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  • Cessna clinches US FAA certification for CJ3+

    News | 08 Sep 2014 09:26 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Cessna has secured US certification for its CJ3+ which it hopes will help to reinvigorate the embattled light business jet sector in which it is the dominant player with six types in its stable.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cessna-clinches-US-FAA-certification-for-CJ3+-403403/
  • Unresponsive TBM 900 crashes near Jamaica

    News | 05 Sep 2014 19:49 | Stephen Trimble

    ​An unresponsive aircraft identified as one of the first Daher-Socata TBM 900 single-engined turboprops delivered earlier this year crashed in Jamaica after flying hundreds of miles beyond its intended destination in Jamaica.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Unresponsive-TBM-900-crashes-near-Jamaica-403406/
  • Learjet leader post vacant amid Bombardier priority review

    News | 03 Sep 2014 17:07 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier’s Learjet division is without a leader after a corporate restructuring led to the removal of one executive and the transfer of another.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Learjet-leader-post-vacant-amid-Bombardier-priority-review-403311/
  • Aircell rebrands as Gogo Business Aviation

    News | 03 Sep 2014 14:46 | Kate Sarsfield

    Aero-communications services provider Gogo has rebranded its Aircell business aviation division, Gogo Business Aviation.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aircell-rebrands-as-Gogo-Business-Aviation-403297/
  • PICTURE: French firm has novel take on flying car

    News | 03 Sep 2014 14:22 | Dominic Perry

    ​French start-up Vaylon is hoping to attract interest in its novel take on a flying car which the manufacturer claims can take off in a distance of under 300m (984ft).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-French-firm-has-novel-take-on-flying-car-403288/
  • Dassault breaks ground on 5X and 8X completions facility in Little Rock

    News | 03 Sep 2014 13:42 | Kate Sarsfield

    Dassault has broken ground on a major expansion and upgrade of its Little Rock facility in Arkansas that will be dedicated to Falcon 5X and 8X business jet completions. The large-cabin and ultra-long-range business jets are currently under development.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dassault-breaks-ground-on-5X-and-8X-completions-facility-in-Little-Rock-403286/
  • Cessna's Independence facility hands over 10,000th piston single

    News | 03 Sep 2014 13:41 | Kate Sarsfield

    Cessna has delivered the 10,000th single-engine aircraft from its Independence facility in Kansas. The 172 Skyhawk was handed over to Lynchburg, Virginia-based flight training provider Liberty University School of Aeronautics late last month along with two more of the piston singles. The Independence facility was opened in June 1996 producing only single-engine aircraft. It now houses the Citation Mustang and M2 light business jet production alongside the Cessna's piston products, including the Turbo Skylane JT-A, Stationair and TTx .http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cessnas-Independence-facility-hands-over-10000th-piston-single-403289/
  • Gulfstream issues service bulletin on gust locks after fatal GIV crash

    News | 01 Sep 2014 14:49 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Initial reports into a 31 May fatal Gulfstream GIV crash in Bedford, Massachusetts has led the airframer to issue a service bulletin warning pilots to ensure the flying control gust locks are not engaged before the start of the take-off run.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-issues-service-bulletin-on-gust-locks-after-fatal-GIV-crash-403014/
  • Icelandic volcanic ash alert status raised

    News | 29 Aug 2014 13:41 | David Learmount

    Iceland's Meteorological Office has again raised its alert status indicating the risk of atmospheric contamination by volcanic ash as a result of increased seismic activity near the Bárðarbunga and Trölladyngja volcanoes in central Iceland, both on the northern edge of the Vatnajökul glacial region.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Icelandic-volcanic-ash-alert-status-raised-403165/
  • Cessna's CitationAir to cease operations

    News | 26 Aug 2014 14:03 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​CitationAir - Cessna’s business jet charter and management arm - plans to cease flight operations 31 October around two years after it stopped selling fractional shares in new aircraft and jet cards.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cessnas-CitationAir-to-cease-operations-403017/
  • GE delays Passport engine flight test

    News | 22 Aug 2014 18:44 | Stephen Trimble

    Bombardier must wait a few more months to see the flight test phase begin for the GE Aviation engine that will power the Global 7000 and 8000 business jets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GE-delays-Passport-engine-flight-test-402967/
  • EASA issues volcanic ash safety bulletin

    News | 22 Aug 2014 15:11 | David Learmount

    ​The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a safety information bulletin (SIB) to prepare airlines, air navigation service providers and national aviation authorities for the procedures they would have to follow in the event that the seismic activity reported by Iceland becomes a major volcanic eruption.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-issues-volcanic-ash-safety-bulletin-402957/
  • Brazil jet crash probe finds errant cockpit voice recorder

    News | 18 Aug 2014 18:49 | Felipe Salles

    The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the crashed Cessna 560 XLS+ in Brazil on 13 August has been found, but does not contain any recordings from its last flight, the Brazilian air force’s crash investigation center (CENIPA) says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Brazil-jet-crash-probe-finds-errant-cockpit-voice-recorder-402798/
  • Surf Air acquires up to 65 PC-12NGs for members only airline

    News | 18 Aug 2014 16:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    US members-only VIP airline Surf Air has placed an order with Pilatus Aircraft for up to 65 PC-12NGs, which will be used to expand its coverage across the USA and help to satisfy customer demand for its programme. The deal includes 15 firm orders for the single-engined turboprop and options for another 50 – and is one of the largest single contracts for the eight-seat type to datehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Surf-Air-acquires-up-to-65-PC-12NGs-for-members-only-airline-402752/
  • Firms seek answers from business aviation conferences organiser MIU Events

    News | 18 Aug 2014 15:47 | Dominic Perry

    Customers of a business aviation conference organiser are desperately trying to contact the company to find out what is happening after a pair of events were cancelled, one at extremely short noticehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Firms-seek-answers-from-business-aviation-conferences-organiser-MIU-Events-402788/
  • CASB issues Challenger emergency airworthiness directive

    News | 18 Aug 2014 09:57 | David Learmount

    Following three in-service reports of Bombardier Challeger 604s suffering fractured fastener heads on the inboard flap hinge-box, the Canadian Aviation Safety Board (CASB) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive requiring the re-fitting of incorrectly fitted fasteners. The fasteners were the correct ones, but they were incorrectly orientated during fitting.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/CASB-issues-Challenger-emergency-airworthiness-directive-402773/
  • Brazilian presidential candidate dies in business jet crash

    News | 14 Aug 2014 13:59 | Felipe Salles

    ​A Cessna Citation 560XL XLS+ has crashed into buildings during an approach to Santos airport, Brazil, in rain and mist, killing both crew and all the five passengers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Brazilian-presidential-candidate-dies-in-business-jet-crash-402706/
  • LABACE: Dassault expands in Sorocaba

    News | 13 Aug 2014 01:38 | Stephen Trimble

    Dassault has announced plans to expand a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Sorocaba, a fast-growing regional hub that is itself getting a facelift.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LABACE-Dassault-expands-in-Sorocaba-402619/
  • LABACE: Legacy 500 performance grows with certification

    News | 12 Aug 2014 23:52 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Embraer on 12 August announced receiving type certification from Brazil for the Legacy 500 jet and beating several critical performance metrics during the flight testing phase.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LABACE-Legacy-500-performance-grows-with-certification-402618/
  • Gulfstream navigating Russian market amid sanctions

    News | 12 Aug 2014 10:52 | Stephen Trimble

    Gulfstream is continuing efforts to sell and maintain aircraft in Russia while navigating new economic sanctions by the USA and Europe that target certain individuals, which include some of the company's clients, a senior executive says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-navigating-Russian-market-amid-sanctions-402596/
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