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Two BBJ 787-9 Dreamliner to One VIP Customer

Boeing announced a VIP customer, has requested to be unidentified, to be behind the purchase of two ultra-long range 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes.The order, placed in August, has a list price value of $564 million.  The BBJ 787-9, a business jet version of the technologically-advanced 787-9 Dreamliner, is sought after by customers who place a premium on the jet’s globe-spanni...

A view to sustainability - Jet Aviation’ new Van Nuys FBO and hangar facility

As the latest step in the company’s commitment to expand its footprint in the United States Jet Aviation’s new Van Nuys FBO and hangar facility on track for opening. It is expected to be operational already in Q4 2019!  10,000 sq. ft. FBO terminal and 43,000 sq. ft. hangar was built with a view to sustainability. The Van Nuys facility is the first Jet Aviation si...

Better Than Ever: Pilatus PC-12 NGX revealed

An easy question - World’s Best Turboprop? The answer is quite obvious - industry’s most advanced and versatile single-engine turboprop – the PC-12 NGX. The brand-new PC-12 NGX incorporates an improved engine, smarter avionics and a completely redesigned cabin with larger windows, making this third generation of the PC-12 airframe the most advanced single-engine turb...

First Medevac Configuration Installation on a HondaJet Elite

The first installation of a medevac configuration on the HondaJet Elite is announced!  The medevac configuration was installed on a HondaJet Elite owned by Wing Spirit, an air ambulance and charter company based in Hawaii. A mockup of the HondaJet Elite medevac configuration will be displayed at Honda Aircraft Company’s booth at NBAA-BACE.  “We are pleased to announce the...

1.4 billion business jet deal with Praetor Fleet Launch Customer

An amazing announcement was made today at NBAA-BACE 2019 - 1.4 billion business jet deal! Flexjet has placed a $1.4 billion order with Embraer Executive Jets for the Praetor mid- and super midsized aircraft and Phenom 300 light jets. With this purchase agreement, Flexjet becomes Embraer’s Praetor Fleet Launch Customer. Valued at up to USD 1.4 billion, at current list prices, thi...

Industry with interactive 3D technical manuals

What do you know about 3D technology? How it is used in aviation industry? Most probably the first answer will be - 3D printed aicraft parts. Guess what, Textron Aviation advances the industry with interactive 3D technical manuals! The industry’s first interactive, 3D full-color technical library unveiled today following the Cessna Citation Longitude’s entry into serv...

World's first Gulfstream G600 for charters

Are you dreaming to finally fly on Gulfstream G600? There is a solution, as the first Gulfstream G600™ of Solairus Aviation is available for charter operations or for use in Part 135. The aircraft will be based at San Francisco International Airport. “Solairus is thrilled to have the world’s first G600 available for charter flights,” said Dan Drohan, chief executive offi...

Honeywell Primus Elite & Ka-band upgrade on Bombardier Global Express completed by Flying Colours

Flying Colours Corp. completed a retrofit of the Honeywell Primus Elite™ flight-deck for a Bombardier Global Express, along with installation of the Honeywell JetWave™ Ka-band system in an unusual two phase project. The dual avionics upgrade successfully modernised the privately-owned Bombardier Global Express to enhance the crew’s situational awareness and add hig...

Tamarack Aerospace Group Files Plans to Emerge from Chapter 11

Tamarack Aerospace Group announced that it has filed a Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization with the Eastern District of Washington. The filed Plan includes repayment of all creditors in full and, when approved, the Plan will allow Tamarack to emerge from bankruptcy. Tamarack sought bankruptcy protection on June 1st of this year when the timing for resolving Airworthiness Directives (ADs...

Entire Embraer’s NBAA-BACE 2019 fleet came fueled by SAF

The time has come when important steps are made in order to move forward sustainability in aviation. From discussions manufacturers are passing to actions. This is very important, as every step is meaningful in order to reduce carbon emissions, in order to fly on Sustainable Aviation Fuel.  Embraer is more than determined in this matter - the entire NBAA-BACE 2019 static display and demons...

First Carbon-Neutral Flights of Gulfstream jets and Carbon Offsets To Operators

Gulfstream first carbon-neutral flight is done! Gulfstream G650ER™, Gulfstream G600™, Gulfstream G500™, Gulfstream G550™ and Gulfstream G280™ made it traveling from Savannah to the Las Vegas area for NBAA-BACE 2019! The five flights were made using a combination of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and carbon offsets. “Gulfstream already designs extre...

New Composite 5-Blade Swept Propeller for the King Air 200 Series

  FAA Type Certificate for a new five-blade carbon fiber propeller system for the King Air 200 fleet is secured! These custom designed props will be available through Raisbeck Engineering via STC for King Air 200, B200, and B200GT aircraft. This new propeller system, which increases performance across the board, is the first five-blade structural composite propeller certified on the Kin...