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  • US VIP airline Beacon picks operating partner

    News | 15 Jul 2015 08:22 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​US member-only VIP airline Beacon plans to launch services at the end of the third quarter and has selected US business aviation services provider Dynamic Aviation as its operating partner.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-VIP-airline-Beacon-picks-operating-partner-414634/
  • Viking strengthens sales and dealership network

    News | 15 Jul 2015 08:13 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Canada’s Viking Air is strengthening and expanding its 18-strong worldwide dealer network for its Twin Otter Series 400 with the appointment of new representatives and sales territories.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Viking-strengthens-sales-and-dealership-network-414656/
  • Nextant hands over first 400XTi to PlaneSense

    News | 14 Jul 2015 17:59 | Kate Sarsfield

    Nextant Aerospace has delivered the first 400XTi to US fractional ownership company PlaneSense, bringing total deliveries of its remanufactured and re-engined Beechjet/Hawker 400A/XP business jet – introduced in 2011 – to nearly 60.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Nextant-hands-over-first-400XTi-to-PlaneSense-414627/
  • Tecnam readying P2012 Traveller for 2016 roll-out

    News | 14 Jul 2015 09:46 | Kate Sarsfield

    Italian airframer Tecnam has entered the detailed design phase for its P2012 Traveller and has signalled its intention to roll out its first commercial piston-twin early next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Tecnam-readying-P2012-Traveller-for-2016-roll-out-414576/
  • Solar Impulse grounded in Hawaii for battery repairs

    News | 13 Jul 2015 12:26 | Dan Thisdell

    The Solar Impulse round-the-world flight on solar power only has been grounded in Hawaii – because its five-day/five-night flight from Japan overcooked its batteries.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Solar-Impulse-grounded-in-Hawaii-for-battery-repairs-414558/
  • Colombia validates Challenger 300 and 350 business jets

    News | 10 Jul 2015 17:18 | Kate Sarsfield

    Bombardier has received Colombian validation for its Challenger 300 and 350 business jets, paving the way for the super-midsize types to be operated commercially in the country.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Colombia-validates-Challenger-300-and-350-business-jets-414515/
  • Gama rebrands Hangar8 and JetClub subsidiaries

    News | 10 Jul 2015 17:02 | Kate Sarsfield

    Gama Aviation is to rebrand its business aviation services subsidiaries Hangar8 and JetClub in a move designed to streamline the global operation under a unified identity.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gama-rebrands-Hangar8-and-JetClub-subsidiaries-414509/
  • ANALYSIS: Aiming for 90,000ft with Perlan 2 glider

    News | 10 Jul 2015 09:41 | Howard Slutsken

    ​Making its debut at EAA AirVenture 2015 is a new aircraft that’s destined to shatter records: a remarkable glider called Airbus Perlan Mission IIhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Aiming-for-90000ft-with-Perlan-2-glider-414257/
  • R-R stays committed to business aviation despite £50m profit hit

    News | 09 Jul 2015 13:24 | Kate Sarsfield

    Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has stressed the continued importance of business aviation to the UK firm, despite falling demand in the segment contributing around £50 million ($77 million) to an expected £300 million profit "headwind" in 2016.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/R-R-stays-committed-to-business-aviation-despite-50m-profit-hit-414470/
  • ANALYSIS: Textron Aviation turns integration focus to piston-powered aircraft

    News | 09 Jul 2015 10:13 | Stephen Trimble

    Since its founding less than 18 months ago, Textron Aviation has been quite busy. First, there was the critical task of blending two historically competitive organisations – Cessna and Beechcraft – into a unitary corporate system. Cessna also needed to concentrate on completing certification programmes of several upgraded and new aircraft in its Citation jet family.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Textron-Aviation-turns-integration-focus-to-piston-powered-aircraft-414335/
  • Axtmann acquires majority stake in Germany's Fly Alpha, plots expansion

    News | 09 Jul 2015 09:41 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Axtmann Holding - parent company of German business aircraft services provider FAI rent-a-jet and maintenance company FAI Technik – has purchased a majority stake in fellow Nuremberg-based operator Fly Alpha.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Axtmann-acquires-majority-stake-in-Germanys-Fly-Alpha-plots-expansion-414393/
  • ​Lufthansa Technik names new BizJet chief

    News | 08 Jul 2015 10:25 | Michael Gubisch

    Maintenance specialist Lufthansa Technik has appointed Thomas Kuhn to replace Manfred Gartner as chief executive of its US-based VIP completion centre BizJet International.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-Technik-names-new-BizJet-chief-414406/
  • Cirrus readies SF50 for parachute flight testing

    News | 07 Jul 2015 22:06 | Kate Sarsfield

    Cirrus is readying its Vision SF50 prototype for emergency airframer parachute system (CAPS) testing – the last major certification milestone for the single-engine personal jet, which remains on target for service entry at the end of the yearhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cirrus-readies-SF50-for-parachute-flight-testing-414392/
  • Luxaviation adds Phenom 300 to its 250-strong fleet

    News | 07 Jul 2015 17:15 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Luxaviation – the world’s second largest business aircraft operator - has taken delivery of its third Embraer Phenom 300.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Luxaviation-adds-Phenom-300-to-its-250-strong-fleet-414386/
  • GlobeAir appoints F1's Nico Hülkenberg as its brand ambassador

    News | 07 Jul 2015 15:42 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​GlobeAir – Europe’s largest Cessna Citation Mustang operator – has appointed Formula One racing driver Nico Hülkenberg as its brand ambassador.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GlobeAir-appoints-F1s-Nico-Hlkenberg-as-its-brand-ambassador-414381/
  • ExecuJet delivers first refurbished B200 to SAAF

    News | 07 Jul 2015 15:42 | Kate Sarsfield

    ExecuJet Aviation has delivered the first refurbished Beechcraft King Air B200 for the South African Air Force (SAAF). The business aviation services company was awarded a contract in August 2014 to upgrade SAAF’s fleet of four twin-engined turboprops, which are used by the service for personnel transportation and medical evacuation missions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ExecuJet-delivers-first-refurbished-B200-to-SAAF-414373/
  • IAI ponders designs for new light business jet

    News | 07 Jul 2015 14:22 | Arie Egozi

    ​Israel Aerospace Industries is evaluating a number of designs for its light business jet and plans to present the shortlisted concepts to potential funding partners by the end of the year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IAI-ponders-designs-for-new-light-business-jet-414368/
  • Piper M600 turboprop single to make show debut at Oshkosh

    News | 07 Jul 2015 12:42 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Piper Aircraft’s M600 single-engined turboprop will make its show debut later this month at the AirVenture business and general aviation event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Piper-M600-turboprop-single-to-make-show-debut-at-Oshkosh-414370/
  • Solar Impulse reaches Hawaii on record-setting trans-Pacific journey

    News | 03 Jul 2015 16:11 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world flight project scored its biggest triumph to date with the completion of a multiple record-setting leg from Nagoya to Hawaii – a five-day segment that pushed limits for the aircraft’s solar-only power system, its ground control team and its solo pilot.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Solar-Impulse-reaches-Hawaii-on-record-setting-trans-Pacific-journey-414301/
  • One Aviation introduces the Eclipse Special Edition

    News | 01 Jul 2015 15:57 | Kate Sarsfield

    One Aviation is upgrading its fleet of unsold Total Eclipse very light jets with the same features as its latest model, the EA550, in an attempt to clear the remaining backlog of second-generation Eclipse 500s from its base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/One-Aviation-introduces-the-Eclipse-Special-Edition-414222/
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