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Aircraft lifecycle centre - sustainable solutions to manage the entire lifecycle of aircraft

Airbus has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding  with the city of Chengdu and Tarmac Aerosave for the development of the first sustainable aircraft “lifecycle” service centre in China. This agreement will cover a range of activities from aircraft parking and storage, to maintenance, upgrades, conversions, dismantling and recycling services for various aircraft types.  &ldq...

AutoFlight starts in Europe, targeting Prosperity I airtaxi certification by 2025

The continuity of global expansion of AutoFlight is marked with the establishment of its first location in Europe: a team led by former Airbus manager Mark R. Henning is now ramping up at Augsburg Airport in Germany. The team’s first task is to achieve EASA certification for AutoFlight's airtaxi ‘Prosperity I’, an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft...

Transition towards net-zero sustainable fuels - LanzaJet partners Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund

LanzaJet has secured financing for its Freedom Pines Fuels plant in Soperton, Georgia, through the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. The Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund has made a $50M investment to support the construction of LanzaJet’s (and the world’s) first alcohol-to-jet sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production plant. The innovative structure of Microsoft’s financi...

Maldivian orders its first ATR aircraft

The national airline of the Maldives, Island Aviation Services Ltd (dba. Maldivian), and ATR announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of the airline’s first ATR aircraft: two ATR 72-600 and one ATR 42-600. The three aircraft will be delivered in 2022. The ATR 72-600 and ATR 42-600 will benefit from the new PW127XT engines, offering 3% reduction in fuel consumption and a 20% re...

Stratolaunch Roc carrier aircraft completed third flight test

Stratolaunch is excited to announce the successful completion of its third Roc carrier aircraft test flight on Jan. 16, 2022. Roc is the world's largest aircraft, with a 385 ft. wingspan. The aircraft took off at 8:47 a.m. PST and flew for 4 hours, 23 minutes over the Mojave Desert. It reached an altitude of 23,500 feet (7162....

SEVENAIR ACADEMY - year 2021 in review and first inauguration of 2022

SEVENAIR ACADEMY comes to review the activity of the past year, as usual. 2021 was still a year full of challenges, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed by the government and ANAC (Portuguese aviation authority). Nevertheless, thanks to the efforts of all the teams, SEVENAIR ACADEMY maintained numbers similar to 2020, offsetting some declines...

Jetex & Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport joint venture to develop World First Pure Green FBO

Jetex and Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport announce the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement whereby both parties will work towards the development of a world-class executive aviation terminal and fixed base operation at Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport (EDON).Berlin is one of the top ten private aviation markets in Europe with more than 20,000 annual executive jet movements. “FBO Berlin Neuhar...

VINCI Airports takes over the operation of Manaus International Airport

VINCI Airports has taken over the operation of Manaus airport, under a 30-year concession contract awarded by Brazilian civil aviation in April. The effective cooperation between VINCI Airports and Infraero - a public airport infrastructure company - has enabled a smooth transition. Six other airports in the region - Porto Velho, Rio Branco, Boa Vista, Cruzeiro do Sul, Tabatinga and Tefé -...

ZEVA successfully completes historic first test flight

ZEVA successfully achieved its first untethered, powered, controlled flight test for its full-scale ZEVA ZERO flying wing airframe utilizing its eight zero-emission electric motor-driven propellers. The major milestone for the Tacoma-based startup was captured in this new video in rural Pierce County, Washington on Sunday, January 9th, 2022 as part of its rigorous test program to achieve FAA...

Saudia encourages race fans worldwide to take their seat for the start of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

The world’s first all-electric motorsport series, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, is set to return to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia later this month for the start of its eighth season and, as the Official Airline Partner of the all-electric street racing series, Saudia is launching a new campaign to connect fans around with world with the sport they love. The Take Your...

The U.S. Department of Transportation approved Norse Atlantic Airways application for transatlantic flights

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) approved Norse Atlantic Airways’ application for the operation of flights between Norway/The European Union and the United States.   “We are thrilled by the Department of Transportation’s approval of our affordable transatlantic flights. This significant milestone brings Norse one step closer to launching afforda...

Right Rudder Aviation announced as new Pipistrel Aircraft U.S. distributor

Pipistrel is focused on continuous improvement. Constantly innovating throughout all aspects of our operations and shaping the future of aviation by developing and delivering cutting edge solutions. Examples of this are evident in award-winning models, such as the Panthera and the Velis Electro. The innovations include extensive research projects, like the involvement in the HY...

30 years of crucial coverages for the aviation community - Avsurance

Avsurance - Avfuel Corporation in-house aviation insurance subsidiary—celebrated a banner 30th anniversary with its best year to date providing crucial coverages for the aviation community.  Among those coverages, Avsurance notes that cyber protection, crime protection, employment practices liability insurance, directors and officers coverages, and pollution-related coverag...

Garmin Smart Glide now available for the G3X Touch flight display and G5 electronic flight instrument

Garmin Smart Glide technology, a revolutionary safety tool that helps pilots in loss of engine power emergencies by automating tasks to reduce pilot workload, is now available as a free1 software update for the G3X Touch and G5 electronic flight instrument in certified aircraft equipped with a GTN Xi series navigator. Smart Glide compatibility can be added to a G3X Touch or G5...

Happy birthday - Wizz Air Abu Dhabi one-year anniversary launching 3 new routes

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is celebrating its one-year anniversary on 15th January and looking forward to future growth, the joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings plc, is ready to capitalise on demand for travel from the UAE capital in 2022. Ready to accelerate and expand operations this year, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi remains optimistic for a positive post-pandemic year of g...

Software Specialization Program - Embraer in partnership with UFPE

Embraer announced a partnership with the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) to create a Software Specialization Program, a rapidly expanding professional area in Brazil and worldwide. The initiative aims to accelerate the training of specialists to work in the aerospace sector. The program will be for professionals in computing, engineering, and related areas from all over the country...

Extreme temperatures and frozen rain: climate change impact on de-icing

For years now, there has been an ongoing conversation about the impact that the aviation industry has on our environment. Yet recently, more and more businesses have been opening up about the other side of this unfortunate coin – climate change impact on aviation. Aviator Airport Alliance shares how changes in the climate might impact ground handling operations. There is no denying &...

Swissport acquires Aruba Aviation Ground Services in latest expansion in the Dutch Caribbean

At the beginning of this year, Swissport has finalized the acquisition of AGS Aviation Ground Services in Aruba and assumes the Dutch Caribbean company’s ground handling operations at Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad (AUA). With the acquisition of AGS Aviation Ground Services, a ground handling services company first incorporated in Aruba in 1991, Swissport extends its se...

An extended E-Jet component support contract between Austrian Airlines and Spairliners

Spairliners, an independent component aftermarket service provider specialized in E-Jet aircraft family, and Austrian Airlines sign a flight hour agreement to extend the component support for Austrian Airline's E-Jet fleet. Austrian Airlines and Spairliners have signed a long-term flight hour agreement to extend their business relationship for the component support of Austrian Airline's...

First year to curb private jet travel impact on climate change - 4AIR

4AIR announced that since launching in January 2021, it has helped private jet owners, operators and passengers voluntarily offset or reduce more than 1 million metric tons of CO2 through the use of verified carbon offsets and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), dramatically reducing the private aviation industry’s impact on the climate. In total, 4AIR programs have: Facilitated more...

Successful year of expansion and continued investment - Gulfstream Customer Support

Gulfstream recognized the many accomplishments achieved by Gulfstream Customer Support in 2021, including facility and service expansions, increased investment in customers and continued success in sustainability. “The business aviation industry has experienced great gains in 2021, and Gulfstream Customer Support has been well-positioned to support our customers around the world as their fly...