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European Union and Chinese Government Form Aviation Partnership

Calling for closer cooperation between Chinese and European aviation authorities, the Chinese government and European Union have formed a five-year partnership, linking technical cooperation with policy dialogue.Launched officially today, the EU-CHINA Aviation Partnership Project (APP) was initiated in September of last year and has a budget of 10 million euros,...
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New Flight Time Limitations for Pilots

As the new EASA Flight Time Limitations (FTL) rules came into effect on February 18th, the industry shifts to a fully harmonised European set of rules aimed at preventing air crew fatigue from constituting a risk to flight safety. However, with low levels of understanding of the complex new rules,...
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Charter an airplane or helicopter for VIP purposes

Our VIP department understands the needs of VIP clients. We serve top government officials, celebrities and chief executive officers to the highest satisfaction. Whether you are looking to outfit an aircraft or helicopter for your personal use, for charter or leasing purposes, for a VIP, for organized gaming trips, or...
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Supersonic business jets are on the horizon, NASA says

NASA said it has reached a breakthrough in the design of supersonic business jets. "It's the first time we have taken a design representative of a small supersonic airliner and shown we can change the configuration in a way that is compatible with high efficiency and have a sonic signature"...
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WHAT IS BUSINESS AVIATION?

Business aviation is the use of any “general aviation” aircraft for a business purpose. The Federal Aviation Administration defines general aviation as all flights that are not conducted by the military or the scheduled airlines. As such, business aviation is a part of general aviation that focuses on the business...
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Greece signs 1.2 bln euro airport deal with Germany's Fraport

Greece's  government on Monday signed its first big privatisation deal with German airport operator Fraport, awarding it a 1.2 billion euro contract to lease and manage 14 regional airports.Privatisations have been a key condition of Greece's international bailouts since 2010. But Athens has raised only about 3.5 billion euros from...
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Cessna rolls out first production Latitude

With certification still expected in the second quarter, Cessna rolled the first Citation Latitude to be delivered to a customer off the production line in Wichita, Kansas, on 29 January.“Today the first one is rolling out of the factory on schedule. It’s a pretty exciting day,” says Ron Draper, senior vice-president of integrated...
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Air Charter Association survey predicts positive growth for 2014

The results of a survey conducted by the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) shows that its members are confident that business conditions will improve during 2014. The response to the survey of BACA members has been outstanding and delivers an interesting snapshot of where BACA members see business progressing.For example...
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Biz jet deliveries plummet by half since 2007

Last year's business jet delivery tally of 675 aircraft was half the total at the height of the market in 2007 - according to an industry study compiled by Flightglobal's Ascend Advisory.While North America and Europe still remain the two key markets for new aircraft deliveries, their combined share of...
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Demand for personal jets remains strong

Demand for personal jets remains strong, according to the handful of niche developers, but it has been a turbulent year for most of them and the race to be first to market is as wide open as ever.Diamond - previously a front-runner with certification and service entry originally planned for...
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