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Global 7000 Aircraft Program Surpasses 500 Flight Test Hours

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that its Global 7000 aircraft flight test program is progressing as planned and has surpassed the 500-hour milestone.

15th Jul 2017 | Read more

Hawker Pacific appointed sales representative for Cessna piston aircraft throughout Australia

Hawker Pacific, the leading aviation solutions provider in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has been appointed the authorized sales representative of Cessna piston aircraft

22nd May 2017 | Read more

Solar Flight Pioneer Bertrand Piccard Tells EBACE2017 Attendees: Aviation Can Inspire the Impossible

Bertrand Piccard, founder of Solar Impulse, spoke to EBACE2017 attendees at the Opening General Session,

22nd May 2017 | Read more

EBACE TV: EBACE2017 Opens for Business

The premier business aviation event in Europe opens today, as EBACE2017

22nd May 2017 | Read more

ABACE opening general session honoured guests & speakers

AsBAA, Asia’s non-profit representative trade body for business and general aviation today kicked off ABACE2017

11th Apr 2017 | Read more

HondaJet to make first appearance in Hong Kong, Taipei

Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet will make its first appearance in Hong Kong and Taipei next month.

6th Apr 2017 | Read more

Embraer Executive Jets performance set for 'gradual' improvement

Embraer predicts a “gradual” improvement in the performance of its executive jets division from 2017

14th Mar 2017 | Read more

Hawker Pacific announces lineup for Avalon 2017

Hawker Pacific confirms stellar lineup of aircraft on static display at Avalon Airshow including a Cessna Citation Latitude

22nd Feb 2017 | Read more

Gulfstream G600 takes to the skies

Gulfstream has kicked-off the certification campaign for its new G600 business jet, following first flight of the large-cabin, long-range twin on 17 December.

20th Dec 2016 | Read more

AerCap places five Embraer E-Jets E2 with Borajet

Embraer and AerCap Holdings announced the placement of the first E-Jets E2 by a lessor.

7th Oct 2016 | Read more

Hawker Pacific NZ Limited achieves SMS certification

Hawker Pacific NZ Limited (HPNZ) has achieved a notable milestone in becoming the first aviation company in New Zealand to be certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand

6th Sep 2016 | Read more

UBS business jet index on the rise

The business jet market appears to have found its way after months resting at levels not seen since the 2008-2009 financial crisis

22nd Jul 2016 | Read more

Farnborough recap 15 July

Combined sales of US$61.8 billion is nothing to sneeze at, but

15th Jul 2016 | Read more

Aviation trio turns 100

Boeing, Dassault and AAV’s media colleague, Aviation Week & Space Technology celebrate 100 years.

14th Jul 2016 | Read more

Farnborough recap 14 July

Boeing signs deals for 20 737 MAX 8s, 6 Dreamliners

14th Jul 2016 | Read more

Majors score sales, but overall tempo slowing at Farnborough

Global manufacturers Airbus and Boeing scored some big sales on the second day of the Farnborough Airshow but the tempo of sales compared to years past is tapering off

13th Jul 2016 | Read more

Jet Aviation Singapore celebrates 20 years of exceptional service at Seletar Airport

Officially launched at Singapore Airshow in 1996, Jet Aviation Singapore is proud to observe its 20th anniversary of providing quality services at this year’s Airshow.

12th Feb 2016 | Read more

Fokker adds CRJs to ABACUS programme

Fokker Services has added the Bombardier CRJ700/900/1000 to its component availability programme ABACUS.

14th May 2015 | Read more

IATA urges Indonesia to rectify multiple failings

IATA has called on Indonesia to make significant improvements in its aviation sector, noting multiple failings in areas ranging including safety, capacity and regulation

13th Mar 2015 | Read more

Maiden flight for CS300

Bombardier's CS300 has successfully completed it maiden flight, giving a much needed to boost to the CSeries programme.

1st Mar 2015 | Read more

China Helicopter Exposition

“Unique exposition for helicopter and rotorhub professionals taking place September 9 – 13, 2015

13th Dec 2014 | Read more

KARL ULRICH GARNADT APPOINTED AS VICE-CHAIRMAN OF AMECO BEIJING Board

Karl Ulrich Garnadt, the member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft and CEO of Lufthansa German Airlines has succeeded Stefan Lauer to be the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at MRO operator Ameco Beijing.

15th Aug 2014 | Read more

Regionals shine in Singapore

The Singapore Airshow 2014 saw orders US$32 billion at list price, surpassing the value of deals announced in 2012.

20th Feb 2014 | Read more

Vector in Seletar

Vector Aerospace has become the latest aviation company to set up shop in Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park

11th Dec 2013 | Read more

First Bell 407GX for Australia

Following the recently concluded demonstration tour around the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East

11th Dec 2013 | Read more

CSeries first Flight Success

Under perfect weather conditions, Bombardier Aerospace celebrated the successful first flight of its CSeries

19th Sep 2013 | Read more

Bombardier sees US$650 bln business jet market up to 2032

Bombardier Aerospace’s latest 20-year business aircraft market forecast, released on 14 June, predicts deliveries of some 24,000 business jets, valued at some US$650 billion, between 2013 and 2032. Growth will be driven by emerging markets, including Asia.

4th Jul 2013 | Read more

ABACE SHOW REPORT 2013

Remanufactured business jet company Nextant Aerospace has appointed Great Wall Industry (CGWIC) as its exclusive sales agent in China and Jet Aviation Singapore as an authorised service centre as it seeks to build its Asian business.

6th May 2013 | Read more

Business Aviation May 2013

Cessna Aircraft rolled out the first production version of its flagship New Citation X business jet at the company’s Wichita, Kansas manufacturing facility on 15 April. The new aircraft was first announced at the NBAA show in 2010 and offers a top speed of Mach 0.935, making it the world’s fastest civil aircraft.

6th May 2013 | Read more

Interior innovations

Developments in aircraft seating, lighting and interiors are set to make the journey of the future more pleasurable while delivering weight, maintenance and cost savings for airlines

25th Mar 2013 | Read more

Bombardier identifies China’s CDB Leasing as Global 6000 customer

Bombardier Aerospace has confirmed that CDB Leasing, a subsidiary of China Development Bank, owns the previously unidentified entity which ordered five Global 6000 business jets on 21 December.

25th Mar 2013 | Read more

India shows promise despite slowdown

India, one of the fastest growing economies, has 55 billionaires – the fourth largest in the world – owning approximately $250 billion in wealth. This is compared with China’s 115 billionaires valued at $230 billion.

25th Mar 2013 | Read more

Gulfstream targets Australia with G280 and G650

Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream brought its super mid-sized G280 and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 to the Avalon air show for the first time, with the manufacturer expecting the aircraft to be popular in the country’s growing business jet market.

25th Mar 2013 | Read more

Gulfstream G280 certified

Gulfstream's G280 aircraft has earned type certificates from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI).

6th Sep 2012 | Read more

Japan first for Airbus ACJ

Airbus has won its first order in the Japanese corporate jet market, signing a deal with a private customer for an ACJ319.

30th Mar 2012 | Read more

Gulfstream gets G450/G550 Elite Interior STC

Gulfstream has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for its Elite interior package on the G450 and G550. The new streamlined cabin was originally designed for the ultra-long-range G650, but is being made available as an option on the two other models.

23rd Mar 2012 | Read more

Gulfstream G280 gets FAA PTC

The Gulfstream G280 has received a provisional type certificate (PTC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

8th Mar 2012 | Read more

Singapore Air Show Review

The Asia-Pacific region, and Indonesia in particular, proved just how important it is to the aviation industry in Singapore last week. Lion Air was the star of the show, finalising a huge order from Boeing, ordering business jets for its new high-end venture, and also becoming the largest ATR operator in the world. Much of the action, meanwhile, was across the island within the Seletar Aerospace Park, which witnessed a host of openings and ground breakings - with Rolls-Royce opening its new campus.

23rd Feb 2012 | Read more

ST Aerospace sees 2011 results inch higher

ST Aerospace reported slightly higher 2011 revenues and profits in a week in which it also broke ground for a new business aviation/GA facility in Seletar Aerospace Park

23rd Feb 2012 | Read more

Singapore Special

This year’s Singapore Airshow could be the biggest yet and, once again, gives the island nation a chance to highlight its aerospace capabilities and its strategic significance as an aviation hub, writes Andrzej Jeziorski. Despite continued economic uncertainty in key markets such as Europe and the USA, demand for new aircraft remains strong – as evidenced by the order and delivery tallies just released by manufacturers Airbus and Boeing (see pages 26-27). Asia’s relatively healthy economies and pent-up demand in China and India are now more alluring to aircraft makers than ever, and all key forecasts for the next two decades show the region as the driver of the continued growth of the global aviation industry. This is encouraging news for the organisers of this year’s Singapore Airshow – the biggest event of its kind outside of Europe.

20th Jan 2012 | Read more

Industry Round-Up

Updates from AJ Walter, AgustaWestland, Bombardier, HAECO

17th Jan 2012 | Read more

Business Aviation- Jan 2012

VistaJet plans to double business within four years Switzerland-based business-jet charter and aircraft-management company VistaJet says it has begun the second phase of its strategic expansion across fast- growth markets – including China, India and the Middle East – as it seeks to double the size of the business within four years.

17th Jan 2012 | Read more

General News - High taxes stifling China’s leasing sector

High taxes and complex approval procedures are slowing the growth of China’s aircraft-leasing sector. A 21.42 percent tax is levied by the Chinese authorities on the value of aircraft leased from foreign companies. By comparison, the tax on aircraft purchased from a foreign country is only 5 percent.

11th Oct 2011 | Read more

Business Aviation - Oct 2011

Bombardier Aerospace announced on 15 September that final assembly of its new Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets would take place at the company’s plant in Toronto, Ontario. “Our Toronto site employees have the knowledge and expertise required to assemble these two new business aircraft,” says Steve Ridolfi, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft.

7th Oct 2011 | Read more

Asia-Pacific dominates aircraft deliveries

n this issue, we see a number of major industry players underlining the significance of the Asia-Pacific region as a long-term driver of growth in the aviation industry. Simulator maker CAE (see page 32) says long-term demand for its products will be bolstered by growth in emerging markets such as China, India and South-East Asia. Elsewhere (see page 20), Airbus’s top salesman John Leahy says key factors in the company’s latest 20-year outlook “include a strong driving of traffic growth by the emerging economies, the nearly doubling of traffic in and between more mature markets, and the positioning of Asia-Pacific as the leader in world traffic”.

5th Oct 2011 | Read more

Industry Round-Up Sept 2011

Updates from Fokker Services, AJ Walter, Gulfstream

2nd Sep 2011 | Read more

Boeing prepares for 787, 747-8 deliveries

Boeing Commercial Airplane has been celebrating significant milestones in its latest Model 787 and 747-8 programmes despite having to tighten up its forecast for 2011 output. Ian Goold reports. A reduction in the number of Boeing 787 and 747 deliveries expected by the end of this year (down from 25-40 to 25-30) have prompted the US manufacturer to reduce its overall estimate for 2011 shipments to 485-495 commercial aircraft. Nevertheless, Boeing is approaching the end of the its third quarter on a high, with the handover of the first 787 to Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) expected on 26 September, coinciding with the start of deliveries the initial four 747-8F cargo aircraft to Europe's Cargolux and Asian operator Cathay Pacific Cargo. Just over 600 days after the 787's maiden flight, systems function and reliability (F&R) testing was completed in mid-August, clearing the way for formal joint US and European certification by the end of the month (see news story, page 7). Enhanced engine performance is already planned for the 787 with development of a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 "Package B" upgrade and a General Electric GEnx "performance improvement package" (PIP1) under way.

30th Aug 2011 | Read more

Qantas at the crossroads

Alan Joyce’s plans to restructure Qantas have been described as everything from a bold move to a sham, writes Emma Kelly. For some, 16 August 2011 marked the point at which Qantas’ fortunes changed for the better, while others warn it heralds the end of the Australian carrier as we know it.

30th Aug 2011 | Read more

EBACE Show Report 2011

The 11th annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) was help in Geneva, Switzerland, on 17-19 May. The industry’s recovery from the slump of the last two years was reflected in a bigger, better attended show, as demand for new aircraft grows once again, writes Andrzej Jeziorski.

6th Jun 2011 | Read more

SIA pins hopes on new long-haul LCC

“[SIA’s plan] appears to be a recognition that the flag carrier’s long-standing focus on premium traffic (which must, in turn, mutually subsidise lower-priced leisure travellers) is not, in itself, a formula for the future.” – Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation]

6th Jun 2011 | Read more

Business Aviation-Bigger is better

After suffering a severe slump in demand during the global economic crisis of 2009, the business aviation sector has enjoyed a rebound, with particular emphasis on larger, longer-range models, writes Andrzej Jeziorski.

12th May 2011 | Read more

Bombardier’s China optimism grows

In the past two years, Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has tripled its 10-year forecast for business jet demand in China, and the company’s regional sales chief David Dixon believes those figures are understated. Andrzej Jeziorski reports. As a transportation group, Canada’s Bombardier has had a presence in China for half a century. The company has been involved in numerous rail projects, as well as supplying commercial and business aircraft to customers across Greater China. The company has established a number of manufacturing partnerships in the region. On the aerospace side, major components of the Q400 regional turboprop are being manufactured in Shenyang, while China’s aerospace industry is also a risk-sharing partner in Bombardier’s 100- to 149-seat CSeries single-aisle jetliner, which is expected to have its maiden flight in 2013. With an office in Beijing and a strong customer-s

9th May 2011 | Read more

MAS to focus on China and India markets

With renewed concern over spiralling fuel prices, Malaysia Airlines has had to moderate its expansion plans, focusing on the most promising markets, writes William Dennis.

9th May 2011 | Read more

Facing up to regulatory challenges

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) comprises 17 of the region’s largest carriers, which collectively handle about 285 million passengers and 10 million tonnes of cargo a year. AAPA Director General Andrew Herdman spoke with Asian Aviation’s Andrzej Jeziorski during the Asian Aerospace 2011 show in Hong Kong.

5th Apr 2011 | Read more

Bombardier prepares for CSeries systems testing

The first systems for Bombardier’s CSeries jetliner program are now being developed and tested by partners and vendors in Canada, the USA and Europe, prior to delivery to Bombardier’s Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA). According to Bombardier, the installation of the systems rigs at the CIASTA is progressing on schedule, and some parts, including the engine accessory gearbox and flight deck controls, have already arrived.

4th Apr 2011 | Read more

Aircraft Interiors

The good news for airlines over the past year has been a resurgence in demand for air travel, as the world recovers from economic crisis. The bad news is that margins remains – in the words of IATA chief Giovanni Bisignani – “pathetic”. This means carriers must redouble their efforts to maximise the efficiency of their operations and fill as many seats as they can – especially in their high-yield premium cabins. One vital strategy they have had to pay increasing attention to is their aircraft cabin interiors.

4th Apr 2011 | Read more

Gulfstream eyes Indian business-aviation growth.

New business-jet deliveries to the Asia-Pacific region grew from 7 percent of global deliveries in 2007 to 12 percent in 2009, according to figures from aviation data firm JetNet.

1st Mar 2011 | Read more

Business Aviation News. February 2011.

Business Aviation News. February 2011.

1st Feb 2011 | Read more

Boeing refines a classic.

While Boeing has so far shied away from offering a re-engined version of its single-aisle 737 family, it is offering substantial performance gains with aerodynamic and engine improvements, as well as an all-new cabin, writes Andrzej Jeziorski.

1st Feb 2011 | Read more

Taipei’s in-town airport enjoys resurgence.

Last year, a tourism expert close to Taiwan’s president suggested the eventual demolition of Taipei’s downtown Songshan International Airport to make way for a riverside park.

1st Feb 2011 | Read more

Thai Airways

Thai people are famed for their friendly smiles, but given the violent political protests afflicting the country since 2008, one could forgive Thai Airways International employees if they were less than optimistic about travel demand in the coming year.

1st Feb 2011 | Read more

Qantas’s Airbus A380 fleet remains grounded a week after an uncontained engine failure forced one of the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Singapore.

Qantas now has six A380s in service and 14 more on order.

12th Nov 2010 | Read more

NBAA First News

Cessna Announces Larger, Advanced Citation Ten

1st Nov 2010 | Read more

Don’t mention the VLJ

The term ‘VLJ’ has become tainted by association with excessive expectations and high-profile bankruptcies. Yet the concept may still prove sound

1st Sep 2010 | Read more

Business Aviation News. September 2010

Emma Kelly reports

1st Sep 2010 | Read more

General News. September 2010.

A glance at Aviation News. Sept, 2010.

1st Sep 2010 | Read more

Bombardier sees stabilisation in business jet market

Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier says its first-quarter financial performance indicates that the worst is over for the business jet market, while the commercial aircraft business is showing signs of recovery.

1st Jul 2010 | Read more

Business aviation’s road to recovery

After a disastrous 2009, business aircraft manufacturers now see signs of improvement in the market and are making renewed efforts to promote their latest models in the Asia-Pacific region

5th May 2010 | Read more

Asian Aviation at a glance