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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018



Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018



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Eviation Aircraft debuts all-electric jet prototype 'Alice'

Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of electric air mobility solutions, has unveiled the prototype of its all-electric light aircraft called Alice.

Requiring no new certification, the aircraft can fly up to nine passengers and two crew members across distances of up to 600 miles. Eviation’s approach was to create a jet that was fully-electric from the outset, and this approach has led to a re-envisioning of core component designs including the airframe, propeller and motor, placing an emphasis on maximizing flight efficiency and energy usage.

The jet’s IP portfolio includes thermal management and autonomous landing, and Eviation faces no regulatory hurdles as it is compliant with today's certification requirements. The company is already in talks with a number of regional flight operators.

Omer Bar-Yohay, CEO of Eviation Aircraft, said, "At a time when we are more connected than ever, our mobility options must adapt to reflect this new, efficient future. Whether it is a zero emissions, low-cost trip from Silicon Valley to San Diego, or Seoul to Beijing, our all-electric aircraft represents a chance for people to move with the speed and impact our global economy now demands."

July 17, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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