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VistaJet presents Challenger 605 panoramic view

VistaJet presents Challenger 605 panoramic viewVistaJet, global aircraft services provder, presents their new Challenger 605 intercontinental jet with the widest cabin in its category, enhancing personal productivity and performance.

The Challenger 605 is an outstanding intercontinental jet with seating up to 12 passengers with five sleeping positions. Under the VistaJet Fleet Renewal Program, VistaJet is proud to present over ten Challenger 605 aircraft with an average age of less than one year old.

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When quieter means tastier – science behind the amazingly good private jet food

When quieter means tastier – science behind the amazingly good private jet foodFrom coffee made out of cat droppings to puddings sprinkled with edible gold or ice-cream made from water found only on an African mountain top – it is no secret that the successful and wealthy do have the palates that are ‘special’ to say the least. And when it comes to dining aboard a private jet cruising at 30 000 ft, making any kind of food taste delicious becomes a challenge that only experts can take on and succeed.

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Bell Helicopter Prague receives Russian Civil Aviation authority certification

Bell Helicopter Prague receives Russian Civil Aviation authority certificationBell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announces today that the Bell Helicopter Prague, Customization and Delivery Center, has received Russian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) certification to perform maintenance on Russian registered aircraft.

“This is an important milestone for Bell Helicopter Prague,” said Michael Reagan, director, global services at Bell Helicopter. “We are committed to enhance our customer offerings for our Russian customers. This new certification will provide them with easy access to Bell support and service in the region.”

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Landmark Aviation in talks to be acquired for $2.065 bn

Landmark Aviation in talks to be acquired for $2.065 bnBritish aircraft services company BBA Aviation Plc said it proposed to buy U.S. competitor Landmark Aviation for $2.065 billion, a deal that would make the combined entity the biggest fixed-base operator in the world.

The proposed deal would merge BBA Aviation’s Signature Flight Support business, which has the highest number of fixed base operations (FBO) in the United States, with Landmark’s, which has the third highest, in a market that continues to remain highly fragmented.

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Saab CEO says trainer bid could spur co-operation with Boeing

Saab CEO says trainer bid could spur co-operation with BoeingSweden’s Saab (SAABb.ST) is confident of selling training jets to the U.S. Air Force, but believes its bidding partnership with Boeing (BA.N) could lead to further co-operation whoever wins the $11 billion contest, its chief executive said.

Boeing and Saab are among contenders for a deal to replace the aging T-38 trainer in a competition known as T-X.

Saab Chief Executive Hakan Buskhe said he was “very happy” with the two-year-old partnership with Boeing and that he was not worried about the cost of their new design, even though it was “significant”.

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The Argentine coast guard receives its first H225 helicopter

The Argentine coast guard receives its first H225 helicopter

At a ceremony presided by the Prefecto Nacional Naval Luis Alberto Heiler, Airbus Helicopters officially handed over an H225 helicopter to the Argentine Coast Guard.

This new helicopter, which will be based in the city of Mar del Plata and used for search and rescue missions in the Argentinian sea, marks the start of the renewal process for the Coast Guard’s fleet of SA330 Puma helicopters.

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The reasons behind feeling cold in a blue airplane – a tour around passenger’s subconscious

49de4931ba8618a36e667978bf3a989fAccording to IATA Passenger Forecast, by 2034 the number of air travellers worldwide is expected to double and reach more than 6 billion per year. However, regardless of our increasing confidence in aviation technology and a growing dependence on air travelling solutions, there is still a sizeable portion of people who feel real discomfort as soon as they step on-board. So what are the reasons behind the fact that for some of us flying may still associate with the worst nightmare? Can such factors as interior colours, design features and entertainment systems influence our comfort during the flight? (more…)

Bombardier to cut business-jet manufacturing in Russia

c7afc381ca48b84fe62a37bb45335198Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier reduces the production of business jet Global 5000 and Global 6000 in Russia due to decreasing demand in developing countries.

According to Martel, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, as reports Lenta.ru, business-jet sales had boomed in Russia until oil prices started falling last year, Martel said. Sanctions imposed by Canada, the U.S. and the European Union — aimed at forcing Russia to drop support for separatists in Ukraine — only compounded the slump. (more…)

Luxaviation becomes world’s second largest business jet operator

79e7abba734c99eeac1e0962696e75d5ExecuJet Aviation Group AG of Switzerland has today been acquired by Luxaviation, Europe’s leading business aviation group, based in Luxembourg. The transaction sees Luxaviation acquire the entire share capital of ExecuJet and become the second largest corporate aircraft operator in the world.

ExecuJet employs a workforce of over 1,000 staff and operates in six regions of the world, namely Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Latin American and the Middle East. Founded in 1991, the company operates a diverse fleet of 165 aircraft worldwide, including a significant Global Express fleet along with other Bombardier products, Boeing Business Jet, Gulfstream, Dassault and Pilatus aircraft. ExecuJet’s comprehensive service portfolio includes aircraft management, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, FBO operations and aircraft completions management. (more…)

Ukraine pauses aviation localization

ae8feb9b1a2eaf65b5b922f39dfcdc55Ukraine’s Justice Ministry agreed to suspend the implementation of new aviation rules pending talks with foreign carriers including discount operator Wizz Air, which had said the changes might force it to quit the country, informs Bloomberg.

Ukraine will consult with stakeholders on the rules, which were proposed on Oct. 24 and would require carriers with bases there to be more than 50 percent locally owned and to offer domestic flights with international ones, the ministry said.

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