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magniX achieves milestone in NASA Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration program

magniX has successfully completed the first phase of testing at the NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed facility in Sandusky, Ohio. The testing focused on high voltage (800V) operations and thermal performance. The results confirmed the magni650 electric engine’s exceptional capabilities at altitudes of up to 27,500 feet. The testing is being carried out as part of NASA Electrified...

Gulfstream begins G700 customer deliveries - first two aircraft entered into service

First two G700 aircraft have been delivered and are now in service with Gulfstream customers. G700 features the most spacious cabin in the industry and the Gulfstream Cabin Experience with 100% fresh air, whisper-quiet noise levels, natural light from 20 Gulfstream Panoramic Oval Windows and the industry’s lowest cabin altitude. The aircraft set more than 50 city-pair speed records prio...

Continuing work to dramatically improve aviation safety - Merlin Partners with MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Merlin announced its partnership with MIT Lincoln Laboratory (LL) in the first step towards an operational next generation collision avoidance technology. This partnership will see the two organizations explore the commercial adoption of the Airborne Collision Avoidance System Xu on unmanned aircraft systems. The partnership will focus on the initial integration and further implemen...

Flexjet achieves triple-crown of aviation safety awards

Flexjet announced its receipt of a suite of three awards that underscore its commitment to the most stringent safety standards for its aircraft Owners, flight crews and staff. The firm received the Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance Technician Training for the 25th year, more than any other private jet travel provider and once again ea...

magniX announces Letter of Intent with Harbour Air for 50 magni650 electric engines

Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase 50 magni650 electric engines. magniX’s electric propulsion units will be used to electrify Harbour Air’s fleet, beginning with the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in 2026. The magni650s will also be used for third-party conversions. The agreement is a milestone in electric aviation and...

U.S. Army awards Electra $1.9 Million contract for powered wind tunnel test of contested logistics eSTOL aircraft

Electra announced a Small Business Innovation Research contract from the U.S. Army valued at $1.9 million that funds powered wind tunnel testing of Electra hybrid eSTOL aircraft. The award enables the U.S. Army to explore Electra’ unique blown wing aircraft technology potential to broaden U.S. military capabilities, especially for fuel-efficient, resilient logis...

Safran continues in-service support for U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has renewed its contract with the U.S. Coast Guard to support the Arriel engines powering its MH-65 helicopters. This new 5-year contract will provide in-service support and MRO for more than 240 Arriel 2C2-CG engines, under a Support-By-the-Hour contract. The U.S. Coast Guard's MH-65 helicopters have been powered by two Arriel 2C2-CG engines since 2003...

Analysis reveals age of US business aviation fleet and key reasons to upgrade aircraft

If we talk about senior executives from large U.S. businesses whose companies own or lease business jets, what are key reasons for a company to upgrade its current business aircraft? According to a new survey commissioned by Airbus Corporate Jets, answers are quite evident -  greater fuel efficiency, better onboard technology and lower operational costs. Analysis of indust...

Natilus and MONTE partners to offer leasing of Kona regional blended-wing-body aircraft

Natilus announced a strategic partnership with MONTE Aircraft Leasing. MONTE will provide leasing and financing options for the Kona aircraft to Natilus customers, making the path towards sustainable aviation more attainable. This collaboration between Natilus and MONTE will accelerate the adoption of eco-friendly air transportation solutions while meeting the increasing demand for effic...

Air Center San Diego: KSDM new FBO provider

There is a new premier provider of FBO services in California as Air Center San Diego acquired San Diego Jet Center’s FBO assets at Brown Field Municipal Airport on April 10. The acquisition includes all FBO facilities, including the main terminal building out of which Air Center San Diego has begun providing FBO services. Air Center is committed to enhancing its presence on t...

Enhanced Cessna high-wing piston aircraft enter into service following first deliveries

Textron Aviation announced the entry into service of its enhanced Cessna Skyhawk, Cessna Skylane, Turbo Skylane and Turbo Stationair HD following first deliveries for each aircraft. These latest product investments aim to provide a modern and stylish tone that aligns with the newest Cessna Citation jets, while maintaining the renowned comfort, durability and performan...

Daher latest TBM 960 version makes its U.S. air show debut at the 2024 SUN ’n FUN Aerospace Expo

Daher is marking its presence at 50th SUN ’n FUN Aerospace Expo with its Model Year 2024 version of the TBM 960, which incorporates new updates for enhanced pilot awareness and lower workload – while also sporting an updated paint scheme. Distinctively configured with the latest interpretation of Daher Sirocco livery (with silver, matt blue and black highlights), th...