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First Medevac Configuration Installation on a HondaJet Elite

The first installation of a medevac configuration on the HondaJet Elite is announced!  The medevac configuration was installed on a HondaJet Elite owned by Wing Spirit, an air ambulance and charter company based in Hawaii. A mockup of the HondaJet Elite medevac configuration will be displayed at Honda Aircraft Company’s booth at NBAA-BACE.  “We are pleased to announce the...

1.4 billion business jet deal with Praetor Fleet Launch Customer

An amazing announcement was made today at NBAA-BACE 2019 - 1.4 billion business jet deal! Flexjet has placed a $1.4 billion order with Embraer Executive Jets for the Praetor mid- and super midsized aircraft and Phenom 300 light jets. With this purchase agreement, Flexjet becomes Embraer’s Praetor Fleet Launch Customer. Valued at up to USD 1.4 billion, at current list prices, thi...

Industry with interactive 3D technical manuals

What do you know about 3D technology? How it is used in aviation industry? Most probably the first answer will be - 3D printed aicraft parts. Guess what, Textron Aviation advances the industry with interactive 3D technical manuals! The industry’s first interactive, 3D full-color technical library unveiled today following the Cessna Citation Longitude’s entry into serv...

World's first Gulfstream G600 for charters

Are you dreaming to finally fly on Gulfstream G600? There is a solution, as the first Gulfstream G600™ of Solairus Aviation is available for charter operations or for use in Part 135. The aircraft will be based at San Francisco International Airport. “Solairus is thrilled to have the world’s first G600 available for charter flights,” said Dan Drohan, chief executive offi...

Honeywell Primus Elite & Ka-band upgrade on Bombardier Global Express completed by Flying Colours

Flying Colours Corp. completed a retrofit of the Honeywell Primus Elite™ flight-deck for a Bombardier Global Express, along with installation of the Honeywell JetWave™ Ka-band system in an unusual two phase project. The dual avionics upgrade successfully modernised the privately-owned Bombardier Global Express to enhance the crew’s situational awareness and add hig...

Tamarack Aerospace Group Files Plans to Emerge from Chapter 11

Tamarack Aerospace Group announced that it has filed a Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization with the Eastern District of Washington. The filed Plan includes repayment of all creditors in full and, when approved, the Plan will allow Tamarack to emerge from bankruptcy. Tamarack sought bankruptcy protection on June 1st of this year when the timing for resolving Airworthiness Directives (ADs...

Entire Embraer’s NBAA-BACE 2019 fleet came fueled by SAF

The time has come when important steps are made in order to move forward sustainability in aviation. From discussions manufacturers are passing to actions. This is very important, as every step is meaningful in order to reduce carbon emissions, in order to fly on Sustainable Aviation Fuel.  Embraer is more than determined in this matter - the entire NBAA-BACE 2019 static display and demons...

First Carbon-Neutral Flights of Gulfstream jets and Carbon Offsets To Operators

Gulfstream first carbon-neutral flight is done! Gulfstream G650ER™, Gulfstream G600™, Gulfstream G500™, Gulfstream G550™ and Gulfstream G280™ made it traveling from Savannah to the Las Vegas area for NBAA-BACE 2019! The five flights were made using a combination of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and carbon offsets. “Gulfstream already designs extre...

New Composite 5-Blade Swept Propeller for the King Air 200 Series

  FAA Type Certificate for a new five-blade carbon fiber propeller system for the King Air 200 fleet is secured! These custom designed props will be available through Raisbeck Engineering via STC for King Air 200, B200, and B200GT aircraft. This new propeller system, which increases performance across the board, is the first five-blade structural composite propeller certified on the Kin...

Renowned Cessna and Beechcraft family aircraft will travel on sustainable jet fuel to NBAA-BACE

What you can expect from Textron Aviation at NBAA-BACE in LasVegas? Here you will have all information in details! Attention! Textron Aviation renowned Cessna and Beechcraft jet and turboprop aircraft are scheduled to travel to and from the show utilizing a sustainable alternative jet fuel mixture!  You will see the newly-certified super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude jet, the comp...

First flight of SyberJet successfully completed

SyberJet Aircraft has successfully completed first flight of its SJ30i aircraft featuring SyberVisionTM, an all-new cockpit based around the Honeywell Epic 2.0 avionics suite, new ergonomic enhancements, electronic standby attitude/heading display, and much more.  SyberJet conducted the flight out of its Engineering and Product Development Center at the San Antonio International Airport...

European certification granted to Gulfstream G500TM

Amazing news for Gulfstream right before NBAA-BACE - European certification granted to Gulfstream G500TM! That means that the aircraft can be delivered to European customers and the way for European Union registration is cleared.​ “The G500 has been very well received in Europe,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Customers in the region have been drawn to the unpre...