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Development of green self-charging electric plane with range of 500 miles gets boost

Bristow Group Inc. and Electra.aero, Inc. announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) and Purchase Agreement under which the two firms will cooperate on the technical development and certification, as well as marketing and future operations of Electra's hybrid-electric short take-off and landing (eSTOL) aircraft, w...

GrandView Aviation to host Girls in Aviation Day

GrandView Aviation, a corporate sponsor of Women in Aviation International (WAI), will host its first Girls in Aviation Day, in partnership with WAI, at Martin State Airport in Middle River, Maryland on September 25th, 2021. "We cannot wait to introduce these girls to all the potential career opportunities in aviation and enjoy a great day learning about airplanes," say...

27 aircraft are joining Jet Edge fleet after record-setting growth in first half 2021

After a record-setting first half of 2021,Jet Edge is excited to announce the addition of27state of the art aircraft to its AdvantEdge fleet. The Bombardier Challenger 300/350 (16) and Gulfstream G450 (11) aircraft will all be flyingby the end of the year, bringing the total available aircraft for charter in the AdvantEdge fleet to 74(38...

Flying Colours verified as IADA products and services member

Flying Colours Corp., the global aviation services company with facilities in Canada, the USA and Singapore, has been verified as a Products and Services member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).  The international company, headquartered in Canada, performs green completions, interior refurbishments and modifications, heavy maintenance, exterior paint, special missio...

New data communications program to support Hawker 4000 and Cessna Citation Sovereign aircraft

Textron Aviation and Honeywell Aerospace are developing an exclusive program for Hawker 4000 and Cessna Citation Sovereign aircraft equipped with the Honeywell PRIMUS EPIC integrated cockpit to allow pilots to communicate more easily with air traffic controllers and utilize the most current Data Link services offered in North America and Europe. The aircraft upgrade is expected to be available in...

Embraer expands services network for Business Jets in the US

Embraer is expanding its service network providers in the Northeast region of the U.S. with new services at select Embraer Authorized Service Centers (EASC). The Company has awarded three service centers the ability to increase capabilities to serve more Embraer business jet models. “With the growing fleet of Embraer business jets in the U.S., we are reinforcing our services network to b...

The first Velis Electro is flying in the USA

Others talk about electric flight, Pipistrel is delivering it now! We are happy to announce that the first Pipistrel Velis Electro is flying in the USA. We congratulate to the new owner, the Florida Institute of Technology – the first American university to own and fly an electric plane. Their purchased Pipistrel Velis Electro took its first flight this week: The Velis Electro i...

Electra charts the course for hybrid-electric eSTOL certification

Electra has hiredRandy Griffith as its Director of Certification and has begun working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Center for Emerging Concepts and Innovation and the Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office to define the certification path for its eSTOL aircraft. "Randy is an industry veteran who has led the certification of the Eclipse Jet, Honda Jet, Mooney...

flyGATEWAY Aviation Institute places order for 20 Piper Pilot 100i

Piper Aircraft has announced an order for twenty Pilot 100i single-engine trainers from Pennsylvania and Delaware based flyGATEWAY Aviation Institute. The order was received on the third day of EAA AirVenture 2021.  flyGATEWAY, a Liberty University Flight Training Affiliate, will begin taking delivery of their first fourteen aircraft in January of 2022. The remaining six (6) aircraf...

FAA approves Nextant Aerospace Challenger 604 Fusion Software Version 2 upgrade

 Nextant Aerospace announced that it has received Federal Aviation Administration approval of an upgraded software Supplemental Type Certificate for Challenger 604 aircraft with Pro Line Fusion Avionics. The long-awaited software upgrade provides added avionics capabilities to enhance safety and awareness while also helping pilots and operators save time. Nextant is making the upgra...

ASKA On The Fly timeshare service launches

ASKA announced the ASKA On The Fly timeshare service for the ASKA™electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle designed for consumers. ASKA™ On The Fly offers a flexible and super-easy way to drive & fly (open to a limited number of customers in the first few years of production) and gives people the freedom to choose when they want to drive and fly. The free...

Avfuel and Embraer collaborate to bring Neste MY SAF to MLB Airport

Avfuel Corporation and Embraer announced their recent collaboration to bring Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM (SAF) to Melbourne Orlando International Airport. The agreement comes as Embraer announces its commitment on climate action, such as achieving carbon neutral operations by 2040 and supporting the aviation industry´s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, both of whi...