Category: General Aviation

First Ever Private Jet Shuttle Flights Between Ibiza and Mykonos

For the first time in aviation history, travellers seeking a seamless, luxury, non-stop flight across the Mediterranean between these two summer hotspots now can reserve seats on scheduled flights. The news is sure to boost local tourism, as commercial airlines have never offered nonstop flights between Mykonos and Ibiza. The shortest route is currently two […]

A. Mardini: Success of FBO Comes from Being Part of International Network

Fixed-Base Operators are currently seen as the most valuable segment of general aviation services. Keeping in mind a rapid growth of this segment in general, Aviation Voice has talked to Adel Mardini, CEO of Jetex. Jetex is a global leader in executive aviation which operates elegant FBOs and efficient ground support stations in more than 30 […]

Rolls-Royce Reveals More Problems with Troubled Trent 1000 Engines

In April this year Rolls-Royce provided an update on the management of a durability issue affecting the Intermediate Pressure Compressor in a population of Trent 1000 engines, known as Package C engines. An update on the company’s operational response to this issue was provided on May 30. Since identifying this issue, we have undertaken a […]

Gender is not a Barrier to Become a Pilot

Global percentage of female pilots is still very low. According to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISWAP), commercial female pilots make only ~5% of total commercial pilots globally. As the men dominate the aviation industry, there is a wrong perception that women cannot achieve success there. Why are women so under-represented in piloting […]

First Class or Private Jet?

Plenty of information can be found on the internet referring to the high prices offered by private jet providers around the world. Some of it true, but even a last-minute economy class ticket can be expensive. The truth is that in today’s shared economy, private aviation is as accessible as it has ever been before […]

Passenger Demand Growth Slows in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 6.2% compared to April 2017, which was down from a 12-month high of 9.7% in March. Comparisons with the year ago period are impacted by developments a year ago – including […]

Watch Tesla Model X Break World Record by Towing Boeing Dreamliner

As part of a publicity stunt by Qantas, a Tesla Model X P100D established a new Guinness World Record for the heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle by towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. With a mere 5,000-lb rated capacity, the Tesla Model X is already the passenger electric vehicle with the highest towing […]

How Business Aviation Thrives Thanks to Commercial Flight’s Inefficiency?

You’re on your way to the airport three hours prior to your flight just to know when you arrive at the counter that it was cancelled or rescheduled. The carrier offers you some options, but you would’ve really preferred to be on that flight home. This type of situation has transformed in a standard for […]

Business Aircraft Utilization in Q1 Breaks the First Record in a Decade

During Q1 2018, the business aviation sector has reached its heights since the activity boom in 2008, reports Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the aviation industry. According to the JSSI Business Aviation Index for the first quarter of 2018, average flight hours increased 2.9 percent […]

The Future of Pilots Resides in the Far East?

When making a decision whether to become a pilot or not, you might ask yourself a few questions: does the aviation industry need more pilots? Where do they need them the most? If so, what type rating should I choose? As for the first question, the short answer is a definite yes. But let us […]