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Accountable manager Jörg Sabitzer.
Part 129 certification takes Axis Aviation Austria to the US
November 30, 2023
As demand for intercontinental flights continues to escalate, becoming Part 129 certified makes Axis Aviation Austria well placed to serve the growing US charter market and welcome stateside customers.
AI sounds exciting, but how can business aviation harness it?
November 11, 2023
Business aviation is a service industry with some of the most demanding customers in the world. It's people are irreplaceable, but what vital supporting role could AI play in the future of ad-hoc aircraft operations?
Based in New Braunfels, the King Air B200 will provide added support to AirLIFE in Uvalde.
Fixed wings add lift to Air Methods' Texas programme
November 27, 2023
With a growing need to transport patients over longer distances and in many weather conditions, Air Methods is opening a fixed wing base in New Braunfels. The B200 will transport patients in half the time of a helicopter.
The 505th Bell 505 will be configured for corporate transportation.
Bell celebrates 505th Bell 505 delivery
November 26, 2023
The Bell 505 has been nothing short of fantastic for Austin Claborn, who takes delivery of the 505th helicopter. He says the cockpit tech makes it incredibly reliable and easy to fly.
The Gulfstream GV has a generous interior and ultra long-range performance of 6,200nm; over 12 hours of non-stop flight.
Gulfstream pair adds holiday season capability to Journey
November 26, 2023
In time to kick off holiday season travel, Florida-based Journey Aviation has added two more Gulfstreams to its charter fleet.
Inside the Red Label Academy.
Flexjet training academy teaches high-end hospitality
November 17, 2023
The standards in cabin experience delivered at Flexjet's new Red Label Academy in Farnborough now match those of any European five star hotel. The finishing school will train both US and European cabin servers.
NYC mayor Adams (centre) is looking for partners to operate and build infrastructure for electric flight at the Downtown Manhattan heliport.
Joby and Volocopter focus on the quality of life of New Yorkers
November 16, 2023
The mayor of New York City has hosted a public event showcasing multiple eVTOL aircraft, and announced the city's intention to electrify its heliport. Volocopter and Joby dazzled with their first, very quiet, flights.
Ornge is adding four PC-12s to its fixed wing air ambulance fleet and replacing its existing eight aircraft.
Canada's Ornge air ambulance service upgrades PC-12 fleet with order for 12
November 12, 2023
The Ontario government is funding the expansion and renewal of the Ornge Pilatus fleet, to better connect northern and rural communities to critical care. Deliveries will arrive between 2026 to 2030.
Officials from the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Tampa International airport and Skyport Aviation celebrate the grand opening of the new hangar.
Skyport opens hangar at Tampa Executive
November 12, 2023
Skyport Aviation's hangar at Tampa Executive airport is now ready and open for leasing. The $1.9m project gives clients an extra 12,000sq ft of storage space.
The six seat Alia is currently in advanced flight standards development towards commercial regulatory certification in 2026 and will be available for private and commercial service shortly thereafter.
Helijet inks Beta deal for first passenger eVTOL service in Canada
November 2, 2023
Helijet will integrate the Beta-designed Alia aircraft into its existing network of helicopter services in southwestern British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.
D’Wayne Collins, the FAA safety team program manager at the agency’s Chicago FSDO, presents the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award to James Thorpe, who is accompanied by his wife Jean.
FAA recognises TBM owner for 50 years of safe flying
November 2, 2023
Advice from Wright Brothers Master Pilot award winner James Thorpe on 50 years with a clean flying record: you need to start even before the pre-flight by thinking ahead … then focus on flying the aircraft.
Challengers have been a mainstay of the Elite Air fleet for almost two decades.
Elite Air adds two charter Challenger 3500s
October 30, 2023
Two brand new Challenger 3500 will enhance Elite Air's already impressive line up of luxury aircraft, offering passengers a 'truly exceptional travel experience'.
flyExclusive has $30m from the State of North Caroline to build a pilot training centre at Kinston Regional Jetport.
flyExclusive makes pilot training a priority for growing fleet
October 23, 2023
flyExclusive secures major funding from the State of North Carolina for new headquarters and a cutting-edge pilot training centre, and brings the 100th jet onto its Citation fleet.

Bombardier EVP, aircraft sales Jean-Christophe Gallagher; Bombardier president and CEO Éric Martel; AB Jets co-owner director of operations David Turner and co-owner Andrew Bettis; IMC chairman Mark George; and Bombardier VP, sales - US Frank Vento.
AB Jets hat trick brings range to charter offering
October 23, 2023
AB Jets has purchased three Bombardier Challenger 3500s, marking a new chapter for the company as it transforms its midsize fleet with super-midsize capability. It has the option of a fourth by year end.
Textron regional sales director, Wisconsin & Illinois Alexis Bennett with Jet Out COO Matt Wild and CEO Joseph Crivello, Textron SVP, global sales and flight operations Lannie O’Bannion and VP, sales Jonathan Waggoner.
Jet Out signs Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen 2 fleet order
October 18, 2023
The Citation CJ4 Gen2 is a great choice for co-ownership operators like Jet Out, who completed an extensive selection process prior to choosing it, to meet the comfort and performance demanded by clients.
Daher marks an aviation milestone with the delivery of the 500th TBM 900 series aircraft.
Daher delivers 500th TBM 900 series turboprop
October 18, 2023
The milestone aircraft was a high-end TBM 960 version delivered to a private owner in the US. 500 deliveries underscore the success of Daher's constant enhancement policy in maintaining competitiveness of the line.
BBJ Select introduces a new standard of interior completions for Boeing's newest business jet, the BBJ 737-7.
Boeing unveils premium cabin selections for VIP jets
October 18, 2023
BBJ customers have a new way to customise cabin interiors for the BBJ 737-7, reducing costs and accelerating delivery of new VIP jets. The catalogue of options allows for 144 interior layouts in three colour palettes.
The formation of Vista America represents a refinement of its branding in the region.
Vista America to operate the US members' fleet
October 18, 2023
Providing operational excellence for VistaJet and XO clients, Vista America serves as the identity for Jet Select, Western Air Charter, XOJet and Red Wing Aviation.
The new HondaJet Echelon.
Honda moves from concept to Echelon, with 2026 first flight target
October 17, 2023
The HondaJet Echelon name signifies the company's visionary path for the next-generation business jet, elevating efficiency to new heights while also delivering premium comfort and convenience.
The Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen2 is expected to enter into service in 2025.
Avionics, comfort and even pilot legroom - the CJ3 Gen2 steps up
October 16, 2023
The company is already seeing strong aircraft demand and is taking orders for the Citation CJ3 Gen2. It boasts excellent range, payload and efficiency along with new productivity and comfort features.
Of the 29 aircraft that have joined the management fleet since January 2023, 10 have selected Part 135 Air Carrier certification.
Jet Aviation expands US managed fleet and charter offering
October 16, 2023
Some 200 flight crew have joined the Jet Aviation family so far this year. Its Part 135 certificate is incredibly active, adding new aircraft every month, and it continues to operate any size of aircraft under its Part 125.
From 2025 the Citation M2 Gen2 will be fitted with Garmin Autothrottles.
Citation M2 Gen2 gains Garmin autothrottle
October 16, 2023
With its intelligent automation and streamlined operation, the integration of autothrottles in the Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 provides pilots with added precision and efficiency.
Embraer has introduced autothrottle to the Phenom 300E's avionics suite.
Embraer adds autothrottle to Phenom 300E
October 16, 2023
Autothrottle will enhance the aircraft’s pilot-centric cockpit with the advanced Prodigy Touch Flight Deck. It will be available as an optional item for new Phenom 300Es and via a service bulletin for aircraft in operation.
The Romanian Learjet 75 air ambulance conversions.
Romania welcomes highly customised Learjet 75s
October 11, 2023
Two Bombardier Learjet 75 air ambulance aircraft will be used in Romania by the General Aviation Inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in support of emergency rescue services.
Pilatus has extended the payload-range capability of its PC-24 Super Versatile Jet to achieve a maximum range with six passengers of 2,000 nautical miles/ 3,704 kilometres.
Pilatus adds range, payload and cabin comforts to PC-24
October 10, 2023
The PC-24 upgrade includes over 1,000 modifications throughout the aircraft. There is now the option of a large side-facing divan that is six feet six inches in length and can be converted into a bed in flight.
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