03/04/2020

Modesto Jet Center has added a Nextant/Beechjet 400A to its Part 135 air charter fleet. The Nextant 400XT is a modified and modernized Beechjet 400A/XP. The light business jet seats eight passengers and is popular for its roomy comfort designed for plenty of head and shoulder room in the cabin. The aircraft has a 530-mph […]

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03/04/2020

Three RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Air Ambulance jets are now on standby to airlift suspected or confirmed coronavirus and other patients, from Queensland regional centres, under an upgraded deal signed off by the State Government. The State Government expanded its long-running service agreement with the areomedical charity, to ensure the Air Ambulances are exclusively available for […]

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03/04/2020

A Qatar Airways Boeing 777 cargo plane carrying vital medical equipment from China landed at Shannon Airport recently. Among the medical equipment on board were ICU ventilators and hospital beds for distribution to hospitals around Ireland in the fight against COVID-19. Qatar Airways is one of the world’s largest cargo operators and has an extensive […]

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03/04/2020

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), as well as national associations together urged European policy-makers and regulators to protect the continuity and survival of the Business Aviation sector in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In its open letter, the European Business Aviation community calls on policy-makers and regulators […]

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03/04/2020

As many manufacturers start finding new health safety solutions or aiding employees using resources on hand, Bell is no exception. Due to a shortage of hand sanitizer, the Bell Engineering Labs team, together with the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) team, were able to follow the World Heath Organization’s formula and produce hand sanitizer using […]

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02/04/2020

GlobalParts.aero recently named Steve Farber to his new role as Director of Sales and Customer Service. As an industry veteran, Farber launched his career with Hawker-Beechcraft in 2004 and came to GlobalParts from CAV Ice Protection, where he was Vice President, Aftermarket Business. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Manufacturing Technology and […]

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02/04/2020

Shadin Avionics announced its new Volta Series data converter platform as a software free complement to the highly successful Avionics Interface System (AIS) Configurable Converter Platform (CCP). First in the new series is the Volta-60 Discrete to ARINC 429 converter (V60). The V60 is a fully customizable data converter for Discrete to ARINC 429 applications. […]

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02/04/2020

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the aerospace industry, Tamarack is launching a temporary program with special pricing for its revolutionary Active Winglet technology for Cessna CitationJets. This ensures Tamarack employees and the supply chain stay strong while providing added economic resilience and safety margins for customer […]

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02/04/2020

RUAG MRO Switzerland has recently modified the EC 635 helicopter model for COVID-19 patients. For this time-sensitive project, RUAG MRO Switzerland, armasuisse and the Air Force are working together on suitable solutions for protecting both pilots and patients to the greatest possible extent. Two helicopters have already been modified and are ready for use by […]

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02/04/2020

Air BP, the aviation division of BP, will provide free jet fuel for use by the helicopters of a number of UK air ambulance services, supporting their life-saving work during the current coronavirus pandemic. The air ambulance crews are on stand-by 24/7, ready to respond to emergencies where they are needed most. All these services are […]

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02/04/2020

Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO) has submitted a petition to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office requesting an inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 9,312,947 (“the ‘947 patent”) granted to SmartSky Networks, LLC.  An inter partes review re-examines the claims in a patent to determine whether or not they are valid.  “We strongly believe […]

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02/04/2020

The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against Covid-19. More than twenty 3D printers are working day and night. Hundreds of visors have already been produced and dispatched to hospitals close to the Airbus facilities in […]

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02/04/2020

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, seeking additional guidance on the loan and grant provisions for air carriers, including certain general aviation operators, enacted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The letter requests that […]

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01/04/2020

Duncan Aviation announced that Tyler Spurling has been named Assistant Manager of its MRO Rapid Response Team. In this position, he will provide leadership and direction for the MRO Rapid Response teams at all three of Duncan Aviation’s main MRO facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska, Battle Creek, Michigan, and Provo, Utah. Spurling graduated from the Spartan […]

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01/04/2020

Avinodegroup has recently released a statement on the role of Business Aviation in the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19). First, the statement points to the global travel crisis the coronavirus has caused. “Firstly, let’s look at how the airline industry is coping. National authorities are imposing severe travel and border restrictions. Guidance is extremely prohibitive. The Italian […]

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