The Saudi Gazette has reported that Ali Alnaqbi, founding chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), has announced at the opening ceremony of the 3rd event in Jeddah that with 500 private aviation aircraft, Saudi Arabia's private aviation sector is considered the GCC's largest general aviation market and represents 60% share of the region.
Gama Aviation has achieved International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) accreditation at its regional headquarters in Sharjah, UAE.
Turkey based Segmen Flight Academy recently started flight training operations after taking delivery of five new Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft.
Qatar Executive, the private jet division of Qatar Airways, is preparing for the holy month of Ramadan and the busy summer season by adding a second all-Premium Class Airbus A319 aircraft to its charter fleet.
New research from Gama Aviation plc, reveals that 56% of the Middle East's fleet of business aircraft are classified as medium to heavy and 14% as business jet airliners.
AMAC Aerospace Switzerland AG has successfully returned to service a privately owned B737-800 aircraft, which was handed to the facility in Basel, Switzerland, by an undisclosed customer for a heavy base
Qatar Executive has added a second Gulfstream G650ER to its Doha-based fleet.
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has received CAR145 approval from UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority for providing maintenance services for the Bombardier Global Express and Challenger 604/605 type aircraft.
Etihad Airways has officially opened its dedicated Revenue Accounting Centre of Excellence in Al Ain.
Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced that its WAVE (Wireless Access Virtually Everywhere) connectivity solution has been awarded a supplemental type certificate (STC) from Transport Canada (TC).
Kuwait's ministry of finance has issued a public invitation for bids on four aircraft after an announcement the government is auctioning them from its Amiri fleet.
Abu Dhabi Airports has signed an MoU with Aéroports de Paris that will lead the way for extensive collaboration between the two airports on a variety of aviation industry issues.
Air Charter Service (ACS) has announced that it signed over 10,000 charter contracts for the first time in the company's history.
A new business model bringing affordable private air charter to the Gulf Region was announced today at the rain-hit Abu Dhabi Expo.
Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has expanded its fleet under management with the addition of two new business jets. DCAF will operate the two new aircraft – a Bombardier Challenger 604 and a Gulfstream G200
Executive Sky Flight Support (ESFS) has announced a new partnership with Smart Aviation FBO at Cairo International Airport.
Gama Aviation has received ISO 9001:2015 accreditation – the latest level of the international quality management standards. Gama Aviation LLC went through an upgrade audit in early February 2016, after thoroughly
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that the Gulfstream G600 iron bird has completed its “first flight”.
The Embraer Phenom 300 was the most-delivered business jet in the world in 2015 for the third consecutive year, with 70 aircraft received by customers around the globe.
Hawker Pacific, the aircraft sales and product support company in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, has signed a partnership agreement for the Asia Pacific region with Thomas Global Systems (Thomas Global) for the
Gama Aviation has announced it has been given formal approval to expand its operations at Sharjah International Airport with the building of a new business aviation facility.
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, has announced delivery of two leased Airbus A320 aircraft to AtlasGlobal to expand the Turkish carrier's
NAS-ExecuJet, a partnership between ExecuJet Middle East and National Air Services (NAS Holding), is expanding its FBO services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the opening of an additional FBO facility in the Royal Terminal at King
Alpha Star has established a new subsidiary Sky Prime Aviation Services (Riyadh) which, like its parent, will focus on VIP charter operations, reports ch-aviation.
Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero's Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center has redelivered the company's and the industry's first Boeing 787-8 Head of State aircraft
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced the Gulfstream G500 has completed flutter testing.
Sharjah-based VIP aviation specialist Gama Aviation has partnered with Go Aviation Middle East to access the company's suite of services, which range from light interior cleaning to complete paint and brightwork restoration and polishing.
AMAC Aerospace Turkey has completed the first EASy II upgrade on a Falcon 2000EX EASy aircraft in Istanbul.
Comlux The Aviation Group has announced major developments to its VVIP fleet of aircraft.
Gulfstream Aerospace has said it has recently earned approved maintenance organization (AMO) from the civil aviation authority of Qatar.
Execujet has acquired the largest FBO at Munich International Airport, taking the number of FBOs in the Luxaviation Group to 21.
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) has delivered a refurbished Airbus ACJ319 for an undisclosed government, after a successful C-Check (10 years) and heavy work on the fuselage.
Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways' corporate jet division, has revealed its new Gulfstream G650ER and officially welcomed the aircraft into the fleet with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Bahrain
ATR achieved a new record turnover in 2015, increasing to 2 billion dollars (2014: 1.8 billion). During the year, the aircraft manufacturer also set a new record in terms of aircraft deliveries, with a total of 88 aircraft (2014: 83), an
Comlux and Bahrain-based Texel Air has signed a multi-million dollar agreement to provide its Middle East customers with dedicated MRO line maintenance, cabin upgrades and refurbishments on their VIP aircraft.
Bombardier has ended its 40 year releationship with TAG Aviation for sales in the Middle East and Africa, the Canadian manufacturer has said. In a statement announcing the split, Bombardier said the move was as a result of a change in
Embraer has delivered 33 commercial and 45 business jets, 25 of which are light jets and 20 are large, during the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15).
AMAC Aerospace has opened its fourth hangar at its facilities at EuroAirport in Basel after only 11 months construction time.
Abu Dhabi based Falcon Aviation is to fly the latest generation AW169 following the delivery of two AW189s in July 2015, reports European Business Air News.
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim will expand its operations at its home base at Al Maktoum International Airport following the recent announcement at the Dubai Airshow from its joint venture partner – Al-Futtaim, to lease an additional
Russian Helicopters new serious contender for the VIP transport market has received two main amendment approvals for the helicopter's VIP cabin and air-conditioning system from the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, (which
Abu Dhabi's Al Jaber Aviation (AJA) has completed a new flying time achievement.
The Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), back for its fourth edition, is introducing a new element for this edition of the Airshow - a Civil Aviation Conference.
Embraer will roll out the first jet of the second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, the E-Jets E2, on February 25, 2016.
The Dubai office of leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, is on course for its record year, having already arranged more charters so far in 2015 than any of its previous ten years.
Gulfstream Aerospace has formally delivered a Gulfstream G650ER to Qatar Airways.
Embraer Executive Jets has announced the order for a new Legacy 650 large jet to an undisclosed customer, based in the Middle East.
Etihad Airways has announced a new partnership with Victor to complement and promote its exclusive The Residence and First Apartment cabins, both available on the airline's Airbus A380 fleet.
Abu Dhabi-headquartered Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) is re-evaluating its planned completion/MRO centre at Dubai South (formerly Dubai World Central) with a decision on its final make-up and format likely in the early part of next year,
A new white paper from global wealth intelligence authority Wealth-X and the international business aviation consultancy reveals keen insights about ultra-high-net worth (UHNW) Middle Eastern private jet owners, reports
Airbus corporate jet customers and operators can now benefit from a wider range of computerised maintenance planning services, following an agreement concluded with CAMP.
Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways' corporate jet division, is the first 'Business Aviation Operator' in the Middle East and one of first worldwide to be awarded the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA)
Dassault Aviation's new flagship, the Falcon 8X, made its debut at the NBAA' business aviation show in Las Vegas today and gave an update on the flight test developments.
Embraer Executive Jets is to extend the range of the Legacy 450, its new mid-light business jet, to 2,900 nm (5,371 km).
Technology giant Honeywell has signed an agreement to buy Satcom1, provider of on board communications routing software and a satellite communications provider of airtime and consulting services.
Lufthansa Technik AG has announced a High Definition (HD) video system upgrade for the Challenger 300 aircraft.
The second PC-24 prototype (P02) took off from Buochs Airport today at 10:06 a. m. on its maiden flight.
Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet has signed a contract with the UAE GHQ Armed Forces to provide a wide spectrum of technical and operational training to Air Force staff.
AMAC Aerospace has delivered another Global Express within a short ground time after a base maintenance check at the AMAC facility in Basel, Switzerland. The undisclosed head of state customer from the MENA region was said to be very
Bombardier has marked the upcoming delivery of two new entry-long range Global 5000 aircraft to be operated by longstanding partner and leading business aviation services organisation ExecuJet Middle
Airbus has debuted the Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ319 at the Dubai Airshow this week, which is for sale via Switzerland's 28 East Group.
Embraer Executive Jets has announced that Emirates Flight Training Academy has signed a firm order for five Phenom 100E business jets with options for five more aircraft.
Boeing forecasts airlines in the Middle East will require 3,180 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730 billion.
Avjet Routing International Trip Planning celebrates its 10th anniversary with new branding and sharpens its profile as an international trip planning company.
Skydive Dubai has purchased a Twin Otter Series 400 from the aircraft manufacturer, Viking Air Limited, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Dassault Aviation has introduced a new avionics upgrade and improve the running of Falcon 900A and B.
Airbus confirmed today that it had been in talks with Canadian manufacturer Bombardier, but those discussions “are no longer being pursued”.
Empire Aviation Group has been announced winner of the Service Excellence Award for Aircraft Sales and Aircraft Management Services.
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim has expanded its maintenance capabilities with the addition of two new aircraft types.
ExecuJet is expanding its managed fleet in the Middle East with the addition of three large-cabin business jets over the past three months, with a further two scheduled through to the end of the December, growth of over 20%.
Mubadala has become the 100% owner of Piaggio Aerospace, the maker of the Avanti turboprop and more recently the unmanned P1 HammerHead (P1HH) reconnaissance platform.
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim's parent company the DC Aviation Group has announced the addition of a Bombardier Challenger 300 to its fleet of managed aircraft.
ExecuJet Aviation Group has been awarded certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) having demonstrated regulatory compliance of its Dubai Repair Station under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145.
Gama Aviation has taken on the management of its first Learjet 75, having overseen the delivery of the new aircraft from Bombardier.
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that an avionics software upgrade resulting in improved aircraft performance is now available for the Gulfstream G280.
The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba (DCA) and General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), has executed an ICAO 83bis Agreement which allows Aruban registered aircraft to operate commercially under a Saudi
Morocco's Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA) and Director General D'Aviation Civile (DGAC) are working jointly on plans to develop Ben Slimane Airport (GMMB/GMD) into the country's main dedicated business aviation hub. This will
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has launched a new website with improved functionality, design and navigation.
Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet is the first charter operator in the UAE to receive regulatory approval from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to use enhanced visual system technology in its two recently delivered Bombardier Global
Embraer Legacy 450 business jet has received its received type certification from the FAA. The approval comes a few weeks after the aircraft earned certification from Brazil's civil aeronautics authority (ANAC).
With a hefty order from Qatar Executive and strong interest in its new aircraft, Savannah-based Gulfstream is enjoying blue skies all the way in the Middle East. Liz Moscrop reports
Customers of Saudi Arabia's Alpha Star will be breathing a little easier when they make use of the VIP operator's latest jets.
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, has said its Regional Aircraft Group completed delivery of three leased Embraer E195 aircraft to
Embraer's new super light jet – the Legacy 450 - has been certificated by the Brazilian authorities.
The UAE's Amiri flight has been given the go-ahead by the US State department to purchase military infrared-missile countermeasure systems to protect its Boeing VVIP aircraft.
Aviation Partners (API) has said that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recently granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the Split Scimitar Winglet (SSW) retrofit on BBJ aircraft.
A Saudi Arabian registered business jet crashed on landing at Blackbushe Airport near Farnborough, UK yesterday killing all four people on board.
FlightSafety International announces that Dassault Aviation has renewed its Certificate of Approval as an authorized training provider in accordance with the Falcon Training Policy Manual.
Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation is expanding its activity in the Middle East with the addition of a Bombardier Challenger 604 under management.
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has expanded its aircraft management fleet with the addition of a Challenger 604 aircraft. The aircraft which DCAF will operate on behalf of the client will be based at its facility at Dubai World
Gama Aviation, which has a facility at Sharjah, has announced it's to phase out the Hangar8 and JetClub brands with immediate effect.
The “green” ATR 72 prototype has made the first flight of the “Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative (CS JTI)” test campaign.
Qatar Executive's service portfolio has received a significant boost, as Qatar Airways' private jet division expands its aircraft management business from its Doha-hub.
Turkey's Redstar Aviation is introducing a Learjet 45, to its medevac fleet.
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced it has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for installation of the next-generation Satcom Direct Router (SDR), an enhancement that simplifies
Bell Helicopter announced an order at the Paris Air Show, tfor another Bell 525 in VIP configuration for a customer in the Middle East. With over 60 letters of intent for the advanced aircraft around the world, demand for the Bell 525
Boeing Business Jets has formally launched the BBJ Max 9 following the sale of the first of the type to an undisclosed European customer
Egypt's Cleopatra Group has signed a deal at the Paris Air Show for a G600 large cabin long-range business jet to The Cairo-based conglomerate is already a long-term Gulfstream owner with a fleet two G550s, one GIV-SP and a G650. It also has