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Europe tests the future of urban air mobility -ANRA Technologies joined AMU-LED project

ANRA Technologies announced its participation in AMU-LED, a Horizon 2020 project of European Union framed in the SESAR Joint Undertaking, which aims to demonstrate the safe integration of cargo and passenger drone operations in urban airspace. ANRA Technologies will play a key role in the project by providing its proven SmartSkiesTM family of software platforms for advanced airspace mana...

Norwegian appreciates support from the Norwegian Government

Norwegian announced that the government of Norway has decided to support and contribute to the airline’s funding of new capital, pending certain conditions. This move significantly increases Norwegian’s chances of working through the crisis caused by the pandemic and to position itself as a key player within Norwegian and European aviation. “On behalf of everyone at Norwegian,...

Latest from Airbus - production rates updated and welcome to new customer

Airbus is updating its production rate planning for its A320 Family aircraft in response to the market environment. The new average production rates for the A320 Family will now lead to a gradual increase in production from the current rate of 40 per month to 43 in Q3 and 45 in Q4 2021. This latest production plan represents a slower ramp up than the previously anticipated 47 aircraft pe...

EHang Joins European Union AMU-LED project to demonstrate Urban Air Mobility

EHang announced membership in the Air Mobility Urban - Large Experimental Demonstration project, one of the largest European demonstrations of Urban Air Mobility.  The AMU-LED project was initiated by the European Union, and the consortium executing the project includes 17 prominent companies and institutions globally, including EHang and industry giants such as Airbus and Boei...

Daher delivers a Kodiak 100 to its first French customer

Daher announced the delivery of a Kodiak 100 turboprop utility aircraft to the Héli-Béarn company. This aerial work operator based at Pau-Pyrénées airport (Pyrénées Atlantique) thus becomes the first French customer for this aircraft. Built in Sandpoint (Idaho, USA), the Kodiak is renowned for its robustness, high payload, and short take-off and l...

Bell 505 helps owners to stay on the move

In terms of private travel, Bell 505 owners have found that the helicopter is a versatile and reliable way to help private aircraft operators stay on the move. It offers a swift and safe means to reach essential business meetings in comfort. The outstanding visibility of the technology-laden cockpit is ideal for leisure activities away from crowds. Typically, UK operators use their aircraft f...

AERO 2021 to be held in the summer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Show for General Aviation will be unable to start as planned on April 21, 2021 on the exhibition grounds in Friedrichshafen. "Following the cancellation of the event last year, the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic coupled with the renewed lockdown extension unfortunately mean that AERO Friedrichshafen will have to be postponed.  With the aim...

Skyports partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company Swoop Aero

Skyports, partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company, Swoop Aero, to provide UK-wide drone delivery service. In a UK-first, Skyports has chosen to leverage Swoop Aero’s comprehensive aviation platform and 3D-printed electric drones to deliver a wide range of services including delivering essential medical supplies for the National Health Service (NHS) to remote area...

Eve-led aviation consortium joins UK Civil Aviation Authority to develop UAM concept of operations

A consortium of urban air mobility and aviation companies has commenced work on a concept of operations for integrating air taxis and electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) into the UK’s airspace. The consortium, which is led by Eve, the first company to graduate from EmbraerX, will be working with the UK Civil Aviation Authority as part of its Future Air Mobility Regulator...

World’s First Industry Supplier with a GADSS Compliant ELT

Orolia recently organized a series of flight tests to demonstrate and qualify capabilities of the GADSS global aircraft safety program’s end-to-end Emergency Locator Transmitter Distress Tracking (ELT-DT) system, including Orolia’s Ultima-DT solution.  With these successful flight test results and the exceptional performance of its Ultima-DT system, Orolia is now the world&rsqu...

EASA certification for Curtiss-Wright & Honeywell 25-Hour cockpit recorder

Curtiss-Wright Corporation and Honeywell announced that their 25-hour Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) developed for the air transport market has received EASA Technical Standard Order certification. Based on Curtiss-Wright’s compact, lightweight Fortress CVR technology, the new Honeywell Connected Recorder-25 (HCR-25) surpasses the requirements of the upcoming 2021 EASA mini...

Ready for 2021 traffic enhancement - Prague Airport

Throughout the course of 2020, a total of 3,665,871 passengers passed through the gates of Václav Havel Airport Prague. The operation of the airport was unprecedented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the related restrictions on travel and the worldwide decline in demand for flying. As a result, 79% fewer passengers were handled in Prague compared to 2019. In January and February...

Shape the future of aviation - D328eco aircraft accelerates transition to zero emissions aircraft

A zero emissions aircraft, do you think it is possible? if the answer is "yes" - when? How many manufacturers in the world are working on this trend? The new purpose-driven German aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturer - Deutsche Aircraft, unveiled plans to develop the D328eco, a game-changing platform that will align the future of aviation towards a zero-emission flight obje...

BBAM adds up to 12 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters

Boeing and BBAM Limited Partnership announced the lessor is expanding its 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter fleet with six firm orders and six options. The agreement brings BBAM’s 737-800BCF orders and commitments to 15 and highlights the continued strength of the e-commerce and express cargo market. “As we look ahead to expanding our cargo fleet, the 737-800 Boeing Conve...

IL-114-300 continued Flight Test Program

Within the plan of the flight test program, the new flight of the Il-114-300 regional turboprop passenger aircraft took place. The developer of the aircraft is the Ilyushin Aviation Complex (the head enterprise of the Transport Aviation Division of the Public Joint Stock Company United Aircraft Corporation. “The Il-114-300 turboprop aircraft is an extremely demanded aircraft in Russia bec...

Welcome SR Technics new brand STRADE

SR Technics announced the launch of its new component services brand STRADE powered by SR Technics. The new brand will operate as an independent unit inside the Group. STRADE provides component sale, lease, loan and exchange services on all major aircraft platforms. It will benefit from SR Technics’ legacy in aircraft know-how and product reliability to offer 24/7 quality rotable ser...

European plan for Aviation Safety 2021-2025 published

EASA published the 10th edition of the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) covering 2021 - 2025. EPAS sets out the strategic priorities and enablers, and the main risks affecting the European aviation system, while also defining the necessary actions to mitigate the risks, with the paramount objective of further improving aviation safety. The Plan provides a coherent and transparen...

One of the first to trial IATA Travel Pass - Emirates

Emirates has partnered with the IATA to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information. IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel...

Six Fearless Forecasts set for 2021 including the expected growth in aircraft leasing to finance airline fleet renewal

Avolon issued its 2021 outlook paper titled ’Looking to Recovery’. The paper reviews the key trends in the aviation industry for airlines, manufacturers, and lessors, identifying themes that are likely to shape the year ahead and setting out six ‘Fearless Forecasts’ for 2021. Jim Morrison, Head of Portfolio Management at Avolon and author of the 2021 Outlook Pa...

Additional requirements of Transport Canada to allow for the return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX

The Government of Canada remains committed to keeping Canadians, the travelling public, and the transportation system safe and secure. Transport Canada issued an Airworthiness Directive for the Boeing 737 MAX which outlines the required modifications to be made to the aircraft prior to a return to service in Canadian airspace. This concludes the department's review of the aircra...

Pipistrel hosted a seminar on certified electric aircraft maintenance for aircraft mechanics

As the first in the history of aviation, Pipistrel obtained the right to train mechanics for the maintenance of certified electrically powered airplanes. This means we can now train other organizations’ mechanics for the purpose of maintenance and repair of our Velis Electro (which is at the moment the only fully electric certified aircraft in the world). The 5-day maintenance course...