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Global Medical Response Pledges $1 Million in Relief Aid to the Bahamas

Global Medical Response (GMR) has pledged to provide $1 million in relief aid to support the Bahamas’ emergency medical needs and infrastructure after Category 5 Hurricane Dorian devastated much of the country this week. The company will immediately send $250,000 to the Red Cross for Bahamian aid and is sending ambulances and equipment that will be donated to local authorities. GMR also e...

The Luxury Travel Experience From Sea To Sky

Great news - thanks to NetJets and Northrop & Johnson the luxury travel experience is extended from Sea To Sky! A new partnership announced to provide clients with a superior travel experience. With a shared focus on delivering exceptional service, both Northrop & Johnson and NetJets can offer exclusive benefits through their partnership, allowing both brands to provide their cli...

Airbus, Hexcel Celebrate Milestone Production Rate

Airbus joined Hexcel in Salt Lake City to thank the company’s employees for more than 40 years of collaboration and success, and to recognize that the plant has reached a signification milestone: entering its first year at full rate for the A350 program. The event was timed to coincide with the launch of the first National Composites Week, which has been established to celebrate the growing...

Impressive achievement following 200th delivery - Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Fleet Surpasses 20,000 Flight Hours

Do you think 20 000 flight hours means a lot? Do you think 200th deliveries means a lot? Congratulations to Bell 505 Jet Ranger X with such achievement! Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has surpassed more than 20,000 flight hours. Bell has delivered 200 aircraft to customers operating the aircraft spanning six continents. Since the first delivery in 2017, the global fleet has logged more than 20,000 ho...

Tailored Charts for Avionics Services to Enhance Navigation Capabilities for Pilots

A new navigation service to enhance efficient flight deck operations for pilots! Jeppesen Tailored Charts for Avionics is being introduced initially with Honeywell Primus Epic INAV avionics systems for tailored chart customers operating Embraer E2 commercial aircraft. Regional airline Wideroe of Norway is the first operator to use the new tailored navigation service. Jeppesen Tailored C...

World Fuel Services expands business and general aviation Global Fuel Portfolio

The definitive agreement was signed between World Fuel Services Corporation and Universal Weather and Aviation to acquire Universal’s UVair® fuel business. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The total deal price is approximately $170 million, a portion of which is payable over three years,...

Gulfstream Aerospace World-Class Workplace and Customer Resource

The official expansion of Gulfstream Aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations at Wisconsin's Appleton International Airport was announced with the opening of a newly built aircraft maintenance facility. The facility has been operational since Aug. 10. The nearly 190,000 square-foot/17,652-square-meter building, northeast of the airport terminal, was co...

Certification of the GFC 600H for the Bell 505 is expected in 2020

Garmin International, Inc. announced it will certify the GFC™ 600H flight control system for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. The attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored features, including attitude hold, Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP™), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, hover assist, as wel...

Impossible Aerospace Claims Electric Aviation First

Impossible Aerospace announced that its US-1 "flying battery" quadcopter became the first aircraft of its kind to cross the northern Nevada desert without recharging in repeated 72-minute flights across the playa on August 6, 2019. This flight marked yet another public demonstration for the US-1, first unveiled at Interdrone 2018. The aircraft used for the flight w...

First-ever Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show

Lockheed Martin will serve as the title sponsor for the first-ever Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show, Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2020. It will be held at the Orlando Sanford International Airport, near downtown Orlando. The show will be headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and it will feature numerous company air, ground and space assets. Lockheed Martin has a 60-year histo...

Boarding between U.K. and United States - latest updates from Virgin Atlantic and Delta

For all passenger flying between UK and United States - some immportant updates, which can improve your travel experience! Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the U.K and U.S. from next summer, which sees Delta join Virgin Atlantic at Gatwick Airport for the first time together.  It means that between the two airlines, capacity across the Atlantic has increased...

ZeroAvia Emerges from Stealth with the Largest Zero-Emission Airplane Flying Today

We are back to a very important topic - sustainable aviation fuel, the reduction of emissions. A Silicon Valley startup develops hydrogen fuel cell powertrain to decarbonize aviation and reduce operational costs, starting with up to 500-mile regional flights, constituting 50 percent of worldwide departures. ZeroAvia announced its significant advancements in developing a zero-emi...