Pilatus Aircraft has delivered 900 PC-12s since the single-engined turboprop entered service 25 years ago. The PC-12NG was handed over on the 30 April to a private US-based customer who has owned four new PC-12s previously.


Hawaii-based management company Maritime Air Charter has taken delivery of the 200th Cessna Citation Mustang very light jet. The handover, at Cessna's Independence, Kansas site, came two years after the first aircraft entered service.


Canadian aircraft completions and maintenance company Flying Colours has received US supplemental type certification for its CRJ ExecLiner auxiliary fuel system. Flying Colours launched the CRJ200 VIP conversion programme in 2006 and has completed three ExecLiner conversions to date and has another four conversions in progress at its Peterborough, Ontario-base. Flying colours is also installing the executive interior and auxiliary fuel system in fellow VIP CRJ200 conversion programme the CRJ Phoenix, the first of which is scheduled for delivery this month to Macau, China-based Ritz Pacific.


Eurocopter has handed over the first VIP EC135 helicopter, dubbed the "l'Hélicoptère par Hermès", to Abu Dhabi charter company Falcon Aviation Services. The light twin-engined machine, created by Eurocopter and French design house Hermès, is targeted at VIP and business travellers.


Jet Aviation's Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia aircraft management division has received continuous airworthiness management organisation for Cayman Islands-registered aircraft, paving the way for the company to offer a full package of aircraft management services to Cayman Islands registered aircraft, including documentation and certification and annual review scheduling. Jet Aviation says it will soon also be able to offer similar services to owners of aircraft registered in Bermuda.

Source: Flight International