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To meet strong demand, Boeing launches new freighter conversion lines

Boeing announced a firm order from an unidentified customer for two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), as well as agreements to open additional conversion lines in Guangzhou, China, and Singapore to meet strong market demand. Based on the popular Next-Generation 737, the 737-800BCF offers operators newer technology, lower fuel consumption and higher reliability than other standard-bod...

Airbus HCare Infinite support contract will cover NASA H135 fleet

NASA has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. The comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters, which will begin deliveries later this month.  Airbus will ensure operational availability b...

Gulfstream G700 earns International Yacht & Aviation Award for seat design

Congratulations! Gulfstream G700 earned a 2020 International Yacht & Aviation Award for the industry flagship’s all-new seat design. The Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 received the same accolade in 2018.  “I am proud of the Gulfstream team that worked diligently to build on our excellence in cabin comfort,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. &ldq...

In preparation for flight trials Ampaire flies second hybrid-electric prototype

Ampaire flew its second technology demonstrator on Thursday, September 10th. The aircraft is a refined version of its Cessna 337 “Electric EEL” hybrid-electric aircraft conversion. The company refers to the new flight test aircraft as the Hawai‘i Bird, as it will be flown by Ampaire and Mokulele Airlines pilots on air routes in Hawai‘i later this year in a series...

Extended contract for low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel - Gulfstream

Gulfstream Aerospace has extended its contract with World Fuel Services to continue providing the business-jet manufacturer with a steady supply of sustainable aviation fuel produced by World Energy.  Gulfstream President Mark Burns announced the deal today during the Virtual 2020 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit to discuss pathways to accelerate the market for SAF. Per gallon, SA...

Bell Announces New Miami, FL Facility Opening

To maintain great products that serve as valuable assets for businesses, emergency medical services and personal travel across the globe, Bell partners with customers in every corner of the world. Expanding our global footprint and making sure our services are easily available to our diverse customers requires the aid of maintenance facilities and partners. This week marks another significant afte...

Erickson & Bell signed agreements to initiate transfer of type certificates for Bell 214st And B/B1 helicopters

Erickson and Bell announced the signed agreements to initiate the transfer of type certificates for the model 214 ST and B/B1 helicopters to Erickson Incorporated. The transfer will be processed through the FAA and is expected to be completed near the end of the year.  The agreements replace the previous license and product support agreement signed between the companies in 2015. As one of...

Silver Air Boeing Business Jet is available for global charter now

The Boeing Business Jet managed by Silver Air is now available for charter and uniquely without restrictions by the jet’s owner. Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, this one-of-a-kind BBJ is a state-of-the-art aircraft with global reach, and an expansive 18-passenger configuration designed for personal and business travel. Featuring a custom interior and master bedroom with a large...

FAA certified Cirrus Vision Jet Safe Return

FAA granted certification to the Cirrus Vision Jet Safe Return system – a revolutionary system enabled by Garmin’s autoland technology that allows passengers to land the Vision Jet with just the touch of a button. The certification follows tremendous growth of the Vision Jet, including it becoming the world’s best-selling jet in general aviation earl...

Gogo sells commercial aviation business to Intelsat for $400 million in cash

Gogo Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Commercial Aviation business to Intelsat S.A. for $400 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. The Gogo Board of Directors has approved the transaction. Intelsat expects to finance the transaction utilizing cash on hand and borrowings under its $1 billion debtor-in-possession cr...

Flying Colours completes trio of corporate shuttles for North American customer

Flying Colours Corp. has redelivered a third modified Bombardier Challenger 850 to an undisclosed Fortune 500 company. The aircraft was originally completed from green by Flying Colours in an executive VIP layout and returned to Flying Colours for reconfiguration as a 19-passenger corporate shuttle this spring. The latest aircraft in the trio of corporate shuttles perfectly showcases the...

A Legacy of Trust - Sparfell Aviation Group new venture in the United States

Sparfell Aviation Group is expanding to the United States. They are opening a new branch in Washington DC, led by Brandt Boyle as the Vice President of Aircraft Trading of the group and his son J.P. Boyle as an Aircraft Sales Executive. SPARFELL is creating a bridge between the United States market and the European market to offer to its clients the best of both worlds: a global solution for every...