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Calvin L Carrithers Aviation Scholarship
4/26/2016 10:28:25 AM

We are very pleased to announce the opening for application submissions for the “Calvin L. Carrithers” Aviation Scholarship. This will be the third year offering this scholarship and we are ecstatic at how far we have come. The 2015-2016 student recipients were from University of North Dakota, Florida Institute of Technology and Eastern Kentucky University and diverse in each of their career pathways – two students were in a Professional Pilot program and two in Airport Management. is passionate about supporting the future of aviation. Any full-time student that is enrolled in an accredited College or University aviation program is encouraged to submit their application. The purpose of this email is in the hope that you will forward this to an exemplary student.
Sphere One Aviation/KCDC Opens
4/19/2016 1:56:26 PM

GateOne will welcome stakeholders to its newly-acquired FBO, Sphere One Aviation, at Cedar City Airport during a Grand Opening Event on Friday, April 22.

The event will bring together prominent members of the community, various heads of city departments, city council members, vendors, local aviators, business owners and more.

"We're excited to expand our reach into Cedar City, Utah," said GateOne CEO Thomas Mathew. "And with this expansion, we also plan to extend the offerings of Sphere One Aviation to provide comprehensive services to a wider range of aviation customers."

As the only FBO on the KCDC airfield, Sphere One Aviation offers its customers complete FBO services, charter flights, flight instruction, aircraft detailing, car rental, catering, flight schedules, and maintenance on single and twin-engine aircraft. Mathews plans to expand maintenance to turbo-prop aircraft and helicopters over time. In addition, Sphere One Aviation provides service for commercial airlines, as well as both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft.

Along with old-fashioned American hospitality, guests to Sphere One Aviation will enjoy the convenience of a large runway and fast and easy turns.

Pilots can now earn triple AVTRIP Points at Sphere One Aviation from April 15 through July 15.

International School of Corporate Jet Finance
4/15/2016 4:42:24 PM

Now running for the fifth time, our International School of Corporate Jet Finance 2016 is a unique two-day intensive residential course for anyone that wants to understand aircraft transactions.

The intimate course is taught by an expert faculty and the fee includes accommodation, meals and course materials.

Past attendees include: financial institutions, operators, charter brokers, trust companies, law firms, aircraft brokers and others.

The School of Corporate Jet Finance uses a mixture of discussion and (very) interactive case studies taking attendees through the whole process of buying, financing, repossessing and selling an aircraft.

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Sapphire Pegasus Award
4/15/2016 1:11:06 PM
FBO RIGA – Holder of Sapphire Pegasus Award in Handler / Service Provider / FBO Nomination as the Best FBO in Europe
On April the 8th, in Prague, the Czech Republic, the Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Award ceremony took place. The ceremony was held under a prestigious gala-dinner at Boscolo Hotel restaurant.
The Award is organized under support of the Central European Private Aviation Association CEPA, the Russian United Business Aviation Association RUBAA, the European Business Aviation Association EBAA.
The selection of nominates was totally open: in patterns of the announced categories, any corresponding company could participate. The winners were specified by a competent jury and on-line voting on the award dedicated web site.
FBO RIGA became an absolute leader in Handler / service Provider / FBO nomination receiving the first prize and becoming the best FBO in Europe.
Roman Starkov, the founder and co-owner of the company, received the award on behalf of Flight Consulting Group, which comprises FBO RIGA.
“We are delighted to receive the Pegasus. We have been working at Riga International Airport since 2000 and in 2015 there was opened our new business aviation center FBO RIGA, consisting of a high technology hangar and a boutique terminal FBO RIGA. Already during the first months we have shown a stable result and for us the Sapphire Pegasus is another confirmation of our success. Nevertheless, we will not stop at the level achieved, the award for us is a reason to move forward and develop further!”
The award was introduced for the first time, but the ceremony was organized at top level and selection of winners was absolutely objective. Over 2000 professionals voted for the best in online voting. The jury is worth of special attention – among its members are Dagmar Grossman (Founder of CEPA), Anna Serezhkina (Executive Director of RUBAA), Fabio Gamba (CEO of EBAA) as well as know journalists of the industry.
 “For FBO RIGA the receipt of the Sapphire Pegasus is an important event and a new stage of recognition at the market as a leader of service provision to companies and passengers of business aviation. It is important that the award is an international one, and companies from Europe and Russia participated. This reflects the high level of interaction between the markets and importance of collaboration”, underlined Leonid Gorodnitsky, Flight Consulting Group co-owner.
About Flight Consulting Group:
Flight Consulting Group offers complex solutions for ground handling of business jets, flight support, organization of private flights, sales and purchase of aircraft and aviation consulting. During 15 years of performance Flight Consulting Group has served in total over 80 000 business aviation flights in 125 countries and 2500 airports. Regular service is provided to more than 90 aircraft. The holding employs more than 70 highly qualified specialists. Latvian citizens Mr. Roman Starkov and Mr. Leonid Gorodnitsky own Flight Consulting Group.
Flight Consulting Group comprises the following enterprises: FCG OPS – the greatest
In the Baltic States certified 24/7 dispatching center; travel agency JET TRAVEL, specialized on services for crew members; FCG Aviation Development, expert in design and development of business aviation airport infrastructure; FBO RIGA, business aviation center operator at Riga International Airport and certified aircraft, passenger and crew handler.
Flight Consulting Group is also a developer of a unique software FCG ATOM (Air Traffic Order Management), which comprises different functions allowing to joint performance of all holding divisions, as well as partners and clients.
Flight Consulting Group is a member of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the Russian United Business Aviation Association (RUBAA).
Air Elite FBO Network Opens in Larnaca/LCLK, Cyprus
4/12/2016 8:45:23 PM

Skylink Services, the lone ground handling service provider for business aircraft at Cyprus’s Larnaca Int./LCLK, became the 52nd Diamond Service member of the Air Elite Network, an international group of FBOs established in 2011 from the remnants of the Avitat network. Skylink’s 17,000 sq ft facility is open 24/7 & features a spacious lounge that can accommodate 60 pax, refreshments, a private meeting room with media & visual equipment, complimentary Wi-Fi access & car rental.

A separate crew rest area & briefing facility with flight planning & WX services. The FBO also offers on-site CIQ, along with aircraft refueling, landing & overflight permits. It operates a fleet of Mercedes & BMWs for executive transportation. The Cyprus government selected Skylink to construct & operate the airport’s head-of-state lounge facility, which is reserved for visiting dignitaries.

The Air Elite Network is part of the U.S.based World Fuel Services group. 

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.

Flight Consulting Group - Don’t Miss Football!
4/11/2016 11:57:52 AM
Flight Consulting Group creates and maintains traditions and this year for the second time organizes the Euro-2016 forecast contest for its business aviation colleagues – its own competition for aviation professionals.
The 15th UEFA European Football Championships will take place in summer 2016 in 10 cities of France with a final in Paris.
The contest will be available online – starting April 1, Flight Consulting Group Launches a special web-site , where it will be possible to make a football match game forecast and win points. The winner will be decided by the total of points.
The most successful participants will receive prizes: iPad will be delivered to the contest winner, Euro-2016 ball to the second place holder and championship shirt will be the third prize.
The table of results will be conducted online.
In 2014, the forecast contest was organized in conjunction with World Football Championship in Brazil. In the result of a tough struggle, winners were decided and awarded: Air Support (Denmark), airBaltic (Latvia), Avjet Routing (UAE), Euro Jet (Czech Republic), Baltic Business Aviation Services (Latvia), Hadid International Services (Syria).
In total representatives of 67 companies from 31 country participated making the contest indeed international.
Flight Consulting Group invites everyone to take part in the contest and calls to actively practice sports!
About Flight Consulting Group:
The Holding company Flight Consulting Group is founded in 2000 and offers complex solutions for ground handling of business jets, flight support, organization of private flights, sales and purchase of aircraft and aviation consulting.
The Holding comprises: FBO RIGA, a certified ground handler and operator of business aviation complex at Riga International Airport; FCG OPS, a certified European 24/7 operational and dispatching center; travel agency JET TRAVEL; specialized on services for crew members; FCG Aviation Development, expert in design and development of business aviation airport infrastructure.
Flight Consulting Group is also the developer of software for OCC, FBOs and their clients. Company’s flagman product is FCG ATOM system (Air Traffic Order Management), which comprises functions of ERP, CRM, Flight Planning and Business Analytics.
Latvian citizens Mr. Roman Starkov and Mr. Leonid Gorodnitsky own Flight Consulting Group.
Belfast City Airport to be sold as part of a deal worth nearly £500m
4/8/2016 1:17:58 PM
BELFAST CITY GEORGE BEST AIRPORT/EGAC: The international fund which owns the airport is on the verge of selling up to another consortium.

According to the Belfast Telegraph newspaper a spokesman for the airport said it would not be commenting on the deal.

Current owners Eiser Global Infrastructure Fund, based in London, bought the airport for GB£132.5m in 2008.
They are thought to have spent around £20m on improvements over the last eight years.

Now a consortium led by 3i Infrastructure is expected to make a final binding offer over the next few weeks.
According to news service InfraNews, the consortium is expected to pay around €600m (£480,769,000) for the fund, which also includes UK gas business ESP Utilities, Spanish road company Autovias de Peaje en Sombar and Spanish solar firm ASTE.

3i had made a non-binding offer for the fund late last year but refused to comment on the latest developments in the process.

"I'm afraid we don't comment on speculation regarding our future intentions," it said. Eiser also refused to comment on the deal.

It took control of ABN AMRO, which bought the airport from former Spanish owners Ferrovial Group. Ferrovial had paid £35m for the airport in 2003.

More than 2.6 million people used Belfast City Airport last year, an increase of 5.4% on 2014, according to figures from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
fATPL Looking For Next Step On The Commercial Flying Ladder
4/1/2016 2:14:13 PM
fATPL Looking For Next Step On The Commercial Flying Ladder
  • EASA FCL – Commercial Pilots Licence with a current ME-IR (SPA)
  • Flight Training completed in March 2013 at Atlantic Flight Training Academy, Cork, Ireland
  • MCC & JOC Certificates completed in May 2013 at CRM Aviation Europe, London
  • First Time Passes on both CPL & ME-IR Skills Tests in Piper PA34 Seneca II
  • ME-IR (SPA) recently renewed in a modern Diamond DA42 Twinstar
  • Over 100 Hours Garmin 1000 EFIS experience
  • Total Aircraft Time 275 Hours (plus 68 Hours Simulator)
  • 12 Years of Aviation Experience in various Ground-based Operational Roles
  • Aviation Ground Handling Training and career started with Servisair / Swissport
  • Professional Aviation Training, Commercial & Operational Experience at bmi British Midland
  • Corporate, Private Aviation and Operations Management Experience at Jet Assist
  • First language – English
  • Based UK, willing to relocate
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