Tag: Business aviation

Menzies to begin business aviation ground services with new brand

Menzies to begin business aviation ground services with new brand

Commercial aviation ground services provider Menzies has announced the acquisition of Flystar Flight Support, an aviation services provider in the Balkans. The acquisition forms part of Menzies' new venture, Pearl Executive Aviation, an independent brand that will offer premium ground handling se...

Gama Aviation completes 36,000 sqm parking apron at Sharjah International Airport

Gama Aviation completes 36,000 sqm parking apron at Sharjah International Airport

Gama Aviation has completed a "major milestone" in the construction of its new Business Aviation Centre facility at Sharjah International Airport. Designed to facilitate a range of business jet types, helicopters and future eVTOL air systems, the Business Aviation Centre will be comprised of a 14...

Flying taxis could be a reality as soon as 2028

Flying taxis could be a reality as soon as 2028, under new UK government plans

Flying taxis could be a reality as soon as 2028 in the UK, the government announced today. In collaboration with industry, the UK Department for Transport (DfT) has launched the Future of Flight Action Plan, which sets out a roadmap for drones and novel electric aircraft. According to the DfT,...

UK regulator proposes streamlining general aviation pilot licensing system

UK regulator proposes to streamline licensing system for general aviation pilots

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has put forward new proposals that will make pilot licensing easier for general aviation pilots. The regulator is working to simplify the licensing process as part of its General Aviation Pilot Licensing and Training Simplification project. According to the CAA,...

INTERVIEW: Pipistrel’s Tine Tomažič navigates the infrastructure challenges posed by the electrification of private air travel

'Sustainability' is a word the aviation industry knows all too well. In commercial aviation, airlines are committing to sustainable aviation fuel programmes in order to meet government or agency imposed mandates. For airside operations, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) are increasingly beginn...

Two French airports convert fossil-fuelled vehicles in sustainability drive

Two French private airports convert fossil-fuelled vehicles in sustainability drive

Cannes-Mandelieu and Golfe de Saint-Tropez airports in France have announced that their internal combustion vehicles that cannot be converted to fully electric engines will now be fuelled with biodiesel. Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur, which operates the airports, said the move will result in redu...

TAG’s Angel Takes to the Skies

The TAG Trained Pilot Scheme, an in-house pilot training progamme aimed at fostering local talent, was established in 2015 and sponsors TAG employees to become a pilot from ab-initio to a full type rating on a business jet. Angel Wun is the latest member of the programme and will gain her first typ...

‘Grotesque’: Farnborough Airport faces backlash over expansion plans

Farnborough Airport is facing backlash from environmental campaigners over plans to expand its operations by 20,000 more flights each year. Based in Hampshire in the UK, the airport is an operational business and executive general aviation airport. Under new proposals, it plans to increase the nu...

Analysis reveals growth in Canadian business aviation market

New research by Horizon Aircraft, a Canadian based innovative leader in hybrid electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) aerial vehicles, reveals Canada is seeing strong growth in its business aviation sector. In 2022, there were 182,354 business aircraft departures in Canada, which was 35.6...

Honeywell debuts new connectivity software suite for business aviation

Honeywell has developed Honeywell’s Cabin Sentinel, available to all Honeywell customers, will also be included in Dassault Aviation’s FalconConnect line for new and existing Dassault aircraft. Cabin Sentinel’s suite of complementary software solutions enhances connectivity, responsiveness...

Charter activity as diverse as ever and corporates are returning – Hunt & Palmer

Having delivered an exceptionally strong first quarter of 2023, with a 30% growth over the same period in 2022, demand for air charter may have passed its peak, according to Hunt & Palmer PLC. However, the diversity of trips its broker teams are arranging in business aviation is as broad as a...

Gogo Business Aviation Announces Top Dealers for 2022

ORLANDO (AEA Booth #906) – April 25, 2023 – Gogo Business Aviation today named the organizations to receive the company’s highest dealer honor for 2022 – the Gogo Business Aviation 51,000 Five. The award recognizes the highest-performing organizations in the company’s global dealer and dis...

UK business aviation operators in buoyant mood at BBGA annual conference

Alex Durand speaking in London during a media briefing at BBGA’s annual conference, sponsored by Hunt & Palmer Group. Reflecting on a ‘rollercoaster of two years,’ we have almost forgotten the language of good, but we saw just that in 2022 across all parts of our business, highlighted...

Viasat inflight connectivity STC on G450s

Viasat Inc. today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the company’s Ka-band In-flight Connectivity (IFC) solution for Gulfstream G450 aircraft, a large cabin jet often deployed on long-distance, international expeditions. With this supplemental type certificate (STC) aw...

RoyalJet signs deal with Honeywell to provide advanced connectivity solution

RoyalJet Abu Dhabi, an award-winning global leader in premium private aviation that caters to the luxury market in the Middle East and across other continents, and Honeywell have signed a letter of intent to extend current Ka-band connectivity services to include RoyalJet’s latest Boeing Business...

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