All Business & General Aviation articles – Page 21

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    Embraer launches upgraded Phenom 300E


    Embraer has launched an upgraded version of the Phenom 300E in a move designed to boost the appeal and value proposition of the best-selling light business jet.

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    Textron Aviation deliveries and revenues climb on Longitude success


    Service entry of the Citation Longitude business jet in October 2019 contributed to a double-digit year-on-year hike in deliveries and revenues at Textron Aviation in the fourth quarter, but output for the super-midsize twin and its legacy stablemates will be reduced over the coming months as the airframer rebuilds a composite parts facility in Wichita that was severely damaged by fire in late December.

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    SyberJet SJ30i completes key tests as approval set for early 2021


    SyberJet Aircraft has completed a series of key tests on its Honeywell Primus Epic 2.0-based SyberVision avionics suite for the SJ30i business jet, as it targets certification and service entry of the high-speed light-twin for early 2021.

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    Bombardier readies first Learjet 70/75s for G5000 cockpit upgrade


    Bombardier is poised to begin delivering and retrofitting Learjet 70s and 75 business jets with an enhanced version of the Garmin G5000 flightdeck, following US approval for the upgrade on 20 January.

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    Solar Impulse pilot urges aviation to disrupt itself – for its own survival


    Swiss aviation pioneer and climate advocate Bertrand Piccard has a powerful and urgent message for the aviation and aerospace industries: innovate quickly, or risk losing your business to the realities of climate change.

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    Bell’s eVTOL vision changes as it eliminates two rotors and goes all electric


    Bell changed the design of its proposed electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, removing two rotor ducts and adding a purely electric propulsion option, after hearing from potential customers that shorter inner city travel would likely come before longer-range trips between metropolitan areas.

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    ​Boom Supersonic teams with Flight Research to trial XB-1 technology demonstrator


    Supersonic aircraft developer Boom has partnered with US training support and services company Flight Research (FRI) to test its XB-1 technology demonstrator in a supersonic corridor stretching across the Mojave Desert. 

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    No survivors from South African CAA calibration Citation crash


    None of the three crew members of a South African Civil Aviation Authority flight-inspection aircraft survived after the aircraft came down shortly after take-off from George airport. The aircraft, a Cessna Citation II, came down in mountainous terrain after departing George at 10:40 on 23 January. It was due ...

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    Eviation Alice prototype damaged by electric fire in Arizona


    An electric system fire significantly damaged a prototype of Israeli company Eviation Aircraft’s in-development, all-electric Alice aircraft at an Arizona airport on 22 January.

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    C-130 tanker crashes during Australian firefighting mission


    A Lockheed Martin EC-130Q firefighting aircraft has crashed in the Australian state of New South Wales while combating forest fires, killing three crew members. The commissioner of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Shane Fitzsimmons, has confirmed the crash. The accident occurred near the Peak View area, ...

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    UAS co-founder helps business aviation clients make the right connections


    Mohammed Al Husary is co-founder and executive president of UAS International Trip Support, which provides a range of travel planning services to high-net-worth business clients in 31 countries worldwide.

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    Farnborough airport smashes annual movement record


    Farnborough airport, the UK’s busiest and only dedicated business aviation hub, has smashed its annual movement record for the third consecutive year, and expects the upward trend to continue ”for the foreseeable future”, driven by sustained demand for business aircraft travel and the facility’s “strong appeal” as a leading gateway to London and the southeast.

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    First prototype of Stratos 716 very light jet takes shape


    Stratos Aircraft has completed load testing on its 716 very light jet (VLJ), and is now assembling the first prototype of the single-engined six-seater, which it hopes to fly in the second half of the year.

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    Daher sees modest dip in TBM and Kodiak deliveries during ‘tough’ 2019


    Daher saw flat sales in 2019, with deliveries of its Kodiak and TBM single-engined aircraft families slipping slightly, following what it calls a “tough year in the entry-level business aviation market”.

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    Joby Aviation and Toyota team up to develop eVTOL


    Joby Aviation, a California-based aerospace company building small electric take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles for potential air taxi service, says it has raised $590 million in Series C funding led by Toyota Motor Corporation.

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    Jet Edge expands with JetSelect acquisition


    Jet Edge International has snapped up JetSelect Aviation to become one of the largest business aircraft charter and management companies in the USA, with a fleet of 85 aircraft.

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    Hybrid Air Vehicles unveils updated Airlander 10


    Hybrid Air Vehicles has unveiled a production design for its Airlander 10 to replace a prototype grounded in November 2017 after a second incident during flight testing, as it steps up its certification efforts.

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    Dumont adds 27th Falcon 2000 and plans expansion


    US business aircraft services provider Dumont Aviation has taken delivery of its 27th and final pre-owned Dassault Falcon 2000 business jet from an undisclosed fractional ownership provider, and is planning to expand with a broader fleet and a European base under evaluation.

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    Falcon shipments dip in ‘difficult market’


    Deliveries of Falcon business jets dipped to 40 units in 2019, compared with 41 the previous year, with Dassault saying output for the period was five aircraft short of its 2019 guidance because of what it describes as “a difficult market”.

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    US court approves Tamarack’s reorganisation plan


    Business aircraft winglet manufacturer Tamarack Aerospace is hoping to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection early in the second quarter, after a US court approved its reorganisation plan.