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Future at Orlando Sanford Airport Location: Constant Aviation sets sights

In just three years since acquiring its Orlando Sanford International Airport facility,Constant Aviation has added nearly 35,000 square feet of hangar space and invested more than $2 million in physical improvements. Today, the company, which specializes in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, is ensuring its continued success at the site by extending its hangar leases for an additional...

Welcome entry-into-service - the 200th Gulfstream G280

Business aviation today? Easy answer, it is still an amazing industry to discover. Please welcome an entry-into-service of brand new 200th super-midsize Gulfstream G280. “This is a tremendous milestone in the history of Gulfstream,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Every Gulfstream model is distinctive and unique in its own way, and the G280 is no diff...

Lanier Flight Center enhances their training with ALSIM AL172 simulator

ALSIM welcomes another new member to the family with the sale of an AL172 simulator to Lanier Flight Center in Georgia, USA. Founded in 2003, Lanier currently operates out of Lee Gilmor Memorial Airport (KGVL) in Gainesville Georgia, as well as DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Chamblee, near the heartbeat of one of America’s major aviation centers Atlanta.   The AL172 simulator will p...

Last commercially available Gulfstream G550 was sold

Gulfstream Aerospace has sold the last commercially available Gulfstream G550™, clearing the way for production of the award-winning business-aviation icon to wind down. The final commercial aircraft will be delivered to a customer in 2021. “The G550 set the standard for subsequent aircraft and the industry,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “With more than 600...

250th Cessna Citation M2 goes to Fast Rabbit Aviation, supporting dynamic customer operations

250th Cessna Citation M2 was delivered  to Fast Rabbit Aviation. To remind you, the first Citation M2 entered the market in December 2013 and quickly established a strong reputation among owners and operators. “The M2 is an ideal fit for operators in need of an agile aircraft with the power, range and speed to complete their mission with efficiency and comfort,” said Rob...

Dedicated Honeywell business unit: Unmanned Aerial Systems & Urban Air Mobility

Honeywell has formed a new business unit dedicated to the growing Unmanned Aerial Systems and Urban Air Mobility industries. The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) business unit will continue Honeywell's momentum and leadership in these emerging markets, utilizing Honeywell's technology, software, services and certification expertise to meet customers' needs in these markets. "...

Spartan College takes delivery of Piper Archers

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has taken delivery of 10 Piper Archers and 2 Piper Seminoles, with 10 additional Piper Archers expected to be delivered in Q4 2020. According to Beau Schrader, Spartan's Chief Pilot Officer, "Spartan's Flight location at Richard Lloyd Jones Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma has been re-energized by the brand new, technologically ad...

65 years since the first flight of iconic Cessna Skyhawk

Textron Aviation is honoring the 65th anniversary of the first flight of the most popular single-engine aircraft in aviation history Cessna Skyhawk. Since the aircraft first took to the sky, more than 45,000 Skyhawks have been delivered to customers around the world—more than any other aircraft in the industry and solidifying the Skyhawk as the aircraft of choice for pilot training....

Civil Air Patrol and Textron Aviation Special Missions continued collaboration

Textron Aviation signed a contract by the U.S. Civil Air Patrol for the sale of 17 Cessna piston engine aircraft. Using fiscal year 2020 funds, the CAP agreed to purchase 11 Skyhawk 172S, five Skylane 182T and one Turbo Stationair HD T206HD aircraft. The aircraft will join a fleet of nearly 550 Cessna aircraft currently owned and operated by the CAP. “From search and rescue, to disas...

World first lie-flat airline seat for Economy Class to sleep and social distance

San Francisco startup Zephyr Aerospace is introducing a new social distancing-compliant airline seat and bed combo for premium economy passengers. For decades, lie-flat seating has been the indulgence of business and first-class travelers — the "select few" who can afford this luxury. Now a fresh innovation could bring the same concept to economy plus, and it couldn't...

Dramatic expansion & branding of newly created flight solutions group: GA Telesis

GA Telesis'Component Solutions Group has recently completed a five-year expansion and transformation becoming the global leader in integrated aviation aftermarket solutions including aircraft and engine teardown, parts sales, distribution, flight hour services, inventory leasing, APU management, and repair management.  With the business growing nearly 300% over the recent span,...

Epic Aircraft began E1000 deliveries

Epic Aircraft has completed delivery of its first two E1000 all composite, single-engine turboprop aircraft, following the successful conclusion of its FAA Type Certification program last year. “Completing these deliveries is a tremendous milestone for our company and our customers. The E1000 is a remarkable aircraft and seeing the enthusiasm of our owners as they take delivery is...