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NBAA questions FAAs plan for new rules on flights critical to communities
NBAA questions FAAs plan for new rules on flights critical to communities

The National Business Aviation Association is questioning the rationale for a government plan to develop far-reaching new regulations, on alleged safety grounds, for certain on-demand public charter carriers that are often key to aviation service in small communities.

Euros sparking bizjet tourism into Europe
Euros sparking bizjet tourism into Europe

As the summer comes into view, especially with the Olympics in France, we would expect to see an uptick in international arrivals into Europe. Sure enough, total transatlantic bizjet flights from the US to Europe are up by 5% this month, and into France up by 26%. Wed expect the high-end tourist demand to be a strong stimulus for the European charter market, lifting a sector which has otherwise sagged this year.

Bombardier and F/LIST introduce new material lounge at Bombardier London Biggin Hill Service Centre
Bombardier and F/LIST introduce new material lounge at Bombardier London Biggin Hill Service Centre

Bombardier and F/LIST have announced the opening of a contemporary, 700-sq. ft. Material Lounge at Bombardiers London Biggin Hill Service Centre located at the London Biggin Hill Airport. The new Material Lounge is the largest, most comprehensive portfolio of interior materials, fabrics and components that Bombardier has housed at one of its international service centres. It is also the first time that F/LIST, the Austria-headquartered pioneer in the production and generation of innovative luxury interiors for exclusive business and private jets and residences, has created a dedicated space showcasing its product portfolio outside of its headquarters.

ArcosJet Recognizes High Customer Acceptance of eVTOLs
ArcosJet Recognizes High Customer Acceptance of eVTOLs

ArcosJet, the exclusive authorized dealer for private sales of the Lilium Jet in the UAE, Israel and Cyprus, is seeing high customer acceptance of the eVTOL concept and technology and expects the emerging new market niche to provide the strongest impetus for the development of related technologies, services and businesses in the near future. The announcement was made at the Revolution.Aero industry conference, which is taking place June 18-19 in London.

Execujet MRO Services South Africa set to achieve new record for airframe heavy checks
Execujet MRO Services South Africa set to achieve new record for airframe heavy checks

ExecuJet MRO Services South Africa, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, is poised to set a new record this year for airframe heavy maintenance checks.

Cessna Citation Ascend test program soars ahead as second flight test article successfully takes flight
Cessna Citation Ascend test program soars ahead as second flight test article successfully takes flight

Textron Aviation announced the successful flight of its second Cessna Citation Ascend flight test article (P1) as certification momentum builds for the newest Citation business jet. The milestone flight follows the Ascend prototype, which completed its first flight in 2023 marking the P1 aircraft the first conforming production flight test aircraft. The Citation Ascend business jet was unveiled during the 2023 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), and the aircraft is expected to enter into service in 2025.

Gulfstream G500 And G600 each exceed 100,000 flight hours
Gulfstream G500 And G600 each exceed 100,000 flight hours

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 have each surpassed 100,000 flight hours.

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MySky launches AI-driven Smart Quoting engine in time for busy summer season
MySky launches AI-driven Smart Quoting engine in time for busy summer season

MySky, the leading spend management platform powering business aviation, has announced the launch of its conditional AI-powered Smart Quoting engine, offering fleet-level insight and full automation to provide charter operators with new levels of efficiency.

Grey skies dampen European summer charters, despite spike in D Day VIP traffic
Grey skies dampen European summer charters, despite spike in D Day VIP traffic

Despite the slowest start to June in the last 2 years, US bizjet activity remains robust, with activity significantly ahead of comparable June 2019. In contrast, the European summer is looking weaker, with just a 3% foothold over June 5 years ago. The D-Day anniversary lifted business jet arrivals into airports in the Normandy region of France. At the start of the party season in Ibiza there is a noticeable absence of bizjets from France and the United Kingdom.

Bombardier Defense and ADAC announce order of a new Challenger 650 aircraft for medevac use
Bombardier Defense and ADAC announce order of a new Challenger 650 aircraft for medevac use

Bombardier Defense announced that German automobile association, Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC SE), has placed an order for a Bombardier Challenger 650 aircraft through its daughter company Aero-Dienst. The aircraft will be configured as a dedicated air ambulance for Aero-Dienst, ADACs main aircraft operator, and is scheduled for delivery in 2026. The aircraft will be used to provide medical transportation to ADACs customers around the world. With the signing of this agreement, Bombardier Defense continues to expand its footprint in Germany and on the European continent.  

Lilium and Luxaviation Take Partnership to Next Phase
Lilium and Luxaviation Take Partnership to Next Phase

Lilium N.V., developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet and global pioneer in regional air mobility (RAM), today announced an expansion of its partnership with Luxaviation Group, one of the largest business aircraft and helicopter operators worldwide.  

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10% increase in UK bizjet reflects Champions League hosting
10% increase in UK bizjet reflects Champions League hosting

Global bizjet activity was flat in week 22, as it was for the month of May, and is trailing 2023 by just 1%, which very much reflects the mood at EBACE, tending towards normalisation after the turbulence of the post-Covid years. There is a good deal of underlying variability, with Europe a 7% above 2019, demand still hot in the Mediterranean, but tapering well below 2019 levels in Central Europe.

Aero-Dienst GmbH expands its maintenance portfolio to include line maintenance services for Embraer Phenom 300 aircraft
Aero-Dienst GmbH expands its maintenance portfolio to include line maintenance services for Embraer Phenom 300 aircraft

Aero-Dienst GmbH, the Nuremberg full-service provider for business aviation and air ambulance services, will expand its range of maintenance services at Vienna Airport starting at the end of June 2024, when it will begin doing line maintenance for Phenom 300 business jets made by the Brazilian Embraer company.

Milestone 400th Cessna Citation Latitude production rollout emphasizes its leading position in the midsize business jet market
Milestone 400th Cessna Citation Latitude production rollout emphasizes its leading position in the midsize business jet market

Textron Aviation announced that the 400th Cessna Citation Latitude business jet has rolled out of production at the companys factory in Wichita, Kansas, and is expected to be delivered later this year. Employees recognized the milestone with a special celebration at the companys headquarters in Wichita.

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Pre-owned business jets selling 45% faster since 2019, reveals annual Jetcraft Market Forecast
Pre-owned business jets selling 45% faster since 2019, reveals annual Jetcraft Market Forecast

Business aircraft are spending less time for sale than ever before, according to the latest edition of the Pre-Owned Business Jet Market Forecast by Jetcraft, the global leader in business aircraft sales, acquisitions and trades.

Bizjet demand wallowing as summer season starts
Bizjet demand wallowing as summer season starts

This week saw a marked drop-in flight activity in some key geographies, notably California, Germany, Saudi Arabia, China and Morocco. It was notable that the blue riband event for European bizav, the Monaco Grand Prix, drew 15% fewer bizjet visits than in 2019.

SD announces industry-first monthly pricing model for SD Plane Simple Electronically Steered Antenna
SD announces industry-first monthly pricing model for SD Plane Simple Electronically Steered Antenna

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, at EBACE 2024, launched a new portfolio of pricing plans for customers equipping the SD Plane Simple Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA). Operators and owners equipping aircraft with the low-profile, advanced technology ESA can choose from several options, including an industry first three-year plan, that offers a fixed monthly fee of US$15,000 with no initial capital outlay.

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