News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.


IADA Grows Global Footprint

The latest additions include an agreement with the African Business Aviation Association
Pilatus PC-24 flying over Africa

Vref: Preowned Bizjet Market in Adjustment Period

High interest rates, election insecurities, and global economy weigh on used business jet sales
Regulations and Government

Axis Building King Air 90GTx Flight Sim for INCAS

Company has finished flight testing campaign to gather data for simulator
Axis' King Air 90GTx used for flight sim data acquisition

HondaJet with Stormy Past To Hit the Market

After five years of inactivity, the HondaJet will return to the factory for maintenance
Honda et formerly owned by disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti

Daher Ramping Up TBM, Kodiak Production

Company plans to deliver 60 TBMs and 25 Kodiaks this year
Kodiak production in Sandpoint, Idaho

Wilbur Air Will Operate Electra's eSTOL Aircraft in Australia

The operator is a spinoff from AAM infrastructure group Skyportz
A digital rendering of a Wilbur Air Electra eSTOL aircraft

Argus: Business Aircraft Ops Continue Slide in March but April Improving

Globally, worldwide business aircraft operations were off YOY by 3.7 percent in March
Embraer Praetor 600

Piper M700 Makes World Debut at Sun 'n Fun

Flagship turboprop sports unique livery at show
Piper M700 Fury
Aircraft Merges with News Platform

Platform provides comprehensive coverage of the advanced air mobility sector and more
FutureFlight logo

Growing Demand in Central Europe Draws Gulfstream to Aero Friedrichshafen

Gulfstream made its first appearance at the German general aviation show last year
Gulfstream G500 (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)
Charter & Fractional

Charter Operators Commit to Buying Electron Air Taxi

The four-passenger aircraft is expected to enter service in 2028
Hopscotch Air plans to operate the Electron 5 aircraft.

Junkers Takes Wraps Off of More-authentic A50 Heritage

Airplane features a radial engine and analog cockpit gauges
Junkers A50 Heritage

Textron eAviation Shows Off FAA-approved Velis, Works on Nexus eVTOL

Pipistrel subsidiary is driving electric aircraft innovation at the Textron division
Pipistrel Velis Electro at Sun 'n Fun 2024

Cirrus Launches Turnkey Aircraft Management Service

New program makes it even easier to own and operate a Cirrus SR-series piston or SF50 Vision Jet
Cirrus SR22T

Daher On Track for Hybrid-electric Airplane in 2027

EcoPulse demonstration flights helping to guide new aircraft program
Daher EcoPulse

Daher Adds More Pilot-assist Features to TBM 960

Additions include a pilot inactivity monitoring system, 3D SafeTaxi, and graphical weight and balance
Daher TBM 960 Model Year 2024

Icon Aircraft Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The restructuring process includes plans to sell the company
Icon A5 amphibious airplane

FAA Grants Production Certification for Gulfstream G700

FAA approval acknowledges the manufacturer's quality and production processes
Gulfstream G700 jet interior

GAMA's Associate Membership in AAM Field Continues To Grow

Four companies have come on board as associate members EPIC
VoltAero Cassio

Textron Aviation Celebrates 60 Years of King Airs

First King Air 90 prototype flew on Jan. 24, 1964
Beechcraft King Air

EHang Earns Production Certificate for Autonomous eVTOL Aircraft

Approval was granted by the Civil Aviation Administration of China
The Civil Aviation Administration of China issue a production certificate to EHang

Preowned Business Jet Market To Feel G700 Effect

Inventory for sale to rise as customers trade in aircraft for G700s
Gulfstream G700 at Savannah

AutoFlight Delivers First Prosperity eVTOL and Certifies Freighter

China's air safety regulator issued a type certificate for the CarryAll aircraft in March 2022
AutoFlight delivers Prosperity I eVTOL to Japanese customer

Bombardier, Gulfstream Pass on EBACE, but Bolen Sees Other Strong Support

All other airframers that traditionally exhibit are returning to EBACE
Bombardier at EBACE 2023 (Photo: David McIntosh/AIN)

Bombardier Completes Portfolio with Challenger 650 Environmental Declaration

The Challenger 650 EPD details the business jet's environmental footprint from raw material to end-of-life
Challenger 650 Exterior Cloud and Mountain (Photo: Bombardier)
Maintenance and Modifications

Vref: Smart Link Plus Enrollment Boosts Aircraft Value

Aircraft health monitoring service adds about 5 percent to aircraft value

Lilium Fits Garmin Standby Instruments in eVTOL Aircraft Cockpit

Manufacturer aims to start flight testing full-scale prototype by the end of 2024
Lilium Jet cockpit

Pilot Report: Diamond DA50 RG

The diesel-powered single packs a lot of performance into a sleek-looking package
Diamond DA50-RG in flight

Flight ‘Century’ in the Making Takes off This Week

'Century Mission' honors 100th anniversary of global flight
Century Mission

Hermeus Steps toward Hypersonic with Quarterhorse Mk 1

Quarterhorse Mk 1 will be the first Hermeus flying prototype
Hermeus Steps toward Hypersonic with Quarterhorse Mk 1 (Photo: Hermeus)