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Duncan Aviation begins work on US$70m Utah maintenance facility

Duncan Aviation has begun construction on a new US$70m business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex in Provo, Utah, in the USA. The company will add nearly 275,000ft² of buildings, with a 222,000ft² maintenance and modifications center and a 53,000ft² paint facility.

23rd October 2017



Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates flight test program milestone

Gulfstream Aerospace has reflected on the first ten flight tests for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets. The jets are twin-engine, with the G500 replacing the G450. The G500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,260km) at Mach 0.85, with nonstop flights connecting distant cities such as Istanbul to Cape Town, Los Angeles to London, and San Francisco to Tokyo. The G600 can fly 4,800 nautical miles (8,890km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, and seats up to 19 passengers, with room for nine to sleep.

19th September 2017

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FAI adds first Airbus ACJ319 to its fleet

German general aviation fleet operator FAI has welcomed an Airbus ACJ319 Corporate Jet to its fleet, its largest corporate aircraft to date. The jet will be available for lease and ad-hoc charter from early 2018 following a cabin upgrade and other enhancements.

The ACJ is equipped with 29 seats and five additional fuel tanks, enabling a range of more than 5,000 nautical miles or 11 hours of flying. The 2001-built aircraft will feature a VIP bathroom with shower and will be equipped with the latest communications and inflight entertainment technology, including high-speed connectivity and wireless iPad controls.

Siegfried Axtmann, chairman at FAI, commented, “While there is plenty of supply in the charter market up to 19 passengers, we have something very unique in this class with our 29-seat layout. The ACJ will be excellent for corporate shuttles, groups, music and sports tours, and conference and incentives – where we can fully brand the aircraft. This aircraft became available recently – it was previously under bank ownership – and we are delighted to add it to our growing fleet and move into a new market ourselves.”

The ACJ319, which offers almost twice the cabin size of a traditional business jet, will be marketed by FAI specifically to the 19-seat plus, large-cabin user market. It is anticipated that it will be maintained by FAI’s MRO subsidiary, FAI Technik.

November 7, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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