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Boarding between U.K. and United States - latest updates from Virgin Atlantic and Delta

For all passenger flying between UK and United States - some immportant updates, which can improve your travel experience! Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the U.K and U.S. from next summer, which sees Delta join Virgin Atlantic at Gatwick Airport for the first time together.  It means that between the two airlines, capacity across the Atlantic has increased...

ZeroAvia Emerges from Stealth with the Largest Zero-Emission Airplane Flying Today

We are back to a very important topic - sustainable aviation fuel, the reduction of emissions. A Silicon Valley startup develops hydrogen fuel cell powertrain to decarbonize aviation and reduce operational costs, starting with up to 500-mile regional flights, constituting 50 percent of worldwide departures. ZeroAvia announced its significant advancements in developing a zero-emi...

Bell 407GXI earns IFR Certification

Bell Textron Inc. announced the FAA has issued an IFR STC for the Bell 407GXi. The certification is a requirement for the Navy Advanced Helicopter Training System competition, enabling the Bell 407GXi to replace the Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger as the US Navy's training helicopter. Bell's replacement bid offers a unique combination of capability, ease of transitio...

Gulfstream Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiatives Recognized

2019 Sustainability Leadership Award from Business Intelligence Group went to Gulfstream Aerospace for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initiatives. The award recognizes organizations that make sustainability an essential part of their business operations. “Innovation is at the core of our business, including our environmental strategy,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. &l...

American Airlines - Reflecting from the MD-80 cockpit

It has been more than 30 years since the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 made its debut into the commercial aviation industry. And, over the course of its history, the beloved aircraft transported millions of American Airlines customers to destinations across North America. And as the aircraft covered a lot of ground, it played a major part in propelling the culture, growth and performance of American....

HondaJet became the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class for the First Half of 2019

Congratulations! HondaJet became the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class for the First Half of 2019, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). During the first six months of the year, 17 aircraft were delivered to customers around the world. The most delivered aircraft in its class for over two years, the HondaJet continues to outperform its c...

AirMed International Base in San Antonio Adds Nextant 400XTi Medical Transport

AirMed International's base in San Antonio has added a Nextant 400XTi medical jet to its fleet to provide emergent and non-emergent patients with medical flights in addition to transporting transplant teams farther. "The Nextant 400XTi has increased performance that adds to AirMed International's capabilities in the region. It will join a Beechjet and two Beechcraft King...

First Gulfstream G600 Delivered!

It just happened! All-new business jet is delivered and entered service following FAA certification! The first Gulfstream G600 business jet was delivered to a U.S. customer at the company's headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.  We always strive to exceed our customers' expectations, and our first G600 delivery is a prime example of that," said Gulfstream...

Who will receive NBAA 2019 American Spirit Award?

What do you know about American Spirit Award? Just to remind the official wording: The NBAA American Spirit Award is presented in recognition of an individual within business aviation who exemplifies the courage, pursuit of excellence and service to others that characterize men and women who created and nurtured the American aviation community.​ Looking forward to live the NBAA Busine...

World's Fastest King Air to be created by Blackhawk Picks P&WC and Hartzell

Blackhawk Aerospace has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to transform the Beechcraft King Air 300 into the fastest King Air in the world. Coupled with Blackhawk's conversion to factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-67A engines replacing stock PT6A-60A engines on 12,500-pound and 14,000-pound gross weight models of...

U.S. production of A220 aircraft has begun

It is official! Airbus has begun manufacturing the A220 in the U.S.! The first team of A220 production workers began work at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama-based production facility following their recent return from on-the-job training in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, where the A220 programme and primary final assembly line are located. “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production i...

Pulselite Bird Strike Prevention System Becomes Standard Equipment on the Bell 407GXi

Precise Flight has announced that Bell has selected its patented Pulselite System® as standard equipment for the Bell 407GXi. The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, thereby increasing its visibility and reflecting the speed and directional movement of the aircr...