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The first Pilatus PC-12 NGX in the UK - placed by Oriens Aviation

A private customer based in North West England took delivery of d-generation’ Pilatus PC-12 NGX by Oriens Aviation. With its stylish executive six to eight-seat interior layout, the aircraft is ideal for business and leisure use. “It is notable we have been able to conclud...

LA-8 and L-42 amphibious aircraft will help to count Polar bears in the Russian Arctic

Starting from the 1-st of August, in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federationwill be held test flight counting of polar bears. The expedition is organized within the framework of the project "Host of the Arctic", initiated by Federal service for supervision of natural resources of th...


New EMS Service launched in South Africa operating Bell 222s

In July 2020, a long-standing and loyal Bell customer, Henley Air, launched its very own ROCKET (Rapid On Call Emergency Transport) Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operating six Bell 222 UT helicopters. ROCKET offers the Emergency Medical Services industry in South Africa a neutral and independent helicopter ambulance service of unmatched quality. The service established an in-...

NetJets demand drives forward with reinstated European fleet, crews

NetJets will offer to reinstate all NetJets Europe pilots and cabin crew who were furloughed in April. Additionally, NetJets will restore a portion of the fleet in Europe to reach typical pre-pandemic flight levels serving customer demand. NetJets plans to add more than 60 additional aircraft across the fleet worldwide between now and year-end 2021, ensuring that the highest levels of se...

EHang 216 obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada Civil Aviation

EHang 216 has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada. This is another milestone in regulatory breakthrough for EHang 216 and the first of this kind permit for periodic operations of passenger-grade AAVs in North America.  With the certificate, trial flights of EHang 216 AAVs can be rou...

Gulfstream G700 surpasses testing milestones, speed and altitude limits

Gulfstream G700 flight-test program is making progress with a number of accomplishments in testing and performance. The G700, introduced in October 2019, boasts the industry’s most spacious cabin with the highest speeds at the longest range. The G700 has flown more than 100 test flights, recently completed company flutter testing and expanded the flight envelope at both high and lo...

Sino Jet - operating business jets in a new normal

Sino Jet shared candid insight into their operational environment in 2020. The company commented that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shift in public perception of business jets from a luxury product to a safe and efficient transportation tool and alternative to commercial options. Despite “third-wave” restrictions now tightening in Hong Kong, Sino Jet stated confidence that if...

Remote IS-BAO Stage III Audit for ABS Jets

ABS Jets has successfully renewed IS-BAO Stage III certification with the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). The audit resulted in zero findings, demonstrating that ABS Jets is dedicated to following international safety standards. When the COVID-19 crisis struck, the audit’s planning stage had already commenced. It was then elected to perform the audit remotely, which requ...

Hartzell Odyssey For Cirrus SR22 and SR22T Aircraft

Cirrus SR22 and SR22T pilots can now add Hartzell Propeller's four-blade structural composite carbon fiber propeller, called the Odyssey, to their airplanes for $35,000. The new propeller has been available as an STC option for new aircraft from the factory since earlier this year. Hartzell's new offering is supplied with a polished aluminum spinner assembly and is available with or wit...

Tanzania type acceptance granted to Bell 505

Bell 505 has been accepted by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) for airworthiness certification in the United Republic of Tanzania, making it the sixth country in Africa to certify the aircraft. “The Bell 505 is renowned the world over for delivering best-in-class value to our customers, and now, with TCAA’s type acceptance, we are excited to serve the needs of Tanzania w...

New London-area Gulfstream Farnborough service center is open

Welcome new Gulfstream Customer Support service center at the U.K.’s Farnborough Airport has opened for business. The facility’s first aircraft is a Middle East-based Gulfstream G450™ arriving for scheduled maintenance. The all-new 225,000-square-foot/20,903-square-meter facility can easily accommodate up to 13 large-cabin aircraft, including the Gulfstream G650™, G650...

Embraer boosts Phenom maintenance to 800 flight hours

Embraer announced a revision to the Scheduled Maintenance Requirements (SMR) for the Phenom family of jets. The revision extends the intervals between stops from 600 flight hours and/or 12 months and multiples to 800 flight hours or 12 months and multiples. Most of the tasks with double intervals were also optimized to the longest period. This is a 33%...

AlpinAirPlanes took delivery of first Velis Electro

On 16 July 2020 AlpinAirPlanes of Switzerland took delivery of the first of their 14 Velis Electro type-certified electric aeroplanes. At the same time, the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA/BAZL) granted operations, licences and maintenance approval of electric aircraft in standard category for the first time ever. Ivo Boscarol, founder and CEO of Pipistrel: “We congratul...

Delivery of first Bombardier Global 5500 to be based in the United States

Bombardier delivered the first Global 5500 aircraft to be based in the United States. This business jet, which will be available for charter, was recently delivered to longtime Bombardier customer Unicorp National Developments, headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The Global 5500 business jet entered service last month, joining Bombardier’s new large-cabin family...

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Air Rescue with Piloted Multicopters is Possible

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FAI Air Ambulance corona transport meets massive demand

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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 we...

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 Ultr...

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!&nbs...

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 en...

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Gulfstream is streamlining and modernizing its customer service and support experiences by leveraging new and expanded facilities throughout its network. This facility optimization is the next st...

Textron Aviation expands service offering to include repair of Citation CJ series landing gear

Textron Aviation is expanding service offerings to provide customers with a new standard repair process for Cessna Citation CJ series aircraft main landing gear (MLG). This innovative solution, w...

Welcome another Gulfstream G700 test aircraft

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Bell Delivers Three Bell 407 GXis to Polish National Police

Bell announced a delivery of three Bell 407 GXis to the Polish National Police (PNP). The PNP has been a long-standing Bell customer for about 20 years. The addition of these aircraft will help t...

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