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Meeting the expectations of business aviation in Geneva

After 15 years of preparations, the hangar, private ramp and 7-storey Geneva Airpark building, covering 20,000 sq m in the southern area of Geneva airport, became operational in 2009. This whole infrastructure responded to the airport authorities’ desire to develop optimal conditions for hosting business jets in Switzerland. By hosting the Bombardier Line Maintenance Station in Switze...

Mi-8 evolution - how legendary model manages to keep up with time

In the year of the 60th anniversary of the Mi-8 maiden flight we revisit the history of this famous helicopter and its current modifications. Development activities for improvement of the Mi-8MTV-5-1 helicopter were completed in Mil&Kamov National Helicopter Center. According to Russian Helicopters (incorporated into the Rostec state corporation), the upgraded helicopter meets all current requ...

Launch customer for hydrogen-powered ATR 72 cargo aircraft - ASL Aviation Holdings

Universal Hydrogen announced it has executed a letter of intent with ASL Aviation Holdings. ASL will be a global launch customer for the turboprop cargo market and plans to purchase up to ten of Universal Hydrogen’s ATR 72 conversion kits for installation into its existing or future turboprop aircraft fleet. Upon completion of a collaborative network study and aircraft assessmen...

The time has come - future all-electric trainer - eDA40

Diamond Aircraft is proud to announce the development of an all-electric training aircraft, the eDA40 and has chosen Electric Power Systems’ EPiC battery technology and accompanying Ecosystem. Since 2011 Diamond Aircraft has been researching and developing electric and hybrid electric platform solutions. At Paris Airshow in 2011, in co-operation with Siemens, Diamond Aircraft introduced...

Welcome HondaJet 2600 Concept

Welcome HondaJet 2600 Concept -freshly unveilled at a special event hosted by Honda Aircraft Company at the 2021 NBAA-BACE. Presented as the next generation of business jet, Honda Aircraft displayed a mockup of the HondaJet 2600 Concept to collect customer feedback and validate market demand. The HondaJet 2600 Concept inherits Honda Aircraft’s aeronautical breakthroughs, includi...

Sustainability focus - Signature Flight Support launched renew book & claim program

At NBAA-BACE 2021, Signature Flight Support has launched the Signature Renew Book & Claim program. The program which gives private aircraft operators the flexibility to purchase the carbon reductions created by sustainable aviation fuel regardless of physical availability. This allows operators to claim offset credit for SAF at any airport using any FBO.  Signature Renew Book &...

Successful first public flight of Volocopter VoloDrone in Hamburg

I must confess, it is something special - to follow the first public flight it is a cocktail of feeling and emotions! In fact you understand that you are assisting in a changing event. This was the case today - Volocopter VoloDrone conducted its first public flight at ITS Hamburg 2021. Together with DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated VoloDrone’s seamless i...

Why the airport is the best place to work - here are 6 reasons

Not many industries sound as intriguing and attractive as aviation. Working in aviation has an undeniable charm and entices many talented professionals to start their careers in the aviation industry. Over his impressive 30-year-long career in aviation, Kjell Mathisen, Corporate Training Manager at aviation services provider Aviator, has had many opportunities to make sure of that. Today, the expe...

First Wingcopter authorized partner in South America - SYNERJET

Wingcopter and SYNERJET  announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement. The agreement will allow the Latin American company to act as a distributor and local technical support provider for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new flagship Unmanned Aircraft System, to customers in the region. SYNERJET is one of the most respected companies in the field of bus...

Electronic Tech Log TrustFlight received rare endorsement from EASA

Aviation software specialist, TrustFlight, has received a letter of endorsement from the European Aviation Safety Agency for its powerful Electronic Tech Log digital workflow application, part of the company’s advanced operational management solution, Centrik. The Electronic Tech Log has been designed to provide flight crew and engineering teams with remote, up-to-date access on the...

Design and technology - New Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 & Citation XLS Gen2

Textron Aviation announced the next generation Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 and Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 business jets. Unveiled on the eve of NBAA-BACE, the updates to the entry-level light jet and the midsize business jet usher in the next generation of aircraft design and technology, increasing comfort and productivity for passengers and pilots. “With the mindset th...

Tamarack Aerospace announces U.S. military & civilian aircraft aftermarket modification

Responding to customer interest, Tamarack Aerospace has announced its current demonstration and validation tests for the King Air Tamarack Performance SMARTWING, a new military version and civilian version of the patented sustainability supporting Active Winglet™ load alleviation technology. This modification process is being held in partnership with Dynamic Aviation and is under review by U...

Strong demand in business & general aviation markets - Pilatus

Exhibiting both the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet and the advanced PC-12 NGX turboprop at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual Convention & Exhibition Pilatus confirm a strong backlog of orders. While global health concerns and their impact on travel and supply chains continue to impose recovery challenges for all businesses, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd Chief Executive Offi...

NetJets doubles down on Embraer Phenom 300 series with new deal

After successfully delivering over 100 Phenom 300s—one of NetJets’ most requested aircraft—Embraer and NetJets, Inc. have signed a continuing deal for up to 100 additional aircraft, in excess of $1.2 billion. As part of the deal, NetJets will begin taking delivery of the Phenom 300E in the second quarter of 2023, in both the U.S. and Europe. NetJets first signed a purchase ag...

Airbus Zephyr S reaches new heights in successful 2021 summer test flights ​​

The Airbus Zephyr S completes a successful 2021 test flight campaign in the United States.  The final Airbus solar-powered High Altitude Platform System (HAPS) flight touched down on 13th September in Arizona, USA, ending the most ambitious and successful Zephyr flight campaign to date. The flight campaign had a clear customer focus - to demonstrate how Zephyr could be used for future...

Rostec has assembled the heart of the giant PD-35 aircraft engine

Rostec United Engine Corporation has completed the assembly of the PD-35 ultra-high thrust engine gas generator for wide-body long-haul passenger airliners. The prototype, manufactured by UEC-Aviadvigatel, has already been installed on the test bench, and the first results show a reliable operation of the various units and systems. The PD-35 is the largest in a brand new range of Russian a...

A single brand for all landing and braking system support services - Landing Life

A single brand was designed to promote and clarify  full range of Safran Landing Systems customer support services for landing gears, wheels, brakes and associated systems. Welcome  Landing Life! All of these services have been grouped in a user-friendly customer portal. Addressing operators, maintenance centers and leasing companies, Landing Life was d...

FACC further expands business jet business

For more than 15 years now, FACC has been setting new standards in business jet interiors with its innovative lightweight construction technologies. An important milestone to increase the US presence in this important market segment is the implementation of a new FACC location in Melbourne/Florida. In addition, FACC will be present at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibitio...

The development of ultra-luxury segment in the booming private jet market

There is no denying that private jets are an exquisite asset that most of the time can be obtained only by the most prominent figures. In the public’s eyes, a delightfully equipped Gulfstream G650 or any smaller-medium-sized private jet is already a pinnacle of luxury that can be achieved in the world of business aviation. However, in recent years, some aircraft manufacturers began pushing t...

Expanded Gulfstream customer showroom - immersive G400 interaction

Gulfstream Aerospace has expanded the customer showroom located at its Savannah-based worldwide headquarters to include the all-new Gulfstream G400. The innovative G400 experience features a full-size mock-up of the aircraft, immersive multimedia content and an interior design display. “The expanded showroom brings a new level of interaction and customer immersion to the G400 and offers g...

Contemporary style, latest technology, comfort and productivity - Dassault Falcon 8X

Let's take time to discover new, enhanced interior design of Dassault Falcon 8X. The design intended to provide added comfort and ergonomics on its aircraft. The redesign builds on Falcon traditions of elegance, style, craftsmanship and maximizing passenger productivity.  As Mr.Eric Trappier said:“The upgrade incorporates the latest cabin technology and contemporary stylistic t...