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EBACE 2021 cancelled - get ready for new, virtual programming during EBACE week

Due to the global COVID-19 crisis, the European Business Aviation Association and National Business Aviation Association announced the cancellation of the EBACE 2021, while making plans for new, virtual EBACE programming from May 18-20, the previously planned dates for EBACE2021.The two as...

Dassault Falcon authorized service facility in Hong Kong - TAG Aviation

TAG Aviation Hong Kong maintenance facility has been appointed a Dassault Falcon Authorized Service Center for the Falcon 7X/8X large cabin trijets. The move effective January 1st, 2021, will make TAG Aviation Hong Kong a complement to Dassault Aviation’s other authorized service cen...


First EASA certified Bell 505 NXi delivered to Europe

Bell delivered the first EASA-certified Bell 505 NXi to a corporate customer in Europe. The delivery was made at the Bell Textron Prague facility. “We are proud to now offer the Bell 505 NXi to our European customers,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Managing Director, Bell Europe and Russia. “With receiving EASA certification at the end of 2020, every new Bell 505 comes standard wi...

Expansion and renovation - Gulfstream completions at Appleton, Wisconsin

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand and renovate its Appleton, Wisconsin, facility’s completions operations, further enhancing the creation and installation of award-winning Gulfstream aircraft interiors. The expansion will ultimately create more than 200 new jobs. “This expansion is another effort in our long-range plan to upgrade and modernize Gulfstream facilities to further support...

New Piper M600/SLS simulator enters service at Legacy Flight Training

 Piper Aircraft announced that exclusive factory training provider for the M600, Legacy Flight Training, has taken delivery of a Frasca M600/SLS Simulator. Training using the new type specific device began on February 1, 2021.  The flight simulator uses a Piper sourced M600 fuselage, pilot seating, sub panels, switching and flight controls which enables real world, model specific trainin...

Resilience despite challenges - business aviation forecast Q1 2021

With the start of a new year, new challenges and new opportunities begin to emerge. While commercial flights experienced a significant downfall in demand in 2020, with the global aviation industry experiencing losses amounting to $118.5 billion, business aviation exhibited its resilience despite all the challenges. In Q1 2021, the sustained activity of private aviation is expected to continue...

MecanAir appointed authorized service center for Kodiak and TBM

Welcome newly appointed authorized service center for both the Kodiak and TBM turboprop-powered aircraft - Switzerland’s MecanAir SA. Based at Ecuvillens Airport (LSGE) near Fribourg, MecanAir is an EASA Part 145 certificated maintenance and repair station. It has been operating as an authorized Kodiak service center, and the expansion of its responsibilities to the TBM underscores...

First tests of 100% SAF for use in business jets - Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has conducted the first tests of 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel in a business jet engine, as part of our ongoing ambition to play a leading role in enabling the sectors in which we operate reach net zero carbon by 2050. The tests on our latest business aviation engine in development, the Pearl 700, in Dahlewitz, Germany, come just weeks after unblended SAF was successfully used fo...

Ansat helicopters to be equiped with Wi-Fi and Satellite Internet

Kazan Helicopters of Russian Helicopter holding company received approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency to equip Ansat helicopter with the Mku30 satellite communication system. This option will provide helicopter passengers with high-speed Internet access during the flight. This Ku band satellite communication system, created by MOST Satellite Systems, provides up to 2 Mbit/s Int...

New DC Aviation wheel shop is launched

DC Aviation is launching its new cutting-edge wheel shop at its Maintenance Center at Stuttgart airport, offering its customers even more comprehensive services. These will now include repair and maintenance of main landing gear wheels and nose gear wheels. In the near future, DC Aviation will be in a position to perform maintenance work in the new wheel shop on the wheels of larger business jets....

What to expect at the upcoming Bell Live Showcase

As a way to continue engaging with customers and interested individuals across the world, Bell is offering the chance to take a virtual up-close look at our exceptional products and connect with our talented Bell leaders. Starting Feb. 1, viewers can visit the Bell Live Showcase site to watch aircraft and mission walkthrough demonstrations followed by live panels with Bell experts. From...

Next steps in Bombardier Smart Link Plus Connected Aircraft Program

Bombardier announced the latest advancements in its comprehensive Smart Link Plus connected aircraft program. Effective immediately, operators of Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 aircraft can reserve their exclusive appointment at a Bombardier Service Centre for the installation of the free-of-charge* Smart Link Plus box as early as mid-2021. Installations for additional&...

Garmin GI 275 electronic flight instrument is EASA approved

Garmin announced that the popular GI 275 electronic flight instrument has received EASA approval, allowing installation in over 1,000 single-engine and multi-engine aircraft models. Several variants of the GI 275 are available to meet the needs of business and general aviation aircraft. A powerful electronic flight instrument, the GI 275 is suitable as a direct replacement for...

Limited Cirrus Aircraft edition to commemorate 8,000th delivery

Did you already see Cirrus Aircraft new limited edition? The limited edition to commemorate the delivery of its 8,000th SR Series aircraft later this year – the 8000 Limited Edition SR Series. Inspired by the company’s rich history of designing and building aircraft that inspire people to experience the world through personal aviation, the new design features bold colors and...

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First fully outfitted Gulfstream G700 - interior elements join flight-test program

Gulfstream G700 aircraft dedicated to testing the cabin experience has flown for the first time and now joins the five other test aircraft already in the steadily maturing certification program.&...

Modern technology & Retro styling- Special 75th anniversary edition Beechcraft Bonanza

Textron Aviation has turned to an aviation legend and founding member of the Beechcraft brand to commemorate a milestone for one of its most iconic aircraft. The company announced a special edition 75...

FAA Certified Piper 100i on display for the first time at Sun-n-Fun

Piper Aircraft announced that for the first time a FAA certified Pilot 100i will be on display at Sun-n-Fun. The Pilot 100i received type certification from the Federal Aviation Adminis...

Daher showcases its Kodiak and TBM turboprop aircraft families at the Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo

Daher is to highlight its aircraft product line during next week’s Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo at Lakeland Linder International Airport with a side-by-side presence of the Kodiak and TBM sin...

Sheltair partners with SUN ‘n FUN, pledges to fuel the future generation of aviation professionals

Sheltair proudly announces that it has agreed to an official partnership with SUN ‘n FUN, supporting the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) while becoming the official fuel provider for the w...

Development of private air transport for COVID-19 vaccines - Embraer

As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine transportation increases around the world, Embraer has released technical information to assist customers on how its business jets can be optimized to transport thes...

Philippines - next expansion of Daher Kodiak 100 aircraft international sales network - NeBeSci as its dealership

NeBeSci has been appointed as Daher’s Kodiak 100 dealership in the Philippines, providing an in-country sales presence for this multi-mission turboprop-powered utility aircraft at the south...

The fastest connection to Venice - Pilatus PC-24

For the first time, a business jet lands on the grass runway of the airport closest to the world-famous Italian city of Venice- A premiere for Venice-Lido! The flight aboard a PC-24 provides...

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CAAC established EH216 Type Certification team to further advance certification process

EHang Holdings Limited announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has established a “type certification” team for the EH216 passenger-grade AAV. The kickoff meetin...

Piper Aircraft news during SUN-n-FUN Aerospace Expo 2021

Last week was quite active with good news from Piper Aircraft! The aircraft which was on display at the annual Sun-n-Fun Aerospace Expo and will join Piper’s demo fleet was the 1,000th...

Gary Jet Center becomes Cirrus Aircraft authorized service center

Gary Jet Center (GJC) is proud to announce today that it entered into an agreement with Cirrus Aircraft to be an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for the aircraft manufacturer and its growing base of c...

FAI renews multi-year partnership with McLaren Racing

FAI Aviation Group has renewed its partnership with world-famous race team, McLaren Racing. Most recently, FAI organised the trip which departed from Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, the UK’...

Completion of 100th Global 7500 business jet wing manufactured in Texas

Bombardier celebrated the completion of the 100th wing for its Global 7500 business jet, a significant milestone for the industry-leading aircraft and for the company’s facil...

Modern technology & Retro styling- Special 75th anniversary edition Beechcraft Bonanza

Textron Aviation has turned to an aviation legend and founding member of the Beechcraft brand to commemorate a milestone for one of its most iconic aircraft. The company announced a special edition 75...

Constant Aviation got FAA Safety Management System Certification

Constant Aviation announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has accepted its fully functional SMS as being in “Active Conformance” with the FAA’s Part 5 Voluntary...