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September 6, 2014, 12:55 AM

Oceania Aviation’s Airborne Systems subsidiary has received an STC from New Zealand’s CAA for its bike rack on the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil. Made of aluminum alloy, the device can hold up to six bicycles (three on each side). The system weighs 120 pounds and trained ground crew can load the bikes in 20 seconds, according to the company. An AS355 STC addition was planned for last month.

September 6, 2014, 12:35 AM

SiriusXM’s new SXAR1 receiver simplifies delivery of SiriusXM weather and radio products to iPads. The battery-powered receiver connects wirelessly with one iPad via Bluetooth and can also connect simultaneously to a Bluetooth audio-enabled headset. SiriusXM weather subscriptions range from $34.99 to $99.99 per month and offer access to high-resolution radar with echo tops, satellite imagery, lightning strikes, Metars, TAFs, Pireps, TFRs and other products that vary with the subscription level.

September 6, 2014, 12:25 AM

Esterline CMC Electronics’ CMA-9000 flight management system and CMA-5024 GPS/Waas landing system have been selected on the Airbus Helicopters EC225e, an extended-range version of the Super Puma slated for delivery in 2016. Both systems had their latest iterations EASA-certified for the AS332L1e and AS332C1e Super Pumas, which recently entered service. Both are offered as retrofit options, too.

September 5, 2014, 2:35 PM

The world’s first private airliner incorporating a “bubble wall” is about to begin completion, according to London’s VIP Completions, which will provide the bubble wall for a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for the undisclosed customer.

September 5, 2014, 2:32 PM

Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport still lays claim to being not only the busiest business aviation hub in Russia, but one of the busiest in Europe.

September 5, 2014, 12:49 PM

There are now four Gulfstream G650 jets owned by Russian billionaires, but one of these is currently grounded as a result of U.S. economic sanctions against Russia.

September 5, 2014, 11:13 AM

Russia’s business aviation community has assembled at Moscow’s Vnokovo Airport for the annual JetExpo show this week. Among the highlights is the first full appearance of a completed Sukhoi Business Jet, which is symbolic of Russia’s aspiration to develop a homegrown business aviation industry.

September 5, 2014, 10:47 AM

Gulfstream has exhibited at each and every JetExpo, starting from the turn of the century. The U.S. manufacturer brought three jets to this, the ninth show in Vnukovo–a G650, a G450 and a G280.

September 5, 2014, 10:42 AM

Bombardier confirmed on Friday that the modified Pratt & Whitney PW1524G engines for the CSeries flight-test vehicles have successfully completed the testing required for return to flight test and that the second tes

September 5, 2014, 10:20 AM

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) now operates under a new organizational structure, meant to ensure a stronger focus on oversight with a new strategy directorate.

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