Category: General Aviation

Cabin Crew – Travelling Is Not the Only Benefit

Cabin Crew – we all have our own pre-made perceptions of what it is like to work as one. Most of us are guilty of thinking that it is easy. That most can do this job. This is very much not the case. For those who want to become part of the cabin crew, be […]

Airways New Zealand Welcomes Zephyr Flying Taxi

Airways New Zealand has announced it is piloting future technologies needed to support the arrival of autonomous flying vehicles in New Zealand airspace. This follows confirmation by Zephyr Airworks that it will develop and test its air taxi, called Cora, in New Zealand. The air navigation services provider will develop a nationwide unmanned aerial vehicle […]

India to Require 1,750 Aircraft Valued at $255 Billion over 20 Years

India will require 1,750 new passenger and cargo aircraft over the next 20 years to meet an exponential rise in both passenger and freight traffic, according to Airbus’ latest India Market Forecast. To help meet this growth, India will need 1,320 new single-aisle aircraft and 430 widebody aircraft valued at US$255 billion. While much of […]

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2017. This was the slowest year-over-year increase in nearly four years, but results were affected by temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018 […]

Francesco Mercorelli: Every Flight is a Mission

Francesco Mercorelli is a Senior First Officer for Small Planet Airlines with an estimate of 3,000 flight hours in his pocket. With a high following of 10k, he might be known to you as @italianpilot_ on Instagram, where he shares his life as a pilot and what the industry is like. As an airline pilot, […]

Wet Lease to Grow 10% by 2022

In recent years, the aviation industry has developed rapidly and this is unlikely to end any time soon. The strong expansion can be seen across aviation, and particularly in passenger traffic. Growth is accelerating too: according to Eurostat, EU-28 passenger traffic rose by around 4% in 2012 and this increased to 5.8% in 2016. Factors […]

Demand for Private Jets to Grow in 2018

According to IATA, the number of travellers will continue to rise in 2018. Airline passenger numbers are expected to increase to 4.3 billion. So airlines should also expect growth in the number of new aircraft in the market. The European business aviation company KlasJet has noticed this trend too, in the rising number of flight […]

New to BizAv? What You Need to Know Before Jumping Onboard?

Today, more than ever, private aviation is a business decision. Businesses today thrive on cost and time effectiveness, so having the flexibility to literally travel whenever and wherever is paramount for the long-term success of a company. Monthly, hundreds of new travelers are experiencing the amenities of business aviation; top executives that were used to […]

How Cryptocurrencies Are Changing Private Jet Travel

For private jet passengers, time and reliability are paramount when booking a flight. Flexibility and safety is also within the coveted traits of this market. During the past few months, a new payment method, the cryptocurrencies, have propelled this market to new heights, granting clients with a swifter, secure and universal transaction system. Speed and […]

Gediminas Ziemelis: 2017 Was Interesting, but 2018 Will Blow our Minds

The air transport industry in 2017 was definitely a ride to remember: travel bans, laptop bans, a handful of bankruptcies, all at the backdrop of unprecedented financial results for airlines. In this end-of-year post, I’d like to go back to several events that made history. This list does not intend to be complete or objective, […]