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Spring Break lifts US bizjet activity above March 2023
Spring Break lifts US bizjet activity above March 2023

Business aviation activity is robust everywhere but Europe in March 2024. The core US market is normally busiest this time of year, and is slightly stronger than March last year when demand was affected by the regional banking crisis, but still some way off the peak in the post-Covid market back in March 2022.

Bell delivers Indonesias first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter
Bell delivers Indonesias first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the delivery of Indonesias first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter to SOTA Holdings Pte Ltd.

Bombardiers Global 7500 Jet Sets More Than 30 Speed Records
Bombardiers Global 7500 Jet Sets More Than 30 Speed Records

Bombardier celebrated more impressive speed records on the Global 7500 aircraft, bringing the total to more than 30 and counting. The most recent records, including travelling from Farnborough to Muharraq and Phoenix to Paris, mark the latest accomplishment for the Global 7500 business jet, the undisputed leader in the ultra-long-range class the most luxurious, reliable and productive business jet in the skies today.

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Next months solar eclipse may pose operational challenges
Next months solar eclipse may pose operational challenges

The upcoming solar eclipse over a swath of the central and Northeastern US may bring unique challenges to business aircraft operators flying in those areas.

Bizjet demand steady in US, dips in Middle East
Bizjet demand steady in US, dips in Middle East

Spring Break in the US has seen the usual surge in bizav in Florida, notably. Compared to same March period in 2019, Florida bizjet departures are up 56%.

Robinson Helicopter Celebrates 45 Years of the R22
Robinson Helicopter Celebrates 45 Years of the R22

Robinson Helicopter Company, the worlds leading manufacturer of civil helicopters, celebrates the 45th anniversary of its iconic two-seat R22 helicopter. On March 16, 1979, Robinson received FAA certification for the R22, which has been enshrined in the Smithsonian Museum since September 2004.

Aero-Dienst GmbH Expands Hangar Space for its Vienna Maintenance Station
Aero-Dienst GmbH Expands Hangar Space for its Vienna Maintenance Station

Aero-Dienst, the Nuremberg-based full-service provider for business aviation and air ambulance services, will inaugurate an expansion of its hangar space at the Vienna maintenance line station on April 1, 2024. Increasing the area to around 16,145 sq. ft. is the result of the growth strategy that Aero-Dienst has been pursuing for a number of years now.

Tech entrepreneur to embark on epic expedition with ACH125
Tech entrepreneur to embark on epic expedition with ACH125

Australian tech entrepreneur John-Paul Thorbjornsen (JP) has ordered an ACH125 helicopter for an expedition traversing seven continents in 300 flight hours.

Phenix Jet Cayman Expands its Luxury Charter Fleet with the Addition of a New Global 7500
Phenix Jet Cayman Expands its Luxury Charter Fleet with the Addition of a New Global 7500

Phenix Jet Cayman (Hong Kong), a leader in luxury private aviation, is thrilled to announce the latest addition to its Asia-based charter fleet: a brand-new Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft. This state-of-the-art, ultra-long-range jet is now ready to provide unparalleled luxury travel experiences to meet clients.

Duncan Aviation harnesses in-house capabilities to complete Falcon 50
Duncan Aviation harnesses in-house capabilities to complete Falcon 50

Duncan Aviation is excited to showcase a Falcon 50 that its aircraft artisans recently refurbished. The Duncan Aviation team gave the aircraft new exterior paint, full interior refurbishment, aft cabin reconfiguration with new divan installation, avionics upgrades, winglets, and LED lighting.

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Pipistrel Velis Electro serial number 100 enters service
Pipistrel Velis Electro serial number 100 enters service

Pipistrel, a Textron company, has announced the completed production of its 100th Velis Electro, the worlds first type-certified electric aircraft, marking a significant milestone.

New private aviation charter brand launches in UK, Isle of Man and UAE
New private aviation charter brand launches in UK, Isle of Man and UAE

OPUL Jets, a new UK provider of private air charter services, is commencing operations with an initial fleet comprising a Bombardier Global Express XRS and two Bombardier Learjet 40 and Learjet 45 business jets.

Bizjet demand buoyant, notably in South America and Asia
Bizjet demand buoyant, notably in South America and Asia

Year on year, the latest week saw strong growth, keeping 2024 a little ahead of 2023. The US is providing the ballast, with strong growth in South America and Asia, offsetting a slide in European demand.

Archer and Falcon Aviation to develop vertiport network in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Archer and Falcon Aviation to develop vertiport network in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Archer Aviation Inc. announced today that Falcon Aviation has been selected as their vertiport infrastructure partner for critical locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This collaboration marks a significant step towards launching Archers Midnight flying car with Falcon Aviation in the UAE and across the MENA region as soon as 2025.

Airbus Helicopters and SKYCO Leasing sign for six H175 helicopters
Airbus Helicopters and SKYCO Leasing sign for six H175 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and SKYCO International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., a state-owned enterprise belonging to China's Guangdong Province, have signed a contract for six H175 helicopters.

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CityAirbus NextGen makes its debut
CityAirbus NextGen makes its debut

Airbus has presented its full electric CityAirbus NextGen prototype to the public, ahead of its maiden flight later this year. The two-tonne class CityAirbus, with a wing span of approximately 12 metres,  is being developed to fly with a 80 km range and to reach a cruise speed of 120 km/h, making it perfectly suited for operations in major cities for a variety of missions.  

Taxing private aviation is not in the plans, says EU Commissioner
Taxing private aviation is not in the plans, says EU Commissioner

EU Commissioner for Transport Vălean clarified that the European Commission has no intention to further tax Business aviation beyond the measures outlined in the EU Energy Taxation Directive and the EU ETS.

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