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Charter & Fractional

Charter Jet Pricing Moves Lower in January

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

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

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

Portside Buys Aviation Scheduling Software Maker SeaGil

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

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
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
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

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
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Continues MRO Expansion with Melbourne Site

The Falcon service center in Melbourne, Florida, marks Dassault’s latest move to bolster its service support in the U.S.
Rendering of Dassault's Falcon service center in Melbourne, Florida
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
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet MRO Malaysia Completes Falcon 2000 2C Check

The 2C inspection—completed once every 12 years—includes extensive removal and reinstallation of the entire cabin.
Aircraft technician working on a Falcon 2000
Maintenance and Modifications

Contracts To Grow Embraer's Macon Mx Facility

Two contracts with Envoy Air and JSX call for the addition of three heavy maintenance lines at Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services in Macon, Georgia.
Embraer maintenance crew on cherry picker

Textron Announces First Airline Order for SkyCourier

Mexico's startup regional airline Aerus has placed an order for two Cessna 408 SkyCourier and four Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprop singles.
Rendering of Aerus Cessna SkyCourier and Grand Caravan EX in flight

Volato Taking Delivery of Its First Two HondaJet Elite IIs

The deliveries stem from an order that Volato made for 25 HondaJet Elite IIs earlier this month.
HondaJet Elite II in showroom hangar
Charter & Fractional

Fast Air Expands Charter Service to Vancouver Region

Fast Air is constructing a facility at Abbotsford International Airport to accommodate the expanded charter service.
Fast Air Beechcraft King Air in the hangar

'Riblet' Skin To Reduce Fuel Consumption on Jets

Lufthansa Technik and BASF have developed an aircraft surface skin that reduces friction and improves fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Swiss International Air Lines workers applying the AeroSHARK skin to the fuselage of a Swiss Boeing 777-300ER.

Electric Air Conditioning Coming to King Air 360s

The new air conditioning system will be built into the structure of the King Air 360 twin turboprop airplane, limiting its effect on cabin space.
Beechcraft King Air 360 in flight

West Star Adds Satcom STC for Bombardier Global Express

The STC that West Star Aviation is offering is a replacement to the original Inmarsat satcom system in the Bombardier Global Express.
Bombardier Global Express on the ramp at West Star Aviation
Maintenance and Modifications

Pulse Aviation Adds Embraer-X's Beacon Mx Platform

Business aircraft MRO Pulse Aviation has signed on to Embraer-X’s Beacon digital maintenance coordination platform.
Aft view of business jet