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EUROPEAN ROTORS exhibitor number reaches new heights
EUROPEAN ROTORS exhibitor number reaches new heights

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.

Irakli Litanishvili: The Future Of Air Travel In The Post Pandemic World
Irakli Litanishvili: The Future Of Air Travel In The Post Pandemic World

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 dont want to put themselves in extra danger by getting into crowded places.

GEMINI WINGS adds another plane to their alliance fleet
GEMINI WINGS adds another plane to their alliance fleet

GEMINI WINGS is adding another plane to their growing fleet of contracted planes and helicopters which they represent as exclusive sales agent.

Bell Celebrates Grand Opening of 525 Experience Center in Norway
Bell Celebrates Grand Opening of 525 Experience Center in Norway

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 G500 interior earns International Yacht & Aviation Award for design excellence
Gulfstream G500 interior earns International Yacht & Aviation Award for design excellence

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.

Urban-Air Port and Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group announce plans to develop 65 electric urban-air ports worldwide
Urban-Air Port and Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group announce plans to develop 65 electric urban-air ports worldwide

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.

Europe and US demand hits new highs, Asia sectors up but hours down
Europe and US demand hits new highs, Asia sectors up but hours down

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Saudi Arabias Civil Aviation Regulator certifies ExecuJet MRO Services to maintain Falcon 900 business jets
Saudi Arabias Civil Aviation Regulator certifies ExecuJet MRO Services to maintain Falcon 900 business jets

Saudi Arabias 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 to enter into strategic partnership with Certares
Avia Solutions Group to enter into strategic partnership with Certares

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 300 million structured equity investment.

First helicopter engine runs using 100% sustainable fuel
First helicopter engine runs using 100% sustainable fuel

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 joins forces with Shell Aviation to announce long-term collaboration across FBO network
Luxaviation joins forces with Shell Aviation to announce long-term collaboration across FBO network

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 Proudly Introduces the New Challenger 3500 Aircraft
Bombardier Proudly Introduces the New Challenger 3500 Aircraft

Bombardier is proud to present the industrys best super mid-size business jet, the new sustainably designed Challenger 3500 aircraft. The latest evolution of Bombardiers hugely successful Challenger platform was introduced to the market today during an exclusive celebration in Montréal, Canada, and through a worldwide virtual launch.  

EHang completes BVLOS testing in Estonia
EHang completes BVLOS testing in Estonia

EHang Holdings Limited, the worlds 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 Unions 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 announces additional $40 million investment in Jet Edge International
KKR announces additional $40 million investment in Jet Edge International

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 Gains EASA Approval for the G500/600 Series in Vienna
Jet Aviation Gains EASA Approval for the G500/600 Series in Vienna

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.

Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER and 260 Aircraft Achieve EASA Certification, Paving Way for European Deliveries
Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER and 260 Aircraft Achieve EASA Certification, Paving Way for European Deliveries

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.

SD completes integration of Polaris Aero FlightRisk into SD Pro Preflight module
SD completes integration of Polaris Aero FlightRisk into SD Pro Preflight module

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.

Business jet demand in Europe up and up, steadying in the US
Business jet demand in Europe up and up, steadying in the US

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Jetex Named Official FBO Of Dubai Airshow 2021
Jetex Named Official FBO Of Dubai Airshow 2021

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.

Milano Prime +55% business aviation traffic vs 2020 in record summer season
Milano Prime +55% business aviation traffic vs 2020 in record summer season

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).

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