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  • US tax reform bill threatens aircraft sales

    Aviation transaction specialist Jeffrey Towers is warning of “negative implications for the US aviation market” if politicians make it harder to buy corporate jets. Reforms to the US tax code

    15 December 2017, 7:56 am

  • Jet Aviation Singapore becomes BBJ ASC

    The Jet Aviation facility at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore has been designated a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) authorised warranty repair facility and BBJ factory authorised service centre (ASC). The

    15 December 2017, 7:55 am

  • Cessna reaffirms Silvercrest commitment to power Hemisphere

    Cessna says that it remains committed to the Silvercrest engine, following Dassault’s recent decision to cancel the Falcon 5X because of engine issues. Dassault took the decision following a series

    15 December 2017, 7:53 am

  • Oriens Aviation acquires Avalon Aero at Biggin Hill

    Oriens Aviation has acquired Avalon Aero, the business aviation MRO facility at London Biggin Hill Airport (photo credit: Gary Stone Photography Limited). The business will be formally renamed and inaugurated

    15 December 2017, 7:52 am

  • Consolidation: The quest to improve operator margins

    In this article, Irena Deville, co-founder and CEO of digital purchasing platform Convolus, discusses the consolidation of the business aviation industry, and why that can be good for operators. She

    14 December 2017, 10:20 am

  • Falcon Aviation celebrates with IS-BAH accreditation

    Falcon Aviation is celebrating its first anniversary at its FBO in the VIP Terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai South) by being awarded IS-BAH certification. The accreditation was received

    14 December 2017, 7:51 am

  • Zenith Aviation looks to grow in 2018

    Zenith Aviation expects significant growth in 2018 after enjoying a record year of flying, up 35% in hours flown compared to 2016. The company has gained industry attention since it

    14 December 2017, 7:50 am

  • Cape Town Convention to be implemented in the Isle of Man

    The Cape Town Convention will take effect in the Isle of Man in the New Year, marking the culmination of a three-year strategy to enhance safety and enable the island’s

    14 December 2017, 7:49 am

  • Universal Aviation Mexico breaks ground at another hangar at Toluca

    Universal Aviation Mexico, a joint venture between Avemex and Universal Weather and Aviation to provide ground support throughout Mexico, officially broke ground on a new hangar at its FBO at

    14 December 2017, 7:49 am

  • Isle of Man Aircraft Registry signs Letter of Understanding with German Federal Aviation Office

    The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has signed a Letter of Understanding with the German Federal Aviation Office (LBA), acknowledging the Isle of Man’s compliance with international regulations. The LoU

    14 December 2017, 7:48 am

Helicopter News

  • Airbus debuts third H160 prototype

    The third Airbus H160 prototype (PT3) performed its maiden flight at the company’s headquarters last week. The supermedium class helicopter will be undertaking certification activities and flight testing, and is

    16 October 2017, 8:20 am

  • Milestone leases two AW169s to Alidaunia for HEMS

    Milestone Aviation Group has entered into an agreement to lease two AW169 helicopters to Alidaunia of Italy, to support its emergency medical services (HEMS) in Italy. Alidaunia has provided HEMS

    10 October 2017, 7:23 am

  • Airtelis orders three H215s

    Airtelis has placed a firm order for three Airbus H215s with an option to extend it to five. The French operator worked with lessor Nova Capital Group to secure the

    6 October 2017, 6:50 am

  • Airbus and NHV celebrates three years of the H175

    Airbus and H175 launch customer NHV are celebrating three years of H175 operations. NHV started flying the first two Airbus H175s on North Sea offshore transport operations in December 2014.

    6 October 2017, 6:50 am

  • Milestone Aviation Group leases two Bell 412SPs to FAASA of Spain

    Milestone Aviation Group has agreed to lease two Bell 412SP helicopters to FAASA Aviacion S.A., to support the Spanish company’s expanded firefighting services. The two helicopters, owned by Milestone, were

    6 October 2017, 6:50 am

  • Leonardo Helicopters has new managing director and Unifly AW169 order

    Leonardo Helicopters introduced its new managing director Gian Piero Cutillo on the opening day of Helitech 2017 in London. Gian Piero Cutillo takes over immediately and was introduced during the

    5 October 2017, 9:29 am

  • New engine option AW189 launched at Helitech 2017

    Leonardo and Safran Helicopters has unveiled the AgustaWestland AW189k featuring new generation Safran Aneto engines at Helitech 2017. The new supermedium helicopter variant is powered by the Aneto-1K. The new

    4 October 2017, 6:36 am

  • Bristow downsizes in light of “challenging market conditions”

    Bristow is reducing the size of its board due to “challenging market conditions”. The helicopter operator will be downsizing its board from 11 to ten members following the departure of

    26 September 2017, 7:59 am

  • Airbus investigation shines light on Avinco ownership

    Airbus has launched an internal investigation into allegations of €16.2 million worth of payments by two companies associated with the manufacturer after the Guardian newspaper uncovered the “questionable financial transactions”.

    22 September 2017, 6:58 am

  • PhilJets takes delivery of first Bell 407GX

    PhilJets has announced the arrival of a new Bell 407GX to its fleet. It is the eighth aircraft for the group, and is the only 407GX currently available for charter

    22 September 2017, 6:41 am