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A look inside the world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Visitors to Dubai Air Show 2017 had the opportunity to explore the world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The jet is operated by Deer Jet and managed by UAS International Trip Support, and features a main lounge that accommodate 16 guests, two large dining tables, an enclosed master bedroom, and fully fitted bathroom.

27th November 2017



Duncan Aviation begins work on US$70m Utah maintenance facility

Duncan Aviation has begun construction on a new US$70m business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex in Provo, Utah, in the USA. The company will add nearly 275,000ft² of buildings, with a 222,000ft² maintenance and modifications center and a 53,000ft² paint facility.

23rd October 2017

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Solid May business aviation growth in Germany, UK and Spain, says WingX

Photo: Farnborough Airport has seen a 15% growth in business this year

Over 77,000 business aviation departures took place in May making it the busiest month of the year so far, says WingX’s Business Aviation Monitor monthly report.

The figures are an increase of 3.3% compared with May 2016, and a 17% increase on April 2017. The daily flight frequency during May was 2,486 departures, with largest gains coming in the second half of the month, coinciding with the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival. In comparison to 2016, year-to-date growth has increased by 3.2%.

There has been a strong growth in West and Central Europe for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, with Spain and the UK also making substantial gains. Flights arriving into Europe increased from all regions except Northern Africa, and arrivals from Russia were up by 3% in contrast to the 6% decline over the last 12 months. Departures from Europe to North America were up by 8% and flights to Asia-Pacific increased by 18% year-on-year.

There was modest growth at popular airports Paris-Le Bourget (France) and Geneva (Switzerland), with strongest year-on-year gains at London Luton (UK), which was up 6%, and Farnborough (UK), which saw a 15% growth. Biggin Hill (UK) and Stuttgart (Germany) saw year-on-year increases of 18%, and Nice (France) saw an 8% year-to-date increase, which is equivalent to an additional 85 flights each month.

June 14, 2017

By Felicity Butcher


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