Beechcraft King Air 260 achieves FAA type certification

Beechcraft King Air 260 / Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation yesterday announced it has achieved Type Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its newly upgraded twin turboprop Beechcraft King Air 260, paving the way for customer deliveries to commence in the coming weeks and launching a new era for the renowned King Air 200 series aircraft.

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Japan ground self Defense Force expands its Special Missions King Air 350 fleet

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Textron Aviation announced today it recently delivered a Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft equipped with multiple special mission modifications to Japcon Incorporated. The modifications include a removable, belly-mounted Forward-Looking Infrared (FLIR) installation, forward executive cabin, communications equipment and racks.

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Textron Aviation Special Missions delivers Beechcraft King Air 350CER aircraft to aid in aerial survey and emergency response missions

Beechcraft King Air 350CER / Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation Inc., announced today it has delivered a missionized Beechcraft King Air 350CER turboprop aircraft to the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Marine & Aviation Operations (OMAO).

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4D-TBO: a new approach to aircraft trajectory prediction

Although some uncertainty exists about the exact timeline for air traffic recovery in the short term, global forecasts are clear: tomorrow’s air traffic will be increasingly dense. In fact, this outlook raises vital questions about the aviation industry’s future environmental footprint. As a result, air traffic management (ATM) is becoming an increasingly important—and complex—focus area.

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Samad Aerospace hits major e-Starling milestone with 1st flight of 50% scale demonstrator

Another crucial milestone has been met in SAMAD AEROSPACE’S Starling Programme. 30 November 2020 has seen the successful conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) flight test of the company’s 50% scale fully electric aircraft.

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Leonardo: the successful C-27J Spartan sheds its skin to reach new performance heights

C-27J Next Generation / Leonardo

Leonardo has begun the final testing of the C-27J Next Generation which features new equipment, a new avionics system and advanced aerodynamic devices, these will enhance the existing high performance of the aircraft. The first C-27J in the new configuration will be delivered to an undisclosed customer in 2021.

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