Oriens Aviation MRO Takes Off

Biggin Hill-based Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Centre, formally launched its new MRO on February 15, at an event attended by 130 guests.  The facility, which has undergone a significant refurbishment and welcomed several new staff, will provide

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PC-24 Deliveries Begin

Launch operator PlaneSense has taken delivery of the first production Pilatus PC-24, N124AF (c/n 101).  The jet, the first of six the US fractional firm has on order, was handed over on February 7.  The relationship between PlaneSense and Pilatus’

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Surf Air Relocates to London City

Subscription based private carrier Surf Air is relocating its London operations from Luton to London City from December.  The company says it is making the move following feedback from its members. Simon Talling-Smith, CEO of Surf Air Europe, said: “Surf

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Pilatus Calls Time on the Porter

Swiss manufacturer Pilatus will end production of its multi-role PC-6 Porter in 2019.  The Stans-based company has produced 500 examples in Switzerland since 1959 with nearly 100 built in the US under licence.  The aircraft is renowned for its short

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