Textron introduces the King Air 360/360ER

A long time after the King Air 350i came to the market, Textron Aviation finally introduced an updated version of the biggest of the King Air series.

First flight of Stratos 716X

Stratos Aircraft has announced the first flight of its very light jet under development, the Stratos 716, on 2 July 2020. It concerns the kit-built version, designated Stratos 716X. The flight of the aircraft registered N716X from Redmond (OR) lasted about twenty minutes and was uneventfull. 

Cessna SkyCourier makes first flight

Textron Aviation's newest aircraft, the Cessna 408 SkyCourier, made its first flight from Wichita-Beech Field in Kansas on Sunday 17 May 2020.

Electrified Cessna Caravan makes first flight

On 28 May 2020 MagniX celebrated the first flight of its next project to electrify aircraft, the eCaravan. Now it concerned an even larger aircraft than the Beaver last year, a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan!

Airbus A330-800 receives type certificate

Airbus has received the certification papers for its smallest wide body aircraft, the A330-800, on 13 February 2020both in Europe and the USA.