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DC Aviation Al-Futtaim completes its first 60-month check on Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim completes its first 60-month check on Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, a leading business aviation services provider, has successfully completed its first 60 months maintenance check on a Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft.

Gulfstream G550 completes 1 millionth flight
Gulfstream G550 completes 1 millionth flight

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the high-performing G550 fleet recently completed its 1 millionth landing, proving the long-lasting durability of the aircraft and its continued performance excellence. To date, the G550 fleet has logged 2.6 million flight hours.

Core European markets seeing substantial drop in flights compared to last summer
Core European markets seeing substantial drop in flights compared to last summer

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Dubai Helishow and World UAV Federation Join Forces for Helishow 2024
Dubai Helishow and World UAV Federation Join Forces for Helishow 2024

Domus Group the organizer of Dubai Helishow establishes a partnership with World UAV Federation for Helishow 2024:

FAI Aviation Group named as Employer of the Future
FAI Aviation Group named as Employer of the Future

FAI Aviation Group, Germanys leading global provider of mission-critical aviation services, has been named as a 2023 Employer of the Future by the German Innovation Institute for Sustainability and Digitalisation (DIND).

Satcom Direct and Gilat sign strategic agreement for joint ESA project to expand Plane Simple portfolio
Satcom Direct and Gilat sign strategic agreement for joint ESA project to expand Plane Simple portfolio

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, have signed a strategic agreement to develop and supply new ultra-low profile electronically steered antennas (ESA) to support in-flight connectivity (IFC) for business, government, and defense. Available from 2025 and designed for optimized compatibility with the OneWeb low earth orbit (LEO) constellation, the hardware strengthens the Plane Simple Antenna Series portfolio with the addition of the Gilat advanced ESA that will unlock the full broadband potential of OneWeb.

Analysis reveals strong growth in the global and Canadian air ambulance markets
Analysis reveals strong growth in the global and Canadian air ambulance markets

Analysis of industry data by Horizon Aircraft (Company or Horizon), a Canadian-based innovative leader in hybrid electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) aerial vehicles, reveals that for the period between January 1, 2023 and  July 20, 2023, the number of air ambulance departures globally is 26% higher than for the same period in 2019, before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The corresponding increase in the number of Canadian air ambulance departures between these two periods is 97%.

Duncan Aviation Completes Classy, Flashy CL-604
Duncan Aviation Completes Classy, Flashy CL-604

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that the new owner of this CL-604 has taken possession of what is basically a new aircraft. With upgrades to multiple avionics systems, the eye-catching new interior, and striking new exterior paint, this aircraft makes a statement: Its classy, flashy, and completely customized.

Maiden Flight of the Diamond Aircraft eDA40
Maiden Flight of the Diamond Aircraft eDA40

On 20 July 2023, the all-electric eDA40 made its first flight at Diamond Aircrafts headquarters in Wiener Neustadt (Austria). This marks a significant milestone for the manufacturer and all project partners and is a big step towards certifying the aircraft.

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Piaggio Aerospace opens its data room to 13 new potential buyers
Piaggio Aerospace opens its data room to 13 new potential buyers

The sale process of the business complexes of Piaggio Aero Industries and Piaggio Aviation - the two companies in extraordinary receivership proceedings that operate under the Piaggio Aerospace brand - enters a new phase. The companys Extraordinary Commissioners announced that they have admitted to the due diligence phase 13 subjects among the 18 who had expressed their interest, thus granting them access to data room of the Company.

Airshare Continues Growth, Plans to Double Fractional Challenger Fleet with New Agreement Featuring Bombardiers Challenger 3500 Aircraft
Airshare Continues Growth, Plans to Double Fractional Challenger Fleet with New Agreement Featuring Bombardiers Challenger 3500 Aircraft

Bombardier announced that Kansas City-based private aviation company Airshare has committed to ordering up to 20 additional Challenger 3500 aircraft. Through this new agreement, Airshare plans to double the size of their Challenger fleet, supporting the considerable demand they have experienced from the outset of launching the aircraft within their fractional program.  

Distinct slowdown in high-summer bizjet demand in Europe
Distinct slowdown in high-summer bizjet demand in Europe

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

TAG Europe Expands its Fleet Even Further in Q2 with Aircraft for Charter
TAG Europe Expands its Fleet Even Further in Q2 with Aircraft for Charter

TAG Aviation Europe, has announced a further 2 aircraft to join its fleet in Q2. The aircraft include a factory new delivery Gulfstream 65OER and a Bombardier Global Express which will both be available for charter. The Gulfstream will be based between Switzerland and Turkey whilst the Global Express will be based in Farnborough, UK.

Pratt & Whitney Announces Over 400 PT6 E-Series Engine Family Deliveries, Surpassing 100,000 Flying Hours
Pratt & Whitney Announces Over 400 PT6 E-Series Engine Family Deliveries, Surpassing 100,000 Flying Hours

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced that it has delivered over 400 PT6 E-Series engines, with the fleet now having flown more than 100,000 hours worldwide. Building on the legacy of the iconic PT6 engine family, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the PT6 E-Series has raised the bar on engine performance, control systems, data intelligence and service solutions.

Block 3 avionics upgrade now available for Gulfstream G650, G650ER
Block 3 avionics upgrade now available for Gulfstream G650, G650ER

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the Honeywell Primus Epic Block 3 upgrade is now available for the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER. The upgrade includes multiple new and improved features, building upon existing visual, communication, alerting and navigation systems.

USA now second largest country for The Air Charter Association membership
USA now second largest country for The Air Charter Association membership

The Air Charter Association (The ACA) has seen exceptional international growth in recent months, leading to the USA now representing the second largest country for membership.

Dahers top-of-the-line TBM 960 turboprop-powered aircraft reaches its 80th delivery milestone
Dahers top-of-the-line TBM 960 turboprop-powered aircraft reaches its 80th delivery milestone

Daher announced the 80th delivery of a TBM 960, marking the latest achievement for this top-of-the-line member in the companys turboprop-powered aircraft product line.

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