27/02/2018

StandardAero and Papillon Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 40 retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks (CRFTs) in support of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters’ fleet of Airbus AS350 B3 and EC130 B4 tour aircraft.  Installation of the first CRFT will take place this April. “Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has made the commitment to lead […]

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22/05/2018

Elliott Aviation, a leader in Aviation MRO Services, announced their addition to the Tamarack Aerospace Group’s Dealer Network. The agreement authorizes Elliott Aviation to install Tamarack Active Winglets at their facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA and Minneapolis, MN. Tamarack Active Winglets are the only aerodynamic technology on the market today that can reduce […]

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22/02/2018

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company, has successfully completed ground handling and servicing training for large cabin and mid-cabin Gulfstream aircraft. Gulfstream offers the training in partnership with FlightSafety International, who developed the curriculum for the training courses. The program is designed to raise awareness for aircraft safety during servicing and improve dispatch reliability. The […]

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21/02/2018

New research from Corporate Jet Investor(1) reveals 17% of industry professionals believe there will be a ‘dramatic increase’ in the number of people flying privately for the first time by 2021. A further 67% think there will be a ‘slight’ increase in first-time private jet flyers by then. This year, 37% of business aviation executives […]

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16/02/2018

New local Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) for runway 18-36 at the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT), 2751 NE Douglas St., Lee’s Summit, Mo., were published on Feb. 1, by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The new IAPs provide official confirmation from the FAA of the 5,501 ft. length of runway 18-36. While the extension of […]

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22/05/2018

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier has collaborated with Vivo Energy to grow its network in Africa adding six new locations: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU), Abidjan-Felix-Houphouet-Boigny International Airport (ABJ), Nelson Mandela International (RAI), Sal International Airport (SID), Agadir – Al Massira Airport (AGA) and Marrakesh – Menera Airport (RAK). […]

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13/02/2018

Duncan Aviation recently installed LoPresti Aviation’s BoomBeam High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting system in a Phenom 300, the first in the industry to receive the lighting upgrade. Completed at Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek, Michigan, facility, the Duncan Aviation installation technicians worked with LoPresti engineers to develop and receive an installation deviation approval to avoid removing […]

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22/05/2018

West Star Aviation announced their satellite location at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (CXO), has received FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certification. In operation since 2016, the facility has provided quality maintenance and support services for aircraft at nearby Houston metropolitan airports. As a satellite location for West Star, this location offers 24/7 on-call AOG mobile […]

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08/02/2018

Canadian men’s ice hockey team chose Boeing 737-500, which is specially designed for groups of sportsmen, for their travel to the Olympics that takes place at the Pyeongchang Resort in South Korea. The team arrived on February 8. The private flight was organized by European business aviation company KlasJet in cooperation with aircraft charter broker […]

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22/05/2018

To meet the growing demand from customers, TAG Aviation’s Farnborough Maintenance Services (TFMS), in partnership with its approved suppliers, Zodiac Aerospace Business Aircraft Interiors and Farnborough Aircraft Interiors, (FAI) has recently enhanced its suite of business aircraft interiors and on-site repair capabilities. Services now include discreet woodwork Zodiac Aerospace Business Aircraft Interiors’ Smart repairs which […]

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07/02/2018

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to SECO International. These are the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters delivered to a Japanese customer and will be used for passenger transport, sightseeing, aerial photography and television broadcasting. “The delivery of the first […]

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22/05/2018

Duncan Aviation announced its partnership with SmartSky Networks, as the latter company launches its new 4G LTE-based inflight connectivity network. The air-to-ground (ATG) network delivers a true office-in-the-sky environment with unprecedented speed, reliability, and security. With low latency and high bandwidth, passengers will enjoy the same connectivity capabilities they do on the ground: streaming video, […]

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14/03/2018

Elbit Systems Ltd. was awarded a $65 million contract by an Asian-Pacific country to provide a comprehensive Search and Rescue (SAR) solution. The project will be performed over a three-year period. Under the contract, and as part of Elbit Systems’ comprehensive airborne radio communication solutions portfolio, the Company will install Airborne Locator Systems (ALS) and […]

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22/05/2018

Though a last minute amendment to the FAA Reauthorization bill (H.R. 4) being considered in the U.S. House, Chairman Shuster and the big airlines are seeking to create an advisory council that will effectively control our nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system. This is nothing more than a thinly disguised attempt to give control of […]

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13/03/2018

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) welcomed last week the decision by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to raise the weight threshold requirement for aircraft with hardened cockpit doors from 45.5 tonnes maximum certificated take-off weight (MCTOW) to 54.5 tonnes MCTOW for those aircraft where the passenger seating capacity is 19 […]

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