French Army Will Acquire 14 Patroller Unmanned Aircraft

French Army Will Acquire 14 Patroller Unmanned Aircraft

France will be settling on the Sagem Patroller as its new tactical drone! It is said to be an unmanned aircraft, and will replace the Sagem Sperwer. Read more below about the French Army and their new aircraft. The French army will acquire 14 Patroller unmanned aircraft, manufacturer Sagem has announced. The Patroller will replace…

Local Officials Show Support For General Aviation

Communities across the country show their support and find value in general aviation. Read more below about the local officials and communities who have recently proclaimed their support for general and business aviation.  Local officials from across the country – from Massachusetts to Missouri – are the latest to show their support for general aviation,…

FAA Announces U.S. Bizjet Fleet Growth

The FAA said that the United States business jet fleet had predictions of 2.8 percent annual growth and expected to grow even more. Read more below about the Bizjet fleet annual growth.  Despite the down market in 2015, the FAA maintained that the “long-term outlook, driven by turbine aircraft activity, remains favorable” and predicted the…

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,…

First Gulfstream G650ER Delivered to China

First Gulfstream G650ER Delivered to China

Gulfstream Aerospace has handed over a G650ER to MSFL, marking the first factory-direct delivery of the ultra-long-range jet in mainland China. MSFL’s aircraft is U.S. registered, since Chinese CAAC type approval of the G650/G650ER is still pending. According to Gulfstream president Mark Burns, “This delivery highlights the continued need for long-range business jet travel in…

Satcom and Universal Offer Integrated Datalink and Trip Planning

Satcom and Universal Offer Integrated Datalink and Trip Planning

Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom datalink and Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.’s online flight planning and weather services are now available in an integrated and bundled offering, pairing one of the industry’s leading business aviation connectivity providers with the global resources and expertise of Universal. Joining forces to offer seamless datalink and online flight planning, Satcom…