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Tec­nam has de­liv­ered two P2006T Twins and a P2010 to cus­tomers in In­dia. The twins have been handed over to the Pun­jab Gov­ern­ment-owned Pa­tialia Avi­a­tion Club and to the Wings Avi­a­tion Fly­ing School at Hy­der­abad. Tec­nam In­dia has also se­cured an or­der for a P2010 from the Gov­ern­ment Fly­ing Train­ing School at Jakkur. Still in ba­sic primer, the last pro­duc­tion Gulf­stream G150, se­rial num­ber 326, made an overnight stop with Global Trek Avi­a­tion FBO at Belfast In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Fe­bru­ary en route from the fac­tory in Tel Aviv to the Gulf­stream Com­ple­tions Cen­tre at Dal­las-love Field, Texas. It will be de­liv­ered to the cus­tomer mid-year fol­low­ing in­te­rior fit­ting out, ex­te­rior paint­ing and fi­nal flight tri­als. The third and fi­nal Pi­la­tus PC-24 pro­to­type, P03, which rep­re­sents pro­duc­tion stan­dard, flew for the first time on 6 March and was air­borne for two hours, five min­utes. The first two pro­to­types, which flew in May and Novem­ber 2015, have logged a to­tal of 1350 hours to date. Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and ini­tial de­liv­er­ies of the 84 air­craft ordered are ex­pected in the fourth quar­ter of this year.

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