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Get ready for Aerial Firefighting North America 2020

Aerial Firefighting North America 2020 Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend event for anyone involved in the aerial firefighting domain. Hosted at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, California between 4 and 5 March, the event features an array of presentations on a diverse range of subjects. California has been no stranger to wildfires in recent months...

HondaJet deliveries performance are the best in its class since 3 years

Once again General Aviation Manufacturers Association provided statistics, naming the most delivered aircraft in each class. For the third concecutive year HondaJet is the winner in its class. During 2019, Honda Aircraft Company delivered 36 aircraft to customers globally, becoming the most delivered very light jet for the third consecutive year. "We are pleased that customers across the...

Second Sikorsky contract to build Presidential Helicopters

Sikorsky will build six production VH-92A® Presidential Helicopters under a contract from US Navy. These helicopters are part of the 23 aircraft program of record for the U.S. Marine Corps. Under the terms of the contract, known as Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot II, Sikorsky will begin deliveries of six VH-92A helicopters in 2022. The remaining production aircraft will b...

Gulfstream to Expand in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand its operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with the construction of a service center at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The facility, which will complement Gulfstream’s presence at Dallas Love Field, is expected to open by the fall of 2021 and will create approximately 50 new jobs. To help meet the needs of its growing customer fleet, Gulfstrea...

Four Cessna Pilot Centers names as 2020 Top Hawks by Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation named four Cessna Pilot Centers to its 2020 Top Hawk program that partners the world’s leading training aircraft with top pilot training programs around the country, promoting general aviation and encouraging young people to pursue aviation as a career. The 2020 Top Hawk participants are Academy of Aviation, Atlas Aviation, JA Flight Services and Snohomish Flying Servic...

Daher winglets took flight with the new Gulfstream G700

We already wrote about the first flight of Gulfstream G700, which launched a flight test program. It was clear which engines powered the flight, let's fid out more about performance-enhancing winglets built by Daher. The essential benefit of winglets incorporated is the contribution to this twin-engine business jet fuel efficiency and ultralong-range.  The winglets &ndas...

The first time for most powerful Rolls-Royce business aviation engine

February 14 became the first time for Rolls-Royce Pearl® 700 engines to power Gulfstream G700 to the skies. Gulfstream G700 used a 30/70 blend of sustainable aviation fuel for this first flight. After  2 hours and 32 minutes flight the aircraft and its engines will now undergo an intensive flight test programme ahead of certification. Dr. Dirk Geisinger,...

First flight of Gulfstream G700 launched flight test program

The first flight of Gulfstream G700, made on February 14, officially launched the flight-test program. The 2 hours and 32 minutes flight was made at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on a 30/70 blend of sustainable aviation fuel. The G700 was introduced as the new industry flagship in October 2019 with a full-scale cabin mock-up and an aircraft taxiing under...

100th Installation of revolutionary Tamarack Active Winglets

Tamarack Aerospace celebrated the 100th installation of its revolutionary Active Winglet System at the Sandpoint, ID headquarters. The Tamarack team developed the first of its kind and only Active Winglet technology enabling aircraft to use much less fuel, fly farther with greater payloads and a more sustainable carbon footprint. The 100th installation milestone celebrates Tama...

Citation and CJ initial and recurrent training offering by AVIAA and LOFT

An another strategic partner for AVIAA membership: LOFT. For the past 15 years, LOFT has provided experienced flight instruction to Cessna Citation and CJ pilots through the entire training process. Its unique Part 142 simulator training program, based in Carlsbad, California, will now be offered to the growing number of AVIAA members operating Citation C Series business jets. ...

Gulfstream G700 Cabin Mock-Up Departed For Worldwide Tour

Do you remember, the eve of NBAA-BACE 2019,  a new indutry flagship was introduced - Gulfstream G700. Today, the full-scale mock-up of the Gulfstream G700™ cabin, including the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck™, has departed Savannah for a worldwide tour that will give customers an opportunity to experience the new industry flagship G700 first-hand. ​“W...

HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 successfully concluded

Helicopter Association International has drawn the curtains on HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, and this year’s show was packed with business deals, new technology, and safety and professional training. The four-day event brought together thousands of attendees from around the globe, focusing their attention on every aspect of the rotorcraft industry. Spread across the breadth of the...