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Five SH09 helicopters for Metro Aviation

Congratulations! The intent of Metro Aviation to purchase and take delivery of five SH09 helicopters following FAA certification is formally recorder. The MOA is signed with Kopter. Metro Aviation has evaluated and selected the SH09 due to its twin-engine cabin volume for a single-engine price tag and low operating costs while offering best-in-class speed, range, payload and other desira...

Putting the Power of the PT6 Engine in the Palm of Your Hand

Pratt & Whitney announced it has launched Know My PT6 – a data-rich mobile app to help its customers around the world optimize the performance and availability of their PT6-powered aircraft.   "We design high-performing, reliable engines because our customers expect to be able to fly their aircraft whenever and wherever the mission demands," said Nicholas Kane...

50th anniversary of the first flight of its Beechcraft Baron 58

On June 23, 1969, pilots first flew the Baron 58 prototype, paving the way into the next five decades of innovative evolution. Since the Baron 58’s first delivery in 1970, more than 3,100 aircraft have been delivered worldwide. Textron Aviation this year is marking the 50th anniversary of the first flight of its Beechcraft Baron 58 high-performance piston twin, a model that has pla...

Unique Capabilities of the PC-12 NG and PC-24 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

“We love Oshkosh. Not only is it the best venue in the world to highlight the unique aircraft that Pilatus build, but it gives us a great opportunity to meet with customers, prospects and enthusiasts from around the globe. And, it’s just a lot of fun to be here, and remind ourselves why we enjoy working in this great industry.” stated Tom Aniello, Vice President of Marketing...

EAA launches New SkillScore Tracker - immediate feedback on piloting skills

The Experimental Aircraft Association, in cooperation with CloudAhoy, a leader in bringing technology to post-flight debriefing, is releasing at no charge to EAA members the first proficiency tracker for flying skills. The EAA SkillScore Tracker is the first resource that allows pilots to measure flying proficiency on an EAA web portal or their mobile devices. Working through the CloudAhoy mobi...

Final Approval to Form American Airlines and Qantas Joint Business is Received

American Airlines welcomes the U.S. Department of Transportation’s final approval of a joint business agreement with Qantas. American and Qantas now have the opportunity to jointly offer more products that will better serve customers flying between the United States and Australia and New Zealand. This has been a longstanding business objective of the partnership. “We look forward to...

Korean Air Orders 20 787 Dreamliner Airplanes

Korean Air has finalized an agreement with Boeing to order 20 787 Dreamliner airplanes – including 10 each of the 787-10 and 787-9 models – valued at $6.3 billion according to list prices. Along with an agreement to lease 10 additional 787-10 jets from Air Lease Corporation, the carrier will quadruple its Dreamliner fleet as it looks to bring greater efficiency and passenger comforts t...

Small, but so important nowadays - new, powerful USB charger for aircraft

If we ask you to name a small, always invisible but very important detail, device if you want, necessary in every aircraft cockpit? Second clue - a must be to keep working a tablet or mobile device... Quite fast we all will say - USB charger. So Garmin presents a small, lightweight USB charger designed for a wide range of aircraft. The GSB 15 has received FAA certification, as well as Euro...

300th Jet ConneX System installed for Customer Satisfaction

300th aircraft with Jet ConneX... it is a milestone, an achievement, a reason to celebrate and to talk more about that revolutionary inflight broadband service. According to Inmarsat, owner of the satellite network that operates the Ka-band internet service, Gulfstream has delivered more Jet ConneX-equipped aircraft than any other business-jet manufacturer. Deliveries, which began in...

Speed meets adventure at Daher’s EAA AirVenture exhibit

Can't wait for the EAA AirVenture? Let us give you more details from Daher! Get ready to aviation adventure with family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft! Together with the Kodiak 100 – which will join the company’s product line through Daher’s upcoming acquisition of the Quest Aircraft Company. The exhibit of Daher’s two latest TBM family members &nda...

Get ready For Launch of Lightweight Pathfinder Prop

Hartzell Propeller is developing and launching the lightweight Pathfinder composite three-blade constant speed propeller, in close cooperation with CubCrafters and Lycoming Engines. CubCrafters is Hartzell's exclusive launch customer for the new Pathfinder prop. With updated aerodynamics and internal structure, the Pathfinder is quieter, smoother, and, like the popular two-blade Hartze...

Airbus expands its aircraft deliveries using sustainable jet fuel blends

One of main problems all possible sides are discussing - how to minimize air transportation impact on environmental. Main manufacturers have confirmed their commitment to work on this cause during latest Paris International Air Show edition. Less talking, more actins - this is obviously one of the main points for Airbus. It is the manufacturer, which originated sustainable-fuelled jetliner...