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August 15, 2018

Gulfstream has announced that the Gulfstream G500 has received both its FAA type certification and production certificate. First completed G500 delivery to a customer is expected in the fourth quarter of 2018.

The FAA type certification verifies the airworthiness of the...

August 15, 2018

National Airways Corporation (NAC), has been reappointed as the Quest Aircraft authorized dealer for Kodiak in Southern and East Africa. This follows a period when a sub-agent had been promoting the aircraft, this has now ended, and NAC has been appointed as a full age...

May 25, 2018

Since announcing the Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC) over five years ago, the Paramount Group has remained confident that the aircraft will fill a valuable niche in the reconnaissance and light attack aircraft market. With a newly compl...

April 10, 2018

After multiple delays, Elon Musk successfully launched his Falcon Heavy. Also after multiple delays, Dassault scrapped its Falcon 5X project and on 28 February announced the launch of its new long-range Falcon 6X, claiming it to be the “most spacious twin-engined jet i...

September 20, 2017

After 60 years, Pilatus will cease production of the PC-6 Porter in 2019.

While not valued for its looks or speed – the 550-hp turboprop maxes out around 125 knots – the unique Porter is unbeatable in its niche. It is known for its terrific short and unimproved field pe...

July 21, 2017

The Paris Airshow is known for the big sales and delivery announcements made each year by the big OEMs. Also at the show Boeing and Airbus released their latest 20-year forecasts, with Boeing being the more optimistic of the two.

According to Airbus’s latest forecast, t...

July 21, 2017

Following a request from a potential buyer at the Paris Air Show, the only operational Falcon 8X demonstrator made a flying visit to South Africa.

The brand New 8X stopped briefly at Dassault Falcon’s South African Sales partner NAC’s Lanseria base where it was much adm...

May 3, 2017

The first Airbus A319neo flew from Hamburg to Toulouse for its maiden flight on 31 March.

The A319neo, the smallest of the A320 family, is powered by CFM Leap 1A engines. 

The five-hour flight was piloted by experimental test pilots Michel Gagneux and Eckard Hausser. The...

May 3, 2017

AERO Friedrichshafen is Europe’s largest general aviation expo. Held from 5-8 April, this year was the show’s 25th anniversary and it was bigger and better than ever.

Two new attendance records were set: 707 exhibitors and 34,200 trade visitors over the four days. It’s...

May 3, 2017

Rwanda has come a long way since rising from a troubled political past, and the poster child of the country’s resurrection is its flag carrier, RwandAir.

Rwanda’s bustling capital, Kigali, was the host city for the second annual Aviation Africa 2017 conference organised...

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