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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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MEBAA Show Morocco adds to exhibitor list

The second MEBAA Show Morocco, scheduled to take place at Marrakech Menara Airport from September 12-13, has added to its exhibitor list.

Bell Helicopter has confirmed it will be exhibiting at the event, alongside Swissport Aviation, Seaprime and G Ops, while silver sponsor Gulfstream has announced it will be exhibiting an as yet undisclosed aircraft for the static display.

Ali Alnaqbi, founding and executive chairman of the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), said, “We are looking forward to the second edition of the MEBAA Show Morocco, in its new location at Marrakech Menara Airport.

“As the first business aviation show in North Africa, the MEBAA Show Morocco is ideally placed to offer exhibitors an opportunity to be part of the region’s industry growth.”

Africa is forecast to receive 200 aircraft deliveries valued at US$7bn over the next 10 years, with over 80% of these predicted to be in the light or medium categories, according to the Bombardier Business Aircraft Market Forecast: 2016 – 2025 report.

The same report notes that historic average economic growth in the region has been 4.4%, while predicting compound annual fleet growth of 3.2%.

July 25, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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