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Daher delivered 73 Kodiak and TBM single-engine turboprops in 2022.
Daher Kodiak and TBM families log record business
February 3, 2023
Cutting the ribbon at the opening of Jetex London at Biggin Hill airport.
Jetex London opens its doors at Biggin Hill
February 3, 2023
Located at Hangar 510 at London Biggin Hill airport, Jetex's London FBO has commenced full commercial operations and is welcoming international private jet flyers to the UK capital.
Max Lyons received the Elling Halvorson Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award that honours individuals who have had a major impact on the world of vertical flight.
Hillsboro Aviation CEO honoured at Living Legends awards
January 31, 2023
Aviator, business owner, philanthropist, adventurer and family man Max Lyons has received the Elling Halvorson Vertical Flight Hall of Fame award. He continues to serve as owner and CEO of Hillsboro Aviation.
Living Legends of Aviation Lifetime Aviation honouree Mike Silvestro with Flexjet colleague and Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur award holder Kenn Ricci.
Flexjet CEO honoured for lifetime of service
January 31, 2023
The Living Legends of Aviation's lifetime award honours Mike Silvestro's 22 years in the industry. The long time Flexjet CEO is recognised for his pioneering advancement of fractional aviation.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance's H135 was airborne for 547 hours throughout the year.
2022 proves busiest yet for UK air ambulance charities
January 31, 2023
Four of the UK's air ambulance charities have reported record-breaking years, their Airbus H135, Bell 429 and Agusta Westland 109SP helicopters were at their busiest since before the COVID pandemic.
Don Dodson, Richard Kane and Peter Pahygiannis with one of the new SF50s from Cirrus Aircraft.
Verijet takes delivery of three new Cirrus SF50s
January 27, 2023
Three brand-new SF50 G2+ Vision Jets have joined the Verijet fleet. All three jets passed FAA inspection with flying colours and were put into revenue service soon after.
The production aircraft will feature the 1,000 shp class of power Arriel 2K engine, the newest generation of the Arriel family.
Leonardo and Safran partner for AW09 helicopter engine
January 27, 2023
The production configuration of the AW09 single engine helicopter will be powered by the Arriel 2K engine. The latest AW09 prototype, PS4, is expected to start flight test activities with the 2K engine shortly.
The strategic route reflected strong demand in established markets such as Europe and the Middle East, and in growing markets in Southeast Asia, India and Africa.
Gulfstream's G700 amasses 25 speed records during world tour
January 27, 2023
Two fully outfitted G700s travelled to 20 countries on six continents during a world tour that covered 99,789 km over more than 180 hours of flying.
Airbus Helicopters' 2022 orders and deliveries.
Airbus Helicopters performs steadily in a complex year
January 27, 2023
With 374 orders from 203 customers in 48 countries, Airbus' helicopter 2022 fleet flight hours are now back to pre-COVID levels, and its DisruptiveLab demonstrator is a significant step to decarbonising vertical lift.
LifeFlight’s jet fleet consists of four Challenger 604s, custom-fitted with spectrum stretchers that accommodate two patients for domestic and international flights.
Rescue tally shows importance of LifeFlight Australia operations
January 27, 2023
Australia-based aeromedical service LifeFlight Australia has notched up another record-breaking calendar year, with its fleet of helicopters and air ambulance jets helping an average of 20 people every day.
The FAA has type certified the R-R 250-powered BN2T-4S Islander turboprop aircraft.
Islander BN2T-4S type approved by the FAA
January 27, 2023
Britten-Norman is currently progressing type certification approval for the BN2T-4S Islander in India and Canada as well, and has aircraft under manufacture in the UK to meet worldwide demand.
Vista founder and chairman Thomas Flohr.
Vista sees revenue rise by more than half
January 27, 2023
Last year saw strong membership growth of subscription services and investment in infrastructure, scale, tech and sustainable aviation through company acquisitions. Another 117 aircraft were added to the member fleet.
The least liquid market was in the Leonardo AW119.
2022 sees decline in pre-owned single engine heli sales
January 23, 2023
Aero Asset's heli market trends report show a drop in pre-owned single engine sales from 2021 and no change in the low level of inventory available.
Qatar Executive renovated its Doha FBO in the lead up to the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East.
2022 defined by growth and sustainable advancement for Qatar Exec
January 23, 2023
The FIFA World Cup was good to Qatar Executive, bringing record flight movements into its Doha FBO nearly six times greater than for the previous year's end months. It made three G650ER fleet additions as well.
The 19 seat Dornier 228 twin-engine aircraft takes to the sky in testbed configuration for first flight as part of the HyFlyer II project.
ZeroAvia flies world’s largest hydrogen-electric powered aircraft
January 23, 2023
The flight of a Dornier 228 powered by a hydrogen-electric engine moves ZeroAvia towards its target of commercial flights using only hydrogen fuel cell power by 2025, and scaling the technology to larger airframes.
The aircraft will be converted at Embraer's service centre in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and operated by GrandView.
Embraer's Phenom 300MED gains FAA and EASA certifications
January 23, 2023
The aeromedical interior offers a comprehensive set of configurations involving stretchers, an incubator and other medical equipment. The Phenom 300 can be converted from executive to medevac in around five hours.
Senior commercial director Gavin Copus.
Voluxis launches pilot academy programme
January 20, 2023
Candidates would start at operations assistant level and move upwards. The programme will build an internal pipeline of talent for current and future aircraft while supporting the current needs of operations.
IADA members report current market conditions are normalising with an increase in available on-market inventory.
IADA expects markets to normalise over six months
January 20, 2023
IADA members have more modest expectations than they did a year ago for the aircraft resale market over the next six months. These more moderate projections also hold true for the aircraft finance and leasing market.
The Gulfstream fleet - the OEM has been recognised across all four sustainability categories of flight, ground support, operations and infrastructure.
NBAA awards Sustainable Flight Department accreditations
January 19, 2023
The programme recognises business aviation entities meeting environmental sustainability standards. Among them Gulfstream, the first OEM to be recognised for flight, ground support, operations and infrastructure.
Flexjet's existing Dallas Love Field private jet terminal.
Flexjet undertakes major expansion of terminal network
January 16, 2023
New terminals are set to open in Miami, Bozeman and Scottsdale, giving Flexjet eight altogether across the US. The Miami terminal will serve as the seasonal hub for Flexjet’s south Florida helicopter service.
Textron Aviation employees and representatives from Azul Conecta celebrated the milestone delivery with a special ceremony at Textron's location in Independence, Kansas.
Grand Caravan Ex joins Azul Conecta fleet in Brazil
January 16, 2023
Azul Conecta's aircraft is the 3,000th Cessna Caravan family turboprop delivered worldwide, and reinforces the Caravan as the most popular utility turboprop in the world.
Piper Malibu Meridian PA46-500TP panel upgrade.
ASI cuts Meridian weight with Garmin upgrade
January 16, 2023
ASI upgraded a customer's turboprop Piper Malibu Meridian PA46-500TP to feature a quad-display Garmin G600 TXi flight deck complemented with a GI 275 multifunction display.
Harrods Aviation is growing its London Stansted FBO capability by 130,000 sq ft.
Harrods increases FBO footprint at London Stansted
January 16, 2023
The acquisition of FBO business Fayair gives Harrods Aviation an additional 38,750 sq ft hangar and 91,500 sq ft of private ramp parking at London Stansted. It will need a considerably larger team too.
DCAF will manage and operate the Global 7500 on behalf of its private owner.
Global 7500 addition makes nine for DCAF managed fleet
January 16, 2023
The aircraft will be based at DCAF's home base at Al Maktoum International airport in Dubai. The management contract covers full flight operational management, maintenance, CAMO, hangar parking and FBO handling.
The Super Puma will be working in the Biobío and Araucanía Regions to help extinguish the fires.
Super Puma takes on Chilean fire fighting duties
January 9, 2023
With the aim of supporting and improving aerial tactics in the fight against forest fires, two Super Puma AS332 helicopters have recently landed in Chile.
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