Luxaviation Group, one of the largest business aircraft and helicopter operators worldwide headquartered in Luxembourg, has announced that ExecuJet France, part of Luxaviation Group, has received fully electric ground handling equipment (GHE) at their FBO in Paris Le Bourget Airport, making it the first ExecuJet FBO with fully electric owned GHE in Europe.
Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, recently arranged a charter into its 4,000th airport since 2013, spanning 191 different countries.
We are seeing the usual drop in bizjet demand following the holidays, with a dent in year-on-year activity due to the severity of the winter storms currently pummelling the US. In Europe, although the 4-week year on year decline is only 2%, the drops in bizjet activity out of Germany and France is eye-catching.
Jekta, the Switzerland-based manufacturer of the electrically powered Passenger Hydro Aircraft Zero Emission 100 (PHA-ZE 100) flying boat, has signed a new agreement with Metavonics, the avionics technology developer for the procurement of an aircraft management platform focused on utility functions.
The Falcon 6X, an all-new Falcon with the largest cabin cross section in business aviation, has entered into service with ExecuJet MRO Services ready to support it.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service RFDS is a name synonymous with the vast Australian outback. Seven days a week and around the clock, the RFDS is tasked with servicing Australia’s largest “waiting room”, an area spanning 7.9 million square kilometers in some of the remotest regions of the world.
Airport operator Fraport and Lilium N.V., developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, announced their strategic collaboration to explore required planning and approval steps for state-of-the-art infrastructure for the implementation of commercial eVTOL operations at airports. Fraport is active at 30 international airports across four continents.
Daher announced the deliveries of 74 aircraft from its TBM and Kodiak single-engine turboprop product lines in 2023 while logging orders for another 100 of these aircraft to be delivered during 2024 and into early 2025.
NBAA recently appealed to the US Ambassador to Ireland and the Irish Ambassador to the US regarding a threatened ban on general aviation (GA) aircraft, including business aviation, at Dublin Airport (DUB).
ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East, a Dassault Aviation subsidiary, has completed work on a Global 6000 that included an extensive cabin interior refurbishment, installation of a new satcom system and an airframe heavy maintenance check.
Global business aviation activity has started the new year slightly behind comparable 2023, which itself was a rebound on locked-down January 2022. The US leisure market appears to be relatively weaker during the recent holiday period. In Europe, the UK and France markets were well back on last year, but this was offset overall by strong activity in Turkey and Spain.
Elliott Aviation, a leading provider of aviation services, is proud to announce the successful completion and delivery of its first Garmin Autoland upgrade in a King Air B200. This milestone marks a significant achievement for both Elliott Aviation and opens the next chapter in the evolution of Garmin’s G1000 NXI Platform for King Airs.
The 3% drop in flight activity during 2023 compared to 2022 was in line with expectations, representing the market reset which followed the frothy demand during the pandemic era. Demand has petered out in Europe, where the Ukraine war has compounded the effects of economic stagnation. In the US, 17% growth in bizjet traffic since 2019 represents 4% compound annual growth rate, not spectacular but much stronger than the anemic growth in bizjet demand in the previous decade.
Union Aviation proudly announces the prestigious addition of the Embraer Lineage 1000 to its esteemed fleet, marking a significant milestone that bolsters the company's total aircraft count to 12.
The history of creation of the first helicopter squadron of Zabrat airport goes back to the 60s of the last century. Since then, Azerbaijan has developed a stable and developing branch of small aviation, focused on training local professional personnel and operation of the latest aircraft. Over the years, with the direct support of the country's unforgettable Leader Heydar Aliyev, and later the current President of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev, the outdated models of the Republic's air fleet have been replaced by the latest developments of Western aviation giants such as Airbus, Sikorsky, Leonardo Helicopters.
New analysis of data held by WINGX, the leading provider of market intelligence on the business aviation industry, reveals a 27.1% decrease in global business aviation cargo departures between January 1, 2023 and November 22, 2023 compared with the same period in 2019, before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
EHang Holdings Limited (“EHang” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EH), the world’s leading urban air mobility (“UAM”) technology platform company, announced that it is extending its operations to the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”). This expansion involves joining the Smart and Autonomous Vehicle Industries (“SAVI”) Cluster in Abu Dhabi. Additionally, a long-term strategic partnership has been formed with Wings Logistics Hub, the passenger eVTOLs (smart mobility) and logistics tech subsidiary of Technology Holding Company (“THC”), being the technology arm of EIH Ethmar International Holding. The aim of this partnership is to collaboratively advance the development of urban air transportation and smart city management in the UAE and the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) region.
Founded in 1965, Epps Aviation has been an Authorized Pilatus Sales and Service Center since 1996. Pilatus will assume responsibility for aircraft sales within this territory, and, after the deal closes, will incorporate the Pilatus maintenance operations (MRO) from 2024 and manage them independently from thereon. The Pilatus Service Center operation will continue to operate through Epps until the deal closes. The workforce of around 40 employees will join the Pilatus Group.