Aircraft

News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.

May 23, 2017, 6:29 AM

PlaneSense Gears Up for Launch of Pilatus PC-24

The company has an initial order for six PC-24s, but plans to place an add-on “significant order” as soon as Pilatus reopens the order book next year.

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Embraer Executive Jets
May 5, 2017 - 5:29 PM
The milestone aircraft—a Phenom 300—was handed over to fractional provider NetJets at Embraer Executive Jets’ customer delivery center in Florida.
May 5, 2017 - 9:23 AM
Two weeks after final taxi test, Chinese narrowbody flies for more than an hour
May 5, 2017 - 7:36 AM
Fly-by-wire, integrated interfaces and more extensive electrification are found on most new jets…automated aircraft could be coming.
Cirrus SF50
May 3, 2017 - 10:47 AM
The company currently holds an order backlog of 600 single-engine SF50 jets worth more than $1 billion.
May 3, 2017 - 10:07 AM
CEO Paulo Cesar Silva expresses caution due to certain “inefficiencies” associated with transition from E1 to E2
Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon
May 2, 2017 - 4:56 PM
The U.S. State Department has approved the possible foreign military sale of four P-8As to replace New Zealand's P-3 Orions.
May 2, 2017 - 11:52 AM
Company executives see challenging market, but maintaining activity.
Hongdu Aviation L-15B
May 2, 2017 - 11:39 AM
The AVIC company rolled out the J-15B during a televised Labor Day celebration program in China.
Mexico Citation
May 2, 2017 - 6:10 AM
Bird Aerosystems has installed various sensors and displays on Cessna Citation jets and Bell 407 helicopters for Mexico
May 1, 2017 - 12:06 PM
Notably, the general aviation unit accounted for 55.6 percent of total revenues at the company—its largest share since 2012, Pilatus said.