All Business & General Aviation articles – Page 20

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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 

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    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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    Europe clears HondaJet Elite for steep approaches and increased occupancy


    Honda Aircraft has secured European steep-approach certification for the HondaJet Elite, permitting the light business jet to perform approaches at descent angles of up to 5.5°. 

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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)

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    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: ...

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Wellington taps Wisk’s Cora for air taxi trials


    The New Zealand government and urban air mobility firm Wisk have entered a memorandum of understanding for a passenger transport trial involving the company’s all-electric air taxi, Cora. The work will take place in Canterbury, New Zealand where the Cora has conducted tests since 2017, says Megan Woods, the ...

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    Bombardier discussing sale of business jet unit to Textron: reports


    Bombardier is discussing a potential sale of its business jet unit to Textron, according to reports, a move that if completed would catapult Textron into the large-cabin business jet segment and mark another divestiture by once-mighty Bombardier.

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    Wheels Up and Delta Private Jets complete tie-up


    Charter companies Wheels Up and Delta Private Jets (DPJ) are preparing to roll-out a range of “cross-platform” benefits for customers, after concluding a merger agreement in late January to become one the largest business aircraft providers in the USA.

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    Polish EMS provider acquires Learjet 75 Liberty pair


    Polish air ambulance provider Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) is adding business jets to its fleet for the first time, with the purchase of two Bombardier Learjet 75 Libertys.


    Strata delivers first flap-track fairings for PC-24


    Abu Dhabi composite aerostructures specialist Strata has delivered the first shipset of flap track fairings to Pilatus for the PC-24 business jet.