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Textron Aviation brings new upgrades to iconic piston product lineup
Textron Aviation brings new upgrades to iconic piston product lineup

Textron Aviation this week is announcing a range of enhancements to its top-selling, legendary piston aircraft lineup. From utility to luxury, these upgrades to the Beechcraft Baron, Beechcraft Bonanza and all Cessna piston aircraft will provide operators with more functionality and comfort.

Leonardo maintains strong position in civil helicopter market
Leonardo maintains strong position in civil helicopter market

Following the recent success at Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, Texas, March 8- 10, Leonardo confirms its strong position in the commercial helicopter market announcing further advancements with recent sales of 23 aircraft of various models to several operators across Europe, North America and Latin America, primarily for VIP/corporate transport, energy support, and search-and-rescue.

First Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 enters into service following FAA certification
First Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 enters into service following FAA certification

Textron Aviation is celebrating the first delivery of the Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 light jet, following the completion of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification.

Daher launches the TBM 960 very fast turboprop aircraft with digital power
Daher launches the TBM 960 very fast turboprop aircraft with digital power

Daher unveiled the latest high-end version of its TBM pressurized single turboprop aircraft family the TBM 960 which incorporates Pratt & Whitney Canadas advanced PT6E-66XT engine and a fully digital e-throttle, along with a digitally-controlled cabin that incorporates an all-new environmental control system, LED ambience lighting and electrically-dimmable windows.

Volare Aviation opens dedicated helicopter facility at London Oxford Airport
Volare Aviation opens dedicated helicopter facility at London Oxford Airport

Volare Aviation, the only private aviation company to deliver aircraft sales, charter, aircraft management, engineering and refurbishment under one roof, has formally opened a dedicated helicopter maintenance, management and refurbishment facility in Hangar 14, Bay 2, at its London Oxford Airport home.

PrivateFly Jet Card sales soar by 258%, as it updates product line
PrivateFly Jet Card sales soar by 258%, as it updates product line

PrivateFly, one of Europes leading jet card providers, has announced record jet card sales for the first quarter of the year, with a 258% uplift in demand. The new figures represent a huge leap versus the same period last year, with March being PrivateFlys highest ever month of card sales to date.

The ARGUS Monday Minute: April 4, 2022
The ARGUS Monday Minute: April 4, 2022

Flight activity for the week of March 27th April 02nd was up 2.2% from the previous week.

Wheels Up officially closes acquisition of Air Partner PLC
Wheels Up officially closes acquisition of Air Partner PLC

Wheels Up Experience Inc, the leading brand in private aviation, announced it has officially closed its acquisition of Air Partner plc, a U.K.-based global aviation services group with operations in 18 locations and four continents. Under the terms of the transaction, and following stockholder and regulatory approval, Wheels Up has acquired the entire issued share capital of Air Partner for 125 pence per share, equivalent to an enterprise value of approximately $109 million.

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Piaggio Aerospace opens its data room to 5 new potential buyers
Piaggio Aerospace opens its data room to 5 new potential buyers

The sale process of the business complexes of Piaggio Aero Industries and Piaggio Aviation the two companies in extraordinary administration that operate under the Piaggio Aerospace brand enters a new phase.

EASA issues worlds first design specifications for vertiports
EASA issues worlds first design specifications for vertiports

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency published the worlds first guidance for the design of vertiports, the ground infrastructure needed for the safe operation of Urban Air Mobility services such as air taxis in locations across Europe, including in urban areas.

Nomad Technics completes first 120-month inspection on a Global 5000
Nomad Technics completes first 120-month inspection on a Global 5000

Nomad Technics has recently completed its first 120-month inspection on a Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft.

UTG Private Aviation celebrates its first anniversary of opening a new FBO in Domodedovo
UTG Private Aviation celebrates its first anniversary of opening a new FBO in Domodedovo

One year ago, a new player entered the Russian business aviation market UTG Private Aviation, a part of UTG Group. Established in 1998, the Group has a solid reputation as Russia's largest independent operator of technical and ground handling services for aircraft and passengers at Vnukovo, Domodedovo, and Pulkovo.

Vista to acquire Jet Edge
Vista to acquire Jet Edge

Founded in 2011, Jet Edge is an integrated charter, management and brokerage platform and a leading U.S. provider of large-cabin and super-midsize private jet charter and aircraft management services. At the time of this announcement, Jet Edge has a run rate of 60,000+ yearly flight hours, exclusively in the large-cabin and super-midsize category. Following the completion of the transaction in Q2 2022 Vista expects its fleet availability to expand to approximately 350 aircraft.

Bizjet market Covid rebound still outweighing warning signs in the economy
Bizjet market Covid rebound still outweighing warning signs in the economy

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Wheel Up partners with Tropic Ocean Airways to add last-mile travel options and deliver shorter range, unique travel offerings
Wheel Up partners with Tropic Ocean Airways to add last-mile travel options and deliver shorter range, unique travel offerings

Wheel Up Experience announced a new strategic partnership and minority investment in Tropic Ocean Airways, the world's largest amphibious airline and leading provider of last-mile private charter and scheduled service in Florida, the Northeastern United States, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and beyond.

Celebrating the delivery of VistaJets 10th, and Bombardiers 100th, Global 7500 business jet in another milestone for the industry flagship
Celebrating the delivery of VistaJets 10th, and Bombardiers 100th, Global 7500 business jet in another milestone for the industry flagship

VistaJet, the first and only global business aviation company, and leading aircraft manufacturer, Bombardier, celebrated a milestone delivery of the industry flagship Global 7500 aircraft.

Gözen Holding orders 100 VX4 aircraft from Avolon
Gözen Holding orders 100 VX4 aircraft from Avolon

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces that Gözen Holding, one of Turkeys leading aviation conglomerates and owner of Freebird Airlines, has committed to purchase or lease up to 50 VX4 eVTOL aircraft from Avolon, with the option to purchase or lease up to 50 additional aircraft.

IADA accepts XO as an accredited dealer
IADA accepts XO as an accredited dealer

Leading private aviation provider XO has gained accreditation as a member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).

Dassault Aviation and ISAE-SUPAERO renew their collaboration on the Design and Architecture of Cognitive Air Systems Research Chair
Dassault Aviation and ISAE-SUPAERO renew their collaboration on the Design and Architecture of Cognitive Air Systems Research Chair

The "Design and Architecture of Cognitive Air Systems" teaching and research chair, initiated in 2016 by Dassault Aviation, ISAE-SUPAERO and its Foundation, aims at rethinking the relationship between crews and systems used in aviation. After some first promising results, the two aviation actors have decided to renew their partnership for another three years.

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