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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

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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.

Jetex & Leon Set A New Digital Standard For Business Aviation
Jetex & Leon Set A New Digital Standard For Business Aviation

Jetex and Leon Software join forces to bring next-level suite of digital services to business aviation.

The ARGUS Monday Minute: August 1, 2022
The ARGUS Monday Minute: August 1, 2022

Weekly flight activity for North American Business Aviation has reached the peak of the Summer plateau. Flight counts for the previous two weeks were within 1.1% of one another.

SonAir orders two AW139 helicopters
SonAir orders two AW139 helicopters

Leonardo announced that SonAir Airline Services, S.A. (SonAir), owned by the Angolan national petroleum company Sonangol, has placed an order for two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters.

Freedom II successfully receives certification for All-VIP B757-200, setting the aircraft ready for charter
Freedom II successfully receives certification for All-VIP B757-200, setting the aircraft ready for charter

ACC Aviation, the global aviation services group, is delighted to announce that the all-VIP Boeing B757-200, is ready to commence charter work, newly certified by the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority and on the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of Freedom II.

Dassault Aviation Certifies Dual HUD on Falcon 8X
Dassault Aviation Certifies Dual HUD on Falcon 8X

The FAA and EASA have approved use of Dassaults advanced dual head-up display known as FalconEye, on the companys Falcon 8X very long range trijet, adding to the aircrafts industry-leading low visibility operations capability. The dual HUD configuration will ultimately permit an EFVS-to-land capability in near zero-zero conditions, pending new EASA regulations.  

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Pure Technics opened a full-service support center in Kazakhstan for airplanes made by Swiss manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft and Italy's Leonardo Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is building a test centre for CityAirbus NextGen in Donauwörth
Airbus Helicopters is building a test centre for CityAirbus NextGen in Donauwörth

Airbus Helicopters has started construction of a test centre for CityAirbus NextGen, with Company representatives, politicians, and business leaders attending the ground-breaking ceremony. The building is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2023.

Airbus Corporate Jets: a strong recovery in the global business aviation market
Airbus Corporate Jets: a strong recovery in the global business aviation market

Between January and June 2022, business aviation departures in the US were up 15.2% when compared to the same period in 2019.  The corresponding figure for Europe is 17%.

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