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Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018



Bent Wing Flight Services to open new terminal at Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport

A look at the design for the new terminal at Florida's Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, which will open in June 2018 and takes its inspiration from the F4U Corsair airplane, which is known for its inverted gull wings and has the moniker ‘the Bent Wing Bird’.

26th March 2018



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Third Bombardier Global 7000 jet completes maiden test flight

Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced that a third Global 7000 flight test vehicle (FTV3) has successfully completed its maiden flight.

FTV3 joins a test program that launched in November of last year and which, five months into testing, saw the Global 7000 aircraft set a record as the largest business jet to operate with a top speed of Mach 0.995, the closest to the sound barrier for a jet of this size.

Known as ‘The Navigator’, the FTV3 will be used to test the jet’s advanced avionics and electrical system performance. Bombardier claims it is the first production aircraft to be equipped with a dual head-up display (HUD), which improves operational efficiency and safety in both good and poor visibility, while reducing pilot workload.

Michel Ouellette, senior vice president of the Global 7000 and Global 8000 program, said, “The Global 7000 business jet is a highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art aircraft, and we are pleased that our flight test vehicles have been showing a high degree of maturity.

“Our test program’s development and certification schedule is on track, and the addition of our third flight test vehicle is in line with our commitment for certification in 2018 as we accumulate more flight hours.”

During the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), which is to be held on May 22-24 at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, visitors can visit the Global 7000 mockup at Bombardier’s booth (Z110).

May 16, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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