Innotech Aviation has received a supplemental type certificate for its new Sky Berry system that gives business aircraft operators and their passengers a low-cost way to wirelessly receive and transmit data on their PDAs. Sky Berry uses a router provided by International Communications Group. The first system has already been installed on a Hawker 800.
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Bombardier successfully completed wing mating on the first Global Express XRS at the company’s de Havilland facility in Toronto on November 9. Technicians from Bombardier and wing manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries reported no issues in joining the 94-foot-span wing to the fuselage of the first production airplane, S/N 9159. The wing is essentially the same as that on the Global Express, from which the XRS is derived.
Bombardier began shakedown flights January 16 of the first Global Express XRS, a longer-range successor to the Global Express. The first flight lasted slightly more than four hours.
Deliveries of the 6,150-nm-range twin-engine business jet (already approved under the same type certificate as its predecessor) are expected to begin in the first quarter of next year.
Canadian completions company Innotech Aviation (Booth No. 4631) has made new appointments and expanded operational hours in response to increased demand for its services.