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Support growing pilot training enrollment - order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft

An order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk piston aircraft for the Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus. This order will  expand school’s fleet of Skyhawk aircraft to 20. The aircraft will help support the university’s growing enrollment in its pilot training programs. “Textron Aviation remains committed to supporting the training and dev...

Desert Jet Center FBO to host Citation Jet Pilots annual convention

Desert Jet Center located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, will host the upcoming 2021 Citation Jet Pilots Annual Convention on October 20-23, 2021. The event marks the first time CJP will hold its annual convention in the state of California. As the CJP FBO of choice in the Greater Palm Springs area, Desert Jet Center will be welcoming...

Longest-range aircraft & large-cabin leader - welcome newcomers Gulfstream G800 and G400

The time has come to welcome two new members of Gulfstream aircraft family: the Gulfstream G800, the longest-range aircraft in Gulfstream history, and the Gulfstream G400, the first new entrant to the large-cabin class in more than a decade. Gulfstream announced the new aircraft before a live audience at its Savannah headquarters along with a global virtual broadcast via its website and...

New models, cutting edge technologies and cabin comfort - Dassault Aviation at NBAA- BACE

Dassault Aviation will highlight three key aircraft at Henderson Airport during the NBAA-BACE convention. “We are investing considerable talent and resources in developing new capabilities for long-range travelers,” said Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trapipier .“Operators will be excited to see exactly what this is going to mean for the onboard flying exp...

Easy Aerial achieves AS9100 certification for aerospace and defense

Easy Aerial announced its North America manufacturing facility has achieved AS9100 certification and registration, a standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry.  The designation is the result of the company passing stringent audit requirements and evaluations of its manufacturing processes to achieve a standard of quality required in the aerospace and defense industry.&...

TBM Owners and Pilots Association successful return to an in-person annual convention

 The TBM Owners and Pilots Association has wrapped up its highly successful 2021 Annual Convention, bringing together operators of Daher’s TBM very fast aircraft and the supplier community for four days of informative sessions, safety-related briefings and networking. With more than 280 attendees present at West Virginia’s Greenbrier Hotel for the September 22- 25 event &ndas...

Popularity & certifications continue to grow - 50th Gulfstream G600 delivered

Another milestone for Gulfstream Aerospace - the delivery of its 50th Gulfstream G600 as the aircraft’s popularity continues to rise. The aircraft was delivered to a North America-based customer.“With every new customer delivery, operators around the world are experiencing the tremendous benefits of the G600,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G600 domi...

S-92 helicopter completed first flight using biofuel

Sikorsky has approved the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, often referred to as biofuel, for the S-92 helicopter as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels and the aircraft completed its first flight. This approval occurs as companies across the aviation industry are taking steps to meet environmental challenges, including transitioning to sustainable aviation fuels derived from renewable no...

Bombardier expands customer offerings at Dallas Service Centre

Bombardier announced the enhancement of its interior repair and refurbishment activities at its service centre in Dallas, Texas, providing customers with even more maintenance and support capabilities.  Bombardier will collaborate with Global Engineering & Technology, Inc. (GETI), a market-leader in aircraft furnishings since 1991, to offer customers the industry’s highest qualit...

Five new H125 helicopters to upgrade Phoenix Police Department fleet

 The Phoenix Police Department has signed a new order to upgrade its airborne law enforcement helicopter fleet with five new H125 helicopters. Deliveries are expected to begin next year. “We spent a lot of time analyzing which platform would best fit all of our operational needs as we began to renew our fleet, and the H125 met all of our requirements,” said Paul Apolinar, chief...

Safran expands its wheels and brakes repair network with a new facility in Grand Prairie, Texas

On September 15th, 2021 Safran Landing Systems inaugurated its new wheel and brake repair facility in Grand Prairie, in the presence of Cédric Goubet, CEO and Nicolas Potier, Executive VP Wheels and Brakes. The new repair shop has received its FAA certification on August 12th, 2021, and is fully operational to provide wheels & carbon brakes maintenance and logistics service...

RedTail Flight Academy & Wheels Up celebrated opening at New York Stewart International Airport

The RedTail Flight Academy celebrated the opening of its state-of-the-art flight academy at New York Stewart International Airport in partnership with Wheels Up. Honoring the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the RedTail Flight Academy will train seven minority youth from underserved communities to develop a pipeline of diverse aviators and future leaders in the industry. The alliance...