Aircraft

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.

Charter & Fractional

PlaneSense To Extend PC-24 Program to West Coast

The company took delivery of the upgraded PC-24 and expects five more this year
PlaneSense Pilatus PC-12 and PC-24 (Photo: PlaneSense)
Aircraft

Textron Sees Profits and Backlog Grow, Despite Revenue Dip

Textron Aviation delivered 50 jets and 44 commercial turboprops in Q4 2023
Textron Aviation Citation CJ3
Aircraft

IADA Report Predicts Price Decline for Higher-end Bizjets

After a year of stability, the group's members see a slight shift towards a buyer's market
Business jets lined up on taxiway
Aircraft

Pilatus To Take Over Ruag Workforce, Equipment in Emmen

Swiss aircraft manufacturer plans to start the takeover process in the second quarter
Ruag Aerostructures in Emmen, Switzerland
Aircraft

Bizav Traffic Sees Continued Slide, WingX Reports

Business aviation traffic has trended down by 4 percent globally over the last four weeks
Gulfstream G650/650ER (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)
Charter & Fractional

India's JetSetGo Commits to More Electric/Hybrid Aircraft

The Indian charter operator could add up to 280 new aircraft to its fleet from around 2028
Overair's Butterfly eVTOL aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Indian Charter Group JetSetGo Signs for Horizon's eVTOL

Canadian start-up Horizon just raised $9 million in a SPAC-backed Nasdaq listing
Horizon's Cavorite X7 eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Dassault Falcon Orders, Deliveries Dip in 2023

Deliveries of the newly certified Falcon 6X did not start until late November
Dassault Falcon 6X business jet
Aircraft

NASA Rolls Out X-59 Quiet Supersonic Demonstrator

The X-59 will fly at Mach 1.4 without a sonic boom
NASA’s X-59 quiet supersonic research aircraft sits on the apron outside Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility at dawn in Palmdale, California.
Aircraft

Flying Doctors Demo PC-24 Landing on Australian Road

The demonstration was a simulation of a major road incident on Stuart Highway
Pilatus PC-24 jet lands on Australian road
Aircraft

Daher Deliveries, Orders Remain Stable in 2023

Daher delivered 74 TBMs and Kodiaks, up one from a year earlier
Kodiak 900 and TBM 960 in flight (Photo: Daher)
Regulations and Government

How the Advanced Air Mobility Ecosystem Will Make eVTOL Flights a Reality

Companies are already working on getting AAM off the ground.
eVTOL vertiport
Regulations and Government

GAO: Validation Process Unpredictable Since Max Crashes

Stakeholders say foreign aviation authorities have less trust in FAA certification
Moeing Max 8 (Photo: Boeing)
Aircraft

5x5 Trading Takes Over Wheels Up Aircraft Broker Unit

The Florida firm is the exclusive provider of business aircraft acquisition and disposition services for Wheels Up
Aircraft

Aerocor Adds Turbine Aircraft Management to Portfolio

New division expands offerings across business aircraft ownership spectrum
Aircraft

Bizav Market Optimism on the Rise in Asia-Pacific

India sees a jump in optimism, fleet size, and flight hours
G700 in Vietnam (Photo: Gulfstream)
Safety

Boeing Max 9 Depressurization Emergency Prompts Grounding

An Alaska Airlines flight landed safely after cabin depressurization at 16,000 feet
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9
Aircraft

Jefferies: Bizjet Deliveries To Ramp Up with G700, 6X

Gulfstream has produced 49 G700s and is expected to hand over 30 in 2024
Gulfstream G700 (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)
Aircraft

Bombardier Defense Prepares Luxury Global and Challenger Jets for Military Service

You probably won't find any champagne on these business jets.
Bombardier Defense Global 6500
Aircraft

AINsight: No Reason Not To Shout 'Hooray'

Business aircraft transactions slowed but were still robust in 2023, and 2024 should bring more of the same
wind sock
Aircraft

Daher Delivers Milestone 100th TBM 960 Aircraft

Kevin Kaseff transitioned from a piston-engine airplane to the TBM 960 turboprop
100th TBM 960 delivery
Aircraft

Hermeus Completes Iron Bird Quarterhorse Testing

Mk 0 is one of four test vehicles in Hermeus' hypersonic program
Hermeus Quarterhorse Mk 0 (Photo: Hermeus)
Aircraft

Bombardier Defense Wins Hades Global 6500 Contract

Contract supports research for the Army's Hades program
Bombardier Global 6500 business jet for U.S. Army Hades program
Charter & Fractional

Argus: Bizav Traffic Ends Year on Soft Note

North American operations were off by 3 percent and Europe by 8.8 percent in December
Phenom 300 (Photo: NetJets)
Aircraft

CAN Keeps Rolling with 2,000 Patient Transports in 2023

CAN's latest fundraiser brought in nearly $500,000
Corporate Angel Network patient (Photo: Corporate Angel Network)
Aircraft

GAMA Brings in 2024 Executive Board Leadership Slate

Wipaire president and CEO Chuck Wiplinger is 2024 GAMA chair
Wipaire president and CEO Chuck Wiplinger (Photo: Wipaire)
Airports

AIN Roundtable: Preparing for Advanced Air Mobility

Industry leaders mull needs for the future of AAM
AIN Roundtable January 2023 participants
Training and Workforce

Supply Chain Worries Persist, But Bizav Poised for Solid 2024

Industry leaders see stability and strength in 2024 bizav markets
Simcom PC-12 Series E Simulator
Aircraft

FAA Certifies Icon A5 Amphibian in Primary Category

The certification will help Icon sell the A5 in other countries
Icon A5 amphibious airplane
Aircraft

Clock Running Out for Gulfstream G700 Deliveries by Year-end

'Zero' chance that company will deliver 19 G700s by year-end, says analyst
Gulfstream G700 at EBACE 2023