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Strong second quarter propels DXB’s H1 traffic to 27.9m passengers

A steady surge of growth throughout the second quarter has propelled Dubai International’s (DXB) half yearly traffic to 27.9 million passengers, just 1.2 million shy of the airport’s total annual traffic last year. DXB achieved the milestone despite a significant reduction in capacity resulting from the 45-day closure of its northern runway in May-June for a major refurbishment project...

Aero secures $65M in Series B financing to accelerate the future of premium air travel

Aero Technologies announced a $65M capital raise, $50M in Series B funding and $15M in convertible notes, for a total post-money valuation of $300M. The funding round was co-led by AlbaCore Capital Group, one of Europe’s leading alternative investment firms, and returning investors Expa and Keyframe Capital, with new investment from Capital One Ventures. Inspired by the golden age of...

ST Engineering to set up test cell capability for LEAP-1B engine

ST Engineering Commercial Aerospace business will expand its MRO solutions for the LEAP-1B engine with test cell support, which is expected to be ready by end-2023. The expansion into LEAP-1B test cell capability follows the setting up of quick-turn services for the engine in February this year, and...

Emirates undertakes largest known fleet retrofit project

Emirates has kick-started its plans to upgrade the entire interior cabins of 120 Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft – two of the largest commercial aircraft types in service today.This ambitious project, representing a multi-billion dollar investment to ensure Emirates’ customers &ldquo...

Flexjet new private helicopter division with Sikorsky S-76 during Monterey Car Week

Flexjet will showcase a Sikorsky S-76 from its new private helicopter division on the golf course at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering. Flexjet aircraft owners will receive complimentary invitations to the garden party at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club on August 19th, as well a...

Delivery of the second Airbus A321LR to the German Air Force

Following the ceremonial handover of the first aircraft in June at ILA Berlin, Lufthansa Technik also delivered the second Airbus A321LR (Long Range) to the German Air Force with a transfer flight from Hamburg to Cologne-Bonn. Like its sister aircraft already in service with the tactical registratio...

DHL Express & Singapore Airlines partnership takes off with new Boeing freighter aircraft

DHL Express has welcomed the arrival of its new Boeing 777 freighter at Singapore Changi Airport. The freighter, which sports a dual DHL-Singapore Airlines livery, has a maximum capacity of 102 tonnes. SIA will operate it on routes to the United States of America via South Korea thrice wee...

Improving air mobility in South East Asia - EVFLY

EVFLY, an air fleet management and air transport organisation company, aims to enable the greatest number of people to travel without constraint, at an affordable cost and in complete safety while being respectful of the environment.Supported by a panel of industry-specialists and advisors, EVFLY ha...

Helicopter industry training and recruitment opportunities - EUROPEAN ROTORS

In response to the way the industry is progressing, the organisers of EUROPEAN ROTORS recognise the importance of workforce development, and have made strategic decisions to ensure the subject is central to the event.  It is most important that we have suitably-skilled and well-educated pe...

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DHL Express & Singapore Airlines partnership takes off with new Boeing freighter aircraft

DHL Express has welcomed the arrival of its new Boeing 777 freighter at Singapore Changi Airport. The freighter, which sports a dual DHL-Singapore Airlines livery, has a maximum capacity of 102 tonnes. SIA will operate it on routes to the United States of America via South Korea thrice weekly from August 2022. Mr Robert Hyslop, Executive Vice President for Aviation, DHL Express, c...

American Airlines to purchase Boom Supersonic Overture aircraft, places deposit on 20 Overtures

American Airlines to purchase up to Boom Supersonic 20 Overture aircraft, with an option for an additional 40. American has paid a non-refundable deposit on the initial 20 aircraft. Overture is expected to carry passengers at twice the speed of today's fastest commercial aircraft. Boom Supersonic's Overture would introduce an important new speed advantage to American's fleet, w...

Helping to manage business security risks - IATA launched AVSEC Insight Platform

IATA launched AVSEC Insight online platform offering users a comprehensive range of timely, open-source, information to aid in identifying potential security risks and threats to their operations and businesses. Matthew Vaughan, IATA’s Director Aviation Security and Cyber, co...

Emirates flagship A380 to return to Perth’s skies from 1 December

From 1 December, Emirates will reintroduce its flagship A380 to Perth as part of the airline’s ramp up of services to Australia. The upgauge will increase Emirates’ seating capacity between its hub Dubai and Perth, with close to 500 seats available on each flight. EK420 from Duba...

Qantas Freight expands to meet online shopping demand

Qantas Freight will increase its domestic fleet with six Airbus A321 aircraft to meet growing e-commerce demand from its customers. Since the onset of COVID-19, the national carrier’s freight division has seen a step change in cargo volumes driven partly by a structural shift to online sh...

Norse Atlantic Airways celebrated inaugural flight from London Gatwick to New York JFK

On August 12th, Norse Atlantic Airways celebrated the inaugural flight between London Gatwick and New York JFK. Additionally, on the same day, Norse Atlantic launched flights between London Gatwick and Oslo  allowing customers the ability to purchase tickets as part of a continuous service...

SL3710 seat by RECARO Aircraft Seating takes flight on JetSMART's A321neo

The SL3710 seat from Recaro Aircraft Seating took flight on JetSMART’s A321neo for the first time today, August 15. Servicing short-haul passengers, the new Airbus aircraft features 240 pax of the Recaro economy class seats. In total, 11,000 SL3710 seats will be installed on JetSMART’s Airbus aircraft over the next five years. This order is a part of the larger Indigo Partners dea...

Widebody fleet renewal - Malaysia Airlines to acquire 20 A330neo

Malaysia Aviation Group has selected the A330neo for the carrier’s widebody fleet renewal programme. The initial agreements cover the acquisition of 20 A330-900 aircraft, with 10 to be purchased from Airbus and 10 to be leased from Dublin-based Avolon.The announcement was made at an event in Kuala Lumpur, attended by MAG CEO Izham Ismail and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of I...

Diamond Aircraft & Safran Electronics & Defense integrated the first modular flight inspection system into a DA62 MPP

Diamond Aircraft and Safran Electronics & Defense are excited to present the first integration of the versatile and extra compact CARNAC XS modular flight inspection system (FIS) into Diamond’s special mission aircraft, the DA62 MPP. In-flight calibration: a unique operation in the...

Meghna Aviation expands fleet with two Bell helicopters

Meghna Aviation Ltd. in Bangladesh has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell helicopters, a Bell 505 and a Bell 407GXi. Established in 2011, Meghna Aviation is a part of Meghna Group of Industries, a leading Bangladeshi-based corporation, that employs more than 35,000 people across its vario...

Leonardo VIP-corporate helicopter fleet set to grow in Brazil

The leadership of Leonardo in the world’s VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced at LABACE 2022, including two AW169 light intermediate twins and one AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter. One AW169 and the AW109 Trekker will be delive...

Wisk Aero continues global expansion launching Montreal Hub

Wisk Aero is continuing its global expansion with the launch of a new engineering hub in Montreal, Canada. The hub will be dedicated to the ongoing development of its 6th generation aircraft (to be revealed later this year). Wisk is launching the new hub with existing Montreal-based pers...

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Aero secures $65M in Series B financing to accelerate the future of premium air travel

Aero Technologies announced a $65M capital raise, $50M in Series B funding and $15M in convertible notes, for a total post-money valuation of $300M. The funding round was co-led by AlbaCore Capital Group, one of Europe’s leading alternative investment firms, and returning investors Expa and Keyframe Capital, with new investment from Capital One Ventures. Inspired by the golden age of...

Jet Token secures $40mm commitment for post IPO funding

Jet Token Inc. announced it has entered into a $40 million investment commitment from GEM Global Yield LLC SCS, the $3.4 Billion, Luxembourg based, private alternative investment group with offices in Paris, Nassau, New York, and Los Angeles. Under the share subscription facility, Jet Token Inc. will have the right to periodically sell to GEM up to $40 million of common stock during a 36-mont...

Kickstart the decarbonisation of aviation - SDF & Motus Ventures investment in Cranfield Aerospace Solutions

Cranfield Aerospace Solutions has secured investment from the Strategic Development Fund, the investment arm of the Tawazun Economic Council of the UAE, and Motus Ventures, taking the current investment round to £14.4million. CAeS is a pioneer in aerospace design and the manufacture of new...

Archer received $10 million pre-delivery payment from United Airlines for 100 eVTOL aircraft

Archer Aviation has received a $10 million pre-delivery payment from United Airlines for 100 of the company’s initial production eVTOL aircraft. The payment represents a watershed moment for the eVTOL industry, validating confidence in the commercialization of eVTOL aircraft and Archer’s...

Sevenair Group announces the closing of 2021 fiscal year with substantial growth

Sevenair Group announced oficial financial results of 2021 which registered an increase of 37% of revenue and an EBITDA increase of 263%. “2021 was a year where all industries were still much affected by the pandemic and in particular the aviation industry and considering that is with...

Horizon Aircraft & Astro Aerospace - binding agreement for reprivatization

Horizon Aircraft Inc. has entered into a binding agreement with its parent company, Astro Aerospace Ltd and several of Astro’s key shareholders whereby Astro has agreed to sell 100% of the equity of Horizon to the Purchasers in exchange for certain Astro public securities and a fract...

Top 5 most popular jobs in aviation

Millions of people fly daily in a world that is becoming more globalized and where the cost of doing so has decreased. No matter where they are flying from, they all have one thing in common: they have all passed through an airport. With such a high volume of everyday travelers, it’s worth it to want to pursue a career in the field.  The aviation industry handles the movement of peop...

BNE Careers Expo - 2,000 jobs going at Brisbane Airport precinct

Brisbane Airport Corporation is hosting the BNE Careers Expo next month to encourage up to 2,000 new employees to consider a career at the airport precinct.The airport ‘jobs bonanza’ covers a diverse range of roles including: security, baggage handling, government agencies, airlines, customers service, engineering, corporate services, landscaping, bus drivers, hospi...

Riga Airport Sustainability Strategy: reduced environmental impact, open governance and social responsibility

Riga Airport has developed a corporate Sustainability Strategy, which aims to reduce Airport's environmental impact, improve service quality, ensure an inclusive and safe working environment, promote fair commercial practices, and strengthen cooperation with the local community over the next eig...

SITA unveils eVisa and ETA to transform borders and boost growth

SITA launches of SITA eVisa and SITA Electronic Travel Authorization to meet the rapidly growing demand from governments for digital visa systems to stimulate national economies after COVID-19, strengthen security and improve the travel experience. Governments globally are s...

DHL Express breaks ground for Munich gateway facility

DHL Express Germany marked the official start of construction for its new Munich Airport facility with a groundbreaking ceremony. The building, which is being built on parking lots P 80 and P 80 West, will boast a gross floor area of over 11,000 square meters. This will make the facility almost seve...

E195-E2 makes debut touchdown at London City Airport

After departing the Farnborough Airshow, Embraer latest aircraft, the E195-E2, made its debut landing at London’s iconic City Airport (LCY); demonstrating the aircraft’s steep approach capability. The visit, in anticipation of the aircraft’s certification for steep approach in...

Delivery of the second Airbus A321LR to the German Air Force

Following the ceremonial handover of the first aircraft in June at ILA Berlin, Lufthansa Technik also delivered the second Airbus A321LR (Long Range) to the German Air Force with a transfer flight from Hamburg to Cologne-Bonn. Like its sister aircraft already in service with the tactical registration 15+10, the new 15+11 will now also be available to the German Air Force for troop transport and pa...

Helicopter industry training and recruitment opportunities - EUROPEAN ROTORS

In response to the way the industry is progressing, the organisers of EUROPEAN ROTORS recognise the importance of workforce development, and have made strategic decisions to ensure the subject is central to the event.  It is most important that we have suitably-skilled and well-educated people needed in every successful VTOL business.  To meet that demand, EUROPEAN ROTORS has sch...

New Qantas flight training centre in Sydney

Qantas Group will train pilots at a new purpose-built centre in Sydney across its current and future fleet including the aircraft that will operate non-stop flights from the east coast of Australia to London and New York. A new multi-million-dollar facility is proposed for St Peters near Sydney...

Aspire MRO launch new widebody conversion and maintenance services program

Aspire MRO launched a widebody MRO and Passenger-to-Freighter conversion services. Founded by experienced MRO executives, Aspire will operate six bays available for heavy widebody maintenance and B777 Passenger-to-Freighter conversions at the former American Airlines maintenance facility locate...

Accelerated pathway for graduates - ATP Flight School & Wheels Up hiring partnership

ATP Flight School has formed a hiring partnership with Wheels Up Experience offering ATP graduates a streamlined pathway to First Officer positions and long-term careers in aviation. Amid the growing demand for commercial pilots, the partnership allows Wheels Up to recruit from ATP's student and...

Lufthansa Technik reinforces commitment to apprentice training

After one of the biggest aviation industry crises, Lufthansa Technik AG's apprentice training program this year has returned in terms of numbers to roughly where it was in 2020: 186 young people will begin their apprenticeship at the German locations of the company. Furthermore, a  tot...

Improving air mobility in South East Asia - EVFLY

EVFLY, an air fleet management and air transport organisation company, aims to enable the greatest number of people to travel without constraint, at an affordable cost and in complete safety while being respectful of the environment.Supported by a panel of industry-specialists and advisors, EVFLY has the best foundation to become an important actor in the eVTOL industry. Yannick Erbs, founder a...

General Aviation carbon offsetting even more accessible - 4AIR

4AIR has launched a General Aviation Program to enable private pilots to offset the impact of their own flight activities. Similar to the program for other aviation stakeholders such as business jet travel providers, brokers and flight departments, it offers an easy, turnkey solution so that private pilots can fly confidently knowing that the impact of their flights on the environment ha...

Bristow orders of up to 55 BETA Technologies ALIA-250 eVTOL aircraft

Bristow Group has placed a firm order for five electrically powered vertical take-off and landing ALIA-250 aircraft manufactured by electric aviation company BETA Technologies, Inc. Bristow will also have the option to purchase an additional 50 ALIA aircraft. The ALIA will have a maximum r...

Thrive Aviation earns prestigious ARG/US Platinum Safety Rating

Thrive Aviation was awarded the coveted Platinum safety rating in an upgrade to their longtime Gold status, after completing an on-site audit with ARG/US' standards team. The review is an in-depth, historical safety-analysis of planes, pilots, and procedures, as well as a validation of enhanced...

Metrojet Engineering Clark welcomes the 5th parking aircraft

Metrojet Engineering Clark,the Philippines-based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul station of Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited, has welcomed the 5th aircraft to park in its new state-of-the-art hangar facility since the commencement of operations in May 2021. Since the Government of...

Clay Lacy breaks ground on $20 Million, 11-acre FBO and MRO development at Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Clay Lacy Aviation has served the private aviation needs of the Northeast United States since 2016. Recently, it strengthened its commitment to the area and its economic future by celebrating the groundbreaking of its $20 million expansion at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) in Oxford, Connecticut. A...

Exploring latest technologies - Helitech Expo is returning to the ExCeL

Helitech Expo is returning to the ExCeL, London on the 7th & 8th of September 2022, where 3000+  industry professionals will be able to explore the latest cutting-edge technology and connect with experts from all corners of the rotorcraft sector. This year’s esteemed list of keynote speakers will provide you with valuable business advice which you will not hear anywhere...

Boeing at Farnborough Airshow - newest jets and advances in sustainable and autonomous aviation

Boeing will fly the newest and largest members of its 737 MAX and 777X airplane families at the Farnborough International Airshow this month and present new tools in the push toward more sustainable and autonomous flight. The 737-10, making its international debut, will join the 777-9 in the daily flying and static display. The airplanes, each one the most fuel-efficient in its class, will fl...

EAA and WAI mark 15 years of WomenVenture

For the 15th year, women attending EAA AirVenture will enjoy a show within a show as a host of WomenVenture activities take place. EAA WomenVenture is an annual celebration of women from all facets of the aviation community with this year’s event celebrating what it means to be bold in av...

MEBAA Show 2022 set to showcase the significant growth in business aviation, private jet, and charter flight market

  MEBAA Show 2022 is set to showcase the significant growth being experienced in business aviation, private jet, and the charter flight markets across the Middle East and Africa region. With its new and unique features, the event will reassess the dynamics of the industry, offer a new perspe...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - personal travel security - session by Frederick Reitz

Personal Travel Security - I must confess, I was especially interested in this session during CARIBAVIA 2022. For me it means a lot, my personal travel security. Last two years of pandemic didn't really help to improve passenger’s behavior. So, the presentation by Frederick...

CARIBAVIA - not a sit and listen, but result oriented event - interview with Cdr. Bud Slabbaert

This is not a "sit and listen" event.. This is really THE IMPORTANT THING to remember regarding CARIBAVIA! Two weeks until we will have the pleasure to come again all together for a very special and  event - The 6th annual CARIBAVIA Summit & Retreat. Once again, taking pla...

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116th anniversary of Oleg Antonov birthday

February 7, 2022 was the 116th anniversary of birthday of Oleg Antonov, a great aircraft designer, talented scientist, founder of ANTONOV COMPANY.  His life was devoted to aviation. He designed 22 types of airplanes and 52 types of gliders, including the legendary AN-2, AN-22 and AN-124, made a great contribution into development of dozens of other aircraft, founded original desi...

A world first - H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco flies electric

On Tuesday 14 September 2021, H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco became the first Head of State to fly in an electric plane when he joined eco-explorer and pilot, Raphaël Domjan, for a flight out of Nice-Côte d’Azur airport onboard a Pipistrel Velis. The Monegasque monarch enjoyed a 30-minute CO2 emission and noise free flight over the Principality. On Tuesday 14 September 2021, H.S....

EY announced Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath of Jet It as an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021

Ernst & Young LLP that Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath, co-founders of Jet It and JetClub were named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southeast Award winners. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders...

Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft Company President & CEO, will receive the 2021 AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced that Michimasa Fujino, lead HondaJet designer and President and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, will receive the 2021 Reed Aeronautics Award "for the invention of advanced aerodynamic and structural techniques.&quo...

Meet new Head of Flight Physics for Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace announces the appointment of Richard Alexander, formerly Chief Flight Dynamics Integrator on the Mitsubishi M100 Regional Jet and Head of Flight Sciences at Bombardier Aerospace, as Head of Flight Physics to help Vertical move towards their vision of electric fight for everyo...

Jason Huang Joins ICON Aircraft as President

ICON Aircraft, maker of the revolutionary ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft, has named Jason Huang as President. In that role, Huang will oversee all business functions, with a particular focus on maintaining manufacturing excellence, product development and innovation, and providing an ownership experie...