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New Falcon business jet on the horizon

Dassault introduced an all-new business jet – the Falcon 10X. With a top speed of M 0.925 and a 7500-nm range, the 10X will fly non-stop connecting cities like New York–Shanghai and Los Angeles–Sydney.

Powered by twin Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X engines, Dassault’s new bizjet will feature a new fuselage with extra-large windows, high-speed wings made of carbon fiber composites, and Honeywell Primus Epic technology coupled with Dassault’s own FalconEye combined vision system and dual HUDs to enable operations in essentially zero ceiling/visibility.


Airbus Corporate Helicopters inaugurates H145 flight sim

Helisim Simulation Center inaugurated a new Thales Reality H full-motion flight simulator for H145 helos at Airbus Helicopters’ Grand Prairie TX facility.

The 18,500-sq-ft simulation center hosts 2 sim bays, with the possibility to hold a 3rd one if needed.

The training center also operates an H125/AS350 full flight simulator and an EC135/EC145 flight training device.

The new Level D H145 sim integrates Airbus Helicopters avionics and software suite, a larger field of view, 4K projection technology, Thales’ Hexaline motion, and a new touchscreen instructor station.


Duncan Av BTL, AZO earn IS-BAH Stage II certification

Duncan Aviation announced that its BTL (Battle Creek MI) and AZO (Kalamazoo MI) facilities received the International Safety for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage II accreditation after a 4-day audit process.

In May 2020, the company said that its facilities at LNK (Lincoln NE) and PVU (Provo UT) earned Stage II certification.

Now all 4 of Duncan’s FBO facilities are IS-BAH Stage II-certified, and the company will be preparing enterprise-wide throughout this year and into 2022 for the Stage III accreditation process.


Kodiak 100 delivered to Arkansas-based EMS provider

Daher delivered a Kodiak 100 turboprop that will serve as air ambulance to emergency medical service (EMS) provider Airborne Flying Service.

Kodiak 100s operated by Airborne Flying Service are interoperable with its ground-based ambulances, enabling convenient roll on/off handling of patients on stretchers while reducing the time a patient is exposed during loading/unloading between the ambulance and aircraft.

The Kodiak 100’s short take-off and landing characteristics enable EMS missions to and from unimproved airports near rural communities.