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LABACE 2006 cancelled, but ‘07’s in the works

LABACE 2006 would have been the fourth Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition.

TAM has big plans for little jets

Brazilian charter operator Taxi Aereo Marila (TAM) believes the future of business aviation in Brazil includes very light jets (VLJs), and lots of them.

Gulfstream plans SVS for business aviation

Gulfstream secured bragging rights as the first airplane manufacturer to offer synthetic vision, formally launching an SVS certification program at last mo
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Pierre Gabriel Côté: Outsider Named President of Bombardier Business Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace reached outside the company last month to appoint Pierre Gabriel Côté president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, a position that had b

Robust growth continues for business aviation in EU

Eurocontrol, the European international body that coordinates upper-airspace IFR traffic, recently published a study about business aviation in its 31-nati

HeliSolutions sets up shop in upscale mall

On any given day at the ultra-exclusive Daslu shopping center in São Paulo, Brazil, the parking lot is filled with Mercedes-Benzes, Jaguars and BMWs.

Mesaba Permitted To Void Worker Contracts

A bankruptcy judge on July 14 allowed regional carrier Mesaba Airlines to void the contracts for 1,300 pilots, flight attendants and mechanics.

Airlines’ Loss Not Necessarily Bizav’s Gain

Into an environment in which airlines perceive business aviation as competition for high-end travelers comes a study suggesting that business aviation is n

Patent Lawsuit Takes Aim at Bombardier

International Water-Guard (IWG) Industries, a Canadian firm specializing in water treatment products for aircraft, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit

Challenger APU Retrofit Available

Bombardier has published a Service Bulletin for a Honeywell GTCP36-150 APU retrofit for Challenger 601s and 604s.

NTSB: ‘Serious Concern’ with ATC Alerts

Based on a study of 11 accidents that occurred between December 2002 and February this year, the NTSB expressed “serious concern” about the effectiveness o

Helicopters carry the day in Latin America

There is “lots of demand” for civil helicopters in Latin America, according to Danny Maldonado, v-p of Latin American sales for Bell Helicopter.
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CHC Helicopter ups ante in São Paulo

With an eye to expanding markets, CHC Helicopter is extending its presence in Brazil, where demand for offshore helicopter support of the oil industry is g

Embraer’s bizav no longer a one-trick pony

Two years ago Embraer had one product for the business aviation market, with the Legacy, an executive/VIP or corporate shuttle version of its ERJ 135 regio

New Turboprops

Turboprop-powered aircraft will continue to be effective business tools, though their role is likely to be eclipsed to an as yet unknown degree wi

Former Trajen FBOs Now Atlantic Aviation

Macquarie Infrastructure, a New York subsidiary of Australian-based Macquarie Bank, late last month closed on an agreement to purchase the Trajen network o

Look closely at FMS-provided runway data

About six months ago, someone–either a customer or an aircraft manufacturer–queried Rockwell Collins about a runway with a displaced threshold in a Pro Lin

Canadian ATC provider reduces user fees

Nav Canada is reducing user fees–or service charges–by 2 percent beginning next month.

Business Aviation in Latin America

Brazil’s largest business aviation services company, Líder Aviação, continues to spread its wings into new areas and anticipates a revenue increase of 40 p
Regulations and Government

FAA no nearer to new plan for agency financing

Despite assurances from FAA Administrator Marion Blakey that the agency was near a new financing plan, user-fee storm clouds continue to roil on the horizo

Business Aviation in Latin America

For years the business aviation market in Latin America was distinguished by little more than wishful thinking as manufacturers watched signs of interest t
Charter & Fractional

Charter broker aims for cleaner skies

Executive charter broker Flightplan has started making voluntary payments to offset the environmental impact of flights it books on behalf of clients.

TAG considers fight to increase movements at Farnborough

TAG Aviation has yet to confirm whether it will appeal the Rushmoor Borough Council’s rejection of its application to increase weekend movements at the Lon

UK authorizes new offshore register

The Isle of Man–a British Crown Dependency located in the Irish Sea between the UK and Ireland–expects to have its new aircraft register up and running nex

North AmericaN Avcraft facility

Corporate Jet Services, parent company of UK executive charter operator Club 328, is close to acquiring the Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Start-up launches N.Y.-London service

Silverjet, a new UK-based all-first-class, long-haul airline, is recruiting captains and copilots for its initial London-New York route, due to begin servi

Honda’s new aircraft division shifts into gear

Two weeks after Honda revealed its long-anticipated commercial plans for the HondaJet, the Japanese company on August 8 established a wholly owned subsidia

FAA: some NextGen ATC benefits are here

Seeking to dispel common misconceptions that the next-generation air transportation system (NGATS) will not provide benefits to users until 2025, FAA Admin

Overrun Arresting System Saves Falcon 900

A Falcon 900 overran Runway 1 during landing at Greenville Downtown Airport, S.C., on July 17, but was stopped by the Engineered Materials Arresting System

Need to Find or Unload a Hangar?

A new Web site called seeks to bring together hangar owners and potential buyers or renters.