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AINsight: Are There Five Buyers Instead of 10?

Actual demand for preowned business aircraft could be obscured by extremely low inventory. July 1, 2022, 11:54 AM If preowned business aircraft inventory remains in short supply, the market will feel the same regardless of if there are five buyers rather than 10. Said differently, we as an industry could be being fooled about demand....

Cessna Delivers Citation Longitude To Japanese Agency
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Cessna Delivers Citation Longitude To Japanese Agency

Textron Aviation this week delivered a special-mission Cessna Citation Longitude to the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau. July 1, 2022, 10:55 AM Textron Aviation this week delivered a special-mission Cessna Citation Longitude fitted with flight inspection calibration equipment to the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). The super-midsize jet will be used for flight validation and flight inspection...

Embraer Retains Toyota for Production Expertise
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Embraer Retains Toyota for Production Expertise

The auto manufacturer will look to see where it can apply its Toyota Product System principles to Embraer’s industrial operations. July 1, 2022, 10:14 AM Embraer is working with Toyota do Brasil to maximize production efficiency. Announcing an agreement this morning, Embraer said it would “embrace” Toyota Product System (TPS) principles and concepts for its industrial...

Airbus Inks Orders for 292 A320neos with Chinese Airlines
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Airbus Inks Orders for 292 A320neos with Chinese Airlines

Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Shenzhen Airlines will also take A320neo-family jets under the terms of contracts signed in Beijing. July 1, 2022, 10:21 AM Airbus said Friday that it has signed agreements with Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Shenzhen Airlines covering a total of 292 A320 family aircraft. The orders...

Poland Places Order for 32 Leonardo AW149s
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Poland Places Order for 32 Leonardo AW149s

Polish Ministry of Defense will operate new AW149 helicopters in a variety or roles. July 1, 2022, 9:49 AM Leonardo unit PZL-Świdnik has received an order for 32 AW149 helicopters from the Polish Ministry of Defense. The multi-role helicopters will be assembled by PZL–Świdnik in Poland for delivery between 2023 and 2029. Including logistics, training, and simulators,...

EASA Proposes Rules for Urban VTOL Air Taxis
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EASA Proposes Rules for Urban VTOL Air Taxis

EASA proposed VTOL air taxi rules sets operating standards and limitations. June 30, 2022, 11:22 PM The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published proposed rules for the operation of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) air taxis in cities. “With this, EASA becomes the first aviation regulator worldwide to release a comprehensive regulatory framework for...

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HAI and AEA Team on New Mx SMS Program

The Helicopter Association International and the Aircraft Electronics Association are teaming on a maintenance safety management system. June 30, 2022, 3:22 PM The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is working with the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) to provide their safety management system (SMS) for aircraft maintenance at no additional cost to HAI members. “We couldn’t be happier working with AEA...

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Southern Sky Aviation Lands FBO Deal at NW Florida Field

Southern Sky Aviation has signed a 30-year lease agreement to develop an FBO at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City. June 30, 2022, 1:07 PM Southern Sky Aviation has signed a 30-year lease agreement with the Panama City-Bay County Airport and Industrial District to develop an FBO at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport...

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Execujet Haite and Metrojet Acquiring Funian Aviation

Execujet Haite and Metrojet have announced their joint acquisition of Funian Aviation, a deal that is expected to be completed in July. June 30, 2022, 1:06 PM Execujet Haite Aviation Services China and business jet operator Metrojet are jointing acquiring Funian Aviation, a deal that is expected to be completed in July. Founded in 2017, Funian...

Farnborough Airport Aims for Net-zero Emissions by 2030
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Farnborough Airport Aims for Net-zero Emissions by 2030

Under what it calls its Net Zero Roadmap, Farnborough Airport has committed to neutralizing controllable carbon emissions by 2030. June 30, 2022, 12:59 PM Farnborough Airport has committed to reaching net-zero controllable carbon emissions by 2030 under what it calls its Net Zero Roadmap, the London-area business aviation facility said on Thursday. Farnborough Airport, which...

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Lygg Launches 'Door-to-door' Charter App in Europe

Lygg has launched a transportation app and platform for travel within Europe with an emphasis on reducing carbon emissions. June 30, 2022, 12:42 PM Lygg recently launched its door-to-door transportation app and platform for travel within Europe, using per-seat charter at the solution’s core and commencing with scheduled flights on Pilatus PC-12s linking Frankfurt-Eglesbach Airport in...

Starspeed To Operate Penzance Helicopters
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Starspeed To Operate Penzance Helicopters

Starspeed will assume the operations of Penzance Helicopters to provide service to the Isles of Scilly. June 30, 2022, 12:38 PM Starspeed will assume the operations of Penzance Helicopters to provide service to the Isles of Scilly, in the southwest UK, effective this November, replacing current operator Sloane Helicopters. Penzance has transported more than 50,000...

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NBAA Creates Guidelines for Exporting Aircraft from U.S.

NBAA’s Tax Committee and regulatory issues advisory group have jointly created a new, members-only resource on exporting aircraft from the U.S. June 30, 2022, 11:18 AM NBAA’s Tax Committee and regulatory issues advisory group have jointly created a new, members-only resource on exporting aircraft from the U.S. Dubbed the “Guide on Exporting Aircraft from the...

Collins To Bring SpaceChiller to Bizav Cabins
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Collins To Bring SpaceChiller to Bizav Cabins

Collins Aerospace intends to bring its new multi-functional SpaceChiller thermoelectric aircraft cooling system to the business aviation market. June 30, 2022, 11:07 AM Collins Aerospace will bring its new multifunctional SpaceChiller thermoelectric aircraft cooling system to the business aviation market, the company told AIN this week. SpaceChiller was introduced to the airline market earlier this...

Van Nuys Airport Recognizes Users for Quiet Jet Ops
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Van Nuys Airport Recognizes Users for Quiet Jet Ops

Van Nuys Airport this week announced 18 aircraft operators as the recipients of its 2021 Friendly Flyer Awards. June 30, 2022, 9:37 AM California’s Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) this week announced 18 aircraft operators as the recipients of its 2021 Friendly Flyer Awards. The awards are intended to honor general aviation companies and corporate flight...

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LCI Acquires 19 Helicopters from Lobo Leasing

Lessor LCI is acquiring 19 helicopters from Lobo Leasing in South America, Africa, and Europe. June 30, 2022, 9:13 AM Aircraft lessor LCI has acquired 19 helicopters worth $115 million from Lobo Leasing. LCI was joined in the transaction by Rive Private Investment and Turning Rock Partners. The helicopters are comprised of models from Airbus, Bell,...

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Woltman Elevated to CEO at Leonardo Helicopters U.S.

William Hunt retiring from Leonardo Helicopters after serving as CEO of U.S. operations since 2013. June 30, 2022, 8:03 AM Clyde Woltman is the new CEO of Leonardo Helicopters U.S., replacing William Hunt, who is retiring after serving as CEO since 2013. Hunt will remain with the company in an advisory capacity.  Woltman joined the...

Sweden Orders Two S 106 GlobalEyes from Saab
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Sweden Orders Two S 106 GlobalEyes from Saab

The two Global 6000-based multi-sensor surveillance platforms will replace the Swedish air force’s two Saab S 100D airborne early warning aircraft. June 30, 2022, 5:24 AM Sweden’s Försvarets materielverk (FMV, defense materiel administration) has placed an order with Saab for two GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft. The new contract, based on a...

Bombardier Celebrates Expanded Singapore Service Center
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Bombardier Celebrates Expanded Singapore Service Center

Bombardier today celebrated the grand opening of its expanded service in Singapore, and plans grand openings for another three service centers this fall. June 30, 2022, 6:01 AM Bombardier today celebrated the grand opening of its expanded service in Singapore, which quadruples the size of the original center the Canadian airframer opened in 2014 and...

Feds To Audit FAA Oversight of Boeing 737, 787 Programs
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Feds To Audit FAA Oversight of Boeing 737, 787 Programs

The Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General confirmed that it will audit the FAA’s oversight of B737 and 787 production processes. June 29, 2022, 5:07 PM (Story updated to clarify audit relates to FAA oversight) The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General confirmed Wednesday that it will conduct an audit...

Feds To Audit Oversight of Boeing 737, 787 Programs
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Feds To Audit Oversight of Boeing 737, 787 Programs

The Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General confirmed that it will audit the FAA’s oversight of B737 and 787 production processes. June 29, 2022, 5:07 PM (Story updated to clarify audit relates to FAA oversight) The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General confirmed Wednesday that it will conduct an audit...

Feds To Audit Boeing’s 737 and 787 Production Processes
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Feds To Audit Boeing’s 737 and 787 Production Processes

The Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General confirmed that it will conduct an audit of Boeing’s 737 and 787 production processes. June 29, 2022, 5:07 PM The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General confirmed Wednesday that it will conduct an audit of Boeing’s 737 and 787 assembly lines in Renton,...

Sikorsky Raider X Now 90 Percent Complete
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Sikorsky Raider X Now 90 Percent Complete

Sikorsky’s entry in the Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program moves closer to first flight. June 29, 2022, 3:20 PM The assembly of Sikorsky’s Raider X competitive prototype for the Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program is now 90 percent complete. Sikorsky’s compound coaxial helicopter is a semi-finalist in the FARA competition and is 20...

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Genav Groups Urge DOT To Address Airspace Congestion

In a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, six general aviation groups ask for a meeting to discuss solutions to air traffic disruptions. June 29, 2022, 1:57 PM A coalition of six general aviation organizations on Wednesday sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urging the Department of Transportation to work with them on...

Heli-One's Poland MRO Facility Gets CAMO Clearance
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Heli-One's Poland MRO Facility Gets CAMO Clearance

Approval for Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) allows a company to support an aircraft through its complete lifecycle. June 29, 2022, 11:54 AM Rotorcraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul provider Heli-One has achieved approval as a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) in a move that the Canada-based group said will boost its capacity. On Monday, Heli-One announced...

FAA Rotor Safety Conference To Include VTOLs
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FAA Rotor Safety Conference To Include VTOLs

The 2022 Vertical Aviation Safety Team Global Conference will be held October 4-6 in Hurst, Texas. June 29, 2022, 12:06 PM The FAA and three leading helicopter groups are sponsoring the 2022 Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST) Global Conference from October 4 to 6 in Hurst, Texas, as an outgrowth of the FAA International Rotorcraft Safety...

World Fuel Brings Neste MY SAF to Paris Le Bourget
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World Fuel Brings Neste MY SAF to Paris Le Bourget

World Fuel Services is now an authorized distributor of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. June 29, 2022, 10:29 AM World Fuel Services is now an authorized distributor of Neste-produced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and its first delivery of Neste’s fuel has arrived at Paris Le Bourget Airport, the company announced yesterday. Neste’s MY SAF, which is derived from 100 percent renewable...

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Elliott's Atlanta MRO Becomes Authorized Garmin Dealer

The company’s facility at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport will offer a wider array of Garmin’s avionics systems, including complete flight deck retrofit packages. June 29, 2022, 11:34 AM Elliott Aviation’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility at Atlanta Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) has become an authorized dealer for Garmin’s avionics products for business aviation. The company announced it will...

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Metrojet's Philippines MRO Gets Renewal Nod from FAA

Metrojet Engineering Clark has recently renewed its FAA Part 145 approval to perform maintenance on large-cabin Gulfstream and Bombardier jets. June 29, 2022, 11:39 AM Metrojet Engineering Clark (MEC), Hong Kong-based Metrojet’s MRO in the Philippines, has recently renewed its FAA Part 145 approval to perform line and base maintenance on the Gulfstream G450, G550, and...

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FAA STCs LED Lighting Upgrade for Premier I/IA

Peregrine has received FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for an exterior lighting upgrade for Beechcraft Premier I/IA twinjets. June 29, 2022, 11:15 AM Peregrine has received FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for an exterior lighting upgrade for Beechcraft Premier I/IA twinjets. Working on behalf of Wichita Aerospace, Peregrine developed this STC that replaces...

Victor Adds Neste SAF Option for Air Charter Bookings
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Victor Adds Neste SAF Option for Air Charter Bookings

Online charter marketplace Victor has joined forces with sustainable aviation fuel producer Neste to bolster the uptake of renewable fuels. June 29, 2022, 9:52 AM Online charter marketplace Victor has joined forces with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste to bolster the uptake of renewable fuels within the aviation industry. They also aim to help the...

Nordam’s Elevate Concept Receives Crystal Cabin Award
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Nordam’s Elevate Concept Receives Crystal Cabin Award

During the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Nordam and its consultancy partner Teague were presented with a Crystal Cabin Award for Best Cabin Concept. June 29, 2022, 9:57 AM Aerospace manufacturer Nordam and design consultancy partner Teague won a Crystal Cabin Award in the Best Cabin Concept category for their Elevate seating, the first proposed product using Nordam’s Nbrace interior...

U.S. Orders More Sikorsky Black Hawks
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U.S. Orders More Sikorsky Black Hawks

The U.S. Army currently operates a fleet of 2,100 Black Hawks and intends to continue flying them for another 30 years. June 29, 2022, 9:36 AM The U.S. government and Sikorsky have entered into a new, five-year contract for the delivery of 120 H-60M Black Hawk helicopters, with options for 135 more. These helicopters are...

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ICAO Calls on Russia to Cease Dual Aircraft Registration

The UN’s aviation arm resolves to call on Russia to end its infractions of the Chicago Convention. June 29, 2022, 9:16 AM The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has called on Russia to cease re-registering aircraft to allow for their operation even after the countries where the airplanes’ owners registered them had revoked their airworthiness...

People in Aviation
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People in Aviation

Jo Goodall is CEO of TAG Europe and Steven Young of TAG Asia, while Jimmy Bäckström is chairman of Web Manuals. July 1, 2022, 8:38 AM TAG Aviation named Jo Goodall CEO of TAG Europe and Steven Young CEO of TAG Asia. Having headed up the marketing department at Farnborough airport since 2007, Elaine Turner...