Category: General Aviation

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: […]

Over 100 Speakers Confirmed For The Aviation Festival in London

Now in its 14th year the Aviation Festival brings together the most innovative airlines and airports to discuss all aspects of customer experience management. Key speakers for 2017 include: Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates Robin Hayes, President & CEO, JetBlue Avi Golan, CDO, Air New Zealand William Shaw, Founder & CEO, VivaColombia Johanna Jäkälä, CMO […]

Embraer to Partner with Uber for Electric VTOL Taxis

Embraer announced an agreement with Uber to explore the concept of an ecosystem—dubbed Uber Elevate Network—that will allow the potential development and deployment of small electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) for short urban commutes. The announcement was made in Dallas, Texas, in the opening session of the Uber Elevate Summit. This preliminary partnership […]

Honeywell Delivers US$1.71 Earnings Per Share, Up 10%

Honeywell reported a strong start to 2017, with over 2% organic sales growth, 70 basis points of segment margin expansion, and free cash flow of nearly US$800m that was more than six times greater than 2016. The strong operational performance resulted in reported earnings per share of US$1.71. Normalizing for tax, earnings per share was […]

The FBO Market in South America

At a global scale FBOs are all about time and cost efficiency, swiftness and comfort. But while in the US and UK markets the competition within different FBOs is heavily determined by the price of fuel, in South America other separately priced services, including fuel, generate a rather compelling mix of variables before clients can […]