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Innovation Award For Setting New Safety Standards goes to Gulfstream G500

2019 Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Innovation Award for the advanced technology introduced received By Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. for the high-performing Gulfstream G500. The Business Intelligence Group seeks out and rewards those with vision, creativity and persistence, all hallmarks found in the world's leading companies and individuals. The G500 earned the award for its influenc...

Delta Air Lines A220 Inaugural Flight powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines

Pratt & Whitney along with Airbus and Delta Air Lines celebrated the entry into service (EIS) of the airline's A220 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. The momentous occasion makes Delta the first A220 operator in North America. The event was commemorated with a gate celebration at LaGuardia Airport in New York. In April 2016, Delta announced...

Challenger 650 addition to Meridian ever-growing fleet

The fleet of Meridian is ever-growing, here is the latest addition - 2018 Challenger 650 (N562RT) business jet. The aircraft is based in West Palm Beach, FL, and conveniently serves our South Florida and New York City-area customers. This heavy jet is impeccably maintained both inside and out, and contains the modern amenities that discerning passengers require when choosing a business a...

Boeing Partners with Aerion to Accelerate Supersonic Travel

Aerion's AS2 will be the first supersonic business jet to market Boeing to provide financial, engineering and industrial resources Being announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design,...

Super Bowl visitors had Textron Aviation MSUS support

 Textron Aviation Inc.  did station three of its Mobile Service Unit (MSU) vehicles in Atlanta, Georgia, during this year’s Super Bowl, bringing factory-direct service and support for Citation, King Air and Hawker customers flying to the event. The MSUs will be located at Peachtree Dekalb Airport (PDK), Fulton County Airport (FTY) and Cobb County Airport (RYY). Super B...

30 years old by now, Record-Setting Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference More Forward-Looking Than Ever

As the 30th edition of the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2019) concluded, organizers said the event’s trademark upbeat vibe and forward-looking view were as much in evidence as ever.  2019 edition had the highest attendance count on record, with nearly 3,000 participants, representation from all 50 U.S. state...

CFM logs more than 3,300 orders in 2018

Orders valued at more than $48 billion U.S. at list price Production maintaining historic highs as LEAP ramp-up continues Orders for CFM International's two product lines again achieved near-record levels in 2018, with the company booking orders for a total of 3,337 engines, including 126 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 3,211 LEAP engines (including commitments and sp...

Debut of Valcora at S&D to support growing North Americas business

Following a highly successful first complete year of international operations, Valcora is making its North American debut at this year’s NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers event  - booth 1736. The Switzerland-headquartered fuelling service will take the opportunity to promote its new North American office which joins the rapidly expanding global network of existing Valcora operations....

For first time MIA surpassed 45 million passengers in 2018

 Miami International Airport passed the 45-million-passenger milestone for the first time ever in 2018, serving nearly one million more travelers than the previous year. The busiest U.S. airport for international freight also set a new record of 2.3 million tons of freight, adding 60,000 tons to the 2017 total. MIA served nearly 21.9 million international passengers for the year – up 40...

Flying Colours Corp. moves into fifth St. Louis hangar as customer demand grows

Flying Colours Corp., the North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions business has taken up residence in its fifth hangar at the Spirit of St. Louis airport. The existing building, which is ideally located adjacent to the KSUS runway, adds a much-needed 30, 000 square feet to the St. Louis footprint, and complements the expanded cabinetry and interiors workshop opened at the facil...

First Flight of Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle

Boeing NeXt program tests prototype to advance safety and technology of urban air mobility Electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle has design range of up to 50 miles Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company's urban air mobility efforts, utilized Boeing...

$144 million for V-22 support goes to Bell Boeing

The Bell Boeing Joint Program Office has been awarded an estimated $143,863,184 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for performance-based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform. This is an 11-month base contract with four one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Texas and Pennsylvania for V-22 aircraft belonging to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corp...