15/06/2020

Piper Aircraft and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology (“Spartan”) announced an order for its first tranche of 22 factory-new training aircraft. To date, Spartan has taken delivery of 10 Piper Archers and 2 Piper Seminoles, with 10 additional Piper Archers expected to be delivered in Q4 2020. According to Beau Schrader, Spartan’s Chief Pilot […]

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15/06/2020

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) recently conducted its annual International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) standards board meeting where it virtually introduced the members for 2020-2021. Board members from around the world participated, including the new Chair, Allison Markey, from WYVERN, Ltd, and the new Vice Chair, Marc Pieters, with Jet Aviation EuMEA. […]

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12/06/2020

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is honoring the 65th anniversary of the first flight of the most popular single-engine aircraft in aviation history, Textron Aviation’s Cessna Skyhawk. Since the aircraft first took to the sky, more than 45,000 Skyhawks have been delivered to customers around the world—more than any other aircraft in […]

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12/06/2020

In a press release, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced that as COVID-19 continues to dramatically impact day-to-day flight operations, the unanticipated downtime has allowed US and Canadian customs officials to carefully examine – and in some cases, make meaningful changes to – their respective policies. “The post-pandemic landscape and other hot topics […]

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12/06/2020

As of 15 June 2020, Rajat Bhattacharya will take over the management of RUAG International’s IT department as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this function, he is responsible for secure applications and workplace systems for the Swiss technology group with a focus on the aerospace industry with 6,500 employees in 14 countries. He is also […]

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12/06/2020

Rolls-Royce has delivered the 8,000th engine made at our site in Dahlewitz, Germany. The engine, a BR725, will be shipped to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Savannah, Georgia, USA, to power its current flagship business jet, the G650ER. The Dahlewitz site, located south of Berlin, started production in June 1995 and today employs approximately 3,000 people. […]

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12/06/2020

As the American economy begins to come back on line, Sheltair Aviation is announcing that they are ready, willing, and able to meet the needs of the general aviation community by implementing rigorous and comprehensive COVID-19 protection protocols. “General aviation has been tested like never before,” said Lisa Holland, Sheltair President. “But our team has […]

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12/06/2020

Garmin has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the GFC 500 autopilot in additional aircraft models to include the Piper PA-32RT-300 and PA-32RT-300T. This recent certification now approves the GFC 500 for installation in nearly all single-engine Piper PA-28 and PA-32 aircraft models. Intended for light piston single-engine aircraft, the GFC 500 […]

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12/06/2020

Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), has appointed five new Designated Maintenance Facilities (DMFs) in Europe, North America, South America and Asia to provide line maintenance for many of its engines operating around the world. The new DMFs are: Rijnmond Air Services B. V., Rotterdam, Netherlands (PT6A, PW500 engines) Alidaunia […]

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11/06/2020

As of June 10, Slovakia has relaxed their travel restrictions and partially opened their borders to certain countries, announced Euro Jet. Currently the borders of Slovakia are open to these 19 countries for international travel: Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Estonia, Lithiania, Latvia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Bulgaria, Greece, Malta, Cyprus and […]

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11/06/2020

FlightSafety International has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin for the design, development and manufacture of visual systems and displays for the new MC/EC-130J full-mission capable simulators. The simulators will be equipped with the FlightSafety VITAL 1150 image generator and CrewView collimated glass mirror display, and delivered to the United States Air Force Special […]

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11/06/2020

For the first time in Turkey, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has supported channel partner MNG Jet in installing Honeywell’s JetWave satellite communications hardware on MNG Jet’s Bombardier Challenger 605. This satellite communications installation enables high-speed cabin Wi-Fi, via Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX service, for a better passenger connectivity experience. Additionally, it provides pilots with a better internet […]

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11/06/2020

Fargo Jet Center’s (FJC) Part 145 aviation repair station has received certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), via a recommendation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards District Office. EASA, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, is an agency of the European Union responsible for regulating civil aviation safety and stipulates that aircraft […]

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