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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018



Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018



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BAA and Luxaviation announce partnership

Business Aviation Asia (BAA), based in the Asia-Pacific region, has announced a strategic alliance with the Luxaviation Group, one of the biggest worldwide private aviation operators. The arrangement will see BAA provide high-level aircraft management services for business jet owners in the Greater China region (Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan), working in partnership with Luxaviation.

It is thought that BAA will integrate the premium global infrastructure and service culture of Luxaviation, providing charter, FBO, maintenance, aircraft management and transactions with operations in Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Latin America. BAA is owned by CMIG Aviation, part of the China Minsheng Investment Group.

Zhu Yimin, president of CMIG Aviation, said, “This new strategic partnership in aviation services will undoubtedly help play a highly important role in the further growth and development of China’s business aviation market. The agreement will bring the combined private and business aviation expertise of East and West into one unified service offering, with the kindred companies able to support and complement each other’s operations across Europe and Asia.”

Patrick Hansen, CEO of Luxaviation Group, added, “We are proud to have the opportunity to deliver our expertise to the fast-growing Asian and specifically the Chinese business jet market, and support BAA to further improve its client services in this region.”

April 13, 2017

Written by Chris Anderson


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