All Business & General Aviation articles – Page 12

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    Neboair poised to launch rural air tourism service with all-electric Velis Electros


    UK start-up Neboair is gearing up to launch a rural air tourism service with a pair of all-electric Pipistrel Velis Electros. The operation is a stepping stone for an ambitious plan to create a “micro-airline” using a fleet of small, sustainable aircraft to serve towns and cities throughout the UK and northern Europe using a network of under-utilised aerodromes.

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    Blackshape promotes turboprop-powered Gabriel basic trainer


    Italian airframer Blackshape has flown a turboprop-powered example of its Gabriel basic trainer, as it eyes sales opportunities in Southeast Asia. The company says it has conducted “several” flights of the Gabriel-TP, which is powered by the Rolls-Royce M250-B17. Source: Blackshape The Gabriel-TP is powered ...

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    Jim Noonan maximises the value of business aircraft for Global Jet Capital


    Jim Noonan is senior managing director for the asset management arm of Global Jet Capital. The US aircraft finance and leasing company has a portfolio of more than 140 clients representing a mix of corporations and high-net-worth individuals


    Administrator trims Piaggio bidders as due diligence starts


    Piaggio Aerospace’s administrator has invited 11 of the 19 bidders for the company to enter due diligence, and says he is confident a suitable buyer can be selected before year-end, with the deal to close in the first half of 2021.

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    Stratos 716X makes maiden sortie


    Stratos Aircraft has launched the flight-test campaign for its 716X, with the very light jet (N716X) performing its maiden sortie on 2 July from the airframer’s base in Redmond, Oregon. Flown by test pilot Sean VanHatten, the milestone sortie lasted 22min starting with a full-power take-off and climb to ...

  • Sydney Seaplanes DHC-2

    Carbon monoxide poisoning clue emerges in fatal DHC-2 crash probe


    Australian investigators have urged operators of piston-engined aircraft to carry out inspection and repair of exhaust systems, after finding that the pilot of a crashed De Havilland Canada DHC-2 floatplane had elevated levels of carbon monoxide in his blood. The Sydney Seaplanes aircraft, with six occupants, had departed Cottage ...

  • Pro Avia Twin Engine

    Pro-Avia selects Red A03 diesel engine to power in-development utility-twin


    Russian start-up Pro-Avia has selected Red Aircraft’s A03 500hp (370kW) diesel engine to power its in-development, nine-14-seat, multi-purpose piston-twin.

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    Air Charter Association axes September’s ACE expo


    The Air Charter Association (ACA) has axed the annual Air Charter Expo (ACE), due to ongoing concerns around the coronavirus pandemic. The event, now in its fifth year, was set to take place on 15 September at London Biggin Hill airport in the UK.

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    NBAA cancels 2020 business aviation convention


    The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has cancelled its annual business aviation convention and exhibition (NBAA-BACE), due to take place in Orlando later this year, due to ongoing coronavirus concerns and travel restrictions.

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    Blackhawk secures US certification for King Air upgrade kit


    US engineering company and aftermarket specialist Blackhawk Aerospace has received supplemental type certification for its XR upgrade kit on the Beechcraft King Air 350-series, and says it is closing in on a number of orders for the retrofit.

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    Aircraft valet Stefan Murphy cleans up in good times and bad


    Stefan Murphy is founder and managing director of Up & Away Aviation, a valeting firm for business and commercial aircraft that has reacted swiftly to provide disinfecting services during the pandemic

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    Gulfstream G280 hits 200th-delivery milestone


    Gulfstream delivered the 200th G280 in late June, marking what company president Mark Burns describes as “a tremendous milestone” in the history of the Savannah, Georgia-based airframer. The super-midsize twin was launched in 2008 as a replacement for the G200, a programme acquired by Gulfstream in 2001 from Israel ...

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    Embraer delivers first enhanced Phenom 300E


    Embraer has delivered the initial example of the latest Phenom 300E, with the handover on 26 June to a US law firm coming just six months after the upgraded light-cabin business jet was launched.

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    Embraer completes first Praetor 500 conversion


    Embraer has completed the first conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 for an undisclosed customer. The modification was undertaken at the Brazilian airframer’s service centre at Bradley International airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut – one of four Embraer-owned facilities appointed to perform the bespoke upgrade on ...

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    Bombardier delivers first Global 5500


    Bombardier has delivered the first Global 5500, with the handover to an undisclosed customer on 24 June coming just over two years after the super-large-cabin business jet was introduced alongside its longer-range stablemate, the Global 6500.

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    Vu Systems completes flight testing of passive millimetre wave sensor


    Vu Systems has completed development flight testing of what it describes as “civil aviation’s first passive millimetre wave (PMMW) sensor”, which promises to revolutionise operations in low-visibility minima.

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    Business aviation bodies join call for EU investment in green initiatives


    As Europe’s passenger air transport market emerges from lockdown, representatives from business and commercial aviation associations have issued an urgent call to the continent’s policy makers to “prioritise specific decarbonisation initiatives” in their allocation of future coronavirus recovery funding.

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    Diamond DA50 RG set for third quarter certification


    Austria’s Diamond Aircraft is confident of securing European certification for its DA50 RG in the third quarter, and says it will deliver the first examples of the high-end piston-single early next year. Launched in April 2017 with just the DA50 moniker, the six-seat model was originally offered as a ...

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    ZeroAvia claims UK first with flight of electric-powered Piper M350


    Californian propulsion developer ZeroAvia has conducted what it claims is the UK’s “first electric-powered flight of a commercial-scale aircraft”, with a converted Piper M350 piston-single taking off on 22 June from Cranfield airport.

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    Bye begins propeller testing for all-electric eFlyer 2


    Bye Aerospace has begun the next phase of flight testing on its eFlyer 2 technology demonstrator, which the US company says will help it select the most efficient propeller to maximise the performance of the all-electric aircraft.