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Is the Valkyrie set to ride again?

A San Francisco-based start-up has relaunched a decade-old concept for a five-passenger, piston-powered aircraft called the CO50 Valkyrie and Valkyrie-X. The formal launch on 12 November re-energises Cobalt founder David Loury’s pursuit of the sleek aircraft design featuring distinctiv...

Daher introduces support for Part 135 TBM operators

Daher is introducing a specific support package for Part 135 operators in response to what it says is a growth in TBM commercial charter flights. The package includes an extended version of its TBM Care Program to cover these companies’ higher aircraft use rates; continuing airworthiness mo...


UAVs find their place in business aviation

Small unmanned aircraft are finding a place for themselves within the general aviation community, even though pilots and UAS operators often butt heads over safety and regulatory concerns. Commercial drone flights are becoming more commonplace, with the FAA granting 2,256 Section 333 exemptions to small UAS operators in the past year as it formulates new regulations. A panel of aviation lead...

Flexjet is first fleet customer for Aerion

Fractional jet supplier Flexjet has signed a firm order for 20 Aerion AS2 supersonic jets, providing a critical boost for the 12-year-old the high-speed aircraft development project. “Today, we are proud to be at the forefront of the next revolution in business jets, supersonic travel,” says Flexjet chairman Kenn Ricci. “We are pleased to be the first fleet purchaser of the...

One Aviation confident of Eclipse 550 European certification soon

One Aviation is hoping to secure European certification for its Eclipse 550 before the end of the month, paving the way for deliveries of the very light jet to be delivered to the continent. Speaking at NBAA , Ken Ross, One Aviation’s chief financial officer, said: We were hoping to get validation from the European Aviation Safety Administration during the show, but that has been delayed by...

Textron announces key suppliers for Longitude

Textron Aviation has announced a number of key suppliers for the new version of the Cessna Longitude, unveiled at the show yesterday. They include Aircelle, GKN Aerospace, Northrop Grumman and Parker Aerospace. The super-midsize jet’s Honeywell HTF7700L engines will be fitted with Safran subsidiary Aircelle’s PERT thrust reversers. Northrop Grumman will provide ine...

Epic New Features Coming from Honeywell

Aircraft with modern Honeywell flight decks will soon be eligible for some interesting upgrades that should make flying safer, including a new DynaCharts feature that aims to remove charts from cockpit displays. The company is also developing enhanced hazard detection for its IntuVue weather radar and TCAS coupled to the autopilot for automated avoidance of potential collision cours...

Millennials in Business Aviation Seek Job Transparency, New Challenges

“The baby boomers, who’ve been the backbone of our business aviation industry, are retiring,” said Sheryl Barden, president and CEO of Aviation Personnel International. “Now, we’ve got a new generation coming in, with all-new energy and new ways of solving problems: millennials.” With competition for aviation talent growing more competitive, business avia...

From NBAA2015, Five Questions for Nevada U.S. Rep. Dina Titus

Rep. Dina Titus (D-1-NV) is attending NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) and will speak at today's Opening General Session to welcome attendees to her district. She has a strong record of achievement as a supporter of the nation’s aviation system, having served more than three terms in Congress, where she is a member of the Aviation Subcommittee of the Ho...

Jetex Expands FBO Network in Mexico and Japan

Jetex Flight Support is expanding its presence in the Mexican market by announcing a partnership with local company Eolo to co-brand its FBO at Toluca International Airport. The facility is now being run jointly by the partners at what is Mexico’s main business aviation gateway. In addition to its Dubai headquarters, Jetex already has a network of FBOs in Paris, Shanno...

Honeywell acquires Satcom 1 to strengthen connectivity offer

Technology giant Honeywell has signed an agreement to buy Satcom1, provider of on board communications routing software and a satellite communications provider of airtime and consulting services. The acquisition positions Honeywell to offer operators a seamless experience with an all-in-one connectivity solution spanning routing software, airtime, hardware equipment, avionics, flight support se...

Elliott unveils Beechjet 400A refurbishment

Elliott Aviation is introducing its newly launched 400E refurbishment programme for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP at the show. The refurbishment includes a Garmin G5000 avionics suite with a Lumatech LED master warning panel, Gogo WiFi with Gogo Vision (On-Demand-Movies), an innovative exterior paint design and a completely redesigned, weight-saving interior. The interior includes a newly d...

FBO Software Provider Vessix Plans Expansion

FBO operations software provider Vessix is currently operating at five U.S. locations since its launch at last year’sNBAA show, but the Los Angeles company expects that number to increase significantly over the next few months. The cloud-based business platform automates the handling of many elements of FBO business management, including flight operations, ramp...

Embraer boosts range of Legacy 450

Embraer is extending the range of its Legacy 450 by over 10%. The move is designed to strengthen the Brazilian airframer’s position in the crowded and increasingly competitive superlight and midsize sectors and to exploit the anticipated rebound in these niche segments. The new Legacy 450 boasts a range of 2,900nm (5,370 km) – 325nm more than the current version. This will enable th...

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Leonardo promotes its helicopters and defence electronics at Seoul ADEX 2019

Leonardo is promoting new solutions aiming to meet the Country’s demanding requirements for technology and industry cooperation. The Company’s AW159 already provides world-cla...

Flying Colours Corp. meets increased demand for ADS-B Out installations

North America-headquartered Flying Colours Corp. will be promoting its ADS – B Out expertise during NBAA- BACE 2019 – Booth C7215 - having performed nearly 50 ADS-B Out installat...

Airline expectations are rising for interiors

Airlines in the Middle East region are actively looking for innovative interiors designs and technology, as passenger expectations continue to drive the industry. When Aircraft Interiors Middle E...

5th Civil Aviation Training International Forum was Successfully Held

The 5th Civil Aviation Training International Forum was successfully held in Sanya, Hainan from September 24th to 25th, 2019. The forum was approved by Foreign Affairs Office of Hainan Province,...

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Silk Way will organize annual Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku

The traditional two-days Caspian Air Cargo Summit 2019 opened October 8-9 at Fairmont Baku Flame Towers Hotel. The summit is organized by Azerbaijan's national cargo carrier Silk Way...

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