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Bombardier inaugurates quadruple-sized Singapore Service Centre, the largest OEM Business Aviation facility in Asia Pacific

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PRESS RELEASE June 30th. Bombardier today announced the grand opening of its newly transformed Singapore Service Centre, the largest OEM business aviation maintenance facility in Asia Pacific. A key jewel of the next major investments in Bombardier’s growing worldwide customer service footprint, the newly expanded facility features substantially enhanced service capabilities for its growing fleet […]

All-new Gulfstream G800 makes first flight

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PRESS RELEASE Industry’s Longest-Range Aircraft Demonstrates Program Maturity, Launches Flight-Test Program SAVANNAH, Ga., June 28, 2022 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the all-new ultralong-range Gulfstream G800 successfully completed its first flight, officially launching the flight-test program of the industry’s longest-range aircraft. Announced in October 2021, the G800 is the latest addition to Gulfstream’s next-generation […]

Cyprus orders six H145Ms for its National Guard

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PRESS RELEASE Nicosia, 24 June 2022 – The Government of Cyprus has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of six H145Ms with an option for another six aircraft. The five-bladed helicopters will be operated by the Cypriot National Guard. “The implementation of this agreement will provide the National Guard with a cost-effective […]

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Salary Study 2022

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Business aviation salary ranges increase by 3.5–4.5% to match soaring pilot demand. Pro Pilot Staff Report Pilot shortage is one of the main issues aviation faces these days. For corporate flight departments, it has become challenging to find and retain pilots, especially those with skills and experience. Aviation in the post-pandemic era is facing a […]

Squawk Ident

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When hiring a new member of the flight department, do you use a staffing company, or are new employees recruited directly by your company? What’s the selection process like? ur process starts by analyzing the candidate’s experience and licenses. Candidates are interviewed by the flight operations director. Recommended finalists are interviewed by our principal, whose […]

Single-pilot ops

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Two pilots are still the norm, but here we review a list of corporate jets that can be flown by only one pilot. By René Armas Maes Contributing Writer While most business jets require a 2-pilot crew, a number of private jet types are certified for single-pilot ops. Bizjet manufacturers have developed and continue upgrading […]

Six Large Cabin Jets Join Clay Lacy Charter Fleet to Meet Client Demand

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PRESS RELEASE The aircraft expand charter capabilities in Northeast U.S., Northern and Southern California (New York—June 7, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation continues to expand its private jet charter fleet in three key markets to meet an unprecedented demand for private aviation services. Already possessing one of the country’s most exclusive and diverse charter fleets of […]