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Jet Aviation to open New FBO in Scottsdale Airport by late 2020

Stakes of Scottsdale Jet Center were acquired by Jet Aviation. The intent is quite simple  - to build and operate new Jet Aviation FBO and the hangar by late 2020. The new facility is meant to complement existing facilities at Scottsdale Airport.​ With an expanding footprint in the US market, Scottsdale Jet Center allows Jet Aviation to continue its strategy of supporting custome...

First of Two Pilatus PC-24s delivered to U-Haul International

U-Haul International two PC-12s got a newcomer in the family - PC-24 Super Versatile Jet!  Special ceremony was held at Pilatus Business Aircraft to deliver first of two PC-24 Super Versatile Jets to US customer U-Haul International. In a stylish paint scheme featuring the distinctive U-Haul orange livery, the 27TH production PC-24 aircraft took to the skies for its...

AeroVironment Initial Milestone - Assembly of First HAWK30 Solar HAPS

AeroVironment announced the achievement of a significant solar HAPS project milestone, the assembly of the first HAWK30 solar HAPS for its HAPSMobile joint venture with SoftBank Corp. HAPS stands for High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite or High-Altitude Platform Station. “AeroVironment recently rolled-out the first HAWK30 for our HAPSMobile joint venture, initiating a new phase of our design, d...

First flight of Garmin G3000 in a supersonic tactical aircraft

The maiden flight of a Garmin integrated flight deck in a supersonic F-5 fighter aircraft was celebrated recently. In just under six months, Tactical Air completed the engineering design, installation and first flight with the G3000™ integrated flight deck and dual Garmin touchscreen controllers (GTCs). The G3000 in the F-5 is expected to be ready to perform adversary training for the U...

Biz Jet Markets Are Giving Back 2018 Price Increases

The used business jet market is in flux as a result of political uncertainties, increased availability of good pre-owned inventory, and limited access to pre-buy inspection facilities due to a higher demand for ADS-B conversions and retrofits, said Mente Group President and CEO Brian Proctor. "As a result, we are beginning to see decreasing market values in what were relatively strong sect...

First time ATR-600 operated by U.S. carrier - Silver Airways

Silver Airways Made History with First New ATR-600 Series Flight in United States, first time ATR-600 operated by U.S. carrier and first time a U.S. independent regional flying airline has taken delivery of a new aircraft in many decades! The first ATR aircraft (N400SV, serial number 1214) was christened “Mile Marker Zero” in honor of the iconic Key West landmark in a Silver Ai...

Hartzell Presents Beech 1900 Series 4-Blade Props Through Top Prop

Hartzell Propeller has added legacy four-blade structural composite propellers for Beechcraft 1900C and 1900D turboprop aircraft to the company's Top Prop lineup. Hartzell's props were offered as standard equipment on Beechcraft 1900 series aircraft. "We are now offering special pricing on these new propellers for the popular 19-passenger Beech 1900C and 1900D airliners,&...

Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet grounded by FAA

Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet grounded by FAA. Sad news. Why? What happened? On April 18 an FAA emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) on the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet was issued. All Cirrus SF50 single-engine jets grounded for an immediate replacement of the aircraft’s angle of attack (AoA) vane. "This emergency AD was prompted by Cirrus reporting three incidents on C...

Farthest Business Jet Flight In History with Gulfstream G650ER

The Olympic motto is Citius—Altius—Fortius, translating from Latin "faster, higher, stronger." The intended meaning is that one's focus should be on bettering one's achievements. That's the case for the ultralong-range Gulfstream G650ER,  beating a recent competitor speed record while at the same time increasing the distance flow...

Aloha came to Boston with Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian's newest nonstop route to Boston Logan International Airport pens a rainbow of possibilities to the Northeast region thawing out from another winter. It also gives Hawaii residents convenient access to more of the East Coast. In commemoration of the city of Boston's deep history and Hawaiian Airlines' 90th year of operation, the carrier numbered its&nb...

Daher enhanced TBM 910 makes its world debut in Florida

Florida’s SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in and Expo will see the debut of Daher TBM 910, single-engine very fast turboprop aircraft, debuting the Model Year 2019 version. In a new step aligned with Daher’s TBM e-copilot® strategy of introducing increased functionality for operational safety improvements on the TBM product line, the TBM 910 has an automatic icing detection s...

New Piper Pilot 100 and Piper Pilot 100i Trainer Aircraft

Are you ready for it? Two new value priced additions to its trainer-class line, the Piper Pilot 100 and Pilot 100i!  These new products enter the trainer segment at a competitive price point of $259,000 VFR equipped and offer the same rugged durability and functionality as its stablemate, the Archer TX. The need for a new trainer aircraft at a price point that could support the growing...