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.
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, 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. 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.
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 world’s wealthiest female billionaires are based in the U.S., with a total net worth of more than $514 billion.
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.
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.
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Farnborough Airport, Europe’s 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.
Dassault Aviation’s 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 Dassault’s Le Bourget FBO number two among operators at that airport, which like Geneva is one of the most competitive FBO markets in Europe.
Jetex and Leon Software join forces to bring next-level suite of digital services to business aviation.
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.
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.
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 Operator’s Certificate (AOC) of Freedom II.
The FAA and EASA have approved use of Dassault’s advanced dual head-up display known as FalconEye, on the company’s Falcon 8X very long range trijet, adding to the aircraft’s 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.
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 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.
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%.