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Piper Aircraft news during SUN-n-FUN Aerospace Expo 2021

Last week was quite active with good news from Piper Aircraft! The aircraft which was on display at the annual Sun-n-Fun Aerospace Expo and will join Piper’s demo fleet was the 1,000th Seminole (PA-44-181). The PA-44, named the Piper Seminole, was first granted FAA type approval on March 10, 1978 with the first delivery taking place in July 1978. Today the Piper Seminole...

Gary Jet Center becomes Cirrus Aircraft authorized service center

Gary Jet Center (GJC) is proud to announce today that it entered into an agreement with Cirrus Aircraft to be an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for the aircraft manufacturer and its growing base of customers. Gary Jet Center will have trained technicians on both the SR-Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet, and will offer customers a full-range of aircraft maintenance on the Cirrus Aircraft a...

Desert Jet partners with BMW Performance Center West

Desert Jet announced an exclusive collaborative partnership with the BMW Performance Center West (BMW PCW). The collaboration enables visiting pilots and their passengers who utilize the executive FBO facility, Desert Jet Center, at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, an opportunity to discover the unique driving experience just minutes away. Likewise, executives and in...

First fully outfitted Gulfstream G700 - interior elements join flight-test program

Gulfstream G700 aircraft dedicated to testing the cabin experience has flown for the first time and now joins the five other test aircraft already in the steadily maturing certification program. The fully outfitted aircraft took off today and flew 3 hours and 36 minutes, reaching an altitude of 48,000 feet/14,630 meters and a top speed of Mach 0.935. The test regimen will encompass more...

Boeing forecasts sufficient capital for aviation finance

Boeing projects global and diversified funding will continue to flow into the aircraft financing sector as the aviation sector navigates the global pandemic and vaccine deployment continues to accelerate. "Financiers and investors understand the industry's resilience and the long-term fundamentals that make aircraft a valuable asset class," said Tim Myers, president of...

Modern technology & Retro styling- Special 75th anniversary edition Beechcraft Bonanza

Textron Aviation has turned to an aviation legend and founding member of the Beechcraft brand to commemorate a milestone for one of its most iconic aircraft. The company announced a special edition 75th anniversary option for its Beechcraft Bonanza G36 single-engine piston aircraft, distinguished by its custom interior and paint scheme inspired by Olive Ann Beech’s signature blue c...

Constant Aviation got FAA Safety Management System Certification

Constant Aviation announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has accepted its fully functional SMS as being in “Active Conformance” with the FAA’s Part 5 Voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) Program, the final step in the SMS process. The certification ranks Constant Aviation among the leaders nationally in business aviation maintenance safety and risk mitig...

FAA Certified Piper 100i on display for the first time at Sun-n-Fun

Piper Aircraft announced that for the first time a FAA certified Pilot 100i will be on display at Sun-n-Fun. The Pilot 100i received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration in December 2020. The Pilot 100i, which was originally announced during Sun-n-Fun in 2019, is the value priced addition to Piper’s trainer-class line. Following certification,...

Daher showcases its Kodiak and TBM turboprop aircraft families at the Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo

Daher is to highlight its aircraft product line during next week’s Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo at Lakeland Linder International Airport with a side-by-side presence of the Kodiak and TBM single-engine turboprop airplanes. For the company’s April 13-17 presence on booth #MD22, Daher will exhibit the sport and utility Kodiak 100 – whose Series III version was recently announ...

Sheltair partners with SUN ‘n FUN, pledges to fuel the future generation of aviation professionals

Sheltair proudly announces that it has agreed to an official partnership with SUN ‘n FUN, supporting the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) while becoming the official fuel provider for the world-famous airshow at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL) from April 13 - 18. In addition to an in-kind contribution, Sheltair will donate $0.10 per gallon on all uplifts during the...

Strategic initiative to transform the dream of urban mobility into a reality - Wheels Up and Bell Textron

Wheels Up announces an initiative with Bell Textron to lead the industry both in short- and long-term solutions with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). The collaboration between the industry leaders will set a new standard in addressing the growing demand for convenient intra-urban travel from/to city-centers and regional airport helipads.      The new initiative dem...

Hartzell Propeller & RAF agree to incentives for backcountry pilots

Hartzell Propeller has reached an agreement with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) to offer a special $1,000 discount on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers sold to RAF members. The RAF is a national organization headquartered in Bozeman, Mont., which is dedicated to preserving, improving and creating airstrips for recreational access. “Hartzell Propeller is making this offer...