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First flight in sight: Eviation propels closer toward flying Alice

Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, announced that it has taken delivery of the first Alice EPU from magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution, a major milestone in the build of Alice as it prepares for first flight later this year. The Alice all-electric aircraft, which can fly nine passengers for up to 440 nautical miles, will be powered...

Garmin first turbofan certification for GFC 600 digital autopilot

Garmin has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate approval for the GFC™ 600 digital autopilot in select Cessna CitationJet 525 models1, the first jet certification for this popular autopilot solution. The GFC 600 digital autopilot delivers superior in-flight characteristics and new operational capabilities such as autopilot-coupled Vertical Navigation (VNAV) desc...

Clay Lacy grows South Florida charter fleet at Palm Beach International Airport

A Bombardier Challenger 350 has joined Clay Lacy Aviation’s South Florida private jet charter fleet. Based at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI), this super-midsize Challenger 350 offers domestic Wi-Fi, Gogo Vision catalog of the latest movies and TV shows and satellite phone. With a nonstop range of 3,200 nautical miles, it is ideal for flights in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, a...

Constant Aviation invests in enhanced aircraft painting facility at Orlando Sanford Airport

Constant Aviation, one of the country’s largest maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses (MROs), today announced major improvements at its aircraft painting operation at Orlando Sanford International Airport (ICAO: KSFB) which will expand its capabilities and require hiring additional technicians. The paint shop is part of a full-service MRO facility and can accommodate large-cabin a...

A super midsize jet complements Desert Jet charter fleet

Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, announced the Citation Sovereign is available for immediate private jet charter. The super midsize jet fully complements Desert Jet’s charter fleet of managed business jets and offers clients a wide selection of charter aircraft available to meet their travel needs. The Citatio...

Flying Colours completes ten-year inspection on a Bombardier Global XRS for a European customer

Flying Colours Corp.has completed a 120-month heavy maintenance inspection for a Bombardier Global XRS aircraft. In addition to the airframe inspection and maintenance strip down, the aircraft underwent additional upgrades including the equipping of Ka-band connectivity and ADS-B Out installation. The Honeywell JetWave™ Ka-band system necessitated hardware installation of a tail-mo...

WAI Chapters and corporate members take Girls in Aviation Day 2021 back to in-person events

 Women in Aviation International’s Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) will return to in-person events across the globe on September 25, 2021, and the Aviation for Girls App will also continue! WAI chapters and corporate members will be free to host in-person events for girls ages 8-17 this year, as their local health guidance allows. WAI will continue to offer additional virtual materials, ac...

Leonardo boosts customer service growth strategy opening seamless Helicopter Training Academy in the US

Leonardo announced further major reinforcement of its presence and customer service and technologies in US with the official opening of their brand new, state of the art Helicopter Training Academy, located on their existing campus in northeast Philadelphia that also includes production, support and administrative functions for the United States. The new Academy was first announced at the 2019 Hel...

Avfuel sign an agreement to supply and integrate SAF to Textron Aviation sustainability initiatives

As a leader in the supply of sustainable aviation fuel for business aviation, Avfuel Corporation announces an agreement with Textron Aviation to supply and integrate SAF into its sustainability initiatives. The two companies have agreed that Avfuel will supply Textron Aviation with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM at its Wichita headquarters location on an ongoing basis. Textron...

Tamarack sustainability white paper shows the way for aviation to reach goals with fuel-saving active winglet technology

Tamarack released the Aviation Sustainability Initiatives white paper. A unique document, the Aviation Sustainability Initiatives white paper outlines how Active Winglets and other fuel saving and sustainability technologies can partner to reach international climate change goals. The document also shines a spotlight on the current state of aviation and the environment, and why the aviation indust...

4G streaming Wi-Fi fleet wide - Jet Edge partners Gogo Business Aviation

Jet Edge announced  a new partnership with Gogo Business Aviation. The long-term partnership will upgrade Jet Edge's AdvantEdge and Managed super-mid and large cabin fleet to AVANCE L5, Gogo's most popular connectivity system that delivers a robust inflight 4G Wi-Fi experience. "Jet Edge is proud to partner with Gogo, the industry leader for high-speed Wi-Fi," commen...

Announcing ASKA - the electric take off and landing flying car for consumers

NFT Inc announced it is now taking pre-orders for the ASKA, the first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle designed for consumers. The company has also opened the world's first consumer flying car showroom. Located in Los Altos, the heart of Silicon Valley, the sales showroom features demonstration models of the ASKA and also functions as a learning center...