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SD equips first delivered Dassault Falcon 6X with nose-to-tail connectivity
SD equips first delivered Dassault Falcon 6X with nose-to-tail connectivity

Switzerland-based charter provider CAT Aviation AG selected Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, to equip the first Dassault Falcon 6X to enter service with a suite of connectivity solutions.  The nose-to-tail portfolio of solutions includes a flight-deck communication datalink delivered through the SD FlightDeck Freedom service and a dual cabin connectivity service that optimizes Iridium voice capabilities in parallel with Jet ConneX, the high-speed broadband service connected with the Viasat Global Xpress constellation.

Textron Aviation to expand aftermarket support offerings to include new all-Garmin avionics upgrade for Cessna Citation Cj2
Textron Aviation to expand aftermarket support offerings to include new all-Garmin avionics upgrade for Cessna Citation Cj2

Textron Aviation announced that Cessna Citation CJ2 owners can soon enhance their aircraft with the installation of the new all-Garmin CJ2 avionics upgrade at any of the companys global service network locations, following supplemental type certification expected in the first half of 2024.  

Dahers latest TBM 960 version makes its U.S. air show debut at the 2024 SUN n FUN Aerospace Expo
Dahers latest TBM 960 version makes its U.S. air show debut at the 2024 SUN n FUN Aerospace Expo

Dahers Aircraft Division is marking the companys presence at the 50th SUN n FUN Aerospace Expo with its Model Year 2024 version of the TBM 960 fast and efficient turboprop-powered aircraft, which incorporates new updates for enhanced pilot awareness and lower workload while also sporting an updated paint scheme.

Jet Aviation's swiss MROs open for Mexican Business
Jet Aviation's swiss MROs open for Mexican Business

The Federal Civil Aviation Agency of Mexico (AFAC) has authorized maintenance services in Basel, Geneva, and Zurich.

Development of MRO business aviation services in Central Asia
Development of MRO business aviation services in Central Asia

Over the past couple of years, the business aviation market of Central Asian countries, as if awaking from the instability that followed the pandemic and global economic adjustment, has begun to form rapidly, but now with a fundamentally new picture of the customer. The undisputed leaders of this growth are Central Asian countries where the clientele, which enjoy new economic opportunities and international cooperation, want their business activities to be not only profitable, but also comfortable.

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AutoFlight delivers first electric air taxi to customer in Japan
AutoFlight delivers first electric air taxi to customer in Japan

AutoFlight has achieved a significant milestone by officially delivering its first Prosperity aircraft to a customer in Japan, marking the worlds inaugural delivery of a civilian ton-class eVTOL aircraft.

Global bizjet activity in Q1 flat on last year, -2% vs 2022
Global bizjet activity in Q1 flat on last year, -2% vs 2022

Overall flight volumes are so far very similar to last year, but with considerable variance by region and operator type, with demand in Europe clearly ebbing, the US flat overall but at record highs in New Jersey, fractional operations powering ahead.

ExecuJet MRO Services Australia completes heaviest maintenance check on Global Express
ExecuJet MRO Services Australia completes heaviest maintenance check on Global Express

ExecuJet MRO Services Australia (ExecuJet), has completed its first 20-year maintenance check on a Global Express, the heaviest check one can do on this aircraft type.

Lilium Begins Integration of Garmin Standby Flight Instruments for the Lilium Jet
Lilium Begins Integration of Garmin Standby Flight Instruments for the Lilium Jet

Lilium N.V., developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, announced that it has received the first set of standby flight instruments from Garmin, a leading provider of avionics solutions. The deliveries, which follow the multi-year supplier contract signed by Lilium and Garmin in 2023, will be integrated into the first Lilium Jets being produced and the Lilium Jet flight simulator, used for pilot training.

Dassault Expands Global MRO Footprint with new ExecuJet Facility in Kuala Lumpur
Dassault Expands Global MRO Footprint with new ExecuJet Facility in Kuala Lumpur

Dassault Aviation has opened a major new maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that will greatly enhance service for Falcon operators in Southeast Asia.

Gogo Testing for Global Broadband Antenna Achieves Major Milestone
Gogo Testing for Global Broadband Antenna Achieves Major Milestone

Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO) announced it has achieved another important milestone with its Gogo Galileo global broadband service completing end-to-end connectivity using the HDX antenna on the fully deployed Eutelsat OneWeb Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network.

Gulfstream G700 earns FAA certification
Gulfstream G700 earns FAA certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced the all-new Gulfstream G700 has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification, paving the way for customer deliveries of the most spacious aircraft in business aviation.

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Tecnam P2012 STOL achieves EASA certification
Tecnam P2012 STOL achieves EASA certification

Tecnam announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded full type certification to the P2012 Traveller in its STOL variant.

Airshare enters nationwide partnership with Signature Aviation
Airshare enters nationwide partnership with Signature Aviation

Private aviation company Airshare have entered a nationwide FBO service agreement with Signature Aviation, the world's largest network of private aviation terminals. Through this nationwide partnership, Signature has committed to providing Airshare customers with premier aviation hospitality services at approximately 120 locations.

Spring Break lifts US bizjet activity above March 2023
Spring Break lifts US bizjet activity above March 2023

Business aviation activity is robust everywhere but Europe in March 2024. The core US market is normally busiest this time of year, and is slightly stronger than March last year when demand was affected by the regional banking crisis, but still some way off the peak in the post-Covid market back in March 2022.

Bell delivers Indonesias first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter
Bell delivers Indonesias first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the delivery of Indonesias first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter to SOTA Holdings Pte Ltd.

Bombardiers Global 7500 Jet Sets More Than 30 Speed Records
Bombardiers Global 7500 Jet Sets More Than 30 Speed Records

Bombardier celebrated more impressive speed records on the Global 7500 aircraft, bringing the total to more than 30 and counting. The most recent records, including travelling from Farnborough to Muharraq and Phoenix to Paris, mark the latest accomplishment for the Global 7500 business jet, the undisputed leader in the ultra-long-range class the most luxurious, reliable and productive business jet in the skies today.

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