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, 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.
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 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, 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 Comlux’s cabin outfitting activities, highlighting company's expertise in creating highly personalized VIP cabin interiors and converting customers’ flying needs into reality.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new Gulfstream G700 surpassed 50 city-pair speed records en route to the Singapore Airshow.
Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, is celebrating type approval of the SD Plane Simple Ka-band terminal for Viasat’s Jet ConneX inflight broadband service. The approval follows months of meticulous testing and optimization by both companies.
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 Aviation, a company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Dubai’s 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.
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’s 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 Dassault’s ultra-versatile Falcon 2000LXS.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has certified ExecuJet Haite to perform heavy maintenance checks on Gulfstream G650 and G650ER aircraft.
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 world’s only Super Versatile Jet.
The FAA recently released a SAFO that provides information and guidance to operators and manufacturers regarding operations in a GPS/GNSS disrupted environment.
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 Europe’s major business aviation hubs, the increased regional footprint demonstrates SD’s commitment to enhancing customer support and establishing a center of excellence for partners and clients.
Archer Aviation Inc. announced that they are well underway in constructing the Company’s first three conforming Midnight aircraft, with the first aircraft set to begin final assembly in the coming weeks.
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 company’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband satellite service. NetJets Owners in Europe will also have the benefit of Gogo Galileo.
Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced a new model in its PA46 line of high-performance aircraft—the Piper M700 FURY—a single-engine, 700 shaft horsepower, cabin-class turboprop.