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November 2023

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Daher increases the production capacity for its Kodiak multi-role aircraft at the company’s Sandpoint, Idaho industrial site

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PRESS RELEASE Lakeland, Florida. Daher’s Aircraft Division today announced the startup of increased production capacity for its Kodiak 100 and Kodiak 900 multi-role utility aircraft at the company’s manufacturing and final assembly facility in Sandpoint, Idaho. This Kodiak production evolution was detailed by Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of Daher’s Aircraft Division, during the company’s […]

Japan Coast Guard adds three H225s

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PRESS RELEASE Tokyo. Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has placed an additional order for three H225 helicopters, taking its total H225 fleet up to 18. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan received three H225s in December 2023 and one in February 2024 for its growing fleet. The new helicopters will support territorial coastal activities, maritime […]

flyExclusive partners with Bluetail to level up company’s digital aircraft record ecosystem

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PRESS RELEASE SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Bluetail, the leading modern aircraft records platform, announced today that it has officially onboarded flyExclusive , a premier owner/operator of private jet experiences with one of the largest fleets in the United States. flyExclusive’s fleet of approximately 100 aircraft are part of the major operator’s continued commitment to growth. And, the […]

RTX’s Pratt & Whitney announces GTF MRO capacity expansion at West Palm Beach facility

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PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO.  Pratt & Whitney announced a $20 million investment to increase the GTF maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capacity of its West Palm Beach Engine Center. The expansion will accommodate a 40% increase in capacity and is expected to be complete by the second half of 2025. To accommodate the planned growth, the […]

March 2024

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Squawk Ident

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Is FAA staffing keeping pace with airspace/infrastructure/automation here in the US National Airspace System (NAS)? Are the major ATC centers staffed correctly for an upcoming busy summer season? ost certainly not. FAA is – and admits to being – understaffed by at least 3000 ATC controllers.  This is a known problem, and Oklahoma City is […]

Connectivity demands robust cybersecurity culture

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While digitization has enhanced efficiency and capacity, accompanying cyberthreats have grown dramatically, making air transport an attractive target for malicious intent. By Don Van Dyke ATP/Helo/CFII, F28, Bell 222 Pro Pilot Canada Technical Editor Aerospace cybersecurity seeks to maintain safe, secure, and reliable connectivity in the face of vulnerabilities and growing cyberthreats. At least 2 […]

Maintenance, repair, and overhaul

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Independent MRO providers performing work covered by OEMs. By Owen Davies Contributing writer ur first look at the role of MROs in bizjet warranty programs (Pro Pilot, July 2023, p 8) showed us that there was much left to learn. Revisiting the subject has revealed that involvement with OEMs varies widely among independent maintenance organizations. […]