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July 2017 edition
This issue was published on July 7, 2017.

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SaxonAir doubles rotary capacity with GrandNew pair

UK operator SaxonAir has doubled its helicopter charter fleet with the addition of two A109SP GrandNew aircraft.   Full story

Capital works with Consort for medevac handling

The UK's Capital Air Ambulance has become the first customer for Consort Aviation at Durham Tees Valley airport.   Full story

MHS inducts Falcons into fleet for first time

Munich-based MHS Aviation has acquired two Dassault Falcon 2000LX EASy.   Full story

Hahn Air sees charter upswing as fliers face first class frustrations

Düsseldorf-based Hahn Air Lines is enjoying a 60 per cent increase in charter activity this year when compared to 2015 and 2016.   Full story

GlobeAir generates real time quotes and bookings

Austrian Mustang operator GlobeAir is working with online booking platform Returnjet to generate enquiries and quotes using an programming interface developed by BoldIQ.   Full story

Gulf Wings extends non-stop range with Global

Gulf Wings, headquartered at Sharjah in the UAE, is hoping to add two further aircraft to its fleet before the end of the year: a Global 6000, which is set for delivery in November, and a Challenger 605.   Full story

Gardaflug continues to survey despite funding cuts

Icelandic surveying specialist Gardaflug is still enjoying consistent survey activity, despite a reduction in government funding.   Full story

Opinion: AfBAA's Fahmy sets out gameplan to promote aviation across Africa

This month's opinion piece comes from Rady Fahmy, executive director of the African Business Aviation Association.   Full story

Rorvikfly selects shared Seneca for private trips

Norwegian operator Rorvikfly has chosen to invest in a Piper PA34 Seneca for private use.   Full story

FAI progresses fleet replacement and realises benefits of larger hangar

German air ambulance specialist FAI-rent-a-jet has phased out its entire Learjet 35 fleet and chairman Siegfried Axtmann says that the last two remaining Learjet 55s will exit by the end of next year.   Full story

Titan manages Global 6000 for Bombardier admirer

Abu Dhabi-based operator Titan Aviation has added a Global 6000 to its managed fleet.   Full story

Ultra long range additions are jewels in the crown for IJM

Austria-based International Jet Management (IJM) has added a number of aircraft this year, including a G650, a Global 6000, two Learjet 45s and an Embraer 135.   Full story

Charter is on the up for TAG as it pens Satcom Direct deal

TAG Aviation (UK) has signed an exclusive agreement with Satcom Direct (SD) to incorporate the latest connectivity services and technology into its fleet, including voice and data.   Full story

Flexjet makes Nextant strides

Flexjet Ltd, the European arm of US fractional operator Flexjet, has had a busy start to operations with its fleet of Nextant 400XTis.   Full story

Surf Air opens in Europe with Phenom and PC-12 summer sun routes

Membership airline Surf Air Europe has completed its first flight using a Phenom 300. The flight was a return from London Luton to Ibiza and departed from Signature Flight Support's Luton FBO.   Full story

Grafair receives air ambulance Ultra and sets sights on PC-12

Sweden's Grafair has taken delivery of a Citation Ultra for air ambulance missions. Already an operator of the Citation II and V, the company is also set to acquire a PC-12 in September following EASA's recent single engine commercial clearance.   Full story

Bristow notches up 500 maritime missions at Humberside

Humberside Coastguard's helicopter SAR base, operated by Bristow Helicopters, has completed its 500th mission.   Full story

K5-Aviation leaps ahead with CFM engines and Gogo connectivity

K5-Aviation of Germany has placed an order with CFM International for the advanced LEAP-1A engine to power its Airbus ACJ319neo aircraft, which was ordered in 2015 and is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2019.   Full story

JoinJet juggles medevac and Hawker music tours

JoinJet, a subsidiary of Scandinavian scheduled operator Sun-Air, has been balancing its business interests in medevac, charter and maintenance.   Full story

ExecuJet makes UAV investments while MRO business in the Middle East looks positive

ExecuJet Africa is adding unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services at its facilities in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Lagos.   Full story

UAG boosts activities at remote African airfields

Ultimate Aviation Group (UAG), headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, is experiencing increased demand for its Caravan fleet, and its rotary division is performing well.   Full story

Bel Air marks 7,000 safe AW189 hours

Danish offshore rotary operator Bel Air has passed the 7,000 safe flight hours mark with its fleet of AW189 helicopters.   Full story

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance's AW169 takes to the skies

UK charity Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance's factory-new AgustaWestland AW169, operated by Specialist Aviation Services (SAS), has entered service.   Full story
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GE Aviation and AT&T enable aircraft health monitoring

GE Aviation and AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions have connected the onboard and offboard portions of the aircraft health and trend monitoring system (AHTMS) powered PlaneConnectHTM on the Gulfstream G500, G600, G650 and G650ER business jets.   Full story

RUAG completes first 7X C-check

RUAG Aviation in Geneva has completed its first heavy maintenance event for a Dassault Falcon 7X.   Full story

ACS school acquires AL42 simulator

ACS Flight Training in Perth, Scotland, has signed for an AL42 flight simulator from Alsim.   Full story

CAE signs MHS deal

CAE has signed a two-year contract with German operator MHS Aviation for the provision of business aviation pilot training.   Full story

Leonardo opens AW101 training centre in Norway

Leonardo opens AW101 training centre in Norway Leonardo has officially opened its AW101 Norway Training Centre at Stavanger Sola airport.   Full story

Making the most of Performance-Based Regulation

Achieving the high safety standards required in aviation has traditionally required the continuous evolution of regulations to ensure they remain fit for purpose.   Full story

MSH welcomes Borschberg on board

André Borschberg has joined the executive board of Marenco Swisshelicopter (MSH) as a non-executive director.   Full story

Airbus Helicopters reveals high-speed racer configuration

Airbus Helicopters has unveiled the aerodynamic configuration of the high speed demonstrator it is developing as part of the 'Clean Sky 2' European research programme.   Full story

Kaman extends commercial K-MAX production

Kaman Corporation’s aerosystems division is to continue production of the commercial K-MAX utility helicopter.   Full story

ASB celebrates successful week during Art Basel

Air Service Basel (ASB) recently welcomed guests from all over the world attending the Art Basel exhibition, which took place in the city from 13-18 June.   Full story

Multiflight lounge receives a facelift

Multiflight's executive lounge facility at Leeds Bradford airport in the UK has undergone a major refurbishment, and the company says that feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.   Full story

Dassault eagerly anticipates 8X UK show debut at ACE17

Dassault Aviation is looking forward to showcasing its Falcon 8X at the one-day Air Charter Expo (ACE17), taking place on 12 September at London Biggin Hill airport.   Full story

Nextant offers lower cost pathway to 400XTi through staged upgrade programme

Nextant Aerospace, the manufacturer of the 400XTi, G90XT and the recently launched Challenger 604XT, has merged with fellow Directional Aviation company Air Services, a provider of component repair and overhaul, PMA capability and composite manufacturing and repair.   Full story

Textron's first production Longitude rolls out

Textron Aviation has rolled out the first production unit of its clean-sheet super midsize Citation Longitude.   Full story
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Business aviation interiors ride the wave of design excellence

Business aviation is seeing a renaissance in design innovation, influenced in part by superyacht design that sees the placement of crystal chandeliers, hot tubs, bikes, marble bathrooms, even a helipad, on board.   Full story
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