Buisness aviation news

US bizjet market dips 6% in stormy January 2024
US bizjet market dips 6% in stormy January 2024

Business jet activity ticked up this week compared to last week, as the US market emerged from the winter storms. So far this year, US bizjet is trending down 6% compared to January 2023, but is still tracking well up on pre-pandemic January 2019. Europe is a different case, with several countries seeing less traffic this January than in January 5 years ago.  

Avia Solutions Group acquires Australian airline Skytrans
Avia Solutions Group acquires Australian airline Skytrans

Avia Solutions Group, the world's largest ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) provider with a fleet of 199 aircraft, has signed a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire Australian airline, Skytrans. The acquisition process is planned to be completed in March 2024, subject to the fulfillment of specific transaction conditions.

Duncan Aviation extends Embraer service center authorization for five additional years
Duncan Aviation extends Embraer service center authorization for five additional years

Duncan Aviation has announced that the company signed an agreement with Embraer Executive Jets to extend the companys Embraer Service Center authorizations for another five years.

Pilatus to take over the 230 employees and machinery of RUAG Aerostructures Schweiz AG
Pilatus to take over the 230 employees and machinery of RUAG Aerostructures Schweiz AG

From the second quarter of 2024, Pilatus will gradually take over RUAG Aerostructures Schweiz AGs entire workforce of around 230 employees, as well as all its machinery.

GAMA applauds European Parliaments adoption of Electric Aviation Report
GAMA applauds European Parliaments adoption of Electric Aviation Report

During its plenary sitting in Strasbourg on Tuesday (16th Jan), the European Parliament adopted Erik Bergkvists Own Initiative Report on 'Electric Aviation - a Solution for Short and Mid-Ranged Flights'.

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ExecuJet introduces first fully electric ground handling equipment at Paris Le Bourget FBO
ExecuJet introduces first fully electric ground handling equipment at Paris Le Bourget FBO

Luxaviation Group, one of the largest business aircraft and helicopter operators worldwide headquartered in Luxembourg, has announced that ExecuJet France, part of Luxaviation Group, has received fully electric ground handling equipment (GHE) at their FBO in Paris Le Bourget Airport, making it the first ExecuJet FBO with fully electric owned GHE in Europe.

Air Charter Service arranges charter to 4,000th airport in last 10 years
Air Charter Service arranges charter to 4,000th airport in last 10 years

Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, recently arranged a charter into its 4,000th airport since 2013, spanning 191 different countries.

Storm Gerri curbs US bizav, global activity -6% YOY
Storm Gerri curbs US bizav, global activity -6% YOY

We are seeing the usual drop in bizjet demand following the holidays, with a dent in year-on-year activity due to the severity of the winter storms currently pummelling the US. In Europe, although the 4-week year on year decline is only 2%, the drops in bizjet activity out of Germany and France is eye-catching.

Jekta signs agreement with Metavonics to support operator efficiencies
Jekta signs agreement with Metavonics to support operator efficiencies

Jekta, the Switzerland-based manufacturer of the electrically powered Passenger Hydro Aircraft Zero Emission 100 (PHA-ZE 100) flying boat, has signed a new agreement with Metavonics, the avionics technology developer for the procurement of an aircraft management platform focused on utility functions.

ExecuJet MRO Services Australia ready for Falcon 6X
ExecuJet MRO Services Australia ready for Falcon 6X

The Falcon 6X, an all-new Falcon with the largest cabin cross section in business aviation, has entered into service with ExecuJet MRO Services ready to support it.

Road Landing  A Very Special World Premiere
Road Landing A Very Special World Premiere

The Royal Flying Doctor Service RFDS is a name synonymous with the vast Australian outback. Seven days a week and around the clock, the RFDS is tasked with servicing Australias largest waiting room, an area spanning 7.9 million square kilometers in some of the remotest regions of the world.

Fraport and Lilium to collaborate on development of commercial eVTOL network
Fraport and Lilium to collaborate on development of commercial eVTOL network

Airport operator Fraport and Lilium N.V., developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, announced their strategic collaboration to explore required planning and approval steps for state-of-the-art infrastructure for the implementation of commercial eVTOL operations at airports. Fraport is active at 30 international airports across four continents.

Daher sustained its delivery pace for the TBM and Kodiak aircraft families in 2023
Daher sustained its delivery pace for the TBM and Kodiak aircraft families in 2023

Daher announced the deliveries of 74 aircraft from its TBM and Kodiak single-engine turboprop product lines in 2023 while logging orders for another 100 of these aircraft to be delivered during 2024 and into early 2025.

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NBAA raises alarm over potential ban on GA flights at Dublin
NBAA raises alarm over potential ban on GA flights at Dublin

NBAA recently appealed to the US Ambassador to Ireland and the Irish Ambassador to the US regarding a threatened ban on general aviation (GA) aircraft, including business aviation, at Dublin Airport (DUB).

ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East Completes Heavy Maintenance Check, Cabin Refurbishment On Global 6000
ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East Completes Heavy Maintenance Check, Cabin Refurbishment On Global 6000

ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East, a Dassault Aviation subsidiary, has completed work on a Global 6000 that included an extensive cabin interior refurbishment, installation of a new satcom system and an airframe heavy maintenance check.

Last 4-week trend shows 2% decline in global bizjet activity, but a lift in Europe
Last 4-week trend shows 2% decline in global bizjet activity, but a lift in Europe

Global business aviation activity has started the new year slightly behind comparable 2023, which itself was a rebound on locked-down January 2022. The US leisure market appears to be relatively weaker during the recent holiday period. In Europe, the UK and France markets were well back on last year, but this was offset overall by strong activity in Turkey and Spain.

Elliott Aviation successfully delivers first Garmin Autoland upgrade in King Air B200
Elliott Aviation successfully delivers first Garmin Autoland upgrade in King Air B200

Elliott Aviation, a leading provider of aviation services, is proud to announce the successful completion and delivery of its first Garmin Autoland upgrade in a King Air B200. This milestone marks a significant achievement for both Elliott Aviation and opens the next chapter in the evolution of Garmins G1000 NXI Platform for King Airs.

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