APiJET, the new joint venture between Aviation Partners and iJet Technologies, has announced completion of its first fleet rollout: Icelandair. The Reykjavik-based, Icelandic flag-carrier fully deployed APiJET’s data service at the end of 2017. Click here to read the full press release.
Aviation Partners and iJet Technologies –– have launched a joint venture called APiJET. The APiJET suite of connected on-aircraft and ground-based analytics and applications is a low cost, high value commercial aviation data service that helps airlines drive new operating efficiencies and cost savings across all organizational units. Click here to read the full press release.
How Advanced Aerodynamics From API Modified a P-51D For a New Speed Record Mustangs International, Winter 2017 For aviation speed seekers, the Holy Grail of flight is the 3-km “Absolute Speed Record” as officially recognized by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), the governing body for sport aviation airplane records. The 3-km straightway record rules were… Read more »
Warbirds International, December 2017 “Okay, here’s what we are going to do… ” Before each flight, Steven would carefully explain to crew and spectators his goals and expectations. (MOL) Flying the highly modified North American P-51D Voodoo, Hinton made four passes over the 3Km course near May, Idaho, and shattered the existing record of 413-mph, raising… Read more »
Steve Hinton Jr. believes “Voodoo” can go even faster. Famous for its advanced-technology winglets, Aviation Partners, Inc. helped drive Steve Hinton Jr. and his highly modified P-51 Mustang to a new world record without them. “I came through the trap at 100 ft. and 560 mph,” says pilot Steve Hinton, showing the potential of the… Read more »
Seattle, WA September 6, 2017: At a remote location in Central Idaho on a private airport on Saturday 09/02/2017 at 5:30PM Steve Hinton became the fastest pilot on the planet ever in a Piston Engine Propeller Airplane. Four laps over a three-kilometer course at an average speed of 531.53/MPH- the fastest lap was 554/MPH in… Read more »
More Than 450 Falcons Already Flying Blended Winglets São Paulo, Brazil. August 15, 2017 – Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) confirmed today that ANAC validation of its FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Blended Winglets on Falcon 900 series aircraft was received yesterday, on the eve of the LABACE Convention. API’s Winglets for the Falcon 900… Read more »
Seattle, WA, February 28, 2017 – Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) and Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that its unique Blended Winglet and Split Scimitar Winglet technologies have now saved the world’s commercial and business jet operators an estimated 7 billion gallons of jet fuel, resulting in a corresponding global reduction of 74 million tons… Read more »
Aviation Partners is enjoying increasing interest in its various winglet upgrades as it grows its in-service retrofit programs. It offers its Split Scimitar Winglet (SSW) retrofit for the Boeing BBJ along with its Blended Winglet retrofit for Dassault’s Falcon 900, 2000 and 50 families as well as the Hawker 800 series. “The last few months… Read more »
Aviation Week’s Rupa Haria took the below video of a wing-morphing “flexfoil” demonstrator that winglet specialist Aviation Partners Inc. (Seattle, Wash.) and joint-venture partner FlexSys (Ann Arbor, Mich.) displayed at the 2016 National Business Aviation Association show (Nov. 1-2, Orlando). The demo illustrates how the airfoil shape could change in flight to boost performance over… Read more »