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New Youth Aviation Education Program in Aspen with Diamond Aircraft

The Aspen Flight Academy in Aspen, Colorado is launching a youth aviation education program this fall that is the first of its kind in the nation. The “Every Student Flies” program will provide a free flight lesson to every student at the Aspen Public High School, with enrollment this fall being 550 students for this school year. Four Roaring Fork Valley organizations joined togethe...

First Test Flight of Boeing MQ-25 Unmanned Aerial Refueler Completed

An unmanned aerial refueler? You think it is possible? The answer is positive! The first test flight of the MQ-25™ unmanned aerial refueler is successfully completed by Boeing and U.S. Navy. The MQ-25 test asset, known as T1, completed the autonomous two-hour flight under the direction of Boeing test pilots operating from a ground control station at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Ma...

Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric solution at all Las Vegas international gates

Passengers traveling through Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport can look forward to a new streamlined journey with Collins Aerospace Systems’ SelfPass™ biometric solution. The solution, which is set to be installed at all of McCarran’s international gates, will be available for demonstration at the Annual Airports Council International-North America conference this week in Tampa,...

50 years since the inaugural flight of the first Cessna Citation 500

Time to celebrate! 50 years since the inaugural flight of the first Cessna Citation 500!  Textron Aviation Citation family represents the most-popular line of business jets with more than 7,500 aircraft delivered worldwide amassing more than 35 million flight hours. These impressive machines are renowned for their ability to combine reliability, efficiency and comfort with advanced te...

A Suite of Boeing Digital Solutions for GainJet fleet

Boeing will provide GainJet a suite of Jeppesen flight operation digital solutions including Operator, JetPlanner Pro, FliteDeck Pro X and Aviator to optimize their fleet operation.  “We have a longstanding relationship with Boeing, and share a commitment to quality,” said Capt. Ramsey Shaban, CEO of GainJet. “With our growing fleet of over 20 VIP aircraft, including...

Gulfstream East Campus at Savannah is now open

A ribbon was cuted during the opening ceremony at new Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. MRO facility at company headquarters in Savannah. The Gulfstream East Campus, opened to accommodate fleet growth, has been operational since Sept. 11. The 202,000-square-foot/18,766-square-meter building located on the east side of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport was built w...

Need the fastest speeds available - choose LuxStream connectivity service for business aircraft

No need to discuss or explain why the speed of In-flight connectivity is so important, especialy in business aviation. United States customers will be the first lucky ones to have the acces to the fastest speeds available with the launch of LuxStream —the service that Collins Aerospace Systems proposes teaming SES. LuxStream is the only service that offers speeds up to 25 Mbps i...

Happy birthday - 30 years of Meridian

This is the time to celebrate, to say happy birthday, congratulations on the achievement and the age you've reached! Meridian is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its jet charter business! “We officially entered the jet age in 1989 when the owner of one of the piston aircraft we managed acquired a jet,” said Ken Forester, Meridian’s CEO. “From ther...

Global Medical Response Pledges $1 Million in Relief Aid to the Bahamas

Global Medical Response (GMR) has pledged to provide $1 million in relief aid to support the Bahamas’ emergency medical needs and infrastructure after Category 5 Hurricane Dorian devastated much of the country this week. The company will immediately send $250,000 to the Red Cross for Bahamian aid and is sending ambulances and equipment that will be donated to local authorities. GMR also e...

The Luxury Travel Experience From Sea To Sky

Great news - thanks to NetJets and Northrop & Johnson the luxury travel experience is extended from Sea To Sky! A new partnership announced to provide clients with a superior travel experience. With a shared focus on delivering exceptional service, both Northrop & Johnson and NetJets can offer exclusive benefits through their partnership, allowing both brands to provide their cli...

Airbus, Hexcel Celebrate Milestone Production Rate

Airbus joined Hexcel in Salt Lake City to thank the company’s employees for more than 40 years of collaboration and success, and to recognize that the plant has reached a signification milestone: entering its first year at full rate for the A350 program. The event was timed to coincide with the launch of the first National Composites Week, which has been established to celebrate the growing...

Impressive achievement following 200th delivery - Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Fleet Surpasses 20,000 Flight Hours

Do you think 20 000 flight hours means a lot? Do you think 200th deliveries means a lot? Congratulations to Bell 505 Jet Ranger X with such achievement! Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has surpassed more than 20,000 flight hours. Bell has delivered 200 aircraft to customers operating the aircraft spanning six continents. Since the first delivery in 2017, the global fleet has logged more than 20,000 ho...