Summer 2018

issue 42

With all eyes on Europe and specifically Geneva, for the annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, it’s entirely appropriate that this edition should feature Niki Lauda, long-time leader in European aviation and exemplar of the business aviator.
He owns and flies a Bombardier Global 6000 as the essential tool that enables him to ‘work for the airline during the week and go racing at the weekend’. In fact, it’s the Global that ensures he satisfies his Mercedes-Benz contract to be at every Formula 1 race; without the jet, he says, he couldn’t and wouldn’t do it, because it would be impossible to balance his work commitments with family life.
EVA has also been busy speaking with a couple more leading European business aircraft operators, proving there’s definitely more than one way to fly a Gulfstream. TAG Aviation Europe and Global Jet both excel in delivering exceptional aircraft management and charter service to the most discerning clients, yet their business models are worlds apart… and Avinode is doing rather well too.
Airbus Helicopters chose last year’s EBACE to launch its Airbus Corporate Helicopters brand, bringing its rotary-winged VIP aircraft in line with Airbus Corporate Jets. One year on, CEO Frédéric Lemos says that while the process of evolution and learning continues, the only coherent jet/helicopter offering on the market is working well and customers are awake to its unique possibilities.
Niki Lauda is looking forward to delivery of his Global 70000 at year end, and with new aircraft also coming to market from Gulfstream and Dassault, a little further down the line, plus MAX and neo, this ought to be a brighter EBACE than we’ve seen in a while.

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  • Lauda: Flying, Formula 1 & the Global 7000

    Formula 1 phenomenon Niki Lauda might justifiably have settled into retirement after three- world championships. Instead, he plunged into the complex world of airline entrepreneurship, establishing La...

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  • 12 Months Later…

    Airbus Helicopters launched its Corporate brand at last year’s EBACE show. In the 12 months since, Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has been further defining and optimising not only its aircraft, ...

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  • Antenna Time in Basel?

      Basel-based AMAC is renowned for its completions and MRO work across a wide range of business aircraft, but perhaps best known for its spectacular large-jet work, focussing on airframe sizes...

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  • New Horizons for A-Group

    Describing A-Group’s position in the business aviation market, Public Relations Manager Oleg Ivanov says: “We have a strong lead, owning FBOs in Moscow and St Petersburg, and offering an individua...

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  • Avinode: Charting the Path to Online Charter

    It’s been just over a year since Oliver King took over from Niklas Berg as CEO of the Avinode Group, becoming the first person who wasn’t a founder of the company to step into the role. His main c...

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  • Magellan Jets: Safe, Specific, Superior Service

    Just a decade ago, Joshua Hebert established Magellan Jets with the aim of changing the private travel experience through a purely private, personalised customer approach and unwavering commitment to...

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  • Service On Another Level

    Established in 1999/2000, Geneva-based Global Jet has weathered three financial crises while maintaining growth. Bjorn Naberhuis, Vice President for Business Development and a 14-year veteran with the...

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  • MRX = MRO Made Easy

    Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) software, available from several suppliers, typically includes multiple, selectable modules managing and recording various aspects of aircraft maintenance. They...

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  • Avanti the Future!

    What brought you to Piaggio?” “It’s a long story!” Renato Vaghi, CEO, laughs. He’s spent most of his 30-year career in aviation and the majority of that in the Italian aerospace industry. ...

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  • TAG Aviation Europe: A Refreshingly Simple Approach…

    Headquartered alongside its Geneva FBO, TAG Aviation Europe also operates FBOs at Sion, Farnborough and on Malta. Unusual among business aviation service providers, alongside its FBOs the company offe...

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  • One Stop Suits All

    Headquartered in Switzerland, RUAG boasts core competencies across civil and military markets, supporting land, sea and air defence operations, space and commercial and business aviation. The company ...

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  • Celebrating a Connected Decade

    On 21 February, Inmarsat celebrated Satcom Direct’s first decade in support of its IP-based SwiftBroadband (SBB) data service solution. Inmarsat had confirmed SD as an aerospace distribution licence...

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  • The Southend Advantage

    Princess Caroline of Brunswick, queen of the United Kingdom through her marriage to George IV, albeit for less than two years from January 1820, visited Southend-on-Sea during her period as consort. A...

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  • News On The Move – FBO Round-up

    ASIA Jet Aviation, Asia Pacific and Middle East Jet Aviation has completed its US$250-million acquisition of Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of aircraft sales, MRO, and fleet and FBO services acr...

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  • Eccelsa Aviation’s Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport FBO – Entry Point to Sardinia’s Five-star Resort

    Looking back at black and white photos from the early 1960s, it’s clear the architect responsible for Costa Smeralda was equipped not only with a vision for its creation but also the unique ability ...

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  • Switzerland’s Sensible, Central Alternative

    [caption id="attachment_7435" align="aligncenter" width="381"] Copyright Michael Genner[/caption] Serving the Swiss capital, Bern Airport offers a surprising range of benefits for private jet users...

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  • Ready for  Kick-off… World Cup Flight Management

    Headquartered at London Oxford Airport and established only last year, flight and trip management company Travion has secured an exclusive flight management services agreement with The Aviation Factor...

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