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 list prices), representing 8% of the worldwide demand for the segment in the period. It is estimated that 65% of the total new deliveries will be added to support market demand growth while 35% will replace ageing retiring aircraft.
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 latest in the Learjet family has finally taken to the skies as the LearJet 85 made its maiden flight today.
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.
Gulfstream Aerospace has delivered its 300th Gulfstream G450.
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.
Air Charter Service has announced that Andrew Summers has been appointed the new managing director of the company's Middle East operation, headquartered in Dubai.
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.
Etihad Regional's first commercial flight F7154 took to the skies this morning, with a newly branded 50-seat Saab 2000 aircraft.
A privately-operated helicopter with two people on board crashed on take off from the Atlantis Hotel on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah.
Wallan Aviation has said is already anticipating a better year than 2013.
Swiss-based airline Etihad Regional was launched in Zurich yesterday.
Global air traffic management group CANSO is planning on its Middle East conference agreeing a Middle East strategy and engagement plan for the region's air traffic management,
A star turn making its show debut is Emirates' ultra-luxurious variant of the ACJ319.
Lufthansa Technik is exhibiting at Bahrain, and debuting a brand new model of a VIP747-8 – the largest commercial airliner in service today.
Swiss-owned VIP charter operator Fly Comlux is displaying its revamped Bahrain-based 767BBJ aircraft on the static, which is possibly, according to commercial director Claire Brugirard, the largest VIP wide-body
Making a welcome return to Bahrain, and fresh from a triumphant performance at the Al Ain Aerobatic Show, is the Huawei Twister Duo.
As part of its growth strategy to represent a wider array of stakeholders in business aviation, the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) has launched two new membership categories in addition to
ACC Aviation has strengthened its Executive Jet division with the appointment of Kevin Ducksbury as charter manager - Executive Jets.
Associated Air Center (AAC), a division of Dubai Aerospace, has announced that it has been awarded a new custom interior completion contract for a green Boeing 787-8 BBJ aircraft.
Embraer Executive Jets' newest aircraft, the Legacy 450, made a successful first flight today (December 28).
Textron, the corporate owner of Cessna aircraft has reached a deal to buy the GA and light jet manufacturer's competitor BeecH Holdings, the manufacturer of Beechcraft aircraft including the top selling King Air family
Elit'Avia, a fully-integrated provider of business aircraft charter, management and operation services, has announced that it has earned stage 3 International Standard – Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).
Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014, hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports, will increase its exhibition space by 30 percent in its 3rd year running, to accommodate the increasing number of exhibitors that are keen to take advantage of
Embraer Executive Jets has announced the signature of a purchase agreement for an ultra-large Lineage 1000 to Arab Wings.
Qatar Airways has appointed David Edwards as executive vice president to lead its corporate jet arm, Qatar Executive.
The two Boeing Super Hornets at the Dubai Airshow are leased from the US Navy and both wear the markings of their owners.
Ohio's Nextant Aerospace is debuting its 400XTi light jet at the Dubai Airshow. The remanufactured business jet can fly for 2,003nm (3,710km), which translates into a non-stop flight from Dubai to Cairo.
Dassault Falcon Jet is set to deliver the first Falcon 7X equipped with Falcon Sphere, a new-generation paperless flight software suite designed for use with CMC Electronics' CMA 1100 electronic flight bag (EFB).
New analysis by Beechcraft Corporation reveals that the proportion of turboprop deliveries to the Middle East has increased substantially over the past five years.
AMAC Aerospace has announced that it has redelivered its first wide body project, an Airbus A340, to a private Middle Eastern customer.
Embraer will participate in the 13th edition of the Dubai Airshow during November 17-21, at Dubai World Central (DWC), in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Swiss-based Vertis Aviation has announced that as part of its international expansion strategy it will open a new Dubai branch of its aviation charter business in January 2014.
Air Charter Service has announced that Justin Bowman has been promoted to vice chairman.
Al Bateen Executive Airport has announced that its Fixed Based Operator (FBO) DhabiJet has begun offering fuelling services to all visiting aircraft at Al Bateen Executive Airport.
Empire Aviation Group (EAG) will showcase its aircraft sales and management services at the Dubai Air Show.
Qatar Executive has welcomed a new ultra-long haul Bombardier Global 5000 Vision to its fleet, following continuously growing demand for luxury tailor-made travel in the Middle East and worldwide.
Abu Dhabi private aviation company,Royal Jet,has launched a new Fixed-Base Operation (FBO) facility in the Seychelles Islands to cater to rising number of private aviation tourists from the Middle East, Europe and CIS countries.
Bombardier Aerospace has reduced operating costs for its business aircraft operators with the introduction of evolved maintenance intervals for the Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Challenger 300, Challenger 604, Challenger 605 and Global aircraft.
Piaggio Aero – the Italian aircraft manufacturer part-owned by Abu Dhabi investment house Mubadala - has signed a contract at for the sale of two P.180 Avanti II aircraft plus 8 options with SR Jet, part of the Beijing based Sparkle Roll
Royal Jet is expecting a large number of VIPs, celebrities and car racing enthusiasts from across the globe to go through its FBO at Abu Dhabi International Airport during the Formula 1TM race at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu
NBAA: Embraer Announces Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 programme enhancements
Embraer Executive Jets has announced, during its press conference at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2013, Jackie Chan is the launch customer of the Legacy 500 executive jet in
Global aircraft charter provider, Air Charter Service, has announced the promotion of Elie Hanna to director of private jets of their Dubai office.
Embraer Executive Jets has announced the introduction of the Lineage 1000E executive jet.
French manufacturer Dassault has today unveiled its biggest and most advanced Falcon jet after years of secrecy over the design.
Dubai-headquartered Jetex Flight Support has collaborated with Honeywell, to launch MyJETEX, an app for Apple platforms created to provide operators with dependable flight support solutions.
As tourism increases in the Middle East, the demand for sightseeing flights continues to rise and one American company believes a retrofit of the DHC Twin Otter aircraft could be the answer.
UVair, the fueling division of Universal Weather and Aviation, announced at NBAA today that it has reached an exclusive agreement with FlightAware to integrate customer-specific UVair jet fuel pricing into
Embraer Executive Jets will display its complete portfolio of business aircraft at the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition, in Las Vegas, NV, on October 22-24.
Dassault Aviation has named Frédéric Leboeuf Vice President, Falcon Operational Support. He replaces Gérard Dailloux, who retired after serving with the company for almost 30 years.
During the third quarter of 2013 Embraer delivered 19 jets to the commercial aviation market and 25 to the executive aviation market, for a total of 44 aircraft.
During a high-level regional forum held 10 and11 October, hosted by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the General Directorate of State Airports Authority of the Republic of Turkey
Middle Eastern business aircraft operators flying to the USA and making their pre-clearance technical and immigration stop at Ireland's Shannon Airport will have a new FBO to take their break.
Embraer's Commercial Aviation Services and Support division will host the global edition of the Embraer Operators Conference (EOC) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from October 13 to 15.
Business aviation activity in North Africa is out-performing global average, according to MEBAA, the association for business aviation across the Middle East and North Africa.
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) has delivered its 24th ACJ cabin to an undisclosed customer in the Middle-East, integrating more than 15 new technologies to meet the customer's high requirements in terms of layout
The aviation industry today hailed a significant development on climate change issues made at a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN specialised agency for aviation. After two weeks of
Dubai World Central's (DWC) first business aviation FBO hangar has been completed.
Business jet maker Cessna, along with parent company Textron and partner AirLand Enterprises, has secretly developed its first modern military jet which is likely to be targeted at developing markets.
JETS, a business aviation maintenance and technical support organisation has announced it has become an authorised service centre for Dassault Aviation.
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), in partnership with MNG Jet and with the support of Gözen Air Services and Honeywell, is hosting business aircraft operators, service providers, financiers and senior