All Business & General Aviation articles – Page 10

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    Investigation launched as Lilium Jet prototype is destroyed by fire


    German start-up Lilium says the start of flight testing of the second electric-powered Lilium Jet prototype could be delayed by several weeks as it determines what caused the first test aircraft to catch fire during maintenance on 27 February.

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    Can VIP services add another revenue stream for helicopter industry?


    Can air taxi services help the helicopter industry ease the pain of a protracted downturn in its mainstay oil and gas business? The question understandably exercises leasing and finance specialists – but the answer, like so many attempts to identify clear trends in these turbulent economic times, depends on the balance between optimism and pessimism.

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    Dassault to reveal Future Falcon details by June


    Dassault Aviation is promising to reveal more details about its “Future Falcon” business jet by June, as it prepares to take on new launches from rivals Bombardier and Gulfstream.

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    Cape Air puts P2012 Travellers to work as revenue flights commence


    Cape Air has become the first operator to begin revenue flights of the Tecnam P2012 Traveller, having dispatched the type on an inaugural commercial flight from its Hyannis base to Nantucket island on 22 February.

  • Piaggio Avanti II

    Piaggio administrator invites bids to acquire Italian firm


    Piaggio Aerospace’s administrator is inviting expressions of interest to acquire the Italian firm, and plans to complete the sale before year-end.

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    CAA calibration jet entered rapid descent before terrain collision


    South African investigators have disclosed that a Cessna Citation II calibration aircraft suddenly entered a steep descent and excessive right bank before colliding with high terrain about 10min after departing George airport. None of the three occupants survived after the jet, operated by the South African Civil Aviation Authority, ...

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    Volocopter nets €87 million in Series C funding round


    German eVTOL maker says funding, expertise will support bid for commerical operations in two to four years 

  • Longitude

    Fixed-wing business aircraft deliveries strongest for a decade: GAMA


    Shipments of fixed-wing business and general aviation aircraft soared in 2019 to their highest level for a decade, thanks to resurgent business jet and piston-engined aircraft sectors. In addition, the mix of deliveries in favour of high-end, high-value models resulted in the strongest billings for the industry in four years.

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    Catalyst turboprop flight testing “to start this spring”


    GE Aviation’s delayed Catalyst turboprop programme has advanced enough that a maiden flight test is now scheduled for this spring with certification targeted for autumn 2021, according to the company’s European aero engines unit, Avio Aero.

  • Global_5500_cr Bombardier

    Bombardier sells rail division to focus on business aviation


    Bombardier says it is to focus exclusively on business aviation following an agreement to sell its rail division to French rail giant Alstom. The deal announced on 17 February, is worth close $4.5 billion for Bombardier, and will help to slash company’s outstanding debt of some $9 billion.

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    Volocopter, ride-hailing firm to explore urban air mobility in Southeast Asia


    Volocopter and Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab will jointly explore opportunities for urban air mobility in the region. The study will look at Southeast Asian suitable cities, routes, use cases, and joint flight tests, says Volocopter. The effort could evolve into further cooperation between the two companies. ...

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    Cabin fire caused Cirrus SF50 fleet grounding


    Cirrus grounded its global fleet of more than 170 SF50 Vision Jets on 7 February, and issued a mandatory service bulletin (SB) to all owners of the single-engined aircraft, after identifying faulty audio amplifier circuit cards as the cause of a 27 December cabin fire.

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    Gulfstream G700 airborne as flight-testing begins


    The latest and greatest Gulfstream business jet, the Rolls-Royce Pearl 700-powered G700, completed its first flight on 14 February from the company’s base at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia.

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    Tecnam sells first special-mission configured P2012 Traveller


    Italian airframer Tecnam has sold the first P2012 Traveller in a special-mission configuration following an order for a single unit from with Austro-German engineering and surveying company Airborne Hydro Mapping (AHM)

  • (L-R) Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice-President, Engineering, Airbus with Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS

    Airbus and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore explore urban air mobility solutions


    Airbus and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore urban air mobility solutions in Singapore. As part of the agreement, Airbus and CAAS will work together on developing urban air mobility services using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Source: ...

  • Dassault Falcon 6X interior

    Dassault debuts Falcon 6X mock-up in Asia-Pacific


    As Dassault pushes ahead with its Falcon 6X programme, the airframer has given a Singapore air show visitors a peek inside the long-range twin’s spacious interior, bringing a cabin mock-up to the show. Alongside the 6X - which is due to make its maiden sortie next year - the ...


    Asian aviation show ABACE cancelled over coronavirus concerns


    Asia’s largest dedicated business aviation show, ABACE, has been cancelled amid fears surrounding coronavirus.

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    Pilatus concludes PC-24 rough-field certification campaign


    Pilatus has concluded the rough-field certification campaign for its PC-24, with approval for the super-light business jet to operate from grass, wet earth and snow, awarded by European and US regulators in early February

  • Gulfstream G700 Cabin Aft View

    Gulfstream begins demo tour with G700 cabin mock-up


    Gulfstream has embarked on an international customer demonstration tour with its G700 cabin mock-up, to drum-up sales of the ultra-long-range business jet in its key markets.

  • Bombardier Global 7500

    Bombardier to more than double UK service centre capacity


    Bombardier is set to more than double service centre capacity at its UK base in London Biggin Hill airport to accommodate its growing business jet fleet in Europe; in particular, the increasing number of Global 7500s that are expected to arrive on the continent over the coming years.