50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Essential news for 19 May 2017

Fully outfitted Gulfstream G500 makes European debut in Paris

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the first fully outfitted Gulfstream G500 test aircraft made its European debut by setting a city-pair record from Savannah to Paris. The aircraft flew between the two cities in 7 hours and 40 minutes, covering the 3,788-nautical-mile/7,015-kilometer distance at an average speed of Mach 0.90. In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Charles...

Industry first: Vistajet abolishes positioning fees globally

VistaJet announced that it has abolished hourly ferry flight fees for new Program customers globally. Uniquely in the industry, the commitment applies no matter where in the world a customer is flying to or from. The move signals a significant commitment to VistaJet’s mission to be the first operator to offer a truly global service. Its customers now have complete freedom when booking,...

Friday`s summary

PPG, Vision Systems to develop aircraft window shading applications

PPG and Vision Systems have reached a commercial agreement to work together on developing new applications utilizing Vision Systems’ electronically dimmable window shading solutions for aircraft. The agreement provides a framework for PPG and Vision Systems to pursue opportunities in commercial, regional, military and general aviation applications that capitalize on each company’s...

GE begins GE9X certification testing

Earlier this week, GE Aviation began GE9X engine certification tests at its Peebles Test Operation (PTO) in Ohio. The GE9X will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft. The first round of GE9X certification tests are being conducted on the second GE9X production-configured powerplant built by GE. To prepare for the certification program, trials of the first full engine to test (FETT) GE9X engine...

Cessna Denali poised to redefine segment as first test articles come to life

Textron Aviation announced the status of development on its new high-performance Cessna Denali single-engine turboprop, as the program begins fabrication of the first test articles. The clean-sheet Denali will incorporate the latest technology and is being designed to outperform its competition in capability, pilot interface, cabin experience and ownership costs. Powered by GE’s advanced tur...

Meridian Air Company reviews results of 2016

An interview with Vladimir Lapinskiy, CEO How can you comment on Meridian`s review of business aviation sector in 2016? Let`s split my reply in two parts – our review of the market results and annual performance of our airline. When we speak about the Russian market, its volume was still decreasing in 2016. However, there`s certain difference from the previous years. Experts suggest...