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And the Winner in Fly-Off is....active winglets by Tamarack Aerospace

For those who were not able to follow in real time we have all details here - the winner is Tamarack Aerospace  active winglets touching down first, with about 25% less fuel burn!   Tamarack Aerospace was the official winner of the Tuesday, January 26 “Fly-Off” between an unmodified CitationJet and an Active Winglet transformed CitationJet. This event w...

Production start for Bye Aerospace eFlyer 2

Bye Aerospace announced that production has commenced on Serial #001 for its two-seat all-electric eFlyer 2. The company is in the process of obtaining FAA Part-23 certification for the eFlyer 2 for the professional flight training mission.  George E. Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace, said the company has contracted with Composites Universal Group (CUG) to begin assembly of the production eF...

Terrafugia announces FAA Special Light-Sport Airworthiness Certificate

Terrafugia has reached a significant milestone by obtaining an FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate for its Transition® roadable aircraft. As a unique integration of a two-seat aircraft and an automobile, the Transition® is designed to meet safety standards from both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Highway and Traffi...

Frontier Airlines selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power 134 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney and Frontier Airlines announced the selection of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 134 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The engines will power 49 A320neo, 67 A321neo and 18 A321XLR aircraft, with the first of these aircraft currently scheduled for delivery in 2022. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Frontier with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise&r...

Hartzell Awarded STC for Talon Prop on two-seat Extra 300L

Hartzell Propeller recently received a Supplemental Type Certificate for its specially designed three-blade high performance Talon prop for installation on Extra 300L two-seat aerobatic aircraft. The Talon features an enhanced aerodynamic design coupled with Hartzell’s state of the art ASC-II™ resin transfer carbon fiber process. Mike Goulian Testimonial The Talon’s launch...

Boeing commits to deliver commercial aircraft ready to fly on 100% sustainable fuels

Boeing sets an ambitious target to advance the long-term sustainability of commercial aviation, committing that its commercial airplanes are capable and certified to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. Boeing has previously conducted successful test flights replacing petroleum jet fuel with 100% sustainable fuels to address the urgent challenge of climate change.  Accordin...

BBAM adds up to 12 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters

Boeing and BBAM Limited Partnership announced the lessor is expanding its 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter fleet with six firm orders and six options. The agreement brings BBAM’s 737-800BCF orders and commitments to 15 and highlights the continued strength of the e-commerce and express cargo market. “As we look ahead to expanding our cargo fleet, the 737-800 Boeing Conve...

HAI addresses Pandemic Issues related to holding HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans

Helicopter Association International remains committed to supporting the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry by holding an in-person HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans March 22–25, with exhibits open March 23–25. “I want to be as transparent as possible in addressing the concerns of our industry,” says James Viola, president and CEO of HAI. “By partner...

New Honda Aircraft Company wing production facility

Honda Aircraft Company has begun operations at its newly opened Wing Production and Service Parts Facility, located at the company’s world headquarters at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C. The new 83,100 square-foot facility is the latest addition to the 133-acre Honda Aircraft Company campus, and represents an additional investment of $24.3 million, bringing the t...

New helicopter flight data monitoring device certified by Bell

Bell announced the Supplemental Type Certificate for the Installation of QuantiFLY, a new aircraft communication unit (ACU) powered by Truth Data, offering a true low-cost, lightweight, and fully automatic flight data monitoring (FDM) solution currently available for the Bell 407GXi and Bell 429. Bell developed QuantiFLY with Appareo and FDM analytics to enable operators to affordably us...

Premier Air Charter secures four Citation X Jets

Premier Air Charter has recently acquired the leases of four Cessna Citation X aircraft, further positioning the company as an elite aviation provider in the southern California region. One of the four aircraft is already at the company's Carlsbad-based headquarters and the other three are expected to arrive within the coming weeks. The addition of the aircraft bolsters Pre...

Preowned Aircraft Transactions spiked as 2020 ended - IADA

Following the abrupt pandemic-induced plunge in preowned aircraft sales in March 2020, members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) experienced a rising wave of transactions, highlighted by a fourth quarter surge of 554 closed deals. IADA began tracking sales metrics in April on a monthly basis as a result of the volatile used aircraft sales transactions caused by the impact...