Pilatus Aircraft is looking forward to rolling out of the PC-24, the very first business jet to be "made in Switzerland" is just around the corner. Several thousand spectators are expected to attend the rollout event, including high-ranking guests from business and politics.
Dassault Aviation has joined the engines, wings and fuselage of the first Falcon 8X, paving the way for initial power-on and the beginning of ground tests.
Empire Aviation Group (EAG) has replaced one of the company's managed Falcon 7X business jets, working with the private owner to upgrade to the latest model of Dassault's best-selling flagship business jet.
ExecuJet Middle East is offering full aircraft handling and line maintenance services again at Dubai International Airport, following the reopening of the facility to all business aviation traffic.
Jet Aviation Dubai will resume full operations from its maintenance facility and refurbished FBO at Dubai International Airport on July 21, 2014. In addition to the rebranding, the FBO now offers
Abu Dhabi's Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has signed an MoU with Boeing subsidiary CDG, to provide EASA Part 21J engineering and supplemental technical documentation services for Falcon's new VIP Completion
Bombardier Aerospace has announced that it continues to expand its worldwide local response networks with the opening of a new Regional Support Office (RSO) in Dubai.
Jet Aviation Basel has appointed Hendrik Janssen as director of Completion Sales and Market Development.
Turkish regional airline Borajet has ratified an agreement to acquire four E190s as part of an initiative to gradually upgrade its turboprop fleet, add capacity and frequencies, and grow its network from its base at Istanbul's Sabiha
The carrier chose ATR's iPad electronic flight bag system and aircraft interface for all ATR fleet to be up to date with new technologi
Gama Aviation has opened its exclusive executive terminal (FBO) at Sharjah International Airport, creating a full service private aviation hub serving Sharjah, Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group (EAG) has added a Challenger 605 to its African-based fleet which now consists of six business jets.
DC Aviation has announced it has successfully completed IATA'S Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) – usually considered as the quality standard for commercial airlines.
Textron Aviation's Cessna Citation X+ - the world's fastest civil aircraft - has achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification.
Bombardier Aerospace has announced that it has received certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Challenger 350 business aircraft. Transport Canada certification was granted on
Flying Colours , the Canada-based completions, refurbishment and maintenance specialists, has announced that it has received approval from the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) to carry out maintenance work on business
Embraer has concluded the Joint Definition Phase (JDP) of the E190-E2 jet, at the end of May, by conducting the preliminary design review.
With the successful integration of SPECIM's Aisa FENIX, a full spectrum imager, on the DA42 MPP special mission airplane, Diamond Aircraft has added unparalleled hyper spectral detection
DC Aviation has been granted approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to expand its maintenance capabilities in Dubai to include the Bombardier Challenger 604/605 type of aircraft.
An undisclosed Middle Eastern customer has ordered a BBJ 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane – the VVIP version of the widebody airliner.
Embraer Executive Jets has developed an integrated and comprehensive customer support plan for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, which will occur between June 12 and July 13.
Embraer Executive Jets celebrated today the delivery of the 500th Phenom family jet, a significant achievement only five-and-a-half years after entry into service of the first aircraft.
Jet Aviation's global refurbishment and corporate rebranding program continues to be rolled out in EMEA and Asia. The company is currently rebranding its FBOs in Jeddah and in Dubai at Dubai International
With the number of billionaires in the Middle East forecast to grow from some 150 in 2007 to around 220 in 2017, it is more important than ever for those doing business with them to have a greater understanding of their purchasing
Embraer Executive Jets has announced that the Phenom 300 has received certification from EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) for steep-approach operation, which enables increased descent angles of up to 5.5
Saudi Arabia is to host a series of International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) workshops for the first time.
ExecuJet Middle East, part of the ExecuJet Aviation Group, has opened an expanded fixed-based operation (FBO) lounge in Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, to support the expected increase in traffic
AMAC Aerospace has announced that its facility at Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul has become a Dassault appointed Authorised Service Centre (ASC).
Dubai is to be the home of a new executive jet leasing company
Saudi Arabian private jet operator and management company, Alpha Star Aviation Services, has become the first Airbus ACJ320 customer for an in-service retrofit of Sharklets.
Airbus has won an order from a Middle East customer for an Airbus ACJ320, which is being managed by Aviation Link of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and will be outfitted with a VVIP interior with seating for 30 passengers.
The race is on for the delivery of the first BBJ747-8 head of state aircraft and Boeing Business Jets president Steve Taylor wants to be at the office in the front when the delivery happens sometimes in the next month.
Mubadala-owned Piaggio Aero has unveiled an upgraded version of the P.180 Avanti twin pusher with a clear aim to breathe life back into the seven-seat turboprop programme.
Qatar Executive has ordered a second Bombardier Global 5000 Vision for its fleet in time to meet the operator's busy summer schedule, the company said at EBACE today.
Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce said at EBACE today that is will be extending its Authorised Service Centre (ASC) network and introducing a new parts centre into the Middle East this year.
Dassault unveiled a new flagship aircraft that will take the Falcon family further than ever before.
Gulfstream has pushed the limits for business aircraft with its unveiling of the new G650ER at EBACE in Geneva today.
The Middle East's US$500 million private aviation sector revenues is expected to triple in value – if governments, legislators and the region's 34 private jet operators join forces to
Cabin crews have as significant a role to play when it comes to safety on airlines or business jets, but an industry organisation has warned this will only work if reassurances are made that crew won't have the
Qatar Airways inaugurated its new all-premium daily service 'Business One' between Doha and London Heathrow today, becoming the first ever carrier to operate an all-Business Class service from London Heathrow.
Embraer Executive Jets will promote its full aircraft portfolio and customer support and services solutions EBACE in Geneva next week.
Flying Colours refurbishment and maintenance specialist has completed the first phase, of a three phase expansion plan, at its Peterborough, Ontario headquarters.
Qatar Executive – the Qatar Airways' business jet arm – has strengthened its position as a leader in maintenance services for Bombardier aircraft in the Middle East thanks to two new maintenance approvals.
The Airbus ACJ319 will be on display at EBACE in Geneva next week.
Embraer and Boeing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for creating a joint biofuels research centre for the purpose of developing and maturing the knowledge and technologies that make it possible to establish a sustainable biofuels chain for
Dassault Aviation is on schedule for the first flight of its Falcon 5X with the joining of the main centre fuselage subassemblies - a key milestone in the production program for this new large cabin twinjet.
Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, Mubadala has become the majority shareholder in Piaggio Aero, the Italian manufacturer of the fast turboprop the Avanti II and the Hammerhead UAS.
The Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) event is likely to be the most exciting edition to date when it takes place 8 - 10 December at the purpose-built venue in Dubai World Central (DWC) for the first time, industry association
Middle Eastern operators and flightplanners were among guests at Le Bourget, Paris to celebrate the inauguration of Universal Aviation's updated FBO
Universal Weather and Aviation has named Judith Moreton as its new regional vice president, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
EASA STC 10048929 was developed by MNG Jet together with S4A Solutions For Aviation SL which is an EASA Part 21 Design Organization from Spain, SATCOM and Honeywell.
UAE has become the first non-European state to be granted full membership in European Union's Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft, known as SAFA.
Royal Jordanian is undertaking all preparations to receive its first 787 aircraft, which is expected to join the airline's fleet in August, after the US aircraft manufacturer confirmed that the RJ Dreamliner assembly is
Ahead of the planned runway closure resulting in restricted activity at Dubai International Airport later this week, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has seen over 100 percent increase in private and business jet movement
Embraer Commercial Aviation forecasts that airlines in the Middle East and Africa will take delivery of 530 new jets in the 70 to 130-seat segment over the next 20 years (valued at USD 25 billion at
Etihad Regional marked the start of a twice-weekly service linking Geneva in Switzerland, and Toulouse in southwestern France.
ExecuJet Middle East is celebrating extended Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approval for maintenance operations at the company's facilities at Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum
Airbus has launched a new version of its popular corporate jet, the ACJ319, offering customers simplicity, speed and savings in the cabin. Called ACJ319 Elegance, the new version complements today's fully customisable version.
Air Charter Service has revealed that during its last financial year (Feb 1st-Jan 31st) the company carried more than 230,000 people on its chartered aircraft.
The first of the new domestic airlines to operate from Saudi Arabia, SaudiGulf is to offer Thales entertainment systems for passengers following a deal announced today.
Cessna Aircraft Company - part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. - is celebrating the milestone delivery of the 100th Cessna Grand Caravan EX, to a customer in the UAE.
During the Global Aerospace Summit, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the opening of a representative office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The new office will be co-located
Dassault's Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS twin jets have received approval to operate at one of the world's most challenging airports, London City, located in the heart of Europe's financial hub. Dassault is the only business jet manufacturer
Boeing has todayannounced the launch of the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) MAX family of airplanes after receiving the first order from an undisclosed customer. The order is for a BBJ MAX 8, which is based on the 737 MAX 8 and the newest business
Abu Dhabi Airports reported today that the total value of sales at Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014, the region's only general aviation exhibition, reached in excess of AED 5 billion, 35% higher than the sales generated at last year's exhibition.
Gulfstream Aerospace super mid-size G280 added more city-pair records to its already impressive list. In less than a month's time, the G280 set six new records, bringing the aircraft's total speed records to 45.
After a successful Middle East business aviation conference (MEBAC) in Jeddah last year, the industry association MEBAA is hosting another MEBAC in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh, under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin
A flight from the UAE to the west coast of Africa started a series of world speed reords for the Gulfstream G280 business jet as it added six city-pair records In less than a month.
The imminent closure of Dubai International Airport's runways for refurbishment on May 1st for a period of 80 days has already seen a shift in a number of business aviation players to Al Maktoum International Airport
Textron Inc. today announced it has closed its acquisition of Beech Holdings, LLC, the parent of Beechcraft Corporation, and that it will bring together its Cessna business and Beechcraft to form a new segment called Textron Aviation.
Gulfstream Aerospace's G650 set another city-pair record, this time between White Plains, N.Y., and Mumbai, India.
Eclipse Aerospace, has delivered its first Eclipse 550 twin-engine very light jet from its headquarters in Albuquerque following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.
Embraer Commercial Aviation rolled out the first E175 featuring a range of aerodynamic improvements that reduce fuel burn compared to the previous production aircraft.
The Gulf Aviation Safety Council (GFSC) has called for greater cooperation and exchange of information by all aviation stakeholders both regionally and internationally and also lodged support for IATA's
This month, Embraer Commercial Aviation celebrates another historic milestone in its E-Jets programme – the ten-year anniversary of the first aircraft deliveries.
In light of the high demand for traffic between Amman and Kuwait, Royal Jordanian will increase the frequency of its flights to the Kuwaiti capital, Kuwait, from 10 weekly flights to 14 (two daily flights) starting April 2014.
Al Bateen Executive Airport has announced that its Fixed Based Operator (FBO) DhabiJet held an awards ceremony honoring its partners for their outstanding services in supporting DhabiJet in the handling of all visiting and based
Abu Dhabi-based international luxury flight services company Royal Jet confirmed today that the planning and development of its integrated base at Al Bateen executive airport is well underway with first phase
Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services is to become the first Bombardier CSeries customer in the UAE following the signing of a letter of intent to buy one CS300 with an option for a second of the type.
Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has officially opened its newly constructed 106,000 square foot Authorised Embraer Service Centre at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, making it one of the largest Executive MROs in the Middle East.
Abu Dhabi Airports has announced its second wave of sponsorships for Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014 which will be held Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive
Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Learjet has obtained the first flight test permit from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Learjet 85 aircraft Flight Test Vehicle 1 (FTV1). In addition, engine
Boeing and SunExpress have finalised an order for 15 737 MAX 8s and 25 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. The order, valued at more than $3.8 billion at list prices, also includes options for 10 additional 737 MAX 8s.
The leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, has reported that it completed almost 7,500 charter contracts in its financial year, Feb 1st – Jan 31st.
Qatar Executive, the business jet charter division of Qatar Airways, will be exhibiting at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo, set to take place from 25 to 27 February at the Al Bateen Executive Airport.
A BBJ 787-8 has arrived at the Gore Design Completions (GCD) in San Antonio,Texas and is being outfitted for an undisclosed Middle Eastern customer.
Al Bateen Executive Airport has revealed the names of the prestigious sponsors for Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014.
Benoit Defforge has been appointed managing director, Airbus Corporate Jets, and now leads Airbus' corporate jet business globally, combining his new role with that of his previous one as head of the Airbus Corporate
Abu Dhabi's executive airport, Al Bateen, is continuing to see growth. Abu Dhabi Airports announced today an 18% increase in visiting aircraft traffic and 6% increase in commercial aircraft traffic during 2013, compared to 2012.
Aircraft charter broker, Air Charter Service, has established a presence in Turkey.
Associated Air Center (AAC), a Dubai Aerospace Enterprises subsidiary, has announced additional facilities expansion efforts and investments to accommodate recent wide body completion wins including 747-8 and 787-8 projects
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has launched its new strategic plan for the years 2014-2016 under the theme “Building the Future of Aviation Together”, which, it said, will have a positive impact on the civil aviation
Embraer's business aviation sales and marketing teams in the Middle East, Africa and Europe will have new leadership following the resignation of vice president EMEA, Colin Steven.
CAE and Dassault have announced an agreement naming CAE as the exclusive Dassault-Approved Training Provider (DATP) for the newly-launched Dassault Falcon 5X.
Gulfstream Aerospace Product Support organisation has created the company's first private label for cabin interior refurbishments.