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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 ›

Bombardier Begins Deliveries of New Global Aircraft Equipped with Ka-band High-speed Internet Connectivity

Bombardier is first business aircraft manufacturer to offer the fastest worldwide* Ka-band high-speed internet, powered by Honeywell Aerospace and Inmarsat technology Global aircraft are the leading choice for business travel providing ultra-high-speed internet access, consistent performance and seamless coverage across the globe Available on both new and in-service Global aircraft Bombardier announced today that it… Read More ›

Textron Aviation to place new product investment at forefront with its largest aircraft display at NBAA 2016

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company is bringing 13 of its business jet and turboprop aircraft to NBAA’s 2016 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. Headlining the impressive display, the company will showcase its latest clean-sheet business jets under development: the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude and the large cabin Cessna Citation… Read More ›

Sentient Jet Named Official Private Jet Partner of the Boston Celtics for Eighth Season

Multi-year partnership agreement extends Sentient Jet support courtside and beyond. In conjunction with the Boston Celtics‘ opening game this week, Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation Capital company, and the Boston Celtics, are pleased to announce a multi-year partnership agreement, extending Sentient’s relationship with the team for an eighth season and beyond. As the Official Private… Read More ›

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Easy to use mobile interface provides real-time access to NetJets fleet and customer service team with the touch of a screen. NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, has unveiled a mobile iPhone app, making it easier than ever for its customers to book flights, update personal travel needs, review… Read More ›

Gulfstream G280 achieves remarkable 57th world speed record — A testament to exceptional performance.

Guernsey-To-Teterboro Trip Completed In Seven Hours And 26 Minutes. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that its Gulfstream G280 aircraft recently established a speed record between Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands in Europe, and Teterboro, New Jersey, making the trans-Atlantic journey in just seven hours and 26 minutes. The super mid-size business jet departed Guernsey… Read More ›

Give Someone The World Cast your vote to reward a deserving person with a Star Alliance Round the World trip

Star Alliance is offering two Round the World tickets for a good cause and is inviting members of the public to decide which of the six shortlisted nominees should be selected to travel the world with a companion. Each nominee was put forward by one of the travel bloggers who recently completed their own Round… Read More ›

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