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The first Pilatus PC-12 NGX in the UK - placed by Oriens Aviation

A private customer based in North West England took delivery of d-generation’ Pilatus PC-12 NGX by Oriens Aviation. With its stylish executive six to eight-seat interior layout, the aircraft is ideal for business and leisure use. “It is notable we have been able to conclud...

Pratt & Whitney and JetBlue sign long-term service agreement for 230 V2500 engines

JetBlue Airways and Pratt & Whitney announced that the airline has signed a 13-year EngineWise fixed-price agreement for 230 V2500 engines that power the airline's A320ceo family fleet.  "The V2500 engine has been the workhorse of the JetBlue fleet since the airline&...


New EMS Service launched in South Africa operating Bell 222s

In July 2020, a long-standing and loyal Bell customer, Henley Air, launched its very own ROCKET (Rapid On Call Emergency Transport) Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operating six Bell 222 UT helicopters. ROCKET offers the Emergency Medical Services industry in South Africa a neutral and independent helicopter ambulance service of unmatched quality. The service established an in-...

SpaceShipTwo Cabin Interior revealed by Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic revealed the cabin interior of its first SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity. Aspiring astronauts and space enthusiasts around the world, now have the opportunity to explore the Virgin Galactic cabin design and spaceflight experience through an augmented reality enabled mobile app, which launches after the live event, and is available to download for free at both the App Stor...

EHang 216 obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada Civil Aviation

EHang 216 has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada. This is another milestone in regulatory breakthrough for EHang 216 and the first of this kind permit for periodic operations of passenger-grade AAVs in North America.  With the certificate, trial flights of EHang 216 AAVs can be rou...

Gulfstream G700 surpasses testing milestones, speed and altitude limits

Gulfstream G700 flight-test program is making progress with a number of accomplishments in testing and performance. The G700, introduced in October 2019, boasts the industry’s most spacious cabin with the highest speeds at the longest range. The G700 has flown more than 100 test flights, recently completed company flutter testing and expanded the flight envelope at both high and lo...

Six new TECNAMs joined Pradera Verde Aviation fleet

Tecnam announced that newly set up Pradera Verde Aviation Group of Companies in the Philippines has chosen to equip their fleet with six new Tecnam aircraft — five P2008 JC MkII aircraft and one P2010. The Tecnam P2008 JC MkII is currently the most appreciated basic trainer on the aviation market. With its carbon-fibre fuselage, metal wings and stabilator, the two-seat P2008 JC has a va...

The first autonomous free flight of VSR700 prototype

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first free flight. The VSR700 performed a ten minute flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. This is a significant step in the programme following the first flight in November 2019 when the prototype was tethered to comply with regulatory requirements. To enable thi...

Hartzell Odyssey For Cirrus SR22 and SR22T Aircraft

Cirrus SR22 and SR22T pilots can now add Hartzell Propeller's four-blade structural composite carbon fiber propeller, called the Odyssey, to their airplanes for $35,000. The new propeller has been available as an STC option for new aircraft from the factory since earlier this year. Hartzell's new offering is supplied with a polished aluminum spinner assembly and is available with or wit...

Tanzania type acceptance granted to Bell 505

Bell 505 has been accepted by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) for airworthiness certification in the United Republic of Tanzania, making it the sixth country in Africa to certify the aircraft. “The Bell 505 is renowned the world over for delivering best-in-class value to our customers, and now, with TCAA’s type acceptance, we are excited to serve the needs of Tanzania w...

New London-area Gulfstream Farnborough service center is open

Welcome new Gulfstream Customer Support service center at the U.K.’s Farnborough Airport has opened for business. The facility’s first aircraft is a Middle East-based Gulfstream G450™ arriving for scheduled maintenance. The all-new 225,000-square-foot/20,903-square-meter facility can easily accommodate up to 13 large-cabin aircraft, including the Gulfstream G650™, G650...

Embraer boosts Phenom maintenance to 800 flight hours

Embraer announced a revision to the Scheduled Maintenance Requirements (SMR) for the Phenom family of jets. The revision extends the intervals between stops from 600 flight hours and/or 12 months and multiples to 800 flight hours or 12 months and multiples. Most of the tasks with double intervals were also optimized to the longest period. This is a 33%...

AlpinAirPlanes took delivery of first Velis Electro

On 16 July 2020 AlpinAirPlanes of Switzerland took delivery of the first of their 14 Velis Electro type-certified electric aeroplanes. At the same time, the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA/BAZL) granted operations, licences and maintenance approval of electric aircraft in standard category for the first time ever. Ivo Boscarol, founder and CEO of Pipistrel: “We congratul...

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey potential recognized for Indonesia support

Many countries continue to take interest in the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey for its role as a valuable asset needed to serve and support multiple mission capabilities. For the sprawling islands of Indonesia, it could connect teams and support long-range missions. News outlet The Drive notes that the aircraft “…is particularly well suited for Indonesia, a country that is made up of a...

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Airbus Orders & Deliveries July 2020

Airbus 2020 gross orders by July 31st totalled 369 aircraft with net orders, after cancellations, of 302 aircraft. The Company registered four new orders in July 2020. During the month, 49&nbs...

New Flagship of the best-selling turboprop family - Beechcraft King Air 360

Welcome the next generation of egendary King Air turboprop family - the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER.The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockp...

A unique Medevac solution - Phenom 300MED - for the best-selling light jet in the market

Welcome a unique Medevac solution - Phenom 300MED , which is also available for retrofit, through a partnership with umlaut and Aerolite. Embraer and umlaut are jointly developing and certif...

Cirrus Aircraft launches VisionAir Ownership Program

Cirrus Aircraft announced VisionAir, a revolutionary ownership program for the Vision Jet. Designed as a completely turnkey program, VisionAir includes everything needed to own, operate and manage a V...

Double delivery for Jetfly - 5th PC-24 and 1st PC-12 NGX

Jetfly Aviation took new aircraft: a fifth PC 24 and an initial PC-12 NGX. These acquisitions further reinforce the partnership of many years between the Swiss aircraft manufacturer and Europe&rs...

First delivery of Liebherr-Aerospace stand-alone electronics systems

The Liebherr Team has reached a major milestone with the delivery of the first engineering prototypes of the Nose Wheel Steering Remote Electronics Unit for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Main Gear Ste...

New collaboration for Supersonic Overture engine program design - Boom Supersonic and Rolls-Royce

Boom Supersonic and Rolls-Royce announced an engagement agreement to explore the pairing of a Rolls-Royce propulsion system with Boom's flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture. The g...

SpaceShipTwo Cabin Interior revealed by Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic revealed the cabin interior of its first SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity. Aspiring astronauts and space enthusiasts around the world, now have the opportunity to explore the...

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EASA approves Airbus maintenance Synchronous Distance Learning

To support Airbus customers and offer them the opportunity to optimise this period of travel restrictions, Airbus Training Services has set up and obtained EASA-approval for a “Synchronous...

STC for IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle System for Beechcraft King Air 300 series

Innovative Solutions & Support has been awarded FAA Supplemental Type Certification for its groundbreaking ThrustSense® Autothrottle system for the Beechcraft King Air 300 series turboprops eq...

Ansat flights started in Mexico

Flights of Ansat light multipurpose helicopter owned by the Mexican company Craft Avia Center started in Guadalajara.  Ansat helicopter has been supplied by Russian Helicopter Systems compan...

Airbus proposes MEDEVAC conversion of passenger aircraft

A multi-functional team composed of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters has proposed a solution to quickly convert passenger aircraft into a Medical-Evacuation...

Bell celebrated grand opening of New Facility in Wichita

Bell Textron officially opened of the new Bell facility in Wichita, Kansas, where the company will support multiple Bell programs and business areas, including Engineering, Supply Chain, Professi...

Preliminary results of MC-21-300 tests on engines protection against water penetration summed up

Irkut Corporation summarized the preliminary results of MC-21-300 aircraft ground testing, which confirmed the possibility of operating the aircraft in presence of water on runway.  During the pe...

BelugaXL enters into service in Getafe

The BelugaXL recently expanded its operational reach by adding Airbus’ facility in Getafe, Spain to its network. This aircraft “no.2” – the second to fly – is working alo...