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Charter & Fractional

Volato Offers Broker Perks To Use Its HondaJet Fleet

Volato's Broker Rewards program offers an up to 4 percent cash commission for booking its HondaJets.
Photo of Volato HondaJets at airport

Enigma Looks to Aviation To Build UAP Sightings Platform

Engima Labs has created a mobile app to develop an empirical network of UAP sightings for researchers.
Enigma Labs UAP reporting app displayed on iPhone with pop-out giving UAP sighting account

Embraer Certifies Medevac Interior for Phenom 300

Embraer's supplemental type certificate for the Phenom 300MED was developed with the aid of Umlaut and Aerolite.
Interior of Phenom 300 MED
Charter & Fractional

Magellan Jets Opens Private Terminal at KBED

The private terminal is located at Laurence G. Hanscom Field, which serves Magellan Jets' largest market.
Exterior view of Magellan Jets' private terminal

Safran Signs Support-by-the-Hour Contract

Yellowhead Helicopters operates missions for the forestry, mining, oil and gas, utility, and tourism industries.
Safran Helicopters technicians working on a Safran Arriel engine
Cabin Interior and Electronics

STCs for SmartSky Hardware Expand To Falcon 900

STCs for SmartSky'a air-to-ground connectivity hardware already include business jet types from Textron Aviation, Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Embraer.
Dassault Falcon 900 trijet on ramp
Maintenance and Modifications

Aero Star Receives Mexican AFAC Repair Authorization

The Mexican repair station authorization builds on the company's FAA certification.
Embraer Phenom 300 on static display
Maintenance and Modifications

Embraer's Beacon Adds Vortex Aircraft Services

Embraer's Beacon maintenance coordination platform will help support Vortex Aircraft Services to expand its Charlotte, North Carolina operations.
Vortex technician working on aircraft engine
Charter & Fractional

Jet It Chooses Gogo's Connectivity Solution for Fleet

Jet It already had its HondaJets equipped with Gogo's connectivity solution but has expanded to include its G150 and Phenom 300 jets.
Jet It Gulfstream G150 and HondaJet in flight

IADA Reports Used Aircraft Sales Edged Higher in 2022

The International Aircraft Dealers Association sees the used aircraft sales market moderating in 2023.
Partial image of business jets
Charter & Fractional

Charter Jet Pricing Moves Lower in January

Average hourly charter pricing eases following the holiday season.
Gulfstream G100 Astrajet on arrival
Charter & Fractional

Flexjet To Expand Private Jet Terminal Network

Fractional-jet-share provider Flexjet will soon have eight of its own private terminal them in the U.S. after it opens three more.
Flexjet's private terminal at Dallas Love Field

Textron Marks Delivery of 3,000th Caravan

Azula Conecta bought the milestone airplane, a Cessna Grand Caravan EX.
Delivery of the 3,000th Cessna Caravan

N.C. Aviation Museum Changes Name To Honor Sullenberger

In addition to the name change to Sullenberger, the museum is building a 105,000-sq-ft multi-building campus.
US Airways Airbus A320
Charter & Fractional

Ventura Air Expands Managed Charter Fleet

The Farmingdale, New York aircraft management and charter company has added two Bombardier Challenger 60s and a Cessna Citation XLS.
Bombardier Challenger 604

Portside Buys Aviation Scheduling Software Maker SeaGil

Portside has acquired SeaGil Software and its Bart scheduling product suite.
Partial image of a business jet

Southeast Aero STCs Garmin GI 275 for Part 25 Aircraft

Southeast Aerospace designed an adapter plate for the Garmin GI 275 that it said simplifies installation.
Garmin GI 275 electronic flight instrument
Maintenance and Modifications

ASI Revamps Debonair, Piper Meridian Cockpits

Avionics installer ASI highlighted Garmin avionics upgrades on two high-performance single-engine airplanes.
Upgraded cockpit of a Beechcraft Debonair
Maintenance and Modifications

Av8 Group Expands Landing Gear Overhaul Capacity

The addition of a second coordinate measuring machine system doubles Av8's landing gear overhaul capacity,
Photo of Coordinate Measuring Machine System

Yingling Adds 13th Hangar To Accommodate MRO Demand

The 22,00-sq-ft hangar is the eighth one Yingling Aviation has added in the past three years.
Photo of Yingling Aviation hangar
Charter & Fractional

JSX Progresses On Adding Starlink Wi-Fi to Fleet

JSX began equipping its fleet with Starlink airborne connectivity in early December following FAA approval.
Image of JSX Engine and Tail
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Satcom Direct HQ Turns to Solar Power

The business aviation connectivity provider has installed a 1,200-panel solar farm at its Florida headquarters.
Aerial view of Satcom Direct's solar farm

Used Business Aircraft Inventories Climb, Values Slip

With pre-owned business aircraft inventories climbing, asking values are slipping, albiet remaining higher than a year ago.
Preowned G650 for sale
Charter & Fractional

Nomad Adds Five Aircraft to Charter Fleet in 2022

The long-range, large-cabin business jets join Nomad's charter fleet consisting of a Gulfstream G450, a Bombardier Global 5000, and an Airbus ACJ319.
Cabin of Nomad Aviation's Global 5000

AviationManuals Updates International Flight Planning Codes

The Rockville, Maryland company has updated its international operations procedure service to comply with new FAA flight planning codes.
Image of earth at night

Airbus Helicopters Completes Buy of German MRO, Supplier

ZF Luftfahrttechnik—which was acquired by Airbus Helicopters—has delivered more than 10,000 gearboxes.
Airbus H135 on static display at Farnborough Air Show

Jetcraft Goes Carbon-neutral Via Azzera Partnership

Jetcraft has removed 3,596 verified tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions through its partnership with Azzera.
Image of wind turbines

Newcomer Demand for Private Flying Wanes, Foley Says

New entrants to private aviation are tightening their budgets and returning to the airlines amid concerns of a recession.
Partial image of business jet

New State Aviation Acquires Blackhawk Aerospace

New State Aviation Holdings expects its acquisition of Blackhawk Aerospace to double business.
Beechcraft King Airs parked in front of Blackhawk Aerospace's headquarters
Charter & Fractional

XO Expands New York-South Florida Shared Flights

The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based air charter broker will offer shared charter flights from Republic Airport to Palm Beach International Airport.
Passengers deplaning XO CRJ-200 twinjet