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April 2018 edition
This issue was published on April 17, 2018.

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Waves develops online booking system

These days even the smallest of commercial operations must take full advantage of technology. Choose the departure and destination Channel island, and a travel date, and Waves' web site will take your booking for the available on-demand flights or individual seats.   Full story

Heron adds Citation pair

Covering the medium and long-range markets with Learjet 60 and Falcon 900s respectively, Heron Aviation is adding cost-effective shorter range options in the form of Citation jets   Full story

Zil Air puts pen to paper for Traveller

Somewhere in the Tecnam aircraft factory there is a P2012 with a smile as broad as its wingspan. Destined for the idyllic Seychelles, it will begin its working life as an aerial inter-island limousine.   Full story

Acropolis adds experienced Montanini to head charter sales

With the very first Airbus ACJ320neo due for delivery in 2019 Acropolis Aviation is taking steps to ensure commercial success with the type, appointing a former Vistajet expert to head charter sales.   Full story

Emperor names Stefan as director for Malta

Long-range business jet management company Emperor Aviation has strengthened its management team in Malta, apppinting a new local director from within.   Full story

Babcock brings in H145 trainer

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Zenith receives third Learjet 75

When it comes to the UK, Zenith has the Learjet 75 charter market all to itself. A fourth example is already on the horizon, and will help meet the requirements opf a strong order book.   Full story

Pegasus takes on Hesnes' rotary operations

Hesnes Air is concentrating its attention on its Citation fleet, and has divested helicopter operations to fellow Norwegian specialists Pegasus Helicopter.   Full story

Experienced pilot Backus rejoins WAA

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ASL's fleet grows as Legacy lands at LCY

The Legacy 450 simply refuses to be categorised. A worthy upgrade from the Citation XLS, it can still get you into St Tropez La Mole, and clients of ASL/JetNetherlands are impressed.   Full story

Austrian and German air ambulance providers collaborate

Medics from Germany helping to transport sick children will be flown by Austria's Tyrol Air Ambulance, as two highly experienced organisations pool resources.   Full story

Hendell works with Fly7 to meet PC-12 demand

Demand for the PC-12 has never been strong, and not least in Finland. Hendell now has more than a dozen in harness.   Full story

DRF leads the way for NVG ops

Whenever there is a serious medical emergency every second clearly counts. This applies equally at night, so DRF is reporting high utilisation for its night vision goggles in the past year.   Full story

Aeroclub Gdanski selects P-750 for dependable skydiving

Upgrading from a venerable Antonov to the latest Pacific Aerospace P-750 turboprop, one Polish skydiving centre is moving firmly into the 21st century. Demand is heavy, and the new aircraft will allow Aeroclub Gdansk to increase flight numbers beyond twelve a day.   Full story

EAS calls in expert engineering advice

The arrival of a Challenger 350 under management is witness to the ambitions for growth at Executive Aviation Service, whose new owners aim to drive the business forward.   Full story

Helimo adds cost-effective 505

Three years ago Helimo MD Michael Wilford saw the proposed Bell 505 and signed up as a launch customer. Now the helicopter is about to be delivered.   Full story

Multiflight signs up for another season

The unmistakeable sound of willow on leather can be heard all around the U.K. from April onwards, so what better time for Multiflight to renew its long-standing partnership in support of its local Yorkshire County Cricket Club.   Full story

Babcock works to keep electricity fleet current

Western Power Distribution has 220,000km of power cables, and relies on its five EC135 helicopters to keep an eye on them all. To make this task more efficient the fleet's operator, Babcock, is embarking on major onboard system upgrades.   Full story

Heli-Alps buys first Bell 505 for turbine training

Private pilots wanting to step up to turbine helicopters can find a lower-cost option in Switzerland since Heli-Alps took delivery of its first Bell 505, and benefit from its dual channel full authority digital engine control.   Full story

Copenhagen AirTaxi harnesses the appeal of the SET

Charter passengers are getting used to the idea of their aircraft having only one engine. This is borne out by the experience of Copenhagen AirTaxi whose Roskilde-based Pilatus PC-12s are picking up business from traditional jet alternatives.   Full story

Capital's services shine in annual care report

Patients needing repatriation by air despite complex medical needs can feel safe in the hands of Capital Air Ambulance. The UK-based operator has recently passed its inspection with flying colours after investing in equipment and staff training.   Full story

BySky calls on FCG for flight support

One of only a handful of charter operators in Belarus, BySky has looked to Latvia to bolster its flight support operations. The new deal will leave BySky free to concentrate on developing its PC-12NG fleet and services.   Full story

Flyinggroup relocates Hawker to serve Middle East

Successful air charter is all about spotting a gap in the market, and Flyinggroup believes that demand for a well-priced midsize jet able to serve Moscow from Dubai, in the form of its Hawker 900XP, provides just such an opportunity.   Full story

Parachute school increases ceiling with XP140 Caravan

The British Parachute School can whisk its customers up to 14,000 feet some five minutes faster since fitting an engine upgrade to one of its Caravans. The new powerplant came from the Blackhawk stable and was fitted in Germany.   Full story
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Aeros expands with Doncaster training base

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Hexgon in France orders ALX

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ACS picks up funding boost

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EASA-approved sim delivers Twin Otter training

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Third RUBAA safety workshop is well attended

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JetSupport receives BE200 maintenance approval

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RUAG expands night vision offering

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StandardAero adds EASA AMO for Lanseria PT6A shop

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FAI Technik becomes Rockwell Collins dealer

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Advantage Flight Support marks two decades

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Stobart leads the way for summer night flights

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XLR expansion strategy accelerates

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Hadid teams with Riviera to develop coastal hub

Riviera airport in northern Italy has set its sights on becoming a leading airport for business aviation, and has partnered with Hadid to manage its FBO facility. A new terminal, hangars and other facilites are also planned.   Full story

DC expands as Maltese traffic surges

Malta may have a population smaller than Luxembourg, but it is punching above its weight in business aviation. Now local FBO and AOC-holder DC Aviation has doubled its lounge space and sees nothing but growth on the horizon.   Full story

ExecuJet becomes a free-trade zone at Lagos

After two years of negotiation the government in Lagos has granted free trade zone status to Execujet's maintenance facility at Murtala Muhammed Airport. Now able to hold stocks of parts without incurring VAT and other customs costs, the company says it can be faster and more cost-effective.   Full story
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