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Forming the future of Wanaka Airport

Residents in Wanaka, New Zealand, were encouraged to join conversations on the future of Wanaka Airport at interactive community and stakeholder engagement sessions. Discussions surrounding what the hub could evolve into by 2045 included the airport’s strengths, thoughts on the return of scheduled services and opportunities for growth.

18th June 2018



The future of flying

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has published a report in cooperation with young people think tank ThinkYoung called Expanding Horizons: How Millennials see the Future of Business Aviation. The survey asked young people aged 18-25 in Germany, France, the UK and Switzerland about mobility, business aviation and the future of sustainable personal air transport. Read more on Andrea Gerosa, founder of young people’s think-tank ThinkYoung, thoughts here

04th June 2018



Joe Cohen (pictured) was recently named CEO for a private jet charter company based in the UK. Can you name the company he is now at the helm of?



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Forming the future of Wanaka Airport

Residents in Wanaka, New Zealand, were encouraged to join conversations on the future of Wanaka Airport at interactive community and stakeholder engagement sessions. Discussions surrounding what the hub could evolve into by 2045 included the airport’s strengths, thoughts on the return of scheduled services and opportunities for growth.

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18th June 2018

The future of flying

How do millennials see the future of business aviation? Watch this video from the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the ThinkYoung think tank, to discover how young people aged 18-25 in Germany, France, the UK and Switzerland feel about mobility, business aviation and the future of sustainable personal air transport. Andrea Gerosa, founder of young people’s think-tank ThinkYoung, shares further insights here.

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04th June 2018

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.

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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.

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12th April 2018

Bent Wing Flight Services to open new terminal at Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport

A look at the design for the new terminal at Florida's Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, which will open in June 2018 and takes its inspiration from the F4U Corsair airplane, which is known for its inverted gull wings and has the moniker ‘the Bent Wing Bird’.

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26th March 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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19th September 2017

PlaneSense tests hangar fire extinguishing system

Fractional-share provider PlaneSense has completed a five-yearly functional test of its emergency fire extinguishing system in its 40,000ft2 hangar at its Portsmouth International Airport headquarters in New Hampshire. In the event of a fire, 25 gallons of non-toxic foam is fired from ducts in the hangar ceiling to extinguish the flames.

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29th August 2017

Eviation Aircraft debuts all-electric prototype jet 'Alice'

Eviation Aircraft, an Israel-based global manufacturer of electric air mobility solutions, has unveiled the prototype of its all-electric light aircraft called Alice. Requiring no new certification, the aircraft can fly up to nine passengers and two crew members across distances of up to 600 miles. Read more on this story here.

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21th July 2017

Dassault's Falcon 5X jet takes its first flight

Dassault Aviation’s new Falcon 5X jet has made its first flight, allowing the jet to embark on preliminary flight tests before the commencement of the full flight test campaign scheduled to begin next year.

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17th July 2017

Bombardier delivers 3,000th Learjet aircraft

Bombardier has celebrated a major milestone with the delivery of its 3,000th Learjet aircraft. The aircraft is also the 100th Learjet 75 jet to be delivered, and the second to join Leggett & Platt’s fleet. Its features include an eight-seat double-club configuration, a flat floor throughout the cabin, and a pocket door for reduced noise levels. Its interior also includes individual touchscreen monitors and full audio and video control, LED lighting throughout the aircraft, and a large baggage suite.

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10th July 2017

Dassault’s Falcon 8X approved for operation at London City Airport

French aircraft manufacturer Dassault has had its Falcon 8X jet approved for operation at London City Airport. The Falcon 8X, an ultra-long range trijet, has the longest range of any Falcon and can fly from Los Angeles or Hong Kong to London City without stopping. Read more here.

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15th May 2017

Deer Jet unveils luxury US$300m Boeing Dreamliner in the UK

Private jet company Deer Jet has showcased its new luxury Boeing Dreamliner in the UK for the first time at Stansted airport. The US$300m 787 business charter jet can carry up to 30 passengers and includes a master bedroom with en suite, lounge with meeting areas and sofas, and an 18 lie-flat first class seats in a guest cabin. Read more about the visit here.

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8th May 2017


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