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April 26, 2017, 6:18 PM

Dassault Could Launch New Falcon Jet Later This Year

“We are now readying the launch of a new Falcon jet, which will offer characteristics determined by our market studies and technological capabilities.”

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Apr 28, 2017 - 7:51 PM
The study by the FAA's ASSURE center of excellence suggests the potential of serious injury is less than for firmer objects of similar mass.
Apr 28, 2017 - 2:52 PM
ICAO's Creamer posed a "call for action" for bizav stakeholder involvement and said the agency is willing to work to expand use of more flexible rules.
Apr 28, 2017 - 12:45 PM
In the 2016 crash the main rotor separated from the aircraft; the investigation is ongoing.
Apr 27, 2017 - 12:31 PM
Blade’s Bounce on-demand service to JFK starts at $695 for the whole helicopter (typically an Astar) and $195 for per-seat scheduled service.
Apr 27, 2017 - 12:24 PM
Use of COTS or personal checklists should be meticulously compared with manufacturer checklists, the FAA advises.
Apr 27, 2017 - 12:16 PM
Besides improved reliability, the displays have lower power requirements and can achieve a reduction in weight per cockpit of up to 20 to 25 pounds.
Apr 27, 2017 - 11:39 AM
Frasca delivered a Cesna Citation Mustang trainer to DV Training in Paris and will hand over an Airbus H125 trainer in October to Aero Asahi in Japan.
Apr 27, 2017 - 11:21 AM
Civil helicopter deliveries increased to 78 in the quarter, up from 56 in the same period last year.
Artist rendering of new Tacoma Narrows FBO
Apr 27, 2017 - 10:02 AM
A major upgrade project at Seattle-area Tacoma Narrows Aviation will see the company move into a brand new terminal.
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Apr 26, 2017 - 6:18 PM
“We are now readying the launch of a new Falcon jet, which will offer characteristics determined by our market studies and technological capabilities.”