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May 27, 2023

Textron Delivers 1st Passenger-Spec Skycourier Turboprop

Inaugural Customer Western Aircraft, Inc to Use Aircraft Under LaL?na’i Air

The first delivery of Cessna's passenger-layout SkyCourier was tendered to Western Aircraft, Inc this week, kicking off the industry's next favorite twin-turboprop, light commuter twin - or so Textron hopes. The delivery marks off the first time a passenger SkyCourier has made its way into operator hands, with previous deliveries consisting solely of cargo variants. In the cargo role, the SkyCourier can haul 3 LD3 shipping containers up to 6,000 lbs overall.

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Wheels Up Landing

Portrait of a Parabola

Between 2014 and 2021, Wheels up sold thousands of private and company memberships, purchased hundreds of aircraft, acquired numerous air carriers the likes of TMC Jets, Delta Private Jets, Mountain Aviation, and Air Partner PLC, as well as travel management companies such as Avianis and Gama Aviation—in so doing becoming the U.S.’s second-largest private aircraft operator behind only NetJets. On 14 July 2021, Wheels Up became the first private aviation company to be publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Regrettably, the company’s trajectory proved unsustainable ...

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Quiet Technology Aerospace Issued Industry-Changing STC

A Farewell to HTF7000 Thrust Reverser Corrosion

Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) has been awarded FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST04560AT for its so-called Permanent Solution to Thrust Reverser (TR) corrosion affecting aircraft powered by Honeywell’s HTF7000 engine. QTA will display the HTF7000 thrust reverser door assemblies salient to its permanent solution at 2023’s EBACE event in Geneva, Switzerland. QTA’s permanent solution is the contemporary aircraft market’s only permanent, STCd means by which to eliminate TR corrosion. It is not a repair.

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