Cirrus Aircraft has received FAA certification for Cirrus Perception, an adaptable, cost-effective special mission platform tailored specifically for both the Cirrus SR22 and SR22T aircraft models. This new multi-mission, adaptive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft expands Cirrus Aircraft’s global portfolio by offering capabilities suitable for airborne traffic and law...
Tecnam has won a contract to provide an Integrated Training System, including three Tecnam P2006T Twins to the Italian Air Force. The decision by the Italian Air Force follows a two-year procurement evaluation. Tecnam will provide not only three P2006T Twin aircraft but also a flight simulator, training for pilots...
Dassault Falcon medevac
Here's what a state of the art medevac (medical evacuation, ie air ambulance) aircraft looks like. It's a Dassault Falcon 2000LX, fully configured with medical equipment, which was delivered to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center (999) last week. The widebody twinjet is the first fixed wing aircraft in...
All four seats in the Diamond DA42 twin-engine light aircraft are empty yet it starts up, taxis from the apron to the runway, takes off, circles and lands... eerie yet it's real. A video of this extraordinary event has just been released by Aurora Flight Sciences which has developed...
German general aviation and air ambulance specialist operator FAI (Flight Ambulance International) is strengthening its medical evacuation capabilities as it undertakes the first ever conversion of a civilian Global Express aircraft into a medevac configuration. FAI has contracted Spectrum Aeromed, the US company dedicated to designing and manufacturing customised medical...
You might ask 'why bother?' to modernise the Antonov AN-2 single-engine biplane. Its design goes back to 1947 and you might think more modern designs could do the job better. Well no, as it turns out. The AN-2's strengths are low and slow flight, and its ability to land...
Robinson Helicopter has upgraded its R66 Turbine Police Helicopter with host of new standard fittings and options. They include a FLIR Systems Ultra 8000 Infrared Camera and 30-million candlepower Spectrolab SX-7 searchlight. The 4-place police helicopter comes standard with a Garmin G500H Primary and Multifunction Display System (PFD/MFD), a Garmin...
Cessna showed a Cessna Grand Caravan EX demonstrator at the Paris Air Show configured for a wide variety of special missions. Features include two hard points per wing which allow the aircraft to be armed. The aircraft features a variety of special mission applications, such as a surveillance console and...
Tecnam has announced that production of the first Tecnam P2012 'Traveller' is progressing well on its Experimental Assembly Line in Capua, Italy, with roll-out scheduled for Q4 2015. First verification tests of the preliminary P2012 design such as the fuselage and tail planes are on target, said the company. Initial...
Wow! What an air ambulance to be flown home in! Three of the very latest Challenger 650 private jets are to be fitted out as dedicated medevac (Medical Evacuation) aircraft by Flying Colours Corp, the North American MRO, completion and refurbishment specialist. The order is a sub-contract from Specialized and...
Hybrid Air Vehicles, the British manufacturer of hybrid airship Airlander 10, has launched a campaign to raise £2 million on Crowdcube, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform. Airlander 10 is the world's largest aircraft, built originally for a US defence contract. It combines lighter-than-air airship technology with a hull designed...
Diamond's DA42 light twin has found success as a training aircraft for would-be airline pilots. They earn their Multi-Engine Piston and Instrument ratings flying the stylish and well-equipped aircraft. Now Diamond is also finding new markets for the DA42 as a special mission aircraft. The DA42's economical engines and safe...