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First ACJ TwoTwenty | Boom Supersonic | Air Hamburg acquisition | Piaggio Aerospace goes bankrupt?

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Industry news of the beginning of the year booms us!

First ACJ TwoTwenty delivered to Comlux completion facility.

Launched around an year ago, the first ACJ Two Twenty was delivered to Comlux facility in Indianapolis, USA to finish VVIP cabin completion. Last year Comlux was selected as an exclusive outfitting partner for the first 15 ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft. The first aircraft is expected to enter in service with its owner by early 2023. The ACJ TwoTwenty is a new and unique value proposition to business aviation buyers. This game changer combines intercontinental range of non-stop 12 hours flight with unique option of six wide VIP living areas, equipped with a signature flexible cabin catalogue. This fully completed aircraft is ideal for private and business jet users. Also, bigger cabin, longer range and quiet operation – all with the lightest possible environmental footprint.

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Supersonic passenger flight comes back? 

Boom Supersonic has selected the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina as the site of its first full-scale manufacturing facility. The facility will include final assembly line, test facility, and customer delivery center for the Overture supersonic airliner.  North Carolina offers Boom an optimal location for its manufacturing facility thanks to its strong aerospace workforce, which includes a large number of U.S. military veterans, also affords good access to technical schools, providing Boom with a pipeline of skilled labor. The Overture Superfactory will be approximately 400,000 square feet and constructed on a 65-acre campus at the Piedmont Triad International Airport. Boom expects to break ground later this year on the Overture Superfactory and will begin production in 2024, fly in 2026, and carry its first passengers by 2029. The Overture airliner should become the first supersonic aircraft carrying from 65 to 88 passengers, Overture is capable of flying on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at twice the speed of today's fastest passenger jets. Boom will bring more than 1,750 jobs to North Carolina by 2030, expanding to a total of more than 2,400 jobs by 2032. North Carolina economists estimate that the Overture Superfactory will grow the state's economy by at least $32.3 billion over 20 years. Hope plans will come true bringing more developments and pay off investments, despite bad experience of previous passengers supersonic projects. 

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Acquisition of the year. Vista acquires Air Hamburg. 

Vista, a leading business jet operators in Europe, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AIR HAMBURG’s operating platform and maintenance services, including possibility to sell in charter Air Hamburg's fleet of 44 aircraft. Vista expects an increase of around 30% in flight hours (on a combined basis) and cover key strategic regions globally following the completion of the transaction. In addition Vista will integrate AIR HAMBURG’s world-class EASA Part 145 maintenance hub at Baden Baden Airpark, along with its Executive Handling division and VIP lounge at Hamburg Airport which will be available for Vista Members to use.

Floris Helmers, CEO and Managing Director, AIR HAMBURG told that was an incredible opportunity to remain at the top of the growing business aviation market. Over the last three years they had experienced strong growth, significantly increasing their market share across Europe and beyond. The cooperation between two of the largest operators meant increasing their stability and securing further growth for their business, while allowing their team to showcase their strength and competencies to the most sophisticated clientele. They was looking forward to this next chapter in joining the Vista group.

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Piaggio Aerospace ready to be sold.

Last year Piaggio Aerospace, a legendary buzjet italian manufacturer that also produces drones and supplies engine maintenance services - sought protection from creditors after the company, a unit of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign fund Mubadala, went into bankruptcy and lost its sole customer.  After that The Italian government appointed temporari administrator Vincenzo Nicastro in December 2021 with a task to revive the company and seek perspective buyers. “We are approaching our target to make the company attractive for a new owner,” Nicastro said. Company had agreed to sell at least 10 of its Avanti EVO P180 twin turboprop executive transport aircraft to Saudi Arabia’s Al Saif Aviation. According to Vincenzo Nicastro, The agreement is “first evidence of strong confidence from the private sector, showing that Piaggio Aerospace is making its comeback to the market”.

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Aviapages integration with Flight Operating and management systems continue.

At the second stage of integration our customers get possibility to send Charter Request into operators profile in FOS. Now it's available in Leon and the integration if developing for such opportunity in FL3XX and Skylegs. At the same time, our Fight Time and Route calculator is still available in Leon and Skylegs – you just need to inqure us a token and activate the tool. For additional information contact us via email or social medias.