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TECT Aerospace acquired Triumph Nashville Operations

The sale of Triumph Group Nashville based structures assembly operations to TECT Aerospaceis completed, as it continues to execute on its multi-year transformation plan to reshape its portfolio. "In 2019, we made great progress in reshaping our portfolio, reducing costs so that we can invest in our core businesses, and pursuing new growth opportunities," said Dan Crow...

Ready, Set, Start - DRONEDEK changing delivery by drone

We are living in such an interesting time, the development of latest technologies allows science fiction to become a simple reality, making a lot of task so easy to accomplish. Drones can be extremely disturbing, when used by strange people close to airport, but they can be as well very necessary to get your next Christmas present delivery on time!  DRONEDEK, first position patent hol...

Business Aviation Community Welcomes Congressional Promotion of Aviation Fuel Sustainability

A group of aviation stakeholders welcomed congressional legislation including provisions aimed squarely at promoting the development and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). The House and Senate approved the legislation last week, as part of a fiscal year 2020 appropriations package. The language contains a renewal-and-extension of the biodiesel tax incentive, for which certain fuels are...

Next phase of Cessna SkyCourier development begins

Textron Aviation has successfully mated the wings to the fuselage of the first Cessna SkyCourier twin utility turboprop prototype aircraft, a key milestone in the development of the clean-sheet aircraft. “As expected, the operation was sound as the wings were secured on the fuselage, and the new Cessna SkyCourier took another major step in its development,” said Chris He...

Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 receives US certification

The Pearl® 15, the exclusive engine option for Bombardier’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft, has received its official certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The engine, which was developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, has previously been certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (...

Potez Aéronautique will be the supplier In the development of Aerion Supersonic AS2

Aerion Supersonic has selected Potez Aéronautique to design the doors of the AS2, the first privately built supersonic business jet.  "As innovation is in POTEZ's very DNA, we are very proud and enthusiastic about partnering with Aerion to contribute to the success of the ambitious and pioneering AS2," said Roland and Antoine Potez, President and CEO respectively...

Congratulations - 600th Gulfstream G550 delivered

Gulfstream Aerospace achieved another milestone - its 600th Gulfstream G550 has been delivered to a customer! The delivery was celebrated by Gulfstream employees at the company’s Brunswick, Georgia, completions and maintenance facility. Entering service in 2003, the G550 introduced the award-winning PlaneView™ flight deck featuring Gulfstream’s Enhanced Flight Vision Sy...

Reducing Gulfstream Carbon Footprint - more than 1 Million Nautical Miles flown

Gulfstream Savannah-based fleet  has flown more than 1 million nautical miles/1.85 million kilometers on sustainable aviation fuel! This milestone clearly demonstrates  sustainable aviation fuel's viability as well as company's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. Since March 2016, Gulfstream has used SAF for its corporate, Demonstration, Customer Support and Flight...

AS2 supersonic business jet Electrical Power System provider chosen - GE Aviation

Aerion Supersonic announced that GE Aviation has been selected as the Electrical Power Systems provider for its AS2 supersonic business jet. GE Aviation will design and develop the electrical power system for the AS2. The system includes electrical power generation, distribution, conversion and energy storage. In 2018, Aerion announced that GE's Affinity™, the first c...

Bell delivered First Bell 505 to Horizon International Flight Academy

Bell Textron Inc. delivered the first of 12 Bell 505 helicopters to Horizon International Flight Academy per an agreement signed in November at the Dubai Air Show. The 505 was configured for flight training, fully equipped with an integrated glass cockpit that enables pilots in training to experience modern controls on a single engine aircraft. “We are glad to add Bell 505 hel...

Bell Boeing Delivers First Modified Osprey

Boeing and Bell Textron have delivered the first modified MV-22 Osprey to the United States Marine Corps for improved readiness and reliability of the tiltrotor fleet. The Marines have multiple configurations of the MV-22 aircraft in service. Under the Common Configuration – Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) program, Bell Boeing is reducing the number of configurations by upgradin...

Gulfstream Van Nuys officially opened

Gulfstream has officially opened its second company-owned MRO facility in Southern California. The new service center at Van Nuys Airport has customer resources that include sustainable aviation fuel and sizeable ramp space. Gulfstream Van Nuys also serves as the local operating base for Gulfstream FAST™ Field and Airborne Support Teams, a rapid-response unit that special...