issue 26

Big events such as the Superbowl, a presidential inauguration or, yes, the Football World Cup - the most watched sporting event on the planet - are a huge test of the operational skills of the service side of business aviation. Flight planners, dispatchers, ramp services, charter operators and most of all, the FBOs closest to the venues themselves, are all put under severe pressure to perform.

In this issue we introduce a  major new section to EVA, our FBO supplement, and we couldn’t have chosen a moment more likely to put FBOs under sharp scrutiny. This issue features an extensive look at the effects on the industry during the lead up to the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.


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  • Making progress

    The closing months of 2013 saw Honda achieving a number of significant milestones as its revolutionary new light jet heads towards achieving FAA type certification and the delivery of the first produc...

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  • Renaissance man

    Since the last interview a lot has changed. Or has it? EVA thought it was time to return to see if McGreal’s predictions for the business have been realised. Now Chief Executive of Rizon Jet UK, ...

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  • An epic operation

    Travel photographer and philanthropist, Mark Lakin, is the co-founder of Epic Road, a luxury travel operator that designs bespoke “transformative travel” experiences such as private plane whale-wa...

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  • Next – gen heli sim training revs up

    Is it time for helicopter operators to adopt an “airline attitude” toward training and incorporate simulators as an essential element of the curriculum for pilots? The excuse that helicopter fl...

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  • Engines special report: GE

    When Bombardier’s Global 7000 undergoes certification some time in 2016, the aircraft’s launch engine will be GE’s new Passport engine. This is also currently under development, but is expected ...

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  • Engines special report: Pratt & Whitney Canada

    Q: Where is PWC with the PW800 development today? A: The PW800 engine is still currently in development. At the end of 2013, we initiated ground testing of a 10,000 to 20,000-pound thrust PW800 engi...

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  • Engines special report: Snecma

    With both Cessna and Dassault firmly committed to running Snecma’s Silvercrest engine on their next generation aircraft, the Citation Longitude and the Dassault Falcon FX5 respectively, the successf...

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  • New Mallards

    Back in April 1946 when executives from Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation saw the first of Grumman’s G-73 Mallard twin engine amphibious aircraft landing on water, the company’s executives ...

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  • FBO – Brazil World cup 2014: Lider Aviacao

    On every continent, it is probably safe to say, there are people who are either already certain that they are going to be flying to Brazil for the football World Cup, or who are giving it serious cons...

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  • FBO – Brazil World cup 2014: Execujet

    The Football World Cup is probably the most watched sporting event on the planet. Everything, from the country bids to host the next World Cup, to the preliminary qualification rounds, and the draw fo...

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  • FBO – Brazil World cup 2014: Universal weather and aviation

    The largest international contingent of private jets heading for the twelve Brazilian host cities for the 2014 Football World Cup is almost certain to be from the USA, Europe, and South America. Howev...

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  • FBO – Landmark adds three UK FBOs to its Global network

    Landmark has been methodically implementing a very impressive acquisitions strategy aimed at building a global FBO network. Its UK acquisition builds on its existing base in Europe at the same time as...

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  • FBO – Q&A: Yu Lounge & Gam FBO

    Q: The General Aviation (Mauritius) Ltd. (GAM), based in the International Airport zone alongside the International Airport of Mauritius and Leeward Flight Services (LFS) FBO, based in RLB Internation...

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  • FBO – London calling

    When London City Airport was first conceived by the then chief executive of London Docklands Development Corporation, Reg Ward, in 1981, it was clear to those involved in the planning that the new air...

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  • Flying blind is not an option

    When a conventional tow bar tractor is used to move an aircraft, safety requires that there is always a pilot in the cockpit ready to apply the brakes in case of an emergency – if, for example, a to...

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  • The complete package

    In May 2011, after twenty years of working in the VVIP aircraft engineering and interior completions sector on behalf of VVIP Operators, John Sambolec decided to form his own consultancy company, Pres...

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  • IFE special report: Sky-High

    All the pieces are coming together for a massive leap forward in real-time connectivity for business aviation operators and owners. As Miranda Mills, President of Aviation at Inmarsat explains, with o...

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  • Marco economic window

    What is to be made of the likely direction of the global economy as we head deeper into the first quarter of 2014? On the plus side we have the World Bank’s January 2014 flagship report Global Econo...

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  • Update on Emteq

    EVA: EMTEQ has recently done a considerable amount of work developing solutions for the whole cabin that have a unique way of working together. What has this involved and what are the benefits? RB:...

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