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News from BACA: Steaming towards expo success

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to see the Flying Scotsman steam railway locomotive on its UK tour. It is possibly the most famous UK steam engine, known for being the first to exceed 100mph in 1934.   Full story

News from AsBAA: Bridging the gap between industry, regulatory bodies and the media

AsBAA, Asia's representative trade body for business and general aviation, was created in 1999. We have one major mission: to create a community that represents its members by advocating the industry in a positive and unbiased manner, while creating positive sector relations and opportunities for growth.   Full story

Air Charter Global moves to Hawarden airport in Wales

Air Charter Global moves to Hawarden airport in Wales UK-based aviation charter and consultancy company Air Charter Global (ACG) has moved its head office to Hawarden airport in Flintshire, north-east Wales.   Full story

New Flight Charters receives credit rating upgrade

New Flight Charters receives credit rating upgrade Wyoming, USA-based New Flight Charters has been upgraded by US business data company Dun & Bradstreet.   Full story

Cofrance is first in France to achieve ARGUS registered broker rating

Nice, France-based Cofrance, a brokerage for Russian speaking clients chartering in the French Mediterranean area, has become the first charter broker in France to earn the ARGUS Registered Charter Broker rating.   Full story

ACS reports strong 2016 financial results

UK-headquartered Air Charter Service saw revenue reach $441.2m in the year ending 31 January, 2017, an eight per cent increase over the previous year.   Full story

Above and beyond: An offer of help gratefully received

As Kim Scolari approaches her 20th year as a private jet broker and owner of California-based Jet Productions Worldwide she takes a moment to think about service, and what makes any single operator or crew person stand out from the rest.   Full story

Air Partner arranges St Helena charter flight

Global aviation services group Air Partner recently chartered a return flight from Cape Town to St Helena after the cancellation of two Royal Mail Ship voyages left a number of passengers stranded.   Full story

Industry recognition for Europe’s high flyers

Presentations to this year’s winners of the Sapphire Pegasus Awards were made during a gala dinner at Prague’s Boscolo hotel in May.   Full story

New kid on the block: HondaJet

At EBACE many of you expressed an interest in learning about new aircraft types. We discussed the unique selling points of these models with the manufacturers in order to present a series of snapshots which highlight those features brokers may want to promote. In the first we take a look at the HondaJet.   Full story

Don't miss the great ACE17 PrivateFly Ping Pong challenge

UK-headquartered PrivateFly will be challenging visitors to ACE17, which takes place at London Biggin Hill Airport on 12 September, to beat its team – and each other – at table tennis.   Full story

Liliental Jet appoints head of charter sales

Moscow, Russia-based Liliental Jet has promoted Anton Filchugin to the position of head of charter sales.   Full story

EBAA debates the state of business aviation

At the European Business Aviation Association's (EBAA) annual press conference in Brussels, Belgium, CEO Brandon Mitchener reported that the sector is showing promising signs of vigour after a few years of flat figures.   Full story

ACE 17: The main event for the business air charter industry worldwide

Air Charter Expo 2017 is BACA's first ever dedicated conference and exhibition. It will present top-level meetings, a line-up of the latest charter aircraft, a host of exhibitors and excellent networking opportunities in one glorious day that is a must-attend for all in the business air charter industry.   Full story

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Team work and constant communication

On a typical Friday morning Julia Amadio, private aviation advisor with Geneva, Switzerland-based LunaJets, passes the Maserati showroom before entering the recently renovated company offices overlooking the airport apron.   Full story

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Gaining Knowledge: Raising broker standards

Total global wealth is on the rise and projected to surpass $100 trillion by 2025. But it’s not just the rich who fly privately, it extends to all those for whom time must be well managed. Private jet customers, from whatever financial background and from whatever walk of life, want a level of service that is top quality, customised and exclusive. Charter Broker magazine talks to those within the industry about whether customers are sufficiently well served.   Full story

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FlightPartner recruits FlightAware founder

Shawn S Sullivan has joined New York charter platform FlightPartner as chief operating officer.   Full story

SimpleCharters grows its charter fleet

Maine, USA-based booking platform SimpleCharters has added Ohio operator JetSelect Aviation's fleet to its on-demand network of charter aircraft.   Full story

Online Service launches free platform in Russia

Moscow, Russia-based aviation software development company Online Service has launched VIPcharter.online, a free-to-use platform for brokers and oper- ators around the world.   Full story

Returnjet signs campaign programme with FBO network

UK-headquartered pricing platform Returnjet is hosting an advertising campaign programme with global FBO network Signature Flight Support, whereby each Signature FBO will get front-of-mind positioning every time a search or booking is made for each of their airport locations.   Full story

Stratajet expands its US coverage

Booking platform Stratajet has added Wisconsin-based SC Aviation to its network of aircraft operators, and the company's fleet of Falcons, Hawkers and Learjets will join the 1,250 aircraft already on Stratajet's system.   Full story

Victor provides a market analyis

Victor has seen its long-range aircraft bookings rise by 98 per cent year-on-year and the total number of private jet types chartered by its clients has increased by 25 per cent over the same period.   Full story

Air Community is China’s first aviation portal

The general aviation division of China-headquartered operator Deer Jet’s parent company, HNA Group, has launched Air Community, a Chinese language platform enabling booking and online transactions.   Full story

JetSmarter initiatives

JetSmarter has opened an office in Knightsbridge, London. “With Europe being one of our strongest markets, we look forward to investing more time focusing on JetSmarter's growth within this region,” says CEO Sergey Petrossov.   Full story

PrivateFly reaches higher with new brand identity

PrivateFly, a UK-headquartered private charter platform, has unveiled its new brandmark and web site, all designed to convey what it says is its unique offering in its sector: leading technology combined with a passionate, expert team.   Full story

Jettly launches clean air campaign

Canadian online platform Jettly is concerned that, according to National Geographic News, people are more likely to die from exposure to toxic pollutants from aircraft exhaust than in an air crash   Full story
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Company appointments

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GainJet opens London medevac base

Athens, Greece-based GainJet has established a European medevac base at London Stansted with a Challenger 604.   Full story

News in brief

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TAG gains Maltese AOC

TAG Aviation Europe, Geneva, has received its Maltese AOC and has started flight operations with a Challenger CL-605.   Full story

Time Air launches management programme

Time Air in Prague, Czech Republic, has launched its GreytScale aircraft management programme featuring a significant charter revenue component.   Full story

FBO news in brief

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Accreditations and certifications

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A round-up of fleet additions

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