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Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Fly Leasing To Sell 12 Aircraft

Sales To Be Completed By March 31, 2019

Fly Leasing Limited has contracted to sell 12 narrowbody aircraft from its portfolio. The 12 aircraft have a weighted average age of 10.6 years and an average remaining lease term of 3.2 years.

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Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Garmin Named Supplier Of The Year By Airbus Helicopters

Cited For Support Of UH-72A Lakota Program

Garmin International has received the 2018 Supplier of Excellence Award by Airbus Helicopters at the North American Supplier Conference in Grand Prairie, Texas. Garmin was recently recognized as the Supplier of Excellence for its unmatched responsiveness and competitiveness in various capacities, including its support of the U.S. Army UH-72A Lakota helicopter program, and for its overall support at the Airbus Helicopters completion center in Columbus, MS.

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Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Eclipse Air Charter Expands Operations With New NYC Office

Demand For Private Aircraft Charter Continues To Grow, Company Says

Toronto-based Eclipse Air Charter is expanding its on-demand, private aircraft charter service business with a new office in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Benefitting from the continued leadership of Founder & Managing Director Yasmin Alam (pictured), Eclipse Air Charter provides access to an extensive range of private jet charter options, with a simple pay-as-you-go service with no long-term commitment, initial outlay, membership fee or management charges.

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Fri, Dec 07, 2018

Airborne 12.07.18: Continental Power-Liaoning Cub, AirVenture, Lion Air v Boeing

Also: 64 Satellite 'Rideshare', Hurricane Hunters Finish Year, Cessna 208B SAIB, Aero-TV: Wright B Flyer Program

Continental Motors Group has entered a strategic partnership with Liaoning Cub Aircraft Corp to be the engine provider for the Top Cub, the first kit aircraft built in China, for the Chinese market. The experimental Top Cub is based on the Part 23 certified Top Cub CC18-180, originally designed by CubCrafters and acquired by Top Cub Aircraft Inc. The availability of the Top Cub as a kit aircraft, powered by a CMG Titan kit engine, marks the opening of the experimental market in China. Top Cub Aircraft and Continental are the first companies to offer a complete aircraft in kit form, after the Chinese CAAC agreed to allow experimental building in China. More homebuilt aircraft parking, a new Homebuilts in Review interview area, and a better sense of community are among the changes coming

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Fri, Dec 07, 2018

Airborne 12.05.18: Bogus A/C Renewals, Piaggio Struggles, Illegal Charters

Also: Waypoint Leasing CH11, K-MAX Aircraft Orders, Bogus Sightseeing Flts, Aero-TV: Innovation By Avilution

EAA is warning its members to regard any solicitation they may receive regarding aircraft registration renewal that does not come directly from the FAA with a healthy dose of suspicion. EAA is aware of several businesses — with names, web URLs, and logos that may appear reminiscent of a government agency — that notify aircraft owners of impending registration expiration and direct them to a website or mail-in form where they can renew in exchange for a hefty fee. Adding little or no actual value to the transaction, these businesses essentially duplicate the same process that the FAA directly administers for a mere $5. Piaggio Aerospace has requested that the Italian government place the company in receivership due to "the state of insolvency of the company." Piaggio has released

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Thu, Dec 06, 2018

AMA Drone Report 12.06.18: No Drone Zone Nonsense, FAA's 'Buzzy', Airport Probs

Also: FAA Exec Appointment, Drone Use Standards, Censys BVLOS, Woolsey Fire Recovery Drones

OK... it’s getting a little out of control... Signs have been popping up saying drone flights are prohibited on trails and in parks in and around Sedona, AZ, but there is apparently no way for anyone to enforce the "No Drone Zones". The signs say drone flights are prohibited within five miles of an airport, and refers potential drone users either to the airport authority or the US Forest Service. The airport website has a link to "Report" drone flights, which are referred on to Deborah Abingdon, Sedona’s airport manager. But the FAA says that airport operators cannot ban drones, according to FAA regional spokesman Ian Gregor. Getting a drone for the holidays? The FAA's “Buzzy the Drone” will help you learn the do’s and don'ts of being a responsible drone operator and flying you

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Wed, Dec 05, 2018

Airborne 12.05.18: Bogus A/C Renewals, Piaggio Struggles, Illegal Charters

Also: Waypoint Leasing CH11, K-MAX Aircraft Orders, Bogus Sightseeing Flts, Aero-TV: Innovation By Avilution

EAA is warning its members to regard any solicitation they may receive regarding aircraft registration renewal that does not come directly from the FAA with a healthy dose of suspicion. EAA is aware of several businesses — with names, web URLs, and logos that may appear reminiscent of a government agency — that notify aircraft owners of impending registration expiration and direct them to a website or mail-in form where they can renew in exchange for a hefty fee. Adding little or no actual value to the transaction, these businesses essentially duplicate the same process that the FAA directly administers for a mere $5. Piaggio Aerospace has requested that the Italian government place the company in receivership due to "the state of insolvency of the company." Piaggio has released

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Tue, Dec 04, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 12.04.18: GA-ASI Ground Control, Skeye Acquired, Censys Tech

Also: FAA Exec Appointment, InstantEye Mk-3, XLCargoDrones Center, ALTI UAS Enhanced VTOL UAV

A “Certifiable” (STANAG 4671-compliant) Ground Control Station (C-GCS) from GA-ASI was used for the first time in October to fly a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The flight originated from Yuma, Arizona and flew GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPA. Aircraft flight critical functions were tested successfully, including hold modes, landing gear, flap operation, and “hand flying” of the aircraft. Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI, noted that, “We continue on a path towards integrating RPA into non-segregated national and international airspace, where they can fly safely alongside commercial aircraft. To achieve that goal, we are producing STANAG-compliant Ground Control Stations in addition to STANAG-compliant SkyGuardian aircraft.” Japan-based Terra Drone has acquired a majorit

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Mon, May 07, 2018

Edic Horizon International Flight Academy Signs For Two Bell 429s

Flight Training Facility Expands Services To Include Twin Engine Aircraft

Bell Helicopter has announced a signature from Edic Horizon International Flight Academy to purchase two Bell 429 aircraft. Based at Al Ain International Airport, Edic Horizon International Flight Academy utilizes their fleet of entirely Bell aircraft to provide flight training to a variety of international students.

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Fri, May 04, 2018

Jet Aviation Completes Acquisition Of Hawker Pacific

Transaction Valued At $250 Million

Jet Aviation has completed its acquisition of Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of Civil MRO, Fleet and FBO Services, and Aircraft Sales across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The transaction is valued at $250 million.

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