News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.


AIN Roundtable—Preparing for Advanced Air Mobility

Industry leaders mull needs for the future of AAM
AIN Roundtable January 2023 participants
Training and Workforce

Supply Chain Worries Persist, But Bizav Poised for Solid 2024

Industry leaders see stability and strength in 2024 bizav markets
Simcom PC-12 Series E Simulator

Clock Running Out for Gulfstream G700 Deliveries by Year-end

'Zero' chance that company will deliver 19 G700s by year-end, says analyst
Gulfstream G700 at EBACE 2023

FAA Certifies Icon A5 Amphibian in Primary Category

The certification will help Icon sell the A5 in other countries
Icon A5 amphibious airplane

Bombardier Caps Off 2023 Deal for 12 Challenger 3500s

Deliveries are to begin in 2025 on the latest order
Bombardier Challeger 3500 business jet

Amstat: Bizav Inventory Continues To Creep Up

Inventory levels still remain well below the 10-year average
Bombardier Challenger 350
Maintenance and Modifications

Aero Centers Epps Selling Pilatus Mx and Sales Ops

The deal does not include Epps' FBO or non-Pilatus maintenance services
Epps Aviation at DeKalb-Peachgtree Airport in Atlanta

Bombardier Delivers First Challenger 3500 in Turkey

The super-midsize jet went to long-time customer and charter provider Arkasair
Challenger 3500 on runway

JSX Plans To Add 300+ Hybrid-electric Aircraft to Fleet

Operator currently flies 48 Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets
Aura Aero's ERA hybrid-electric regional airliner

DCAF VIP Terminal Holds Strong at Al Maktoum International

The company now manages 11 aircraft
DCAF's Holger Ostheimer

World Flight Planned as Classic Lear Jet Fundraiser

The flight should take 54 hours 30 minutes
Global Jet Care's planned route for the 2024 world flight
Maintenance and Modifications

Falcon Jet Commits to Arkansas Expansion

Company cites strong state support and supply of workers as factors in its decision to expand
Dassault Falcon Jet's facility in Little Rock, Ark.
Regulations and Government

Epic's E1000GX Gets Brazil Certification

The news comes just ahead of the start of deliveries to fractional operator Avantto
Epic E1000GX

Piaggio Commissioners Set Jan. 30 Deadline for Bids

Commissioners narrowed field of bidders to 13 in July
Piaggio Avanti II

Reliable Robotics Flies Caravan Without a Pilot on Board

The start-up has completed its first completely uncrewed flight in California
Reliable Robotics' Cessna Caravan aircraft flies with no pilot onboard

NASA To Roll Out X-59 Supersonic Demonstrator in January

Rollout of the X-59 Quesst is scheduled for January 12
NASA X-59 Quesst supersonic demonstrator on flight line (Photo: Lockheed Martin)
Charter & Fractional

Tradewind Adds Two More PC-12s to Charter Fleet

The company provides private flights and shared charter services
Tradewind Aviation Pilatus PC-12 NGX aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Flexjet's Simulation with Eve Paves Way For eVTOL Services

Helicopter flights were used to assess how eVTOL aircraft might be operated
Eve's four-passenger eVTOL aircraft is expected to compete type certification in 2026.

IADA Certifies 41 Aircraft Brokers in 2023

Certification helps to elevate the aircraft brokerage industry

Embraer Sees Progress on E-Freighter Project

The program expects to add more than a decade of use to aging E-Jets
Embraer E-190 E-Jet with new cargo door conversion

We Go Inside the Airbus Corporate Jets ACJ TwoTwenty A220-Based Business Jet

Its cabin offers six zones and up to eleven real beds for passengers.
ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft flying with landing gear down

Argus: Global Bizav Activity Up in November

The company's monthly TraqPak report showed strong fractional use
private jets on ramp

EcoPulse Demonstrator Makes First Hybrid-electric Flight

The technology demonstrator that flew last week is a converted TBM900 aircraft
EcoPulse in flight
Regulations and Government

Impatient eVTOL Start-ups May Have To Embrace Crawl-Walk-Run

Type certification remains an uphill task, as does building the advanced air mobility ecosystem
EHang's EH216-S eVTOL aircraft

First Falcon 6X Enters Service

The Falcon 6X can fly up to 5,500 nm
Dassault Falcon 6X business jet

The Fast, the Far-reaching, and the Future

A range of technologies forwarded in 2023
Bombardier blended-wing body demonstrator

Bizav Gives Back: AeroAngel's Christmas Gift

After a scramble, AeroAngel found a flight for nine-year-old Jailyn
Aero Angel passenger Jailyn

Twenty Years Later: First Flight of the HondaJet Prototype

After three years of intense effort, the HondaJet prototype took to the skies
HondaJet proof-of-concept prototype 2003
Training and Workforce

People in Aviation

Patrick Shanahan is interim president for Spirit AeroSystems, Alain-Jory Barthe senior v-p of industry for Daher
People in Aviation - December 2023 headshots

AINsight: I Can Almost See the New Year

Business aircraft buyers are already looking ahead to 2024
Holiday Presents