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Cessna SkyCourier earns FAA Certification for new Combi option

Federal Aviation Administration has granted certification of a new Combi interior conversion option for the passenger variant of the twin-engine, Cessna SkyCourier turboprop aircraft. The Combi option enables operators to transport nine passengers and cargo simultaneously. Deliveries of Cessna SkyCourier passenger units with the Combi option included are slated to begin later this y...

Gulfstream G650 and G650ER surpass 1 million flight hours

Gulfstream G650 and G650ER surpassed 1 million flight hours. With more than 560 aircraft in service worldwide, the fleet continues to deliver on its reputation as one of the most iconic aircraft programs in business aviation.  When the G650 entered service in 2012, followed by the G650ER in 2014, the aircraft redefined business aviation. The G650 earned the 2014 Robert J. Collier Trophy for i...

EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship program reaches 500 pilots

The EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship program continues to make a difference for young people pursuing aviation dreams, as 500 scholarship recipients have completed flight training and earned their pilot certificates. The scholarship program is funded by the Ray Foundation, managed by EAA, and administered through the EAA chapter network. Through the program, EAA is able to provide deserving...

Mayman Aerospace and Savback Helicopters deal for 300 Speeder high-speed VTOL air utility vehicle

Mayman Aerospace and Savback Helicopters signed a LOI for the procurement of 300 AI-ready Speeder P100 aircraft. Building upon a 2022 LOI for 25 Speeders, this strategic agreement focuses on the latest attritable P100 model, marking a significant leap forward in their partnership.Mayman Aerospace is strategically adapting the Speeder family of Air Utility Vehicles to seamlessly...

Heart Aerospace opens US R&D hub, enters new development phase for hybrid-electric airplane

Heart Aerospace announced a significant milestone with the opening of a new Research and Development hub in the United States. This strategic move comes as the company prepares to enter a new phase of hardware testing in the development of its first regional hybrid-electric airplane, the ES-30. Los Angeles-based R&D hub will focus on the advancement of Heart's hybrid-el...

Data Communications upgrade for Hawker 4000 business jets earns STC approval

Federal Aviation Administration has granted STC approval of a fully integrated Future Air Navigation Systemand Protected Mode Controller Pilot Data Link Communication program for Hawker 4000 aircraft equipped with the Honeywell PRIMUS EPIC integrated cockpit. This program allows pilots to communicate more easily with air traffic controllers and utilize the most current Data Link services...

Signature LAX now 100% supplied by blended SAF

Signature Aviation announced a new milestone in sustainability by bringing a 100% supply of blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to its Los Angeles International Airport location. This achievement aligns with the company’s steadfast commitment to environmental responsibility and mission to accelerate the aviation industry’s adoption of sustainable practices. With t...

Cessna Citation Ascend program advances - successful certification tests & extensive flight testing

Unveiled during EBACE 2023 Cessna Citation Ascend program advances following the successful completion by the prototype aircraft of numerous certification tests and more than 350 flight test hours. The aircraft is expected to enter into service in 2025. Cessna Citation Ascend is designed to bring a new cockpit, improved performance and a more luxurious cabin to the midsize business...

Clay Lacy prepares to open Waterbury-Oxford FBO Summer 2024

Scheduled to open this summer Clay Lacy Aviation newest FBO and hangar complex at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) serving New York and the greater Northeast is nearing completion. Featuring 120,000 square feet of new hangars, the large corporate facilities answer the need for new hangar space in the region, combined with the convenience and reduced costs associated with basing...

UrbanLink Air Mobility to provide advanced air mobility solutions in South Florida

UrbanLink plans to revolutionize transportation as the first provider of all electric zero emission advanced air mobility solutions. UrbanLink announced their partnership with Lilium. UrbanLink will purchase 20 Lilium Jets, with scheduled pre-delivery payments, and become the first airline in the U.S. fully committed to integrating eVTOL aircraft into its fleet. UrbanLink...

Fly-In Theater brings old and new aviation films to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

Aviation and silver screen enthusiasts are in for a treat during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 as the Fly-In Theater returns with eight aviation films shown across the week-long event. This year’s schedule covers several eras of movies from the 1940s to the present day. For more than 15 years, the Fly-In Theater has been a tradition for AirVenture attendees. Located adjacent to EAA’...

Tecnam P-Mentor achieves Federal Aviation Administration full Type Certificate

Federal Aviation Administration awarded full Type Certificate to Tecnam P-MENTOR with the number A00067IB for Part 23 of the FAA Regulations. Tecnam is now on track to begin deliveries to flight schools across the United States, starting with the first to HCH Aviation in partnership with Stephen F. Austin State University in Austin, Texas, followed by Kilo Charlie Aviation...