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
Riyadh-based Alpha Star has become the first in the world to announce a commitment for an Airbus ACJ319neo consolidating its role as the largest VVIP charter operator in the Middle East.
On Air Dining, a UK based culinary concierge company, has created a new dessert for its private jet clients that costs between £360 and £600. Called Wild Kopi Luwak Coffee Coconut and Gold Dessert, it's made of the world's rarest coffee
Associated Air Center (AAC) has signed a new, green Airbus A320CJ VVIP narrow-body completion project contract with an undisclosed Middle-Eastern customer on June 5.
Austria-based International Jet Management (IJM) and Bahrain-based MAE Aircraft Management WLL, a subsidiary of MENA Aerospace have entered into a Joint Venture in Bahrain.
Saudi Arabian aircraft managment and operator Arabasco, has agreed an MoU for aircraft registration matters in Aruba. The agreement with The Registry of Aruba and legal counsel Gomez & Bikker was signed in the presence of the Minister of Transport of
Cessna Aircraft Company has announced that the Citation Latitude business jet has achieved type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Dassault rolled out its new Falcon 5X business jet on Tuesday and Arabian Aerospace was there. Join Alan Peaford and the team as they look at what the new twin jet can bring to the Middle East
Dassault's newest Falcon was rolled out at Merignac, Bordeaux today with hundreds of special guests from around the world, there to witness the historic occasion, writes Alan Peaford.
328 Support Services, the type certificate holder for the D328, is pleased to announce that its parent company, Sierra Nevada Corporation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the
NASJET has signed an agreement for Jet Aviation to provide handling services through its global network of FBOs to the fleet of NASJET aircraft.
Jetex Flight Support and Chile-based Santiago FBO has announced the establishment of a joint venture to jointly manage an FBO at Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), Chile's largest aviation facility and main
Fokker Services a business line of Fokker Technologies and GKN Aerospace have announced the official launch of the first ever SkyView Window for a civil jet aircraft.
Spectrum Aeromed has completed customising a Lear 45 with a dual patient system medical interior for Red Star, a long-term customer in Turkey. The Lear 45 was also granted an aircraft operator certificate.
AJA (Al Jaber Aviation), the Abu Dhabi-based private jet charter and aircraft management company, is planning a 'Jet Centre of Excellence' in establishing an aircraft maintenance organisation (Part 145 AMO) at the UAE capital's Al Bateen Executive Airport in
ExecuJet Middle East is working on first design concepts for its new $35m terminal at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC), ahead of the move of all general aviation (GA) traffic to the airport in 2017.
Cadets on the Etihad MPL programme will become the first in the world to carry out their core flying on a multi-engined jet.
Bombardier Business Aircraft has released its annual 10-year forecast for the private aviation market.
Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Lufthansa Technik are to expand their successful co-operation in pre-defined VIP cabin completions by offering the Elite concept on the ACJ319.
Airbus has launched the ACJ320neo, The launch customer for the long-anticipated variant is Farnborough, UK-based Acropolis Aviation.
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that Qatar Executive has agreed to purchase up to 30 Gulfstream aircraft as part of an MoU originally announced in October of last year.
Embraer Executive Jets has announced that the Legacy 500, its new midsize business jet that just entered the market, has already set four new world speed records for its class, this year.
All new Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) from summer 2016 onwards will be fitted with the revolutionary split scimitar winglet (SSW), the company's president said.
Saudi Arabian headquartered Nexus group has signed a VIP Pass engine care agreement with Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) for its CJ319.
Morocco has received its first Gulfstream G280 following a type acceptance certificate in March from Morocco's Directorate General of Civil Aviation, whose approval was based on the aircraft's type certification from the European
EBACE: Rockwell Collins to provide cabin management and HD entertainment system on Falcon Jet 5X, 8X
Rockwell Collins has been selected to provide the FalconCabin HD+ cabin management and entertainment system for Dassault's new Falcon Jet 5X and Falcon Jet 8X business
The Embraer Executive Jets' newest mid-light jet, the Legacy 450, is making its European debut at the 15th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE).
Completion and refurbishment specialist Flying Colours is to fit three of the new Bombardier Challenger 650 aircraft into dedicated medevac configuration.
Dubai Airshow presence is crucial to staying at the cutting edge of business aviation, said UAS International Trip Support.
Gulfstream is on track for the first flight of its new G500 clean-sheet business jet the company said at EBACE today
Cessna said at EBACE today that its latest model - the Citation Latitude - will enter the market with final range and runway performance specifications that exceed previous projections.
TrueNorth Avionics announced today at EBACE that AMAC Aerospace has installed the company's Simphonē Mobile GSM System for a Middle Eastern head of state Boeing 747-8I aircraft completion.
Rockwell Collins said at the European business aviation show EBACE today that pilots flying new Beechcraft King Air 350i, 250 and C90GTx turboprops will experience intuitive, eyes-forward flying with its Pro Line Fusion flight
A new paradigm is about to hit the global business aviation charter market, writes Liz Moscrop.
TAG Aviation has announced that it has unified all of its maintenance centres under the name 'TAG Aviation Maintenance Services'.
Despite the positives for business aviation across Africa, there are still a number of challenges. Ian Sheppard, editor, African Aerospace, moderated a panel session looking at the industry.
The launch three years ago of the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) moved business aviation in the region into the spotlight. Operators, financiers, lessors, owners, FBO and flight service providers now have a voice.
Starting this month, VVIP customers travelling on flights operated by DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) will be able to experience the benefits of arriving in the United States of America
For many years Africa has been seen as a high-risk investment. Access to structured finance has been hard to break through, but are things changing? From modernising fleets to introducing new business aircraft,
The Registry of Aruba is celebrating its 20 years in the business with innovative regulator changes.
ExecuJet Aviation Group of Switzerland has been acquired by Luxaviation, Europe's leading business aviation group, based in Luxembourg. The transaction sees Luxaviation acquire the entire share capital of ExecuJet and become the
How aviation will help African countries improve their economies and cooperation between blocks of African nations will develop infrastructure will be the subject of a keynote address by Hon. Dzifa Aku Attivor,
In just over a year since it became fully operational at its Dubai World Central (DWC) base, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has seen a dramatic increase in the movement of business aircraft taking off
Qatar Executive – Qatar Airways' business jet division – is growing its international footprint by targeting corporations and the fast-growing number of high-net-worth individuals in Asia, reinforcing its strategy to tap into global
Abu Dhabi-based private jet operator, AJA, has appointed a new head of sales and commercial.
Comlux America has announced the successful installation and certification of the first FANS program on a Challenger 601 aircraft.
Dassault Aviation has introduced a new iPad software application that allows pilots to readily access aircraft flight documentation on or offline.
The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) has issued a call for submissions regarding aviation-related projects that helps to reduce CO2 emissions.
An exciting new entrant to the business aviation sector, the HondaJet has received provisional type certification (PTC) from the United States FAA.
Jet Aviation has developed European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II) version 7.1 upgrade.
Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a Dassault Aviation company-owned service centre, has completed an initial C-check on an in-service Falcon 7X, preparing the way for the start of routine overhauls.
Jeppesen,and AvPlan Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), an iPad-based EFB service are teaming together to integrate AvPlan EFB flight planning capabilities with Jeppesen navigation information.
Swiss completions specialist AMAC has placed an order for the Swedish built CTT Cair System to be installed in a VIP B777-200 aircraft belived to be for a Middle Eastern customer.
Airbus Helicopters today presented its all-new H160 all-composite civil helicopter and the first product introduced with the Airbus Helicopters corporate identity and its new numbering designation.
After 25 years of service, Ali Al Naqbi has announced his retirement from his government position as the vice president of finance and administration at Presidential Flight, Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi-based private charter company, Royal Jet, has awarded SR Technics a five-year contract to maintain, repair and overhaul their CFM56-7B engine fleet.
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that the Gulfstream G650ER has once again demonstrated its ability to go the distance by completing the farthest flight in its history.
Dubai based operator Empire Aviation Group is preparing to fly the Falcon 8X, after placing an order.
Dubai World Central FBO and aircraft operator, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, has been issued its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
Dassault Aviation's new flagship, the ultra-long range Falcon 8X, successfully completed its first flight a little more than one month after rollout.
The inaugural business aviation regulation working group took place on the 25th of January 2015 at the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) headquarters in Dubai, less than two months after the initiative was
Qatar Airways announced today that it will add an all-Premium Class Airbus A319 to its growing corporate jet fleet, Qatar Executive, to meet the rising demand for charter luxury group and incentive travel.
Cessna Aircraft Company is celebrating the roll out of the first production Citation Latitude at the company's Wichita, Kansas manufacturing facility, just three years since being announced to the market.
Royal Jet has taken delivery of its second new Bombardier Global 5000 business jet. This follows the arrival of the company's first Bombardier Global 5000 business jet in November 2014.
Jeppesen, has signed a multi-year service contract with leading Saudi Arabian private jet operator NasJet to provide international trip planning services to increase the Riyadh-based airline's flight department operational
As part of the San Marino Aircraft Registry's commitment to the aviation industry, the Registry has announced the San Marino Republic's Ratification to the Cape Town convention.
Business aircraft sales, acquisitions and trader Jetcraft, has launched a new commercial aircraft sales and leasing division.
Bombardier has halted production on the proposed Learjet flagship, the Lear 85 with several analysts suggesting the “pause” could be permanent.
Embraer delivered 30 commercial and 52 business jets, 38 light and 14 large jets, during the fourth quarter of 2014 (Q14), thus closing out the year with 92 airplanes delivered to the commercial airline market and 116 to the
Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT), a joint venture between CAE and Emirates airline, has ordered two simulators --a Boeing B737-800W and a Gulfstream 650-- as well as a Gulfstream 650 CAE Simfinity integrated procedures
MNG Jet has been approved for line maintenance on Boeing Business Jets (BBJ).
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority – Airworthiness (AW) Department, has met with stakeholders in Dubai to provide latest updates from AW Department and seek industry feedback on the services, regulations, and processes.
The recent Transport Canada type certification of Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW306D1 turbofan engine sets the stage for the entry into service of Cessna's newest business jet, the Citation Latitude.
Associated Air Center (AAC) has signed a contract for a new, green Airbus A320CJ VVIP narrow-body completion project with a Middle Eastern customer.
Using the iconic Emirates uniform as a starting point for inspiration, the Emirates Executive uniform features a sleek red shift dress and a beige cropped jacket. The highly recognisable red pill-box hat remains, but the side veil has been
Members of MEBAA – the region's business aviaition association – are being offered a special scrub thanks to a UAE company's success at the MEBA show in Dubai.
The MEBA business aviation show is to have a new name for its next edition to be held at Dubai World Central on December 6-8 2016.
FlightSafety International launched a challenge to the CAE-Emirates dominance of training centres in the UAE with a partnership deal with Abu Dhabi Aviation announced at the MEBA show.
Saudi Arabia's NasJet, signed a strategic partnership agreement with The Jet Business, - the world's first ever street-level corporate aviation showroom - for the acquisition and sale of private jet
Swiss-based Vertis Aviation has added a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and a Gulfstream G450 to its expanding charter portfolio.
Saudi Arabia's Wallan Aviation gave MEBA a sales boost with deals for one business jet and three helicopters – and there's more on the way.
Rockwell Collins' Venue HD cabin management and entertainment system, Airshow Moving Map and audio/video on-demand (AVOD) streaming solution, have been selected by an undisclosed customer for a wide-body
Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced the recent addition of Arabasco as an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for Challenger 605 aircraft customers based in or flying to Saudi Arabia.
Jeppesen, has signed a multi-year service contract with Saudi Arabian private jet operator NasJet to provide international trip planning services that will increase flight department operational efficiency.
Swiss operator Comlux which has a base in Bahrain announced at MEBA that it had ordered two BBJ MAX 8s. The first BBJs to be selected by the VIP charter operation for its fleet.
The Middle East's first VIP completion centre hit a major milestone yesterday with a ground-breaking ceremony at the Dubai World Central site.
Two leading British business aviation companies with interests in the Middle East and Africa, Hangar 8 and Gama Aviation, are to merge. The new company, to be called Gama Aviation plc, will have a market
AMAC Aerospace announced the signing of a new cabin reconfiguration contract for a Boeing Business Jet with an undisclosed Middle Eastern customer.
This year's MEBA – held at the new purpose-built Dubai Airshow site at Dubai World Central between December 8-10, 2014 – will see both Emirates and Etihad making a debut at the region's biggest business and private aviation event, along with
A number of operators within the MENA region are experiencing an ever increasing shortage of pilots, according to Zenon Aviation Recruitment.