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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 aircr...

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-gr...


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...

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...

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EHang technology platform company announced that its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, EHang 216 has completed its maiden flights in three Korean locations - Seoul, Daegu, and Jeju Island. This flight t...

Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a European client

The first Ansat helicopter was delivered by Russian Helicopters to a European client .The operator of the rotorcraft, which is equipped for medical operations, is the Ministry of Interi...

Financial sustainability & Major Disruption - MACE 2020

Even during corona caused crisis, aviation professionals are doing everything possible in order to meet each other, to discuss the actual state of industry as well as measures and solutions in order t...

Collins Aerospace and Boom Supersonic signed strategic collaboration

Collins Aerospace Systems has signed a collaboration agreement with Boom Supersonic to advance nacelle technology on Boom’s forthcoming flagship supersonic airliner, Overture. Overture...

TAG Maintenance Services appointed as Authorised Service Centre for PC-24

Pilatus has appointed TAG Maintenance Services to support the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet for comprehensive base and line maintenance in Geneva, Switzerland. TAG Maintenance Services also offers...

Beechcraft King Air 360 officially entered service with the first delivery

First delivery of Beechcraft King Air 360 marks its official entry into service! The event was commemorated in a special delivery to its launch customer – Stamoules Produce Company, Inc. Th...

Geneva Airpark is PART-145 line maintenance certified

Congratulations! Geneva Airpark has reached a new milestone in its development at Geneva airport by obtaining PART-145 certification that formalizes the expertise of Geneva Airpark's teams in prov...

Hong Kong second G650ER 4C inspection completed by Metrojet

Metrojet Limited is the only MRO in Hong Kong that has completed two Gulfstream G650ER 4C inspections. The first one was completed in May, while the second in October 2020, both during the Covid-...

Bizav success story - Jung Sky Q3 most successful quarter yet & expansion plans

During July, August and September 2020, Zagreb-based business aviation operator Jung Sky achieved the most successful quarter in company history, overthrowing the previous record-holding quarter by 11...

One Million Jet Card - GlobeAir for extreme travel flexibility and comfort

Do you want to feel like One in a Million? In case of positive answer - this information is exactly for you. GlobeAir is introducing an exclusive private jet card dedicated to one smart traveller...

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How Air Alliance Medflight transports corona patients all over the world

Air Alliance Medflight experiences massive demand for safe transport of severely ill Covid-19 patients. Inside their jets is the isolation and transport system, EpiShuttle. Through both sandstorms and...

The first step toward future UAM operations - EHang 216 Korean Flight Tour

EHang technology platform company announced that its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, EHang 216 has completed its maiden flights in three Korean locations - Seoul, Daegu, and Jeju Island. This flight t...

New HondaJet Elite flight training center in Farnborough

Honda Aircraft Company has established the second HondaJet flight training center with FlightSafety International in Farnborough, Hampshire, in the United Kingdom. Due to increased demand fo...

Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a European client

The first Ansat helicopter was delivered by Russian Helicopters to a European client .The operator of the rotorcraft, which is equipped for medical operations, is the Ministry of Interi...

PNG LNG adds H145 for Papua New Guinea operations

ExxonMobil has signed a contract for two Airbus H145 helicopters to support the PNG LNG Project* in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The new H145 model with a five-blade, bearingless main rotor pr...

Diamond Aircraft named Exclusive Canadian Dealer - Aviation Unlimited

Diamond Aircraft announced a revitalized partnership with its long time sales representative in Canada, Aviation Unlimited. Since 1983 Aviation Unlimited has had a rich history as one of Canada&#...

Multiple Cobham communications systems chosen for Airbus H160

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity announced that Airbus Helicopters has selected four Cobham systems on the H160 Medium-Utility Helicopter:  ⮚     Digital Audio Commun...