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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Federal Aviation Administration Discuss Jurisdictional Issues Regarding Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration is discussing the jurisdictional issues with state and local governments regarding drones. The Federal Aviation Administration is open to discussing jurisdictional issues with state and local governments when it comes to regulating small drones, says Administrator Michael Huerta. But it wants direction from those governments on the authorities they would like to…

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