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MEBAA Show Morocco bringing business aviation to North Africa

Posted 20 February 2019

The MEBAA Show Morocco will bring business aviation to the North African region, according to announcements made at a recent local press conference by Ali Alnaqbi, Founding & Executive Chairman of the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) and Zuhair Mohamed El Aoufir, CEO of Office National des Aeroports (ONDA).

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DC Aviation concludes 96-month major check on a Challenger 850

Posted 14 February 2019

DC Aviation’s Maintenance Service Centre located at Stuttgart Airport has successfully completed a full 96-month major check on a Challenger 850.

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Storm looming over mandatory upgrade

Posted 13 February 2019

A perfect storm of mandatory upgrades and compliance is building on the business jet horizon – and a surprising number of owners and operators remain unaware or unconcerned by its implications.

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Falcon Aviation highlights Saudi GACA authorisation for aircraft maintenance

Posted 12 February 2019

Falcon Aviation has been awarded new accreditation to handle business jet and regional aircraft MRO at its UAE bases by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).

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Jetex Dubai and Paris FBOs Awarded 5 Stars

Posted 5 February 2019

Jetex is the only private aviation company in the world to be assessed and awarded by The Global Star Rating System for Services for providing exceptional experience for customer happiness across all service channels.

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VistaJet records increase in new members including customer base in the Middle East

Posted 31 January 2019

VistaJet, the first and only global business aviation company, today announced another record year in 2018, with new Members and number of flights up prominently year on year. As it enters its 15th

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Rolls-Royce Ghost added to the aircraft transfer fleet at DXB

Posted 30 January 2019

A 2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost has been added to the aircraft transfer fleet at Dubai International’s (DXB) Al Majlis VIP Service at Terminal 3.

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Qatar Executive is the first commercial operator of the Gulfstream G500 Jet worldwide

Posted 29 January 2019

Qatar Executive is officially the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 jet, which embarked on its inaugural flight on Monday 14 January.

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Gulfstream G280 sets city-pair record on renewable fuel

Posted 18 January 2019

Gulfstream Aerospace has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability by using sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to power a record- breaking flight by its class-leading super-midsize Gulfstream G280 aircraft.

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Acropolis Aviation takes delivery of first ACJ320neo

Posted 17 January 2019

Acropolis Aviation of the UK has taken delivery of the first ACJ320neo, which features new-generation engines and Sharklets to deliver a leap forward in range and economy.

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First BBJ MAX 9 completion contract for AMAC Aerospace

Posted 15 January 2019

AMAC Aerospace has announced that a new completion contract has been signed for a BBJ MAX 9.

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Dassault Aviation releases delivery figures for 2018

Posted 11 January 2019

Dassault Aviation has released figures for its total deliveries in 2018.

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New appointments at Comlux Completion

Posted 10 January 2019

With the upcoming delivery of its first Wide Body completion Comlux Completion, specialists in business aviation, transaction and completion services around the world, has announced new organisational and operational changes.

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Electric aircraft: Myth or reality?

Posted 7 January 2019

Jetex is partnering with US start-up, Wright Electric, to revolutionise private jet aviation and support electric aircraft for short-haul flights. Anuradha Deenapanray and Vincent Chappard look at other projects enabling people to envisage flying

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Gulfstream makes first international deliveries of all-new G500 to Qatar Airways

Posted 31 December 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace recently made the first international deliveries of the clean-sheet, record-breaking Gulfstream G500. Qatar Airways received two G500 aircraft at Gulfstream’s Savannah

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Cessna Citation longitude achieves provisional type certification

Posted 21 December 2018

Textron Aviation has announced its Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize jet has achieved provisional type certification (PTC) from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Another milestone for Aramco fleet

Posted 19 December 2018

Aramco Overseas Company has selected Leonardo Helicopters and Milestone Aviation Group, a subsidiary of aviation leasing specialist GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), to renew its medium helicopter fleet. Jon Lake reports.

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Jet Set X chooses Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X as aircraft of choice

Posted 17 December 2018

Jet Set X, an exclusive members only club, has appointed Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X as the aircraft of choice and JETEX as the Official FBO for The Middle East.

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Aviation District and D J Aviation sign agreement to build two hangers

Posted 13 December 2018

The Aviation District in Dubai South and D J Aviation, an Emirati company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the construction of two hangers at Aviation District of Dubai South by D J Aviation. The

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MEBAA Show fuelled regional business aviation expansion

Posted 13 December 2018

While the Middle East is an extremely conducive environment for business aviation, with some 540 private aircraft deployed across the region, the weather conditions and all year-round sunshine can present problems for aircraft

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MEBAA conference covers interesting and key topics

Posted 13 December 2018

In future, business aviation will be as ubiquitous as driving a car – according to Badr Al-Olama, Head of Aerospace, Mubadala Investment Company, who delivered a dramatic vision of the sector’s future in a keynote speech at the second day

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Jet Aviation signs preferred handling agreement with Excellent Air

Posted 11 December 2018

Jet Aviation has signed a preferred Fixed Base Operation (FBO) service agreement with Excellent Air, which operates Europe’s largest fleet of Cessna CJ2 aircraft as-well-as several Cessna XLS aircraft based in

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Middle East and North Africa business aviation association attracts new board members

Posted 11 December 2018

Ali Alnaqbi, founding & executive chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) has welcomed a host of senior industry figures to the organisation he

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Private - at a price

Posted 11 December 2018

Private aircraft ownership comes with its own set of considerations, all focused on maintaining airworthiness through planned and unplanned events. Chuck Grieve spoke to leading Middle East maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operators for their insights.

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Jetex now the exclusive dealer in the region for hi-tech new HondaJet

Posted 9 December 2018

Jetex is bringing the next-generation in advanced private jets to the Middle East after striking an agreement with Honda Aircraft Company to become the exclusive authorized dealer for the region.

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Gulfstream to debut G500 and G600 at MEBAA

Posted 6 December 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced the all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 will make their first appearance at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) airshow Dec.ember 10-12 in Dubai.

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ACJ319 to go on display at MEBAA

Posted 4 December 2018

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is showcasing an ACJ319 at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show to highlight the trend towards larger cabins in new-generation business jets.

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And for my Nexus trick...

Posted 3 December 2018

If you can’t find a suitable partner to provide ground services for your executive jet offering, why not create your own? Continue by opening training academies, start organising airlines… and then set up one yourself. That, as Alan Dron reports, is the remarkable

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Boutsen Aviation completes sales in the Middle East

Posted 3 December 2018

Boutsen Aviation has completed two aircraft sales in one week, both in the Middle East region.

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It's a Who's Who of aviation and innovation

Posted 26 November 2018

The Middle East’s top business aviation conference and exhibition returns to Dubai World central (DWC) in December. Dave Calderwood looks forward to the event.

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DAE signs a new US$720 million revolving credit facility

Posted 15 November 2018

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has signed a new unsecured US$720 million revolving credit facility with a group of nine international banks based in US, Europe and Asia. The credit facility has a maturity of five years.

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Gainjet Ireland takes delivery of the world’s first EJ-registered aircraft

Posted 13 November 2018

Celebrating 90 years of the Irish aircraft registry with the Irish Aviation Authority, GainJet Ireland added to the celebrations with its recently acquired Embraer Lineage 1000 EJ-IOBN, being the first

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Bombardier’s award-winning Global 7500 business jet earns FAA approval

Posted 8 November 2018

Bombardier’s flagship business jet, the Global 7500 aircraft, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, achieving another important milestone as it approaches entry-into-service

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Vertis Aviation adds second BBJ to its portfolio

Posted 5 November 2018

Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation, the long-range charter specialist, has added a second Boeing Business Jet to its growing portfolio of large-jets available for international charter.

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Jet Aviation performs two C-Checks in tandem on Gulfstream GVs in Dubai

Posted 23 October 2018

Jet Aviation has successfully performed two simultaneous 192-month C-Checks on Gulfstream GVs in Dubai. Both checks were combined with a number of service bulletins. The company recently redelivered the

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Comlux celebrates first year of operation and charter of Crystal aircrusies B777-200LR VIP

Posted 16 October 2018

Comlux is celebrating the first anniversary of the operation and charter of the beautiful B777-200LR VIP of Crystal AirCruises “Crystal Skye”.

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GKN Aerospace and UTAS sign lifetime Repair License Agreement

Posted 16 October 2018

GKN Fokker Services and UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) have entered into a lifetime Repair License Agreement to support UTAS’ hydraulic flight control components of the Bombardier CRJ200 and CRJ700/900/1000 aircraft in

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Falcon 8X certified for EFVS to 100 ft operations

Posted 10 October 2018

The Falcon 8X has been certified by EASA and the FAA for an enhanced flight vision system capability that gives operational credit for poor visibility approaches down to 100 ft, greatly improving access to airports in bad weather and

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MEBAA Show 2018 to feature exhibitors from around the world

Posted 8 October 2018

The business aviation market in the Middle East is attracting the industry leading companies and niche customers from around the world. When the MEBAA Show 2018 takes place 10-12 December at DWC, Airshow Site, around seventy

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Abu Dhabi Airports holds healthy lifestyle and wellness sessions at Al Bateen Executive Airport

Posted 2 October 2018

Abu Dhabi Airports hosted last week a healthy lifestyle and wellness event at Al Bateen Executive Airport and its headquarters (HQ), providing a range of services and raising

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Gulfstream delivers first all-new Gulfstream G500

Posted 28 September 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace has delivered the first all-new Gulfstream G500, officially marking the arrival of a new generation of Gulfstream innovation and design.

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XO Jet becomes part of Vista group

Posted 21 September 2018

The third largest US business jet charter operator by flight hours, XO Jet, which is part-owned by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala, has been bought by Vista Global.

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VistaJet to move HQ to Dubai with new technology division

Posted 18 September 2018

Dubai is to be the headquarters of a new business aircraft leasing and flight-booking technology company headed by the founder of VistaJet, Thomas Flohr.

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Jetex Flight Support named official FBO and handler for MEBAA Show 2018

Posted 11 September 2018

Jetex Flight Support has been appointed as the official FBO and handler for the MEBAA Show 2018.

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Dassault and Safran settle dispute over 5X engine delay

Posted 6 September 2018

Dassault Aviation has agreed what it described as an “amicable settlement” with Safran putting an end to the dispute concerning the Silvercrest engine planned to equip the Falcon 5X.

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Luxivair looks good to MENA clients

Posted 5 September 2018

Luxivair SBD, southern California’s premier fixed-based operator (FBO) located at San Bernardino International Airport, is quickly becoming the terminal of choice for private jet passengers from the MENA region.

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First ACJ320neo is assembled

Posted 16 August 2018

The first ACJ320neo has been assembled on programme, fitted with CFM International LEAP-1A engines and painted in ACJ house-colours, in preparation for a first flight in the coming weeks.

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G Whizz

Posted 23 July 2018

An extraordinary experience awaits those private jet passengers who are buying or chartering Gulfstream’s latest masterpieces – the G500 and G600. Dave Calderwood reports.

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DC Aviation Al-Futtaim expands managed aircraft fleet

Posted 17 July 2018

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has added another Bombardier Challenger aircraft to its managed fleet.

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Flight Fan-tastic?

Posted 16 July 2018

The XTI Aircraft Company exhibited a one-third scale model of its planned TriFan 600 aircraft at the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show in January 2018, as part of the company’s ambitious equity-based crowdsourced funding campaign. Jon Lake reports.

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Gulfstream G500 completes high-speed world tour

Posted 16 July 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced the all- new Gulfstream G500 recently wrapped up its world tour after flying nearly 130,000 nautical miles/240,760 kilometers, stopping at 44 cities and visiting 18 countries on six continents in just

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Embraer foresees demand for 10,550 new aircraft with up to 150 Seats over next 20 years

Posted 16 July 2018

Embraer forecasts demand for 10,550 new aircraft with up to 150 seats worldwide, worth USD 600 billion, over the next 20 years. The in-service fleet is set to increase to 16,000 aircraft, up from

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Vistajet operates recoded number of flights as members increase in first half of 2018

Posted 11 July 2018

VistaJet continued to gain substantial market share around the world during the first half of 2018.

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Reaching out - Alnaqbi reflects on MEBAA mission

Posted 6 July 2018

Tensions in the Middle East and North Africa may be hampering the growth of the business aviation sector but MEBAA is pushing forward, as Asma Abdullah discovers.

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TAG Farnborough Airport becomes world’s first carbon neutral business aviation airport

Posted 27 June 2018

The UK’s main business aviation hub, TAG Farnborough Airport, has thrown down the mantle to the rest of the world trying to meet carbon reduction targets.

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First ACJ320neo enters final assembly

Posted 27 June 2018

The first ACJ320neo has entered final assembly in Hamburg, marking the start of a new era in Airbus corporate jets.

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Power brokers

Posted 26 June 2018

Dave Calderwood catches up with Jetcraft president, Chad Anderson, to ask him to spill the beans on the broker’s remarkable success

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India Civil Aviation Guide reaches out to Middle East market

Posted 22 June 2018

A new reference book covering civil aviation from the Indian perspective and analysing the industry in surrounding regions has just been published and could have interest for those looking at business in the new southern

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First landing on an unpaved Runway for the PC-24

Posted 22 June 2018

The PC-24 has made its first landing on an unpaved runway.

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DC Aviation Group continues to grow its Aircraft Management fleet

Posted 18 June 2018

Stuttgart headquartered DC Aviation Group (DCA), the German joint venture partner of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), continues to grow its aircraft management fleet with the addition of a Dassault Falcon 7X.

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Six appeal

Posted 11 June 2018

Dassault Aviation unveiled the Falcon 6X at Paris-Le Bourget in February. The first flight is due in early 2021 and deliveries will start in 2022. The group shows much optimism, especially in the business aviation sector. Anuradha Deenapanray reports.

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DAE signs agreements to sell aircraft valued at US$900 million

Posted 31 May 2018

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has announced that its leasing division DAE Capital has recently signed three agreements to sell 16 aircraft with a total market value of approximately US$900 million.

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EBACE: Jetex expands global network to Abidjan

Posted 31 May 2018

Jetex has announced it has signed an MOU with AERIA airport management company to be the exclusive FBO operator and manager of the newly built FBO in Abidjan, the economic capital of Côte d'Ivoire.

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EBACE: Titan Aviation secures new international AOCs and announces growth strategy

Posted 30 May 2018

Titan Aviation has secured two new international Air Operator Certificates (AOC) and laid out its global growth strategy at EBACE 2018.

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Jetex to open new FBO on the Emerald Isle

Posted 30 May 2018

]etex will open a new FBO adjacent to the main terminal at the Dublin Airport in Ireland’s lively capital city. The new terminal will provide private jet passengers a gateway to the home of Dublin Castle and city streets filled with music and mirth.

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Boeing Business Jets grows order book with new sales

Posted 29 May 2018

Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) has won four new orders in 2018.

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Business Aviation booms in the UAE

Posted 29 May 2018

Business aviation in the UAE is booming, and this growth is illustrated by the increase in business aviation presence at the biennial Dubai Airshow.

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Rolls-Royce introduces Pearl engine family for business aviation

Posted 29 May 2018

Rolls-Royce has launched a new engine family for business aviation, with the introduction of the Pearl.

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EBACE: Falcon Aviation introduces new business jet MRO facility at Dubai South

Posted 29 May 2018

Falcon Aviation has highlighted its new business jet MRO facility at its Dubai South, DWC, Al Maktoum International Airport, during EBACE in Geneva.

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EBACE: MNG Jet selects Honeywell’s GoDirect for cabin and cockpit upgrades

Posted 29 May 2018

Honeywell has been selected by Istanbul-based MNG Jet to supply its GoDirectTM Datalink and Cabin services to the company’s growing fleet.

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EBACE: Piaggio Aerospace unveils new services to its customers

Posted 29 May 2018

Piaggio Aerospace has unveiled a suite of new customer service solutions for its P.180 Avanti aircraft fleet at EBACE in Geneva.

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EAG inducts third Bombardier Global 6000 business jet to its fleet

Posted 29 May 2018

Empire Aviation Group (EAG) has inducted a brand-new Bombardier Global 6000 (G6000) business jet into the company’s extensive managed fleet of aircraft.

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EBACE: Mubadala's Piaggio sets out its stall for growth

Posted 28 May 2018

Piaggio Aerospace, - the Italian aircraft manufacturer which is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala - outlined its growth strategy during the EBACE event in Geneva today.

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EBACE: HondaJet reveals new upgrade and signs for Middle East sales

Posted 28 May 2018

The revolutionary HondaJet light jet is now to be available in the Middle East thanks to a deal between the automaker’s aviation arm and Jetex Flight Support with the Dubai-based company being names as the authorised

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Sinai warnings extended due to flight safety concerns

Posted 28 May 2018

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) extended a security warning for the Egypt Sinai Peninsula to 25 November 2018 due to continuing concern for flight safety.

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EBACE: Bombardier unveils new Globals with secret Rolls-Royce engines

Posted 28 May 2018

Bombardier and Rolls-Royce had maintained an entire radio silence over a secret project to launch a new model in the Canadian manufacturer’s Global range.

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EBACE: VistaJet now boosting accessibility through Avinode

Posted 28 May 2018

Global charter company VistaJet will have its fleet of over 70 midsize and long-range aircraft available through the Avinode Marketplace from 1 June.

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Government of Morocco supports MEBAA Show Morocco 2019

Posted 28 May 2018

The announcement that the only business aviation show in Morocco, MEBAA Show Morocco, will return in 2019 has been given full support from the country’s government.

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Embraer to make impact with debuts at EBACE

Posted 24 May 2018

Embraer will debut the Phenom 100EV business jet at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 29 to May 31.

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The Rotary Club

Posted 21 May 2018

Dave Calderwood spotlights the work of the Middle East’s largest helicopter operator.

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Brexit the big talking point for EBACE

Posted 16 May 2018

Dave Calderwood looks forward to this year’s European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE), at Geneva Palexpo from 29-31 May and predicts that Brexit will be on everyone’s mind this year.

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Sky Lounge Services now provides Ground Handling Services

Posted 11 May 2018

Sky Lounge Services' is now providing full-fledged Ground Handling Services at Rafic Hariri Int’l Airport, Beirut Lebanon (OLBA).

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Latitude DL150 now certified on Gulfstream G450 & G550

Posted 10 May 2018

Latitude Technologies has announced that Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, Georgia, has finalised STC certification of the Latitude DL150 Satellite Data Unit (SDU) for Gulfstream G450 and G550 series aircraft.

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Pilatus takes first step in planned long-term composite manufacturing deal with UAE's Strata

Posted 30 April 2018

Mubadala subsidiary Strata had a busy morning at the opening day of the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi as it inked another composite aerostructure deal with a European

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Smart move for VIP operator

Posted 17 April 2018

With more than 30 years’ aviation experience, Captain Mohamed Roshdy Zakaria knows the airline business from top to bottom.

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Gulfstream G500 offers eight new city-pair records including Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Posted 16 April 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace all-new G500 has demonstrated both its maturity and reliability by establishing eight new city-pair speed records across continents.

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Bombardier announces extended range for Global 7000 aircraft

Posted 16 April 2018

Bombardier has revealed that its marquee Global 7000 business jet, having completed multiple long-range flights around the world, now offers an outstanding range of 7,700 nautical miles, connecting more city pairs than

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Jetex and Wright Electric Partner to Electrify Private Jet Travel

Posted 15 April 2018

Jetex is thrilled to announce it will join forces with US startup Wright Electric to revolutionize private jet aviation.

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Qatar Airways announces investment in JetSuite

Posted 12 April 2018

Qatar Airways and JetSuite, a U.S. private aviation company, have announced that Qatar Airways has taken a minority stake in JetSuite, and indirectly in JetSuiteX. Qatar Airways joins JetBlue Airways, which will be increasing its

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Jet Aviation to acquire Hawker Pacific

Posted 12 April 2018

Jet Aviation and Hawker Pacific have announced that Jet Aviation has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of integrated aviation solutions across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, for US$250 million.

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London night arrivals still possible at Southend as Mid East operators hit by operation restrictions

Posted 10 April 2018

Business jet operators flying to London from the Middle East will be facing restrictions for night arrivals during the UK’s summer months – but one FBO will be operating to manage

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Bose introduces game changing headsets for commercial pilots

Posted 10 April 2018

Commercial pilots can now benefit from the noise cancellation technology that changed the whole communication scene for general aviation pilots following the launch of a new premium headset from Bose.

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Embraer Services and Support completes first upgrade of Phenom 300 with two-person divan

Posted 10 April 2018

Embraer Services and Support has completed the first upgrade of a Phenom 300 light business jet with a two-person divan, increasing cabin passenger capacity to 11 occupants, the highest in

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Why ZAS is bullish about the future

Posted 6 April 2018

Omar Zarkani, managing director, of ZAS Aviation Services (ZAS), is looking forward to seeing more business growth in Egypt after “some years of problems” in the country.

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Sky Prime licensed for part 151 to operate ground handling services

Posted 22 March 2018

Sky Prime has become the first Saudi private aviation company licensed the part 151 to operate ground handling services.

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Tiger wants the Russians to roar

Posted 22 March 2018

Tiger Aviation Services (TAS) started its ground-handling services with just four staff in a small office at Cairo International Airport nearly three decades ago

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Interflight Middle East welcomes Falcon 2000

Posted 21 March 2018

Interflight has expanded into the Middle East with a Falcon 2000 under sales and marketing agreement. Newly refurbished in 2017, both interior and exterior, the Falcon 2000 will be available from Europe and Middle East.

in Business Aviation / Features

Pilot schemes to do away with the pilot…

Posted 15 March 2018

‘Autonomous’ is one of the buzzwords around the industry, as scientific and technical advances come together to convert the science fiction staple of unmanned, passenger-carrying aircraft into science fact. Alan Dron has been looking into the

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11 killed as private jet crashes in Iran

Posted 12 March 2018

A Turkish heiress and social media personality, seven of her friends, and three crew have been killed as their plane crashed at Zagros Mountains in western Iran.

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Vista's view: We are your flexible friend

Posted 7 March 2018

Middle East customers are shifting away from fractional and full aircraft ownership towards charter, according to leading business aviation company VistaJet. Dave Calderwood reports.

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