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Thursday
Oct192017

NBAA's 2017 Convention Concludes as a Strong, Meaningful Show

“This year’s show was special in many ways,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We celebrated NBAA’s 70th anniversary, and how our industry is stronger when we work together. We gathered in the company of aviation leaders and legends, like Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and Capt. Jim Lovell. We saw the launch of exciting new products, and we brought a citywide convention to Las Vegas, which the city welcomed with open arms.”

Bolen said that with this year’s convention, NBAA hoped to “make Las Vegas proud, just as Las Vegas has made America proud.” Before the launch of the show, NBAA Charities made a $10,000 contribution to the Las Vegas Victims Fund, and throughout the event, the association encouraged show participants to contribute to the fund as well. During the show’s opening session, local leaders welcomed attendees, saying “with all of you, our city will continue to be Las Vegas strong.”

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Thursday
Oct192017

Aviation Week Network’s Mementos from NBAA 2017

AC-U-KWIK, Air Charter Guide, Business & Commercial Aviation, Aircraft Bluebook, AirportData.com and AWIN participate at this year's NBAA-BACE:

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Thursday
Oct192017

ExecuJet St Maarten Returns to Operations Post-Irma

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has announced that its FBO in St Maarten, which along with the rest of the island was extensively affected by Hurricane Irma, is back to operational capability following the handling of a transient business jet.

The Falcon 8X aircraft took off from ExecuJet’s St Maarten facility in the Caribbean on 10 October 2017, signalling the start of a return to normal operations ahead of the holiday season in December. Fuel is available without restriction at the FBO, and the current limitation to daylight-only flights is expected to be lifted following the restoration of navigation aids and runway lights, which is scheduled for completion by the end of October 2017.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

People on the Go/October 20

Bud Day is now EMJ Charter Director at Fort-Worth, Texas-based charter operator RVR Aviation, LLC.

Donald Kamenz joins C & L Aerospace as Senior Vice President of Aircraft Sales.  C & L, headquartered in Bangor, Maine, is an industry leader in servicing, maintaining, and supporting operators in the corporate and regional aviation industry.

Glenn Hogben of ACC Aviation has been appointed to the BACA Council.  BACA, the Worldwide Association of Air Charter Professionals, is the world's largest air charter organization. 

 

Wednesday
Oct182017

Turkey's Skyline Adds Legacy 600

Skyline announces the availability of a Embraer Legacy 600 from LTAC/Ankara for up to 14 passengers.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

Maine Aviation Awarded ARGUS Platinum Rating

“Achieving the platinum rating is a strong statement to the aviation community about our team’s commitment to quality and safety assurance,” said Allyn Caruso, owner of Maine Aviation Corporation. “It’s also a testimony to the dedication and hard work displayed by our staff—without their caliber of service, achieving the ARGUS Platinum Rating certainly would not have been possible.”

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Wednesday
Oct182017

NBAA Announces New Fitts Aviation Scholarship for Aspiring Business Aviation Professionals

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced that NBAA Charities will offer a new scholarship to support the development of aspiring business aviation professionals. The Fred and Diane Fitts Aviation Scholarship will include funds of up to $2,500 to assist four individuals seeking careers as business aviation schedulers, dispatchers, maintenance professionals, pilots or flight attendants.

Scholarships will be awarded in fall of 2018, with selection focusing on applicants who express their dedication to furthering the business aviation industry. Funds may be used for professional or educational training that will help recipients enter the business aviation career path of their choice.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

At NBAA-BACE, Corporate Angel Network Raises $435,000 for Charitable Flights

“We’re so grateful to the business aviation community, gathered in Las Vegas, for its generosity and enthusiastic support for CAN’s mission of humanitarian flying,” said CAN Executive Director Gina Russo. “Every charitable flight depends on volunteers and donors, and every flight touches the life of a patient. This event helps make those flights possible.”

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Wednesday
Oct182017

Acropolis Aviation Endorsed Once Again with Wyvern Wingman Status

Accepting the certificate from James Nicoletti, Audit Operations Manager, Wyvern Consulting, Paul Travis, Acropolis Aviation’s Ground Operations Manager stated: “Retaining Wyvern status is hugely important for our business.  The accreditation is recognised by our valued charter brokers - on both sides of the Atlantic - where our flagship Airbus ACJ319 G-NOAH flies back and forth.” 

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Wednesday
Oct182017

Jota Aviation Expands Avro RJ Fleet

In the 100-seat market the Avro RJ mirrors the equipment size offered by many of Jota’s regional airline customers, and ERA member airlines, serving primarily business rather than leisure routes.  An important added bonus is that the RJ has STOL capabilities and can fly into adjacent London City Airport," adds Head of Commercial Mike Sessions.

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