Charter airlines

April 9, 2014 - 11:27am

Subic Bay, Philippines-based business jet service center Aviation Concepts Technical Services (ACTSI) has added Bermuda DCA AMO approval to its list of regulatory accreditations.

The approval allows the MRO to maintain, repair and return to service Bermuda-registered aircraft built by Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Embraer, Gulfstream and Hawker.

March 25, 2014 - 2:50pm

Bombardier delivered the first Global 6000 to be operated from Mexico to owner Aero Angeles during a ceremony at its facility in Montreal. “We are delighted to see the first Global 6000 enter service in Mexico,” said Bombardier Business Aircraft regional vice president of sales for Latin America Stephane Leroy. “Mexico and Latin America are key markets for Bombardier.” Bombardier expects to deliver more than 2,300 business jets in Latin America over the next 20 years.

March 13, 2014 - 3:32pm

Bombardier Business Aircraft is confident India’s general aviation market will revive following national elections in India that are to be held during April and May. Nilesh Pattanayak, Bombardier’s Asia-Pacific regional vice-president said there has been a big change in the regulatory environment and infrastructure since 2007, when he first came to India.

March 13, 2014 - 1:25pm

Through its recent acquisitions of aircraft charter/management specialist Sterling Aviation in Wisconsin and Seattle-based Galvin Flying Services, which managed several aircraft in addition to providing FBO services, Landmark Aviation has boosted its charter fleet by 18 aircraft. Among the dozen based at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee are a Challenger 604, a Hawker 850XP and a Citation Sovereign, while a Challenger 300 and Citation Excel are among the six at King County Airport/Boeing Field.

March 11, 2014 - 12:35pm

At the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference yesterday, leaders from Bombardier, Cessna and Embraer provided summaries of their companies’ standing. Following are some “takeaways” from the event. “Bombardier: The switch to the Learjet 70/75 and Challenger 350 should help Bombardier shore up business jet pricing. Bombardier completed high-speed taxi testing on the Learjet 85, so first flight is very close. The advantage of composites here is primarily lower costs with fewer parts.

February 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

Bombardier Business Aircraft has two aircraft on display at Abu Dhabi Air Expo, both flying the colors of owners from the Gulf region. One is a Challenger 605, managed by Sharjah’s Gulf Wings and being shown on behalf of an unidentified Kuwaiti owner.

February 19, 2014 - 1:55pm

Jet Aviation Hong Kong recently received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide line and base maintenance for the Gulfstream G450 The MRO is a Gulfstream factory-authorized warranty service center for the G450/G550/G650. Jet Aviation Hong Kong offers line maintenance, inspections and defect rectifications, AOG support and has access to a 99,027-sq-ft hangar. The company holds Hong Kong CAD maintenance repair station approval, an FAA repair station certificate and mainland China JMM approval for PRC-registered aircraft.

February 5, 2014 - 11:45am

Baker Aviation has promoted Ray Goyco, Jr. to president. Goyco joined the Addison, Texas-based company in 2012 as COO and implemented a business plan that expanded maintenance operations to 25,400 sq ft of floor space in three separate hangars. Last April, Goyco and his team added Falcon maintenance to the OpsSpecs, broadening a line-up of aircraft that already included Hawker, King Air, Beechjet, Citation, Learjet, Challenger and Gulfstream.

February 4, 2014 - 3:24pm

Projected demand for private charter flights over the next 30 days is down significantly from where it stood at the start of January, according to the latest data from online charter portal Avinode. The company’s demand index for February 2 shows lower air charter demand levels on both sides of the Atlantic for the light, midsize and large-cabin jet categories surveyed each month by Avinode for AIN.

January 28, 2014 - 2:35pm

Flexjet saw a 60-percent surge in new fractional aircraft sales and a 57-percent jump in jet card sales last month year-over-year, the company announced yesterday. For the entire year, Flexjet’s fractional share sales rose 10 percent, while jet card sales climbed 29 percent over 2012. After 18 years under Bombardier Aerospace’s wing, Flexjet was acquired last month by Directional Aviation Capital.

 
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