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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

Does the US government need to intervene in the market to ensure reasonable public access and transparent pricing in FBOs?

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Cat Air Service gains IS-BAH accreditation for Zurich FBO

Swiss ground-handling company Cat Air Service has received official International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) accreditation for its FBO based at Zurich Airport.

Parent company Air Service Basel also received IS-BAH certification last year for its excellence in ground handling and FBO services at EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg in Switzerland.

Robert Whitehead, general manager at Cat Air Service, commented, “It’s an absolute privilege to be receiving this accreditation. We are still a fairly new and humble Swiss company compared to the global network FBOs based at Zurich Airport. It’s a great achievement for us to be officially recognized for our hard work and dedication to our customers and the quality of the services we provide.”

Created in 2014, Cat Air Service is a joint venture between Swiss companies Air Service Basel and Cat Aviation AG, and is the only company to have an airside lounge at Zurich Airport.

July 17, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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