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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...

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&#...


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...

Gazpromneft-Aero implements a digital aviation fuel accounting system

Gazpromneft-Aero become the first Russian company to introduce a digital commercial accounting system for aviation refuelling at Sheremetyevo airport (Moscow). The new technology will increase the efficiency and speed of refuelling operations, reducing the time it takes for partner airlines to process primary documents for aircraft servicing and provide them with online data on the amount of...

Daher HomeSafe emergency autoland system is certified on the TBM 940

Daher HomeSafe is certified on its TBM 940, authorizing the availability of this emergency autoland system that would automatically bring the aircraft to a runway touchdown if the pilot becomes incapacitated. HomeSafe received its approval from both the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airworthiness authorities.   ...

EASA approval of the Garmin G3X Touch flight display in single-engine piston aircraft

Garmin has received EASA certification of the G3X Touch flight display for hundreds of single-engine certificated aircraft. The G3X Touch offers a variety of scalable panel configurations and a superior feature set that includes wireless connectivity and synthetic vision as standard, as well as advanced features such as display redundancy, advanced autopilot compatibility, engine mo...

Time to celebrate - Flight Consulting Group 20th anniversary

Happy 20th anniversary Flight Consulting Group! The company has ambitious goals to expand in European market by scaling the concept of its business aviation center across its ground handling network. Over the past 20 years, Flight Consulting Group has made all the way from a charter flight management and non-scheduled flights handling provider at Riga International Airport to a mark...

Successful Maiden Flight of Swedish Medevac PC-24 completed

The first of six PC-24s for the Swedish Air Ambulance Organisation took off from Buochs Airport for its maiden flight on 22 July 2020. Sporting the national colours of Sweden – blue and yellow – the Super Versatile Jet will cut a dash across Swedish skies. Less than a year after the agreement between the Kommunalförbundet Svenskt Ambulansflyg (KSA) and Pilatus was signed, the m...

To support the tourism industry after COVID-19 GlobeAir provides premium travel solutions

Private jet companies are partnering with Europe’s major travel agencies to provide safer travel solutions compared to airliners, which expose travellers to over 700 touchpoints on every journey. Europe’s most prominent travel agency groups like TUI and Dertour are knocking at business aviation’s doors to satisfy the growing need for high-end transport solutions for their cu...

What is the impact of Covid-19 on the helicopter sector

Most countries across the world have shut down their borders and restricted their activities for several months. The Coronavirus pandemic has arguably led to the worst economic crisis since the 2008 financial meltdown and the future remains uncertain despite gradual economic re-boot. The impact on the aviation industry and notably airlines is truly unprecedented with the cancellation of thousan...

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High maintenance season: Two Head of State aircraft and several awarded projects for AMAC Aerospace

AMAC Aerospace announced that two Head of State aircraft has been arrived in October in Basel, Switzerland. Furthermore, AMAC has been selected to carry out maintenance checks on several Airbus,...

World First Flying Car Hits The Road

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First install at new Tamarack European Installation Center

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New 360 Cabin Disinfection System -Sanijet

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Lifting the world to sustainable energy - TECNAM P-VOLT

In this modern world, full of challenges and changes, TECNAM remains more focused than ever on exploring innovative solutions for the future of greener aviation. Never has it been more important to pu...

Welcome another Gulfstream G700 test aircraft

The fifth Gulfstream G700 flight-test aircraft has taken flight, just three weeks after the fourth G700 flew for the first time. “The G700 flight-test program is progressing exceptiona...

Air Rescue with Piloted Multicopters is Possible

The results of the world first feasibility study on the use of piloted multicopters in rescue services has concluded that air rescue with piloted multicopters is possible, makes sense, and improv...

FAI Air Ambulance corona transport meets massive demand

FAIs air ambulance division has been operating at maximum capacity to meet the high number of requests for repatriation and medevac flights. Since March FAI has performed almost 70 flights of cov...

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New Bombardier Customer Support Service Centre in Melbourne

Bombardier announced the development of a new service centre at Essendon Fields Airport in Melbourne, Australia, building on its commitment to the Australian market and establishing the next key...

€ 220 million EU commitment to safe COVID patient transport needs fast track

Safe transport of contagious patients is essential to in order to utilize hospital capacity during the second wave of Covid19. Today President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the European Com...

High maintenance season: Two Head of State aircraft and several awarded projects for AMAC Aerospace

AMAC Aerospace announced that two Head of State aircraft has been arrived in October in Basel, Switzerland. Furthermore, AMAC has been selected to carry out maintenance checks on several Airbus,...

Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology expands fleet with purchase of 32 new Piper Trainers

Piper Aircraft and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology announced the expansion of its aircraft fleet with the purchase of 32 new Piper trainers to meet the future demand for certified p...

First install at new Tamarack European Installation Center

Tamarack Aerospace announced the first series of Active Winglet installations on three Cessna Citation Jets at the new Tamarack European Installation Centre based at the London-Oxford Airport, Un...

Welcome to VistaJet Private World

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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...