01/07/2020

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) commends Bombardier for the outstanding achievement of receiving the first-ever Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for a business aircraft, the Global 7500, under the auspices of the International EPD® System. Kurt Edwards, IBAC Director General, said, “This is an unprecedented accomplishment by Bombardier and demonstrates their exceptional commitment to sustainability. […]

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01/07/2020

For the first time, Vertical readers have ranked Safran Helicopter Engines top engine manufacturer in its 2020 “Helicopter and Engine Manufacturers” survey. Since 2014, the helicopter magazine has evaluated manufacturers on the quality of their products and support. The survey is open to anyone in the global civil industry who operates, flies or maintains helicopters […]

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01/07/2020

GlobalParts.aero announced that Scott Toom has rejoined the company as the new Director of Business Solutions. As an industry veteran, Toom began his aviation career at Raytheon Aircraft in 1995 and later joined APPH in Wichita, Kansas before joining GlobalParts Group in 2012. Toom’s roles have included responsibilities for data analytics, inventory management, supply chain, […]

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01/07/2020

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has passed a milestone of 250,000 fuelings using its Airfield Automation digital technology. The landmark fueling took place in Adelaide, Australia, when the business supplied Jet A-1 (with fuel system icing inhibitor) to The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Since launching in May 2018, Airfield […]

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01/07/2020

Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role twin engine H160 has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), marking a new chapter for the programme. The company is expecting FAA certification to follow shortly prior to first delivery to an undisclosed US customer later this year. “The successful completion of the H160 Type […]

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01/07/2020

Bombardier Aviation and the International EPD® System, an environmental declaration program based in Sweden, announced a first in business aviation with the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Bombardier’s Global 7500 jet. The Global 7500 aircraft EPD is third-party verified to the highest international ISO standards1. It discloses fully transparent environmental information about […]

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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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