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SD Plane Simple Antenna System approved for Viasats Jet ConneX inflight broadband service
SD Plane Simple Antenna System approved for Viasats Jet ConneX inflight broadband service

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, is celebrating type approval of the SD Plane Simple Ka-band terminal for Viasats Jet ConneX inflight broadband service. The approval follows months of meticulous testing and optimization by both companies.

Week 6-24 sees solid US market, only 2% down from 2023 peaks
Week 6-24 sees solid US market, only 2% down from 2023 peaks

Business jet activity was stronger this week than last, picked up 4%, with particularly big increase in the UK, flights up 26%; this may indicate the peak ski season around school break. Business jet activity in South America is hitting peak levels. In Turkey, activity is a lot lower than the high demand last year, during the earthquake. The Middle East is seeing substantially lower demand year on year. The overall market is only modestly behind 2023, due to the stability in the US market, where Texas and Florida still have strong demand.

Joby to Launch Air Taxi Service in UAE
Joby to Launch Air Taxi Service in UAE

Joby Aviation, a company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Dubais Road and Transport Authority (RTA) to launch air taxi services in the Emirate by early 2026, with Joby targeting initial operations as early as 2025.

EASA publishes air mobility proposals, invites comments
EASA publishes air mobility proposals, invites comments

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched the public consultation of Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2024-01 to proactively support aviation stakeholders in the efficient and proportionate implementation of the regulatory framework for innovative air mobility (IAM) with manned vertical take-off and landing (VTOL)-capable aircraft (VCA), more commonly known as air taxis.

Dassault Falcon 6X Debuts at Singapore Air Show
Dassault Falcon 6X Debuts at Singapore Air Show

Dassaults Falcon 6X long-range twinjet will be on display for the first time at the Singapore Air Show, opening February 20 at the Changi Exhibition Centre. The aircraft will be showcased alongside Dassaults ultra-versatile Falcon 2000LXS.

CAAC Certifies ExecuJet Haite For Gulfstream G650 Heavy Checks
CAAC Certifies ExecuJet Haite For Gulfstream G650 Heavy Checks

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has certified ExecuJet Haite to perform heavy maintenance checks on Gulfstream G650 and G650ER aircraft.

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First New South Wales Ambulance PC-24 in Service
First New South Wales Ambulance PC-24 in Service

The New South Wales Ambulance Fixed Wing Aeromedical Operations brings its first PC-24 into service, demonstrating how this aircraft continues to live up to its namesake as the worlds only Super Versatile Jet.

FAA offers guidance to operators on handling jamming and spoofing
FAA offers guidance to operators on handling jamming and spoofing

The FAA recently released a SAFO that provides information and guidance to operators and manufacturers regarding operations in a GPS/GNSS disrupted environment.

SD expands presence with new Basel office to support business aviation in the heart of Europe
SD expands presence with new Basel office to support business aviation in the heart of Europe

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, is strengthening its customer offering with the opening of a new office in Basel, Switzerland. Strategically positioned in the heart of one of Europes major business aviation hubs, the increased regional footprint demonstrates SDs commitment to enhancing customer support and establishing a center of excellence for partners and clients.

Archer announces three conforming, piloted aircraft are now under construction
Archer announces three conforming, piloted aircraft are now under construction

Archer Aviation Inc. announced that they are well underway in constructing the Companys first three conforming Midnight aircraft, with the first aircraft set to begin final assembly in the coming weeks.

NetJets signs new connectivity agreement extending 20-Year relationship with Gogo
NetJets signs new connectivity agreement extending 20-Year relationship with Gogo

NetJets has reached an agreement with Gogo Business Aviation that provides NetJets the ability to upgrade their U.S. aircraft to Gogo AVANCE L5, Gogo 5G, and Gogo Galileo, the companys Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband satellite service. NetJets Owners in Europe will also have the benefit of Gogo Galileo.

Piper Announces the M700 FURY
Piper Announces the M700 FURY

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced a new model in its PA46 line of high-performance aircraftthe Piper M700 FURYa single-engine, 700 shaft horsepower, cabin-class turboprop.

FAA approves new empennage design for Robinson R44
FAA approves new empennage design for Robinson R44

Robinson Helicopter Company has secured FAA approval for a new empennage configuration for its R44 aircraft. This accomplishment follows the FAAs prior approval for the same configuration on the R66 Turbine, announced in September 2023.  The development and testing of the new empennage design spanned several years, resulting in enhance handling characteristics during high-speed flight.

Global Jet Capital marks a decade with $4 billion in aircraft financing
Global Jet Capital marks a decade with $4 billion in aircraft financing

Global Jet Capital (GJC) recently surpassed $4 billion in aircraft financing originations to users of new and pre-owned aircraft. This major milestone coincides with the Companys commemoration of a decade in business and affirms GJCs unwavering commitment to providing a distinctive, customer-centric financing experience.

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Vista America welcomes dedicated Global 7500s to the U.S. for the first time
Vista America welcomes dedicated Global 7500s to the U.S. for the first time

Due to high demand, Vista, the worlds leading global private aviation group, brings the state-of-the-art Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft to the U.S. under Vista America. This reinforces the Vista groups commitment to offering clients guaranteed availability, anytime and anywhere, through its leading global and regional infrastructure.

3 charter trends from 2023 to watch
3 charter trends from 2023 to watch

To help our members predict the trends that will shape the year to come, were keen to learn from the past. Our network of nearly 2000 operators and brokers globally is maybe the most extensive source of behavioral data available in air charter. Harry Clarke continues the tradition of summing up the yearly trends we see in our extensive Avinode data.

Archers Midnight aircraft successfully completes Phase 1 of flight test program
Archers Midnight aircraft successfully completes Phase 1 of flight test program

Archer Aviation, a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced today that the companys Midnight aircraft has hit another key milestone with completion of Phase 1 of its flight test program. Utilizing learnings from the previous four years of flight testing, Archers Midnight aircraft finished the flight test phase in approximately three months, which is significantly faster than Archers full-scale prototype aircraft - Maker.

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