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Italian MoD formalises order with Piaggio Aerospace for the purchase of six new Avanti EVOs
Italian MoD formalises order with Piaggio Aerospace for the purchase of six new Avanti EVOs

Lorenzo Guerini, the Italian Minister of Defence, had announced it last October, just after having signed the relevant Decree. Today, the much-awaited order has been eventually formalized: Piaggio Aerospace, the Italian aircraft manufacturer currently attending EBACE in Geneva (Switzerland), will provide the Italian Armed Forces with six new P.180 Avanti EVOs, which will add to the nine sold in December 2019 and currently under production.

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Airbus commits to extending ACH130 Aston Martin Edition production
Airbus commits to extending ACH130 Aston Martin Edition production

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has committed to continuing production of the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition after selling out almost the entire initial production run faster than expected.

London Oxford Airport continues its investment in infrastructure so light GA, and commercial bizav activity can grow in harmony
London Oxford Airport continues its investment in infrastructure so light GA, and commercial bizav activity can grow in harmony

London Oxford Airport is stepping up its infrastructure projects to support its historic general aviation (light aircraft /pilot training) customers and its expanding commercial business aviation activity.  

Textron Aviation achieves EASA certification on Cessna Citation XLS Gen2
Textron Aviation achieves EASA certification on Cessna Citation XLS Gen2

Textron Aviation announced at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, that it has earned European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type certification for the Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 business jet. The company is set to make its first European delivery of the XLS Gen2 to Porsche Air Service GmbH of Salzburg, Austria, in the coming weeks.

WEF and EBACE bizjet attendance corroborates peak demand
WEF and EBACE bizjet attendance corroborates peak demand

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Bombardier Increases Maintenance and Repair Capacity at its Le Bourget Line Maintenance Station
Bombardier Increases Maintenance and Repair Capacity at its Le Bourget Line Maintenance Station

Bombardier announced it has expanded its Line Maintenance Station (LMS) at Le Bourget Airport near Paris to increase its maintenance and repair services for European customers. The facility is strategically located at one of Europes busiest airports for business aviation and the expansion is another step in the companys drive to lead the industry in aftermarket services by bringing best-in-class OEM service, parts and know-how closer to its customers.

Jet Aviation Establishes New Flight Operation After Securing San Marino AOC
Jet Aviation Establishes New Flight Operation After Securing San Marino AOC

Jet Aviation announced today that it has secured an air operators certificate (AOC) for San Marino, thereby launching a new flight operation.

Bizav Operations Hampered by Ukraine War
Bizav Operations Hampered by Ukraine War

Russias war in Ukraine has hurt the aviation sector, not only in Ukraine proper, but for operators that previously did business in Russia or customarily flew over the country. Separately, economic sanctions imposed on Russia have resulted not only in a direct loss of business, but a spate of challenges related to aircraft with any ties to Russia.

Bombardier Publishes Challenger 3500 Business Jet Environmental Product Declaration
Bombardier Publishes Challenger 3500 Business Jet Environmental Product Declaration

Bombardier announced today that it has published an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the industrys leading super mid-size business jet, the Challenger 3500 aircraft.  Following Bombardiers recent groundwork on making the Global 7500 aircraft the first business jet ever to receive an EPD, the Challenger 3500 aircraft is the first business jet in the super mid-size segment to have an EPD published.

FAI Technik completes another complex Bombardier Global Express refit project
FAI Technik completes another complex Bombardier Global Express refit project

Nuremberg, Germany-based MRO, FAI Technik GmbH, part of the FAI Aviation Group and subsidiary of German special mission operator, FAI rent-a-jet has completed another outstanding Bombardier Global Express refit project, following the successful completion of its award-winning Project Pearl in 2020.

The ARGUS Monday Minute: May 23, 2022
The ARGUS Monday Minute: May 23, 2022

Trends in North American business aviation flight activity continue to track upwards as we navigate through various economic challenges. Flight activity for the third week of May is up 16.5% from 2019 pre-pandemic levels and up 11.4% year over year from 2021.

Bombardier Introduces Global 8000 Aircraft
Bombardier Introduces Global 8000 Aircraft

Bombardier today unveiled the newest member of its industry-leading business jet portfolio with the introduction of the Global 8000 aircraft, the worlds fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet, innovatively crafted with the industrys healthiest cabin for safety, comfort and performance beyond compromise.

Jetex London to Wow Private Jet Flyers
Jetex London to Wow Private Jet Flyers

London is a natural next destination for Jetex, an award-winning global leader in executive aviation, and it becomes the brands 35th international FBO location. Jetex entered in an agreement with Avia Solutions Group to operate the FBO at Hangar 510 at Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB/BQH).

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GAMA Releases First Quarter 2022 Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report
GAMA Releases First Quarter 2022 Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) published the First Quarter 2022 General Aviation Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report. The aircraft manufacturing industrys results for the first three months of 2022, when compared to the same period in 2021, point to increasing aircraft unit deliveries across each aircraft segment while the overall value of the aircraft shipments was slightly lower.

Mid-May surge in bizjet travel, notably in short-haul
Mid-May surge in bizjet travel, notably in short-haul

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Gulfstream expands completions operations in St. Louis
Gulfstream expands completions operations in St. Louis

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the company will expand completions operations at its St. Louis Downtown Airport facility. The expansion will increase production of custom cabinetry and exterior paint capacity for Gulfstreams in-demand large-cabin aircraft.

Chuck Surack purchases Enstrom Helicopter Co.
Chuck Surack purchases Enstrom Helicopter Co.

Chuck Surack, founder of Surack Enterprises, announced that he has purchased The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation of Menominee, Michigan, to rebuild the Enstrom brand into one of the leading American-made helicopter manufacturers as it once was.

Navigating Russian sanctions in corporate jet transactions
Navigating Russian sanctions in corporate jet transactions

By Jonathan M. Epstein and Libby Bloxom, Holland & Knight LLP

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