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First Embraer Phenom 300E with new Bossa Nova interior delivered to PALS co-founder

Embraer delivered the first Phenom 300E with the new Bossa Nova interior to Joe Howley, co-founder of Patient Airlift Services. Just two months after the first delivery of the new, enhanced Phenom 300E, this particular aircraft delivery is set apart by its compelling purpose and exclusive interior design package. PALS was established in 2010 by a group of pilots in the Northeast United States....

Jet Edge becomes the largest combined super-midsize and heavy jet point to point charter fleet in U.S.

Jet Edge International announces the expansion of the company's Point to Point charter fleet comprised of some of the world’s most elevated super-midsize and large cabin aircraft. The combined managed fleet includes late model Bombardier Challenger 300/350s and newly refurbished Large-Cabin Gulfstream GIV-SP/GV aircraft. As private jet charter demand patterns have continued to trend...

Premier Aircraft as Diamond exclusive dealer for 19 U.S. states and two U.S. territories

Diamond Aircraft has appointed Premier Aircraft Sales as the exclusive Dealer for territories in the Northeast, Southeast and Central U.S. This announcement makes Premier Aircraft Sales the largest seller of Diamond aircraft in the U.S. In the Southeast and Central U.S., Premier’s exclusive dealer territory includes: New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama...

New heights of manufacturing - Bell

Bell has proven its engineering and design prowess with the development of its V-280 Valor and Bell 360 Invictus aircraft, both of which have been down selected for the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program – namely the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft programs respectively. There’s little doubt that these next-generat...

Gulfstream doubles down on Cabin Air Purification

Gulfstream announced an additional enhancement to its signature Gulfstream Cabin Experience, further investing in customer health through plasma ionization. The air purification system, which complements Gulfstream’s already 100% fresh-air environment, has proven in lab tests to kill pathogens and allergens. Gulfstream plasma ionization system, which operates whenever the aircraft...

Wheels Up launches whole aircraft sales business

Wheels Up has launched Wheels Up Aircraft Sales, a new business unit that offers aircraft brokerage, acquisition, trade, and advisory services. With this strategic expansion, Wheels Up is now the only company in the industry that can offer a total private aviation solution for both corporate and personal travel including private jet membership, aircraft management and whole aircraft sales.&nb...

Second Cessna SkyCourier test article took flight

Congratulations Textron Aviation on the successful flight of its second Cessna SkyCourier  flight test article P1! The milestone flight for the high-wing, large utility aircraft comes just two-and-a-half months after the prototype Cessna SkyCourier first took to the skies on May 17. The P1 aircraft is the first conforming production flight test aircraft and is the first airframe con...

Elliott Aviation designated for TBM 940 upgrades/retrofits of Daher HomeSafe emergency autoland system in the U.S.

Daher has selected Elliott Aviation to install the HomeSafe™ emergency autoland system on TBM 940 very fast turboprop aircraft delivered in the U.S. market during 2019 and the first half of 2020.TBM 940s to be equipped by Elliott Aviation were supplied by Daher prior to last month’s certification of HomeSafe™. A portion of these aircraft were sold to include the autoland system u...

New Bell manufacturing technology center unveiled

Bell  unveiled its new 140,000-square-foot Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Fort Worth, Texas. The MTC is an innovative proving ground where Bell will test and refine technologies and processes—demonstrating manufacturing readiness and ability to successfully build and support Future Vertical Lift(FVL) aircraft. The facility provides capabilities that span all of Bell&rsquo...

STC for IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle System for Beechcraft King Air 300 series

Innovative Solutions & Support has been awarded FAA Supplemental Type Certification for its groundbreaking ThrustSense® Autothrottle system for the Beechcraft King Air 300 series turboprops equipped with the Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics.  The ThrustSense system will also be standard equipment on the newly announced King Air 360 upon entry into service.  IS&S’s paten...

Bell celebrated grand opening of New Facility in Wichita

Bell Textron officially opened of the new Bell facility in Wichita, Kansas, where the company will support multiple Bell programs and business areas, including Engineering, Supply Chain, Professional Manufacturing and Corporate Services. Bell held an opening ceremony at the facility with employees and executive leadership to commemorate the occasion. The company also celebrated the great...

New Flagship of the best-selling turboprop family - Beechcraft King Air 360

Welcome the next generation of egendary King Air turboprop family - the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER.The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockpit, a redesigned cabin, and enhancements to passenger comfort. The aircraft is currently in production with customer deliveries expected to begin in the Fall of 2020. The Beechcraft King Air 360/...