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IBAC rallies to support the business aviation community remotely As IBAC calls on ICAO to adjust the CORSIA emissions baseline (it has requested only 2019 figures, versus the average annual level of emissions between 2019 and 2020, are used for the offsetting component) - it is also adapting and modifying its own services to try and preserve an element of continuity for the global business aviation community.

Duncan Aviation making masks and gowns for front line workers In late March, Duncan Aviation had begun social distancing at work to prevent potential spread of COVID-19 and began looking to acquire face masks for use by team members when they absolutely had to work together in close quarters, like an aircraft flight deck, for a short period of time.

Duncan Aviation making masks and gowns for front line workers

Up and Away Aviation completes 383rd disinfection Disinfecting aircraft cabins has become the primary focus of Up and Airway Aviation’s specialist aircraft valeting and cleaning business these past months. On 27th February it took its first booking for the service.

Up and Away Aviation completes 383rd disinfection

Collins Aerospace adds new functionality in swift response to COVID crisis Early in April, global business aviation flying fell to as little as 20% of its 2019 rates for the same period. Depending on location, those rates subsequently increased, so that today, activity is typically down by between 50 and 70% compared with last year’s figures.

Doors stay open as On Air Dining supplies meals to UK charities and NHS On Air Dining CEO Daniel Hulme was expecting a ‘game-changing’ 2020. “We just won a NetJets contract, our Farnborough facility was ramping up nicely and I was looking forward to a profitable, happy year.”

Doors stay open as On Air Dining supplies meals to UK charities and NHS

Adapting skills to support medevac operations in Africa. Aviation has supported health care management of trans-border epidemics in Africa for decades. But Dawit Lemma, CEO of Addis Ababa-based Krimson Aviation has not been so tested by the intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic. His knowledge and expertise is urgently being sought by local, national and international aviation companies.

Adapting skills to support medevac operations in Africa

World Fuel Services supports world’s largest wind farm World Fuel Services (WFS) has won a tender to provide Jet A-1 fuel to the helicopter service for Hornsea One offshore wind farm.

World Fuel Services supports world’s largest wind farm

Aviation Africa 2020 inspires significant debate and discussion despite Coronavirus outbreak The resounding message from Africa’s aviation community attending this year’s buzzing Aviation Africa summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was that all stakeholders must cooperate and collaborate to achieve a sustainable aviation future.

Aviation Africa 2020 inspires significant debate and discussion despite Coronavirus outbreak

56% of North American FBOs report increased fuel sales in 2019 Results of Aviation Business Strategies Group's (ABSG) Annual FBO Fuel Sales Survey indicates that 56% of FBOs in the US and Canada experienced increased fuel sales in 2019 vs. 2018, an increase of 2%.

Jetcraft inventory turnover spikes as buyers upgrade Jetcraft, the global leader in business jet sales and acquisitions, is reporting strong activity at the beginning of 2020 as owners seek faster upgrades to new or longer-range models.

Avfuel offers voluntary carbon offset program As a leader in the global supply of aviation fuel and services, Avfuel is committed to helping the industry reach its carbon neutrality goals. As part of this initiative, Avfuel now offers a voluntary carbon offset program for its fueling partners.

Avfuel offers voluntary carbon offset program

Osprey Flight Solutions announces launch of Osprey:Open Osprey Flight Solutions, creators of the breakthrough aviation risk analysis system that fuses real-time information, cutting-edge technology and industry leading analysis, has announced the launch of Osprey:Open, a platform designed to deliver unparalleled support to the aviation industry in conducting effective risk management.

IADA's AircraftExchange portal handles $5.4bn sales in its first year In its first year in operation, the exclusive pre-owned aircraft search portal of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) has handled more than $5.4bn dollars in pre-owned aircraft sales.

2007 Dassault Falcon 2000EX Easy II offered by Hatt & Associates and JET HQ is one of 400 business jets listed.

Allison McKay appointed new WAI CEO The WAI Board of Directors has announced that Allison McKay will join Women in Aviation International as CEO on February 18th and is responsible for the future strategic vision of the 14,500-member strong organization while overseeing the board of directors, professional staff, and daily operations.

2020 sees The Sharpwings surpass historical milestone Specialist business and regional aircraft consulting firm The Sharpwings begins the new decade having surpassed a historical milestone with more than 110 surveys and appraisals of business jets, corporate turboprops and helicopters completed since the firm began in 2015 offering aircraft technical and financial evaluations; restitutions and repossessions; remarketing and sales to financiers.

HADID boosts representation in Africa Hadid International Services (HADID) has expanded its network of supervisors/station managers across Africa with representation in an additional five countries as it continues to increase its worldwide presence

Air BP’s Airfield Automation goes live in Brazil’s São Paulo state Air BP has completed the roll out of its innovative Airfield Automation digital technology across São Paulo state, Brazil It is estimated that around 150 of Air BP’s airport and operator customers will benefit from the new technology which aims to enhance safety, reliability and compliance in airport fuelling operations.

Air BP’s Airfield Automation goes live in Brazil’s São Paulo state

The Air Charter Association makes significant progress in 2019 The Air Charter Association held its final Council meeting of 2019 yesterday (December 11th) and refelected on the major steps forward the Association has made this year; the year of its 70th anniversary.

Civil and military ATC in Belgium now managed using single air traffic management system The Shared Air Traffic Services System 2 (SAS2) has been put into service by the Belgian Ministry of Defence.

AviationManuals offers SAFA Binder to support operator readiness AviationManuals, the world’s leading provider of aviation manual development services and Safety Management System (SMS) software for business aviation, is now offering a SAFA (Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft) Binder that helps operators manage and demonstrate compliance when flying in and out of EASA countries, as well as others that participate in SAFA.

AviationManuals offers SAFA Binder to support operator readiness

Air BP rolls out Airfield Automation digital technology in Dubai to help prevent misfuelling Air BP introduced its digital Airfield Automation technology at Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA) - located at Al Maktoum International Airport - at the Dubai Airshow.

Air BP rolls out Airfield Automation digital technology in Dubai to help prevent misfuelling

 

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