Embraer Phenom 300 is World’s Most Delivered Business Jet 4th Time in a Row
Top 5 Aviation Management Software Trends for 2017
Airbus A320 Celebrates 30 Years and Still Going Strong
Using Social Media Marketing for Hiring
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    • Strong increase in Sapphire Pegasus Award nominations

      The Sapphire Pegasus Award recognizes and honors outstanding performances by companies and individuals in Business Aviation. In total 115 nominations were received at March 13 deadline which represents an increase 32% over last year. Most of nominations were for companies; several were for individual professionals. The Board of Advisors is now...

    • The Last Call for Award Nominations and introduction of the Advisory Board

      The organizers of the Sapphire Pegasus Awards have announced that due to exceptional demand the deadline for nominations has been extended by one week. The closing deadline will be Monday 13th March, this allows more time for companies to send in their nominations for all categories. The nomination procedure for the Sapphire Pegasus Award is...

    • Using Social Media Marketing for Hiring

      2016 weren’t easy for airlines around the globe that continue to struggle with ways of finding pilots to fill cockpit seats. 2017 is expected to be an even more pressing year, as Boeing, Airbus and other manufacturers keep accelerating their production, while the already small pool of qualified FOs and PICs grows at a significantly slower pace....

    • Top 5 Aviation Management Software Trends for 2017

      Whether you are an aviation student, a flight instructor or just a tech-savvy aviator, it is important to follow trends in technology. As there’s always something new on the horizon, the following trends in technology can impact your business growth or introduce new methods of studying. Thus, the IT professionals from aviation training...

    • Embraer Phenom 300 is World’s Most Delivered Business Jet 4th Time in a Row

      Embraer Executive Jets delivered 63 Phenom 300 light jets in 2016, the highest volume of any business jet model for the year, according to a report made by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). This is the fourth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves this mark, and it has accumulated 266 deliveries since 2013. “We...

    • Airbus A320 Celebrates 30 Years and Still Going Strong

      When the no. 1 A320 performed its maiden flight 30 years ago today, few could have predicted how this single-aisle jetliner would transform the air transport industry – and Airbus itself. The A320’s initial liftoff, performed from France’s Toulouse-Blagnac Airport adjacent to Airbus headquarters, opened new standards with the...

    • How Important is Pilot’s Age?

      How important is the age factor in the pilot’s career one may ask oneself. Two aspects are important at this point. The legal age to start your training and get a pilot’s licence tempts the beginners that dream about a career in aviation. On the other hand, strict age restrictions define when it is a time to finish your pilot’s...

    • Antonia Lukacinova: The Story Behind The Sapphire Pegasus Award

      After the inauguration of the Sapphire Pegasus Award during a fabulous Gala Event in Prague, we sat down with Antonia Lukacinova to find out how it all came about. Antonia, the CEO of Media Tribune marketing communications agency is the brainchild of the Award and has worked tirelessly and determinedly to conceive this act and bring it to the...

    • Embraer Phenom 300 is World’s Most Delivered Business Jet 4th Time in a Row

      Embraer Executive Jets delivered 63 Phenom 300 light jets in 2016, the highest volume of any business jet model for the year, according to a report made by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). This is the fourth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves this mark, and it has accumulated 266 deliveries since 2013. “We...

    • Airbus A320 Celebrates 30 Years and Still Going Strong

      When the no. 1 A320 performed its maiden flight 30 years ago today, few could have predicted how this single-aisle jetliner would transform the air transport industry – and Airbus itself. The A320’s initial liftoff, performed from France’s Toulouse-Blagnac Airport adjacent to Airbus headquarters, opened new standards with the...

    • Gulfstream Sells Final G150, Marks End Of 10-year Production Run

      Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has sold the last Gulfstream G150, marking the end of the mid-size aircraft's more than 10-year production run. The final G150 will be delivered to a customer in mid-2017. “The G150 has had a distinguished history, spanning more than a decade,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, “and it remains...

    • Gulfstream Names Matthew Murphy Regional VP of Sales for Mexico and Central America

      Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named Matthew Murphy regional vice president of Sales for Mexico and Central America. He reports to Fabio Rebello, regional senior vice president, International Sales, Florida and Latin America. Murphy is responsible for aircraft sales to new and existing customers in Mexico and Central America. He will...

    • Cessna Celebrates Segment Leadership with 5,000th Citation Light Jet Delivery

      Cessna Aircraft Company announced that it has recently delivered the 5,000th Citation light business jet, a Citation M2,  to Helitrip Charter LLP, which is leasing the aircraft to Catreus Ltd., an established charter operator based in the U.K. This milestone demonstrates Textron Aviation’s leadership in the light jet segment. To celebrate...

    • Airbus Welcomes First-Ever Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation

      Airbus welcomes the climate agreement reached by governments at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, October 5th. The agreement puts in place the world’s first Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). This represents a key pillar in the aviation industry's climate action...

    • Airbus’ Beluga XL Transporter Continues to Take Shape

      When Airbus’ Beluga XL oversize cargo airlifter enters service, it will have the same visual appeal as its well-loved predecessor – the A300-600ST Super Transporter, more commonly known as the Beluga ST – thanks to the design of its nose and main cargo door. The whale-like face that earned the original Beluga its nickname is iconic –...

    • Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev’s Contract Extended for 5 Years

      Russian Helicopters has announced its CEO Alexander Mikheev’s contract extension until 2021. The decision was made on September 27, 2016 at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Russian Helicopters. “During the three years under Alexander Mikheev’s guidance, Russian Helicopters has shown constant growth of all key financial...

    • CEO of Meridian Air Company Receives Honorary Certificate of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation

      Mr. Vladimir Lapinsky, CEO of Meridian Air Company, receives an Honorary Certificate of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation for performance achievements and long-term and honest commitment to work in aviation industry by decree 260/N as of August 7, 2016 issued by Russian Ministry of Transport. The award ceremony took place on the...

    • Jet Aviation Installs its First Advanced Aviation Dishwasher in Basel

      Jet Aviation recently installed its first cutting-edge in-flight dishwasher (ADW 600) that was developed in-house at its Basel facility to support all aircraft types. The ADW 600 was successfully installed in Basel on a VVIP Airbus 330-200ER. The Aviation DishWasher (ADW 600) was installed by Jet Aviation on a VVIP Airbus 330-200ER and...

    • Vertis Aviation Adds G550 to Its Portfolio in Cooperation with Executive Air Services

      Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation is further expanding its ultra-long range capabilities with the addition of a second Gulfstream G550 to its portfolio. The aircraft, a 2006-built G550, N-G5V, which can seat up to 13 passengers, is operated by 24 year old Executive Air Services (EAS), a Miami, FL based aircraft management, sales and charter...

    • Euro Jet To Open Lounge in Karlovy Vary in Czechia

      Euro Jet announced the opening of its newest VIP complimentary crew lounge in the Czech Republic’s premier spa resort town of Karlovy Vary. The new lounge will open just in time for the International Karlovy Vary Film Festival which will take place on July 1 ‒ 9, 2016. This is the third lounge for Euro Jet’s Czech Republic operation as it...

    • VistaJet Receives Its First EBAA Diamond Safety of Flight Award

      VistaJet announced it has been honoured at the European Business Aviation Association’s Safety of Flight Awards, where it was awarded EBAA’s Diamond Safety of Flight Award. VistaJet is the first operator ever to receive the accolade, which is given to companies that surpass 50 years, or 100,000 hours, of flying without an accident. The...

    • Textron Aviation honors Lufthansa Flight Training with European High Utilization Award

      Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced Germany’s Lufthansa Flight Training as the winner of its 2016 High Utilization Award for Europe, reinforcing the longstanding relationship between the two companies. “We are delighted once again to recognize the high utilization achievements of Lufthansa Flight...

    • VistaJet receives first ever EBAA Diamond Safety of Flight award

      VistaJet, the global leader in business aviation, is pleased to announce it has been honoured at the European Business Aviation Association’s (EBAA) Safety of Flight Awards, where it was awarded EBAA’s Diamond Safety of Flight Award. VistaJet is the first operator ever to receive the accolade, which is given to companies that surpass 50 years,...

    • Comlux sells Airbus ACJ319 to the Government of Slovakia

      Comlux the Aviation Group announced that its aircraft sales & acquisition division, Comlux Transactions, has contracted with the Government of Slovakia for the sale of a pre-owned Airbus ACJ319 including a total support package, aircraft maintenance, cabin upgrade, installation of security systems onboard and entry into service...

    • Tallinn Airport Awarded Title of Responsible Business Operator

      The gala reception held on the evening of 5 October as part of Tallinn Enterprise Day saw the announcement of the winners of the Tallinn Enterprise Awards for 2016. The competition is designed to recognise and reward business operators and all enterprising people. Awards were presented to the most outstanding business operators in seven...

    • Vilnius Airport Runway Reconstruction To Cost Nearly €25 Million

      The runway reconstruction planned for the summer of 2017 at Vilnius Airport will cost nearly €25m to the enterprise. Such an estimate was made taking into account the prices of the necessary technical work under the project and the expenditures of other European airports for such work. The estimated price will not be increased because the open...

    • Riga Airport Asserts Its Leading Position in the Baltics

      On 18 July 2016, the Council of SJSC Riga International Airport got acquainted with the progress of the action plan of the Airport's business plan for the first half of the year. "By serving 45% of the entire Baltic air passenger traffic and 46% of the air cargo volumes in the 1st half of 2016, Riga Airport keeps its leading position in the...

    • FBO RIGA: Opening new Fronts

      With an opening of an ultra-modern business aviation center in September 2015, FBO RIGA continues to push for better customer experience. The center is the biggest in the Baltics and one of the biggest in the EU. It highlights the growing significance of Riga Airport as a business aviation hub for the Scandinavia and Baltic region. The...

    • Piret Mürk-Dubout is the New CEO of Tallinn Airport

      At the meeting held on 27 June 2016, the supervisory board of Tallinn Airport appointed Piret Mürk-Dubout the company’s new CEO. She will start in the new position on 29 August. The employment contract with the new chief executive was entered into for five years. The chairman of the Tallinn Airport supervisory board Margus Puust said the...

    • Moscow Region Government has Approved Sheremetyevo Airport Development Project

      Moscow region authorities have approved Northern Terminal Complex development project that will make Sheremetyevo one of the major passenger and cargo hubs in the world. New modern Terminal B with extended infrastructure will be built in place of the old terminal building by 2018. Here there will be a multi-level parking, subterranean...

    • Palanga Airport One of Fastest Growing Airports in Europe

      According to the European airport traffic statistics for April 2016 released by Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE), Palanga Airport is rated as one of the fastest growing air gateways in the whole continent. In April 2016, 19.4 thousand passengers travelled through Palanga Airport, i.e. 87.3% more compared to the previous...

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      Estonian Airports Keep Breaking Records

      Tallinn Airport serviced more than 201,000 passengers in May, with the number of regular travellers growing by 2% year on year. According to Eero Pärgmäe, the director of marketing at Tallinn Airport, this year’s summer flight schedule has gotten off to quite a successful start. “Direct flights to Athens, Thessaloniki and Odessa were...

    • Top 5 Aviation Management Software Trends for 2017

      Whether you are an aviation student, a flight instructor or just a tech-savvy aviator, it is important to follow trends in technology. As there’s always something new on the horizon, the following trends in technology can impact your business growth or introduce new methods of studying. Thus, the IT professionals from aviation training...

    • How Important is Pilot’s Age?

      How important is the age factor in the pilot’s career one may ask oneself. Two aspects are important at this point. The legal age to start your training and get a pilot’s licence tempts the beginners that dream about a career in aviation. On the other hand, strict age restrictions define when it is a time to finish your pilot’s...

    • CEPA Expo 2016 – Delegates Declare “We have seen the Future”

      As CEPA EXPO 2016 was brought to a close delegates reflected on an incredible three days of events, presentations and workshops of the highest quality. More than 150 delegates attended CEPA EXPO 2016 and witnessed some of the most forward looking presentations seen at the event so far. Proceedings got underway on Tuesday with the brand new...

    • The V Baltic Business Aviation Forum Turned Out to Be a Successful Event

      On August the 5th the V Anniversary Baltic Business Aviation Forum resulted in a successful event in Jurmala. The event has its history and again gathered a solid number of participants from the number of business aviation professionals. This year the greatest number of delegates registered at the event. Event schedule was a traditional one –...

    • V Baltic Business Aviation Forum Program Announced

      On August the 5th, 2016 the V Baltic Business Aviation Forum organized by the Russian United Business Aviation Association will take place in Jurmala, Latvia. The forum program includes a number of events, in particular – a conference, a tour around Riga International Airport, visit to Business aviation center FBO RIGA. The conference...

    • BACA Rings the Changes for the 2016 BACA Awards

      BACA (the Air Charter Association) is presenting a brand new set of Awards for 2016. The highly regarded annual Awards ceremony is taking place at London Guildhall on 19th October. After a series of successful Awards launches BACA decided the event should be refreshed to ensure that it remains reflective of current industry trends. With...

    • NOBLE Sponsors the V Baltic Business Aviation Forum

      On August the 5th, 2016, Jurmala, Latvia, will host the V, Anniversary Baltic Business Aviation Forum. The event is organized by the Russian United Business Aviation Association. The event will be organized on base of Riga International Airport; the evening reception for participants will take place in the evening in a chalet on Baltic Beach Hotel...

    • Fraport Group Establishes Fraport Aviation Academy at Ljubljana Airport

      Fraport AG, via its wholly-owned Aerodrom Ljubljana subsidiary, will establish the Fraport Aviation Academy at Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport by the end of 2016.  Aerodrom Ljubljana has received the corporate mandate for operating the new Academy to meet the increasing training and education requirements within the Fraport Group, as well as...

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