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News and issues concerning the aviation charter industry and markets, including company announcements, regulations, new developments and labor issues.

April 14, 2013 - 8:30pm
VistaJet Challenger

VistaJet公司正在努力争取于2013年底完成新建的中国合资企业工程并开始营业。一月,该公司在香港成立了一家办事处,并已拥有一个销售团队。该公司的下一步目标是,和合资企业合作伙伴联手在北京建立一家办事处。目前,该公司开始着手申请中国的航空经营许可证,也开始将一些飞机在中国注册。

April 4, 2013 - 1:40pm

Aircraft charter demand in North America and Europe is up significantly this month from both a year and a month ago, according to the latest data from online charter portal Avinode.

April 4, 2013 - 12:15am
Air Partner applied Land Rover branding to the  ­wet-leased A319s it used for the car maker’s flights.

London Gatwick-based Air Partner played a leading role in a major logistics operation when Land Rover chose Marrakech, Morocco, to present its new, fourth-generation Range Rover to some 7,000 dealers from 53 countries. The operation was carried out in conjunction with the UK car manufacturer and marketing agency P&MM.

Air Partner wet-leased two Airbus A319s from Adria Airways of Slovenia to make 126 dedicated charter flights over 60 flying days covering a period between September and mid-December last year. Air Partner has not advertised its involvement until now.

April 3, 2013 - 5:05am
Surf Air co-founder Wade Eyerly, and brother/partner Dave Eyerly

The offices of startup Surf Air look more like those of a new software developer, with laptop-wielding engineers tapping away on keyboards, whiteboards sprawling with multi-colored to-do lists and, of course, surf boards hanging on a back wall. These are not decorations, according to co-founder Wade Eyerly; employees are welcome to grab a board and haul it to the nearby beach in Santa Monica, Calif., for some relaxing and perhaps inspiring wave-riding action.

April 3, 2013 - 4:40am
Charter operator Royal Jet flies a fleet of BBJs and Gulfstreams and is in the process of deciding on an aircraft for its fleet-renewal plans.

The Middle East presents plenty of opportunity for business aviation growth, and at last month’s Abu Dhabi Air Expo businesses reported that their investment in the region–and beyond–is paying dividends.

March 21, 2013 - 3:00pm

Aircraft charter and management firm Solairus Aviation is doubling the size of its San Francisco headquarters and has beefed up staffing at its East Coast offices. A 4,000-sq-ft expansion project at its California headquarters is already under way and is expected to be completed this summer. Meanwhile, Solairus hired three more charter sales people at its East Coast locations. Charter market veterans Brian Velelis and Tony Ciaravino will be based at its Manhattan regional sales office, while Lisa Denny will be based at its Washington, D.C.-area bureau.

March 7, 2013 - 11:25am

Becker Avionics (Both No. N5801) will supply its DVCS6100 digital audio and intercommunication system for the Brazilian Army Aviation AS550 A2 Fennec and AS350 Squirrel helicopter modernization program.

The selection means Becker Avionics of Miramar, Fla., and Becker do Brazil are the new partners of Helibras, Eurocopter’s Brazilian subsidiary and the Brazilian Army.

March 5, 2013 - 6:30pm

Avincis Group has taken delivery of the first of its record order of 16 new Sikorsky S-92s. The order, placed in December 2011, is the largest single purchase of S-92s ever made, according to the UK-based operator. The Avincis fleet is expected to provide offshore oil and gas worker transportation and serve in a search-and-rescue role.

March 5, 2013 - 6:20pm

The latest data from online charter portal Avinode shows a contrasting picture of demand fluctuations on either side of the Atlantic Ocean. Its forward-looking demand indices for March 4 shows demand in Europe picking up significantly in the light, midsize and heavy jet categories tracked, with the biggest increase being in the midsize segment where the index rose by almost 67 points month-over-month, to 184.6.

March 5, 2013 - 6:14pm

Execaire parent company IMP Group acquired Toronto, Ontario-based Image Air Charter. Image Air, which has about 60 employees, manages a fleet of 20 business airplanes and specializes in executive travel via its air charter and aircraft management services. With the acquisition, Execaire will now serve clients with more than 290 employees and a managed fleet of 53 business jets.

 
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