Regulatory disarray crippling Sub-Saharan Africa’s Bizav sector

Sub-Saharan Africa’s business aviation industry is yet to achieve its full potential as a result of chaotic regulatory regimes. Citing speakers at the Aviation Africa conference held in Kigali, Rwanda, Peter Shaw-Smith reports in his 18 March 2017 AINonline news article: “The business aviation industry in sub-Saharan Africa faces several challenges to profitable and efficient

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Skytime Jets and Ryan Aviation enter partnership deal

Skytime Jets and Ryan Aviation Group have agreed to enter a strategic partnership deal for European market operations. Terry Spruce’s 20 March 2017 news article for Corporate Jet Investor reports: “Skytime Jets will be partnering with Los Angeles-based private jet company Ryan Aviation Group to specialise in global music tours.” The deal brings to fruition

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Beijing 999 adds Gulfstream G550 to fleet

The Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Centre (Beijing 999) has purchased a Gulfstream G550 to support its disaster relief and medical evacuation operations. In a news article published at the FlightGlobal website on 20 March 2017, Kate Sarsfield reports: “The large-cabin twinjet will be outfitted at the US airframer’s maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in

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Chinese government relaxes rules for business jet buyers

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) relaxed jet-buying regulations for certain classes of business jets. As Alud Davies reports in a news article published at the Corporate Jet Investor website on 9 March 2017: “China’s CAAC has abolished a rule stating that Chinese buyers needed to gain government approval before buying and registering business

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Diversity taking root as aviation companies hire more women

Companies in the global aviation industry are continuing to hire more women to positions across the board. This encouraging trend was revealed at the 2017 International Women in Aviation Conference, which was organised by Women in Aviation International (WAI), according to Amy Laboda’s 10 March 2017 news article published at the AINonline website. One conspicuous

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Flexjet successfully launches European operations

Flexjet has successfully launched its long-awaited European operations. “Flexjet has taken delivery of its first jet in Europe in the form of a Nextant 400XTi, and CEO of the company’s UK operations Ray Jones says that everything has gone to plan so far,” states a 9 March 2017 news article published at the European Business

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Australia transforming into major target market for aircraft manufacturers

Several business aircraft manufacturers are turning their focus towards the increasingly flourishing Australian private aviation market. Leading business jet manufacturing brands Embraer, Dassault and Gulfstream were among the participants that graced an international air show event at Australia’s Avalon City between 28 February and 5 March, according to a FlightGlobal news article by Emma Kelly.

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EFS relocates base to Landvetter amid operations expansion prospects

European Flight Service (EFS) has found a new home in Gothenburg for its head office operations. According to a 3 March 2017 news article from European Business Air News (EBAN), EFS “has relocated to Landvetter International Airport in Gothenburg and is building an FBO there.” The relocation comes at a time when the company is

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FAI finally phases out Learjet 35A aircraft

FAI rent-a-jet has finally phased out the Learjet 35A aircraft from its fleet. The company recently completed the sale transaction of the last of its four Learjet 35A aircraft to a new owner in Mexico, according to a 6 March 2017 Corporate Jet Investor news article by Terry Spruce. This is a significant development regarding

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Knox House appoints new Business Development Director

Knox House Trust Limited has announced the appointment of James Porter as the company’s new Business Development Director, according to Terry Spruce’s 28 February 2017 news article for Corporate Jet Investor. Porter’s elevation to this position has come hot on the heels of the recent appointment of Anthony Page as the company’s Managing Director. Porter

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