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Second Beechcraft Denali successfully completed first flight

Second Beechcraft Denali flight test aircraft successfully completed first flight  . The milestone flight follows the Denali prototype, which completed its first flight in November 2021. The second test aircraft joins the first Denali prototype in the important flight test program that substantiates the segment-leading performance expected of the Denali. The aircraft’s fl...

Cielo Blu appointed Tecnam Aircraft exclusive dealer forCalifornia and Arizona

Tecnam Aircraft appointed Cielo Blu as their Exclusive Dealer for Sales and Service for the states of California and Arizona. Cielo Blu (Italian for Blue Sky’s) is a part of the Threshold Aviation Group based in Chino, California. Threshold Aviation Group, is owned by the DiLullo family and is led by Mark DiLullo, and his daughter Kayla DiLullo. The company has been selling and servicin...

CareFlite adds Bell 407GXi with IFR configuration kit o Air Ambulance fleet

CareFlite has signed an agreement to purchase a Bell 407GXi aircraft outfitted with an IFR configuration kit. “With CareFlite’s new Bell 407GXi and the two IFR certified Bell 429s currently in its fleet, Careflite will continue to facilitate around-the-clock critical care to patients across North and Central Texas,” said Lane Evans, managing director, North America. “Bel...

Expanding electrified aviation infrastructure - Ampaire and Black & Veatch

Ampaire and Black & Veatch will collaborate on developing airport electrification that supports tomorrow’s electric aviation needs. Against the backdrop of a reimagined aviation sector – and the evolution of air mobility in a world increasingly looking to decarbonize – Black & Veatch and Ampaire will work to identify and evaluate opportunities to plan, engineer and c...

Overair receives $145 million investment from Hanwha Group to develop all-electric VTOL aircraft

Overair, announced its most recent funding of $145 million from Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Aerospace, global leaders in ultra-precision communications and aircraft technologies. With this new investment, Overair remains on track to fly its all-electric experimental prototype in the second half of 2023. Hanwha continued investment in Overair not only fuels the ongoing development...

Introducing aviation career opportunities - Desert Jet partners with CV USD

Desert Jet partnered with the Coachella Valley Unified School District and Desert Mirage High School to provide high school seniors enrolled in the school’s aviation program, an opportunity to experience different aviation jobs firsthand through the company’s shadowing program. Desert Jet’s Shadowing Program engaged students and enabled them to learn outside of the c...

Greenpoint Technologies won design award for Boeing Business Jet MAX 8 interior concept

Greenpoint Technologies wins the Private Jet Concept Award in the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2022 for its VIP BBJ MAX 8 interior design, titled Retreat. Annika Svore Wicklund, Greenpoint Design Director, commented: "It is an honor to be recognized amongst the industry’s most esteemed designers in the International Yacht and Aviation Awards! Retreat is an original Greenpo...

Electra acquires Airflow to create a leader in Advanced Air Mobility

Electra.aero has acquired California-based Airflow.aero Inc. The transaction, which closed on June 2, creates a powerful addition to the rapidly emerging advanced air mobility (AAM) market.Both Electra and Airflow have been building blown-lift, ultra-short takeoff and landing aircraft to serve new air mobility markets that favor the operating flexibility of a helicopt...

Meeting client demand six large cabin jets are joining Clay Lacy charter fleet

Clay Lacy Aviation continues to expand its private jet charter fleet in three key markets to meet an unprecedented demand for private aviation services. Already possessing one of the country’s most exclusive and diverse charter fleets of large and ultra-long range business jets, the company has received certification for six additional Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft to enter service, bolstering cap...

Gulfstream adds more than 200 jobs, new paint hangar and expanding capabilities at Appleton

An investment more than $55 million and more than 200 new positions at Appleton Wisconsin announed by of Gulfstream Aerospace, to meet customer demand and growth in its fleet. The new investment is a continuation of expansion across the company, including new facilities in Fort Worth, Texas, and Mesa, Arizona, and an expansion of its Customer Support call center in Farnborough,...

20 Textron Aviation service centers achieved NATA Sustainability recognition

All 20 Textron Aviation service centers around the world have achieved certification as part of the NATA Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses  in recognition of the company’s sustainability efforts. Textron Aviation is the first aircraft original equipment manufacturer to receive this certification confirming sustainable practices in use and the largest co...

Joby Aviation received Part 135 certificate from the FAA

Joby Aviation has received a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing Joby to begin on-demand commercial air taxi operations. Joby received the certification ahead of schedule, with completion of the process originally expected in the second half of 2022. The five-stage process included the submission of more than 850 pages of manuals for approval an...