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Cougar Soars Back to Engage Worldwide Pilot Shortage and Innovation Needs

Cougar Aircraft Corp. has acquired the assets of the GA-7-Cougar light twin prop executive aircraft, designed and formerly produced by Grumman Gulfstream Aviation renown for military and corporate jets. Cougar now owns the FAA Type Certificate, production fixtures, and technology needed to build this aircraft, which is aimed at both the training market, and as a platform for the next generati...

JetBlue first NHL-themed livery dedicated to the Boston Bruins

To remind those who are not aware of the fact, JetBlue is the Official Airline of the Boston Bruins. Now this partnership is taken to  new heights with “Bear Force One” and the airline's first NHL-themed livery and its third dedicated to a Boston professional sports team. The Airbus A320 aircraft, aptly named “Bear Force One,” was unveiled at an e...

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation New U.S. Headquarters is Open

Renton, Washington is now the new U.S. headquarters of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. The office employs members of a global team, primarily focused on finalizing the development of the company’s regional jet program, including engineering, sales, marketing and customer support. It will also play a key role in future product development.  “We are proud to announce t...

ASX launching SeedInvest capital raise campaign for full-scale eVTOL development, testing, and certification

Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX), an aviation technology start-up, is re-imagining personal air transportation with the mission to offer urban commuters a cleaner, faster and affordable transportation alternative in support of Uber Technologies Urban Air Mobility program, UberAir. From its headquarters at the historic Detroit City Airport, the ASX team is developing an elec...

New Helicopter Service from BLADE Now Includes All NYC Area Airports

One month ago BLADE launched helicopter flights Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport. Now, the expansion ot its service - including LaGuardia Airport  and Newark Liberty International Airport.At this moment, BLADE’s service is the largest Urban Air Mobility initiative in the United States and will further advance the company’s mission of enhancing the rea...

FAA Awards the First and Only STC for a King Air ThrustSense® Autothrottle

The first and only Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) received by Innovative Solutions & Support for its patented ThrustSense® Autothrottle for retrofit in the King Air.  ThrustSense, which provides FADEC like engine protection, is a full regime autothrottle, from takeoff to landing phases of flight, including go-around, that allows the pi...

Jet Aviation to open New FBO in Scottsdale Airport by late 2020

Stakes of Scottsdale Jet Center were acquired by Jet Aviation. The intent is quite simple  - to build and operate new Jet Aviation FBO and the hangar by late 2020. The new facility is meant to complement existing facilities at Scottsdale Airport.​ With an expanding footprint in the US market, Scottsdale Jet Center allows Jet Aviation to continue its strategy of supporting custome...

First of Two Pilatus PC-24s delivered to U-Haul International

U-Haul International two PC-12s got a newcomer in the family - PC-24 Super Versatile Jet!  Special ceremony was held at Pilatus Business Aircraft to deliver first of two PC-24 Super Versatile Jets to US customer U-Haul International. In a stylish paint scheme featuring the distinctive U-Haul orange livery, the 27TH production PC-24 aircraft took to the skies for its...

AeroVironment Initial Milestone - Assembly of First HAWK30 Solar HAPS

AeroVironment announced the achievement of a significant solar HAPS project milestone, the assembly of the first HAWK30 solar HAPS for its HAPSMobile joint venture with SoftBank Corp. HAPS stands for High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite or High-Altitude Platform Station. “AeroVironment recently rolled-out the first HAWK30 for our HAPSMobile joint venture, initiating a new phase of our design, d...

First flight of Garmin G3000 in a supersonic tactical aircraft

The maiden flight of a Garmin integrated flight deck in a supersonic F-5 fighter aircraft was celebrated recently. In just under six months, Tactical Air completed the engineering design, installation and first flight with the G3000™ integrated flight deck and dual Garmin touchscreen controllers (GTCs). The G3000 in the F-5 is expected to be ready to perform adversary training for the U...

Biz Jet Markets Are Giving Back 2018 Price Increases

The used business jet market is in flux as a result of political uncertainties, increased availability of good pre-owned inventory, and limited access to pre-buy inspection facilities due to a higher demand for ADS-B conversions and retrofits, said Mente Group President and CEO Brian Proctor. "As a result, we are beginning to see decreasing market values in what were relatively strong sect...

First time ATR-600 operated by U.S. carrier - Silver Airways

Silver Airways Made History with First New ATR-600 Series Flight in United States, first time ATR-600 operated by U.S. carrier and first time a U.S. independent regional flying airline has taken delivery of a new aircraft in many decades! The first ATR aircraft (N400SV, serial number 1214) was christened “Mile Marker Zero” in honor of the iconic Key West landmark in a Silver Ai...