Los Angeles-based aircraft brokers Aerocor LLC has announced its Certified PreOwned Programme for the Eclipse 500 and 550 very light jets. Aircraft selected for Certified Preowned status are subjected to a thorough review and will include fresh inspections along with first year scheduled maintenance and operational support. Company cofounder Gavin Woodman...
Honda Aircraft has won its biggest order to date for its very light jet, the HondaJet. French operator Wijet, which recently acquired British operator Blink, has ordered 16 HondaJets to replace its fleet of Citations in a deal valued at $78m, announced at this week's Singapore Airshow. The first aircraft...
L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS) has launched a new Jetstar Asia Airways Cadet Pilot Training Programme to develop high-calibre students into professional pilots for the airline. The programme will support the resourcing demands for the Singapore-based airline and demonstrates its commitment to train a new generation of qualified pilots...
Nextant Aerospace has received the final piece of FAA certification that combines the new single-lever power control system with the previously certified engine and avionics combination on the G90XT turboprop aircraft. “From the launch of this program, our goal was to bring a level of technology to the King Air...
Bell Helicopter has delivered two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to Nautilus Aviation. These are the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters delivered into the Asia Pacific region, where Bell expects to see the highest demand globally for the new 505s. “The Australian helicopter market is one of...
The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) South Eastern Section has ordered two modified Beechcraft King Air 350 cargo heavyweight aircraft from Textron Aviation. The new turboprops will replace King Air B200 aircraft to modernize the organisation's patient transfer and air ambulance fleet. The RFDS currently operates more than...
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...
Russian Helicopters is to present its latest civilian and military helicopters and conduct negotiations with potential customers at the Singapore Airshow. Visitors will be able to see the newest Mi-171A2 helicopter in search and rescue configuration, the light multipurpose Ansat helicopter and the Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and combat helicopter. "We see...
Textron Aviation has brought its Cessna Citation Longitude jet to the Singapore Airshow to give the aircraft its Asia Pacific debut. "We are thrilled to showcase the Citation Longitude at the Singapore Airshow and bring this revolutionary aircraft to this market for customers to experience for themselves," said Jessica Pruss,...
The world's first flight from the US to Australia by a jet powered by biofuel has taken place. Qantas flight QF96 flew from Los Angeles to Melbourne took 15-hours and used approximately 24,000kg of blended biofuel, saving 18,000kg in carbon emissions. Qantas used biofuel processed from Brassica Carinata, a non-food, industrial...
Marenco Swisshelicopter (MSH), the Swiss helicopter manufacturer, has unveiled its new brand name: Kopter. During an inauguration event held at its recently completed corporate and engineering facility, the company's CEO, Andreas Loewenstein, introduced Kopter to customers, suppliers, partners and staff. Loewenstein said: "We're a company with an upward trajectory. Over the...
The two newest aircraft from Gulfstream Aerospace will make their Asia debut at the upcoming Singapore Airshow. The Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 flight-test aircraft will be part of the Gulfstream static display, joining the flagship Gulfstream G650ER, the high-performing Gulfstream G550 and the class-leading Gulfstream G280. “Customers based in the...