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Future Takes Flight Scholarships - Sheltair Aviation and Avfuel Corporation

Sheltair Aviation and Avfuel Corporation announced the availability of the 2022 Future Takes Flight Scholarships application. Now in its inaugural year, the Sheltair and Avfuel: Future Takes Flight Scholarships will provide $30,000 in educational funds annually. Each year, the program will award six $5,000 scholarships across three categories: two for learning to fly or advanced pil...

Gogo completes construction of 5G network testbed

Gogo Business Aviation completed construction of its seven-tower 5G testbed by Dec. 31, 2021, on schedule, and on budget. "These seven sites will serve as a testbed for our 150-tower nationwide network," said Mike Rupert, vice president of network operations for Gogo Business Aviation. "The testbed includes sites in both remote and populated locations in order to vali...

Sierra Charlie purchased ALSIM AL172 simulator

Sierra Charlie Aviation has ordered a new, high fidelity ALSIM AL172 simulator. The simulator is an exact replica of Sierra Charlie’s fleet of brand-new Cessna 172 Skyhawk SPs, which will provide a safe, consistent, state-of-the-art training experience for the school’s rapidly growing student base. With locations in Scottsdale and Chandler, Sierra Charlie Aviation boasts a grow...

Jet It and Jetclub thrive - 13 new aircraft added in 2021

Jet It soars into 2022 with several outstanding achievements under its belt, exceling throughout 2021 at the top of a thriving industry. Jet It marked a significant milestone: serving as Honda's largest aircraft buyer and operator in the world. Honda recently announced the delivery of its 200th HondaJet and a fleet total of just over 98,000 flight hours....

UPS purchases 19 Boeing 767 freighters

Boeing announced an order for 19 767 Freighters from UPS highlighting the 767 Freighter's outstanding operational efficiency and payload capability to serve its customers at a time of robust air cargo demand. "The Boeing 767 is the most versatile aircraft we operate," said UPS U.S. Operations President Nando Cesarone. "Our plan to purchase 19 aircraft and take delivery b...

Archer took to the skies with first hover flight of Maker aircraft

Maker - Archer Aviation eVTOL demonstrator aircraft completed its first successful hover flight. The flight marks the completion of the company’s first full and complete systems test and validation of every hardware and software component working as intended to move the aircraft into the air. The flight test was completed at 10:30 am PT on 16 December and also resulted in the...

Airbus Corporate Jets and Four Corners Aviation agreement for an ACJ TwoTwenty

Four Corners Aviation of will market the extra-large cabin ACJ TwoTwenty as the first of an all-new business jet to its clientele for the ‘Freedom by Four Corners Aviation’ product entitled Corporate Jet as a Service (CJaaS). ‘Freedom by Four Corners Aviation’ as well as the ACJ TwoTwenty are both industry-disruptive products. The concept is creating a new value proposit...

83% of all-new Gulfstream G700 testing conducted on sustainable aviation fuel blend

The all-new Gulfstream G700 has made great strides in its flight-test program and is capping 2021 with additional accomplishments, including the use of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blend on 83% of G700 flights launched from the Savannah-based Gulfstream Flight Test Center. Gulfstream anticipates G700 customer deliveries beginning in the fourth quarter of 2022. “Getting this amazing a...

Time to celebrate - the delivery of the 200th HondaJet

Honda Aircraft Company has marked a major milestone of delivering the 200th HondaJet. Honda Aircraft Company began its first deliveries of the HondaJet soon after the clean-sheet aircraft received its Type Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in December 2015. In May 2018, the company introduced the HondaJet Elite, with an extended range of 1,437 nm, new avionics...

Tecnam expands its presence in the US

Tecnam Aircraft appointed three new Exclusive Sales Representatives with the aim to focus the sales and support representation in the United States. Altisky, Volare Air and Flightline Group represent decades of sales and support experience.  Altisky’s territory includes; Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia....

Largest airline to invest in zero-emission engines for regional aircraft - United

United became the largest airline to invest in zero-emission, hydrogen-electric engines for regional aircraft, the latest move toward achieving its goal to be 100% green by reducing its GHG emissions 100% by 2050, without relying on traditional carbon offsets. Through a new equity stake in Zero Avia, United expects to buy up to 100 of the company's new zero-emission, 100% h...

A major step with commitment to cross-country travel - Jet It

Jet It announced the addition of the first two Gulfstream G150 aircraft to its current fleet of HondaJet aircraft. Jet It co-founder and CEO Glenn Gonzales stated: "We are focused on providing more value to our shareholders. With the addition of the first of many Gulfstream aircrafts, we are further increasing the value added for shareholders with increased capac...