June 2020

Aviation International News

June 2020

In the June issue of Aviation International News, two first flights herald good news for the aviation industry. The Textron Aviation Cessna SkyCourier program remains on track and saw its first model of the utility turboprop twin fly on May 17, on a clear Wichita day. Earlier, the third Gulfstream G700 joined took off and joined the flight test program for the big new ultra-long-range business jet.

While this year’s EBACE show was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, plenty of European companies had a story to tell, and AIN’s editors put together a special report on Europe-related happenings, from effects of the pandemic to Brexit and other important news.

Although not business aviation-related, the aircraft accident that claimed the life of famed baseball pitcher Roy Halladay raised a number of important questions, which we explore in this issue.

Another accident that generated a lot of attention had an unexpected result, years later when the wife of one of the victims spoke about her experience at the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s annual Air Charter Safety Symposium. What she revealed about the 2005 Circuit City crash could help anyone involved in an accident get the help they need.

In the hands-on department, we try out Bose’s new ProFlight Series 2 digital active-noise-canceling pilot headsets.

Finally, a trenchant analysis delves deeply into the controversy surrounding Boeing’s backing out of the deal to buy Embraer’s commercial airplane business.

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