General aviation aircraft deliveries exceed 4000 in 2023
Apr16

General aviation aircraft deliveries exceed 4000 in 2023

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has released a report on general aviation aircraft sales for 2023 which show that for the first time in a decade, more than 4,000 aircraft were delivered. “For the first time in more than a decade, the general aviation manufacturing industry has eclipsed 4,000 aircraft delivered. In addition to this strong showing, there are robust and growing order backlogs for all segments of...

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Kilo Charlie Aviation to take delivery of 30 TECNAM trainers
Sep07

Kilo Charlie Aviation to take delivery of 30 TECNAM trainers

Tecnam has announced that US flight academy Kilo Charlie Aviation has placed orders for a total of 30 Tecnam aircraft over the next two years. Kilo Charlie Aviation is located near Kansas City at New Century Air Center, formerly known as Naval Air Station Olathe, a joint civil-military general aviation airport. The school has 96 students and was founded in 2020 by experienced pilot Robert Renfro and Drew Konicek. The new fleet...

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The all electric eDA40 makes its first flight
Aug02

The all electric eDA40 makes its first flight

The all-electric eDA40 made its first flight at the Diamond Aircraft headquarters in Austria. The flight marks a significant milestone for the manufacturer and its project partners towards certifying the aircraft. Diamond Aircraft expect the eDA40 to be the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part23 certified electric aircraft. The eDA40 is the manufacturer’s latest prototype...

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Britten Norman to train Gulf Med pilots in Islander deal
Jul10

Britten Norman to train Gulf Med pilots in Islander deal

Britten Norman to facilitate the training and development of Gulf Med pilots, maintenance, and ground staff from facilities in Malta as part of a new aircraft deal. The SJC Group headquartered in Malta has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Britten Norman for two factory Islander aircraft, including options for a third. The two aircraft will be part of the first batch of aircraft made at Britten Norman’s UK factories at Bembridge,...

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Diamond Aircraft’s new aerobatic trainer makes its debut
Jul06

Diamond Aircraft’s new aerobatic trainer makes its debut

Diamond Aircraft’s latest trainer makes its premiere at the 2023 Paris Airshow only a week after its maiden flight in June. The DART-750 tandem seat aerobatic trainer is powered by a Pratt and Whitney PT6A-25C turboprop engine and equipped with next generation avionic technology.  Covering all basic flight manoeuvres, performance and handling checks, the first test flight lasted 30 minutes. According to the Austrian aircraft...

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