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  • Textron SkyCourier fuselage and wing mating
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    Textron Aviation to lay off another 800

    2020-07-14T18:19:00Z

    Textron Aviation has announced another round of job cuts, bringing the total number of layoffs at the US airframer to nearly 1,100.

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    Dassault Falcon 6X progresses toward on time 2021 first flight

    2020-07-09T20:37:00Z

    Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Dassault Aviation remains on track with development of its large-cabin Falcon 6X business jet, which is still scheduled for first flight in early 2021.

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    Bombardier passes milestone of 350 Challenger 350 deliveries

    2020-07-09T13:30:00Z

    Bombardier has now delivered 350 of its Challenger 350 super-midsize business jets, a milestone the company says comes as it continues rolling out technology updates.

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    Boom plans October XB-1 rollout as Aerion advances clean fuel project

    2020-07-08T18:15:00Z

    US aerospace startups are progressing supersonic civil aircraft projects, with Boom Supersonic planning the rollout of a demonstrator aircraft this year and Aerion Supersonic launching an effort to help develop clean synthetic fuel.

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    Garmin wins approval for G1000 NXi retrofit on Phenom 300

    2020-07-08T15:24:00Z

    Garmin has secured US certification for the next-generation G1000 NXi integrated flightdeck on the Embraer Phenom 300, and says it will perform the first upgrades of in-service jets in the coming weeks.

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    Stratos 716X makes maiden sortie

    2020-07-03T12:01:00Z

    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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    NBAA cancels 2020 business aviation convention

    2020-07-01T20:35:00Z

    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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    Gulfstream G280 hits 200th-delivery milestone

    2020-06-30T14:37:00Z

    Gulfstream delivered the 200th G280 in late June, marking what company president Mark Burns describes as “a tremendous milestone” in the history of the Savannah, Georgia-based airframer. The super-midsize twin was launched in 2008 as a replacement for the G200, a programme acquired by Gulfstream in 2001 from Israel ...

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    Embraer delivers first enhanced Phenom 300E

    2020-06-30T11:44:00Z

    Embraer has delivered the initial example of the latest Phenom 300E, with the handover on 26 June to a US law firm coming just six months after the upgraded light-cabin business jet was launched.

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    Embraer completes first Praetor 500 conversion

    2020-06-26T20:35:00Z

    Embraer has completed the first conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 for an undisclosed customer. The modification was undertaken at the Brazilian airframer’s service centre at Bradley International airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut – one of four Embraer-owned facilities appointed to perform the bespoke upgrade on ...

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    Bombardier delivers first Global 5500

    2020-06-26T11:31:00Z

    Bombardier has delivered the first Global 5500, with the handover to an undisclosed customer on 24 June coming just over two years after the super-large-cabin business jet was introduced alongside its longer-range stablemate, the Global 6500.

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    Pilatus begins assembly of first PC-24 for Swedish air ambulance organisation

    2020-06-22T14:02:00Z

    Pilatus has begun final assembly of the first PC-24 for the KSA Swedish air ambulance organisation, from a 2019 order for six examples of the superlight business jet.

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    Business and general aviation leaders optimistic about rebound

    2020-06-18T21:17:00Z

    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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    Gulfstream calls time on G550

    2020-06-17T18:06:00Z

    Gulfstream is halting production of the G550, ending a 17-year run for the long-range business jet. In a statement issued on 17 June, the US airframer says it has sold the final commercially available unit which will be delivered to its owner in 2021.

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    Cessna delivers 250th Citation M2

    2020-06-16T09:56:00Z

    Cessna has delivered the 250th Citation M2, six-and-a-half years after the first example of the light business jet entered service.

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    Embraer secures $600m to shore up its finances

    2020-06-16T00:13:00Z

    Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer says it secured $600 million in export financing and loans to shore up its liquidity position as it deals with the fallout of the coronavirus crisis and the scuppered tie-up with Boeing.

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    Honeywell forms new business to advance drone and air taxi technology

    2020-06-15T13:44:00Z

    Honeywell Aerospace has formed a new business unit designed to holistically support unmanned aerial systems and urban air mobility projects.

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    Bombardier to shed 600 jobs at Belfast plant

    2020-06-11T13:38:00Z

    Bombardier is cutting 600 jobs at its aerostructures business in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as it seeks to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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    New business aircraft among projects announced in French aid package

    2020-06-09T19:56:00Z

    Alongside research and development support for the rotorcraft and commercial aerospace sectors, France is also to fund early develoment activites for next-generation business and general aviation aircraft. 

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    ASL launches ‘boutique’ VIP scheduled service with ERJ regional jets

    2020-06-08T21:20:00Z

    Belgian business aviation services company ASL has created a new division dedicated to providing “boutique” scheduled services to European destinations using a pair of VIP-configured Embraer regional jets. Operating under the brand name ASL Fly Executive, the first route will launch on 4 July connecting Brussels to Ibiza with ...