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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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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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    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. 

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    Honeywell starts flight testing autonomous landing system for urban air mobility vehicles


    Honeywell Aerospace has begun flight testing an automated system that will help urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles land autonomously.

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    Learjet 60 operators told to fit reverser alert 12 years after fatal overrun


    Over a decade since a fatal Bombardier Learjet 60 overrun in South Carolina, operators of the type are being ordered to install a voice-command warning system to alert pilots to thrust-reverser malfunctions. The aircraft, operated by Global Exec Aviation, had been departing for Van Nuys from runway 11 at ...

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    Airbus A220 VIP cabin concept revealed


    A VIP cabin concept for an Airbus A220-300 has been unveiled by two US business aviation services companies in a bid to showcase the regional airliner as a viable alternative to traditional large-cabin, long-range business jets and established VIP narrowbodies.

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    Textron Aviation parent to eliminate 1,950 jobs


    Textron Inc., the parent company of the Wichita-based airframer Textron Aviation and helicopter manufacturer Bell, says it is eliminating 1,950 jobs as part of a restructuring programme made necessary by the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic.

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    Business and general aviation leaders optimistic about rebound


    Leaders in business and general aviation are cautiously optimistic that their slice of the industry will return to normal operations after the coronavirus pandemic more quickly than airlines, though economic uncertainty remains a dark and incalculable cloud.

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    Honeywell launches lightweight cooling system for electric aircraft


    Honeywell Aerospace has unveiled a lightweight, low-maintenance cooling system for developers of urban air mobility (UAM) and electric aircraft, and has named the Eviation Alice as launch platform for the energy-efficient feature. The company’s micro vapor cycle system (MicroVCS) will be incorporated into the nine-seat, all-electric commuter aircraft in ...

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    Wingly plots expansion with €3 million investment


    French flight-sharing company Wingly has raised €3 million in private investment to help accelerate the growth of its online platform, and fund expansion into the commercial charter market.

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    VIP operator adapting to a changing environment


    While the coronavirus has caused a collapse in Lithuanian charter firm KlasJet’s main markets, Igor Borzov, vice-president of sales for the Middle East and head of football projects, is looking for a rapid bounce back