Textron Utilizes StandardAero for PT6A Turboprop Engine Maintenance

Textron Utilizes StandardAero for PT6A Turboprop Engine Maintenance

StandardAero announced it has been named a preferred maintenance provider for PT6A turboprop engines in Textron Aviation’s PowerAdvantage program for the Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan. Part of Textron’s suite of support programs, PowerAdvantage offers PT6A engine coverage with predictable costs for routine and most unscheduled engine maintenance events. It includes models -41/-42, -60A,…

G600 Iron Bird Gulfstream Virtual Flight

G600 Iron Bird Gulfstream Virtual Flight

Gulfstream Aerospace’s G600 iron bird recently completed its “first flight,” marking growing maturity of the new aircraft program. The iron bird is a dimensionally accurate structure that includes a flight deck, allowing engineers to test the flight control and mechanical systems—including landing gear, brakes and hydraulics—in a ground-based lab. During the 30-minute session, the iron…

G600 Iron Bird Debut Flight Launched by Gulfstream

G600 Iron Bird Debut Flight Launched by Gulfstream

Earlier this week, Gulfstream announced that the G600 Iron Bird took its debut flight. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced that the Gulfstream G600 iron bird recently completed its “first flight,” demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to research and development and the growing maturity of the G600 aircraft program. A spatially correct, dimensionally accurate structure that…

Zero/Zero Landings, Going Blind

Zero/Zero Landings, Going Blind

As you begin maneuvering for the planned approach, the controller states that, due to a marine layer that has moved into the area, visibility has gone from the forecast 2 mi. to less than a quarter of a mile. You’ve come prepared. Thanks to the special onboard systems, this approach is authorized down to zero/zero…

Textron Aviation Receives Service Center Certification

Textron Aviation Receives Service Center Certification

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that it has attained new certifications allowing each U.S. company-owned service center to support the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands. “We are committed to fostering relationships with our customers that continue well beyond the initial aircraft purchase. We recognize that investing in and expanding our…