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Hillsboro Aero Academy purchases 10 New Piper aircraft

Piper Aircraft announced the purchase of five Archer TX and five Pilot 100i aircraft for Hillsboro Aero Academy. The first delivery of these aircraft is scheduled for early 2027. Aligned in their unwavering dedication to safety, quality, and student achievement, Hillsboro Aero Academy and Piper Aircraft continue to shape the future of aviation together with the purchase of these 10 new P...

Daher increases the production capacity for Kodiak multi-role aircraft at Sandpoint

Daher Aircraft Division announced the startup of increased production capacity for its Kodiak 100 and Kodiak 900 multi-role utility aircraft at the company’s manufacturing and final assembly facility in Sandpoint, Idaho. This Kodiak production evolution was detailed by Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of Daher’s Aircraft Division, during the company’s show-openin...

Pratt & Whitney announces North American Technology Accelerator

Pratt & Whitney announced details of its North American Technology Accelerator, a commercial and military aftermarket operations center of excellence based in Florida. The NATA will have dedicated floor space, equipment and resources for the development and industrialization of technology insertion programs that will support company's MRO network. The accelerator pro...

Gulfstream G700 earns additional certifications

Gulfstream G700 has earned additional Federal Aviation Administration certifications following the G700 FAA type certification on March 29. The new production and interior supplemental type certifications further clear the G700 for customer deliveries and entry into service.The G700 cabin supplemental type certifications officially approve the interior outfitting of the G700 and its cabin air...

Elixir Aircraft to open new US facility in Sarasota Bradenton Airport

During the Sun'n'Fun airshow Elixir Aircraft announce a new site in the United States. Situated at Sarasota Bradenton Airport in Florida, this facility will focus on the reassembly of aircraft intended for delivery to clients in the US. The demand for Elixir aircraft in the American market is substantial, with over 200 units already pre-ordered. This expansion will result in the emplo...

Pearl 10X engine took to the skies for the first time

Rolls-Royce has successfully kicked off the flight test campaign for its latest aero engine for the business aviation market, the Pearl 10X, on the company’s dedicated Boeing 747 flying testbed. The engine has been selected by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault to exclusively power its brand-new flagship aircraft, the Falcon 10X. The start of flight testing is an important miles...

B-29 reunion added to warbird highlights at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

The world’s only two flying examples of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress will make a rare joint appearance this summer during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024, supporting the “Turning the Tide” salute to 1944 and the 80th anniversary of D-Day. The 71st edition of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s fly-in convention is July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. It...

Sonoma Jet Center champions sustainable aviation with Green Fuel Day Event

In an ambitious stride toward sustainable aviation, Sonoma Jet Center at Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (KSTS), announces its upcoming Green Fuel Day Celebration on April 18, 2024. This event underscores the commitment of Sonoma Aviation, the parent company of Sonoma Jet Center, to pioneer cleaner aviation practices and the adoption of sustainable aviation fuel that...

Hartzell Aviation rolls out FAA safety tip videos

  Hartzell Aviation has created a series of firewall forward safety tip maintenance training courses covering a variety of Hartzell products installed on four popular aircraft. The Hartzell Aviation videos are complimentary, and in addition, each safety tip video qualifies for FAA credit when logged into and enrolled in the FAASafety.gov website after successfully completing the...

NTSB releases photos of fractured CitationJet wingtip following Tampa incident

Almost exactly one year after an event in Tampa, Florida the NTSB has posted detailed documents and photos related to the March 30, 2024 incident where a CitationJet safely landed with nearly 70 inches of wingtip missing. The package from the NTSB includes a detailed Systems Factual Report which details extensive testing of the Tamarack equipment. Testing and inspection revealed “n...

Desert Jet partners with TITAN Aviation Fuels to offer SAF at its Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport FBO

Desert Jet announces its latest sustainability initiative. The company has partnered with TITAN Aviation Fuels to establish the supply of SAF at its flagship FBO, Desert Jet Center at KTRM, including using SAF for its charter aircraft fleet. The partnership is part of Desert Jet's commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint. With the addition of SAF at its FBO...

Ohio launches traffic management system for drone operations

CAL Analytics, in coordination with the Ohio Department of Transportation, has launched a low-altitude air traffic management system for drones to support statewide operations. As the number of uncrewed aircraft systems, or drones, grows, a robust system for managing the low-altitude airspace where these aircraft operate is necessary to ensure safety. While the FAA provides air traffic c...