Ian Sheppard

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Environment

CJI Conference Hears Bizav Image Under Fire From Several Directions

Speaker at CJI London focus on addressing business aviation’s image problems—environmental, safety, and the "fat cat" perception.
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Aircraft

Bombardier’s Coleal Bullish on Bizav

Business aviation could see growth, mainly in the large cabin segment, if it enhances customer experience while fending off environment critics.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Schiebel Camcopter Supports River Pollution Emergency

The Camcopter has found myriad uses as a surveillance UAV, and has added emergency response to its repertoire.
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Safety

AAIB: Learjet 45 Nose Gear Collapse Due To Crew Braking

A Learjet 45's nose gear collapsed due to likely inadvertent crew braking during a towed pushback, mirroring at least three other similar incidents.
Environment

Leading Bizav Names Featured on ICAO CORSIA List

ICAO list of affected operators show business aviation is firmly part of global carbon-offsetting scheme.
Aircraft

Rolls-Royce Unveils Electric Race Plane

UK government-backed ACCEL venture is designed help spur development of electric propulsion technologies.
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Charter & Fractional

WiJet Closes French Subsidiary

Charter broker has pulled out of France having pulled out of the UK last year, and will now operate from Luxembourg.
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Accidents

VistaJet Global Skids off Runway at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

There were no reported injuries to the four occupants as the Global 6000 departed the runway on landing.
Airlines

Thales Reveals Next-generation FMS, PureFlyt

France’s Thales Group says all OEMs could benefit from PureFlyt, giving it a chance for adoption on Boeing airliner programs.
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Airlines

Etihad Signs Dispatch Deal WIth Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace will assist Etihad Airways in maximizing the performance and availability of its fleet.
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Airlines

Collins Clinches FlyBig PaxLink Order

FlyBig is a start-up airline that will benefit from PaxLink enabling reservation management and numerous other functions.
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UK Lunar Lander Will Be Tested in UAE

The Lunar Lander-Hopper is being developed in the UK in cooperation with Ukraine's Yuzhnoye design bureau.
Avionics

Transworld Selected as BendixKing Distributor

Bendix King and Transworld Aviation have entered into a distributor agreement covering the world outside North America.
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These suits are made for launching

The Under Armour suits are designed for use by space tourists on Virgin Galactic's suborbital flights from Spaceport America in New Mexico.
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Engines

Egyptair, GE Sign CFM Mx MOU

Egyptair has signaled its intention to contract with GE Aviation for consultancy services to help it develop CFM56-7B engine support.
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Rotorcraft

Helicopter Market Turning Corner at Last, Say Pundits

Speakers at Vertical Flight Expo heard that after ten turbulent years, the helicopter market could be recovering from the oil price downturn.
Aircraft

Pilatus Gears Up to Celebrate 80th Anniversary

The pride of the Swiss aerospace industry has reached new heights in recent years with its first jet, the PC-24.
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Airports

London Biggin Hill Sees Significant Scope for Growth

It is the closest airport to central London (apart from space-constrained London City), and certainly the closest business aviation airport.
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Schedaero To Roll Out Flight Crew App at NBAA-BACE

Avinode subsidiary Schedaero says new iOS crew app allows direct entry by pilots, and push notifications including pilot and aircaft status.
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Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Isle of Man Cleared in Bizjet Tax Avoidance Review

A detailed UK Government review found the Isle of Man correctly implemented and administered UK and EU VAT law for aircraft and yachts.
Training and Workforce

CAE Center Heralds EasyJet Shift to Evidence-based Training

EasyJet has started to train pilots in CAE’s new simulator center near Gatwick Airport, where it has five dedicated full-motion devices.
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Environment

Aviation Reps Call For Agreement on 2050 CO2 Target

Setting a clear CO2 target is critical if aviation is to respond and plan efficiently, while no clear alternatives to burning jet fuel yet exist.
Airports

TAG Farnborough Airport Wins Environmental Award

UK’s busiest purely business aviation airport has been recognized for its efforts to be Carbon neutral.
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Rotorcraft

Leonardo Delivers 1,000th AW139

Leonardo is confident it can go on to deliver 2,000 or even 3,000 AW139s even as competitors target the aircraft with their latest designs.
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Finance, Taxes, Insurance

ACE Brings Under-strain Brokers and Operators Together

What started several years ago as a low-key gathering of charter brokers has now blossomed in to a one-day “must attend” event for the industry.
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Environment

South Africa's Comair Flight Goes Carbon Neutral

Backing a range of accredited projects helps reduce net carbon but also to help in other ways, according to the South African operator.

Elite New York Set for Take Off

Elite event is a unique opportunity for those in the New York area and beyond to taste luxury in its various forms, not only shiny new aircraft.
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Dassault's Trappier Reflects on Bumper Falcon Sales Since Flat 1H

Unveiling its first half performance, Dassault Aviation CEO put the focus on the in-development 6X for boosting Falcon sales.
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Rosanvallon Stepping Down; Betbeze Named DFJ CEO

While welcoming Betbeze’s appointment, Eric Trappier recognized the tremendous contribution Rosanvallon has made to the company and the industry
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Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Owners Need Brexit Plan for Their Aircraft

Aircraft owners in the British Isles may need to consider whether to import aircraft to the “new EU” where they operate there regularly.