Wednesday April 16, 2014

Piper offers diesel Archer DX

Piper offers diesel Archer DX

Piper Aircraft and the Continental Motors Group have announced they have been granted a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate for a Centurion 2.0S diesel engine-powered Piper Archer. Ground and flight tests on an Archer... [Continue reading]

Lear 85 takes flight

Lear 85 takes flight

The first Bombardier Learjet 85 made its maiden flight from the company’s Wichita facility on April 9. The aircraft, designated FTV1, took off at 8.19am CST and flew for two hours and 19 minutes, reaching an altitude of 30,000 feet and a speed of 250kts.... [Continue reading]

CASA extends Cessna inspection deadline

CASA extends Cessna inspection deadline

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has extended its original deadlines for a series of inspections of Cessna 100, 200, 300 and 400 series aircraft, and has published a phased timetable for operators to complete the necessary work. “CASA is aware... [Continue reading]

CareFlight Queensland logs five years in Dubai

CareFlight Queensland logs five years in Dubai

CareFlight Group Queensland is celebrating five years since it commenced its safety instruction program through the provision of training to Dubai’s Police Force Air Wing. In five years, three CareFlight instructors have spent more than 2,000 hours... [Continue reading]

First Nextant 400XTi on Australian register

First Nextant 400XTi on Australian register

Nextant Aerospace’s Nextant 400XTi has become the latest business aircraft type on the Australian civil register after its recent certification by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Nextant specialises in remanufacturing Beech 400 business... [Continue reading]

BBJ MAX launched on back of first order

BBJ MAX launched on back of first order

Boeing has announced the launch of the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) version of its re-engined 737 MAX series after the receipt of an order for a BBJ MAX 8 from an undisclosed customer. “We are honoured that an existing BBJ customer has become the first... [Continue reading]

CASA simplifies flying training regs

CASA simplifies flying training regs

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority says it is simplifying the regulations that cover flying training organisations following a review of the Part 141 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations. CASA says the simplification of the rules and requirements... [Continue reading]

UAV operators submit to safety review

UAV operators submit to safety review

The Australian Certified UAV Operators Association (ACUO) is calling for the current Federal Government Aviation Safety Regulation Review to back a harder line to combat the growing problem of illegal unmanned aircraft operations. The call comes as the... [Continue reading]

Saudi students complete Aviation Australia training

Saudi students complete Aviation Australia training

  A group of students from Saudi Arabia’s General Security Aviation Command (GSAC) have completed their Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course at Brisbane’s Aviation Australia. The students have been based at Brisbane since May 2011... [Continue reading]

HNZ expands in the north-west

HNZ expands in the north-west

HNZ Australia has expanded its operations in the north-west of Western Australia by adding two new AS350B3 Squirrels to their fleet in the region. The company says it has placed the Squirrels at Karratha to supplement its marine pilot transfer operation... [Continue reading]

First TBM 900 delivered

First TBM 900 delivered

DAHER-SOCATA has delivered the first two production TBM 900 turboprops during a ceremony at Fantasy of Flight Park at Polk City, Florida. The ceremony was attended by Patrick Daher, chairman and CEO of DAHER, Stephane Mayer, CEO of DAHER-SOCATA, and... [Continue reading]

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