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American Airlines to Purchase Supersonic AircraftAmerican Airlines to Purchase Supersonic Aircraft
American Airlines to Purchase Supersonic Aircraft

American Airlines and Boom Supersonic today announced the airline’s agreement to purchase up to 20 Overture aircraft, with an option for an additional 40.

Aug 16, 2022 News
Creating SkyMedCreating SkyMed
Creating SkyMed

SkyMed is a new one-hour CBC drama series about the intense personal lives of young nurses and pilots flying air ambulances in Northern Manitoba. SkyMed premieres in Canada beginning Sunday, July 10 at 9pm (9:30pm in Newfoundland) on CBC TV and will also be available to stream for free on CBC Gem.

Jul 10, 2022 News
Oldest Airlines in the World Still in OperationOldest Airlines in the World Still in Operation
Oldest Airlines in the World Still in Operation

Which are the oldest airlines in the world still in operation?

Jul 10, 2022 Commercial aviation
The Special Olympics Airlift EventThe Special Olympics Airlift Event
The Special Olympics Airlift Event

On June 4, more than 120 Textron Aviation aircraft departed from 28 states across the United States and landed at Orlando Executive Airport with Special Olympics athletes and coaches aboard.

Jun 5, 2022 News
Aviation Insurance 102 Part 2Aviation Insurance 102 Part 2
Aviation Insurance 102 Part 2

In part one of our article on assessing your own risk we covered the potential risks facing Commercial Aviation Business and Airport Occupants and how insurance can be used as a way to protect yourself and your business. Now we’re going to look at potential risks for aircraft owners, both private and commercial.

May 1, 2022 Insurance
Pilatus ends 2021 financial year setting recordsPilatus ends 2021 financial year setting records
Pilatus ends 2021 financial year setting records

According to a recent Pilatus press release, the 2021 financial year was extremely successful for the company, but also challenging. Despite the difficult circumstances, a new production record of 152 aircraft deliveries was set.

Apr 13, 2022 Commercial aviation
Aviation Insurance 102 Part 1Aviation Insurance 102 Part 1
Aviation Insurance 102 Part 1

In the last article I wrote for Aviation News Journal (Aviation 101 – The Basics) I used the occasion to review the absolute basics of aviation insurance, what coverages make up a policy, and how there can sometimes be limited insurance choices for the aviation industry. Now, I’d like to take the opportunity to stress the importance of knowing and assessing your risk.

Apr 3, 2022 Insurance
Textron Aviation rolls out first production Cessna SkycourierTextron Aviation rolls out first production Cessna Skycourier
Textron Aviation rolls out first production Cessna Skycourier

On 4 February, Textron Aviation announced the rollout of the first production unit of the twin-engine, large-utility turboprop, the Cessna SkyCourier, at the company’s manufacturing facility in Wichita.

Feb 4, 2022 News
Boom SupersonicBoom Supersonic
Boom Supersonic

Twenty years ago, when Concorde was retired, the world became a bigger place. Concorde and the less successful Soviet Tupolev Tu-144, which was retired much earlier, were the world’s only supersonic airliners. With the industry focussed on developing more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft, a return to supersonic air travel seemed unlikely. However, what if an efficient, environmentally friendly, supersonic aircraft could be built?

Jan 20, 2022 Commercial aviation
The Iconic Huey and Bell 205The Iconic Huey and Bell 205
The Iconic Huey and Bell 205

Not only is the Bell Huey one of the most produced helicopter types in aviation history, it also holds the record as the most widely used military helicopter in the world. Its unique looks and distinctive sound also make it easily recognizable. What was the story behind the legendary Huey and its civilian counterparts?

Dec 20, 2021 Commercial aviation
ACJ TwoTwenty completes maiden flightACJ TwoTwenty completes maiden flight
ACJ TwoTwenty completes maiden flight

Airbus has announced that its ACJ (Airbus Corporate Jet) TwoTWenty has completed its maiden flight.

Dec 14, 2021 Commercial aviation
Zero-carbon emission flights to anywhere in the world with just one stopZero-carbon emission flights to anywhere in the world with just one stop
Zero-carbon emission flights to anywhere in the world with just one stop

Passengers could one day fly anywhere in the world with no carbon emissions and just one stop on board a concept aircraft unveiled by the Aerospace Technology Institute.

Dec 9, 2021 Commercial aviation