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STAT MedEvac orders 10 new Airbus H135 helicopters

A long time customer ( nearly 40years  ) of Airbus - STAT MedEvac commited to an order of 10 new H135 helicopters as part of a fleet renewal initiative for its air medical operations. STAT’s total Airbus fleet, a mix of H135 and H145 family aircraft, operates out of 18 bases. “We’ve been flying Airbus products since we began our operations, and could...

JetBlue now accepting applications for Pilot Gateway Programs

JetBlue is once again accepting applications for its pilot Gateways. With seven distinct education and training paths for pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians, JetBlue’s industry-leading Gateways offer anyone with the talent and dream of flying a range of pathways into the industry, opening the door for more people to discover and define their own career path in aviation. As the...

Meeting growing customer demand Gulfstream begins service offering in Arizona

Gulfstream Aerospace has opened an aircraft service center at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to meet growing customer demand. The new facility, which is located just across the airport from where construction is set to begin on Gulfstream’s new 225,000-square-foot sustainable service center, features a large hangar that can hold multiple Gulfstream large-cabin aircraft; customer office spa...

Jet Linx celebrated Miami grand opening and announced Boca Raton Acquisition

Jet Linx officially opened its first Base location serving the South Florida market with a Grand Opening celebration of Jet Linx Miami, its new private terminal at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF) and the Company's 20th location.  As part of its Miami celebration, Jet Linx also announced the acquisition of Southern Jet, a Boca Raton Airport (BCT) based...

Rotortrade 10th year anniversary - new hangar and office complex in Florida

To mark the 10th year anniversary, Rotortrade broke ground on a first hangar and office complex in Florida at Treasure Coast International Airport-KFPR. with the appointment of Chris Mash as Sales Manager for the region. The new facility adjacent to runway 32 features a hangar and office space of 10,000 square feet. Designed to accommodate the regional RT owned or exclusive inventory,...

Alaska Airlines recalibrates Boeing 737-9 order

Alaska Airlines plans to broaden our mainline fleet by adjusting our current 737-9 aircraft order with Boeing to include the bigger 737-10 and longer-range 737-8, which are all part of the 737 MAX family of planes. These additional 737 models will enhance Alaska's ability to meet specific market requirements with optimal aircraft size and capability. "We're excited to add...

PlaneSense will installing Gogo AVANCE L3 fleetwide

PlaneSense is installing Gogo Business Aviation AVANCE L3 connectivity system across its fleet of Pilatus PC-12s. PlaneSense, Inc. operates a growing fractional fleet, currently consisting of 39 PC-12s and seven Pilatus PC-24 jets. At this time, 32 PC-12s, and the entire jet fleet, are flying with active AVANCE L3 systems onboard. The AVANCE L3 is an important addition to th...

Garmin received certification for the GFC 600 digital autopilot in Cessna 310R aircraft

Garmin has received Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certification for the GFC 600 autopilot in the Cessna 310R1. Additionally, Smart Rudder Bias2 is now certified for Cessna 310R aircraft equipped with the GFC 600 autopilot, further growing the list of compatible aircraft to offer this safety-enhancing technology. Full-featured autopilot The GFC 600...

New Blue Line Aviation facility to show off a new Diamond simulator

Blue Line Aviation recently celebrated the grand opening of their new facility at Johnston Regional Airport (KJNX), featuring a brand-new DA40/DA42 convertible Diamond Simulator. The FAA CFR 14 Part 60 Level 5 certified convertible simulation device sits in a custom-built room in the new 50,000 square foot headquarters building and is part of one of the largest fleet orders in Diamo...

IADA embraces GAMA increasing deliveries

The International Aircraft Dealers Association is heartened that the delivery numbers for new business aircraft released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association show an increase in new turbine airplanes entering the marketplace. In addition, IADA is pleased with the prospects for even greater new aircraft manufacturing activity in the coming years from GAMA companies and IADA OEM me...

Modesto Jet receives FAA approval for 10 seats or more

Modesto Jet announced its certification and capability to manage and fly FAR Part 135 aircraft with 10 seats or more. Modesto Jet air charter operation recently completed its comprehensive certification process by the Federal Aviation Administration to operate jets with 10 seats or more.  The thorough vetting by the FAA will allow operations of a Challenger 605 and two Challenger 60...

2021 - another strong year for Cirrus Aircraft

Another strong year for Cirrus Aircraft of new aircraft deliveries in 2021 with the SR Series maintaining its status as the best-selling, high-performance piston aircraft for the twentieth year in a row and the Vision Jet as the best-selling jet in personal aviation for the third year in a row. In addition to delivering 442 SR Series aircraft and 86 Vision Jets in 2021, Cirrus Aircraft a...