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Evolution of the Bye Aerospace eFlyer 4 design

Bye Aerospace advances in aerodynamic analysis performance characteristics for its four-seat all-electric airplane in development, the eFlyer 4. George E. Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace, said the eFlyer 4 program has continued to push the envelope for single motor electric aircraft. “The projected aerodynamic performance for this 200-knot airplane continues to mature and improve,” Bye sa...

Condor selects Airbus A330neo for fleet modernisation

German airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH has chosen the A330neo to renew its long-haul fleet with plans to introduce 16 aircraft of this new and more efficient type. The airline has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of seven Airbus A330neo, and intends to lease a further nine. Condor is the latest airline to order Airbus’ state-of-the-art A330neo widebody aircraft, bringing a...

Sleep well on board of Lufthansa flights to São Paulo, Los Angeles and Singapore

As of 2nd August, Lufthansa guests traveling in Economy Class on select long-haul flights will have the option of booking a Sleeper’s Row at the check-in or at the gate, before their flight. With this new attractive offer, passengers will receive an entire row of seats for themselves, consisti...

Flightways Columbus joins Avfuel-Branded FBO network

Avfuel Corporation announces the addition of Flightways Columbus at Columbus Airport (KCSG) to its branded FBO network, connecting flight departments with a premier choice for aviation services in the southeastern U.S.  As the lone FBO at the area’s only towered airport, Flightways Col...

United Aviate Academy to train new pilots using Boeing Comprehensive Suite of Training Solutions

United Aviate Academy has selected Boeing to provide a comprehensive suite of training tools, materials and digital solutions to develop and provide early career training to United Airlines’ next generation of pilots. The companies commemorated the five-year training agreement with a cere...

Metrojet teams up with Portside to offer clients integrated aircraft data platform

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com) has recently teamed-up with Portside, Inc, a cloud-based data platform provider, to offer Metrojet’s aircraft management clients a single portal to review integrated information, including financial, maintenance, crew and operationa...

New interiors & cabin amenities for Beechcraft King Air 260 twin turboprops

Textron Aviation is introducing new interiors to its Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring a stunning new look with craftsman-built cabinetry and a selection of opulent fabrics and color schemes, the luxurious, redesigned cabin interior will be available on all new King Air 260 airc...

Airbus reports Half-Year 2021 results

Airbus SE reported consolidated financial results for the Half-Year (H1) ended 30 June 2021. “These half-year results reflect the commercial aircraft deliveries, our focus on cost containment and competitiveness, and the good performance in Helicopters and Defence and Space. Although...

Electrical power distribution & control on the Dassault Falcon10X - GE Aviation

Dassault Aviation has selected GE Aviation to provide the Primary and solid state Secondary Electrical Power Distribution and Control System for the recently launched Dassault Falcon 10X aircraft. “The Primary and Secondary Power Distribution System on the Falcon 10X system is a n...

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Sleep well on board of Lufthansa flights to São Paulo, Los Angeles and Singapore

As of 2nd August, Lufthansa guests traveling in Economy Class on select long-haul flights will have the option of booking a Sleeper’s Row at the check-in or at the gate, before their flight. With this new attractive offer, passengers will receive an entire row of seats for themselves, consisting of three to four adjacent seats, for the entire duration of the flight. This offer comes with a c...

Cathay Pacific welcomes the Airbus A350-900 & introduces Premium Economy to Dubai

Following the much-awaited resumption of its Dubai route in May, Cathay Pacific continues to stay true to its brand ethos and is ‘moving beyond’ to offer a series of enhancements. Customers can now experience and travel the popular – Premium Economy cabin on-board the Airbus A350-900. Starting 06 August, 2021, passengers can experience luxury on one of Cathay Pacific’s m...

airBaltic introduces Online Delayed Baggage Service and improves Call Center Service

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has recently improved company’s service for delayed or damaged baggage, introducing an online self-service platform for communication between the passenger and the airline. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “...

Hahn Air welcomes 15 new partners in the first half of 2021

Hahn Air announces the addition of 15 new partners in the first half of 2021. The airlines trust the leading ticketing and distribution specialist to expand their indirect sales to secondary markets and increase their ticket sales with up to 100,000 travel agencies in more than 190 markets. They als...

Embraer and CommutAir announced Pool Program agreement

Embraer has signed a long-term Pool Program agreement with CommutAir, a United Express carrier, to support the airline’s ERJ 145 jet fleet. This new contract includes full repair coverage for components and parts, as well as access to a large stock of components at Embraer’s distribution...

Porter Airlines orders up to 80 Embraer E195-E2s to lead major expansion plan

Porter Airlines has unveiled plans to extend its award-winning service to destinations throughout North America with a firm order for 30 Embraer E195-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further 50 aircraft.  The deal will be included in Embraer’s second quarter backlog, and is worth...

New interiors & cabin amenities for Beechcraft King Air 260 twin turboprops

Textron Aviation is introducing new interiors to its Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring a stunning new look with craftsman-built cabinetry and a selection of opulent fabrics and color schemes, the luxurious, redesigned cabin interior will be available on all new King Air 260 aircraft in early 2022. The Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop is designed and manufactured by Textron...

HondaJet Elite S debuts at the 2021 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh

Honda Aircraft Company is showcasing the upgraded HondaJet Elite S with a special paint scheme at the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh. The HondaJet Elite S, the latest edition of the HondaJet, was unveiled at the company’s virtual event “Innovation Continues: Elite S” in May 2021. The HondaJet Elite S features several upgra...

Exceeded in-flight connectivity - Inmarsat Jet ConneX available on large-cabin Gulfstream

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has surpassed 500 installations of the Inmarsat Jet ConneX in-flight connectivity platform on large-cabin aircraft. The robust Wi-Fi solution is available on new aircraft and can be retrofitted on qualifying existing aircraft. “Gulfstream owners expec...

Sino Jet expands footprint in fast growing business jets market in China

Sino Jet seizes market opportunities in the business aviation despite aviation downturn caused by the global pandemic. Ms Jenny Lau, Group President of Sino Jet Group, shared market insights and her company’s upcoming strategic expansion with industry leaders and professionals in a meetin...

Cessna Citation Longitude is now EASA certified

Textron Aviation flagship Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet achieved certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), clearing the way for customer deliveries to begin in the region. “In the second half of last year we saw a substantial increase...

Sundt Air adds third Bombardier Challenger business jet to its fleet

Bombardier and Sundt Air announced the recent delivery of a brand-new Challenger 350 business jet. Sundt Air, an executive charter, aircraft management, and special mission company based in Norway, will manage the Challenger 350 business jet out of Oslo. The aircraft will be...

Riga Airport serves more than 400,000 passengers in the first half-year

With travelling possibilities opening in Europe, Riga Airport has served nearly 406,000 passengers in the first six months, which is 14% of the performance results in 2019, according to the information on the Airport’s performance during the first half-year of 2021. In the first six months, the Airport has served 405.8 thousand passengers, which is 86% less than in the correspon...

Riga Airport joins Net Zero 2050 initiative

On Tuesday, 6 July 2021, Riga Airport joined the Airport Council International (ACI) Europe initiative Net Zero 2050 thereby acknowledging its dedication to achieve complete reduction of CO2 emissions in the emission sources under direct control of the Airport until 2050. After joining the Initiative, Riga Airport has undertaken to achieve that the company does not cause CO2 emissions in its ba...

Riga Airport offers a wide range of destinations for safe travels during the summer season

As the coverage of vaccination increases and restrictions placed on travel due to Covid-19 decrease, Riga Airport offers to the passengers from the Baltic States a wide network of routes with more than 95 destinations for the summer season. This summer, flights from Riga are planned by a total of...

Handover of test track to Argo AI: Site at Munich Airport is ready for the autonomous vehicles of tomorrow

Argo AI autonomous vehicles will begin testing at Munich Airport on an asphalted area of around 55,000 square meters. Around four months after the start of construction work, the management of Munich Airport has now been able to hand over the preliminary test track of the new development s...

Airport Dimensions and Swissport have completed a deal to acquire No1 Lounges business

Airport Dimensions, a global leader in travel and passenger experiences and market leaders in the US with its The Club brand, has reached an agreement with joint venture partner Swissport, owner of Aspire, a leading global lounge and global aviation services company, to acquire the No1 Lounges...

Deluxe Common User Lounges at Munich Airport’s Terminal 1 re-open

With a steady increase in flights and a decrease in the number of Covid-19 incidences, Airport Lounge Europe is going back into operation as of today. The reopening of Airport Lounge World will follow on July 1, 2021 - both of them are located in Munich Airport’s Terminal 1...

Metrojet teams up with Portside to offer clients integrated aircraft data platform

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com) has recently teamed-up with Portside, Inc, a cloud-based data platform provider, to offer Metrojet’s aircraft management clients a single portal to review integrated information, including financial, maintenance, crew and operational status of the aircraft.  The digital platform combines trip planning, crew and staff sched...

The importance of loving an aircraft inside and out -finishing touches

Aircraft interior and exterior completions specialists, RAS Group – a part of the global base and line maintenance service, JET MS, who is, in turn, an integral part of the Avia Solutions Group – share advice on the values and cost benefits of well-maintained aircraft interiors and exteriors with commercial and business jet owners. First impressions matter For private and bus...

First ALSIM AL250 simulator in Italy

ALSIM announced the sale of the first AL250 in Italy, going to Aero Club Milano, the almost 100 years old institution based in Milan, Italy. The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable simulator certified as an EASA FNPT II. I...

Australia F135 engine Heavy Maintenance Facility achieves initial depot capability for fan & power modules

TAE Aerospace announced today it has successfully achieved Initial Depot Capability (IDC) requirements for the repair of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine fan and power modules, which power all three variants of the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. With this achievement, TAE Aero...

ALSIM delivered its first flight simulator to Russian S7 Aero

ALSIM announced its first sale in Russia. An ALSIM AL172 simulator has been delivered to S7 Aero and will be used for private pilots trainings at S7 Training. The AL172 is an exact replica of the Cessna 172 SP Skyhawk NAVIII. It features real Garmin G1000 NXI avionics and is equipped with the...

Safety first: the crucial importance of staying up to date with MRO safety improvements

Now more than ever, safety is on everyone’s minds. JET MS – a family member of the Avia Solutions Group, the largest aviation, and aerospace company in Central and Eastern Europe – highlights the crucial importance of staying up to date with MRO safety news and trends. Like in m...

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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 everyone. Richard will play a key role in ensuring that the Flight Physics aspects, including noise, perfo...

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 experience that is second to none. Huang has more than 30 years of engineering and management experience...

Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia on restart of national aviation industry

If we say Latvia, what will be you first association? If you are aviation professional or related to aviation industry, we bet the first thing you will say - airBaltic, Riga. 50skyshades was closely monitoring how Latvian national airline lived the corona crisis, as well as latest updates from ...

Meet Vertical Aerospace new Chief Engineer - Tim Williams

  Vertical Aerospace has appointed Tim Williams to the role of Chief Engineer to help drive Vertical towards its vision of electric flight for everyone. Tim, formerly a Chief Engineer at Rolls-Royce, will be responsible for leading the development of the new eVTOL aircraf...

Martin Gauss on situation in aviation industry, airBaltic present and future

I am born Latvian. Despite possible critics, for me it is a special feeling, a proud, to see green tail of airBaltic aicraft arround the Europe. The actual situation in aviation industry is more than complicated for giants, it is quite evident that it is even more difficult for smaller companies. &n...

Thales appoints a new Executive Vice President, Land & Air Systems

Christophe Salomon is appointed Executive Vice President, Thales, Land and Air Systems. He will be part of the Thales Executive Committee. He succeeds Alex Cresswell, who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Thales in the UK. Christophe, a graduate engineer of the Ecole...

Condor selects Airbus A330neo for fleet modernisation

German airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH has chosen the A330neo to renew its long-haul fleet with plans to introduce 16 aircraft of this new and more efficient type. The airline has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of seven Airbus A330neo, and intends to lease a further nine. Condor is the latest airline to order Airbus’ state-of-the-art A330neo widebody aircraft, bringing a...

Electrical power distribution & control on the Dassault Falcon10X - GE Aviation

Dassault Aviation has selected GE Aviation to provide the Primary and solid state Secondary Electrical Power Distribution and Control System for the recently launched Dassault Falcon 10X aircraft. “The Primary and Secondary Power Distribution System on the Falcon 10X system is a next generation design providing significant weight savings over conventional architecture with equip...

NASA boosts Electra research and development

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration has signed a contract with Electra.aero to mature enabling aerodynamic "blown lift" technologies for electric ultra-short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft in advanced air mobility applications. Electra teamed with Dr.Alrjandra Uran...

Joby completes flight of more than 150 Miles with Electric Vertical Take-Off Air Taxi

Joby Aero Inc. announced it had achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing. The flight was completed at Joby’s Electric Flight Base in Big S...

Volocopter takes to the skies at EAA AirVenture

Volocopter flew at the EAA AirVenture 2021 in Wisconsin. The Volocopter 2X flight was the first ever public crewed test flight of a fully electric vertical take-off and landing air taxi in the US. This successful flight marks a key milestone in Volocopter's plan to raise awar...

Unique aviation sensor for Long Range Awareness under Poor Visibility

The Ruselectronics holding company of Rostec State Corporation has developed a new generation hybrid TV sensor for detecting and observing distant objects in conditions of poor visibility, such as fog, rain, snowfall, dust storms or low illumination. The equipment is suitable for use in aircraft sur...

Air Race 1 roars into action at San Angelo for high-octane Halloween meeting in Texas

Air Race 1 has announced tickets are on sale for the highly-anticipated Halloween meeting at San Angelo, Texas this Autumn. Fans have a chance to witness the international air racing championship up close with live crowds welcomed to the aviation extravaganza at Mathis Field, San Angelo Regional Airport on October 30/31. The fastest show in the skies will see top air racing teams...

AIRSHOW 2021 will be proceeding as planned

The organisers of AIRSHOW 2021 share Australia’s disappointment that the 2021 Formula One Australian Grand Prix has been cancelled through COVID related issues. We know the dedication and effort required to stage a world class event, particularly in these challenging times, and we commiserate with the Grand Prix organising team. However, the COVID challenges of international driver and te...

CARIBAVIA - aviation meetup became Summit & Retreat

A part of aviation professionals are aware Caribbean Aviation Meetup and knows exactly its difference, comparing to other events. Covid era changes already so many schedulled events, we needed to find out if the Caribbean events will take place this year and how. We spoke with coordinator and Chairm...

WAI Chapters and corporate members take Girls in Aviation Day 2021 back to in-person events

 Women in Aviation International’s Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) will return to in-person events across the globe on September 25, 2021, and the Aviation for Girls App will also continue! WAI chapters and corporate members will be free to host in-person events for girls ages 8-17 this year...

Messe Friedrichshafen cancels AERO 2021 - new edition scheduled from April 27 to 30, 2022

AERO, the Global Show for General Aviation, will not take place this year. Messe Friedrichshafen has now taken a decision in view of the travel restrictions in Europe due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The organizers are now turning their focus to the upcoming trade shows. Messe Friedrichshafen has ca...

European Rotors is on track for a successful show debut in November

The helicopter and VTOL world is coming to Cologne in November this year. The new show format EUROPEAN ROTORS is getting a very positive feedback and strong support from the market with many market leaders having already signed-up for the premiere. The organizers European Helicopter Association (EHA...

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BAA Training secures €31 million financing for its global expansion

BAA Training announced it will be getting financing for its global expansion provided by UK Export Finance (UKEF) and US Apple Bank for Savings. Two companies belonging to Avia Solutions Group (ASG) - BAA Training and ASG Asset Management - were involved in signing the historic agreements with the leading financial institutions.   The €31 million worth deal is one of the most signi...

Pula Aviation acquires a shareholding in Pambele Aviation

Pula Aviation Services Ltd has acquired a shareholding in Johannesburg, South Africa based Air Charter Company, Pambele Aviation. Pambele Aviation provides fully managed air charter services throughout southern Africa including Botswana, RSA, Mozambique and Namibia. In announcing the transaction, Pula Aviation’s Managing Director, Nick Brown explained: “The Pula Group owns a...

Deutsche Post DHL Group record quarterly earnings and once again corona bonus for employees

All divisions achieved a significant jump in earnings All divisions significantly exceeded the previous year's results. Network capacity utilization was constantly high in the second quarter 2021. B2C shipment volumes remained ahead of last year in all networks, while the recovery in the B2B...

AELIS Group signs a Letter of Intent with AURA AERO for the purchase of 10 INTEGRAL E

AELIS Group, the aviation financing and leasing specialist, has just signed a Letter of Intent for the purchase of ten INTEGRAL E aircraft and an optional ten extra aircraft. Headquartered in Slovakia, AELIS Group offers investment solutions across the world for aircraft owners, operators...

World largest eVTOL aircraft order

Avolon and Vertical Aerospace announced a ground-breaking US$2 billion order for up to 500 electric eVTOL aircraft. This agreement, which is subject to certain closing conditions, will introduce the ultra-short-haul aircraft category to commercial aviation, a game changing development that...

JetEdge International announced $150M investment from KKR

JetEdge and KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced that credit funds and accounts managed by KKR have agreed to provide a credit facility of up to $150 million to Jet Edge. The funding will be used to support the acceleration of the Company’s broad infrastructure, digital initiatives...