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Wheels Up Expanding »

Wheels Up, an audacious entrant to the charter aircraft market six years ago, has hit the billion-dollar mark in business value and is expanding its business model. More

Aerion First Flight Set For 2023 »

Aerion Corporation says it will fly its AS2 supersonic business jet in 2023 and will do its first trans-Atlantic flight with the aircraft on Oct. 24 of that year, the 20th anniversary of the last commercial flight of the Concorde supersonic airliner. More

Textron And NetJets Sign Fleet Agreements »

Textron Aviation announced two new fleet agreements with NetJets at the National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) on Monday. The agreements give NetJets the option to purchase up to 175 Cessna Citation Longitudes and as many as 150 Citation Hemisphere business jets. More

NASA: ISS Flights To Resume Next Year »

Starting next year, U.S. astronauts will no longer have to hitch a ride from Russia to reach the International Space Station, says NASA—both a SpaceX rocket and a Boeing spacecraft will provide ISS crew transport. Both vehicles must first complete uncrewed orbital flight tests, and then a crewed flight test, to be certified by NASA for ISS crew missions. More

Bell Invests In Delivery Drone Tech »

Bell says it is ready to “transform” on-demand delivery service and has teamed up with Yamato, a Japanese shipping and logistics company, to develop electric-powered cargo drones by the mid-2020s. Bell plans for the drone to pick up a payload pod and reach speeds more than 100 MPH. More

EAA Funds $1 Million For Flight Training »

EAA has announced it will fund up to $10,000 each toward the cost of flight training for up to 100 young people, thanks to a $1 million grant from the Ray Foundation. The foundation, based in Naples, Florida, aims to help boost the flight-training success rate from the current 20 percent to 80 percent. More

Blackhawk Working On Fastest King Air Program »

Blackhawk Modifications Inc. announced at NBAA in Orlando, Florida, this week that is has commenced flight testing for a new STC to retrofit the XP67A engines (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A) on King Air 300 turboprops. More

Cannon Mishap Destroys F-16 »

Friendly fire incidents usually involve the heat of combat but a Belgian Air Force F-16 on the ramp was a sitting duck for the serendipitously deadly aim of one of its stablemates. More

Embraer Launches Praetor Bizjets »

Embraer has updated its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 mid- and super-midsize business jets but the upgrades are big enough that it has created new product lines. More