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Kenai Aviation took delivery of a TECNAM P2012 TRAVELLER for their scheduled service in Alaska

Tecnam announced the handover of a P2012 Traveller to the Alaska based Company Kenai Aviation. Tecnam innovative and modern design of an aircraft built with commuter passengers in mind will allow Kenai Aviation to bring the comfort and luxury of modern amenities and ergonomic design into their service in Alaska providing a high level of service to their communities. Comfortably a...

New upgrades to iconic Textron Aviation piston product lineup

Textron Aviation announces a range of enhancements to its top-selling, legendary piston aircraft lineup. From utility to luxury, these upgrades to the Beechcraft Baron, Beechcraft Bonanza and all Cessna piston aircraft will provide operators with more functionality and comfort. Beechcraft pistons introduce multiple enhancements The new production Beechcraft Bonanza G36 will now...

Focus on backcountry flying - Hartzell Propeller heading to SUN n FUN 2022

Hartzell Propeller next public appearance for its technical experts, sales team and executive leaders will be at the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, April 5-10 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) in Florida. Hartzell’s exhibit space will be located at B-034/035. Hartzell’s display will focus on backcountry flying, and will feature a carbon fiber Trailblazer prope...

Aeroplex Group Partners introduces unleaded aviation fuel at Santa Monica Airport

Aeroplex Group Partners announced the successful transition to unleaded aviation gasoline, Swift UL94, at Santa Monica Airport’s (SMO) self-service fuel station. In support of the national effort to reduce lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft, the City of Santa Monica-owned airport is the first in the region to offer a viable fuel replacement option for 100LL aviation gasolin...

FedEx plans to test autonomous drone cargo delivery with Elroy Air

FedEx Express is teaming up with California Bay Area-based Elroy Air. As a first of its kind agreement in the U.S., FedEx Express will develop plans to test Elroy Air’s Chaparral autonomous air cargo system within the company’s middle-mile logistics operations, moving shipments between sortation locations. This is the latest initiative from FedEx in its effort to explore and adopt...

25th anniversary - free aircraft livery design workshops to be held by Scheme Designers Experts

Coming soon to Sun ‘n Fun, Lakeland, Fla. Scheme Designers is celebrating their 25th anniversary throughout 2022. The company began with one designer working with a few aircraft manufacturers and customers, to bring custom paint schemes to all general aviation aircraft – a new concept in 1997. Since then, the company has expanded to include a team of professional aircraft liv...

Adding unique last-mile travel offerings - Wheels Up partners with Tropic Ocean Airways

Wheel Up Experience announced a new strategic partnership and minority investment in Tropic Ocean Airways, the world’s largest amphibious airline and leading provider of last-mile private charter and scheduled service in Florida, the Northeastern United States, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and beyond. The multiyear commercial agreement is the latest step by Wheels Up in its efforts to exp...

TECNAM industry leading green aircraft at this year SUN N’ FUN Airshow

TECNAM has confirmed its participation in this year’s Sun n’ Fun Airshow in Lakeland, Florida. The brand will showcase its fleet of ecofriendly aircraft, showcasing the most complete portfolio of solutions in terms of innovation, performance, efficiency and style. Sun n’ Fun Airshow participants will be able to explore TECNAM’s broad fleet of aircraft: from the comm...

Flexjet got record 23rd consecutive FAA Diamond Award for excellence in aircraft maintenance

Flexjet has received the 2021 Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance Technician Training for a record 23rd consecutive year, more than any other private jet travel provider in history. Since 1991, the FAA Diamond Award, the highest in its category, has recognized aviation companies and maintenance specialists with highly effectiv...

First eVTOL company to submit area-specific certification plan - Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation has submitted its first area-specific certification plan to the Federal Aviation Administration, believed to be an industry first. The plan, which is the first of several that Joby will be required to submit, brings the company one step closer to receiving type certification for its aircraft, laying out the combination of design reports, analysis and testing that it will employ...

Hartzell Propeller extends special $1,000 RAF discount for members

Hartzell Propeller is extending a $1,000 discount to members of the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers. In addition to the savings for RAF supporters, the propeller manufacturer is making a $250 contribution to the RAF mission for every member who buys a new Hartzell prop for backcountry flying, until the end of 2022. RAF Chairman John McKenna said...

Welcome newest IADA accredited member - Northern Jet Management

Northern Jet Management Aircraft Acquisition, Sales and Brokerage service is the latest accredited member of IADA, the International Aircraft Dealers Association. Based in Grand Rapids, with facilities in Naples, Fla. and DuPage, Ill., the company also offers jet card, fractional aircraft ownership and aircraft management services. Northern Jet is recognized as the largest 135 operator o...