Headlines 2016

16/12/2016EMBRAER DELIVERS FIRST LEGACY 450 BUSINESS JET MADE IN MELBOURNE

Embraer delivered the first Legacy 450 mid-light business jet assembled at its Melbourne plant. The aircraft was delivered to an undisclosed U.S. customer, who currently owns a Phenom 300 light jet.

16/12/2016WEST STAR AVIATION RECEIVES STC FOR TCAS II VERSION 7.1 UPGRADE INSTALLATION

West Star Aviation has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installing an upgrade to the FAA approved Rockwell Collins TCAS II system incorporating TCAS II Version 7.1.

16/12/2016JET AVIATION GAINS EASA APPROVAL TO SUPPORT CHALLENGER 604/605/650

Jet Aviation has recently received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide line maintenance to Bombardier Challenger 604/605/650 aircraft from its maintenance facility in Vienna, Austria.

15/12/2016NEW SOUTH WALES POLICE SIGNS PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR SECOND BELL 412EPI

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 412EPI to the New South Wales Police Force. Its new aircraft will be delivered in 2017 and will be used for search and rescue, transport and tactical missions.

15/12/2016RUAG DELIVERS THIRD DORNIER 228 NEW SERIES PRODUCTION TO NCA

RUAG Aviation announces the delivery of the third Dornier 228 from new series production to New Central Airservice (NCA), on 14 December 2016, fulfilling the terms of the purchase agreement announced in July of this year.

14/12/2016EMBRAER DELIVERS TWO PHENOM 300S TO CHINA’S COLORFUL YUNNAN GENERAL AVIATION

Embraer delivered two Phenom 300s to Colorful Yunnan General Aviation Co., Ltd., a newly established executive jet customer based in Yunnan province, Southwest China. This is the first time Embraer has delivered its U.S.-made executive jets to a Chinese customer.

14/12/2016CABA ANNOUNCES RECORD YEAR COLLECTING FOOD & TOY

The Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA) announces record-breaking donations resulting from their 6th annual food and toy drive event featuring keynote speaker and event honoree, Mark Van Tine.

13/12/2016JET AVIATION EARNS ACJ FAA REPAIR STATION RATINGS IN SINGAPORE

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Singapore has recently received repair station ratings from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Airbus ACJ 318/319/320/321 series aircraft.

13/12/2016JET AVIATION BASEL DESIGN STUDIO NAMED AS FINALIST IN SBID AWARDS

Jet Aviation’s Design Studio in Basel was recently announced as a finalist in the Visualization category of the Society of British and International Design Awards 2016, and shortlisted for the Design et Al Yacht & Aviation Private Jet Design Concept award 2017.

13/12/2016PIPER M600 ACHIEVES AUSTRALIAN CERTIFICATION

Piper Aircraft, Inc. was granted a type certification for its top-of-the-line, single-engine M600 by Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) on September 20, 2016, paving the way for the launch of flights by owner operators in the region.