28/05/2020

In light of economic pressures and the recent global pandemic, the Basel-based FBO has announced that it will close its Maintenance department by latest August 1st 2020. CEO Claudio Lasagni reports: “Business aviation has undoubtedly been facing challenges for a while now and the Corona pandemic has certainly not been in our favour. It’s with […]

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28/05/2020

King Aerospace is outgrowing its four hangars’ 200,000 square feet of space at the 2,900-acre Ardmore Industrial Airpark, northeast of Ardmore, OK. The company has enjoyed consistent year-over-year growth in its services, which include maintenance, avionics, paint and interior refurbishment King Aerospace is finalizing plans to build a new hangar that will add 90,000 square […]

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27/05/2020

While the US celebrated emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and recognized their unrelenting commitment to caring for patients in the third week of May, Bell Helicopters took the opportunity to congratulate the dedicated teams that provide patients with immediate treatment, transportation and access to medical care. The paramedics and pilots that answer these calls take […]

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26/05/2020

Unveiled to the public at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association’s annual Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) last autumn in Las Vegas, USA, the Swiss manufacturer handed over the first production PC-12 NGX aircraft to customers in the United States and Europe. Capping off five years of quiet development and testing, Pilatus and the global network […]

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22/05/2020

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, was awarded a contract for two additional Beechcraft King Air 350CER turboprop aircraft for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO). After mission modifications by Sierra Nevada Corporation, these two Multi-role Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) aircraft will join a fleet of 23 other […]

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22/05/2020

Switzerland-headquartered Vertis Aviation, the bespoke charter specialist, has added an Embraer ERJ145 to its Vertis Charter Management Programme, VCMP. The aircraft is available immediately for on demand passenger or cargo charters. The first of its kind in the Vertis portfolio, it supports the Vertis goal of deploying the right aircraft for the right mission in […]

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22/05/2020

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to reopen the institution’s residential campuses in Florida and Arizona for face-to-face instruction on June 30. With health precautions in place, Embry-Riddle will resume face-to-face instruction, in keeping with its Path Forward strategy, President P. Barry Butler announced today.  “We are excited about the return of students […]

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22/05/2020

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced that the Garden City Airport located in Garden City, Kansas, played a key role in the certification flight test for the M600/SLS HALO safety system’s Garmin Auto-land feature. The airport was selected in 2019 as the ideal location for a live activation of the autonomous landing system given its location and […]

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22/05/2020

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) will upgrade to Leonardo’s latest Osprey radar to support missions such as search and rescue, border protection, fishery and pollution patrols. The Osprey 30 radar will be installed on-board the two customised Beechcraft King Air aircraft provided to the UK MCA by UK-based aviation services company 2Excel. Currently, […]

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22/05/2020

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), in conjunction with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, recently published the “COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol,” which contains operational guidelines for the management of air passenger and aviation personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The best practices are intended for airport operators, commercial and non-commercial aircraft […]

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22/05/2020

Euro Jet’s Operations Control Center Manager, Rui Costa gave an on-line presentation at NBAA’s Virtual International Operators Conference (IOC 2020). Rui presented during the session entitled “Regional Review: Europe”. The panel was led by International Trip Planning Services.  Rui discussed the EASA TCO Provision and went through some popular destinations in Europe including Italy, Greece, […]

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20/05/2020

Garmin has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) in several aircraft models for the GFC 500 and GFC 600 autopilots. The GFC 500 and GFC 600 deliver superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance needs when compared to older generation autopilot systems. The GFC 500 is intended for piston aircraft, while […]

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20/05/2020

CAE announced it signed a contract amendment last February with Cognac Formation Aero, a joint venture of Babcock France and Dassault Aviation, to provide an additional Pilatus PC-21 full-mission ground-based simulator to support pilot training for the French Air Force (Armée de l’Air). The pilot training for the French Air Force is delivered under the […]

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20/05/2020

While getting closer to the deadline for the submission of expressions of interest for the purchase of its business complexes, Piaggio Aerospace is awarded a new contract worth approximately € 125 million: The Italian manufacturer, in extraordinary administration since the end of 2018, has announced the signing of an agreement with the Ministry of Defence […]

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19/05/2020

Universal Avionics (UA) announced the restructuring of its executive team with Mr. Gil Rivnai appointed as Vice President of Engineering and Mr. Marc Bouliane’s previous role as Vice President of Business Development expanded to include Marketing and Services. “We are focused on uniting, extracting synergies, and leveraging our competencies throughout the entire organization,” said Dror […]

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