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

Believe it or not, the future of aviation is in America’s heartland — Ottawa, Kansas, to be exact. Ottawa is located on the outskirts of Kansas City, on the Kansas side of the border, some 30 miles southwest of the Garmin International headquarters. There a determined group of students are on a mission to give […]

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02/07/2020

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) welcomed the decision this week 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 […]

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02/07/2020

VistaJet places the safety, security and wellbeing of its customers and colleagues above all else. 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 […]

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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

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) today welcomed passage of legislation in the U.S. 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 […]

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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

• More than 250,000 fuelingS completed using digital technology designed to help reduce misfuelling risk. • Milestone fueling took place at Adelaide Airport (ADL) in Australia 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 […]

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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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