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  • NetJets-Citation-Longitude

    NetJets takes delivery of its first Citation Longitude


    US fractional ownership company NetJets has taken delivery of its first Cessna Citation Longitude business jet from an October 2018 order for up to 175 of the super-midsize type. Service entry is expected early in the first quarter.

  • ACH130 Aston Martin Edition - Adrien Daste

    Airbus Corporate Helicopters and Aston Martin launch special edition ACH130


    Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) is partnering with high-end car manufacturer Aston Martin on a bespoke edition of the ACH130. The agreement is for an initial three years, but could be extended and expanded to other models if the relationship works, the pair say.

  • Bombardier Global 7500

    Latecoere to acquire Bombardier’s Mexican wiring business


    Canadian manufacturer Bombardier is to sell the electrical wiring activities at Queretaro site in Mexico to Latecoere. The French aerostructures and electrical equipment manufacturer will pay Bombardier $50 million for the operation, which employs around 700 staff and generates annual turnover of $80 million, the two companies have ...

  • Aerion AS2

    Aerion selects more suppliers for in-development supersonic business jet AS2


    Supersonic business jet developer Aerion Supersonic has selected several more suppliers of components for its in-development AS2 jet, which the company hopes will conduct first flight in 2024.

  • First Praetor 500 delivery, to Flexjet

    Embraer delivers first Praetor 500, to Flexjet


    Embraer has delivered the first Praetor 500 midsize jet, handing over the aircraft to fractional business jet ownership company Flexjet.

  • BA_20191223_Bombardier Celebrates Delivery of First Global 6500 Aircraft

    Bombardier G5500 and 6500 gain FAA certification


    Bombardier says that its Global 5500 and 6500 have received FAA certification, completing its approval requirements in three of the world’s major jurisdictions and allowing it to begin delivery of the aircraft to customers.

  • Textron SkyCourier fuselage and wing mating

    Textron Aviation mates wing and fuselage on first Cessna SkyCourier


    Textron Aviation has mated the wings to the fuselage of the first Cessna SkyCourier twin-engined turboprop in what it describes as a “key milestone in the development of the clean-sheet aircraft”. First flight is pegged for 2020.

  • National Nuclear Security Administration King Air 350ER Aerial Measuring System aircraft - NNSA

    Energy Department unveils three radiation sniffing King Air 350ERs


    The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration unveiled three new King Air 350ER aircraft at Joint Base Andrews on 18 December to be used to measure air and ground radiation contamination coming from events such as nuclear explosions or accidents.

  • pHENOM 100e

    Phenom 100 gets approval for Garmin G1000 NXi upgrade


    Garmin has secured US certification for the next-generation G1000 NXi integrated flightdeck on the Embraer Phenom 100, and says its will perform the first upgrades on the entry-level business jet “very soon”.

  • N777AS-2

    Inquiry raps VIP 777 operator over safety practices


    Investigators have concluded that the VIP carrier involved in a serious Boeing 777-200ER wing-strike incident at Le Bourget was operating with poor safety practices.

  • Wheels Up_King Air 350i (4)

    Wheels Up combines with Delta Private Jets


    US charter companies Wheels Up and Delta Private Jets (DPJ) have combined to create one the largest business aircraft operations in the USA with a fleet of 190 jets and turboprops. The deal announced in December and scheduled to close in the first quarter of 2020, will see DPJ ...

  • FLOAT Cessna Caravan over Los Angeles

    ​FLOAT plans air taxi service in Southern California


    A startup company in Southern California which hopes to revolutionise the daily commute will launch service in the coming days and plans to offer full air-based commuting schedules from up to 40 regional airports beginning in January.

  • HondaJet ELITE

    First HondaJet delivered to China



  • SKYPORTS Vertiport

    Skyports secures funding for future expansion


    UK Urban air mobility (UAM) infrastructure developer Skyports has secured £5.35 million ($7 million) in funding from what it calls “quality investors”, who share its vision of creating a global network of vertiports to support the nascent vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) air taxi market.

  • Longitude

    Textron Aviation plans layoffs after Longitude certification


    Textron intends to cut 875 jobs as part of a restructuring that “principally impacts” Textron Aviation and Textron’s industrial division.

  • Tecnam P2012

    Tecnam delivers P2012 Traveller to Zil Air


    Italian airframer Tecnam has delivered the first P2012 Traveller to Seychelles-based charter company Zil Air, from a 2018 order for up to three of the high-wing piston-twins.

  • cHALLENGER 350 refuelling

    Bombardier expands sustainable aviation fuel offering


    Bombardier is stepping up its commitment to helping reduce the carbon footprint of business aviation, with its headquarters in Montreal becoming the first facility outside the USA to take delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

  • Ameco A319CJ 1

    Ameco unveils A319CJ cabin mock-up


    Chinese MRO firm Ameco has unveiled a full-scale cabin interior mock-up of the Airbus A319 corporate jet, its first for the variant.

  • kING aIR 200

    Hartzell and Raisbeck secure STC for King Air 200 propeller


    Hartzell Propeller and Raisbeck Engineering have secured US supplemental type certification (STC) for a five-blade, composite swept propeller on the Beechcraft King Air 200 series, and are preparing the first twin-engined turboprop for modification and redelivery in December.

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    Gulfstream delivers first Europe-based G500


    Gulfstream has delivered the first Europe-based G500, with the unnamed charter operator receiving the superwide-cabin aircraft in late October, shortly after the type secured European certification.