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.

May 19, 2014 - 1:00 AM
Bizav forecasts suggest more flying in Europe, but less interest in purchasing new aircraft.
May 18, 2014 - 11:00 AM
Europe’s highest court has ruled that non-German operators cannot be discriminated against.
Rob Lewis, vice president and general manager of CAE’s global Business Aviation, Helicopter and Maintenance Training division.
May 18, 2014 - 11:00 AM
CAE is seeking to make business aircraft training more rewarding and less burdensome for operators.
May 18, 2014 - 9:30 AM
The primary driver for Gulfstream is its flagship G650, though sales of the G450 and G550 are still holding up.
Alpha Star ordered two ATR72-600s at the Dubai Aishow last fall. They will join its current fleet of six: five Airbus models and one ATR42-600.
May 18, 2014 - 7:00 AM
Alpha Star Aviation Services to become the first operator of ATR 72-600s in the region
The deep purple tones created by Emteq’s full-spectrum Quasar II smart mood lighting system are among a multitude of hues available.
May 18, 2014 - 7:00 AM
Whether its lighting or cabin management, the company aims to deliver equipment that is more responsive to customer needs.
Steve Friedrich, R-R’s vice president sales and marketing, civil small and medium engines.
May 18, 2014 - 6:00 AM
Rolls-Royce is probably the leading engine manufacturer for larger business jets, and as the fleet grows it is investing heavily in supporting operators.
L to r: George Galanopoulos, managing director of London Executive Aviation, an Airops user; with Daniel Tee, managing director of Airops; and PrivateFly CEO Adam Twidell, celebrate the cooperation between Airops and PrivateFly.
May 18, 2014 - 5:00 AM
Gama Aviation’s Airops software links with PrivateFly booking platform to automate charter quotes
One person can use Mototok’s wirelessly controlled tug to park aircraft efficiently.
May 18, 2014 - 5:00 AM
Wireless-controlled electric tug from Germany frees up wasted hangar space.
Small and medium-size airports in Europe often lack the infrastructure necessary to enable complex approaches, limiting the utility of the airport. EGNOS, and the highly accurate position data it provides, makes these airports more accessible for business aviation operations without the cost of complicated ground structure.
May 18, 2014 - 4:00 AM
With airport access being a big concern for European business aviation GNSS systems as EGNOS are helping to open up new airports to the sector.