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One year after maiden voyage - Gulfstream G700 surpassed 1100 flight hours

One year after its maiden voyage on Feb. 14, 2020, the G700 successfully completed several critical phases-of-flight tests, including envelope expansion, flutter, aerodynamic stalls, flying qualities, flight control systems and air-data testing. Today, Gulfstream G70 flight-test program has made significant progress, surpassing 1,100 hours of flying and completing new company test regime...

Airbus and Air Methods sign additional HCare support contract for fleet of 80 EC135s

Air Methods Corporation has signed another HCare support contract with Airbus Helicopters Inc., this time to cover its fleet of EC135 helicopters – the largest HCare contract signed with any civil customer to date. The order expands the number of Air Methods aircraft covered by Airbus support and services to 111, making Air Methods the largest HCare-covered single-operator civ...

US National Air Transportation Association endorses Tecnam aircraft for equitable COVID vaccine delivery

Italian Tecnam has received an endorsement from the US’ National Air Transportation Association (NATA) on their recently launched aircraft P2012 TRAVELCARE developed to increase the reach and efficiency of COVID vaccine delivery. The endorsement aims to incentivize further innovation within the industry and increase the role of general aviation in the COVID vaccine supply chai...

Garmin G3000 integrated flight deck selected by Joby Aviation for revolutionary eVTOL aircraft

Garmin announced a long-term agreement to provide the state-of-the-art Garmin G3000 integrated flight deck to Joby Aviation for their revolutionary all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, which is expected to commence commercial operations in 2024. Garmin has decades of experience deploying certified avionics solutions to new markets and this is continued wi...

Joby Aviation takes key step towards certifying aircraft, generates first revenue

Joby Aviation, developing an all-electric eVTOL aircraft, which it intends to operate as a commercial passenger aircraft in 2024, announced that it has begun generating revenue as part of achieving another major milestone in the Agility Prime program. The company also announced that it has agreed to a ‘G1’ certification basis for its aircraft with the Federal Aviation Adminis...

Updated spectrum of interior upgrades and dedicated designer services for Gulfstream owners

Enhanced Gulfstream Aerospace aircraft redesign program. What it means, in details? It will offer multiple options intended to suit a wide range of owner needs and timelines. In as little as 30 business days, any Gulfstream aircraft can be redesigned with the assistance of a dedicated designer. Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support, stated: “No...

New leader in the Line-Up - Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2

Welcome the newest addition to the Cessna Citation business jet family, the Citation CJ4 Gen2. The largest Citation in the light jet segment offers operators a host of features that elevate ramp presence and in-flight comfort, including a new stair and handrail, premium seating options and enhanced ambiance lighting throughout.  “With the CJ4 Gen2, we focused on a design that en...

Clay Lacy moves toward Net-Zero Carbon Footprint with solar panels at Van Nuys Airport Headquarters

Clay Lacy Aviation has completed installation of a 500 kilowatt (kW) solar array covering approximately 30,000 square feet of roof space at the company’s Van Nuys Airport headquarters, hangar and maintenance facility. Generating 750,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year, the 500 kW system will offset the equivalent of 530 metric tons of CO2, the same amount of CO2 generated by dri...

Skyworks Aeronautics announced $100 Million Investment Commitment from GEM

Skyworks Aeronautics announced a $100 million investment commitment from GEM Global Yield LLC SCS, the Luxembourg based private alternative investment group. Under the agreement, GEM will provide Skyworks Aeronautics with a Share Subscription Facility of up to $100 million for a 36-month term following a public listing of the Skyworks Aeronautics common stock. Skyworks Aeronautics will control the...

Expansion and renovation - Gulfstream completions at Appleton, Wisconsin

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand and renovate its Appleton, Wisconsin, facility’s completions operations, further enhancing the creation and installation of award-winning Gulfstream aircraft interiors. The expansion will ultimately create more than 200 new jobs. “This expansion is another effort in our long-range plan to upgrade and modernize Gulfstream facilities to further support...

New Piper M600/SLS simulator enters service at Legacy Flight Training

 Piper Aircraft announced that exclusive factory training provider for the M600, Legacy Flight Training, has taken delivery of a Frasca M600/SLS Simulator. Training using the new type specific device began on February 1, 2021.  The flight simulator uses a Piper sourced M600 fuselage, pilot seating, sub panels, switching and flight controls which enables real world, model specific trainin...

Limited Cirrus Aircraft edition to commemorate 8,000th delivery

Did you already see Cirrus Aircraft new limited edition? The limited edition to commemorate the delivery of its 8,000th SR Series aircraft later this year – the 8000 Limited Edition SR Series. Inspired by the company’s rich history of designing and building aircraft that inspire people to experience the world through personal aviation, the new design features bold colors and...