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 …

Fight for GA! All Party Parliamentary Group sets out mission

Inform and challenge MPs and government ministers on General Aviation (GA) – that’s the mission of a new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) which has been formed by Grant Shapps, MP for Welwyn Hatfield and a keen private pilot. Shapps wants private pilots to get involved, suggesting subjects for parliamentary questions and also to lobby their MP. The APPG has …

Single-Engine Turbine Operations conference 2017

Name of eventSETOps 2017 Date29 September 2017 LocationRoyal Aeronautical Society, London, United Kingdom PPR Required?No Event website Get tickets Single-Engine Turbine operations in IMC or at night are a hot topic in the business aviation industry, ever since the European Commission approved the idea earlier this year. Now this niche has its own conference, SETOps 2017, to be held on …

GE engines for Aerion supersonic jet

The supersonic civilian AS2 passenger jet proposed by US company Aerion has taken a huge step forwards through a tie-up with GE Aviation. They are to launch a joint engine study for the aircraft’s powerplant. “We have thoroughly evaluated over two dozen civil and military engines from all leading engine producers over the past two years and believe that working …

RocketRoute upgrades to one-stop-shop app

Air BP and RocketRoute have launched a new and upgraded RocketRoute app for business and general aviation that aims to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for pilots and operators. The app is on display at this week’s European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. The new RocketRoute app will enable pilots to connect directly with ground handlers, FBOs and aviation …

Cirrus Vision Jet receives European type certificate

Amid all the high-end multi-million dollar business jets on display at this week’s European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) sits a row of slightly smaller aircraft, some with propellers at the front. But there’s one that hasn’t been seen in Europe before, the Cirrus Vision Jet, and it was there not just to show off the world’s first personal …

Geneva debut for Garmin’s first Head-Up Display

Does this company never stop? Garmin will be showing its first ever Head-Up Display (HUD) at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) opening in Geneva on Monday 22 May. The Garmin HUD is aimed at small and mid-size business jets and will launch on Cessna’s new Citation Longitude jet, which will also be making its first appearance at …