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Global bizjet demand trailing last year by 3% in Week 7 2024
Global bizjet demand trailing last year by 3% in Week 7 2024

Holiday bizjet traffic during Presidents´ Day shows demand is still quite robust in the US, only 2% below last year´s high point. Bizjet traffic in Europe is slumping, down 10% in week 7, deteriorating on the 5% decline in the last 4 weeks. Demand in Germany is wilting, but still high levels of traffic in Spain. Bizjet activity in the Middle East is down. Australia is still a growth market.

Lilium partners with Philippine operator PhilJets
Lilium partners with Philippine operator PhilJets

Lilium, developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, and PhilJets, a leading aviation provider of global services in the ASEAN region, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at the Singapore Airshow.

GAMA Releases 2023 Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report
GAMA Releases 2023 Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the 2023 General Aviation Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report during its annual State of the Industry Press Conference. Overall, when compared to 2022, all aircraft segments saw increases in shipments and preliminary aircraft deliveries were valued at $27.8 billion, an increase of 3.6%.

TAG Macau FBO Achieves IS-BAH Stage 3 Audit
TAG Macau FBO Achieves IS-BAH Stage 3 Audit

TAG Macau FBO proudly announces its successful completion of the IS-BAH Stage 3 Audit, solidifying its position as a leader in the business aviation ground handling industry. This accreditation makes TAG Macau FBO one of the youngest FBO globally to attain this prestigious recognition.

Comlux celebrates successful delivery of the second ACJ TwoTwenty cabin
Comlux celebrates successful delivery of the second ACJ TwoTwenty cabin

Comlux, a global leader in business aviation, proudly announces successful completion of the second ACJ TwoTwenty cabin by its state-of-the-art completion center in Indianapolis. This achievement marks yet another milestone in Comluxs cabin outfitting activities, highlighting company's expertise in creating highly personalized VIP cabin interiors and converting customers flying needs into reality.

Gulfstream G700 surpasses 50 city-pair speed records
Gulfstream G700 surpasses 50 city-pair speed records

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new Gulfstream G700 surpassed 50 city-pair speed records en route to the Singapore Airshow.

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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.

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