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The staff of AVEX welcomed the first TBM 960’s arrival at its Camarillo, California operation before the aircraft’s delivery to its owner.
US customers take delivery of first TBM 960s
July 5, 2022
The United States is Signature’s largest market with operations at 38 of the top 50 busiest airports.
Signature acquires fourteen FBOs from TAC Air
July 5, 2022
Signature will begin to transition TAC Air locations into its network immediately, with full integration by the end of 2022. Three original TAC Air FBOs were not included, and have been divested to Atlantic Aviation.
Co-founder and executive chairman Andre Borschberg.
H55 achieves design and production organisation certification first
June 29, 2022
With the DOA and POA secured, H55 is well positioned to receive a type certificate for its 100kW electric propulsion system by the end of 2023.
The first flight heralds the start of Gulfstream's G800 flight test programme.
Gulfstream G800 completes first flight
June 29, 2022
With the completion of the first G800 flight, fuelled with SAF, Gulfstream has officially launched the flight test programme of the industry's longest range aircraft.
Mokulele plans to operate a fleet of Viceroy seagliders across the island chain.
Regent to explore seaglider network in Hawaii
June 26, 2022
Regent's plans for a Seaglider transportation network across Hawaii will drive innovation in the passenger and freight sectors in support of a more resilient and sustainable transportation ecosystem for the state.
The rear structure of the the CityAirbus NextGen will be fully integrated and lightweight.
Formula One designers bring expertise to CityAirbus structure
June 23, 2022
KLK Motorsport and Gerg will share their race car engineering and manufacturing competencies to design high-end composite solutions and components that will equip CityAirbus NextGen's rear structure.
This award-winning G700 interior is featured on the first fully outfitted production-test aircraft.
Gulfstream's G700 wins cabin design award
June 23, 2022
The production test interior features a tonal palette with contrasting accents and circadian lighting that reduces jet lag. The design win marks Gulfstream’s sixth consecutive interior award.
The H255 flight was fuelled only with pure SAF. Photo: Thierry Rostang.
Airbus completes first all-SAF helicopter flight
June 22, 2022
Airbus continues to explore the impact of SAF use on helicopter systems, and has performed the first ever all-SAF flight. The goal is to halve carbon emissions by 2030.
The second test aircraft will be used primarily for testing avionics, cabin environmental control and ice protection systems.
Second test Denali completes first flight
June 20, 2022
The two hour-long first flight of the second Denali flight test article builds momentum towards the type's certification. Eventually there will be a third flight test article and three full airframe ground test articles.
Group commercial director Justin Lancaster.
ACS predicts a further two years of travel restrictions
June 20, 2022
Lockdown restrictions are one factor causing travellers to turn to private aviation. If there is a new Covid variant they could go on longer, but governments may lift them earlier to boost their economies.
Pilots around the world have spent tens of millions of hours flying behind a Garmin flight deck.
Garmin celebrates flight deck delivery milestone
June 20, 2022
More than 25,000 integrated flight decks have been delivered by Garmin in twenty years. They are certified on over 80 aircraft models from 20 different OEMs; more, it claims, than any other avionics manufacturer.
The ABS-580-E self-propelled passenger stair and the TLD LSP-900-V-E lavatory and water truck are fully electric.
Electric GSE builds Luxivair's green credentials
June 16, 2022
Luxivair has purchased an ABS-580-E self-propelled passenger stair and a TLD LSP-900-V-E lavatory and water truck, both of which are fully powered by electricity. The FBO is driven to do its part to reduce emissions.
The mission of the Special Olympics airlift is to make sure all participating athletes are able to get to the Games.
Textron masterminds eighth Special Olympics airlift
June 13, 2022
Airlift aircraft landed and took off every three minutes for eight hours as they brought teams to the 2022 Special Olympics. More than 120 Textron jet and turboprop owners had donated aircraft hours, pilots and fuel.
IBAC Director General Kurt Edwards; IBAC Governing Board Chairman Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi; Bombardier chief, industry affairs Leo Knaapen; EBAA secretary general Athar Husain Khan; and EBAA chairman Juergen Wiese.
Bombardier's Knaapen receives first IBAC lifetime service award
June 13, 2022
Bombardier chief, industry affairs Leo Knaapen is an extraordinary advocate for business aviation, and his tireless work on behalf of the industry is rewarded by IBAC with the first François Chavatte award.
Gulfstream G650 fractional owners will be given complimentary helicopter hours, and Flexjet will sell add-on fractional, lease and charter access.
Flexjet adds private helicopter division
June 11, 2022
The Flexjet fleet of Sikorsky S-76 helicopters will provide on demand transportation regionally as well as for last-mile trips for owners of Flexjet aircraft travelling from airports to their final destinations.
The Beech King Air 300/350 with a MTOW up to 17,636 lbs is now covered by the Quiet Fan STC.
MT-Propeller extends scope of King Air 300 STC
June 6, 2022
MT-Propeller's FAA STC for King Air 300/350 with five-blade MTV-27 Propeller has been revised to include those with a MTOW up to 17,636 lbs. It is now also certified by EASA.
Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum in the AW609.
Emirati pilot is first woman to fly AW609 tiltrotor
June 6, 2022
Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum ticked something off her bucket list when she piloted the AW609 tiltrotor on a visit to Leonardo's US helicopter headquarters in Philadelphia.
With its Smooth Flex Wing and super-efficient Passport engines, the Global 8000 features a top speed of Mach 0.94; the fastest business jet in the skies.
Bombardier Global 8000 takes turn in the spotlight
May 24, 2022
For current Global 7500 operators, the performance enhancements on the Global 8000 will be retrofittable when the aircraft enters into service in 2025.
Dassault's Falcon Privacy Suite.
Dassault's latest jets allow long-haul Privacy
May 24, 2022
The Privacy Suite is a brand new high-end option that will be available only on Falcon business jets. It responds to customer demand for a personal space to work, relax and get a proper rest during long-duration trips.
The SAF-powered Gulfstream G700 set its seventh international city-pair speed record en route to EBACE.
Record breaking G700 ticks more flight test boxes
May 24, 2022
The Gulfstream G700 continues to make progress through its rigorous flight test programme as it heads toward customer deliveries this year. The second production test aircraft will put the interior through its paces.
The Falcon 6X impresses with its handling and performance.
Falcon 6X global proving campaign is imminent
May 24, 2022
With its envelope expansion and most major development milestones accomplished, Dassault is preparing the Falcon 6X to embark on a demanding global proving campaign.
The Falcon 10X interior has been recognised for its excellence with a Red Dot award.
Dassault sets Falcon 10X production under way
May 23, 2022
Parts production for Dassault's Falcon 10X is under way, with final assembly of the first aircraft set to begin next year. The design of the interior has been recognised with a Red Dot award of distinction.
The world's highest viewing room in the sky.
VistaJet unveils sky high fine art showroom
May 17, 2022
Over 80 per cent of VistaJet members share a passion for art, according to the company, and a partnership with Frieze Art Fairs brings the art directly to them in the air; the world’s highest viewing room in the sky.
Modern Aviation CEO Mark Carmen.
Modern Aviation updates its FBO portfolio with Sacramento trio
May 17, 2022
Modern Aviation has agreed to acquire SACjet's three Sacramento, California-based FBOs, bringing its network total to twelve locations. The company will hire all current operational employees.
Ready to leave the hangar to kick off the next chapter in Citation XLS history.
First of the latest Citation XLS variant enters service
May 8, 2022
More than a thousand 560XL series jets have been delivered throughout the past 25 years, and this latest variant is said to have been moulded by customer feedback. Creature comforts abound.
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