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Farthest Business Jet Flight In History with Gulfstream G650ER

The Olympic motto is Citius—Altius—Fortius, translating from Latin "faster, higher, stronger." The intended meaning is that one's focus should be on bettering one's achievements. That's the case for the ultralong-range Gulfstream G650ER,  beating a recent competitor speed record while at the same time increasing the distance flow...

Aloha came to Boston with Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian's newest nonstop route to Boston Logan International Airport pens a rainbow of possibilities to the Northeast region thawing out from another winter. It also gives Hawaii residents convenient access to more of the East Coast. In commemoration of the city of Boston's deep history and Hawaiian Airlines' 90th year of operation, the carrier numbered its&nb...

Daher enhanced TBM 910 makes its world debut in Florida

Florida’s SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in and Expo will see the debut of Daher TBM 910, single-engine very fast turboprop aircraft, debuting the Model Year 2019 version. In a new step aligned with Daher’s TBM e-copilot® strategy of introducing increased functionality for operational safety improvements on the TBM product line, the TBM 910 has an automatic icing detection s...

New Piper Pilot 100 and Piper Pilot 100i Trainer Aircraft

Are you ready for it? Two new value priced additions to its trainer-class line, the Piper Pilot 100 and Pilot 100i!  These new products enter the trainer segment at a competitive price point of $259,000 VFR equipped and offer the same rugged durability and functionality as its stablemate, the Archer TX. The need for a new trainer aircraft at a price point that could support the growing...

Norwegian's inaugural Miami arrival

Norwegian launched first-ever service at Miami International Airport on March 31! The new service now gives travelers a daily nonstop option between MIA and London Gatwick Airport, aboard Norwegian's Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft that seats 344 passengers in a two-class configuration. "I applaud Norwegian for adding Miami-Dade County to its global netw...

Recruitment event by Flying Colours Corp. attracts new and existing talents

First recruitment event was held by Flying Colours Corp. on Friday 22 March and Saturday 23 March to attract new and existing talent to the expanding North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions company. More than 230 people sent resumes prior to the event, and of those 50 face-to-face interviews were held with pre-screened candidates. An additional 110 walk-in candidates attended...

Five New WAI Scholarships Available Now

Deadline to Apply is May 31, 2019 Through a donor who wishes to be anonymous, Women in Aviation International offers five training scholarships available for application now through May 31, 2019. These scholarships include: WAI Instrument or CFII Rating Scholarship: WAI will award a $5,000 scholarship to an individual pursuing an instrument rating or a CFI wanting to add their instrument qua...

Dassault Aircraft Services Florida Satellite Service Center is opened

Dassault Aircraft Services Stuart (KSUA) satellite service center was relocated from West Palm Beach, in order to better meet the needs of the customer fleet in the area as well as transient aircraft. “When our customers expressed a desire for an expansion of capacity and services in Southern Florida, we listened. Our move to Stuart features a larger space and will offer a v...

Gogo Business Aviation 51,000 Five are announced

Here they are, highest dealer honors for 2018 from Gogo Business Aviation– the Gogo Business Aviation 51,000 Five! The award recognizes the highest-performing organizations in the company’s global dealer and distributor network, as chosen by the Gogo Business Aviation executive team. Recipients of the Gogo Business Aviation51,000 Fiveaward for 2018 are (in alphabetica...

Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance - benefits, perspective and development by HeliFlite Kurt Carlson

Beginning of March we reported the creation of Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance, meant to connect VIP helicopter charter operators and to open new opportunities, new destinations for clients, brokers and operators all arround the world. This time you have an opportunity to have an inside view from the CEO of HeliFlite Kurt Carlson.   As a New Jersey-based helicopte...

First flight of Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter, developed by Sikorsky and Boeing, achieved first flight at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Floridasite.  "DEFIANT is designed to fly at nearly twice the speed and has twice the range of conventional helicopters while retaining the very best, if not better low-speed and hover performance of conventional helicopt...

JetBlue - Fully Connected Core Experience on Airbus A320 Aircraft

Be ready! The Second and Final Phase of Airbus A320 Interior Cabin Restyling brings New Era of Comfort and Connectivity for JetBlue Customers The Most Legroom in Coach® Now Features the Widest, Most Comfortable A320 Seats, Larger Seatback TVs with Even More Entertainment, Expanded Gate-to-Gate High-Speed Internet on Nearly Every JetBlue Route—and More! JetBlue announced t...