Tuesday
Dec192017

Oriens Aviation moves into Pilatus PC-12 MRO Support with Avalon Aero London Biggin Hill Acquisition

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Centre, has reinforced its commitment to the world’s best-selling single engine turboprop (SET), the Pilatus PC-12 and the growing SET commercial operations’ market in Europe by acquiring Avalon Aero’s business aviation MRO facility at London Biggin Hill Airport. 

The business will be formally renamed and inaugurated as Oriens Aviation Limited effective immediately, with a view to becoming the principal authorised PC-12 Service Centre in the UK by 29th January, 2018.   (Oriens’ activity extends to an agreement with Goodwood Engineering, who will act as a satellite service centre).

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Tuesday
Dec192017

DC Aviation Opens Wheel Shop at Stuttgart Headquarters

DC Aviation, with headquarters in Stuttgart, recently obtained C14-Approval for repairing and maintaining the main and nose wheels of aircraft. Accordingly, the Company is now in a position to perform all maintenance work required by the manufacturers, starting immediately. By eliminating the need for outsourced services and related freight costs, DC Aviation can now offer its customers optimized costs and down times.

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Tuesday
Dec192017

Satcom Direct and COMSAT Teamed to Support Hurricane Relief Effort in Puerto Rico

Satcom Direct and COMSAT announced that the two organizations worked to ensure highly reliable satellite communications were immediately available for first responders in Puerto Rico to support the relief effort of Hurricane Maria. Amidst catastrophic damage and a major humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, Inmarsat’s Global Xpress service enabled first responders to communicate within minutes of arrival using rapid mission-critical high-throughput connectivity, thus allowing public safety, medical and other emergency response teams to swiftly and reliably fulfill their mission.

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Tuesday
Dec192017

Falcon Aviation Celebrates First Year at Dubai South FBO with IS-BAH Accreditation

Congratulating the management team on the award Terry Yeomans, Programme Director for IS-BAH, commented: “We are very pleased that the industry standards have been successfully implemented through to Stage I registration at the Falcon Aviation station at DWC and trust that the team will continue their commitment to ground handling safety as a core value in their service provision to the business aviation community.”

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Tuesday
Dec192017

ARGUS International Releases Holiday Aircraft Activity Analysis  

ARGUS International is pleased to release the 2017-2018 Holiday Business Aircraft Activity forecast. This special forecast focuses on daily and monthly aircraft activity as well as top airport destinations for the holiday season.

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Tuesday
Dec192017

FBO RIGA Becomes IS-BAH Registered Company

FBO RIGA has become the first FBO in the Baltic States who demonstrated its conformity to the standard and who received the IS-BAH certificate.

“We are proud to announce that we have accomplished the IS-BAH registration. It has been a long way and we can say it was started already at the stage of the FBO projecting. Safety is one of the most important priorities in aviation. The audit took several days, but a several month preparation period had taken place before that. But the audit can be successful only in case the performance is realized with consideration of all safety aspects”, comments Roman Starkov, co-owner of the Flight Consulting Group Holding, which comprises FBO RIGA.

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Tuesday
Dec192017

Jet Aviation Appointed a BBJ Factory Authorized Service Center in Singapore

“Jet Aviation has been supporting Boeing Business Jets for many years and has a long and trusted relationship with the aircraft manufacturer,” says John Riggir, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO facility in Singapore. “We are pleased to further improve our capabilities to extend warranty support to BBJ owners and operators in the region. These new approvals demonstrate our steadfast commitment to our customers to uphold the highest business aviation standards.”

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Tuesday
Dec192017

AfBAA Celebrates Successful First AfBAC EXPO 

The AfBAC EXPO, Africa’s first three-day event dedicated to business aviation and RPAS, exceeded organiser’s expectations with just under 1000 delegates registering to attend the event held in Johannesburg, 29 November to 1 December. Attendees came from as far afield as New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Europe and the Middle East, to participate in three days of conference, exhibition, workshops, and static display held at ExecuJet’s Lanseria Airport facility.

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Monday
Dec182017

NBAA Applauds Final Compromise Language in Congressional Tax Legislation

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) expressed support for the final version of tax legislation agreed to by House and Senate conference negotiators, specifically pointing to provisions that will help general aviation, which the NBAA has worked hard for years to achieve.

“We are pleased with the final tax legislation that emerged from negotiations between the House and Senate,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “For example, providing immediate expensing for new and used equipment, including business aircraft, was a priority for NBAA and will help provide the tools necessary to grow our economy.”

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Monday
Dec182017

Solairus Renews ARG/US Platinum Rating 

Solairus Aviation has once again reaffirmed its commitment to safety by recertifying its ARG/US Platinum rating. Upon completion of ARG/US’ recent audit of all Solairus operations, maintenance and safety practices, Solairus was once again awarded the prestigious ARG/US Platinum rating, given only to those operations proven to meet or exceed industry “best practices” in all phases.

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