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DRF Bremen base updates from EC145 to H145
DRF Bremen base updates from EC145 to H145

End of an era: DRF Luftrettung is decommissioning the last EC145 in the fleet. It will be replaced at the Bremen station by a state-of-the-art H145, which has been in use as Christoph Weser since today. The glass cockpit of the new machine with large screens, a powerful autopilot and a new interior concept in the cabin make the crews work easier and contribute to even better patient care.

The ARGUS Monday Minute: August 15, 2022
The ARGUS Monday Minute: August 15, 2022

Business Aviation flight activity in the European market has plateaued as we finish off the first half of August.

Expanding the prior missions of EUROPEAN ROTORS
Expanding the prior missions of EUROPEAN ROTORS

EUROPEAN ROTORS provides helicopter industry training and recruitment opportunities

AEA unveils second-quarter 2022 Avionics Market Report
AEA unveils second-quarter 2022 Avionics Market Report

The Aircraft Electronics Association released its second-quarter 2022 Avionics Market Report. In the first six months of the year, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to$1,343,242,561.43, or more than $1.3 billion as reported by the participating companies.

ACJ: Analysis of Industry Data Reveals Strong Growth of US Business Aviation Market
ACJ: Analysis of Industry Data Reveals Strong Growth of US Business Aviation Market

Analysis of industry data by Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) shows a strong recovery in the U.S. business aviation market.

Leonardos VIP/corporate helicopter fleet set to grow in Brazil
Leonardos VIP/corporate helicopter fleet set to grow in Brazil

Leonardos leadership in the worlds VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced at LABACE (São Paulo, Aug. 9-11), including two AW169 light intermediate twins and one AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter. One AW169 and the AW109 Trekker will be delivered to a private operator in 4Q2023. An AW169 is expected to be handed over to its user in 3Q2023.

Headwinds now evident in Europe as well as North America
Headwinds now evident in Europe as well as North America

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

GAMA Welcome Six New Memberships
GAMA Welcome Six New Memberships

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the additions of AVEX Aviation, Elixir Aircraft and Game Composites as Members, AutoFlight USA as an Associate Member, and Eve Air Mobility and Wing as Associate Members EPIC.  

Vista Global Holding: record sales in the first half of 2022
Vista Global Holding: record sales in the first half of 2022

Record sales across Vistas core subscription offerings as client demand continues to grow for both VistaJet and XO memberships.

Airbus Helicopters delivers the worlds first ACH160 to a Brazilian customer
Airbus Helicopters delivers the worlds first ACH160 to a Brazilian customer

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the world's first ACH160 to a customer in Brazil on the eve of the 17th edition of the Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) at Congonhas airport, São Paulo. The rotorcraft will notably be the first H160 to fly in Latin America.

Meghna Aviation expands fleet with two Bell helicopters
Meghna Aviation expands fleet with two Bell helicopters

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced that Meghna Aviation Ltd. in Bangladesh has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell helicopters, a Bell 505 and a Bell 407GXi.

Satcom Direct equips first special mission aircraft with Plane Simple Ku-band terminal
Satcom Direct equips first special mission aircraft with Plane Simple Ku-band terminal

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, has confirmed the first installation of the Satcom Direct Plane Simple antenna on a special mission aircraft. The Plane Simple Ku-band variant is being installed on a Brazilian-registered Embraer EMB-110 for aircraft operator Fototerra, a company specializing in airborne geographic data capture.  This also represents the first Plane Simple Ku-band installation for the Latin American region.

Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi has reopened last Saturday following the completion of a major upgrade project
Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi has reopened last Saturday following the completion of a major upgrade project

Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi has reopened last Saturday following the completion of a major upgrade project. A senior official at Abu Dhabi Airports on Wednesday told The National that the expansion - particularly widening the runway - will allow the airport to handle larger aircraft.

ACJ: Nearly half the worlds wealthiest female billionaires are US-based
ACJ: Nearly half the worlds wealthiest female billionaires are US-based

Analysis of industry data by Airbus Corporate Jets, which offers a range of ultra-long-range business aircraft including the recently launched ACJ TwoTwenty, shows that nearly half (32 out of 70) of the worlds wealthiest female billionaires are based in the U.S., with a total net worth of more than $514 billion.

Bell Announces 400th Bell 505 Delivery
Bell Announces 400th Bell 505 Delivery

Bell Textron Inc. announced the 400th Bell 505 delivery to European customer Al Barratt, co-founder of Grenade and owner of Cotswold Aviation, both based in the United Kingdom.

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Volkswagen launches eVTOL prototype
Volkswagen launches eVTOL prototype

Volkswagen Group China today unveiled its first electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) passenger drone prototype, as part of its strategy to explore and break new ground in fully electric and sustainable individual mobility concepts.

Record-breaking for July but signs of inflexion as North America dips
Record-breaking for July but signs of inflexion as North America dips

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Farnborough Airport appoints design & build contractors for new £55m hangar
Farnborough Airport appoints design & build contractors for new £55m hangar

Farnborough Airport, Europes leading airport for premium air travel connectivity and the home of British aviation has appointed contractors McLaughlin & Harvey and Gebler Tooth for the design and construction of its new £55m 175,000 sq. ft state of the art and sustainably designed hangar development, Domus III.

Two Dassault Aviation FBOs Take Top Honors in Business Aircraft Operator Survey
Two Dassault Aviation FBOs Take Top Honors in Business Aircraft Operator Survey

Dassault Aviations Fixed Based Operation (FBO) at Geneva International Airport has been voted the top FBO at the Swiss facility in a survey of European business aircraft operators performed by Business Air News. The magazine named Dassaults Le Bourget FBO number two among operators at that airport, which like Geneva is one of the most competitive FBO markets in Europe.

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