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Daher salutes the humanitarian efforts of TBM owners and pilots in hurricane relief flights

Daher today recognized the TBM Owners and Pilots Association’s (TBMOPA) airlift of vital supplies to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Houston following the devastation caused by recent hurricanes.  Nine TBMOPA members brought their TBM aircraft to various locations in Florida for the pickup of relief supplies that ranged from food, water and chainsaws to generators, diapers and b...

Inmarsat certified for Jet ConneX inflight Wi-Fi installations on Gulfstream G550 aircraft

Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced that its Jet ConneX business aviation inflight Wi-Fi service has received a Supplement Type Certificate (STC) for the popular Gulfstream G550 aircraft. The certificate, awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), approves Gulfstream G550 business jets to be equipped with the exclusive Jet...

Gulfstream exceeds G500 and G600 planned performance

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that its long-range Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 offer even better performance than originally promised. During rigorous flight testing, the all-new aircraft have exceeded expectations, regularly demonstrating capabilities beyond the company’s initial projections. As a result, Gulfstream is announcing new performance standard...

Sikorsky Launches Customer Experience 2.0

Sikorsky announced the launch of its Next Generation Customer Portal for customers, providing an enhanced and more direct web-based location for all customer needs regarding maintenance and questions about their aircraft. The announcement was made at the 2017 NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. Owners, operators and directors of maintenance will continue to access&nbs...

Parker and Piaggio Aerospace Well Ahead in the Qualification Tests of the New Brakes for the Avanti

The Parker Aerospace Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division, a global industry leader in aviation wheel and brake technologies with over 80 years of engineering pedigree and experience, and Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business and defense & security sectors, today announced that the program aimed at offering owners and operators of the P.180...

Embraer’s Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 Business Jets Awarded Speed Records by the NAA

Embraer was awarded certificates by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for speed records set by its Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets in a ceremony held yesterday during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2017 Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), in Las Vegas. The Phenom 300 light jet set new speed records on two flights over...

Cessna Citation Latitude popularity soars, reaches 100th delivery milestone

Textron Aviation announced at the National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) that it is in the process of delivering the 100th Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet. The milestone aircraft, which comes just 26 months after the first Latitude entered service, will be handed over to NetJets, Inc., this week at Textron Aviat...

Boeing, Air India Celebrate Airline's 125th Delivery

Boeing and Air India celebrated today the delivery of the airline's 125thairplane from Boeing. The airplane is the 27th 787-8 Dreamliner for the national carrier. "Boeing airplanes are, and always have been, the foundation of Air India's fleet, providing us with the very best in economics, fuel efficiency, flexibility and passenger comfort," said Rajiv Bansal, C...

Dassault Highlights Service Center Expansion, New Spares Facility

Dassault Aviation is embarking on an ambitious expansion of its global customer service network including new and expanded spare parts facilities and additional service centers, intended to further enhance the quality and timeliness of Falcon aftermarket support. This month, Dassault starts work on a vast new spares facility north of Paris, strategically positioned between Charles de Gaulle and...

Dassault business aviation customers offered additional data plans for Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX global Wi-Fi service

Expansion of popular programme allows Dassault Aviation customers to use their existing radomes to connect to Jet ConneX Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced today that additional data plans are now available for its Jet ConneX inflight Wi-Fi solution on Dassault business jets. The expanded offering gives Dassault customers five tiere...

Boeing Business Jets Continues to Lead Ultra-Large Business Jet Market

Boeing Business Jets announced at the National Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition it booked 14 new orders in the last year. The orders include one 737, four BBJs, three BBJ MAXs, one BBJ 787-8, two BBJ 777-300ERs and three BBJ 747-8s.   “It has been a really strong year for us at Boeing Business Jets,” said Greg Laxton, Head of Boeing Business Jets. “Our...

Acropolis Aviation endorsed once again with Wyvern Wingman status at NBAA

Acropolis Aviation, the UK’s VVIP charter operator, based at Farnborough Airport, UK had cause for celebration today when its prestigious Wyvern Wingman accreditation was formally renewed, coinciding with NBAA-BACE.  The award follows its fourth successful audit. Wyvern Wingman Certification is a prestigious benchmark for aviation safety, reflecting a commitment to best practice and...