The first jointly hosted African Business Aviation Association Regional Symposium and Nigerian Business Aviation Conference highlighted the need for regional stakeholders to collaborate to make real change happen.
Dassault Aviation's revolutionary Combined Vision System (CVS) has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration for use on the new Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet.
Gulfstream Aerospace G500 flight-test programme is making significant progress toward the aircraft's anticipated 2017 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
FlightSafety International, that has training facilities in South Africa, has announced the start of the only factory-authorised Gulfstream G650 training programme located close to operators in
Embraer has performed the maiden flight of the E190-E2 fourth prototype, which was completed in two hours. This aircraft will be used for specific interior tests such as cabin evacuation,
Embraer-CAE Training Services (ECTS) will expand its training programmes for Embraer Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 pilots and maintenance technicians through the addition of a new location at CAE's
Embraer has presented the largest aircraft of the second generation of the E2-Jets family, the most efficient aircraft in the single aisle jet market: the E195-E2.
The third and final PC-24 prototype, P03, which also represents the series aircraft standard, took off from Buochs airfield yesterday (March 6) at 9.45 to complete its maiden flight.
Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced that the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft programme's second flight test vehicle (FTV2) completed its initial flight.
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced the second Gulfstream G600 completed its first flight, spending 4 hours and 26 minutes in the air and officially joining the flight-test campaign.
Embraer Executive Jets delivered 63 Phenom 300 light jets in 2016, the highest volume of any business jet model for the year, according to a report made by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).
Gulfstream Aerospace has said its Gulfstream G280 aircraft recently set another speed record in Africa, flying from Windhoek, Namibia, in the southern part of the continent to Dakar, Senegal, on the west coast. The flight took 7 hours and 38
Embraer has appointed Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit.
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that its Gulfstream G280 aircraft recently set a speed record between Carlsbad, California, and Kalaoa, Hawaii, completing the overwater flight in just 4 hours and 47 minutes.
Alfa Air is set to enter the West African business aviation market through its recently established Alfa Air of Africa unit in the Ivory Coast, reports ch-aviation.
Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced its Service Centre Network has completed over 200 96-month heavy inspections on Challenger business jets.
Global Jet Centre has launched its new and improved website.
Embraer has announced the creation of a business unit focused on services and customer support, which will be led by Johann Bordais, who is currently serving as the director of services and support for Embraer
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced the Gulfstream G600 has completed its first flight, officially kicking off the aircraft's flight-test programme.
The company said the test programme is 'progressing right on schedule, both on the ground and in the air.'
French manufacturer Dassault is celebrating its centenary this year and, as Alan Peaford discovers during a flight to Johannesburg from Paris, the company is entering its second century with innovation and optimism in equal measure.
Airbus Corporate Jets has won another commitment for an ACJ320neo, highlighting the continuing success of its new aircraft family.
It was back in 1991 that ExecuJet opened up for business in Lansaria near Johannesburg to set a new standard in African business aviation. Today it is part of a much bigger global business. Alan Peaford finds out why.
Airbus Corporate Jets has won another commitment for an ACJ320neo.
ANAP Business Jets Limited (ANAP Jets) was founded on practicality and a desire to offer a missing service to Nigeria's developing economy. Liz Moscrop examines its business model
Humphrey Nkonde looks at the needs of the Zambia Flying Doctor Service, which has been in existence for more than five decades.
Cessna Aircraft Company has said that the second aircraft in the Citation Longitude flight test programme has successfully completed its first flight just over one month after the first prototype aircraft took to the skies in October.
When Harold Okwa decided to try and solve the problem of excessively expensive charter rates for business aircraft in his native Nigeria, he realised that a new approach would be required. Alan Dron reports.
South African Airways has wet-leased in ERJ-145 metal from fellow South African operator and ACMI specialist, Solenta Aviation, report ch-aviation.
Liz Moscrop looks at the ambitious new addition to Lagos' charter market.
ATR is attending the UN Climate Change Conference COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco, from November 7-18, 2016.
Boeing Business Jets has unveiled the BBJ MAX 7, the newest addition to the BBJ fleet.
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) has partnered with its parent division Airbus Corporate Jets to offer to an undisclosed ACJ Customer a global upgrade and heavy maintenance including, for the first time, the
International trip support company, UAS, which has operations in Johannesburg and Lagos has sold a major stake in the company to Chinese business aviation operator Deer Jet, it was announced at NBAA today.
RUAG Aviation has completed a 10-year inspection on an African based Dornier 328-300 business jet, finishing the project on schedule, within budget, and to full customer satisfaction according to the Swiss MRO provider.
Duncan Aviation has announced it will be installing the new Gogo 4G system when it's ready in the first half of 2017.
The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) will be strengthening its credentials with the RPAS sector when it features Zipline – the pioneering drone medical delivery service in Rwanda – at its annual conference in Cape Town next month.
German special mission operator FAI rent-a-jet has been awarded a one-year public tendered contract to operate two Learjet 60s out of Algiers.
Ruag Aviation has completed its 500th life raft maintenance event on Winslow equipment. The milestone for the industry leader in aircraft component MRO was achieved at its Munich location, which features the industry's only dedicated,
Reunion-based Corail Helicopters with its fleet of seven Airbus helicopters has become the launch customer of Fleet Keeper.
Empire Aviation Group (EAG) was the winner of the 'Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year' at the 10th annual Aviation Business Awards, held in Dubai, on October 12.
During the third quarter of 2016 Embraer delivered 29 jets to the commercial aviation market, 38% more than the same period of 2015.
Cessna Aircraft Company has announced the successful first flight of its Citation Longitude super-midsize jet.
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last night finally concluded the long awaited historic agreement to implement a market-based measure that will support airlines' efforts to stabilise
Dassault Aviation has delivered its first Falcon 8X, marking the entry into service of the company's new ultra-long range flagship.
Nextant Aerospace, Constant Aviation, and Rockwell Collins launch NG 400XTi flight deck for Beechjet
Nextant Aerospace and Constant Aviation have partnered with Rockwell Collins to introduce the next generation 400XTi flight deck now available to Beechjet 400A/XP owners as a
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced it has sold the last Gulfstream G150, marking the end of the mid-size aircraft's more than 10-year production run. The final G150 will be delivered to a customer in mid-2017.
Graeme Shanks has been named as sales director, northern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa for private aviation finaciers Global Jet Capital. He was previously vice president for sales, business aircraft finance at CIT, where he
Private jet booking platform Stratajet has expanded its service offering by bringing renowned fixed base operator (FBO) Jetex onto its system.
Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism has taken delivery of a Quest Kodiak. The aircraft was officially delivered in a ceremony held in Gaborone on Tuesday.
Jetex Flight Support has been appointed as the official FBO and handler for the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Show 2016, organised by F&E Aerospace on behalf of MEBAA at DWC,
GCS Safety Solutions MD, Michael Grüninger, believes education is important in providing safe air transport, and that supporting AfBAA is a positive step in the right direction.
Dr Ola Orekunrin, a helicopter pilot and founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria, talks to Chukwu Emeke about the problems and solutions for dealing with medical emergencies in such a vast area.
For the seventh consecutive year, Embraer has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World Universe 2016/2017).
RUAG Aviation has announced the extension of the EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organisation approvals to include line and base maintenance for the Gulfstream G550 at its facilities in Munich.
Comlux The Aviation Group has become the first to retrofit an Airbus corporate jet, an ACJ319, with Sharklets, which bring a fuel-saving of up to four per cent and a corresponding range improvement.
State-owned Tunisair is to shed around 1,000 jobs as part of a national austerity plan and a bid to make the airline more competitive
Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced its Service Centre Network has now completed over 75 120-month heavy inspections on Global business jets.
Advent Aircraft Systems has launched certification on the Pilatus PC-12 of its proven, advanced technology, light weight anti-skid braking system (Advent eABS).
EquaJet will shortly add a maiden ERJ-145 to its fleet following the recent acquisition of LX-LGI, reports ch-aviation.
Gulfstream Aerospace has developed the first phase of an intuitive mobile application to help Gulfstream operators streamline flight operations.
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that the fifth Gulfstream G500 test aircraft has completed its first flight on August 5.
Lufthansa Technik has launched a laser-based system to aid installation in VIP aircraft cabins.
Vertis Aviation has added a Bombardier Challenger 350 to its South African portfolio
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) has delivered two of its Sukhoi Business Jets (SBJ) to the Royal Thai Air Force, in a roll-out ceremony held at Sukhoi's base in Venice.
Dassault Aviation has announced that the Falcon 8X has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
West Africa, particularly Nigeria, are emerging as business aviation growth markets as the region continues to develop industries based on its natural resources, according to the Middle East's only African-owned aviation company.
International trip support company Success Aviation Services recently made an announcement that it has added, and will now provide supervisory ground handling services throughout Guinea-Conakry.
Airbus is launching a new corporate-jet version of its popular A350 XWB airliner, with Easyfit provisions for cabin-outfitting, expanding its corporate jet family with an aircraft that delivers more capacity, capability and
HondaJet received type certification today from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) with the company announcing the achievement during a press conference at EBACE which is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland.
Following its award of a license in the Moroccan National Airports Authority (ONDA) FBO tender, Jetex will launch five new fixed base operator (FBO) facilities in Casablanca Mohammed V, Marrakech Menara, Rabat-Salé, Agadir-Al
Embraer Commercial Aviation released today, during the Marrakech Air Show, in Morocco, its market outlook for Africa, which forecasts that the region will take delivery of 240 new jets in the 70 to
Execujet has announced that it extending Line Maintenance capability for EASA aircraft at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The third Nigerian Business Aviation Conference demonstrated the country's business aviation progression, and the improvement still needed to match more established regions.
Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced that its WAVE (Wireless Access Virtually Everywhere) connectivity solution has been awarded a supplemental type certificate (STC) from Transport Canada (TC).
Air Charter Service (ACS) has announced that it signed over 10,000 charter contracts for the first time in the company's history.
Petroleum Air Services (PAS) has been appointed as the first Bell Helicopter authorised customer service facility in North Africa.
Organisers of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) 2017 have announced a new location at Marrakesh Menara Airport, from 12-13 September.
Executive Sky Flight Support (ESFS) has announced a new partnership with Smart Aviation FBO at Cairo International Airport.
Embraer has presented the E190-E2, the first E2 jet – Embraer´s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft.
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that the Gulfstream G600 iron bird has completed its “first flight”.
The Embraer Phenom 300 was the most-delivered business jet in the world in 2015 for the third consecutive year, with 70 aircraft received by customers around the globe.
The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) started its 2016 events with an education session at the International University of Rabat (UIR) in Morocco last week.
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced the Gulfstream G500 has completed flutter testing.
Slovenian private jet operator and manager, Elit'Avia, is building up its business in the west African marketplace, despite the challenges facing business aviation in the region. Alan Dron reports.
ExecuJet Aviation Group has expanded its African fleet with the addition of a Bombardier Challenger 850, which will be based in Johannesburg.
Comlux The Aviation Group has announced major developments to its VVIP fleet of aircraft.
Angola has steadily become one of Africa's most prominent business aviation hubs and that is down to one couple – Nuno and Alcinda Pereira, the founding partners of Bestfly Flight Support. Marcella Nethersole reports.
Can the Avinode Marketplace help the development of the African air charter market? Oliver King, managing director, Avinode, thinks it can.
Execujet has acquired the largest FBO at Munich International Airport, taking the number of FBOs in the Luxaviation Group to 21.
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) has delivered a refurbished Airbus ACJ319 for an undisclosed government, after a successful C-Check (10 years) and heavy work on the fuselage.
ATR achieved a new record turnover in 2015, increasing to 2 billion dollars (2014: 1.8 billion). During the year, the aircraft manufacturer also set a new record in terms of aircraft deliveries, with a total of 88 aircraft (2014: 83), an
Embraer has delivered 33 commercial and 45 business jets, 25 of which are light jets and 20 are large, during the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15).
As a result of a change in Bombardier's strategic approach to aircraft sales, Bombardier and TAG Aeronautics have amicably elected to end their contractual agreements.
Gulfstream Aerospace has promoted Nicolas Robinson to the position of regional vice president of new aircraft Sales for Africa.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise (Ethiopian Airlines) have announced that they have signed a firm purchase agreement for two additional
Embraer will roll out the first jet of the second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, the E-Jets E2, on February 25, 2016.