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Indigo Partners doubles existing A320neo Family order with commitment for additional 430 aircraft

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November 16, 2017

Valued at $49.5 billion, this is Airbus’ largest single announcement ever Dubai, 15 November 2017 – Airbus and Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United… Read More ›

ExecuJet St Maarten returns to operations post-Irma

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has announced that its FBO in St Maarten, which along with the rest of the island was extensively affected by Hurricane Irma, is back to operational capability following the handling of a transient business jet. The Falcon 8X aircraft took off from ExecuJet’s St Maarten facility in the Caribbean… Read More ›

Gulfstream exceeds G500 and G600 planned performance.

Increased Capabilities Reflect Company’s Discipline, Rigor And Continuous-Improvement Culture. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that its long-range Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 offer even better performance than originally promised. During rigorous flight testing, the all-new aircraft have exceeded expectations, regularly demonstrating capabilities beyond the company’s initial projections. As a result, Gulfstream is announcing new performance… Read More ›

Victor, leading on-demand Jet Charter marketplace, closes $20m Series B investment.

Leading private jet charter business Victor secures $20m in Series B investment round led by BP Ventures – the investment arm of global energy company BP. Victor set to expand global footprint and develop B2B offering – helping realize vision of becoming an essential ‘full spectrum’ service platform for general aviation sector. Latest fundraising round… Read More ›

Magma Aviation poised for growth with new ownership structure

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering today announced it has increased its stake in UK-based Magma Aviation to a majority shareholding of 75% to help support the company’s long-term growth plans. The global aircraft charter specialist has held a minority holding in Magma since the company was launched in 2010 to commercially and operationally manage dedicated wide-body cargo… Read More ›

Netjets Elite™ card

Extraordinary service at an exceptional price If you’ve been considering a light-cabin jet solution from NetJets®, this could be the perfect time. The NetJets Elite™ Card features all-inclusive pricing and is the most seamless way to join the NetJets family. With this product, you’ll receive the following: TERMS & CONDITIONS Purchase price inclusive of flight… Read More ›

Gulfstream G650 and G650ER certified for China registration.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER have received type certificate validation from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The validation confirms the type certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration and is one of the last steps required for an aircraft to be registered in a particular country. The additional… Read More ›

Airlink becomes first South African airline to acquire Embraer E-Jets

Airlink, Southern Africa’s largest independent regional airline, is joining the E-Jet operator’s family. The airline is acquiring five E-Jets – three E170s and two E190s, from ECC Leasing, a wholly-owned Embraer subsidiary. Airlink will start to receive the aircraft in the first half of 2017. Airlink already operates a large fleet of ERJ aircraft –… Read More ›

Embraer Signs Order with Widerøe for up to 15 E2 Aircraft

Embraer has signed a contract with Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, for up to 15 E2 family jets. The contract consists of three firm orders for the E190-E2 and purchase rights for 12 further E2 family aircraft. This flexible mix of purchase rights for E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2 will give Widerøe the ability… Read More ›

Gulfstream continue to provide enhanced customer support worldwide

Ten Forums, Two Advisory Board Meetings And One Virtual Operators Conference Scheduled Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. reaffirms its commitment to worldwide customer support with an extensive schedule of 2017 events that began with a pilots forum Jan. 18 in Zurich. The 2017 schedule also includes nine traditional operator forums in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South… Read More ›

Gulfstream G280 earns significant overwater record

Best-In-Class Aircraft Easily Links Carlsbad, California, With Kalaoa, Hawaii Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that its Gulfstream G280 aircraft recently set a speed record between Carlsbad, California, and Kalaoa, Hawaii, completing the overwater flight in just 4 hours and 47 minutes. The super mid-sized business jet covered the 2,257 nautical miles/4,180 kilometers from McClellan-Palomar Airport… Read More ›

SriLankan Cargo sets new record for cargo handling at BIA – Remarkable growth of nearly 13%

SriLankan Cargo (www.srilankancargo.com), the freight handling arm of SriLankan Airlines, set a new record for the amount of cargo handled at the Cargo Centre of Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport with a massive total of 239,636 tonnes in 2016, a remarkable growth of 12.88% over the 212,277 of the previous year. SriLankan Cargo handles cargo of… Read More ›

KLM carried more than 30 million passengers in 2016

KLM has carried 30.4 million passengers last year – a new record. This is an increase of 6.4% compared to 2015. The increase was highest on European routes (7.8%), where we carried more than 20 million passengers for the first time. Load factor rose slightly by 0.8 of a percentage point compared to 2015. “The… Read More ›

Boeing Board Raises Dividend, Renews Share Repurchase Authorization

The Boeing [NYSE: BA] board of directors today declared the company’s quarterly dividend will increase 30 percent to $1.42 per share. The board also replaced the existing share repurchase program with a new $14 billion authorization. “As our team delivers on our large and diverse order backlog, and drives greater efficiency across our business, Boeing… Read More ›

Sentient Jet Announces Acclaimed Chef Bobby Flay As Inaugural Brand Ambassador

New Brand Ambassador Program to grant Sentient Jet Cardholders VIP access to exclusive Cardholder-only culinary events with Flay and preferred reservations across Flay properties, among other special perks Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company, today announces award-winning chef Bobby Flay as its inaugural Brand Ambassador. As part of the partnership, Flay will co-host exclusive VIP… Read More ›

Pictures of te day: Virgin America

Launched in 2007, Virgin America is a California-based airline on a mission to make flying fun again with new planes, attractive fares, top-notch service, and innovative amenities. The airline’s base is San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) sleek and sustainable new Terminal 2. Virgin America has created 3,000 new jobs and swept the major travel awards… Read More ›

Venture capital available for space-based companies

The Seraphim Space Fund of venture capital, currently worth £50 million, is set to boost European small, medium and start-up companies developing space-based applications, services and technologies. The fund offers a springboard for all space technology, emerging products, applications and associated services that have been developed with ESA’s help. This includes software, hardware and integrated… Read More ›

Gulfstream announces government order from Polish Ministry of National Defense

Two G550 Aircraft To Be Used For Priority Transport Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the Polish Ministry of National Defense has signed an agreement to purchase two Gulfstream G550 aircraft. The aircraft will be configured for VIP transport and will be delivered in 2017. “With its reliability, efficiency and durability, the G550 is a… Read More ›

Two Senior Aviation Mechanics Honored by the Federal Aviation Administration for Lifetime Accomplishments.

Senior Mechanics Don Albrecht and Bob Mervar, Each with 50 Years of Experience, Receive the Prestigious FAA Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets, today announced that Senior Mechanics Donald Albrecht and Robert Mervar have received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Charles Taylor… Read More ›

Embraer introduces the Legacy 650E, offering industry’s longest warranty

Embraer Executive Jets today unveiled a new version of its Legacy 650 large business jet, the Legacy 650E. Featuring automation and technology updates, the aircraft, which already has exceptional operational costs and the largest cabin in its class, now carries an unprecedented 10-year or 10,000-flight hour warranty, which is the longest in the business jet… Read More ›

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