Aviator reveals plans to expand Georgian rotary services

Aviator is reportedly considering the expansion of its rotary services in Eastern Europe. According to a 10 May 2017 news article published at the European Business Air News (EBAN) website, the Tbilisi, Georgia-based private aviation operator has been successful in providing these services thus far. The decision by Aviator’s management to expand its Georgian operations

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Genesis Global Nigerian rotary operations get AOC nod

Genesis Global Aviation (GGA) has successfully acquired an AOC for flying choppers in Nigeria. An article published at the European Business Air News (EBAN) website on 5 May 2017 reports that GGA “has been granted an AOC by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to fly a fleet of EC155 helicopters, some reported to have previously

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Zenair takes kitplane workshops to Europe

Zenair is scheduled to hold inaugural kitplane workshops in Europe. According to Dave Calderwood’s news article published at the FLYER website on 2 May 2017: “The first will be on 29-30 June at Nancy, France, hosted by Zenair agent Barge Aviation.” The expansion of this particular workshop to Europe has been inspired by a similar

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Pilatus reports impressive 2016 end-year results

Pilatus Aircraft has reported significant revenue growth in 2016. According to Kate Sarsfield’s news article published at the FlightGlobal website on 2 May 2017, the company’s “general aviation division recorded a 30% hike in revenues during 2016, with the surge due almost entirely to the stellar performance of its flagship PC-12NG single-engined turboprop.” Sarsfield reports

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HeliValue$ projects sales rebound for light used choppers

HeliValue$ is predicting better days for the light used helicopters market. According to Mark Huber’s 24 April 2017 news article published at the AINonline website, a report from the aircraft valuation services company is indicating that “the used helicopter market might be rebounding off the bottom, based on its first-quarter 2017 analysis released late last

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GainJet’s medical evacuation unit sets up shop in London

GainJet has completed the process of setting up its London Stansted base for European medical evacuation operations. “GainJet will provide the service using one of the group’s Bombardier Challenger 604 medevac aircraft registered under its Irish AOC, GainJet Ireland,” according to Terry Spruce’s 21 April 2017 news article published at the Corporate Jet Investor website.

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Falcon’s Dubai VIP heliport becomes operational

Falcon Aviation’s UAE division has successfully commenced its VIP heliport operations in Dubai. According to a news article published at the European Business Air News (EBAN) website on 26 April 2017, the company “has opened a VIP heliport at Dubai South Al Maktoum International Airport, where it will have two based charter helicopters.” VIP Heliport

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Air Harrods gets new head

Air Harrods has a new head executive following the appointment of Dawn Wyatt to the helm of the company, according to a news article published at the European Business Air News (EBAN) website on 20 April 2017. Wyatt was Air Harrods’ Head of Operations before her promotion to the top position at the company. Air

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China’s Minsheng makes US debut with private jet deal

Minsheng Financial Leasing has debuted in the US private jet market with a deal for the lease of three of its business jet aircraft. Minsheng has entered a deal with Jet Edge for the lease of three Embraer Legacy 650 business jets, according to Greg Waldron’s 17 April 2017 news article published at the FlightGlobal

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Skyplan Services sets up shop in Tokyo

Skyplan Services has finally established a presence in Tokyo with the opening of a new office in the Japanese capital. A news article published at the AINonline website on 12 April 2017 reports that Skyplan “has opened an office in Tokyo to serve the Japanese market and the wider region.” The new Tokyo office effectively

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