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Hartzell Engine Tech achieves FAA PMA for Robinson helicopter Sky-Tec Starters

Hartzell Engine Tech received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval for its Sky-Tec HT starters for Robinson two-place R22 and four-place R44 light utility helicopters. The company’s Sky-Tec HT starter for Lycoming engines features an integrated self-resetting Kickback Protection System (KPS) to protect the powerplant and starter from an engine kickback. Hartzell Engine Tech Pres...

Life Flight Network to add 24-hour critical care transport base to Washington Grays Harbor County

Life Flight Network announced the addition of a new critical care transport base in Hoquiam, Washington. Slated to begin operations in mid spring, Life Flight Network's industry leading flight crew will be based at Bowerman Airport with both fixed and rotor wing aircraft. The new base, part of their continued effort to expand rural access to critical air medical resources, will provide li...

Fully outfitted Gulfstream G700 World Tour amasses 25 speed records

Gulfstream G700 achieved 25 speed records on the recently completed G700 world tour. Gulfstream flew two fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft to more than 20 countries across six continents to demonstrate the aircraft’s performance capabilities and the flexibility and comfort of the most spacious cabin in the industry.  Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, commented:“The...

Verijet took delivery of new SF50 from Cirrus Aircraft

Verijet took delivery of three brand-new SF50 G2+ Vision Jets. All Verijet flights are 100% carbon neutral, empowering eco-friendly travelers to fly whenever they choose, depart from airports closest to their home or office, and arrive closer to their final destination. Two of the jets were delivered in Knoxville, TN. The other was delivered on a frigid day in late December at...

SAF collaboration continues - Avfuel, Neste come together At SDC

Avfuel Corporation shares its SDC aisle with Neste this year, as the companies’ joint effort to reduce aviation’s carbon emissions enters its third year. Moving forward to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States and beyond, Neste will continue to provide Avfuel with SAF in volumes able to meet the growing demands of its custom...

NBAA announces New business aircraft scheduler certificate program ahead of SDC2023

To assist schedulers in advancing their careers, the National Business Aviation Association announced a new Business Aircraft Scheduler Certificate Program, ahead of the opening of the 2023 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2023) taking place Jan. 24-26 at Music City Center.  NBAA Director, Certification Tyler Austin commented: “NBAA strives to provide valuable le...

Britten-Norman Islander BN2T-4S type approved by FAA

Britten-Norman has gained United States Federal Aviation Administration type certification for the Rolls Royce model 250 powered BN2T-4S Islander turboprop aircraft. The BN2T-4S is the larger variant of the piston BN2B Islander and comes with an increased MTOW of 8,500lbs. Certification is included under FAA Type Certificate reference A17EU Revision 22. This change is an important mil...

Boeing selected for NASA Sustainable Flight Demonstrator award

NASA has selected Boeing and its industry team to lead the development and flight testing of a full-scale Transonic Truss-Braced Wing demonstrator airplane. The technologies demonstrated and tested as part of the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator program will inform future designs and could lead to breakthrough aerodynamics and fuel efficiency gains. When combined with expected adv...

Avfuel welcomes jetCenters of Colorado FNL to branded FBO network

Avfuel Corporation welcomes jetCenters of Colorado FNL location as a branded FBO partner effective January 14. The addition brings all three premier, full- service jetCenters’ locations – Denver (APA), Colorado Springs (COS) and FNL – into the Avfuel Network. Mark Haynes, vice president of sales for Avfuel commented: “We’re t...

Embraer signs contract with Vortex Aircraft Services to onboard Beacon

Embraer signs a contract with Vortex Aircraft Services for the use of Beacon, the maintenance coordination platform connecting resources and professionals for faster return-to-service aircraft. Vortex Aircraft Services specializes in AOG and scheduled maintenance events, will use Beacon to enhance maintenance coordination and responsiveness to AOG services, simplify communication ar...

NBAA awards Gulfstream Inaugural Sustainable Flight Department Accreditations

Gulfstream Aerospace has earned four National Business Aviation Association Sustainable Flight Department Accreditations. The newly established program recognizes Gulfstream for sustainability leadership across locations. Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream commented: “We appreciate the partnership with NBAA to recognize our sustainability efforts. These accreditations encompass o...

Flying Yacht Company announces available shares in private planes

For those who are already accustomed to flying in private jets and those who’ve always wanted to, the Flying Yacht Company now offers shares in private jets and regional aircraft, making it an ideal alternative to whole-jet ownership, fractional ownership or charter services.  Flying Yacht Company founder and CEO Michaela Renee Johnson commented: “Imagine being able to say...