All General aviation articles

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    Volocopter working toward FAA approval of VoloCity eVTOL

    2021-01-15T17:40:00Z

    German urban air mobility company Volocopter has received FAA permission to pursue certification of its autonomous, electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger drone design for flights in the USA.

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    NTSB calls for more scrutiny of flight instructors

    2021-01-08T20:28:00Z

    The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the federal agency responsible for aviation accident investigations, has recommended closer scrutiny of flight instructors following a 2019 crash in Mokuleia, Hawaii that killed 11 people.

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    Xwing successfully tests autonomous flight systems on a Cessna Grand Caravan

    2020-08-21T00:23:00Z

    Xwing, a San Francisco Bay Area autonomous systems startup, has conducted numerous fully autonomous passenger flights in a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.

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    Duxford holds keys to unlock funding for Faradair’s hybrid-electric workhorse

    2020-07-31T11:14:00Z

    A bid to make the UK a leader in a new generation of quiet, low-carbon regional aircraft has got a fresh surge of momentum from a new plan to establish a general aviation-focussed business cluster near the Imperial War Museum’s Duxford airfield site, within the high-technology region around Cambridge University. 

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    Textron Aviation parent to eliminate 1,950 jobs

    2020-06-18T23:41:00Z

    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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    Quantum Air choses OSM to train its pilots

    2020-01-06T22:17:00Z

    OSM Aviation Academy, a Scandinavian pilot training company with a location in San Diego, says that start-up air taxi operator Quantum Air has chosen the academy as a preferred pilot training partner.

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    Tecnam delivers P2012 Traveller to Zil Air

    2019-12-03T17:01:00Z

    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.

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    Bombardier expands sustainable aviation fuel offering

    2019-12-03T13:10:00Z

    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).

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    Hartzell and Raisbeck secure STC for King Air 200 propeller

    2019-11-27T10:51:00Z

    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

    2019-11-26T15:49:00Z

    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.

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    Pilatus delivers 1,700th PC-12 to Jetfly

    2019-11-26T13:54:00Z

    Pilatus has delivered its 1,700th PC-12, around 25 years after the first example of the single-engined turboprop entered service.

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    Beechcraft King Air 350 gets nose modification

    2019-11-25T14:14:00Z

    The Beechcraft King Air 350 twin-engined turboprop family is now available with a nose modification that adds an extra 0.34cb m (12cb ft) of volume, for up to 113kg (250lb) of additional payload.

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    JCAB acquires Citation Longitude for flight inspection missions

    2019-11-25T12:41:00Z

    Textron Aviation has sold a Cessna Citation Longitude to the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). Scheduled for delivery in 2021, the super-midsize business jet will be configured for flight inspection and calibration missions, joining the JCAB’s fleet of five CJ4’s light twins in service.

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    Interview

    INTERVIEW. Bringing intelligent pricing to the travel industry

    2019-11-21T14:28:00Z

    Dominique Leroux is vice-president of marketing at advanced airfare analytics company, Infare which uses large data sets to help airlines, airports and travel agents optimise their revenue management

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    Business jet shipments strongest for a decade

    2019-11-20T18:03:00Z

    Business jet output for the first nine months of 2019 reached its highest level for a decade, due to the introduction and production ramp-up of a slew of new and long-awaited aircraft models, and renewed confidence in the market from its customer base.

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    Switzerland's Smartflyer seeks funding for hybrid-electric SFX1

    2019-11-19T10:47:00Z

    Swiss start-up Smartflyer is making its air show debut in Dubai, where it is seeking to attract investment its SFX1 hybrid-electric aircraft programme.

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    Shenzhen Sunwin makes its international debut with UAV duo

    2019-11-18T11:39:00Z

    Chinese Technology company Shenzhen Sunwin is making its international debut at the show, where it hopes to raise awareness among exhibitors and visitors of its Eagle family of unmanned air vehicles. Sunwin is also hoping to attract potential partners and distributors who can help to promote its line-up, which includes ...

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    Jet Aviation partners with University of South Wales

    2019-11-17T14:02:00Z

    Jet Aviation and the University of South Wales have joined forces to help support the development of aspiring aviation professionals based at their Dubai locations.

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    DUBAI: Electric air racer set for take-off

    2019-11-17T13:55:19Z

    The world’s first eco-friendly air-racer was launched at the show yesterday, incorporating novel power and installation solutions.

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    Praetor 500 makes show debut as local interest builds

    2019-11-17T13:42:00Z

    Embraer is launching its Praetor 500 business jet on the Dubai air show static, and says it has already secured significant interest in the high-performance midsize type from customers in the Middle East.