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First EASA-certified Gulfstream G600 delivered

Gulfstream has delivered the first Gulfstream G600 certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to an undisclosed customer based in Europe, further expanding the next-generation fleet around the world. “We are glad our customers in Europe can now register their G600...

Moment begins a promising trial with Amelia

Moment, French leader in on-board digital solutions is currently working on a trial with French aviation group Amelia (by Regourd Aviation) to implement Moment’s Flymingo box aboard its planes.  Created in 1976, the Group is based in Paris and has strong French, European and African fo...


Piper Pilot 100i Trainer Aircraft - FAA type certification and first delivery

Congratulations! Piper Pilot 100i trainer aircraf has received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration! The Pilot 100, which was announced during Sun-n-Fun in 2019, is the value priced addition to Piper’s trainer-class line. Following certification, Piper began deliveries to its launch customer, American Flyers, who will be taking delivery of eight Pilot 10...

EHang 216 received long-term trial flight permit across Austria National Airspace

EHang achieved a significant milestone on the path to offering UAM services worldwide.  On December 9, the Civil Aviation Authority of Austria issued a trial flight permit for the EH216 passenger-grade AAV.  The permit allows trial operation of full unmanned flights in Austrian national airspace.  This is the first flight permit for EHang’s passenger-g...

Prompt FAA Action to keep pilots flying as COVID vaccines roll out

NBAA welcomed prompt action by Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson and acting Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Brett Wyrick to ensure pilots may be vaccinated against COVID-19 without risk to their medical certificate. The Federal Drug Administration issued emergency-use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine late Friday evening, Dec. 11. In an or...

FACC starts test flights with autonomous aerial vehicle EHang 216

FACC is setting another important milestone in the development of future urban mobility together with its strategic partner EHang. The EHang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle produced by FACC has completed a successful test flight under the supervision of Austro Control and was granted an experimental flight permit by the Austrian authorities based on the tests performed. This milestone enables FACC t...

Uber in talks to sell air taxi business to Joby

This article is contributed by Stratos Jet Charters. Uber is a name that is recognised across the world, rising to prominence in only a few years. However, brand recognition has not created profitability, forcing Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi to make tough choices about Uber's future expansion plans.  According to news outlet Axios, Uber is in advanced talks to sell off its air taxi d...

Meet new Head of Flight Physics for Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace announces the appointment of Richard Alexander, formerly Chief Flight Dynamics Integrator on the Mitsubishi M100 Regional Jet and Head of Flight Sciences at Bombardier Aerospace, as Head of Flight Physics to help Vertical move towards their vision of electric fight for everyone. Richard will play a key role in ensuring that the Flight Physics aspects, including noise, perfo...

Garmin introduced new safety-enhancing features for the GTN Xi Series of navigators

Garmin announced new features for the GTN Xi Series of navigators including a Glide Range Ring that helps safety-minded pilots visualize the estimated area an aircraft could reach in the case engine power is lost1. Other new features include the ability to remotely control the radios of another GTN Xi when dual GTN Xi units are installed in an aircraft, quicker page navigation with...

Luxaviation UK receiving unusually high enquiries for long-haul winter sun breaks

Luxaviation UK is helping clients enjoy long-distance escapes this winter. The company is receiving an unusually high number of requests right now for long-haul charter flights to sunny destinations including the Caribbean, South Africa and the Middle East.  George Galanopoulos, CEO, Luxaviation UK, commented: “Although short-haul flights to op...

Garmin Autoland honored as one of 2020 greatest innovations by Popular Science

Popular Science recognized Garmin Autoland with a 2020 Best of What’s New Award in the Aerospace category. Autoland is part of the Garmin Autonomi family of autonomous safety-enhancing technologies for aircraft. The world’s first system of its kind for general aviation aircraft, Autoland has the ability to land an aircraft in an emergency should the pilot suddenly become incapacit...

New partnership featuring Flightdocs and Aviation Hub - ATP & Epic Aircraft

ATP and Epic Aircraft announced a new partnership for maintenance tracking and technical publication distribution. Epic Aircraft will utilize ATP’s Flightdocs for maintenance tracking and electronic logbooks across their fleet of E1000 GX aircraft, and will leverage the ATP Aviation Hub to distribute technical publications, including maintenance manuals, wiring diagrams, and IPCs....

First Honeywell JetWave Ka-band installed by Clay Lacy on a Bombardier Global 6000

Clay Lacy Aviation, an authorized Honeywell dealer, has installed a Honeywell JetWave Ka-band connectivity hardware system on a Bombardier Global 6000 ultra-long-range jet. The advanced, multi-component JetWave system is the only solution that enables business jets to connect to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band network for fast, seamless internet service at any altitude, almost everywhere in...

Volocopter commits to launch Air Taxi services in Singapore

Volocopter announced its commitment to launch air taxi services in Singapore after two years of close collaboration with the city. Working together with the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Volocopter plans to make air taxi services a reality in the Southeast Asian city-state within the next three years. This puts Singapo...

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

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Preowned Aircraft Transactions spiked as 2020 ended - IADA

Following the abrupt pandemic-induced plunge in preowned aircraft sales in March 2020, members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) experienced a rising wave of transactions, highl...

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New Bombardier Challenger 350 joined Latitude 33 Aviation fleet

Bombardier and Latitude 33 Aviation announced the recent delivery of a brand-new Challenger 350 business jet, which will be available for charter out of the U.S. West Coast. California...

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