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First New South Wales Ambulance PC-24 in Service
First New South Wales Ambulance PC-24 in Service

The New South Wales Ambulance Fixed Wing Aeromedical Operations brings its first PC-24 into service, demonstrating how this aircraft continues to live up to its namesake as the worlds only Super Versatile Jet.

FAA offers guidance to operators on handling jamming and spoofing
FAA offers guidance to operators on handling jamming and spoofing

The FAA recently released a SAFO that provides information and guidance to operators and manufacturers regarding operations in a GPS/GNSS disrupted environment.

SD expands presence with new Basel office to support business aviation in the heart of Europe
SD expands presence with new Basel office to support business aviation in the heart of Europe

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, is strengthening its customer offering with the opening of a new office in Basel, Switzerland. Strategically positioned in the heart of one of Europes major business aviation hubs, the increased regional footprint demonstrates SDs commitment to enhancing customer support and establishing a center of excellence for partners and clients.

Archer announces three conforming, piloted aircraft are now under construction
Archer announces three conforming, piloted aircraft are now under construction

Archer Aviation Inc. announced that they are well underway in constructing the Companys first three conforming Midnight aircraft, with the first aircraft set to begin final assembly in the coming weeks.

NetJets signs new connectivity agreement extending 20-Year relationship with Gogo
NetJets signs new connectivity agreement extending 20-Year relationship with Gogo

NetJets has reached an agreement with Gogo Business Aviation that provides NetJets the ability to upgrade their U.S. aircraft to Gogo AVANCE L5, Gogo 5G, and Gogo Galileo, the companys Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband satellite service. NetJets Owners in Europe will also have the benefit of Gogo Galileo.

Piper Announces the M700 FURY
Piper Announces the M700 FURY

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced a new model in its PA46 line of high-performance aircraftthe Piper M700 FURYa single-engine, 700 shaft horsepower, cabin-class turboprop.

FAA approves new empennage design for Robinson R44
FAA approves new empennage design for Robinson R44

Robinson Helicopter Company has secured FAA approval for a new empennage configuration for its R44 aircraft. This accomplishment follows the FAAs prior approval for the same configuration on the R66 Turbine, announced in September 2023.  The development and testing of the new empennage design spanned several years, resulting in enhance handling characteristics during high-speed flight.

Global Jet Capital marks a decade with $4 billion in aircraft financing
Global Jet Capital marks a decade with $4 billion in aircraft financing

Global Jet Capital (GJC) recently surpassed $4 billion in aircraft financing originations to users of new and pre-owned aircraft. This major milestone coincides with the Companys commemoration of a decade in business and affirms GJCs unwavering commitment to providing a distinctive, customer-centric financing experience.

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Vista America welcomes dedicated Global 7500s to the U.S. for the first time
Vista America welcomes dedicated Global 7500s to the U.S. for the first time

Due to high demand, Vista, the worlds leading global private aviation group, brings the state-of-the-art Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft to the U.S. under Vista America. This reinforces the Vista groups commitment to offering clients guaranteed availability, anytime and anywhere, through its leading global and regional infrastructure.

3 charter trends from 2023 to watch
3 charter trends from 2023 to watch

To help our members predict the trends that will shape the year to come, were keen to learn from the past. Our network of nearly 2000 operators and brokers globally is maybe the most extensive source of behavioral data available in air charter. Harry Clarke continues the tradition of summing up the yearly trends we see in our extensive Avinode data.

Archers Midnight aircraft successfully completes Phase 1 of flight test program
Archers Midnight aircraft successfully completes Phase 1 of flight test program

Archer Aviation, a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced today that the companys Midnight aircraft has hit another key milestone with completion of Phase 1 of its flight test program. Utilizing learnings from the previous four years of flight testing, Archers Midnight aircraft finished the flight test phase in approximately three months, which is significantly faster than Archers full-scale prototype aircraft - Maker.

Honda Aircraft Company Delivers 250th HondaJet
Honda Aircraft Company Delivers 250th HondaJet

Honda Aircraft Company today announced delivery of the 250th HondaJet since it began customer deliveries in late 2015. The milestone underscores the aircraft's prominence in the business aviation market. The 250th HondaJet recently rolled off the production line and completed the Standard Certificate of Airworthiness (SCoA), and Honda Aircraft Company associates celebrated the milestone with a special event at the company's global headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Eola and Luxaviation announce helicopter alliance
Eola and Luxaviation announce helicopter alliance

EOLA, already present in helicopter services in Monaco and France through its subsidiaries Monacair and Héli Sécurité, acquires a minority stake in Luxaviation Groups helicopter company Starspeed, a British company specializing in helicopter management for owners. EOLA provides helicopter passenger transport, helicopter management and maintenance services for owners. Starspeed, a subsidiary of the Luxaviation Group, is a leader in the management of helicopters in the United Kingdom. The company also offers passenger transport services through its Penzance service, serving the Isles of Scilly, and provides training for qualified helicopter pilots.

Embraer deliveries increased 13% in 2023
Embraer deliveries increased 13% in 2023

Embraer delivered 75 aircraft in 4Q23, with 49 executive jets (30 light and 19 medium), 25 commercial jets and 1 military C-390 jet. In 2023, Embraer supplied 181 aircraft, an increase of 13% compared to 2022 when the company delivered 160. The company continues to face supply chain delays which have affected 2023 deliveries.

Gulfstream president honoured as Living Legend of Aviation
Gulfstream president honoured as Living Legend of Aviation

Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream Aerospace, received the Lifetime Aviation Industry Leader Award during the 21st Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards ceremony held om 19 January in Beverly Hills, California.

Lilium and AJW Group form strategic collaboration
Lilium and AJW Group form strategic collaboration

AJW Group, a world-leading independent aircraft component parts, repair, and supply chain solutions provider, and Lilium N.V developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, have signed an agreement to develop global material services and distribution to support the Lilium Jets global aircraft operations and Liliums Aftermarket Services Business.

Bombardier Unveils University of Victoria as First Announced Academic Partnership in the Pan-Canadian EcoJet Research Project
Bombardier Unveils University of Victoria as First Announced Academic Partnership in the Pan-Canadian EcoJet Research Project

Bombardier unveiled the first of many academic collaborations on its trailblazing pan-Canadian and sustainability-focused EcoJet Research Project. Bombardiers long-standing partnership with the University of Victoria Centre for Aerospace Research (CfAR) and British Columbias SME Quaternion Aerospace was announced in a press conference hosted by the University. The three organizations presented how their shared vision of the positive role innovation plays in the sustainable transformation of the Canadian aerospace industry resulted in a fruitful collaboration on the flight-testing program of Bombardiers EcoJet project.  

Airbus partners with Tata Group to set up Indias first helicopter Final Assembly Line in the private sector
Airbus partners with Tata Group to set up Indias first helicopter Final Assembly Line in the private sector

In a major boost to Make in India, Airbus Helicopters has announced that it is partnering with the Tata Group to establish a Final Assembly Line (FAL) for helicopters in the country. The FAL will produce Airbus best-selling H125 helicopter from its civil range for India and export to some of the neighbouring countries.

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