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Recently Certified Aircraft Will Join Gulfstream G650ER And Gulfstream G280 at LABACE

Just one week left till the annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo. So industry professionals are curious to discover what will be showcased on the static display this year. here are latest updates from Gulfsteam Aerospace - newly c...

ACE steps up the pace

With just over six weeks to go, Air Charter Expo 2019 is set to become the most successful edition of this one-day air charter exhibition so far. With the show now almost booked to capacity, a dazzling array of aircraft on the static display, registrations significantly higher to date compared...


Swiss-made watches created using rocket metal from Apollo Mission AS-203

To commemorate the 50thanniversary of the Apollo Moon landings, time-piece manufacturer West One has launched a unique fundraising proposition to support development of a trio of Swiss-made watches created using rocket metal from Apollo Mission AS-203. The Eagle, Saturn and Orion watches are the culmination of years of effort by the West One founders since the discovery of what was clearly meta...

Evaluation of Caribbean airlift dilemmas and possible solutions requested

The Chairman of the SER (Social Economic Council) of St.Maarten, ir. Damien Richardson is taking the private initiative to request that CESALC (The Economic and Social Councils Network for Latin America and the Caribbean) evaluates the nature of airlift in the Caribbean and propose relevant scenarios, policies, and regulations that can help with the fluidity of movement of people regionally and in...

EAA Air Venture - Is it Over Already?

By Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board First of all, let's talk about the numbers that I can talk about already. We had a rough start to the week, but when you look at the number of people camping and the people coming in through the gate, we believe we're on track for a record year. Airport airplane counts are down from the prior year, which is really attributed to airpla...

Vahana mark at 2019 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

From 22 to 28 July Airbus Urban Mobility’s eVTOL demonstrator vehicle was on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, underscoring the critical role that electric flight will play in the future of aviation. The Vahana Alpha Two eVTOL demonstrator—fresh from a week-long stint at the Paris Air Show in mid-June—is now set to capture the imagination of event goers at...

Get ready for 2020 Caribbean Aviation Conference on St.Maarten

I am sure a lot of you were reading some feedback regarding the 4th Caribbean Aviation Meetup, an amazing result oriented aviation event.  So this is the time when you have to take you agenda and make a reservation for the 2020 edition dates! Be ready to discuss and to act, this is the essential difference! The next, 5th annual, Caribbean Aviation Meetup conference will again...

Honeywell has acquired privately held TruTrak Flight Systems

Honeywell has acquired privately held TruTrak Flight Systems, a leader in autopilots for experimental, light-sport and certified aircraft. The acquisition will become part of Honeywell’s BendixKing business, helping to deliver affordable technologies to the experimental and general aviation markets. This market has grown by double digits over the past five years. “TruTrak is a...

Gulfstream G500 technology, performance and comfort earns Flying Innovation Award

Gulfstream G500 has earned the 2019 Flying Innovation Award! The honor, given by Flying magazine to “the most innovative product to have reached the general aviation market in the previous year,” was revealed on the opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin. “Innovation sets the foundation for flight and has been the bedrock of our culture from the beginning,&...

GE’s Catalyst as hybrid propulsion solution for TriFan 600

Just think about it - customers have already placed 80 orders to date for the TriFan 600 under XTI’s presale program! An important announcement concerning the engine for TriFan 600 hybrid-electric propulsion system! XTI has made the choice - GE’s CatalystTM engine! GE Aviation and XTI will work together to define a series hybrid architecture that will meet the TriFan perfo...

100 Cessna Skyhawk for ATP Flight School

Direct news from EAA AirVenture 2019 - an agreement between Textron Aviation and ATP Flight School, for orders and options for up to 100 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft through 2023. The new aircraft will be supplementing and replacing aircraft in ATP’s current fleet of over 375 aircraft and adds to the 20 Skyhawks ATP has already taken delivery of over the last year. “F...

Putting the Power of the PT6 Engine in the Palm of Your Hand

Pratt & Whitney announced it has launched Know My PT6 – a data-rich mobile app to help its customers around the world optimize the performance and availability of their PT6-powered aircraft.   "We design high-performing, reliable engines because our customers expect to be able to fly their aircraft whenever and wherever the mission demands," said Nicholas Kane...

50th anniversary of the first flight of its Beechcraft Baron 58

On June 23, 1969, pilots first flew the Baron 58 prototype, paving the way into the next five decades of innovative evolution. Since the Baron 58’s first delivery in 1970, more than 3,100 aircraft have been delivered worldwide. Textron Aviation this year is marking the 50th anniversary of the first flight of its Beechcraft Baron 58 high-performance piston twin, a model that has pla...

Unique Capabilities of the PC-12 NG and PC-24 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

“We love Oshkosh. Not only is it the best venue in the world to highlight the unique aircraft that Pilatus build, but it gives us a great opportunity to meet with customers, prospects and enthusiasts from around the globe. And, it’s just a lot of fun to be here, and remind ourselves why we enjoy working in this great industry.” stated Tom Aniello, Vice President of Marketing...

Upcoming events

Air Charter Expo 2019

17/09/2019 - 19/09/2019
United Kingdom, London

5th Annual China Aviation Training Forum 2019

24/09/2019 - 25/09/2019
China, Sanya City

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Meet Dassault Falcon 8X, 900LX Trijets at RUBAE 2019

Meet DassaultFalcon 8X, 900LX Trijets at RUBAE 2019! Dassault will also be exhibiting a full-scale mockup of its new Falcon 6X ultra-widebody twinjet which is on track for certification and initial...

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VRT-500 helicopter with Liebherr environmental control system on board

We've already reported some news from MAKS 2019 regarding  New VRT-500. Here some more great news - VRT-500 helicopter with Liebherr environmental control system on board! Liebherr-Ae...