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Business aircraft flying continued its positive streak so far this year, with activity climbing 1.1 percent year-over-year in March.
NetJets is preparing to launch its NetJets China business in the middle of this year, by which time it expects to receive Chinese government approval.
The Hong Kong-based company’s projection for 2014 growth is 20 percent again, based on actual orders placed for helicopters in the region.
Early next year, FlightSafety International will provide Embraer Legacy 650 training at its learning center at Paris Le Bourget Airport.
The sector remains temptingly elusive for the big manufacturers, and has yet to deliver the huge prizes promised a few short years ago.
GAMA announced the opening of a representative office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region this week.
Abu Dhabi customer takes delivery of Cessna Aircraft’s 100th Grand Caravan EX.
Supplying training for pilots and the technicians who will service the aircraft remains one of the industry’s more profound challenges.
In 2012, the country’s economy grew at its fastest pace in more than a decade, which makes it fertile ground for business aviation.
First deliveries of the EC175 are planned for this year, but customers won’t receive the AC352 until 2017 at the earliest.