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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...

Tamarack Aerospace Group exits voluntary bankruptcy and keeps growing

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington has granted a Final Decree in the Tamarack Chapter 11 voluntary reorganization, closing the bankruptcy case as the Active Winglet company continues to grow operations and fill orders for its sustainable performance and safety enhancing technology.  This Final Decree ends a bankruptcy proceeding that began June of 2019, after Tam...

Connect the world faster - Leap Aerospace

Aviation, Aircraft, and Aerospace engineering is a complicated phenomenon as the market needs established strategies to formulate next-generation solutions. Thus, a hybrid system of traditional and novel components will pave the way for the emerging frontiers of engineering. “If you are tired of long waiting hours due to the traditional flights, the wait is over now. We welcome you to the...

Piper Aircraft received EASA approval of Pilot 100i

 Piper Aircraft has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency for the value priced, Pilot 100i. The Pilot 100i enters the trainer segment at a competitive price point of $298,900 IFR equipped and offers the same rugged durability and functionality as its stablemate, the Archer TX.  “This milestone certification represents a continuation of Pip...

Development of green self-charging electric plane with range of 500 miles gets boost

Bristow Group Inc. and Electra.aero, Inc. announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) and Purchase Agreement under which the two firms will cooperate on the technical development and certification, as well as marketing and future operations of Electra's hybrid-electric short take-off and landing (eSTOL) aircraft, w...

GrandView Aviation to host Girls in Aviation Day

GrandView Aviation, a corporate sponsor of Women in Aviation International (WAI), will host its first Girls in Aviation Day, in partnership with WAI, at Martin State Airport in Middle River, Maryland on September 25th, 2021. "We cannot wait to introduce these girls to all the potential career opportunities in aviation and enjoy a great day learning about airplanes," say...

27 aircraft are joining Jet Edge fleet after record-setting growth in first half 2021

After a record-setting first half of 2021,Jet Edge is excited to announce the addition of27state of the art aircraft to its AdvantEdge fleet. The Bombardier Challenger 300/350 (16) and Gulfstream G450 (11) aircraft will all be flyingby the end of the year, bringing the total available aircraft for charter in the AdvantEdge fleet to 74(38...

Flying Colours verified as IADA products and services member

Flying Colours Corp., the global aviation services company with facilities in Canada, the USA and Singapore, has been verified as a Products and Services member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).  The international company, headquartered in Canada, performs green completions, interior refurbishments and modifications, heavy maintenance, exterior paint, special missio...

New data communications program to support Hawker 4000 and Cessna Citation Sovereign aircraft

Textron Aviation and Honeywell Aerospace are developing an exclusive program for Hawker 4000 and Cessna Citation Sovereign aircraft equipped with the Honeywell PRIMUS EPIC integrated cockpit to allow pilots to communicate more easily with air traffic controllers and utilize the most current Data Link services offered in North America and Europe. The aircraft upgrade is expected to be available in...