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
✈Representation before Aviation & Airport Authorities
✈Ground handling & supervision
✈Local Safari Arrangements
✈Fuel uplift arrangements
The Wings of Business - a National Award in the Field of Business Aviation - will be Introduced in February 2017 in Moscow
The Wings of Business Award ceremony will take place in Moscow on 17 February 2017. The Wings of Business Award is a national award established by the Russian United Business Aviation Association (RUBAA) and is given for the highest achievements in the field of business aviation. This decision was taken as the Russian business aviation has reached a high level of development by now; it demonstrates strong operating and economic performance and has become a high-tech and advanced industry that creates thousands of jobs.
Thus, it was decided to distinguish the best industry players at the first award ceremony that is planned to be held annually.
Unique prizes will be delivered to the winners based on the results of 2016 in such categories as business aviation airline, general aviation operator, business aircraft manufacturer, flight support, business flight organization broker, service company, etc. Additional awards will be given to the business aviation project of year, a legend-company, and a legend-person.
It is important to note that though the Wings of Business is a national award, such categories as foreign business aviation airline, business aircraft manufacturer, MRO Company, project of the year and legendary achievements foresee international participation.
The ceremony will be held at the highest level: the dress code for the attendees will be the Black Tie, the guests will be offered haute cuisine, and the entertainment program will include performances of Russian celebrities. The Air Perfection contest for flight attendants will close the official part of the ceremony.
Business Aviation Systems, Ltd. lead by Mikhail Titov acts as a producer and a sponsor of the Wings of Business Award ceremony.
RUBAA will hold a press conference dedicated to the Wings of Business Award and the forthcoming first ceremony on September 8 as part of JetExpo 2016. The press conference will take place at 14:00 in the B2B hall of the exhibition in Vnukovo-3 Business Aviation Center.
The President of RUBAA Valery Ochirov, Vice-President of RUBAA Mikhail Titov, Chairman of RUBAA Board Alexander Kuleshov, and the Project Producer Ksenia Ananieva are expected to take part in the press conference. The Executive Director of RUBAA Anna Serezhkina will direct the press conference.
23 August 2016
EAN Aviation becomes first African Safety 1st Qualified Location to appear on NATA Global FBO map.
EAN Aviation, the Lagos-based business aviation services company has become the first Safety 1st Qualified African location, to be listed on the US National Air Transportation Association’s, (NATA), Global FBO Map. Whilst the programme certifies individuals, not locations or companies, it established the Safety 1st Qualified location platform to recognise FBOs that consistently maintain their employee’s training status.
EAN currently has a total of 17 active students registered on the NATA training programmes. Leading by example CEO, Segun Demuren, has joined four of his colleagues in following a customer service module, whilst other employees are enrolled in Professional Line Service Training (PLST), and Health and Safety courses. EAN has been investing in NATA training since launch, and was initially recognized by NATA when the Safety 1st Qualification was awarded to thirteen of the operations team in 2013. A minimum of eight internal audits, and four external audits, are undertaken each year to verify that the safety and service levels are maintained.
The addition of EAN to NATA’s Global FBO map demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to putting safety first using the best practices and industry standards. NATA’s map was launched in April as part of a wider campaign to educate aircraft operators about the benefits of utilizing FBOs, and ground handlers, that are Safety 1st Qualified and/or IS-BAH registered.
For EAN the map listing gives credit to its continued focus on providing the highest levels of service to the industry. It also supports business development as it makes the FBO an attractive place to work, and inspires a culture of safety and security. Customers can also be confident that their aircraft, luggage, catering, and paperwork is being handled by internationally trained and qualified FBO personnel.
“I am extremely proud of my team and the way they have maintained their safety levels since the start. To be internationally recognised by one of the best associations in the world of general aviation means a lot to the company, our customers and the African business aviation community,” said Demuren.
EAN has also applied for IS-BAH status and hopes to become the second African location to appear on NATA’s Global FBO map with this certification. It already has all the necessary procedures, training and ongoing IS-BAH standards in place, and anticipates receiving certification with in the next six months.
Photo Caption: EAN Aviation's operations team proud to be the first African Safety 1st Qualified location on NATA's global FBO map.
Established in 1982, General Aviation Services FBO, Lonestar Executive Airport (CXO), Texas, USA switched hands to new owners Herd Air Group, this summer. With the transition the new owner plans to keep much of the FBO’s legacy intact, including its name, its focus on superb service, its passion for aviation and its branding relationship with Avfuel, offering Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP Points.
“I was impressed by the spirit of the operation,” said Chad Herdrich, owner. “I’m excited to join together with the passionate team here at General Aviation Services FBO. They value what’s important: safety, service and a love for aviation.”
Guests to General Aviation Services FBO enjoy a professional yet comfortable atmosphere full of flying enthusiasts and lively conversation. With the best maintenance crew in the Houston area, customers are assured their aircraft are in the most competent, safe hands. In addition, General Aviation Services FBO is offering no ramp fees and provides state-of-the-art trucks, a pilot conference room, pilot lounge and cinema, kitchen, free WiFi, rental and courtesy cars, available conference room and office space, and overnight hangar space. Situated between taxi ways B and C, General Aviation Services FBO is in prime position for the airport’s best quick turns.
18AUG2016 Avfuel Corporation
Moroccan Aviation Service have announced that they have signed an agreement with World Fuel Services to set up fuel uplifts at its stations across Morocco where they provide representation, supervision & ground support services, including Agadir, Casablanca, Dakhla, Errachidia, Essaouira, Fes, Laayoune, Marrakesh, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat, Tanger & Tan Tan.
Managing Director, Mohamed Outamrarht says that "We are delighted to be working with WFS, a global leader in aviation fuel supply & we can now ensure the very best price & quality control for Jet A-1 across our network together with a smooth & efficient service for our clients"
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Two more FBOs have joined the Paragon Network, Business Air at Denton Enterprise Airport (previously Denton Municipal Airport)/KDTO in North Texas, and Indy Jet at Indianapolis Regional Airport/KMQJ in Indiana, which they purchased in 2009.
Paragon Network is a collective of independent FBOs, which need to comply with a series of core standards.
Business Air has been in operation for more than 15 years, and was recently praised by the City of Denton for its contribution to developing local business. NATA Safety 1st Certified line personnel, competitive fuel prices, no ramp fees and a range of passenger services are among its main selling points.
Indy Jet purchased the full service FBO at Indianapolis Regional Airport in 2009, which has a recently renovated lobby and pilots’ lounge, an executive conference room and a state-of-the-art flight planning room. Its heated hangar space is big enough to accommodate a Gulfstream 650 and Global Express.
Business Air CEO Damon Ward said, “We couldn’t be more pleased to be joining the Paragon Network. As Denton Airport’s longest-standing FBO, we have embraced – and cared about – the same core standards since 2001. Namely, to provide a great flying experience for business and leisure travelers.”
Ryan Maxfield, general manager, Indy Jet, added, “I highly value the ability to tap into a decade’s worth of FBO expertise and industry experience and share best practices, and will enjoy the opportunity for increased buying power.”
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