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Medway Air Ambulance expands operations facilities

US Learjet operator Medway Air Ambulance (MAA) has expanded its facilities at Gwinnett County airport at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia.   Full story

Guardian Flight Alaska transitions to mid-size fleet

Anchorage, Alaska-based air medical transport company Guardian Flight is transitioning its medical jet fleet to Learjet 45s.   Full story

Air Alliance Group gains equity funding and appoints medical director

A majority interest in Germany-headquartered Air Alliance Group has been acquired by Deutsche Private Equity investment company.   Full story

Angel MedFlight makes board appointment

Arizona, USA-based Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance has appointed Jim Adams to its board of directors.   Full story
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BACA fixes spotlight on member events

Like the first flakes of winter snow, a small flurry of words from the British prime minister gave us all a moment of excitement on 2 March. In a speech about Brexit she actually mentioned aviation. As we all rushed to the attic to fetch the balloons and bunting, it appeared from press reports that she had indicated that we were to stay within EASA.   Full story

BACA reacts to PM's statement on EASA membership

Prime minister Theresa May wants to explore with the EU the terms on which the UK could remain part of EU agencies such as EASA.   Full story

BACA appoints deputy chairman

At a meeting of the BACA Council on 15 February CEO of UK brokerage Weston Aviation Nick Weston was elected to the position of BACA deputy chairman.   Full story

ACS increases US presence following a strong year-end report

Air Charter Service has opened an office in Manhattan, its second operation in New York and sixth in North America.   Full story

Astute Aviation opens Manchester office

London-headquartered Astute Aviation has acquired additional office space at No1 Spinningfields in Manchester.   Full story

Smart Aviation strengthens charter team

UK-based charter broker Smart Aviation has appointed James Gregory following continued growth across its charter services.   Full story

Superfly enters broker arena

Since qualifying for the UK Government's Seed Enter-prise Investment Scheme, London-headquartered Superfly has been developing a flight booking app that lists available individual private jet seats on ad hoc and empty leg flights alongside commercial airline seats.   Full story

The Aviation Factory gears up for Russia's World Cup

With offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain and France, broker network The Aviation Factory has selected London Oxford airport-headquartered Travion as its exclusive service provider for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.   Full story

New kid on the block Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

The 505 Jet Ranger X is a five-seat, light single-engine helicopter designed, according to Bell, for safety, efficiency and reliability using Garmin's G1000H state-of-the-art advanced avionics technology.   Full story

Big Game Air expands its travel operations nationally

Chicago, USA-based Big Game Air is expanding its sports travel operations across the country to include charter for concerts, film festivals, food events and more.   Full story

ACC Aviation appoints director of charter

UK-based ACC Aviation has appointed Richard Smith as director of charter to oversee its aircraft charter division, ACC Charter.   Full story

New Flight Charters announces 2017 results

Wyoming, USA broker New Flight Charters, which is celebrating its 14th anniversary, has announced a 12.5 per cent year-on-year charter increase for 2017.   Full story
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Huge wealth and a lack of aviation resources offer rich rewards in Asia

The world’s biggest continent has fewer business jets per billionaire than any other. Asia is embarking on huge development in terms of investment in aviation infrastructure, aircraft and manpower and Charter Broker has talked with some of those who see the opportunity this presents.   Full story

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Helipass celebrates 20,000 bookings

Paris, France-headquartered online helicopter booking platform Helipass has achieved 20,000 bookings to date.   Full story

Voom joins Airbus Helicopters

On-demand helicopter booking platform Voom has become part of the Airbus Helicopters service offering. Initially incubated in A^3, Airbus' Silicon Valley outpost, Voom launched commercial operations in Sao Paulo last year and has recently extended its services to Mexico City.   Full story

Double celebration for PrivateFly

The team at UK-headquartered PrivateFly is celebrating twice over after marking ten years in business and making The Sunday Times' SME Export Track 100, an annual league table of the UK's top exporters, for the third consecutive year.   Full story

Victor restructures as Alyssum Group and acquires RocketRoute

UK-headquartered charter platform Victor has completed an $18 million Series B investment round from aviation support and aftermarket services company BBA Aviation, technology investment company BP Ventures and from existing share- holders.   Full story

Jettly introduces managed membership

Jettly introduces managed membership Canada-based Jettly has released a fully managed private jet membership that it claims cuts the cost of charter flights compared to other private jet card providers.   Full story

Broker turns software developer

Portugal-based former brokerage FlyJetway has developed a software solution it claims will speed up the process of flight preparation for brokers.   Full story

Greek Air Taxi Network offers mobile app

As the 2018 tourism season approaches so the Greek Air Taxi Network has introduced an app for androids and iOS devices that gives information for sightseeing tours and empty leg flights to, from and within Greece.   Full story

JetSmarter pops the cork with luxury events launch

New York-headquartered JetSmarter has launched a programme of events and experiences that are accessible through its app.   Full story
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Euro Jet ready to assist with FIFA World Cup

For the past 10 years Euro Jet, the ground support company serving Eastern Europe and Central Asia, has been a go-to provider for many brokers seeking airport representation, flight riding representatives and coordination of ground handling support.   Full story

Waves gains approval to fly into Europe

Guernsey-based operator Waves has been granted EASA Third Country Operator (TCO) approval to operate commercial flights into the UK and Europe.   Full story

FAI Group makes board addition

Germany's FAI Group has appointed former lawyer and international airline turnaround consultant Peter Oncken to the executive board.   Full story

DC Aviation receives Maltese AOC

The Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate has issued Germany-headquartered DC Aviation with an AOC that allows it to operate Maltese registered aircraft for charter from its base on the island. The Malta location complements the company's other regional AOC operations in Stuttgart, Dubai and Zurich.   Full story

Wijet becomes launch airline for the HondaJet

French operator Wijet is in the process of purchasing 16 HondaJets in a contract worth $78 million at catalogue price.   Full story

TAG Aviation appoints charter manager for UK

Switzerland-headquartered TAG Aviation Europe has appointed Karl Mills as charter manager for the UK. He will be responsible for providing direction, training and development to the charter team while overseeing the ongoing expansion of charter opportunities.   Full story

XOJet positions for breakout growth and expansion

US operator XOJet closed 2017 with a nine per cent increase in revenue to cap off five years of growth. Charter brokerage grew by over 30 per cent year-on-year and the company has extended its roster of aircraft to over 1,300 to support this demand.   Full story

Desert Jet founder and CEO honoured by women's forum

California-based Desert Jet founder, president and CEO Denise Wilson received the Desert Visionary award from the local Women Leaders Forum of Coachella Valley for her community leadership, public service, commitment to education and visionary entrepreneurship.   Full story

Precision acquires JR Helicopters

Oregon, USA, operator Precision Helicopters has completed the acquisition of Washington-based JR Helicopters, including its utility fleet of three AS350B3s and one Bell 206 JetRanger.   Full story

National Jets makes VP flight ops appointment

Florida-based operator National Jets has appointed James Dent as vice president of flight operations, responsible for all divisions within its Part 135 programme.   Full story

Luxaviation gains AOC in San Marino

Luxaviation Group has received its 15th AOC from San Marino after officially inaugurating its office there. CEO Patrick Hansen says: “The Luxaviation Group is renowned for supplying the full life-cycle of services from registration to operation, maintenance and more."   Full story

Accreditations and certifications

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FBO news in brief

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A round-up of fleet additions

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Q&A: 10 things you should know about Dominic Tam

Continuing the Q&A series we talk to L’Voyage business development manager Dominic Tam who is responsible for managing VVIP charter flights, developing new client contact points and maintaining relationships with aircraft operators in the Asia Pacific region.   Full story