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December 2019

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Diverse Edinburgh brokerage takes off

With nine years of industry experience behind her, and an even longer exposure to the needs of an ultra wealthy clientele, Vickie Clarke has launched a new venture that aims to do more than just jet charter.   Full story

PJS and LEAD1 introduce air travel programme for US colleges

LEAD1 represents athletic directors from the 130 member universities of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. A partnership with Private Jet Services secures price stability for their flights over five years.   Full story

Jettly opens New York headquarters

The Canadian online charter platform has made several adjustments to its initial offering and has made the leap into one of the hearts of US business aviation.   Full story

Atlanta office opening is next step in US for ACS

Atlanta's concentration of big businesses and healthy economy has attracted the attention of ACS. The company has made this city the focus of its on-going US expansion.   Full story

Vertis opens US office and gains ARGUS broker certification

Newly appointed Robert Coleman will be promoting Vertis' boutique service across the Americas. As well as expansion, the company is celebrating ARGUS Certified Broker status.   Full story

Australian broker celebrates 30 years

Independent Aviation coordinates more than 300 charters every month throughout Australasia, the Asia Pacific and elsewhere. Its growth over 30 years has led to significant buying power and an enviable reputation.   Full story

Air Charter Service picks up top Russian award

During a gala dinner at Moscow's Izvestia Hall, 13 winners were chosen to receive a business aviation award from the 11-strong council of the Russian United Business Aviation Association.   Full story

SaxonAir brings in Freeman to oversee catering

Following a number of successful in-house events hosted at its hangar, SaxonAir decided that the time was right to bring in a dedicated catering specialist. John Freeman will also work to develop in-flight menus.   Full story

ACS makes board appointments

Katie Ivie will play a key role at ACS in attracting and retaining talent. The HR director is herself the latest board appointment, and former CEO Tony Bauckham returns to advise on Brexit.   Full story

Trilogy Aviation Group partners with CAN charity

Trilogy Aviation Group is the latest company to sign up to facilitate free flights for cancer patients. It will pair empty seats on private aircraft with cancer sufferers who need a ride to a hospital for specialised treatment.   Full story

Helipass reaches half century partnership landmark

Hoping to broaden the take-up of helicopter transport by making it easier to book, Helipass has reached a milestone 50 operators who are signed up for its white label sales and booking solution.   Full story

ACS adds Shanghai office to its Asian network

The rich potential of Shanghai has attracted the folk at Air Charter Service. As home to many a business and a sizeable port, the company believes it offers opportunities for significant passenger and cargo operations.   Full story

Broker and yacht specialists combine for elevated F1 experience

The F1 Monaco Grand Prix is a highlight of the racing calendar, as drivers wind their way through tight streets. The onlookers are prestigious, and Elevate and My Yacht Group are offering a chance to be among them.   Full story

Donegal in Ireland holds top spot for spectacular landings

PrivateFly has teamed up with aviation and travel experts to see which of the world's airports cause the most fights as to who gets the window seat. Ireland's Donegal has come first for the second consecutive year.   Full story

Vertis creates two new team roles

As its business continues to grow, Vertis is taking the opportunity to merge all its charter and aviation consultancy capabilities into one global offering. Two recent appointments support this strategy.   Full story

Warner takes the chair at Air Partner

As chair of many a financial company and with a background in mergers and acquisitions, Ed Warner is well placed to guide Air Partner through its next period of growth.   Full story

ACSF works with NATA and FAA to implement NTSB list

According to the Air Charter Safety Foundation, each and every operator can take simple steps to improve safety, such as implementing SMS and FDM. Its view is shared by NATA, the FAA and the NTSB.   Full story

Seat selling promises much, but does it deliver?

Curse or blessing? Seat selling is seen as risky for the industry, but conversely as a golden opportunity to increase customer numbers and operating efficiencies. On which side of the fence do you stand?   Full story

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VistaJet sitting pretty as it approaches 15-year milestone

VistaJet made some substantial strides forward last year, with significant gains in both Europe and the US. Its fleet of around 70 aircraft notched up enough hours to circumnavigate the globe more than 20 times over.   Full story

Gama Aviation Signature demonstrates scale with hours spike

With over 270 aircraft on its books, Gama Aviation Signature (GAS) has one of the largest managed fleets in the world. In 2018 it blitzed its rivals with 91,195 flight hours, 29,000 more than its closest competitor.   Full story

Voluxis barks up the right tree for UK pet approvals

Voluxis is shouting from the woof-tops now that it is licensed to carry pets to 18 airports in the United Kingdom, more than any other operator according to head of ground operations Keith Moody.   Full story

Fly Blade and AAG collaborate on urban mobility option

Fly Blade reports increasing short distance flight business. The broker is now able to provide on demand helicopter trips in the NYC metro area on a dedicated Sikorsky S-76C+ thanks to an agreement with AAG.   Full story

Nomad takes the right approach for City landings

Special certification for crews and aircraft is required in order to operate in and out of London City airport, right at the heart of the city's financial district. Nomad Aviation met the required standard for its CJ1+ and CJ2+.   Full story

James' personalised service will be a Cutter above

James Boswell is a pilot and has served Part 121 and Part 135 operations extensively. Now he is to head up charter sales for Cutter Aviation in Phoenix.   Full story

SBAA appoints ExecuJet VP as president

The fast growing Swiss business aviation industry is keen to assure its operational safety and service excellence. The considerable experience that Niclas von Plata brings with his appointment should facilitate this.   Full story

Wheels Up to Connect first-timers with business aviation

Wheels Up already offers two membership programmes - Core and Business - and with Wheels Up Connect it is looking to introduce private flying to customers who may not have considered it previously.   Full story

Port Angeles base will save vital medical minutes

Life Flight Network has been serving local communities for 41 years and is pleased to be expanding its reach across Washington state and to southeast Alaska, thanks to a new base and a pair of aircraft at Port Angeles.   Full story

Jet Edge International raises $60 million

Leveraging growing interest in long haul flight, large cabin specialist Jet Edge has found the means to continue its expansion both in terms of infrastructure and services.   Full story

Shuttle service enables putters and punters to get to green

The Open golf championship is set to be a classic this year, with tens of thousands of enthusiasts expected at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Woodgate Aviation and PDG are working on daily helicopter shuttles.   Full story

Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance to unlock more regions

Global scale is the vision of Luxaviation, and it is a mantra that it shares with its rotary division Luxaviation Helicopters. The operator is bringing industry colleagues on board to form an alliance with a worldwide reach.   Full story

Qatar Executive approved to negotiate tricky terrain

Samedan, Chambery and Innsbruck are popular destinations but they are far from easy to fly into, requiring special approval. Qatar Executive will be putting its crew through their paces to be able to land at all three.   Full story

Stress-free Vipcations will ensure guests stay Jung

Jung Sky was founded 10 years ago in Zagreb and its Vipcation project has been in the works for some time. Initially operating from Rome and Berlin to Dubrovnik, the scheme could eventually enjoy a wider rollout.   Full story

Multiflight keeps its eye in for another cricket season

Multiflight has enjoyed a close relationship with Yorkshire County Cricket Club and has worked closely with the charity arm of the club. The collaboration has been extended for another season.   Full story

GeoStar adapts for China’s specialist travel market

The economy may be slowing down, but China's high fliers are keener than ever to avail themselves of top notch experiences. GeoStar, known as the China Entrepreneurs Flying Club, is riding that wave of interest.   Full story

AMGH and Med-Trans see SevenBar synergies

SevenBar Aviation has grown its geographic footprint significantly over the last seven decades and has a fleet of nine jet and turboprop aircraft as well as six helicopters. It will align closely with Med-Trans Corporation.   Full story

Air Methods marks three decades of stellar care in Lincoln

Air Methods delivers lifesaving care to 70,000 people every year and has nearly 40 years of air medical experience. Its subsidiary StarCare has served the Lincoln area and southeastern Nebraska since 1989.   Full story