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July 2018 edition
This issue was published on July 16, 2018.

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Luxaviation UK flies tech-based executives with a focus on wellbeing

Achieving the correct balance between work and play is a crucial consideration for any business person, and those at the top of their game are no different. Flying on a private jet can offer space for confidential board meetings, but unwinding is just as valuable.   Full story

DC heads to Paris seeking corporate and individual jet owners

A fragmented French market and a high volume of potential aircraft owners have led DC Aviation to set up shop in Paris. Charter sales and local markets expert Laurent Detroyat will be at the helm.   Full story

Emperor begins midsize ops with Malta-registered XLS+

Emperor's XLS+ will be able to fly all over the EU and benefit from favourable tax legislation, which is good news for the travel plans of its private owner.  

DEA increases effectiveness of surveillance with DA62

Intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance missions are on the rise for DEA, and business development director Dicky Patounas says that the DA62 is a perfect fit for delivering longer air time and accurate readings.  

Starspeed charter on upward path despite Brexit uncertainty

Starspeed is facing persistent questions about the UK's upcoming departure from the EU. For now though, its ad hoc flying is healthy, and yacht owners are showing interest in types such as the H145.  

Bavaria's newest charter business aims to carry cruise ship customers by Caravan

Founder of flYellow Harald Eichberger is used to treating his guests to sophisticated transportation on land and sea, and with the Cessna Grand Caravan decked out with Oasis cabin, they can now take to the skies too.  

FAI adds Global Express number five

The Global Express is a familiar machine for FAI rent-a-jet, and the company is delighted that its MRO subsidiary FAI Technik will be called upon once more for a full refurb ahead of entry into service.   Full story

Air Serv comes to the aid of Sudanese drought and conflict victims

Air Serv's relief efforts in Sudan follow an ongoing operation for Ebola sufferers in the DRC. It uses a fleet of six Caravans to perform flights in disaster zones.  

Sloane signs with ICRR for 'golden hour' patient transportation

It will cost up to 2 million Euros a year to fund Ireland's new community air ambulance, which will offer treatment to patients in troublesome terrain. Sloane will be providing the service, extending its 23-year relationship with Irish customers.   Full story

NHV to serve two further North Sea platforms using H175

Although it is far from a one-trick pony, NHV is making the most of the oil and gas upturn with a pair of North Sea contracts. Its H175 fleet has recorded 23,000 hours and counting.   Full story

Sparkling safety record from TAG leads to Diamond award

TAG has notched up a hefty 100,000 flight hours without incident, a feat that the European Business Aviation Association is honouring with a top safety accolade.   Full story

First two H145s arrive for Rega with four more to follow

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Rega has remained loyal to Airbus Helicopters by investing in half a dozen H145s. The company expects that the type will deliver impressive results, just as its dependable EC145 fleet has.   Full story

Paterson takes the reigns at Waves

Combining air traffic control know-how with civil aviation, education, sport and culture experience, Gus Paterson is the man to put Guernsey, and the company, on the map, according to the board at Waves.  

Multiflight scores consecutive contract with Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town's involvement in the Premier League makes it the pride of Yorkshire, and the club is delighted to have netted Multiflight's support for the upcoming campaign, following a successful partnership last season.   Full story
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Air BP continues to serve Blackbushe

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Shell introduces electric pump


A-Group makes use of Sheremetyevo apron


FBO Riga strikes a chord with BMS


World Fuel Services offers self-service


Heli Union to train 30 Spanish Guard pilots

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Flybyschool becomes en-4000 launch customer

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Gama teams with FlyCo

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Jet Aviation receives Part 145 approval for LR60


StandardAero achieves STC for Ka-band on GV


RUAG extends Russian approvals and overhauls PW206

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Extended TBO reduces H125 and H130 costs

Extended times between overhaul will be music to the ears of owners of the most popular single-turbine helicopters in production.   Full story

Dubai HeliShow set to build on momentum of previous outings

Methods of cooperation between armed forces and homeland security agencies will be top of the bill at the November show, which is expected to attract visitors from 30 countries.   Full story

TAG Farnborough pioneers carbon neutrality

LED lighting, electric vehicles, renewable energy investment and a fleet of bicycles are driving down CO2 emissions at TAG Farnborough, which is the first business aviation hub to be certified carbon neutral.   Full story

PC-24 can take the rough with the smooth

Deliveries of the Pilatus jet are already underway, and the manufacturer is determined to prove the type's capabilities on dirt strips. One early adopter of the PC-24 has been the Flying Doctors of Australia, with EMEA short field users expected to follow.   Full story
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Are the fastest growing African economies waking up to business aviation?

The International Monetary Fund has revised its 2018 predictions for the 'fastest economic growth' on the continent of Africa. Ethiopia is top, followed by the Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Senegal and Tanzania. We speak to operators and support companies in these countries to find out how the private jet industry is developing.   Full story
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