Embraer to focus more on its light and midsize business jets

Embraer Executive Jets has consolidated its product line to focus on its Phenom light jet and Praetor midsize jet. “As part of the renewed focus of Embraer Executive Jets to deliver the ultimate experience in business aviation with our industry-leading, clean-sheet Phenom 100 and 300 series and Praetor 500 and 600 jets, the prior derivativesRead More

Bombardier extents worldwide customer support for its business jets

Bombardier Aviation has announced the extension of its worldwide customer support offerings through enhanced structural repair capabilities for its worldwide fleet of business jets. Bombardier’s structural repair offerings are a collaborative effort with The Mobile Repair Team, a company which specializes in the completion of aircraft structural repairs worldwide. Bombardier Aviation will continue to provideRead More

Gulfstream marks ‘a tremendous milestone’ with delivery of 200th G280 aircraft

Gulfstream delivered the 200th G280 in late June, marking what company president Mark Burns describes as ‘a tremendous milestone’ in the history of the Savannah, Georgia-based airframer. The super-midsize twin was launched in 2008 as a replacement for the G200, a program acquired by Gulfstream in 2001 from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), where it wasRead More

Post covid-19 business aviation recovery down by 30% from year-ago levels

Global business aircraft activity continued its post-Covid-19 recovery last month, with traffic down 30 percent from year-ago levels, according to data released today by WingX Advance. But the business aviation segment is still outpacing the airline recovery, which was down about 50 percent year-over-year in June, it added. The North American market has had theRead More

NBAA cancels its 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition

Citing health and safety concerns, NBAA took the extraordinary step and canceled its 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) that was to have taken place from October 6 to 8 in Orlando, Florida. NBAA pointed to guidance from public health officials and the challenges of staging an event the scope of its annual meetingRead More

Henderson Executive Airport receives new hangar complex

Las Vegas-area Henderson Executive Airport has received a new hangar complex. It is the first purpose-built, multi-use aviation facility at the dedicated general aviation airport. The new facility has been developed in a partnership between aircraft sales, rental, and Cirrus flight training provider All In Aviation and Part 145 aircraft maintenance company Lone Mountain Aviation.Read More

Luxaviation acquires Sky Valet FBO at Paris Le Bourget

Global aviation services provider Luxaviation has acquired the Sky Valet FBO at Paris Le Bourget and will rebrand it as part of the Execujet chain. Sky Valet rented much of the 9,150-sq-ft (850-sq-m) terminal building, which is owned by Luxaviation France and houses its offices and a charter lounge. That facility, one of seven serviceRead More

Demand for second-hand jets could go up due to impact of Covid-19

The economic impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak could see some business jet companies go out of business and will likely lead to an increase in second-hand private jets coming on to the market, industry experts said. Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, founding and executive chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA),Read More

Intelyse, Empire Aviation operate repatriation charter flights

Intelyse and Empire Aviation have worked together to operate repatriation charter flights from Iraq to the UK. The operation allowed more than 80 British and EU citizens to return home. The Intelyse charter, which was endorsed by Iraqi and UK officials, flew from Basra to London Stansted via Zagreb on 22 April. The British andRead More