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The first US-delivered Pipistrel Panthera is on tour across the States

The tour of the first US-delivered Pipistrel Panthera is underway and so far the response has been truly fantastic! Although the tour has already started, there are still five weeks to go and five weeks of opportunity to catch up with Andy Chan from Right Rudder Aviation, our official Pipistrel par...

Game-changing FBO Experience in Singapore - Bombardier and Jetex

Bombardier and Jetex have joined forces to establish a world-class FBO experience in Singapore, the two companies are pleased to announce. Bombardier is in the midst of expanding capabilities and hangar space at its Singapore Service Centre at Seletar Aerospace Park to transform this facil...


TECNAM P92 Echo MkII - back to the future with EU 600kg category

Tecnam announced the certification of the P92 Echo MkII light aircraft to the new German 600kg rules, the latest version of the EASA Basic Regulation that now allows for 600kg MTOW Ultralight (UL) aircraft under the control of the CAAs of the member states. Germany is the first country to declare the opt-out, implementing the new-regulation German 600kg technical LTFUL 201...

JetBook is launching new aviation-themed Diary

JetBook confirmed today launching JetBook 2021 Diary and Planner. It is the World’s First International Aviation-Themed Diary and Planner which will be available in Three Different Versions! JetBook 2021 Diary and Planner is high-quality diary and planner packed with gorgeous aviation images, information, and personality to help to get organized and well-balanced business and priva...

Air Methods chooses Airbus HCare to support its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters

Air Methods Corporation – the largest civil operator of Airbus helicopters worldwide with more than 450 aircraft in operation – has signed a $24 million, five-year HCare Smart support contract with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. to cover its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters.  “This is the first of what we hope to be multiple HCare contracts, which allows us to partner with Airbus...

Meet Eve, the first spin-off from EmbraerX, shape the future of Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions has been launched as a new, independent company dedicated to accelerating the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem. Eve is developing a full portfolio of solutions to enable the UAM market and ultimately benefit people’s lives, including the progression and certification of the company’s electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL), the associate...

Business Aviation, Women and the Caribbean

CARIBAVIA has announced that it will hold its annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup in June 2021. It is not that a Caribbean conference is just for the stakeholders in the region. On the contrary. A Canadian company is involved in infrastructure improvements at several international airports in the region. French and Canadian companies are providing radar systems. The aircraft that are needed to provid...

Dassault expands FalconCare Maintenance program with new options

Dassault Aviation recently signed its 500th contract for its FalconCare guaranteed maintenance program and further expanded the program—already the most comprehensive in the industry—to meet a broader range of customer needs and budgets. Introduced in 2005,FalconCare offers a full range of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance services through C-Check, including airframe, avion...

Welcome to the unique circle of flight professionals - Flight Level 470

Flight Level 470 (FL470) is a unique network of flight crews specializing in Business Aviation. It brings together more than 660 Dassault Falcon, Bombardier Global and VIP Flight Attendants. FL470 took a new turn during the Covid-19 crisis when there were many planes or crew grounded. This network of professionals has made it possible to find rapid solutions available to meet the ...

Philippine Coast Guard took delivery of second H145 for parapublic missions

Philippine Coast Guard welcomed its second H145 helicopter, just four months after the official commissioning of its first H145. With their two light-twin helicopters, the parapublic agency becomes the first coast guard organisation in the world to operate the multi-purpose H145. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is specially equipped with weather radar, bambi bucket, emergency flo...

Constant Aviation New Price-Cap Program for Embraer Legacy inspection

Constant Aviation is leveraging its Embraer expertise to offer an unprecedented not-to-exceed pricing program for major inspections on Legacy 600 and 650 aircraft. Under the program, customers are provided with an upfront flat rate for the inspection itself and a price cap for discrepancies often found during the inspection process, excluding landing gear and corrosion repair. This offer limits th...

Royal Flying Doctor Service converting its PC-12 fleet to Hartzell five-blade composite propellers

The Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia is improving the flying performance of its Pilatus single-engine PC-12  turboprop aircraft by transitioning its fleet to Hartzell's 105-inch diameter five-blade composite propellers from Hartzell four-blade aluminum propellers.  RFDS Western Operations uses its aircraft for medical emergencies and patient transfers bet...

Simavia becomes a certified TBM Russia Service Center

Krasnodar-based Simavia has received Russian certification which enables this company to operate as an authorized Service Center for TBM very fast turboprop aircraft in Russia and the countries of Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The FAP-285 certification, issued by Russia’s Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya), recognizes Simavia’s engineering quality and...

The finalist in Air Ambulance Company of Year awards - FAI rent-a-jet

Air Ambulance Division of  FAI rent-a-jet AG has once again been nominated as one of three finalists in the 2020 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal´s Industry Awards – Air Ambulance Company of the Year category. This is the 18th annual ITIJ Awards and marks the fourth nomination for FAI after what has been an exceptional year for the division. This year&...

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Daher delivers a Kodiak 100 to its first French customer

Daher announced the delivery of a Kodiak 100 turboprop utility aircraft to the Héli-Béarn company. This aerial work operator based at Pau-Pyrénées airport (Pyré...

Bell 505 helps owners to stay on the move

In terms of private travel, Bell 505 owners have found that the helicopter is a versatile and reliable way to help private aircraft operators stay on the move. It offers a swift and safe means to...

Meet Latvian made Tarragon aircraft - no less than 10 to export this year

We must confess - it is a discovery for us- Tarragon aircraft. So we are willing to share it with you. And obviously the first - the story - where it comes from and how this project started....

Volocopter launches campaign to bring Electric Air Taxi services to U.S. cities

Volocopter announced that the FAA has positively accepted their application for concurrent Type Certificate validation on 22 December 2020. This sets the basis for Volocopter to bring their...

New Honda Aircraft Company wing production facility

Honda Aircraft Company has begun operations at its newly opened Wing Production and Service Parts Facility, located at the company’s world headquarters at the Piedmont Triad International Airpor...

New helicopter flight data monitoring device certified by Bell

Bell announced the Supplemental Type Certificate for the Installation of QuantiFLY, a new aircraft communication unit (ACU) powered by Truth Data, offering a true low-cost, lightweight, and...

All Nippon Helicopter H160 completes first flight

All Nippon Helicopter H160 has performed its first flight test, a 95-minute flight at the Marseille Provence Airport. This successful maiden flight paves the way for the aircraft’s entry in...

EHang to provide UAM services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai China

EHang announced strategic partnerships with Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Pan-Tourism Development Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Huafa Sports Operations Management Co., Ltd. and Flying World (Zhuhai) Technology Co., Ltd. to...

New, single-point-of-contact organization for European MRO Sales Network - Dassault

The new sales organization, headed by Thierry Salaün, brings together the MRO sales operations of Dassault’s wholly owned Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) affiliate with those of&nbs...

The most advanced solution yet for Covid vaccine distributors – Tecnam Aircraft help anywhere in the World

Tecnam Aircraft  partnered with ultra-freezer manufacturer DESMON to repurpose their P2012 airplane for COVID vaccine transportation. The aircraft platform named P2012 TRAVELCARE was...

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Europe tests the future of urban air mobility -ANRA Technologies joined AMU-LED project

ANRA Technologies announced its participation in AMU-LED, a Horizon 2020 project of European Union framed in the SESAR Joint Undertaking, which aims to demonstrate the safe integration of cargo a...

Daher delivers a Kodiak 100 to its first French customer

Daher announced the delivery of a Kodiak 100 turboprop utility aircraft to the Héli-Béarn company. This aerial work operator based at Pau-Pyrénées airport (Pyré...

EHang Joins European Union AMU-LED project to demonstrate Urban Air Mobility

EHang announced membership in the Air Mobility Urban - Large Experimental Demonstration project, one of the largest European demonstrations of Urban Air Mobility.  The AMU-LED proj...

World’s First Industry Supplier with a GADSS Compliant ELT

Orolia recently organized a series of flight tests to demonstrate and qualify capabilities of the GADSS global aircraft safety program’s end-to-end Emergency Locator Transmitter Distress Trackin...

Skyports partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company Swoop Aero

Skyports, partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company, Swoop Aero, to provide UK-wide drone delivery service. In a UK-first, Skyports has chosen to leverage Swoop Aero’s...

Bell 505 helps owners to stay on the move

In terms of private travel, Bell 505 owners have found that the helicopter is a versatile and reliable way to help private aircraft operators stay on the move. It offers a swift and safe means to...

Volocopter launches campaign to bring Electric Air Taxi services to U.S. cities

Volocopter announced that the FAA has positively accepted their application for concurrent Type Certificate validation on 22 December 2020. This sets the basis for Volocopter to bring their...