01/07/2020

The North Atlantic Datalink Mandate (NAT DLM) has been suspended by the FAA and its partners in ICAO’s North Atlantic System Planning Group to expedite the flow of traffic over the Atlantic during the COVID-19 pandemic. A NOTAM released on June 23 suspended the mandate until September 30, 2020, while the initial agreement waived the […]

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01/07/2020

Purchasers of Model Year 2020 versions of the Kodiak 100 aircraft will benefit from free scheduled maintenance during the first two years of ownership with the Kodiak Care Maintenance program announced today by Daher. This incentive marks the latest step in Daher’s alignment of the support coverage and customer experience for both members of its […]

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30/06/2020

West Star’s Perryville, MO (PCD) location has received FAA approval for four additional airframe capabilities within the Bombardier and Embraer series. The FAA only grants approval based on specific training, manuals and tooling requirements. The four additional series of capabilities include: Bombardier Global BD-700, Embraer Phenom, Embraer Legacy 120 and Embraer Legacy 134/145. Currently, the […]

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30/06/2020

FlightSafety International now offers maintenance technician training at a new Learning Center located at the Sunshine Coast Airport in Queensland, Australia. “We are pleased to serve technicians who maintain aircraft equipped with Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, and Honeywell engines and APUs, at this new Learning Center in Queensland,” said Nathan Speiser, Executive Vice President, […]

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30/06/2020

Vertis Aviation, the Switzerland-based bespoke charter specialist, announced the addition of an elegantly styled Gulfstream G450 to its Vertis Charter Management Programme, VCMP. The aircraft has been added to support increased demand from an emerging new set of clients seeking safe and secure travel options as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest addition […]

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30/06/2020

Blackhawk Aerospace announced the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of their new XR Upgrade Kit for the King Air 350 Series. The XR Kit optimizes a stock King Air 350 series aircraft by increasing Max Gross Takeoff Weight to 16,500 pounds and maintaining a Basic Aircraft Empty Weight that is 220 […]

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30/06/2020

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Horizon International Flight Academy has logged more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet, mainly utilized to train military pilots. Horizon’s training academy is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “Crossing the 1,000-flight hour threshold in less than three months from its […]

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30/06/2020

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its 200th super-midsize Gulfstream G280™ business jet has entered service. “This is a tremendous milestone in the history of Gulfstream,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Every Gulfstream model is distinctive and unique in its own way, and the G280 is no different. As when it entered the marketplace in 2012, the […]

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30/06/2020

Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading provider of broadband connectivity products and services for business aviation, hit 3,000 daily flights recently, showing strong signs of recovery from the COVID-19 related single-day low-point of 378 daily flights in mid-April. “I’m encouraged because we’re seeing several positive trends taking shape in the market,” said Sergio Aguirre, […]

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30/06/2020

Flying Colours Corp., the North America-headquartered refurbishment, completions and MRO specialist, has delivered a reconfigured Falcon 2000LXS. The work was performed for a long-time customer and represents the twelfth aircraft project the Canadian owner has entrusted to Flying Colours in twenty years. A thirteenth project is already in the pipeline. The full scope of work […]

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30/06/2020

Bombardier has announced the entry-into-service of the innovative, long-range Global 5500 business jet, which was recently delivered to an undisclosed customer. This high-value aircraft represents the gateway into Bombardier’s flagship large-cabin Global family, offering world-renowned performance, comfort and the smoothest ride. Last year, Bombardier announced that the Global 5500 aircraft can fly 200 nautical miles […]

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30/06/2020

Embraer announced the first delivery of its new, enhanced Phenom 300E — the fastest and longest-ranged single-pilot business jet, capable of reaching Mach 0.80 ― to Texas law firm Dunham & Jones, Attorneys at Law, P.C. The firm, which also owns a Phenom 100EV, took delivery of the enhanced Phenom 300E last week during a […]

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29/06/2020

FAI rent-a-jet AG, German leading air charter operator has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Greece-based leading luxury yacht management company, Atalanta Golden Yachts to provide luxury VIP air charter services. Effective immediately, FAI will offer Atalanta Golden Yacht charter clients the opportunity to fly privately from an airport of their choice anywhere in the […]

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29/06/2020

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a multi-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to support its Makila-powered AS532U2 Cougar Mk.II helicopter fleet. Following a public tender, the contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement to support over 40 Makila 1A2 engines until their end-of-life. Air-Commodore A.R. Laurijssen, Commander of RNLAF Logistics […]

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29/06/2020

CAE announced the publication of its FY20 Annual Activity and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. The report provides CAE’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure and for the first time includes a section aligned to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The report also includes information on the evolution of CAE’s sourcing practices […]

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