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Universal director Danilo Rosario and chairman Greg Evans (3rd and 4th from left) at the grand opening.
Universal transforms La Isabela GAT in Dominican Republic
December 8, 2022
The H130s will be used primarily for sightseeing flights.
Falcon upgrades sightseeing fleet with order for five H130s
December 8, 2022
Five brand new H130s will help Falcon double its helicopter sightseeing tour business, both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Delivery should be completed over the coming year.
Business jet departures from Europe, monthly view January – November 2022 compared to previous years.
Business jet bounce is over in US and Europe
December 8, 2022
November business jet demand seems to be weakening around much of the world except in the Middle East, where it is currently riding high on the back of World Cup activity.
Four Cessna CJ3/3+s are added to the SpeedBird fleet, along with two Challenger 605s.
Quarter sees 40 per cent increase in SpeedBird fleet
December 7, 2022
Continuing its aggressive fleet growth, SpeedBird adds four Cessna CJ3/3+s and branches out into a Challenger 605 offering.
Matt Liotta expects deliveries to start next year, with most of the Elite IIs coming by the end of 2025.
Order for 25 confirms Volato commitment to HondaJet
December 7, 2022
Members of Volato's fractional ownership programme will have access to an expanded fleet of 40 HondaJets once the 25 Elite II now on order are delivered.
The Lilium Pioneer Edition is a 50 run, limited edition version of the Lilium Jet.
eVolare contracts with Lilium for Pioneer fleet
December 6, 2022
eVolare has secured delivery of 10 Lilium Pioneer Edition Jets with an option for 10 more. They will serve the Greater London area from the operator’s London Oxford airport base.
Every element of the PW800 engine and the services that support it have been conceived with environmental responsibility in mind.
FAA certifies PW812D for the Falcon 6X
December 6, 2022
The FAA is the third aviation authority to give its stamp of approval for the PW812D engine after Transport Canada and EASA. Certification is another milestone in the entry into service of the Falcon 6X.
A ceremony celebrating the appointment took place at Pure Technics' facility at Nursultan Nazarbayev International airport in Astana.
Balance authorises Pilatus service centre in Kazakhstan
December 6, 2022
The opening of the service centre in Kazakhstan is a significant milestone in the development of Pilatus's global after-sales service network. The geographical location greatly simplifies maintenance in Central Asia.
Vienna Aircraft Handling COO Michael Zach and commercial MD Christoph Schmidt with Sparfell CEO Edward Queffelec, MD Bernhard Wipfler and CFO Eliyo Akin.
Location at Vienna GAT places Sparfell closer to customers
December 6, 2022
The offices at Vienna International have been completely renovated prior to Sparfell's move. The larger premises accommodate recent and projected growth of aircraft under management, activity and employees.
The spacious new hangar features 22 service bays, capable of accommodating up to 14 Global 7500 aircraft at the same time.
Bombardier inaugurates expanded London service centre
December 3, 2022
Enhancement brings heavy maintenance and modification capabilities, wheel and battery shops and on-site interiors. The hangar features 22 service bays capable of accommodating up to 14 Global 7500s.
NetJets has placed a $312m order for Global 8000s with Bombardier.
NetJets becomes fleet launch customer for the Global 8000
December 3, 2022
A firm order for four Global 8000s is valued at $312m. NetJets will operate a fleet of 24 Global 8000s; these four plus eight conversions of previously ordered aircraft and those already on order or in service.
Handover to Bestfly of its first Bell 505.
West Africa’s first Bell 505 lands with Bestfly
December 3, 2022
This 505 showcases Bestfly's commitment to developing the aviation industry in the region. It will be used for corporate transport and sightseeing, and will be joined by another unit later next year.
The new premises at Wildau, near Berlin Brandenburg International airport.
Demand prompts ProAir fleet additions and relocation
December 3, 2022
ProAir Aviation has added two brand new Phenom 300Es to its fleet, made changes to its management team and relocated to Wildau, near Berlin Brandenburg International airport.
Jetex achieves a Guinness World Records title in celebration of football’s greatest show on Earth.
Jetex sets world record for giant football
November 29, 2022
A giant installation at the Jetex terminal in Dubai has been validated by Guinness World Records as the world's largest fibreglass sculpture of a supported sphere that resembles a giant football.
The Challenger 300 will be based in the Washington DC area.
Second Challenger 300 joins Chantilly charter fleet
November 29, 2022
Chantilly Air continues to grow with this latest charter fleet addition that will bring coast to coast and international capability to its Washington DC-based operations.
The LifeFlight Air Ambulance jet fleet is vital for people in rural and regional areas across Queensland.
Former LifeFlight pilot makes major aeromedical donation
November 29, 2022
John Lewis has been instrumental in the development and success of LifeFlight's air ambulance fleet, and has now donated a sum that will provide support for years to come through the sale of his half of the Aeromed JV.
London Southend Jet Centre was placed joint second for Handling Agent/FBO of the Year.
Air Hamburg, Air Alsie and SaxonAir are judged excellent
November 28, 2022
A night of fine dining was topped off with the awards for excellence in a number of categories that recognised The ACA member teams from across all sectors of the business aviation industry.
Lilium investor Honeywell is to provide the avionics systems, flights controls and electric motors used to guide and power the jet.
Fresh capital sets Lilium on the path to manned flight
November 25, 2022
Proceeds from Lilium's latest funding round will be used to advance commercialisation and means of compliance, as well as assembly of the type-conforming aircraft for the final manned flight test campaign.
The Gulfstream 200 will suit Sun Air's long range charter demand.
Sun Air adds midsize to charter fleet
November 22, 2022
This latest Gulfstream 200 addition will expand Sun Air Jets' collection of remotely managed aircraft.
The hybrid-electric Eco Caravan has a maximum range of more than 1,000 miles, and its range and load hauling capability is in marked contrast to proposed all-electric, hydrogen-electric and even other hybrid-electric designs.
Ampaire flies first hybrid-electric regional aircraft
November 22, 2022
The first flight was 33 minutes in duration to make initial checks of the propulsion system. The Eco Caravan reduces fuel consumption and emissions by up to 70 per cent; emissions are near zero when using SAF.
Chief marketing officer Lynn Fischer.
Shared flights take pressure off unsustainable empty jets
November 22, 2022
By not letting an aircraft fly empty, XO says it is making private travel more affordable and greener. Lynn Fischer explains how it is alleviating its climate impact with seat sales on shared flights.
The team signal the start of work on the first from-the-ground-up NetJets Maintenance Service Hub.
NetJets breaks ground on exclusive-use facility in Scottsdale
November 21, 2022
NetJets continues to invest in expanding its real estate portfolio. The Scottsdale facility is the latest in a worldwide network of Maintenance Service Hubs, located where NetJet owners most often travel to and from.
VVJC is carbon neutral across its equipment, fleet vehicles and buildings.
Vail Valley Jet Center claims carbon neutrality
November 17, 2022
Signature's Eagle County Regional airport location in Colorado is serving as an innovation testbed as it tracks the most effective ways of reducing carbon emissions. It is now carbon neutral for Scope 1 and 2 emissions.
Robinson Helicopter Company founder Frank Robinson.
Helicopter pioneer Frank Robinson passes
November 15, 2022
The industry remembers the man who redefined aviation with the creation of a simple, personal helicopter. His relentless determination earned him respect and awards.
It was a memorable moment to see a business jet taking off and flying again after such a long time.
Refurbished Legacy returns to Nigeria after decade out of service
November 15, 2022
It was an impressive moment when the Legacy 600 took off from Oberpfaffenhofen. Having been out of service for almost a decade, it was returning to Nigeria after extensive overhaul, inside and out.
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