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Diamond clinches US certification for DA62

Diamond Aircraft has secured US Federal Aviation Administration certification for its DA62 piston twin, paving the way for the airframer to begin deliveries of its flagship aircraft into the world’s largest business and general aviation market. The approval comes 10 months after the diesel-...

328 Design awarded supplemental type certification for Falcon 50EX upgrade

German certification company 328 Design (328DO), has secured supplemental type certification (STC) for a Dassault Falcon 50EX cabin upgrade. The STC is the first to be issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration under the FAA/EASA bilateral agreement and was awarded on the back of an extensive...


JetSuite to revamp fleet with new light and large-cabin jets

US air taxi company JetSuite is planning a major revamp of its business jet fleet to exploit the growing appetite in the USA for its branded, low-cost charter service. The operator’s will add with 10 Embraer Phenom 300s over the coming year and will also add up to 10 large-cabin jets over the same period, “to accommodate those customers looking to fly further and/or with more p...

Embraer Phenom 300 is most-delivered business jet in world for third consecutive year

The Embraer Phenom 300 was the most-delivered business jet in the world in 2015 for the third consecutive year, with 70 aircraft received by customers around the globe. "We would like to thank our customers for their confidence and continuing relationship, which has enabled the Phenom 300 to enjoy successful acceptance worldwide since its launch," said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, Pre...

Gulfstream launches system testing with first G600 Iron birth flight

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the Gulfstream G600 iron bird recently completed its “first flight,” demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to research and development and the growing maturity of the G600 aircraft program. A spatially correct, dimensionally accurate structure that includes a flight deck, the iron bird allows engineers to test the fligh...

Embraer Executive Jets Taps Across as Mexican Dealer

Toluca International Airport-based Across was tapped as Embraer Executive Jets’ authorized sales representative for Mexico, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer announced today. Under the partnership, seven-year-old Across will add Embraer business jet sales and fractional ownership offerings to its existing aircraft charter/management and FBO services. “Embraer has establi...

Optimism for Further Easing of Cuba Limits

The recent decision by the U.S. government to re-establish scheduled air service between the U.S. and Cuba is fueling optimism that the remaining travel restrictions will be eased in upcoming months. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last week signed an agreement with senior Cuban transportation officials that paves the way for renewal of scheduled air servic...

Uber of Private Jets Raises Funds From Saudi Royal Family

Private air travel is getting the Uber treatment with some of the industry’s biggest customers -- members of the Saudi Royal family -- investing $26.1 million in a company that lets users book private jets from a smartphone. Most private aircraft aren’t used that much, JetSmarter founder Sergey Petrossov, a Russian-born Florida resident, said in an interview. They either stand idled...

Heli-Expo Preview

For the first time, the Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo will be held in Louisville, Ky., a new city for the world’s largest rotorcraft show. The main exhibition days for this year’s Heli-Expo are March 1-3, but the show begins with HAI Professional Education Courses at the Kentucky International Convention Center on February 26. Arrivals of helicopters...

First EASA Part NCC Workshop a success!

Flightworx Aviation are ensuring private owners and operators are ready for August 25, 2016, the date in which the EASA Part NCC ruling takes effect. They are offering free workshops between now and the August deadline to everyone within the industry who requires assistance. Today’s session and all subsequent workshops are being conducted by Flightworx Aviation’s Quality Coordinator...

Castle Air streamlines operations with Total AOC's Centrik

Helicopter charter and sales business Castle Air has found that cloud-based software from Total AOC is making it easy to audit and manage the business in multiple locations. Castle Air uses Centrik to handle its documents, safety management, risk management, training and administration tasks, with its web-based interface ensuring all processes are robustly documented in a transparent manner....

Fourth Gulfstream G500 test aircraft completes first flight

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the fourth Gulfstream G500 test aircraft, T4, has completed its first flight and officially joined the G500 flight-test program.  The G500 took off from the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport at 9:47 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, with Flight Test pilots Eric Holmberg and Brian Dickerson at the controls. Flight Test engineers Dominic...

Singapore Benefits From Bizav, Despite Difficult Period

Singapore has achieved its status as a business aviation hub because of its central geographic location and the fact that it draws on business aviation customers from the surrounding countries, says Hawker Pacific VP Asia, Louis Leong. Leong says another advantage Singapore has is that many of the engine and component makers have overhaul facilities there. This helps MRO companies such as Hawke...

Gulfstream to create bespoke interiors for its private jets

When Gulfstream launched its G650 in 2012, it became the overnight object of envy for the jet-set crowd (or at least that part of the crowd that does its jetting privately). Its 7,000 nautical mile range allows it to take on essentially any itinerary, nonstop, at a speedy Mach 0.85, and its dimensions – a cabin both wider and taller than its predecessors – gives the phrase ‘free...

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A unique Medevac solution - Phenom 300MED - for the best-selling light jet in the market

Welcome a unique Medevac solution - Phenom 300MED , which is also available for retrofit, through a partnership with umlaut and Aerolite. Embraer and umlaut are jointly developing and certif...

Cirrus Aircraft launches VisionAir Ownership Program

Cirrus Aircraft announced VisionAir, a revolutionary ownership program for the Vision Jet. Designed as a completely turnkey program, VisionAir includes everything needed to own, operate and manage a V...

Double delivery for Jetfly - 5th PC-24 and 1st PC-12 NGX

Jetfly Aviation took new aircraft: a fifth PC 24 and an initial PC-12 NGX. These acquisitions further reinforce the partnership of many years between the Swiss aircraft manufacturer and Europe&rs...

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...

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...

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...

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 (FOC...

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 Bombardi...

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 i...

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Two new certifications for TAG Aviation Malta

Just three years after receiving its Maltese AOC, TAG Aviation Malta has been rewarded for its commitment to safety with both its Wyvern Wingman certification and IS-BAO accreditation. These sign...

New Flagship of the best-selling turboprop family - Beechcraft King Air 360

Welcome the next generation of egendary King Air turboprop family - the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER.The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockp...

TAG Aviation FBO in Geneva and Sion acquired by Signature Flight Support

Signature Flight Support has acquired TAG Aviation FBO, SA and its two fixed base operator locations at Geneva (GVA) and Sion (SIR). The purchase represents Signature’s first foray int...

Time to Apply for IADA Biz Aviation Scholarships

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications for the organization's Business Aviation Scholarships through Oct. 1. The scholarships, funded by the IADA Foundatio...

DC Aviation Group - successful upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo SCS Elite

The DC Aviation Group has completed the successful upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo Elite Smart Cabin System. The aircraft was also equipped with an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband High Data Rate Servic...

Cirrus Aircraft launches VisionAir Ownership Program

Cirrus Aircraft announced VisionAir, a revolutionary ownership program for the Vision Jet. Designed as a completely turnkey program, VisionAir includes everything needed to own, operate and manage a V...

Double delivery for Jetfly - 5th PC-24 and 1st PC-12 NGX

Jetfly Aviation took new aircraft: a fifth PC 24 and an initial PC-12 NGX. These acquisitions further reinforce the partnership of many years between the Swiss aircraft manufacturer and Europe&rs...