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Gulfstream G700 earns additional certifications
Gulfstream G700 earns additional certifications

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new Gulfstream G700 has earned additional Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifications following the G700 FAA type certification on March 29. The new production and interior supplemental type certifications further clear the G700 for customer deliveries and entry into service.

Piper Aircraft Sun n Fun Exhibit to Showcase New M700 FURY
Piper Aircraft Sun n Fun Exhibit to Showcase New M700 FURY

Piper Aircraft invites all attendees to stop by and view the all-new, 300-knot capable M700 FURY, along with the latest avionics upgrades for the M350 and the commuter favorite Archer LX at Sun n Fun in Lakeland, FL. All three aircraft will be on display painted alike using custom colors and designs created by their paint facility in Vero Beach, Florida, for the launch of the new flagship. Piper will also have the Seminole and Pilot 100i trainer class aircraft on static display at the show.

Gulfstream G500 returns to Aero Friedrichshafen
Gulfstream G500 returns to Aero Friedrichshafen

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it will showcase the class-leading Gulfstream G500 at AERO Friedrichshafen on April 17-20. The clean-sheet G500 offers best-in-class performance with advanced safety features and an optimal combination of speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency.

European Commission gives go-ahead for VTOL operations and air taxis
European Commission gives go-ahead for VTOL operations and air taxis

The European Commission has adopted a package of secondary legislation on drones and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capable aircraft, which puts the final rules in place for the launch of Innovative Air Mobility (IAM), including air taxi services.

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Web Manuals' Amelia pioneers introduction of AI for flight manuals
Web Manuals' Amelia pioneers introduction of AI for flight manuals

Finding crucial information in flight manuals is now faster and more intuitive than ever with Web Manuals ground-breaking artificial intelligence-enhanced search, pioneering the use of AI for pilots manuals.

Cessna Caravan family soars past 25 million flight hours
Cessna Caravan family soars past 25 million flight hours

Textron Aviation's legendary Cessna Caravan turboprop family has surpassed 25 million flight hours, reinforcing the Caravan as the most produced single-engine utility turboprop of all time.

Global bizjet activity 2% ahead of opening 7 days of April 2023
Global bizjet activity 2% ahead of opening 7 days of April 2023

At the start of April (1st 7th), global bizjet sectors are 2% ahead of comparable last year, trailing 2022 by 4%, 37% ahead of 5 years ago. Over the same period, scheduled airline activity is 24% ahead year-on-year, 12% ahead of 2019. Dedicated cargo sectors start this month are 3% ahead of last year, 18% ahead of 2019.

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.

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