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Embraer Executive Jets Taps MGM Jackpot with $200M Order

Embraer came up a winner at the new aircraft sales casino at NBAA 2015 in Las Vegas yesterday, inking a deal worth more than $200 million for letters of intent covering three Lineage 1000E large cabin and three midsize Legacy 500 business jets. The prospective buyer is MGM Resort...

King Air C90 deliveries up next for Nextant after G90XT green light

Nextant Aerospace announced at the show that it has secured US certification for the G90XT twin-engined turboprop, and will begin deliveries of the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 next year. The programme was launched by Nextant two years ago in partnership with engine manufacturer GE Avia...


Embraer Legacy 500 breaks speed records

Flying transoceanic, the Embraer Legacy 500 has set two speed records, the Brazilian manufacturer announced on 18 November. The midsize jet flew from Burbank, California to Kahului, Maui with five passengers in 6h. The segment – one of the world’s longest between two points over water – covered 2,165nm (4,010km) with an average ground speed of 680km/h (367kt). The east...

World Fuel’s Ascent Brand Debuts in Canada

World Fuel Services (WFS) has begun the expansion of its Ascent-branded FBO network into the Canadian market with the addition of Million Air Vancouver as its first location north of the border. The branding will give the Million Air facility access to WFS’s various customer support initiatives, as well as to the FlyBuys Rewards loyalty program. “The addition of...

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 distinctive V-style vertical stabilisers and an aft-mounted pusher propeller. “Ten years ago, I had a...

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 monitoring; a dedicated maintenance hotline; and a suite of training courses. “As TBM charter...

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...

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9th Annual Civil Avionics International Forum

12/08/2020 - 14/08/2020
China, Shanghai

The 2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020

13/08/2020 - 15/08/2020
China, Shanghai

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The first, The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue

Today sees the launch of a thrilling new book written by aviation journalist and editor Paul E Eden. The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue is the first ever official docu...

Welcome the finalist in AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards - Wingcopter

Wingcopter has been named a finalist in the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). The Germany-based manufacturer of autonomous delivery drones was se...

Girls in Aviation Day 2020 available to all- now year round, online & free of charge

Women in Aviation International’s Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) will go on in 2020 – despite the global pandemic – and it will be bigger and more far-reaching than ever! WAI chapters...

The future of regional and global business aviation trends in 2020: return of MEBAA Show

The MEBAA Show, the Middle East’s leading business aviation platform, is set to return to Dubai, taking place on 08-10 December 2020 at DWC, Airshow Site. The event will showcase the latest tech...

Next steps for aviation amid COVID-19: a survival guide - Air Convention Digital Week

June 15th  – 19th, 2020 Monday - Friday, 2 PM (CET) Join the live stream for free! Next steps for aviation amid COVID-19: a survival guide  ·   The bi...

ILA Berlin 2020 goes digital with RED Aircraft

RED Aircraft confirms its participation in the ongoing ILA Berlin 2020 digital aerospace exibition. This is a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a public ai...

Celebrating 10 Years of Aviation Inspiration

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