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EXPLORER design study opens up new themed worlds for VIP cabins

At the upcoming Dubai Airshow, Lufthansa Technik AG will present further details of its new wide-body VIP cabin concept EXPLORER. After a sneak preview at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, numerous further details will now be on display at the aerospace trade fair in the United Arab Emirates. Thes...

STC for the EpiShuttle on aircraft type CL-600 obtained by FAI

FAI has obtained supplementary type certification (STC) for the EpiShuttle on the aircraft type CL-600 after undergoing comprehensive tests on flammability, rapid decompression, and patient evacuation. The test was passed without any complaints or remarks. Since FAI has installed the EpiShuttle i...


TAG Maintenance Services goes green with Switzerland First Electric GPU

TAG Maintenance Services, a Dassault Aviation Company, based in Geneva, Switzerland, has selected ITW GSE’s new generation GSE 7400 eGPU for its ground power requirements. The commercial battery powered Ground Power Unit provides 400Hz/115V and is capable of supporting the full range of business aviation aircraft currently in service. The GSE 7400 is the first electric GPU to be used...

Sustainable aircraft service center to be build by Gulfstream Aerospace in Arizona

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will construct a new aircraft service center at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, its first facility in Arizona. The new 225,000-square-foot facility, a more than $70 million investment, is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification and will expand Gulfstream’s maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities in the Western United States. The new facility...

Clay Lacy FAA repair station in Connecticut got TCCA maintenance certification

Clay Lacy Aviation FAA Part 145 Repair Station at Waterbury-Oxford Airport is now certified by Transport Canada to provide aircraft maintenance services for Canadian-registered business jets. Transport Canada Civil Aviation certification is based on compliance with the highest standards for aircraft maintenance quality, safety, performance and expertise. Private Jet Maintena...

Urban Air Mobility access in Latin America - new collaboration announced - Varon Vehicles & Flapz

Varon Vehicles and Flapz announce the signature of an MoU to actively collaborate in promoting access of passengers, guests and users to their Urban Air Mobility services throughout different markets. Varon Vehicles is developing a new form of mobility infrastructure composed of company vertiports with virtual lanes over the low altitude city skies connecting them, and fleets of their electric ver...

What VoloCity will look like - Fiumicino Airport to Rome zero emissions in 20 minutes

From Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport to the center of Rome, and vice versa, in just 20 minutes, and with zero emissions in flight. This is one of the main advantages of VoloCity, the innovative air taxi created by the German company Volocopter, which will be on display in Piazza San Silvestro, in the heart of Rome, from 2 to 4 November.  The new vehicle is scheduled to take-off wi...

Life Flight Network signs purchase agreement for 12 Bell 407GXi

Bell Textron signed purchase agreement for 12 Bell 407GXi aircraft to Life Flight Network. The Bell 407GXi outfitted with IFR capabilities will be critical for Life Fight Network’s established missions of providing emergency aerial response to those in need.  “Bell’s top priority remains our commitment to safety,” said Michael Thacker, executive vice president, Innovat...

Fully outfitted G700 and award-winning G600 connect US Hubs to Riyadh

The all-new Gulfstream G700 and award-winning Gulfstream G600 added more international city-pair speed records traveling between locations in the United States and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Gulfstream showcased the aircraft to customers and prospects in the region. On Oct. 23, the fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft set a record from Houston, Texas, to Riyadh, flying 7,172 nautica...

Further consolidation on 4 corners of the globe - Dassault Aviation MRO Network

With new major development in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai and new line service bases in several additional European cities, Dassault Aviation is leveraging recently acquired MRO capabilities to reorganize and consolidate its worldwide support network and bring Falcon expertise around the world.The company can now offer major inspections at a range of new locations, dispatch GoTeams to more remote place...

MAHEPA Panthera sets the final milestone on the road to greener aviation

MAHEPA consortium with the hybrid-electric variant of the Pipistrel Panthera aircraft has successfully completed the first phase of the flight test campaign. In mid-October 2021 the “MAHEPA Panthera”, integrated with the novel, SAF-capable, hybrid-electric powertrain developed during the project, took-off from Cerklje airport, in Slovenia, successfully demonstrating the possibility...

Agreement to sell Emergency Medical Kits for Bell 505 - Bell & Arrow Aviation

Bell announced an agreement with Arrow Aviation to sell the HELIFAB Emergency Medical Kit configuration for the Bell 505. In addition, Arrow Aviation also signed a purchase agreement for their fourth Bell 505.  “As the world’s most advanced short light single platform, the Bell 505 is capable of completing critical EMS missions at a low cost,” said Jay Ortiz, vice pr...

Repatriation flight - KlasJet flew lion cub and leopard from Russia to Tanzania

On October 26th a private plane took off from the Russian city of Chelyabinsk having filed a flight plan to its final destination, the Tanzanian city of Moshi, in Northern Tanzania, on the African east coast. The unusual passengers onboard this prestigious KlasJet private aircraft are a lion and a leopard who are being repatriated to more familiar territories following a long and complex rehabilit...

Get ready - Eve Urban Air Mobility simulation in Rio de Janeiro starts in November

Embraer Eve Air Mobility will begin an Urban Air Mobility simulation on November 8th, connecting Barra da Tijuca to the Tom Jobim International Airport – RIOgaleão. The initiative, which will use a helicopter, will be carried out in cooperation with strategic partners and government entities. The evaluation of the entire UAM ecosystem and the main concepts related to futu...

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Jetex & Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport joint venture to develop World First Pure Green FBO

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Successful year of expansion and continued investment - Gulfstream Customer Support

Gulfstream recognized the many accomplishments achieved by Gulfstream Customer Support in 2021, including facility and service expansions, increased investment in customers and continued success in su...

UTG PA sums up 2021 and announces plans for the future

Last year marked the appearance of a new player in the Russian business aviation market. In April 2021, UTG PA, a part of UTG Group, became the new operator of the Domodedovo Business Aviation Center....

Cirrus Aircraft reveals the 2022 G6 SR series

Cirrus Aircraft revealed the 2022 G6 SR Series featuring a refined aircraft design with reduced drag for increased fuel efficiency, Cirrus IQ™ mobile app updates and the free...

Eve & Falko partnership to develop global operator network with a potential order for 200 eVTOLs

Eve and Falko Regional Aircraft announced today a Letter of Intent which contemplates a potential order for 200 of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft and a commercial par...

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Bristow Group to provide search and rescue helicopter services to Netherlands Coastguard

Bristow Group announced that the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has awarded Bristow their prestigious contract to provide search and rescue helicopter capacity to the Netherlands Coas...

Jet Aviation received IS-BAH Stage II safety registration certificates for The Netherlands

Jet Aviation has received IS-BAH Stage II Safety Registration for its Amsterdam and Rotterdam FBOs in The Netherlands. The company currently operates 27 IS-BAH-registered FBOs around the world. I...

30 years of crucial coverages for the aviation community - Avsurance

Avsurance - Avfuel Corporation in-house aviation insurance subsidiary—celebrated a banner 30th anniversary with its best year to date providing crucial coverages for the aviation commu...

Garmin Smart Glide now available for the G3X Touch flight display and G5 electronic flight instrument

Garmin Smart Glide technology, a revolutionary safety tool that helps pilots in loss of engine power emergencies by automating tasks to reduce pilot workload, is now available as a free1 sof...

Jetex & Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport joint venture to develop World First Pure Green FBO

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Right Rudder Aviation announced as new Pipistrel Aircraft U.S. distributor

Pipistrel is focused on continuous improvement. Constantly innovating throughout all aspects of our operations and shaping the future of aviation by developing and delivering cutting ed...

AutoFlight starts in Europe, targeting Prosperity I airtaxi certification by 2025

The continuity of global expansion of AutoFlight is marked with the establishment of its first location in Europe: a team led by former Airbus manager Mark R. Henning is now ramping up at Au...