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Leonardo showcases AW249 helicopter next gen design and capabilities

AW249 next generation exploration and escort helicopter had its international public premiere at Eurosatory during an official ceremony attended by representatives from industry, Italian Defence and international delegations. The result of the strong collaboration between the Italian Ministry of Defence and Leonardo, the AW249 (designated AH-249A NEES - Nuovo Elicottero da Esplorazione e Scor...

Twelve launches Fuel for the Long Haul campaign setting new standard for sustainable aviation

Twelve announced the launch of its Fuel for the Long Hau brand campaign introducing a technology and company first market offering, E-Jet Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Twelve E-Jet is an e-SAF, which is a fuel made from CO2, water, and renewable energy, resulting in up to 90% lower lifecycle emissions compared with conventional jet fuel. e-SAFs use up to 1,000 times less...

FlightPath3D reinvents flight journey experience on Cathay Pacific

FlightPath3D and Cathay Pacific have collaborated to launch a groundbreaking experience that seamlessly blends flight tracking with Cathay Pacific inflight entertainment. Called “My Journey,” this innovative integrated GUI incorporates a customized welcome experience, flight preview...

AXA and HK Express launch exclusive partnership

AXA Hong Kong and Macau and HK Express Airways announced an exclusive insurance partnership agreement and held the collaboration kick-off ceremony. AXA is committed to offering HK Express customers a fast, simple and convenient travel insurance experience while providing tailored protectio...

Boom Supersonic completes construction of the Overture superfactory

Boom Supersonic marked the completion of construction on Overture Superfactory with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 17, 2024. Located at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Overture Superfactory is the first supersonic airliner factory in the Unite...

Panorama announces the establishment of a new base in Quebec City

Panorama Aviation announced the opening of a new base in Quebec City. This initiative also aims to support the development and construction of infrastructure in Northern Canada and Quebec. To meet the diverse needs of its clients, Panorama is deploying two aircraft: a Beechcraft 1900D and a Pil...

Archer announces landmark infrastructure deal with Signature Aviation

Archer Aviation and Signature Aviation signed an MOU focused on electrifying Signature network of over 200 airport terminals, giving Archer access to takeoff and landing sites in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. and globally, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay...

Atlantic Jet Partners acquires Aerodyne Corp, expanding aircraft maintenance & repair capabilities

Atlantic Jet Partners announced the acquisition of Aerodyne Corp., a premier jet engine repair and maintenance firm. This strategic acquisition improves Atlantic Jet Partners’ capabilities and market presence, reinforcing its commitment to delivering comprehensive aircraft solutions. Atla...

Airways Aviation and Pier Seven Aviation sign collaboration deal

Airways Aviation and Pier Seven Aviation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a collaborative partnership aimed at providing self-funded students and airline cadets with end-to-end pilot training solutions. This strategic alliance will focus on a comprehensive program to recruit and sup...

AXA and HK Express launch exclusive partnership

AXA Hong Kong and Macau and HK Express Airways announced an exclusive insurance partnership agreement and held the collaboration kick-off ceremony. AXA is committed to offering HK Express customers a fast, simple and convenient travel insurance experience while providing tailored protection for the mass travellers, enabling them to travel on their own terms. "One-click" to...

airBaltic continues growth and recruitment - more than 120 job positions open

airBaltic announces its ongoing recruitment, reflecting the company's commitment to growth, with more than 120 positions in total throughout various departments, including Cabin Crew, Pilots, Technicians, and others. Currently, airBaltic offers 60 available positions for Cabin Crew – 40 in Riga and 20 in Tallinn. Furthermore, airBaltic is hiring First Office...

easyJet announces largest new routes release with 60 new routes for winter 2024

easyJet announced its largest release of new routes with 60 new routes now available to book including 33 routes launching from 11 UK airports, with flights taking off for the first time from this winter. The release includes a new winter service to Tromso in Norway for the very first time with depa...

SmartLynx merged its three Operations Manuals – Part A into a single manual

SmartLynx Airlines has become one of the first airlines in Europe to merge its Operations Manuals – Part A (OM-A) across all three AOCs into single OM-A. The merger of OM-A has recently been approved by Latvian, Estonian and Maltese competent civil aviation authorities. This step will decrease...

Nolinor acquires a second Cessna 172 for its Become a Pilot program

Nolinor Aviation acquires a second Cessna 172 for its Become a Pilot program. This Cessna 172 (C-172), rich in history and carefully restored, will be made available to Nolinor Aviation employees, offering an exceptional pilot training opportunity.  Launched in 2020, the&nbs...

Emirates joins IATA Turbulence Aware Platform, becomes first airline to integrate flight data for real-time accuracy

Emirates joined IATA Turbulence Aware Platform. It will also be the first airline to integrate the IATA platform within the latest version of Lido mPilot, the mobile navigation solution from Lufthansa Systems. Bringing these platforms together offers a wealth of data, combined with new tec...

Panorama announces the establishment of a new base in Quebec City

Panorama Aviation announced the opening of a new base in Quebec City. This initiative also aims to support the development and construction of infrastructure in Northern Canada and Quebec. To meet the diverse needs of its clients, Panorama is deploying two aircraft: a Beechcraft 1900D and a Pilatus PC-12, capable of handling passenger, cargo, or combined flights. The company is establishing i...

Archer announces landmark infrastructure deal with Signature Aviation

Archer Aviation and Signature Aviation signed an MOU focused on electrifying Signature network of over 200 airport terminals, giving Archer access to takeoff and landing sites in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. and globally, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, and Texas. The MOU identifies day-one opportunities for launching Archer’s air taxi serv...

Atlantic Jet Partners acquires Aerodyne Corp, expanding aircraft maintenance & repair capabilities

Atlantic Jet Partners announced the acquisition of Aerodyne Corp., a premier jet engine repair and maintenance firm. This strategic acquisition improves Atlantic Jet Partners’ capabilities and market presence, reinforcing its commitment to delivering comprehensive aircraft solutions. Atla...

Aircraft Servicing Guernsey named as Authorized Service Facility for Cessna and Beechcraft piston aircraft

ASG, a subsidiary of Pula Aviation Services, has been named as a Textron Aviation Authorized Service Facility for Cessna and Beechcraft piston engine series range of aircraft. With 30 years of experience and expertise in maintaining Cessna and Beechcraft piston engines at its facility in Guernsey, s...

Gulfstream G500 and G600 exceed 100,000 flight hours

Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 have each surpassed 100,000 flight hours. Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, both aircraft feature the award-winning Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck, with safety enhancing technology, including the industry’s first active control sidesticks and m...

Skyports partners with Unified Aviation to accelerate global vertiport roll-out

Skyports Infrastructure has partnered with Unified Aviation to provide a cost-effective, versatile infrastructure solution for air taxi take-off and landing. This partnership will support rapid roll-out of Skyports’ infrastructure globally, facilitating agile and responsive vertiport netw...

Heroes and historic military aircraft have their stories shared at Warbirds in Review during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

Warbirds in Review, an unparalleled presentation series during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that brings together historic airplanes with pilots and aircraft owners, returns in 2024 with guests that encompass 80 years of aviation and military history. The 71st edition of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s fly-in convention is July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The twice daily s...

Advanced Air Mobility pavilion to take center stage at Riyadh Future Aviation Forum 2024

The next generation of air travel will take center stage at the Future Aviation Forum 2024 in Riyadh on Monday 20 May, with an Advanced Air Mobility pavilion showcasing the latest technologies and panel sessions from global air mobility leaders. eVTOL aircraft set to take centre stage as part of a wider focus on Advance Air Mobility. FAF24 will not only be a forum for strategic insi...

Fly-In Theater brings old and new aviation films to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

Aviation and silver screen enthusiasts are in for a treat during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 as the Fly-In Theater returns with eight aviation films shown across the week-long event. This year’s schedule covers several eras of movies from the 1940s to the present day. For more than 15 yea...

Saudi Arabia to grow general aviation to $2 billion industry, roadmap to be revealed at FAF 2024

The General Authority of Civil Aviation is set to unveil a General Aviation roadmap at the 2024 Future Aviation Forum in May, to increase the GDP of the general aviation sector tenfold to $2 billion by 2030. The roadmap covers the business jet segment, including charter, private, and corpo...

2024 Future Aviation Forum to convene global aviation leaders in Riyadh

The Future Aviation Forum returns to Riyadh from 20-22 May 2024, bringing together 5,000 experts and aviation leaders from over 100 countries, including ministers, regulators, manufacturers, airlines, and airports. The Forum will find solutions to the sectors main challenges, inviting attendees...

AIX 2024 to host over 40 first-time exhibitors

AIX gathers airlines, OEMs, suppliers, and designers from across the globe to discover and shape the cabin concepts of the future. The 2024 show will welcome returning faces alongside 40 suppliers exhibiting at the show for the first time to present their innovations to attendees and airli...

Air transport industry improves baggage handling despite surge in passenger traffic - SITA

SITA announced an improvement in air transport industry’s rate of mishandled baggage. Newly launched SITA Baggage IT Insights 2024 reports the number of bags mishandled by the industry falling from 7.6 to 6.9 per 1,000 passengers in 2023. This is despite passenger numbers rising above 2019 levels for the first time in five years, growing to 5.2 billion. The long-term trend underlines the pos...

Well prepared for the start of EURO 2024 BER welcomes all guests

Dobro došli! Bienvenido al BER! Welcome to Berlin Brandenburg Airport! Football teams and numerous fans will be landing at BER on charter and scheduled flights over the next few days. The airport company is expecting a slight increase in the number of travellers during the UEFA EURO 2024. Ten charter flights, mainly from Spain and Croatia, with teams and fans are expected at BER on Friday a...

Munich Airport presents progress in construction work on the new pier of Terminal 1

The new pier at Terminal 1 of Munich Airport is progressing rapidly: after the exterior façade was completed last year, the interior fit-out is currently making great strides. Construction is scheduled for completion at the end of 2025. Extensive testing will still be carried out before commi...

Sustainable aviation takes flight in Latvia

On 27th May 2024 a Letter of Intent was signed between EVIA-AERO GmbH, a Bremen-based aviation company, and owners of SIA “Sky Port”, Jurmala Airport, to start the journey towards sustainable aviation. EVIA-AERO, in partnership with Jurmala Airport, plans to transform it into t...

RIX Riga Airport profit in 2023 – EUR 1.6 million

Company' audited annual report for 2023 shows that last year, RIX Riga Airport worked with a significant increase in turnover, the number of passengers served and the number of flights, and closed the financial year with a profit of EUR 1.6 million. The company's net turnover in 2023...

London Oxford Airport introduces sustainable aviation fuel, welcomes new tenants, progresses with R&D technology park

London Oxford Airport is enjoying a significant year.  This month it introduced sustainable aviation fuel through fuel provider World Fuel Services.  New tenant OXCCU, a spin-out from Oxford University, is readying its synthetic aviation fuel facility to open in August, anti...

Electric planes to join Pilot Academy - airBaltic & Diamond sign LOI

airBaltic Training signed a LOI with Diamond Aircraft for the acquisition of three all-electric eDA40 and two DA42-VI aircraft. Thus, the airBaltic Pilot Academy's fleet will grow to 15 aircraft in total. This strategic move underscores airBaltic's commitment to sustainable aviation and the expansion of its Pilot Ac...

ExecuJet MRO Services South Africa set to achieve new record for airframe heavy checks

ExecuJet MRO Services South Africa is poised to set a new record this year for airframe heavy maintenance checks. Company’s previous annual record was seven, but this year it will complete at least 11 thanks to additional work on Dassault Falcon aircraft. ExecuJet MRO Services South Africa is approved for line and heavy maintenance on the Falcon 50, Falcon 2000, Falcon 900, Falcon 7X an...

Safran opens new LEAP engine maintenance workshop at Brussels Airport

Safran Aircraft Engine Services Brussels opened a new MRO workshop for LEAP engines in the Brussels airport zone. Safran Aircraft Engines has invested €24 million in the construction of the 8,500-square-meter workshop, which will round out its global MRO network and support the ramp-up of...

MTU Maintenance Canada completes 1,500th shop visit

MTU Maintenance Canada has completed the 1,500th shop visit of its operational history, marking the occasion with the redelivery of a V2500-A5 engine operated by Spirit Airlines. Founded in 1998 MRO location on the outskirts of Vancouver has had a varied portfolio of commercial legacy engi...

Royal Aero Club of Western Australia selects P-Mentor to its fleet

Australia largest flight training organizations, with more than 30 aircraft, The Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, which will celebrate its 95 year anniversary in August, will add Tecnam P-Mentors to its fleet via a long term cross hire agreement. Deliveries will commence with two of the IF...

Simaero enters India with $100 million investment to train around 5000 pilots over 5 years

International flight simulator provider, Simaero, will invest $100 million in India to train up to 5,000 pilots over the next five years. The firm will bring in the investment in a phased manner to create training infrastructure and install flight simulators to meet the growing demand for pilot trai...

Twelve launches Fuel for the Long Haul campaign setting new standard for sustainable aviation

Twelve announced the launch of its Fuel for the Long Hau brand campaign introducing a technology and company first market offering, E-Jet Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Twelve E-Jet is an e-SAF, which is a fuel made from CO2, water, and renewable energy, resulting in up to 90% lower lifecycle emissions compared with conventional jet fuel. e-SAFs use up to 1,000 times less...

Boom Supersonic completes construction of the Overture superfactory

Boom Supersonic marked the completion of construction on Overture Superfactory with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 17, 2024. Located at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Overture Superfactory is the first supersonic airliner factory in the United States. The state-of-the-art assembly line is where Boom will build its supersonic airliner, Overt...

Belgium chooses Airbus H145M for Armed Forces and Federal Police

The Kingdom of Belgium will procure 15 multi-role H145M helicopters for the army and two helicopters plus three options for the Federal Police. The contract was signed between the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, on behalf of Belgium, and Airbus Helicopters.The H145M is a multi-ro...

AURA AERO launches its first European crowdfunding campaign

AURA AERO is launching its first European crowdfunding campaign, via Crowdcube, in parallel with its main fundraising. This possibility to invest, even if modestly, is open to all, and will enable French and European subscribers to support the development of the company, while giving AURA AERO the o...

Archer completed Midnight transition flight

On June 8th Archer Aviation Midnight aircraft successfully completed transition flying at a speed of 100+ mph. Archer has now achieved transition with two different full-scale eVTOL aircraft. Transition is well known in the industry as a very difficult milestone few companies have reached. At ~...

XTI Aerospace files new U.S. patent application for TriFan 600 VTOL aircraft

XTI Aircraft Company submitted a patent application (non-provisional) with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office and filed notice with the 157 countries participating in the Patent Cooperation Treaty for innovations related to the TriFan 600, XTI Aircraft's fixed-wing VTOL aircraft currently in...

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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SwissDrones secures USD 10 million in additional funding

SwissDrones announced the closing of its Series B equity growth funding round, securing over USD 10 million from a consortium of investors including aviation investor DiamondStream Partners, Chevron Technology Ventures, Ingleside Investors, and a continued commitment from existing shareholders, marking another significant milestone in Company’s rapid development. The transaction closed on Ap...

Embraer plans to invest USD$390 million and create another 900 direct jobs this year in Brazil

Embraer announced its plan to invest approximately USD$390 million and hire 900 additional employees in the current year. The announcement was made during the visit of the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, to the company's headquarters in São José dos Campos. The objective is to meet increased aircraft production and anticipated future growth by developing ne...

Skyports raises in excess of $110M in Series C round led by new investment from ACS

Skyports announced that ACS Group has made a substantial equity investment in Skyports, to become the largest investor in the company. ACS Group, which in 2023 generated revenue of $39 billion, has invested via its wholly owned infrastructure development/concessions business IRIDIUM,...

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...

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...

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...