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Avfuel supplies Million Air BUR with SAF

To support companies and flight departments looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Avfuel Corporation has collaborated with Million Air Burbank (KBUR)—an Avfuel-branded FBO—to provide its customers with a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM. Avfuel’s first truckload of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) arrived at the FBO on June 24, enabling Million Ai...

Hartzell & RAF agreement highlights recreational flying at EAA 2021

Hartzell Propeller agreement with the Recreational Aviation Foundation, that provides special $1,000 discounts on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers sold to RAF members, will be featured at EAA AirVenture 2021. RAF is a national organization headquartered in Bozeman, Mont. and dedicated to preserving, improving and creating airstrips for recreational access. “Highlighting this e...

Final G550 commercial delivery was made

Gulfstream has delivered the final commercial Gulfstream G550 to an international customer, further increasing the worldwide fleet of more than 600 G550s already in service. The delivery took place June 30. “For nearly two decades, the G550 has been exceeding customer expectations,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G550 set a new standard for performance...

The Kodiak owner/operators ranks grows with two new customers from different ends of the spectrum

Two more customers have been added to the list of U.S.-based Kodiak 100 owners/operators, underscoring the utility aircraft’s ability to perform a full range of applications – as well as Daher’s commitment to continuous improvement. In March, Daher’s delivery of the first Kodiak 100 Series III aircraft marked the official launch of this latest version, which incorporates...

Tamarack Introduces Active Winglet Pilot Proficiency Course

Tamarack Aerospace announced the Active Winglet Pilot Proficiency Course as part of the FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program and FAA Safety Team (FAAST) program. The course covers the Tamarack® Active Winglet system, including a brief review of the aerodynamics of wings, the Active Winglet system, Active Winglet benefits, safety and emergency procedures, and flying tips for...

Expanded G600 completion in Gulfstream Dallas Facility

Gulfstream Aerospace is expanding Gulfstream G600™ completions operations to the Gulfstream Dallas facility, further increasing growth and large-cabin capacity for customers. As part of this expansion, Gulfstream’s director of Savannah completions, Melissa Grant, has been named vice president and general manager of the Dallas facility and will be relocating to facilitate the seaml...

Be ready - Embraer Eve electric vertical aircraft comes for Blade in Key Southern Florida and West Coast Markets

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Blade Air Mobility announced an arrangement for Eve to provide Blade up to 60,000 hours of flight time per year on its electrical vertical takeoff landing aircraft, also known in the market as EVA, beginning in 2026 for use in Southern Florida and West Coast markets, subject to certain considerations.      Backed by Em...

Gulfstream enhances G700 cabin environment with lower cabin altitude

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced a lower cabin altitude for the all-new Gulfstream G700, further advancing the already industry-leading Gulfstream Cabin Experience on the new business jet flagship.  Originally announced with a cabin altitude of 3,290 feet/1,003 meters when flying at 41,000 ft/12,497 m, the G700 cabin altitude at the same flight level has been improved to 2,916 ft/889 m...

ANRA Technologies partners with Hyundai UAM division to develop advanced air mobility technologies

The Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group announced a new partnership with ANRA Technologies – a leading international provider of end-to-end drone operations and traffic management solutions for unmanned system operators and airspace managers – to begin developing the operating environment for the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry. This is the first in a series of a...

After unveiling Maker, Archer adds talents to the team

On June 10, Archer debuted its first demonstrator aircraft, capable of a 60 mile range at 150mph. The intimate, COVID-safe in-person event was held at the Hawthorne Hangar Operations and utilized industry leading XR technology to take audiences on a virtual ride on Maker. In order to create a unique and completely immersive experience, Archer utilized movie production technology to bring i...

U.S. Air Force selects Electra for Ultra-Short Takeoff Aircraft Development

U.S. Air Force has signed a contract with Electra.aero to strengthen advanced air mobility markets through the development of hybrid-electric propulsion systems for electric ultra-short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft. Leveraging distributed hybrid-electric propulsion and blown lift, Electra's unique eSTOL aircraft takes off in less than 150 feet, but also offers nearl...

Welcome eFlyer 800 launch customers - Jet It and JetClub

Bye Aerospace announced Jet It and JetClub as the launch customers for the recently-announced 8-seat, up to 7 passengers, all-electric twin turboprop class airplane, he eFlyer 800. Jet It, and JetClub, fractional ownership sister companies in North America and Europe respectively, signed a purchase agreement for a fleet of eFlyer 800 aircraft and a number of eFlyer 800 purchase options, along...