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Sixth revv aviation FBO joins Avfuel-branded network

Avfuel Corporation and revv aviation entered into a branded fuel supply agreement as the latter assumed operation of the FBO at Schaumburg Regional Airport (K06C) in Schaumburg, Ill.  The Village of Schaumburg chose revv aviation, formerly Carver Aero, to take over the location after the previous operator left the facility, and entered into a long-term lease with revv as of Feb. 1, 2022.&n...

FAA certification granted to TRU Simulation + Training Cessna SkyCourier Full-Flight Simulator

TRU Simulation + Training announced that its Cessna SkyCourier Full-Flight Simulator has successfully earned Level D qualification from the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing pilot training to commence. This achievement comes just one month after Textron Aviation earned FAA type certification for the SkyCourier. “The success of the Cessna SkyCourier simulator program is the re...

FAA has approved the ALSIM AL40 simulator as an Advanced Aviation Training Device

FAA has approved the ALSIM AL40 simulator as an Advanced Aviation Training Device.The AL40 is an exact replica of a new Diamond DA40 NG aircraft equipped with a real Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite. In the United States, ALSIM’s AL40 is currently operated by the Aspen Flight Academy in Colorado, a one-of-a-kind program that offers every Aspen High School student the chance to experience...

EPA recognizes Clay Lacy Aviation among leading green power users

Clay Lacy Aviation has been a leader in sustainability within business aviation by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to renewable energy sources. In recognition of those efforts, the company has been certified as a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership, a program that supports organizations that use green power voluntarily to protect...

New authorized King Air dealer for Raisbeck - Spring City Aviation

Raisbeck Engineering announced the addition of Spring City Aviation to its worldwide network of Authorized Dealers. Headquartered at Waukesha County Airport (KUES) in Waukesha, Wisconsin, SCA has nearly three decades of experience in the aviation industry. Founded in 1996 and employing over 100 employees at three southeastern Wisconsin locations; Waukesha, Burlington, and Milwaukee,...

Expanded Gulfstream interior outfitting operations accommodate growing demand - first Dallas outfitted G600

Gulfstream Aerospace delivered the first Gulfstream G600 to be outfitted at its Dallas, Texas, facility. In response to growing demand, Gulfstream expanded completions operations to the Dallas facility in June 2021 to enhance interior outfitting capabilities for customers. “We are seeing tremendous demand for our next-generation aircraft,” said Mark Burns, president, Gul...

Odys Aviation Becomes first to Join City of Long Beach with plans to develop innovative aircraft

Odys Aviation, the innovative aircraft startup building hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft for regional mobility, is excited to announce its relocation to Long Beach, also known as "Space Beach." Odys Aviation recently raised a $12.4M seed funding round to meet its anticipated goal of making door-to-door regional travel simpler, quieter, greener,...

Raisbeck receives FAA STC approval for new EPIC Caravan drag reduction system

Raisbeck Engineering has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its new drag reduction system, EPIC Caravan, for the Cessna Caravan 208B aircraft. This STC enables Caravan 208B fleet and owner-operators who are flying cargo pod-equipped aircraft to reduce drag and consequently increase cruise speeds and/or decrease fuel burn.  EPIC Caravan was designed to address th...

Jet It is first to install SmartSky LiTE for fleet-wide inflight connectivity

Jet It has selected SmartSky inflight connectivity service for its fleet of private jets. Jet It will be the first operator to install and use SmartSky’s LiTE configuration designed specifically for light-jet and turboprop aircraft. The LiTE configuration extends SmartSky’s patented air-to-ground (ATG) network technology to smaller business jets where connectiv...

Flyers full control over their private jet travel at a fraction of the cost of full ownership - flyExclusive Fractional

flyExclusive launches  flyExclusive Fractional. This new program gives private jet flyers a true aircraft ownership experience with the consistency and reliability of the growing flyExclusive fleet. To support the launch of the program, flyExclusive has agreed to purchase up to 30 Cessna Citation CJ3+ aircraft per year over the next three years. Jim Segrave, Founder of flyExclusive, c...

To develop hydrogen refueling ecosystem at California Airports - ZeroAvia and ZEV Station

ZeroAvia signed an MoU for new partnership with ZEV Station to develop green hydrogen refueling infrastructure for airports in California. The companies will work together on developing an initial regional airport project that represents sufficient scale to showcase how hydrogen-electric propulsion systems can deliver zero-emission commercial flights. ZeroAvia will leverage its...

flyExclusive orders up to 30 Cessna Citation CJ3+ light jets

flyExclusive signed a purchase agreement for up to 30 Cessna Citation CJ3+ jets. flyExclusive expects to take delivery of five aircraft in 2023, with the option to purchase additional aircraft for deliveries through 2025. Ron Draper, President and CEO, Textron Aviation, commented: “This order brings the efficiency and comfort of the Citation CJ3+ to a new audience of custom...