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Signature acquires new FBOs | Airbus A380 flight on cooking oil | Vista achieves 10% of Global7500 fleet | In-flight sound experience with Alto Aviation

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Here is the new episode of our BizAv News Digest that should surprise you with great acquisitions, recently delivered new aircraft and high-end technologies. Let's go!


TAC Air FBO Holding Acquired by Signature Aviation.

Signature Aviation agreed with TAC Air FBO holding to purchase their 16 stations is US, including hangar complex at Arizona’s Scottsdale Airport, adding some 65,000 sq ft of area to the existing Signature facility there. Signature Flight Support FBO chain, that makes part of Signature Aviation,   has more than 200 locations globally. The acquisition includes 6 station where the TAC Air is sole services provider also. These are Buffalo-Niagara (New York) International Airport; McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee; Texarkana Regional and Fort Smith Regional airports in Arkansas; Shreveport (Louisiana) Regional Airport; and Rick Husband Amarillo (Texas) International Airport.

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Eco flight of Airbus A380 on cooking oil?

There are some news that sounds hilarious at first sight. Airbus performed the first-ever A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel derived mainly from cooking oil and other waste fats. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine. The aircraft used 27 tonnes of SAF provided by TotalEnergies. This is the third Airbus aircraft type to fly on 100% SAF over the course of 12 months. Maybe Green solutions are closer than we think? 

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10% of all Globals 7500 belongs to VistaJet. 

VistaJet, one of leaders of business aviation in Europe achieved 10% of total Global 7500 fleet among other companies. This makes company the largest operator of Bombardier Global 7500 in the world. Vista plans to welcome up to a total of 17 Global 7500 aircraft into its fleet by the end of 2022.

Thomas Flohr, VistaJet’s Founder and Chairman commented that they were extremely proud of that landmark moment with Bombardier, as they grow Global 7500 fleet and meet the growing demand for ultra-long-range solutions. VistaJet was committed to a sustainable aviation future and supporting the global business industry with that expansion. Éric Martel, Bombardier’s President and Chief Executive Officer said he was thrilled to celebrate the 100th delivery of the Global 7500 aircraft with their valued customer, VistaJet. 

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Excellent sound  experience in aircraft cabin with Alto Aviation.

Alto Aviation unveiled an upgrade for its Cadence switch panel and inflight entertainment system that allows the occupant of a specific (VIP) seat to select an acoustic mode to customize their audio experience. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Alto Aviation highlighted the new MySound Optimization capability at the Aircraft Electronics Association convention's new product introduction session today in New Orleans. MySound is available as a retrofit and for new Cadence installations and gives the user the choice of three acoustic modes, using a Cadence VIP switch panel. The modes are full cabin audio, VIP stereo, or VIP-focused digital surround sound.

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Aviapages partnership with Airwallex.

Aviapages partner Airwallex opens Partnership program – join Airwallex platform through the link in Flight Calculator and benefit with easy-managed electronic wallet and multi-currency accounts saving up to 80% on international transactions. 


Aviapages team wishes everyone a good week! Bye-bye!

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