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
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.
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
Nextant Aerospace (which makes the award-winning 400XTi – the world's only remanufactured business jet – and is currently flight-testing its new G90XT turboprop, has announced a major expansion of its Middle East sales operation.
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
The manufacturers of the Eclipse 550 twin-engine light jet and the Kestrel K350 single-engine turboprop are coming together to form the One Aviation Corporation.
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.
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.
Middle East Corporation Aviation Summit (MECAS) will take place May 13 in Abu Dhabi.
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.