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DC Aviation Al-Futtaim sees 25% increase in private and business jet activity in Q1
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim sees 25% increase in private and business jet activity in Q1

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim sees 25% increase in private and business jet activity in Q1. In further signs of an economic recovery in Dubai, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), the leading business aviation company with its own FBO and hangar facility, has recorded a 25% increase in private and business jet activity in the first quarter of this year.

Satcom Direct completes global network infrastructure and service upgrades
Satcom Direct completes global network infrastructure and service upgrades

Satcom Direct (SD) has completed the next phase of terrestrial expansion to its global private network. To strengthen its ground infrastructure and augment redundancy the global satellite solutions provider has enhanced individual Points of Presence (PoPs) and upgraded its global network to support the increasing connectivity needs of its customers.

Jet Aviation Secures Federal Aviation Administration Part 125 Certificate
Jet Aviation Secures Federal Aviation Administration Part 125 Certificate

Part 125 certification was developed by the FAA to establish a uniform set of certification and operational rules for large aircraft with a seating capacity of 20 or more passengers. The company used a Boeing 787 aircraft as its prototype in the Part 125 filing process.

Pilatus Delivers 1800th PC-12
Pilatus Delivers 1800th PC-12

After leading the turbine-powered business aircraft market in 2020, Pilatus passes another fleet milestone with the delivery of the 1800TH example of the versatile single-engine turboprop. At 82 deliveries, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Associations 2020 Year-End Aircraft Shipment Report, the Pilatus PC-12 was the most popular model of all turbine-powered business aircraft.

Piper M600/SLS HALO System with Garmin Autoland Achieves EASA Certification
Piper M600/SLS HALO System with Garmin Autoland Achieves EASA Certification

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced that it has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its M600/SLS HALO safety system with Garmin Autoland.

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April triples year-on-year activity, US leading the recovery
April triples year-on-year activity, US leading the recovery

Global fixed wing flight activity is up 227% in April 2021 compared to April 2020, with business jet activity up by more than three times, scheduled airline sectors doubling and cargo activity up 15% year on year.

Embraer Delivers nine Commercial and 13 Executive Jets in 1Q21
Embraer Delivers nine Commercial and 13 Executive Jets in 1Q21

Embraer delivered a total of 22 jets in the first quarter of 2021, of which nine were commercial aircraft and 13 were executive jets (10 light and three large). As of March 31st, the firm order backlog totaled USD 14.2 billion.

Demand for pre-owned business jets up in Q4 vs. Q3, CY2020, & vs. Q4 2019
Demand for pre-owned business jets up in Q4 vs. Q3, CY2020, & vs. Q4 2019

The pre-owned business aircraft market saw a 7% increase in sales volume in Q1 2021 over Q1 2020, while Ask Prices were down nearly 6%, reports the Asset Insight AI2 Market Report. Overall demand remained unchanged over Q4 2020, but increased nearly 44% compared to Q1 2020. The Q1 AI2 Market Report covers 134 fixed-wing models and 1,661 aircraft listed for sale.

EUROPEAN ROTORS and VFS announce partnership
EUROPEAN ROTORS and VFS announce partnership

Both parties are delighted to announce future cooperation. EUROPEAN ROTORS is the new platform for rotorcraft and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) represents the international technical community working to advance vertical flight technology.

Demand flying high for private travel as the nation waits for the green light
Demand flying high for private travel as the nation waits for the green light

Pent up desire to travel, visiting loved ones abroad, postponed milestone celebrations, or improving wellbeing whatever the reasons for taking to the skies once more, planning to fly privately is on the rise.

Air bps sustainable aviation fuel takes off at Frances Clermont Ferrand Airport
Air bps sustainable aviation fuel takes off at Frances Clermont Ferrand Airport

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has supplied sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Clermont Ferrand Auvergne Airport (CFE) in France, marking its first ongoing supply of the fuel in the country. The first fuelling took place on 19 April when Air bp customer, the airline company Michelin Air Services, uplifted the SAF.

China heli market overcooked
China heli market overcooked

We had just come off a year when the Asia-Pacific civil helicopter fleet had grown by a very healthy 4.3%, with China alone adding net 90 helicopters and growing by an astonishing 22%.

Air Alliance opens Tecnam dealership account with P2012
Air Alliance opens Tecnam dealership account with P2012

A P2012 Traveller in Airline configuration flew from Capua, Italy, to Siegerland, Germany, on last April 14th as a demo aircraft dedicated to Air Alliance customers in the German and Austrian market. The P2012 is the first turbocharged twin piston aircraft in Air Alliance portfolio and it will join their offer of Jets and Turbo Props of other established brands on the market.

Embraer delivers the first Praetor 500 conversion in Brazil
Embraer delivers the first Praetor 500 conversion in Brazil

Embraer announced the completion of the first conversion in Brazil of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 jet. The aircraft was delivered to an undisclosed customer.

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Despite Pandemic Year 2020: Pilatus Achieves Top Results!
Despite Pandemic Year 2020: Pilatus Achieves Top Results!

Corona also placed great demands on Pilatus, causing turbulence for the company: Pilatus managed to maintain turnover at 1.1 billion Swiss francs nevertheless, almost the same level as in 2019, and operating income was even slightly better at 155 million Swiss francs. 129 aircraft were delivered in total and the order book is well filled at 1.7 billion Swiss francs.

JetSupport receives Bombardier Global Express series maintenance approval
JetSupport receives Bombardier Global Express series maintenance approval

JetSupport has extended its Part 145 maintenance organization approvals to include the Bombardier Global series. With this endorsement, JetSupport now provides line and base maintenance support for the Global 6000 / 5000 and XRS series.

Business Aviations first-ever EU Summit delivers European vision for further deployment of SAF
Business Aviations first-ever EU Summit delivers European vision for further deployment of SAF

The first-ever European Business Aviation SAF Summit concluded on Tuesday (20th April) with a strategic plan for advancing the production, availability and use of sustainable aviation fuels in the region.

Western Europe lagging, record US charter activity
Western Europe lagging, record US charter activity

Global fixed wing flight activity is more than three times what it was last April, three weeks into the month, according to WINGX`s weekly Global Market Tracker. Year to date, scheduled airline sectors are still trailing by 29% in 2021 versus 2020, but business aviation aircraft are already 18% busier.

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