On The Tarmac

On The Tarmac represents the latest aviation industry insights, opinion and analysis from the Emerald Media team.  Our thoughts may be provoked by attendance at industry shows and events, from our contribution to numerous aviation titles, or simply  constant ear to the ground. Read on for some inspiration.....

ON TOUR: ERA at Edinburgh

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Monserrt Speaking at ERA 2018

After the sunshine of the Eastern Med in 2017, the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) gathered in the Athens of the North -...

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How Commercial Operators Are Redefining Business Aviation Charters.

Tuesday 16th May 2017


If business aviation is to grow in the new economy, it needs to expand to a larger demographic of users beyond blue-chip flight departments...

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BTNews - ON TOUR: Aircraft Interiors Expo April 2017

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Stephanie Taylor

Stephanie Taylor provides a round-up of the most exciting IFEC news from this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo in...

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Women in Aviation Conference:

Tuesday 17th January 2017

WIA Conference 2017

Join  us in Orlando March 2-4, 2017 for the 28th annual International Women in Aviation...

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SETOps 2016 Conference & Fly-in: 'Refreshing enthusiasm' for imminent SET green light attracts capacity audience at Oxford conference

Friday 21st October 2016

The imminent arrival of commercial single-engined turboprops for public charter IFR may be more of an 'evolution' than a...

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A New Prop Forward

Monday 10th October 2016

TERRY SPRUCE reports on the relaxation of single-engine turboprop regulations in Europe. Could this open big new markets in...

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Laurie Price - Former BA airline executive's view on Plymouth Airport FlyPlymouth.

Friday 30th September 2016

Laurie Price is a former airline executive and current expert aviation consultant. He is also the recently retired Director of Aviation...

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A new entry level for business aviation dawns

Thursday 15th September 2016

Pilatus PC 12NG

The business and general aviation industry is preparing for a major boost with EASA set to give its formal approval to single engine...

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Veterans' walk for charity.

Monday 25th July 2016

Airline sales veterans John Hepworth (Scot Airways, Aurigny, SkyWork Airlines) and Brian Brett (Dan-Air, bmi, SkyWork) are setting off on...

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GAMA Hails Key Milestone on Path to Single-Engine Commercial Aeroplane Operations in Europe.

Monday 4th July 2016

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today praised the EASA Committee's vote on EASA Opinion 06/2015, which...

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ON TOUR: EBACE sees bright skies ahead.

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Talk of a triple-dip recession as business aviation activity in Europe dropped 2% last year was at odds with some of the exciting...

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ON TOUR: Aviation Interiors Expo, Hamburg

Wednesday 27th April 2016

ON TOUR this week is from the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. It is the undisputed global showcase for seats, IFE, lighting, interior...

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ON TOUR: British Business General Aviation Association

Thursday 24th March 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar for undertaking the performance of his life in The Revenant.  In his acceptance speech he made an...

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MAC Air Group adds two business jets to its growing fleet

Wednesday 9th December 2015


MAC Air Group, based in Portland, Maine, is pleased to announce the addition of two business jets to their existing charter fleet: a Cessna...

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ON TOUR: Dubai AirShow

Monday 7th December 2015

Dubai Airshow 2015

The biennial Dubai AirShow is always a popular fixture in the aviation calendar.  As the skies turn grey and daylight hours...

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Friday 6th November 2015

Alex Cruz

"Delighted to hear that Alex Cruz will become the new CEO of British Airways, succeeding Keith Williams next...

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Cabin completion underway on two Falcon 8X aircraft.

Monday 26th October 2015

The Dassault Falcon completion facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, has welcomed the first two Falcon 8X aircraft for cabin...

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BBGA talks up bizav at BGAD 2015

Monday 28th September 2015


While the overall trend for business aviation has not fully recovered since the peak of 2008 there are some notable emerging bright spots,...

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Airline Weekly Lounge - Episode 8: Africa's Biggest Airline.

Wednesday 23rd September 2015

The Airline Weekly Lounge

Ethiopian Airlines is growing aggressively--and apparently profitably--while other...

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Thanks to all the journalists who joined us on our recent successful press trip to Kazakhstan with Air Astana.

Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Press trip to Presidential Palace

Left to right:

Elina our Astana Tour Guide; Nick Walton, The Air of Business Travel; GaryRobinson, Cumbria...

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Monday 14th September 2015

From 1100 to 1300 BBGA will be hosting seminars. During those sessions we will be covering three...

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Getting the show on the road - MAC Aviation Aircraft explains band tour logistics.

Wednesday 5th August 2015

Ryan Cyde. DOE  for Maine Aviation Charter

Charter companies are just like swans, above the surface clients perceive smooth, uncomplicated operations, yet beneath the surface feet are...

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ON TOUR: EBACE celebrates 15th year

Monday 8th June 2015

The large orders and new aircraft unveilings (with the exception of Airbus and the new ACJ319neo and 320neo) may have been missing, but...

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HeliOps 2015, 4th June 2015 at The London Heliport

Thursday 14th May 2015

A one day conference focused on helicopter operations will play host to a range of speakers active in the sector at the Crowne Plaza, The...

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ON TOUR: Business aviation - defending the lifestyle tag

Monday 30th March 2015

Marc Bailey, CEO-BBGA

Business aviation operators defended a charge at the recent British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) annual general meeting...

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What's Behind The Growth In Business Air Travel In Africa?

Tuesday 10th February 2015

As African Business Aviation continues to gather momentum Bloomberg TV Africa broadcasts a round up featuring AfBAA Founder and Chairman...

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John Overton of MSB comments on the need of precision engineering in Fly Corporate's Talking Heads

Friday 6th February 2015

The owner of an executive aircraft frequently requires an element of customization in the cabin interior. While manufacturers generally...

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Read what James Dillon Godfray has to say in Fly Corporate about Business Aviation in 2015.

Thursday 8th January 2015

James Dillon - Godfray VP Business Development at Marshall Aviation Services. With the company's multi-faceted aviation offering...

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ON TOUR: NBAA - the biggest biz av show meets in Orlando. Alison Chambers and Jane Stanbury have been to Florida.

Thursday 13th November 2014

Orlando, Florida and Las Vegas have become the only US cities with convention centres big enough to host NBAA, the international business...

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BT ON TOUR: Europe's regional airlines meet in Barcelona.

Monday 20th October 2014

Alison Chambers joined the chiefs of Europe's regional airlines (and some important guests) from all over the world at their annual...

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Air Astana Thrice weekly services.

Friday 25th July 2014

PR company Emerald Media, event organiser Purity and corporate filmmaker MBA Associates pooled their expertise to launch Air...

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ON TOUR: Sun shines on commercial aerospace at Farnborough.

Monday 21st July 2014

Not one drop of rain fell on the five trade days of Farnborough AirShow 2014 last week and inside the hospitality chalets and press...

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ON TOUR: Air Race F1 comes to Europe.

Tuesday 1st July 2014

F1 Air RAce

On the outskirts of the quiet town of Lleida, in the heart of Spain's Catalunya region, June saw the launch of an exciting new...

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Tuesday 3rd June 2014

EBACE 2014

The business jets gather at Geneva.

A successful trade show is defined by a) headline grabbing orders / b) new...

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AfBAA Expo demonstrates Africa still rising

Friday 16th May 2014


The debut AfBAA Expo, which took place from 23 - 26 April at the FRA Military Base at Marrakech Airport, demonstrated the potential for...

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BT ON TOUR: Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

Monday 3rd March 2014

As reported in last week's issue the recent speech by Ethiopian Airlines' CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, at the Aviation Club...

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First Class Cars.

Monday 10th February 2014

Thank You

Emerald Media would like to say a huge thanks to First Class Cars for First Class service last week.

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Five minutes with David Fletcher.

Thursday 7th November 2013

David Fletcher MD FlairJet

James Bourne interviews David Fletcher Managing Director  FlairJet.

JB -- What first attracted...

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Five minutes with Adam Twidell.

Wednesday 16th October 2013

Adam Twidell - PrivateFly

James Bourne interviews Adam Twidell CEO and co-founder of PrivateFly.

JB -- What first attracted you to...

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Five minutes with Alex Berry

Wednesday 9th October 2013

Alex Berry - Global Sales & Marketing Director - Chapman Freeborn.

James Bourne interviews Alex Berry, Group Sales and Marketing Director of Chapman Freeborn.

JB -What first...

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Crisis for Cornwall and West Devon. Planned loss of links at Newquay Airport.

Monday 23rd September 2013

If, as planned, the three times daily air link from Gatwick to Newquay stops at the end of next March, Cornwall and West Devon will be...

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Access Launch in Dubai

Monday 2nd September 2013

Long-time colleagues and friends of Emerald Media, Alison Weller and Clive Richardson, have today launched their new business Access...

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Monday 29th July 2013

Finnair, Finland's national flag carrier, marked 90 years of operations this year.  On 24 March 1924 a Junkers 13 carried...

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The Barclays London Heliport lends its support to charity Coast to Coast canoe challenge.

Friday 19th July 2013

The Barclays London Heliport will lend its support to charity canoeists Richard Porges and Stuart Dodwell today as they canoe down the River...

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Air Canada are continuing to bring a little bit of traditional glamour to the hectic world of commercial avaiation.

Thursday 18th July 2013

On a recent trip to Montreal I was lucky enough to experience the service from the delightful Pietro in Montreal and Join the UK. This...

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Air BP are one of the associate sponsors of the Aviation Exhibition at Goodwood festival of speed.

Friday 5th July 2013

At this year's Festival Of Speed the Goodwood team has arranged a one of a kind competition which will give the lucky winner a...

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EBACE 2013

Monday 3rd June 2013

This year's EBACE, Europe's biggest business aviation gathering, certainly didn't disappoint with some exciting...

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Flowers to Alasdair Whyte

Saturday 11th May 2013


Flowers to Alasdair Whyte for chairing the first NBAC and doing such a magnifient job in somewhat challenging circumstances.

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The first ever Nigerian Business Aviation Conference hosted by Evergreen Apple.

Friday 10th May 2013

The first ever Nigerian Business Aviation Conference hosted by Evergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN) on Tuesday the 7th ofMay proved to be a...

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On the Tarmac

Monserrt Speaking at ERA 2018

Tuesday 16th October 2018

ON TOUR: ERA at Edinburgh

After the sunshine of the Eastern Med in 2017, the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) gathered in the Athens of the North - Edinburgh - for its 2018 annual general assembly. Alison Chambers reports.

A warm welcome and complimentary whisky awaited the 400...

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