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U.S. Army awards Electra $1.9 Million contract for powered wind tunnel test of contested logistics eSTOL aircraft

Electra announced a Small Business Innovation Research contract from the U.S. Army valued at $1.9 million that funds powered wind tunnel testing of Electra hybrid eSTOL aircraft. The award enables the U.S. Army to explore Electra’ unique blown wing aircraft technology potential to broaden U.S. military capabilities, especially for fuel-efficient, resilient logis...

Safran continues in-service support for U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has renewed its contract with the U.S. Coast Guard to support the Arriel engines powering its MH-65 helicopters. This new 5-year contract will provide in-service support and MRO for more than 240 Arriel 2C2-CG engines, under a Support-By-the-Hour contract. The U.S. Coast Guard's MH-65 helicopters have been powered by two Arriel 2C2-CG engines since 2003...

Analysis reveals age of US business aviation fleet and key reasons to upgrade aircraft

If we talk about senior executives from large U.S. businesses whose companies own or lease business jets, what are key reasons for a company to upgrade its current business aircraft? According to a new survey commissioned by Airbus Corporate Jets, answers are quite evident -  greater fuel efficiency, better onboard technology and lower operational costs. Analysis of indust...

Natilus and MONTE partners to offer leasing of Kona regional blended-wing-body aircraft

Natilus announced a strategic partnership with MONTE Aircraft Leasing. MONTE will provide leasing and financing options for the Kona aircraft to Natilus customers, making the path towards sustainable aviation more attainable. This collaboration between Natilus and MONTE will accelerate the adoption of eco-friendly air transportation solutions while meeting the increasing demand for effic...

Air Center San Diego: KSDM new FBO provider

There is a new premier provider of FBO services in California as Air Center San Diego acquired San Diego Jet Center’s FBO assets at Brown Field Municipal Airport on April 10. The acquisition includes all FBO facilities, including the main terminal building out of which Air Center San Diego has begun providing FBO services. Air Center is committed to enhancing its presence on t...

Enhanced Cessna high-wing piston aircraft enter into service following first deliveries

Textron Aviation announced the entry into service of its enhanced Cessna Skyhawk, Cessna Skylane, Turbo Skylane and Turbo Stationair HD following first deliveries for each aircraft. These latest product investments aim to provide a modern and stylish tone that aligns with the newest Cessna Citation jets, while maintaining the renowned comfort, durability and performan...

Daher latest TBM 960 version makes its U.S. air show debut at the 2024 SUN ’n FUN Aerospace Expo

Daher is marking its presence at 50th SUN ’n FUN Aerospace Expo with its Model Year 2024 version of the TBM 960, which incorporates new updates for enhanced pilot awareness and lower workload – while also sporting an updated paint scheme. Distinctively configured with the latest interpretation of Daher Sirocco livery (with silver, matt blue and black highlights), th...

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...