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Aviation Bloom - Trip Support Platform
5/15/2017 11:43:34 AM
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After more than two year of consultation with business aviation stakeholders we have launched Aviation Bloom, a new online platform designed to connect flight planners, crews, owners and operators with FBOs, Business Aviation Ground Handlers (BAHA), Airports, In-Flight Caters, Chauffeur companies & other services.
Aviation Bloom is a Free-to-Use Service
 
Aviation Bloom is accessible via any office PC or laptop and our App is available to download for Android and iOS from the App Store.
 
Flight operators can book handling services directly from the platform.
Listing is free for FBOs, Business Aviation Handling Agents and airports. To ensure your operation is listed & up to date go to www.AviationBloom.com
If you are not there yet, if you want to update a listing or to advertise with your logo, just click the UPDATE button and send us an email with your comments to our Operations Control Center in Munich.
AviationBloom is proud to offer ourregistered usersdiscounted rates for ground handling with Aviapartner Executive at all their locations!

To meet the Aviation Bloom team at EBACE please send an email to info@aviationbloom.com
Book Ground Handling Early for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
4/4/2017 2:22:29 PM


Attention Trip Support Service Providers, Aviation Departments, Flight Crew & Operators !

An important message from our OCC at
Belfast International Airport/EGAA/BFS
Please book Ground Support Early!

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland, 6-9 July 2017

This event will attract considerable business aviation traffic to the area.
Global Trek Aviation at Belfast Int. is the nearest (nearer than City/EGAC) full service FBO facility to the event & we offer:
  • Two BizAv dedicated Jet A-1 fuel trucks & full range of GSE (not 3rd party)
  • NATA Safety 1st certified ramp crew
  • Excellent VVIP facility with secure chauffeur parking area
  • The only off terminal VIP parking ramp on the airfield, directly in front of our VIP facility.
  • CIQ attend our FBO to process VIP PAX.
  • Escorted departing VIP transportation directly to aircraft steps.
  • Very competitively priced Handling/Parking
 
     Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland, EGAA/BFS
Just 11.5 NM north-west of Belfast City, is the ideally located airport for this world class event. It is CAT IIIB and operates 24H with no curfew restrictions. Multiple runways (9100’ +) ensure no congestion slot restrictions and short taxi times.
                                                 

African Open Skies sees further growth in 2017
12/17/2016 1:18:16 PM
With an expansion plan for Africa and the Middle East ready to go into top gear, African Open Sky  CEO  Mr. Max O. Cisse, are poised for even greater success in 2017, hot on the heels of a very busy 2016!  Our reputation for ‘going the extra mile’ has set African Open Sky apart as the leading Trip Support Company in Africa. 
AOS is the largest flight support company in Africa, offering services to governmental, commercial, corporate and private operators. Their operations cover passenger and cargo ground-handling services, which covers transportation, hotel accommodation, catering, refueling, maintenance, aircraft security, flight planning and other activities from their more than 50 offices and operations across the continent. They are licensed operators in every country they reside in, and so have direct relationships with the authorities there and do not use third-party agencies. This simplifies operations and significantly reduces costs. Their approach of being locally certified has revolutionized the market and has made them fully accountable – legally and otherwise – to the local authorities and as such enabled them to expand at a phenomenal rate. While other African flight support operators saw a 30% growth in traffic last year, AOS was at 45%.
Winning Strategy
CEO Mr. Max O. CISSE was awarded “Aviation CEO of the year – Africa”  by The European Global Banking & Finance Awards 2016, & for “Recognized Leader In African Aviation Sector” by Business World Wide Awards 2016 for his exemplary leadership and innovative approach to simplifying international travel. His business model has been to establishing direct links with all Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) in Africa. Having accepted direct responsibility and control of all their operations for their clients, local authorities have come to rely on their hands-on approach and some have given them exclusive contractual rights. Mr. Max O. CISSE believes this has been the reason for their success. As such AOS is able to procure permits within a short period of time, even in countries with complex regulatory policies. They are not seen as an Ivorian company, but as a local brand with an international presence.
Another primary reason for the company’s success is the ability to provide the basic and crucial necessities at ‘unbeatable’ prices. Fuel supply has been one of their major services from their inception and so they ensure they have the lowest prices available. This is particularly important given rampant fuel supply problems in many countries, most notably in Nigeria – oil producing and non-oil producing alike. Lack of affordable and consistent fuel supply has been one of the reasons why local travel remains so expensive in Africa, significantly higher than in Europe, where low-cost airlines thrive. But with AOS’s strong local connections, they are able to reduce some of those costs. Due to AOS excellent breakthrough services across the African continent lead the company winning several European and global awards in 2016 including the Business Worldwide Corporate Excellence Awards 2016 for the “ Best Flight Support Services Company of the year - Africa ” and The European Awards for the “ Private Aviation Company of the year - Africa”.

 
                    

   


 
 
 
 
Jetex Opens in New Dubai World Central VIP Terminal
12/7/2016 6:59:11 PM

Jetex officially opened its new FBO within the Dubai World Central VIP Terminal on Tuesday last.

In April, Jetex handled the first private flight to depart from the terminal, an Embraer Legacy.
 

 

UAS Announces Top Global Vendors of 2016
12/6/2016 4:31:06 PM

Second annual awards honor outstanding global partners

 

December 6, Dubai – Leading global ITP solutions provider,UAS International Trip Support announced the 2016 winners of the UAS Ground Handler and Fuel Supplier of the Year Awards at MEBAA Show 2016 in Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai. Launched in 2015, the awards celebrate and reward UAS’ top-performing industry partners in every continental area it serves.

The UAS Ground Handler and Fuel Supplier of the Year Awards are an important method of both honoring outstanding partners and reassuring UAS’ international client base of heads of state, VVIPs, Fortune Global 500 companies, and business jet operators, of the company’s stringent quality assurance processes throughout its supply chain. The awards selection is based on client satisfaction reports instigated by UAS Procurement department. UAS follows a strict selection process when choosing vendors based on an evaluation by all stakeholders involved, including client feedback and internal assessment of quality and service levels.

UAS Ground Handlers of the Year 2016 recipients:

  • JetHandling Ecuador in America
  • BidAir Sevices (Pty) Ltd in Africa
  • Pacific Airport Services in Asia
  • Harrods Aviation Ltd. in Europe, Russia, and CIS
  • DC Aviation Al Futtaim LLC in the Middle East

 

UAS Fuel Suppliers of the Year 2016 recipients:

  • Sol Aviation Services Limited in America
  • PUMA Energy (Aviation) S.A. in Africa
  • Q8 Aviation in Europe, Russia, and CIS
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited in Asia
  • Shell Aviation in the Middle East

 

“At UAS, we’re motivated by achieving client satisfaction by exceeding expectations. We’re acutely aware that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link which is why we hand-pick only the most outstanding international network of vendors and fuel suppliers to work us,” said Mr. Mohammed Husary, UAS Co-Owner / Founder and Executive President. “We’re delighted to recognize great performances through the UAS Ground Handler and Fuel Supplier of the Year Awards,” he added.

Deer Jet & UAS deal concluded
12/6/2016 1:58:59 PM
Dubai, December 6: Global leading business aviation company Deer Jet has concluded the acquisition of major shares of UAS International Trip Support (UAS). Deer Jet has become the major shareholder of the global flight support solutions provider.

The agreement was completed ahead of MEBAA Show 2016 on Monday, December 5 by UAS’ existing shareholders and Deer Jet Chairman and President Zhang Peng. UAS Group executive management continues under the leadership of both Co-Owners/Founders Mr. Mohammed Husary as Executive President alongside Mr. Omar Hosari as Chief Executive Officer.

First announced at NBAA-BACE 2016 in October with a view to finalizing by the end of 2016, the strategic alliance is set to massively benefit the two industry heavy-weights and their clients by significantly improving their capabilities and accelerating strategic goals to enhance international business aviation flights and user experience.

UAS is now the flight support partner for the impressive fleet of 90 aircraft that Deer Jet operates and manages. The fleet includes the world’s only BBJ 787 in VVIP configuration - “the Dream Jet.” Deer Jet operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of HNA Group, a Fortune 500 company, and by joining the Deer Jet family, UAS will have more opportunities to serve the group’s airlines.

   

Deer Jet to acquire a major stake in UAS
10/31/2016 9:00:49 PM
Deer Jet to acquire a major stake in UAS
 
The Leading Global Trip Support Group and Asia’s leading Business Aviation Company Join Forces to Greatly Enhance Global Footprints
   
October 31, Orlando, FL. Deer Jet – the premier business aviation company and subsidiary of HNA Group - and leading global ITP UAS International Trip Support have signed an SPA that will see Deer Jet acquire Major shares in UAS. The agreement was announced today at NBAA-BACE 2016 and is expected to be completed by December 2016.

According to the terms of the agreement, UAS shares will be held by Deer Jet and the existing shareholders. Additionally, both parties accorded that UAS Group executive management will continue to be led by both Co-Owners/Founders Mr. Mohammed Husary as Executive President alongside Mr. Omar Hosari as Chief Executive Officer. The partnership will see both companies benefit from valuable synergies the agreement facilitates. The alliance will see both dynamic and visionary companies enhance their capabilities significantly to revolutionize international business flight and user experience.

In its 21st year of operation, Deer Jet operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of HNA Group, a Fortune 500 conglomerate engaged in tourism, aviation, capital investment and eco-technology among other businesses. Deer Jet operates an impressive fleet including the world’s only BBJ 787 in VVIP configuration - “the dream jet”- and has a vision of building an international brand and a global service network for business aviation. Deer Jet has been named the World’s Leading Private Jet Charter by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for its excellence in service and contributions to the industry.

Since its establishment in 2000, UAS has become a global leader in the flight support industry with four continental headquarters in Houston, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, and Dubai, four regional offices in Nairobi, Lagos, Beijing, and New Delhi, and ground presence in 23 global destinations. UAS’ visionary growth strategy is based on technological advancement, strong emphasis on user experience maximization and thought leadership.

This partnership will facilitate both companies’ ambitions to expand their footprint in the international aviation industry.

Mr. Mohammed Husary, UAS Co-Owner/Founder and Executive President, said: A pioneering spirit is something both UAS and Deer Jet share, and we’re extremely pleased to partner with this leading business aviation group. Deer Jet is a company that consistently demonstrates its ambition and dynamism, an outlook which mirrors UAS’ strategic and organizational goals.

He added, “UAS’ growth and expansion plans will be accelerated greatly by having such a strong partner. Deer Jet’s support will help us to realize our medium-term goals and maximize our ambitions for the long-term future.”

Mr. Omar Hosari, UAS Co-Owner/Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said: The alliance with Deer Jet will greatly enhance UAS’ dominance in the trip support industry as it gains access to massive business potential. Likewise, Deer Jet will gain the support of a world-class flight support leader that will help them grow and quickly develop its global market to increase its global footprint.

Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Zhang Peng, Chairman and President of Deer Jet said: “At Deer Jet we feel very excited to enter into this strategic agreement with UAS which will strengthen our global operation capabilities, upgrade customer service experience and boost the international development of our company. In the upcoming future, Deer Jet will continue to expand its global footprint through a series of strategic acquisitions. We are committed to create and deliver a very distinctive brand experience by mixing the best of arts, design and oriental hospitality to serve our global customers. ”

AviationBloom BizAv Platform
10/8/2016 7:29:00 PM



Press Release 8 October 2016

AviationBloom is exited to announce that our business aviation support platform, in development over the last three years, is available via the APP Store, Android & iOS version.

Aviation Bloom is a business aviation support tool. Our system provides flight departments with a tool that allows the client to book multiple FBOs, fuel, HOTAC, ground transportation and VIP catering through vetted vendors.

CEO Thomas Kränzlein says "We are the next generation aviation information provider and travel support service. I invite all trip planners, from flight departments to flight crew to visit our Bordeaux airport page www.aviationbloom.com/airport_info/LFBD to see for themselves how our system can work for them."
 
Thomas Kränzlein
is a corporate pi
lot himself,has flown several aircraft types, mostly across Europe and Africa and he has seen the need for an integrated system the flight crews, planners and OCCs can trust in.

Aeroflight Services Kenya - Expanded Service Cover
8/31/2016 11:41:55 AM
Aeroflight Services Kenya is the leading flight support company in the region, based out of Nairobi, Kenya & routinely involved in obtaining flight clearances for all types of flights (Corporate, Commercial, Charter, Private, Medevac, VIP…etc.) in Kenya & across the entire African continent. The scope of our expanded services now covers the following services:

✈Obtaining Over flight & Landing Permits in Kenya, Africa and beyond
✈Diplomatic Clearances
✈Charter Arrangements
✈Representation before Aviation & Airport Authorities
✈Ground handling & supervision
✈Local Safari Arrangements
✈Cargo handling
✈HOTAC
✈Fuel uplift arrangements
 
Signum Aviation attains ISO 9001 international quality standard
8/1/2016 8:53:11 PM

Signum Aviation attains ISO 9001 international quality standard
Supports expansion of customer base in Europe and the US

Signum Aviation, the UK-based flight support company, has attained the international quality standard ISO 9001-2015. The accreditation demonstrates the company’s personnel, operations, facilities, equipment, and training, have met the demanding standards required to achieve the prestigious quality management systems certificate.

The ISO 9001, which was awarded in May, has given Signum Aviation a competitive advantage in distinguishing its service levels to its international client base. Signum is using the accreditation to target European and North American operators that demand, and acknowledge, the high standards ISO 9001 standard guarantees in terms of quality assurance. “We recognise the importance of showing our customers that we operate to the highest internationally recognised quality standards. This sector of the industry remains largely unregulated, so the ISO 9001 indicates the level of operational excellence customers can expect from us. They know what it takes to achieve an ISO 9001 and understand the benefits of working with a business that has achieved it. I am extremely proud our team’s hard work in achieving this goal”, said Jonathan Gill, Managing Director of Signum Aviation.

To become ISO 9001 accredited the company underwent a rigorous six month external auditing process and invested significant time and energy, as well as money, into adjusting their processes to meet the required ISO 9001 standards. This included upgrading software, appointing a designated quality manager, writing the necessary manuals and training staff to the new standards. Looking forward internal audits will be conducted on a monthly basis, whilst external quarterly audits will ensure the standards are maintained.

UK-headquartered Signum Aviation provides flight planning and operations support to an international client base spanning North America, Europe, Africa, China and the Middle East. Clients include Heads of State in Europe and Africa, government aircraft and a number of high net worth individuals across the globe. The company specialises in providing a personalised service offering tailored and flexible support to its customers on a 24/7 basis. Founded in 2007, with just one client, Signum has grown to handling over 7000 flights a year for a wide range of aircraft, from Citation Mustangs to Boeing 747s

 Signum Aviations MD Jonathan Gill

Jetex in Morocco
5/23/2016 4:22:40 PM
Dubai based Jetex has announced that is has secured a tender from the Moroccan National Airports Authority (ONDA) to establish five new FBOs, the first such facilities in the North African country. It has already begun private jet ground support at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, Marrakech Menara and Rabat-Salé, where Swissport was also chosen to provide handling services. At the seasonal destinations of Agadir-Al Massira, and Dakhla, Jetex was named as the exclusive ground services provider. Jetex will have on-site customs service at all five airports.
Perfect Aviation Services India
5/21/2016 11:31:40 AM
Perfect Aviation Services Pvt Ltd is providing flight support to private/ambulance flight through India. We are delighted to announce that we have opened our office at Nagpur/VANP airport. Flights which transit to West /East as per the specification of the aircraft most of them are making technical landing for fuel stop at Nagpur for our quick turn- around capability.

Now Perfect Aviation Services have decided that they will not charge any supervisor position fees at Nagpur airport.

Total Peace of Mind

Perfect Aviation Services Pvt. Ltd. #167 Mahantesh Krupa, Bauxite Road, Sangmeshwar Nagar, Belgaum - 590010 Karnataka, India. Phone +91-836-2233577 Fax: +91-836-2233577
WFS & Deer Jet Group at ABACE
4/11/2016 3:26:48 PM

World Fuel Services and Deer Jet Group expanded their eight-year relationship by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at ABACE today for the former to provide global aviation support solutions for Deer Jet’s 8 FBOs in China and business aircraft handling subsidiary Honor Aviation.

Under the agreement, World Fuel Services will allow Deer Jet FBOs & Honor Aviation to accept its Avcard charge card for payment. More than 30,000 aircraft operators & pilots use Avcard worldwide for aircraft purchases such as fuel, ground handling & maintenance. Avcard is accepted at more than 7,600 locations in more than 190 countries.

The agreement also covers World Fuel/Colt trip support’s promotion & designation of Honor Aviation as a preferred ground handler & aircraft cleaning service. This includes Colt contract fueling at Honor Aviation. As such, aircraft operators will have local support from World Fuel/Colt’s Shanghai office & access to pricing at more than 3,000 locations worldwide. World Fuel’s Shanghai is staffed with employees with local expertise & knowledge to support regional business aviation needs.

In addition, the two organizations will work together to explore opportunities to expand & improve Deer Jet’s FBO network. These efforts include support of Deer Jet FBO’s application for membership in World Fuel’s Air Elite Network of “exceptional” FBOs.

Working Together - Trip Support & FBOs
1/20/2016 5:12:17 PM
Business Airports International, Industry Opinion, latest blog, Working Together, Trip Support & the FBOs

http://businessairportinternational.com/industry-blogs.php?BlogID=1657
MEBAA2015, Morocco
8/14/2015 3:44:30 PM
French ATC Industrial Action
6/30/2015 12:58:44 AM
From Eurocontrol: Please be advised of a call for Industrial Action by ATC staff in France:
The Industrial action has been postponed new starting period is : from 0400 UTC on 02 July until 0400 UTC on 04 July. NOTAM F/1190 refers.
Spanish ATC Strike
5/28/2015 12:09:00 AM
Spanish Air Traffic Controllers at all Area Control Centers have voted in favour of industrial action:

Dates (to be confirmed) : 8, 10, 12, 14th June, Daily 4 hours strike (2 hrs in the morning and 2 in the afternoon). More info to follow when available.
Fuel Strike in Lagos/DNMM
5/22/2015 11:36:29 AM
22MAY15 10.30z Lagos/LOS/DNMM

Reports of fuel strike just "kicking off" at DNMM. Indefinate duration. This is on top of Fuel Shortage/Low Fuel situation.
Astra Aviation
5/15/2015 5:43:51 PM

EBACE Press Release
15 May 2015

Astra Aviation operations move to 24/7 as it marks ten years of operations  

Ahead of this year’s EBACE 2015 Astra Aviation, the UK – based African flight services provider, has ramped up its operations with a move to 24/7 office hours beginning on 1st of June. The decision to put a permanent night shift in place at its Johannesburg office aims to provide customers with improved support and immediate responses to inquiries and requests. The new full-time, year round office demonstrates Astra Aviation’s commitment to support this growing part of its business.

Astra Aviation will also be marking ten years of operations in Africa when it makes its debut EBACE presence on the AfBAA pavilion booth A065. To celebrate the occasion Astra Aviation is offering any visiting delegate who signs up at EBACE a 10% discount on all Astra provided services for the 10 weeks following the European show.

As it marks its tenth year Phil Eyre, Director and Founder of Astra Aviation says “We are well known in the commercial and cargo sector and whilst we are active in the business aviation sector we want to further expand our client base. EBACE gives us a great opportunity to do so.” Astra Aviation has been a member of AfBAA since the Association launched and will use its presence on the Africa Pavilion as an opportunity to network with African aviation stakeholders, present its wide array of flight support services and talk up its extensive knowledge of this vast continent’s aviation activity.

The company was launched by Eyre from his spare room at home in 2005, consulting to African start-up airlines and ground handling agents. Since opening its first office in Angola the company has gone from strength to strength with offices following in Nigeria, Mauritius and Rwanda. Today it employs over 60 staff across eight African countries, Angola, Conakry Guinea, Cote D’Ivoire, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia providing flight support services to business, cargo and commercial aviation.

Complementing its own team Astra Aviation has partners in a further 40 countries offering a range of flight support services including catering, crew services, fuelling, flight supervisor provision, ground handling, landing permits.

Astra Aviation invites all media to come and get a slice of the action when Phil Eyre will cut a celebratory cake on Wednesday at 16.00 at the AfBAA pavilion A065

http://www.astra-aviation.com

HOTAC & Golf in Lagos, Nigeria
5/5/2015 11:21:37 PM
Golf View Hotel & Suites - Crew Rates & Free Golf.
Near Lagos International Airport - Contact Nataliya Rogozhyna
Feed back from a European based Loadmaster "Very nice, great bar, pool & free golf"
Low Fuel Lagos/DNMM
5/4/2015 11:21:21 PM
05MAY2015: Total & Conoil low stocks Jet A-1. Cita has fuel but for carnet operations only. Before departing for DNMM or any Nigerian airport first check availability with your trip support service provider.
Low Fuel Lagos/DNMM
4/30/2015 3:54:14 PM
30APR15 1400z
Reports that Low Fuel warning at DNMM now turned to NIL STOCK.
MRS Oil Nigeria temp out of stock. So Aviation were picking up the slack until today.
Local FBO expect stocks to be replenished by 01MAY15
Signum Aviation - Ops Controller Vacancy
4/21/2015 2:53:25 PM
Belgian National Industrial Action 22APR
4/18/2015 12:46:39 PM
Belgian National Industrial Action 22 April 2015.

A national public service strike has been called for Wednesday 22 April in Belgium.
The extent of the disruption to buildings and roads is uncertain at this time, but there will definitely be no SNCB services (international trains being cancelled as of the evening of Tuesday 21 April), and public transport (trains, trams, buses and metros) is expected to be suspended.

Operators are advised to check with local agents for availability of services and expected disruption to infrastructure.
 
Italian ATC Strike Cancelled
4/18/2015 12:43:07 PM
ATC Industrial action in Italy 21 April 2015- CANCELLED
 
The industrial action foreseen on: 21 of April 2015 has been cancelled
NOTE: LIPX & LIPY newsfeed

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Italian ATC Strike LIPY & LIPX
4/18/2015 12:41:12 PM
Local strike in ITALY on 21 April 2015 LIPY and LIPX
 
There are the two remaining airports on strike in Italy on 21/04/2015 from 1100 until 1500 UTC
 

 
Universal Aviation
4/15/2015 10:11:09 PM
Universal Aviation, the ground handling division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., has announced at ABACE2015 that it will expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, with the addition of Universal Aviation Philippines, an FBO joint venture with Asian Aerospace Corporation. The FBO is headquartered at Manila International Airport (RPLL) and will begin operating as Universal Aviation Philippines in May.
ATC Restrictions, Italy
4/15/2015 8:57:47 PM
EuroControl - Italian ATC Industrial Action - 21 April 2015
An ATC national strike is called from 1100 until 1500 UTC on 21st April 2015. NOTAM not yet available
ATC Restrictions, France
4/15/2015 8:55:42 PM
EuroControl - French ATC Industrial Action - 16, 17 & 18 April 2015
Cancelled
13 April 2015
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