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Bristow will take delivery of the first H135 in October 2024.
Bristow signs framework contract for up to 15 H135s
February 29, 2024
The H135 has proven itself to be a very capable helicopter at Bristow, both for missions offshore and overland. Hence the decision to sign up for five more, possibly 15, and with Arrius 2B2 engines from Safran.
Autonomy and electrification will be foundational technologies for Sikorsky next generation VTOL aircraft.
Sikorsky looks to future family of VTOL systems
February 28, 2024
The OEM is building a hybrid-electric demonstrator that will test electrification and autonomy for next-gen products.
In the last year, there were noticeable shifts in retail sales and supply of twin engine helicopters by region.
Twin helicopter sales ease but prices remain resilient
February 28, 2024
Aero Asset's latest annual report shows fewer pre-owned twin-engine helicopter sales globally, but resilient pricing and a steady supply. Best-performing in the pre-owned market was the Bell 429.
The incoming SMFL LCI fleet will collectively address industry renewal and replacement requirements for EMS, SAR and offshore energy operations.
LCI signs up for up to 21 Leonardos
February 24, 2024
LCI has committed to 10 orders for AW169, AW139 and AW189s for delivery through to 2028, and has placed an option for a further 11. All will use SAF when and where possible.
Thrive Aviation's factory delivered Praetor 500.
Thrive expands with Munday's factory-delivered Praetor 500
February 22, 2024
This second management partnership with Munday Aviation highlights Thrive's expanding managed aircraft business model. It is the second factory-delivered aircraft through Munday within a little over six months.
In October 2023, Pilatus celebrated the launch of the new PC-24 with its increased payload and range.
Strong year leads Pilatus to infrastructure investment
February 22, 2024
Last year the OEM delivered 148 aircraft worth around $1.7bn, topped up a purchase order from the Spanish government, delivered its 12,000th PC-12 and launched the new PC-24 variant.
The Gulfstream G700; from Nice to Singapore in 11 and a half hours.
Gulfstream’s G700 passes 50 city-pair records
February 22, 2024
This, its 51st speed record, confirms the aircraft’s maturity and enhanced performance capabilities as it makes its Singapore Airshow debut.
The Citation X will fly non-stop from Vancouver to destinations across North America and the Caribbean.
Helijet launches mid-range charters from Vancouver
February 19, 2024
First a Learjet and now a Citation X; Helijet is building up its fixed wing charter services from Vancouver International airport, effective from the start of March.
FAA certification for the Fury will be achieved before the end of 1Q24, other international certifications will follow during the second half of the year.
Piper’s M700 Fury is a cross-country thoroughbred
February 12, 2024
The M700 Fury is a beautifully efficient, cross-country thoroughbred that gives a performance-based flight experience with economics never seen before. It has power, performance and advanced safety measures.
The InSight avionics cockpit retrofit upgrade brought the older Falcon 900B up to the latest 21st century standards and enhanced its resale value.
Falcon 900B owners gain new InSight into flight display
February 9, 2024
The modification addresses the growing obsolescence and maintenance challenges faced by operators of cockpits with legacy avionics. InSight on this Falcon replaces avionics with a fourth gen, integrated flight deck.
Despite a contraction in the global aviation market in 2023, Vista increased its hours flown by 17%.
Vista marks 20 years with strong 2023 performance
February 5, 2024
In 2023 Vista made the decision to expand its service area in Africa with dedicated aircraft to support demand in the region. The company also increased the number of aircraft serving Asia and the Middle East.
With a range of 17 hours flying non-stop, the Global 7500 offers unbeatable global connectivity and, with Vista's network, it has the space to operate at its peak.
Vista America welcomes dedicated Global 7500s to the US
February 2, 2024
Vista saw the number of Global 7500 flight hours in the US increase 76 per cent during 2023, and this strategic move reflects demand from those seeking guaranteed availability on this advanced aircraft.
250 owners agree that the HondaJet is the most fuel-efficient, fastest, highest and farthest flying aircraft in its class.
Honda delivers landmark 250th HondaJet
February 2, 2024
The 250th unit recently rolled off the production line and completed its SCoA. Delivery was celebrated with a special event at the OEM's global headquarters.
Living Legend of Aviation and Gulfstream president Mark Burns. Copyright 2024 Jim Koepnick.
Gulfstream president honoured as Living Legend of Aviation
January 27, 2024
Mark Burns joins a prestigious class of honourees who have made significant contributions to aviation. He is a part of the associate member advisory council of the NBAA with many other civic responsibilities.
Around one quarter of the Solairus fleet is available for third party charter.
2023 breaks flight record for Solairus
January 27, 2024
One of its founding goals was to become big enough to matter while remaining small enough to care. This type of growth makes it big enough to matter, and Solairus staff work tirelessly to remain small enough to care.
The G1000 NXi Autothrottle and Autoland options are now available to purchase through Blackhawk Aerospace Technologies.
Blackhawk delivers first installed Autothrottle/Autoland-enabled G1000 NXi upgrade
January 22, 2024
While King Airs are known for their versatility, they can sometimes be demanding for the crew. BAT has installed its first Autothrottle and Autoland on a B200 to increase operational safety.
Rainbow Helicopters owner and director of operations  Nicole Battjes will be presented with The Humanitarian Service award during HAI Heli-Expo 2024.
Rainbow Helicopters receives HAI's Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service
January 22, 2024
When fires destroyed the town of Lahaina in Hawaii, Nicole Battjes was spurred into action. She and her team shopped for and ferried supplies over many weeks and the company is being recognised for its efforts.
The Kodiak 900 and TBM 960.
Daher deliveries remain strong and on time
January 16, 2024
Daher sustained its delivery pace for TBM and Kodiak aircraft families in 2023, with new bookings extending a backlog into 2025.
The Falcon 900 will take Portland clients from A to B in some style and comfort.
Seventh Falcon puts Portland at top of US type specialists
January 12, 2024
Portland Jets is now positioned as the largest specialised operator of Dassault Falcon 900 aircraft in the US.
The Challenger 605 fleet benefits from fully refurbished interiors.
SpeedBird gains 10+ passenger approval from FAA
January 4, 2024
Northern Jet subsidiary SpeedBird has earned FAA approval as a 10 or More Part 135 charter operator and has unveiled its brand new Challenger 605 fleet.
The Praetor 500 will serve AirSprint's Canadian fractional community.
AirSprint ups fleet numbers plus fractional owner count
January 3, 2024
AirSprint has taken delivery of its 35th and 36th aircraft, a Cessna Citation CJ3+ and a Praetor 500. It has also welcomed its 500th fractional owner.
SAR Trilogy co-founder Sanjay Aggarwal shakes on the deal with Markus Bucher, CEO of Pilatus.
Pilatus takes on aircraft MRO in southeast US
January 2, 2024
Pilatus is to acquire the Pilatus-focused aircraft maintenance business from Aero Centers Epps. The deal should close later this year.
The ERA will transport 19 passengers or 1.9 tons of freight, and can be configured for business aviation. It has a pressurised cabin and a range of up to 1,600km.
JSX plans US regional network with 150 ERA aircraft
December 21, 2023
JSX plans to use the ERA, ES-30 and Electra eSTOL aircraft to weave sustainable regional air travel back into the fabric of American society, at lower costs that are essential to providing air service to small communities.
The Azzera team: (standing) co-founder Nick Houseman, head of marketing Armin Nalavi and Celeste sales Prakash Rajan; (sitting) chief science officer Sebastien Lacube, CEO and co-founder Puja Mahajan, chief innovation officer Anant Jain,  chief technology officer Luke Harbord, head of aviation sustainability Jasmina Orsic, and VP business development and sales Rani Jeannet.
Luxaviation advances sustainable aviation agenda
December 19, 2023
Luxaviation aims to lead the charge in transforming business aviation into a more sustainable industry, calling on others to join its 'Go-to-Zero' initiative and integrating flight emissions mitigation through Azzera.
Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks about Dassault's Little Rock expansion.
Dassault Falcon Jet plans expansion in Little Rock
December 16, 2023
Demand for new Falcons has led to an investment in production. The Little Rock completion centre will be expanded, and jobs created, thanks to the availability of skilled workers and strong state support.
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