l'Aéronautique. It is humbling to join those fro...

Helicopter Investor Q+A: Francois Gautier, chief executive, AVINCO

In the second of our series on the high-fliers in the helicopter investment industry, Helicopter Investor talks to Francois Gautier founder and chief executive of helicopter sales and leasing specialist AVINCO. He tells us about his ideal client, his father’s connection to the world famous Concorde project and about what Hollywood royalty would he want to take the lead in a movie about his l...

Trump Can't Fly His Private Jet Anymore Because He Didn't Pay the $5 Registration

For the past few months, Donald Trump has been too busy presenting insane plans about funding his wall and confusing 9/11 with 7-Eleven to fork over the measly $5 necessary to register his private plane, and now the Trump jet is grounded, the New York Times reports. Earlier in April, the Times reported the plane had been making the rounds with an expired registration since February 1. Because o...

Dr Gary Clark to head up newly formed Airbus Helicopters UK civil business department

Dr Gary Clark, formerly Head of Vehicle Test and Integration with Airbus Helicopters, has joined Airbus Helicopters UK Ltd as Head of UK Civil Business on 1 April 2016. His experience both within Airbus Helicopters and the wider Airbus Group will strengthen the UK business, helping to support the company’s continued mission to improve customer satisfaction. Dr Clark joins the UK t...

Drone flights will be banned during Obama's visit to London

Transport Secretary says ban on drones is "part of the overarching security plan". Drones have been banned in parts of London while Barack Obama visits the UK this week. An advisory published by the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) and regulator the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has put restrictions on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other aircraft from Thursday evening on Ap...

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Photographer Richard Green killed in EC135 helicopter crash

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Marana Aerospace Solutions Continues to Add Senior Talent to its MRO Platform

Marana Aerospace Solutions (http://www.maranaaerospace.com) today announced that Matt Eaton has joined the company as vice president of sales. Eaton, who has spent the last 16 years exclusively in...

Stelios demands detailed figures from Fastjet

Billionaire investor Stelios Haji-Ioannou made an extraordinary list of demands from Fastjet amid fears the Africa-focused airline could be about to go bust, writes Rupert Steiner. The entrepreneur...