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Textron Aviation has announced it has been granted certification for the midsize Cessna Citation Latitude by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA), with the region's first deliveries underway. "We are pleased to offer the Citation Latitude, the best-selling midsize business...
The A350-1000, the newest member of Airbus’ leading widebody family, has embarked on a three-week demonstration tour to the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region. The demonstration tour follows the completion of a successful flight test campaign, which lasted less than one year and culminated in joint EASA and FAA type...
Piper Aircraft and Piper dealer, Wings Over Asia, will display the M600, Piper's flagship aircraft, at the upcoming Singapore Airshow (6-11 February) being held at Seletar Airport. This will be the first time that an M600 has been on display and available for demos at an event in the Pacific...
The all-new Gulfstream G500 business jet has begun a world tour to give current and potential customers an opportunity to experience firsthand the aircraft’s technology, comfort and craftsmanship. “This is a momentous year for the G500, with the aircraft’s planned certification and entry into service,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “It’s...

Gulfstream delivers final G450

Gulfstream Aerospace has delivered the final Gulfstream G450 as it prepares to usher in the next generation of business aviation with the all-new Gulfstream G500. “For the past 12 years, the G450 has been one of the best-selling business jets in the industry, beloved by pilots and passengers alike for...
Dassault Aviation has cancelled the Falcon 5X following another failure of Safran with its Silvercrest engines. Dassaults says it will start again with a new aircraft to be powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, ready for entry into service in 2022. The delivery of compliant Silvercrest engines was originally planned...
Swiss manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft has obtained type certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the PC-24 light jet. Deliveries of the PC-24 will start immediately to the launch customer, US fractional operator PlaneSense. Oscar J. Schwenk, chairman of Pilatus, said, “The PC-24...
A new turboprop twin from Textron Aviation has been rumoured for some time but it hard to see what segment of the aviation that the owners of Beech and Cessna would aim for. Rumour no more! Textron has confirmed it is developing a new, clean-sheet design, twin-engine, high-wing, large-utility...
Textron Aviation's Tampa Service Centre has successfully completed the facility's first Garmin G5000 installation for Martin Truex Jr, NASCAR racing driver and 2017 champion. In addition to the Beechjet 400A's G5000 avionics upgrade, Truex had previously installed genuine Hawker winglets and completed a full interior and exterior refurbishment as part...
Textron Aviation will be displaying its full range of business aircraft at NBAA 2017, being held in Las Vegas, USA from 10-12 October. At the static display, at Henderson Executive Airport, will be: Cessna Citation Hemisphere (full-scale cabin mockup) Cessna Citation Longitude Cessna Citation Latitude Cessna Citation XLS+ Cessna Citation...
Gulfstream G600
VIDEO Gulfstream's G600 has flown for the first time as a fully outfitted aircraft with a complete interior. The aircraft will serve as a cabin testbed and is the fifth to join the G600 flight-test program since it began last December. The G600 took off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport...
Dassault Aviation’s all-new Falcon 5X has made its first flight. The aircraft took off today, Wednesday 5 July, from Dassault’s Bordeaux-Mérignac final assembly facility with test pilots Philippe Deleume and Philippe Rebourg at the controls. The two-hour flight was performed with a preliminary version of the Safran Silvercrest engines, because...