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Philippines - next expansion of Daher Kodiak 100 aircraft international sales network - NeBeSci as its dealership

NeBeSci has been appointed as Daher’s Kodiak 100 dealership in the Philippines, providing an in-country sales presence for this multi-mission turboprop-powered utility aircraft at the southeast Asian archipelago. Based at Paranaque City near Manila, NeBeSci is a diversified trade and s...

Hartzell Propeller & RAF agree to incentives for backcountry pilots

Hartzell Propeller has reached an agreement with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) to offer a special $1,000 discount on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers sold to RAF members. The RAF is a national organization headquartered in Bozeman, Mont., which is dedicated to preserving, improvi...


TAG Aviation is now the number one San Marino aircraft operator

TAG Aviation has been officially recognized as the largest Aircraft Operator by the San Marino Aircraft Registry. This represents a great success story for TAG Aviation, bringing its fleet under this Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to 15. David R. Colindres, President, San Marino Aircraft Registry, comments: "Our two organizations have developed over the years a strategic partnership t...

Total begins producing sustainable aviation fuel in France

Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021.Total will also be able to produce SAF as from 2024 at its zero-crude Grandpuits platform, southeast of Paris. All of these sustainable aviation fue...

The fastest connection to Venice - Pilatus PC-24

For the first time, a business jet lands on the grass runway of the airport closest to the world-famous Italian city of Venice- A premiere for Venice-Lido! The flight aboard a PC-24 provides the fastest connection ever to Venice and many other cities. The Venice-Lido city airport is located about three kilometres east of the city centre on the Lido di Venezia. The PC-24 landed safely...

First G650 6C inspection completed by Metrojet Hong Kong

The Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul station of the Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited has recently completed its first 6C inspection on a Gulfstream G650 aircraft.  The inspection was completed during the challenging CoVID-19 environment with the team completing the inspection within 25 days including an additional 200+ hours of findings. Metrojet HK MRO is a Gulfstream Autho...

Flying Colours installing its first Ka-band system on a Bombardier Challenger 604

Having completed numerous Ka-band installations on large-cabin business jets, Flying Colours Corp., the international maintenance, repair and overhaul business, has begun its first Ka-band installation on a super-mid-size Bombardier Challenger 604. The connectivity system upgrade forms one part of a wider 96-month heavy maintenance check.  In addition to the technical inspection, the Flyin...

BAR Aviation accepts the first Bell 505 with Med-Pac EMS lite interior in Africa

Bell delivered a Bell 505 helicopter equipped with the Med-Pac Inc. LLC Emergency Medical Services Lite Interior to BAR Aviation. This marks the first Bell 505 in Uganda and the first Bell 505 designed to complete medical evacuation missions in Africa. “We are elated that BAR Aviation has chosen the Bell 505 as its Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) platform and w...

An extensive Challenger 604 refurb project completed by FAI Technik

A full refurbishment  of a pre-owned Bombardier Challenger 604 (MSN 5412) was completed by FAI Technik. The aircraft which was handed over to its new Germany-based owner earlier in the month, will be operated under NCC regulations by FAI Technik’s parent company, FAI rent-a-jet GmbH. This latest project represents FAI’s first extensive refurbishment on the Challenger series....

Advanced Flight of New Zealand took delivery of first five-blade Airbus ACH145 helicopter

New Zealand VIP and charter operator Advanced Flight, launch customer for the new Airbus ACH145 with five rotor-blades, has taken delivery of its helicopter. The aircraft is the latest version of the best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter and provides a 150kg increase in useful load while delivering new levels of comfort and operational simplicity. Its reduced rotor diameter allows oper...

The 600th delivery of Cessna Citation CJ3 family aircraft

5 of April 2021  marked the delivery of the 600th aircraft from the Cessna Citation CJ3 family. The milestone Cessna Citation CJ3+ was delivered to an unnamed customer in North America. Lannie O4Bannion, senior vice president, Global Sales and Flight Operations commented: The CJ3+ remains a strong performer due to its versatility as COVID-19 limitations have prompted customers to look fo...

Next milestone - 50th Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft delivered

The milestone delivery -  the 50th Global 7500 aircraft. It was achieved as production of the industry flagship continues to mature, and as the aircraft’s in-service performance continues to deliver very high levels of reliability. The 50th delivery of the Global 7500 business jet follows a successful 2020, where Bombardier delivered 35 of these aircra...

Wisk prepares to launch trial to Advance Autonomous Passenger Transport

Wisk, the Urban Air Mobility company behind the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi, is progressing with its Transport Trial, which will advance autonomous passenger transport under the New Zealand Government's broader Airspace Integration Trial Programme. Wisk is working towards rolling out the implementation phase later this year.  In February 2020, Wisk announced that it h...

Development of Lilium 7-Seater electric vertical take-off and landing jet

Lilium has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Qell Acquisition Corp., led by Barry Engle, a former president of General Motors North America, is focused on developing next-generation, sustainable mobility. Upon closing of the transaction, the company will be called Lilium, and it is anticipated that ordinary shares will be listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker...

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First fully outfitted Gulfstream G700 - interior elements join flight-test program

Gulfstream G700 aircraft dedicated to testing the cabin experience has flown for the first time and now joins the five other test aircraft already in the steadily maturing certification program.&...

Modern technology & Retro styling- Special 75th anniversary edition Beechcraft Bonanza

Textron Aviation has turned to an aviation legend and founding member of the Beechcraft brand to commemorate a milestone for one of its most iconic aircraft. The company announced a special edition 75...

FAA Certified Piper 100i on display for the first time at Sun-n-Fun

Piper Aircraft announced that for the first time a FAA certified Pilot 100i will be on display at Sun-n-Fun. The Pilot 100i received type certification from the Federal Aviation Adminis...

Daher showcases its Kodiak and TBM turboprop aircraft families at the Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo

Daher is to highlight its aircraft product line during next week’s Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo at Lakeland Linder International Airport with a side-by-side presence of the Kodiak and TBM sin...

Sheltair partners with SUN ‘n FUN, pledges to fuel the future generation of aviation professionals

Sheltair proudly announces that it has agreed to an official partnership with SUN ‘n FUN, supporting the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) while becoming the official fuel provider for the w...

Development of private air transport for COVID-19 vaccines - Embraer

As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine transportation increases around the world, Embraer has released technical information to assist customers on how its business jets can be optimized to transport thes...

Philippines - next expansion of Daher Kodiak 100 aircraft international sales network - NeBeSci as its dealership

NeBeSci has been appointed as Daher’s Kodiak 100 dealership in the Philippines, providing an in-country sales presence for this multi-mission turboprop-powered utility aircraft at the south...

The fastest connection to Venice - Pilatus PC-24

For the first time, a business jet lands on the grass runway of the airport closest to the world-famous Italian city of Venice- A premiere for Venice-Lido! The flight aboard a PC-24 provides...

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CAAC established EH216 Type Certification team to further advance certification process

EHang Holdings Limited announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has established a “type certification” team for the EH216 passenger-grade AAV. The kickoff meetin...

Piper Aircraft news during SUN-n-FUN Aerospace Expo 2021

Last week was quite active with good news from Piper Aircraft! The aircraft which was on display at the annual Sun-n-Fun Aerospace Expo and will join Piper’s demo fleet was the 1,000th...

Gary Jet Center becomes Cirrus Aircraft authorized service center

Gary Jet Center (GJC) is proud to announce today that it entered into an agreement with Cirrus Aircraft to be an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for the aircraft manufacturer and its growing base of c...

Completion of 100th Global 7500 business jet wing manufactured in Texas

Bombardier celebrated the completion of the 100th wing for its Global 7500 business jet, a significant milestone for the industry-leading aircraft and for the company’s facil...

FAI renews multi-year partnership with McLaren Racing

FAI Aviation Group has renewed its partnership with world-famous race team, McLaren Racing. Most recently, FAI organised the trip which departed from Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, the UK’...

Modern technology & Retro styling- Special 75th anniversary edition Beechcraft Bonanza

Textron Aviation has turned to an aviation legend and founding member of the Beechcraft brand to commemorate a milestone for one of its most iconic aircraft. The company announced a special edition 75...

Constant Aviation got FAA Safety Management System Certification

Constant Aviation announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has accepted its fully functional SMS as being in “Active Conformance” with the FAA’s Part 5 Voluntary...