Superior medevac services have taken wing in the Middle East. Liz Moscrop rounds up what's on offer.
German special mission operator FAI rent-a-jet has been awarded a one-year public tendered contract to operate two Learjet 60s out of Algiers.
AMAC Aerospace has been awarded a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) contract for a privately owned Airbus A330 aircraft from the Middle East. Additionally it has also been awarded the contract for two privately owned
During the third quarter of 2016 Embraer delivered 29 jets to the commercial aviation market, 38% more than the same period of 2015.
Gulfstream Aerospace has appointed Robert Glasscock vice president and lead Organizational Designation Authorization (ODA) administrator.
Cessna Aircraft Company has announced the successful first flight of its Citation Longitude super-midsize jet.
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last night finally concluded the long awaited historic agreement to implement a market-based measure that will support airlines' efforts to stabilise emissions
Abu Dhabi's luxury executive jet provider Royal Jet has a new President and CEO. Canadian, Rob DiCastri brings to the company more than 25 years of international aviation and hospitality leadership, including over 10 years in the Middle East, where he played a key
Jon Lake looks at the progress of the Jordan Air Ambulance Centre (JAAC).
Dassault Aviation has delivered its first Falcon 8X, marking the entry into service of the company's new ultra-long range flagship.
Nextant Aerospace, Constant Aviation, and Rockwell Collins launch NG 400XTi flight deck for Beechjet
Nextant Aerospace and Constant Aviation have partnered with Rockwell Collins to introduce the next generation 400XTi flight deck now available to Beechjet 400A/XP owners as a
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced it has sold the last Gulfstream G150, marking the end of the mid-size aircraft's more than 10-year production run. The final G150 will be delivered to a customer in mid-2017.
Bombardier has announced all existing Globalaircraft customers can take advantage of ultra-high-speed Internet access, consistent performance and seamless coverage across the globe.
Private jet booking platform Stratajet has expanded its service offering by bringing renowned fixed base operator (FBO) Jetex onto its system.
Jetex Flight Support has been appointed as the official FBO and handler for the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Show 2016, organised by F&E Aerospace on behalf of MEBAA at DWC, Airshow Site,
Saudia Private Aviation (SPA) has signed a long-term agreement with Wyvern to implement a comprehensive programme ensuring that SPA achieves the highest standard of safety and quality possible.
Turkish Airlines has announced it will acquire one Bombardier Challenger 850 aircraft, reports ch-aviation.
TrueNorth Avionics today unveiled its latest cabin communications system, Simphonē Pro (pronounced 'symphony') today with a special upgrade programme for legacy Simphonē product owners. The new product delivers
For the seventh consecutive year, Embraer has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World Universe 2016/2017).
RUAG Aviation has announced the extension of the EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organisation approvals to include line and base maintenance for the Gulfstream G550 at its facilities in Munich.
The former executive vice president of Qatar Airways Executive and managing director, Middle East and Asia at Gama Aviation, Dubai, Dave Edwards has joined Synergy Aviation.
Comlux The Aviation Group has become the first to retrofit an Airbus corporate jet, an ACJ319, with Sharklets, which bring a fuel-saving of up to four per cent and a corresponding range improvement.
Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced its Service Centre Network has now completed over 75 120-month heavy inspections on Global business jets.
Advent Aircraft Systems has launched certification on the Pilatus PC-12 of its proven, advanced technology, light weight anti-skid braking system (Advent eABS).
Another E190-E2, serial number 20.003, took off on its maiden flight last Saturday, August 27, from the company's facility in São José dos Campos. The new E-Jet is the third of four prototypes to join the E190-E2 certification programme.
Gulfstream Aerospace has developed the first phase of an intuitive mobile application to help Gulfstream operators streamline flight operations.
The deadline for compliance with Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 better known as Part NCC becomes valid today and applies to ALL complex aircraft operated in Europe whether EASA registered or
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that the fifth Gulfstream G500 test aircraft has completed its first flight on August 5.
Middle Eastern carriers are getting the opportunity to take a close look at the revolutionary new GX Aviation, high-speed inflight Wi-Fi network arriving to airlines and business jets later this year.
Embraer introduces new evolution of Phenom 100 - already ordered by Emirates Flight Training Academy
Embraer Executive Jets has launched an evolution of its entry-level Phenom 100 business jet, the Phenom 100 EV, at the EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Convention.
Lufthansa Technik has launched a laser-based system to aid installation in VIP aircraft cabins.
Falcon Aviation Services, which operates sightseeing helicopter tours from its certified helipad at Dubai's flagship Atlantis The Palm resort, says uptake for the service rose 20% last year. Falcon, which operates the service in partnership with
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) has delivered two of its Sukhoi Business Jets (SBJ) to the Royal Thai Air Force, in a roll-out ceremony held at Sukhoi's base in Venice.
Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation adding a second Gulfstream G550 to its portfolio.
Dassault Aviation has announced that the Falcon 8X has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
West Africa, particularly Nigeria, are emerging as business aviation growth markets as the region continues to develop industries based on its natural resources, according to the Middle East's only African-owned aviation company.
Dubai-headquartered Empire Aviation Group, through its Empire Aviation San Marino subsidiary, has added two Embraer Legacy 650 business jets as the group continues to build its global fleet.
International trip support company Success Aviation Services recently made an announcement that it has added, and will now provide supervisory ground handling services throughout Guinea-Conakry.
Saudia Private Aviation (SPA) has brought in aviation safety, quality and risk management specialist, Wyvern, to help it in its bid to achieve the highest standard of safety and quality possible.
ExecuJet Middle East is extending maintenance capabilities at its Line Station, located at Al Maktoum International (DWC), Dubai South and at its recently established India MRO facility, located at Indira Gandhi
Global provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry. Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), has announced that Turkish operator, Genel Havacilic has enrolled its Bell 407 Helicopter onto the JSSI premium engine
Lufthansa Technik has signed a cooperation agreement with DC Aviation Group where the two companies plan to offer their VIP customers a package of services at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World
Jet Aviation Dubai has been approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to support Airbus A320 series aircraft.
Airbus is launching a new corporate-jet version of its popular A350 XWB airliner, with Easyfit provisions for cabin-outfitting, expanding its corporate jet family with an aircraft that delivers more capacity, capability and
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has announced options for the pricing of the International Standards for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Programme.
The Emirates-CAE Flight Training centre in Dubai will be targeting operators of the Gulfstream G650 across the region and beyond.
Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group (EAG) subsidiary - Empire Aviation San Marino – is building its registered fleet in San Marino, following the award in 2015 of an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) for aircraft management and
HondaJet received type certification today from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) with the company announcing the achievement during a press conference at EBACE which is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland.
Comlux The Aviation Group has appointment of Domingo Ureña Raso, as a new member of the Comlux Group Board of Directors.
Boeing Business Jets along with Kestrel Aviation Management and Greenpoint Technologies unveiled the first fully VVIP Boeing 787 at EBACE – the European business aviation show – in Geneva this morning.
Swissport Executive Aviation, a business line of Swissport International has won the ONDA (Morocco National Airport Authority) FBO tender and will launch the first FBO product at Moroccan airports.
Following its award of a license in the Moroccan National Airports Authority (ONDA) FBO tender, Jetex will launch five new fixed base operator (FBO) facilities in Casablanca Mohammed V, Marrakech Menara, Rabat-Salé, Agadir-Al Massira and
Abu Dhabi-headquartered Falcon Aviation Services is to begin VIP Passenger handling, line maintenance and aircraft parking services from its new planned FBO site at Dubai South on July 1st.
Air Charter Service has arranged the inaugural private jet flight from Dubai Al Maktoum's new VVIP terminal on an Embraer Legacy.
A white paper produced after the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi, warns that a failure to adequately prioritise investment in business aviation could cost the Middle East
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
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
The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) started its 2016 events with an education session at the International University of Rabat (UIR) in Morocco yesterday.
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
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.