Dassault reports rising business jet sales in China

Dassault Aviation is experiencing favourable business tidings in the Chinese aviation market. According to a news article published at the AINonline website on 11 April 2017, the company “is showing its flagship Falcon 8X this week at ABACE 2017 in Shanghai, and if the success of the 7X in China is any indication, the 8X

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ACASS fast tracks European expansion

ACASS has completed the recruitment of personnel to key regional positions in efforts to fast track its European expansion. In a news article published at the Corporate Jet Investor website on 7 April 2017, Terry Spruce reports: “ACASS has strengthened its European presence with the appointment of Andrew Hoy as its new Vice President of

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Global Jet Capital predicts growth in Asia’s private jet demand

Global Jet Capital is predicting that Asia will experience growth in demand for operating leases for private jet purchases. As Terry Spruce reports in a news article published at the Corporate Jet Investor website on 13 April 2017: “Global Jet Capital expects demand for operating leases for the purchase of mid to heavy private jets

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Aerowest adds Encore+ to fleet

Aerowest has expanded its fleet with an additional Citation Encore+. “Aerowest has seen plenty of activity from is Citation Encore+, which replaced a Piper Cheyenne in the company’s fleet earlier this year,” according to a news article published at the European Business Air News (EBAN) website on 7 April 2017. Aerowest is based in Germany,

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Hawker Pacific bags Embraer ERJ service centre status

Hawker Pacific Asia’s Singapore MRO facility has been appointed to operate as an authorised service centre for Embraer business jets. According to a news article published at the Aero Australia website on 4 April 2017, the MRO facility will serve “as the authorised service centre for the ERJ 135 and ERJ 145 commercial jets for

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Luxaviation adds CL604 to charter fleet

Luxaviation UK has boosted its charter fleet with an additional Challenger 604. The private jet aircraft is based at Athens International Airport, from where it is available for immediate charter, according to a news article published at the European Business Air News (EBAN) website on 29 March 2017. The aircraft is destined for operations in

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HondaJet scheduled for debut flights to Hong Kong and Taipei

The HondaJet is scheduled to make its debut in the key aviation markets of Hong Kong and Taiwan. On 29 March 2017, Honda Aircraft Company announced that the HondaJet is due to take its inaugural flights to Hong Kong and Taipei in April, according to a news article posted at the Aero Australia website. These

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Pilatus PC-12 tops 2016 turboprop sales

The Pilatus PC-12 was the top-selling turboprop business jet model in 2016. In a news article published at the Corporate Jet Investor website on 23 March 2017, Terry Spruce reported that “Pilatus delivered 91 PC-12 NG single-engine turboprops, making it officially the top-selling turbine-powered business aircraft in the world.” Compared to the rest of the

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Hawker Pacific secures Dassault’s authorisation for Malaysian MRO facility

Hawker Pacific’s MRO in Malaysia is now a Dassault-authorised facility. In a news article published at the AINonline website on 24 March 2017, Curt Epstein cites the airframer’s report indicating that the facility “has been designated an authorised service centre (ASC) for the Dassault Falcon 8X, 7X, 2000EX EASy and the Falcon 900EX EASy series.”

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EBAA appoints new CEO

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has announced the appointment of Brandon Mitchener as its new Chief Executive Officer, according to a 22 March 2017 news article published at the EBAA website. Mitchener’s appointment takes effect on 3 April 2017. This news brings the organisation’s recruitment of Mitchener to its top executive position to a

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