Ian Sheppard

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Charter & Fractional

Luxaviation Broker Desk Marks Good First Year

Worldwide group says local offices for charter sales, and central broker desk in Luton, has worked well.
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Airports

Bag Stolen from Taxiing VistaJet CL650 at Lagos

Aircraft was reportedly taxiing to customs and immigration when crew bag was stolen. It later went to EAN Aviation’s FBO.
Maintenance and Modifications

Daher CDG Spares Base To Boost Falcon Support

Contract to build CDG Falcon-spares center builds on existing relationship with Dassault.
Charter & Fractional

Jet Aviation Obtains Maltese Air Operator Certificate

Having announced at EBACE 2017 that it had signed a joint venture agreement in Malta, Swiss firm has now been granted an AOC by the Malta CAD.
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Aircraft

Pilatus PC-24 Awarded EASA and FAA Certification

First aircraft to be delivered to PlaneSense in the U.S. in January.
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Airlines

CEFA Aviation Software Lets Pilots Review Their Flights

Automation is leading pilots to get less and less manual flying time, but this new tool allows them to self-review post-flight in confidence.
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Training and Workforce

Speaker Line-Up Announced for Dubai Air Show Training Event

The Middle East will need 58,000 new pilots and 66,000 new skilled maintenance personnel to staff the region’s airlines between now and 2035.
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Engines

Rolls-Royce Opens New Mideast Service Center

UK engine manufacturer says it now has enhanced service reach around the globe.
Engines

Rolls-Royce Opens New Mideast Service Center

UK engine manufacturer says it now has enhanced service reach around the globe.
Aircraft

Farnborough Airshow Aims to Thrill Again in 2018

Organizers of the Farnborough International Airshow say they are enhancing the show, the site and adding new content as its footprint grows.
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Aircraft

Isle of Man Will 'Robustly Defend' M-Reg Aircraft Transactions

Ten years after starting the M-register for private aircraft, the Isle of Man is under the spotlight after data from a law firm was leaked.
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Aircraft

Nextant Aerospace Completes G90XT Test Program

Nextant is now on the cusp of FAA certification for the King Air G90XT, with EASA validation to follow.
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Aircraft

VistaJet Sees Strong Growth Since Entering U.S. Market

The worldwide operator says quality is the key to its services, with 72 owned aircraft with common branding.
Maintenance and Modifications

Textron Introduces ProMaintenance for Operators

ProMaintenance is a turnkey package that considerably eases the maintenance management burden for operators.
Maintenance and Modifications

Textron Introduces ProMaintenance for Operators

ProMaintenance is a turnkey package that considerably eases the maintenance management burden for operators.
FBOs

Hawker Pacific Second Shanghai FBO Gets CIQ

While business aviation activity is increasing in China, AsBAA is focusing on Asia as a whole with various regional chapters being formed.
Safety

Argus Launches Operational Excellence Program

Argus International is giving flight departments an opportunity to further improve in safety and other areas.
Avionics

TrueNorth Becomes SD Avionics

Satcom Direct has redefined the connectivity capabilities of business aircraft over the past 20 years.
Airports

Devastated St. Maarten Resumes Civil Aviation Flights

Three hurricanes in September caused chaos, the first–Irma–devastating the small Caribbean island.
Aircraft

Comlux Signs First BBJ MAX 8 Completions Contract

The Swiss company carries out completions at a facility in Indianapolis.
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Aircraft

TAG Aviation Asia Awarded San Marino AOC

San Marino AOC will open up more possibilities for TAG Aviation Asia customers, beyond the company’s Hong Kong AOC.
Airports

Larry Flynn Joins Finance Company's Foray into Aviation

Former Gulfstream chairman has joined the advisory board of Capital Aviation Group.
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Cayman Sees Increase in Bizav Visitors

Only an hour from Florida, the Cayman Islands represents a low-cost, low-bureaucracy base for international businesses.
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

MEBAA Expands Influence in Middle East and North Africa

In 2018 MEBAA will focus on a broader range of countries, such as Jordan and Tunisia.
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Training and Workforce

CAE Launches Master Pilot Program for Bizav

Flexjet has extended its pilot flight training contract with CAE for a further six years.
Aircraft

Ninth ACJneo is a 319 Set for Asia

Airbus Corporate Jets says it has sold a ninth ACJ320neo family aircraft.
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Aircraft

Pilatus Expects PC-24 First Delivery by Year-end

Swiss manufacturer Pilatus is readying for its much-hyped twin jet to receive type certification by the end of December.
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Finance, Taxes, Insurance

AMS Cayman Signs Leasing Accord with MLR

Two companies bring vast experience in airliner and business jet management with a focus on airliners leased by non-scheduled operators.
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Engines

Rolls-Royce Continues to Improve Top-End Service

UK engine manufacturer is working hard to maximize engine support for Gulfstream, Bombardier and Embraer fleets it powers.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Hampton Aviation Soups Up King Air with new A/C, eABS

Arkansas company has brought an upgraded King Air to NBAA static to demo aircon and braking systems.
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