Being a business aviation operator is complicated - there's a lot of different things to bring together and keep track of, especially if you are operating internationally and into airports you're not used to. There's plenty of software, apps and websites out there that can help with various elements but...
Biggin Hill operator Zenith Aviation has added a brand new Learjet 75 to its fleet. Zenith Aviation was established in September 2013 following the acquisition of Perfect Aviation by the Markerstudy Group. Sevenoaks-based Markerstudy Group is prominent within the UK insurance industry and has several other diverse business interests which...
Farnborough, UK-based private jet management company 51 North has acquired long established management and charter operator Executive Aviation Services, ushering in a new era for the two family-run and managed businesses. This move brings together the worldwide and AOC expertise of the two companies. The partnership coincides with EAS's 21st...
Regional and City Airports has won the bidding for the airfield operator contract at Lee-on-Solent, also known as Daedalus. Expressions of interest from potential bidders were sought in late 2015 and six companies came forward, of which 5 submitted bids all the way through to the final stages.  The bids...
Stobart Southend time trial
Stobart Executive Handling at London Southend Airport has undertaken a luxury time trial to prove it is one of the most convenient business jet centres for the capital. On a cold Wednesday earlier this month, a Range Rover and Jaguar XJ supplied by local car dealer Beadles Group lined up...
It's taking time but flight schools across Europe are beginning to appreciate the fuel savings possible with diesel-powered training aircraft. The latest convert is Billund Air Centre (BAC) in Denmark which has just taken delivery of the first Piper Archer DX into Scandinavia. "The Archer DX's technology and excellent fuel...
EASA's Safety Management System deadline of September 2016 for Part 145 MROs is coming round the corner fast and it can be a bit of a nightmare to find a solution. CSE Citation Centre at Bournemouth Airport has beaten the deadline handsomely thanks to Centrik, the cloud-based operational management...
IAE Ltd, a leading UK based aircraft maintenance and avionic modification company, has been appointed as a Cessna Caravan & propeller aircraft authorised service facility at its Cranfield Airfield base. The additional capability highlights IAE’s on-going commitment to the Cessna fleet, and will provide significant benefits to UK &...
Airlec Air Espace, France’s oldest business aviation company, has been awarded the Baltic Air Charter Association’s (BACA) Humanitarian Award for its action during the Ebola crisis in west Africa in 2014. Airlec was the first European company to evacuate aid workers suffering from the virus, against global advice not to...
AltiJet, a French startup operator, has taken delivery of a new Daher TBM 900 turboprop single to provide charter flight services. AltiJet will be the first French operator to use the TBM900 for this purpose. The company was founded by Jean Gay, a 24 year-old pilot. AltiJet will offer private...
Professional racing driver and former Formula 1 star Mika Salo is joining a Finnish private aviation business. Go! Aviation is due to start operations in 2016 using Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop aircraft. ”I was immediately excited about the business concept of Go! Aviation, and decided to take part in it...
A new FBO costing 12.5 million euro has opened at Riga International Airport in the Baltic state of Latvia. FBO RIGA Business Aviation Centre provides a full range of ground handling services for business aircraft, passengers and crews. MRO for business jets is planned for the future. "Latvia has a...