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.
Vulcanair delivered the first P68 Observer 2 in China on March 17, just 12 days after the high-wing piston twin received CAAC approval.
The EC135 P2+ simulator has received level-C certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB).
Expansion mirrors growing economic ties between the two fastest growing business jet markets, China and Africa.
Avion Pacific sold 16 helicopters last year and plans to add new services to continue growing.
China’s preference for larger, longer-range business jets will continue, according to market analyst Brian Foley.
Business aviation aficionados will convene again in Geneva in May.
Metrojet will continue its philosophy of “disciplined growth, being the best, not necessarily the biggest.”
Freesky Aviation, which also offers aircraft charter and management services, introduced the first Avanti II twin turboprop to China in 2012.