All Business & General Aviation articles – Page 2

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    Thai A330 shears tail off Gulfstream IV in Vientiane


    A Thai Airways A330-300 has nearly ripped the tail off a Gulfstream IV private jet during a taxiing accident in Vientiane, Laos. The accident occurred in darkness on 9 March as the A330 (HS-TEU) prepared to operate flight TG575 on the Vientiane-Bangkok Suvarnabhumi route, according to Thai Airways. ...

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    AERO Friedrichshafen postponed


    The organisers of the annual AERO Friedrichshafen aviation trade fair have postponed this year’s show to an undetermined date in the future due to fears about the global spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

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    Daher introduces Garmin autoland safety system on TBM 940


    Daher has installed Garmin’s autoland automatic landing system in the TBM 940 as part of a package of enhancements introduced on the 2020 version of its high-speed single-engine turboprop.

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    Gama Aviation sets sights on expansion of helicopter services portfolio


    UK-headquartered Gama Aviation believes it can become a new force in rotary-wing operations as it nears the launch of helicopter air ambulance services in Scotland.

  • Wheels Up

    Charter provider Wheels Up buys business aircraft operator Gama Aviation Signature


    US business aircraft charter company Wheels Up has acquired aircraft operator Gama Aviation Signature, a move that continues fast-growing Wheels Up’s expansion following a recent equity sale to Delta Air Lines.

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    Acropolis takes delivery of first completed ACJ320neo


    UK VVIP charter operator Acropolis Aviation has taken delivery of the first outfitted Airbus ACJ320neo from Swiss completions company AMAC Aerospace, and is preparing the luxury re-engined narrowbody for its first commercial flight on 3 March.

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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.

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    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.

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    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)