All General aviation articles – Page 4

  • Robin DR400

    Robin pilots warned over carbon monoxide risk from swapped heater ducts


    Operators of Robin DR400 light aircraft are being warned that a possible misfitting of ducts on the type could lead to the pilot becoming intoxicated by carbon monoxide ingestion. One in-service occurrence has emerged of the cabin-heater and carburettor-heater ducts on a DR400/120 model having been wrongly installed on ...

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    Lilium partners with Ferrovial to build ‘vertiports’ in Florida


    German electric air taxi company Lilium has partnered with Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial to build “at least 10 vertiports” in what it calls “strategic locations” across the southern US state of Florida.

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    Crashed Ju 52 was poorly-maintained and not airworthy: inquiry


    Swiss investigators have determined that a Junkers Ju 52 was not fit to fly, having been poorly maintained, before it spiralled into the ground after stalling during a sightseeing flight in the Alps. But the inquiry believes that – despite being “not airworthy in a physical or formal sense” ...

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    Ju 52 fatal crash probe uncovers atrocious catalogue of safety violations


    Swiss investigators have concluded, in a damning inquiry, that a Junkers Ju 52 on a pleasure flight stalled after the crew flew it into a narrow valley at low altitude, at a dangerously low airspeed and with its centre-of-gravity out of limits. The crew intended to exit the valley ...

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    Volocopter working toward FAA approval of VoloCity eVTOL


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.

  • 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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    Pilatus delivers 1,700th PC-12 to Jetfly


    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


    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.

  • JCAB Longitude

    JCAB acquires Citation Longitude for flight inspection missions


    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.

  • Dominique Leroux

    INTERVIEW. Bringing intelligent pricing to the travel industry


    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


    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


    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.