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New Rolls-Royce Pearl Engines designed for bizav introduced.

For the last several years, the ‘bloom was off’ the engines Rolls-Royce had designed for  business aviation. With several companies ditching the once largest supplier of engines to that aviation sector in favor of Pratt & Whitney and GE alternatives. But Rolls-Royce is back, according to  John Morris, reporting for Aviation Week Network about the news from EBACE 2018.

In development for several years, Rolls-Royce has introduced its Pearl Family of Engines, from its Advance2 technology program. The Pearl 15 has already won EASA certification and according to specifications has better thrust, fuel efficiency and noise reduction which augments its range capabilities as well; prompting Bombardier to select it for its new Global 5500 and 6500 large-cabin, very-long–range jets.

To read John Morris’ May 28, 2018  article, “Rolls-Royce Barrels Back Into Bizjets With Pearl Engine”, in its entirety, please click here.

The new Pearl family comes from Rolls-Royce’s Advance2 technology program.

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EBACE 2018 Gets Underway in Geneva

EBACE 2018 is underway and the SmartJets team is on-site in Geneva and available for consultations.

Contact us via DM, Email or phone to arrange a meeting with our team!

It is a great time for Business Aviation, with the renewed vigor in markets all over the world and the International Transactions Seminar, hosted jointly by the EBAA and the NBAA has covered many of your topics of interest including:  aircraft financing, European tax issues, current status of BusAv etc. and was a great session with many opportunities to network.

Business Aviation is always concerned with operating costs and works to be at the cutting edge of research into sustainable fuels. Vhevck out the video from EBACE  here

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Rockwell Collins and Stellar Integrate For A Cloud Based FOS


Rockwell Collins announced the completion of their ArincDirect Flight Operations Software (FOS) into an online platform running on the Stellar Cloud.

FOS customers can now upgrade their systems to the Stellar Cloud at no additional expense, if you currently run on Stellar or Rockwell Collins.. Customers running FOS on their own computers can take advantage of Stellar’s offered promotional pricing.

The Stellar Cloud runs on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Switching to the Stellar Cloud eliminates reduces the risks of downtime and data loss, for FOS customers who host the software on their own computers.

For More information, see FULL ARTICLE by Matt Thurber

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Keep Your Aircraft At Peak Performance


Why is it good business to keep your aircraft up to date?

Your aircraft is a major personal and/or corporate asset. When a decision is made to upgrade or repair your airframe or avionics, it is imperative that the work be done “cost effectively”, and, “the right way”.

“Repairing or updating  Avionics or Airframe? Adding after-market options?”  “Make sure it’s done right.” -Ben Shirazi

Maintaining and repairing your aircraft can be a major expense and has to be considered within the overall valuation of each aircraft and program. All decisions come down to the “bottom line”  and are calculated into the cost of  owning and/or running your fleet or personal aircraft.

As with maintaining any other asset, it is important to choose a company with a history of success and impeccable credentials to perform your repairs and/or upgrades or after-market add-ons.  Though it can be tempting to save money by choosing the least expensive alternative, is not always the best choice, and by using FAA approved PMA (Parts Manufacturer Approval) parts when your aircraft is in need of repair, updates or even when you want to add aftermarket options, it could come with unanticipated  “cost overruns” and even may invalidate your current warranties if ‘compliance’ was not checked before starting work.
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NBAA/EBACE Draws Business Aviation experts, Enthusiasts and Future Talent to the Las Vegas Convention

Did you miss NBAA/EBACE Las Vegas?  By all accounts, it was a phenomenal turnout and a tribute to the strength of the industry and the organization.

According to NBAA, “The 2017 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) was an all-around success, highlighting the strength of the industry and the host community of Las Vegas, NV.” Click here to see what NBAA is posting after the convention.

“This year’s show was special in many ways,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We celebrated NBAA’s 70th anniversary, and how our industry is stronger when we work together.”

On the Ground at Henderson Executive Airport;  Students who are looking for careers in Business Aviation as well as profiling NBAA members who use aviation as a corporate advantage, NBAA/EBACE covered it all.

Why Flagship Food Group sees the cost effectiveness, benefits and advantages of maintaining their own aircraft. Follow the link below to see an NBAA member profile. Consider aircraft ownership for your company. You can consult with one of our experts on the pros & cons. Contact us at

Static Display of Aircraft: Attendees explore the impressive and extensive outdoor static display at Henderson Executive Airport.

Careers in Business Aviation Day: Students tour the exhibit floor during Careers in Business Aviation Day

*Photos and Captions from NBAA/EBACE convention postings.