V-22 OSPREY FLEET TOPS 400,000 FLIGHT HOURS

Bell Helicopter and Boeing announced the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000-flight hour milestone. The V-22 Osprey has been continuously deployed since entering service in 2007 with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in 2009. The […]

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Lancair Welcomes First Mako Owner to New Texas Builders Assistance Center

Lancair’s first production Mako customer was welcomed last week to the newly-launched Builder Assistance Center at the company’s Texas headquarters. Housed in a 10,000 square foot climate-controlled hangar, the Builder Assistance Center provides a dedicated work environment for Lancair kit owners to complete critical aircraft assemblies or the entire aircraft. Comprehensive in-house factory support, including […]

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Piper’s Deliveries and Revenue Soar in Q3 2017

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced its aircraft sales and delivery results for the third quarter of 2017, ending September 30th.  Aircraft sales continued to grow in both the Trainer class and M-class product lines with the flagship M600 and the single engine Archer TX trainer leading the sales expansion for the company. The company delivered 42 […]

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FAA Provides Updated Guidance for Electronic Flight Bags

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an updated Advisory Circular (AC) for aircraft system designers, installers and operators seeking design and use guidance for hosting electronic flight bag (EFB) applications on both portable devices and installed equipment. The AC includes significant changes from the last guidance in May 2014 that offer industry new EFB […]

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Jim Facette Appointed President & CEO of CBAA

Rod Barnard, Chair of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) announced that Jim Facette, a government-relations expert and association professional, has been named President & CEO of the CBAA, effective December 1st, 2017. “CBAA made tremendous progress during Rudy Toering’s tenure; its influence in Ottawa is growing, as is our ability to develop and deliver […]

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IBAC Launches Online IS-BAO™ Auditor Currency Training

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has introduced a new online currency training option for its International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) auditors. As the only voluntary, global safety standard for business aviation, IS-BAO will now offer Professional Auditor Currency Training (PACT) to meet 12-month currency qualification requirements. “We are excited to offer this […]

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AeroShell Aerobatic Slot Flyer McNeely Retires

As the 2017 Stuart Air Show closed at Witham Field in Florida on November 5th, aviation enthusiasts bid a fond farewell to AeroShell Aerobatic Team member, Gene McNeely, who retired after 24 years of service with the team. Fans will likely remember McNeely for his years of flying the ‘slot’ position for the AeroShell Aerobatic […]

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