03/07/2020

Data provider company WINGX has released the below ‘Global Market Tracker’, keeping aviation professionals up to date with current Business Aviation trends. Through June 2020, global business activity is trailing the comparable 2019 period by some 30%, more resilient than global scheduled flight activity which is down by almost 50% so far this year. During June, […]

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03/07/2020

In Ottawa, Kansas, some 30 miles southwest of the Garmin International headquarters, a determined group of students are on a mission to give an aviation icon a 21st century makeover. The icon: a 1967 Piper Cherokee. The students — not yet enrolled in an aeronautical university — but rather a collection of ambitious middle school […]

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02/07/2020

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) welcomed the decision by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to remove 2020 emissions levels from the calculation of the baseline of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), avoiding an undue burden on participating operators due to the effects of Covid-19 on […]

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02/07/2020

To further safeguard those who fly on board its fleet, VistaJet has worked with partners RDT, a Philips company, and MedAire to be the first charter operator to embed Tempus IC2 monitors within their entire Global fleet — granting access to leading medical support anytime, anywhere. Tempus IC2 is a vital signs monitor with integrated […]

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02/07/2020

The EU Council has issued a recommendation to EU member states to lift travel restrictions on 15 selected countries as of July 1, 2020. As the list of the countries is only a recommendation, border controls are left up to the decision of each country. The EU members therefore may expand the number of countries […]

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02/07/2020

Kicking off 2020, the annual Bell Summit started with an address not from CEO Mitch Snyder, but from talented Bell Boeing V-22 Project Specialist, Emma Spencer. This bright millennial shared some words of wisdom and insightful advice to all Bell leaders about how to empower their teams. But her personal story about her deep connection […]

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02/07/2020

London Biggin Hill is introducing a ‘Contactless Travel’ initiative, highlighting the health benefits of private aviation to new and existing users. Contactless Travel ensures personal interactions and touch points are kept to a minimum and made at a safe distance during all stages of a passenger’s journey, providing reassurance during this uncertain time. Sally Powell, […]

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02/07/2020

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomed passage of legislation in the US House of Representatives that includes priorities for the association and the nation’s business aviation industry. House Resolution 2 (H.R.2) is a major infrastructure bill that contains legislative provisions important to business aviation and championed by NBAA, specifically: An NBAA-supported amendment authorizing the […]

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01/07/2020

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced the cancellation of its 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which was scheduled to take place in Orlando, FL, Oct. 6-8. The cancellation is based on clear guidance from public health officials at all levels of government addressing the unique, complex COVID-19 related challenges associated with large […]

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01/07/2020

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) commends Bombardier for the outstanding achievement of receiving the first-ever Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for a business aircraft, the Global 7500, under the auspices of the International EPD® System. Kurt Edwards, IBAC Director General, said, “This is an unprecedented accomplishment by Bombardier and demonstrates their exceptional commitment to sustainability. […]

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01/07/2020

For the first time, Vertical readers have ranked Safran Helicopter Engines top engine manufacturer in its 2020 “Helicopter and Engine Manufacturers” survey. Since 2014, the helicopter magazine has evaluated manufacturers on the quality of their products and support. The survey is open to anyone in the global civil industry who operates, flies or maintains helicopters […]

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01/07/2020

GlobalParts.aero announced that Scott Toom has rejoined the company as the new Director of Business Solutions. As an industry veteran, Toom began his aviation career at Raytheon Aircraft in 1995 and later joined APPH in Wichita, Kansas before joining GlobalParts Group in 2012. Toom’s roles have included responsibilities for data analytics, inventory management, supply chain, […]

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01/07/2020

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has passed a milestone of 250,000 fuelings using its Airfield Automation digital technology. The landmark fueling took place in Adelaide, Australia, when the business supplied Jet A-1 (with fuel system icing inhibitor) to The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Since launching in May 2018, Airfield […]

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01/07/2020

Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role twin engine H160 has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), marking a new chapter for the programme. The company is expecting FAA certification to follow shortly prior to first delivery to an undisclosed US customer later this year. “The successful completion of the H160 Type […]

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01/07/2020

Bombardier Aviation and the International EPD® System, an environmental declaration program based in Sweden, announced a first in business aviation with the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Bombardier’s Global 7500 jet. The Global 7500 aircraft EPD is third-party verified to the highest international ISO standards1. It discloses fully transparent environmental information about […]

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