Gulfstream Adds Fully Outfitted G700 Test Aircraft To Program
Gulfstream Aerospace’s G700 long-range test aircraft dedicated to testing the cabin experience made its maiden flight on April 15 and joins five other test aircraft in the program.
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 04/16/2021 - 10:02
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ATP Set For 25 Archers In 2021 As Pilot Hiring Accelerates
ATP Flight School plans to take delivery of the first of 25 Piper Aircraft Archers for 2021, Piper announced during the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo.
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Inmarsat Wins Inflight Connectivity Case In European Court

By Thierry Dubois Apr 16, 2021
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has cleared the way for Inmarsat to continue operating its European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight connectivity system.
Interiors & Connectivity
Fourth AW609 Tiltrotor Transferred To Italy From U.S. For Final Test
Leonardo has shipped the fourth prototype AW609 commercial tiltrotor to Italy from the U.S. for final tests ahead of the aircraft’s civil certification.
michael.stearn… Thu, 04/15/2021 - 22:11
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NFT Offers Consumers An eVTOL Commuter Option

By Graham Warwick Apr 15, 2021
Designing an eVTOL vehicle is challenging, and designing one that can be driven on the road as well as flown is more challenging.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Xwing Flies Autonomous Caravan Gate-To-Gate

By Graham Warwick Apr 15, 2021
Startup Xwing has completed the first autonomous gate-to-gate demonstration with a commercial cargo aircraft. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Bombardier Completes 100th Wing Ship Set For Global 7500

By Molly McMillin Apr 15, 2021
Bombardier has completed the 100th wing ship set for its largest business jet, the Global 7500, manufactured at its facility in Red Oak, Texas. 
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Piper Sells Out 2021 Pilot 100is; M-Series Market Stable

By Molly McMillin Apr 15, 2021
Piper Aircraft, based in Vero Beach, Florida, is showcasing two aircraft for the first time at an airshow during the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo: the new certified Pilot 100i trainer and the M600 SLS turboprop, equipped with the Halo Autoland emergency safety system integrated into the aircraft’s G3000 flight deck.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Jet Linx And Wheels Up Enter Vertical-Lift Partnerships

By Bill Carey Apr 14, 2021
Jet Linx Aviation and Wheels Up have entered into partnerships to offer helicopter services, leading to new urban-air-mobility vehicles.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Pre-Owned Twin-Engine Heli Sales Decline In Q1, Aero Asset Says
Retail sales of pre-owned twin-engine helicopters declined during the first quarter of 2021 following two successive strong quarters, according to the Heli Market Trends report by Aero Asset.
guy.ferneyhoug… Wed, 04/14/2021 - 15:14
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U.S. Commercial Service Sets Up China MRO Event
A U.S. Commerce Department trade promotion agency is organizing an online business-to-business meeting event to try to expand opportunities for U.S. MRO companies in China.
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Bell Proposes 525 For Upcoming German Police Requirement
Bell has created a team of potential suppliers in Germany as it offers its Model 525 helicopter as a platform for the Bundespolizei.
michael.stearn… Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:05
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Blade To Secure First Passenger Electric Air Taxis From Beta
Blade Urban Air Mobility has struck a deal with Beta Technologies to secure up to 20 Alia electric air taxis.
michael.stearn… Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:36
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Textron Aviation Unveils 75th Anniversary Bonanza With Nod To Mrs. Beech
Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo opened April 13 with an announcement by Textron Aviation of a special edition Beechcraft Bonanza G36 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the iconic six-seat single-engine piston aircraft.
guy.ferneyhoug… Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:30
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Dassault Prepares For Falcon 6X Entry-Into-Service
As flight testing of its new widebody Falcon 6X business jet continues, Dassault Aviation is otherwise preparing for its entry-into-service, including performing reliability testing for systems and components and the stocking of $100 million in parts.
guy.ferneyhoug… Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:47
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UK CAA Details Post-Brexit Pilots’ License Plan

By Victoria Moores Apr 12, 2021
UK air crew who moved to an EASA pilots’ license because of the UK’s departure from the EU (Brexit) can now apply to get their UK license back, alongside their EASA certification.
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Pipistrel To Develop Cargo eVTOL For China’s SF Express
Electric aircraft pioneer Pipistrel is to develop a vertical-lift unmanned cargo aircraft for Chinese delivery company SF Express.
michael.stearn… Mon, 04/12/2021 - 15:49
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Swoop Delivers Vaccines By Drone In DR Congo
Australian startup Swoop Aero has completed three months of medical drone deliveries in the Democratic Republic of Congo, delivering more than 20,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses on long-range flights.
andy_savoie@av… Fri, 04/09/2021 - 17:28
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Textron Aviation Developing Beech Bonanza, Baron Enhancements
Textron Aviation has paused production and deliveries of its Beechcraft Bonanza single-engine and Beech Baron multi-engine aircraft as it develops product enhancements.
andy_savoie@av… Fri, 04/09/2021 - 15:30
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Embraer Supplying Bizjet Technical Info For Vaccine Transport
Embraer has been releasing technical information to help business jet operators use their aircraft to safely transport COVID-19 vaccines, which require low temperatures, as demand for vaccine transportation rises.
andy_savoie@av… Fri, 04/09/2021 - 14:59
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Bell Delivers First Bell 505 To BAR Aviation In Uganda

Bell Textron has delivered a Bell 505 helicopter to BAR Aviation, an aviation company based in Uganda.

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Sounding Board: Five Minutes With Richard Kane, VeriJet Chairman And CEO
Richard Kane is the founder of VeriJet, a Boca Raton, Florida-based charter company focused on shorter, point-to-point flights using the single-engine Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet.
andy_savoie@av… Thu, 04/08/2021 - 20:57
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Sun ’n Fun Back As First Major Air Show Since Pandemic
The Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida, canceled at the last minute in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returns April 13-18.
andy_savoie@av… Thu, 04/08/2021 - 15:44
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Electric Aircraft Shows Dramatic Noise Reductions
Flight tests of an aircraft converted to electric propulsion from piston power have shown noise energy levels at least 100 times lower, highlighting the potential for electric aircraft to reduce airport noise pollution.
guy.ferneyhoug… Thu, 04/08/2021 - 13:00
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Textron Aviation Delivers 600th CJ3
Textron Aviation has completed the 600th delivery of its Citation CJ3 series light jet, a CJ3+ aircraft, to an undisclosed customer in North America.
andy_savoie@av… Wed, 04/07/2021 - 22:30
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