Charter airlines

October 27, 2008 - 10:43am

Singapore’s first Private Aviation Show, held at Seletar Airport on September 26 and 27, attracted more than 200 visitors. The event was supported by the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) and organized by Millionaire-Asia. Exhibitors included Bombardier, Dassault, Hawker Beechcraft, Lufthansa Private Jets, OrientSKYs, The Flying Club and VistaJet.

October 27, 2008 - 10:07am

For the first time in several years the unabashed exuberance that has prevailed at the annual NBAA Convention was replaced by concerns– if not outright fear–that business aviation’s rapid rate of climb is now nosing over into a descent that will likely be felt beginning in 2010 or 2011 and last for at least two years.

October 7, 2008 - 2:44pm

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that its Smart Parts program will be available for the Learjet 85 when the all-composite aircraft enters service. Smart Parts, first introduced in 1986 to support the Challenger 600 and 601, now covers airframe system components on nearly 1,000 aircraft, including 15 Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global models.

October 5, 2008 - 3:27pm

It was just a few short years ago that Embraer, with only one business jet in its stable and the market for 50-seat regional jets maturing, made the decision to suit-up for the business jet game. Now, at NBAA 2008, nobody doubts that this Brazilian manufacturer is pursuing its campaign as fiercely, and successfully, as it fought Bombardier et al for RJ sales.

October 5, 2008 - 3:11pm

The first of what could be as many as 80 Bombardier Challenger 300 super-midsize jets has entered service with block charter operator XOJet. The airplane features a distinctive interior developed by Bombardier for XOJet. It is on static display at Orlando Executive Airport.

October 5, 2008 - 8:22am

The first of what could be as many as 80 Bombardier Challenger 300 super-midsize jets has entered service with block charter operator XOJet. The airplane features a distinctive interior developed by Bombardier for XOJet. It is on static display at Orlando Executive Airport.

September 3, 2008 - 6:18am

Bombardier Business Aircraft has authorized Global Aviation of Portland-Hillsboro Airport to be an aircraft on ground/line maintenance facility (AOG/LMF) in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The authorization allows Global Aviation to perform line maintenance on the Learjet 40, 45 and 60; Challenger 604 and 605; and the Global series.

September 2, 2008 - 6:38am

German charter operator Jet Connection stopped flying early last month and appears to have ceased trading. The company’s management did not respond to AIN’s multiple requests for comment. However, a senior manager with a leading executive charter broker, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that Jet Connection has stopped operations and said that he did not expect them to resume.

August 29, 2008 - 1:57pm

Bombardier Business Aircraft has authorized Global Aviation of Portland-Hillsboro Airport to be an aircraft on ground/line maintenance facility (AOG/LMF) in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The authorization allows Global Aviation to perform line maintenance on the Learjet 40, 45 and 60; Challenger 604 and 605; and the Global series.

August 29, 2008 - 12:53pm

Germany’s DC Aviation, in a bid to become Europe’s largest operator of private jets, last month took delivery of a new Gulfstream G450, bringing its fleet to 31 business jets, ranging from the Learjet to the Airbus A319 ACJ. Delivery of the G450 follows the Stuttgart-based company’s May announcement that three Airbus A319 ACJs will join the fleet within 12 months. A total of 12 new aircraft will be added to the fleet this year.

 
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