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Design and technology - New Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 & Citation XLS Gen2

Textron Aviation announced the next generation Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 and Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 business jets. Unveiled on the eve of NBAA-BACE, the updates to the entry-level light jet and the midsize business jet usher in the next generation of aircraft design and technology, increasing comfort and productivity for passengers and pilots. “With the mindset th...

Tamarack Aerospace announces U.S. military & civilian aircraft aftermarket modification

Responding to customer interest, Tamarack Aerospace has announced its current demonstration and validation tests for the King Air Tamarack Performance SMARTWING, a new military version and civilian version of the patented sustainability supporting Active Winglet™ load alleviation technology. This modification process is being held in partnership with Dynamic Aviation and is under review by U...

Strong demand in business & general aviation markets - Pilatus

Exhibiting both the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet and the advanced PC-12 NGX turboprop at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual Convention & Exhibition Pilatus confirm a strong backlog of orders. While global health concerns and their impact on travel and supply chains continue to impose recovery challenges for all businesses, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd Chief Executive Offi...

Expanded Gulfstream customer showroom - immersive G400 interaction

Gulfstream Aerospace has expanded the customer showroom located at its Savannah-based worldwide headquarters to include the all-new Gulfstream G400. The innovative G400 experience features a full-size mock-up of the aircraft, immersive multimedia content and an interior design display. “The expanded showroom brings a new level of interaction and customer immersion to the G400 and offers g...

21 new Airbus helicopters for Global Medical Response

Global Medical Response is adding a total of 21 Airbus helicopters from the H125, H130 and H135 families to its growing air medical fleet, with options to include up to an additional 23 helicopters, bringing the total order potential up to 44 helicopters. “We fly a variety of Airbus products, but the main thing they have in common – and the most important thing we look for in o...

ACJ319neo from K5-Aviation to be highlighted at NBAA-BACE

Airbus Corporate Jets is exhibiting at NBAA-BACE for the first time ever showcasing an ACJ319neo from K5-Aviation. K5-Aviation is the largest Airbus operator in Europe with four ACJ319s in its fleet and is preparing to operate two ACJ widebodies soon .    “Our ACJ aircraft offer the best comfort, with the most specious cabins that are widely appreciated by our customers and...

Daher Kodiak & TBM aircraft at NBAA-BACE highlighting owner/single-pilot operations

Daher’s family of Kodiak and TBM turboprop aircraft will be showcased at this month’s 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas, with a focus on the owner/single-pilot operators who represent a large percentage of the company’s international customers. In addition to Daher’s NBAA-BACE presence in the Las Vegas Convention Center (Boo...

Significant milestone in Garmin G5000 retrofit program for Cessna Citation Excel & Citation XLS

Garmin announced that 10% of the ever-popular Cessna Citation Excel and XLS business jet fleet has now been retrofitted with Garmin’s G5000®integrated flight deck upgrade. The G5000 integrated avionics suite modernizes the cockpit with additional capabilities, significantly reduces operational costs, increases situational awareness of the flight crew and solves long-term c...

Flapper and Skyportz choose Electra low-carbon electric aircraft for flight services in Latin America & Australia

Electra.aero has secured purchase commitments for 180 of the company's hybrid-electric ultra-short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft, totalling more than $500 million in value. The deals are part of cooperative agreements with air service providers and infrastructure developers in multiple countries, and reflect global demand for low-emissions transportation as countries stri...

Support growing pilot training enrollment - order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft

An order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk piston aircraft for the Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus. This order will  expand school’s fleet of Skyhawk aircraft to 20. The aircraft will help support the university’s growing enrollment in its pilot training programs. “Textron Aviation remains committed to supporting the training and dev...

Desert Jet Center FBO to host Citation Jet Pilots annual convention

Desert Jet Center located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, will host the upcoming 2021 Citation Jet Pilots Annual Convention on October 20-23, 2021. The event marks the first time CJP will hold its annual convention in the state of California. As the CJP FBO of choice in the Greater Palm Springs area, Desert Jet Center will be welcoming...

Longest-range aircraft & large-cabin leader - welcome newcomers Gulfstream G800 and G400

The time has come to welcome two new members of Gulfstream aircraft family: the Gulfstream G800, the longest-range aircraft in Gulfstream history, and the Gulfstream G400, the first new entrant to the large-cabin class in more than a decade. Gulfstream announced the new aircraft before a live audience at its Savannah headquarters along with a global virtual broadcast via its website and...