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The team takes time to break ground on the next facility expansion.
Sheltair does doubleheader for Denver base build projects
September 23, 2022
The electric seaglider is the first craft to take off from a controlled hydrofoil to wing-borne flight.
Regent unlocks new era of maritime mobility
September 23, 2022
Regent’s electric seaglider has proved its full ‘float, foil, fly’ mission. With orders exceeding $7bn, the company will commercialise seagliders for sustainable high-speed, regional mobility with passengers boarding in 2025.
Jetcraft's pre-owned transaction volume forecast per segment.
Jetcraft pre-owned forecast explores industry opportunities
September 23, 2022
Buyers are getting younger and buying larger according to the Ever Forward report. Pre-owned transactions should maintain their higher base and growth rates but normal depreciation levels should resume in 2023.
Pegaso pilots will train in-house on the H145 D3 Level 7.
H45 sim brings in-house training capability to Pegaso pilots
September 23, 2022
After it took delivery of the first five-blade H145 in Mexico, Pegaso decided to purchase the H145 simulator so that it could continuously train its pilots; another investment in its ongoing improvement process.
EASA has type certified the Pearl 700 engine.
EASA grants type certification for R-R Pearl 700
September 23, 2022
EASA certification of the Gulfstream G700 and G800 engines is a significant stride towards customer deliveries of the next-gen aircraft.
On the ramp in Las Vegas.
Pilot training programme and fleet additions spur Cirrus growth
September 23, 2022
New aircraft mean CAS can better serve its fast-growing Las Vegas customer base, while a Pilot Development Programme allows it to teach its systems and procedures, and help pilots gain flight hours while being paid.
Airbus is exploring AAM technologies for its eVTOL prototype CityAirbus NextGen.
Ecocopter to bring UAM services to Latin America
September 21, 2022
Airbus helicopter operator Ecocopter is to explore first use cases and pilot cities and regions for UAM operations in Chile, Ecuador and Peru.
The Challenger 3500 cabin is the Grand Winner in the Industrial Design/Automotive & Transportation category at the 15th edition of the Grands Prix du Design.
Challenger 3500 hits high notes with entry into service
September 20, 2022
Bombardier is celebrating the entry into service of its Challenger 3500 launch customer aircraft. It will be on static display at NBAA 2022 in Orlando, Florida as it begins demonstration operations.
The modular design of the vertiports allows for them to be shipped to any location.
Modular design sets Skyportz on property partnership quest
September 19, 2022
The components of the vertiport can be packed into shipping containers and deployed worldwide. Skyportz advises early take up by property partners, to be used as event spaces or meetings ahead of eVTOL ops.
A 'Trooper' for Virginia State Police HEMS and SAR operations.
Bell 412 EPi added to Virginia's police fleet
September 19, 2022
From navigating coastal plains, major cities and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Virginia State Police relies on Bell aircraft for lifesaving missions. It has purchased a Bell 412 EPi to further support HEMS and SAR operations.
Tammie Jo Shultz landed Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 after an inflight engine failure crippled a Boeing 737.
Tammie Jo Shultz to speak at NBAA-BACE 2022
September 19, 2022
Legendary pilot, aviation advocate and author Tammie Jo Shults is to present a keynote speech at NBAA-BACE 2022 on day two.
The purpose-built MRO facility will accommodate the largest business jets.
Construction set to start on ExecuJet Subang MRO
September 19, 2022
ExecuJet has signed a land lease with Subang airport state-owned Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad and expects to start building a 149,500 sq ft MRO facility within the next six weeks.
Not only does the owner think the aircraft looks amazing with the Tamarack winglets, but the fuel savings and range increase are attractive too.
Tamarack completes first upgrade of Citation M2 Gen 2
September 19, 2022
The first installation of winglets on a Citation M2 Gen2 allows for improved take off limits in high altitude and high temperature conditions. It also improves stability and includes FAA and EASA certified safety parameters.
Matt Liotta says Volato will be the first to fractionalise the Gulfstream G280.
Volato evolves with G280 fleet agreement
September 19, 2022
Volato is to fractionalise the Gulfstream G280, pre-selling fractions in multiples of eighths. The first delivery will come in early 2024.
Co-founders CEO Andrew Moore and COO Siobhan Lyndon.
Fresh funding sets AMSL Aero on flight test course
September 13, 2022
Vertiia should significantly decarbonise air travel and improve medical access for Australia's rural and remote communities. Raising $23m Series B funding allows test flights to start within the next three months.
Diamond aircraft delivery manager Carl-Mikael Lang and head of flight operations Martin Scherrer ferried the aircraft to Kigali and handed over the keys to Akagera quality and safety manager Faustin Muhunde.
Akagera Aviation takes a shine to its first Diamond
September 12, 2022
The addition of the DA42-VI to its training fleet gives Akagera modern piston training technology and allows it to take advantage of Diamond's operational cost efficiencies, low environmental impact and safety record.
Inside the second G700 test aircraft.
Gulfstream flies second outfitted G700 test aircraft
September 12, 2022
The additional aircraft enables the OEM to test even more interior enhancements, ensuring the maturity, durability and comfort of those cabin elements introduced with the aircraft's launch in 2019.
The Mouse has a star-studded past, having been used for promotional tours for Disneyland as well as for classic movies.
The Mouse returns for California Disney expos
September 12, 2022
Walt Disney’s Grumman Gulfstream I made its West Coast return for D23 Expo 2022, where it has been on display at the Ultimate Disney Fan Event. Now it embarks on a longer stay at the Palm Springs Air Museum.
The aircraft flew around the Gulf of Mexico from Tecnam in Florida to Merida, Mexico, a total of 1,960 nm.
Mexico's iFly takes delivery of P2006T MkII
September 12, 2022
iFly Academy chose the modern twin engine to improve its MEP training and to update its twin fleet. The acquisition will allow it to offer more flight time and a quicker way to move through multi-engine ratings.
Luxaviation vice president, Africa Gavin Kiggen.
ExecuJet expands and earns safety award in South Africa
September 12, 2022
ExecuJet South Africa is celebrating its charter fleet expansion and growing recognition of the company's outstanding safety standards.
Cabin staff will be fully safety trained.
Part-CC approval gives safety boost to Centreline
September 12, 2022
As well as using staff from inflight service providers, Centreline decide to train up its own people. It has achieved Part-CC approval and can now staff its own fleet of larger aircraft.
Dala Air's new PC-12 NGX turboprops will suit the harsh climatic and geographical conditions of the Central Asian region.
Dala inks two PC-12 deal with Balance
September 12, 2022
The new PC-12 NGX turboprops will join Dala's growing fleet, which now consists of 18 helicopters and seven aircraft, including two ambulance PC-12s. They will be delivered in 2023.
The aircraft, the people, the buzz. Photo credit Susanne Hakuba.
ACE'22 postpones for two weeks
September 9, 2022
Charter is valuable, and the ACE’22 show at London Biggin Hill brings together the players and the platforms, for just one important day each year, in one location.
The Bell 525 allows operators to safely perform any mission with its best-in-class design technologies, no matter how challenging the environment.
Bell 525 completes tour of customer demo flights
September 5, 2022
The Bell team hosted more than 50 demonstrations across the US to showcase the advanced operating capabilities of its Bell 525. It is on its way to becoming the first certified commercial FBW helicopter.
AirSprint’s 10th Cessna Citation CJ3+ on the tarmac.
Citation CJ3+ delivery is tenth for AirSprint
September 4, 2022
The latest Citation CJ3+ delivery takes newly appointed Wyvern Wingman PRO-certified AirSprint's Cessna fleet to 16, and addresses its growing demand for sustainable business flights.
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