The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is promoting Eurocontrol’s Pagoda as the best tool for business aviation operators to meet the monitoring process for emissions trading scheme requirements. Pagoda is a Eurocontrol-developed program that estimates fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions directly from traffic data for
EBACE Convention News » May 14, 2009
ARG/US International has announced acceptance of the International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) to meet the audit requirements of its charter operator rating system. IS-BAO is managed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). The acceptance by ARG/US is considered a significant advance toward a single audit standard for business aircraft operators.
Project Phoenix, the Dubai-based entity behind the Phoenix 200 executive VIP conversion of Bombardier CRJ200 airliners, has enlisted Spectrum Aeromed of the U.S. to develop an air-ambulance version of the airplane. Offered as a dedicated transport or with a quick-change interior, the aeromed Phoenix CRJs will be outfitted in Fargo, North Dakota, where Spectrum Aeromed is based.
A man who has witnessed just about every step of business aviation’s development over the past four decades finally began a very well earned retirement earlier this year. When Carl Hirschmann set up Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland back in 1967, he not only took over the hangar from the failed holiday charter airline Globe Air, but also that company’s deputy technical director–Elie Zelouf.
Avolus, which bills itself as a provider of fully integrated luxury travel, announced plans to expand its reach in Europe, Russia, the CIS, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The company has appointed Keith Thomas managing director for the Middle East. Avolus is a broker that provides charter of private jets, helicopters, yachts and limousines; block fractional and block hours; and aircraft sales and acquisitions.
Associated Air Center, a subsidiary of StandardAero, has completed the necessary modifications for compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s SFAR-88 Airworthiness Directive on its ninth BBJ equipped with DeCrane-PATS auxiliary fuel tanks. Associated Air Center will complete these mandatory modifications on seven other BBJs before the AD deadline of December 2009.
Embraer has named Nayak Aircraft Services in Cologne, Germany, an authorized service center. With the announcement, Nayak will become the first maintenance center in the country to service Embraer’s Phenom 100 and 300. Workers at Nayak’s main base at Cologne Bonn Airport will provide warranty support, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and airframe, engine and avionics repairs 24 hours a day.
328 Support Services announced the sale of two 328Jets to a Middle Eastern customer. The aircraft, formerly operated by Shell Netherlands, will be refurbished with 10-seat executive interiors and long-range wing-center tanks at 328 Support’s Oberpfaffenhofen facility. The aircraft will be operated for VIP use in the Middle East and Africa by HYSSOP Global of Nigeria on behalf of its private owner.
Forty of FlightSafety International’s full flight simulators located at 15 learning centers in North America have been qualified under the EASA flight simulator training device catch-up process. The process was developed to qualify simulators located outside of EASA member states’ jurisdiction so they can continue to be used in the training of European-licensed flight crews under EASA regulations.
Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) announced here this week the delivery of the first European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified piston singles and twins to enter service in Europe. Three new Bonanza G36 single-engine aircraft went to a customer in the UK and one Baron G58 twin to a customer in Poland.