The maiden flight of the Pilatus PC-24

Pilatus PC-24 business jet makes a successful maiden flight

Aircraft manufacturer Pilatus’ staff were among the first to witness the maiden flight of the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet from Buochs airport in Switzerland on 11 May 2015. At 10.00 local time, the 1,800 staff, all of whom have been directly or indirectly involved in the PC-24 project, applauded the business jet as it taxied for takeoff. It took off from runway 07 in just under 600m and climbed to 10,000ft (3,000m) in around three minutes, The flight, during which the two pilots completed a series of tests, went exactly to plan as Prototype P01, call sign HB-VXA, flew across central Switzerland from Altdorf to Brünig via Engelberg, for a total of 55 minutes.

The Airbox PANDA will be used in Bristow Helicopter' search and rescue operations

Airbox to supply PANDA situational awareness package to Bristow Helicopter’s search and rescue operations

Airbox, the specialist navigation and mission system developer (and sponsors of the Pilot monthly Air-brained Quiz) has won the contract to supply Bristow Helicopters with the Airbox PANDA to support its UK SAR operations and Gap SAR bases in Sumburgh and Stornoway. The company will provide its mission visualisation platform to all of Bristow Helicopter’s SAR aircraft and bases, giving them efficient and safe flight and route planning and execution.

The new Tecnam PJet

Tecnam responds to customer demand and considers two-seat turbofan aircraft

Italian aviation manufacturer Tecnam is evaluating the potential of developing a two-seater, single turbofan engine powered aircraft, following extensive customer feedback.


The new Diamond DA62 - available in five or seven seater models

The new Diamond DA62

In enlarging the DA42 to make a five/seven-seater, Diamond has produced a super-efficient machine packed with fine detail design — and one that really performs too

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May 20-24 BAeA Glider Aerobatics National Championships

Events for 11-24 May

Here are some of the events taking place across the UK between 11 and 24 May that you might like to visit.

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CIRRUS SR22 GTS - 2007

CIRRUS SR22 GTS - 2007

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Stearman PT13D

Stearman PT13D 1944 for sale

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1975 Arrow II for Sale

1975 Arrow II for £30,950

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Beautiful Reims Cessna 150F 1966 for sale

Beautiful Reims Cessna 150F, always hangared, selling at £14,000

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