All General aviation articles – Page 8


    Cessna marks 50th anniversary of first Citation flight


    Textron Aviation is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of the original Cessna Citation business jet – the first model in what has become the largest business jet family in the world.

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    US business aircraft fleet not ADS-B compliant despite looming deadline


    Almost a quarter of the US-registered business jets, and nearly half of the country’s turboprop fleet has still not been fitted with automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) equipment, despite a looming deadline, according to a report from US engineering company Duncan Aviation.

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    Atlas Air Service buys Stuttgart-based rival out of insolvency


    Germany’s Atlas Air Service has acquired insolvent operator Stuttgarter Flugdienst (SFD) in a move that will broaden its share of the country’s charter and management market and give the business aviation services provider its first foothold in the country’s fourth-largest city.

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    Gulfstream expands Savannah MRO facility


    Gulfstream has completed a $55 million expansion of an MRO facility at its Savannah, Georgia headquarters.

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    Flying Colours charts more growth as finishing work builds


    Two partly completed aircraft hangars tower over a plot of land beside the municipal airport in Peterborough, Ontario, an outlying suburb of Toronto.

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    Brexit uncertainty contributes to Falcon sales slump


    Brexit uncertainty coupled with low demand from the traditionally strong markets of Europe and China contributed to a slump of more than 60% in orders for Dassault Falcon business jets in the first half of 2019, dropping from 18 to just seven aircraft.


    Callen-Lenz to partner on Pegasus One flight control system


    South African firm Pegasus Universal Aerospace has appointed UK engineering consultancy Callen-Lenz to assist with the design and development of the flight-control systems for its Pegasus One vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) business jet.

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    Jetcopter targets funding for innovative VTOL design


    Lithuanian start-up Jetcopter is seeking investment of around $60 million to bring to market a six-seat vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, which it describes as a low-cost alternative to medium-class rotary- and fixed-wing types.

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    Dassault sees strong Rafale deliveries in first half


    Dassault Aviation saw its operating profit double to €250 million ($276 million) during the first half of 2019 on the back of sharply higher net sales.

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    Skyports readies "world's first" vertiport for eVTOL aircraft


    UK ground infrastructure developer Skyports is preparing to open what it describes as “the world’s first vertiport for electric vertical take-off and landing [eVTOL] aircraft” in Singapore on 21 October.

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    Vehicle Redesign prepares NeoXcraft eVTOL aircraft for 2020 flight


    UK start-up Vehicle Redesign has begun manufacturing the first full-scale prototype of its “hyper-luxury” NeoXcraft XP2 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, which it hopes will make a first flight in 2020.

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    Skeyos does the sums on parts


    A career in maintenance and logistics equipped Patrick Hotz ideally to be general manager at Skeyos, an online marketplace that simplifies procurement of aircraft components for purchasers and suppliers

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    Schedaero takes an intuitive approach to flight scheduling


    Stephen Ellis is user experience and interface manager at flight operations software company Schedaero, where he leads a development team dedicated to making the system intuitive in every possible way

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    CAE forms strategic partnership with Directional Aviation


    Flight training provider CAE has formed a strategic partnership with corporate aviation investment firm Directional Aviation, further strengthening its foothold in the business aviation market.

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    Clermont acquires Eviation Aircraft


    ​Singapore investment group Clermont has completed its acquisition of Eviation Aircraft, developer of the Alice all-electric business and commuter aircraft, as it pledges to turn the Israeli company’s “vision of electric flight into a commercial reality”.

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    Blackhawk completes first King Air 300 engine upgrades


    US engineering company Blackhawk has completed its first two Beechcraft King Air 300 engine upgrades, for which it secured supplemental type certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration in late July. Work is now under way on a third modification, which the Waco, Texas, headquartered company says “delivers the best ...

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    Pilatus delivers first PC-24 to South America


    ​Pilatus Aircraft has delivered the first PC-24 to a South American customer.

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    Gulfstream completes major expansion of Appleton MRO facility


    Gulfstream has completed a $40 million expansion of its maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Appleton International airport in Wisconsin.

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    Comlux awarded ACJ320neo completions contract from DC Aviation


    ​Comlux Completion has been appointed by German business aviation services company DC Aviation to outfit an Airbus ACJ320neo on behalf of its unnamed private owner. Green delivery to the US maintenance, repair and overhaul provider is scheduled for November, and completion expected to take around 12 months.

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    Volocopter unveils VoloCity eVTOL air taxi


    ​German urban air mobility (UAM) developer Volocopter has unveiled its first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to enter series production.