Business jet maker Gulfstream has bumped up the advertised maximum speed and range of its in-development large-cabin G700, a move coming as the company works to obtain certification for the delayed programme.
UK airframer Britten-Norman has secured the latest commitment for its revitalised Islander utility aircraft, with Australian air charter operator Torres Strait Air signing a letter of intent to take 10 examples.
A spate of failures at UK flying schools has crushed the career ambitions of dozens of heavily indebted students and led to calls for tighter regulation – at a time when demand for new airline pilots is at a high.
With a flurry of eVTOL types on final approach to certification, the focus is turning to those who will pilot them – where they will come from, how they will train, and the challenges urban aviation presents.
Fifteen years after Cirrus’ SF50 Vision Jet made its maiden flight, and seven years after the first delivery, the company has rolled out upgrades it promises will reduce pilot workload and improve safety.
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