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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...

Jet It Takes Off and Takes Delivery of its First HondaJet Elite

 Jet It, a private jet fractional ownership company, began operations along the United States East Coast after acquiring its first HondaJet Elite. Jet It's new hybrid ownership model provides individuals the opportunity to own a fraction of the aircraft in its new HondaJet Elite fleet, while avoiding heavy costs associated with full ownership. Under Jet It's innovative model, owners w...

City-Pair Record on Renewable Fuel by Gulfstream G280

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability by using sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to power a record-breaking flight by its class-leading super-midsize Gulfstream G280 aircraft. The Savannah-to-Van Nuys, California, journey covered 2,243 nautical miles/4,154 kilometers in 4 hours and 49 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.85. Flying through headwinds ave...

Aviation company embarks on new horizons in the U.S. - meet Click Aviation Network at SDC2019

Global aviation services company Click Aviation Network will be sending representatives to the 2019 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2019) in San Antonio, Texas, from 29 January to 1 February. This will be the first time Click exhibits its trip support and travel services at the conference in the U.S. SDC2019, hosted by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), is an annual...

Airbus’ U.S. A220 Manufacturing Facility - let the construction begin

Airbus’ manufacturing growth in the United States advanced another step today in Mobile, Alabama, as construction of the company’s A220 Manufacturing Facility officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony. The assembly line will satisfy the strong and growing U.S. demand for the A220 aircraft, the newest offering in Airbus’ commercial aircraft product line. Tom Enders, CE...

2019 Scholarship Opportunities from Piper Aircraft

The availability of two scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year is announced by Piper Aircraft and its Community Outreach Committee. Each year, educational scholarships impact the community by providing financial support for students to pursue higher education. The Freedom of Flight Award and the Bill Cluck Memorial Scholarship were created for students at different stages of their educationa...

Record Year Worth $500 Million In Biz Jet Sales for Mente Group

Mente Group registered a record year for the company in 2018 for transactions. Since its founding in 2009, Mente Group has expanded into a full-service business jet strategic consulting company. "This past year was a record year for Mente Group transactions in the aircraft segments where we operate," said Mente Group President and CEO Brian Proctor. "The dollar volume o...

Enhanced flight deck capabilities for new production Cessna and Beechcraft piston platforms coming soon

Enhanced flight deck capabilities for new production Cessna and Beechcraft piston platforms are announced by Textron Aviation. The features include new standard and optional equipment as part of Garmin’s G1000 NXi next-generation integrated flight deck, which provides pilots with enhanced control and connectivity in the cockpit. “Today, new and experienced pilots alike continue to r...

JetSuite Inc. Celebrates 10 years Of Continuous Operation In 2019

 JetSuite, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will celebrate its tenth year of operation in 2019, as the first and only premium experience in the light jet category. Delivering flying experiences that move the soul, JetSuite is an industry-leader providing individualized service, distinctive amenities, a fleet of state-of-the-art jets, and the friendliest, most knowledgeable pilots in the in...

Boeing Sets New Airplane Delivery Records, Expands Order Backlog

806 commercial jets delivered in 2018 with record-setting fourth quarter Nearly 900 net orders won valued at $143.7 billion after finalizing more than 200 orders in December 737 MAX family surpassed 5,000 orders; 777 family exceeded 2,000 orders Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered 69 737 airplanes in December and set a new annual record of 806 deliveries in 2018, surpassing its previous record of...

Full-scale Design of Air Taxi unveiled by Bell

Bell Helicopter revealed the configuration and full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle today during CES 2019. The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell’s signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans that are designed to safely and efficiently redefine air travel. BELL NEXUS&n...