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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



Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates flight test program milestone

Gulfstream Aerospace has reflected on the first ten flight tests for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets. The jets are twin-engine, with the G500 replacing the G450. The G500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,260km) at Mach 0.85, with nonstop flights connecting distant cities such as Istanbul to Cape Town, Los Angeles to London, and San Francisco to Tokyo. The G600 can fly 4,800 nautical miles (8,890km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, and seats up to 19 passengers, with room for nine to sleep.

19th September 2017

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VistaJet program membership up 57% year-on-year

VistaJet’s program membership has grown by 57% across all regions compared to last year, the company has revealed.

This represented 63% of the company’s revenue in the second quarter, with 37% of new hours sold in the first half of 2017 generated as add-ons compared to 16% the previous year.

Among its other growth achievements, VistaJet saw a 51% hike in total flight hours sold in Q2 compared to the same period last year, and has recorded a 91% customer retention rate this year.

Thomas Flohr, chairman and founder of VistaJet, said, “We have spent 13 years building up a world-class fleet and unsurpassed global offering, and I want to thank everyone involved in the business for their hard work and commitment to serve our clients.

“Our impressive performance is the proof that customers have embraced our unique model. We look forward to continuing to shake up the business aviation industry to offer our customers the true alternative to full and fractional aircraft ownership without compromise.”

The USA remains a significant area of growth for the business, with 59% of customers in the region adding more flight hours this year than they flew in 2016. Demand for flights to and from Europe has also been consistent, which VistaJet credits to an overall improvement in the continent’s economic environment.

July 10, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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