International Aviation News
ARGUS TRAQPak data is serial-number specific aircraft arrival and departure information on all IFR flights
Jet Aviation St. Louis has won the Diamond Award for Excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the second consecutive year.
The results of a survey conducted by the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) shows that its members are confident that business conditions will improve during 2014.
Scott Campbell, Universal Avionics’ Director of Airline and Military Sales, announced that Mr. Bob Sanchez has been appointed to the newly created position of Program Development Manager, Military and Government. In this new role, Mr. Sanchez will be responsible for maintaining Universal Avionics’ existing programs and relationships within the Government and Military market segment, as well as seeking out and developing new programs both domestically and internationally.
ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce the release of the 2013 SMS Audit Results report. The objective of the report is to highlight those recurring deficiencies found in SMS implementation and execution. A view into the industry wide aperture helps aviation operators focus their efforts on common deficiency areas cited by auditors, and use this information to improve their own SMS implementation and execution efforts.
Miracles for Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with offices in Tustin and Santa Monica that provides support to families with children undergoing treatment for life-threating illnesses, is excited to announce its new endeavor with West Coast Aviation Services.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) and ARGUS International, Inc. have been working together to offer the charter and fractional ownership industry a single audit combining both the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) and the ARGUS Platinum Standard. Both the ACSF and ARGUS are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement in principle.
IAM Jet Centre's new premium FBO at Maurice Bishop International Airport (TGPY) Grenada is now open. The 4,200 sq ft facility will compliment Grenada's growing status as one of the Caribbean's premier yachting and luxury resort destinations.
Biarritz (LFBZ), the Basque Country’s flagship regional airport, has invested over 800.000€ (1MUS$) to significantly enhance its business travel facilities. Entering its 20th year serving the region, these upgrades include a completely refurbished FBO and business aviation terminal
Cello Aviation has won a contract to support British Airways CityFlyer. The agreement that will run for two months will involve one of Cello’s aircraft being used to work on CityFlyer routes.
Professional Resources In System Management, LLC (PRISM), proudly announces at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2014 the continued growth of its partnership with the USAIG Performance Vector program. Since joining the program in April 2012, PRISM has welcomed 45 fixed and rotary wing USAIG insured operators as subscribers to their highly regarded Safety Management System program.
An open house was held on February 20th for Landmark Aviation’s newly acquired Smith Reynolds Airport (INT) MRO facility. The open house was attended by Landmark’s Executive Vice President of Operations Ted Hamilton, VP of MRO Skip Madsen and much of the MRO Sales and INT MRO teams. Also in attendance were members of the Board of Directors of the Airport Commission of Forsyth County including Mark Davidson, its Executive Director.
Delta Private Jets (DPJ) is pleased to announce that it has again been awarded the Wyvern Wingman safety accreditation, following an audit by Wyvern in the fourth quarter of 2013. This is another complement to Delta Private Jets’ long-standing heritage and commitment to safety and demonstrates that DPJ continues to meet and exceed the highest safety standards in the industry.
Conklin & de Decker is celebrating 30 years in business this year and offering special savings on their products during the HAI Heli-Expo 2014 convention. Visitors to the Conklin & de Decker exhibit booth #3002 will see live demos of the entire family of helicopter operating cost programs, life cycle budgeting tools, and can enter to have a chance to win an iPad® mini or Google® Nexus 7 tablet.
The Swiss MRO and FBO facility Air Service Basel GmbH is proud to announce that it has been granted the Maintenance Approval Certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (ref. CAACI AMO 154-CAY-AMO-2014). Based at the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse, Air Service Basel is also a Beechcraft Authorized Service Center for King Air Products.
Jet Aviation Dubai was recently presented with a Safety Performance award by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates.
Elite Jet, one of the largest African provider of VIP executive jet charters, has chosen, RocketRoute to optimise their flight planning operations
Key Air, a leading national provider of worldwide executive jet charter services and best-in-class aircraft management, is proud to introduce Rick Cutrera as its newest Regional Business Development Manager supporting growth in the Greater DC and Mid-Atlantic region.
Conklin & de Decker has announced that it will offer special savings this year on the three educational seminars they conduct annually. A graduated discount scale is being offered to those that register early for multiple seminars simultaneously via the Conklin & de Decker website.
Sun Air Jets recently completed 3 major safety audits in the last 4 months. They were the Executive Jet Management, the International Standards-Business Aircraft Operations, and the Air Charter Safety Foundation Audits.
German General Aviation MRO FAI Technik GmbH, a subsidiary of the Air Ambulance and VIP Private Jet Charter Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG, is proud to announce that FAI has been awarded Maintenance Approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (License No. 155-CAY-AM0-2014) as well as the Approval from Bermuda’s Department of Civil Aviation (Approval No. BDA/AM0/517).
Jet Aviation Dubai will support full FBO, line maintenance and AOG services at Dubai World Central (DWC) during runway construction at Dubai International Airport, scheduled May 1 through July 21, 2014. Following construction, the company will resume full maintenance and FBO operations at Dubai International Airport.
Conklin & de Decker has opened registration for its newest Seminar, Exploring Aircraft Operating Costs. The program will be presented on May 13-14, 2014 in Grapevine, Texas, near the DFW International airport. As a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) accepted program, attendees can receive CAM credit for participating in this seminar.
Conklin & de Decker announces the release of their 2014 State Tax Guide for General Aviation (“State Tax Guide”). Packed full of critical tax information, the State Tax Guide is a must-have reference tool for helicopter and fixed-wing operators, accountants, dealers, brokers, aviation law professionals, and others. The State Tax Guide contains the latest taxes and fees imposed on general aviation in all fifty states and it addresses the sales and use taxes applicable to aircraft sales, ownership, leases, parts, and labor.
Qatar Executive, the business jet charter division of award-winning Qatar Airways, will be exhibiting at Abu Dhabi Air Expo, which is set to take place from 25 to 27 February at the Al Bateen Executive Airport.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Short Hills Aviation Services of Morristown, NJ, is the newest Part 135 charter operator to join the ACSF. Along with 107 other companies, Short Hills Aviation now supports the mission of the ACSF to raise the safety bar in the on-demand charter and fractional industry.
The European Business Aviation Association welcomes the European Commission’s decision concerning operating aid for regional airports, which permits airports receiving less than 700,000 passengers per year to continue having a range of funding options available to them.
Jet Aviation Hong Kong recently received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide line and base maintenance to Gulfstream G450 aircraft.
Sun Air Jets recently announced the appointment of their new Part 145 Director of Maintenance, Rich Blasier, as well as the promotion of Ricardo Rivas as their new Part 135 Assistant Director of Maintenance.
The leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, has reported that it completed almost 7,500 charter contracts in its financial year, Feb 1st – Jan 31st.
Sun Air Jets recently announced the promotion of their new Line Service Manager, Mr. Joe Rossetti.
Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, is pleased to announce that Patti Perez has accepted a position as Manager of Inflight Services for Meridian Air Charter. Ms. Perez came to Meridian in 2011 with 8 years of industry experience. In her previous role as Client Services Manager, Ms. Perez was instrumental in provisioning Meridian Air Charter fleet aircraft, as well as having responsibilities for inventory management and specialty items to ensure availability upon request.
Landmark Aviation began operations at King County International Airport (BFI) on Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington on February 12th through the acquisition of Galvin Flying Services.
Jet Aviation Singapore announced a strategic alliance with Air Transport Training College (ATTC) at Seletar Aerospace Park in October 2013 to jointly offer a Licensed Aircraft Engineer Training Program for Business Aviation. To further facilitate practical training options through the college, the company recently transferred ownership of a Falcon 20 aircraft to the ATTC.
The San Marino Aircraft Registry has appointed two highly experienced airworthiness designate inspectors. One is based in Zurich and the other in Hong Kong allowing us to meet the needs of aircraft owners and operators promptly, therefore being extremely cost-effective.
Wyvern Consulting, Ltd. has released a revision of The Wingman Standard , Original Reissue 1.0 (formerly known as The Wyvern Standard) which is effective as of January 20, 2014. With the reissue this guiding document will be known going forward as The Wingman Standard, reflecting the most recognized accreditation in the air charter industry which is only earned by those air carriers, known as Wingman operators, committed to the highest safety standards and operating practices.
Jet Aviation Singapore has more than doubled the number of skilled workers it employs since 2010; 73 percent of the new employees are local hires. The company plans to hire 13 new aviation professionals in 2014.
Priester Aviation, LLC is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Charlie Hughes as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Management Sales. In the newly-created position, Hughes will be responsible for the strategic growth of Priester Aviation’s managed aircraft fleet.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Gama Charters, Inc., Stratford, CT has joined the ACSF as a member and has been added to the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry.
Business aviation flight activity has a strong finish in 2013. TRAQPak data indicates that while 2013 flight activity had a slow start
After only 8 months of construction time German Air Ambulance and VIP Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG has opened its Hangar 7 at Nuremberg International Airport. This expansion is boosting FAI’s total hangar space to more than 5,000
Jet Aviation Singapore expects to start serving customers at its new hangar facilities in Seletar Aerospace Park in April 2014. With the new addition, the hangar space is tripled to a total of 7500 sq m, further adding 4,060 sq m of shops and offices and nearly 9,400 sq m to its apron.
Aircraft management and private jet charter company Key Air will be hosting a static aircraft event on Wednesday, February 12th in the Landmark West hangar at the Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY
Jet Aviation’s Teterboro FBO successfully handled surge of aircraft and passengers attending the Big Game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., just three miles away from the facility. Providing an exceptional level of first class service and hospitality, the company brought elegance into the FBO experience.
ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) announced at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers conference that they are launching a Certified Charter Broker Program in the first quarter of 2014. The program will provide charter operators and end consumers with information necessary to make a confident decision when engaging a charter broker.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Hunt and Palmer, USA is the newest company to join the Foundation. Along with more than 100 other companies, Hunt and Palmer supports the ACSF’s vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.
STAjets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif., has achieved authorization for World Wide Charter Operations from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).
Wheels Up, the revolutionary membership-based private aviation company, has chosen ARGUS International, Inc’s. (ARGUS) AVMOSYS software to manage customers’ flight-related activity. Wheels Up offers a member experience in a high-tech and high-touch manner that would only be possible by pairing the industry’s most attentive member services team with AVMOSYS’ enterprise management software. AVMOSYS was designed and built to quickly, efficiently, and accurately manage the many variables of the private aviation experience, and allow each member of an aviation organization to interface with the system in a personalized manner, based on their individual roles and responsibilities.
ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Independent Fixed Base Operators Association (IFBOA) that will enable its membership to receive special pricing on the industry leading TRAQPak FBO tool and brand new Safety Management Systems (SMS) for MRO and FBO Course.
Aircraft charter specialists Hunt & Palmer PLC are delighted to announce the appointment of David Macdonald as their new Director of Group Sales.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Jet Access Aviation, Inc is the newest charter operator to join the ACSF. Along with more than 100 other companies, Jet Access now supports the ACSF vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.
Air Service Basel‘s Maintenance Organization recently has received the Maintenance Organization Approval by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Tchad (Autorité de l’Aviation Civile ADAC).
Conklin & de Decker has released the latest version of LIFE CYCLE COST 2014 Volume I. The most powerful aircraft budgeting and financial analysis tool available, LIFE CYCLE COST (LCC) from Conklin & de Decker, provides aircraft owners, operators, flight department managers, and aircraft consultants with independently researched ownership and operating cost data for more than 400 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft.
Jet Aviation Basel has been selected to complete the interior of an Airbus corporate jet ACJ-A320 for an undisclosed head-of-state. The VIP aircraft will be delivered to the Basel Completions Center in the third quarter of 2014.
The Air Charter Guide, a leading publisher of global air charter travel information and part of the Penton Business Aviation Market Group, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with aviation software firm, Coastal Aviation Technologies.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF), which formally launched its Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) in the Great Lakes region in August 2012, is working to expand the program next in the Western Pacific, New England and Eastern regions, ACSF President Bryan Burns says.
Volo Aviation LLC has been awarded a contract to manage the FBO at MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield (KLHW) in Hinesville, GA.
Edward Frank, Interim Chief Executive Officer of TWC Aviation (soon to be Earth Air), announced today the completion of three aircraft transactions in the month of December, expanding the geographical coverage of the company's charter and management services.
Air charter operators who want a quick start on achieving their 2014 revenue goals should schedule a Sales and Marketing Annual Review with AirPSG, LLC, the company that brings air charter operators hands-free, marketing survival solutions. Working from its offices in Georgetown, TX, AirPSG can complete an Annual Review in just a few days.
Apollo Jets has contracted with ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) for the use of their revolutionary new business enterprise software, AVMOSYS, to manage their fast growing global charter brokerage business.
Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) today announced its partnership with the Ministry of Transport (MOT) of Myanmar and the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) of Myanmar, to organize the inaugural Myanmar Civil Aviation Development Conference 2014
Solairus Aviation has once again proven its absolute commitment to safety by earning the arduous Stage Three certification of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), becoming one of less than 1% of North American private aviation operators to have done so.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Bemidji Aviation Services, Inc., Bemidji, MN, is the newest charter operator to join the ACSF. Along with over 100 other companies, Bemidji Aviation Services, Inc. (BASI) now supports the mission of the ACSF to raise the safety bar in the on-demand air charter and fractional industry.
Priester Aviation, LLC is proud to announce the addition of William (Bill) L. McNease as the company’s new Vice President of Flight Operations and Director of Flight Operations. McNease will be responsible for Priester Aviation’s global flight operations.
U.S. private Jet charter leader New Flight Charters is the first in the industry to provide a Charter Industry Credentials Report with background credential information about the company. The report provides company history, financial, personnel and business credentials to charter industry partners for review and evaluation.
Broker accreditation, the steady increase in taxes applicable to business aviation and the constantly changing nature of UK border agencies were just some of the topics covered at the recent BACA / BBGA training day.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed a bipartisan agreement, assembled by House and Senate Budget Committee leaders and now approved by both chambers, which appears to significantly lessen the likelihood of another near-term government shutdown.
Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) as a member company with an exceptional safety record through its Flying Safety Awards program.
Jet Aviation Basel was presented the prestigious Society of British and International Design (SBID) International Design Award last week for winning the Contract Visualization category with its wide-body TIMELESS TO VISIONARY cabin interior designs.
Delta Private Jets is pleased to announce that it has just launched its new, enhanced website. The website was redesigned and built from the ground up to provide a smoother, user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality, making it easier for customers to find the information they are looking for, book charter flights, and learn more about all of the products and services that Delta Private Jets (DPJ)offers.
Air cargo specialists Hunt & Palmer Cargo Charters Ltd (HPCC) are expanding into North America with the appointment of Platinum Cargo (ATC Aviation) as their GSA in the country.
General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today announced that Robert E. Smith has been appointed as president of Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary, reporting to Joseph T. Lombardo, executive vice president of the company’s Aerospace group. Smith succeeds Daniel G. Clare, who has been appointed chief financial officer of Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., also a subsidiary. The appointments are effective January 1, 2014.
PilotWorkshops.com announced that the FAA has now issued over 10,000 WINGS course completion credits for their online pilot proficiency training courses. The company has been creating WINGS-approved training programs since 2006. “Many of our customers participate in the FAA WINGS program and appreciate the convenience of being able to continue their proficiency training while earning WINGS credits,” said Pilotworkshops’ founder Mark Robidoux.
European Directive 2006/112/EC (the “VAT Directive”) which applies across all European member states deals with the applicability of VAT to aircraft. Each member state legislated and implemented the Directive into local law. In general, all aircraft must now be considered for EU VAT if they intend to carry EU residents on board point to point within Europe or if the aircraft is owned by a European resident. In addition VAT must be considered on the sale of an aircraft within Europe and on supplies to aircraft (e.g. fuel, maintenance etc.).
Jet Aviation Teterboro received approval from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to perform base and line maintenance on Gulfstream G650 aircraft.
Following organising the first civilian cargo flight into Typhoon ravaged Tacloban last Friday, Air Charter Service has worked non-stop over the weekend and managed a further four successful charters there, as well as six into the equally-affected Guiuan, with more planned in the coming days.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Transplant Transportation Services, Inc (TTSI) is the newest company to join the ACSF. Along with 105 other companies, Transplant Transportation now supports the ACSF’s vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) applauded the recent announcement that the Chinese government will soon ease mission application and approval requirements for some general aviation (GA) flights within the country.
Jet Aviation announces the appointment of Alain Champonnois as the new vice president and general manager of the company’s FBO and line maintenance operations in Jeddah, Riyadh and Medina, Saudi Arabia, effective January 1, 2014.
Jet Aviation announces the appointment of Hardy Bütschi as the new vice president and general manager of the company’s maintenance and FBO operations in Dubai, effective January 2014.
JetSeat, LLC is pleased to announce today it is now offering Company Authority Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs to Part 91, 135 and international operators.
Key Air Expands Services to the Virginia Market with Addition of a New Charter Aircraft Oxford, CT / November 13, 2013 / Key Air, a leading national provider of best-in-class aircraft management and worldwide executive jet charter services is pleased to announce the addition of a pristine Falcon Jet 900C to its fleet of managed charter aircraft.
Skyplan has announced that effective today, Oriental Sky Aviation (OSA) will now be representing Skyplan in China and will offer their full range of services, including Skyplan's new next-generation flight-planning software; contract and hosted flight-planning; weather and ground support; and traffic rights requests. This announcement follows the signing of their agreement today at the Dubai Air Show.
Jet Aviation Dubai’s fully operational FBO at Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport is expanding its services in preparation for an increase in traffic.
Jet Aviation has signed a Fixed Base Operation (FBO) service agreement with VistaJet, the owner and operator of the largest privately owned Bombardier business aircraft fleet, to provide handling services through its network of FBOs in EMEA & Asia.
Jet Aviation Basel has expanded and refurbished its Engine, Wheel and Non-Destructive-Testing shops to increase production capacities.
A group of aviation professionals with over 100 years’ experience within the Aviation industry have joined forces to form Jet Advocates, an aircraft management consulting group. Jet Advocates works with both aircraft owners and aircraft operators to ensure that the goals and expectations of the individual aircraft owners are appropriately implemented and maintained by the management companies.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Advanced Air Management of Van Nuys, California is the newest charter operator to join the ACSF. Along with 105 other companies, Advanced Air Management now supports the mission of the ACSF to raise the safety bar in the on-demand charter and fractional industry.
Landmark Aviation expanded operations at Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, New York on Friday, November 1st through the acquisition of Panorama Flight Service.
Phoenix Aviation, based in Nairobi, Kenya, will use one of its Cessna Caravans as the ‘chase plane’ to follow Tracey Curtis-Taylor in her Boeing Stearman biplane on a solo journey from South Africa to the UK to commemorate the same journey done 85 years earlier by Lady Heath.
Air Service Basel recently extended its EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Approval by the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) to include Falcon 900 & 2000 series, Pilatus PC-12 series, and additional Cessna Citation aircraft ratings.
Delta Private Jets (DPJ) is pleased to once again receive the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating. DPJ executives were presented with the award at the recent National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Convention. The Platinum Rating is the highest level of ARGUS Ratings and is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices relative to their operations and maintenance.
Jet Aviation completes ramp and hangar expansion at its Teterboro FBO in time for SuperBowl 2014
National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks testified today before the House Aviation Subcommittee to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) aircraft certification process.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will present Lee Medlin, a founding member and past chairman of the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Advisory Council, with the Association’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award.
Jet Aviation Flight Services is adding its first Airbus ACJ318 registered in the U.S. under a Part 91 operation.
Should there be an accreditation system for air charter brokers? Is the UK Border Agency treating charter passengers in the same way at every airport? How does the Tour Operators Margin Scheme (TOMS) affect charter flights?
Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, is pleased to announce that Emil Iannone has been named Director of Operations. Mr. Iannone was previously employed with Meridian for over ten years in several key positions, including Director of Operations, before taking on new challenges in the New York City corporate world.
Jet-Pro P.E.O., a professional employer organization that provides cost-effective solutions in managing employee benefits, retirement programs, payroll processing and regulatory compliance, has enabled Short Hills Aviation Services to leverage buying power of a larger organization.
Jet Aviation expands its Houston FBO by adding two tenant hangars in response to customer demand.
Just a few months into narrow-body service, Jet Aviation St. Louis performed inspections on its third Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and already has scheduled a return visit for additional service for the same BBJ in the near future.
Solairus Aviation has extended its partnership with Inspirato with American Express to become the destination club's preferred aviation services charter provider. Under the terms of the agreement, Solairus will be able to provide its air charter and aircraft management clients with exclusive membership and reservations at Inspirato destinations.
The voting Members of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) elected five directors during its 66th Annual Meeting held today at the Las Vegas Convention Center during NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013). Additionally, Ron Duncan of General Communications, Inc. succeeded Richard Shine of Manitoba Corp. as chairman, and Paul Anderson of UTFlight will serve as NBAA’s new vice chairman/treasurer.
Jet Aviation St. Louis has signed the first aftermarket customer in the industry to install the just-released Aircell UCS smart router/media server upgrade.
AC-U-KWIK, a recognized leader in global business aviation information and part of the Penton Business Aviation Market Group, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with UK-based flight planning company RocketRoute. Under the agreement, AC-U-KWIK will deliver RocketRoute’s flight planning services to business aviation operators throughout the United States and Canada, providing them with a low-cost, next-generation flight planning solution.
Ross Aviation confirmed today that it has acquired the assets and current FBO operations of Chester County Aviation at Chester County G O Carlson Airport in Coatesville, Pennsylvania (KMQS). Consistent with Ross Aviation’s belief that airports and FBO customers are best-served by local businesses -- with local management, a local perspective and local market knowledge -- the FBO will continue to operate as Chester County Aviation and Bruce Sagnor has been retained as general manager.
Desert Jet, recognized on the Inc. 500|5000 list as the nation’s fastest growing private jet charter company the last three years in a row, has announced a special program for Southern California flyers that allows unprecedented freedom in private travel.
an Embraer Authorized Service Center for the Phenom 100 and 300, has completed an initiative to upgrade JetSuite's entire fleet of Phenom 100 light jet aircraft, including installation of high-speed WiFi, interior upgrades and heavy maintenance inspections.
Starbase Jet, a worldwide leader in private aviation, announced today that is has added two large-cabin 13-passenger Embraer Legacy 600 jets to its diverse jet charter fleet. These spacious aircraft provide maximum passenger comfort with three separate seating areas and plenty of room to move about the cabin. The Legacy 600 boasts the largest internal baggage capacity at 240 cubic feet, which can carry enough luggage for a team of golfers, extended family vacations, or even music groups going on a nationwide tour. It has a range of 3,250 nautical miles and cruises quietly at 450 knots.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that SilverStone Group, an insurance and risk management company, is the newest member of the ACSF. Along with 105 other companies, SilverStone Group now supports the ACSF’s vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that ClearJet.net, a private charter marketplace that focuses on safety-rated jet operators, is the newest company to join the ACSF. Along with 105 other companies, ClearJet.net now supports the ACSF’s vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.
Desert Jet, recognized on the Inc. 500|5000 list as the fastest growing private jet charter company the last three years in a row, has expanded its fleet to meet increased charter demand by adding a Citation Mustang to its Orange County-based charter fleet. The company now operates a charter fleet consisting of eight jet aircraft.
Following Tuesday night’s final round of qualification matches, most teams now know whether or not they will be competing in next year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Leading aircraft charter broker, Air Charter Service, has reported that they have been receiving calls already with customers enquiring about charter flights to the country next summer.
Jet Aviation Singapore and Air Transport Training College at Seletar Aerospace Park announced today that they will jointly support a Licensed Aircraft Engineer Training Program for business aviation. As part of the agreement, Jet Aviation will provide required on-the-job training opportunities to students enrolled in the SAR 66 Cat B1.1 at ATTC.
Through Shelter to Soldier, the rescued 15-month-old terrier/bulldog mix is off to a good start to becoming a certified service companion
Airborne Inc, a full service aviation company has opened a Fixed Base Operation at Stewart International Airport (SWF). The newly formed subsidiary - Airborne Aviation Services - was created specifically to provide executive level FBO services at the airport.
Reid Dennis’ passion for aviation has been a lifelong adventure which ultimately led to the establishment of CTP Aviation back in 2000. As a respected figure in the aviation community and with 13 successful years of leading the company, he has decided
IAM Jet Centres of the Caribbean has announced the development of a full service FBO at Maurice Bishop International Airport, Grenada (TGPY). The 4,200 sq ft premium facility is set to open its doors in December 2013, and will provide
Pentastar Aviation will celebrate its 50th anniversary at next month’s NBAA Convention in Las Vegas. Founded in 1964, Pentastar is a recognized industry leader, specializing in
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today reported that a key meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) this week concluded with the advancement of a framework for international aviation emissions policies, which pivots from the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) in key ways.
As a federal shutdown began unfolding today, and Washington policymakers looked ahead to a continuing battle over the nation’s debt ceiling, along with more sequester-driven spending cuts for government agencies, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen called on government leaders and industry stakeholders to quickly develop a path for FAA spending amidst the uncertain funding environment in Washington.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce the selection of Greg Kinsella, president and CEO of Key Air, to the ACSF Board of Governors, beginning October 1, 2013.
Elite Jet, operated by Medair Charter (PTY) Ltd, is proud to announce that we have achieved a GOLD ARGUS rating.
STAjets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based in Santa Ana, CA, has announced the addition of a Citation Bravo to its charter fleet. The airplane will be based out of a newly established STAjets office at Palm Springs International Airport.
San Diego air charter firm’s 45,000-square-foot hangar was final destination for 100 luxury car owners, their family members and friends after a 40-mile cruise up Interstate 5 in San Diego
Jet Aviation Basel readies for Boeing 787 VIP interior completions, designing solutions unique to the complex 787 airframe and completing training of licensed technicians to maintain and support the aircraft at its Basel facility.
Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, has teamed up with Allianz Insurance to form a unique airline insolvency protection policy, taken out in the customer’s name.
Experienced sales executive, Paul Class, joins Solairus Aviation management team.
Jet Aviation Flight Services receives authorization from the Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation as a Continued Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO).
Air Service Basel, with its location at the Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse in Switzerland, has been appointed by Beechcraft Corporation as an Authorized Service Center for the King Air aircraft series.
STAjets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based in Santa Ana, CA, has announced the addition of a new heavy jet aircraft to its fleet. STAjets is the only private jet services company offering heavy jet capabilities out of John Wayne Airport.
Both air charter brokers and aircraft operators would benefit from a greater understanding of each other’s roles, delegates to the BACA forum at the BAE (British Aviation Europe) 2013 conference were told.
Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, NJ, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Charter Sales office at Centennial Airport near Denver, CO.
Corporate Air is thrilled to announce the arrival of the much anticipated Gulfstream G650 into its fleet. The Ultra Long-Range, Ultra-High-Speed G650 will be based in the Northeast on the carrier’s Pt. 135 certificate and is poised to serve the New York and surrounding markets.
October 10 and 11, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), in partnership with MNG Jet and with the support of Gözen Air Services and Honeywell, is hosting business aircraft operators, service providers, financiers and senior transport officials from across Europe for a conference in Istanbul that will explore how to leverage Turkey’s yet untapped business aviation market as a growth engine for the country’s commercial development.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that Eastern Aviation Fuels (EAF), the exclusive marketer of Shell branded aviation fuels in the United States, has chosen to partner with NATA Safety 1st to provide training to its branded Fixed Base Operators (FBOs).
German Operator and Air Ambulance Specialist FAI rent-a-jet AG increased its revenues in 1st semester of 2013 by around 10 % vs. 2012 to more than € 35 m (US$ 47 m), expecting a yearly turnover of more than € 70 m (US$ 92 m).
Hunt & Palmer will be represented at the upcoming Business Aviation Forum in Moscow by its Business Development Manager for the Russian market, Tatiana Chernyavskaya
Jet Aviation, which opened its Berlin FBO in February 2013 to provide FBO services at Schönefeld and Tegel International airports, has extended its facilities at Tegel to include a new customer lounge and crew briefing offices.
PilotWorkshops.com has announced the release of their new IFR scenario-based training app for the iPad. Called “IFR Mastery”, the free app provides two challenging IFR scenarios based on PilotWorkshops’ popular IFR Mastery online training.
Priester Aviation, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of a King Air 90GTi, Cessna Citation CJ3 and Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy to its global charter fleet, which are ready for immediate charter.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced today that the 2014 editions of the Association’s Business Aviation Regional Forums will be held at airports in Florida, California and Texas.
We are glad to announce that Gözen Air Services Trabzon Station is ready to serve!
The U.S. Customs office in Fargo, ND (KFAR) has moved into a new facility located on the North General Aviation Ramp adjacent to Fargo Jet Center (FJC).
Jet Aviation Basel has recently signed a completions contract for a long-range, wide-body A340-600. Work on the green Airbus will commence in the first quarter of 2014.
Million Air Dallas has received the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Diamond Award for Excellence for a seventh consecutive year in a row. The Diamond Award, the FAA's most prestigious Maintenance honor, signifies Million Air Dallas’s ongoing commitment to aircraft maintenance training and safety excellence.
"Miracle on the Hudson" Flight 1549, Apollo 16 Moon Mission, NASA's Mission Control Legends, Dean "Diz" Laird Navy Combat Ace, National Business Aviation Association, Red Bull Stratos Freefall From the Edge of Space Among Those Selected
Eagle Creek Aviation Services, a leading provider of aircraft services and aircraft sales, announced today that it will be installing the new Garmin G1000 panel in a privately-owned Twin Commander 900 based in New Jersey. The installation includes RVSM certification.
As part of our continuing efforts to go beyond your basic needs, Cedar Jet Center the leading Lebanese FBO, is pleased to announce the expansion of its facilities; a new state of the art crew lounge, a snooze room and new operations offices.
Sun Air Jets recently announced their new President and Chief Operating Officer, Brian J. Counsil, as well as their new Director of Finance and Administration, Stephen E. Maloney.
Million Air Dallas successfully completed a 3 day audit to renew its IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operation) registration.
Jet Aviation Flight Services has added its first Gulfstream G650 onto its U.S. Part 135 air carrier certificate. The new aircraft is available for charter and will be managed by the Jet Aviation Van Nuys office.
Specialist charter carrier Cello Aviation is looking to work with more partners and aircraft owners who want to make their assets more productive.
Jet Aviation Flights Services signed a strategic-alliance agreement with C-Fly Aviation, a Brazilian company that provides aircraft management and charter services in South America.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce as its newest member the worldwide air charter marketplace JetCharters.com. By joining the ACSF, JetCharters.com is among more than 107 other businesses that support the foundation’s vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers in achieving the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.
John Scicluna has been named Vice President of Sales at Pentastar Aviation, effective immediately. He had been Pentastar’s Director of Sales since 2008 and has 15 years of experience in business aviation.
The winners have been announced for the 16th Annual EAA AirVenture Cup cross country air race.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Air Trek of Punta Gorda, Florida is the newest charter operator to join the ACSF. Along with 105 other companies, Air Trek supports the mission of the ACSF to raise the safety bar in the on-demand charter and fractional industry.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that New Flight Charters is the newest charter broker to join the ACSF. Along with over 106 other businesses, New Flight Charters supports the ACSF’s vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.
Regional airline, Flybe, has teamed up with leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service (ACS), signing an exclusive agreement allowing ACS to sell Charter Series capacity to tour operators on Flybe's behalf, from the winter 2013 season.
Jet Aviation Flight Services has announced the creation of a client gateway that makes information easily accessible to its managed aircraft clients in the U.S.
Eagle Creek Aviation Services, a leading provider of aircraft services and aircraft sales, will be showing its Garmin G1000-equipped Twin Commander at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 July 29-Aug. 4.
Just a few short weeks after Jet Aviation St. Louis earned certification as the first and only Authorized Service Center (ASC) for the Embraer Lineage business jet in the United States, the aviation center wheeled its first Lineage into a hangar on July 16 to begin servicing it.
Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, is reporting that its Dubai office has been busy arranging potential evacuations in case tensions in Egypt worsen further. The company has received an increasing number of enquiries and has already contracted a number of aircraft to be placed on standby at Cairo Airport.
Those attending the National Business Aviation Association’s 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013) in Las Vegas, NV, will have a new opportunity to review and compare a selection of business aircraft, without ever leaving the show’s Exhibit floor.
The National Air Transportation Association is pleased to offer its members a new money-saving program called NATA Aviation Legal Services Plan™. The Plan is administered by Aviation Legal Services, LLC and is exclusively available to NATA members. Eligible companies include aircraft management and charter operators, fractional ownership programs, maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities, fixed base operators, flight schools, parts manufacturers, and others.
Jet Aviation Basel recently completed the refurbishment of its Maintenance customer lounge, updating and expanding it to more than twice its original size.
A VIP charter carrier with a reputation for its work with music stars has taken singer Lana Del Rey to the Lebanon as part of her world tour. The 27-year-old singer and songwriter known for her beautiful voice and haunting lyrics was taken by the Birmingham based carrier Cello Aviation to a concert in Beirut.
Asset Insight, Inc. (www.assetinsightinc.com) today announced that Jetlevel GmbH (www.jetlevel.aero) would be providing marketing and sales support services within Europe and western Russia. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, Jetlevel will focus on expanding Asset Insight’s presence within Europe’s business aviation, including fleet operators, financial services entities, management companies, appraisers, brokers, and other aircraft support organizations.
Jet Aviation Basel has signed an agreement with an undisclosed client to complete the interior of a BBJ1. The aircraft will be delivered green to the Basel Completions Center in the first quarter of 2014.
Jet Professionals, a full-service global aviation staffing company, is commemorating its 30th anniversary by launching a new global website.
Vegas 500 Air Tours, a premier Part 135 operator providing aerial tours over Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, has successfully transitioned the bulk of air tour operations to their recently purchased GA8 Airvan by GippsAero, a division of Mahindra Aerospace. Since Airvan operations began on March 26th, 2013, Vegas 500 has realized enhanced success benefitting from the low operating costs, robust useful load and the enhanced visibility the Airvan provides tour passengers.
Hunt & Palmer PLC, the specialist aircraft charter company, has soared into The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table as a result of reporting robust international sales of £28.2 million in its last financial year end (2011), more than double the company’s 2009 £13.4 million international sales figure.
Air Service Basel’s FBO at the Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse reported an extremely busy period during this year’s ART BASEL fair from 10-16th June, when supporting visiting jets and their VIP passengers, as Basel once again became the central meeting place for the international art world.
Over the past 8 years, AirMed has invested several million pounds in new medical equipment, aircraft and specialist personnel. The latest investment is in a new cardiac output monitor for use on critical patient transfers. The non-invasive cardiac output monitor (NICOM) produced by Cheetah Medical, has a robust research history and proof of concept evidence for use in medical aviation through a recently published article by Dr Clément Dubois, a French anaesthetist who described its use in a repatriation from Afghanistan. It is understood from the manufacturer that AirMed is the first non-military organisation to use this equipment on aeromedical transfers.
Priester Aviation, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Maldonado as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Maldonado will be responsible for Priester Aviation’s global sales and marketing activities. He will be based at the company’s Chicago area headquarters.
Jet Aviation has appointed Monica Beusch as the new general manager of Jet Aviation Zurich. Beusch will also serve as head of FBO Services in EMEA and Asia.
Jet Aviation and Vienna-based Art Aviation have agreed that Jet Aviation will serve as Art Aviation’s exclusive maintenance provider for the company’s fleet of aircraft.
Having successfully passed the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) inspection of the company’s DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP), Solairus Aviation has earned authorization to operate at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (KDCA) effective immediately.
Priester Aviation, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, Priesterav.com. The new site is designed to showcase “The New Priester” with a fresh look and a more user-friendly experience.
Conklin & de Decker Associates, Inc. and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) are pleased to announce that they are partnering again this year to offer the Commercial Operators Tax Seminar, titled, “Back to Basics”. This year’s Tax Seminar will be held in Oak Brook, Illinois on August 6-7, 2013.
According to Jack Lambert, Jr. President of Jet Access Aviation "We are excited to have been noted as one of the fastest growing aviation businesses in the United States. The team at Jet Access Aviation has more than doubled our fleet in the last six months, and have several more substantial additions in the foreseeable future. I am proud to be at the helm of this great expansion."
Patient Air Lift Services volunteer pilot, Tony Braddock flew cancer patient, Olivia Chin from Binghamton, NY to the Million Air terminal at Westchester Airport, NY. Not only did he fly her to the airport he acted as an ‘Auto Pilot’ and drove her to Cornell Medical Center for her cancer treatment.
On Thursday, June 6, Meridian, the private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport (TEB), was one of the many companies exhibiting at the NBAA Regional Forum at Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY. Meridian sent eleven associates to represent all areas of the company, including its FBO, Air Charter, Aircraft Management, and Aircraft Maintenance businesses. In addition to exhibiting at this important Greater New York event, Meridian proudly accepted two prestigious awards for its outstanding safety record and customer service in the aviation industry.
Phillips 66® Aviation, the largest branded aviation dealer network in the nation, has honored Showalter Flying Service with its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, during the recent 2013 Phillips 66 Marketing Conference & Trade Show.
Ranch & Coast www.ranchandcoast.com, known as San Diego’s ultimate lifestyle magazine, celebrated its “Readers’ Choice Best of San Diego 2013” recently with an exclusive party held at the 40,000-square-foot hanger of venue host Schubach Aviation www.schubachaviation.com, San Diego’s leading private air charter firm based at Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif.
Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division Qatar Executive has been awarded its own Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA).
Million Air Dallas took delivery of a brand-new, state-of-the-art Gulfstream G650 on Monday May 20th. The aircraft has been placed on Million Air Dallas Part 135 Certificate and becomes the first to offer the G650 as a charter aircraft. This is a proud moment for all of us here at Million Air Dallas, who is celebrating their 29th year of business at this world-class operation at the Addison Airport.
Tyrolean Jet Services Adds: 2 Airbus ACJ319 and 1 Gulfstream G550 For Commercial Operation.
Castle Aviation is proud to be part of the Veterans Airlift Command. On Wednesday, March 20th, Michael H Grossmann, President, flew the first trip in one of Castle’s Aerostars picking up a wounded warrior and his wife from Columbus Ohio to Washington D.C.
Kurt Belcher, CEO and president of STAjets, was recognized today as one of the select "40 Under 40" honorees in the annual program conducted by OC Metro magazine.
One of the many important jobs of a companion service dog is to accompany his or her owner on plane trips. A recent visit to Schubach Aviation gave Graham Bloem, founder of Shelter to Soldier, and his staff of volunteers the opportunity to train Ty, one of the organization’s adopted dogs, to perform this task.
Million Air Dallas ranked sixth (#6) in TOP 50 U.S. FBOs in a recent survey of this year’s Pilot’s Choice Awards (conducted by FltPlan.com), as well as, #3 in the Regional/South Central category! The Million Air group of FBOs rated the best FBO chain.
Jet Aviation Geneva recently completed the refurbishment of its FBO. The new facility is already welcoming customers and will be publicly unveiled at an opening celebration at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) next month.
Qatar Airways’ Corporate Jet Division Now Offers Heavy Maintenance & Repair Checks To Bombardier Operators Qatar Executive’s Mobile Technical Operations Team Provides Regional Repair and Aircraft Recovery Service For Challenger And Global Business Jets
Million Air Dallas announced the success of another fun-filled day of Wings & Wheels, held at their new facility, 4350, on Saturday, April 20, 2013. With the static display of a number of exclusive charter jets to view inside and out, and a hangar filled with the finest exotic collectible automobiles in the DFW area, over 400 guests were dazzled.
The latest BACA Training Day covered a variety of topics including illegal chartering, bribery, Air Passenger Duty, aviation law and online booking. It was run in partnership with BBGA (British Business & General Aviation Association) and aimed at both brokers and others involved in the air charter market.
Meridian Teterboro has once again been voted # 1 FBO in the country by Flight Plan.com, and is the top ranked FBO at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in the AIN and ProPilot surveys. Betsy Wines was voted # 1 Best Customer Service Representative (CSR) for the 15th year. Victor Seda, close behind, earned the # 4 spot. Now, for the 7th year in a row, Meridian Teterboro has had two CSRs in the top five slots.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce the selection of Dennis Fox, senior vice president, operations of Executive Jet Management (EJM) and William J. Mayo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Aviation to the ACSF Executive Committee.