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The Tecnam P2006T NG is the result of more than 300 improvements to the current P2006T MkII.
Tecnam unveils the P2006T NG
April 19, 2024
There is an additional front door for the co-pilot and external access to the baggage compartment. Windows have been made larger and power is now provided by twin fuel injected Rotax 912 1Sc3 engines.
HeliNY will leverage Eagle Air's fleet of corporate jet aircraft to provide joint offering opportunities for charter clients.
HeliNY to provide private jet charters with Eagle Air
April 19, 2024
The company will combine its helicopter airport transfers with private jet travel through Eagle Air to locations such as Miami, Myrtle Beach, Denver and Chicago.

The Alaska-based operator takes delivery of its third P2012 Traveller.
Kenai acquires third P2012 Traveller
April 15, 2024
Experience having proven that the P2012 Traveller is the right aircraft for its commuter operations and for the Alaska landscape, Kenai has taken delivery of its third unit.
Among the enhancements in the 2024 version are a pilot inactivity detection function for HomeSafe.
Latest TBM 960 version reduces pilot workload
April 12, 2024
Daher's latest TBM 960 version features updates for pilot awareness and lower workload, and bears the current interpretation of the company's Sirocco livery.
The G700 cabin STCs officially approve the interior outfitting of the G700 and its cabin air purification system.
Gulfstream G700 certifications continue apace
April 12, 2024
The FAA has issued production certification for the G700 after an audit of Gulfstream's engineering, supplier, manufacturing and quality systems to ensure the aircraft will be produced in accordance with the FAA's design.
The programme is advancing at pace and has successfully accumulated more than 2,300 testing hours, both on the Advance 2 demonstrator and the Pearl 10X engine configuration.
Pearl 10X engine takes to skies for first time
April 3, 2024
The engine will be put through its paces over coming months in a flight test programme that includes engine performance and handling checks, inflight relights, tests of the nacelle’s anti-icing system and fan vibration.
Vicki Britt, Gulfstream SVP, innovation, engineering and flight; Christina Underwood, manager, FAA Eastern certification branch; and Dennis Stuligross, Gulfstream SVP, program management, quality and supply chain.
Gulfstream G700 earns FAA certification
April 3, 2024
With FAA type certification under its belt, and following enhancements to range, speed and cabin altitude, the Gulfstream team can now begin G700 customer deliveries.
Europe head of operations and sales Claudio Magnani.
TopJet brings heavy jet to Italy and celebrates one year in US
April 3, 2024
The Challenger 604 is based at Milan Linate and gives TopJet access to the longer range market sector. The company has also taken its Italian flair to the US and has been arranging flights all over the country since then.
Technicians instal the Gogo Galileo HDX antenna prototype now being used for initial testing on the roof of Gogo's headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado.
Success for Gogo in testing global broadband antenna
March 29, 2024
Today's passengers want exceptional connectivity, even while flying. They look set to get this on private jets with Gogo's Galileo broadband using the HDX antenna on OneWeb's LEO satellite network.
The P2012 STOL aircraft is engineered and tailored to operate from airports and airstrips characterised by extremely short runways and demanding operational constraints.
Tecnam P2012 STOL achieves EASA certification
March 28, 2024
The 18 months certification campaign ensured impressive take off and landing performance while maintaining a 99 per cent commonality of parts with the standard P2012 Traveller so as to enhance supportability.
The 4D team will work closely with B-N management to help ramp up production to meet demand for its sought after Islander aircraft.
Britten-Norman secures investment for long term
March 28, 2024
The board has looking for the right investment to allow Britten-Norman to deliver its plans to scale up output to meet demand, and following much interest has identified an investor who will do just that.
The Garmin CJ2 cockpit experience includes fully coupled descent VNAV with GFC 600, GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar and the PlaneSync connected aircraft management system.
Garmin unveils complete avionics modernisation for Citation CJ2
March 21, 2024
The STC will bring advanced safety and aircraft management capabilities to the CJ2 cockpit. Duncan Aviation has begun scheduling installations through its satellite network.
The GV can seat 16, sleep eight, and has a four seat conference table, Aircell satellite phone and 110AC outlets at every seat.
FlyHouse kicks off Q1 with three additional aircraft
March 21, 2024
The addition of a GV, Hawker 800XPI and a Hawker 850XP is just the start of fleet growth for 2024; FlyHouse plans to bring on at least 20 aircraft to its charter fleet this year alone.
The Falcon 2000 will be based in Indianapolis.
Jet Access starts year with extra capability
March 21, 2024
Three charter additions are just the start of this year's intake, and they allow the operator to meet demand for trips from the Midwest and New York City to Southern Florida.
JP will circumnavigate the globe in a convoy of his ACH130 Aston Martin Edition and the newly purchased ACH125.
Tech entrepreneur to embark on epic expedition with ACH125
March 18, 2024
The ACH125 and ACH130 Aston Martin Edition will first fly 11,000nm to the North Pole, followed by another 12,000nm to the South Pole, with the last leg of 7,000nm across to Dubai.
The partnership aims to establish a planned network to support operators of the Lilium Jet.
Lilium to prepare Atlantic network for regional eVTOL operations
March 14, 2024
Lilium is to help electrify existing airport infrastructure across Atlantic Aviation's US FBO network to ensure the compatibility of current and future vertiports with Lilium Jets in support of regional air mobility  .
PrismJet’s initial charter fleet includes two Challenger 350s and a Lear 45XR.
PrismJet launches private jet service in Scottsdale
March 11, 2024
PrismJet aims to demystify the complex aircraft ownership process by providing effective management expertise to the flying community across the country.
QuikTrip has chosen the Bell 429 platform to add to its existing corporate transport fleet.
Retailer QuikTrip signs for second Bell 429
March 11, 2024
With a rapidly growing convenience store chain located in 18 US states, QuikTrip plans to use the Bell 429 to transport executives across its more than 1,400 stores nationwide.
The M700 Fury is the fastest single engine aircraft in Piper's more than 87 year history.
Piper M700 Fury earns type certification from FAA
March 5, 2024
The Fury is just the first step in a new generation of Piper's M-Class product line, which will be expanding both above and below the current line-up.
Kevin Ducksbury, chairman, The ACA.
The ACA reaches 400 member milestone
March 5, 2024
The 400th member of The ACA is cargo operator One Air, which offers full charter services to clients in the international freight forwarding, logistics and air charter markets.
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.
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