Sluggish overall, but
business jet charter on the
were 58,111 business aviation departures
in Europe in November 2016, according to
WINGX`s latest monthly Business
Aviation Monitor. The figure
represents a 0.8% growth in YOY
of 11 months so far this year there has
been some YOY growth, although the YTD
trend is still trailing 2015 by 0.2%.
YOY trend in November was offset by
declines in Turboprop and Piston
activity; Business Jet flights were up
3% in November and now have a positive
12 month rolling average, with Small Jet
activity providing most of the growth.
Business aviation flights from Western
Europe were up in November, bolstered by
growth in UK, France and Italy, which
outweighed declines in Germany,
Switzerland and Spain. Southern Europe
was flat this month, and Eastern Europe
Signature Flight Support
inaugurates luxurious FBO facility at London Luton Airport
Signature Flight Support
officially opened its luxurious, state-of-the art FBO facility at London
Luton Airport with an elegant, Great Gatsby themed evening.
Guests toured the new FBO and
were invited to take part in a charity mock-casino with proceeds going to
benefit Age Concern Luton which provides care and support to the elderly in
the Luton community.
Commenting on the evening,
Maria A. Sastre,
President and Chief Operating Officer
noted, “This stunning facility has been
many years in the making. We are
delighted to officially open the new
Signature Luton facility, which is ready
to welcome customers from around the
"Our relationship with London
Luton Airport is exemplary and their
support of this project was essential to
Fuel Services Network welcomes TAG
Farnborough Airport (EGLF/FAB) in
Hampshire, United Kingdom, recently
joined the World Fuel Services Network
Conveniently located less than an hour’s
drive from the capital city’s central
business district, the award-winning
facility is known as the Business
Aviation Gateway to London. TAG will
leverage World Fuel Services’ reliable
bulk jet fuel supply and technical
support of local professionals during
their 5-year supply agreement.
Airport has a rich history in UK
aviation. It was the UK’s first airfield
and home to the country’s first powered
flight in 1908. The airport is tower
controlled, with radar approach
facilities and is free of slot
founder and President of
Atlanta, GA-based Tastefully
you ever had catering go wrong? I think everyone
has-and it's not something
As the holidays approach, you must be attuned to some difficulties you may encounter. You are responsible for providing what your clients want to be served on board for their flight and what your crews are going to require no matter what the circumstances.
Am I right? You order sushi and sashimi because they want it, and you work with the catering source to make sure the food has ice packs on it so that it remains very cold during transportation and
holding (at least I hope you do!). You are the magician, the miracle worker, when it comes to sourcing what each flight requires.
As we enter into one of the longest and
most varied holiday seasons the world celebrates, with cultural differences galore,
let me take a minute to mention some of the
Holiday Catering challenges you may encounter during
into the first week of January.
marks thirty years of Middle Eastern business at MEBAA
Dahlgren Duck & Associates (DDA),
experts at detailing the cabin environment through the addition of the
world’s finest crystal, china, flatware, linens and luxury amenities,
celebrated thirty years of business in the Middle East at MEBAA2016 in Dubai
DDA has developed a strong
and loyal client base in the region to whom, under the guidance of CEO
it continues to advise on the latest trends, styles and must haves, to
enhance the cabin experience.
Since its first commission
with the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi, DDA has worked with hundreds of Middle
Eastern clients, created countless tailor-made dining, flatware and crystal
sets, and fashioned several individually designed works of art. DDA has
styled a variety of jet types from small business jets to large wide body
aircraft, providing each with its own look and feel.
Centreline Air Charter and Bristol Flying
Centre Group rebrand as Centreline
Bristol Flying Centre Ltd,
the parent of Centreline Air Charter, has undergone a total brand review and
today unveils its new identity and website.
The company, now named
Centreline, has rebranded to support its growth and continuing evolution as
a leading European full service private jet management organisation.
The extensive rebranding
exercise incudes a new website encompassing the company’s board range of
aviation services and a total corporate identity change which has been
aligned across Aircraft Management, Charter, FBO, Engineering and ATO.
addition to the website, a new pilot uniform, aircraft branding, marketing
material and signage has been created.
Rising demand in B2C space is key driver for bizav in Middle East, says Avinode
Positive growth in the Middle East region is
being driven by long-haul, leisure travellers and an increased interest in B2C
business aviation technology, according to Avinode, the world’s leading online
marketplace for buying and selling air charter.
“It is clear from our comprehensive Avinode
Marketplace data that the past 12 months have seen a healthy increase in both
domestic and international flight requests for the Middle East region” says
managing director, Avinode.
“The market is being led by confident leisure and
long-haul family travel which is also driving an increase in heavy jets and
“Brokers are also becoming more confident in
embracing new B2C technology. They are looking for mobile apps and web apps to
expand their business."
School of Economics survey reveals
pilots feel fatigue ‘not taken
seriously’ by airlines
study of 7,200 pilots across Europe on
safety culture, the largest ever
conducted, has shown more than half of
pilots lack confidence in the safety
culture within their airline.
reaction to the study, the British
Airline Pilots’ Association says it is
‘not surprised’ by the findings and that
fatigue remain top of their members’
concerns across all types of airlines.
is already working with the Civil
Aviation Authority (CAA) to improve
fatigue reporting, particularly
following the introduction of EASA
flight time limitations in February this
year, which can legally allow a pilot to
be rostered for shifts of up to 20
The study also shows that less
than 20% agreed their company cares
about their wellbeing.
inaugural Dubai- ondon JetShuttle flight takes off
Innovation takes centre stage at AfBAC 2016
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