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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aircraft

Comlux Signs First BBJ MAX 8 Completions Contract

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

Larry Flynn Joins Finance Company's Foray into Aviation

Former Gulfstream chairman has joined the advisory board of Capital Aviation Group.
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.
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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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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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.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

TAG Aviation Expands Geneva Cabin Capabilities

Swiss company has bolstered its European cabin refurbishment services at Geneva Airport.
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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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.
Airports

Biggin Hill Adds New Hangar, Hotel and Mx College Coming Soon

UK airport is using NBAA to start selling space in its almost-complete new hangar building, which can house 6 G650s.
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Rotorcraft

Industry Embraces HeliOffshore’s Constructive Safety Approach

The new association has garnered significant support for a more managed approach to improving safety in challenging environments.
Environment

Countdown to Intl. Aviation Emissions Scheme Begins

ICAO’s new aviation climate scheme was born following Europe’s ETS was criticized for its “extraterritorial” ambitions.
Rotorcraft

Helitech Expands Market Presence

Having come from small beginnings at Redhill and Duxford Aerodromes, HeliTech has come of age alternating between London and Amsterdam.
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Engines

Safran Unveils New Aneto Helicopter Engine Family

New engine promises 24 percent higher power-to-weight ratio but 15 percent lower operating costs.
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Aircraft

Turboprop Single Ops Could Boom in Europe

EASA now allowing Single Engine Turbine commercial operations in Europe has created a new market opportunity for operators.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

Flying Colours Repeats Cabin for Global Express

Canadian completions specialist has delivered a second cabin for customer in same design as his first aircraft, a Bombardier Challenger 850.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

Flying Colours Starts Expansion at St Louis

Canadian completions and MRO specialist is investing heavily in upgrading its facility at St Louis Airport.
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Charter & Fractional

Avinode Adding Wire Payments to PayNode

A year after launch in Orlando, Avinode payments subsidiary PayNode has signed up WorldFirst to provide it with a wire payments solution.
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