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Duncan Aviation begins work on US$70m Utah maintenance facility

Duncan Aviation has begun construction on a new US$70m business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex in Provo, Utah, in the USA. The company will add nearly 275,000ft² of buildings, with a 222,000ft² maintenance and modifications center and a 53,000ft² paint facility.

23rd October 2017



Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates flight test program milestone

Gulfstream Aerospace has reflected on the first ten flight tests for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets. The jets are twin-engine, with the G500 replacing the G450. The G500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,260km) at Mach 0.85, with nonstop flights connecting distant cities such as Istanbul to Cape Town, Los Angeles to London, and San Francisco to Tokyo. The G600 can fly 4,800 nautical miles (8,890km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, and seats up to 19 passengers, with room for nine to sleep.

19th September 2017

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Training Solutions marks training its 750th VIP flight attendant

Training Solutions, the Swiss based flight attendant training education specialist, has welcomed the 750th VIP flight attendant to its customer service excellence training course.

Dietmar Duller, the founder and course leader of Training Solutions, said, “In order to raise the level of service in the cabin onboard business jets you must start with education. The flight attendant is the link between the company and the client, so educating them and providing them with the tools to exceed their client expectations is essential.“

Since 2007 Duller has conducted over 110 training courses in 10 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with each training course lasting between two to four days. Training topics include private jet specific table setting, serving luxury food items, personalized tea and beverage service, food safety and HACCP, in-flight childcare excellence and cultural differences, plus many other soft skills.

For the fifth consecutive year, the monthly open participation courses for existing and future VIP flight attendants are being offered in Geneva, Switzerland. Flight attendants with a commercial aviation background successfully use these courses as a path to becoming a VIP flight attendant.


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