RUAG FULFILLS 8C CHECK ON GLOBAL EXPRESS XRS
22/05/2018

RUAG Aviation recently completed an 8C check on a Bombardier Global Express XRS to full customer satisfaction. The downtime for the heavy maintenance inspection was optimized and included an upgrade to Satcom and WiFi communication technology. The project was completed at the aircraft services provider’s facilities at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. RUAG Aviation is a Bombardier Authorized […]

RUAG Aviation recently completed an 8C check on a Bombardier Global Express XRS to full customer satisfaction. The downtime for the heavy maintenance inspection was optimized and included an upgrade to Satcom and WiFi communication technology. The project was completed at the aircraft services provider’s facilities at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. RUAG Aviation is a Bombardier Authorized Service Center.
“Customers have the opportunity to enhance their aircraft’s productivity, even during the downtimes required by heavy maintenance inspections like this 8C check,” states Ralf Ott, Senior Manager Sales & Customer Support. “Combining the scheduled visit with additional services from our one-stop shop portfolio is a very real and effective way to save time and costs while also developing further passenger options to enhance growth,” he explains further.
Seeking to upgrade the communication technology configuration available on their Bombardier Global Express XRS, the customer specifically chose SwiftBroadband (SBB) to ensure continuous global coverage in both the cabin and cockpit, as well as a new WiFi router installation with Global VT and XStream for seamless device interfacing. RUAG relied on in-house engineering expertise to tailor the solutions to the specific aircraft as well as enable additional personalized options.
RUAG is uniquely positioned to support Bombardier business aircraft at their Center of Excellence for Bombardier jets at the Munich location. “We have been servicing Bombardier aircraft for 37 years now. Our customers benefit from our accumulated expertise on all services related to their Bombardier business jets, as well as our thorough engineering skills,” confirms Volker Wallrodt, Senior Vice President Business Jets, Dornier 228 & Components, RUAG Aviation. “We encourage our customers to take advantage of scheduled heavy maintenance inspections to enhance the aircraft’s value, performance, comfort and convenience.”
RUAG Aviation in Munich specializes in offering one-stop shop business aircraft solutions. All required services are performed within one single downtime, suiting individual customer schedules. The comprehensive portfolio of aircraft support solutions includes line, base and heavy maintenance checks, cabin interior restyling and refurbishment, avionics and system upgrades, component services, aircraft painting, pre-purchase inspections, AOG, FBO, and support and consulting.

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ELLIOTT AVIATION JOINS TAMARACK AEROSPACE GROUP’S DEALER NETWORK
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 […]

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 time to climb and fuel burn, while increasing range and aircraft stability, without any structural reinforcement, yielding significant time and cost savings. Tamarack Active Winglets are approved via EASA and FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation on the Cessna CJ, CJ1, CJ1+, M2, CJ2, CJ2+, CJ3 and CJ3+ business jets. The Active Winglet system is comprised of a wing tip extension, a highly tuned winglet, and load alleviation technology. The load alleviation system counteracts gust or maneuver wing loading events, and eliminates the heavy wing reinforcement and structural additions required by all passive winglets.
“We are continually looking for ways to enhance our customers’ aircraft,” said Greg Sahr, President of Elliott Aviation. “Tamarack’s ATLAS active winglets offer a truly unique solution that make operator’s aircraft highly efficient.”
“Elliott Aviation history and reputation make them an excellent choice to join our dealer network,” said Brian Cox, Chief Operating Officer for Tamarack Aerospace Group, Inc. “We look forward to working with them to increase the efficiency of their customers’ aircraft.”
Elliott Aviation is an FAA and EASA 145 repair station for Citations. They are an authorized service center for Beechjet/Hawker 400XP, Premier, Phenom 100/300, Embraer Legacy, King Air and TBM. They are also approved to repair Challenger 300, 604, Falcon 50 and Lear 45/60 series aircraft. Their headquarters in Moline, IL is an ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D facility.
Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a complete menu of high-quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint & interior, charter and aircraft management. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA).

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AIR BP EXPANDS ITS NETWORK WITH SIX NEW LOCATIONS IN AFRICA
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). […]

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).
Effective immediately, Air BP general and commercial aviation customers can refuel at the new locations in Ivory Coast, Morocco, Cape Verde and Mauritius. Customers will be able to use their Air BP Sterling Card to pay for fuel at all six of the airports, in addition to ordering and paying for fuel via the RocketRoute MarketPlace platform.

With Africa set to be one of the fastest-growing aviation regions over the next 20 years, there is enormous potential for both business and commercial aviation. We are delighted to be collaborating with Vivo Energy and will continue to invest in Africa, as the industry develops, to grow our operations and better serve our customers.
Anthony Leon, general manager, Air BP Southern Africa

This collaboration builds on a technical services agreement that Air BP signed with Vivo Energy in 2015 to provide training services across Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Morocco, Kenya, Uganda and Mauritius. Air BP’s technical services team have already completed stringent operational audits at each of the new locations to ensure they are operating to the same consistently high standards of safety and service as the rest of Air BP’s global network.
Air BP now provides fuel at 40 locations across Africa. At all six of the new locations, Air BP will offer Jet A-1 and at the Moroccan locations (AGA and RAK) Avgas will also be supplied. More than 70 commercial aviation operators currently serve the new locations including a mix of both regional and international carriers.
Air BP is sponsoring CAASA’s Commercial Aviation Symposium taking place at Lanseria International Airport, South Africa on May 22, 2018.

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WEST STAR AVIATION RECEIVES PART 145 CERTIFICATION FOR HOUSTON FACILITY
22/05/2018

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce 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 […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce 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 service, limited maintenance and troubleshooting , as well as avionics repair. Additionally, satellite locations can assist with obtaining ferry permits so customers can utilize one of the three full service MRO facilities located at East Alton, IL (ALN), Grand Junction, CO (GJT), and
Chattanooga, TN (CHA).
“Receiving our FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certificate is further recognition of the experience level of our technicians in Houston, as well as our capabilities in Houston to service our customers in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana,” said Jim Rankin, CEO, West Star Aviation. “We are pleased to continue to offer our Houston customers maintenance options at our satellite CXO facility, while still providing access to our full-service maintenance facilities in ALN, GJT, and CHA,” added Rankin.
For more information on specific models and ratings included in the Part 145 certification for Houston, please visit http://www.weststaraviation.com/.

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TAG AVIATION’S FARNBOROUGH FACILITY NOW OFFERS SMART REPAIRS
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 […]

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 are aptly named due to the effective nature of the work. They generate only minimal debris, require minimal equipment and can be undertaken in any given location at short notice. Smart repairs are considerably less expensive than full panel re-sprays, require no prior booking and can be turned around within a short time frame. Smart repairs are a versatile way to minimise the negative aesthetic appearance of damaged surfaces.
TFMS also offers on-site cleaning and detailing services on all business aircraft interiors at, or around, its premium location base situated at Farnborough Airport. This includes the deep cleaning of seats and is just one of a number of soft goods services TFMS can provide, in partnership with FAI.
“As the only EASA Part 145 MRO organisation to be based in the UK offering business aircraft cabin interior repair services, TFMS is proud to offer customers these additional services. We are also planning on introducing other onsite repair schemes to further advance our capacity”, said Cyrille Pillet, Vice President Maintenance Operations, TAG Aviation Europe.

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DUNCAN AVIATION PARTNERS WITH SMARTSKY ON 4G LTE NETWORK & EQUIPMENT
22/05/2018

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce 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 […]

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce 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, chatting, texting, playing games and video conferencing.
Working with SmartSky Networks, Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification department helped develop the first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a Cessna Citation Excel.
““It is an honor to partner with Duncan Aviation, a company that has a well-deserved reputation for outstanding customer service,” said Bryan Rapp, Account Manager with SmartSky Networks. “We believe this partnership confirms SmartSky’s commitment to deliver the very best in resources for our customers as well.”
The SmartSky 4G LTE system received FAA approval for the Citation Excel STC in January and aircraft Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) in March. Duncan Aviation representatives should be contacted to schedule installation on aircraft.
Duncan Aviation will also be working with SmartSky on exclusive STCs for the following aircraft:
•Bombardier Challenger 604/605/650
•Bombardier Challenger 300/350
•Dassault Falcon 2000 (all variants)
•Dassault Falcon 900 (all variants)
•Bombardier Learjet 40/45/75
Not only does Duncan Aviation have the engineering expertise to develop the paths to certification for numerous aircraft models, but the company also has the technical knowledge and experience to install SmartSky Networks’ certified equipment quickly and efficiently to meet its customers’ flight schedules.
Contact one of the Duncan Aviation Avionics Sales Representatives (www.DuncanAviation.aero/services/avionics-installation/contacts) for information and to schedule installation of equipment needed for the SmartSky 4G LTE-based network, which is currently being deployed across the continental United States.

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URGENT MESSAGE: OPPOSE AIRLINE EFFORTS TO CONTROL ATC SYSTEM
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 […]

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 the system to the big airlines and we must take action today.
The House will consider H.R. 4 tomorrow, so please contact Congress now and let them know you are opposed to creation of the Aerospace Management Advisory Council in Section 5 of the manager’s amendment.
Our major concerns with the Advisory Council are:
• It would operate outside of public view and not be subject to Federal Advisory Committee Act which is designed to provide public transparency.
• Like the proposed privatized ATC board, airline-related interests would dominate the Advisory Council.
• Instead of advancing ATC modernization, this Advisory Council creates unnecessary bureaucracy that will disrupt progress on NextGen.

Contact Congress

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AIR ZERMATT CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF OPERATIONS WITH NEW BELL 429 DELIVERY
21/05/2018

Notable transportation and rescue company, Air Zermatt, commemorates 50 years of high mountain operations in the Swiss Alps and celebrates the delivery of a new Bell 429 aircraft. The aviation organization maintains a close relationship with Bell. “There is no better way for us to celebrate such a significant milestone than with an exciting addition […]

Notable transportation and rescue company, Air Zermatt, commemorates 50 years of high mountain operations in the Swiss Alps and celebrates the delivery of a new Bell 429 aircraft. The aviation organization maintains a close relationship with Bell.

“There is no better way for us to celebrate such a significant milestone than with an exciting addition to our fleet,” said Gerold Biner, CEO, Air Zermatt. “This Bell 429 is truly customer designed and has incredible performance, especially in the tough terrain of the Swiss Alps. Bell continuously surpasses our expectations in terms of products and customer care, and we are thrilled to receive another beautiful aircraft.”

“We are delighted that after five years of Bell 429 operations, where the aircraft proved its incredible performance in one of the most demanding missions in the world, Air Zermatt chose the aircraft again for its long term twin-engine needs,” said Patrick Moulay, senior vice president, Commercial Business – International, Bell. “This speaks to the incredible trust our customers have in Bell aircraft performance and customer support.”

Air Zermatt utilizes the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) Premier program for simple and straightforward maintenance cost plans. The plans provide customers with budget certainty, access to Bell’s rotable pool of parts and competitive rates when using a Bell authorized service center, which are available worldwide. To uphold their high safety standards, Air Zermatt’s flight crew train on the Bell Valencia 429 Full Flight Simulator to continuously enhance their knowledge and capabilities of the Bell 429.

With the optimal design for passenger mobility and healthcare emergency services, the Bell 429 has the most cabin space in the light twin helicopter market, with flat flooring and seven passenger seating. This cabin can also comfortably fit two litter carriers, another feature significant to the Bell 429. Its 60-inch wide side doors and optional rear clam-shell doors allow for quick and easy passenger and patient ingress and egress. The state-of-the-art technology in the Bell 429 includes a fully integrated glass cockpit, advanced drive system, best-in-class WAAS/ SBAS navigation and IFR capability.

To see Air Zermatt’s Bell 429 in action, watch Red Bull TV’s series, The Horn.

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SOLAR POWER TAKES OFF AT LEBANON’S GRANITE AIR CENTER
21/05/2018

Granite Air Center, Inc. has partnered with Norwich Solar Technologies of White River Junction, Vermont, to install a 218.1-kilowatt DC, Net-Metered Photovoltaic (PV) System on the main hangar rooftop at their facility, and is the largest solar array in the City of Lebanon to date. Completed in early May 2018, the solar array will provide […]

Granite Air Center, Inc. has partnered with Norwich Solar Technologies of White River Junction, Vermont, to install a 218.1-kilowatt DC, Net-Metered Photovoltaic (PV) System on the main hangar rooftop at their facility, and is the largest solar array in the City of Lebanon to date. Completed in early May 2018, the solar array will provide Granite Air long-term energy cost reduction and stability through the integration of clean, renewable solar electricity.

Granite Air Center is Lebanon Airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO). The FBO provides refueling, repair, maintenance, short and long-term hangar storage, and other services to general aviation and commercial aircraft.

Jason Archambeault, Co-Owner/COO of Granite Air Center said the solar PV project is important to them for a number of reasons. “We love the idea that we can offset a large part of our carbon footprint through solar,” said Archambeault. “We believe following socially responsible business practices is just the right thing to do. And using a local solar company to do the work also supports local jobs.”

“As solar power continues to prove its economic and environmental value, airports in the U.S. are an obvious choice for PV installations. The scale of airport solar projects continues to grow because there is considerable untapped energy potential at the nation’s roughly 13,000 airports and airfields,” said Bob Lewis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Norwich Solar Technologies.

Greg Soho, Granite Air Center Co-owner/CFO added that he came to the realization after a presentation on the project with Norwich Solar. “The decision to move forward with the project was pretty easy, in addition to the environmental benefits of producing renewable solar energy, we are able to stabilize our long-term electricity costs.” With a federal investment tax credit of 30% and a New Hampshire rebate, more than half of the system cost will be offset by incentives, not including the generous accelerated depreciation allowed for renewable energy projects. Soho added, “with the incentives available to us this is a very viable project.”

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EURO JET READY FOR THE ST.PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM
18/05/2018

Euro Jet is ready to assist with flights to the 2018 International Economic Forum. Hosted by the Russian Federation, the forum will welcome over 14,000 participants to St. Petersburg, Russia this May 24–26, 2018 at the Expo Forum Convention and Exhibition Center. Over the last 20 years, the Forum has become a leading global platform […]

Euro Jet is ready to assist with flights to the 2018 International Economic Forum. Hosted by the Russian Federation, the forum will welcome over 14,000 participants to St. Petersburg, Russia this May 24–26, 2018 at the Expo Forum Convention and Exhibition Center.
Over the last 20 years, the Forum has become a leading global platform for members of the business community to meet and discuss key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets, and the world as a whole.
All crew and passengers arriving into St. Petersburg should have valid passports and Russian visas. The newly offered Russian e-visas will not be accepted. It is also not possible to arrange a visa upon arrival.
Euro Jet can assist in St. Petersburg with full ground handling support, fuel, permits, hotel arrangements, transportation, and catering.
We look forward to supporting your flights into St. Petersburg!

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SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES MAKES MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENTS
18/05/2018

Safran Helicopter Engines has made two senior management appointments: Florent Chauvancy (41) has been appointed Executive Vice-President, OEM Sales, succeeding Maxime Faribault who is retiring. Florent joined Safran Landing Systems in 1998, fulfilling various positions in production, supply chain and purchasing within its Landing Gear & Systems Integration division in Gloucester, Bidos and Toronto. In […]

Safran Helicopter Engines has made two senior management appointments:
Florent Chauvancy (41) has been appointed Executive Vice-President, OEM Sales, succeeding Maxime Faribault who is retiring.
Florent joined Safran Landing Systems in 1998, fulfilling various positions in production, supply chain and purchasing within its Landing Gear & Systems Integration division in Gloucester, Bidos and Toronto. In 2005, he joined the Wheels & Brakes division and took responsibility for sales of Regional, Business and Military Aircraft programs.
In 2009, Florent joined Safran Helicopter Engines as Vice-President for the Ardiden 1. In 2011, he was appointed Executive Director and board member of the Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Limited (RRTM) joint venture. He played a major role in the acquisition of the Rolls-Royce shares in the RTM322 program. Following this transfer, in October 2013, Florent was appointed Vice President for Heavy Helicopter Engine Programs at Safran Helicopter Engines, to oversee all activities related to the RTM322 and new Aneto range.
Florent Chauvancy is a graduate of the French National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon (Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering – 1999) and the Rotman Business School in Toronto (Executive MBA).

Giuseppe Curci (46) is appointed Executive Vice-President, Finance and Administration. He succeeds Pierre-Jean Flores who has been appointed to another position within the Group.
Giuseppe started his career in 1997 as a financial auditor with Mazars. In 2003 he joined Safran Aircraft Engines to manage the application of new international financial standards (IAS/IFRS), and their implications for financial communications. In 2006, he joined Safran Electronics & Defense financial direction, to manage the accounting teams and management control systems, integrating them within Group financial processes. He was also involved in the internal reorganization of several divisions within the company.
He took responsibility for Safran Helicopter Engines financial direction in 2011, as Financial Controller.
Giuseppe Curci is a graduate of the UPEC in Paris (Master’s Degree in Financial Engineering – 1997) and the Paris Dauphine University (Master’s Degree Accounting and Finance).

(Pictures: Remy Bertrand – Safran)

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ELLIOTT AVIATION HIRES BRIAN HUSA AS REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
18/05/2018

Elliott Aviation, a leader in Aviation MRO Services, has hired Brian Husa as Regional Sales Manager. Brian brings nearly 30 years of aviation experience to the company including executive sales, technical sales and client service. Brian will be responsible for executing regional sales strategies in the Midwest region. He will be focused on enhancing Elliott […]

Elliott Aviation, a leader in Aviation MRO Services, has hired Brian Husa as Regional Sales Manager. Brian brings nearly 30 years of aviation experience to the company including executive sales, technical sales and client service.
Brian will be responsible for executing regional sales strategies in the Midwest region. He will be focused on enhancing Elliott Aviation’s brand within his territory and generating new sales.
Brian started his career at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1990. He has held sales positions at Duncan Aviation, Chantilly Air, AOPA Insurance Agency, AON Risk Services, and was most recently the Director of Business Development for Cort & Associates.

We’re happy to add Brian to our growing team,” said Michael Parrish, Senior Director of Regional Sales & Business Development for Elliott Aviation. “His experience and core values will help us execute our vision of building partnerships that last.

Brian has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science with Space Studies Minor from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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GEORGETOWN AIR SERVICES NOW ACCEPTING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS AT DELAWARE COASTAL AIRPORT
18/05/2018

As the result of a recent arrangement between Delaware Coastal Airport (KGED) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Georgetown Aviation Services can now accept international aircraft arrivals. Though CBP does not have a facility on the field at KGED, the new arrangement allows for international flights to receive customs clearance as long as this […]

As the result of a recent arrangement between Delaware Coastal Airport (KGED) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Georgetown Aviation Services can now accept international aircraft arrivals.
Though CBP does not have a facility on the field at KGED, the new arrangement allows for international flights to receive customs clearance as long as this service is requested with 72-hour’s notice prior to their arrival. End user fees for customs clearance and international trash disposal are assessed to the aircraft operator.
“This new service is a great addition for the airport and adds a new level of convenience for our based customers and transient arrivals,” said Garrett Dernoga, owner of Georgetown Air Services. “This development, combined with the recent runway extension and upgraded approach lighting, are examples of how Georgetown Air Service and Delaware Coastal Airport are continuously taking steps to improve our offering to benefit aircraft operators and passengers.”
Delaware Coastal Airport offers travelers quick access to the Delaware beach resort communities of Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island. Formerly known as Sussex County Airport, the general aviation dedicated airport is located just east of Georgetown, DE, in southern Delaware and conveniently located near the major metropolitan markets of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. Owned and operated by the Sussex County Council and featuring a 5,500-foot main runway and a 3,109-foot crosswind runway, the airport is popular with pilots of small aircraft and corporate jets alike. The region has seen significant growth in recent years and aircraft operations have reflected that growth, with the airport recording more than 35,000 takeoffs and landings annually.

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INITIATIVE ON ADOPTION OF SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE JET FUELS TO BE INTRODUCED AT EBACE
18/05/2018

The Business Aviation community has long been dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aircraft, with a proven record of advances in carbon reduction, and that commitment will be on display during the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2018) with the announcement of a new initiative focused on raising awareness and adoption […]

The Business Aviation community has long been dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aircraft, with a proven record of advances in carbon reduction, and that commitment will be on display during the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2018) with the announcement of a new initiative focused on raising awareness and adoption of available and emerging alternative jet fuel options.
The introduction of the Business Aviation Guide to the Use of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels (SAJF) is set to take place as part of the annual EBACE Media Luncheon, held on 28 May from 13:00-14:30. A guide, which thoroughly details the SAJF initiative, will be available as a hand out during the luncheon and throughout the convention.
Previously, the industry’s commitment to emissions reduction was codified through the Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change, unveiled in November 2009. Among the aims of that commitment are a 2-percent improvement in efficiency per year from 2010 until 2020, carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onwards, and a 50-percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, relative to 2005. The objectives are expected to be reached through advancements in four areas: more efficient operations, continuing infrastructure improvements, market-based measures and technology investment, including the development of alternative aircraft fuels.

The European Business Aviation Association is very proud to have contributed to this project that will aim to increase the availability of sustainable alternative jet fuel, ultimately encouraging more business aviation users towards the uptake of this type of fuel, which directly contributes towards our sector goals and therefore reducing our overall environmental impact
Juergen Wiese, Chairman – European Business Aviation Association

Industry and government leaders will speak at the announcement, including: Claudia Fusco, Head of Unit for Innovation, Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission; Jean Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet; Juergen Wiese, chair of EBAA, Ed Bolen, president and CEO of NBAA; and David Coleal, chair of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s Environmental Committee and president, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
Also present will be Marc Mournier, head of service, environment and sustainable development for Geneva Airport, and leaders from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). GAMA, IBAC and NATA have joined with NBAA and EBAA in developing and launching the SAJF initiative.

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AVANTTO AND AIR BP COLLABORATE IN CARBON OFFSETTING PROGRAM
18/05/2018

Avantto Aircraft Administration, in collaboration with Air BP, announces a pioneering program in Brazil to offset carbon emissions in the business aviation sector. The carbon emissions related to the use of all of the aviation fuel supplied by Air BP to Avantto for the next 12 months will be offset via BP Target Neutral, in […]

Avantto Aircraft Administration, in collaboration with Air BP, announces a pioneering program in Brazil to offset carbon emissions in the business aviation sector. The carbon emissions related to the use of all of the aviation fuel supplied by Air BP to Avantto for the next 12 months will be offset via BP Target Neutral, in line with the companies’ commitment to a lower carbon future.

Through our partnership with Air BP, we have taken another step in our sustainability journey. Now, in addition to benefits such as safety, availability and convenience, our clients will also have the carbon emissions from the aviation fuel used in their flights offset, thereby responding in a practical way to the climate challenges.
Rogério Andrade, Avantto’s CEO

Avantto performs more than 750 take-offs per month, accumulating more than 4,500 flight hours per year, for about 400 users. Concerns about sustainability are at the heart of Avantto’s business model.  Through shared flights between clients, it is possible to optimize aircraft occupancy by reducing fuel consumption and the number of “empty legs”. Also, Avantto operates in one of the world’s most modern heliports – HBR Aviation, whose construction respected and prioritized a minimum environmental impact.
The program will be launched on June 1, 2018, and initially run for one year, with the possibility of being extended into the future. This is Air BP’s first carbon offsetting offer for business aviation customers in Brazil and complements its carbon neutral into-plane fueling operations at 250 directly operated locations around the world, including a number of locations in Brazil such as Sao Paulo Guarulhos and Rio de Janeiro Galeao international airports.

In addition to finding ways to reduce our own carbon emissions, we work closely with our customers to develop innovative offers that support them in the transition to a lower carbon future. We are proud to launch this initiative in Brazil in collaboration with Avantto, which gives business aviation customers the opportunity to reduce the carbon impact of flying.
Ricardo Paganini, General Manager, Air BP South America

All the carbon emissions related to use of the aviation fuel supplied by Air BP to Avantto will be offset through BP Target Neutral.  The carbon emission reductions from its global portfolio of projects are independently verified and monitored in line with the ICROA (International Carbon Reduction & Offset Alliance) Code of Best Practice. Projects within the BP Target Neutral portfolio have been assessed on the basis of their contribution to reducing carbon emissions and their potential to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, for example, through their potential to help improve livelihoods for the communities they are based in through various educative, economic and social benefits.

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