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Gulfstream G700 earns EASA certification
Gulfstream G700 earns EASA certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced the all-new Gulfstream G700 has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type certification, following the aircrafts Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification on March 29.

Flat global market belies fast-declining demand in Germany, Middle East, Africa and Asia
Flat global market belies fast-declining demand in Germany, Middle East, Africa and Asia

Bizjet activity week 19 2024 is flat overall, with some significant regional divergence, noting significant weakness in Germany, Middle East, Africa and Asia, but strength in Texas, Switzerland and Brazil.

AXIS Aviation continues global expansion with integration of South Africas Absolute Aviation
AXIS Aviation continues global expansion with integration of South Africas Absolute Aviation

Leading aircraft management business AXIS Aviation is launching in South Africa, having successfully integrated the aircraft management, flight operations and charter business activities of Absolute Aviation.

Jekta reveals PHA-ZE 100 amphibious interiors
Jekta reveals PHA-ZE 100 amphibious interiors

Jekta, developer of the PHA-ZE 100 (Passenger Hydro Aircraft Zero Emission 100) amphibious electric aircraft, has revealed the first interiors for its economy-class Traveller and full-executive Corporate cabin configurations for amphibious airframes.

Bell reveals B429 Aircraft Lab for Future Autonomy FBW Ops
Bell reveals B429 Aircraft Lab for Future Autonomy FBW Ops

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, revealed its Aircraft Laboratory for Future Autonomy (ALFA) based on the Bell 429 commercial aircraft. Developed by Bells Advanced Programs team, ALFA is dedicated to performing flight maneuvers with an aircraft safety system and executing autonomous fly-by-wire flights. The fly-by-wire integration was a critical step in future development of autonomous controls for Bells commercial aircraft, an emerging technology that aims to reduce pilot workload and enhance safety.

EH216-S Completes UAEs First Passenger-Carrying Demo Flight, Accompanied by Successful Demo Flights of EH216-L and EH216-F Pilotless eVTOLs in Abu Dhabi
EH216-S Completes UAEs First Passenger-Carrying Demo Flight, Accompanied by Successful Demo Flights of EH216-L and EH216-F Pilotless eVTOLs in Abu Dhabi

EHang Holdings Limited (EHang or the Company) (Nasdaq: EH), the worlds leading urban air mobility (UAM) technology platform company, announced that its pilotless electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft EH216-S has set a new milestone with the successful completion of the first passenger-carrying demo flight in Abu Dhabi, marking the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Middle East. Additionally, the EH216-F (for high-rise firefighting) and EH216-L (for aerial logistics) demonstrated their debut flights in the UAE, showcasing a diverse range of UAM use scenarios of pilotless eVTOL aircraft.

Gulfstream G600 earns FAA steep-approach certification
Gulfstream G600 earns FAA steep-approach certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the clean-sheet, award-winning Gulfstream G600 has been certified for steep approach to landing by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), opening access to more airports around the world.

Personnel decide everything
Personnel decide everything

In the modern aviation market, personnel management is a rapidly developing field: approaches are changing, new search tools are appearing, and the functions of HR workers are transforming. Moreover, leading experts in the business aviation market are raising the problem of personnel and personnel management, along with the main brake on the market supply chain disruption. This important challenge creates the need for conferences and summits all over the world, but local events are what produce the greatest effect and generate the right recommendations based on the economic and political characteristics of a particular region.

European bizjet demand wobbles, US flattish, Florida hot
European bizjet demand wobbles, US flattish, Florida hot

Business jet utilisation is fraying slightly on comparable 2023 flight volumes, which is itself some way below the post-pandemic peak. But the Super Mid and Ultra Long-Range fleet is racking up more activity than ever.

Bombardier provides details of December 2023 firm order by customer Netjets for 12 Challenger 3500 aircraft and 232 options
Bombardier provides details of December 2023 firm order by customer Netjets for 12 Challenger 3500 aircraft and 232 options

Bombardier announced that its long-valued client NetJets has been revealed as the previously confidential buyer of 12 Challenger 3500 aircraft. The firm transaction initially announced in December 2023 was valued at US$326.4 million based on list prices at the time of signing, but the landmark deal could be more than US$6 billion if all optional 232 Challenger 3500 jets are exercised over time.

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Charter market slumping in Europe but holding firm in the US
Charter market slumping in Europe but holding firm in the US

The outlook for business jet activity is softening in Europe as utilisation levels fall below 2019 levels, notably in Germany and France. The US market is relatively resilient, especially for large fleet operators in the charter and fractional space.

Bombardier unveils bold new brand identity worldwide as company soars toward an ambitious future
Bombardier unveils bold new brand identity worldwide as company soars toward an ambitious future

Bombardier, the worldwide leader in business aviation, unveiled a new brand identity anchored by the evolution of the companys logo. As Bombardier successfully moves forward as a company with a sole focus on designing, building and servicing the worlds best business jets, the new brand identity will reinforce and propel the companys unique approach to its customers and stakeholdersputting people at the centre and instilling a one-of-a-kind sense of family.

Aero-Dienst GmbH renews its ASC agreement with Dassault and appoints Florian Heinzelmann as Head of Maintenance
Aero-Dienst GmbH renews its ASC agreement with Dassault and appoints Florian Heinzelmann as Head of Maintenance

Aero-Dienst GmbH, the Nuremberg-based full-service provider for business aviation and air ambulance services, has extended its ASC contract with Dassault for a further 3 years.

Airbus Helicopters Racer is off to a flying start
Airbus Helicopters Racer is off to a flying start

Airbus Helicopters Racer demonstrator, developed in the frame of the European Research Clean Sky 2 project, has performed its first flight, in Marignane. The aircraft flew for about 30 minutes, allowing the flight test team to check the overall behavior of the aircraft.

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April strong so far, both US and Europe up on last year, though Middle East slowing
April strong so far, both US and Europe up on last year, though Middle East slowing

Compared to last year, Aprils trends are stronger than March, with growth in most of the top markets. UK, France and Germany were exceptions in Europe, with the charter market notably weakening. Bizjet activity in the Middle East saw further erosion, markedly Saudi Arabia. In the US, large business jets are seeing strongest demand. US charter demand is tailing off this month, Part 135 flights down 6% in week 16.

IADA Market Report: Resale Uptick Leads to Continued Optimism for Next Six Months
IADA Market Report: Resale Uptick Leads to Continued Optimism for Next Six Months

The first quarter of 2024 ended on a buoyant note with an uptick in preowned business aircraft sales, according to the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). IADAs First Quarter 2024 Market Report also indicated an optimistic outlook for the next six months.

Gulfstream begins G700 customer deliveries
Gulfstream begins G700 customer deliveries

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the commencement of customer deliveries for the all-new Gulfstream G700. The first two G700 aircraft have been delivered and are now in service with Gulfstream customers.

Textron Aviations company-owned service centers receive recertification as a Green Aviation Business from NATA
Textron Aviations company-owned service centers receive recertification as a Green Aviation Business from NATA

Textron Aviation's commitment to sustainability has been recognized once again as its global service network received recertification as a Green Aviation Business from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). This recognition is part of NATA's Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses program, which encourages environmental sustainability within the industry.

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