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Embraer Legacy 500 to gain steep approach approvals

Embraer's Legacy 500 is poised to receive approval fromLondon City airport and EASA for steep-approach operations, permitting the midsize business jet to perform approaches at descent angles of up to 5.5°. The eight-seat aircraft, which gained EASA certification a year ago, will...

Business Aircraft Flying Strengthens in October

Business aircraft activity in the U.S. and Canada in October reached the highest levels for that month since 2007, industry data and safety expert Argus reported. Business aviation flights in October were up 4.8 percent from the previous month and 0.2 percent from October 2014, accord...


Dassault Delivers State-of-the-Art Medevac Falcon to Beijing Red Cross

Dassault Aviation has delivered yesterday a fully outfitted Falcon 2000LX Medevac aircraft to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center (999). The widebody twinjet is the first fixed wing aircraft in China fully equipped to perform air medevac services. The conversion was performed by Dassault Aircraft Services in Wilmington, Delaware.  The Falcon 2000LX Medevac aircraft is equippe...

Wireless Data Loader Offered for Primus Epic Cockpits

Maintenance personnel tasked with downloading data from Honeywell Primus Epic and Primus 1000/2000/SPZintegrated cockpits can now do the job securely and quickly with a new wireless data loader. The easily upgraded hardware and software will also enable a new mobile application for maintenance and flight personnel. “Honeywell understands the desire for easy-to-access maintenance solu...

International Security Notams Format Revised

On November 16 the U.S. began issuing international security notams under the accountability/location identifier of KICZ, replacing the use of ZZZ, which are no longer valid. Reference to flight information regions (FIRs) will also employ KICZ. The use of KFDC remains unchanged. However, the identifier of KICZ as the FIR in a notam’...

VistaJet Adds Challenger 350s to U.S. Fleet

VistaJet, partnering with Priester Aviation, has expanded its services with the introduction of the Challenger 350 to its U.S. fleet. Priester Aviation is operating three VistaJet-owned Challenger 350s for VistaJet’s Flight Solutions Program. VistaJet is the agent for customers of the program. Europe-based VistaJet announced plans in late 2013 to expand into...

NBAA's 2015 Show in Las Vegas Is Strongest Since Downturn

The National Business Aviation Association’s Convention & Exhibition last week was the strongest edition of the annual show since the economic downturn. The November 17 to 19 event in Las Vegas attracted some 1,100 exhibitors and better than 27,000 attendees, marking the highest level of participation since 2008, when there were more than 30,000 visitors. The 2014 attendee coun...

White paper profiles Middle Eastern private jet owner

A new white paper from global wealth intelligence authority Wealth-X and the international business aviation consultancy reveals keen insights about ultra-high-net worth (UHNW) Middle Eastern private jet owners, reports Barbara Saunders The report profiles the UHNW Middle Eastern jet owner, their preferences and the business aviation opportunity in the region. There are 5,975 UHNW individual...

Second and third Gulfstream G500 join flight test program

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that a second and third Gulfstream G500 aircraft (T2 and T3) joined the flight test campaign with successful completion of their initial flights. T2 focuses on flight loads validation, while T3 is the main test bed for the G500 avionics systems. T2 took off at 9:07 a.m. from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport on Friday, Nov. 20. Flight Test pilots...

Russian helicopter pilots entered Guinness World Records

A very special event took place on November 21, 2015 in "Heliport Istra", which is a part of the group of companies "Heliport Russia". Champion pilots rewarding by Guinness World Records. The historic flight took place on June 6, 2015. On this day, 25 Robinson helicopters of Heliport Russia were flying over the suburbs. Each helicopter was operated by a crew of two peopl...

The Air Elite Network continues global growth

World Fuel Services has announced that six new locations have signed with the Air Elite Network since EBACE 2015. The Air Elite Network has now 49 Diamond Service FBOs. The Air Elite Network is working towards opening up 150 worldwide locations. The new members since EBACE 2015 in Geneva are Sky Services in Milan and Venice, Italy; Dassault Falcon Services in Paris Le Bourget, France; Kaiser...

Japan Touts Steps to Welcome Business Aviation

Japan's Civil Aviation Bureau (CAB; Booth C12349) is taking steps to make all of the country's airports more welcoming to business aviation. "We have to admit it was not so user friendly," said Hayato Yamaguchi, a CAB deputy director. "Many business jet users complained that Japan was closed, an inaccessible country for them." That began changing in 2010 when th...

EASA certifies the Eclipse 550

EASA has issued a type certificate for the Eclipse 550 business jet. The announcement was made during the NBAA conference in Las Vegas. “This is a significant event for ONE Aviation and the global future of the Eclipse.” Alan Klapmeier, CEO of ONE Aviation said: “This is a significant event for ONE Aviation and the global future of the Eclipse. The Eclipse perfectly fits th...

Does flying private mean you’re also flying above all threats?

The recent shocking events in Egypt and, previously, Ukraine involving commercial jets flying over active conflict zones have received considerable media attention and prompted yet another heated discussion regarding airline routes. Meanwhile, few business travelers are aware of the fact that some of the fastest-growing business travel routes stretch in very close proximity or even directly over t...

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Daher delivers a Kodiak 100 to its first French customer

Daher announced the delivery of a Kodiak 100 turboprop utility aircraft to the Héli-Béarn company. This aerial work operator based at Pau-Pyrénées airport (Pyré...

Bell 505 helps owners to stay on the move

In terms of private travel, Bell 505 owners have found that the helicopter is a versatile and reliable way to help private aircraft operators stay on the move. It offers a swift and safe means to...

Meet Latvian made Tarragon aircraft - no less than 10 to export this year

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Volocopter launches campaign to bring Electric Air Taxi services to U.S. cities

Volocopter announced that the FAA has positively accepted their application for concurrent Type Certificate validation on 22 December 2020. This sets the basis for Volocopter to bring their...

New Honda Aircraft Company wing production facility

Honda Aircraft Company has begun operations at its newly opened Wing Production and Service Parts Facility, located at the company’s world headquarters at the Piedmont Triad International Airpor...

New helicopter flight data monitoring device certified by Bell

Bell announced the Supplemental Type Certificate for the Installation of QuantiFLY, a new aircraft communication unit (ACU) powered by Truth Data, offering a true low-cost, lightweight, and...

All Nippon Helicopter H160 completes first flight

All Nippon Helicopter H160 has performed its first flight test, a 95-minute flight at the Marseille Provence Airport. This successful maiden flight paves the way for the aircraft’s entry in...

EHang to provide UAM services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai China

EHang announced strategic partnerships with Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Pan-Tourism Development Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Huafa Sports Operations Management Co., Ltd. and Flying World (Zhuhai) Technology Co., Ltd. to...

New, single-point-of-contact organization for European MRO Sales Network - Dassault

The new sales organization, headed by Thierry Salaün, brings together the MRO sales operations of Dassault’s wholly owned Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) affiliate with those of&nbs...

The most advanced solution yet for Covid vaccine distributors – Tecnam Aircraft help anywhere in the World

Tecnam Aircraft  partnered with ultra-freezer manufacturer DESMON to repurpose their P2012 airplane for COVID vaccine transportation. The aircraft platform named P2012 TRAVELCARE was...

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Europe tests the future of urban air mobility -ANRA Technologies joined AMU-LED project

ANRA Technologies announced its participation in AMU-LED, a Horizon 2020 project of European Union framed in the SESAR Joint Undertaking, which aims to demonstrate the safe integration of cargo a...

Daher delivers a Kodiak 100 to its first French customer

Daher announced the delivery of a Kodiak 100 turboprop utility aircraft to the Héli-Béarn company. This aerial work operator based at Pau-Pyrénées airport (Pyré...

EHang Joins European Union AMU-LED project to demonstrate Urban Air Mobility

EHang announced membership in the Air Mobility Urban - Large Experimental Demonstration project, one of the largest European demonstrations of Urban Air Mobility.  The AMU-LED proj...

World’s First Industry Supplier with a GADSS Compliant ELT

Orolia recently organized a series of flight tests to demonstrate and qualify capabilities of the GADSS global aircraft safety program’s end-to-end Emergency Locator Transmitter Distress Trackin...

Skyports partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company Swoop Aero

Skyports, partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company, Swoop Aero, to provide UK-wide drone delivery service. In a UK-first, Skyports has chosen to leverage Swoop Aero’s...

Bell 505 helps owners to stay on the move

In terms of private travel, Bell 505 owners have found that the helicopter is a versatile and reliable way to help private aircraft operators stay on the move. It offers a swift and safe means to...