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HondaJet Elite S debuts at the 2021 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh

Honda Aircraft Company is showcasing the upgraded HondaJet Elite S with a special paint scheme at the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh. The HondaJet Elite S, the latest edition of the HondaJet, was unveiled at the company’s virtual event “Innovation Continues: Elite S” in May 2021. The HondaJet Elite S features several upgra...

Legends Airways announce TECNAM fleet acquisition across three models

TECNAM and Legends Airways today announced an aircraft purchase agreement for a fleet of 5 initial aircraft for the fixed-wing flight training school. The purchase consists of two P2008 LSA, two P2010 standard category 4 place and one P2006T twin. This kind of acquisition is what Tecnam calls “Fleet Solution”, where a Flight School can offer different models to cover...

Cessna Denali has been realigned to Beechcraft turboprop family

Textron Aviation is realigning its turboprop aircraft lineup as the single-engine Beechcraft Denali (previously branded the Cessna Denali) joins the legendary twin-engine Beechcraft King Air 260 and King Air 360/360ER as part of the company’s high-performance turboprop product lineup. The aircraft development program continues to progress toward a first flight anticipated later this year....

Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft is now available for U.S. fractional ownership with KinectAir

VoltAero pioneering Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft is now available for U.S. fractional ownership through the company’s teaming with KinectAir, joining its on-demand flight services driven by artificial intelligence and utilizing an advanced smartphone application. KinectAir’s “Pioneer” program opens opportunities for fractional owners to reserve share positions, o...

Exceeded in-flight connectivity - Inmarsat Jet ConneX available on large-cabin Gulfstream

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has surpassed 500 installations of the Inmarsat Jet ConneX in-flight connectivity platform on large-cabin aircraft. The robust Wi-Fi solution is available on new aircraft and can be retrofitted on qualifying existing aircraft. “Gulfstream owners expect a seamless transition from life on the ground to life on their aircraft, making connectivity essen...

Accelerating electrified commercial travel - Surf Air Mobility orders up to 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX

Textron Aviation and Surf Air Mobility Inc., signed a purchase agreement for up to 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX single-engine turboprop aircraft, with an initial fleet order of 100 aircraft and an option for 50 more. The order, which is subject to Surf Air Mobility obtaining financing, is part of an exclusive relationship between the two companies supporting Surf Air Mobility&rs...

Daher heads to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021

Daher Aircraft Division is coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year with a strong presence of the company’s turboprop-powered aircraft product line, bringing its enhanced Kodiak 100 Series III for its first public appearance, and displaying the top-of-the-line TBM 940 equipped with the HomeSafe™ emergency autoland system. During the July 26-August 1 fly-in at Oshkosh’s...

Cessna Citation Longitude is now EASA certified

Textron Aviation flagship Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet achieved certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), clearing the way for customer deliveries to begin in the region. “In the second half of last year we saw a substantial increase in super-midsize flight activity across Europe as individuals relied on these products as a transpor...

Air Race 1 roars into action at San Angelo for high-octane Halloween meeting in Texas

Air Race 1 has announced tickets are on sale for the highly-anticipated Halloween meeting at San Angelo, Texas this Autumn. Fans have a chance to witness the international air racing championship up close with live crowds welcomed to the aviation extravaganza at Mathis Field, San Angelo Regional Airport on October 30/31. The fastest show in the skies will see top air racing teams...

An ALSIM ALX for Liberty University

ALSIM Simulators announced the sale of an ALX to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. This will be Liberty’s first ALSIM simulator. Liberty opted for all available flight models in the ALSIM ALX, which starts with a single engine piston close to a Cessna 172 and reconfigures to a medium jet similar to an Airbus 320.The ALX has many advanced features including complex overhead...

Hartzell Propeller expands heating options with acquisition of Tanis Aircraft Products

Hartzell Propeller has purchased the assets of Tanis Aircraft Products, a leading manufacturer of engine preheat systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, with facilities in Minnesota. The Tanis brand will become part of Hartzell Propeller’s heated products, which now includes systems for propeller de-ice, piston engine preheat, turbine engine preheat, helicopter preheat, battery, avi...

Daher delivered third very fast TBM 940 to UNC Air Operations

Daher delivered a TBM 940 to UNC Air Operations – the flight department for the UNC Hospital and the University of North Carolina (UNC) – bringing this customer’s fleet to three of the TBM-family very fast turboprop aircraft. All three TBMs operate from the University of North Carolina’s flight department at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, North...