Business aviation http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en Comlux completes second ACJ TwoTwenty cabin http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/comlux-completes-second-acj-twotwenty-cabin <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">As the exclusive partner of Airbus for the first 15 ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft, Comlux Completion maintains its ability to craft the most sophisticated and technologically advanced aircraft cabins ever envisioned. The resulting ACJ TwoTwenty combines intercontinental range, unmatched personal space, and state of the art technology, positioning it as the most advanced high-end corporate jet available on the market.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Richard Gaona, Comlux executive chairman and CEO said: “Just eight months after the first ACJ TwoTwenty left Comlux completion and maintenance centre in Indianapolis and entered into service, the second one is being delivered to the end client now, while cabin outfitting of the third ACJ TwoTwenty is in full swing and planned to be finished by end of 2024. In addition to that, the fourth ACJ TwoTwenty is arriving to Comlux Completion as a green aircraft in a few days, and we will be commencing its cabin outfitting as soon as it reaches our facilities. From 2025 onwards, we are targeting to deliver 4 to 6 ACJ TwoTwenty cabins per year. The ACJ TwoTwenty that is leaving our facilities today will be operated by Comlux Aviation which accentuates our ability to provide Comlux clients not only with cabin outfitting but also with aircraft operation services.”</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2024-02-23T12:00:00Z">Fri, 23/02/2024 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Comlux has successfully completed the second ACJ TwoTwenty cabin at its completion centre in Indianapolis. </span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-1" id="vote" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-1" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--2--description" id="edit-vote--2" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--2--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-prxghywvtwv3hm8lepdtv4wypus9ig5qsruxeymgyg0" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-pRXGHYWVTwv3hM8lePDtv4wyPuS9ig5QsrUxeYMGYG0" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-1" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_1" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2024-02/ACJ_TwoTwenty_Forward_Lounge.jpg" width="1200" height="630" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:39:23 +0000 eNethersole 67998 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Embraer’s Phenom 300 continues to be world’s best-selling light jet http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/embraers-phenom-300-continues-to-be-worlds-best-selling-light-jet <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">It has also been named the best-selling twinjet for the fourth year running, according to data released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). To achieve this distinction, the company delivered 63 Phenom 300 series aircraft throughout 2023.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Demonstrating Embraer’s commitment to innovation and excellence, the Phenom 300 series is the most successful business jet of the past decade, having accrued more than 730 deliveries worldwide and operating in 40 countries. With over 2 million flight hours logged, the Phenom 300 recently became the most-flown aircraft in the United States, with more than 360,000 flights in a 12-month period.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“The Phenom 300 series continues to demonstrate Embraer’s commitment to delivering the ultimate experience in business aviation,” said Michael Amalfitano, President &amp; CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “For more than a decade, the aircraft has earned well-deserved recognition and continues to excel in terms of performance, technology, comfort, and support. With our ongoing dedication to our loyal customers, we will continue to develop the program based on customer feedback, industry trends, and new technologies.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Most recently, Embraer announced a new autothrottle feature that will be available for the Phenom 300E. The optional feature is set to enhance the already single-pilot-friendly cockpit, which includes the highly advanced Prodigy Touch based on Garmin G3000, further enhancing the aircraft’s operational capabilities.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">As the fastest light jet in production, the Phenom 300E has a high-speed cruise of 464 knots and a five-occupant range of 2,010 nautical miles (3,724 km) with NBAA IFR reserves. Additionally, the aircraft offers unmatched avionics, including a Runway Overrun Awareness and Alerting System (ROAAS)—the first to be developed and certified in business aviation—as well as Coupled Go-Around, Emergency Descent Mode (EDM).</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2024-02-22T12:00:00Z">Thu, 22/02/2024 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Embraer has said its Phenom 300 series has maintained its status as the world's best-selling light jet for 12 consecutive years.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-2" id="vote--2" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-2" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--4--description" id="edit-vote--4" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--4--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--2" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-b3kcxgkgfmrjcox0qamxhddsjcl-c7r-qtcb1czroy8" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-B3kcXgkGfmRJcOX0qAMXhDdsJcL_C7R-Qtcb1czRoy8" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-2" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_2" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2024-02/P300E-Best-Selling-12-Years-7.jpg" width="8529" height="5686" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 22 Feb 2024 09:58:35 +0000 eNethersole 67992 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Gulfstream G700 surpasses 50 city-pair speed records http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/gulfstream-g700-surpasses-50-city-pair-speed-records <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The G700 achieved its 50th speed record on a carbon-neutral flight connecting Los Angeles to Nice, France, travelling 5,197 nautical miles/9,625 kilometers in 10 hours and 13 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90. The industry-leading aircraft then set its 51st speed record — also a carbon-neutral flight — from Nice to Singapore, making the 5,754 nm/ 10,656 km trip in just 11 hours and 30 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The latest record-breaking flights are a fast follow to a city-pair record set by the award-winning G700 on a trip from Tokyo to Savannah in December 2023. The new ultralarge-cabin aircraft made the 6,365- nm/11,788-km journey in 10 hours and 53 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.91.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“These latest records once again prove that the G700 can help our customers reach their destinations faster,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We are excited to return to the Singapore Airshow as we continue to see impressive business growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Demand for Gulfstream’s high- performance capabilities has never been greater, and we look forward to showcasing our next- generation aircraft, which lead the industry in innovation, performance and cabin comfort.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The G700 features the most spacious cabin in business aviation and has higher than originally announced performance with a maximum range of 7,750 nm/14,353 km at Mach 0.85 and 6,650 nm/12,316 km at Mach 0.90 as well as a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.935, making it the fastest aircraft in the Gulfstream fleet.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2024-02-20T12:00:00Z">Tue, 20/02/2024 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Gulfstream Aerospace has announced the all-new Gulfstream G700 surpassed 50 city-pair speed records en route to the Singapore Airshow.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-3" id="vote--3" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-3" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--6--description" id="edit-vote--6" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--6--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--3" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-olfa2fbyruvpitbnqrtqkuh4cxrhm-abze4l9qw5giw" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-OlfA2fByRUvpitbNqRTqKuh4cxRHM-ABze4L9qw5giw" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-3" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_3" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2024-02/d_g700_a_mkt_00041_v02_webPROD.jpg" width="950" height="785" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 20 Feb 2024 09:37:51 +0000 eNethersole 67975 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Bahrain International Airshow to highlight defence capabilities http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/bahrain-international-airshow-to-highlight-defence-capabilities <div property="schema:text"><p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The last two years has seen Bahrain reinforce relationships with global partners. In September 2023, Bahrain signed the Comprehensive Security Integration and Prosperity Agreement with the US in September last year, which will see enhanced cooperation across a wide range of areas, from defence and security to emerging technology, trade, and investment.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Organised by the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the RBAF in association with Farnborough International, BIAS has been designed to reflect aerospace and defence industry demands, in addition to Bahrain’s exponential development, and will harness global expertise to provide crucial thought leadership and insight.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Marking the country’s drive to establish its position from a regional pioneer to a global contender as part of its 2030 economic vision, the airshow will be highlighting the increased demand for collaboration and innovation across the global defence and security sectors, as part of the conference programme, as well as the exhibition and flying display.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">BIAS will also host a static showcase and daily flying displays featuring the latest in both military jets and commercial aircraft. In previous years, the flying display has been filled with the world’s most renowned military aircraft and display teams, with showcases of RBAF Copra Zolo from Bell, Pakistani Air force JF-17, RSAF Typhoon, USAF F-16 demo team, Red Arrows, UAE Al Fursan, Mirage 2000 &amp;F16, Saudi Hawks, and Boeing P-8 Poseidon flypast.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2024-02-01T12:00:00Z">Thu, 01/02/2024 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) will put defence and security in the spotlight of its 2024 event, taking place 13-15 November.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a 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style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The work included an extensive cabin interior refurbishment, installation of a new satcom system and an airframe heavy maintenance check.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">This particular airframe maintenance check – which comes due once every 120 months – is one of the heaviest one can do on a Global 6000, as it also includes a full landing gear overhaul.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“A few years ago, clients in the Middle East would send these projects – a very heavy maintenance check coupled with a major cabin refurbishment – to MRO companies in Europe, but these projects are now coming here to Dubai,” said Nick Weber, Regional VP Middle East at ExecuJet MRO Services.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“Clients recognise that we have the capacity - including available slots – allowing us to be flexible in meeting client needs. And we have the manpower and expertise to deliver to the highest quality,” said Weber. “Our highly trained engineering teams enjoy a wealth of experience on the Global and Challenger family of business jets,” he adds.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">This particular Global 6000 also required some airframe specific work. The aircraft’s inboard flaps were subject to a service bulletin, from the aircraft manufacturer, requiring upper skin removal and rib replacement. ExecuJet has performed more than 38 such flap repairs and owns the specialised tooling required to perform this service bulletin. The MRO’s engineers and technicians are also very experienced at sheet-metal and composite structural repairs. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The company has been in Dubai serving Challenger and Global operators, from around the region, for more than 20 years and it has won many MRO service excellence awards for work on Global and Challenger aircraft.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">ExecuJet is also a MRO of choice, because it is certified by the US FAA, EASA and other international regulators. These certifications include approval on Global aircraft for line and heavy maintenance up to and inclusive of the 180-month/5,000-hour/7,500-landing inspection.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“ExecuJet is performing, on a regular basis, major scheduled maintenance checks on Global aircraft, along with major avionics upgrades and interior refurbishments,” says Weber. “ExecuJet has 20 Global B1 rated engineers and five Global rated B2 engineers on permanent staff in Dubai,” he adds. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The company, which recently opened its new 15,344m2 (165,160ft2) purpose-built MRO facility at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), is a Dassault owned company and an authorised service centre for several leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as: Embraer, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell, Collins Aerospace, etc.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">As for cabin refurbishment work, ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East has a longstanding relationship with European interior aircraft specialist F/List which also has a facility in Dubai.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The company partnered with F/List Dubai on the Global 6000 interior work that included new leather upholstery for the cockpit and cabin seats, new carpet and new dado panel material. A dado panel covers the lower section of the wall of the passenger cabin.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The client also decided to make use of the downtime by having ExecuJet install Satcom Direct’s new Plane Simple high-speed Ku system, which provides data speeds of up to 15 Mbps. “Refurbished interior and new satcom system are savvy investments and the aircraft’s value will increase now,” added Weber.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2024-01-11T12:00:00Z">Thu, 11/01/2024 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East has completed heavy maintenance check on a Global 6000.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-5" id="vote--5" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-5" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--10--description" id="edit-vote--10" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--10--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--5" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-k0c-gpk7ihhsh67z2kk8f9aw6nkm5fbw1zw-9gxiakq" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-K0C_GPk7ihHsH67Z2kK8F9AW6nKM5fBw1zw-9GXIAKQ" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-5" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_5" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2024-01/Heavy%20Maintenance%20Check%20on%20Global%206000%20-%201.jpg" width="6568" height="4379" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 11 Jan 2024 10:37:28 +0000 eNethersole 67692 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero TATV Spotlight: Why L3Harris makes aftermarket play http://www.timesaerospace.aero/video/maintenance/tatv-spotlight-why-l3harris-makes-aftermarket-play <div> <div>Video section</div> <div><a href="/video/spotlight" hreflang="en">Spotlight</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 14 Dec 2023 10:02:46 +0000 Ethan Cobbing 67622 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Satcom Direct confirms SD Plane Simple Ka-band terminal is DO-160 certified http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/technology/satcom-direct-confirms-sd-plane-simple-ka-band-terminal-is-do-160-certified <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The advanced technology terminal exclusively connects with Viasat’s Jet ConneX inflight broadband solution, powered by the Global Xpress, GX satellite constellation from its recently acquired Inmarsat business. The achievement of the industry standard follows more than 400 validation hours and confirms that the rigorous environmental testing of the avionics has been successfully completed. Tests included extensive weather, thermal, and vibration qualifications to ratify the official approval. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Customers equipping airframes with the Plane Simple Ka-band terminal will have immediate access to global coverage with the GX satellite constellation. They can later upgrade to Viasat’s full Ka-band network, including the ViaSat-3 satellites and next-generation GX satellites as they come online. This will enhance the long-term return on investment for operators adopting the next-generation terminal and ensure aircraft are future-proofed to stay aligned with evolving connectivity technologies.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The certification represents the next phase toward the terminal’s commercial service introduction. SD has confirmed its first customer and is talking with other operators keen to participate in Supplemental Type Certification (STC) generation, with the first STC expected to be confirmed by the end of Q1 2024. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“This second iteration of our Plane Simple antenna technology is a game-changer for the industry as it unlocks the complete current and future performance capabilities of the Global Xpress network and minimises beam and satellite switching time. We’re delivering the most powerful, reliable, and genuinely global connectivity to operators that depend on us to keep them connected during flight,” said SD President Chris Moore.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The flight tests, which took place on the SD Gulfstream G550 aircraft under an aircraft-specific supplemental type certificate, exceeded expectations, as seamless access to the most data-hungry applications, including high-definition video conferencing and video streaming, as well as multiple digital applications for high volumes of users travelling on mid- to large-size jets were consistently achieved. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“SD has a reputation as a technology-forward company. Its innovative approach, guided by a commitment to deliver powerful new connectivity solutions to support the very specific needs of business aviation users, is exemplified by creating the first terminal that will connect with our existing and next-generation Ka-band satellites. This pioneering vision is one that we adhere to as it adds real value to the offering.&nbsp; We’re pleased to be working with SD to offer customers exceptional connectivity experiences through customised Viasat service plans, including the first-ever power-by-the-hour payment option for Jet ConneX, enabling business jet operators to pay an hourly rate for inflight connectivity,” adds Kai Tang, Head of Business Aviation, Viasat.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-12-13T12:00:00Z">Wed, 13/12/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Satcom Direct, which has offices in the UAE, has received DO-160 approval for its SD Plane Simple Ka-band tail mount antenna.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-6" id="vote--6" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-6" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--12--description" id="edit-vote--12" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--12--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--6" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-xs3xrscn89cv0hmfefaio7ledvacqmueheekoz42flo" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-XS3XrSCn89cV0HMFEFaiO7LEDvAcqMueHEEkoZ42Flo" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-6" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_6" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-12/The_SD_G550_supported_DO_-_160_approval.jpg" width="7473" height="4159" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 13 Dec 2023 11:27:01 +0000 eNethersole 67613 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero FAI honoured with two awards at the Middle East Aviation Awards http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/fai-honoured-with-two-awards-at-the-middle-east-aviation-awards <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The group scooped two accolades – Air Ambulance Company of the Year Award and the prestigious Aviation Business Innovative Leader Award which was presented to the group’s Dubai-based managing director, Barbara Baumgartner.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Barbara Baumgartner accepted both awards on behalf of FAI at a Gala Evening, attended by senior aviation industry leaders.&nbsp;&nbsp; Barbara, who is marking 21 years with FAI in Dubai, commented: “I am delighted to accept these awards at such a special evening and pleased that FAI has been recognised for its exceptional achievements in air ambulance. It is a testament to FAI’s dedication to excellence, safety, and innovation in air ambulance services. The company remains committed to providing world-class medical transport solutions globally, ensuring the highest level of care for patients in their time of need.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“I am equally honoured to receive the Aviation Business Innovative Leader Award. It reflects the collective efforts of the entire FAI team in embracing innovation and driving excellence in our operations. I am proud to lead such a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation in the Middle East," She added.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Siegfried Axtmann, chairman and founder FAI Aviation Group, said: “These accolades underscore FAI’s commitment to and success in the region for which I am delighted. Baumgartner has made an outstanding contribution to the aviation industry, most particularly it is her innovative and visionary leadership that has propelled FAI's success in the Middle East. She has achieved substantial strategic growth in the region and expanded FAI’s presence and market share so helping to position the company as a key player in the region’s aviation sector. Congratulations to her.”</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-11-29T12:00:00Z">Wed, 29/11/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">FAI Aviation Group was honoured at the 2023 Middle East Aviation Awards on 14th November, during the Dubai Airshow. </span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-7" id="vote--7" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-7" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--14--description" id="edit-vote--14" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--14--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--7" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-24ujjzwcfz1nle0nxu9oizazmlm0savppodrg5he7a8" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-24ujjZWCfz1nLE0nxU9oIzaZmlM0SAvpPoDRg5he7a8" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-7" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_7" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-11/Barbara_Baumgartner_FAI_accepts_her_award_from_Dave_Bentley_Sales_Director_Creative_Middle_East.jpg" width="2092" height="2384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 29 Nov 2023 11:04:29 +0000 eNethersole 67551 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero ExecuJet Middle East paves the way for luxury private aviation http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/execujet-middle-east-paves-the-way-for-luxury-private-aviation <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The future of luxury aviation will take off with the launch of this new facility, expected to be operational before year end. With the completion of the DWC facility and the comprehensive refurbishment of its private terminal facility at Dubai International Airport (DXB), ExecuJet has positioned itself as a provider of choice for the rising demand for premium private aviation services in the region.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The private terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport is set to redefine the benchmarks for private aviation services, with a strong focus on advancing and embracing modern luxury. This innovative establishment, a ground-breaking venture in the region, encompasses a generous 15,000 square meters spread over three levels. Within this exceptional facility, visitors will encounter a diverse range of services encompassing luxurious lounges, a signature Majlis Lounge as well as a VIP lounge adjoined by a cutting-edge board-room space. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Patrick Hansen, Group CEO of Luxaviation and partner at ExecuJet Middle East said: “The completion of ExecuJet Middle East’s flagship headquarters at Al Maktoum International Airport marks a significant milestone in our journey to redefine luxury aviation. This new facility is a first of its kind in the region and is a testament to our belief in the enduring growth and importance of the private aviation sector in the region and beyond.” </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">ExecuJet Middle East spokesperson, Khalid Al Hai, Board Member added:&nbsp; "The DWC facility represents the future of luxury aviation in the Middle East. For over two decades, we have witnessed the evolution of the business aviation market in the region. We are dedicated to providing our clients with an unmatched experience, and this new state-of-the-art facility, which is the first of its kind in the region, embodies our commitment to that goal, while also providing a diverse array of offerings designed to cater to an extensive range of travellers."</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">ExecuJet also houses a fully-equipped, air-conditioned 7,000 square meter hangar, complete with state-of-the-art security systems, onsite meeting rooms, and storage facilities. Furthermore, the facility is adjoined by an independent MRO facility, delivering a seamless and comprehensive private aviation experience for all visitors.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">As the DWC facility approaches its grand opening, ExecuJet Middle East extends a warm invitation to industry experts to discover a world of cutting-edge technology, unparalleled luxury, and an extraordinary preview of the future of luxury aviation.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-11-22T12:00:00Z">Wed, 22/11/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">ExecuJet Middle East has completed its new flagship headquarters at Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-8" id="vote--8" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-8" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--16--description" id="edit-vote--16" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--16--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--8" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-s2gwexpahuk4yid2vfwwqmodvxxk66224pjnox2ibhs" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-S2gWEXpAHuk4YID2VFwwqmOdvXXk66224PjNOx2IBhs" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-8" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_8" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-11/Image%204_%20Execujet%20Hangar.jpg" width="1900" height="1316" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 22 Nov 2023 11:02:14 +0000 eNethersole 67520 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Gulfstream completes world’s first trans-Atlantic flight using 100% SAF http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/gulfstream-completes-worlds-first-trans-atlantic-flight-using-100-saf <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Accomplished on November 19, the flight took place on a Gulfstream G600 aircraft, which departed the company’s headquarters in Savannah and landed six hours, 56 minutes later at Farnborough Airport in England.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Powered by Pratt &amp; Whitney PW815GA engines, both using 100% SAF, this mission showcases the potential for aviation’s future use of renewable fuels, which feature lower carbon, sulfur and aromatics. The data collected from this endurance flight will help Gulfstream and its key suppliers gauge aircraft compatibility with future low-aromatic renewable fuels, particularly under cold temperatures for extended flight durations.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“Gulfstream is innovating for a sustainable future,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “One of the keys to reaching business aviation’s long-term decarbonisation goals is the broad use of SAF in place of fossil-based jet fuel. The completion of this world-class flight helps to advance business aviation’s overarching sustainability mission and create positive environmental impacts for future generations.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The SAF used on the flight was produced by World Energy and delivered by World Fuel Services. It was comprised of 100% Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids (neat HEFA), which has at least 70% lower lifecycle CO2 emissions than fossil-based jet fuel, helping to reduce aviation’s impact on climate. Additionally, &nbsp;this zero added aromatics fuel has a reduced impact on local air quality and very low sulfur content, which can reduce non-CO2 environmental impacts.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“Gulfstream continues to break new ground in the sustainable aviation space, and we applaud them for completing this mission as we work to validate the compatibility of our engines with unblended SAF,” said Anthony Rossi, vice president, Sales &amp; Marketing, Pratt &amp; Whitney Canada.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-11-21T12:00:00Z">Tue, 21/11/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Gulfstream Aerospace has announced it has successfully completed the world’s first trans-Atlantic flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). </span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-9" id="vote--9" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-9" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--18--description" id="edit-vote--18" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--18--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--9" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-jlqsiqixuysyrdq105r9z4liqyivgpn6zjivolbuomg" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-jlQSiqIXUysyrdQ105r9Z4LiqYiVgpn6ZJIVoLBUoMg" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-9" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_9" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-11/Gulfstream-G600_100-Percent-Transatlantic-Flight.20231120.jpg" width="3600" height="2400" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 21 Nov 2023 06:38:01 +0000 eNethersole 67512 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero