Universal Weather & Aviation has raised its presence in France, as airport-owned FBO Le Castellet Airport becomes a co-branded member of Universal’s FBO network. Under the terms of the deal, Universal will partner with the airport to operate the FBO to provide standards, training and procedures consistent with the company’s other locations.
Local city officials confirmed that three pilots were killed when a Gulfstream GIV crashed on landing at Le Castellet Airport (LFMQ) in the south of France. The accident happened at just before 3 p.m. local time on July 13.
French-based operator Ixair (Booth No. 1088) will soon be the first to fly the Cabri, a new light piston helicopter produced by startup company Guimbal Hélicoptères. The first of a firm order for 10 helicopters should be delivered before this summer. The event was initially pegged for March but a longer-than-expected production start phase has delayed it.