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Flying Colours completes ten-year inspection on a Bombardier Global XRS for a European customer

Flying Colours Corp.has completed a 120-month heavy maintenance inspection for a Bombardier Global XRS aircraft. In addition to the airframe inspection and maintenance strip down, the aircraft underwent additional upgrades including the equipping of Ka-band connectivity and ADS-B Out installati...

25% increase in private and business jet activity in Q1 - DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

In further signs of an economic recovery in Dubai, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), the leading business aviation company with its own FBO and hangar facility, has recorded a 25% increase in private and business jet activity in the first quarter of this year.  From its fully integrated facilit...


Another milestone for Pilatus - 1800th PC-12 aircraft delivered

After leading the turbine-powered business aircraft market in 2020, Pilatus passes another fleet milestone with the delivery of the 1800TH example of the versatile single-engine turboprop. At 82 deliveries, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s 2020 Year-End Aircraft Shipment Report, the Pilatus PC-12 was the most popular model of all turbine-powered business air...

Second Falcon 6X made successful first flight

Dassault Aviation has flown a second Falcon 6X flight test aircraft, completing another important milestone in the development program for the new widebody, long-range twinjet.  Flight test aircraft no. 2 made a two-hour flight on April 30, climbing to Flight Level 400 and accelerating to a cruise speed of Mach 0.85. “We are very pleased with the progress of the Falcon 6X t...

Bell 505 cargo hook is EASA certified

Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to carry up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) giving the aircraft an external gross weight capability of 4,475 pounds (2,030 kg). “The cargo hook capabilities are an important enhancement for the aircraft and an added capability for utility and public safety operations,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Managing D...

SPARFELL welcomes a new Challenger 300 to its fleet

If we say that since February 2020 air travel is not like it was before, whould you agree? Post pandemic air travel is still a challenge. So for many corporate and private travellers business aviation is the solutions they are choosing. Speed, safety, reliability and quality of services.  Demonstrating SPARFELL dynamism, the aviation group welcomes the 5th aircraft in 2021, a Challeng...

Business Aviation first Unlimited Streaming and Data Wi-Fi plan - Gogo

To better accommodate the rising demand for data onboard business aircraft, Gogo is announcing the first unlimited streaming and data plan in business aviation – Gogo Biz 4G Limitless. “Our customers’ hunger for data continues to grow, but they also want predictability in their billing,” said Jim MacDougall, Gogo’s vice president for product manageme...

Recent ANAC certification opens deliveries for Beechcraft King Air 360 & 260 in Brazil

Textron Aviation achieved certification from the National Civil Aviation Authority of Brazil for its newest twin-turboprop aircraft models, the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER and King Air 260, clearing the way for deliveries to begin in country this quarter.  “The Beechcraft King Air´s operational versatility is its key selling point in Brazil and around the globe,”...

Avfuel sign an agreement to supply and integrate SAF to Textron Aviation sustainability initiatives

As a leader in the supply of sustainable aviation fuel for business aviation, Avfuel Corporation announces an agreement with Textron Aviation to supply and integrate SAF into its sustainability initiatives. The two companies have agreed that Avfuel will supply Textron Aviation with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM at its Wichita headquarters location on an ongoing basis. Textron...

Congratulations - Piper M600/SLS HALO System with Garmin Autoland now EASA certified

Piper Aircraft announced that it has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency for its M600/SLS HALO safety system with Garmin Autoland.  “The European certification is a key milestone for the M600/SLS aircraft, which has garnered substantial interest with the Garmin Autoland system. Additionally, the aircraft features competitive range, payload an...

Geneva Airpark became 10th Bombardier Line Maintenance station in the world

Geneva Airpark is pleased to announce that its business aviation infrastructure at Geneva Airport is now hosting a new Bombardier Line Maintenance Station. This most recent addition further complements the tip-to-tail maintenance services provided by Bombardier’s rapidly growing Services and Support network in Europe and worldwide. Geneva Airpark: even more services for business avia...

EpiShuttle isolation pod helps save lives and protects air ambulance staff

Transport of patients with coronavirus infection pose a set of risks. The isolation pod EpiShuttle allows for transport of highly infectious patients by air while keeping doctors and pilots safe. Thanks to donations, Luxembourg Air Rescue was able to commission an EpiShuttle for their helicopters last year. The much-needed isolation stretcher allows for fast and safe transport of Covid-19 patie...

First Praetor 500 conversion in Brazil delivered by Embraer

Embraer announced the completion of the first conversion in Brazil of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 jet. The aircraft was delivered to an undisclosed customer. The conversion was performed at Embraer’s Service Center in Sorocaba, Brazil. With this delivery, Embraer has already converted a total of 20 Legacy 450s into Praetor 500s in Europe, North America and now in Brazil. The full conver...

A TECNAM P2012 Traveller is ready for demo and display at Air Alliance

A P2012 Traveller in Airline configuration flew from Capua, Italy, to Siegerland, Germany, on last April 14th as a demo aircraft dedicated to Air Alliance customers in the German and Austrian market. The P2012 is the first turbocharged twin piston aircraft in Air Alliance portfolio and it will join their offer of Jets and Turbo Props of other established brands on the market. With the TE...

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New Bell 407GXi customer took delivery by undertaking transatlantic flight

Bell has delivered a Bell 407GXi with an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) kit to a Ukrainian corporate customer. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation around Ukraine. “Th...