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Largest jets and fractional operations growing, other activity slowing
Largest jets and fractional operations growing, other activity slowing

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.

Textron Aviation and Netjets sign record-breaking fleet agreement for up to 1,500 Cessna Citation jets
Textron Aviation and Netjets sign record-breaking fleet agreement for up to 1,500 Cessna Citation jets

Textron Aviation and NetJets announced a record-breaking fleet agreement for the option for NetJets to purchase up to 1,500 additional Cessna Citation business jets over the next 15 years. This agreement extends NetJets existing fleet agreement, and includes options for an increasing number of aircraft each year, enabling NetJets to expand its fleet with Cessna Citation Ascend, Citation Latitude and Citation Longitude aircraft. Equally exciting is the announcement that NetJets has been named the fleet launch customer for Textron Aviations newest jet the Citation Ascend. Deliveries of the Citation Ascend are expected to begin in 2025 when the aircraft, currently under development, is expected to enter into service.

Embraer and Flightsafety opening new Praetor simulator
Embraer and Flightsafety opening new Praetor simulator

Embraer and FlightSafety International are opening a new FAA-qualified Praetor full-flight simulator in Orlando, Florida.

Textron Aviation expands interior manufacturing facility
Textron Aviation expands interior manufacturing facility

Textron Aviation today announced the company is adding 16,000 square feet to its Interior Manufacturing Facility (IMF) to support growing demand for unique and custom Cessna and Beechcraft aircraft interiors.

Stanton & Partners Aviation takes to new heights
Stanton & Partners Aviation takes to new heights

Stanton & Partners Aviation a premier private aviation brokerage company dedicated to the sale and purchase of private aircraft welcomes two esteemed leaders, who will be instrumental in bolstering the Dubai headquartered companys growth.

Satcom Direct Plane Simple Ku-band terminal certified for Gulfstream G650
Satcom Direct Plane Simple Ku-band terminal certified for Gulfstream G650

The Satcom Direct Plane Simple Ku-band tail mount antenna system has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for Gulfstream G650 aircraft. Satcom Direct worked directly with Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to obtain the STC, with the antenna being installed for a U.S.-based corporate flight department. The SD Plane Simple Ku-band antenna variant will be available for installation through the Gulfstream service network beginning in October 2023.

Gulfstream completes latest strategic facility expansion in Appleton
Gulfstream completes latest strategic facility expansion in Appleton

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the official opening of its new world-class paint hangar in Appleton, Wisconsin, which is also home to a Gulfstream Service Center and a large-cabin completions facility. The expansion is part of a multiyear plan announced in 2021 that provides customers the flexibility to experience the entire aircraft completions process in Appleton. This strategic growth has significantly increased operations and created more than 200 jobs in the region.

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Leonardo could have averted Leicester City Football Club helicopter disaster, says AAIB
Leonardo could have averted Leicester City Football Club helicopter disaster, says AAIB

On Tuesday (September 5th), the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) published its comprehensive report into the helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Clubs stadium in October 2018.

September bizjet flights 4% off last year, still 19% up 2019
September bizjet flights 4% off last year, still 19% up 2019

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

VIP Completions announces Boeing Business Jet full interior refurbishment project
VIP Completions announces Boeing Business Jet full interior refurbishment project

VIP Completions, providers of aircraft completions and refurbishment services, today announced a new project the comprehensive interior refurbishment of a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ).

Bombardier ranks among top 30 on Toronto Stock Exchange
Bombardier ranks among top 30 on Toronto Stock Exchange

Bombardier has been included in the top 30 2023 rankings for the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) as it is recognised for its impressive share performance.

Gogo AVANCE L5 with 5G provisions now offered by Dassault Falcon jet
Gogo AVANCE L5 with 5G provisions now offered by Dassault Falcon jet

Gogo Business Aviations AVANCE L5 system with full Gogo 5G provisioning is now available to Dassault Falcon Jet Service Center customers for popular models of its Falcon business jets.

Airbus Helicopters and PHI sign for 20 H175 and 8 H160 helicopters
Airbus Helicopters and PHI sign for 20 H175 and 8 H160 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and PHI Group (PHI) have signed a framework agreement that includes commitments for 20 super-medium H175 helicopters and 8 H160s to serve the energy market worldwide, including in the US. These 28 state-of-the-art helicopters will better position PHI to respond to the energy markets expected growing offshore transportation needs.

TAG Aviation opens two new offices in Geneva
TAG Aviation opens two new offices in Geneva

TAG Aviation Europe has taken the decision to move from its current office in Geneva to two new office locations as part of a significant effort to further TAGs commitment to their Swiss heritage, the long-term business plan and their partners and clients.

Gulfstream G700 and G800 engines earn FAA certification
Gulfstream G700 and G800 engines earn FAA certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new Gulfstream G700 and Gulfstream G800 Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines have earned Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, bringing the aircraft program another step closer towards entry into service and customer deliveries.

750 aircrafts and helicopters movements managed for Formula 1 Grand Prix event in Milano
750 aircrafts and helicopters movements managed for Formula 1 Grand Prix event in Milano

During the 2023 edition of the Italian Grand Prix SEA Prime which, with the Milano Prime brand is the first business aviation airport operator in Italy and among the top ones in Europe - has recorded very positive results.

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JetASAP releases activity report of hourly cost for on demand aircraft charter
JetASAP releases activity report of hourly cost for on demand aircraft charter

JetASAP, the only truly live commission-free private aircraft marketplace connecting flyers directly to charter operators, today announces their latest charter activity report. August 2023 average rates remain flat month over month through the summer.

Eviation announces order from Solyu for 25 Alice all-electric commuter aircraft
Eviation announces order from Solyu for 25 Alice all-electric commuter aircraft

Eviation Aircraft, a manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, today announced that Solyu, a leasing company based in Seoul, South Korea, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for 25 commuter Alice aircraft with options for 25 additional aircraft.

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