Business Aviation

News and issues relating to business, corporate and private aviation, primarily regarding turbine-engine-powered airplanes and helicopters. Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

November 30, 2016, 12:27 PM

Stratos VLJ Makes Short Maiden Flight

The company is not taking orders or deposits and is not providing a timetable for certification.

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Dec 3, 2016 - 3:00 AM
Forecasts show limited short term growth in the Middle East, but manufacturers look on the bright side.
Dec 3, 2016 - 12:45 AM
New v-p of sales and marketing joins company as it plans to add three more Gulfstream G650ERs, doubling the fleet.
Qatar Executive is now the world’s leading operator of Gulstream’s flagship G650.
Dec 3, 2016 - 12:15 AM
Incoming Royal Jet CEO to leverage assets and prioritize safety, service excellence; says Saudi market size only 20pc bigger than UAE’s.
Dec 2, 2016 - 4:00 AM
Operators full of praise for GCAA role as it gives the sector a high priority in UAE.
Known mostly as a charter/management company, Gainjet has dipped into aircraft mods, now marketing quick-change fuel tanks to extend B737 endurance to nine hours.
Dec 2, 2016 - 1:15 AM
Athens-based operator is looking for more aircraft management opportunities, but is looking for larger jets, quality customers.
Dec 2, 2016 - 1:10 AM
The DhabiJet FBO is understood to have been rebranded as “Munawala”
Dec 2, 2016 - 1:05 AM
The BBJ Max 7 is the latest addition to the Boeing Business Jets family
While large-cabin, ultra-long-range business jets get much of the attention, Abu-Dhabi’s GI Aviation believes there is a strong demand for shorter range trips using affordable single-engine turboprops, such as the Pilatus PC-12NG. Impending new rules in Europe could further stimulate single-engine ops as a business platform.
Dec 2, 2016 - 1:00 AM
GCAA is cautious on single-engine turboprop commercial operations, but MEBAA is supportive.
Falcon Aviation is the regional launch customer for the Pilatus PC-24 twinjet with two on order.
Dec 2, 2016 - 12:30 AM
Abu Dhabi-based operator has growing fleet of helicopters and has Pilatus PC-24 on order.
Dec 2, 2016 - 12:30 AM
Operations at second hangar to begin in the third quarter of 2017.