Air BP and RocketRoute launch fuel app

Fuel supplier Air BP has launched a new way of buying fuel – via an app. Air BP worked with flight planning service RocketRoute to produce the RocketRoute Fuel App said to streamline fuel purchasing for international general aviation. “The app provides intuitive online access to an extensive, global network of aviation fuel locations, convenient payment methods, and in a …

Golfer and keen pilot Arnold Palmer RIP

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer, who died earlier this week, was a keen pilot who flew all sorts of aircraft from Piper Cub to the fastest private jet, a Cessna Citation X – he was the first customer for the Citation X when it was launched 20 years ago. Palmer made his final flight as pilot in 2011, flying his Citation …

MEBAA, Dubai

Name of eventMEBAA Date6 – 8 December 2016 LocationDubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport – Dubai – United Arab Emirates PPR Required?No Event website Middle East Business Aviation Association show

NBAA 2016

Name of eventNBAA 2016 Date1 – 3 November 2016 LocationOrange County Convention Center – South Concourse, International Drive, Orlando, FL, United States PPR Required?No Event website The US National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition

Textron reveals Single Engine Turboprop detail

Is it a Cessna or a Beechcraft? Textron Aviation isn’t saying at the moment which of its two famous marques will be producing its new single-engine turboprop (SETP) aircraft but it has released two photos of the exterior and interior of the aircraft, plus some spec and performance details. Whatever the badge on the new SETP, it’s clear that it’s …

EBACE 2016, Geneva

Name of eventEuropean Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Date24 – 26 May 2016 LocationPalexpo, Route François-Peyrot, Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland PPR Required?Yes Event website Europe’s annual business aviation show

The Cavendish TB Transformation

Pros Finish Comfort Cost   Cons Finish depends on condition of paint (it’s not a respray and will not hide paint blemishes)     Flyer Verdict Attention to detail during cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment brings a tired aircraft back to life Take one tired and neglected Socata TB10, give it a large dose of TLC and a thorough mechanical overhaul, …

Daher announces upgraded new TBM 930

VIDEO Daher has unveiled a deluxe version of its TBM single engine turboprop aircraft. It’s the TBM 930 and it will sell for $4.1 million alongside the existing TBM 900 – itself the most popular TBM with more than 100 delivered since its launch two years ago. The TBM 930 is fitted with Garmin’s G3000 integrated flightdeck with touchscreen controls. …

Active winglets certified for Cessna Citation jets

Winglets are proven to improve aerodynamic efficiency and reduce fuel burn. They have been widely adopted by airlines and business aviation operators and most new aircraft come with them fitted. The problem is that to retro-fit winglets is a major engineering task because the wing has to be strengthened. Not any more, Tamarack Aerospace has invented ‘active winglets’ which are …

Aerion supersonic jet ‘flying in 6 years’

The Aerion supersonic business jet is several steps closer to becoming a reality after deals announced at the 2015 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) show in Las Vegas. An existing tie-up with Airbus was strengthened but more importantly, Aerion now has a launch customer. Flexjet has a fleet of private jets and has committed to buying 20 of the Aerion …