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Essential news for 13 Mar 2018

Cessna SkyCourier completes initial wind tunnel testing, final design takes shape

Textron Aviation Inc., announced it has completed initial wind tunnel testing of its new twin-engine Cessna SkyCourier turboprop. Results from comprehensive wind tunnel tests will provide performance and aerodynamic characteristics and structural load data, further finalizing the aircraft design. “For the initial wind tunnel testing, we use a custom, precision model with electri...

Bombardier Launches Twelve Brand New In-Service Products

New avionics display and Synthetic Vision System (SVS) upgrades enhance pilot awareness Bombardier designed cabin refinements improve comfort and enhance aesthetics Bombardier Business Aircraft launched 12 brand new product enhancements, from situational awareness and regulatory compliance to cabin upgrades to elevate the performance, comfort and luxurious aesthetics of its in-service ai...

BACA notes the British Prime Minister's statement on the UK's membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency

With Brexit planned for little over a year away, BACA – The Air Charter Association notes the British Prime Minister’s statement on the UK’s membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). BACA, which is the global trade body representing the interests of a number of companies in the Air Charter industry, welcomes further clarity on the operational effect of Brexit o...

Boeing, Turkish Airlines Finalize Deal for Up to 30 787 Dreamliners

Turkey's flag carrier chooses the 787-9 to expand fleet, improve passenger experience Firm order puts Dreamliner program above 1,300 orders Boeing and Turkish Airlines announced they have finalized a firm order for 25 787-9 Dreamliners with options for five more airplanes. The firm order will allow Turkey's flag carrier to further meet the growing demand at its home ai...

Citation Longitude circles globe, covering 31,000 nautical miles in 31 days

 Textron Aviation Inc., announced the Cessna Citation Longitude has successfully circumnavigated the globe, demonstrating its commanding performance and impressive reliability to customers along the way. Throughout its world tour, the Longitude traveled more than 31,000 nautical miles, flew 27 legs and visited 12 countries. “This far-reaching tour enabled us to fulfill the mounting d...

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SITAONAIR - DTN partnership brings industry-leading weather alerting to AIRCOM® FlightTracker

An industry-leading weather-alerting feature, empowering flight dispatchers to avoid or anticipate weather disruption throughout flights, has been launched as a new feature of SITAONAIR's AIRCOM® FlightTracker, in partnership with DTN. Airline dispatchers using AIRCOM® FlightTracker will now be equipped to help aircraft avoid inclement weather –including aircraf...

XTI Aircraft Company to file with SEC to increase share price

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced it is preparing to file papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to increase the price of its shares from $1.00 to a minimum of $1.50.  The share price will remain at $1.00 for a period of weeks until XTI finishes preparing its audited financials and submits its filing to the SEC.  When the SEC approves the incr...

Centreline becomes Europes's primary operator of Embraer Legacy 500

Centreline, the leading European aircraft charter and management company, has strengthened its position as the continent's most significant operator of the Legacy 500 aircraft after taking delivery of a second, brand new aircraft under management. The jet is based in Manchester and will be available for charter bookings from the end of March 2018.  The aircraft, which has a range of 31...