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June 2018 edition
 
This issue was published on June 19, 2018.

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Air Zermatt marks half century with B429 delivery

The Swiss Alps call for a rugged and durable rotorcraft, and Air Zermatt says the Bell 429 offers just that. It was already operating the first EMS B429 in Europe and a second unit should boost business further.   Full story

Gama's global scale brings Global 6000 owner on board

Positive news on two fronts for one of the UK’s longest-established business aviation operators; another heavy jet joins the fold and Gama renews its relationship with the Scottish Ambulance Service.    Full story

TAG opens ONE account and its Maltese team achieves strong first year

It is the most customer-focused charter product currently available. So says TAG as it launches its new pre-paid but highly flexible account for charter clients.   Full story

Nomad adds CJ2+ for short haul hops

Swift city pairs are the mainstay of the CJ2+, which seats six passengers in comfort. Nomad is already very familiar with small Citation jets, so the latest arrival will provide a welcome capacity increase.   Full story

Babcock wins contract for oil and gas transport off Aberdeen

Babcock is a tried and tested oil and gas tranport provider, and will be making up to five flights a week for energy supplier TAQA using an S-92.   Full story

Aero-Dienst turns 60 and swells Challenger fleet

You don't complete six decades of service in business aviation without providing great customer service, and Aero-Dienst is continuing the tradition while helping customers with aircraft acquisition.   Full story

Avionco prepares to add second aircraft to fledgling AOC

Avionco’s transatlantic transition from Canada to Guernsey has started well, and the company is expecting a second jet to join its Challenger 850 while seeking partnerships across Europe and Asia.   Full story

GainJet parent forms Jet Lease Finance

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Titan Aviation seeks worldwide ops and dips toe in medevac

It may have started in the Middle East and grown into Europe, but Titan sees itself as a major player in the USA in the future. Fifty jets under management there by 2020 is the target.   Full story

DC adds 7X and is recognised by EBAA for safety

Aircraft management clients of DC Aviation now have access to a mobile app to monitor their aircraft's maintenance.   Full story

Izy gets busy with support from new maintenance deal

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NetJets Europe Latitude fleet passes 5,000 hours

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Bristow extends offshore Perenco contract by three years

Bristow already commits three AW139s to the offshore Perenco project, and a new contract that runs until 2021 could see two more over the oil and gas fields.   Full story

Membership club St.X makes the most of short field PC-12

Cabotage restrictions in Switzerland may provide opportunities for St.X, whose PC-12 can access short fields easily. Empty legs and competitive rates are on offer to its members.   Full story

JoinJet to install Garmin G5000 in Beechjet and Hawker 400 fleet

The operator will be bringing its Hawkers and Beechjets right up to date with the G5000, which is more efficient and compliant with the latest regulations. Traxxall tracking is also making its life easier.   Full story

Centreline leads the way in Europe for Legacy 500 with order number three

Customers of Centreline have fallen in love with the Legacy 500. With ample space to either hold meetings or recuperate, it's an increasingly popular charter machine.   Full story

Brabeck upgrades from Pilatus prop with factory fresh jet

Delivery of Pilatus' flagship PC-24 tastes sweet for former Nestle chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe. He already owns a PC-12NG and can't wait to add more hours to his current tally of 3,000.   Full story

Zeusch partners with IAS Medical to place King Airs on UK AOC

Zeusch has progressed from tracking the Giro d'Italia cycle race to advanced aerial photography using its sturdy Textron turboprop. It is about to add medevac into the mix courtesy of an AOC share with a UK carrier.   Full story

Bestfly to benefit from Rockwell Collins Stage connectivity

Being online while airborne is a primary concern for business jet travellers, and Bestfly is leading the field in Africa.   Full story

Ortac is first to receive 2-REG approval in Jersey and bolsters Textron fleet

We say Bravo to Ortac, which now has three Citation types on its newly-acquired Channel Island certificate. The application was stringent but the results will be worth it.   Full story

Jet Exchange ready to offer busy PC-12 to charter market

Able to land on grass strips and transport pets, Jet Exchange’s Pilatus PC-12 is set for commercial operations. The company is optimistic but says that buyers are wary of looming Brexit.   Full story

Voluxis launches in London and Dubai and offers broker benefits

Formerly known as Interflight, Voluxis will look to deliver a bespoke service by limiting itself to 10 aircraft each in Europe and the Middle East. Hawker and Falcon types are already on fleet.   Full story

EAG takes delivery of Global 6000 number three

Empire Aviation Group believes in the Global 6000 so much that the managing director is licensed to fly the type himself. Now he has three to choose from.   Full story

ASL provides aircraft backup to support ASLAB

Both in Belgium, both named ASL, but otherwise unconnected until now. ASL Private Jet Services will now provide support for its ACMI namesake.   Full story

Air Serv responds to Ebola crisis with Caravan loan

Air Serv is expert in delivering aid to disaster regions, and had no hesitation donating a Caravan for 60 hours of hard work fighting Ebola in the DRC.   Full story

Air Hamburg cements spot as Legacy leader

An order for four Legacy 650Es is set to bring Air Hamburg's fleet up to 17 in the coming year.   Full story
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FlightSafety increases availability of phased initiative

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AFN keeps up to speed through en-1000 investment

Spanish pilots now have access to an additional simulator option, and the chance to brush up on performance-based navigation techniques.   Full story

CAE introduces Global Vision FFS

With a major acquisition under its belt OJets is taking advantage of simulator training in the UK and the Netherlands.   Full story

Coptersafety recruits Kallio for modern training approach

One ex-Finnish Border Guard pilot is now aiming to put his considerable experience to work helping others develop their careers.   Full story

ALT opens Waypoint account with training H135

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Nomad opens in Basel

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JFS opens in Riga and recruits Budin

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Gulfstream meets European demand at Farnborough

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RUAG completes 8C check and closes Bern-Belp

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Lufthansa Technik to outfit wide body ACJ350s

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TAG Geneva expands remit

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Gama lines up Bournemouth move

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EASA approves Flying Colours for Challenger ADS-B

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ABS Jets introduces CCPM

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Lavish Harmony cabin now available for wide body ACJs

For a presidential delegation or an exceptionally high net worth individual, the design of the Harmony cabin by Airbus Corporate Jets could be just the ticket.   Full story

Jetex anticipates traffic surge in Ireland with Dublin hub

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SEA Prime hopes Malpensa can mirror Linate success

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Avfuel adds European locations

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Harrods reduces check-in times at Luton and Stansted

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Jet Aviation partners with WFS

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Brighton goes paperless with Centrik

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DFS spruces up crew amenities

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Euro Jet marks a decade

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Centenarian Piaggio presents optimistic EVO outlook

One hundred years since incorporation Piaggio is reporting a strong order book, fresh capital and profits on the horizon. Now it aims to promote the Avanti EVO worldwide.   Full story

Newcomer FLYT hailed as best start-up

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Kopter receives Swiss design accolade

Progress is rapid at Kopter since its rebranding, and the much-awaited SH09 helicopter will now please its pilots with a three-screen Garmin avionics suite.   Full story

Digitally manufactured Mi-171A2 takes to the skies

Parts for the helicopter, which is 700 kg lighter than its predecessor, have been manufactured with the aid of computers. It has piqued interest in Africa and Asia as well as former Soviet Union nations.   Full story

Myairops distils ground handling and operational software into single portal

Instant invoicing and feedback is what business jet clients expect. This is what Myairops, a rebrand of Airops Software, strives to deliver with its cloud-based product suite.   Full story

Bombardier introduces leggy 5500 and 6500

New wings and a whole new family of engines will carry Bombardier's flagships further than ever before, and the top-of-the-range 7500 is due in service this year.   Full story
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Does continued growth of Middle East sector rest on more than the price of a barrel of oil?

Business Air News asked some of our local subscribers to provide a flavour of the current market conditions around the Gulf.   Full story
 
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