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Chinaís Wanfeng Aviation has bought Austriaís Diamond Aircraft Group.

US Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) jointly introduced the Promoting Women in the Aviation Workforce Act, which exhorts the sector to attract women to positions across the board.

Piaggio has received a shot in the arm for its P180 Avanti Evo business aircraft. The strategy includes using a Ä255 million ($308 million) cash injection into the business.


The European Safety Agency has approved Italian manufacturer Tecnamís two seat P2008JC piston single. First delivery is due to go to Polish flight training academy Bartolini Air, which has ordered seven of the type.

Viking Airís sister company Pacific Sky Aviation has won Transport Canada level-D approval for a Twin Otter Series 400 full-flight simulator. The TRU Simulation sim should be online by mid-February.

British Pilatus PC-12 distributor Oriens Aviation has acquired Avalon Aero's business aircraft MRO facility at Londonís Biggin Hill airport. There are now more than 200 PC-12s in Europe.

Flying Colours Corporation has started work on a five year paint contract with MHI Canada Aerospace Inc. Flying Colours will paint 40 Bombardier Global 5000/6000 center fuselages at its Ontario facility each year. The firm has invested over $1 million constructing a new, dedicated paintshop.

Luxaviation UK, has added a Cessna Citation XLS+ to its fleet, which is available for charter services and will be based at London Luton Airport, and

Santa Monica Airport's shortened Runway 3/21 is up and running again.

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BlueSky Business Aviation News | 11th January 2018 | Issue #446

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