Bombardier Now Flying Two Flight-test Global 5500/6500s

Bombardier Aerospace now has two flight-test vehicles (FTVs) engaged in “active testing” for its Global 5500/6500 program, the company announced yesterday. The flight-test aircraft—a Global 6500 FTV unveiled in May at EBACE and another representing the Global 5500—are currently based at the Bombardier Flight Test Center in Wichita. The new Globals are powered by 15,125-pound-thrust…

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Nine N.C. Airports Approved For State Transportation Board Funds Improvements

The N.C. Board of Transportation has approved state and federal funds for much-needed improvements to nine of North Carolina’s publicly-owned airports! Check out the article, below, for more information!  The $3.7 million in funding, approved by the board during its June meeting, will be used to provide improvements such as better runway lighting, new fuel…

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Embraer Sets New Speed Record Between The United States and Europe

Embraer’s Legacy 450 medium cabin business jet set a new speed record on a recent flight between Portland, Maine in the United States and Farnborough in the United Kingdom, according to the U.S. National Aeronautic Association (NAA). Check out the article, below, for more information! The record-setting flight occurred on March 7, 2018, with two pilots and…

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First-Hand Look Inside Gulfstream’s Technical Training Center

Gulfstream’s technical training facility has just added two new aircraft structures from a Gulfstream G600 and G650 to enhance the training curriculum! Check out these pictures, below, for a first-hand look inside the training center!  Gulfstream Aerospace recently bolstered its training program by adding two new aircraft structures—the fuselage, main entry door and wing of…

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