Autumn 2023

issue 63

All being well, printed copies of this Autumn 2023 edition of EVA should be available on the NBAA-BACE show floor in Las Vegas and you've already picked up a copy.
It is therefore fitting that we should feature several North American companies, Airhawke, Avfuel, Camber Aviation Management, Citadel Completions, Gogo, NICHOLAS AIR, Sherwin-Williams and West Star Aviation among them. But business and VIP aviation is a global industry and where a company has its headquarters frequently has little bearing on the service it delivers.
Prime Trip Support, subject of our cover story, is an excellent example, with its global presence based on a committed team of staff and Prime Select vendors. Euro Jet is another company with worldwide reach, providing flight support through its dedicated expert team.

We’ve also attempted to pack a cross-section of the industry into this edition. If ever you need an example of the diversity in capability, people and roles in business aviation, then hopefully this magazine will do the trick.
Thanks to Chadi Saade, VP Commercial and acting President of Airbus Corporate Jets, we have an update on ACJ’s latest developments, while Gogo President Sergio Aguirre enthuses over a near-term future when Gogo will deliver 5G air-to-ground connectivity alongside OneWeb-powered Gogo Galileo.
Elsewhere, NICHOLAS AIR Founder and CEO Nicholas Correnti provides thoughts on the industry and how the company has subtly evolved post-Covid, while West Star Aviation’s Sharon Klose, Director, Satellites/MRT and Engines, discusses the company’s surprisingly long reach when it comes to helping customers with an AOG. Finally, returning to that theme of diversity, Matt Jayne, Bell’s Product Marketing Manager, reveals the company’s extensive corporate and VIP helicopter capability.
On a personal note, some of you may already have been surprised or even offended when I haven’t recognised you in person. There’s every likelihood that even if we ‘met’ during a recent video call I won’t remember you. So, if you see me in Las Vegas, please do say hello and remind me who you are. I’ll be more than happy to have a chat and explain myself.

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Featured in this issue

  • Global Prime

    Prime Trip Support is headquartered in Dubai and, as Chief Operating Officer Ryan Frankhouser explains, operates globally A centre for commercial, private and VIP aviation, Dubai boasts more than i...

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  • Glorious 5500

    When a customer wanted their Global 5500 painted similarly to their fishing boat, West Star Aviation’s design and paint experts joined with Stephen Miles Design and Sherwin-Williams to create a spec...

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  • Making it Personal

    Matt Jayne, Bell’s Product Marketing Manager, explains how the iconic manufacturer’s state-of-the-art commercial helicopters are optimised for corporate and VIP customers Matt Jayne has been wi...

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  • Training to Fix

    Technician training is essential to safe, efficient operations, while a growing focus on cabin connectivity has spawned a variety of new instructional courses. Representatives from CAE, FlightSafety I...

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  • The Chemistry of Compliance

    Kellee Valentine, SVP Flight Operations at ACI Jet, shares his thoughts on Web Manuals and how its software has transformed the process of compliance  If you really want to know how well a product...

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  • Fuelling Connections

    EVA spoke with Avfuel’s Craig Sincock and CR Sincock and, most importantly, two of its long‑term customers, to find out what keeps Avfuel at the top of its game President and CEO Craig Sincock ...

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  • More Than a Network

    Euro Jet has a huge global presence, usually with its own people on the ground, ready to handle any aspect of flight support. Gareth Danker, Director of Global Sales and Marketing, explains how Hea...

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  • Changing the Game

    Chadi Saade, VP Commercial and acting President of Airbus Corporate Jets, provides an update on the ACJ TwoTwenty and prospects across the ACJ portfolio Already VP Commercial, Chadi Saade has stepp...

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  • Realisation of Design

    The newly combined expertise of AIRHAWKE and Berletex Aero Design has created a VIP aircraft design engineering powerhouse. EVA spoke with AIRHAWKE CEO David Vanderzwaag This past June, Quebec’s ...

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  • Snakes, LUMPs and Quarter Turns

    Airliner-based VIP aircraft require specialist maintenance compared to their commercial brethren. Three industry experts explain how to efficiently maintain, refit and complete your bizliner When s...

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  • Promoting Ireland

    EVA spoke with The Irish Business and General Aviation Association’s Josh Stewart ahead of the organisation's second annual conference at Adare Manor, County Limerick, on 1 November On 15 June 19...

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  • Meeting Expectations

    NICHOLAS AIR serves a generally well-informed and exclusive selection of clients using its own aircraft fleet. Unusual among business aviation operators, how has it navigated the changing market of th...

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  • A Decade of Excellence

    DC Aviation Al-Futtaim marks its first decade of operation in 2023. Managing Director Holger Ostheimer shares some highlights A joint venture between Stuttgart-based DC Aviation GmbH and Dubai-base...

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  • MAXimum Satisfaction

    With three core models in its portfolio, Boeing Business Jets continues to satisfy and delight exclusive customers globally Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) offers customers a choice of BBJ MAX, BBJ 787 ...

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  • Above and Beyond

    West Star Aviation’s expanded AOG/MRT capability is increasingly busy, at home and abroad. EVA spoke with Sharon Klose, Director, Satellites/MRT and Engines, to find out more Including its headqu...

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  • Now and Next

    EVA caught up with Gogo president and COO Sergio Aguirre for an enthusiastic conversation on where the company is now and a glimpse at his future vision There is a lot going on at Gogo as it works ...

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