Diamond Aircraft test pilot, Thomas Wimmer, ferried the brand-new DA50 RG from Wiener Neustadt, Austria to London, Ontario, Canada via the North Atlantic route. This marks a historic milestone for this flagship Continental CD-300 powered aircraft.
Based on customer feedback from over 50,000 hours of fleet operations, Pilatus has incorporated numerous new features into Super Versatile Jets which come off the production line from this year onward. As it is Pilatus‘ core philosophy to continuously improve and provide support over the life of the aircraft, many of these new features can be retrofitted in earlier serial number PC-24s.
At the request of Stemme Belgium (in collaboration with Stratos Solution), Sonaca Aircraft has fitted a Sonaca 200 with a payload. Equipped with a Lidar and an RGB camera, the aircraft will be used (for example) for airborne data collection and maritime and border surveillance missions.
Daher recognized Margrit Waltz for her 900th ferry flight, which she achieved this month on a France-U.S. transatlantic trip with one of the company’s TBM 940 very fast turboprop aircraft.
Airbus is introducing autonomous features to its helicopter Flightlab through a project code-named Vertex. These technologies aim to simplify mission preparation and management, reduce helicopter pilot workload, and further increase safety.
In March 2020, Aero Locarno (Switzerland) has signed for 5 Sonaca 200 Trainer Pros. The Approved-Training Organisation has just decided to double the initial order bringing the revised order to a total of 10 aircraft.
Continental, an AVIC International Holding (HK) LTD company received the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) Type Certificate (TC) validation for the Jet-A CD-170 engine.
Embraer Services & Support announced the completion of the first conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 for an undisclosed customer. The conversion was performed at the Embraer Executive Jets Service Center at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Textron Aviation announced yesterday a purchase contract with Pel-Air, based in New South Wales, Australia, for five Beechcraft King Air 350 air ambulance turboprop aircraft. The aircraft, configured for multi-stretcher operations, will be equipped with the aft cargo door and heavy weight options for additional performance capabilities. Deliveries are expected to begin later this year and run through 2021.
The Embraer E175-E2 made its inaugural flight on december 12 from the company’s facility in São José dos Campos. The E175-E2 is the third member of the E-Jets E2 family. The maiden flight kicks off a rigorous 24-month flight test campaign.