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Legacy Flight Training Frasca M600/SLS simulator now FAA certified

Legacy Flight Training has received FAA certification for use of the new Frasca flight simulator for the Piper M600/SLS in their initial and recurrent training curriculum at their training facility on the Piper Aircraft campus in Vero Beach, Florida. Legacy Flight Training is an Authorized Piper Training Provider for the entire Piper family of products and the exclusive Authorized Piper Training P...

Flying Colours Corp. completes 240 month Global Express heavy inspection

Flying Colours Corp. has completed another 240-month heavy inspection for a Bombardier Global aircraft. The maintenance team regularly conducts heavy inspections for Global and Challenger types and used this extensive experience to complete a rigorous inspection of the Global Express jet at the Flying Colours Corp. Peterborough ON, headquarters. In addition a landing gear overhaul, along with...

Alice all-electric aircraft charging stations - Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation

Eviation Aircraft announced a partnership with Clay Lacy Aviation to provide electric charging as part of its FBO network of services. The partnership is the first FBO agreement for Eviation that will allow for the charging of Alice, its all-electric aircraft, at all Clay Lacy Aviation FBOs in preparation for the plane's expected entry into service in 2024. For more than 50 years,...

Volocopter partners with Urban Movement Labs of Los Angeles

Volocopter has partnered with Los Angeles-based Urban Movement Labs to explore the application of Volocopter’s UAM solutions in the Los Angeles area. As part of Volocopter’s US market campaign, the company will also be present at CoMotion LA from 16 – 18 November 2021 for the public to learn more about this new mode of urban transportation. UAM is a su...

Boeing forecasts $9 trillion aerospace market opportunities

Boeing released its annual forecast for the commercial, defense and space aerospace market, reflecting signs of the industry's recovery following the impacts of COVID-19. The 2021 Boeing Market Outlook (BMO) – Boeing's analysis of long-term market dynamics – states that commercial airplanes and services are showing signs of recovery, while the global defense, space and governme...

Cirrus Aircraft new flight training facility and innovation centers in Arizona and Texas

Cirrus Aircraft announced continued expansion with the opening of its new Cirrus Flight Training facility located at the Scottsdale Airport (KSDL) in Arizona, as well as two new satellite Cirrus Aircraft Innovation Centers in Chandler, Arizona and in McKinney, Texas. Cirrus Aircraft conducted a nationwide search to identify the most ideal locations for its newest facilities, ultimately landing in...

International Yacht & Aviation Award for excellence in cabin design - Gulfstream G500

Gulfstream G500 have been awarded the 2021 International Yacht & Aviation Award for excellence in cabin design. The “Performance and Polish” G500 entry gained the top honors in the Interior Design/VIP Completions category. “This is the fifth year in a row we have earned an International Yacht & Aviation Award, and I am proud of our amazing Gulfstream team of des...

KKR Announces $40 Million Investment in Jet Edge International

KKR announced that KKR has agreed to invest $40 million in preferred equity in Jet Edge International, an Ohio-based global leader in full-service private aviation responsible for operating the largest fleet of Challenger and Gulfstream aircraft available for charter in the United States. KKR is making the investment in Jet Edge through its credit funds and accounts focused on asset-based fin...

Terrafugia Inc. launches new brand and commercial UAV

Terrafugia Inc. announced the launch of a new brand, Commaris TM, and the brand’s first product, the SEEKERTM, an innovative, electric, fixed-wing/VTOL hybrid aircraft designed explicitly for autonomous commercial aerial applications. Commaris will debut the SEEKER at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas from Sept. 7 through Sept. 9. The SEEKER has a long-endurance capabili...

First international city-pair speed records for Gulfstream G700

An all-new Gulfstream G700 had set its first ever city-pair speed records from Savannah to Doha, Qatar, and then from Doha to Paris. The fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft connected Savannah to Doha, a distance of 6,711 nautical miles/12,428 kilometers, at an average speed of Mach 0.88 in 13 hours and 16 minutes. The aircraft then set another city-pair record from Doha to Paris, fl...

Joby and NASA collaborate to measure noise footprint of electric air taxi

Joby Aviation became the first company to fly an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign. NASA’s AAM National Campaign is designed to promote public confidence in emerging aviation markets, such as passenger air taxis, through flight testing in realistic scenarios and data analysis that will inform t...

Closer to the first flight - Beechcraft Denali successful ground engine runs

Textron Aviation successfully completed initial ground engine runs on the prototype Beechcraft Denali single-engine turboprop powered by GE Aviation’s new advanced Catalyst engine. The ground engine runs, which took place at Textron Aviation’s west campus in Wichita, Kansas, verified the functionality of the fuel system and engine, as well as the interface with the avion...