Seven States Acknowledge Importance of General Aviation in June

Check out these testimonials from 7 different states on why they consider general aviation important for the success of businesses in their home state. The governors of seven states – Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Nebraska, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming – issued proclamations this month about the value general aviation, including business aviation, brings to their…

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Honda Aircraft Adds Canada to HondaJet Approvals

Becoming the fourth approval for Honda Aircraft, Transport Canada signed off on Canadian-registration deliveries on June 1. Check out this article for more information!  Honda Aircraft received Transport Canada validation for its HondaJet on June 1, clearing the way for Canadian-registration deliveries. Canada becomes the fourth approval for the aircraft, which was granted U.S. certification…

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Bombardier Milestones: 3,000th Learjet Produced, 100th Learjet 75 Delivery

Bombardier’s ceremonial handover of a Learjet 75 to Leggett & Platt on Friday commemorated two major milestones: the 3,000th Learjet manufactured and the 100th Learjet 75 delivery. The milestone comes more than 50 years after Bill Lear helped pioneer the business aviation industry with the introduction of the Lear Jet 23, which it claims as the first purpose-built business jet to enter production.

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Raleigh Executive Jetport Vital to Region’s Economic Growth

North Carolina’s Raleigh Executive Jetport is an imperative asset to the surrounding community and heavily influences the economy.  North Carolina’s Raleigh Executive Jetport (TTA) plays an important part of the surrounding region’s economic growth, a community asset with quantifiable value. For example, a 2014 economic benefits study conducted by the state of North Carolina found TTA…

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PC-24 Jet Production Has Begun at Pilatus Aircraft Headquarters

Series production of the PC-24 twinjet is now under way at Pilatus Aircraft’s headquarters in Stans, Switzerland, as the company prepares to deliver the first customer aircraft in the fourth quarter following certification. The production status of the first few PC-24s is already “well advanced,” the company said, with the first production airplane already painted in its final livery. In January, PlaneSense was revealed as the launch customer for the new twinjet.

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Textron Cockpit Feature Is Emblematic of Aggressive Investment Strategy

Textron Aviation’s announcement this week of an available head-up display aboard the 3,500-nm range Citation Longitude provides clear evidence of a surge in product investment – $200 million to $2300 million per year. Garmin’s GHD 2100, driven by Citation Longitude’s G5000 integrated avionics system, features a 30-deg. wide by 24-deg. high field of view combiner and compact overhead projector.

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