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Rectrix Aviation bans hoverboards

Rectrix Aviation has in the best interest of safety banned hoverboards or any lithium battery powered self-balancing personal transportation devices onboard its aircraft. Rectrix Aviation is the first private charter air carrier to prohibit these items. “The safety of our passengers and...

Global Jet Capital completes 90% purchase of GE fixed wing portfolio

Global Jet Capital has completed 90% of its acquisition of GE’s fixed wing aircraft financed portfolio. The company has so far assumed 276 aircraft based in the US and Canada, with the remaining 10% of accounts being in Brazil and Mexico. “Today’s announcement is a significan...


Middle East customer orders Legacy 650

An undisclosed Middle East customer has ordered a new Legacy 650 large jet. The aircraft is scheduled to be received at the end of 2015 and will be managed by Titan Aviation Group, a global aviation specialty service provider headquartered in the United Arab Emirates. “The Legacy 650 has impressed customers because of its range, reliability and ample cabin and baggage space offering &n...

TAG Aviation develops STC for TCAS 7.1 upgrade

TAG Aviation and Rockwell Collins have been granted approval for an EASA Supplemental Type Certifications (STC) for the installation of the TTR-4100 TCAS II version 7.1 on Dassault Falcon 2000 and 2000EX. Approval for The Falcon 900 and Falcon 50 will follow in the coming weeks. The STCs are being developed jointly with Rockwell Collins and are to serve the entire Falcon fleet. STCs will be...

West Star modifies Falcon 2000 to unique 13-passenger configuration

West Star has reconfigured a Falcon 2000 to a unique 13-passenger configuration. The Falcon 2000 is normally configured for 8 or 10 passengers. The reconfiguration required fabricating a new, reduced size RH galley and LH Aux galley/entertainment center, shifting the forward cabin bulkhead/door forward, and extending all the side ledges and window panels. The aft cabin bulkhead was also modifie...

Pilots Bill of Rights 2 Wins Senate Commerce Approval

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee December 9 approved by voice vote a compromise version of the Pilots Bill of Rights 2 that addressed concerns raised last month during initial consideration of the measure. The bill, S.571, a follow-on to the original Pilots Bill of Right that would ease certain current third-class medical requirements and strengthen pilot protections during enforc...

Wall Street Improves Outlook on Textron

Textron's successful integration of its Beechcraft acquisition and new lineup of business jets is improving Wall Street’s view of the company. Ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service this week changed its rating outlook for Textron and Textron Financial to “Positive” from “Stable.” “With stability in core business conditions, sound investment...

PlaneSense Shatters Last Year's Food Drive Tally

In what is becoming a holiday tradition, New Hampshire-based fractional aircraft provider PlaneSense flew one of its Pilatus PC-12s filled with donated food to Manchester Boston Regional Airport yesterday for the New Hampshire Food Bank. While last year’s contribution totaled 800 pounds, this year saw the company’s charitable effort amass more than 7,000 pounds of food, exceeding...

First Fatal Accident of an Eclipse Bizjet Reported

South African aviation agency officials have started their investigation into Monday’s crash of an EclipseEA500. The accident, the first fatal mishap involving the very light jet, killed the owner-pilot, 57-year-old South African businessman Kobus Dicks. When he took ownership of the aircraft in 2013, it was the first Eclipse to be registered in the African continent. The aircra...

Boeing Business Jet expands MedAire program

MedAire has expanded its long-standing partnership with Boeing Business Jets (BBJ). MedAire’s comprehensive travel risk management solution will now be part of the standard equipment on-board every aircraft built. Due to the changing mission profile and overall higher level of travel risks experienced in business aviation, there is the need for additional safety and security assistance...

Bombardier delivers first Hong Kong Government Flying Service Challenger

Bombardier has delivered a Challenger 605 to the Hong Kong Government Flying Service. The special missions aircraft is the first to be delivered from an order of two that was placed in October 2011. The aircraft will be used for search and rescue, VIP transportation and medical airlift duties. “We put our trust in Bombardier and are satisfied with the relationship we built throughou...

MAC Air adds two jets to growing charter fleet

MAC Air Group, based in Portland, Maine has added two business jets to their existing charter fleet: a Cessna Citation CJ3 and a Bombardier Learjet 60. Based in Teterboro, New Jersey, the seven passenger Cessna Citation CJ3 offers a white and black interior which was completely refurbished earlier this year, along with custom navy blue and white exterior paint.  It is fully Wi-Fi equipped...

West Star completes first 8C inspection on global express at GJT location

West Star Aviation announced they have their first 8C inspection on a Bombardier Global Express aircraft in the works at their Grand Junction, CO location. 8C is an intense 120-month interval inspection that requires specialized tooling to perform. They will also perform a landing gear (restoration) inspection, the 1C/2C/4C inspection and other hourly inspections. Additionally, t...

Turkish Light Utility Helicopter to purchase CTS800 turboshaft engines for light helicopters

Turkish Aerospace Industries and the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company, a 50-50 partnership between Honeywell International Inc. and Rolls-Royce, have signed an agreement to supply CTS800 turboshaft engines for the Turkish Light Utility Helicopter, a program of the Undersecretary for Defense Industry since September 2013. The agreement, which confirms a memorandum of understanding signed...

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 The TBM Owners and Pilots Association has wrapped up its highly successful 2021 Annual Convention, bringing together operators of Daher’s TBM very fast aircraft and the supplier community...

Popularity & certifications continue to grow - 50th Gulfstream G600 delivered

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Bombardier expands customer offerings at Dallas Service Centre

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New electric air taxi vertiport in London - Skyports and Brent Cross Town

Skyports has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brent Cross South Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Argent Related and Barnet Council, to develop a passenger air taxi verti...

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...