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Tim Fagan joins Aerion Supersonic as chief of interior design

Aerion announced that Tim Fagan has joined Aerion as the company's chief of industrial design and will lead the team for the interior design of the AS2 supersonic business jet.  Tim is a leading expert in aviation industrial design and an innovator in aircraft interior development. He is passionate about aviation and creating exceptional in-flight passenger experiences...

Hartzell Convenes Its Global Propeller Maintenance Facilities

Hartzell Propeller's global network of Recommended Services Facilities gathered recently in Florida for the company's biennial three-day conference on propeller safety, quality and training. Recommended Service Facilities are elite propeller overhaul, repair and maintenance firms that meet Hartzell's stringent standards.   "This gathering every other year brings toget...

Inspiring Speakers Slated for WAI’s 31st Conference in 2020

Women in Aviation International members and conference attendees will no doubt be engaged, inspired and informed by the stellar roster of speakers scheduled for the 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 5-7, 2020, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  The 2020 roster of speakers includes: Stephanie Chung, JetSuite President Ste...

First European customer took the delivery of Gulfstream G500

First European customer took the delivery of the Gulfstream G500! Congratulations! The G500 earned certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency on Oct. 11 and is in service in North America, Brazil, the Middle East and Europe. “We are excited about making G500 deliveries to Europe,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Since the introduction of th...

Expanded presence of Embraer Services & Support in South Florida

Good news for Executive Jets customers in South Florida - Embraer Services & Support announced the expansion of its Executive Jets Service Center at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. As of November 1, Embraer has expanded its service capacity through a lease agreement with Jetscape Services for a dedicated hangar. Embraer’s presence in Florida is s...

Thousands of Boeing employees gather to mark 737 MAX 10 Debut

Boeing marked a key milestone as thousands of employees gathered for the debut of the first 737 MAX 10 at the company’s Renton, Washington factory. During a ceremony, Boeing leaders highlighted the team’s accomplishments and recognized their efforts in completing production of the newest member of the 737 MAX family. “Today is not just about a new airplane. It’s abo...

Additional 12 cubic feet of storage space for Beechcraft King Air 350

Textron announced a utility nose option for the Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop, delivering additional capability to the highly versatile platform. The new FAA-certified modification enables an additional 12 cubic feet of storage space for up to 250 pounds of additional payload.  “This modification is a response to customer interest in optimizing the flexibility of our King Ai...

Looking for a scholarship, Use your chance!

Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded at WAI’s 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, and the time to apply is now. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a current WAI member and submit the application by November 12, 2019. More than 100 individual scholarships are available in areas ranging from aerospace to engineering, from maintenance to f...

We are living interesting times for the business aviation industry - meet David McCown

Events are an amazing place to met people, to find out more about them, to discuss the industry and latest trends. Amazing when there is the "good energy" you share and the same vision of how things goes. We had this chance talking to David McCown, President of Air Partner US subsidiary. We won't even hide the fact that his flying experience in France had a special charm for us...

The aviation is forever changed - Garmin Autoland System

“Today, aviation is forever changed as we introduce one of the industry’s most significant innovations – the first Autoland system for general aviation aircraft,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin president and CEO. “The unveiling of Autoland demonstrates Garmin’s deep commitment to develop advanced technologies that enhance aviation safety and save lives.” In...

Getting ready for the "Big Game" - Air Partner Ultra-Premium packages

“The annual Big Game is among the most popular events for private jet travel in the world, and with this year’s game marking the culmination of the 100th season anniversary of the NFL, we expect it to be one of the busiest yet,” said David McCown, president of Air Partner U.S. “Air Partner has collaborated with Flag in the Sand to bring our JetCard clien...

Holidays are coming - Three newcomers to Clay Lacy Aviation fleet

Thinking about busy holiday season Clay Lacy Aviation has some important additions to its fleet - Gulfstream G650ER, Falcon 7X and Pilatus PC-24. All that is left to clients - make their choice of the aircraf. A 16-passenger, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650ER, a 16-passenger, long-range and fuel-efficient Dassault Falcon 7X tri-jet and the East Coast’s first Pil...