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FLYBY growth with 12 New Tecnam Aircraft

FlyBy, Spain leading General Aviation Flight Training Organisation has placed an order for an additional 10 Tecnam P2008JC and 2 new P2006T NG. These will supplement their existing fleet of 31 aircraft. It is actually the largest order from the Spanish ATO that keeps growing steady. In fact, new orders are scheduled for 2025. Current FlyBy’s fleet includes: 8 P2008J...

Condor takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

Condor has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo on lease from Avolon following an event in Toulouse. The new aircraft is part of the airline’s ongoing fleet modernisation which already includes the A330neo for long-haul routes. By operating aircraft from the A320 and the A330neo families, Condor will fully benefit from the advantages of commonality between these two aircraft family typ...

Jean-Michel Jarre is world first passenger to take off in KleinVision's flying AirCar

KleinVision AirCar took to the skies with electronic music pioneer, Jean-Michel Jarre as its first passenger this month, signaling a new era of transportation innovation. AirCar, which received the Certificate of Airworthiness in January 2022, has already logged an impressive 130...

EVIA AERO and BANAT AIRPORT CARANSEBES develop sustainable aviation together

Another milestone has been reached on the road to sustainable aviation. EVIA AERO and Romanian Banat Airport Caransebes have signed a MoU for the joint development of energy systems for sustainable aviation. The aim is to create the necessary infrastructure at the airport for sustainable and th...

Dufour Aerospace announces Mejzlik Propellers as supplier of main propellers for Aero2

Mejzlik Propellers manufactures top-quality carbon fixed-pitch propeller blades for the UAV market, and Dufour is excited to incorporate them into the main propeller on Aero2. Simon Bendrey, Head of Design at Dufour Aerospace, commented: "Mejzlik Propellers has crafted custom variable-pitch...

Gulfstream begins G700 customer deliveries - first two aircraft entered into service

First two G700 aircraft have been delivered and are now in service with Gulfstream customers. G700 features the most spacious cabin in the industry and the Gulfstream Cabin Experience with 100% fresh air, whisper-quiet noise levels, natural light from 20 Gulfstream Panoramic Oval Windows and th...

Continuing work to dramatically improve aviation safety - Merlin Partners with MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Merlin announced its partnership with MIT Lincoln Laboratory (LL) in the first step towards an operational next generation collision avoidance technology. This partnership will see the two organizations explore the commercial adoption of the Airborne Collision Avoidance System Xu on u...

Flexjet achieves triple-crown of aviation safety awards

Flexjet announced its receipt of a suite of three awards that underscore its commitment to the most stringent safety standards for its aircraft Owners, flight crews and staff. The firm received the Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance Technicia...

Daher delivers 1st Polish owned Kodiak 100

Daher delivered first new Kodiak 100 Series III utility aircraft for a customer in Poland. This milestone was marked at AERO Friedrichshafen trade show, where the customer – Polish businessman Mariusz Saran – was represented by Piotr Lasek, whose Plane4you company speciali...

Jean-Michel Jarre is world first passenger to take off in KleinVision's flying AirCar

KleinVision AirCar took to the skies with electronic music pioneer, Jean-Michel Jarre as its first passenger this month, signaling a new era of transportation innovation. AirCar, which received the Certificate of Airworthiness in January 2022, has already logged an impressive 130 flight hours and over 520 takeoffs. After completing two flights in the AirCar at Piestany int...

Dufour Aerospace announces Mejzlik Propellers as supplier of main propellers for Aero2

Mejzlik Propellers manufactures top-quality carbon fixed-pitch propeller blades for the UAV market, and Dufour is excited to incorporate them into the main propeller on Aero2. Simon Bendrey, Head of Design at Dufour Aerospace, commented: "Mejzlik Propellers has crafted custom variable-pitch blades for the main propellers, perfectly suited to our motor and aircraft performance needs. Teamed...

Daher delivers 1st Polish owned Kodiak 100

Daher delivered first new Kodiak 100 Series III utility aircraft for a customer in Poland. This milestone was marked at AERO Friedrichshafen trade show, where the customer – Polish businessman Mariusz Saran – was represented by Piotr Lasek, whose Plane4you company speciali...

Daher recognizes Margrit Waltz on her 960th flight

Daher congratulated Margrit Waltz on her 960th ferry flight, which she achieved last month on a transatlantic trip that delivered a new production TBM 960 turboprop aircraft for an owner in North America. As one of the world's most experienced ferry pilots, Waltz performed her mileston...

AURA AERO AERO Friedrichshafen - aircraft financing solutions & orders for electric two-seater INTEGRAL E

AERO Friedrichshafen 2024 was a success aor AURA AERO. Together with and Societe Generale Equipment Finance company announced a cooperation in the field of aircraft financing. In order to facilitate access to the INTEGRAL family, AURA AERO brand new two-seater aircraft desig...

Tecnam and Evionica to design the future of aviation training

Tecnam and Evionica announced a long-term partnership for an interactive learning platform for student pilots. The first models to be included in the agreement are the P2006T and P2008JC. Others will follow. The collaboration will enable the most comprehensive and detailed insight into Tecnam a...

BAA Training prepares future pilots for Luxair, Luxembourg’s premier airline

BAA Training partnered with Luxair, the flag carrier of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Under the signed agreement, Luxair will send independently selected pilots to be trained at BAA Training’s facilities in Lleida-Alguaire, Spain, through an ATPL Integrated program. Luxair will pre-finance this training on behalf of these students. CEO Marijus Ravoitis of BAA Training commented:&nbs...

Elixir Aircraft moves forward with European ATOs

At Aero Friedrichshafen Elixir Aircraft stand was more than popular among Approved Training Organizations from around the world. The requirement for new 4th generation aircraft is confirmed, low operating costs, high levels of safety and versatility. The reason is quite simpke - older generation aircraft becoming extremely costly to purchase, operate and maintain.  El...

ACS Aviation continue to grow with acquisition of two ALSIM flight simulators

ACS Aviation is now in possession of three certified ALSIM simulators. Both their second AL42, as well as their ALX, are now successfully qualified, respectively as FNPT II and FNPT II MCC by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority. AL42 is an exact replica of the Diamond DA42, built using...

ESMA Airways Aviation announces Airline Pilot Foundation Program for Morocco

Forum International de l’Etudiant was the place where ESMA Airways Aviation, boasting a 45-year history in pilot training, announced the launch of its Pilot Foundation Program in Casablanca. This initiative, the first of its kind in North Africa, marks a significant milesto...

NAV CANADA and CAE form partnership to train Air Traffic Controllers & Flight Service Specialists

NAV CANADA and CAE have signed a strategic agreement to increase training capacity for crucial air traffic services professionals. Under this first-of-its-kind partnership in Canada, CAE instructors will deliver initial training for Flight Service Specialists and Air Traffic Controlle...

Safran continues in-service support for U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has renewed its contract with the U.S. Coast Guard to support the Arriel engines powering its MH-65 helicopters. This new 5-year contract will provide in-service support and MRO for more than 240 Arriel 2C2-CG engines, under a Support-By-the-Hour contract. Th...

B-29 reunion added to warbird highlights at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

The world’s only two flying examples of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress will make a rare joint appearance this summer during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024, supporting the “Turning the Tide” salute to 1944 and the 80th anniversary of D-Day. The 71st edition of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s fly-in convention is July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. It...

AERO Career Days: where (career) dreams take flight

The future of aviation depends first and foremost on the people who shape it. The anniversary AERO, the 30th edition of the leading global trade fair for General Aviation, Business Aviation and Air Sports, offers an ideal platform for young people to find out about the diverse career opportunities in the industry with the AERO Career Days. Aviation is a growth industry with interesting career p...

Explore commercial aviation opportunities across Africa and Middle East at Egypt International Airshow 2024

Taking place 2-5 September 2024 at the new El Alamein International Airport, Egypt International Airshow will showcase Egypt's leadership as a key hub for the regions commercial aviation sector. Organized in close collaboration with strategic partners, The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Egypt...

Legendary designer Burt Rutan returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2024

Burt Rutan, whose innovative designs have captured the world of flight ranging from homebuilt aircraft to space vehicles, will return to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2024 with appearances and forums coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his VariEze canard aircraft design. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024...

Singapore Airshow 2024 to enthral audience with the largest number of flying teams in its history

This year Singapore Airshow 2024 will see a total of eight aerial displays including one flypast from six air forces and two commercial companies. This edition’s aerial performances present the largest number of foreign flying teams with Indian Air Force’s Sarang showcasin...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 to light up night sky with 500-drone performance

The growing aerial art form of lighted drones is coming toEAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2024, as Starlight Aerial Productions brings its spectacular displays to night air shows on July 24 and 27. The 71st edition of the Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is coming to Wittman R...

SITA unveils latest evolution in total airport management

SITA launched its trailblazing airport management tool, the SITA Airport Operations Total Optimizer, during Passenger Terminal Expo 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany. Total Optimizer harnesses AI and the principles of Total Airport Management to optimize holistically across a variety of airport functions. Over the past decade, airports have managed to optimize...

Artificial intelligence improves aircraft handling at BER

Berlin Brandenburg became one of the first airports in the world and the first in Germany to have an intelligent, innovative system in operation to optimise handling processes on BER’s apron. The Digital Turnaround system uses live cameras and self-learning, AI-based software to analyse aircraft handling in real time. The system makes recommendations to the operational decision-makers at the...

New flight routes from Riga Airport this summer season

During this summer season, travelers will have an opportunity to go to a total of 105 direct flight destinations from Riga Airport. Several new flight routes to popular holiday destinations in southern Europe are expected; connectivity with the Balkan region will increase. With the beginning of...

Thales to equip Cibao International Airport in Dominican Republic with new Air Traffic Control Radar System

Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil, the Dominican Republic air services navigation provider awards a contract to Thales for a fifth Air Traffic Control Radar, a co-mounted ​ STAR NG and RSM NG for installation at the Cibao International Airport. Safe skies means safe transit thr...

ANRA Technologies establishes U-space Test Center in partnership with Estonian Aviation Academy

ANRA Technologies announced a strategic partnership with Estonian Aviation Academy with a mission to educate and train future aviation talent. ANRA Technologies and Estonian Aviation Academy will jointly co-develop, manage, and operate an Uncrewed Aircraft Systems testing facility in Tartu...

Thales modernises air traffic management at Kazakhstan’s Astana and Almaty airports

Thales announces successful deployment in Kazakhstan of its Advanced Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS) in Astana Airport. This milestone marks a significant leap in aviation technology following the first similar successful implementation at Almaty Airport. A pivotal...

Continuing work to dramatically improve aviation safety - Merlin Partners with MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Merlin announced its partnership with MIT Lincoln Laboratory (LL) in the first step towards an operational next generation collision avoidance technology. This partnership will see the two organizations explore the commercial adoption of the Airborne Collision Avoidance System Xu on unmanned aircraft systems. The partnership will focus on the initial integration and further implemen...

Flexjet achieves triple-crown of aviation safety awards

Flexjet announced its receipt of a suite of three awards that underscore its commitment to the most stringent safety standards for its aircraft Owners, flight crews and staff. The firm received the Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance Technician Training for the 25th year, more than any other private jet travel provider and once again ea...

Leadership in green aviation development - Sino Jet releases 2023 carbon emission report

Sino Jet reaffirmed its position as a leader in green aviation development by unveiling its 2023 carbon emission report. Despite the continuous growth in flight activities, Sino Jet has successfully achieved a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, decreasing by 11.06% compared...

Savback Helicopters debuts at AERO 2023 with newly won Swedish certification ultra-light K1-S19 helicopter

Savback Helicopters is making its debut at the 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen. The Sweden-based brokerage is also taking the opportunity to court customer interest for a brand-new Airbus Helicopters’ H160 medium utility helicopter and a light utility H125, both in its...

Eve Air Mobility and AirX sign LOI for up to 50 eVTOLs, service support & urban ATM software

Eve Air Mobility has signed a LOI with Japan largest public helicopter air charter service AirX for up to 10 firm and up to 40 optional eVTOL aircraft. The order will support the continued development and scaling of innovative transportation operations in Japan. Asia-Pacific regi...

IADA broadens global connections covering US, UK, Ireland, Dubai, Isle of Man and Africa

International Aircraft Dealers Association has expanded its worldwide presence by adding another international business aircraft dealer, two products and services members and forming a reciprocal relationship with the African Business Aviation Association. The newest IADA-Accredited aircraft de...

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...

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Green Aerolease expands its electric aircraft rental offer with new-generation thermal aircraft

Green Aerolease, Europe leading electric aircraft rental company, is extending its offer to include low-consumption thermal-powered flight training aircraft (-50% compared with historical aircraft). Residual CO2 emissions are offset by the use of electric aircraft (via the Aero4Good association). This allows flight clubs and professional flight schools to offer a 0 net emission flig...

AVOLON: lessor orderbooks to be in high demand

The value of new aircraft deliveries is expected to rise by over 15% to c.US$100 billion in 2024, according to a paper published today by Avolon, a leading global aviation finance company. The delivery of over 1,450 new large commercial aircraft will help drive airlines’ passenger revenues up 12% to US$717 billion. Airlines’ net profit is projected to rise by 10% to US$26 billion. ...

Strong leasing activity underpinned by airlines' demand for aircraft and capital

Avolonissues an update for the fourth quarter and 2023 full year. Andy Cronin, CEO Avolon, commented: “Strengthening market conditions allowed us to place our orderbook and used aircraft at accretive lease rates while underwriting US$4bn of new volume through the sale and l...

Eve Air Mobility receives ESG financing guarantee from Bradesco Bank in long-term funding

Bradesco Bank has concluded with Eve Mobilidade Aérea Urbana, a subsidiary of Eve first ESG financing guarantee operation aligned with the Green Loans Principles, which follows a set of guidelines for structuring loan operations for sustainable purposes. Eve is developing solutions for t...

ZeroAvia announces completion of $116m Series C funding round

ZeroAvia has completed its Series C funding round at a total of $116m. The UK Infrastructure Bank joins the round as a cornerstone-level investor alongside co-leads Airbus, Barclays Sustainable Impact Capital and NEOM Investment Fund as announced in September, with the Series C round...

Solid-state battery supply chain for eVTOLs - EHang invests in lithium metal battery tech company

EHang announced a strategic investment in Shenzhen Inx Technology Co. and its plan to cooperate with Inx on the research, development and production of solid-state lithium metal batteries for EHang AAV products. This PreA+ funding round of Inx was led by GL Ventures, with th...

Mental health challenge in civil aviation - The Royal Aeronautical Society publishes paper

The Royal Aeronautical Society has published a paper on the mental health challenge to civil aviation safety, covering both psychosocial risk management and mental health. The paper explores the impact that mental health in aviation currently has within civil aviation. The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Human Factors Wellbeing Working Group paper highlights key areas of the civil avi...

magniX announces Letter of Intent with Harbour Air for 50 magni650 electric engines

Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase 50 magni650 electric engines. magniX’s electric propulsion units will be used to electrify Harbour Air’s fleet, beginning with the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in 2026. The magni650s will also be used for third-party conversions. The agreement is a milestone in electric aviation and...

WestJet acquires Shell Aviation’s first SAF available for purchase in Canada

WestJet has purchased the first Sustainable Aviation Fuel supplied in Canada by Shell Aviation as another step forward in making Canada’s aviation industry more sustainable. With the right regulatory and investment environment, SAF remains one of the more viable and scalable in-...

easyJet reopens applications for 2024 Pilot Training Programme in drive to recruit 1000 new pilots

easyJet has opened its renowned Generation easyJet Pilot Training programme, which takes aspiring pilots with little or no experience to the cockpit of an Airbus A320 commercial airliner in around two years as qualified co-pilot. Over 1000 new pilots are set to join easyJet by 2028 as part of a five...

GetJet Airlines completes summer fleet with Airbus A320 aircraft

Just in time for the busiest time of the year, IOSA-approved Lithuanian ACMI and charter carrier GetJet Airlines has completed its summer season fleet with the addition of an Airbus A320-200 unit, bringing the total number of family aircraft to eight. Registered under Lithuanian registration LY...

SmartLynx Airlines invests over 6 million euros in cabin interior upgrades

SmartLynx Airlines made a substantial investment exceeding 6 million EUR in upgrading cabin interiors and improving maintenance processes to elevate customer experience. These improvements are an integral part of the airline's cabin upgrade program, which started in 2023, encompassing the p...