NBAA 2018, Orlando, Florida

Name of eventNBAA 2018 Date16 – 18 October 2018 Location9800 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA PPR Required?No Event website Annual conference and exhibition of the US National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).

Class D airspace approved for Farnborough

The already hugely complicated airspace in the south-east of England will become even more difficult from next summer when a new Class D airspace zone around TAG Farnborough Airport is introduced. In addition, there will be two blocks of Class E airspace with mandatory ‘Transponder Mandatory Zones’ (TMZ) status. This is the airspace change approved by the CAA after a …

Honda announces upgraded HondaJet Elite

Honda Aircraft Company revealed a new upgraded aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) being staged at Geneva Airport, Switzerland. The HondaJet Elite has an extended range of an additional 17% (+396km) and is equipped with a newly developed noise attenuating inlet structure that lines each engine and greatly reduces high frequency noise …

Jeppesen teams with Bad Elf for wireless data transfers

Jeppesen has tied up with Bad Elf, a provider of aviation hardware and software solutions, to create a wireless data transfer system for aircraft owners and operators. “Previously, many aircraft operators needed to update data cards offsite, which often meant working a long distance from their aircraft due to a dependency on traditional landline PC technology,” said Mike Abbott, director, …

Cranfield’s Air Park plans approved

Outline planning permission has been granted for a new Air Park at Cranfield Airport. The Air Park will help Cranfield University, which owns and operates the airport, fulfill its ambition to develop a state-of-the-art airport for private jets and to help maintain the airport for its research. The plans show new aircraft hangars, business aviation terminal, new office space, a …

Biggin Hill tells flying schools to quit

All the flying schools on Biggin Hill Airport have been given six months’ notice to stop flight training at the airport. The shock news came on the same day that the Airport received planning permission for a 56-bedroom hotel on a site adjacent to the location of EFG Flying School and The Lookout Cafe. Anoop Singh Bamrah and Shonu Bamrah, …

Bizjets encouraged at ‘London’ Cranfield Airport

Cranfield Airport is planning to develop its facilities for business aviation and re-name itself London Cranfield Airport. It follows similar moves by London Oxford and London Biggin Hill airports. Cranfield’s planned expansion is for a business aviation terminal, a hotel, an extension to the runway and taxiways, and other upgrades. Cranfield is also about to install the UK’s first remote …

Abu Dhabi Air Expo, Al Bateen

Name of eventAbu Dhabi Air Expo 2018 Date26 – 28 February 2018 LocationAl Bateen Executive Airport – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates PPR Required?Yes Event website Abu Dhabi Air Expo is part of the Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week. The region’s first Global Aviation and Aerospace Week is set to become a biennial fixture in Abu Dhabi’s calendar …

GASCo Safety Evening, Norwich

Name of eventGASCo Safety Evening Date8 February 2018 LocationNorwich International Airport, Norwich, United Kingdom PPR Required?Yes Event website Contact Ian McDowell – Air Traffic Control Norwich Airport Amsterdam Way Norwich NR6 6JA. Tel: 07968 186908 E-mail: ian.mcdowell@norwichairport.co.uk 1930: SaxonAir Charter Ltd Business Aviation Centre Norwich Airport Norwich Norfolk NR6 6JT.

Blackbushe under fire for ‘new life’ plan

Blackbushe Airport has come under fire from local groups opposing its proposal to deregister common land on which the airport stands. The airport wants to improve its facilities for business aviation passengers and build new aircraft hangars. Yateley Town Council and the Yateley Common Management Committee have objected to the move, saying that Blackbushe Airport has existed on common land …