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Essential news for 04 May 2021

Second Falcon 6X made successful first flight

Dassault Aviation has flown a second Falcon 6X flight test aircraft, completing another important milestone in the development program for the new widebody, long-range twinjet.  Flight test aircraft no. 2 made a two-hour flight on April 30, climbing to Flight Level 400 and accelerating to a cruise speed of Mach 0.85. “We are very pleased with the progress of the Falcon 6X t...

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ALSIM to strengthen its presence in Turkey

ALSIM is strengthening its presence in Turkey. Bluewings Aviation, a DGCA approved General Aviation Company located in Çorlu, Turkey, has recently bought an ALSIM AL250 simulator. The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable simulator certified as an EASA FNPT II. In addition, it offers both classic and glass cockpit i...

Bell 505 cargo hook is EASA certified

Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to carry up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) giving the aircraft an external gross weight capability of 4,475 pounds (2,030 kg). “The cargo hook capabilities are an important enhancement for the aircraft and an added capability for utility and public safety operations,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Managing D...

Continued Lufthansa Group fleet modernization and purchases ten long-haul aircraft

Lufthansa Group is accelerating the modernization of its fleet. New, highly cost and fuel-efficient aircraft are replacing older types on short, medium and long-haul routes. As a result, the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG decided to buy ten long-haul aircraft: five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing B787-9. The Supervisory Board approved the purchase today. These aircraft will be operated...

SPARFELL welcomes a new Challenger 300 to its fleet

If we say that since February 2020 air travel is not like it was before, whould you agree? Post pandemic air travel is still a challenge. So for many corporate and private travellers business aviation is the solutions they are choosing. Speed, safety, reliability and quality of services.  Demonstrating SPARFELL dynamism, the aviation group welcomes the 5th aircraft in 2021, a Challeng...

WAI Chapters and corporate members take Girls in Aviation Day 2021 back to in-person events

 Women in Aviation International’s Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) will return to in-person events across the globe on September 25, 2021, and the Aviation for Girls App will also continue! WAI chapters and corporate members will be free to host in-person events for girls ages 8-17 this year, as their local health guidance allows. WAI will continue to offer additional virtual materials, ac...

Business Aviation first Unlimited Streaming and Data Wi-Fi plan - Gogo

To better accommodate the rising demand for data onboard business aircraft, Gogo is announcing the first unlimited streaming and data plan in business aviation – Gogo Biz 4G Limitless. “Our customers’ hunger for data continues to grow, but they also want predictability in their billing,” said Jim MacDougall, Gogo’s vice president for product manageme...