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Cessna Citation Latitude won the midsize segment in 2018

According to the annual shipment and billings report published by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Cessna Citation aircraft were the most-delivered business jets of 2018. Textron Aviation delivered 188 business jets – including 57 Cessna Citation Latitude aircraft – winning the midsize segment for the third consecutive year and outselling its closest com...

Girls in Aviation Day At the Women in Aviation International 30th Annual Conference

As part of Women in Aviation International’s (WAI) 30thannual conference in Long Beach, held March 14-16, 2019, local girls from ages 8 to 17 are invited to learn about the career and lifestyle possibilities available in aviation and aerospace. Girls in Aviation Day Long Beach will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Long Beach Convention Center beginning at 9 a.m. Girls are requi...

Discover Kopter Group SH09 helicopter in a passenger transport configuration at Heli-Expo 2019

Heli-Expo show in Atlanta will give you the possibility to discover a full-scale mock-up of Kopter Group new SH09 helicopter outfitted with a seven-seat transport configuration (five passengers and two pilots) engineered and manufactured by Metro Aviation. After developing SH09 law enforcement and EMS interiors, Metro Aviation has extended its cooperation with Kopter Group to fea...

From Singapore to San Francisco in just 13 hours and 37 minutes

The city-pair records are pending approval by the National Aeronautic Association.  The ultralong-range Gulfstream G650ER again demonstrated its performance prowess in a city-pair record connecting Singapore and San Francisco — a distance of 7,475 nautical miles/13,843 kilometers — faster than any other ultralong-range aircraft. The G650ER departed S...

Some love from Vertis for Americas with new office and regional launch of Vertis Charter Management Programme

Some love from Vertis for Americas some love this Valentine’s day with three key regional announcements. The business has opened a new U.S. office in Boston, Massachusetts which will be headed-up by General Manager, Robert Coleman, a well- respected business aviation figure in the region. Coleman will be responsible for promoting the boutique Vertis charter service across the Americas, from...

Successful 2018 for JetLoan Capital

"2018 was a success", announced Sam Harris, President of JetLoan Capital.  While continuing their funding of jet transactions, the new general aviation department thrived. JetLoan Capital experienced continued growth in 2018 with 70 closed transactions and over $100,000,000 in funded loans. The aircraft finance company with 25 years of industry experience and over $2 bi...

Innovation Award For Setting New Safety Standards goes to Gulfstream G500

2019 Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Innovation Award for the advanced technology introduced received By Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. for the high-performing Gulfstream G500. The Business Intelligence Group seeks out and rewards those with vision, creativity and persistence, all hallmarks found in the world's leading companies and individuals. The G500 earned the award for its influenc...

Delta Air Lines A220 Inaugural Flight powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines

Pratt & Whitney along with Airbus and Delta Air Lines celebrated the entry into service (EIS) of the airline's A220 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. The momentous occasion makes Delta the first A220 operator in North America. The event was commemorated with a gate celebration at LaGuardia Airport in New York. In April 2016, Delta announced...

Challenger 650 addition to Meridian ever-growing fleet

The fleet of Meridian is ever-growing, here is the latest addition - 2018 Challenger 650 (N562RT) business jet. The aircraft is based in West Palm Beach, FL, and conveniently serves our South Florida and New York City-area customers. This heavy jet is impeccably maintained both inside and out, and contains the modern amenities that discerning passengers require when choosing a business a...

Boeing Partners with Aerion to Accelerate Supersonic Travel

Aerion's AS2 will be the first supersonic business jet to market Boeing to provide financial, engineering and industrial resources Being announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design,...

Super Bowl visitors had Textron Aviation MSUS support

 Textron Aviation Inc.  did station three of its Mobile Service Unit (MSU) vehicles in Atlanta, Georgia, during this year’s Super Bowl, bringing factory-direct service and support for Citation, King Air and Hawker customers flying to the event. The MSUs will be located at Peachtree Dekalb Airport (PDK), Fulton County Airport (FTY) and Cobb County Airport (RYY). Super B...

30 years old by now, Record-Setting Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference More Forward-Looking Than Ever

As the 30th edition of the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2019) concluded, organizers said the event’s trademark upbeat vibe and forward-looking view were as much in evidence as ever.  2019 edition had the highest attendance count on record, with nearly 3,000 participants, representation from all 50 U.S. state...