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  • MEBA: Comlux places its first BBJ order

    News | 08 Dec 2014 06:41 | Kate Sarsfield

    Comlux Aviation, one the largest owners and operators of the Airbus ACJ320 VIP narrowbody airliner family has placed its first order with Boeing since launching operations over 11 years ago.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MEBA-Comlux-places-its-first-BBJ-order-406750/
  • MEBA: Marshall Aviation Services makes show debut, promotes MRO portfolio

    News | 08 Dec 2014 05:59 | Kate Sarsfield

    Marshall Aviation Services - the business and commercial aviation arm of Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group – is making its MEBA debut where it hopes to drum up interest from Middle Eastern customers in its expanding maintenance repair and overhaul provision.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MEBA-Marshall-Aviation-Services-makes-show-debut-promotes-MRO-portfolio-406832/
  • MEBA: Show opens with record exhibitor numbers

    News | 08 Dec 2014 05:41 | Murdo Morrison

    Middle East Business Aviation takes off today with a record number of exhibitors – 422 compared with 385 two years ago – and in its permanent new home for the first time at Dubai World Central.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MEBA-Show-opens-with-record-exhibitor-numbers-406815/
  • MEBA: Airbus hints at ACJ320neo launch in 2015

    News | 07 Dec 2014 14:54 | Kate Sarsfield

    Airbus has given the strongest hint yet that it could launch a re-engined version of its airliner-derived ACJ320 family as early as next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MEBA-Airbus-hints-at-ACJ320neo-launch-in-2015-406818/
  • MEBA: Big three Gulf airlines showcase VIP products

    News | 07 Dec 2014 14:34 | Murdo Morrison

    For the first time, all three of the Gulf’s big airlines are exhibiting at MEBA as they increasingly expand their brands into the top end of premium travel.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MEBA-Big-three-Gulf-airlines-showcase-VIP-products-406817/
  • MEBA: XJet to open two Middle East FBOs in 2015

    News | 07 Dec 2014 14:34 | Murdo Morrison

    US FBO operator XJet is taking its membership model to the Gulf with two new facilities due to open next year – one in Saudi Arabia’s oil capital Dammam and one here at Dubai World Central.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MEBA-XJet-to-open-two-Middle-East-FBOs-in-2015-406819/
  • MEBA: Business aircraft industry calls for regulations to be eased

    News | 07 Dec 2014 14:33 | Kate Sarsfield

    The Middle East's business aviation community is calling on the region’s rule-makers to ease the regulatory burden on local providers and remove the costly “one size fits all” policy that currently applies to both commercial and business aircraft operators.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MEBA-Business-aircraft-industry-calls-for-regulations-to-be-eased-406820/
  • MEBA: Vertis partners with K5 to launch aircraft brokerage

    News | 05 Dec 2014 12:52 | Kate Sarsfield

    Swiss aircraft services provider Vertis Aviation and German charter operator K5 Aviation have launched a new international aircraft brokerage at MEBA targeting buyers and sellers of top-end business jets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MEBA-Vertis-partners-with-K5-to-launch-aircraft-brokerage-406762/
  • Habitat Restoration Project gears up for final phase of airborne rodent eradication programme

    News | 03 Dec 2014 14:47 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​An international effort to rid a remote sub-Antarctic seabird habitat of millions of rodents using a trio of helicopters is preparing for its third and final mission.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Habitat-Restoration-Project-gears-up-for-final-phase-of-airborne-rodent-eradication-programme-406709/
  • Australia to implement air safety review recommendations

    News | 03 Dec 2014 03:29 | Ellis Taylor

    Australia’s government will move to implement almost all of the recommendations made in a recent review of air safety, with the aim of continuing to improve on the country’s strong record.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-to-implement-air-safety-review-recommendations-406678/
  • NetJets launches Transition Programme for aircraft owners

    News | 02 Dec 2014 18:09 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​NetJets has formally launched an aircraft sales offering targeted at owners who are looking to move from outright ownership into a less capital intensive offering such as a fractional or charter.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NetJets-launches-Transition-Programme-for-aircraft-owners-406664/
  • ANALYSIS: Grey charter spreads gloom among Middle East operators

    News | 02 Dec 2014 08:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​The perennial issue of illegal or grey charter continues to infuriate established commercial operators around the Middle East.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Grey-charter-spreads-gloom-among-Middle-East-operators-406166/
  • Metal Master prepares Flaris LAR-1 jet for year-end first flight

    News | 01 Dec 2014 18:02 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Polish engineering company Metal Master is preparing to fly the first Flaris LAR 1 ultra-light jet, before the end of the year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Metal-Master-prepares-Flaris-LAR-1-jet-for-year-end-first-flight-406622/
  • ANALYSIS: Middle East business aircraft operators surge

    News | 01 Dec 2014 16:14 | Kate Sarsfield

    The Middle East – replete with a never ending supply of very wealthy individuals and thriving corporations – has provided a dependable and consistent revenue stream for many business aviation companies for years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Middle-East-business-aircraft-operators-surge-406158/
  • Cirrus flies second SF50 certification aircraft

    News | 01 Dec 2014 12:57 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Cirrus Aircraft has marked another major milestone in the the development of its Vision SF50  personal jet following first flight late last month of its second production conforming aircraft. The third and final certification aircraft is being readied for first flight this month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cirrus-flies-second-SF50-certification-aircraft-406602/
  • Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service selects heavier King Air 350Cs

    News | 01 Dec 2014 10:48 | Emma Kelly

    ​The Queensland section of Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has ordered two heavy weight versions of the Beechcraft King Air 350C. The order, signed late last month with Beechcraft’s Australia and New Zealand distributor Hawker Pacific, is the first for the type from an Australian operator.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australias-Royal-Flying-Doctor-Service-selects-heavier-King-Air-350Cs-406593/
  • CASA accused of 'misconduct' by Australia's light aircraft association

    News | 01 Dec 2014 10:27 | Emma Kelly

    The industry body representing Australia’sultralight,recreational and light sport aircraft sectors, Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus), has accused the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of “misconduct” with regards to its treatment of local manufacturer Jabiru Aircraft over proposed limitations on aircraft equipped with Jabiru engines due to reliability issues.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/CASA-accused-of-misconduct-by-Australias-light-aircraft-association-406591/
  • Dassault to build new Falcon MRO facility in Bordeaux

    News | 27 Nov 2014 13:54 | Kate Sarsfield

    Dassault is to build a heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at its Bordeaux-Mérignac facility in southwest France, dedicated to supporting its Falcon 5X, 7X and 8X business jet fleet. The 7,200m2 (77,500ft2) plant will be erected on a parcel of land adjacent to Dassault’s Falcon final assembly base. Scheduled for completion in mid-2016, the facility will accommodate up to six of the large cabin and long-range twin and tri-engined jets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dassault-to-build-new-Falcon-MRO-facility-in-Bordeaux-406532/
  • Piaggio to offer interior retrofit for Avanti II

    News | 26 Nov 2014 08:52 | Kate Sarsfield

    Piaggio Aerospace is planning to launch an interior retrofit package for P180 Avanti II early next year to give a new lease of life to the twin-engined turboprop, the first examples of which entered service in 2005.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Piaggio-to-offer-interior-retrofit-for-Avanti-II-406477/
  • VisionAire remains optimistic about Vantage prospects despite funding blow

    News | 25 Nov 2014 16:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​VisionAire Jets dogged pursuit of funding for its Vantage business jet has suffered a major blow after a committed new investor was forced to withdraw support following their incarceration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VisionAire-remains-optimistic-about-Vantage-prospects-despite-funding-blow-406466/
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