With 135 registered exhibitors, EUROPEAN ROTORS in Cologne (16 to 18 November) is well on course to become the largest helicopter and VTOL event this year. But not only the vast array of exhibitors' innovations, services and products are likely to meet with an interested audience, the conference programme also has plenty of highlights in store.
The desire to use private aviation will increase. Because for customers, it means safety, comfort, and the ability to fly to places that have no scheduled flights. Sometimes there is a need to use private aviation because there are no flights and people don’t want to put themselves in extra danger by getting into crowded places.
GEMINI WINGS is adding another plane to their growing fleet of contracted planes and helicopters which they represent as exclusive sales agent.
Bell Textron Inc. unveiled its new 525 Experience Center at the Stavanger Airport in Norway. The center is an innovative space designed to showcase the Bell 525 capabilities for customers in Norway who perform missions in oil and gas, search and rescue (SAR), and military operations.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and the Gulfstream G500 have been awarded the 2021 International Yacht & Aviation Award (IY&AA) for excellence in cabin design. The “Performance and Polish” G500 entry gained the top honors in the Interior Design/VIP Completions category.
UK start-up Urban-Air Port has announced plans with the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group to develop 65 electric urban-air ports worldwide to meet the growing demand for autonomous airborne drones and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger vehicles.
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Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has certified ExecuJet MRO Services’ Dubai facility to carry out maintenance on Dassault Falcon 900B aircraft.
Avia Solutions Group is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic partnership with Certares Management, a leading US-based investment specialist dedicated to the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors, in which Certares will provide a ˆ300 million structured equity investment.
Safran Helicopter Engines performed a world first at its Bordes facility (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France); a helicopter engine run on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). During the test, a Makila 2 ran on a biofuel produced by TotalEnergies from residues and waste from the circular economy, specifically used cooking oil.
Luxaviation Group, one of the largest business aircraft and helicopter operators worldwide is pleased to announce the signature of a strategic collaboration with Shell Aviation, a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants. Luxaviation and Shell, beyond their existing respective FBO and fuel supply networks, will join forces for an expansion plan, Co-investing in adding new FBO locations.
Bombardier is proud to present the industry’s best super mid-size business jet, the new sustainably designed Challenger 3500 aircraft. The latest evolution of Bombardier’s hugely successful Challenger platform was introduced to the market today during an exclusive celebration in Montréal, Canada, and through a worldwide virtual launch.
EHang Holdings Limited, the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced its flagship passenger-grade AAV EHang 216 and Falcon logistics model have completed Beyond Visual Line of Sight (“BVLOS”) trial flights for airport transport and parcel delivery in Estonia under the European Union’s GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation (“GOF 2.0”) project to demonstrate safe, autonomous and eco-friendly urban air mobility (“UAM”) and the integration of unmanned aerial vehicles and air taxis into manned operations with air traffic management (“ATM”) and U-space services.
KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced that KKR has agreed to invest $40 million in preferred equity in Jet Edge International, an Ohio-based global leader in full-service private aviation responsible for operating the largest fleet of Challenger and Gulfstream aircraft available for charter in the United States.
Jet Aviation announced today that it has received authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide line maintenance support to Gulfstream G500/G600 series aircraft in Vienna.
Textron Aviation accomplished a major milestone with its newest twin-turboprop models, the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER and King Air 260, as both aircraft achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type certification and will begin deliveries to customers throughout the region.
Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, has completed the integration of the Polaris Aero FlightRisk, advanced risk analysis system, into the PreFlight module of the SD Pro digital flight operations platform.
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For the fourth consecutive time, Jetex will be the Official FBO of the Dubai Airshow, taking place on 14-18 November 2021 at Dubai World Central (DWC). The airshow is set to be a landmark event for the aviation industry preparing for post COVID-19 era.
Business aviation traffic at the two Milano Prime terminals managed by SEA Prime at Linate and Malpensa in the months of July and August has posted a very strong growth both vs 2020 (+55%) and vs 2019 (+35%), outperforming the growth of the Italian business aviation market (+12% in July vs 2019, source WingX).