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Bell delivered First Bell 505 to Horizon International Flight Academy

Bell Textron Inc. delivered the first of 12 Bell 505 helicopters to Horizon International Flight Academy per an agreement signed in November at the Dubai Air Show. The 505 was configured for flight training, fully equipped with an integrated glass cockpit that enables pilots in training to...

Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K now EASA certified

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA Type Certification for its Aneto-1K engine, as fitted to the Leonardo AW189K. Intended for super-medium and heavy helicopters, the Aneto family produces between 2,500 and 3,000 shp. The 1K is rated at 2,500 shp and its first flight in the AW189K took...


Gulfstream Van Nuys officially opened

Gulfstream has officially opened its second company-owned MRO facility in Southern California. The new service center at Van Nuys Airport has customer resources that include sustainable aviation fuel and sizeable ramp space. Gulfstream Van Nuys also serves as the local operating base for Gulfstream FAST™ Field and Airborne Support Teams, a rapid-response unit that special...

HondaJet Elite deliveries to China has begun

Honda Aircraft Company has begun deliveries of the HondaJet Elite to China. This first HondaJet Elite was delivered by Honda Aircraft Company at its world headquarters in Greensboro, NC to its exclusive dealer in China, Honsan General Aviation Co., Ltd. The first delivery to China comes after receiving Chinese type certification from the Civil Aviation Admin...

Embraer Phenom Owners Turn to Clay Lacy for Mandatory 10-Year Inspections

Clay Lacy Aviation is performing 10-year inspections for Embraer Phenom aircraft at the company’s Embraer Authorized Service Centers at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) and McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) near San Diego. Phenom 100 aircraft manufactured in 2009 must complete their 120-month (10-year) inspection by the end of this year. Aircraft produced in 2010 must be inspected in 2020. Clay Lacy&r...

German Armed Forces SAR received first H145 from Airbus Helicopters

Several months before the agreed deadline, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support. A total of seven helicopters of this type were ordered to renew their ageing Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. The Bundeswehr is also responsible for SAR&...

Air BP Airfield Automation went live in Brazil’s São Paulo state

Brazil is known as South America’s most influential aviation market, with one of the biggest business aviation fleets in the world, a large proportion of which are based in São Paulo. This market went live with Air BP  Airfield Automation digital technology across São Paulo state! It is estimated that around 150 of Air BP’s airport and operator cu...

2020: The year for MENA Business Aviation

We are getting close to the end of 2019, a perfect time to look back at what was accomplished this year, as well as great time to put all the important things in your agenda 2020 to be sure to attend the necessary and mustbe!  According to Ali Alnaqbi, Founding & Executive Chairman of the MEBAA, 2020 will be a good year for business aviation in the MENA region. With the MEBAA Sh...

FAI Technik completes ADS-B and FANS installations on Bombardier Challenger 604s

FAI Technik has completed two FANS installations on two Bombardier Challenger 604s (D-AFAA and D-AFAG) during October/November.  It has also just commenced a further installation, scheduled for completion by mid-December 2019.  Simultaneously, FAI Technik GmbH has received an EASA-STC for a Garmin ADS-B solution for a Bombardier Learjet 60, designed by FAI Engineering in col...

The Air Charter Association looks back on what is done in 2019

The Air Charter Association is holding its final Council meeting of 2019 on December 11th. This will be a time to reflect on the major steps forward the Association has made this year; the year of its 70th anniversary. One of the most significant developments is the name change from the Baltic Air Charter Association to The Air Charter Association. The successful rebranding took place ea...

The final design features of its SH09 helicopter will be presented at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Kopter continues to expand the performance and flight envelope of the SH09 Prototype 3, while simultaneously increasing flight test activities in the flight test center located at Pozzallo, Sicily. P3 has now completed a full year of flight tests covering a wide range of adaptations and improvements all focused on delivering performance and enhancing safety. The result of this progressive fligh...

Aston Martin and Airbus prepare to take to the skies

Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters revealed a new partnership that brings together the best of automotive and aeronautical design. For the past 12 months designers from both brands have worked together on the aesthetic styling of the first product from this collaboration, which is set to be revealed early in Q1 2020. Commenting on the new partnership, Aston Mar...

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Orders AW139 helicopters to enhance capability and responsiveness

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue signed a contract for four AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a range of missions—primarily fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR)—and will have special equipment including a cargo hook, rescue hoist and Bambi bucket. The first helicopter is expected to be deliver...

400th Gulfstream G650 aircraft delivered

Congratulations Gulfstream Aerospace on the delivery milestone - the 400th Gulfstream G650! The record-breaking, ultralong-range extended-range Gulfstream G650ER will be based in the U.S. The G650ER, entering service just five years ago, quickly gained recognition for its ability to connect far-flung cities at the fastest speeds. The G650ER offers passengers both style and comfort w...

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Daher results 2019 - 68 turboprop aircraft from its TBM and Kodiak product lines

Daher announced business results of 2019 for its expanded turboprop-powered aircraft family, with the company logging sales of 48 TBMs in the TBM 910 and TBM 940 versions, along with 20...

EmbraerX and Elroy Air to Collaborate on Unmanned Air Cargo

EmbraerX announced its expansion into the commercial air cargo market, via a collaboration agreement with Elroy Air. This collaboration will allow the companies to accelerate the unmanned ai...

2020 SR Series launched by Cirrus Aircraft, powered by an All-New Mobile App

The all-new 2020 G6 SR Series, the most technologically advanced models ever of the world’s best-selling SR20, SR22 and SR22T piston aircraft is launched! The highlight of the new model yea...

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Milano Prime 2019 traffic growth numbers are more than impressive

Business&General Aviation traffic in Milan in December in the two airports managed by Milano Prime – Linate Prime and Malpensa Prime - registered an overall growth of 19.4%. The gr...

Blingbird Changes the Idea of Luxury in Destination Celebrations

 The travel industry has been showing steady and strong growth, which greatly impacts the global GDP, as per research by the World Travel and Tourism Council. Along with that, one can see a...

Full slate of Gulfstream customer-centric support events 2020

Gulfstream Aerospace Customer Support organization will host a comprehensive schedule of customer-focused events in 2020, including its biennial Operators & Suppliers Conference, two Customer...

Toyota became lead investor to develop and produce Joby Aviation eVTOL aircraft

Toyota is exploring a new flight path for mobility through a new collaboration with Joby Aviation, an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric eVTOL aircraft to enabl...

Daher results 2019 - 68 turboprop aircraft from its TBM and Kodiak product lines

Daher announced business results of 2019 for its expanded turboprop-powered aircraft family, with the company logging sales of 48 TBMs in the TBM 910 and TBM 940 versions, along with 20...

The most advanced transportation method to healthcare raises strategic investment

A strategic investment was announced by Matternet, a pioneer in drone delivery for medical applications. The round of funding will provide Matternet with access to a broad set of opport...

Special Davos event support by Dassault Aviation

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