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Cessna Citation Ascend Progresses with FAA Certification Testing

The Ascend prototype has completed 350 flight test hours
Cessna Citation Ascend
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

France May Provide Funds for Lilium eVTOL Aircraft Production Line

The German company is in negotiations with French officials over subsidies and loan guarantees
Lilium's eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Duncan Aviation Hands Over Refurbished Gulfstream G650ER

Aircraft was delivered with new paint, maintenance work
Duncan Aviation
Fuel

Oxford Airport Begins Selling SAF, To Open Synthetic Fuel Plant

London-area airport is stepping up efforts to decarbonize business aviation
London Oxford fuel truck
ATC

Collins Debuts Surface Air Traffic Management System

The new product tracks the movements of aircraft and ground equipment in real time
Screenshot of Collins Airport Surface Awareness System
Regulations and Government

AINsight: Personal Liability of Aircraft LLC Owners

Piercing the veil isn't as difficult as many LLC owners assume
Training and Workforce

NBAA Announces 900th Certified Aviation Manager

The program was launched in 2003
NBAA
Charter & Fractional

Wheels Up Continues To Bleed Red Ink

Cash on hand and active members both saw decreases in first quarter
wu2
Aircraft

Eve Reports Progress in Building Full-scale eVTOL Prototype

The company released images of a fuselage being assembled
Eve Air Mobility's eVTOL aircraft
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Cabin Designs Show Glimpse of Flights in Electric Seaplane

The unpressurized PHA-ZE 100 aircraft will operate from either water or land
Jekta PHA-ZE 100 amphibious aircraft cabin design
Regulations and Government

FAA Bill Overwhelmingly Passes Senate

Senate voted 88 to 4 in favor of reauthorizing the FAA
U.S. Capitol Building
Aircraft

Archer Expects To Cut eVTOL Aircraft Development Costs in Q2

Q1 expenses were bloated by non-recurring payments to suppliers and lawsuit charges
Archer battery pack factory
Aircraft

Bombardier Inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame

The U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame recognized Bombardier's contributions to transportation technology
Joseph Armand Bombardier
Aircraft

Piper Taps Troyes Aviation as Approved Service Center

Partnership with Flying Smart Aero forged at Aero Friedrichshafen
Piper M600 at Aero Friedrichshafen
Maintenance and Modifications

Flightstar Set To Expand Operations with Aircraft Hangar

Project to double size of dedicated maintenance space
Flightstar hangar expansion
Aircraft

Bombardier Opens Its New Toronto Production Line for the Global 7500, 6500, and 5500 Jets

The site enables all Global production to be conducted under one roof
Bombardier Global 7500 on production line
Aircraft

First G700 on U.S. Registry Enters Service with Avjet Global

The backlog of G700s is starting to dwindle as more enter service
Gulfstream G700 business jet
Accidents

Kentucky Aeromed Helo Pilot Sentenced for Flying Drunk

Pilot flew while intoxicated last December
Beer
Maintenance and Modifications

First Customer Selects AkzoNobel VR Painting Training

Operators can "see" the quality of their virtual paint application
IAC virtual reality paint training using AkzoNobel equipment
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Thornton Aviation Completes G650 Starlink Installation

The installation took three weeks and was done while the airplane was down for maintenance
Thornton Aviation Starlink satcom installation on Gulfstream G650
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Monte Will Add Regent's Sea Gliders to Lease Portfolio

An agreement signed at CoMotion Miami has a reported value of $300 million
Regent Viceroy electric sea glider
Airports

London Biggin Hill Airport Sees More Potential for Economic Impact

A new economic study shows increased added value and jobs
London Biggin Hill Airport
Aircraft

Argus TraqPak: Global Bizav Flying Up in April

The monthly report showed increases everywhere but North America
Bombardier Challenger 350
Maintenance and Modifications

Safran Signs Helicopter Engine Support Contracts with GDAT

Contracts cover in-service support and MRO for 140 Arrano 1A and Makila 2A1 engines
Safran techs inspect a Makila engine set to power its fleet of Airbus H225
Charter & Fractional

SkyShare Lowers Frax Down Payments and Monthly Fees

Fleet now includes aircraft ranging in size from the Pilatus PC-12 to Gulfstream's G450
SkyShare fractional ownership fleet
Rotorcraft

Legislators Kill Hawaii Air Tour Insurance Bill 

The bill would have required liability insurance of $20 million per person
Moloka'i
Regulations and Government

Lawmakers Pushing To Get FAA Bill Passed This Week

NBAA put out a call for members to urge action on FAA bill
Washington, D.C. overview
Rotorcraft

Bell Testing 429 Helicopter Autonomy Laboratory 

The fly-by-wire Bell 429-based flying lab is capable of autonomous flight
Bell ALFA 429 flying laboratory
Accidents

NTSB: TBM 700 Crashed while Maneuvering for Landing

The preliminary accident report shows a series of autopilot engagements and disengagements
NTSB track of accident flight
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Atrium Health Earns First Accreditation in Mobile Healthcare, Paramedicine

'The accreditation serves as a symbol of excellence'