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News and issues relating to business, corporate and private aviation, primarily regarding turbine-engine-powered airplanes and helicopters. Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

March 23, 2023, 2:46 PM

EASA Staff Flies Leonardo AW609 Tiltrotor

EASA and FAA staff have flown the Leonardo AW609 civil tiltrotor in run-up to formal type inspection test flights.

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Two pilots in flight deck
Mar 29, 2023 - 12:11 PM
The FAA this month released a notice providing guidance for inspections and enforcement for compliance with pilot records database requirements.
Daher EcoPulse rendering
Mar 29, 2023 - 12:00 PM
Daher is boosting production capacity and plans to expand its product lineup with a hybrid-electric TBM airplane.
Gulfstream sales and design center in Beverly Hills (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace))
Mar 29, 2023 - 11:19 AM
Gulfstream's new 12,000-sq-ft sales and design California design center joins ones in New York; London; Dallas; Savannah, Georgia; and Appleton, Wisconsin.
Robinson R44
Mar 29, 2023 - 10:18 AM
Baton Rouge Police R44 helicopter crashed during high-speed chase.
Mar 29, 2023 - 9:12 AM
A 12-helicopter sales deal between lessors Milestone Aviation and Macquarie Rotorcraft is a sign of "strong liquidity," the companies say.
Weather radar
Mar 29, 2023 - 8:38 AM
A new aviation weather resource from Nav Canada aims to merge operational and meteorological information.
Mar 28, 2023 - 5:18 PM
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill to make commercial pilot and aircraft maintenance schools eligible for 529 plans.
Jet Access's 22,500-sq-ft hangar at Indianapolis Regional Airport
Mar 28, 2023 - 12:08 PM
Jet Access has opened a 22,500-sq-ft hangar at Indianapolis Regional Airport.
Daher exhibit at Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida (Photo: Chad Trautvetter/AIN))
Mar 28, 2023 - 11:58 AM
Daher announced several upgrades for its TBM 960 and Kodiak 100 turboprops and also named Simcom as its factory-authorized training organization.
Bombardier Challenger 300 registration N300ER parked on airport ramp
Mar 28, 2023 - 11:25 AM
A Bombardier Challeger 300 suffered an in-flight upset that occurred after a pilot responded to one of multiple EICAS messages.