07/07/2020

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on international aviation, MTU Aero Engines AG plans to adjust its personnel capacities. By the end of 2021, the company aims to reduce capacity at its German and international locations by a total of around 10 to 15 percent. This will be carried out largely through individual […]

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06/07/2020

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, was awarded a contract by Sundt Air for two Beechcraft King Air 350C turboprop aircraft to support air ambulance and medevac missions throughout Greece. The Athens-based aircraft will be owned by the country’s Ministry of Health, with the Hellenic Air Force overseeing maintenance and operation in support […]

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06/07/2020

As one of Germany’s eldest air operators, Aero-Dienst firmly supports EASA’s efforts to restart the aviation industry in the course of this unprecedented crisis. The Nuremberg located business aviation company stands together with fellow air transport providers to ensure a safe and cautious resumption of international air travel, while minimizing associated risks of spreading the […]

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06/07/2020

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that the GI 275 electronic flight instrument is ready for installation in select Part 27 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-registered helicopters via Field Approval. The GI 275 has completed stringent helicopter vibration and temperature testing, demonstrating it can withstand the harsh operating environments encountered […]

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03/07/2020

Liam McElroy has been appointed Head of Swissport’s Western Europe region, comprising the UK and Ireland. He succeeds Jason Holt and assumes his new role starting on 1 July 2020. Liam McElroy, previously interim Chief Operating Officer of the airport ground services unit in the UK and Irland, has been promoted to head up Swissport […]

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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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