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Piper Aircraft M700 Fury achieves FAA FIKI certification

Piper Aircraft received Flight into Known Icing (FIKI) certification from FAA for its new flagship aircraft, the M700 FURY. The FIKI system comes standard on all M700 FURY aircraft, and is an electromechanical expulsion deicing system located on the tail as well as the leading edge of the wing. International certifications for the M700 and FIKI are progressing as planned and on trac...

XTI Aerospace announces Mesa Airlines' investment in XTI and conditional pre-order for 100 TriFan 600 aircraft

XTI Aerospace announced that Mesa Air Group is the purchaser under a previously disclosed conditional purchase order for up to 100 TriFan 600 aircraft, a fixed-wing, vertical lift crossover airplane, which is currently in development. If all conditions are met and the order is fully exercised, it could represent up to approximately $1 billion in revenue for XTI Aerospace....

Archer receives FAA certification to begin operating commercial airline

Archer Aviation subsidiary, Archer Air, has received its Part 135 Air Carrier & Operator Certificate from FAA. This certificate allows Archer to begin operating aircraft commercially to refine its systems and procedures in advance of launching Midnight into service for airlines like United Airlines when it receives Midnight Type Certification. Receiving the Part 135 certificate signals th...

Rampmaster and Signature Aviation introduce industry's first zero emissions full electric 5,000 gallon jet refueler in US

Rampmaster and Signature Aviation announced they are building on their partnership by delivering the industry’s first zero emissions full electric 5,000 gallon jet refueler truck to Signature’s Vail location at Eagle County Regional Airport in Colorado. Signature has ambitious targets in developing sustainable solutions for  aviation throughout its global network, a...

Tecnam P-Mentor deliveries begin in United States

Tecnam Aircraft began customer deliveries for P-Mentor Single Engine IFR Part 23 certified two seat platform. This aircraft is equipped with the latest Garmin G3X Touch Screen avionics suite, providing students and instructors with a modern and intuitive interface to enhance the flight training experience. The P-Mentor offers a very low fuel consumption of (3.7 GPH) while delivering...

Milestone 400th Cessna Citation Latitude production rollout

Textron Aviation has rolled out of production and is expected to be delivered later this year. Certified in 2015, the Citation Latitude has been the world’s most-delivered midsize business jet for eight consecutive years and has proved a hit with customers due to its reliability, versatility and impressive 2,700-nautical mile range. Assembly of the Citation Latitude features a variety o...

Flexjet and Ferretti Group sign strategic partnership

Ferretti Group and Flexjet have announced a contractual partnership. The agreement was signed against the magnificent backdrop of the Venice Boat Show, where Ferretti Group, one of the top exhibitors, is presenting a remarkable fleet of 10 models, with two world premieres: Custom Line Navetta 38 and Pershing GTX 80. The partnership between the two world-leading luxury brands will pr...

The first two brand-new ALSIM AL100i for Paragon Flight Training

Paragon Flight Training has purchased the first two brand-new AL100i simulators. These cutting-edge simulators will meet Paragon flight training requirements for P100i. AL100i is the exact replica of the P100i, the successful trainer aircraft manufactured by Piper. The simulator will be designed to FTD 5 standard, offering a full-size cockpit replica, a semi-enclosed instructor stat...

Detroit Airport set to soar with Avflight partnership and major revitalization efforts

Avflight  and the City of Detroit announced first significant initiative in 50 years to rejuvenate Coleman A. Young International Airport (KDET), marking a new chapter in Detroit’s aviation history.  Last year, the city received FAA approval to institute a 20-year airport development and strategy design plan, enabling the airport to apply for federal funding to subsidize...

PHI to add the AW189 super medium helicopter to its global fleet

Leonardo and PHI Group signed a framework agreement for 12 AW189 Helicopters to serve the global energy market starting in 2025. These are composed of firm orders as well as purchase options and include an extensive support partnership featuring a service center agreement, MRO agreement, and training solutions for the AW139 and AW189 models.  Scott McCarty, CEO of PHI Group commented:...

Heroes and historic military aircraft have their stories shared at Warbirds in Review during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

Warbirds in Review, an unparalleled presentation series during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that brings together historic airplanes with pilots and aircraft owners, returns in 2024 with guests that encompass 80 years of aviation and military history. The 71st edition of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s fly-in convention is July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The twice daily s...

FAA issues final airworthiness criteria for Archer Midnight aircraft

FAA issued final airworthiness criteria for Archer Midnight aircraft. This significant regulatory milestone provides the solidified path for Archer to achieve Type Certification for Midnight. Archer is one of two companies in the world to achieve this certification progress with the FAA for an eVTOL aircraft. The finalization of Archer airworthiness criteria unlocks the ability for...