Gulfstream Aerospace announced yesterday at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland, that its long-range flag bearer of the current fleet, the G650ER, has received EASA certification for private operations (including charter), up to 100,000 pounds. In the meantime, the G650ER has set records, showing off its dance with Mach 0.90 during its latest flight from Teterboro Airport, in New Jersey, to Nice Côte d’Azur Aeroport, in France, clocked at 6 hours, 22 minutes.
The FAA has deemed the B-29 known as Doc airworthy, handing over the airworthiness certificate for the historic airplane, the first flight of which is “imminent,” according to restoration group Doc’s Friends in Wichita, Kansas.
Reacting to a public backlash that erupted after Icon Aircraft began circulating a 40-page purchase agreement that the company asked buyers of the A5 light sport amphibian to sign before they took delivery of their new airplanes, the California manufacturer has replaced the contract with a far simpler document that removes nearly all of the most onerous requirements contained in the original. Icon also announced a major reduction in production for 2016, from 175 airplanes originally scheduled to roll out of the factory to 20.