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Pool Agreement Embraer & KLM Cityhopper for the E195-E2s fleet

At MRO Europe Embraer announced a Pool Program agreement with KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The contract includes broad component support for the airline’s E195-E2s fleet. Currently, Embraer’s Pool Program supports more than 50 airlines worldwide. The airline received the first E195-E2 of the 25 jets it has on order, at the beginning of 20...

Mesa Air Group becomes first scheduled airline launching drone delivery business in the U.S.

Mesa Air Group, Inc. has signed an agreement with aerospace technology company Flirtey to order 4 delivery drones, with an option to order an additional 500 aircraft. The agreement marks Mesa becoming the first scheduled airline to launch drone delivery in the U.S. Mesa and Flirtey are initially focusing on the last-mile food delivery industry, enabling Mesa to expand beyond the global air...

First Bell 505 dealer in United States is named - Universal Helicopter Inc.

Bell appointed Universal Helicopter (UHI) as its first Bell 505 Dealer in the United States with Authorized territory of Arizona and Utah. Bell’s dealership network creates a complete experience from aircraft purchasing to operator training for current and future Bell 505 customers.  &...

Scandinavian Airlines joined Airbus Skywise open data platform

Scandinavian Airlines has signed a 5 year contract with Airbus becoming the latest European operator to go with Airbus' Skywise Health Monitoring  (SHM) digital solution. Scandinavian Airlines will apply Airbus’ Skywise Health Monitoring solution across its entire A320, A330 and...

Welcome new Tecnam Dealer for South Africa - Mach 1 Aviation

TECNAM announced their partnership with Mach 1 Aviation to market the whole Tecnam fleet for the sales territories in South Africa. Mach 1, an innovative flight school  will not only be marketing the aircraft, but will be using the Tecnam aircraft for training. The flight school will be a...

LCI delivered two AW139 helicopters to Heligo

LCI has placed two Leonardo AW139 helicopters on long-term operating leases with its newest customer, Heligo Charters Pvt. Ltd. The state-of-the-art aircraft were recently delivered to Heligo’s base at Juhu Airport in Mumbai, from where they will provide crew transfer services f...

Bringing drone deliveries to Colombia - Skyports Partners with low-cost airline developer Irelandia

Skyports has created a joint venture with Irelandia, to bring drone deliveries to Colombia and wider Latin America. The joint venture will bring an innovative, fast, frequent and reliable logistics service to Colombia, providing a cost-effective solution to connecting Colombia’s rural communit...

eVTOL ride sharing business in Japan - Japan Airlines & Avolon

Avolon and Japan Airlines announced a partnership to commercialize zero-emissions eVTOL aircraft in Japan.  Avolon, through its investment and innovation affiliate Avolon-e, has formed a strategic partnership with JAL to identify and target local partners and customers, infrastructure requ...

First A320 Flight Hour Services maintenance contract in Europe to support Finnair’s entire single aisle fleet

Finnair has selected Airbus’s Flight Hour Services (FHS) to support its entire A320 Family fleet (35 aircraft), thus becoming the first European FHS customer for an A320 fleet. Following recent contracts in Asia Pacific and the MiddleEast region, this first FHS agreement from Europe demon...

The 1000th activation of Inmarsat Jet ConneX

During recent NBAA-BACE 2021 Inmarsat celebrated the 1,000th installation and activation of its Jet ConneX inflight connectivity solution, and also coincides with the fifth anniversary of Jet ConneX. Since entering commercial service in November 2016, Jet ConneX has quickly developed into the business aviation industry’s gold standard inflight connectivity service, offeri...

ABB & Lilium team up to revolutionize charging infrastructure for regional air travel

ABB E-mobility and Lilium have announced plans for ABB to provide the charging infrastructure for Lilium’s high speed regional air network, scheduled for commercial launch in 2024. Lilium has announced planned launch networks in Florida, Germany, and Brazil. As part of the agreement, ABB will develop, test and supply the MegaWatt fast charging infrastructure necessary for the quick turn...

We know it now - Gogo 5G launch customer is Jet Edge

Jet Edge International has signed an agreement with Gogo Business Aviation to become Gogo’s 5G launch customer.Jet Edge has AVANCE L5 installed across the majority of its managed, large-cabin fleet and will upgrade 50 of those aircraft to Gogo 5G over a 24-month period. “Choosing...

Meeting the expectations of business aviation in Geneva

After 15 years of preparations, the hangar, private ramp and 7-storey Geneva Airpark building, covering 20,000 sq m in the southern area of Geneva airport, became operational in 2009. This whole infrastructure responded to the airport authorities’ desire to develop optimal conditions for hosti...

Sustainability focus - Signature Flight Support launched renew book & claim program

At NBAA-BACE 2021, Signature Flight Support has launched the Signature Renew Book & Claim program. The program which gives private aircraft operators the flexibility to purchase the carbon reductions created by sustainable aviation fuel regardless of physical availability. This allows opera...

Design and technology - New Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 & Citation XLS Gen2

Textron Aviation announced the next generation Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 and Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 business jets. Unveiled on the eve of NBAA-BACE, the updates to the entry-level light jet and the midsize business jet usher in the next generation of aircraft design and tech...

Air Austral entrusts AFI KLM E&M with the support of its Airbus A220 components

While Air France has received the first of its 60 Airbus A220 aircraft at the end of September, Air Austral, the airline based in Reunion Island, is the first to benefit from AFI KLM E&M's component support for this new aircraft type. AFI KLM E&M and Air Austral recently signed an agreement to provide component support for the airline's fleet of three A220 aircraft. The terms...

Berlin Brandenburg region welcomes MTU Maintenance dedicated on-site service facility

MTU Maintenance aims to become the number one on-site and near wing engine service provider in Europe with its new dedicated facility in the region of Berlin Brandenburg. The opening of the new facility will happen in November 2021 and will house quick-turn engine bays and be a base for a dedicated on-site and AOG team for CF34-8/-10 and CFM56-7B and, later in 2022, CFM56-5B and V2500 engines...

A new line maintenance centre to be opened - SmartLynx Technik

SmartLynx Airlines announced the initiation and implementation of a new Part-145 Line Maintenance Organization SmartLynx Technik, to bring greater control back in-house. As SmartLynx Airlines continues rapid business development, an in-house line maintenance centre, SmartLynx Technik,...

Extension of Total Component Support agreement for Japan Airlines Boeing 787 fleet

Lufthansa Technik and Japan Airlines have further deepened their trusted partnership by extending a long term agreement on Total Component Support (TCS) services for Japan Airlines' Boeing 787 fleet. The five-year TCS contract covers a multiple of components installed on Japan Airlines' B...

Master takeoffs and landings with Cirrus Approach complimentary course

Cirrus Aircraft announced a complimentary Cirrus Approach course available to all aircraft enthusiasts and pilots regardless of the aircraft type they fly. Now through the end of the year, the Cirrus Approach SR Series Takeoffs and Landings flight training course is complimentary to those wh...

Pull Up Academy flight school has chosen the Sonaca 200

For the 5th edition of the Portugal Air Summit, which takes place from October 13 to 17, 2021, the Pull Up Academy flight school announced that it has selected the Sonaca 200 to reinforce its fleet of training aircraft. "Pull Up Academy aims to provide the most professional training to stude...

First airport to be built from the ground up post-pandemic - Pittsburgh International

Pittsburgh Airport of the future - now officially under way. Officials broke ground on a new 700,000 square-foot terminal project, marking Pittsburgh International Airport as the first terminal in the country to be built from the ground up in a post-pandemic world. Built with a focus on public health and technology, the new facility will incorporat...

Why the airport is the best place to work - here are 6 reasons

Not many industries sound as intriguing and attractive as aviation. Working in aviation has an undeniable charm and entices many talented professionals to start their careers in the aviation industry. Over his impressive 30-year-long career in aviation, Kjell Mathisen, Corporate Training Manager at aviation services provider Aviator, has had many opportunities to make sure of that. Today, the expe...

Riga Airport - the number of cargo flights handled keeps growing

Operational data show that the number of cargo flights serviced at Riga Airport continued to grow in September, showing a 56 percent increase as compared to the corresponding period of 2019.  This September, the Airport handled 214 cargo flights, and from January to September a total of almo...

Infrastructure costs increasing $2.3 billion in a crisis - IATA

IATA warned that planned increases in charges by airports and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) will stall recovery in air travel and damage international connectivity. Confirmed airport and ANSP charges increases have already reached $2.3 billion. Further increases could be ten fol...

Testing last-mile drone delivery of goods between Shannon Airport to Foynes Port begins

Last week, FedEx Express in collaboration with Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) Air, announced the completion of its first scheduled drone last-mile delivery flight in Ireland. The delivery marks the launch of a trial service delivering goods from FMCI, based at Shannon Airp...

flydubai touches down in Budapest and Warsaw

 flydubai has launched flights to Warsaw and Budapest from 30 September. The carrier will operate four weekly flights from Dubai International (DXB) to Budapest International Airport (BUD) and daily flights to Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW). This will be the carrier’s second destination...

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eVTOL ride sharing business in Japan - Japan Airlines & Avolon

Avolon and Japan Airlines announced a partnership to commercialize zero-emissions eVTOL aircraft in Japan.  Avolon, through its investment and innovation affiliate Avolon-e, has formed a strategic partnership with JAL to identify and target local partners and customers, infrastructure requirements, certification, and a range of commercial models to introduce one of the world’s firs...

easyJet launches competition for children to design a zero-emission passenger plane

easyJet, which became the world’s first major airline to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all its flights in 2019, is now launching a competition to challenge the brightest young minds to design their vision for future flying - a zero-emission passenger plane.  The competition is calling on school children up and down the UK, aged from 7 – 16 to design a passe...

Volotea wins territorial continuity for Sardinian routes

Volotea will operate a total of six routes connecting Sardinia to the mainland for at least seven months. Flights will start this Friday, October 15th until May 14th, 2022. The company will connect Cagliari, Olbia, and Alghero with Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate airports. Volotea wil...

Japan Civil Aviation Bureau approved mixed fleet flying for A380 and A320

All Nippon Airways is set to introduce Mixed Fleet Flying for the A380 and A320 Family following approval by Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). The Japanese carrier is the first operator in the world to introduce the MFF between the two types. MFF is unique to Airbus aircraft....

Frontier Airlines selects Skywise Health Monitoring as future fleet performance tool

Frontier Airlines has become the latest North American operator to adopt Skywise Health Monitoring as its key future fleet performance tool under a five year contract covering 111 single-aisle aircraft. Launched in 2019, Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM) gathers live diagnostic feeds from the aircr...

Lufthansa invests in first industrially produced carbon-neutral, electricity-based kerosene

The world first industrial plant that produces CO2-neutral electricity-based kerosene was officially opened today in Werlte/Emsland. It is operated by the climate protection organization atmosfair and produces synthetic fuel for aircraft from water, CO2 and renewable electricity (power-to-liqui...

Looking back at NBAA-BACE 2021 - new heights, sustainability & shaping the future

NBAA concluded the NBAA-BACE 2021, which was among the most exciting and impactful ever. The show galvanized the industry behind an era of strong growth, fast-paced innovation, a deep commitment to sustainability and a shared desire to shape the future. “Being together at NBAA-BACE was truly exhilarating, from the packed exhibit floor, to the stunning aircraft display, to the epic ke...

13th China Int Aviation & Aerospace exhibition officially opened in Zhuhai

On 28 September, the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition or AirShow China officially opened in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province. This year, 700 companies from nearly 40 countries and regions participated in the exhibition, and a number of new products, technologies, services and achievements representing the world's advanced level will be exhibited...

Safely returning to “Normality” - Helitech Expo

Simple question to all aviation professionals: do you miss industry events as it was hapenning in "before covid19" life? Are you ready to see colleagues, partners and clients again in real life, ike they would step out of all screens? What is especially important for you to take th...

RUBAE 2021 welcomes Dassault Falcon 6X, 10X twinjets

RUBAE 2021 started today in Vnukovo-3 and Dassault Aviation is present with an ultra-long-range Falcon 8X on static display, plus a cabin mockup of the wide body Falcon 6X aircraft, which is now in flight test with entry into service planned for the end of 2022. The 6X mockup is...

Hartzell Family of brands features memorable activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021

Hartzell’s family of brands has a full agenda planned at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 beginning today through Sunday, Aug. 1.  Special Hartzell activities include aerobatic performers, propeller experts on hand to answer technical questions, discounts for Recreational Aviation Foundatio...

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 Ange...

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Uber co-founder Garrett Camp’s Expa invests in drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter

Expa - a global network of startup founders supporting entrepreneurs through expertise, access, and funding - today announced a strategic investment in Wingcopter. Getting things to where they need to go isn’t always simple and, often, can be critically urgent. That’s where Wingcopter comes in. The leading German company not only develops and manufactures autonomous delivery...

Lilium closes business combination with Qell Acquisition Corp.

Lilium, positioned to be a global leader in regional electric air mobility, today announced that it has completed its business combination with Qell Acquisition Corp., a publicly listed special purpose acquisition company. The transaction was approved by Qell’s shareholders on September 10, 2021, during a Special Meeting in which more than 98% of the votes cast were in favor of the business...

Welcome digital aircraft trading infrastructure - SenAer Trading

SenAer Trading global aircraft trading platform is officially launched! SenAer was founded to create an independent digital trading platform to facilitate sales in aircraft and aircraft parts by airlines, lessors, OEMs and institutional investors with a particular focus on wideni...

KKR Announces $40 Million Investment in Jet Edge International

KKR announced that KKR has agreed to invest $40 million in preferred equity in Jet Edge International, an Ohio-based global leader in full-service private aviation responsible for operating the largest fleet of Challenger and Gulfstream aircraft available for charter in the United States. KKR i...

EHang added to FTSE Russell Global Equity Index Series

EHang Holdings Limited  announces that the Company’s stock will be added as a constituent of the FTSE Russell Global Equity Index Series, following FTSE's most recent semi-annual review. The inclusions in the three indexes listed below will become effective after the close of business...

Tamarack Aerospace Group exits voluntary bankruptcy and keeps growing

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington has granted a Final Decree in the Tamarack Chapter 11 voluntary reorganization, closing the bankruptcy case as the Active Winglet company continues to grow operations and fill orders for its sustainable performance and safety enhancing...

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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 of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, e...

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." Fujino will be presented with the award during the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on A...

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...

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...

Pool Agreement Embraer & KLM Cityhopper for the E195-E2s fleet

At MRO Europe Embraer announced a Pool Program agreement with KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The contract includes broad component support for the airline’s E195-E2s fleet. Currently, Embraer’s Pool Program supports more than 50 airlines worldwide. The airline received the first E195-E2 of the 25 jets it has on order, at the beginning of 20...

Scandinavian Airlines joined Airbus Skywise open data platform

Scandinavian Airlines has signed a 5 year contract with Airbus becoming the latest European operator to go with Airbus' Skywise Health Monitoring  (SHM) digital solution. Scandinavian Airlines will apply Airbus’ Skywise Health Monitoring solution across its entire A320, A330 and A350 family fleet of 78 aircraft. “We are very pleased to see our long-time partner Scandin...

Welcome new Tecnam Dealer for South Africa - Mach 1 Aviation

TECNAM announced their partnership with Mach 1 Aviation to market the whole Tecnam fleet for the sales territories in South Africa. Mach 1, an innovative flight school  will not only be marketing the aircraft, but will be using the Tecnam aircraft for training. The flight school will be a...

Bringing drone deliveries to Colombia - Skyports Partners with low-cost airline developer Irelandia

Skyports has created a joint venture with Irelandia, to bring drone deliveries to Colombia and wider Latin America. The joint venture will bring an innovative, fast, frequent and reliable logistics service to Colombia, providing a cost-effective solution to connecting Colombia’s rural communit...

First A320 Flight Hour Services maintenance contract in Europe to support Finnair’s entire single aisle fleet

Finnair has selected Airbus’s Flight Hour Services (FHS) to support its entire A320 Family fleet (35 aircraft), thus becoming the first European FHS customer for an A320 fleet. Following recent contracts in Asia Pacific and the MiddleEast region, this first FHS agreement from Europe demon...

To bring UAM to Japan - Volocopter joins Osaka roundtable

Volocopter has joined the Osaka Roundtable, an institution eager to bring UAM to one of the busiest cities in Asia. As part of the engagement, the German eVTOL developer also committed to fly during the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai. Together with long-term partner and investor Japan Airlines, who rec...