Category: General Aviation

Global Expansion Through Business Acquisition In Aviation: The Better Way?

To increase geographical presence, decrease competition, accelerate expansion – just a few reasons why companies choose business acquisition as an inorganic mode of expansion. With yearly worth of worldwide mergers and acquisitions topping €41 billion it’s only natural that increasing number of deals has been recorded and anticipated in the aviation industry as well. With […]

Boeing Cuts Back On Large Aircraft As Demand Drops

The era of very large passenger aircraft like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747 is coming to an end. Most airlines no longer want the Airbus “Superjumbo” or Boeing’s “Queen of the Skies” as they increasingly opt for smaller wide-body versions that are fuel-efficient, flexible and viable to operate. “We have seen a very consistent […]

Pilot Fatigue: A Matter Threatening Aviation Safety?

It is perfectly normal for people to become tired. Nearly everyone experiences fatigue, however, some professions, such as aviation, medicine or the military, demand precise, rapid and well-informed decision making as well as communication with little margin for error. Concern about the potential for fatigue to negatively affect human performance in the aviation context extends […]

Private Aviation: Why Chartering Makes More Sense Than Owning

How much hours do you plan to fly during the next year? This question, alone, should help start the discussion on whether to rent or buy your own private jet. Although it’s true in a way that the more time you spend in the air, the more sense it makes to acquire your own private […]

Over 35 000 Aircraft And 530 000 Pilots To Be Needed In The Next 20 Years

The world’s passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes as traffic is set to grow at 4.4 percent per year, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast 2017-2036. Over this period, increasing numbers of first time flyers, rising disposable income spent […]

Before Buying A Private Jet: Go Light, Mid-Size Or Large?

In May 2017, Cirrus released Vision Jet – the most affordable private jet in the market today. But does cheaper necessarily mean the one to go for? Not always, price is only one of the criteria for choosing the most compelling type of private jet. How to estimate the major differences among various size aircraft […]

Flexjet To Hire New Pilots In Response To New Business Surge

Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets, has resumed external hiring of pilots for the first time since 2015. Flexjet plans to hire a significant number of pilots to handle new business that increased 50 percent in the first five months of 2017 compared to the same period […]

India And Russia Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation In Aviation

India and Russia agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the aviation sector by setting up joint ventures in the field of manufacturing, as India is set to become the third largest global aviation market by 2020. “The Regional Connectivity Scheme of the government of India provides an opportunity for strengthening cooperation in joint production and […]

Avia Solutions Group Announces 33% Revenue Growth For 2016

Avia Solutions Group, an international, publicly traded aviation holding company with over 20 subsidiaries worldwide, has recorded €306 million revenue in 2016, a 33% increase from the 2015. Group’s net profit more than doubled to €8,1 million. The growth of the Group’s operations was largely driven by its increasing presence in the Asian aviation market […]

John Travolta Donates His Qantas Boeing 707 To HARS Albion Park

John Travolta has donated one of his private jets, a Boeing 707-138B which sports a retro QANTAS livery to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) in Albion Park, NSW, Australia. The aircraft will join the Boeing 747-438 reg VH-OJA donated by QANTAS in 2015. In the press release dated 27 May 2017, Mr Travolta states: […]