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Pre-owned business jets selling 45% faster since 2019, reveals annual Jetcraft Market Forecast
Pre-owned business jets selling 45% faster since 2019, reveals annual Jetcraft Market Forecast

Business aircraft are spending less time for sale than ever before, according to the latest edition of the Pre-Owned Business Jet Market Forecast by Jetcraft, the global leader in business aircraft sales, acquisitions and trades.

Bizjet demand wallowing as summer season starts
Bizjet demand wallowing as summer season starts

This week saw a marked drop-in flight activity in some key geographies, notably California, Germany, Saudi Arabia, China and Morocco. It was notable that the blue riband event for European bizav, the Monaco Grand Prix, drew 15% fewer bizjet visits than in 2019.

SD announces industry-first monthly pricing model for SD Plane Simple Electronically Steered Antenna
SD announces industry-first monthly pricing model for SD Plane Simple Electronically Steered Antenna

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, at EBACE 2024, launched a new portfolio of pricing plans for customers equipping the SD Plane Simple Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA). Operators and owners equipping aircraft with the low-profile, advanced technology ESA can choose from several options, including an industry first three-year plan, that offers a fixed monthly fee of US$15,000 with no initial capital outlay.

GAMA Releases First Quarter 2024 Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report
GAMA Releases First Quarter 2024 Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) published the First Quarter 2024 General Aviation Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report. The results for the first three months of 2024 when compared to the same period in 2023, show deliveries were flat for piston airplanes and piston helicopters, decreased for turboprops and turbine helicopters, and increased for business jets. Total aircraft billings were up 3.2% at $4.7 billion.

Jet Aviation Receives Approval from Swiss Civil Aviation Authority for Use of Automated Drone in Regulated Inspections by Images
Jet Aviation Receives Approval from Swiss Civil Aviation Authority for Use of Automated Drone in Regulated Inspections by Images

Jet Aviation announced today that the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has approved the companys use of automated drone and AI technology for General Visual Inspections (GVIs) by images. The drone inspection can be used to create a full visual record of the entire external surface of the aircraft.

SD confirms Avcon Jet as launch customer for SD Plane Simple fuselage mount ESA terminal
SD confirms Avcon Jet as launch customer for SD Plane Simple fuselage mount ESA terminal

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, confirms at EBACE 2024, that Avcon Jet, one of the worlds leading private aviation management companies is the launch customer for the SD Plane Simple Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA) Ku-band, flat panel terminal.

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Coming into the summer, bizjet traffic 1% adrift of last year, fractional operators still forging ahead
Coming into the summer, bizjet traffic 1% adrift of last year, fractional operators still forging ahead

The latest week shows stable activity compared to last year, with fractional activity still booming, in contrast to some weaker charter demand, particularly at the light end of the market. Various gala events will see peaks in traffic in Europe in the next few weeks, starting with the Champions League Finals bringing visitors to London airports next week.

Sino Jet tops fleet size rankings in Asia-Pacific for the fifth year
Sino Jet tops fleet size rankings in Asia-Pacific for the fifth year

Asian Sky Group recently released its "Asia-Pacific Business Jet Fleet Report YE 2023", revealing that as of 2023, the region boasts a total of 1,154 business jets. Despite Greater China's continued dominance in the market, the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong have seen a three-year decline, with a total reduction of 19 jets in 2023, reducing the total to 326 jets.

LCI and SMFL order up to 21 helicopters from Airbus
LCI and SMFL order up to 21 helicopters from Airbus

LCI, a leading aviation company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have announced an order for up to 21 of the latest generation helicopters from Airbus.

Satcom Direct celebrates first STC for SD Plane Simple Ka-band terminal
Satcom Direct celebrates first STC for SD Plane Simple Ka-band terminal

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, has confirmed approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the SD Plane Simple Ka-band tail mount terminal for a Gulfstream G650. Equipping the Gulfstream GVI-type with the advanced technology represents a significant milestone in the SD Plane Simple antenna series rollout.

EASA launches second release of Innovative Air Mobility Hub
EASA launches second release of Innovative Air Mobility Hub

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched the second release of its digital space for the exchange of information on air taxis and drones with a focus on privacy concerns.

Bombardier inaugurates new aviator lounge in the principality of Monaco
Bombardier inaugurates new aviator lounge in the principality of Monaco

Bombardier has opened the new Aviator Lounge by Bombardier, strategically located at the Monaco Yacht Club. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco officially inaugurated the Lounge in the company of Pierre Beaudoin, Bombardiers Chairman of the Board and other Bombardiers senior leadership members.

Cessna Citation Ascend program advances with successful certification tests and extensive flight testing
Cessna Citation Ascend program advances with successful certification tests and extensive flight testing

Textron Aviation today announced the continued advancement of the Cessna Citation Ascend program following the successful completion by the prototype aircraft of numerous certification tests and more than 350 flight test hours. The Citation Ascend business jet was unveiled during the 2023 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) and the aircraft is expected to enter into service in 2025.

Gulfstream G650 and G650er surpass 1 million flight hours
Gulfstream G650 and G650er surpass 1 million flight hours

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the award-winning Gulfstream G650 and G650ER surpassed 1 million flight hours. With more than 560 aircraft in service worldwide, the high-performing fleet continues to deliver on its reputation as one of the most iconic aircraft programs in business aviation.

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Gulfstream G700 earns EASA certification
Gulfstream G700 earns EASA certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced the all-new Gulfstream G700 has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type certification, following the aircrafts Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification on March 29.

Flat global market belies fast-declining demand in Germany, Middle East, Africa and Asia
Flat global market belies fast-declining demand in Germany, Middle East, Africa and Asia

Bizjet activity week 19 2024 is flat overall, with some significant regional divergence, noting significant weakness in Germany, Middle East, Africa and Asia, but strength in Texas, Switzerland and Brazil.

AXIS Aviation continues global expansion with integration of South Africas Absolute Aviation
AXIS Aviation continues global expansion with integration of South Africas Absolute Aviation

Leading aircraft management business AXIS Aviation is launching in South Africa, having successfully integrated the aircraft management, flight operations and charter business activities of Absolute Aviation.

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